Recent awards

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

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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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Parshall

March 23, 2022
Karen Parshall

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.

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Ben Hayes Wins an NSF CAREER Award

January 27, 2022
Ben Hayes

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

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Brian Parshall, Friend, Colleague, and Master Algebraist

January 18, 2022
Brian Parshall

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

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