Awards received by members of the department
Congratulations to Jasson Vindas, doctoral student of Ricardo Estrada, who has been awarded the Costa Rica Young Scientist Award. The prize is rotated among the different scientific areas, and is given to a young mathematician every 4 years. The first math winner, in 1992, also has an LSU connection.
Professor George Cochran received the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Louisiana/Mississippi sections of the MAA. Nationwide, twenty-four mathematicians receive Sectional Distinguished Teaching Awards. Dr. Cochran will be the nominee from the Louisiana/Mississippi section for the national MAA Distinguished Teaching Award and will give an hour address at the 2009 meeting MAA meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi section.
Susanne Brenner received a prestigious Humboldt Research Award in recognition of lifetime achievement. The story (732KB PDF) appears on page 1007 of the September issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
- LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award
- Julius Esunge
- TIAA-CREF Service Learning Fellow Award
- Robert Perlis
- Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award
- Dottie Vaughn
- Pasquale Porcelli Award for Graduate Academic Excellence
- Anna Zemlyanova
- Betti and Robert Giles Senior Math Award
- Daniel Whitman
- Pasquale Porcelli Senior Undergraduate Scholarship
- Brittan Farmer
- Pasquale Porcelli Junior Undergraduate Scholarship
- Rodrigo Farnham
- David Oxley Memorial Graduate Student Teaching Award
- Tanya Lueder
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence
- Jens Christensen
- Fareed Hawwa
- Piotr Maciak
- Lisa Warshauer
- Departmental Service Award
- Jimmie Lawson
Dr. Yongdo Lim (LSU PhD graduate in 1996) won a prize from the Korean Mathematics Society for the best paper of the year by a Korean mathematician. The prize was for his paper Birkhoff formula for conformal compressions of symmetric cones, which appeared in the American Journal of Mathematics, Vol 125 (2003),167-182. Congratulations to Yongdo Lim!
Dean Ferreyra appointed four new named professors:
Congratulations to Pat, Gestur, Len, and Peter on their richly deserved recognition.
Robert Perlis has been appointed the Cecil "Pete" Taylor Alumni Professor.
Debra Kopcso received the George H. Deer Distinguished Teacher Award.