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Courtney Gibbons
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While I’m breaking for lunch today, I’ll give a quick sabbatical update. But first, today’s #loveyourmath challenge (thanks, Ashley Johnson, for the kick in the pants!). Today’s #loveyourmath topic: What inspired you to get into mathematics? Math was…
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For some reason, there is a growing segment of the campus population that is interested in my cats.  Far be it for me to deny the public what it wants.  Here’s a quick guide for those new to the craze. Cats: Moo, Sophie, and Tipper Ages: 13, 8, 1.5 Sexes:…
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Not enough info! I must have more! I think they probably each need their own site.
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The MAA knows how to throw a birthday party, that’s for sure. This year’s centenial MathFest was, ahem, badass. I’m sure everyone has her favorites, but here are my top three: Seeing my people! Karen Smith’s invited lectures & the associated special…
The MAA knows how to throw a birthday party, that's for sure. This year's centenial MathFest was, ahem, badass. I'm sure everyone has her favorites, but here are my top three: Seeing my people! Kar...
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I'm left with this unresolved question: How do you begin to help students develop their math paper writing skills? It's much harder than just writing up proofs that happen to be true. I don't really feel like I've been helping the students learn anything…
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There are only two and a half weeks left of the REU. How did that happen?! My REU students are still making progress. We established that the active writing will commence (and thus the research will end) on Monday.  My students assure me that they’ll work…
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As I get my very first sabbatical going, I’m working on some homework for the American Mathematical Society’s Math Research Community in Algebraic Statistics. So far, I’ve managed to calculate a few examples by hand. But now I’m down the software rabbit…
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In 2004, I adopted a cat who was about one year old and weaning her second litter of kittens.  Moo, named for the sound she made, was first rescued by friends Chad and Tiffany from a kill shelter.  When I met Moo, she dropped her kittens in my lap and…
In 2004, I adopted a cat who was about one year old and weaning her second litter of kittens. Moo, named for the sound she made, was first rescued by friends Chad and Tiffany from a kill shelter. …
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Milestone: Turning in my reappointment file after 5 semesters at Hamilton. One of my friends called the process “self-irritation inducing.” And now we wait…
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Today, we wrapped up the REU (on-site, anyway). Each group gave their final presentations, and then we had a final round of root beer floats and games. It’s been a lot of work to be an REU mentor, but it’s been equally fun. In the next week, I’ll wrap up…
Today, we wrapped up the REU (on-site, anyway). Each group gave their final presentations, and then we had a final round of root beer floats and games. It's been a lot of work to be an REU mentor, ...
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Writing up results is the worst part of math (in my opinion). It’s where you run into snags like, oh, hey, that case doesn’t work, or worse. No different for us. I’m less worried than my REU students because I think there’s a good chance the “problem” is…
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The two other REU mentors, Erin McNicholas and Colin Starr, are incredible people. Erin is one of the PIs for the grant that’s funding the REU for the next three years. Colin has had this role in the past, too. Aside from the obvious responsibilities that…
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Mathematician
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  • Hamilton College
    Assistant Professor, 2013 - present
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Graduate Student, 2007 - 2013
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Lincoln, NE - Woodbridge, CT - Colorado Springs, CO
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I am a Connecticut native, a Coloradan at heart, a former resident of Lincoln, NE, and a new transplant to Clinton, NY.

I'm an assistant professor of mathematics at Hamilton College.  Prior to that, I received my PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (in commutative algebra and homological algebra). Some of my mathematical interests are: Boij-Soederberg theory for graded rings and algebras, depth theorems for local rings, and the translation of results arising from string theory and noncommutative algebra into the commutative algebra setting.

I am also committed to mathematical outreach.
Education
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Ph.D. Mathematics, 2007 - 2013
  • Colorado College
    B.A. Mathematics, 2003 - 2006
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    M.S. Mathematics, 2007 - 2009
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