Zach Hughes (senior), Julie Knight (senior), Rachel McCombs (junior) and Joshua Taggart (senior) were awarded the Jarvis W. Palmer Endowed Scholarship. Siddhartha (Neil) Chakraborti accepted a full-time position as a

## Shan Zhao is awarded a Simons Foundation Grant

The Simons Foundation announced today that Professor Shan Zhao’s Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians application, “High order operator splitting methods for biomolecular simulations” was selected for funding. The goal of the

## Jim Gleason and UA Researchers Complete Co-Teaching Training with Area Educators

Dr. Jim Gleason, UA associate professor, answers a question from Sylvie McDonald, a special education fifth-grade teacher at Englewood Elementary School. Two minds are better than one. That’s the thinking

## The 2016 Putnam Exam

The Putnam Exam is a national mathematics exam, taken by college and university students in the United States and Canada each December. Only the very best students from each school

## Jim Gleason Wins Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Gleason for being recognized as the 2016-2017 Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the University of Alabama Academic Advisors Association’s!

## Graduate Recruiting Expo 2017

The Graduate Recruiting Expo looked to recruit highly motivated, high achieving prospective students for graduate programs in The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences. Prospective students were invited to come

## Faculty and Graduate Assistants Represent the Department of Mathematics at the Joint Math Meetings Graduate Fair

Math graduate assistants Keisha Cook, Cong Hoang, Xin Luo, Bryan Sandor and Erin Watley represented the Department of Mathematics at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting Grad Fair in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 6,

## Current and Former Students Attend the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA

Current and former University of Alabama Math students attended the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA, January 4 -7. Pictured from left to right are Xin Luo, Veny Liu, Toyin Alli, Douglas

## Winter 2016 Commencement

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama held its winter commencement exercises December 10th at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus. The ceremony webcast was archived at ua.edu/commencement/, and it will be

## Noted Mathematicians Alejandro Aceves and Rodolfo Torres visit Tuscaloosa

Dr. Alejandro Aceves, Chair of the Southern Methodist University’s Department of Mathematics, and Dr. Rodolfo Torres, University Distinguished Professor from the University of Kansas Department of Mathematics, recently visited Tuscaloosa