Tag: Department of Mathematics

UA Math Award Honors Distinguished Alumnus

From the April 2022 Desktop News | The University of Alabama Department of Mathematics honored one of its most distinguished alumni during this year’s Honors Week with the addition of a new award, the Louis Dale Medal in Mathematics. The medal is awarded to an upper-level mathematics student who displays excellence in their work. Dr. Louis Dale was part of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and received a bachelor’s in mathematics from Miles College before teaching mathematics in Birmingham high […]

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UA Freshman Places in Top Percentage of Prestigious Math Competition

Jacob Glidewell

From the May 2021 Desktop News | UA freshman Jacob Glidewell has been competing in mathematics competitions since eighth grade, constantly trying to push himself to do better and grow in his skill. This year, he has once again succeeded in his challenge by placing in the top 100 competitors of the Putnam Competition. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for undergraduate students in the world. Now in its 81st year, the competition […]

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Cole Stewart ’22, Physics & Mathematics

Cole Stewart

Cole Stewart is a physics and mathematics double major on the graduate school track. A junior from Tuscaloosa, AL, he plans to pursue a PhD in physics after graduation. How did you choose your major?  I chose to major in physics due to my interest in research, which arises from my desire to ambitiously try to answer the huge, overarching questions in our universe (although realistically to just get a better grasp of them), such as the composition of our […]

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How a Crimson Beard Raised Funds for West Alabama Food Bank

From the June 2020 Desktop News | What began as a joke at the end of an email quickly became an act of service for UA’s department of mathematics, which recently completed a faculty fundraiser for the West Alabama Food Bank. While working at home during the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. David Cruz-Uribe, the chair of the department, finished an email to his faculty with a joke about his beard graying during this time of elevated stress, and that he should […]

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Recruiting the Best

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | For Dr. Richmond McClintock, supporting The University of Alabama has always been a family affair. The son of a UA alumnus, McClintock grew up cheering for the Tide and made the trek to Tuscaloosa for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. His wife Nancy, originally from New York, began saying “Roll Tide” soon after she said “I do.”When he had three daughters, he insisted they all attend UA. Now, the McClintocks are leaving their […]

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