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Wednesday 3/29
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Victor L. Shapiro Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics
Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol

Sir Michael Berry of the University of Bristol will be giving this year's Victor L. Shapiro Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics on Thursday, March 16th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Dr. John C. Fay's generous donation will support the concurrent Big "C" Seminar in Mathematics, that our own Will Hoffer will run this year as the first Fay Fellow.

For further information, please follow the link to the Victor L. Shapiro Distinguished Lecture and Fay Fellowship Website:

Distinguished Burton Jones Lecture 2023
Burt Totaro UCLA

This year's Distinguished Jones Lecturer is Dr. Burt Totaro from UCLA.

The lecture will take place on April 14th at 4:00 p.m. in Skye Hall 284. Dr. Totaro's lecture will be "Algebraic Varieties at the Extremes".

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Zhenghe Zhang
Zhenghe Zhang, UCR

For his vital contributions to interface of dynamical systems, spectral theory, and mathematical physics the university will promote Dr. Zhenghe Zhang to Associate Professor, effective July 1. The Math Department congratulates Dr. Zhenghe Zhang and wishes him continued success in his remarkable career.


Dr. David Rush Remembered
Dr. David Rush

The UCR Math community extends our deepest sympathy and appreciation to the family of Professor Emeritus David Rush who passed away on February 13th, 2023. Dave was a prolific mathematical author and mentor whose positive influence on the careers of many young people will be felt for years to come.

To read more about Dave's impact on mathematics and our department Click Here.

Fulbright Scholar Award
Dr. Mark Alber, UCR

The UCR Mathematics Department proudly announces that Dr. Mark Alber was selected for the Fulbright US Scholar Award in the academic year 2023-2024. The award will support his extended visit to the Mathematical Institute, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, to collaborate on the project titled: Combining Mathematical Modeling and AI Methods for Studying Formation of Shape and Structure in Developing Tissue.

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John C. Fay Fellowship
Vic Shapiro, Bruce Chalmers, and John Fay, at Dr. Fay's thesis defense
Vic Shapiro, Bruce Chalmers, and John Fay, at Dr. Fay's thesis defense

The Math department is thrilled to announce the establishment of its John C. Fay Fellowship. This fellowship will give partial support to a graduate student who will give a series of lectures as a preliminary to each Victor Shapiro Lecture. The preliminary lectures will be known as The Big C Seminar in Mathematics.

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WAGS Fall 2022

WAGS is a twice-yearly meeting of algebraic geometers in the western half of the United States and Canada that traces its origins back to the Utah-UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989. Long term planning for WAGS is currently being organized by Nicolas Addington, Roya Beheshti Zavareh, María Angélica Cueto, José González, Dustin Ross, Karl Schwede, Mark Shoemaker and Farbod Shokrieh. For more information about WAGS, please visit

November 5th & 6th @ UCR.


New Faculty
Yiwei Wang, UCR Mathematics

The UCR Math Department proudly announces that Dr. Yiwei Wang joined our department as an assistant professor in 2022. Prior to joining UCR he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Dr. Wang’s research centers around mathematical modeling, scientific computing, and machine learning with applications in physics, material science, biology, and data science.

To get to know more about Dr. Wang’s activities, please visit his website.


SIAM UC Riverside
SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Chapter is established in UCR. The purpose of this student chapter is to organize activities that foster the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society, and to promote research in applied and computational mathematics, and interdisciplinary studies in general.

To learn more about the SIAM student chapter, visit the website or contact the faculty advisors, Dr. Heyrim Cho and Dr. Jia Gou.


New Faculty
Sarah Yeakel, UCR Mathematics Department

The UCR Math Department proudly announces that Dr. Sarah Yeakel joined our department as an assistant professor of teaching in July 2022.

Before coming to UCR, Dr. Sarah Yeakel was a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Maryland and got her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Her research interests are in algebraic topology and homotopy theory.

To learn more about Dr. Yeakel's activities, visit her website:


New Faculty
Agnieszka Zelerowicz, UC Riverside Mathematics Department

The UCR Math Department proudly announces that Dr. Agnieszka Zelerowicz joined our department as an assistant professor in July 2022.

Before coming to UCR, Dr. Zelerowicz was a Brin Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Agnieszka Zelerowicz's research focuses on smooth ergodic theory.

To find out more about Dr. Zelerowicz ’s activities, please visit her website:



UCR Microtutorial 2

The Microtutorials in Mathematics project team at UCR has conceived a new approach to producing a collection of micro-tutorials as supplementary instructional and learning materials. The intent is to assist the students and instructors to connect calculus with applications in various subject matters. The students could use them freely on any topics of their choice.  The videos are produced with follow-up questions to enable instructors to flip their classrooms if desired. For details, please visit its website:

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Math Alliance
Math Alliance: Providing educational success to underrepresented and first-generation students is an important part of UCR's mission.

"Our goal is simple: we want to be sure that every underrepresented or under-served American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical or statistical science."

If you are interested in becoming a Math Alliance Scholar, please feel free to contact Dr. Matthew Durham. The benefits include access to Math Alliances Facilitated Graduate Applications Process and possible funding to go the the Alliance's Field of Dreams conference.


A revisit of homogenization of motion by mean curvature
April 05, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Skye 284
Aaron Yip, Purdue University Abstract: Despite a long history and many results on motion by mean curvature and homogenization, there are still many interesting questions when these two problems are put together. This is a typical question of gradient flow on wiggly energy landscapes. The talk will revisit the problem of motion by…
Emergent Behavior in Collective Dynamics
March 01, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland A fascinating aspect of collective dynamics is self-organization of small scale interactions into high-order structures with larger-scale patterns. It is a characteristic feature of “social particles” which actively probe the environment and emerge in various types of clusters. In different…
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