Department wins Brotman award
Jim Morrow Wins Two Awards
This spring, Jim Morrow won two awards in recognition of his remarkable teaching and service to the university: he was awarded the first UW College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Professorship, and he was also one of two winners of the PIMS Education Prize.
The citation for the Alumni Professorship says, "For having a profound effect on students, both inside and outside the classroom, for exemplary teaching and mentoring, Professor James A. Morrow, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics is hereby awarded the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Distinguished Professorship."
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is a consortium of universities in the Pacific Northwest, which aims to support mathematics research, education, and ties with industry. Its Education Prize recognizes those who have "played a major role in encouraging activities which enhance public awareness and appreciation of mathematics, as well as fostering communication amongst the various groups and organizations concerned with mathematical training at all levels."
Jim received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1967, and arrived at the UW in 1969. He has written a number of books and papers, he has had 5 Ph.D. students, and has mentored countless undergraduate math majors. Readers of this newsletter know many of his other activities and accomplishments: for example, he organizes Mathday each spring, he runs an REU program each summer, and he coaches the department's teams for the Mathematical Contest in Modeling; the last four years have seen five winning teams in this contest. He regularly teaches the second year of our honors advanced calculus course (Math 334/5/6). He won a University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003.