Honoree

Morton Lowengrub

AWARDS

Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion (1988)
Meeting of Academic Planning Committee, Co-Convenors
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Thomas Ehrlich

BIOGRAPHY

A graduate of NYU, Dr. Morton Lowengrub holds a master's degree from California Institute of Technology and a doctorate in mathematics from Duke University. He joined the Indiana University faculty in 1967 and held a series of administrative positions, including chairman of the mathematics department, dean for research and graduate development, and director of the Institute of Advanced Study. He was named dean of the 27,000-student College of Arts and Sciences in 1988.

Dr. Lowengrub has written or co-authored several books and monographs and a number of scholarly articles in the field of applied mathematics dealing with mathematical theory of elasticity, mixed boundary value problems, and integral equations. He has also held several prestigious fellowships and won a series of awards for excellence in teaching and research.

In his position as vice president for academic affairs at Yeshiva University, he was responsible for overseeing and coordinating academic programs at YU's three undergraduate and six graduate schools. Academic programming and faculty significantly broadened under his stewardship, and in 2007, he was appointed to the position of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.