When in Rome


ryn Mawr student Marie Litzinger often wrote to her family about her experience studying mathematics in Rome from 1923 to 1924. Litzinger eventually established a career and reputation as a mathematician and researcher. One hundred years later, Associate Professor of Mathematics Jemma Lorenat pored over Litzinger’s letters for an article that has been published in a recent issue of the journal Mathematical Intelligencer. Lorenat described Litzinger’s writings as “an unexpected archival peek at the mundane drama of mathematics’ imperfectly human creators.”