Ralph A. Raimi

Ralph A. Raimi is a professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester.

Latest by Ralph A. Raimi in Chronicles

  • January 1996

    Whatever Happened to the New Math?

    School math textbooks 50 years ago were not written by mathematicians. The typical author was the chairman of a school science department somewhere, in a district large enough to make writing a textbook remunerative even if nobody else in the country used it.

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  • September 1995

    Remembering Christopher Lasch

    Christopher Lasch died in March 1994 at the age of 61. Those who knew him only through his printed works knew one sort of person, and those who had personal dealings with him knew another.

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