Seongjune Han has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. Seongjune was nominated by Dr. Kyungyong Lee for his research entitled “The joint symmetry of q,t-Catalan Numbers”. Award winners will be recognized at the Randall Research Awards recognition luncheon later in the semester.

## Building Bama: Math and Science Education Building

Extensive renovations have breathed new life into the Math and Science Education Building, formerly known as the Biology Building, and the adjacent auditorium while bringing several departments under one roof for the benefit of both students and faculty. The Math and Science Building located on Hackberry Lane adjacent to the Crimson Ride hub is now

## Paper by AMP Student Alaric Rohl and Layachi Hadji Published in the Journal of Mathematics

Accelerated Master’s Program student Alaric Rohl, and his advisor Layachi Hadji, had their paper, On three-dimensional stable long-wavelength convection in the presence of Dirichlet thermal boundary conditions, published in the Journal of Engineering Mathematics. The paper can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10665-020-10067-2

## AWI Podcast Features Mojdeh Rasoulzadeh

The latest episode of the Alabama Water Institute Podcast features Dr. Mojdeh Rasoulzadeh, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. She talks about hydrodynamic driven dissolution in carbonate formation and how it applies to the creation of sinkholes. You can listen on the website, or search for “Alabama Water Institute” and subscribe on Apple Podcasts,

## Dr. William H. Tranter Makes a Bequest for the Ainsworth Fellowship

William H. Tranter, a former student of Professor Richard Ainsworth, recently passed away. In his will Dr. Tranter made a bequest of $5,000 to the Departmant of Mathematics, to be added to the Edith and Richard Ainsworth Endowed Scholarship. William H. Tranter’s Obituary William Harrington Tranter, 79, of

## Martyn Dixon and Martin Evans spoke at the Ischia Online Group Theory Conference

Earlier this year Professors Martyn Dixon and Martin Evans both gave talks at a virtual conference which was hosted in Italy, the Ischia Online Group Theory Conference. Recordings of these talks can be found at the links below. Martyn Dixon’s talk: Groups with many permutable subgroups Martin Evan’s talk: Nilpotent groups in which all proper

## Shibin Dai awarded MAA Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant

Congratulations go out to Shibin Dai for being awarded the MAA Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant. This project is to build a mathematics club in the Northridge Middle School (NMS), to provide enrichment activities that complement the regular mathematics curriculum. It will enroll about 30 gifted and talented students in grades 6-8. Shibin Dai is the

## Former AMP Student Tyler Williams Publishes Article on arxiv.org

Tyler Williams, a graduate of the Math Department’s Accelerated Master’s Program, recently posted a research paper along with two faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis. The paper can be is entitled Wavelet Representation of Singular Integral Operators and can be found at https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.01212.

## Information about exams for MATH courses

There are rumors that the Department of Mathematics has moved all of its exams online. This is not true. The first exam for a number of lower division courses, calculus and below, have been moved online. If your exam is being moved online, you will receive email from your instructor explaining how you will take

## Duc Nguyen Joins Research University Faculty

Mathematics PhD alumnus Dr. Duc Nguyen has joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky as a tenure-track assistant professor effective August 2020. Dr. Nguyen received his PhD from UA in 2015 under the supervision of Dr. Shan Zhao. From 2015 to 2020 he worked at Michigan State University, first