Rice University Math News
GSA Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award
Honoring his commitment to graduate students and their education, the Rice Graduate Student Association awarded Tim Cochran one of this year's "Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Awards". These awards are given to members of the Rice faculty to honor their demonstrated commitment to graduate education through extraordinary dedication in teaching and mentoring.
Professors Tim Cochran and Shelly Harvey receive 2014 Simons Fellowships
Professors Cochran and Harvey were awarded Simons Fellowships that will allow them to spend the 2014-15 year on sabbatical. This program recognizes outstanding mathematicians and supports research on complex problems requiring extended time and effort. Congratulations!
Department to offer B.S. in Mathematics Degree
The Rice Faculty Senate has approved a new BS degree in Mathematics effective this Fall (2014). The requirements for the new degree can be found here.
2014 NSF Graduate Student Fellowship Award
Congratulations to grad student Miriam Kuzbary on being awarded a 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! These prestigious awards not only recognize and support outstanding graduate students during their education, but also anticipate that they will become leaders and innovators in their field. Christopher White, a 2013 Rice graduate currently studying physics at Caltech, was also awarded a Fellowship. Graduating seniors Nicholas Ryder and Karl Schaefer and 2010 graduate Robert Lewis all received Honorable Mentions.
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 …
Professor Alexander Kiselev will join our Department next July
Alexander Kiselev of the University of Wisconsin will join the MATH department as a Professor in July 2014. Kiselev is a distinguished analyst who has made major contributions to spectral theory, fluid dynamics, and reaction-diffusion equations. He has held the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Sloan Research Fellowship, and been an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics. He is also a dedicated teacher, having advised numerous undergraduate research students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows.
New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
Recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the mathematics profession, Professors Tim Cochran and Brendan Hassett have been elected to the 2014 class of Fellows. They join 7 colleagues from the Department who were elected last year. More from the Rice News ….