Ainsworth Scholarships

Each year, the Math Department awards three recipients $6,000 under the Edith and Richard Ainsworth Scholarships in Applied Mathematics. The awards are renewable up to five years as long as the student stays enrolled in the Math Department and holds a GTA, RTA or equivalent tuition waiver. This means the scholarship can potentially help 15

Seminars Scheduled for Fall 2014

Algebra seminars will be held on Mondays in 155 Gordon Palmer Hall from 4:15 – 5:15 pm. Analysis seminars will meet on Tuesdays in 155 Gordon Palmer Hall from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.  Applied Math Seminars are scheduled for Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in 155 Gordon Palmer Hall.

Leighton Wilson Wins Research Awards

Leighton Wilson, a computer-based honors student, won the prestigious Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from the University and the B.B. Comer Award for most outstanding mathematics senior. He has been working with Dr. Zhao on an undergraduate research project entitled “Unconditionally Stable Time-Splitting Methods for Solving Nonlinear Poisson-Boltzmann Equation.” The paper will be submitted to

Zhao Awarded Funding for a Postdoc

Dr. Shan Zhao has received the UA Research Stimulation Program (RSP) award to support a postdoctoral fellow for two years. The title of his proposal is “Locally-one-dimensional (LOD) finite difference simulations for complex material interfaces: algorithm and applications.” This summer, Zhao will co-organize a mini-symposium, “Molecular Biosciences: Macromolecular Structures and Interactions,” in the SIAM Conference

Dixon Accepts Two Italian Invitations

Dr. Martyn Dixon, a professor in the Department of Mathematics, was invited as the main speaker at the Ischia Group Theory Conference . The event was held in Ischia, Italy, in April 2014. Dixon presented a talk titled “The theorems of Schur, Baer and Hall.” He was also invited to serve as a visiting professor at  the

Math to Host AACTM Annual Meeting

The UA Department of Mathematics will host the MAA Alabama State Dinner on February 6, 2015 and the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics on February 7, 2015. For more information, visit

Grad Students Attend AWIS Reception

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, President Bonner hosted a reception for our new Tuscaloosa-UA area Association for Women in Science (AWIS) affiliate group at the President’s Mansion.  Representing our department were Dr. Hyun-Yyoung Kwon, Toyin Alli, UA President Judy Bonner, Leah Cofer, Erin Watley, and Veny Liu. AWIS is a venue for networking and support for women

2014 Honors Day Awards

Congratulations to our 2014 Honors Day winners: Yuanyuan Song, Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Candidate Debendra Banjade, Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Candidate  

2013 Honors Day Awards

Congratulations to our 2013 Honors Day winners: Teresa N. Portone , B. B. Comer Mathematics Prize William Douglas Weathers, Thomas Waverly Palmer Mathematics Award Jeffrey N. Holmes , Dr. Fred A. and Francis Pickens Lewis Award