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May 12, 2017

Ben Elias Receives UO Outstanding Early Career Award

The Department congratulates Professor Ben Elias for receiving the University of Oregon’s Outstanding Early Career Award.


April 18, 2017

Robert Lipshitz to speak at ICM 2018

Congratulations to Professor Robert Lipshitz who has been invited to speak at 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August 2018.

March 10, 2017

Distinguished Lecture Series for Students – April 4

John Dabiri (Professor at Stanford University, expert on fluid mechanics, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship winner, PECASE winner, one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10”) will give a broadly accessible talk, “Jellyfish, Wind Turbines, and Turbulence: Dealing with Data Extremes in Complex Flows,” at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, April 4, in Willamette 100. This is part of the Mathematics Department’s Distinguished Lectures for Students series. All are welcome, and undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend.

A poster with an abstract and more details is available here: Poster

February 15, 2017

2017 Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar Dedication

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar, March 4-5, Portland, will be dedicated to the memory of John Leahy, our colleague who passed away in January, 2015.

January 11, 2017

Graduate Student Cathy Hsu Wins Poster Award at JMM

At the Joint Math Meetings in Atlanta this month, doctoral candidate Cathy Hsu won the Most Outstanding Graduate Student Research Poster award from the Association for Women in Mathematics.   The Department congratulates her on her success!


December 5, 2016

Ben Elias wins New Horizon Prize

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Benjamin Elias. He and his collaborator, Geordie Williamson of Kyoto University and University of Sydney, were awarded a $100,000 New Horizon Prize in Mathematics on Sunday, December 4th. There are three of these awards given each year in recognition of the achievements of early-career mathematicians.

For more details, visit

This story was also featured in AroundtheO. See the spotlight article at

September 26, 2016

Vitulli Receives AWM Service Award

Congratulations to Marie Vitulli, Professor Emerita, for receiving an Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award.

September 7, 2016

Vaintrobfest – November 5th & 6th

A conference to honor Arkady Vaintrob’s 60th birthday will be held at the Department of Mathematics on November 5-6, 2016.  Talks will be given in several areas, reflecting Professor Vaintrob’s diverse interests.

More details can be found at

August 16, 2016

UO Math Alumna Appointed Director of AMS D.C. Office

Karen Saxe, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College, has been named Director of the Washington, D.C. Office of the American Mathematical Society.

Professor Saxe received her doctoral degree from the University of Oregon Department of Mathematics in 1988.

Read the full announcement at

June 6, 2016

Funds for Faculty Excellence

Congratulations to Huaxin Lin and Victor Ostrik for receiving the Fund for Faculty Excellence Award this year.

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