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Department of Mathematics Graduation and Awards Celebration 2020

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free Online Event

Contact: Jenima Lyon   847.491.3377

Group: Department of Mathematics

Category: Academic


The 2020 Mathematics Department Undergraduate Awards will be held via a live Zoom event on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:00a CT.

To RSVP, email Jenima Lyon at

Every year the Mathematics Department celebrates our graduating Math Majors and awards prizes for outstanding achievement in mathematics and contributions to the mathematics community within Northwestern University.

Guest Speaker Details:

This year's featured guest speaker is Prof. Francis Su of Harvey Mudd College.

"Mathematical Virtues in a Post-Pandemic World"

What really will you retain from your college math degree, ten or twenty years from now?  And how has your mathematical training shaped your character for the world today?

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a past president of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2013, he received the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching prize for college math faculty, and in 2018 he won the Halmos-Ford writing award. His new book Mathematics for Human Flourishing (2020) is an inclusive vision of what math is, who it's for, and why anyone should learn it.

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