2019 Undergraduate Award Winners

Academical village

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
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Thesis defense: Gabriel Islambouli

Event date: 2019/04/18

Gabriel Islambouli will defend the Ph.D. thesis on Thursday, April 18. The title is

Parallels Between Heegaard Splittings and Trisections of 4-manifolds”.

  • Date: Thursday, April 18
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Place: Dell Building 2, Room 100

Everyone is invited to attend.

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GTA Teaching awards

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s teaching awards for GTAs: congratulations to Mark Lewers and Mark Schrecengost, the two winners of this year’s Mathematics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award.

We are also very happy to announce that another math GTAs, James Phillips, has been awarded one of ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards.


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Undergraduate thesis defense: Ben Keigwin

Event date: 2019/04/22

Ben Keigwin will defend the undergraduate thesis on Monday, April 22. The title is

Elliptic Curves over Arithmetic Fields”.

  • Date: Monday, April 22
  • Time: 4:45pm
  • Place: KER 317

Everyone is invited to attend.

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Undergraduate thesis defense: Yichen Ma

Event date: 2019/04/19

Yichen Ma will defend the undergraduate thesis on Friday, April 19. The title is

Sofic approximations of groups”.

  • Date: Friday, April 19
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Place: Ruffner 177

Everyone is invited to attend.

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Van Vu

Van Vu - Virginia Mathematics Lectures - April 15-16, 2019

Event start date: 2019/04/15
Van Vu (Yale University)

The (random) matrix

  • 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.

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Sofia Kovalevskaya

Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day

Event date: 2019/03/02

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.

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