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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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People | May 12, 2021

Graduate Michael Schwob, recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, began racking up accomplishments by connecting with his instructors.

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People | May 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | December 8, 2020

UNLV replaces remedial courses with “corequisite” courses so incoming students don't fall behind before they even start college.

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People | November 16, 2020

This math professor strives to find teaching methods that encourage students to enjoy math and pursue further studies.

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People | September 29, 2020

College of Sciences Alumna of the Year made a change at UNLV that led to an inspirational career in education.

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Campus News | April 1, 2020

Undergraduates Alvaro Carbonero and Ava Platt among a select group of STEM students nationwide selected for prestigious honor.

Mathematical Sciences In The News

Las Vegas Sun
May 18, 2021

Last week, readers of the Sun got a treat in being introduced to Adugna “Adu” Siweya, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s outstanding college graduates this spring. Inspirational stories Siweya's make college graduation season a special time in Las Vegas, an annual reminder of the remarkable minds in our community, and the commitment of students to academic achievement.

U.S. News & World Report
December 20, 2019

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu drives his son and daughter to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and escorts them to and from classes.

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

September 7, 2022
Edward Huynh and Keoni Castellano (both Mathematical Sciences) recently published their work, "Remarks on the Preservation and Breaking of Translational Symmetry for a Class of ODEs," to the journal, Examples and Counterexamples. They studied a particular class of boundary value problems with periodic boundary conditions and proved that the…
September 5, 2022
Bowen Liu (Mathematical Sciences) published an article titled, "Impact of COVID-19 on college students at one of the most diverse campuses in the USA: a factor analysis of survey data," in BMJ Open. He and his team conducted a university-level survey study on UNLV students, which is the first study that assessed the perceived stress of university…
August 19, 2022
Bowen Liu and Malwane M.A. Ananda (both Mathematical Sciences) published an article titled, "A Generalized Family of Exponentiated Composite Distributions" in Mathematics. This paper proposed a new family of distributions. Two special models within this family were introduced, and both models demonstrated great performance when fitting to…
July 12, 2022
David G. Costa (Mathematical Sciences) and Paul Schulte (Life Sciences) have signed a contract regarding the publication of a book titled "An Invitation to Mathematical Biology" that is planned to appear in "Springer Nature".
July 4, 2022
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Math) gave a talk on the Powers of Mathematical Thinking last month. It was attended by the graduate students and faculty of mathematics department of Central University of Punjab and Baba Farid College, Bathinda (India).  
June 28, 2022
Satish Bhatnagar (Math) gave a keynote address on the topic, Swadeshi Research Methodology in Sciences and  Engineering at the inaugural session of a  workshop earlier this month. It was mandatory for all researchers and was jointly organized by the colleges of Sciences and Engineering of the Maharishi Dayanand University at Rohtak (India).