Category Archives: Current Events

Joyful Learning in the Early Years: A Tour

With schools shutting down for weeks or the rest of the semester in response to COVID-19, many guardians are concerned about how to support or even direct their children’s education from home. This seems particularly true when the children are … Continue reading

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Old and New Math Celebrations

With all the news about the coronavirus, the uncertainty, and stress many are currently facing, I wanted to write a post with some levity ¹. What better day than this! Today is both the first International Day of Mathematics (IDM) … Continue reading

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A Tour of Intersections: Poetry with Mathematics

I don’t know about you, but between coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and political discussions looking ahead to this year’s presidential elections, I have been encountering a lot of stress-inducing content lately. Reading poetry is a welcome break from that, … Continue reading

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The Joy of x Podcast: A Tour

The Joy of x podcast is a series of conversations with a wide range of scientists about their lives, work, and what fostered their passion. It is hosted by Steven Strogatz in collaboration with QuantaMagazine. The format of this podcast makes … Continue reading

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In honor of Black History Month

February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month. Its origin trace back to 1926, when the historian Carter G. Woodson pioneered “Negro History Week” in the second week of February because it coincided with the birthdays of former US president … Continue reading

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Flygskam, Textbooks in Braille and More

This year’s JMM have come and gone, but many related posts are still available. Here are just a few that I recommend. “To be or not to be there: Conferencing in the age of flygskam” In this piece for the … Continue reading

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Advocating for Mental Health at JMM

Mental health, which encompasses our emotional, physiological, and social well-being, has been a topic I’ve wanted to write about on this blog for a while. I was hesitant at first because I felt unqualified to address the many factors that … Continue reading

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On the AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop

In September, Brian Katz wrote a post on the AMS inclusion/exclusion blog about the Moving Towards Action workshop to be held on Tuesday, January 14 by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) at JMM 2020. (JMM 2020 will be … Continue reading

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Diving into the DeepMind podcast

Deepmind, famously known for creating the computer programs AlphaGo and Alpha Zero, features a blog that showcases their current research efforts in artificial intelligence (AI). Their more recent posts include: “How evolutionary selection can train more capable self-driving cars” by … Continue reading

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Sustainable Mathematics

On September 20, 2019, a series of strikes around the world demanding action against climate change began as part of Global Week for the Future. It inspired me to look into ways mathematics contributes to the growing challenge of sustainability. … Continue reading

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