Elizabethtown College Math Professor Leads Cryptology Talk

Elizabethtown College continues its Presidential Community Enrichment Series, which offers lifelong learning opportunities to members of the community . The discussions cover a variety of topics to engage and educate the audience.The lectures take place from noon to 2 p.m. on select days in February, March and April in the Susquehanna Room of Myer Hall at Elizabethtown College.

  • Timothy McDevitt, Elizabethtown College professor of mathematics, presents "Introduction to Cryptology," Tuesday, Feb. 20. He explains the importance of how encryption improves internet communication and secures online transactions. McDevitt further discusses the difference between public and private encryption.

  • E.Douglas Bomberger, Elizabethtown College professor of musicology, connects music and history in his presentation, "American Music and the First World War," Tuesday, March 13. He incorporates four main topics into the presentation that include: Popular Music in World War I, the Rise of Jazz, American Opposition to German Musicians, and James Reese Europe's Musical Leadership in the New York National Guard. Bomberger supports his lecture with samples of World World I American music and musical reactions.

  • Art Historian Patricia Likos Ricci discusses the impact of artist Violet Oakley in her illustrated presentation, "Envisioning a Better World: The Art of Violet Oakley," Monday, April 23. Violet Oakley (1874-1961) was a muralist, stained- glass designer, portraitist and advocate for world peace. Her murals depict visionary ideas of universal history and make appearances in the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the Governor's Reception Room, the Senate Chambers, and the Supreme Court.

Tickets are $17 for each lecture and can be reserved by contacting iaenrichseries@etown.edu.

Elizabethtown College, located in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a private coed institution offering more than four dozen liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education degrees. Learn more: http://www.etown.edu/about/

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