News & Announcements
Caffarelli to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Chicago
May 16, 2013
Luis A. Caffarelli, a universally acclaimed forefront authority on nonlinear elliptic PDEs, will receive a Doctor of Science honorary degree from University of Chicago at its 515th Convocation on Saturday, June 15.
Tsai is awarded a Simons Fellowship
May 7, 2013
Richard Tsai is awarded a 2013 Simons Fellowship from the Simons Foundation who made the announcement in the New York Times yesterday. Richard will receive compensation for a full year of academic leave to focus solely on research.
Math Dept Spring 13 awards
May 6, 2013
Six of our Faculty members and eleven graduate students have been honored at our Spring 2013 awards reception. Congratuations to all!
May 2, 2013
Rachel Ward has been awarded an NSF Career award and a U.S. Air Force Young Investigator grant.
P. Mueller and J. Mann Austin to receive CNS Teaching Excellence Awards
April 2 , 2013Two of our faculty members, Peter Mueller and Jennifer Mann Austin have been awarded CNS Teaching Excellence Award for 2013. Congratulations to Peter and Jennifer!
Efraim P. Armendariz
Feb 21 , 2013
It is with great sadness that the department announces the passing of Professor Efraim Armendariz. Efraim died on Wednesday 13th February after a battle with cancer. Efraim had been with the department since 1966 and was Chairman from 1991--2007. Under his leadership the department's stature rose nationally and internationally.
In his time in the department, Efraim was heavily involved in programs to enrich the mathematics experience for undergraduates at UT, as well as programs that impacted mathematics education state wide. For example, Efraim was instrumental in establishing the Emerging Scholars Program at the University of Texas, and he was an active supporter and participant of the UTeach program.
He will be sorely missed by his colleagues in the department, and in the larger University community.
A celebration of Efraim's life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 10am at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Dr. Austin, TX 78757
Jan 24 , 2013
It is with great sadness that the department announces the passing of Professor Ted Odell who died suddenly on January 9th 2013. Ted had been with the Department of Mathematics since 1977, and since 2005 held the John T. Stuart III Centennial Professorship of Mathematics. He was also the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies.
On Saturday January 19th, an event, "The Celebration of The Life of Ted Odell" was held in Room MAI 212 of the Main Building of the U.T. campus. Speeches to a packed room were given by a family member, colleagues in the department and two of Ted's co-authors. It was also announced that Ted's family has generously started a "The Ted Odell Excellence Fund in Mathematics."
His death leaves a huge void in the department, and he will be sorely missed by his colleagues there and in the larger University community.