Tyler Williams, a graduate of the Math Department’s Accelerated Master’s Program, recently posted a research paper along with two faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis. The paper can be is entitled Wavelet Representation of Singular Integral Operators and can be found at https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.01212.

## Information about exams for MATH courses

There are rumors that the Department of Mathematics has moved all of its exams online. This is not true. The first exam for a number of lower division courses, calculus and below, have been moved online. If your exam is being moved online, you will receive email from your instructor explaining how you will take

## Duc Nguyen Joins Research University Faculty

Mathematics PhD alumnus Dr. Duc Nguyen has joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky as a tenure-track assistant professor effective August 2020. Dr. Nguyen received his PhD from UA in 2015 under the supervision of Dr. Shan Zhao. From 2015 to 2020 he worked at Michigan State University, first

## Mathematics Fall Courses & COVID-19 FAQs

The Department of Mathematics has been working hard this summer to provide the best instruction with the maximum amount of Student-Instructor interactions available within the guidelines to protect the health and safety of our faculty and students. We are continuing to make adjustments and individual faculty are in the process of finalizing their syllabi in

## Math Undergrad Marie Neubrander’s Work Published in SIURO

Math undergraduate student Marie Neubrander’s impressive work has resulted in a manuscript that has just been accepted in the faculty-reviewed undergraduate research journal SIURO (SIAM Undergraduate Research Online), published by the prestigious SIAM — Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Her article should be appearing on the site in the near future (SIURO Manuscript #S131626)

## Math Courses for Fall 2020

An internet rumor has been circulating that all UA math courses will be online in the Fall. This is not true. For the safety of students and faculty, UA has imposed social distancing requirements which have significantly reduced the occupancy limits on all classrooms, and limit face to face interactions between students and instructors. Because

## How a Crimson Beard Raised Funds for West Alabama Food Bank

A before and after of Dr. David Cruz-Uribe’s gray beard (top) and Crimson Storm beard (bottom). From the June 2020 Desktop News | What began as a joke at the end of an email quickly became an act of service for UA’s department of mathematics, which recently completed a faculty fundraiser for the West

## 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

## Mathematics Strives to Be a Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Mathematics was awarded the 2019 Departmental Diversity Award. Dr. David Cruz-Uribe’s goal is to maintain this diverse atmosphere, eventually creating a graduate program that is made up of 50 percent women and 20 to 25 percent underrepresented minorities.

## Department of Mathematics Wins Diversity Award

The Department of Mathematics celebrated an increased number of minority students, welcoming a class of graduate students that included four women and eight black students, well above the national average.