The Julia Dale Prize in Mathematics
Professor Julia Dale, ca. 1931
The Julia Dale Prize is a cash prize awarded annually
by the Department of Mathematics to a mathematics major
(or majors) on the basis of excellence in mathematics.
A selection committee is appointed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Julia Dale received the A.B. degree from Transylvania University,
and the Ph.D. from Cornell University.
She held positions at Mississipi State College for Women,
the University of Oklahoma, and Delta State College before
joining the faculty of Duke University in 1930 as
Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
She died of renal failure at Duke University Hospital
on January 13, 1936.
Friends and relatives of Professor Dale established the
Julia Dale Memorial Fund in the spring of 1938;
the Julia Dale Prize is supported by the income from this fund,
which was the first memorial fund established in honor
of a woman member of the Duke faculty.
A "Remembrance" of Professor Dale
(by her nephew, Mr. William Hardin True)
Julia Dale Prize Recipients, 1967-Present
Freshmen Julia Dale Prize Recipients, 2008-Present