People and Activities

People & Activities

Graduate Director: Jingfang Huang (

Student Services Manager: Laurie Straube (

Graduate Mathematics Association (GMA)

Your 2019-2020 GMA representatives are:

President: Gracie Conte

Vice President: Andrew Ford

Treasurer: Sam Jeralds

GPSF Senators: Marc Besson, Brittany Shepherd

Social Chairs: Dylan Bruney, Blake Keeler, Yiyan Shou

T-shirts: Sergio Chavez, Kirsten Giesbrecht

Tea Coordinators: Marc Besson, Brittany Shepherd

GMA Visions Coordinators: Hunter Dinkins, Andrew Ford, Bradley Hicks, Ben Walker

Director of Athletics: Neall Caughman


Department Activities

tea time 2  seminar   intramural sports

Tea time: A tradition in the UNC Math department, tea time is held each weekday during the academic year from 3:30-4pm. Tea, coffee and snacks are set out in the graduate student lounge. This is welcome respite from your hard studies and gives you a chance to socialize with other students.

GMA Vision Seminars: The GMA seminar is a series of weekly talks with the primary purpose of increasing the mathematical exposure of all UNC math graduate students. To this end, a good talk should strike a balance between being accessible and interesting to a variety of mathematical levels and backgrounds. Talks will typically be understood as “pure” or “applied” and may be written accordingly for the respective audience. The GMA seminar is also an excellent forum to share active research pursuits within the department. Seminar presenters are a mix of faculty members, postdocs and current graduate students.

Analysis/PDE seminars: Held Wednesday afternoons during the academic year from 4-5 pm.

Applied Math Seminars: Held Friday afternoons during the academic year from 4-5 pm. Refreshments are available from 3:30-4pm in the Math lounge.

Geometric Methods in Representation Theory Seminar: Held Friday afternoons during the academic year from 4-5 pm.

AWM Chapter outreach and social events: outreach, social and professional development events for graduate students are planned throughout the year.  Visit the AWM Chapter website for more information.

Intramural Sports: Teams are formed throughout the year based on student interest. Contact Neall Caughman if you are interested in creating/joining a team.