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.

“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.”

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.

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.

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.

Professor Karen Parshall’s new book, “The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920-1950,” is a deeply researched dive into the development of math during a trying period in this country. “The book shows that while these mathematicians were doing mathematical work,” Parshall said, “they were improving their community, they were fighting political battles, they were figuring out how to absorb émigrés from Europe during World War II, they were trying to figure out how they, as mathematicians, could support the United States’ war effort in World War II. More details here.

Our colleague Ben Hayes has won a prestigious NSF CAREER Award. This well deserved award comes with a significant $400,000 NSF grant. Congratulations!

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

Ken Ono, Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics, is helping transform UVA swimming athletes into leading contenders for gold in the 2024 Olympics