Math Department awarded a Research Training Group grant

The Topology and Geometry group in the Department of Mathematics is happy to announce that they are the recipient of a five year **$2.5 million Research Training Group grant from the National Science Foundation**.
The NSF RTG program is aimed at strengthening the nation’s scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences. Nationally, roughly 5 RTG grants are awarded each year by the NSF to support efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups centered on a common research theme.

From May 27 to June 8, 2019, Department of Mathematics of University of Virginia organizes a two-week summer school in Integrable Probability. The aim of the school is to educate the participants in recent trends around Integrable Probability - a rapidly developing field at the interface of probability / mathematical physics / statistical physics on the one hand, and representation theory / integrable systems on the other.

Final Exercises ceremony for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019. All other schools will participate on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The Lawn ceremony will start promptly at 10 a.m., with school and department ceremonies taking place in the afternoon on both days.

The ceremony times and locations for **Mathematics** are listed below. These times and locations may be different from past years.

We are pleased to recognize **Mark Lewers** and **Mark Schrecengost** for winning the 2019 Mathematics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award, and **Jim Phillips** for receiving one of ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards.

Congratulations to Mark, Mark, and Jim; we appreciate all of your hard work!

**The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2018-2019 year:**

**E.J. McShane Prize:**- Benjamin Keigwin

**Edwin E. Floyd Prize:**- Trent Lucas

**Putnam Prize:**- Emmett Dorlester

- Lecture 1 - “Random matrices: Global distributions”. April 15, 5-6 pm, Monroe 124
- Lecture 2 - “Random matrices: Local distributions”. April 15, 6-7 pm, Monroe 124
- Lecture 3 - “Random matrices in Data Science”. April 16, 5-6 pm, Nau 101

This series of talks is devoted to modern aspects of random matrix theory.

The UVa Mathematics Department and the local chapter of the AWM – Association for Women in Mathematics – are excited to announce the Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for middle school (6th - 8th grade) students to be held on UVa Grounds, Saturday March 2, 2019 – 9:30am to 5pm. This event is open to all students regardless of gender.

For a more detailed schedule, and to register (by February 25th) please follow this link.