News and events at Department of Mathematics

George Dyson

George Dyson: From Analog to Digital and Back

Event date: 2014/04/09

George Dyson, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Turing’s Cathedral,” will speak on “From Analog to Digital and Back: The View from 1946.” The talke will be in Nau Hall 101 at 5:00 pm on April 9th.  Sponsored by the Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, and History.  Organizer: David Sherman (434)924-7079. 


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Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards for Mathematics


Scott Atkinson is the recipient of this year’s Department of Mathematics Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Scott will now be nominated for the University-wide teaching award.

Additionally, Nathaniel Pappas, Joshua Parks, and Joshua Schwartz have been recognized with Honorable Mentions for their teaching achievements.

Congratulations to all of these teaching assistants.

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Virginia Math Bulletin, March 2014

Virginia Math Bulletin, March 2014


Presenting the first issue of the Department’s newsletter: 2014 Virginia Math Bulletin.

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Ben Webster

Ben Webster Wins Sloan Research Fellowship for 2014


Congratulations to Ben Webster who won the Alfred B. Sloan Research Foundation Fellowship for 2014! See the UVA news article for details.

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Mathematics Department Diploma Ceremony

Event date: 2014/05/18

The Mathematics Department Diploma Ceremony 2014 will be held May 18, 2014 (from 12:30-2:30pm) in the Lower Garden of Pavilion I. The inclement weather location is Gilmer Hall, Room 130 at 1:00pm. For information regarding the graduation on the Lawn, see

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Tai Melcher

Assistant Professor Melcher to Receive AWM Service Award


Assistant Professor, Tai Melcher, will receive the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Service Award at a ceremony in January. This award recognizes individuals for helping to promote and support women in mathematics through exceptional voluntary service to the Association for Women in Mathematics. Tai was cited both for her service to the AWM as a PI on a successful NSF grant, and for her involvement in the organization of AWM activities at the USASEF festival.

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David Sherman

Associate Professor Sherman Wins 2013 Cory Family Teaching Award


Associate Professor David Sherman has won the 2013 Cory Family Teaching Award. This is a new prize presented annually to two untenured tenure-track professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, recognizing excellence in undergraduate instruction.

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Tom Kriete and Barbara MacCluer

Virginia Operator Theory and Complex Analysis Meeting (VOTCAM)

Event date: 2013/10/12

Virginia Operator Theory and Complex Analysis Meeting (VOTCAM), October 12, 2013. The conference is in honor of Tom Kriete and Barbara MacCluer.

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