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.
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Thomas Kurtz, who has been named as a member of the 2020 Class of AMS Fellows! He is specifically mentioned for "For research in probability and its applications, especially for contributions to the study of Markov processes."
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