Category Archives: People

New Regents Award

UHM Math Dept Prof. Monique Chyba has been named as a 2008 recipient of a Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award. This very well-deserved award is in recognition of her dedication and many contributions to outstanding teaching and student learning. An award ceremony is scheduled for September 9, 2008 at Kennedy Theater. More

Congratulations Monique!

New ARCS Award in Mathematics

UHM Math Dept graduate student Austin Anderson has received the 2008 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) in Mathematics. The $5,000 scholarship was given to 24 UH graduate students recognizing their work in various fields and which in Austin’s case recognized his work on properties of spaces in the complex plane. More

Congratulations Austin!

Herbert "Jake" S. Bear Jr.

The math department is sad to announce that emeritus professor and past Chair “Jake” Bear died on Dec. 22, 2007 at the age of 78.

Jake joined the department as Chair in 1969 and was responsible for hiring most of the department faculty. He received his Ph.D. in 1957 at the University of California Berkeley under John Kelley. He is survived by his wife and retired Associate Chair of the math department Ruth Wong; his son, John; daughter, Katharine; and brother, John.