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New location for mathematics placement exam

Effective immediately, the Math Placement Exam will no longer be available on WebCT. It will now be available on Blackboard:

Once a user signs in to Blackboard via the above link with their Mainestreet login, the link to the placement exam will be displayed in the lower corner of the home screen as shown below.  For some users, the link will be on the right-hand side instead.

Math Placement Test UMaine


Instructor sought for MAT 107: Elementary Descriptive Geometry

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maine seeks an experienced K-12 math teacher or higher education mathematics teacher preparation faculty member to teach two sections of MAT 107: Elementary Descriptive Geometry in the Fall 2011 semester, and possibly beyond.

The course is designed to prepare students to teach the geometry included in a modern NCTM Standards-based K-8 curriculum. Emphasis is on geometric exploration activities, problem solving and informal deductive reasoning, using manipulatives to teach geometric concepts in grades K-8.

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Mathematician is the #2 job of 2011.

Software Engineer has edged out Mathematician as the best job of 2011.

Mathematician, Actuary, and Statistician (all highly quantitative disciplines) take 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, respectively.

Lumberjack has climbed to 3rd worst from the bottom.

Khalil and students present at Maine Cancer Foundation meeting.

UMaine Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics Prof. Andre Khalil, accompanied by graduate students Kendra Mooers and Aaron Tanenbaum, made an invited presentation at the Tuesday June 21 annual meeting of the Maine Cancer Foundation. The presentation focused on the latest research in Khalil’s computational analysis and modeling lab, which has been funded twice by the MCF (2008-2009 and 2010-2011) for work on early cancer detection. The audience included MCF board members, donors, and cancer patients, with discussion of the direction of future research and plans for a new grant proposal.

Master’s thesis defense Thursday, June 30.

UMaine Mathematics MA candidate John Jackson defended his thesis “Twisted L-functions”. More information is here.

Student honored for essay about Mathematics instructor.

Anthropology major Siobhan McCue of Camden has received honorable mention in the undergraduate category of the 2011 Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest.  McCue wrote an essay about UMaine mathematics instructor Jennifer Tyne titled, “For the Love of Math.”  Press release.