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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Alumnus

Anthropology

Tim Kohler.
Kohler
Laura Ellyson.
Ellyson
Kyle Bocinsky.
Bocinsky

Tim Kohler, regents professor, Laura J. Ellyson, doctoral student, and R. Kyle Bocinsky, alumnus (PhD ’14), anthropology, coauthored “Beyond One-Shot Hypotheses: Explaining Three Increasingly Large Collapses in the Northern Pueblo Southwest” in Going Forward by Looking Back: Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response and Collapse (Berghahan Books, New York).

Music

Greg Yasinitsky.Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents Professor, music, completed a residency at Long Beach City College (California) and appeared as a guest saxophonist and composer in a program of all-Yasinitsky compositions with the Long Beach City College Jazz Band, directed by alumnus Patrick Sheng. While there, Yasinitsky also presented a masterclass for LBCC students.

Mathematics and Statistics

David Watkins.
Watkins
Jared Aurentz
Aurentz

David Watkins, emeritus professor, and Jared L. Aurentz (PhD ’14), mathematics and statistics, and two colleagues received the Outstanding Paper Prize at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) annual meeting for their paper “Fast and Backward Stable Computation of Roots of Polynomials,” published in SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 36, Issue 3 (2015). They also co-authored with three colleagues Core-Chasing Algorithms for the Eigenvalue Problem (SIAM).