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Researcher shares largest neuroimaging dataset on math development

Mar. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is making available the largest known neuroimaging dataset on math development. His goal is to support the work of other researchers working to understand how arithmetic skills develop in childhood.

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Free club at Vanderbilt aims to make math fun for middle, high school students

Nov. 28, 2018—The Nashville Math Club will offer hands-on activities such as learning the geometry of bubbles or seeing the math behind various shapes of origami.

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LSO: Akamai Foundation Grant

Oct. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Akamai Foundation. The Akamai Foundation is a private corporate foundation dedicated to fostering excellence in mathematics, with the aim of promoting math’s importance and encouraging America’s next generation of technology innovators.

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Vaughan Jones named honorary fellow of Learned Society of Wales

Apr. 26, 2018—Vaughan Jones, Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, has been named an honorary fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, the first national academy of science and letters in that country.

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Disconzi named Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

Feb. 23, 2018—Marcelo Disconzi, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a $65,000 fellowship for early career researchers from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Ian Agol to deliver mathematics department’s Shanks Lecture May 17

May. 5, 2017—UC-Berkeley mathematician Ian Agol, who received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, will deliver this year's Shanks Lecture.

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Class of 2017: Marc Chen studies transportation’s role in improving communities

Apr. 28, 2017—Marc Chen wants to use data to make cities work better for everyone. Chen, a math and economics major, believes there’s a wealth of untapped data out there waiting to be mined that could help public policymakers understand how their decisions affect the well-being of city residents.

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Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.

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Three students named Goldwater Scholars for 2017

Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.

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Second set of University Courses announced

Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.

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Noted algebraist Bjarni Jónsson dies

Oct. 12, 2016—Bjarni Jónsson, Vanderbilt’s first Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, died Sept. 30 at the age of 96.

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Study: IES-funded research improves quality of math education

Aug. 30, 2016—Researchers found 28 distinct contributions that IES grants have made to K-12 math teaching and learning.

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