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Compass Weekly, The; Delicate Balance, A


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Compass Weekly, The
Delicate Balance, A
Series Description

Part of new plan of news programs and specials that premiered January 1974.

“The Compass Weekly” aired each Tuesday for a minimum of one hour. It was devoted to a single news topic covered in depth, with commentary and review of coverage elsewhere.

See Prime Time January 1974 for story in “Letter From The President.” Series release date: 1/22/1974

Program Description

At the intersection of mathematics and computer science is an area of hectic creativity. Scientists of color are making significant contributions to both basic and applied research, striving for tenure and for recognition in the highly competitive arena of mathematics and computer science, and still eking out time to recruit and mentor students who may follow in their footsteps. Featured scientists: Freda Porter-Locklear, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, Pembroke State University, currently completing post-doctoral work at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Richard Tapia, Ph.D., Noah Harding Professor of mathematical sciences, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University; Valerie Taylor, Ph.D., assistant professor of engineering/computer science, Northwestern University



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