Marie A. Vitulli, professor emerita in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon, was recently named a 2019 AWM Fellow by the Association for Women in Mathematics. Prof. Vitulli is a long-time CSWS faculty affiliate.
According to the AWM website, Vitulli was selected “for her exceptional efforts to promote women in mathematics through her active participation in AWM, on Facebook, in Wikipedia, and in writing AMS Notices articles; for her contributions to commutative algebra and algebraic geometry.”
Additionally, Vitulli is the faculty advisor of UO’s Student Chapter of AWM, which this year won the Student Chapter Award for Scientific Excellence.
The newsletter report on the AWM website reads:
University of Oregon
Winner of the Scientific Excellence Category
“The AWM Student Chapter at the University of Oregon is receiving this award for its highly
distinguished Speaker Series and for its innovative reading programs that cultivate and encourage student
interest in mathematics. The Speaker Series invites two female mathematicians each year to give talks
accessible to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. Speakers spend several days on
campus, interacting with students in both formal and informal settings. The Chapter also sponsors an
Undergraduate Reading Program that pairs undergraduates with graduate student mentors. The chapter
has also begun to create a library of books on professional women to provide resources for female
mathematics students to thrive in and beyond the university boundaries. The Chapter’s exceptional efforts
in broadening the access of students to top-rank female mathematicians and to work in the mathematical
sciences make it a most deserving recipient of this award.”