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Du Receives 2014 Putnam Competition Award


2014 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Award was given to undergraduate Haiguang Du for his outstanding score on the exam.

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Khan Receives 2014 E. J. McShane Prize in Mathematics


2014 E. J. McShane Prize in Mathematics was given to Ahsan Zulfeqar Khan for his achievements in mathematics.

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Parker Receives 2014 E. E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics


2014 Edwin E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics was given to Colin McKinon Parker. The prize is awarded to second- or third-year students who show exceptional promise in mathematics.

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Mathematics Majors Dylan Weber and Matthew Peck Elected into Phi Beta Kappa


Mathematics majors Dylan Ellis Weber and Matthew Hamilton Peck have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa.

As the oldest and most distinguished honor society in the country, Phi Beta Kappa offers membership to less than one percent of all undergraduates. Many of the leading figures in American history and culture have begun their careers with election to the society, including seventeen presidents of the United States. As a result, membership is a remarkable accomplishment, both for the student who achieves it and the faculty and staff whose support and guidance has led to this milestone.

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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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