Recent awards

Past undergraduate awards (McShane, Floyd, and Putnam prizes)

Professor Ben Hayes honored for his research achievements in 2022

February 4, 2023
Ben Hayes

The University of Virginia honored faculty members across Grounds for their outstanding research and scholarship on Tuesday at the fourth annual Research Achievement Awards, held at The Pavilion at the Boar’s Head Resort.

Professor Ben Hayes was among the 2022 awardees of the NSF CAREER award.

“This year’s awardees are an incredibly talented group of faculty who are working every day to advance the frontiers of knowledge and human progress, and it was a pleasure to recognize their achievements in this way,” UVA President Jim Ryan said. “I’m grateful for their efforts and excited about what’s next for research at UVA, across disciplines, schools, and areas of study.”

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Professor Ono Honored by the University of Chicago

February 3, 2023
Ken Ono

In May, Ono will receive the 2023 University of Chicago Alumni Award for Professional Achievement for his research in algebra, combinatorics and number theory. More details here.

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The Math Behind the Medals: Professor Ken Ono Is Helping Virginia Revolutionize Swimming Performance

January 31, 2023
Ken Ono and Virginia head coach Todd DeSorbo. Photo Courtesy: Matthew Kent Riley/University of Virginia

The Swimming World magazine published a feature article on the work of Professor Ken Ono, who is helping the University of Virginia’s swimming team to reach new heights. The article is available here.

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Former UVA REU student receives the AWM 2023 Schafer Prize

December 7, 2022
Faye Jackson

2022 UVa REU student Faye Jackson has been awarded the 2023 Alice T. Schafer Prize by the Association for Women in Mathematics. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate woman in mathematics.

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Slava Krushkal named a 2023 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

December 6, 2022
Slava Krushkal

Congratulations to our colleague Slava Krushkal who was named an AMS Fellow for contributions to low-dimensional topology and, in particular, the topology of 4-manifolds!

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Professor Ono Elected to Board of IAS

December 5, 2022
Ken Ono

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the Institute for Advanced Study has been the academic home of Albert Einstein and a collection of the world’s most influential scholars in mathematics and physics since its founding in 1930. There have been more than 8,000 members affiliated with the IAS, including 34 Nobel Laureates and 42 Fields Medalists. Ken Ono, the University of Virginia’s Marvin Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics, will join the IAS Board of Trustees in January 2023.

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Former UVA REU student receives 2023 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize

November 3, 2022
Letong (Carina) Hong

Letong (Carina) Hong, formerly of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), receives the 2023 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize for solving conjectures and proven important results in combinatorics, number theory, and probability. Hong participated in the REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at University of Virginia. The prize is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

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Three of the six MAA Distinguished Lecturers 2022-2023

September 19, 2022
Three of the six MAA Distinguished Lecturers 2022-2023

Three of the six Math MAA Distinguished Lecturers 2022-2023 have UVA connections: Karen Parshall, Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History; Ken Ono, Chairman and Rosenblum Professor of Mathematics; and Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics from University of Richmond and 1994 UVA Math PhD.

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Inside UVA podcast with Ken Ono

May 11, 2022
Inside UVA podcast with Ken Ono

“Dr. Ken Ono says his greatest strength is his curiosity. That curiosity has taken him to the 100 year-old manuscripts of Srinivasa Ramanujan, to the US Olympic swimming team, to astronomical queries into black holes and even to Hollywood. Tune in to hear more about those adventures and why Dr. Ono says theoretical math is an art form.”

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UVA Today article about Spencer Martin, class of 2022

April 25, 2022
Spencer Martin

UVA Today assembled a profile about Spencer Martin, co-winner of the 2022 MacShane Prize. Congratulations to Spencer and his DMP thesis advisor, Valia Gazaki.

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Two graduate students receive Jefferson Fellowships

April 20, 2022
Nhan Nguyen and Jiajun Yan

Two of our graduate students have been awarded Jefferson Fellowships for next year. Nhan Nguyen is the first recipient of the Roselle-Huneke Award in Mathematics (similar to the usual Dissertation Fellowships, but specifically for mathematics students), and Jiajun Yan is one of the first cohort of GSAS Jefferson Fellows, who are supported with a fellowship in their final year of the PhD program, and then spend one postdoctoral year working with the Engagements program.

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Sara Maloni named Mead Honored Professor

April 18, 2022
Sara Maloni

Congratulations to Sara Maloni who has been named a Mead Honored Professor for 2022-2023.

Hand-picked by the deans, Mead Honored Professors lead creative and memorable Dream Idea projects that enrich the collegiate experience.

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