Elizabeth McLaughlin invited to China to share teaching strategies

One of our very own professors, Elizabeth McLaughlin, was invited to the International School Affiliated to Beijing Foreign Studies University to assist in the details of setting up our Friday Center Math 231 Self-Paced Course. The week involved instruction on navigating Sakai and WebAssign as well as sharing teaching strategies for active learning in the classroom. A successful beginning to an exciting collaboration!

Art Gallery to feature Mark McCombs’ 3D & Fractal Art

Liquidambar Studio of Art will be featuring 3D art from our very own Mark McCombs! His art will be featured from June 2 to July 28th. Please join Mark for the opening night on June 2, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm! Liquidambar Studio of Art, 80 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC.

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Jason Metcalfe receives 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Jason Metcalfe, professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.

With this annual award, The Graduate School recognizes a faculty member who: encourages students to establish their own record of scholarly activity or performance, provides a supportive environment that facilitates the development of best performance and talents from individual graduate students, and achieves a successful record of graduate degree completion among the students they have advised.

Congratulations, Jason, on this outstanding honor!

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Boyce Griffith, Associate Professor, featured in Carolina Endeavors

In his youth, Boyce Griffith was writing computer programs before he could drive a car. Now a UNC mathematician, he creates computational models of the human heart to improve the prediction and treatment of cardiac diseases. Click here to read the entire article:


Katie Newhall chosen by APS as an Outstanding Referee

Congratulations to our very own Katie Newhall, Assistant Professor, who has been chosen among the 143 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review journals!

The American Physical Society (APS) has selected 143 Outstanding Referees for 2019 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online at http://journals.aps.org/OutstandingReferees.

Instituted in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes approximately 150 of the currently active referees for their invaluable work. Comparable to Fellowship in the APS and other organizations, this is a lifetime award. The selection this year was made from 30 years of records on over 71,000 referees who have been called upon to review manuscripts, including more then 40,000 that were submitted in 2018. The basis for the Outstanding Referees selection takes into account the quality, number and timeliness of a referee’s reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. Individuals with current or very recent direct connections to the journals, such as editors and editorial board members, were excluded.

Press Release – Outstanding Referee 2019

Congratulations, Katie!!

Congratulations Yaiza Canzani: Recipient of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship!

We would like to recognize one of our own assistant professors, Yaiza Canzani, for  being named a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow!

There are 126 early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $65,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.

Click here to see an article that was written about Yaiza and was featured on the College of Arts and Sciences Website. Congratulations, Yaiza!

List of 2018 Sloan Research Fellows

Jason Metcalfe recipient of UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching!

Congratulations to one of our very own professors, Jason Metcalfe, for receiving this year’s prestigious UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching! This is a fantastic honor for an outstanding colleague, researcher, and teacher. The Teaching Awards were established in 1994 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching within the University.  These awards are presented to a member of the faculty of each of the constituent institutions of the University. Jason will be recognized on Saturday, January 20th during a ceremony at half-time at the UNC-Georgia Tech Men’s basketball game.

Please extend congratulations to Jason!