## New Faculty: Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts, Mathematics

Alexander Betts, Mathematics

"Cornell alumni are generous with their time and efforts to assist students, to answer questions from students, or connect them to people and places."

Peter John Loewen says he's excited to support faculty in their research, meet students and showcase the value of a liberal arts education.

More students can afford to stay on campus to work in faculty labs during the summer thanks to generous alumni.

With these new appointments, the number of A&S faculty appointed to endowed professorships since fall 2018 has reached 76.

Doctoral student Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse could be crowned the world’s best juggler in a June 30 competition that aims to help build a case for juggling as an Olympic sport.

Coming from the University of Toronto, where he is the director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Loewen begins his five-year appointment as the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Aug. 1.

Among the faculty members being recognized this year for exceptional teaching and mentorship are Liliana Colanzi, Durba Ghosh, and Nick Admussen.

After rebuilding post-pandemic and with diversity as its strength, the Men’s Fencing Club clinched a surprise win at the 2024 U.S. Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs championships.

Zhenghui Zhang is a Mathematics major.

Sasha Boguraev: Computer Science, Mathematics, College Scholar

Emily Pecsok is an applied mathematics and linguistics major.

Brandon Li is a physics & mathematics major.

Andrew DiFabbio is a physics & mathematics major.

Adelyn Carney is a mathematics & economics major.

Rudra Kamat is a mathematics major.

A&S professors Steven Strogatz and Peter Wolczanski are among Cornell’s 2024 electees to the National Academy of Sciences.

In honor of Math and Statistics Awareness Month, we’re looking back on luminaries from the last century-plus whose excellence helped establish Cornell University as a leader in mathematical and statistical discovery.

The grants provide funding for students in unpaid or low-paying summer experiences to offset the cost of taking on those positions.

The study builds on a foundation of theoretical work conducted by co-authors including Marten Wegkamp, professor of mathematics.

The Cornell and Ithaca communities can see a unique blend of mime and mathematics during two days of events planned by the Cornell Department of Mathematics on April 19 and 20.

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After becoming the first Black person to earn a PhD in the field, Elbert Cox, PhD 1925, spent a lifetime inspiring others to follow.

This fifth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program was launched in 2019.

Professor John Hubbard, one of the first mathematicians to study the famed Mandelbrot set, was also among the first to discover the fractal was "connected."

A mathematician who has advised states and litigants on redistricting legislation will explore in an upcoming lecture whether race-blind, computational approaches to law and policy can improve fairness.

A&S young alumni are among this year’s group of 150 scholars, who are from 43 countries and 114 universities. Schwarzman Scholars, an international program, nurtures a network of future global leaders.

Two professors in the Department of Mathematics were recently named fellows in the American Mathematical Society.

The College hosted a new pre-graduation reception in the Groos Family Atrium of Klarman Hall for December graduates and their families.

With Professor Strogatz helping to lead the charge, the Math 101 initiative will attempt to decrease disparities, democratize the subject and better prepare young people to solve math problems.

Two professors in the Department of Mathematics were recently elected to the American Mathematical Society.

Strogatz’s work, along with that of communications professor Neil Lewis Jr. (CALS), was selected for the awards from among 500 entries published or aired in 2023.

Banerjee will participate in a two-year academic leadership and governance fellowship.

Three A&S faculty members are recipients of 2023 Stephen H. Weiss Teaching Awards, which honor a sustained commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.

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The competition allows students to work on open-ended real world problems, showcasing the multifaceted nature of applied mathematics.

Eighty-four students have been selected as National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) fellows in 2023, comprising the largest group of new fellows Cornell has ever fielded in one year.

Our 34 new faculty will enrich the College of Arts & Sciences with creative ideas in a vast array of topics.

Yunan Yang, Mathematics

Rachel Webb, Mathematics

Daniel Stern, Mathematics

Yusheng Luo, Mathematics

Philippe Sosoe, mathematics, is among those at Cornell who recently received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

The Scientific Artificial Intelligence Center is being launched with a grant from the Office of Naval Research.

The professorships are possible because of generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends.

Quanta Magazine profiles math professor Kathryn Mann for her contributions to a series of new papers describing elusive dynamical systems.

The work, along with a few subsequent papers, ushered in the modern era of network science – the results of which are ubiquitous in today’s world.