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Is Our Climate Headed for a Mathematical Tipping Point?

Posted October 23, 2014
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Climate change and the chaotic properties of dynamic systems. Sounds pretty imposing huh? Ok, how about instead of that, we talk a little bit about the game of billiards? That was the idea Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay came up with several years ago as he tried to create a lesson in which he could […]

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Djordje Milićević Receives NSA Grant

Posted September 11, 2014

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Djordje Milićević has received a Young Investigator Grant from the National Security Agency’s Mathematical Sciences Program.  This award is available to promising investigators within ten years after receiving the Ph.D. Milićević’s proposal is titled “Arithmetic Manifolds, L-Functions, and Analysis” From the Project Summary: “This research project centers around two principal themes, that […]

Angela Allard ’14 Blends Cultural Awareness with Public Health Studies in Ghana

Posted October 3, 2013
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By Ivy Gray-Klein ‘14 Angela Allard ’14 spent this past summer volunteering for Unite for Sight, a nonprofit health organization devoted to empowering global clinics with a focus on eye health and preventing blindness. Stationed in Ghana, Allard facilitated check-ups and provided educational health talks. “I literally spanned the whole country,” said Allard. “I went […]

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics Wins Exemplary Program Award from the American Mathematical Society

Posted April 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr’s Department of Mathematics has been awarded the American Mathematical Society (AMS) annual award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department, announced the organization yesterday. “The Bryn Mawr mathematics department has a long history of encouraging women to pursue careers in mathematics. By cultivating a special atmosphere—fun-loving yet serious, supportive yet […]

New York Times Article Celebrates Contributions of Pioneering Mathematician who Taught at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 29, 2012

In the article “The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of,” The New York Times celebrates mathematician Emmy Noether, who struggled, in the male-dominated academic world of early 20th-century Europe, to pursue groundbreaking work that “undergirds much of today’s vanguard research in physics.” We’ve certainly heard of Noether at Bryn Mawr, where she taught after fleeing […]

Memorial Gathering for Retired Professor of Mathematics Ty Cunningham Set for Nov. 12

Posted October 20, 2011
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Members of the Bryn Mawr community are invited to attend a memorial gathering for retired Professor of Mathematics Frederic (Ty) Cunningham on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House. Cunningham passed away on Sept. 28, just a few weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday. Cunningham (Sept. 6, […]

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Kerstin Baer to Study Topology at Stanford

Posted May 12, 2011
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Kerstin Baer is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Baer plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at Stanford University beginning next year. Her primary area of interest is topology, which focuses on the spatial properties of objects when they are stretched, twisted, or bent.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz to Study Advanced Algebra at Michigan

Posted May 12, 2011
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2011 Bryn Mawr NSF Graduate Research Fellows Kerstin Baer ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz ’11 Evan Schenider ’10 Katy Tolfree ’99 Samantha Wood ’11 Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz of Highland Park, N.J., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Rebhuhn-Glanz plans to pursue […]

Zvezdelina Stankova ’92 Carries on a Bryn Mawr Tradition: Excellent Teaching in Mathematics

Posted April 6, 2011
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Zvezdelina Stankova ’92, a professor of mathematics at Mills College and the University of California, Berkeley, was one of three university math teachers to receive the 2011 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award. Read more »

Math Course on Environmental Modeling Leads to Real-World Solutions, on Campus and Beyond

Posted October 21, 2010
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On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Bryn Mawr students Katie Link and Yufang Wang, along with Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, were officially recognized by the Haverford Township board of commissioners for their work in helping the municipality successfully apply for a $300,000 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to help finance the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in the township’s new community recreation and environmental education center.

Professor Rhonda Hughes Looks at Football Through the Eyes of a Mathematician

Posted September 9, 2010

Are you ready for some football? How about learning about vectors? Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes is. Hughes, who over the summer received the very first M. Gweneth Humphreys Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, is featured in four of a series of 10 videos produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation […]

Bryn Mawr Professor Wins First-Ever Mentorship Award From Association for Women in Mathematics

Posted July 28, 2010
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Good mentoring can make a career, says Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes. Hughes has devoted much of her own career to ensuring that good mentoring is available to women in mathematics. At Bryn Mawr, generations of students have benefited from Hughes’ attention and encouragement, building confidence that is evident in the popularity of […]

Sarah Khasawinah ’09 wins NSF Graduate Fellowship

Posted May 20, 2009
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Sarah Khasawinah ’09, a double major in mathematics and English who spearheaded a $10,000 fundraising campaign to memorialize the victims of the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship, which includes a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 in addition to a $10,500 annual tuition […]

Senior Jackie Lang Wins Coveted Churchill Scholarship

Posted March 11, 2009
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Mathematics major Jackie Lang ’09 is one of just 14 American students who have been chosen to spend next year at the University of Cambridge as Churchill Scholars. The scholarships, awarded annually by the Winston Churchill Foundation, fund tuition and fees as well as living and travel expenses. Selection criteria include exceptional academic achievement; a […]

NSF grant to fund teacher-ed program focusing on environmental projects as learning aids for science

Posted February 24, 2009
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Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay and several colleagues have received a $300,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to design a model program that will help local teachers use real-world environmental sustainability projects to engage students in science and math. Read more »

Teacher, mother, daughter: a Bryn Mawr mathematical geneaology

Posted May 15, 2008

Crannell, Good, and Hughes When Annalisa Crannell ’87 learned that she had been selected to receive the Mathematics Association of America’s Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, she knew that one of her Bryn Mawr mentors would have a special interest in the news: Professor of Mathematics […]

Senior math majors chat with J. Crew CEO

Posted May 1, 2008
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At the end of every semester Helen Herrmann Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes likes to take some time out of her senior seminar to inspire her students as they go off into the real world. She happened upon the perfect thing April 21 when she caught J. Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler on The Charlie […]

NSF Awards Grant to Bryn Mawr and Spelman To Increase Number of Women in Mathematics

Posted January 24, 2008
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The National Science Foundation recently announced that it will invest a further $1.1 million in EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), a program founded and led by Bryn Mawr Professor of Mathematics Rhonda Hughes and Spelman College Professor of Mathematics Sylvia Bozeman. EDGE is designed to encourage women, especially women from underrepresented groups, to complete […]