MATH 125 | April 27-29, 2023

In May 1998, the UNL Department of Mathematics and Statistics welcomed back alumni and donors to our Centennial Celebration as we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first Ph.D. awarded by our department. Now, 25 years later, the UNL Department of Mathematics (Statistics became a separate department in 2003) will host another celebration to commemorate achievements over the past 25 years. Math125 graphical element

MATH 125 will begin with a reception Thursday evening, April 27, 2023. There will be events all day Friday, April 28, concluding with an evening banquet. We will continue Saturday, April 29, with a conclusion by 12:30 p.m.

View the schedule for the event. For information about travel from the Courtyard Marriott to the NIC Conference Center click here.

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