RESUME OF  DR. RICHARD H. ESCOBALES, JR.

 

 

 

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Employment

 

 

 

Professor of Mathematics, Canisius College                Fall 1984 - Present

 

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Canisius College  Fall 1979 -1984

 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Canisius College   Fall 1973 -1979

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics                 Fall 1972- 1973

 

                  University of Notre Dame

 

Instructor of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame    Fall 1971 - 1972

 

Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame         Fall 1965-  1971                                                                                     

 

Administrative Experience

 

 

 

Chairman, Department of Mathematics 1987 - May 1993 [ 2 terms ]

 

Acting Chairman, Department of Mathematics 1982-1983.

 

I was chair of the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) of the Canisius College  Faculty Senate from 1996-2000 . I served again as chair of the EPC from 2001-2002, 2002-2004.

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

A.B. in mathematics, cum laude  from the Honor's Program

St. Peter's College, NJ, 1965

 

M.S. in mathematics, University of Notre Dame, IN, 1968

 

Ph.D. in mathematics, University of Notre Dame, IN, (August) 1972

 

 

 

Doctoral Dissertation

 

 

 

"The Differential Geometry of Riemannian Submersions ," directed by Professor Tadashi Nagano, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame.

 

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

 

 

Complex Analysis, Real Analysis (two semester sequence), Differential Geometry, Abstract Algebra, Introduction to Modern Geometry, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, Differential Equations, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, II, and III, Calculus (for life sciences - two semester sequence), Introductory Calculus, Calculus with Review, Introductory Linear Algebra (with linear programming), Linear Algebra, Inferential Statistics and Computers for Science, Statistics and Computers, Basic Contemporary Mathematics (a finite mathematics course), Finite Mathematics , Discrete Mathematics. Bridge to Abstract Mathematics.

 

 

 

Independent studies:  Statistics, Modern Geometry, Differential Geometry.  (Three students who completed their first course in undergraduate differential geometry with me , one for no credit over a summer, later completed Ph.D. degrees in mathematics with dissertations in differential geometry).

 

 

 

Workshop. "Visualizing Mathematics"  July 1992 for two weeks. This workshop showed some 20 high school teachers different software that was either designed for high school mathematics or could be adapted for high school use. An extensive workbook was prepared for workshop participants.

 

 

 

Publications.  (A)  In Mathematics

 

 

 

This list is taken directly from Math-Sci  Net. Ive made some deletions about PDF.

 

1)Escobales,Richard H. , Jr. Foliations by minimal  submanifolds and Ricci curvature UNIVERSITATIS IAGELLONICAE ACTA MATHEMATICA, FASCICULUS XLVII (2009),

51-63.

 

2a) MR2328069 (2008b:53031) Baditoiu, Gabriel; Escobales, Richard H., Jr.; Ianus, Stere Errata to: ``A cohomology $(p+1)$ form canonically associated with certain codimension-$q$ foliations on a Riemannian manifold'' [Tokyo J. Math. 29 (2006), no. 1, 247--270; MR2258283]. Errata, Tokyo J. Math. 30 (2007), no. 1, 283. 53C12 (57R30)

 

2) MR2258283 Baditoiu, Gabriel; Escobales, Richard H.; Ianus, Stere A cohomology $(p+1)$ form canonically associated with certain codimension-$q$ foliations on a Riemannian manifold. Tokyo J. Math. 29 (2006), no. 1, 247--270. (Reviewer: Grant Cairns) 53C12 (57R30)

 

 

 

3) MR1990563 (2004b:57040) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Foliations by minimal surfaces and contact structures on certain closed 3-manifolds. Int. J. Math. Math. Sci. 2003, no. 21, 1323--1330. (Reviewer: Danny C. Calegari) 57R30 (57R17)

 

 

 

4) MR1987575 (2004c:53031) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Integrability criteria and vector-bundle valued cohomology for foliations. Houston J. Math. 29 (2003), no. 2, 295--311 (electronic). (Reviewer: Grant Cairns) 53C12 (57R30)

 

 

 

5) MR1428525 (97m:53049) Cairns, Grant; Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Note on a theorem of Gromoll-Grove. Bull. Austral. Math. Soc. 55 (1997), no. 1, 1--5. (Reviewer: James J. Hebda) 53C12 (53C20)

 

 

 

6) MR1427628 (97m:53050) Cairns, Grant; Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Further geometry of the mean curvature one-form and the normal plane field one-form on a foliated Riemannian manifold. J. Austral. Math. Soc. Ser. A 62 (1997), no. 1, 46--63. (Reviewer: James J. Hebda) 53C12

 

 

 

7) MR1245554 (94k:53044) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. The mean curvature cohomology class for foliations and the infinitesimal geometry of the leaves. Differential Geom. Appl. 2 (1992), no. 2, 167--178. Communicated by  Professor James Stasheff . (Reviewer: P. Molino) 53C12 (57R30)

 

 

 

8) MR0963509 (89m:53051) Escobales, Richard H., Jr.; Parker, Phillip E. Geometric consequences of the normal curvature cohomology class in umbilic foliations. Indiana Univ. Math. J. 37 (1988), no. 2, 389--408. (Reviewer: Jean Wouafo Kamga) 53C12 (57R30)

 

 

 

9) MR0806095 (87g:57040) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Riemannian foliations of the rank one symmetric spaces. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 95 (1985), no. 3, 495--498. (Reviewer: David L. Johnson) 57R30 (53C12 53C30)

 

 

 

10) MR0688981 (84m:53043) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Bundle-like foliations with KŠhlerian leaves. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 276 (1983), no. 2, 853--859. (Reviewer: Bruce L. Reinhart) 53C12 (32G05 53C55 57R30)

 

 

 

11) MR0642345 (84b:57017) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. The integrability tensor for bundle-like foliations. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 270 (1982), no. 1, 333--339. (Reviewer: Jean Pradines) 57R30 (53C21)

 

 

 

12) MR0637184 (83c:53052) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Sufficient conditions for a bundle-like foliation to admit a Riemannian submersion onto its leaf space. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 84 (1982), no. 2, 280--284. (Reviewer: Bruce L. Reinhart) 53C12 (57R30)

 

 

 

13)MR0520604 (80k:53106) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Riemannian submersions from complex projective space. J. Differential Geom. 13 (1978), no. 1, 93--107. (Reviewer: David A. Hoffman) 53C99

 

 

 

14) MR0370423 (51 #6650) Escobales, Richard H., Jr. Riemannian submersions with totally geodesic fibers. J. Differential Geom. 10 (1975), 253--276. (Reviewer: M. L. Gromov) 53C20

 

 

 

15) MR0309113 (46 #8224) Escobales, R., Jr. Submersions from spheres. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 79 (1973), 71--74. Communicated by Professor S.S. Chern. (Reviewer: J. Vilms) 55F25 (53C20 57D30).

(The late Professor S.S. Chern is widely regarded as one of the foremost differential geometers of the 20th century, and indeed, one of the foremost mathematicians of the 20th century.  )

 

 

 

 

 

(B)                                 In Mathematics-Education (selecta):

 

 

 

(1) Paper-and-Pencil Math,letter to editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 44 # 7 (August 2004), 734-735. A response to my letter appears in  Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 44 # 9, (October 2004), 1022,  under the title Ralston Responds to Escobales.

 

 

 

(2)Two letters to the editor that appeared in the Buffalo News on

 

school mathematics in New York State. One appeared on July 20 ,2003, the second appeared on October 27, 2003.

 

 

 

(3)High Stakes Tests: Should They Drive Mathematics Curriculum and

 

Instruction?, Mathematics Education Dialogues (May/June 1998), p.14.

 

I was asked to write this article by Professor Hung-Hsi Wu of the Mathematics Department at Berkeley.

 

 

 

(4) "Computer technology, the Standards, and reform," letter in Notices of the American Mathematical Society 44, # 5 (May 1997), 542-543.

 

 

 

(5) (with R. Rothenberg) "Study of program's effects called flawed," The Institute, published by IEEE, June 1987, 7.

 

 

 

(6) (with R. Rothenberg) "The traditional three year sequence:  it should be restored and revised,"  editorial New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal,  1987,  72-76.

 

 

 

(7)   "Another View," Letter to Mathematics Teacher (with Professor Ronald I. Rothenberg of Queens College CUNY) Mathematics Teacher, October 1986,  498.

 

 

 

(8)  "New York State's new curriculum in high school mathematics and the college bound student, "New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal, Summer 1980, pp. 80-96.  (This article was copied as part of a package prepared for some members of the New York State Board of Regents in a document entitled "Report on the Three-Year Sequence for High School Mathematics,"  June 1, 1984.  The article appears under the section call "Attachment (C)"  which was added to the original report of January 3, 1984 by the State Education Department.)

 

   

 

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Talks and Symposia :

 

 

(A) In Mathematics

 

(1)  Foliations by Minimal Surfaces and Ricci Curvature, Geometry and Topology Seminar SUNY Buffalo October 10, 2008

 

(2) Foliations by Minimal Submanifolds and Ricci Curvature

Richard H. Escobales, Jr. July 3, 2008 in Krakow Poland . This was the

9th Conference on the Geometry and Topology of Manifolds and Applications and took place from June 30, 2008 to July 5, 2008

at the Mathematical Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. This conference was dedicated to:

 

Lie groupoids and algebroids and their applications in symplectic and

Poisson geometry, Operator theory and C*-algebras, Noncommutative geometry, Rational homotopy and applications, and Foliations.

 

The Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest in Europe.

 

(3) A cohomology (p+1) Form Canonically Associated with Certain Codimension-q Foliations on a Riemannian Manifold,

 

Topology Seminar, University of Rochester, Friday, February 24, 2006.

 

 

 

(4) A Cohomology (p+1) -Form Canonically Associated with Certain Codimension - q Foliations on a Riemannian Manifold, Seaway Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Canisius College, November 6, 2004, 2:00-2:25 PM.

 

 

 

(5) A Cohomology Two Form Canonically Associated with Certain Flows on Three-manifolds, Seaway Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America SUNY Cortland, April 23, 2004, 3:30-3:55 PM,

 

 

 

(6)A Theorem of Dominguez Implies a Theorem of Gromov. 20 minute  talk at a Special Session on Differential Geometry, Friday April 4, 2003 at Indiana University Bloomington.

 

 

 

(7)Vector Bundle Valued Cohomology associcated with certain Flows Closed Riemannian Manifolds August 10, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Foliations and Geometry 2001 at PUC-Rio (Pontifica Universidade Catolica)

 

 

 

(8)  Vector fields on flows of certain closed 3-manifolds and their confoliations,  AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry,  Meeting # 953, April 9, 2000, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.

 

 

 

(9)  Invariant Vector Fields on Flows of Certain Closed 3-Manifolds

and their Confoliations, Session on Contributed Papers, AMS Meeting # 943, April 24, 1999, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

 

 

 

 (10)  The geometry of  foliations,   AMS Session on Geometry, AMS Meeting # 939, January 14, 1999, San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

 

 (11) Colloquium at La Trobe University, March 1995 on joint work with Professor Grant Cairns.

 

 

 

 (12)  SUNY Buffalo, Seminar Geometry and Topology, Spring 93.

 

                              

 

 (13) Summer Workshop. "Visualizing Mathematics"  July 1992.  I gave a 30 hour workshop as part of a FIPSE Grant "Communicating with Computers" [See above under "Teaching Experience"]

 

 

 

 (14) Invited Colloquium, St. Louis University "Geometric Vector Fields

 

 and Foliations,"  October 8, 1986.

 

 

 

 (15) Seminar: Lecture St. Louis University "The Normal Curvature    

 

  Class for Umbilic Foliations,"  October 9, 1986.

 

 

 

 (16) "The role of Riemannian submersions in differential geometry."

 

 Invited talk, Special Session on the "Differential Geometry of

 

 Submanifolds,"  of the 819 Meeting of the American Mathematics   Society at   the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts,  April 21, 1985.

 

 

 

 (17) "Holonomy  in foliations," Canisius College Mathematics Department  Seminar, September 20, 1984.

 

 

 

 (18) "Remarks on bundle-like foliations," Invited talk, Special Session on  the "Geometry of Foliations,"  of the 799 Meeting of the American

 

Mathematics Society, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan,  November 13, 1982.

 

 

 

 (19) "Bundle-like foliations with Kahlerian leaves," Special Session on  "Differential Geometry and Ergodic Theory," of the 789 Meeting of the American Mathematical  Society, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 18,1981.

 

 

 

 (20) "Foliations on compact Riemannian manifolds and the Ricci curvature of  the leaves," Regional meeting of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Syracuse University, April 11, 1982.

 

 

 

 (21) "Bundle-like foliations," 87 Annual Meeting of the American

 

 Mathematical Society, San Francisco, California, January 7, 1981.

 

 

 

 (22) "The integrability tensor for bundle-like foliations," 780 Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Brown University, October 18, 1980.

 

 

 

 (23) Two general expository talks on foliations at a seminar at the

 

 University of Buffalo, January 31, 1979 and February 7, 1979.

 

 

 

 (24) "Minimal submanifolds and Riemannian submersions," 681 Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, November 28, 1970.

 

(B) In Mathematics Education :

 

 

 

(1)  Panel discussion on Adelphia Cable Television on the Regents

 

Standards in New York, taped May 9, 2000.

 

 

 

(2) (with Bob Rogers) Bob Rogers and I gave a talk on the Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology at a meeting of the Seaway Section of the MAA on November 8, 1997 at Siena College.

 

 

 

(3) Visualizing Math Workshop July 1992, Canisius College. This workshop introduced teachers of school mathematics to high level computer technology available in mathematics, specifically considerable use was made applying the computer algebra system Mathematica to problems of high school mathematics.

 

 

 (4) Invited speaker at Mu Alpha Theta Induction, Canisius High School,  Spring, 1986.

 

 

 

 (5) Invited In-Service Workshop on New York State's new curriculum in  mathematics Secondary School Teachers, Diocese of Buffalo, Cardinal O'Hara High School, October 5, 1984.

 

 

 

 (6) Invited speaker at Mu Alpha Theta Induction, Canisius High School, Spring, 1984.

 

 

 

 (7) Invited talk on New York State's Integrated Sequence for High School  Mathematics, Department of Mathematics SUNY Buffalo, October 17, 1983.

 

 

 

 (8) "Courses I, II, and III and the future of American science and  technology," Invited talk, Summer Workshop of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, SUNY Geneseo, August 7-11,   1983.

 

 

 

 (9)   Participant in a Symposium on Courses I, II and III, Summer Workshop  of  the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Syracuse University, Summer 1981.

 

 

 

 (10) Addressed the mathematics faculty at Fayetteville-Manlius High School at their invitation on the new curriculum for high school mathematics in New York.  This informal talk was mentioned in a 19-page position paper completed in the Spring of 1981 by faculty and staff at Fayetteville-Manlius High School.  Their point of view was favorable to the position I had taken on this curriculum (October, 1980).

 

 

 

(11) Participant in a symposium on the new curriculum of New York State sponsored by "Project Advance" sponsored by the Department of Mathematics of Syracuse University, Spring 1980.

 

 

 

(12) Talk on the new curriculum of New York State, Regional meeting of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, New York, Spring 1979.

 

 

 

(*) Quoted in an article "New Math Curriculum Comes Under Attack," by James The New York Times,  April 30, 1985, C-land C-3.

 

I also was one of the 200 mathematicians who endorsed the Open Letter to Education Secretary Richard Riley that appeared in the Washington Post as an advertisement. It appears on line at: http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com/riley.htmI .

 

I  was one of the  additional signers of   RACE TO THE TOP AND K-12 MATHEMATICS EDUCATION: A Letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The letter signed mainly by mathematicians can be accessed at http://www-users.math.umd.edu/~jnd/RTTTPublicLetter.html.

 

 

Reviewer of Papers: Mathematical Reviews

 

 

I have reviewed  over forty published research papers or books in mathematics for Mathematical Reviews. Mathematical Reviews is published by the American Mathematical Society]. The list below is taken directly from Math Sci-Net,  http://e-math.ams.org/mathscinet.

 

Publications results for "Reviewer=(escobales)"

 

MR2500106 Gromoll, Detlef; Walschap, Gerard Metric foliations and curvature. Progress in Mathematics, 268. Birkhuser Verlag, Basel, 2009. viii+174 pp. ISBN: 978-3-7643-8714-3 (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (57R30)

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MR2457970 (2010e:53004) Katok, Anatole; Climenhaga, Vaughn Lectures on surfaces. (Almost) everything you wanted to know about them. Student Mathematical Library, 46. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI; Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters, University Park, PA, 2008. xvi+286 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8218-4679-7 (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53A05 (53-01 57N05 57R05)

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MR2428390 (2010b:53001) Michor, Peter W. Topics in differential geometry. Graduate Studies in Mathematics, 93. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2008. xii+494 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8218-2003-2 (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53-02 (53C05 53D05 53D17 53D20)

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MR2376701 (2009a:53002) Wilson, P. M. H. Curved spaces. From classical geometries to elementary differential geometry. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008. x+186 pp. ISBN: 978-0-521-71390-0 (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53-01 (51-01)

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MR2322538 (2008e:53083) Guijarro, Luis; Walschap, Gerard When is a Riemannian submersion homogeneous? Geom. Dedicata 125 (2007), 47--52. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C30 (53C12)

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MR2169232 (2006g:53026) Pak, Hong Kyung; Kim, Tae Wan Transversal harmonic transformations for Khler foliations. Adv. Stud. Contemp. Math. (Kyungshang) 11 (2005), no. 2, 235--244. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (53C55)

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MR2136160 (2006a:53027) Kim, Byung Hak On fibred Hermitian spaces. Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Differential Geometry, 173--175, Kyungpook Nat. Univ., Taegu, 2005. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C15 (53C20 53D15)

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MR2110043 (2005k:53036) Falcitelli, Maria; Ianus, Stere; Pastore, Anna Maria Riemannian submersions and related topics. World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc., River Edge, NJ, 2004. xiv+277 pp. ISBN: 981-238-896-6 (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C20 (53C12 53C25)

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MR2068392 (2005d:53110) Bădiţoiu, Gabriel Semi-Riemannian submersions with totally umbilic fibres and warped products. Math. Rep. (Bucur.) 6(56) (2004), no. 1, 1--7. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C50 (53C22)

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MR2053318 (2005a:53115) Bădiţoiu, Gabriel Semi-Riemannian submersions with totally geodesic fibres. Tohoku Math. J. (2) 56 (2004), no. 2, 179--204. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C50

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MR1916929 (2003f:53124) Bădiţoiu, Gabriel; Ianuş, Stere Semi-Riemannian submersions with totally umbilic fibres. Rend. Circ. Mat. Palermo (2) 51 (2002), no. 2, 249--276. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C50

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MR1877220 (2002j:53095) Gluck, Herman; Gu, Weiqing Volume-preserving great circle flows on the 3-sphere. Geom. Dedicata 88 (2001), no. 1-3, 259--282. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C55 (37C10 37C27 53C22)

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MR1836271 (2002e:53032) Abe, Naoto; Hasegawa, Kazuyuki An affine submersion with horizontal distribution and its applications. Differential Geom. Appl. 14 (2001), no. 3, 235--250. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C05 (53A15)

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MR1793685 (2001k:53095) Tapp, Kristopher Bounded Riemannian submersions. Indiana Univ. Math. J. 49 (2000), no. 2, 637--654. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C29 (53C20)

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MR1710690 (2000f:53038) Marenich, Valery Riemannian submersions of open manifolds which are flat at infinity. Comment. Math. Helv. 74 (1999), no. 3, 419--441. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C20 (53C21)

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MR1880200 (2002k:53035) Bădiţoiu, Gabriel; Buchner, Klaus; Ianuş, Stere Some remarkable connections and semi-Riemannian submersions. Bull. Math. Soc. Sci. Math. Roumanie (N.S.) 41(89) (1998), no. 3, 153--169. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C05 (53C50)

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MR1684193 (2000a:53123) Suh, Young Jin; Kwon, Jung-Hwan On geodesics and semi-Riemannian submersions with totally geodesic fibers. Math. J. Toyama Univ. 21 (1998), 67--86. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C50 (53C22)

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MR1487821 (98i:53097) Narita, Fumio Riemannian submersions from $k$-generalized Hopf manifolds. Kyungpook Math. J. 37 (1997), no. 2, 355--364. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C55 (53C25)

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MR1443365 (98b:53062) Kwon, Jung-Hwan; Suh, Young Jin On sectional and Ricci curvatures of semi-Riemannian submersions. Kodai Math. J. 20 (1997), no. 1, 53--66. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C50

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MR1297712 (95h:53042) Walschap, Gerard Soul-preserving submersions. Michigan Math. J. 41 (1994), no. 3, 609--617. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (53C20)

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MR1273794 (95d:53029) Jayne, Nicola A note on the sectional curvature of Legendre foliations. Yokohama Math. J. 41 (1994), no. 2, 153--161. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (53C15)

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MR1257405 (95c:53034) Tondeur, Philippe Geometry of Riemannian foliations. Seminar on Mathematical Sciences, 20. Keio University, Department of Mathematics, Yokohama, 1994. ii+110 pp. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (57R30)

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MR1240167 (94h:53036) Walczak, Paweƚ G. Jacobi operator for leaf geodesics. Colloq. Math. 65 (1993), no. 2, 213--226. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12

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MR1223288 (94c:53040) Kamada, Hiroyuki Foliations on manifolds with positive constant curvature. Tokyo J. Math. 16 (1993), no. 1, 49--60. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (57R30)

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MR1146268 (93b:53027) Watson, Bill The differential geometry of two types of almost contact metric submersions. The mathematical heritage of C. F. Gauss, 827--861, World Sci. Publ., River Edge, NJ, 1991. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C15

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MR1116207 (92f:53070) Galloway, Gregory J.; Rodrguez, Lucio Intersections of minimal submanifolds. Geom. Dedicata 39 (1991), no. 1, 29--42. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C42 (53C21)

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MR0959219 (90b:53043) Chinea, Domingo Transference of structures on almost complex contact metric submersions. Houston J. Math. 14 (1988), no. 1, 9--22. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C15

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MR0957057 (89h:53080) Nakagawa, Hisao; Takagi, Ryoichi Harmonic foliations on a compact Riemannian manifold of nonnegative constant curvature. Tohoku Math. J. (2) 40 (1988), no. 3, 465--471. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (57R30)

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MR0950559 (89g:53052) Gromoll, Detlef; Grove, Karsten The low-dimensional metric foliations of Euclidean spheres. J. Differential Geom. 28 (1988), no. 1, 143--156. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (57R30)

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MR0933907 (89e:53063) Gluck, Herman; Warner, Frank; Ziller, Wolfgang Fibrations of spheres by parallel great spheres and Berger's rigidity theorem. Ann. Global Anal. Geom. 5 (1987), no. 1, 53--82. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C20 (53C21 57R22)

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MR0882118 (88f:53061) Blumenthal, Robert A. Cartan submersions and Cartan foliations. Illinois J. Math. 31 (1987), no. 2, 327--343. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C12 (57R30)

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MR0857650 (88a:53055) Baird, Paul The Gauss map of a submersion. Miniconference on geometry and partial differential equations (Canberra, 1985), 8--24, Proc. Centre Math. Anal. Austral. Nat. Univ., 10, Austral. Nat. Univ., Canberra, 1986. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C42 (53C21 58E20)

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MR0835797 (87k:53102) Ranjan, Akhil On a remark of O'Neill. Duke Math. J. 53 (1986), no. 1, 113--115. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C22 (53C12 57R30)

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MR0818668 (87d:53093) Ranjan, Akhil Riemannian submersions of compact simple Lie groups with connected totally geodesic fibres. Math. Z. 191 (1986), no. 2, 239--246. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C30 (22E46)

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MR0858045 (87k:53078) Chinea, Domingo On almost contact metric submersions. An. Ştiinţ. Univ. Al. I. Cuza Iaşi Secţ. I a Mat. 31 (1985), no. 1, 77--88. (Reviewer: Richard H. Escobales, Jr.) 53C15 (53C25)

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I was elected to the  Faculty Senate of Canisius College for 2010-2012.

Member of Faculty Senate (5 terms, 2 years each), Secretary of the Faculty Senate (1976-1977),  Joint Committee to Review Tenure (ex officio, 1976-1977), Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate (ex officio, 1976-1977),   Educational Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate (1974-1975. 1981-1985),  Health Science Advisory and Evaluation  Committee (all but two years since 1974),  Academic Council (1983-1984).  While on this committee, I was the coauthor of a report surveying faculty research at Canisius,  This document was quoted in the document prepared for Middle States. I served four years (1996-2000) on the Faculty Senate of Canisius College where I served as Chair of the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) of the Faculty Senate. I served again on the Faculty Senate and as EPC Chair during 2001-2002, 2002-2003  and was re-appointed to the position of EPC Chair for 2003-2004.  As chair of the EPC, I  served ex-officio on other college committees: APB (Academic Programming Board, ex-officio), CCC (Core Curriculum Committee-ex officio). I was also a member of the CCTF (Core Curriculum Task Force).

 

 

 

Freshman advisor for some incoming freshmen to Canisius College for a number of years including the academic year 2001-2002; orientation  lectures for incoming freshmen (1983, 1984, 1985); General Studies Committee (1983-1985); Dean Student Advisory Committee (1976-1977); department representative for several United Way campaigns; resided in student dorms replacing a Jesuit counselor who was on sabbatical (1974-1975); prepared a brochure describing the mathematics major at Canisius;  presented special classes for students taking MCATS, helped write a six-page department letter on the new mathematics curriculum sent to the Regents in New York State (February 1, 1982).

 

 

 

In the summer of 1997, I coordinated efforts that resulted in  a letter to Chancellor Hayden critical of the Learning Standards for Mathematics Science and Technology.  This letter received widespread press coverage in New York State, since it was picked up by the Associated Press. Later the Gannett News Service and the New York Daily News did related stories. I was also interviewed by papers in Syracuse and Rochester and gave two radio interviews one in Buffalo and one that came from the Albany area. Unhappily, it appears our protests in 1997 were all too prescient.

 

 

 

At the request of the Commissioner of Education of New York State, I served on the Math Committee, an advisory committee to Commissioner Mills. This committee met in December 1997 at Laguardia Airport and in January 1998 at Siena College in Albany, NY in January 1998. I also served on the Mathematics B Specifications Committee, which met in Albany on July 13-15, 1998.

 

 

 

Sabbaticals

 

 

 

I spent my sabbatical year (1980-1981) in the Syracuse area and was involved in many events sponsored by the Department of Mathematics of Syracuse University. 

 

 

 

In particular, I was one of two persons acknowledged by Dr. Glen Castore in the preface of his doctoral dissertation Holonomy Deformations of Connections at Syracuse University.

 

 

 

I spent the month of March, 1995 in Melbourne Australia at La Trobe University at the invitation of Professor Grant Cairns of LaTrobe. This resulted in two publications listed above. Most of my expenses were defrayed by a grant to Professor Cairns from the Australian Government with the remainder picked up by Canisius College.

 

 

 

I attended a conference in Rio de Janerio in late July Ð August 2001 and a week long mathematics conference at SUNY Stony Brook in honor of H. Blaine Lawson from June 1-7 2002.

 

In Fall 2008, I had a sabbatical. One of the non-mathematical things that I did was take a course in elementary biblical Greek.

 

 

 

Professional Associations:

 

 

 

American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America.

 

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

I am a member of two mathematics education networks. One  consists primarily of mathematicians from around the country. It also includes some high school teachers as well. Im also on a list which concerns school mathematics in New York City.

 

 

 

I served  on a team for Achieve which reviewed a state program in mathematics.

 

 

 

Occasionally, I have been asked to evaluate research proposals for the NSF and on occasion I have also acted as a referee for a journal article, for such journals as Transactions of the American Mathematical Society,  the Illinois Journal of Mathematics and, Differential Geometry and Its Applications.

 

 

 

For the academic years 1992 -93 and 1993-94 I served on the Seaway Section Committee of the Mathematical Association of America for the Distinguished College Teacher of Mathematics Award. (The Seaway Section of the MAA comprises most of New York State outside the Metropolitan Area and southeastern Ontario.) One year I was chairman of this selection committee and wrote the biography of the award recipient for the section newsletter.

 

 

 

I served on the Ad Hoc Committee of the New Three Year Sequence  for High School Mathematics of the Mathematical Association of America's Seaway Section (1979). From time to time I  have observed and  evaluated some student teachers in mathematics.

 

 

 

I have been a member of a choir at St. John the Baptist parish in Kenmore for over 20 years. I have written many letters to the editor on the right-to-life issue which have appeared in the Buffalo News and the Western New York Catholic. Given the document by American Jesuit Provincials on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this is certainly in keeping with the Jesuit tradition.

 

 

 

Wholly apart from any religious perspective, legalized abortion  simultaneously facilitates the destruction of innocent human life and basic constitutional  protections. This view appeared in a letter of mine in the March 17, 2003  New York Times.  More recent letters appeared in the New York Times on September 7, 2005,  and  most importantly, in a letter in the Sunday New York Times of March 19, 2006.  Additional letters in the New York Times  on this subject appeared on February 27, 2007,  May 17, 2007. These can be accessed at the New York Times website. Recent letters of mine on life issues have also appeared in the Washington Times.

 

Of the  many, many letters to the editor to The Buffalo News, an important one appeared on Friday, July 6, 2007, and more recently one dated March 10, 2010.

 

A letter in the April 8, 2010 New York Times applauds President Obamas forward looking attempts to control the spread of nuclear weapons.  A letter that appeared on-line only in the March 8, 2010 New York Times pleads with the President to protect unborn Americans from the ravages of elective abortion, while a  December 21, 2009 letter in the New York Times argues that there is a conservative reason to oppose the death penalty.

 

An letter urging then President Clinton to enlist former President Carters help in Mideast peace negotiations appeared on August 8, 2000.  A letter of mine appeared in the November 8, 2004 edition of Newsweek Magazine on embryonic stem-cell research.  I regard embryonic stem-cell research that destroys the human embryo as medical cannibalism. This is sharp contrast to adult stem-cell research which I support.  A second letter of mine appeared in Newsweek Magazine on September 18, 2006. This letter gives reasons why Plan B ( the morning after pill) should not have been approved by the FDA.

 

 

 

Twice now  (2002 and 2003) I have lobbied in Albany with the New York State Catholic Conference on a wide variety of social and educational issues. I have written several small letters questioning the morality of the 2003 war in Iraq. At this time however, it would be immoral for the United States to withdraw before a stable democratic government is in place to secure the safety of the beleaguered Iraqi people. My position is spelled out in my December 14, 2006 letter in the New York Times.

 

 

 

For a short time in January 2003, I served as diocesan spokesperson during the 30th  anniversary of Roe v. Wade and was interviewed at Canisius College by  Rich Kellman  of Channel 2. I thought the interview went very well. More recently (January 2004), I was one of the guests on a taped show for the diocese of Buffalo on this same subject. Finally, I appeared on Channel 4 on Sunday, January 22, 2006 as a temporary spokesperson for the Diocese of Buffalo against Roe v. Wade. I was interviewed by Michelle McClintick.

 

 

 

I published an article entitled A Defense of the Record of Pius XI  (1922-1939) in the August 2003 issue in the now defunct  Catholic International (volume 14, number 3, pages 92-96). In it I examine that popes denunciations of racism of all sorts in major articles in the New York Times that appeared in July 1938 and which have been overlooked by some of his critics.  Happily, the New York Times has now made these article available on-line, which was not the case when I wrote my article.

 

 

 

I am very interested in Scripture. Unhappily, I do not know the two major languages of Scripture, Hebrew and Greek. The importance of Scripture was part of my message when I was one  of several faculty featured in the Commencement 2003 program for Canisius College. Advances in modern  NT biblical scholarship inaugurated mainly, but not exclusively, by Protestant scholars make untenable the classical Protestant doctrine of sola scritptura, since the preponderance of competent biblical scholars now acknowledge the existence of pre-Gospel traditions used in the redactions of the canonical Gospels. This fact, explicitly acknowledged in Luke 1: 1-2, represents an astonishing  vindication of the position of the Catholic Church that Divine Revelation is transmitted through both Sacred Scripture and Divine (Apostolic) Tradition, since the identification of these pre-Gospel traditions (apart from the passage in Luke just mentioned) were made largely by Protestant biblical scholars.

 

A letter of mine endorsing the new wording for the Catholic Mass appeared in the Sunday New York Times on June 18, 2006, the Feast of Corpus Christi.

 

A letter of mine appeared in the  Sunday (Boston) Globe,  Letters to the Editor,  November 19, 2006 (2nd of two letters), under the title

 

Catholic colleges identity search can comb a wide field.

 

I have responded to a critic of Pope Benedict XVIs beautiful book Jesus of Nazareth in an unpublished essay.  My response is based on two identical passages in the Greek text of Marks Gospel.

 

Eventually, I hope to write a book on Catholicism for lapsed Catholics and Protestant Evangelicals.