Symposium and Dinner Honoring Zalman Usiskin
November 6, 2014
The University of Chicago
Symposium: 2:30-5:00PM, The Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.
Reception and Dinner: 5:00-9:00PM, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.
For over 40 years, Zalman Usiskin has been a leader in mathematics education in the United States and internationally. Zalman joined the University of Chicago faculty in the fall of 1969. He was involved in the original planning of the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project starting in 1983 and has been its overall director since 1987. This special event commemorates Zalman’s work and impact on mathematics teaching and learning. Teachers, mathematics educators, and others who have known Zalman or his work are encouraged to attend.
A scholarly symposium will address Zalman's contributions to mathematics curriculum, mathematics teaching, and mathematics education research, as well as his service to the mathematics education community. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Reception and Dinner:
A cocktail reception with full bar, a dinner, and a friendly roast will follow the symposium.
Registration for the dinner is now closed. If you would like to be considered for the wait list, contact Laurie Thrasher at ZU-Symposium-Dinner@uchicago.edu or at (773)-702-0421.
Registration for the symposium is still open. Register for the symposium here.
Individuals can submit written or video testimonials for a “memory book” for Zalman. A selection of testimonials will be read or shown at the reception. You do not have to attend the event in order to submit a testimonial. Contact Natalie Jakucyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Panel 1: Curriculum and UCSMP
James E. Schultz
Robert L. Morton Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education
21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
Glenbrook South High School
Panel 2: Scholarship, Research, & Service
Curators’ Professor Emeritus
University of Missouri
Denisse R. Thompson
Professor of Mathematics Education
University of South Florida
Henry S. Kepner, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Past-President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Panel 3: Students & Teaching
Professor in Education Head; Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre , Southampton Education School,
University of Southampton
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998
Mathematics Department Chair
New Trier Township High School
M.A.T., University of Chicago, 1975
Teachers Teaching with Technology
M.A.T., University of Chicago, 1972
- John Benson
- Diane Briars
- John Dossey
- Cathy Feldman
- Al Foster
- Martin Gartzman
- Sol Garfunkel
- Tim Honaker
- Andy Isaacs
- Natalie Jakucyn
- Mary Lappan
- John McConnell
- Doug O'Roark
- Robert Reys
- Cathy Seeley
- Sharon Senk
- Carol Siegel
- Karen Usiskin
- Steve Viktora
- Bert Waits (deceased)
Also of Interest
CSMC Third International Curriculum Conference
November 7-9, 2014
University of Chicago
The date for the Symposium and Dinner Honoring Zalman Usiskin was chosen to coordinate with an international conference on digital mathematics curriculum that will be held at the University of Chicago beginning the following day. For more information, visit the CSMC conference website.