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UK Junior Named Udall Scholar

Sam Beavin, a University of Kentucky junior majoring in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry, has been awarded a Udall Scholarship of up to $5,000 for his senior year.

UK Awards Four Research Professorships

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved University Research Professorships for 2013-14 for four faculty members. The professorships carry a $40,000 award to support research.

Algebra, Crosswords and Tetris: Neville Fogarty

Just because Neville Fogarty is working on an advanced degree doesn't keep him from following diverse interests. In addition to being a grad student in the Department of Mathematics, he plays Ultimate Frisbee, writes crossword puzzles, and participated in the Tetris tournament last semester. In this podcast, he shares some of his hobbies and explains why he chose to come to the University of Kentucky. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Celebrate A&S: 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is a native of Morehead, Kentucky and graduated from UK with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1995. A Singletary Scholar, Gaines Fellow and recipient of the Dean's Scholarship in Arts and Sciences, Cutts also worked for the Department of Defense as part of UK’s co-operative program.

One of the very first 100 Google employees, Matt Cutts is now the head of Google’s webspam engineering team. He wrote the first version of Safesearch, Google’s family filter, and works on improving search results. As a crucial member of the Google team and an avid blogger, Matt Cutts is one of the most public faces of the world’s largest search engine.

College of Arts and Sciences Gives Students 'FastTrack' To Success

The College of Arts and Sciences created a new program this fall designed to help incoming freshmen get on the right track for calculus — the FastTrack.

New Faculty 2012: Meet Bert Guillou

The Department of Mathematics is excited to welcome professor Bert Guillou to its faculty!

Professor Guillou joins us this fall researching topology, the mathematical study of surfaces. He is interested in homotopy theory, the study of "transforming" one surface or shape into another, a field with applications in quantum physics, robotics, and even molecular biology.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 semester.

Produced by Stephen Gordinier.

 

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Royster Named PIMSER Interim Director

David C. Royster, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed interim director of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER).

On The Fast Track to Calculus with Dean Mark Kornbluh and David Royster

Fast Track for Calculus is a residential academic preparation program for highly qualified students. Fast Track to Calculus is designed to prepare students for rigorous undergraduate mathematics classes. In this podcast, Dean of Arts & Sciences Mark Kornbluh and Mathematics Director of Undergraduate Studies David Royster discuss the goals of the program and how it will work.

 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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