[grads] An eventful week, thank you for all your support
betts at iit.edu
Sat Apr 24 06:03:25 CDT 2010
Thanks to all for making the review committee visit a success
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On Apr 23, 2010, at 1:59 PM, "Fred J. Hickernell" <hickernell at iit.edu>
> Dear colleagues and students,
> It has been an exceptionally eventful and very fruitful week. Let
> me recap.
> On Monday & Tuesday we hosted Prof. Donald Saari as our Menger
> Lecture. He gave a series of excellent talks to students, alumni,
> faculty and friends. Prof. Saari, mentioned several times how
> impressed he was with our students and faculty.
> On Thursday & Friday (today) our department underwent an External
> Review. The panel consisted of John Tracy (Boeing CTO & IIT
> Trustee) plus three distinguished professors, Avner Friedman, Yannis
> Kevrekidis, and Tom Trotter. Earlier today the panel shared with me
> their preliminary findings. While challenging us to reach for
> greater heights and recommending that we be provided resources to do
> so, the panel was very favorably impressed by what our faculty and
> students have accomplished since our formation a decade ago.
> Thank all of you who invested time and effort in making these two
> important events a success. It is greatly appreciated.
> Earlier today about ten faculty and students left for the Midwest
> Numerical Analysis Day in Des Moines, IA. Several of them will be
> giving talks. This sizable delegation underscores our strength in
> computational mathematics. Thanks to Greg Fasshauer, Shuwang Li,
> and Xiaofan Li for organizing this.
> Finally, this afternoon our tenure track faculty candidate signed
> our offer letter, bringing a successful conclusion to our search.
> We look forward to welcoming her in August.
> Best regards,
> Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
> Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
> E1 Bldg Rm 208, 10 West 32nd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
> Email: fred at math.iit.edu, Web: www.iit.edu/~hickernell
> Office Phone: 1 312 567 8983, Office Fax: 1 312 567 3135
> Cell Phone: 1 630 696 8124
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