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Edwards Research Professor Named at UK

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The professorship was established with a gift from Ralph E. and Norma L. Edwards of Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Edwards grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and decided to attend UK because it was the only university at the time that would accept her since she was only 14 years old. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UK in 1933.

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May 22, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- John Lewis, who has taught mathematics at the University of Kentucky since 1971, has become the first UK Edwards Endowed Research Professor. The professorship is for $5,000 per year for three years.

Lewis, who joined the UK faculty as an assistant professor in 1971 and became a full professor in 1981, was appointed to the new professorship by Provost Michael T. Nietzel.

The professorship was established with a gift from Ralph E. and Norma L. Edwards of Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Edwards grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and decided to attend UK because it was the only university at the time that would accept her since she was only 14 years old. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UK in 1933.

A native of Atwood, Kan., Lewis was also a UK Research Professor in the fall of 1990 and the spring of 1991. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Kansas Sate University and his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1970.

Lewis is the author or coauthor of more than 60 mathematical papers in complex analysis, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations. In 1971, he spent a postdoctoral year at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Maryland and at the Mittag-Leffler Institute near Stockholm, Sweden.


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