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Join OU doctoral graduate Dr. Javier Ronquillo and other leaders on this interesting activity.
10/21/2020

Join OU doctoral graduate Dr. Javier Ronquillo and other leaders on this interesting activity.

Next Monday, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival and the Journal of Math Circles are co-hosting a panel of five speakers discussing Math Circles in Times of Physical Distancing. Join us as panelists share how they have adapted their Math Circle work to the new virtual reality! Register here: https://buff.ly/2Huhu6U

Husband and wife mathematics doctoral 🎓 graduates! So proud of you two, Prabha and Rabi!
10/18/2020

Husband and wife mathematics doctoral 🎓 graduates! So proud of you two, Prabha and Rabi!

We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our doctoral graduates.  Rest in Peace, Ryan Botts.  Sincere condolenc...
09/27/2020
Passing of Dr. Ryan Botts

We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our doctoral graduates. Rest in Peace, Ryan Botts. Sincere condolences to his loved ones.

His doctoral advisor, Martin Mohlenkamp, chairman of the department of Mathematics, shared some memories:

"Ryan Botts received his doctorate here in 2010 under my direction. Some of you will remember him from that time. He went on to become a faculty member at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. I had not kept in very good contact with Ryan over the years. However, at the AMS meeting in January we reconnected and had several nice conversations and meals together. We talked about starting a research project together and him advising the department on starting a data science program. We caught up on each other's lives.

On an email message to our faculty, Professor Todd Young commented: Ryan was a really nice guy. It is a great loss to his family, friends and students.

This morning, our friend and faculty colleague, Dr. Ryan Botts, passed away from sudden cardiac arrest related to a rare heart condition that had affected him the last two years. Ryan and his wife Nikki were both teaching from home today. Dr. Botts collapsed at the end of a meeting with a student an...

09/24/2020
The greatest mathematician that never lived - Pratik Aghor

The greatest mathematician that never lived - Pratik Aghor

Dig into the mystery of Nicolas Bourbaki— one of the most influential mathematicians of all time… who never actually existed. -- When Nicolas Bourbaki applie...

Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering
09/24/2020
Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering

Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering

At the start of each decade the law mandates that the boundaries of congressional districts must be redrawn in order to reflect the most recent changes to the population distribution. This is a process of immense importance for the proper functioning of our democracy - the shape of congressional dis...

Fund assists students amid pandemic
09/11/2020
Fund assists students amid pandemic

Fund assists students amid pandemic

Hayasa Tahmazyan is a second year graduate student and Fulbright Scholar from Armenia. She planned to spend the summer back in her home country so she could continue her research.

Math With Bad Drawings
09/08/2020

Math With Bad Drawings

Hope your semester is off to a good start! We got this!
08/29/2020

Hope your semester is off to a good start! We got this!

Ohio University Department of Mathematics
08/18/2020

Ohio University Department of Mathematics

Ohio University Department of Mathematics's cover photo
08/18/2020

Ohio University Department of Mathematics's cover photo

University Mourns Math Associate Professor Emeritus Munukutla Sastry - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
08/18/2020
University Mourns Math Associate Professor Emeritus Munukutla Sastry - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

University Mourns Math Associate Professor Emeritus Munukutla Sastry - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Munukutla Sastry, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Ohio University, passed away on May 28 at the age of 84, according to his obituary in the Athens Messenger: Sastry, as he was known to all, was born on July 24, 1935 in Chodavaram, India. Sastry came to the U.S. […]

Celebrating Professor Emeritus Sergiu Aizicovici.
08/18/2020
Retirement | For Aizicovici's Students, the Difference Was Magical Lectures, Professional Passion - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences

Celebrating Professor Emeritus Sergiu Aizicovici.

Dr. Sergiu Aizicovici developed a passion for mathematics in middle school, so choosing math as his college major was an easy decision—a decision that led to a 31-year career in the Mathematics Department at Ohio University. His passion for math never waned, and his time in Athens adds up to […]

08/12/2020
SchoolRubric

What do you do with a math degree? Enjoy catching up with our alum Kenneth Davis.

Ken Davis, the director of Discovery School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, joins SchoolRubric to chat on the pandemic situation in Honduras and the plans that Discovery School has for the new school year. Mr. Davis also reflects upon some lessons learned in his first role as a school director and living and working overseas in international schools for the past two decades. Learn more about Discovery School by visiting https://www.discoveryschool.edu.hn.

0:00 Ken Davis introduction
0:57 COVID situation in Honduras
2:38 Future of schools post-pandemic
4:53 The Head of School learning curve
7:45 Discovery School accomplishments and goals
11:06 Living and working overseas
13:23 Spending time with family during COVID
14:23 Wrap-Up

Support international students affected by COVID-19
07/17/2020
Support international students affected by COVID-19

Support international students affected by COVID-19

In collaboration with members of the Athens, Ohio, community and the International Student Task Force, an International Student Emergency Relief Fund has been established.

The Math of Social Distancing Is a Lesson in Geometry
07/15/2020
The Math of Social Distancing Is a Lesson in Geometry

The Math of Social Distancing Is a Lesson in Geometry

How to safely reopen offices, schools and other public spaces while keeping people six feet apart comes down to a question mathematicians have been studying for

Despite Athens' COVID-19 surge, experts say alarm isn't yet warranted
07/14/2020
Despite Athens' COVID-19 surge, experts say alarm isn't yet warranted

Despite Athens' COVID-19 surge, experts say alarm isn't yet warranted

Although COVID-19 cases in Athens County have exponentially increased since the beginning of July, particularly among young people, experts said in interviews with The Athens NEWS that there isn’t cause

07/10/2020
Women in Maths
07/08/2020

Women in Maths

Sarah Brown (PhD student, University of Nottingham): "I don't think that I have ever been met with anything but surprise when I tell people that I am doing a PhD in Mathematics. This surprise quickly turns to confusion when I say that my PhD work uses maths to help us learn about asthma. While these reactions can be confidence boosting, it is sad knowing that a male mathematician my age would likely not be met with this same surprise.

I have always enjoyed maths. As geeky as it is, I still remember lying on the beach on holiday at the age of about 5, asking my parents to write out sums for me to solve. I loved the challenge of solving a problem and the satisfaction that came with getting the correct solution. Being honest, I don’t think I noticed any gender disparities in maths during school. From what I can remember, there was quite a good mix of genders in maths teachers at our school, as well as in my classmates of the same ability. Though I am sure I was surrounded by the classic images of old male mathematicians from a young age, it wasn't till I pursued mathematics at higher education that I realised that this was such a big problem. I think, however, that this became a part of what spurred me on to want to continue with maths and challenge this stereotype.

During my degree I came to particularly like the applied side of maths where I could clearly see how maths is used around us and why it is so important. My degree at the University of Leeds was a joint honours in maths and biology and, while these were completely separate courses, I began to be deeply interested in how they could be used together. In my final year I picked a dissertation topic to combine the two disciplines and this is what led me to decide on doing a Masters in Mathematical Medicine and Biology at the University of Nottingham the following year. Very early on in my Masters, I decided that I wanted to do a PhD and was lucky enough to be accepted onto an MRC funded doctoral training program with a really interesting project on asthma. During this time, I have had the opportunity to engage with several women in maths events and meet some inspiring women at the top of their field.

Over the past year, I have discovered my passion for promoting the public understanding of and engagement in STEM subjects and, in particular, increasing the number of young girls that pursue mathematics. I post short explanations of weird and wonderful uses of maths on my page (https://www.facebook.com/whatsthepointofmaths/) and deliver sessions in schools, along with other women mathematicians, with the hope of inspiring the next generation of women in maths."

The Mathematics Genealogy Project moves to the cloud
07/08/2020
The Mathematics Genealogy Project moves to the cloud

The Mathematics Genealogy Project moves to the cloud

The Mathematics Genealogy Project (MGP) has a new home on the internet: It is all the same content, and still brought to you by the NDSU Department of Mathematics, with support from the American Ma…

07/01/2020
Science Cafe with Todd Eisworth 09-09-2015

As Todd Eisworth retires from his Chair position and returns to normal faculty duties, we express our gratitude for his service. Looking for a picture to post, we found this video, which we hope you'll enjoy...

Todd Eisworth, Mathematics, "To Infinity... and Beyond!"

06/23/2020
NEPSA-Nepalese Student Association, Ohio University

NEPSA-Nepalese Student Association, Ohio University

Huge congratulations to the past NEPSA treasurer Mrs. Prabha Shrestha for successfully accomplishing her PhD studies in Mathematics. She defended her dissertation today entitled Sufficient Dimension Reduction Models. We wish all the successes in her future endeavors. Congratulations Dr. Shrestha.

Congratulations to our latest doctoral graduate, Dr. Prabha Shrestha!
06/23/2020

Congratulations to our latest doctoral graduate, Dr. Prabha Shrestha!

Emeritus professor Gene Kaufman and our alum Ryan Schwiebert update a classic text on an approach to Analytic Functions ...
06/18/2020
An Introduction to Analytic Functions | SpringerLink

Emeritus professor Gene Kaufman and our alum Ryan Schwiebert update a classic text on an approach to Analytic Functions with a Moore method pedagogy.

When first published in 1959, this book was the basis of a two-semester course in complex analysis for upper undergraduate and graduate students. J. S. Mac Nerney was a proponent of the Socratic, or

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Some great quotes by Dr. Just in this article:
Happy Father's Day to all faculty and grad students that are blessed to have little people in your lives!
Our graduate students led an interesting community activity at the public library today.
REMINDER: Please send your submission by this Friday! It's OK if you didn't know Dr. Golos personally; we are looking to share any and all stories about OU Mathematics with him. Thanks! Original post: Dear OU Mathematics Students, Faculty and Alumni, Dr. Ellery Golos, the founder of the Honors Tutorial College and OU Mathematics professor for over 40 years, will soon be turning 92. In honor of his birthday, his daughters are compiling a scrapbook filled with stories about his impact on students and colleagues. Would you be willing to share your thoughts? Any special OU Mathematics experiences or memories you'd like to convey? If you knew Ellery, we especially want to hear your stories. Please email all responses to Pam Golos at [email protected] by Friday September 7. If that deadline poses challenges or you have any questions, please contact Debbie Golos Schmitz at [email protected]. Thanks so much!
Dear OU Mathematics Students, Faculty and Alumni, Dr. Ellery Golos, the founder of the Honors Tutorial College and OU Mathematics professor for over 40 years, will soon be turning 92. In honor of his birthday, his daughters are compiling a scrapbook filled with stories about his impact on students and colleagues. Would you be willing to share your thoughts? Any special OU Mathematics experiences or memories you'd like to convey? If you knew Ellery, we especially want to hear your stories. Please email all responses to Pam Golos at [email protected] by Friday September 7. If that deadline poses challenges or you have any questions, please contact Debbie Golos Schmitz at [email protected]. Thanks so much!
Hi there! I'm a business public radio reporter doing a story about a recent OSU study which found that women with high GPAs applying for an entry level job were called back significantly less than men with lower grades. It found the gender disparity in callbacks was especially pronounced for women math majors. For this story, I'd like to include some reactions/reflections from women who are majoring in math, and perhaps are, or are about to be, on the job market. Is there a student(s) you might recommend I reach out to who might be willing to share their two cents? If so, please feel free to let me know at your earliest convenience. Also, please feel free to forward my contact info to anyone you think may be interested. My cell is 216-210-9061 and my email is [email protected]. Best and thanks, Adrian Ma Business Reporter WCPN / Marketplace