Silver, who plans to retire at the end of the spring semester, will speak on the topic “An Accidental Professor,” describing her experiences over the 29 years she has been at Marshall.
“This won’t be a lecture solely on mathematics or the usual retirement reception,” said Dr. Clayton Brooks, a colleague of Silver who is one of the organizers of the event. “There will be something for both town and gown in her remarks.”
A reception will follow the lecture.
The lecture is expected to be the first in a series titled AfterMath, to be given by every willing retiring professor in the mathematics department.