Math Dept 2017-2018 Newsletter 7

  Monday, 4 December 2017

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Past newsletters can now be reached via the department website.

[Click on “Read the Newsletter” in the bottom].

 

Newsletter is sent out when there is something new.

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

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This will be the last of the semester.

Hope your final week goes smoothly and wish you happy holidays.

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MEETINGS AND SEMINARS IN THE DEPARTMENT 

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Mondays

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Geometry & Topology Seminar 

 

Monday, December 4

 

The speaker for Nov. 27 was Chiekh  Ndiaye

And the topic was

VANISHING VISCOSITY AND TOPOLOGICAL METHODS FOR THE RESONANT Q-CURVATURE EQUATION.

 

Please contact coordinator for information about Dec 4 seminar.

 3:10PM-4:00PM

Place: ASB-B 213.

 

Coordinator:  Stanley M. Einstein-Matthews

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Wednesdays 

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Graduate Student Seminar

3.10 to 4pm, Room 213 ASB-B

 

Open to all faculty and students.

 

Coordinator: Matthew Cavallo

 

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Mathematics Department Colloquium

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Friday, December 8

 

No colloquium this week.

 

But all are welcome to Departmental Holiday Party

Room 213, 12 to 4pm.

 

Please contact Ms. Johnson to rsvp and contribute.

 

12 to 4 pm, ASB-B 213

 

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 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 requested. The staff is currently underfunded for this.

 

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TALKS AND WORKSHOPS OUTSIDE DEPARTMENT 

 

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1. (Thanks to Talitha Washington) Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) Workshops

 

The 2018 Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) Workshops will be at MAA Carriage House, Washington, DC  in June 2018.

 See: http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/workshops/#/dc2018/

Person of contact: Stan Yoshinobu, styoshin@calpoly.edu

 

 

2. (Thanks to Louise Raphael) QUBES workshop on integrating sustainability into lectures

 

Are you interested in adopting interdisciplinary modules that address sustainability and climate change into your classroom? Apply now to join us for the Spring 2018 InTeGrate/QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN).

 

Participants in this FMN will focus on how to use data-driven modules designed by the InTeGrate Project in undergraduate biology courses. Accepted applicants will participate in biweekly virtual sessions (including the late January 2018 kick-off event) and then continue to collaborate and receive mentoring online as they customize and implement activities in their own classrooms.

 

Applications are due December 11, 2017. Please visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/integrate2018

for additional information and instructions about how to apply.

 

In previous newsletters:

 

Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients at JMM

Recommendations are solicited for NAM’s new PhD session, the Granville-Browne-Haynes Session of Presentations

by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, to be held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings to be held in

January 2018 in San Diego, CA.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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1. Putnam exam was given in the department on Dec 2. Three of our students participated.

Please encourage your students to attend math club and math team meetings

and participate in math competitions. They may contact Lou Shapiro or Jill McGowan.

 

2. (From Dean Mair via Katharine Gurski) Matlab License

 

The university has a site license for MATLAB. We need to use it or we will lose it,

so please encourage students and faculty to request a download of the software.

Please contact the university’s help desk for downloads.

 

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 SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (from various sources)

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1. University of Nebraska’s 2018 Summer Research Program.

 

 

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

 

Details at https://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/home

 

 

In previous newsletters:

 

MIT Broad Institute Research Internships

 

Mathematics Open Positions

 

NOAA Undergraduate Scholarships

 

2018 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

 

Department of Homeland Security Summer Internships

 

National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences

2018 Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program

 

DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program

 

NSF Dear Colleague Letters (Funding Opportunities).  

 

 

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INTERESTING ARTICLES AND WEBSITES

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1.  (Thanks to Dennis Davenport) Issues faced by Graduate students

 

In the first article below, you will see that tuition remission will count as income for graduate students putting them in a much higher tax bracket. The second concerns the mental health of graduate students.

 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/11/07/grad-students-and-policy-experts-say-taxing-graduate-students-tuition-waivers-would

 

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/04/phd-students-face-significant-mental-health-challenges