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Richard Jerrard, 1926-2014

Richard Jerrard, a Professor Emeritus in the department, passed away on July 23, 2014. A service to honor his life will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana. Contributions in Richard's memory can be sent to the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics. Condolences may be offered at Read more about Professor Jerrard.

Alexander and D'Angelo named 2014 AMS Fellows

Professor Emerita Stephanie Alexander and Professor John D'Angelo have been selected to the 2014 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. Alexander and D'Angelo are two of only fifty mathematical scientists selected for this honor this year. To see the names of individuals who are in this year's class, their institutions and citations, visit

LAS Gallery of Excellence

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.

Math Times

Read more news about the Department of Mathematics in the Math Times.

Math Placement at Illinois

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.