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Grad Program Pizza Party: Wednesday Sept 11th from 5:15PM to 6:30PM in 346 RSS

Are you currently taking a graduate level math course at CofC? Have you taken one in the past or do you plan to take one in the future? Then this party is for you! Come to meet your fellow students and the new grad program co-directors, Alex Kasman and Jiexiang Li. Delicious pizza from D’Allessandro’s (including vegan, vegetarian, and carnivorous options), beverages, and other snacks will be served.

If you have questions or special food requests, please write to and

Hoping to see you there!

Congratulations to Math Department Student Award Recipients

The Susan Prazak Award for Future Teachers is given annually in honor of Sue Prazak, who taught at CofC from 1972 to 1999.  This year’s recipient is Joe Casagranda.

The Ewa Wojcicka Award is our departments top award, given in memory of Professor Wojcicka to a recipient showing exceptional ability, creativity and potential in mathematics.  This year’s recipient of the Wojcicka award is John Cobb.

The Scott Ward Award, given each year to a math major displaying outstanding ability in math and a commitment to connect mathematics to another discipline, goes this year to Blaine Billings.

Outstanding Student Awards went to John  Cobb, Jay Van Raalte, Posy Olivetti, Blaine Billings, Caroline Copeland, Bridget Ierace, Shoshana Berkowitz, Michael Lanier, Elaine Todd, Payden Shaw, Choral Linhart, Allyson Lesher, and Erin Langenstein.

Algebra Seminar for April 5th

At this Friday’s algebra seminar, Andy Walker will conclude his lecture demonstrating some interesting examples of localization of categories.  Anyone interested is welcome to join us at 2PM in 353 RSS.


Algebra Seminar March 1st: Localization of Categories

All interested parties are invited to the weekly Algebra Seminar, held each Friday at 2PM in 353 RSS.  This week’s seminar features Professor Ben Cox lecturing on the Localization of Categories.  For more information, contact Oleg Smirnov (