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Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA)Applications for the Spring 2018 program are now closed.


Tutte's Distinguished Lecture Series 

The very successful Tutte's 100th Distinguished Lecture Series has now completed. That success has led to a Tutte Distinguished Lecture once per term. The next lecture is:

Sergey Norin - November 2

*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel   


Grad Studies: Fall 2019 applications now open

 New Deadline: February 1, '19


  1. Jan. 16, 2019Sparse structures in graphs and matroids

    Professors Peter Nelson (PI) and Luke Postle (co-PI) have been awarded an International Research Partnership Grant (IPRG) for their project Sparse structures in graphs and matroids.

  2. Jan. 9, 2019Ronald C. Read (1924-2019)

    Former C&O faculty member Ronald (Ron) Read died on January 7, 2019 at the age of 94.

  3. Jan. 1, 2019Jane Gao joins the C&O department

    The C&O department is pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Jane (Pu) Gao.

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