Anisah Nu’Man to Deliver Annual Ann Plato Lecture at Trinity College March 3

Fellowship Supports the Work of Individuals Who Maximize Educational Benefits of Diversity

Hartford, Connecticut, March 2, 2016 –

What: Anisah Nu’Man, Ann Plato Fellow in Mathematics at Trinity College, will present “One Mathematician's Journey to Abstraction and Pure Mathematics.” The lecture will broadly discuss key ideas in the field of group theory and specifically focus on Nu’Man’s research interests in geometric group theory. She will also share her personal journey to becoming a mathematician by highlighting pivotal moments in her life where she actively engaged in abstract thinking. Students, faculty, administration, and staff are invited to attend.

When: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:15 p.m.          

Where: Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106. For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.

Background: Anisah Nu’Man received her B.S. degree in mathematics from Spelman College in 2009. She went on to the University of Nebraska, where she obtained her M.S. in 2011 and Ph.D. in 2015. Her research interests lie in the field of geometric group theory. Over the past five years, while at the University of Nebraska, Nu’Man has taught a range of courses including pre-calculus, contemporary mathematics, and linear algebra.

The Ann Plato Fellowship supports the work of individuals who promote diversity at Trinity College with respect to race and ethnicity in a way that will enrich the education of students. The fellowship is named for Ann Plato, a 19th century author and teacher of African American and Native American descent who lived and wrote in Hartford. She was the second woman of color in the United States to publish a book, and the first to publish a book of essays and poems.