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, 2016. Professor Layachi Hadji and Assistant Professor Hyun-Kyoung Kwon also participated in this recruiting event. The Grad Fair provided an opportunity for undergrads to meet

## 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 Weathers, Bryan Sandor, Erin Watley, Katlyn Perry, Wei Cui and Cong Hoang.

## 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 available for viewing for 30 days following the ceremony. Congratulations go out to Keisha Cook (pictured) and Sheik Ahmed Ullah who were awarded the Master’s

## 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 to conduct an external review of the UA Department of Mathematics.

## Milestone Luncheon Honors Mathematics Faculty

A Milestone Luncheon was held on September 28, 2016 at the Bryant Conference Center to honor faculty members who have reached 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service to The University of Alabama. Among the honorees were several Department of Mathematics faculty members: 10 Year Honoree Jim Gleason, Associate Professor

## Congratulations to Lingxue Song!

Congratulations to Lingxue Song for successfully defending her Master of Arts thesis, which was entitled “Modeling the RMB exchange rate volatility using ARCH/GARCH models”.

## David Cruz-Uribe’s Serves as Dissertation Opponent in Helsinki, Finland

David Cruz-Uribe served as the Opponent for Olli Tapiola’s dissertation defense at the University of Helsinki in Finland, May 2016. Pictured from left to right are Tuomas Hytonen, the Custos (dissertation advsior); Olli Tapiola, the Candidate, and David Cruz-Uribe, the Opponent.

## Kabe Moen Awarded a Simons Foundation Grant

Dr. Kabe Moen’s proposal entitled “Weighted estimates in harmonic analysis and PDE” has been selected for funding by the Simons Foundation’s Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians. According to their website, the Simons Foundation exists to support discovery-driven scientific research, undertaken in pursuit of understanding the phenomena of our world. The foundation’s support of scientists generally takes

## Math Major Accepted into Prestigious Math in Moscow Program

Alex Mathers, an undergraduate student double majoring in Mathematics and Physics, has been accepted into the prestigious Math in Moscow study abroad program for the Fall 2016 semester. Alex will spend 15 weeks studying Mathematics in a research-oriented curriculum. More information about the program can be found on their website at www.mccme.ru/.

## Math Majors Win by Donating to the Rising Tide Scholarship During Math Week

Three math majors won a Kindle Fire simply by donating to the Rising Tide Scholarship. Another drawing will be held later in the year for two box seats to the 2016 Alabama versus Kent State football game. For more information, contact Allison Verhine, Director of College Relations, at 205-348-7009.