selected media coverage

radio

Topic of interview

Station/Show

Initial Date Aired

Link

2016 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “Focus on Campus” with Louie Saenz

Feb. 26, 2016

http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-international-sun-conference-teaching-and-learning

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/SunConferenceInterviewKTEPFeb262016.mp3

campus carry, gun violence, and my related song

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “Focus on Campus” with Louie Saenz

Dec. 18, 2015

http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-larry-lesser

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/12-18-15KTEPinterview.mp3 

NSF-funded research on statistics & fun/music

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “100@100: Research for Our Next Century” with Dr. Keith Pannell

May 29, 2014

http://ktep.org/programs/100-100-research-our-next-century

http://ktep.org/post/100-100-larry-lesser

Math & Music/Poetry

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “State of the Arts” with Mónica Gómez

April 13, 2013; Feb. 21, 2009

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/KTEPInterviewAiring4-13-13.mp3

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/Feb2009KTEPinterview.mp3

Math & Music

Kingston, Jamaica’s HOT 102 (101.9 FM) “Today with Beverley Anderson Manley”

May 19, 2008

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/Jamaica.html

Surface Area of Desert Life, Mark and Recapture, Desert Weather, Snakes, Pi Day

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “Desert Diary” with Florence Schwein

June 22, 2009; June 7, 2005; May 18, 2005; April 19, 2005; March 14, 2005, respectively

http://museum2.utep.edu/archive/math/indexmath.htm

lottery

KTRH-AM (Houston), WGST-AM (Atlanta);  KFNC-FM (Houston); KUT-FM (Austin), WOAI-AM (San Antonio)

April 16, 2002;

June 15, 2005;

Dec. 17, 2013

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/ShaarKUT-FMinterviewDecember17,2013.mp3

algebra education on hour-long talkradio call-in show

“Math Medley” with Pat Kenschaft on KFNX-AM (Phoenix), WALE-AM (Providence), and renaissanceradio.com

Sept. 23, 2000

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/01277/cah-01277.html

 

periodicals

topic

representative items

2016 Piper Professor award

5/2/16 El Paso Herald Post: http://elpasoheraldpost.com/utep-professor-mathematical-sciences-larry-lesser-ph-d-honored-14th-piper-award-recipient/  (with shorter 5/3/16 blurbs in El Paso Inc. and Rice University dateline news)

Also, the week of 5/9/16 included UTEP’s extended video (on YouTube or Vimeo) and newsfeed writeup

lottery

3/30/12 El Paso Times:  http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/MegaMillionsEPTimes2012.pdf

8/28/93 Austin American-Statesman: http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/AustinAmericanStatesman.pdf

math & music

2016 interview in the premier STEM songwriting blog: http://singaboutscience.org/wp/2016/02/18/stem-songster-interview-19-professor-lesser/

Summer 2015 UTEP College of Science newsletter: http://pub.lucidpress.com/cos_newsletter_summer_2015/#IgnL7vVPurK9

3/14/15 El Paso Times, also picked up by the Oklahoman: http://newsok.com/article/feed/811826;

3/31/02 Herald Sun [Australia’s largest paper]: http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/Australiaarticle.pdf

Children’s education

issues in 2015-2016 of The Mini Page (a weekly syndicated feature in 500+ newspapers with 20 million readers) on topics of Mobius strips, math & music, and statistics polls

TV

Topic

coverage

International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning I chaired

KFOX, March 6, 2015;

KDBC-TV and KFOX, March 17, 2016

educating about the lottery

twice on Austin ABC-affiliate KVUE-TV

several El Paso stations, including CBS-affiliate KDBC-TV, ABC-affiliate KVIA-TV, KFOX-TV, and NBC-affiliate KTSM-TV

the lead “Dollars & Sense” segment of Cable News Network (CNN) Headline News throughout the last weekend of August 1993 

my math-and-music edutainment

guest lesson I taught to El Paso middle schoolers Feb. 1, 2013 on the mathematics of stringed instruments where KFOX-TV interviewed me and some students and aired it on that evening’s news. 

One of my math songs won a national “Pi Day of the Century” contest announced by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) on 3/14/15, which attracted TV coverage by El Paso stations (KDBC, KVIA, and KFOX), a 2:38 video posted that day on UTEPMiners Facebook, and the closing (and longest) story on that week’s UTEP Headlines Video Newscast (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuaXz3sIcMc).

Three other songs were winners in MoMath’s fall 2015 math song contest, which resulted in being interviewed for KFOX (watch clip) and KDBC (watch clip) 12/2/15 evening news.

Featured appearances on 6 episodes of PBS children’s educational show “Blast Beyond”

All 6 episodes are archived here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdfaHtJTO4LJZfSgu2Ztvn3aI6R8B1giR

 

educational online videos

Topic

Associated Organization

Link

Use of video in teaching

Academic Technologies, The University of Texas at El Paso

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA4JFCRtuas&feature=youtu.be

(picked up by UTEP’s news feed at: http://news.utep.edu/?p=28285)

 

Exploring a model of the statistical median

Journal of Statistics Education, http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v22n3/pulley_loop_physical_model_of_median.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dDbWTPL0vE  (also, see associated webinar archived at https://www.causeweb.org/webinar/jse/2015-03/ )

Math songs

Virtual poetry reading 8/16/2014 at the International Bridges conference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcaL2PXuy7U&feature=youtu.be

Invited 11/19/15 performance at the National Museum of Mathematics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezVdI1P0AqY

 

 

https://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=537

Statistics songs

Plenary banquet performance at 2013 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGw6AtRWMA4

Interactive lecturing with answer cards

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning(CETaL), The University of Texas at El Paso

http://cetal.utep.edu/index.php/teaching-toolkit/abcd , then

https://www.utep.edu/faculty-development/Teaching-and-Learning/Additional-Tools-and-Resources/teaching-toolkit/Interactive-Lecturing-With-Answer-Cards.html

Statistics education outreach about the lottery

Hosted by the American Statistical Association (http://www.amstat.org/youtube/) and the Quantitative Literacy special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America (http://sigmaa.maa.org/ql/contest2011.php)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxGRghzr5zo

Gender equity

TITLE IX public service announcement sponsored by Frontera Women’s Foundation, UTEP, and EPCC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAmEOtvq2I8