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Department of Mathematical Sciences News

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The department of mathematical sciences provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.

Current Mathematical Sciences News

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Arts and Culture | September 30, 2019

Researchers from the College of Sciences showcase the artistic side of science by featuring their most captivating research images.

Business and Community | August 13, 2019
UNLV works to dismantle barriers to college-level math success to retain and graduate students.
Business and Community | August 11, 2019

UNLV helps students overcome their math anxiety.

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Business and Community | August 10, 2019

Students find support through updated math courses, pilot programs.

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 8, 2019

Undergraduates Michael Schwob and Dylan Wallace among just 496 nationwide to earn the prestigious honor.

Mathematical Sciences In The News

Popular Mechanics
August 16, 2019

Dedicating years of schooling to pursue higher math degrees may help solve certain problems, but does it make any difference for something as simple as cutting your grass? To find out, I spent the week discussing the mathematics of lawn mowing with my colleagues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 13, 2017

When the chemotherapy took her hair and her energy, Hazel Jackson was at the front of a classroom, teaching her students.

July 14, 2014

Recent Mathematical Sciences Accomplishments

May 7, 2019
Hokwon Cho (Math) published "Two-Stage Procedure of Fixed-Width Confidence Intervals for the Risk Ratio" in the Springer journal, Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability. The article provides the two-stage sampling design and its procedure for obtaining fixed-width confidence intervals and optimal sample sizes for the risk ratio or...
March 30, 2019
William R. Speer (Math Learning Center) was honored this month as the recipient of the James W. Heddens Distinguished Service Award presented by the Research Council on Mathematics Learning at the 46th annual meeting of the organization at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
January 31, 2019
Five College of Sciences faculty exhibited posters at the UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo Jan. 29.  Gabriel Judkins (Geosciences) and Rex Suba: "Embedding Accessibility in Course Development" Elana Paladino (Sciences): "Mentoring meetings increase student performance on 'high stakes' projects in STEM" Viktoria Savatorova (Mathematical Sciences...
November 8, 2018
Mary Blankenship (Sciences and Brookings Institute) was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun for her opinion editorial, "Lincoln Memorial Reminds Us Who We Are and Can Still Be."  She is a student with a double major in chemistry and math as well as a Brookings public policy minor. 
September 11, 2018
Le Chen (Math) and Jingyu Huang of the math department at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom are co-authors of a paper, " Comparison Principle for Stochastic Heat Equation on Rd, which has been accepted for publication in the Annals of Probability, one of the top journals in probability. 
August 13, 2018
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematics) was invited to speak to students and faculty of the Government Rajindra College, Bathinda, in India. The college is his alma mater. The topic of the talk was the uniqueness in the education dystems of India and the United States.