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Professor of Mathematics Adam B. Levy of Brunswick awarded the 1997 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize

Story posted May 15, 1997

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College Assistant Professor of Mathematics Adam B. Levy of Brunswick, has been awarded the 1997 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty. The award is given annually to "an outstanding Bowdoin teacher who best demonstrates the ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity."

Levy, who joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1994, is a graduate of Williams College. He earned his doctorate at the University of Washington, where he also taught.

Levy's research interests include theory and techniques in variational analysis and their application to the solution of problems in optimal control, optimal design, management systems, operations research, and stochastic optimization. This year he taught courses in applied mathematics at Bowdoin.

The Karofsky Prize is given by members of the Karofsky family, including Peter S. Karofsky M.D. '62, Paul I. Karofsky '66, and David M. Karofsky '93. It is conferred annually by the dean for academic affairs in consultation with the Faculty Affairs Committee on the basis of student evaluations of teaching. Consideration is given to those faculty members whose appointments have been renewed after their initial term of appointment.

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