mathematics

Math professor publishes book chapter and presents at special session

Michael Penn

Randolph College mathematics professor Michael Penn recently published a chapter in the Springer INdAM book series. The chapter, titled “Permutation Orbifolds of Fermionic Vertex Superalgebras,” was part of the book Affine, Vertex, and W-algebras. The work described orbifold algebras for rank 3 free and symplectic fermion algebras, and in the case of the free fermion... READ MORE >>

Quintero places in top third among contestants in regional math competition

Jude Quintero '20 (left) and mathematics professor Michael Penn work on an equation

A Randolph student earned a spot near the top of the final standings in a competition that included 758 participants from more than 200 colleges and universities across the East Coast. Jude Quintero ’20 placed 166th in the annual Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC), which was held in the fall. The VTRMC, which began... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces new coaching and sport leadership master’s program, computer science and mathematics major

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Randolph College faculty recently approved two new academic programs—a master’s degree in coaching and sport leadership and a computer science and mathematics major. Both additions are highly sought academic programs that will allow Randolph to meet the needs of both current and future students.  Coaching and Sport Leadership Master’s Program The coaching and sport leadership... READ MORE >>

Two students selected for new study abroad opportunity at Queens University Belfast 

Gunnar Copeland (left) and Wade Hall

Since he arrived at Randolph, Wade Hall ’21 has dreamed of studying abroad. Now, thanks to a new partnership between Randolph and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), he’ll get to spend a semester abroad in Ireland. What’s more, he’ll get to experience it with one of his best friends, Gunnar Copeland ’21.  The two students are... READ MORE >>

Penn publishes article in International Journal of Mathematics

Michael Penn

Randolph mathematics professor Michael Penn recently published an article in the International Journal of Mathematics. The article is titled “Principal Subspaces of Twisted Modules for Certain Lattice Vertex Operator Algebras” and ends a series of papers exploring these structures. This work was co-authored with Christopher Sadowski from Ursinuns College and Gautam Webb from the University... READ MORE >>

Graduate outcomes: What’s next for the Class of 2019?

The Class of 2019 graduated in Smith Hall Theatre on Sunday, May 12. Here is what some of them will be doing next in their lives beyond the Red Brick Wall: Maya Wheeler Major: Environmental studies Working for the Peace Corps in Senegal “I was mostly interested in the environmental field and agriculture, so when... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Symposium of Artists and Scholars highlights student research, creative endeavors

McKenzie Givens '19 delivers her presentation,

At Randolph’s 2019 Symposium of Artists and Scholars Friday afternoon, students presented the results of various research and creative projects on topics ranging from teaching strategies to rainwater harvesting to mobile app development. In its 11th year, the Symposium brings together students of all academic disciplines to share research results and highlight some of the... READ MORE >>

From Biostatistics to Harry Potter and Religion: Register now for summer online courses!

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Randolph College is once again offering summer online courses for both Randolph and non-Randolph students seeking undergraduate level academic credit in a wide range of subjects. Registration is now available for summer 2019 online courses at http://online.randolphcollege.edu/. This summer’s selection includes 24 courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, Greek, math, sport and... READ MORE >>

Randolph mathematics professor publishes papers, organizes workshop

Michael Penn

Randolph math professor Michael Penn has published two new works. The first was co-authored with Chris Sadowski of Ursinus College and Corina Calenescu of the City University of New York and was titled “Principal subspaces of higher level twisted A22 modules.” The article was published in the journal, Algebras and Representation Theory, and is the... READ MORE >>