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Nov. 9, 2020

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EvanHutson '24 Carries Father's Titan Legacy
With support from the Illinois Wesleyan Associates who fund the McLean County Scholarship Guarantee, first-year biology major Evan Hutson '24 is following in his father's footsteps as an Illinois Wesleyan student.

SealNew Illinois Wesleyan Trustees Named, Officers Elected
Four new members – Jack Dickens '86, Ron Greene, Hussain Hasan '91 and Kimberly Sterling '92 – have been named to the Illinois Wesleyan University Board of Trustees.

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Wisconsin State Journal

Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw said the U.S. is entering a period of "strategic obstructionism," with each party working to prevent the other from getting credit for accomplishing its goals.

The Pantagraph

Titan athletics has taken a measured approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, as described by Athletic Director Mike Wagner.

The Tufts Daily

Former University chaplain and associate dean Elyse Nelson Winger is the new  chaplain at Tufts University.

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In recent highlights, Maggie Andersen '81 received a promotion to the position Senior Director of AMITA Health's Human Resources department this summer. Read more.


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  • Among his scholarly activities in 2020, Earl and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He co-authored or authored the following eight journal publications:
  1. "Half Riordan array sequences," Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 604 (2020), 236-264.
  2. "A-sequences, Z-sequence, and B-sequences of Riordan matrices," Discrete Mathematics, 343 (2020), no. 3, 111718, 18 pp.
  3. "Recursive sequences and Girard-Waring identities with applications in sequence transformation," (with Peter J.-S. Shiue, Nie, Zihan Nie, and Minghao Chen), Electronic Research Archive, 28 (2020), no. 2, 1049-1062.
  4. "Computation of Fermat's Pseudoprimes," (with P. J.-S. Shiue and Y. Chang), Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences & Cryptography, Published online: 13 Feb 2020.
  5. "A note on Eulerian numbers and Toeplitz matrices," (with Peter J.-S. Shiue), Special Matrices, 8 (2020), 123-130.
  6. "Palindromes and pseudo-involution multiplication," (with Louis Shapiro), Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 593 (2020), 1-17.
  7. "Generalized Schröder matrices arising from enumeration of lattice paths," (with L. Yang and S.-L. Yang), Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal, 70(145) (2020), no. 2, 411-433.
  8. "On the applications of the Girard-Waring identities," (with Peter J.-S. Shiue), Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications, 28 (2020), no. 4, 698-708.

    In addition, He delivered a talk titled "Expression and Computation of Generalization of Stirling Numbers and Stirling Functions," at the Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Illinois State University, March 5, 2020.
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