Roger Sidje Selected to Participate in Leadership U’s Fifth Cohort

Dr. Roger Sidje, associate dean for multicultural affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Mathematics, has been selected to participate in The University of Alabama’s Leadership U program. Leadership U began in 2010 as a way to prepare faculty and staff in leadership positions to take on increasing levels of responsibility within […]

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UA begins incentivizing math education

This article first appeared at eCampusNews. The University of Alabama has created a new pathway to get the best and brightest minds into secondary mathematics teacher education. The Alabama State Department of Education recently approved a new UA accelerated master’s program that will allow select undergraduate math and math education majors to complete master’s degree requirements […]

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Profiling Women in Math on Wikipedia

AWM members at the 2017 Research Symposium took over the UCLA math lounge to write Wikipedia entries on women in mathematics in a daylong “edit-a-thon.” The hallway outside the lounge was lined with pictures of dead male mathematicians, but the conversation inside focused on living women. “It was so much fun learning how to edit Wikipedia!” said Keisha Cook, a […]

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Lawrence Roberts is awarded a Simons Foundation Grant

The Simons Foundation announced today that Professor Shan Zhao’s Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians application, “Extending Bordered Methods in Khovanov Homology” was selected for funding. The goal of the program is to support the “mathematical marketplace” by substantially increasing collaborative contacts between mathematicians. More information about the Simons Foundation can be found on the Simons Foundation website.

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Spring 2017 Graduates

Bachelors of Science Alexander Engeriser, Mandeville, Louisiana Alexander Muth, Foley, Alabama Berkeley Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada Brendan Clair, Franklin, Tennessee Claire Wang, Parker, Colorado Coleman Harris, Tuscaloosa, Alabama David Lass, Naperville, Illinois Di Wang, Funing County, China Dysen Neeb, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Elizabeth Bersson, Roswell, Georgia Emily LeViness, Houston, Texas Feras Awad, Birmingham, Alabama Graham Byrd, […]

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Maths Majors in the University of Alabama Program in Insurance and Financial Services/Risk Management/Actuarial Science

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 Recent Graduate Economist with the Industry Productivity Studies division of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC. Donald Holt passed Exam P (Probability) […]

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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 program is to support the “mathematical marketplace” by substantially increasing collaborative contacts between mathematicians. More information about the Simons Foundation can be found on the […]

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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 behind a trend in elementary education called “co-teaching,” a method in which general education and special education teachers work collaboratively to increase their content knowledge […]

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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 participate, and it is an honor to be chosen to compete in the Putnam.  Six problems are presented in the morning three-hour session and six […]

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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!

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