[ugrads] An eventful week, thank you for all your support

Russell Betts betts at iit.edu
Sat Apr 24 06:03:25 CDT 2010

Thanks to all for making the review committee visit a success
Well done!

Sent from my iPhone

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
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
> Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
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> Email: fred at math.iit.edu, Web: www.iit.edu/~hickernell
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