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2016 Announcements

Special Guest Lecturer, Oct. 21st

The University community is invited to a lecture entitled, "Complexity and Computationally Feasible Extracting of Fractal and Extreme Aspects from Time Series: Applications to Cancer, Genetics and Ecology" on Friday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the new Math Community Center (BBH 364). This guest lecture is presented by Milan Stehlik, Department of Applied Statistics, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and Institute of Statistics, University of Valparaiso, Chile.

This event is organized by NEIU’s Math Department in cooperation with Chicago CHEC (Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative) and PEACER (Polish and European Academic Center for Exchange and Research).

Grad School Panel

Thinking about applying to Graduate School in Math or Applied Math?  Learn about application process“do’s and don’ts” and hear what life is like as a graduate student from Northwestern PhD students.  All are welcome to attend this panel discussion.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Mathematics Community Center, Room BBH 364

Mathematics Department Open House

All faculty, staff and students are invited to the Mathematics Department Open House on Thursday October 27, 2016 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the new Mathematics Community Center, BBH 364. Come and enjoy good food and great conversations! 

  • Got a math question?  Department faculty and student tutors will be available to answer your questions.
  • Find out about the study tour to Poland this summer. An open information session about this study tour will be presented during the open house from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at our Open House!  Stop in when you can, leave when you must.

Grand Opening of Mathematics community Center

The Mathematics Department invites everyone to the grand opening/ribbon cutting for the new 'Mathematics Community Center.' on Tuesday September 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. right outside of BBH 364.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Located in the former classroom BBH 364 boasts walls and desks which are white boards.  All of the Math Enrichment Workshops will be scheduled in the center.  At other times tutoring will be available. 

A big thank you to Profs. Sarah Cordell and Katherine Bird for all the work they did to get grant funding and approval for this new center

We want students to succeed and be confident with Mathematics, so we are very happy to have this new resource.

Please join us for this grand opening.

M.S. Presentation on August 22nd

Mr. Gary Miller, candidate for the M.S. in Mathematics, will present a talk on his project entitled “Fitting a simple SIR epidemic model to data: Example(s) for secondary school Mathematics" on Monday August 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in room BBH 101. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Job opportunities

  • Dr. Sarah Cordell is seeking students for several fall 2016 mathematics peer leader positions. If you would like to gain valuable and unique math teaching experience at NEIU this is an excellent opportunity! Please contact her ASAP (preferably by August 18th) if you are interested in any of the math peer leader positions
  • Received August 16, 2016. A small private girls' school located at 5800 N Kimball is looking for a Calculus teacher. The class meets three times a week; Monday at 3:07 - 3:52 p.m., Tuesday at 4:10 - 4:55 p.m. and Thursday from 2:20 - 3:04 p.m. The teachers must have a Masters degree by January to be able to teach this course. For more information contact:
    Bais Yaakov High School
    5800 North Kimball Ave
    Chicago, IL 60659
    (773) 267.1494


Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Cordell on her recent promotion to Associate Professor, Mathematics

Exchange faculty member from Poland on NEIU's Main Campus

Rafal Sobota, PhD, Czestochowa University of Technology, Institute of Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering is visiting NEIU over the next two weeks (April 25 - May 6, 2016). If you'd like to know about his discipline: Electrotechnics, please contact the Mathematics Department and we will arrange an appointment. You might also find him at various times in Prof. Filus' office. 

Job Opportunity

Hancock College Preparatory High School, the newest of the eleven selective enrollment high schools in Chicago Public Schools, seeks an addition to the Mathematics Department. Interested candidates should apply by email to the contact person listed below. Note: The closing date for this position is in ten days.

Position Type:

High School Mathematics

Date Posted in CPS:

April 25, 2016

Closing Date for Applications:

May 7, 2016


Hancock College Preparatory HS
4034 W 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60629


This is a 1.0 FTE position for the 2016-2017 school year. The successful candidate will have proper licensure and credentials before the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Apply to:

Dr. Karen Boran, Principal

Come celebrate π Day on Monday March 14

And DON’T forget your running shoes! Join us Monday morning in the cafeteria.

  • 8:30 a.m. Musical Performance in the cafeteria
  • Complimentary Pie and Coffee Available
  • 10:00 a.m. π/2 FUN RUN. Starts at the corner of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Central Park Avenue… Prizes will be awarded  to the top three finishers!!

Brought to you by Mathematics Development and the Mathematics Department in cooperation with the Music Department.

Job Opportunity

FrogTutoring is looking to hire some students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students in the community. They have found that when students (K - 12 & College) are tutored by college students, then they will be more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject.

Great pay- Minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create  their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus.

How to apply at FrogTutoring

Learn more about FrogTutoring

Summer Research Oppportunity with NEIU's Student Center for Science Engagement

Applications are due March 4, 2016. Questions? Contact the Center at (773) 442-5663.

New Technical Report

The Mathematics Department is pleased to make available a new technical report by Dr. Katherine A. Bird, NEIU Mathematics. Her report is entitled, "Dade's Ordinary Conjecture for the Finite Special Unitary Group: Part I"


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