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Martin Forrest and Ambar Sengupta receive 2014 University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award

Martin Forrest and Ambar Sengupta received a University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award at the 2014 Spring Awards reception of the LSU University College.

Conference on Ordered Algebraic Structures at LSU, May 1-3, 2014

LSU will host a conference on ordered algebraic structures, May 1-3, 2014. Cick here.

2013 Putnam competition results

LSU students fared well on the 2013 Putnam exam that took place on . 4113 students participated. Two students reached the prestigious top 500 list: Paxton Turner reached 30 points and was ranked 266th, Avery St. Dizier reached 22 points and was ranked 408th. 

The LSU students were coached by Professor Karl Mahlburg. Out of the 11 LSU students who took the exam, 6 scored 9 points or higher. As usual, the overall median this year was 1 point.

Susanne Brenner named 2013 Distinguished Research Master

Professor Susanne Brenner was named 2013 Distinguished Research Master. Susanne Brenner is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics. Previous recipients from the Math Department were Gestur Olafsson (2008), James Oxley (1999), and Neal Stoltzfus (1981).

Stephen Shipman awarded the Socolofsky Award for Teaching Excellence.


Professor Stephen Shipman has been awarded the first annual Marion "Soc" Socolofsky Award for Teaching Excellence by the LSU College of Sciences.

Michael Malisoff and Hongchao Zhang recognized as LSU Rainmakers

Professors Michael Malisoff and Hongchao Zhang were named 2013 LSU Rainmakers. Michael Malisoff was recognized as Mid Career Scholar, and Hongchao Zhang as Emerging Scholar.

2014 Goldwater Scholarships for Brandon Oubre and Paxton Turner

Brandon Oubre (Double major: Computer Science and Mathematics) and Paxton Turner (Mathematics) were two of about 280 recipients of the 2014 Goldwater Scholarships. Rachael Keller (Mathematics) was recognized with an Honorable Mentions.

Peter Lambert-Cole appointed Post-doctoral Fellow at Indiana University

Congratulations to Peter Lambert-Cole (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Baldridge), who has been appointed as a Post-doctoral Fellow at Indiana University

LSU hosts MAA meeting

LSU is hosting the annual meeting of the Louisiana-Mississippi section of the MAA this year. The meeting will be held March 7-8 in the Cook Conference Center. The Plenary Session speaker is MAA President-Elect Francis Edward Su of Harvey Mudd College, who will speak on "Combinatorial Fixed Point Theorems". The R.D. Anderson Lecture will be given by Prof. Jesus De Loera of UC-Davis, who will speak on "100 Years of Helly's Theorem".

Michael Neilan receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Michael Neilan, who was an NSF-postdoc at LSU under Professor Susanne C. Brenner from 2009-2011, received a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship. Michael Neilan is currently assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh.