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Award: Spelman mathematician receives distinguished writing award
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#5 Award: Spelman mathematician receives distinguished writing award

Press release:


Colm Mulcahy received one of the two the Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards
given on August 2, 1997, at the Summer Mathfest in Atlanta.
Established in 1976, the Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards, consisting of a
citation and cash prize, are presented by the Mathematical Association
of America for articles of expository excellence published in
Mathematics Magazine.

Prof. Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College, received this prestigious award
for his article, "Plotting and Scheming with Wavelets" (Mathematics
Magazine 69, December, 1996). As noted in the citation ...

Mulcahy states "Wavelets are acquiring a visibility and
popularity that may soon be on the scale first enjoyed
by fractals a few years back." Mulcahy's article is an
admirable piece of work, presenting this topic now at a
level fully accessible to undergraduate students and to
the uninitiated mathematicians of all backgrounds.
Mulcahy writes with clarity, charm and humor so that the
reader is irresistibly drawn into fundamental problems
and solutions for both humans and computers. He earned
his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in 1978 and 1979, respectively, from
University College Dublin in his native Ireland. His
doctoral work was done at Cornell University and at
Dortmund Unversitat in germany under the guidance of
Alex F.T.W. Rosenberg.

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the world's largest
organization devoted to mathematics education at the collegiate level.
The nearly 30,000 members of the MAA participate in a variety of
activities that foster mathematics education, professional
development, student involvement, and public policy. MAA's national
focus is complemented by its 29 regional sections---together
functioning as an extensive network for the mathematics community.

MAA contact:
Mary-McLean Bancroft, 202-387-5200,
The Mathematical Association of America
1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Prof. Mulcahy can be reached at and

Stephen Davis
Secretary-Treasurer, MAA Southeastern Section
Dept of Mathematics, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28036-1719
office/voice mail: 704-892-2343 * home: 704-892-1394
e-mail: * fax: 704-892-2005
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