# AY 23-24

#### RPSAA 2024

Dr. Shuwen Lou is the local organizer for the international conference "Recent Progress in Stochastic Analysis and its Applications". The conference will be held here at Loyola July 15-19, 2024. Click below to learn more!

LEARN MORE#### Mathematics and Statistics Student Awards and Honors

Congratulations to our 2024 graduates! The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is proud of you and all of your efforts these past years. Click to learn more about the awards and honors given to our graduates on May 1st.

LEARN MORE#### Remembering Dr. Joseph Mayne

The department of Mathematics and Statistics mourns the passing of Dr. Joseph Mayne. Joe was a member of this department for 48 years before retiring in 2020. During his time at Loyola he served two terms as department chair and was a member of Faculty Council. He also taught countless students. His contributions were not limited to math; he also founded the Loyola Chamber Orchestra, and was the conductor for 27 years.

#### Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium (April 18)

Join the Math & Stat Department for our Colloquium on Thursday, April 18, which will feature a talk by Rigoberto Florez (The Citadel). His topic will be "The strong divisibility property and the resultant of generalized Fibonacci polynomials". Click to learn more details about the talk.

LEARN MORE#### Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium (April 11)

Join the Math & Stat Department for our Colloquium on Thursday, April 11, which will feature a talk by Frank Baginski (George Washington University). His topic will be "The Shape of a High Altitude Balloon ".Click to learn more about the details!

LEARN MORE#### Chicago Symposium Series, Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science

Please consider registering for the 2024 Chicago Symposium Series, Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice, hosted at Loyola on Friday, April 12, 10am-5pm, check-in starting at 9:30am in McCormick Lounge. The Chicago Symposium Series is a twice-a-year symposium bringing together higher education faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates who are interested in a discussion of issues and innovations in STEM education. Click to learn more about the details.

LEARN MORE#### DataFest (Loyola University Chicago)

DataFest is a data "hackathon" for students to motivate a data-analysis class project, that makes data analysis more fun and meaningful while incentivizing good scientific practice and presentation. Now sponsored by the American Statistical Association, ASA DataFest is run through several host institutions across the country, including right here at Loyola University Chicago (April 5-7). Sign up today!

LEARN MORE#### DEI Movie and Discussion

The Math/Stat DEI committee is hosting a movie and discussion for Women's History Month on March 20 (4:15pm in IES 110) and is inviting you to join. The movie is "Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani". A brief discussion of the film will follow the viewing. There will be pizza!

LEARN MORE#### Tim O'Brien Awarded Honorary Degree in Thailand

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics would like to congratulate one of its own on receiving an honorary degree. The degree was awarded by Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn for Tim's impactful service at the University of Phayao, Thailand. Well done, Tim!

LEARN MORE#### Joint Data Science and Math & Stat Colloquium

Join Data Science and the Math & Stat Department for their joint Colloquium on Thursday, February 29th, which will feature a talk by Claudia Solís-Lemus (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery). Her topic will be "Inferring Biological Networks" and pizza will be provided. Click to learn more about the details!

#### Math Students are Intramural Volleyball Champs

The math student team won the Loyola intramural volleyball championship. Congratulations!

#### Paper Football Tournament

Join the Math and Stats Club for a paper football tournament! We will begin by having Dr Gregory Matthews of the Stats department giving a short talk on statistical analysis in football. Click to see more details!

DETAILS#### Association of Women in Mathematics Colloquium (Jan 29)

The LUC Association of Women in Mathematics Student Chapter is happy to announce a talk by Loyola Alum, Dr. Emma Zajdela. Join us as she discusses her topic "Catalyzing collaborations: Modeling scientific team formation for global impacts". Click to see more details!

DETAILS#### Final Exam Study and Success

In the lead up to Finals Week, the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics sponsored a Math Review Session. Dozens of Precalculus and Calculus students collaborated with many of the department's math teachers. Thanks to all involved for this successful event!

#### Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium (Dec 7)

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is happy to announce our next Colloquium on Thursday, December 7th, which will feature a talk by Elizabeth Gross (University of Hawai`i at Mānoa). Join us as she discusses the topic: "The Algebra and Geometry of Evolutionary Biology ".

#### Math Students Attend Field of Dreams Conference

Five Loyola students from the math department attended the Field of Dreams conference in Atlanta, GA. There they attended several workshops and learned about REU's and many post grad opportunities such as grad school and professions in industry. (l-r, Dr. Darius Wheeler, Maria Redle, Kellie Wijas, Isabel Renteria, Anurathi Madasi, and Joey Dingillo). Click the title above to learn more about the conference!

#### Undergraduate Research Information Session (Nov 14)

On November 14th (4 to 5:30pm) several faculty members from Math and Stats will be on-hand to give information, advice and help to anyone interested in applying to do research as an undergrad. Doing research gives you a very different view of what you study and can be a great experience. Please come by Cuneo 312 Tuesday afternoon if you are interested!

#### Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium (Nov 16)

Our next Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium on Thursday, November 16th will feature a talk by Albert S. Berahas (University of Michigan). Join us as he discusses the topic: "Next Generation Algorithms for Stochastic Optimization with Constraints".

LEARN MORE#### Math and Stat Student Colloquium (Nov 7)

Join us as we have three talks on exciting research done by our undergraduate students over the past year. The speakers are Cecily Bartsch, Cole Fleming, and Kathryn Cantrell. Click above to learn more!

#### Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium (Oct 12)

Join us on October 12th as we have three talks on exciting research done by our undergraduate students over the past year. The speakers will be Isabel Rentería, Amanda Newton, and Anurathi Madasi. Click above to learn more!

#### Math & Stat Club Tutoring

Loyola's Math & Stat Club is offering drop-in tutoring this year on Mondays from 5pm - 7pm and Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm in IES 123 (Institute of Environmental Sustainability). If you are a student looking for assistance with your math or stat class, be sure to take advantage of this fantastic resource.

#### Miriam Kabagorobya and Xiang Wan Named Fellows in the MATCH Program

Congratulations to Miriam Kabagorobya and Xiang Wan on being named fellows in the MATCH program, where they will be doing exciting work with middle school math students. Learn more about this amazing program by clicking above!