AWM Graduate Student Colloquium

The goal of the Graduate Student Colloquium is to encourage interaction and community among graduate students at all stages of the program and with varying research interests by gathering to hear about research currently being done by other graduate students in the department. The speakers will be current Illinois graduate students. The talks will be given for a general mathematical audience and discuss either the speaker’s current research, or a related introductory topic. Talks will be followed by time to chat and eat cookies. Although this colloquium is organized by the AWM chapter with graduate students in mind, all members of the department including faculty are welcome to attend regardless of gender.

If you would like to speak in the colloquium next semester or would like to get involved in some other way, please email Heejoung Kim at

Spring 2020 Graduate Colloquia

  • 4-5 pm Wednesday, February 5, Mary Tursi
  • 4-5 pm Wednesday, March 2, Hadrian Quan
  • 4-5 pm Wednesday, April 1, Dana Neidinger 
  • 4-5 pm Wednesday, April 29, Grace Jaffe


Teaching and Diversity Seminar

The goal of the Teaching and Diversity seminar is to promote discussion within our mathematics community about diversity and inclusion, and our shared responsibility as teachers to be critical and intentional in our interactions with students and colleagues. The seminar is a space where we can reflect on how issues of equity and justice impact mathematics teaching, learning, and research. We invite speakers from within the university as well as external speakers. All members of the department, including faculty and staff, as well as members of the campus community are welcome. 

Spring 2020 Teaching and Diversity Seminars 

  • 4-5 pm Wednesday, January 22, Brian Katz (Smith College)
  • Additional Teaching and Diversity seminar dates (tentative; details to come): February 19, March 25, April 22