Thursday, May 28, 2009
Seth Chandler of the University of Houston Law Center talks about modeling post-hurricane insurance in Mathematica. Here's the application he demonstrated in the video, and here are the 107 other ones he's written.
Monday, May 25, 2009
John Cribbet died Saturday, May 23, 2009 in Urbana, IL. He was born in my hometown, Findlay, IL, back in 1918 and he left an impressive legacy at the University of Illinois as a professor of law, dean of the College of Law and Chancellor of the University.
A joke from President Obama's recent commencement address at Arizona State University:
Once he nationalizes health insurance, he can joke about denying, say, pacemakers or chemotherapy or organ transplants to folks he doesn't like. It'll be a laff riot!
Now, before I begin, I'd like to clear the air about that little controversy everyone was talking about a few weeks back. I have to tell you, I really thought it was much ado about nothing, although I think we all learned an important lesson. I learned to never again pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA bracket. And your university President and Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS.