Math Dept 2018-2019 Newsletter 4

Monday, 22 October 2018


Past newsletters can now be reached via the department website.

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Newsletter is sent out when there is something new.

Please send entries by the end of the workweek  --Ed







Combinatorics Seminar


Those interested should get in touch with Lou Shapiro or Alex Burstein.

Coordinator: Louis Shapiro


Geometry & Topology Seminar 

Monday, October 22. 

Joseph Yeager will talk on

Eilenberg-Maclane spaces and generalized cohomology theories .

Time: 3:10pm-4:00pm,

Place: ASB-B 213.

Coordinator:  Stanley M. Einstein-Matthews




Seminar On Topological Semigroups


Tuesdays, in the Annex III computer lab at 2:00 pm. 


Topic: “Algebra on the Stone-Cech"


Coordinator Dennis Davenport  




Graduate Student Seminar


Details TBA. 

Open to all faculty and students.

Coordinator: Matthew Cavallo




Math team/Math Club meetings 

Wednesdays at 5pm

Preparing students for math competitions, inspiring videos about math, talks about careers. 

Please tell your students.

This Wednesday it will be the Math Club meeting.


Organisers: Jill McGowan (math club) , Lou Shapiro (math team)





Analysis And Differential Equations On Separable Banach Spaces (New Seminar Series)


3 TO 4 PM, ROOM 213, ASB-B.


About the series: This series will discuss a new constructive approach to analysis on separable Banach spaces.

The key idea is to first show that any separable Banach space can be continuously embedded in a separable Hilbert space.


Organizers: Tepper Gill, Dan Williams, Tim Myers.



Mathematics Department Colloquium


Fridays 4.10 to 5 pm, Room 213, ASB-B


Friday, October 26.

Jim Yorke, University of MD, College Park.

Title to be announced.


Past week’s (Oct 19) speaker was Nicholas Panchy of NiMBioS.









 Fluid dynamics seminar

 Seminar takes place after colloquium, and does not take place if there is no colloquium.

Abstract: Fluid Dynamics will be meeting as usual.

The "Dynamics" refers to the topics of conversation, which is as likely as anything to deal with the Washington Football Club.

Pizza, including a vegetarian option, and wings are provided.

Donations for fluid dynamics refreshments are very much appreciated.

The staff is currently underfunded for this.






1. (Thanks to Dennis Davenport) MAA mini-conference


Mathematical Association of America (MAA) invites HU math faculty and students to their headquarters

here in DC for a mini-conference on Saturday, November 10.

They would like to discuss some of their programs and what they have to offer.

For an added incentive for students to participate, each one will receive a student membership to MAA. 


The meeting will be all day starting in the morning and ending in the afternoon, lunch will be provided by MAA.

Either the morning or afternoon session will be devoted to student presentations,

and MAA staff will give presentations for the other session. A program will be available later. 


We would also like to have at least three of our students give 20-minute presentations on research they have done,

two have already volunteered. This may include research done while attending an REU. 



In past newsletters


1. (Thanks to Louise Raphael) MAAM 2018

November 9-11, 2018, Blacksburg, VA, USA


2. (Thanks to Talitha Washington) The Blackwell-Tapia Conference 

November 9-10 at ICERM at Brown University. 


 Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (SUMS) Conference

 SUMS 2018 happens on Saturday, October 13th 2018 at James Madison University.


3. (Thanks to Aziz Yakubu)  Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics 

October 27-28, 2018






1. Tim Myers writes that the article which Dr. Tepper Gill and he submitted to the Real Analysis Exchange has been accepted for publication.  

The article is entitled ''Constructive Analysis on Banach Spaces.'' 


2. (Thanks to Aziz Yakubu) The 2018 AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths prize went to Professor Khalil Ezzinbi of Morocco.

This information has also been posted on the AMMSI Website including a picture.

This prize is awarded annually to an African mathematician living in Africa whose research has had a great impact on mathematics and its applications.




1. (Thanks to Muhammad Mahmood) U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2019 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions


10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).


Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry,

biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,

social sciences, and more. 

Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website. 


U.S. citizenship required

Previous program participants may apply.

Application deadline: December 21, 2018 11:59 pm EST.


How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Detailed information about the program can be found at:




In past newsletters


1. (Thanks to Aziz Yakubu and Katie Gurski) Workshops at AIM, San Jose.


 2. (Thanks to Talitha Washington) NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). 

Applications for Mathematical Sciences topics are due October 26, 2018. 







1. (Thanks to Louise Raphael)  Avoiding climate chaos means unprecedented change

  Editor’s note:  The AMS and NSF have been encouraging research in Mathematics of the Planet Earth.

  Climate change affects us all and Howard University especially would need to play a

  significant role in fighting it since it affects minorities disproportionately.


2. (Thanks to Aziz Yakubu) Computational Sustainability at Cornell University

video of Computational Sustainability Institute at Cornell University: