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Visit our News and Events page often to keep up-to-date on all of the exciting things happening in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.


Data Deluge: Villanova Students Earn "Best Insight" at DataFest Philly 2018

This event was organized by the Center for Statistics Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences under the direction of Michael Posner, PhD. This year, Villanova University hosted DataFest Philly for the second consecutive year and included students from Temple University, Ursinus College and Villanova. The weekend kicked off in the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute’s Idea Accelerator. University professors and local professionals joined the students to offer expert advice throughout the competition.  ...Read More


Colloquium Schedule

An academic seminar led by Professors from various universities on a different topic at each meeting. To find details of upcoming colloquiums, visit: Colloquium Schedule



Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM)

A seminar of faculty from colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, with a shared interest in the history of mathematics. The seminar meets will be once in a month usually at 6:00 p.m. on a Thursday evening. 


The Society of Undergraduate Mathematicians (SUM) 

It is an organization that tries to bring students with mathematcs major together to interact with each other and to have some activites promoting awareness of mathematics and careers.

Learn more here.


AWM in Washington DC

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

The Villanova chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics visited Capitol Hill on Thursday, December 1 to lobby some of the top legislators of the United States government to increase support for the bills involving women in STEM. This trip combined women from academia and industry with the students to speak to legislators from the students’ home towns. The ten students that travelled the three hours to DC echoed the same message: hope for the future of women in mathematics. As junior, Shantel Silva states, “spending a day on the Hill gave me a little bit of hope that as citizens, we do have the possibility to affect what happens on the Hill.”

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image of srinivasa ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan
(1887-1920) had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, but he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems considered to be unsolvable. His story was recently told in the popular 2005 film The Man Who Knew Infinity.