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# Category Archives: mathematics

## “Slagging,” authenticity, and Irish hospitality

An acquaintance of mine, upon learning that I would be living in Ireland for a year, encouraged me to keep a journal of observations about the nation’s culture and institutions—a sort of Toqueville-esqe Democracy in Ireland, as he put it. … Continue reading

## The pivot back to the US

This year I had time to think and identify priorities. I demolished books on American politics, leadership, and history, and dabbled (mostly unsuccessfully) in a few ‘classics’. I spent a lot of time reading about the US military’s constant appetite … Continue reading

Posted in Class of 2014, mathematics, University Limerick
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## MATHletes

Fostering an emphasis on quality maths education is important for a variety of reasons. Math literacy promotes analytical thinking. Math is the language of science. Math, taught properly, encourages creativity and synthetic “outside-the-box” thinking. An emphasis on math, as part … Continue reading

## Mitchells for Maths! A story of cross-class service

Last week, thanks to Midwest, Southeast, LMFM, and KFM, I got my 5 minutes of local Irish radio interview fame talking about the MATHletes Challenge 2014, my current project as Public Policy Advisor with SOSventures and the O’Sullivan Foundation. MATHletes … Continue reading

Posted in Class of 2012, mathematics, Uncategorized, University College Cork
Tagged Alumni, math, maths, technology
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## Some Things I’ve Been Thinking About

When you think about it, math is pretty simple. I don’t mean to say that math is easy. “Simple,” rather, in a sort of ontological sense. Most of the basic formulas of mathematics are constructed from a remarkably small set … Continue reading

## Education and Foundations in Ireland

The experience of finding a topic for my first Mitchell blog in October was so traumatic, that since that frantic fall night I have been slowly stockpiling blog topics. Today, with only five months and one remaining blog left before … Continue reading

## Midyear Update

My time in Ireland has been valuable and constructive for so many different reasons. I have had the opportunity to explore Dublin, a vibrant and historic city, and to immerse myself in a new and foreign culture. There is something … Continue reading