You are invited to the thesis defense of **Anthony Kin Hei Mak**, whose thesis is “*Constraints on basic classes for Lefschetz fibrations*”. Details are below:

- Date: July 20 (Thursday)
- Time: 9:00
- Place: Bryan Hall 203

Presenting the fourth issue of the Department newsletter: 2017 Virginia Math Bulletin.

Congratulations to the following mathematics majors who were elected to the Beta Chapter of Virginia of Phi Beta Kappa:

- Olivia Hughes Bicks
- Peter Emil Dillery
- Ji Won Kim
- Dan Yu
- Yutong Zhang

Final Exercises ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 20, 2017. All other schools will participate on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The Lawn ceremony will start promptly at 10 a.m., with school and department ceremonies taking place in the afternoon on both days.

**The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2016-2017 year:**

**E.J. McShane Prize:**- Peter Dillery
- Bradley Zykoski

**Edwin E. Floyd Prize:**- Stephen Davis
- Ian Johnson

**Putnam Prize:**- Collin Berman
- Alec Zhang

The students of the Undergraduate Math Club at the University of Virginia organized MMATHS (Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools), a competition for high school students from Virginia. Along with University of Virginia this competition was simultaneously held at Yale, Columbia, University of Michigan, and University of Florida. At University of Virginia the competition attracted 66 high school students.

- Lecture 1: The rank of elliptic curves
- Lecture 2: The arithmetic of hyperelliptic curves
- Lecture 3: Heegner points on modular curves

Workshop on Elliptic Curves, Torsors, and L-functions is held at University of Virginia on March 24-27, 2017. The workshop is followed by the lectures of B. H. Gross in the distinguished lecture series Virginia Mathematics Lectures. The lecures are held on March 27-29, 2017