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Upcoming Quilt Festivals
Around the Country

International Quilt Festival
Houston, Tex.
Oct. 29–Nov. 2, 2008
International Quilt Festival
Chicago, Ill.
Apr. 17–19, 2009
International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, Calif.
July 24–26, 2009
Museum of the American Quilter’s Society
Paducah, Ky.
Aug. 13–Nov. 10, 2009
New England Quilt Museum
Lowell, Mass.
Nov. 2009–Feb. 2010

The [Electronic] Towers of Hanoi

For 20 years, Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair Stephen Maurer ’67 has been using a mathematical puzzle called The Towers of Hanoi in his Discrete Math course. The puzzle originally consisted of three wooden poles with three-or-more donut-like rings stacked up in order of size on the left-hand pole. The object is to move [...]

The Phoenix Through the Ages

By Heather Shumaker ’91

Unraveling the legend of the phoenix is trickier than it might seem. The fabled bird is so thoroughly entwined in our culture that most people have heard of it, but no one seems to know much about it—“Oh, yeah, it’s that bird that burns up and rises from the ashes, like in the Harry Potter [...]