Dr. Matthew Jacobs is a recipient of the 2019 Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) Postdoctoral Fellowship. For the last two years, he has been a postdoc in the UCLA math department and his postdoc mentors are Stan Osher and Andrea Bertozzi.

It is with great regret that the Mathematics Department must note the passing last week, at age 81, of our colleague Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor Veeravalli Seshadri Varadarajan.

Former IPAM Director and UCLA Professor of Mathematics Russel (Russ) Caflisch is one of 100 new members to be elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 2019.

Dr. Charles (Chuck) J. Stone passed away on April 16, 2019. Chuck received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1961 under the direction of Samuel Karlin, and he joined the UCLA Department of Mathematics faculty in 1964.

Recent graduate Danh (Danny) Nguyen Luu has been named the sole winner of the 2018 Sacks Prize by the International Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). The Sacks Prize is awarded for the best dissertation of the year in logic.