# News

# Lan-Hsuan Huang Huang and Damin Wu receive appointments at IAS; Prof. Huang awarded Simons and von Neumann Fellowships

Professors Lan-Hsuan Huang and Damin Wu have been appointed as members of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton during the academic year 2018-2019. The membership will provide support for Professors Huang and Wu to spend a sabbatical year participating in the IAS special year program on Variational Methods in Geometry.

Professor Huang’s tenure at IAS will be supported by a von Neumann Fellowship. The highly selective von Neumann fellowship program supports early-career mathematicians as members at IAS for a year.

In addition, Professor Huang is one of the 2018 Simons Fellows in Mathematics. The Simons fellowship will provide additional sabbatical funding to support Professor Huang’s research proposal “Geometry of General Relativity,” allowing her to extend her sabbatical leave to the full academic year 2018-2019.

# “Very Special Snowflakes” — the work of Vyron Vellis (Assistant Research Professor in Math) featured in UConn Today

# Talitha M. Washington, first African American to receive math PhD from UConn, writes about journey from student to math professor, in the AMS Notices

# Neag School of Education, Office of the Provost, and the Department of Mathematics Present: Rachel Gutiérrez on “Rehumanizing Mathematics: Should That Be Our Goal?”

# Professor Baudoin to deliver lecture series at Tata Institute

Professor Fabrice Baudoin has been invited to give a series of lectures on Geometric inequalities on sub-Riemannian manifolds at the Tata Institute

# Students presenting at MAA Student Poster Session

Raji Majumdar and Anthony Sisti, both majors in mathematics, will be presenting posters Applications of Multiplicative LLN and CLT for Random Matrices and Black-Scholes using the Central Limit Theorem on Friday, January 12 at the MAA Student Poster Session, and both of them will be giving talks on Saturday, January 13 at the AMS Contributed Paper Session on Research in Applied Mathematics by Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students. You can find their posters here.