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September 04, 2013

MISSOULA – University of Montana Professor Mark Kayll will kick off the 2013-14 Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with his lecture “1, 2, 3.14 … Familiar Figures, Fresh Facts” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Music Recital Hall at UM.

Kayll, a professor in the UM Department of Mathematical Sciences, will reveal a few surprises about three fun-filled numbers and their connections with Earth, banjos and kindergartners’ field trips. The lecture is free and open to the public.

This semester marks the beginning of Kayll’s 20th year at UM. The Mathematical Association of America honored him with a Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for expository writing in 2012. Recently, he received a five-year collaboration grant from the Simons Foundation, recognizing productive scholarship.

The annual Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series highlights some of UM’s top faculty members and researchers. For more information call the UM Office of the Provost at 406-243-4689 or email


Photo: Mark Kayll


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Contact: UM Office of the Provost, UM Office of the Provost, 406-243-4689,