Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dr. Henri Ford Returns to Haiti to Provide Medical Services

Dr. Henri Ford, Vice-President and Surgeon-in-Chief of Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, returned to his native Haiti last month following the earthquake. His humanitarian activities have garnered several media mentions, including ABC News, National Public Radio and Time magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

The photo at right shows Henri, left, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta prior to operating on a 12 year old with piece of brick impaled in her skull.

Steve Strogatz Starts Online Math Column for the NY Times

Classmate Steve Strogatz is contributing a weekly online column on math issues to the New York Times. The Times profile of Steve says:

A professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, in 2007, he received the Communications Award, a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public. He previously taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received the E.M. Baker Award, an institute-wide teaching prize selected solely by students. “Chaos,” his series of 24 lectures on chaos theory, was filmed and produced in 2008 by The Teaching Company. He is the author, most recently, of “The Calculus of Friendship,” the story of his 30-year correspondence with his high school calculus teacher. He writes a series on math, from the basic to the baffling.

His January 31 column, "From Fish to Infinity," attracted over 500 reader comments.