The Daily Tar Heel: A Thank-You to Professor Mark McCombs!

One of our very own associate professors was featured in The Daily Tar Heel on Monday! Annie Kiyonaga, a student in Professor McCombs’ Math 118 class, says, “Thank you Mark McCombs for reminding me that the content of a class doesn’t necessarily determine its potency or relevance. Thank you for making a huge lecture hall feel intimate. Also, please forgive me if I fail our test on Friday.” To read the full column, click here.

Birthday conference in honor of Richard Rimanyi

A conference titled “Characteristic classes and Singularities”  in honor of Richard Rimanyi on the occasion of  his 50th birthday will be held at the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland October 4-7 2018. See the conference webpage for more details.

Professor Richard Rimanyi is the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and has been on the math faculty since 2003.

Scientists Create Method to Map Vast Unknown Territory of Long Non-coding RNA

“UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Mauro Calabrese, PhD, have developed a way to categorize mysterious RNA molecules by their likely function, a big first step toward quickening the discovery of their roles in human health and diseases, such as cancers.” One of our very own, Professor Peter Mucha, collaborated with Mauro Calabrese on the paper.

For more information about the paper and their research, please click here (UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom).

Congratulations, Class of 2018 Graduates!

We are so proud of you, and can’t wait to see all that you accomplish!

UNC Graduate School Recognizes Paul Cornwell

Congratulations to one of our very own, Paul Cornwell, for being a recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. His dissertation is titled “A Symplectic View of Stability for Traveling Waves in Skew-Gradient Systems.”

We are proud of you, Paul!

Dissertation Adviser: Christopher K.R.T. Jones

Women in Science Wednesday Interview

One of our very own undergraduate students, Victoria Whitley, was recently interviewed in the Endeavor’s “Women in Science Wednesdays.” Junior Victoria Whitley is an undergraduate researcher within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences majoring in applied mathematics. She is also a research assistant in the Joint Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab. Her research focuses on understanding how some salts dissolve in corn syrup, causing stratified fluids to diffuse unevenly. Click on the link below to learn more!

Victoria Whitley

Francesca Bernardi and Katrina Morgan recipients of 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women

“We all have more power than we think we do,” Morgan said. “No matter who you are, you’re capable of making an impact.”

Congratulations to our very own Katrina Morgan and Francesca Bernardi for being the graduate student recipients of the 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women. “The awards, created in 2006, honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention, or promoted professional development for women. Graduate students Morgan and Bernardi were honored as the co-founders of Girls Talk Math, a two-week summer day camp to encourage high school girls to consider careers in mathematics. At the camp, the students explore interesting mathematical concepts, learn about the rich history of women in mathematics and create a blog and podcast series. The camp will meet on campus for the third time this summer.” We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished!

See the below article featured in the University Gazette to learn more about these amazing women.

Spotlight shines on Advancement of Women Award winners