Category Archives: Announcements

2021 Harrison Randolph calculus exam

The Harrison Randolph calculus exam is a written test of challenging problems using material covered in Math 120. The student who performs the best will be given the Harrison Randolph Calculus Award at the Honor Ceremony in May and receive a check for $100. Every CofC student is eligible to take it once in their career, […]

Math Grad Student Emma Collins wins CofC’s Master’s Thesis Award for 2020

At this afternoon’s graduate council meeting, it was announced that Emma Collins and her thesis “Existence Theory for Partial Differential Equations with Applications to Geology” have won the Graduate School of the College of Charleston’s Master’s Thesis Award for 2020. It was judged in the category “Math, Physical Sciences, and Engineering” against 12 other theses […]

George Haborak (1936-2020)

Sadly, we have lost another beloved member of our community;  George Haborak passed on October 26th surrounded by his loving family in Richmond Hill,  Georgia. Dr. Haborak was hired as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Department Chair in 1971. He was promoted to Professor in 1976.  He also served our community in administrative […]

Chloe Mattila and Joe Brennan Receive 2020 Sue Prazak Award

Congratulations to Joe Brennan and Chloe Mattila, joint recipients of the 2020 Prazak Award. This award its named for Sue Prazak, a beloved former CofC math professor known for her talent as an amazing teacher and who sadly died earlier this year.  The award is given each year to exceptional math majors who intend to […]

Two Mathematical Finance Related Announcements

Congratulations to Sonia Kopel, a former CofC math major and math grad student.  Sonia, who now works at Citibank, was selected as Alumna of the Month by the Graduate School.  For more information about her, see this announcement (and be sure to watch the video in which she talks about the way her mathematics training […]

Kate Owens has two articles in the latest MAA Focus

Congratulations to Math Department associate chair Kate Owens who co-authored two articles: “How We Moved a Conference Online”, about the recent Mastery Grading conference “Talk Math With Your Friends, A Virtual Colloquium”, about the online Zoom math colloquium series she co-founded You can read them here.