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Virginia Math Bulletin, June 2016

Virginia Math Bulletin, June 2016

2016/06/01

Presenting the third issue of the Department newsletter: 2016 Virginia Math Bulletin.

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Xiang Wan Receives Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

2016/05/31

We are happy to announce that the department of mathematics’ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for 2015-16 has been awarded to Xiang Wan. As winner of the departmental award, Xiang was nominated to compete for a University-wide award, and was selected as one of the top 15 of a very accomplished group of teachers. He was presented with a Jefferson Cup in honor of his achievement.

The department also recognizes two graduate teaching assistants with Honorable Mentions for our teaching award: they are Peter Bonventre and Jonathan Simone. All three of these outstanding GTAs will receive recognition and a cash prize at this year’s graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to Xiang, Peter, and Jon!

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2016 Final Exercises Ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Event date: 2016/05/21

In 2016, the Final Exercises ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 21 with the department graduation ceremonies following that afternoon.  The fair-, inclement-, and severe-weather ceremony sites for Mathematics will be:

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Congratulations to Award Recipient Jiahua Liu

2016/04/22

We are proud to report that Jiahua Liu has been selected to receive the International Studies Office Award for international undergraduate student academic excellence. He will be honored at the awards ceremony for graduating international students and their families this May. Congratulations, Jiahua Liu!

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Ben Webster receives Cory Family Teaching Award

2016/04/21

Congratulations to Ben Webster! He is one of two 2016 recipients of the prestigious Cory Family Teaching Awards, and joins David Sherman (2013) among the award recipients from the Mathematics department. The Cory Family Teaching Awards are “designed to reward and incentivize excellence in teaching among junior faculty.” Since 2013 and continuing through 2017, two junior faculty members are chosen as recipients and honored at Fall Convocation. Each recipient is awarded $25,000 thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Cory. Well done, Ben!

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2016 Gordon E. Keller Mathematics Majors Dinner

Event date: 2016/04/12

The Gordon E. Keller Mathematics Majors Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at the Courtyard-Marriott located on Main Street.

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2016 Putnam Award Winners

2016/04/12

The 2016 Putnam Award Winners include Sifan Ye, Juan Velasco, and Arun Kannan. Congratulations to all three on this impressive accomplishment!

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