Archive for April 5, 2017

GRCC In the News, 4-5-17

April 5, 2017

Assault victim’s family asks tipsters to come forward

April 4, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Family members of a young man who died following an assault gathered Tuesday to make a public statement for the first time since the incident happened.

… (Julius) Vinson was a student at Grand Rapids Community College studying business, his family said. He had plans to get involved in real estate.

Gentle Yoga canceled for remainder of semester

April 5, 2017

Gentle yoga has been canceled for the remainder of the semester. Questions? Call Nicole Dekker, x3848

April learning opportunities

April 5, 2017

Join us for this month’s great learning opportunities! To register, please visit Here’s what we have in store:

  • Collaboration with the Brain in Mind, April 11: Learn some basic concepts about the social nature of the brain, how we manage threat and reward in the workplace, and how to create an environment that fosters free thinking and collaboration!
  • Ethics at GRCC, April 12: Our very own Kimberly DeVries explains our ethical standards and how they are applied. A great session for those new to campus, or those who would like to gain more information
  • The Neuroscience of Influence, April 18: How do ideas and values spread? The answers lie inside our brains. Neuroscience is generating new insight into the ways in which we influence one another.

Math Awareness Month contest

April 5, 2017

April is Math Awareness Month and we all know that means it is time for the Math Awareness Month Contest. You might win a prize! The contest is open to all students and staff. Printed forms may be picked up from the Math Tutoring Lab on 1st floor Cook. Entries are due by Monday, April 17. Details are on the entry form.

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Photos from GRADfest

April 5, 2017

On Tuesday,  we got to celebrate with over 300 students who will be participating in commencement. GRADfest is a one-stop shop event where graduates can get everything they need for commencement in one place, at one location. Next up – celebrating with them at commencement!

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Mathematics Seminar is today

April 5, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, April 5, 3:00-4:00 PM in 103 Cook.  Our speaker will be former GRCC mathematics student Duy Duong-Tran.  His topic is Community Structure in Networks.  The title and abstract may be found below.

Community structures have been studied by sociologists since the 1930s.  Mathematicians got involved in the 1950s, and tremendous growth in the use of social media has made this a popular area of mathematical study.  Parts of this talk may require knowledge of non-elementary mathematics, but, as always, everyone is invited to attend.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

 Community Structure in Networks

The past two decades have witnessed tremendous growth in complex network analysis, as social and biological interactions, and the world-wide web, can be modeled in this framework. In this talk, we will survey different methodological approaches used to analyze community (cluster) structure in complex networks. We will also look at classical bi-section (two-cluster) network models and apply algebraic Eigen decomposition to analyze such networks.