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June 7, 2017

Department of Mathematics Commencement Ceremony

The Department of Mathematics will hold its 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Monday, June 19th at 4:00pm in Straub Hall, room 156.

May 24, 2017

PhD Candidate Cathy Hsu Wins Two Fellowships

The Department congratulates PhD candidate Cathy Hsu on winning both the UO Doctoral Research Fellowship Award and the American Association of University Women’s American Dissertation Fellowship this year.

May 16, 2017

Hayden Harker – UO Outstanding Faculty Advisor

The Department congratulates Hayden Harker for winning the 2017 University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award.

There is a brunch reception Thursday, June 1 to celebrate the recipients.  RSVP is required.  See the post at AroundtheO


May 15, 2017

Moursund Lectures – May 16-18

Mikhail Khovanov of Columbia University will visit the UO Department of Mathematics to give the Moursund Lectures, May 16-18.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 4:00pm, 123 Pacific Hall The Jones polynomial of links and tangles and its categorification.  
  • Wednesday, May 17, 4:00pm, NEW LOCATION: 100 Willamette Hall Categorification of the Kuperberg bracket
  • Thursday, May 18, 4:00pm, NEW LOCATION: 125 McKenzie Hall How to categorify the ring of integers localized at two
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

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