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Congratulations to Hector H. Corzo

03/04/2016

It is a pleasure to inform you that a special committee of the Graduate Council has recommended that you be awarded one of four Harry Merriwether Fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year.  This fellowship was given to Auburn University by an anonymous donor in honor of Harry Merriwether, an outstanding graduate of this university in the Class of 1943.  The fellowship is awarded for one academic year and will pay a total stipend of $2,000.  The recipient is required to devote full-time to graduate study during tenure of this appointment.  However, under certain conditions, a department may supplement the fellowship with an assistantship if this assignment does not exceed one-third time.

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Arboretum to host plant sale featuring Auburn Azalea series

03/31/2016

On Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. until noon, the Davis Arboretum will host a native azalea sale featuring the Auburn Azalea series. The Auburn Azalea series is a collection of hybrid native azaleas that are planted throughout campus, including Samford Lawn, the President's House, and the Davis Arboretum, and come in various colors, including multiple shades of orange. The native beauties represent more than three decades of breeding trials brought to you by the tireless dedication of Auburn scientists, faculty and staff, including the late professor of fisheries R. O'Neal "Smitty" Smitherman, the late dean of the College of Agriculture Dennis Rouse, retired researcher at Auburn's Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Tom Corley, retired Auburn University Professor of Music and Composer Robert Greenleaf, and many others. The series includes spectacular cultivars such as 'Samford Sorbet,' 'Tiger,' 'Aubie,' 'War Eagle,' 'Plainsman' and more. Gardeners will enjoy the showy and colorful blooms combined with the hardiness and long bloom season of the Auburn Azaleas. Newly planted native azaleas require regular watering, but once established are resilient and can withstand drought and the intense heat of summer. The plants will grow in partial shade, full shade or full sun; prefer moist, well-drained soil along steams, rivers and lakes.

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Easley Honored with 2016 COSAM Young Faculty Scholar Award

03/28/2016

Knowles Associate Professor Chris Easley, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the winner of the 2016 COSAM Young Faculty Scholar Award. This award is in recognition of his outstanding scholarly work to date and his promise for the future.

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Professor Tin-Yau Tam appointed to a second four-year term as Department Chair

03/22/2016

Professor Tin-Yau Tam has been appointed to a second four-year term as Department Chair, as announced today, March 22, 2016, by Nicholas J. Giordano, Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics.

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Feng recipient of the 2016-2017 Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching

03/18/2016

Dr. Ziqin Feng was selected as the recipient of the 2016-2017 Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching. He received unanimous support from the Faculty Awards Committee (Drs. Andras Bezdek, Narendra Govil, Wenxian Shen, and Peng Zeng).

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2016 Southern Regional Algebra Conference

03/16/2016

Dr. Ulrich Albrecht and Dr. T.-Y. Tam are organizing the 2016 Southern Regional Algebra Conference that will take place in Auburn March 18-20, 2016. Mathematicians including faculty and graduate students in the region (and some from outside of the region) will attend this meeting. The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate research and foster interaction of researchers interested in the subject. The informal atmosphere will facilitate the exchange of research ideas and the participants will leave informed of the latest developments. 

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Congratulations Dr. Patkowski

03/15/2016

Dr. Patkowski has been accepted into the Summer 2016 Course (Re)design workshop cohort.

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Bao accepts tenure track Assistant Professor position with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

03/11/2016

PhD graduate ('14) Dr. Feng Bao, currently a postdoc at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, accepted a position of tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).

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Auburn University part of team conducting research using International Space Station data

03/11/2016

Auburn University is teaming up with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Alabama A&M University in the newly formed Alabama Remote Sensing Consortium working with Teledyne Brown Engineering, which is providing state universities with imaging data of the earth's surface from NASA's International Space Station.

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Ellis receives Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

03/10/2016

Holly Ellis, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the fourth annual Provost Advising Awards Ceremony on Feb. 11.

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Inaugural Schneller Frontiers Lecture held March 4

03/10/2016

Melanie Sanford, of the University of Michigan, was the inaugural speaker at the Schneller Frontiers Lecture held on March 4 in the Sciences Center Auditorium.

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Dr. Laura Merchant to participate in the Summer 2016 (Re)design

03/08/2016

Dr. Lora Merchant, adjunct instructor, has been accepted into the Summer 2016 Course (Re)design workshop cohort.  Details on activities and commitment may be found at http://wp.auburn.edu/biggio/summer-institute/

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Auburn DMS to be well represented at 50th annual Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference

03/07/2016

Three of our former graduate students will also be giving semi-plenary talks: 

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Congratulations to Michael McKee

03/04/2016

Boron, The Fifth Element, edited by Drahomir Hnyk and Michael McKee, has been published by Springer. 

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Three-Day Workshop on Discrete and Intuitive Geometry

03/03/2016

In addition to discussions and short talks, two one-hour talks are scheduled for our faculty, graduate students and participants of the graduate student seminar: 

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Congratulate Holly Ellis on receiving Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

03/02/2016

Holly Ellis received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, which is awarded to an advisor that has less than 50 percent of their duties as academic advising. She was not only recognized for her advising and teaching skills but for contributing to the awards that several of her undergraduate researchers have received.

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Congratulations to Hector Corzo on winning Best Graduate Student Award

03/02/2016

Hector Hernandez Corzo won the Best Graduate Student Award at the 56th Sanibel Symposium at Saint Simons GA on Feb. 18, 2016. This Symposium celebrated the centennial of the birth of its founder, the late Prof. Per-Olov Löwdin of Uppsala University in Sweden.  The award was presented by the Director of the University of Florida’s Quantum Theory Project, Prof. Rodney Bartlett, at the symposium banquet.

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Congratulations to Deaniel Seay and Natasha Narayanan

03/02/2016

Congratulations to undergraduates Deaniel Seay (Biochemistry, BS) and Natasha Narayanan (Biochemistry, BS) for being a Dean’s Medalist and winning the Outstanding Junior award, respectively.

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Dr. Schneller named the 2016 COSAM Dean's Research Award winner

03/02/2016

Dr. Schneller has been named the 2016 COSAM Dean’s Research Award winner. The awards ceremony will be Wednesday, March 30, 3:30 pm in SCC 115. Dr. Schneller will be giving a 30 minute presentation on his current research.

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Tam signs with CRC Press to produce 'Matrix Inequalities and Their Extensions in Lie Groups'

03/02/2016

Dr. T.-Y. Tam has signed a book contract with CRC Press. The book is a research monograph entitled "Matrix Inequalities and Their Extensions in Lie Groups." The aim of book is to present scholarly works and interesting results in a coherent fashion. The book is suitable to researchers and graduate students with the hope that it will stimulate further research in the topics.

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JACS Article for Merner Group

03/01/2016

The research group of Prof. Bradley Merner has published their article, “Overcoming Strain-Induced Rearrangement Reactions: A Mild Dehydrative Aromatization Protocol for Synthesis of Highly Distorted p-Phenylenes”, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  Graduate students Nirmal Mitra, Rolande Meudom, and Hector Corzo, as well as Prof. John Gorden, are co-authors of this paper.  Please click the following link to read their article: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.6b00538

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Rodger to be a plenary speaker for the Distance in Graph 2016 (DiGUbud).

03/01/2016

Dr. Chris Rodger is invited to be a plenary speaker for the Distance in Graph 2016 (DiGUbud). It is a satellite conference of the Asian Mathematical Conference 2016 which will be held in Ubud, Bali, on July 19-22, 2016. 

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Shen to give invited lecture at John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures

03/01/2016

Dr. Wenxian Shen will give an invited lecture at John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures in the University of Tennessee, May 16-18, 2016.

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