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Wednesday, November 25


No Events or Seminars scheduled today.

Special Events

Topology in dimension 3.5: A conference in memory of Tim Cochran will be held at Rice on Jun 1-4, 2016. For more details check the conference website.

Patterns, Math & You for students entering the 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2016 will be held on the Rice campus May 31-June 10, 2016. More information can be found on the program website.

Rice Program in Mathematics for students entering the 10th or 11th grade in the Fall of 2016 will be held on the Rice campus June 13-June 24, 2016. More information can be found on the program website.

Rice University Math Circle will resume on September 13. The Fall 2015 schedule has been posted on the website.

Department News

Cochran Prize in Mathematics

To honor Professor Tim Cochran, the Department has established a memorial fund to create a Cochran Prize in Mathematics which will be awarded to an outstanding female undergraduate or graduate student in mathematics. For more information on how to contribute to the fund, please see this webpage.

Graduate student Ernesto Calleros awarded Ford Foundation 2015 Predoctoral Fellowship

In a national competition administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies, first year graduate student Ernesto Calleros was awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The awards are made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and show promise as scholars and teachers. Congratulations, Ernesto!.

Department Graduate honored by President Obama

Math alumnus, Raymond Johnson (PhD, 1969) has been named by President Obama as one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The awards recognize the crucial role of mentoring in the academic and personal development of underrepresented students of science and engineering.

After 40 years as a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, Dr. Johnson returned to the Department as a faculty member in 2009. He retired in 2014 but remains an adjunct professor. More from the Rice News

Professor Robert M. Hardt has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

His citation in the 2015 Class of the Fellows of the AMS posted at reads:

For contributions to calculus of variations, partial differential equations, and analytic approaches to geometry and topology, as well as mentoring.

According to the AMS, the Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Congratulations! More from the Rice News ...

Professor Anthony Varilly-Alvarado awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Recognizing his accomplishments and future plans both as a researcher and a teacher, Dr. Varilly-Alvarado has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER grant. In addition to continuing his research in Arithmetic Geometry, the grant will fund a mathematics summer outreach program for middle school students. This is the third year in a row that one of our faculty has received one of these distinguished grants. More from the Rice News …