Department of Mathematics

Humans of the U: Daniel Sovelius

Daniel Sovelius, a custodian for the U’s Department of Mathematics, came to the U thanks to an enlightened University of Utah guideline aimed at supporting work opportunities for special-needs individuals. “I just love working . . . custodian work,” Daniel said.

Math professor named AMS fellows

Two professors in the U’s Department of Mathematics—Tommaso de Fernex and Peter Trapa—have been named members of the 2019 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.


Tino Nyawelo faced many challenges when he left the unrest of South Sudan to study physics in Europe. He drew on this experience to create REFUGES, a program that helps underrepresented students pursue STEM fields at the U.