Brian Parshall, Friend, Colleague, and Master Algebraist

Our friend and colleague Gordon Whyburn Professor of Mathematics Emeritus Brian Parshall passed away unexpectedly Monday morning (January 17th, 2022).

Letter from Chair »- The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a three-year Lecturer position on the academic general faculty, expected to begin August 25, 2022. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms.

- The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for
**two postdoctoral positions**: Whyburn Research Associate and Lecturer and Mary Ann Pitts Research Associate and Lecturer. - The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for
**two RTG (Research Training Group) postdoctoral Research Associate positions**, in the fields of geometry and topology.

Virginia Topology Conference “Geometry and Dynamics in Hyperbolic Spaces”
will be held on **November 5-7, 2021**, at the University of Virginia.

The conference will be followed by the Virginia Mathematics Lectures series, from November 8th to 10th, 2021. This year’s speaker will be Curtis McMullen from Harvard University. For additional information see here.

- Lecture 1 - “
**Solving the quintic by iteration**”. Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, Nau 101. - Lecture 2 - “
**Billiards and moduli spaces**”. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, Clark 108 - Lecture 3 - “
**Rigidity for planes in flexible 3-manifolds**”. Wednesday, November 10, 5:00-6:00pm, Clark 108

The lectures are preceded by the Virginia Topology Conference.