Articles by Ralph Morrison

Professor Stoiciu wins NES/MAA Teaching Award!

A huge congratulations to Professor Mihai Stoiciu, who has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the highly selective NES/MAA Distinguished College or University Teaching Award! To quote one of the nominating letters: “There is no question that Mihai is one of the best teachers of mathematics that has ever graced this or any other

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SMALL at Mathfest 2018

Students from four groups at Williams’ 2018 SMALL REU (commutative algebra, knot theory, random matrix theory, and tropical geometry) attended MAA’s Mathfest Conference in Denver, Colorado from August 1 to August 4 to present on their research.  Congratulations to the six students who received an MAA Outstanding Student Paper Session Presentation Award! Those students and

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Bubbles inside bubbles! (By SMALL ’16 and SMALL ’17 Geometry)

Although a bubble inside a bubble as pictured below is unstable—the inner bubble pops out when it touches the outer bubble—students from the Williams SMALL undergraduate research project have found that a bubble inside a bubble can be stable—in fact, energy minimizing—if the space is weighted by a log-convex density, such as e^r^2. They provided

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Math/Stats Reunion Get-Together on Saturday

Faculty, students, and alumni are invited to the Math/Stats Department’s annual reunion tea!  We’ll get started at 3:30pm on Saturday, June 9 in the seminar room of Bascom House (at 33 Stetson Court).  Hope to see you there!

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Professor De Veaux elected Vice President of the ASA!

Congratulations to Professor Dick De Veaux, who has been elected Vice President of the American Statistical Association!  Read all about it here.

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Professor Harris wins Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award!

Congratulations to Professor Pamela Harris, who has received the 2018 Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from the Williams College Davis Center!“This award recognizes an outstanding staff, faculty, or community mentor who has made significant contributions to student success and development. Such a mentor goes above and beyond on behalf of their mentee to ensure their

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Guest post by Professor Pacelli on mathbabe.org!

Professor Allison Pacelli wrote a guest post on the blog mathbabe.org all about the summer calculus camp PZ Math.  Check it out here!

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Visitor Mohamed Omar featured in Forbes!

Professor Mohamed Omar, who will be visiting Williams from Harvey Mudd College this week, was just featured in an article in Forbes!  Check it out to read all about his fantastic work to increase diversity in math enrichment programs.  And be sure to come see his faculty seminar on Friday!

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“A Pi Day math debate”, by Professor Adams and Professor Garrity!

Happy Pi Day, everyone!!  Check out this article on Mother Jones by Professor Colin Adams and Professor Tom Garrity, where they seek to answer: “What Is the Greatest Number of All Time?”

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ASA Stats Education Blog Post, by Professor Heggeseth!

Check out this post by Professor Brianna Heggeseth, along with Leslie Myint and Brittney Bailey, for the for the ASA Statistics Education Section!  From Professor Heggeseth:  “The goal of the blog post is to start a nation-wide conversation among statistics educators about the best practices for creating inclusive classroom climates.”

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