Category Archives: Announcements

A Talk Celebrating the Number π

My Favorite Thing(s) About π A fun talk for π-Day(+1) by Professor Alex Kasman Tuesday March 15, 2022 from 1-2PM in 223 Maybank Hall. The presentation will be understood and enjoyed by anyone who has ever heard of the number π≈3.14.  A pie-based snack and free math department gifts will also be available. With questions or […]

Southeastern Lie Theory Conference Hosted at CofC

The College of Charleston Mathematics Department is hosting the Southeastern Lie Theory Workshop XII from October 15-17, 2021. Lie Theory is named after mathematician Sophus Lie (pronounced like “Lee”) and is an area of abstract algebra with important applications in physics, mathematics, and beyond.  This conference brings many experts on this topic to Charleston for […]

CofC alum and UW Math graduate student John Cobb and artist Abra Schlub win Delta Beer Lab design contest

Catalysts for Science Policy collaborated with a Madison, Wisconsin brewery, Delta Beer Lab, to feature art inspired by active research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on their 2021 spring New England IPA label. CofC math alumnus John Cobb, currently a graduate student in mathematics at UW-Madison, and artist Abra Schlub collaborated to create the winning […]

Honors College Students Explore Math Concepts Through an Artistic Lens

Most Honors College classes are designed to be interdisciplinary, with wide-ranging ideas and concepts mingling together in the classroom. This type of educational approach can at times make for some unexpected assignments. For instance, a math class probably isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a treasure trove of student artwork. But for Dr. […]

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 […]