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James Morrow to Receive Humphreys Award from AWM
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will present the third annual M. Gweneth Humphreys Award to James Morrow, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego in January 2013.
According to an AWM press release:
Professor Humphreys graduated with honors in mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1932, earning the prestigious Governor General's Gold Medal at graduation. After receiving her master's degree from Smith College in 1933, Humphreys earned her PhD at age 23 from the University of Chicago in 1935. She taught mathematics to women for her entire career, first at Mount St. Scholastica College, then for several years at Sophie Newcomb College, and finally for over thirty years at Randolph Macon Woman's College. This award, funded by contributions from her former students and colleagues at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, recognizes her commitment to and her profound influence on undergraduate students of mathematics.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings is the largest annual mathematics meeting in the world. The program provides plentiful opportunities to engage with your fellow mathematicians and learn about innovative research in your interest areas, including numerous invited addresses, minicourses, short courses, panel sessions, workshops, paper sessions, posters, exhibits, and more.