2009-2010 News Archive
Math Faculty in the News — Steve Strogatz
Professor Steve Strogatz, who holds a joint appointment with the Department of Mathematics and the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is writing a series of articles for the New York Times. As he describes it in his first article: “The goal is to give you a better feeling for what math is all about and why it’s so enthralling to those who get it.” The pieces are scheduled to appear each Monday and include:
- From Fish to Infinity (January 31, 2010)
- Rock Groups (February 7, 2010)
- The Enemy of My Enemy (February 14, 2010)
- Division and Its Discontents (February 21, 2010)
- The Joy of X (February 28, 2010)
- Finding Your Roots (March 7, 2010)
- Square Dancing (March 14, 2010)
- Think Globally (March 21, 2010)
- Power Tools (March 28, 2010)
- Take It to the Limit (April 4, 2010)
- Change We Can Believe In (April 11, 2010)
- It Slices, It Dices (April 18, 2010)
- Chances Are (April 25, 2010)
Check back for links to subsequent articles in the series.
— posted February 4, 2010
Awards Presented at Department Holiday Party
Department faculty, graduate students, and staff gathered once again
to celebrate the coming holiday season and the end of the fall semester.
Winners of the department teaching
awards were announced:
- Ravi Ramakrishna won the senior faculty teaching
award for his ability to push students to excel and to achieve a deep understanding of mathematics.
- Guang (Dennis) Yang won the junior faculty
teaching award for his ability to inspire his students in both large and small classes.
- Benjamin Lundell and Eyvindur Pálsson share the graduate
student teaching award. Ben was acknowledged for his commitment to and success in communicating mathematics to a broad audience, and Eyvindur for the clarity of his presentations and for his leadership and mentoring as a head TA.
The following graduate student
awards were also presented:
posted December 8, 2009
Last modified:August 10, 2011