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  • Provost Biography

    Mort Lowengrub

    Dr. Mort Lowengrub came to Yeshiva University in the fall of 1999 as the vice president of academic affairs, and in September of 2007 he was officially made the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. He received his BA from New York University, his MS from California Institute of Technology and his PhD in mathematics from Duke University in 1961.

    Lowengrub taught at Duke University and Wesleyan University and, from 1967 until 1999, at Indiana University where he served as chair of the Mathematics Department from 1977–1980, as dean for research and graduate studies from 1982-1988 and as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1988 until 1999.

    As a recognized leader in the field of mathematics, Lowengrub has received numerous honors and awards including Senior Fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Leverhulme Foundation of Great Britain and the Science Research Council of Great Britain. He has also been recognized for his outstanding teaching with the Outstanding Teaching Award from Duke University and the Alliance Award for the Promotion of Excellence from the Alliance of Distinguished Rank Professors at Indiana University. In 1997, the International Astronomical Union recognized Lowengrubs's contributions in the planning and construction of the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope by naming an asteroid in his honor.

    Lowengrub has specialized in nonlinear partial differential equations and integral equations with his research focusing on crack problems in elasticity theory; system of integral equations, double and triple integral equations, and mixed boundary value problems.

    Lowengrub is the author of a number of textbooks and numerous scholarly articles and, as an active member of the academic and higher education community, serves on a number of National Science Foundation panels. In addition to his responsibilities as provost, Lowengrub teaches mathematics at Yeshiva University.

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