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MLK50 Fellows Completion Academy ceremony

Alpha Ba and Segun George represented the department at the MLK50 Fellows Completion Academy ceremony that was held on February 26, 2018 at the University of Memphis. The University of Memphis Completion Academy for African American Males is a THEC supported grant made possible by Governor Haslam’s acquisition of Lumina funding dedicated to closing racial disparities in institutions of higher learning. Programming to support and accelerate degree completion is the primary focus of this grant which will also emphasize often untold success stories about the college experiences of African American males.

It is with great sadness that the Department of Mathematical Sciences announces that Dr. S.P. Wong, a retired Professor of Statistics, passed away on October 9, 2017. An obituary can be found on his personal webpage and, in memory of his devotion to the mentoring of graduate students, the department has established a new student award for graduate students in statistics.

All of Ralph Faudree's papers have been archived on the UofM library website. We would like to thank Gabor Meszaros and Pat Faudree for making this possible.

The Math Learning Center has moved to Dunn Hall 341 (the old Math Library).

See the Graduate Students' Awards page for a list of recent awards received by our graduate students.

Plenary Talks/Invited course-lectures by the DMS Faculty
The Faculty of the DMS is actively involved in cutting edge research in the mathematical sciences. This is reflected by the several high-visibility, invited talks and course-lectures presented worldwide. Some of the key-note talks and lectures recently delivered/to be soon delivered by the DMS Faculty are given in the above link.

Congratulations to Dr. Segun George who in 2017 was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Congratulations to D. P. Dwiggins, Instructor, who was nominated for the 2016-17 Briggs Teaching Award.

Faculty and graduate students from the DMS attended a conference at the Leibnitz Institute in Oberwolfach, Germany, November 20-26, 2016.  The topic was Mathematical Theory of FluidFlow Structure Interactions, and some photos are posted here.

Congratulations to David Grynkiewicz, who has been awarded the Paul Erdős Professorship in Mathematics. He has been awarded this professorship for 2016-2019.

Mathematicians and statisticians are listed in top 3 best jobs for 2014.

Dr. Harold Stephens passed away on February 4, 2013 at the age of 93. He was a member of our department many years ago. As a window into the past, here is a history of the department written by Dr. Stephens in 1973.