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Ngoma accepts tenure-track position at SUNY Geneseo

04/28/2017

Ngoma accepts tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at SUNY Geneseo.

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Bezdek receives Knowles Endowed Professorship

04/28/2017

Bezdek receives Knowles Endowed Professorship 2017--2022.

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Alpha Epsilon Delta provides students with a deeper understanding of the health professions

04/20/2017

As the premier honor society for students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions, the Auburn chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta provides an opportunity for students to become educated about the doctoral and allied health professions, from the responsibilities and daily routine of various health care providers, to how to become a competitive applicant to professional schools. In addition, Alpha Epsilon Delta strives to promote a service-oriented atmosphere among its members and encourages students to engage in various community service and volunteer activities.

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Meet COSAM Graduation Marshal Abigail Gauthier

04/20/2017

For COSAM Graduation Marshal Abigail Gauthier, a double major in biomedical sciences and Spanish, meeting the healthcare needs of the Hispanic population is both a goal and passion. “My mom immigrated to the United States from Columbia when she was a little girl, so a lot of my family is bilingual, so it’s very important to me to be formally trained in the Spanish language and to explore that part of my heritage,” said Gauthier. “My family integrated pretty quickly, but I want to help people who may be struggling more than they did. I think that immigrants face a really big challenge in a monolingual healthcare system, and I think it’s something that a lot of people don’t realize or don’t talk about, and it’s really important. It’s a need that I could help alleviate if I worked really hard. Just being able to communicate with someone in their native language is really important to help them feel more comfortable, and because trust is such a huge part of medicine, it is important to me to make them feel as comfortable as possible.”

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Feng awarded $12,000 NSF grant for a 3-day Topology conference

04/20/2017

Dr. Ziqin Feng has been awarded a $12,000 NSF grant for a 3-day Topology conference to be held on October 20-22, 2017, at Auburn University, coinciding with our colleague Dr. Gary Gruenhage's 70th birthday and honoring his huge contributions to topology.

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Kallenberg's new book Random Measures, Theory and Applications is now in print.

04/20/2017

Kallenberg's new book Random Measures, Theory and Applications, an outcome of Olav's many years of hard work and dedication, is now in print.

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Bleep, blop, beep, beeeeeep, bop: Gear up for Summer with robotics camp

04/20/2017

The Southeastern Center of Robotics Education, or SCORE, is a new, innovative Auburn University outreach initiative sponsored by the College of Sciences and Mathematics that is designed to more effectively develop and deliver robotics education to K-12 students and teachers. SCORE is hosting several robotics summer camps on the Auburn campus, as well as in Birmingham, in conjunction with the Southern Museum of Flight. Drone

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COSAM recognizes talent with Dean’s Research Awards

04/20/2017

“The strength of COSAM lies in its faculty and students,” said Dean Nicholas Giordano. “The Dean’s Research Awards are a celebration of the many outstanding achievements of this talented group.” For the 2016-2017 academic year, the following received Dean’s Research Awards: Jason Bond, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences; Edward Burress, doctoral candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences; Asanka Jayawardena, doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics; Phillip Pearson, master’s student in the Department of Biological Sciences; and Claire Zhang, undergraduate student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The dean also recognized Mark Liles, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, with the COSAM Young Faculty Scholar Award.

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Need Core-Science Credit?

04/20/2017

Need a core-science credits? You can knock out both courses this summer!

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Makki accepts a job with W.C. Bradley Co.

04/18/2017

Makki accepted a job offer as Quality Data Analyst at W.C. Bradley Co.

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Bezdek and Tam awarded SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

04/18/2017

Andras Bezdek and Tin-Yau Tam have been awarded the SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant.

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Ozbek accepts an Educator Assistant Professor position at the University of Cincinnati.

04/13/2017

Ozbek has accepted an Educator Assistant Professor position at the University of Cincinnati.

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Denu accepts position at Armstrong State University

04/13/2017

Denu has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at Armstrong State University

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Doyon Kim ranks highest in Auburn at The National Putnam Mathematical Competition for undergraduate students

04/12/2017

Doyon Kim did the best among the contestants from Auburn. He is in the group of contestants with ranks 198-500 (no order was given within that group).

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Michael McCollough to speak at annual Duncan Memorial Lecture on April 20

04/06/2017

Michael McCollough, physics ’75, ’81, an astrophysicist at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is the keynote speaker for the annual Duncan Memorial Lecture to be held Thursday, April 20. In his talk, “X-ray Binaries, Cygnus X-3, and its ‘Little’ Friend,” McCollough will discuss what happens to stars that violently die when they are part of a binary system, and he will review the stellar life cycle.

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COSAM Mourns the loss of biological sciences faculty member James Barbaree

04/06/2017

Biological Sciences Professor James Barbaree passed away March 27 at the age of 76. A faculty member at Auburn for more than 25 years, Barbaree served as chair of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2002 to 2008, and he taught clinical microbiology and general microbiology. He was also the Associate Director for Research at the Auburn University Center for Detection and Food Safety, as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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COSAM’s Director of Pre-Health Professions, Beverley Childress, received the 2017 Women of Distinction Administrative and Professional Staff Leadership Award

04/06/2017

COSAM’s Director of Pre-Health Professions, Beverley Childress, received the 2017 Women of Distinction Administrative and Professional Staff Leadership Award, given by the Auburn University Women’s Center. The award honors outstanding female leaders in the Auburn community and recognizes Childress for her accomplishments, leadership, and the ways in which she serves as a role model for her colleagues and students.

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Princeton professor David MacMillan receives 2017 Kosolapoff Award

04/06/2017

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Auburn Section of the American Chemical Society named David W. C. MacMillan, professor of chemistry at Princeton University, the recipient of the 2017 Kosolapoff Award. Named in honor of Professor G. M. Kosolapoff, an Auburn Chemistry professor renowned for his teaching, the Kosolapoff award lectures bring outstanding chemists to speak each year on topical areas in chemistry that would be of wide interest to the general public. Of the 30 award winners to date, 12 have been Nobel laureates. MacMillan is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has received numerous awards for his work in organic chemistry. He is a co-founder and advisor of Chiromics, a drug-discovery group, and he is on the advisory board of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Materia, Inc., and Merck Research Laboratories. He is editor-in-chief of the global journal Chemical Science, and he serves on the editorial advisory board for several additional scientific publications. MacMillan is also a scientific consultant for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Gilead Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Pharmaceuticals, Merk Research Laboratory, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and AbbVie.

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Costa Lima receives Outstanding International Graduate Student Award

04/06/2017

Costa Lima receives the Outstanding International Graduate Student Award for his excellence in academics, leadership, and involvement.

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Costa Lima accepts position of Statistical Analyst with First Investors Financial Services Group

04/06/2017

Costa Lima to be a Statistical Analyst in the Risk Analytics area at the First Investors Financial Services Group

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Authors study the dynamical properties of Krystyna Kuperberg's aperiodic flows on 3-manifolds

04/06/2017

Authors study the dynamical properties of Krystyna Kuperberg's aperiodic flows on 3-manifolds

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Bezdek wins 2017 COSAM Faculty Service/Outreach Award

04/04/2017

Dr. Andras Bezdek wins the 2017 COSAM Faculty Service/Outreach Award.

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Claire Zhang wins Comer Medal in Physical Science

04/03/2017

Math major Claire Zhang wins the Comer Medal in Physical Science.

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Kat Perry accepts postdoc position at the University of Denver

04/03/2017

Kat Perry has accepted a postdoc position in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Denver.

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