Terrence Blackman appointed Medgar Evers/CUNY Chair of Mathematics Department

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Terrence Blackman has joined the Medgar Evers College (CUNY) School of Science, Health & Technology as an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Mathematics Department, where he formerly served as an assistant professor. “Those of us who knew Terrence will attest to the fact that he cares immensely for the success and well-being of his students and colleagues,” says Dr. Augustine Okereke, Senior Vice President & Provost at Medgar Evers.

Dr. Blackman was recent speaker at the annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS), where he delivered a talk titled “Can you hear the shape of a drum? Space, Number, Symmetry & Equity”. Initiated in the early 1990s by William Massey of Bell Laboratories–then AT&T, now Lucent Technologies–the conference addresses critical issues involving African-American researchers and graduate students in the mathematical sciences. (Massey’s mentees include former MIT MLK Visiting Faculty Robert Hampshire, Arlie Petters, and Otis Jennings.)

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