Supporting the Department
The Department of Mathematics benefits from the support of alumni and friends in many different ways. Many contribute their time, energy and accumulated wisdom by advising prospective students about what being a student at the University of Chicago is like, and advising current students about what life away from the University of Chicago is like. Others contribute to the health of the department through their contributions to mathematical research and education, or to development of applications of mathematics; these enrich the mathematical community in general, and the Department in particular. And of course, other friends contribute financially, helping to make much of what we do possible. Among the things supported partially or fully by gifts to the Department are:
- the four annual lecture series in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics and geometry/topology
- fellowships for beginning graduate students in the department
- the REU program, which enables undergraduates interested in mathematics to stay in Chicago during the summer and engage intensively in mathematics
- outreach programs for teachers and students in Chicago Public Schools
- startup funds for junior faculty
- departmental memberships in various mathematical organizations
- the recent renovation of the Tea Room
If you would like to help to the Department by speaking to students about possibilities open to them either before or after graduation, or by offering opportunities to students, please contact Shmuel Weinberger, the current Department Chair. If you would like to make a gift to the Department, checks may be sent (made out to the University of Chicago with the notation "Mathematics General Gifts") to:
Department of Mathematics
University of Chicago
5734 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a planned gift, please contact Shmuel Weinberger (firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-702-7349) or our Departmental Administrator Judy Garza (email@example.com, 773-702-7328).