2006

Srikanth Iyengar is our graduate students' 2006 selection for the Roger Wiegand Prize for contributions to our graduate students.
Jonas Azzam received the Chair Prize for Outstanding graduating undergraduate.
Congratulations to Jim Campbell, Steve Cohn, Irakli Loladze, Tom Marley, and Allan Peterson, 2006 Contributions to Students award recipients.
David Pitts is a 2006 A & S Distinguished Teaching Award recipient.
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Tom Marley receives Nebraska-SE South Dakota section MAA award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
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Allan Peterson named Charles Bessey Professor of Mathematics.
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Judy Walker accepts the Haimo Award for excellence in teaching from MAA President Carl Cowen, January 13, 2006, at the joint AMS/MAA annual meeting in San Antonio.

2005

Justin DeVries received the Chair Prize for Outstanding graduating undergraduate.
David Pitts is our graduate students' 2005 selection for the Roger Wiegand Prize for contributions to our graduate students.
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Marilyn Johnson and Lori Mueller, with the other annual 2005 Applause award recipients, with Dean Hoffman (from left to right, back row, Leann Galusha, Marilyn Johnson, Tamara Cartwright, Dean Hoffmann; front row, Kathy Hellwege, Peg Bergmeyer, Lori Mueller).
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Prof. Glenn Ledder is a co-PI for RUTE, a $710,000 NSF grant for Research for Undergraduates in Theoretical Ecology.
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David Logan was appointed as a Willa Cather Professor.
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Roger Wiegand received a College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award.

2004

Mark Stigge received the Chair Prize for Outstanding graduating undergraduate.
Mark Walker is our graduate students' 2004 selection for the Roger Wiegand Prize for contributions to our graduate students.
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The re-Dedication of the newly renovated Avery Hall was conducted on September 30, 2004 in 115 Avery Hall at 3:00P. Speakers at the dedication included Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Mathematics Chair John Meakin, Computer Science and Engineering Chair Rich Sincovec, University Libraries Dean Joan Giesecke, and Nebraska Senator Roger Wehrbein. An open house followed the ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30P. Avery is now the home of the Mathematics Department, Computer Science and Engineering Department, the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, and a branch of the Statistics Department. The remodeled structure contains classrooms and faculty and graduate student offices and includes wireless computer networking, gathering spaces, and multimedia configurations.
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Jim Lewis, Director Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education, is co-PI of $5 million NSF Math in the Middle grant (video of grant announcement).
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Allan Donsig and Susan Hermiller are 2004 recipients of the College Distinguished Teaching Award.

2003

Seth Hain received the Chair Prize for Outstanding graduating undergraduate.
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Elizabeth Green, undergraduate Math major has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. There were 300 scholarships awarded for the 2003–2004 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States. ... Thirty-one Scholars are mathematics majors ... The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. ... The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Public Law 99–661 on November 14, 1986. The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
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Mohammad Rammaha and Mark Walker are 2003 recipients of the College Distinguished Teaching Award.
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Jim Lewis is the 2003 NU Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award winner, and a 2003 inductee to the UNL Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

2002

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Tuesday night was the 3rd Annual APPLAUSE Ceremony for the awardees for the calendar year 2002. They are, in alpha order, Marilyn Augustyn from Computer Science Janet Carlson from English Joleen Deats from Sociology Deb Heckens from Computer Science Linda Hotovy from Biological Sciences Marilyn Johnson from Math & Stat There were also three dynamite door prizes given away... 13 inch TV with VCR to Lori Anderson from the Dean's Office Stereo to Professor John Meakin from Math & Stat DVD player to Charles Daniel from Computer Science. Congratulations to all.

Recognition Dinner

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The Third Annual Recognition Dinner, a formal dinner and recognition of awards to faculty, staff and students, was held at the Wick Alumni Center on Monday, April 22, 2002. Jim Lewis, Chair of the Department, presided and announced the recognitions with the assistance of Gordon Woodward, Undergraduate Advisor, and Roger Wiegand, Graduate Advisor. The photos above (click on small photo to enlarge) show Jim, faculty members recognized for grant funding and some attendees: undergraduate math majors, graduate students, and faculty members.
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The Sixth Annual Howard Rowlee Lecture was given by Professor Ron Graham of the University of California, San Diego on Thursday April 25, 2002. The pictures above show (1) Ron visiting with faculty, staff and students in the department, (2 & 3) juggling with undergrad students and faculty members, (4) Tom Marley attempting a self-learned juggling act, and (5) Ron Graham with Howard Rowlee.
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Luchezar Avramov is appointed to the Dale M. Jensen Chair of Mathematics.
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Gordon Woodward receives a 2002 College Distinguished Teaching Award.
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Roger Wiegand was honored March 27, 2002 at a luncheon celebrating his appointment as a Willa Cather Professor. All new professors were announced at the end of the fall semester.

One hundred thirty-three undergraduate women mathematicians attended the Fourth Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics February 1–3. In addition to attending plenary talks given by Dr. Rosemary Chang (Coastcom) and Professor Dusa McDuff (SUNY - Stony Brook)and participating in panel discussions on 'Careers in Mathematics' and 'Choosing a Graduate School', conference participants attended research talks given by 41 of their peers. The Women's Undergraduate Math Network hosted a game night on Saturday. The conference was a huge success! Next year's conference will be February 7–9, 2002.

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This last weekend (Saturday, January 5, 2002) I had the experience of a lifetime. Last March, my wife Alma nominated me as an inspirational person because of all the hardship that I went through with my liver transplant back in '97. This nomination was to carry the Olympic Torch for the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City. On Saturday, I got to carry the olympic torch for a quarter mile in Kenosha, WI. We were allowed to purchase the torch that we carried and so I have it at home now. What made this experience even better, was that my entire family was there too!

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2001

The Fourth Annual Regional Workshop in the Mathematical Sciences was held on Friday & Saturday, November 2–3, 2001. To review the list of Plenary speakers, please reference Fourth Annual Regional Workshop in Mathematical Sciences
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Many of the happy participants at the 4th Annual Regional Undergraduate Workshop, sponsored by the UNL departments of Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science held on campus November 2 and 3, 2001.

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A smaller group of workshop participants enjoying the pleasant Fall weather in Lincoln on November 3, 2001.

U.S. Navy Lt. Shane Osborn (and former Math major graduating from UNL) arrives in Lincoln, NE and revisits our Mathematics & Statistics department. Osborn successfully landed his crippled plane after a collision with a Chinese jet fighter last spring.

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Lt. Shane Osborn talking to Dr. Gordon Woodward's Math 107H class

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Lt. Shane Osborn flipping the coin during the Nebraska vs. Notre Dame football game on Saturday, September 8, 2001.

Welcome!

Many of our 1st year Graduate students were present at an outdoor picnic hosted by Dr. Jim Lewis at his home. These students joined our program this Fall semester and this is one of many ways we welcome them to the department.

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Allan Peterson wins MAA Section Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Jaclyn Anderson, an undergraduate mathematics major at UNL, was awarded this year's Alice T. Schafer Prize, which is given annually to the top woman undergraduate in the mathematical sciences in the U.S. by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Jackie accepted the prize in New Orleans in January 2001 at the Prize Session of the national joint meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. The AWM has more photos of Jackie and other AWM prizewinners taken at the meetings.

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Pictured with Janet Kohles (Jackie's mother) and Steve Anderson (Jackie's husband)


September, 1998

In 1998 the Department of Mathematics and Statistics was awarded The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in recognition of its success in mentoring female graduate students.

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Dr. Judy Walker and President Bill Clinton