Nicholas Black, former chief of the biomedical engineering branch at Fort Detrick, will lecture on the history and use of biological warfare at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the General Studies Building auditorium, Penn State Mont Alto Campus, Mont Alto, Pa.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Susan Johnston Graf at 1-717-749-6232.
Anyone needing special accommodations can call James Sourbrier at 1-717-749-6070.
A hearing to address the question, "are government programs for small businesses user-friendly?" will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the first-floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick, Md.
The fall sectional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America will be hosted Friday and Saturday at Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md.
The conference is open to the public. The registration fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The program begins at 3 p.m. Friday with Brent Morris of the National Security Agency leading a workshop titled "The Mathematics of the Perfect Shuffling" in the Coad Science Building.
Registration and a social will be held at 6 p.m. at the Horning Hospitality Suite inside the athletic recreation convocation complex. After dinner, Robert Borrelli of Harvey Mudd College will present "Visualization and Modeling in the Differential Equations Course."
Registration begins again at 8 a.m. Saturday at Lewis Auditorium in the Coad Science Building. From 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., 29 different topics will be presented in locations throughout the building.
For more information, call Theresa Francis at 1-301-447-5291 or the public relations office at 1-301-447-5366.
National Ruritan Club President Braxton Bell was the featured speaker at the Potomac District Convention this weekend at the Ramada Inn, Hagerstown.
Bell installed new district officers: District governor, Mark Frye, Ringgold; lieutenant governor, Ginger Chaney, Silver Triangle, Md.; secretary, Bob Markle, Keedysville; treasurer, Steve Watson, Bedington, W.Va.; Zone 1 governor, Don Kinley, Kearneysville, W.Va.; Zone 2 governor, Arthur Bayer, Ringgold; Zone 3 governor, Warren Huffer, Jefferson, Md.; Zone 4 governor, Paul Rowe, Fort Loudon, Pa.; Chris Rizek, Davidsonville, Md.; Zone 6 governor, Jim Gordon, Fayetteville, Pa.; and Zone 7 governor, Earl Ross, Eatonville, Pa.