#### Seminar: Modern Analysis & Geometry

# Math researcher elected to the Polish Academy of Sciences

INDIANAPOLIS - IUPUI professor of mathematical sciences Michal Misiurewicz has been elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. This honor recognizes Misiurewicz's lifetime achievements in mathematics, including proving some basic results in one-dimensional dynamics.

This distinction is "a clear indication of our great appreciation and of (Misiurewicz's) leading position in science, as well as of (his) significant contribution to the development of scientific cooperation with Poland," stated Polish Academy of Sciences president Jerzy Duszynski.

#### Seminar: Applied/Biomath seminars

# Distinguished Professor Alexander Its at IUPUI receives IU President's Medal for Excellence

IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar presented the medal to Its on behalf of IU President Michael A. McRobbie at the annual Academic Excellence Dinner on Oct. 24.

"This latest honor adds to the many accolades reflecting the tremendous contributions that Dr. Its has made to the discipline of mathematics at IUPUI and around the world," Paydar said. "To present the award to him on behalf of President McRobbie was a privilege I will never forget."