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) […]

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Marcia Black celebrates 20 years of service

Congratulations to Marcia Black on her 20 year service anniversary. UA President Dr. Stuart Bell hired Marcia in 1998 while he was serving as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Luckily for us, she joined the Math Department staff in 2005.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Department of Mathematics has that A&S #fridayfeeling

The Department of Mathematics has that A&S #fridayfeeling Stop by the department’s Undergraduate Tea every Thursday at 11am in Gordon Palmer 301 for free tea and snacks! ☕ https://www.instagram.com/p/Be-p3TpFcDn/    

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UA begins incentivizing math education

This article first appeared at eCampusNews. The University of Alabama has created a new pathway to get the best and brightest minds into secondary mathematics teacher education. The Alabama State Department of Education recently approved a new UA accelerated master’s program that will allow select undergraduate math and math education majors to complete master’s degree requirements […]

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Lawrence Roberts is awarded a Simons Foundation Grant

The Simons Foundation announced today that Professor Shan Zhao’s Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians application, “Extending Bordered Methods in Khovanov Homology” was selected for funding. The goal of the program is to support the “mathematical marketplace” by substantially increasing collaborative contacts between mathematicians. More information about the Simons Foundation can be found on the Simons Foundation website.

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Spring 2017 Graduates

Bachelors of Science Alexander Engeriser, Mandeville, Louisiana Alexander Muth, Foley, Alabama Berkeley Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada Brendan Clair, Franklin, Tennessee Claire Wang, Parker, Colorado Coleman Harris, Tuscaloosa, Alabama David Lass, Naperville, Illinois Di Wang, Funing County, China Dysen Neeb, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Elizabeth Bersson, Roswell, Georgia Emily LeViness, Houston, Texas Feras Awad, Birmingham, Alabama Graham Byrd, […]

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Maths Majors in the University of Alabama Program in Insurance and Financial Services/Risk Management/Actuarial Science

Zach Hughes (senior), Julie Knight (senior), Rachel McCombs (junior) and Joshua Taggart (senior) were awarded the Jarvis W. Palmer Endowed Scholarship. Siddhartha (Neil) Chakraborti accepted a full-time position as a Recent Graduate Economist with the Industry Productivity Studies division of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC. Donald Holt passed Exam P (Probability) […]

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Jim Gleason and UA Researchers Complete Co-Teaching Training with Area Educators

Dr. Jim Gleason, UA associate professor, answers a question from Sylvie McDonald, a special education fifth-grade teacher at Englewood Elementary School. Two minds are better than one. That’s the thinking behind a trend in elementary education called “co-teaching,” a method in which general education and special education teachers work collaboratively to increase their content knowledge […]

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