**PICTURES TAKEN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY**

**Graduate Students at the Patterson Office Tower 706, April 2001**

**From left to right: Dilek Alagoz (from Turkey), Sergio Estrada (visiting
student from Spain),**
**Alex Shaumyan, Matt Ragland, Leonard Hoffnung (aka Ziggy), Holly
Boone.**

__NOTE__: Ziggy wrote a haiku for The
Numerical Analysis Haiku Project, which inspired

my recent haiku International
Haiku on Mediocrity that I wrote on April 18, 2001.

Here's the original haiku that Ziggy wrote:

*Ah, Lanczos method*
*My advisor loves it so*
*But is it useful?*

**Giving an Exam in Business Calculus with Pat Quillen,**
**Biological Sciences Building, November 2000**

__NOTE__: Pat Quillen--a numerical linear algebra enthusiast
and a trombone player--

also participated in The
Numerical Analysis Haiku Project. Here's a haiku by Pat:

*Gracious Chebyshev!*
*Your polynomials help*
*elucidate bounds!*

**Graduate Students at Dr. Leep's Seminar on P-adic Numbers,
July 2000**

**From left to right: Ivan S Artiouchine, Matt Menzel, Ian Winokur,
Dr. David Leep, Jack Schmidt,**
**Matt Ragland, Alex Shaumyan, David Zimmerman, Mark Motley, Todorka
Nedeva.**

__NOTE__: Ivan Artiouchine wrote this haiku during a tedious
lecture by Dr. Russell Brown in harmonic analysis:

*I could not care less*
*that j is compactly supported,*
*for the skies are gray.*

**At the Graduate Student Orientation, Math Sciences Inslab,**
**Classroom Building 313, August 1998**

**This is a picture of me taken during the graduate student orientation
at the**
**Math Sciences Instructional Laboratory (Inslab) in the Classroom
Building 313.**
**In the background (from left to right): Holly Boone, Matt
Menzel, Kelly McKenzie.**

I would like to conclude this montage with the final haiku:

*On this lonely path*
*The wind, my sole companion--*
*My refuge, the sea.*

October 7, 1999

--**Alexander Shaumyan**

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