News

  • 11/04/2019 - The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that Professor Thomas Nevins and Professor Emeritus Jang-Mei Wu have been selected to the 2020 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Soc

  • 10/31/2019 - To honor the memory of former Altgeld chimesmaster, Sue Wood, who passed away October 6, there will be a chimes concert on Sunday, November 10, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

  • 10/22/2019 - Mathematics professor Richard Sowers, left, and graduate student Daniel Carmody have developed a new computer algorithm that will help city planners and ot

  • 10/22/2019 - James A. Donaldson (b. 1941), Illinois Mathematics alumnus, passed away on October 18, 2019.

  • 10/17/2019 - Billy Dec knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of help.

  • 10/10/2019 - Sue Wood, 85, of Philo passed away Sunday (Oct. 6, 2019). Her lifelong love of music led her to learn and become the chimes master at the university’s carillons at Altgeld Hall.

  • 09/23/2019 - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is selected as one of eight universities to participate in a new initiative to change the culture surrounding doctoral education and career pathways.

  • 08/26/2019 - Few buildings on campus are as historic, or distinctive, as Altgeld Hall. Like the nearby Alma Mater statue, the Altgeld “castle” is an iconic part of the campus and the backdrop for countless graduation photos. Plans to renovate the 122-year-old building have been kicking around for at least 13 years and in a serious way since a 2010-11 feasibility study. The project has been high on the UI’s list of state capital funding requests since 2015. It’s now moving forward with a major funding infusion from the state...

  • 07/22/2019 - Members of the Actuarial Science Club (ASC) at Illinois recently organized the InsureTech and Actuarial Modernization Symposium, an event on campus modeled after the InsureTech Connect conference,

  • 07/22/2019 - Jane Bergman has always held a special spot in her heart for the brilliance of stained glass.

  • 06/17/2019 - Illinois Physics Professor Philip Phillips and Math Professor Gabriele La Nave have theorized a new kind of electromagnetism far beyond anything conceivable in classical electromagnetism today, a conjecture that would upend our current understanding of the physical world, from the propagation of light to the quantization of charge.

  • 05/15/2019 - Vanessa Rivera-Quiñones, a doctoral student in mathematics, and Tara Stewart Merrill, a doctoral student in the Program in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology come from very different backgrounds, but they are working together at the University of Illinois to better understand disease in wildlife.

  • 05/01/2019 - A Chicago design firm will prepare architectural plans for the renovation of Altgeld Hall and the construction of a new building on the site of Illini Hall. The University of Illinois has hired a CannonDesign to begin planning the $100 million Altgeld Hall and Illini Hall project to modernize learning spaces and increase capacity in data science and other mathematical sciences.

  • 04/17/2019 - Mathematics faculty member Philipp Hieronymi received the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Philipp places emphasis on active learning and creates a welcoming environment for all students. Students note that his lectures make challenging topics seem easy, with lessons making a lasting impact on their college career. He has also been instrumental in curriculum development, including designing lectures, assignments, exams, and instructional aids. He has been included in the Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent each semester he has taught in the past five years.

  • 04/17/2019 - As part of establishing its academic and research activities, DPI announced nine recipients of its first round of seed funding awards, including three headed by professors in the College of LAS. These projects represent the types of work that DPI will undertake, seeking solutions to grand challenges that produce real-world impact. The project “Air quality in the home: from smart sensing to action” will be led Richard B. Sowers, professor of mathematics; Paul Francisco, senior coordinator at the Applied Research Institute; and Charles Catlett, the University of Chicago.