Campus and Community

Math Department Raises Money for West Alabama Food Bank

Our Chair, David Cruz-Uribe, was lamenting his greying beard and was threatening to dye it.  The department called his bluff and offered to raise money for a local charity if they could pick the color.  He accepted the challenge and the department promptly raised over $500 for the West Alabama Foodbank.  The winning color was

NSF Grant, UA to Provide Boost to Tuscaloosa-Area Math Educators

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The National Science Foundation has awarded The University of Alabama a $2.85 million grant to strengthen content knowledge, teaching practice and leadership among math teachers in the greater Tuscaloosa area. Of the total funding, nearly 70 percent is direct support to teachers selected to participate. UA researchers are recruiting full-time math teachers in