Carolyn Chun who received her PhD in mathematics in 2009 under the advise of Prof. James Oxley was awarded the 2012 Kenneth Patchen Award for her MFA thesis: "How to break article noun". The award includes a publishing contract.
The United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation has awarded Professor Yaniv Almog and a team of international researchers a grant for a four year project "On some Ginzburg-Landau type functionals". His co-investigators are Prof. Itai Shafrir Itai (Technion, Haifa, Israel), Prof. Leonid Berlyand (Penn. State University) and Prof. Dmitry Golovaty (University of Akron).
Aleksandra Gruszka, a PhD student of Professor Michael Malisoff, was one of five students selected as finalists for the Student Best Paper Award at the 2011 American Control Conference-ACC 2011, held in San Francisco, June 29 - July 1, 2011.
LSU undergraduate math major Andrew Williamson was ranked at the 97th percentile on the recent William Lowell Putmam Mathematics Contest for undergraduate math majors. With a score of 56 out of 120 he was ranked 128th out of 4296.
Congratulations to Susanna Dann (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Olafsson), who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her advisor there will be Prof. Alexander Koldobsky.