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UCR Mathematics is one of the few math departments in the country that offers diversity in research, small hands-on classes and the unique opportunity to learn from the the most prominent mathematicians in the country.  At UC Riverside you will have easy access to the 24 faculty members and approximately 70 graduate students. Ease of access to our faculty and grads means you’ll have a connection to their research and teaching in a broad range of specialties, including: algebra, analysis, geomtry, topology, mathematical physics and combantorics. We off a Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy. The UCR library has subcriptions to well over 100 paper and electronic mathematical journals and is aggressively expanding its large selection of mathematical volumes. Over 100 doctorates have been awarded in the 40 years since the graduate program began.
  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Memorial for Dr. John Keith Oddson

    From Press Enterprise Obituary:

    Dr. John Keith Oddson, Associate Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at UCR, was born in Canada in 1935 on November 30th. He was received by our Lord at 12:45AM on November 27, 2013 in Riverside, California. Keith's son preceded him in 1995 at the age of 26, due to kidney failure. Keith had kidney cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, and 3 children, Karen, Kathy and Roger. He was a very loving and devoted father, husband and friend. He loved fishing and camping with a tent, while playing on his Lone Ranger guitar, singing songs around the campfire and at home.

    The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to: Companion Hospice, 4199 Flat Rock Dr., Ste 200, Riverside, California 92505 OR to: The Cancer Center, 4500 Brockton Ave., Suite 101, Riverside, Ca 92501.

    A memorial service will be held at the Botanical Gardens at U.C.R. at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

  • Posted November 5, 2013

    Press Enterprise: UC Riverside: A time to revel in mathematics

    "At least 400 mathematicians, engineers, physicists, computer scientists, statisticians and students attended the meeting, said Michel Lapidus, associate secretary of the organization's Western section. Twenty topical sessions and four plenary lectures were held in four buildings on campus over two days."

  • Posted October 16, 2013

    Visual Insight: a new AMS blog by John Baez

    The AMS announces Visual Insight, a place to share striking images that help explain advanced topics in mathematics. Dr. John Baez, professor of mathematics at UC Riverside who also works at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, is excited about the new blog. "I'm always looking for truly beautiful images, so if you know about one, please let me know! If you have created one that you want to share, please include a link to it in a comment." (Image: "Catacaustic of a Cardioid," by Greg Egan.) The blog launches with some stunning visualizations: "Tübingen Tiling," "Algebraic Numbers," "{6,3,3} Honeycomb in Upper Half Space," and "Catacaustic of a Cardioid". Baez posts a brief explanation about each along with a link to additional information.

    Baez has worked on higher category theory and quantum gravity, and since 1993 has written an internet column This Week’s Finds-- sometimes called the world's first blog. In 2010, concerned about climate change and the future of the planet, he switched to working on more practical topics and started the Azimuth Project, an international collaboration to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet. But Baez continues to enjoy explaining mathematics, and one way to do that is on the Visual Insight blog. Followers may subscribe to an RSS feed or watch for new blog posts on AMS google+, AMS Facebook and AMS Twitter.

  • Posted October 1, 2013

    UCR Listed in Top 50 Colleges Advancing Women in STEM

    Press Release:

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 2013 – The College Database – today’s number one resource for college-related data and rankings information – recently identified 50 U.S. colleges and universities where women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs take center stage. Each college on the list offers a full suite of STEM degree programs, with a high level of female students’ enrollment and an impressive annual volume of female STEM graduates.

    The College Database researched thousands of post-secondary programs to isolate those that are rapidly advancing women in STEM fields. Degree programs considered include Molecular Biology, Statistics, Neuroscience, and more. A full list of schools that made the list can be found here:

    50 Colleges Advancing Women in STEM: http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/50-colleges-advancing-women-in-stem/

    The College Database (Homepage): http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/

    About The College Database:

    The College Database is an organization whose goal is to provide free information about educational options both nationally and locally to students, parents, and other interested parties. This goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access. While still a fairly young company, The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools, and career centers across the country.

  • Posted March 15, 2013*

    Remembering a Distinguished Mathematician, Colleague and Friend : Dr. Victor Shapiro

    On Behalf of Interim Chancellor Jane Close Conoley, University of California, Riverside:

    I regret to inform you that Dr. Victor Shapiro, 88, a professor emeritus of mathematics, died on March 1, 2013. He taught mathematics at UC Riverside for 46 years.

    An expert on trigonometric series and differential equations, Dr. Shapiro was internationally recognized for several solutions to specific problems in mathematics. One reviewer wrote that he was “this country’s leading authority on Multiple Trigonometric Series.” He was the author of more than 80 research articles and several books. He continued to conduct research, write, and teach even after his retirement in 1994.

    In 2012, he was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society for outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

    Dr. Shapiro was born on October 16, 1924. He received a B.S. in 1947, an M.S. in 1949, and a Ph.D., all in mathematics, from the University of Chicago. Before joining UCR in 1964 as a full professor, Dr. Shapiro spent five years on the faculty at Rutgers, four years at the University of Oregon, and three years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 1978 he was selected by the Academic Senate to deliver the Faculty Research Lecture.

    He is survived by his wife, Florence Shapiro, two daughters, and two sons. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, April 7, 2013. Details will be available from the Department of Mathematics, 951-827-3113.

    Memorial Information: April 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the UCR Alumni & Visitors Center. More details are available by following this link.


  • Posted November 5, 2012

    Applied Mathematics Faculty Position Available

    Applications and nominations are invited for one faculty position in Computational Mathematics/Numerical Analysis beginning July 1, 2013. This position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

    Evaluation of applications will begin December 3, 2012

    Check the requirements and apply.

AMC 10/12 2014

AMC 10/12 Testing Day Information


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 in HUB 302


Registration: 4:10 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Exam: 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Closing Ceremonies: 6:45 p.m. - Celebration, Pictures, Certificates and Goodie Bags.


Students and parents will need to have their own transportation to the UCR campus. We strongly recommend carpooling, if possible.


Students and parents will need to pay for their own parking on the UCR campus. Parking Permit Dispensers are located at P24, P25, and P1/V1 (see UCR map attachment). Additional parking information for visitors is located on the Parking Services website: http://www.parking.ucr.edu/index.php?content=services/event_services.html

Off-Campus Parking (Free):

Is also available at University Village on the corner of University Avenue and Iowa Avenue. The walk from University Village to the Surge Building is approximately 15 minutes.

>>Map - Where to Park, Get Permits, Surge Building


The MaτH Clµb (The Math Club)


AMC 8 & 10/12 American Mathematical Competition

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