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Bidding Farewell to Retiring Faculty
David Belding was an undergraduate at Amherst College. He received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1980. Carol Critchlow was also an undergraduate at Amherst, and she received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991. Kevin Mitchell was an undergraduate at Bowdoin College and received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1980. Each of the three joined the Department in the year they received their Ph.D.
Belding and Mitchell are the authors of Foundations of Analysis, a textbook that has been used in Math 331. Mitchell is also the co-author of another textbook, An Introduction to Biostatistics. Critchow is the co-author of the CPSC 229 textbook, Foundations of Computation.
Although Mitchell, Critchlow, and Belding are no longer members of the teaching faculty, they continue as members of the HWS community as Professors Emeriti. The remaining members of the Department honor them for their service and wish them well as they move into the next phase of their lives.
Posted 1 June 2017
New Faculty Members
Professor Bell received her Ph.D. in Mathematics, in the field of Topology, from SUNY Buffalo. She held a visiting position at West Point before coming to Hobart and William Smith.
Professor Biermann received her Ph.D. in Mathematics, in the field of Commutative Algebra and Combinatorics, from Cornell University. Before joining HWS, she held a visiting position at Mt. Holyoke College.
Posted 29 August 2016
Math Intern for 2016
Chris is a 2016 graduate of Hobart College, where he was a double major in Mathematics and Physics. He plans to attend graduate school after his year as Math Intern.
Posted 29 August 2016
Distinguished Faculty Award: Ann Oaks
The award was presented by Elaine Bruno WS '91. You can read a PDF of Elaine's presentation speech here.
The Distinguished Faculty Award was established in 1990 by the Hobart Alumni Association and the William Smith Alumnae Association. It recognizes the teaching and scholarly achievements of professors who are retired or have moved on from Hobart and William Smith.
Posted 20 May 2016
Joseph Rusinko Joins Department
Posted 2 March 2016
Tasha Williams, Math Intern for 2015-16
Posted 2 March 2016
Spring 2015 Staffing
Also continuing in the Spring will be our math intern, Josh Danis, shown on the right below. Josh graduated from Hobart last year with a major in Mathematics.
Professors Kevin Mitchell and David Eck are on leave for the Spring semester. Professor Carol Crithlow, who was on leave for the past year, returns to teaching in the Spring.
Posted 17 December 2014
Finalist for "The Pitch"
John Darby is a double major in computer science and architecture and is a member of the HWS Sailing team. His idea for the pitch arose partly from an independent study that he did in web site programming. John will attend graduate school next year in the architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch was held for the third time this year. It was established to promote entrepreneurial leadership and is organized by the Centennial Center for Leadership of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Posted 18 April 2014
In Memoriam: Professor Larry Smolowitz
It is with great sadness that I write with the news that Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Larry Smolowitz passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Professor Smolowitz retired from teaching in 2004 after nearly 40 years of distinguished service to the Colleges. A valued member of our community, Larry chaired the Department of Mathematics on a number of occasions and served important roles in faculty governance. He will perhaps be best remembered for his dedication to the intellectual development of his students and for the many kindnesses he showed them. I can recall many evenings when, during my walk home from Coxe Hall, Larry would be in his office meeting with students to help them better understand calculus, abstract algebra, and probability.
A gifted mathematician, Larry received his bachelor's degree from RPI and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Beth-El, Geneva Scholarship Associates at HWS, the Parkinson Research Foundation, or a charity of one's choice.
Mark D. Gearan
Posted 24 December 2013
Jon Forde Receives Tenure
Tenure marks one of the most important milestones in the career of a professor. It is granted by the Board of Trustees after a careful review and recommendation by the Department, the faculty Committee on Tenure and Promotion, the Provost, and the President of the Colleges. The review generally takes place in the sixth year of teaching.
Posted 20 March 2013