Robert Friedman Awarded the Mark Van Doren Teaching AwardCongratulations to Prof. Robert Friedman for winning the Mark Van Doren Teaching award. This honor is given by the Columbia College Academic Awards Committee to recognize a faculty’s humanity, devotion to truth, and inspiring leadership. The Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching has been awarded annually since 1962 and was established in honor of Mark [...]

Spring 2014 Kolchin Lecture by Prof. Melvin HochsterThe Spring 2014 Kolchin Lecture by Prof. Melvin Hochster (University of Michigan) will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Prof. Hochster will deliver a talk titled: “Bounding syzygies and the nature of subrings of polynomial rings” Abstract: A famous theorem of Hilbert asserts that in the polynomial ring in N variables over a field [...]

Spring 2014 Ritt Lectures by Prof. Fernando Coda MarquesThe Spring 2014 Ritt Lectures by Prof. Fernando Codá Marques (IMPA) will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 & Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Prof. Codá Marques will deliver a two talk series titled: “Min-max minimal surfaces and applications” Abstract: We will present general constructions of unstable minimal surfaces, and discuss several recent applications to [...]

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