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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

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 12, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

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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.

A portrait of Bill Speer, director of UNLV's Math Learning Center, standing in front of a white board.
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.

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

November 18, 2019
Jason Park (Math) has had his research published in the International Journal of Statistics and Probability. The article is "Random Measure Algebras under O-dot Product and Morse-Transue Integral Convolution."
November 14, 2019
Jason Park (Math) presented a talk at the fall western sectional meeting of the American Mathematical Society. The meeting was held at the University of California, Riverside earlier this month. The topic was "Algebra of Random Measures."
October 24, 2019
Hokwon Cho (Math) and Zhou Wang, '15 PhD Mathematical Sciences, recently published a paper, "On Fixed-Width Confidence Limits for the Risk Ratio with Sequential Sampling," in the American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences.  
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...