News and events at Department of Mathematics

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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Professors to Speak at ICM Meeting


Professor Andrei Rapinchuk and Associate Professor Mike Hill have been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Seoul, Korea, August 2014. Andrei Rapinchuk will speak on algebra and Mike Hill on topology.

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Irena Lasiecka

Irena Lasiecka listed in Top 26 Women Professors in Virginia

2013/05/09 has included Professor Irena Lasiecka in their list of the Top 26 Women Professors in Virginia. The goal of the top professors list is to highlight post-secondary educators who have been awarded recently for excellence in the classroom, on campus, and/or in the community. We found many professors who fit the bill, but focused on those recognized within the past 12 months.

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Tim Emerick and Carolyn Yarnall Receive Teaching Award Honorable Mention


Graduate students, Tim Emerick and Carolyn Yarnall receive graduate teaching award honorable mention for 2013.

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William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Award


2013 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Award was given to undergraduate, Fey Song, for her outstanding score on the exam. Congratulations to the entire team, Christopher Olund, Fei Song, and Sittipong Thamrongpairoj. The team ranked 15th of 402.

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