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 Vanessa Rivera at

Graduate Colloquium

  • February 14,  4 pm, 245 Altgeld: Heejoung Kim, Hyperbolicity in geometric group theory
  • March 12,  1 pm, 163 Noyes Lab: Itziar Ochoa de Alaiza Gracia, Kirwan-Ness stratifications for cyclic quivers
  • April 4,  4 pm, 245 Altgeld: Chris Gartland, Measurable Differentiable Structures
  • April 25,  4 pm, 245 Altgeld: Malik Obeidin, Randomness in 3-Dimensional Geometry and Topology

Teaching and Diversity Seminar

  • 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 245 Altgeld Hall
    Writing a Diversity Statement
    Derek Attig (Director of Career Development, Graduate College, Univ of Illinois)

    Abstract: Diversity statements are becoming an increasingly common requirement when applying for academic faculty positions, postdoc opportunities, and fellowships . It describes how you will contribute to advancing diversity through your research, teaching, and/or service. Joining us, Dr.Derek Attig, will lead a discussion on the basics of writing a diversity statement. 

  • 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 245 Altgeld Hall
    Title: TBA
    Daniel Wong (Univ of Illinois, Director, Mentoring and Bridge Programs for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)