Upcoming Conferences and Events
- Trjitzinsky Memorial Lectures: given by Vaughan Jones (Vanderbilt Univ), September 27-29, 2016
- Mathematics Homecoming Party, October 29, 2016
- Illinois Reception at Joint Math Meetings, January 6, 2017
In the News
Illinois receives 2016 CAS University Award
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has selected the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a recipient of the 2016 CAS University Award, recognizing its exemplary work in preparing students for a career in the property and casualty insurance industry. The UI has 430 students in its actuarial science program, with two full-time faculty members, Professor Runhuan Feng and Professor Shu Li, teaching actuarial science courses exclusively. Illinois impressed the award panel for its focus on property and casualty insurance across multiple areas including curriculum, research, industry engagement, and innovation. Winners of the 2016 CAS University Award Program were determined by a panel of judges from companies across the property and casualty insurance industry. Read more.
Fuchs awarded Sloan Fellowship
The Department is proud to announce that Elena Fuchs has been awarded a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read more.
LAS awards announced
Three members of the mathematics department have received 2015-16 LAS teaching awards. They are
- Lee Deville, LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
- Nickolas Andersen, LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants
- Sarah Yeakel, LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants
Karen Mortensen, Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Mathematics has been awarded the 2015-16 LAS Academic Professional Award.
Please join us in congratulating our colleagues for these well-deserved recognitions.
Department announces 2015-16 graduate award recipients
The Department is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 department graduate awards. Nickolas Andersen was awarded Bateman Prize in Number Theory,
Seth Wolbert received the Kuo-Tsai Chen Prize,
Grace Work received the Wolfgang Haken Prize in Geometry and Topology, and
Anna Weigandt was awarded the Irving Reiner Memorial Award. Andrew McConvey and Cara Monical are the recipients of the Brahana TA Instructional Award. Caglar Uyanik and Juan Villeta-Garcia received the Department TA Instructional Award. Congratulations to these students on their achievements.
Five math department achievements were recognized on the U of I LAS "Gallery of Excellence" in celebration of the College's 100th' anniversary. The math department honorees include the Four Color Theorem and four outstanding scholars, David Blackwell, Joseph Doob, Freeman Hrabowski, and Michio Suzuki. See LAS Gallery of Excellence for more information.
Read more news about the Department of Mathematics in the Math Times.
All new freshmen coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are required to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam. All new transfer students who do not already have credit for Calculus I (or a higher level math course) are required to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam. Information about the ALEKS Math Placement Exam is available on the Department of Mathematics website.