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Fall 2014 Seminars and Colloquia

Each year, distinguished research scholars from around the world are invited to present colloquium and seminar lectures in the Department.





Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
09/26/2014
Friday

3:00 pm
"Tetrahedral Molecules"
Dr. Charles Henry Conley, Professor and Graduate Advisor
Department of Mathematics
University of North Texas
(Local host: D. Grantcharov)
311 PKH
10/10/2014
Friday

3:00 pm
"Phase-field models for multiphase complex fluids: modeling, numerical analysis and simulations"
Dr. Jie Shen, Professor
Director, Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
311 PKH
11/07/2014
Friday

3:00 pm
"TBA"
Dr. Lars Winther Christensen, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Texas Tech University
(Local host: D. Jorgensen)
311 PKH
11/14/2014
Friday

3:00 pm
"TBA"
Dr. John C Schotland, Professor of Mathematics
Professor of Physics
Department of Mathematics
University of Michigan
(Local host: G. Ambartsoumian)
311 PKH
11/21/2014
Friday

3:00 pm
"TBA"
Dr. Hua-Shu Dou, Professor
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, P. R. China
(Local host: C. Liu)
311 PKH
01/30/2015
Friday

3:00 pm
"TBA"
Dr. Tsorng-Whay Pan, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
(Local host: J. Su)
311 PKH
02/20/2015
Friday

3:00 pm
"TBA"
Dr. Susan E. Minkoff, Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas
(Local host: J. Su)
311 PKH
03/06/2015
Friday

3:00 pm
"TBA"
Dr. Francis Edward Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics
President-Elect, Mathematical Assocation of America
Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
(Local host: J. Epperson)
311 PKH
04/10/2015
Friday

3:00 pm
"TBA"
Dr. Todd Quinto, Robinson Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
(Local host: G. Ambartsoumian)
311 PKH

  *Refreshments are served shortly after each presentation. Colloquia talks are 50 minutes long, followed by an open-forum discussion with faculty and graduate students.




Special Presentations

  *Refreshments are served shortly after each presentation. Special Presentations are 50 minutes long, followed by an open-forum discussion with faculty and graduate students.




Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
10/31/2014
Friday

2:00 pm
"Some interesting properties of layered structures with defects"
Dr. Orlando Avila Pozos, Professor
Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), Mexico
311 PKH

  *Refreshments are served 30 min. prior to a presentation.




Algebra Seminar




Seminar on Representations and Geometry

This is a working seminar designed mainly for UTA students.
For more information, including dates of the seminar, see the seminar's website.
This seminar is an activity of the UTA research group Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry, Representation Theory and their Interactions.




AGANT@UTA Seminar


  *Refreshments are served 15 min. prior to a presentation.



Mathematics Education Seminar


Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
09/05/2014
Friday

1:00 pm
"Semantic and Logical Negation: Students' Non-normative Interpretations of Negative Mathematical Predicates"
Dr. Paul Dawkins, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Northern Illinois University
305 PKH
09/10/2014
Wednesday

11:00 am
"Possibilities of thinking based on counting objects in kindergarten: An example with multiplicative decomposition problems"
Dr. Carlos de Castro, Lecturer
Department of Sociology
Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
487 PKH
09/17/2014
Wednesday

11:00 am
"Analysis of the Cognitive Level of Student Discourse Elicited by Teacher Responses to Pivotal Teaching Moments"
Ms. Omomayowa Olawoyin, Undergraduate Student
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH
09/24/2014
Wednesday

11:00 am
"Toward Developing an Instrument to Determine Secondary School Mathematics Teachers’ Understanding of Mathematical Problem Solving (Part 1)"
Mr. Cavender Campbell, Graduate Student
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH
10/01/2014
Wednesday

11:00 am
"Toward Developing an Instrument to Determine Secondary School Mathematics Teachers’ Understanding of Mathematical Problem Solving (Part 2)"
Mr. Cavender Campbell, Graduate Student
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH
10/15/2014
Wednesday

11:00 am
"Understanding the Effects of Dynamic Visualization on Student Understanding of Transformations in School Algebra"
Ms. Anne Marie Russell, Undergraduate Student
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH



Probability and Statistics Seminar





GAGA@UTA Seminar