New Woods Quad Sculpture Represents Both Math and Art

From the August 2018 Desktop News | As students explore campus this fall, they will notice Woods Quad’s newest resident: a 14-foot-tall, 1,500-pound white sculpture. Borromeo Rings The sculpture, created by studio art minor Paget Kern, is the result of a collaboration between the art and math departments in an effort to display math more visually on

Former Colleagues Gather to Celebrate Dean Olin’s Birthday

On Saturday, August 11, a gathering of mathematicians was held to celebrate Dean Robert Olin’s 70th birthday.  Here he is pictured with former colleagues and his graduate students.         First row: Bob Olin Second row (left to right): Jiann-Shium Huang (PhD student), Len Miller (PhD student), Vivien Miller, Xiaoguang Li (PhD student)

Nicholas Laffey spent his senior year working with Brendan Ames to analyze and predict the performance of NHL teams.

IRMAS Student Uses Stat Modeling to Predict NHL Playoffs UA Insurance, Risk Management & Actuarial Science Program·Thursday, July 5, 2018 By Reginald Allison II “Defense wins championships” is one of the oldest clichés in sports. In fact, legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is the person credited with the quote. Sports media has since vehemently

Congratulations to Katherine Nichols for earning a spot on UA’s March 2018 Fitbit Challenge Top 20 Steppers!

Congratulations to the March “You Are What You Eat” Fitbit challenge winners! Instructor Katherine Nichols was one of the Top 20 Steppers for the March 2018 Fitbit Challenge. The winning team and all 20 top steppers will be invited to attend the end of the year Fitbit Celebration. In addition to recognizing top steppers, challenge participants with an

Math Graduate Students Participate in Night at the Museum

Nine graduate students from the UA Department of Mathematics participated in the 8th Annual Night at the Museum on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Over one thousand people attended, making this the best attended Night at the Museum event to date. This year’s theme was “Ocean Explorers”. The Math Department booth featured number games such as

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

  Professor David Cruz-Uribe and Math graduate teaching assistants Tania Hazra, Keisha Cook, Khanh Ngoc Dinh and Alexander Barnes represented the Department of Mathematics at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meeting Grad School Fair in San Diego, California. The Grad School Fair provided an opportunity for undergrads to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs all over

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