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August 31, 2020
Jayadev Athreya, associate professor of mathematics, explains research into the Dodecahedron, a shape formed with twelve pentagons.Featured on Quanta Magazine 
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August 22, 2020
Max Lieblich, professor of mathematics, is quoted in this article about the "Rolls Royce of chalk."Featured on CNN 
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July 27, 2020
Sean Griffin received the "Best Student Presentation Award" at the 2020 Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics Conference (FPSAC) for his extended abstract Ordered set partitions, Tanisaki ideals, and rank varieties.  This year's award is shared with ... Read more
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July 20, 2020
Jayadev Athreya, associate professor of mathematics, discusses a boycott of predictive policing by mathematicians.Featured on Popular Mechanics 
Gloria C. Hewitt
July 10, 2020
Gloria Conyers Hewitt received her MS (1960) and PhD (1962) from the University of Washington, becoming one of the first African-American women nationally to receive a doctorate in mathematics. Her thesis, "Direct and Inverse Limits of Abstract Algebras," was written under the direction of Richard Pierce. Dr. Hewitt became an Assistant Professor in the University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences in Fall 1961 and served as Chair of the Department from 1995 to 1999. During her UM... Read more
Krzysztof Burdzy
July 10, 2020
Chris Burdzy has been named President-Elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He will spend one year as President-Elect, then a year as President, then a year as Past President. In a brief statement, Burdzy writes "I am greatly honored by being nominated for the IMS President. Big Data presents both challenges for and opportunities to statistics. In my opinion, it also presents new opportunities for the statistical and... Read more
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July 9, 2020
  Each year, the College honors four graduating students — one from each of its four divisions — as Dean’s Medalists, based on academic performance and faculty recommendations. See why this year’s four recipients, who together represent eight Arts & Sciences majors, are being celebrated as “truly remarkable.”   Julie Zhang Dean’s Medalist in the Natural Sciences Statistics and Mathematics major Faculty teaching Julie Zhang for the first time are in for a surprise. Michael Perlman, professor... Read more
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June 19, 2020
Jayadev Athreya, associate professor of mathematics, among other mathematics researchers has signed a letter calling on the discipline to stop working on predictive-policing algorithms.Featured on Nature 
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June 17, 2020
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) announced this year's recipient of the Blackwell-Tapia Prize is Craig McKibben & Sarah Merner Professor of Mathematics Tatiana Toro. The biennial Blackwell-Tapia Prize was established in 2002 by the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute... Read more
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June 16, 2020
Tatiana Toro, mathmatics professor, has been awarded the Blackwell-Tapia prize for "excellence in research among people who have promoted diversity within the sciences.”Featured on UW News