Donation Establishes Fund for Women In Mathematics

Published February 8, 2017

The University at Buffalo Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce the creation of a fund to support our Association for Women in Mathematics chapter, and more generally to provide opportunities for women in our department. A generous donation from Gerald Sufrin, M.D., and his wife Janice Sufrin, PhD, established the fund.

Gerald Sufrin, Professor and Chair, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Urology

Dr. Sufrin, Professor and Chair, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Urology, states, “We are grateful for the opportunity to  support, encourage and hopefully advance the opportunities  for women in mathematics at the University at Buffalo.”  

Dr. David Hemmer, Professor and Chair, UB Department of Mathematics, said the donation was perfectly timed, “Our AWM chapter was founded last year and has been dramatically expanding its activities. The Sufrin’s generous donation will support visiting speakers and mentoring activities. In a time of limited state resources, philanthropy is essential to our department’s success.”

Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund can contact Dr. Hemmer at dhemmer@buffalo.edu or donate online, Association for Women in Mathematics Fund.