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Professor Julie Blackwood receives tenure!

The department is thrilled to announce that mathematics professor Julie Blackwood will be promoted to the position of associate professor with tenure!  You can read all about it here.  Congratulations, Julie!!

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2018 RIPS Team (including Hallee Wong ’18) Wins Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Iuliana Tabian (Imperial College London) and Emmanuel Antonio Cuevas (Universidad de Guanajuato) for winning Best Poster Award at the 1st International Workshop on Advanced Machine Vision for Real-life and Industrially Relevant Applications (AMV2018). Tabian and Cuevas, along with their teammates Osman Akar (UCLA) and Hallee Wong (Williams College) participated in IPAM’s Research in

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Bayesian Statistics Poster Session

Math and Stat majors in Professor Daniel Turek’s STAT365 (Bayesian Statistics) completed independent research projects at the end of the Fall 2018 semester, and presented their work during an in-class poster session. Check out the photos below!

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“Journeys of Women in Mathematics” video

The Committee for Women in Mathematics, together with Micro-Documentaries and supported by the Simons Foundation, has created a film called “Journeys of Women in Mathematics”.  Check it out below, or on youtube: From the Association for Women in Mathematics’ description of the film: “It brings together and documents both the successes and barriers for women in

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Professor Steve Miller selected to be an AMS Fellow!

Many congratulations to Professor Steve Miller, who has been selected to be an AMS Fellow, Class of 2019!  His selection was “for contributions to number theory and service to the mathematical community, particularly in support of mentoring undergraduate research.” You can read more about the AMS Fellows program here.

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Check out “Theater of the Mathematically Absurd”, this Saturday!

Theater of the Mathematically Absurd Saturday, Oct. 27 2:00-3:00 Wege Auditorium, Chemistry Humorous math theater put on by students and faculty Colin Adams, Julie Blackwood and Ralph Morrison, as part of Family Days. No equations and relatively few bad math puns.  What happens to math when artificial intelligence rules the world? How do you turn

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Check out the Lathisms website, co-founded by Professor Harris!

In 2016, Professor Pamela Harris co-founded the website www.lathisms.org, an accessible platform that prominently features the extent of the research and mentoring contributions of [email protected] and Hispanics in different areas of the Mathematical Sciences. Every year during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) the website features a daily mathematician and in 2018, they are featuring

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Pamela Harris: The Mathematical Rise and Social Contribution of a Dreamer

Professor Pamela Harris has been featured in an article in the September Notices of the American Mathematical Society!  Check out the fantastic article, written by Ricardo Cortez and Federico Ardila, here: “Pamela Harris: The Mathematical Rise and Social Contribution of a Dreamer“

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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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