A Nights of Stars

Professor Nedret Billor is the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of Graduate Students Award given by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The award recognizes a faculty member who provides outstanding graduate level instruction in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Chris Rodger, the Don Logan Endowed Chair of Mathematics, recently gave the Christie Lecture at the Northeastern Section of the Mathematics Association of America. The Christie Lecture was introduced by the Northeastern Section in 1979 to honor Dan Christie of Bowdoin College. He was one of the founding fathers of the section, serving two terms as chair and one as governor.

Dr. Chris Rodger gave the Christie Lecture

Dr. Nedret Billor receives the 2014 Outstanding Teacher of Graduate Students Award

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Auburn University is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Frank Sturm on October 14, 2014. Frank received his PhD in Spring 2014 under the joint advice of Professors Piotr Minc and Michel Smith, in the area of Topology. Frank was a great guy and made a lot of contributions to the department and Auburn University. He was an outstanding graduate student leader. He was liked by faculty, fellow graduate students, and his students. We will miss him greatly.

Bob Grone, former professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has donated math books to the department including upper division and graduate texts. After leaving Auburn in 1987, Grone joined the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at San Diego State University. He recently retired and received Professor Emeritus status.