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March 18, 2019
Professor Tatiana Toro and departmental alum Matthew Kahle have been named 2019 Simons Fellows in Mathematics.
Shirshendu Ganguly
February 28, 2019
Former UW grad student Shirshendu Ganguly received an early-career research fellowship this month from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Shirshendu received his PhD from UW in 2016, with Ioana Dumitiriu and Christopher Hoffman serving as his advisors. Following two years as a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley, Shirshendu became an assistant professor in the UC Berkeley statistics department in 2018. His research interests include probability, statistical mechanics, and theoretical computer science.... Read more
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February 15, 2019
The Dip, a band made up of College of Arts & Sciences alumni, releases their second album. Featured on The Seattle Times 
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February 15, 2019
The Dip, a band made up of College of Arts & Sciences alumni, releases their second album. Featured on The Seattle Times 
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September 24, 2018
The Washington Experimental Math Lab, founded and directed by faculty member Jayadev Athreya, is one of a number of labs across the country that form faculty-student groups to advance mathematics through experimentation, visualization, and public engagement.  The October issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society has an article co-written by Jayadev that... Read more
July 16, 2018
When Dorothy Gilford enrolled at the UW to study mathematics in 1935, the department’s one female professor warned her that mathematics was not a promising career for women.  Gilford barreled ahead anyway, and went on to become a wildly successful statistician. Gloria Hewitt similarly defied the odds decades later, when she earned a PhD in mathematics at the UW—only the seventh African-American woman at any university to earn a mathematics PhD.  She became a professor and department chair at... Read more
William Dana
June 2, 2017
Will Dana has been named one of the four 2017 recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's Medal, presented annually to an outstanding student in each of the College's four divisions. Will is a Mathematics major and Music minor, and will begin graduate studies in mathematics at the University of Michigan next year. He has been doing research for a senior thesis under the supervision of Professor Jim Morrow as well as research within the Washington Experimental Math Lab with other... Read more
David Jekel
May 1, 2015
David Jekel has been named one of the four 2015 recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's Medal, presented annually to an outstanding student in each of the College's four divisions. David is a double major in Mathematics and Classics, and will begin graduate studies in mathematics at UCLA next year. He has been doing research for a senior thesis under the supervision of Professor Tatiana Toro and additional research with Professor Jim Morrow. David is the twelfth math major in the... Read more
Cris Negron
March 1, 2015
Cris Negron has received a Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Already the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Cris has been working on noncommutative algebra and noncommutative algebraic geometry under the supervision of James Zhang. He will continue his research next year at Louisiana State University, and then as a postdoc at MIT.
Matt Junge teaching for the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound
January 1, 2015
Matt Junge, a graduate student who received the department's Excellence in Teaching award in 2011, is featured in the current newsletter of the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound for a year-long college prep course he is offering at the Washington Correction Center for Women. With the resumption of his class earlier this month, one student declared, "... Read more
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