Former Fast-Track student Rachel Ejem (BS and MS, 2015) won second place at the 15th Annual University of Alabama Honors Research Conference in Huntsville for her poster Rational Irrationalism which represents her work in the Art Studio program. Her work can be seen at the Spring 2016 BFA Exhibition at AEIVA from April 27 through May 7 and the poster currently hangs next to CH 458.
On April 8 Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis Pattern Formation and Semilinear Evolution Equations in Function Spaces. His studies were directed by Dr. M. Nkashama. Kwadwo is our 50th Ph.D. recipient.
Math and Neuroscience major Hriday Bhambhvani received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Goldwater Scholarship competition. Congratulations.
Faculty member Paul Jung will leave us effective August 14. He has accepted a faculty position at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). We wish him and his wife Jane all the best for the future.
Fast-track student Alexandra Fry was accepted into UAB's Medical School.
Logan Hoehn (Nipissing University) and Lex Oversteegen have solved a classic problem dating back to 1920. Their paper A complete classification of homogeneous plane continua will appear in Acta Mathematica, widely considered to be one of the top 5 mathematical journals.
Through a generous gift by alumna Debbie Jo Severin the Lars Gunnar and Debbie Jo Severin Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics was established. Proceeds will fund scholarships for mathematics students.
M.S. student Robert Mann has been admitted to the Doctoral Program in Finance at the University of Rochester's Simon Business School.
Ph.D. student Houssam Abdul-Rahman has accepted an offer from the University of Arizona as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Houssam Abdul-Rahman, Yeonok Cho, and Andrew Arnold were chosen as the department's Outstanding PhD Student, Outstanding Master's Student, and Outstanding Undergraduate Student, respectively. Congratulations to all.