# News Items

## Calculus Course Packets are now for saleCalculus Course Packet information can be found at |

## Slemrod Makes A Splash in Fluid DynamicsOur own Marshall Slemrod has just made quite a splash. He's shown that using the Navier-Stokes equations (the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics) to explain the Crookes radiometer, are 'incomplete'. He proposed to use the Korteweg theory to better approximate the Boltzmann equation for gases near vacuum. This is related to Hilbert's 6th problem. See the article in Quanta Magazine: |

## Alum Awarded KSTF 2015 Teaching FellowshipCongratulations to Erin Oakley (B.S. '13, Mathematics) on her selection as a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellow for 2015. Erin will begin her first year of teaching at Janesville–Waldorf–Pemberston School in Janesville, Minn., this fall. She is committed to teaching mathematics to high school students in the U.S. She also earned a Master of Science in mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2015. |

## Recent Math Graduate wins Iwanter PrizeRecent graduate Alexander Sherman (B.A.’15, English and Mathematics) has won the annual $2,000 Iwanter Prize, administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the Humanities for an outstanding interdisciplinary humanities-based senior thesis. Read more: http://news.ls.wisc.edu/announcements/sherman-wins-center-for-humanities-iwanter-prize/ |

## Shi Jin awarded Vilas ProfessorshipShi Jin has been awarded a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship. The Professorship "recognizes Professors whose distinguished scholarship has advanced the confines of knowledge, and whose excellence has also included teaching or service". The Professorship is awarded by the Provost office and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professors carry the title for the duration of their career in Madison. |

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