2010

  • Dr. Lex Oversteegen, jointly with Dr. Ed Tymchatyn from the University of Saskatchewan, published the paper Extending isotopies of planar continua in the Annals  of Mathematics, regarded by many as the most prestigious mathematics journal. Congratulations!
  • Faculty members Scott Dixon and Christian Hainzl have left the department effective August 14, 2010. Scott got married and has moved to Montgomery where he will teach. Christian will be a professor at the University of Tübingen in Germany. We wish both of them as well as their families all the best for the future. 
  • Profs. Chernov, and Li recently won individual research grants from NSF. You may click their names for award abstracts. 
  • On June 18 Jim Ward was named Professor Emeritus. See the university's announcement here.
  • Terri Hipps (BS 2009) was one of two winners of the Shelby County First Year Teacher of the Year award.
  • Graduate student Kyle Besing won the the 2010-2011 Kauffman award for excellence in first year graduate studies.
  • Joseph Lovvorn is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Warner Scholarship.
  • Melody Brinson and Bonnie-Kim Hang each were awarded an 2010-2011 Travis Wood Memorial Scholarship.
  • Catherine Case received the 2010-2011 O'Neil Scholarship.
  • Ph.D. student Kendrick White won 3. place for a poster at the LSAMP Spring Research Conference held in Huntsville. Congratulations.
  • Fast-track student Atbin Doroodchi has won a Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of six winners in Alabama (3 at UAB and one each at Auburn, UA, and USA). Congratulations!!!
  • Fast-track student Ethan Hossain was a member of the UAB team winning first-place at the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, Held March 4 in Cincinnati.
  • Debra Mimbs and Roger Nichols won first prizes at the 2010 Graduate Students Research Days. Click here for more details.
  • Roger Nichols, Jacob Chapman, and Luke Stannard were chosen as the Outstanding PhD Student, the Outstanding Master's Student, and the Outstanding Undergraduate Student, respectively. Congratulations to all.
  • Prospective Ph.D. Roger Nichols accepted a postdoc position at the University of Missouri.
  • The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) has recently received a $2.1 million "Phase II Research" award from NSF. Dr. Mayer discusses the Grant to Boost Math Teacher Readiness.