What is a math historian -- and why does calculus still matter?

January 11, 2021

Spider Talks

New episodes of Spider Talks, the popular video series featuring President Crutcher interviewing faculty about their research, is back with an all-new season for the spring semester. New episodes of Spider Talks will appear here on UR Now each month through May. 

In this episode, Della Dumbaugh, a UR professor for more than 25 years, talks about her work exploring the history of mathematics and the people behind it. She also teaches across the mathematics curriculum, including calculus, linear algebra, and number theory.

Note: The interview and some content for this episode of Spider Talks was collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional footage was collected in the fall of 2020.