Prof. Minerva Cordero, Mathematics, was invited by the Library to choose an item to add to the Library's collection on the occasion of their Promotion to Professor.
Prof. Cordero chose Combinatorial Mathematics by Herbert Ryser, Buffalo, NY: Mathematical Association of America, 1963.
Prof. Cordero's remarks on this item:
"It is a small book with a lot of beautiful mathematics that is accessible to anyone with a curiosity for mathematics. It was one of the first books I read in combinatorics and after reading the book I knew I wanted to research the area. I refer all my students to it, and indeed, I bought copies for my two sons---it's their gift on their 15th birthday!!"