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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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Paying It Forward

Gordon-Palmer Hall surrounded by pink flowers

From the 2020 Collegian | “It was an interesting time to be at the University,” says Ed Braswell, a 1967 graduate. George Wallace’s famous “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” took place mere weeks before Braswell would arrive for freshman orientation. He was also a student during the tenures of three of his heroes—President Frank Rose; the legendary Colonel Carleton K. Butler, director of the Million Dollar Band; and Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. While at UA, Braswell studied math and played […]

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Nan Boden

Nan Boden

Mathematics, ’86 Nan Boden is Senior Director of Google. She joined Google in 2013 via acquisition in the division that designs, develops and deploys Google’s data centers, where she handled various strategy matters as well as mergers and acquisitions. Boden was formerly CEO of Myricom, a pioneer in high-performance computer networking and a successful Caltech spinoff. She started her career as a software engineer, and later moved into business roles such as EVP, CFO, member of Myricom’s Board of Directors […]

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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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Mathematics Strives to Be a Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

Some of the math graduate students in front of a sculpture in Woods Quad.

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Awa Traore had a few qualifications for institutions where she would pursue her PhD in mathematics: one that was close to her home in Birmingham, and one where she would be encouraged and pushed to be successful throughout her program. When she learned that two other black women were successfully working their way through UA’s program, she decided that she could see herself at UA. “When I came here, and I saw there were […]

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