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The College of LAS Alumni Association,
in partnership with the
Department of Mathematics, presents

 Math Meets Music


12:30 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

Alice Campbell Alumni Center • 605 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana


You are invited to an extraordinary musical experience celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary and the Department of Mathematics40th anniversary of the Four Color Theorem.

Join fellow alumni, faculty, and friends for a fascinating afternoon filled with musical entertainment, an interesting program, food and beverages, and enjoyable conversations.

We’ll begin with a reception and musical performance. After lunch, Associate Dean and Professor Matt Ando and Professor Steve Taylor will illustrate a dynamic relationship presenting how music is scientific and mathematical in nature and structure. For a special treat, they'll showcase rare and unusual instruments seldom seen in public.

You’ll be among the first to witness the performance of the university’s 150th tribute song by composer, theory professor, and Guggenheim winner Steven Taylor. We’ll end the event with the dessert, coffee, and the opportunity to converse with Professors Ando and Taylor and other distinguished faculty.

We hope to see you on Saturday, Nov. 4, for an afternoon of music and friendship.


REGISTER TODAY! Registration ends Oct. 29, 2017.

Registration fee: $30 per person

For additional information: Please call the
Alumni Relations Office at (217) 333-3387 or email us.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Association is proud to offer this alumni event during the department of Mathematics’ Four Color Fest, which is scheduled for Nov. 2-4, 2017. It's a celebration the Kenneth Appel–Wolfgang Haken proof of the Four Color Theorem.

The theorem states that no more than four colors are required to color the regions of the map so that no two adjacent regions have the same color. It remains one of the most famous scientific achievements by mathematics faculty at the University of Illinois.

This event was partially funded by the generous support of LAS Alumni Board member Peggy Ruff and her husband, Gerry.

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