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.

## Chuntian Wang’s Paper One of Most Read Math Articles of 2018

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Chuntian Wang whose paper entitled “Crime modeling with truncated Lévy flights for residential burglary models” was one of the most-read mathematics articles of 2018. The paper was published in the Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 28, No. 09, pp. 1857-1880 (2018), and the ranking can be viewed

## Hai Dang Nguyen Awarded a 2019 SIAM Prize

June 2019 Prize Spotlight: SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications Hai Dang Nguyen was awarded the 2019 SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Control (CT19), held June 19-21, 2019 in Chengdu, China. Professor Nguyen received the award and delivered his prize lecture, “Some New