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Dr. Fulghesu’s research paper accepted for publication

Posted on October 13, 2017

Dr. Damiano Fulghesu, associate professor of the Math Department, had a research paper accepted for publication in the Michigan Math Journal. The paper, titled “The Chow ring of the stack of smooth plane cubics” was coauthored with Angelo Vistoli, professor of “Scuola Normale Superiore” in Pisa (Italy).

Dr. Olaniyi Iyiola co-authors paper published in Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics

Posted on October 02, 2017

Dr. Olaniyi Iyiola, Mathematics Department, published a paper titled: “A real distinct poles rational approximation of generalized Mittag-Leffler functions and their inverses: Applications to fractional calculus,” in the Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, co-authored with Emmanuel Asante-Asamani from Drake University and Bruce Wade from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Coffee with Anne

Posted on September 27, 2017

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.

President Anne is pictured with new hires Lori Schmidt – Nurse Practitioner (Hendrix Clinic & Counseling Center), Ashok Aryal – Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Mathematics), Lois Wagner – Accounting Technician (Alumni Foundation), Carol Hall – Print Coordinator (Marketing & Communications), and Melissa Dingmann – Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships (Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid).

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Skalsky awarded all expenses paid trip to Field of Dreams Conference

Posted on September 25, 2017

Mathematics major Ashley Skalsky was awarded an all expenses paid trip to the Field of Dreams Conference that is hosted by the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences. The conference is an opportunity for students to explore different research opportunities including graduate school and REU’s. There are also panels and talks in a variety of mathematical fields.

Olaniyi Iyiola has paper published in journal

Posted on September 12, 2017

Olaniyi Iyiola, Mathematics Department, had a paper published: “Strong convergence result for proximal split feasibility problem in Hilbert spaces,” co-authored with Yekini Shehu from Institute of Mathematics, University of Wurzburg, Germany, published in Optimization: A Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research.

Dr. Ashok Aryal to present research at Prairie Analysis Seminar

Posted on September 08, 2017

Dr. Ashok Aryal will present his research at Prairie Analysis Seminar (PAS Conference) taking place at Kansas State University this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9. The title of his talk is “Density of the zero set for a generalized Bernoulli-type free boundary problem.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Kalthoff passes financial mathematics actuarial exam

Posted on September 07, 2017

The Paseka School of Business would like to congratulate finance major and FMA president Jenna Kalthoff for passing the Financial Mathematics actuarial exam (Exam 2) this summer.

Mathematics students pass actuarial exams

Posted on September 02, 2017

MSUM’s Mathematics Department would like to congratulate our exceptional actuarial students who passed actuarial exams this past summer. Leslie Miller, Billy Pederson, Daniel Schneck, Zach Snell, and Madalyn Winger all passed Exam 2/Financial Mathematics. Mason LaRock passed both Exam 1/Probability and Exam 2.

Mathematics students pass actuarial exams

Posted on September 01, 2017

MSUM’s Mathematics Department would like to congratulate our exceptional actuarial students who passed actuarial exams this past summer. Leslie Miller, Billy Pederson, Daniel Schneck, Zach Snell, and Madalyn Winger all passed Exam 2/Financial Mathematics. Mason LaRock passed both Exam 1/Probability and Exam 2.

Aidan Shafer ranks in top third of Putnam Mathematical Competition

Posted on May 09, 2017

Congratulations to Aidan Shafer, double major in Mathematics and Physics, who ranked in the top third of the Putnam Mathematical Competition, held on December 3, 2016. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in all the United States and Canada. On the last edition there were 4,164 contestants from 568 institutions.

MSUM’s Annual Math Team Contest Winners

Posted on May 09, 2017

Twenty MSUM students participated in the Mathematics Department’s 2nd Annual Math Team Contest on Saturday, April 22.

 team came in first place with Elias Eid, Sam Holen, and Jennifer Williams, each earning $100 in prize money. Two teams tied for second place: “The Winners” Kim An Truong, Yik Ping Khoo, and Myungjun Yeo and “Winners 17” Pratik Dahl, Rostand Fezeu, and Paige Meyer, each earning $50 in prize money.

Congratulations to all that participated in this year’s event.

Mathematics faculty, staff attend Minnesota Council of Teachers of Math Conference

Posted on May 03, 2017

Three faculty and six students from MSUM’s Mathematics Department attended the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Math Conference, April 27-29 in Duluth.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Mathematics majors Stefan Nelson and Pratik Dahal to present in Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM Mathematics majors Stefan Nelson and Pratik Dahal | Niven Numbers and Algorithmic Problem Solving; Group Theory and Rubik’s Cube  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Mathematics majors Alicia Swenson, Kyle Benjamin, and Audrey Jensen to present in Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM Mathematics majors Alicia Swenson, Kyle Benjamin, and Audrey Jensen | Latin Squares; The Riffle Shuffle; Transcendental Number Theory  Read the rest of this entry →

Talk at the Planetarium about fractals: Math Club seminars

Posted on April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18 | 4:30 p.m. | Planetarium

Dr. Damiano Fulghesu will give a talk titled “Recurrence Sequences and Chaos.”  Read the rest of this entry →

2nd Annual MSUM Math Contest

Posted on April 17, 2017

Saturday, April 22 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | MA 269

The 2nd Annual MSUM Math Contest will be on Saturday, April 22 in MA 269 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Breakfast items will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. Teams may have 2 or 3 participants.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Mathematics majors Samantha Swenson, Zach Snell to present in today’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM Mathematics majors Samantha Swenson and Zach Snell | Penrose Tilings; Methods and Fairness in Voting Theory  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Mathematics majors Samuel Holen, Jennifer Williams, and Kelli Vosberg to present in this week’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on April 05, 2017

Wednesday, April 5 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring MSUM Mathematics majors Samuel Holen, Jennifer Williams, and Kelli Vosberg | The Collatz Conjecture; Parallel Lines in Hyperbolic Geometry; The Birthday Problem  Read the rest of this entry →

Noyce internships available for math, science majors

Posted on March 29, 2017

Interested in sharing your enthusiasm for Science and Math? Noyce internships are available for Math and Science majors. Interns are being recruited to help with summer K-12 science and math enrichment activities. Preference is given to first and second year undergraduates.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Adam Goyt to present this week’s Undergraduate Math Seminar

Posted on March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29 | 4-4:50 p.m. | Bridges 268

Featuring Dr. Adam Goyt | Euclid’s Elements and their Impact on the Catholic Church  Read the rest of this entry →

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