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LSU math students perform well on Putnam Competition

LSU students performed well on the annual Putnam Mathematics Competition, which is a prestigious and very challenging six-hour Exam held each December. Over 4000 students from 500+ institutions competed, and more than half of them scored less than 3 points out of a possible 120. LSU had 8 students who earned a positive score, led by Avery St.

Math Major Bruno Beltran awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in Systems and Molecular Biology

LSU Math Major Bruno Beltran was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in Systems and Molecular Biology. He spends this semester at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale University.

Math Major Rachael Keller awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

LSU Math Major Rachael Keller was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She will be starting her PhD studies in the Fall at Columbia University's Applied Math Program.

Rachael Keller is in the process of completing her Honors Thesis under Prof. Dasbach. Recently, she was featured in the news of the LSU Honors College.

MAA Gung and Hu Award for Distinguished Service for W. James Lewis (LSU PhD 1971)

W. James Lewis was honored with the 2015 Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics of the MAA. He received his PhD in Mathematics at LSU in 1971 under Jack Ohm.

Previous recipients of the award include former LSU professor Richard Anderson.

Ying Hu appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at UQAM

Ying Hu (soon-to-be LSU PhD, advisor Prof. Dasbach) has been appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherches en géométrie et topologie (CIRGET), an inter-university research center based at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. 

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Simon Pfeil

Simon Pfeil is a receipient of the Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award 2015 in recognition of his outstanding teaching ability and service to students. 

US-Mexico Conference in Representation Theory and Noncommutative Algebra

Ch. Geiss, V. Kharchenko, A. Lauda and M. Yakimov are organizing USA-Mexico conference in Representation Theory and Noncommutative Algebra at UNAM, Mexico City, January 15-17, 2015. It is funded through grants from the National Science Foundation and CONACYT.