Congratulations to Professor Shan Zhao who has been awarded NSF funding for two research projects. NSF DMS Mathematical Biology program: DMS-1812930, “Collaborative Research: A regularized Poisson Boltzmann model for fast

## 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.

## 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

## 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

## 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 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/

## 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

## 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

## 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,

## 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