April 21, 2016 at 7:30pm / HFSC Herman Meeting Room
"My advisor said to me: 'You don’t have what it takes to be a successful mathematician.' It was my lowest point. Weak and weary, with my identity and my pride stripped away and my PhD nearly out of reach, I realized then that my identity and self-worth could NOT rest on whether I succeeded or failed to get my PhD."
Join us for a talk on success, failure, achievement, and worth featuring Dr. Francis Su of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. Dr. Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics and is President of the Mathematical Association of America.
Audience Q&A and Reception and Discussion Groups to follow.