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Newsletter June 2022

From the Chair

Photo of Department Chair Charles Moore

Dear Alumni, Friends, Colleagues, and Students,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 edition of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics newsletter.

Classes were back in-person starting in the Fall of 2021, and the campus is as active as before the pandemic. Much is as it used to be: student clubs are meeting in-person, students are participating in research projects with faculty, department meetings are in-person, graduations are being held on all the campuses with family and friends, and we have been able to hold some department social events in-person.

Still, the effects of the pandemic linger on. Students have fallen ill or lost loved ones. Many students need to take care of friends or family. It has been hard for some to readjust to campus life after being away for a year. Both the freshman and sophomore classes were new to campus life. Throughout, the entire WSU community pulled together. We have been checking on each other and providing help whenever it is needed. I am thankful to be a part of such a supportive and caring community.

In this newsletter, you can read about some of the exciting things happening in the department. Faculty and students are pursuing interesting directions in their research. Several books authored by department members have appeared recently. Three faculty members earned promotions. In April, in Pullman, the department hosted the Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference. In May, the department hosted the Pacific Northwest SIAM conference on our Vancouver campus. Faculty and students in the department have continued to reap awards and honors. On a sad note, we lost three emerti whose significant contributions to the growth and development of the department led us to the world-class stature we enjoy today.

I hope you enjoy this newsletter. We would be very interested in hearing from you. Please send us a note or an email to let us know of the recent, and even not-so-recent, events in your life and career.

We appreciate our alumni, friends, and all who are associated with the department in some way. You all have contributed to the success of department and the students we teach.

Sincerely,

Charles Moore
Professor and Department Chair

June 2022
Pullman, WA

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