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Mathematician Michael Thoreau Lacey was born on September 26th, 1959 and earned his B.S. in Mathematics in 1981 at the University of Texas at Austin. Subsequently, Lacey obtained his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after completing his thesis, which thoroughly investigated the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.

Lacey began his employment as an assistant professor at Lousiana State University at Baton Rouge and went on to attain employment at the University of North Carolina and Indiana University. He holds his current position as a Professor and the Associate Chair for Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

Since his work at the Georgia Institute of Technology began, Lacey has published over 80 mathematical journal articles focusing mainly on harmonic analysis and probability.

Lacey’s most recent publications have been supported by research institutes such as the National Science Foundation, the Salem Prize, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fullbright Foundation, the Simmons Foundation and several others. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html

Lacey has also presented at countless seminars and conferences across the globe, speaking at nationally respected colleges such as Yale and Purdue, along with traveling internationally to locations such as Universite d’Paris in France, FSDONA in Finland, and the Conference on Wiener-Ito Integrals in Mexico. In addition to his awarded publications and international presentations, Lacey has dedicated much of his time to advising and mentoring students in the field.

He has continued to organize research experiences for undergraduate students and has served as director of multiple training grants such as VIGRE and MCTP awards from NSF, all of which have provided invaluable resources to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral students.

James Larkin is the labor leader and trade union organizer that brought changes to Dublin. He was a socialist, family man and one with a history of struggles and hardships. However, his dream of a better life for workers was achieved before he lay in eternal rest. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia and James Larkin | Ireland Calling

He was born and raised in England. He went to school, and like the other kids that were in his social class, he had to work on every afternoon to support his family. His spirit of helping out his mother and siblings went on even after the demise of his father.

He looked for simple and difficult jobs, all with the aim of raising something for the family. His post to the docks as a foreman was really something, and this came some years after his marriage to Elizabeth Brown. He became a full time union organizer, after a strike at the docks that won him a position at the National Union of Dock Labourers, NUDL.

James Larkin led a campaign against the Chinese immigration, which according to him, would undermine Irish workers and also reduce the job opportunities. He also led several strikes all over Ireland, following his posting by NUDL.

In 1907, he and James Sexton disagreed over the direction that NUDL was taking, and its management. He was released from the union when his aspirations went against what the union stood for. He formed his organization which he called ITGWU, the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. ITGWU strived to unite Irish workers, irrespective of their skills or level of experience.

After five years, he joined James Connolly, and the two friends formed another organization which they called the Irish Labour Party. This party led strikes in Dublin, which had become James Larkin’s station after leaving NUDL.

Two years later, he decided to travel to the USA. This was followed by several events, the first being the Easter Rising in which James Connolly died. James Larkin was then arrested two years after the death of his friend. He was pardoned in 1922 and put on a plane back to Ireland. Back in his homeland is where he died.