Randolph-Macon College will host a lecture by mathematician Steve Seubert on Thursday,
October 7, 2010. Seubert will present “The Pope’s Rhinoceros” at 7:00 p.m. in the
Copley Science Center, Room 100. This event is free and open to the public.
Seubert will discuss the role played by mathematics during the Age of Exploration
and share historical stories of navigation, including how the Portuguese effectively
gained access to important Roman Catholic maps by bribing the Pope with a rhinoceros.
Seubert is a professor of mathematics at Bowling Green State University of Ohio
and has given numerous presentations at every level of mathematics.
This lecture is sponsored by CASE (Committee on Assemblies and Special Events) and
the R-MC mathematics department. For more information
contact Bill Johnston, (804) 752-4726, firstname.lastname@example.org.