Karen Parshall has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the American Mathematical Society. This is one of the most important committees of the AMS. She will serve from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. She will also become Chair of the History Department beginning in the academic year 2016-17. Congratulations, Karen!

Workshop on Geometric Group Theory and Geometric Topology, October 16 - 17, 2015.

Assistant Professor Leonid Petrov was awarded the 2015 Moscow Mathematical Society prize for a series of works “Combinatorics of Branching Graphs and Probabilistic Models”. The prize is awarded to young scientists for a mathematical paper or series of papers of significant scientific interest.

- Lecture 1: An overview of 3-Manifold Topology
- Lecture 2: What is Geometric Group Theory?
- Lecture 3: Geometric Group Theory and the Virtual Haken Conjecture

Presenting the second issue of the Department newsletter: 2015 Virginia Math Bulletin.

The Mathematics Department Diploma Ceremony 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 www.virginia.edu/finals

Professor Andrew Obus will receive the University of Virginia All-University Teaching Award for 2014-2015. He was chosen to receive this award along with nine (9) other recipients for their excellence in teaching, research and service accomplishments.

The Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship Award for Teaching was awarded to Katelynn Kochalski. This award honors teaching assistant in the College of Arts & Sciences for their recognition of stimulating and organized classroom teaching.