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Students receive Fellowship

Undergraduates Emma Strubell and Avner Maiberg each received an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Fellowship from the University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for work they are doing with Associate Professor of Mathematics David Hiebeler. They will be developing computer simulations of the spread of internet worms, with the goal of developing strategies […]

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Twisted Mathematics: Rubik’s Cube

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12:30pm – 1:20pm in Room 421 of Neville Hall. Speaker: Kevin Roberge, Mathematics Instructor and Graduate Student of Physics. Pizza will be served! Rubik’s cube and the many other twisty puzzles that have been created embody a beautiful part of mathematics known as group theory. These hand held puzzles invite problem solvers […]

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UMaine to host the Maine/Quebec Number Theory Conference

The annual Maine/Québec Number Theory Conference will once again be hosted by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Maine on October 1-2, 2011.  Around sixty Number Theorists from New England, Québec, and beyond will gather to present and discuss their research.  The conference is funded by a grant from the National […]

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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: http://www.courses.maine.edu 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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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