Rice University Math

2009 Department News Archive

Fall 2009

Dr. Raymond Johnson

Raymond Johnson (PhD, 1969) - Rice's first black student has returned to the Department as a professor this fall. The story of his time at Rice and the reason for his return is covered by the Rice News. More...

Danijela Damjanovic

Danijela Damjanovic - Damjanovic joined the Department this fall as an assistant professor. Details about her can be found in a Rice News article on mentoring programs. More...

Duncan Achievement Award

Duncan Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty - We are pleased (and proud) to announce that Professor Brendan Hassett has won the 2009 Charles Duncan Jr. Award which honors achievement in both scholarship and teaching. He also became our new Chair on July 1. More...

Summer 2009

Math Institute 2009



2009 Mathematical Institute for Young Women on June 8-19, 2009




Spring 2009

2009 Graduate Student Awards Announced - Congratulations to Christopher Davis, winner of the Tracy Thomas Award, and Helge Krüger, winner of the Nettie S. Autry Fellowship. Current and previous winners of awards and fellowships are here.


2009 Hubert E. Bray Prize in mathematics was awarded to Chris Fraser. This award is given annually to the outstanding junior mathematics major. The Bray Prize webpage is here.

Jennifer Trejo

Scholarship recipient Jennifer Trejo (2010 graduate) started her career as a customer accounts manager but thanks to the Leo M. Acker Memorial Scholarship she's now a math major in our department. More on her story here.


Peter Horm NSF Fellowship - Peter Horn, who graduated this May, received a prestigious (and rare) National Science Foundation Fellowship to continue his research in topology and knot theory at Columbia University. An article from the Rice News is here.


Helge Kruger photo

Master's Thesis Award - We are happy to announce that one of our graduate students, Helge Krueger, has received the honor of having the best Master's Thesis or Diplom in Mathematics in Austria for the year. A copy can be found on his web page here. A recent article appeared in the Sallyport magazine here.

Colin Carroll

Houston Marathon - Graduate student Colin Carroll placed 11th in the 2009 Houston Marathon with a time of 2:30:26 - the fastest time of any local competitor. An article from the Rice News is here and the Rice Thresher has an article here.

F Jones Birthday

  2007 Professor of the Year Frank Jones gets a surprise Birthday Party from his students.