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Freshman Voltaire's Coffee: Professor Starbird presents short stories or books by P.G. Wodehouse

Sun, August 28, 2011

7:00 PM

Michael Starbird, Any short stories or books by P.G. Wodehouse; August 28.

Description: P.G. Wodehouse (pronounced Woodhouse) is most famous for creating Jeeves, Bertie Wooster's gentleman's personal gentleman. Wodehouse's stories often involve comic romances in which Jeeves extricates Bertie from some romantic entanglement. The short story, "Uncle Fred Flits By" is not a Jeeves story, but is one of the funniest short stories ever. Wodehouse is truly delightful. You are in for a treat.

Michael Starbird is Professor of Mathematics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. degree from Pomona College in 1970 and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1974. That same year, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics of The University of Texas at Austin, where he has stayed except for leaves as a Visiting Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego; and a member of the technical staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  He also teaches a Plan II mathematics course and regularly serves on the faculty panel for the Plan II Perspectives class in the Spring.  Within the Plan II community he is most beloved for his sense of humor, his colorful sweaters, and his infamous recitation of the Jabberwocky poem.

Sponsored by: Plan II Students Association and the Plan II Honors Program

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