It is with great sadness that the Department of Mathematical Sciences announces that Professor James Jamison passed away on November 28, 2014.//With strong determination and resilience he fought a very difficult and heroic fight against cancer that lasted for more than fifteen years. Nevertheless, during those years, he has continued a very active and productive professional life both as a beloved and sought-after teacher and mentor and a highly recognized and respected researcher in operator theory and functional analysis; while greatly contributing as Chair of the department to its notable advancement both within the university as well as at the national level. A member of the department since 1970, he has left an enduring and most valuable print on its development and its professional standing. He has continued to work on his research, teaching, advising while maintaining a regular professional schedule up to the very last days of his life. He will be sorely missed by his collegues, friends and students. A memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 6, at Grace-St Luke's Episcopal Church, 1270 Peabody Ave. Memphis. TN, including visitation at noon and memorial service at 1PM. There will be a reception following the service.
An Obituary has appeared in the Commercial Appeal, December 4, 2014. A scholarship in memory of Professor James Jamison is in the process of being created, if you want to contribute to this initiative please make a gift in his memory and restricted to the department of Mathematics Sciences fund at the UofM
Congratulations to Hongqiu Chen who has won the Presidential election to the office of SIAM-SEAS. She presently holds the position of Treasurer and she will start her duties as President in January 2015.
PLENARY TALKS/INVITED COURSE-LECTURES BY THE DMS FACULTY.
The Faculty of the DMS is actively involved in cutting edge research in the mathematical sciences. This is reflected by the several high-visibility, invited talks and course-lectures presented worldwide. Some of the key-note talks and lectures recently delivered/to be soon delivered by the DMS Faculty are given in the above link.
Mathematicians and statisticians are listed in top 3 best jobs for 2014.
Congratulations to Arun Jambulapati, BS student of Mathematical Science who receives award from NSF and starts his graduate career at the age of 15.
Congratulations to Dr. Segun George who has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Research in Science, Engineering and Mathematics.
Congratulations to Nataliya Doroshenko who is a recipient of the 2013-2014 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Balister who has been awarded the Paul Erdős Professorship in Mathematics. This is the first Erdős Professorship awarded by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Congratulations to Dr. Jerry Goldstein who has been invited to join the 2013 class of the Fellows of the AMS (American Mathematical Society).
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kozma who has been inducted into the INNS (International Neural Network Society) College of Fellows 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Angela Grant who is a recipient of the 2012-2013 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Harold Stephens passed away on February 4, 2013 at the age of 93. He was a member of our department many years ago. As a window into the past, here is a history of the department written by Dr. Stephens in 1973.