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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Honors and Achievements

Mathematics and Statistics

David Watkins.
Jared 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).

Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

John StreamasJohn Streamas, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored “The Real War That Got Into the Movies: Eastwood and Spielberg in the Pacific” in The Films of Clint Eastwood: Critical Perspectives (University of New Mexico Press). Streamas also authored the poem “My Blue Whale” in the Inflatable Celebration exhibit at Third Street Art Gallery in Moscow, Idaho.