Author Archives: Nicola Poser

Interacting With Ordinary Differential Equations

Guest post by Stephen Kennedy (Carleton College), AMS/MAA Press Acquisitions Reprinted with permission from MAA Books Beat I often find myself in conversations about the future of the textbook. As I hope you are aware, both the MAA and the … Continue reading

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#ShutDownSTEM: Reflections from AMS Publications

On June 10th, the AMS closed for “business as usual” in order to participate in #ShutDownSTEM.  AMS Governance spent much of the day building an action plan to account for our own Society’s history of racist behavior and to address … Continue reading

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Richard K. Guy and The Unity of Combinatorics —Stephen Kennedy

This tribute by Stephen Kennedy (Carleton College), AMS/MAA Press Acquisitions, originally appeared in the most recent issue of MAA Focus and is shared with permission. The news of Richard Guy’s passing was a blow. Not only because he was a … Continue reading

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Copyright, Creative Commons, and Confusion

This post by Robert Harington originally appeared on The Scholarly Kitchen blog; access the original post here. Robert Harington is Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Robert has the overall responsibility for publishing at the AMS, … Continue reading

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Welcome to A Mathematical Word: The AMS Publications Blog!

Some of you have likely been readers of the BookEnds blog by AMS Consulting Editor, Eriko Hironaka.  We have made the decision to broaden the scope a bit to provide a wider look at the publishing activity of the AMS.  … Continue reading

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Staying connected to AMS content during the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to current challenges that colleges and universities face as a result of the spread of COVID-19, the American Mathematical Society is offering our community additional support in line with recommendations in the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) Statement … Continue reading

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Culture, Conventions and Publishing in Math

When should mathematics students begin publishing in research journals? The publication resumes of many graduate students in recent years are impressive.  It is not unusual for a student to have several refereed journal articles before getting a PhD, and these … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Richard Evan Schwartz

Richard Evan Schwartz has written math books for a range of audiences: for university students, researchers, and several for children.  His distinctive approach brings a touch of childlike freedom to his high-level research monographs, and mathematical depth to his whimsical … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Tamara Lakins

This is the first in a series of author interviews.  Enjoy! Suggestions for further mathematics author interviews can be made via the comments or email to The Tools of Mathematical Reasoning by Tamara Lakins was published in the AMS … Continue reading

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Mathematical sign-posts

When you think about mathematics, what are your markers?   How do you organize in your mind the development of mathematical reasoning and ideas?  How do you integrate your historical, social, and personal perspectives?   Day-to-day, as a teacher or as a … Continue reading

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