Jennifer (Massey) Quinn, (Ph.D., 1993, Brualdi) has been elected as the next President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). She is currently with the University of Washington Tacoma. She was elected president-elect and will begin her term Feb. 1, 2020, and will serve as president during 2021- 2022, and past president in 2023.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features Sara Jensen, a UW–Madison alumna and professor at Carthage College (Ph.D., 2014, Isaacs), who teaches students math through knitting. And we’re not just talking potholders. Someone actually knitted a working Rubik’s cube, Jensen says. “This class is a way for math to be creative.”
Jim Zurlo, son of the late Dick Askey, donated the bust of Srinivasa Ramanujan to the Mathematics Department. It is currently installed in the 911 Lounge.
Professor Sergey Bolotin is retiring this fall after 19 years. He started with the Math department in 2001 as an associate professor, getting full professor status in 2002.
He’s looking forward to returning to his native Russia and spending time with his wife’s grandchildren, but hasn’t ruled out a return to Madison and the possibility of a return to teaching. Of Madison, he said he’d miss the wonderful and kind people, who seem to thrive in the cold winters we experience here.
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