2001-2002 Archived News Items

Math Major Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Peter Clark, a sophomore majoring in mathematics and biology, and a college scholar, was one of four Cornell recipients of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in science and mathematics. The Goldwater Scholarship, established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, was designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. It is a premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. The one- and two-year scholarships cover college expenses up to $7,500 per year, including tuition, fees, books and room and board. This is the seventh year in a row that Cornell has had three or more Goldwater winners and the third year in a row that one of the Cornell recipients was a mathematics major.
posted June 19, 2002

Faculty Member Awarded Moore Prize

SIAM will award the first (biennial) Moore Prize for Applications of Interval Analysis to Warwick Tucker, H. C. Wang assistant professor, for his paper A rigorous ODE solver and Smale's 14th problem, Foundations of Computational Mathematics 2 no. 1 (2002), 53-117. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony to take place at the SIAM Workshop on Validated Computing 2002 in Toronto.
posted May 20, 2002

Faculty Member Wins New Carpenter Advising Award

Graeme Bailey, adjunct professor in mathematics and director of the computer science MEng program, has been awarded a Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award. The $5000 award, which is in its first year, was established by Stephen Ashley, a member of the Cornell Board of Trustees, to honor his former advisor; it recognizes "sustained and distinguished contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising."
posted May 10, 2002

Faculty Member Wins NSERC University Faculty Award

Stephanie van Willigenburg, a visiting assistant professor, has been awarded a University Faculty Award by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. NSERC awards 20 of these awards annually to talented Canadian female scientists. Recipients enjoy a reduced teaching load for 3-5 years thanks to salary contributions from this award.
posted May 10, 2002.

Professor Named Fellow of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Prof. Richard Durrett has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the nation's preeminent learned society. Among the academy's Fellows are scholars in mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, the social sciences and humanities, business, government, public affairs, and the arts, including more than 160 Nobel Prize laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners.
posted May 3, 2002

Professor Honored for his Commitments to Research and Teaching

Prof. Ravi Ramakrishna has been awarded a Centennial Fellowship by the American Mathematical Society. The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. Ravi was also presented this week with a Stephen and Margery Russell Teaching Award, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, for his devotion to teaching.
posted May 3, 2002

New Department Teaching Awards Presented

Recipients of three new department teaching awards were announced at the department's annual holiday party on Friday, December 7. The Teaching Recognition Award was given to Al Schatz, the Junior Faculty Teaching Award to Ravi Ramakrishna and the Graduate Student Teaching Award to Lee Gibson. More...
posted December 21, 2001

Professor elected to AAAS

Cornell Mathematics professor John Guckenheimer has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Guckenheimer will be recognized for his contributions to the sciences at the Feb. 16, 2002, Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.
posted November 27, 2001

Cornell Faculty to speak at International Congress of Mathematicians

Cornell Mathematics professors Harry Kesten, Greg Lawler and John Smillie have been invited to address the International Congress of Mathematicians, to be held in August 2002 in Beijing, China. The ICM is held once every four years and is attended by thousands of mathematicians from around the world.
posted October 2, 2001

Kieval Lecture

Richard Guy, Emeritus and Faculty Professor of the University of Calgary will deliver the 2001 Kieval lecture, Fun from Mathematics and Mathematics from Fun. The lecture will be an autobiographical history of combinatorial games. Combinatorics is the branch of mathematics that includes the enumeration of complicated configurations and patterns. The Kieval lecture will begin at 4:00pm on November 9th in 251 Malott Hall. A reception will be held from 3:15-3:50 in the 5th floor lounge of Malott Hall.
posted October 25, 2001

Putnam Training

Training for the Putnam math competition for undergraduate students will be held on
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Malott 207. The first meeting is Monday 9/17.
posted September 17, 2001

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