Mariel Vazquez (UC Davis) will be awarded the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Prize, which is given every other year in honor of David H. Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia, two mathematical scientists recognized for their research and inspiration to generations of African American, Latino/Latina, and Native American students of the mathematical sciences. The Blackwell-Tapia Prize recognizes a mathematician who has contributed significantly to research in his or her area of expertise, and who has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups, or has contributed in other significant ways to addressing the program of underrepresentation of minorities in math. The prize will be presented at the Ninth Blackwell-Tapia Conference on Oct. 28-29, 2016, at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee. If needed, a limited amount of financial support for travel, lodging and registration will be available. Priority deadline to apply (follow the link above): Aug. 29, 2016