Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics Day (AlGeCom) is a one-day informal meeting of mathematicians from the University of Illinois, Purdue University, IUPUI, Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University, University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan and nearby universities, with interests in algebra, geometry and combinatorics (widely interpreted). Date of ALGECOM-XVII is May 25, 2019. Click to learn more about the conference.
Beginning this week, SI leaders will be holding sessions outside of class to go over and review course materials. The SI program provides peer support by having students who succeeded in traditionally difficult academic courses and help other students complete these courses. SI is a non-remedial approach that provides regular review sessions outside of class in which students work collaboratively by discussing readings, comparing notes, working together to predict test items, and sharing ideas for improving class material. You can find the SI schedule at the top left corner of the tutoring centers website.
On Wednesday November 7, 2018, the Mathematics and Statistics department held a career night for students interested in jobs/careers in applied statistics, biostatistics, predictive modeling, data analytics, big data, data science, etc. Some of our MS and BS/MS Applied Statistics graduates participated in a panel discussion allowing students to get a better idea of what to expect in their field. Graduates also offered resume advice while enjoying free pizza. Click to see some photos from the event.
Having trouble finding x? Is calculus derivin’ you crazy? We can help!! Loyola Math Club Tutoring will be happening every Monday and Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. in the STEM resource center in Centennial Forum.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is hosting an event for the Math/Stat community on November 8: Knitting and Math. All students and faculty are welcome to attend. Click to learn more about the event.
Our next Rataj Lecture, on Wednesday October 24, will be both excellent, timely, and accessible to anyone who has taken or is taking calculus -- all geometry will be discrete. Click to learn more about the lecture.
Organized jointly by Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University. This year it will be held on the Campus of SIU at Carbondale, Neckers Building, Young Auditorium, Neckers 440 on Saturday, 27 Oct 2018.
The Maria Agnesi Vatican stamp is out! Thanks to Professor Shirley Gray for her efforts, and all Association of Women in Mathematics supporters who helped make it happen. Maria Agnesi wrote the first known book to discuss both differential and integral calculus, and she was appointed by Pope Benedict XIV to a chair of mathematics and natural philosophy at the University of Bologna. She abandoned academics later in life and devoted herself to charitable work and spiritual reflection. The stamp depicts her in prayer with a mathematical formula on the wall and a paper on the floor which contains a famous bell shaped curve she formulated called the "Witch of Agnesi."