Bangere Purnaprajna awarded Max Wells Teaching Award

August 04, 2016

Bangere Purnaprajna awarded Max Wells Teaching Award

Bangere Purnaprajna, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of music, received the 2016 Max Wells Teaching Award. This award was established in 2002 in recognition of outstanding or exemplary teaching by a KU faculty member in the Department of Mathematics.

Max Wells received his B.S. degree (1969) in mathematics from KU and a M.S. degree (1971) in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He received a M.D. degree from KU in 1974 and went on to a career as a pathologist.

Purna completed his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1996 and came to KU in 1998. His research interests are in algebraic geometry and general topology specializing in extensions and absolutes of Hausdorff spaces. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation. He received a KU Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence in 2005.

Recognition Ceremony Honors Employees’ Service

Congratulations to our faculty and staff who will be recognized at the 2017 Employee Recognition Ceremony for their years of service to KU.

Joseph Huber 10 years
Zsolt Talata 10 years
George Kangas 15 years
Milena Stanislavova 15 years
Atanas Stefanov 15 years
Erik Van Vleck 15 years
Yaozhoung Hu 20 years
Kerrie Brecheisen 30 years
Jeff Lang 30 years