Round-Up of JMM 2020 Sessions on Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

Post by Editor Luis Leyva

The 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) will be held on January 15-18, 2020 in Denver, CO. As per tradition, this pre-JMM blog post highlights scheduled sessions with talks focused on issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in the mathematical sciences.

The list below was compiled by flagging JMM lectures, invited addresses, workshops, special sessions, invited paper sessions, and contributed paper sessions with talk title/abstracts in the online Scientific Program that address structural inequities and social experiences relevant to the mathematical sciences.

Please note that this list is no way comprehensive and should not imply that other sessions do not address issues related to equity or justice. Also, this list is not intended to present an “equity/non-equity” divide in the JMM 2020 program. Rather, this list aims to provide a birds-eye view of promising sessions for inclusion/exclusion blog readers who plan to attend JMM 2020 and wish to immerse themselves in dialogue pertaining to equity-oriented perspectives and issues. Readers are encouraged to add to this list with comments below.

For each session listed below (except panels and workshops), click on the title to be re-directed to an online JMM Scientific Program page containing additional details about the individual talks focused on issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in the mathematical sciences. In addition to the listed sessions, be sure to check out various projects funded by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education that address equity-oriented issues in the mathematical sciences during the MAA Poster Session  scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 2-4pm in Hall D, Exhibit Level, Colorado Convention Center.

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[Last Update based on comments and additional search methodologies: 1/13/2020 8:36am Pacific. Some events fall in multiple categories; they have not been duplicated on this page.]


Lectures

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture
Room 207, Colorado Convention Center
Moving from changing the faces of mathematics to changing who mathematics serves.
Belin Tsinnajinnie, Santa Fe Community College

Thursday, January 16, 2020

11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
MAA Project NExT Lecture on Teaching and Learning
Four Seasons Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level, Colorado Convention Center
Todxs Cuentan: Difference, humanity, and belonging in the mathematics classroom.
Federico Ardila-Mantilla, San Francisco State University

Friday, January 17, 2020

7:45 p.m.-8:35 p.m.
NAM Cox-Talbot Address
Centennial Ballroom A/B/C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Bridging the Gaps in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
Roselyn Williams, Florida A&M University

 

 

Guest Speakers

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy (SIGMAA QL) Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Speaker
Room 501, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center
Calling bull (with R).
Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College

6:40 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Undergraduate Research (SIGMAA UR) Guest Speaker
Room 507, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center
Reflections on diversity and undergraduate research.
Maria Mercedes Franco, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

 

Invited Paper Sessions

Friday, January 17, 2020

8:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Can Mathematics Help Us Trust Our Elections Again?
Room 610/612, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
NAM Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients
Room 605, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

 

Sponsored Sessions

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Mathematical Biology, I
Room 112, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry, I
Room 105, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Topology, I
Room 405, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Mathematical Biology, II
Room 112, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry, II
Room 105, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Thursday, January 16, 2020

10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
AMS-AWM Noether Lecture
Four Seasons Ballroom 2/3/4, Ballroom Level, Colorado Convention Center
Branching laws for representations of a non compact orthogonal group.
Birgit Speh, Cornell University
[And associated Special Session.]

Friday, January 17, 2020

1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Research in Data Science, I
Room 407, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Research in Data Science, II
Room 407, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
AMS Session: Women in Several Complex Variables (WinSCV), I
Room 207, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
NAM Clayton-Woodard Lecture
Room 607, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center
A numerical and dynamical study of dynamical materials.
Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Topology, II
Room 105, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
AMS Session: Women in Several Complex Variables (WinSCV), II
Room 207, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

 

Workshops

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop.
Denver 1,2, Hilton Denver City Center

Thursday, January 16, 2020

10:35 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
MAA Workshop
Identifying and Managing Microaggressions in the Academic Setting.
Room 605, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

 

Contributed Paper Sessions

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, I
Room 503, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Re-Envisioning the Calculus Sequence, I
Room 506, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

2:15 p.m.-3:10 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, II
Room 503, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mentoring and Assessment
Room 709, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Thursday, January 16, 2020

8:00 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Incorporating Realistic Applications of Mathematics Through Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Room 507, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

MAA Contributed Paper Session on Re-Envisioning the Calculus Sequence, II
Room 505, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center 

8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), I
Room 501, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

8:15 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Mathematics, I
Room 709, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Active Learning in Introductory Courses: Insights from Math Departments in the Process of Change, I
Room 507, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

MAA Contributed Paper Session on The EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Program: Pure and Applied Talks by Women Math Warriors
Room 505, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:20 p.m.-3:55 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), II
Room 501, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Friday, January 17, 2020

8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Fostering Creativity in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses, I
Room 503, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

MAA Contributed Paper Session on Quantitative Literacy and Social Justice: An Ongoing Dialogue, I
Room 507, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-2:35 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Fostering Creativity in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses, II
Room 503, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Inclusive Excellence for the Mathematical Sciences, I
Room 501, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m.
AMS Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics Education
Room 602, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Other Topics
Room 710, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

3:20 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Quantitative Literacy and Social Justice: An Ongoing Dialogue, II
Room 507, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Active Learning in Introductory Courses: Insights from Math Departments in the Process of Change, II
Room 501, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

MAA Contributed Paper Session on Inclusive Excellence for the Mathematical Sciences, II
Room 504, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-1:55 p.m.
MAA Contributed Paper Session on Inclusive Excellence for the Mathematical Sciences, III
Room 504, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching and Learning Mathematics, II
Room 707, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

 

Special Sessions

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, I
Room 401, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Outreach Strategies for Reaching Underrepresented Students at the Pre-College Level, I
Room 210/212, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

AMS Special Session on If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, II
Room 401, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:00 p.m.- 3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Outreach Strategies for Reaching Underrepresented Students at the Pre-College Level, II
Room 210/212, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Friday, January 17, 2020

1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
AMS-MAA Special Session on Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: Topics, Tools and Open Problems, II
Room 112, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Social Justice
Room 403, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

 

Panels

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
AMS Panel Discussion
Mental Health in the Mathematics Profession
Room 203, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

MAA Panel
Leveraging Social Media for the Greater Good of Mathematics
Room 601, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m.
Association for Women in Mathematics Panel Discussion
Queer Families and Mathematical Careers.
Room 201, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Mathematics and Ethics
Room 203, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Thursday, January 16, 2020

9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel
Session for Chairs Topic: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in the Mathematics Classroom
Room 601, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Friday, January 17, 2020

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Project NExT
Fostering An Equitable Classroom.
Mile High Ballroom 4d-4f, Ballroom Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
AMS-MAA Panel
Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey.
Room 601, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy
A Call to Action–Grassroots Advocacy for Our Profession
Room 203, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

Saturday, January 18, 2020

9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion on Changing Curriculum and the Zeitgeist: Effects and Current Trends on Underrepresented Students in Undergraduate Mathematics Ed
Room 607, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel
Supporting Transgender and Non-binary Students
Room 601, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Project NExT
Overcoming Anxiety in the Active-Learning Classroom.
Mile High Ballroom 4d-4f, Ballroom Level, Colorado Convention Center

 

Social Events

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:00 p.m.
Association for Women in Mathematics Reception and Awards Presentation
Mile High Ballroom 4a-c, Colorado Convention Center

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
NSA’s Women in Mathematics Society (WiMS) Networking Session
Capitol Ballroom 3, Hyatt

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
SPECTRA Reception for LGBT Mathematicians
Mineral Hall B, Hyatt

Friday, January 17, 2020

5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
AWM Poster Presentation by Women Gradaute Students and Reception
Upper Lobby D, Exhibit Level, Colorado Convention Center

6:00 p.m.-8:40 p.m.
National Association of Mathematicians Banquet
Centennial Ballroom 1/2/3, Hyatt


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3 Responses to Round-Up of JMM 2020 Sessions on Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

  1. David Goldberg says:

    Also the Math Alliance’s AMS special session:
    “If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences”, Weds. Jan. 15, 8AM-10:50 AM and 2:15 PM – 6:05 PM, Room 401, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center.

  2. Sarah Bockting says:

    Thank you for putting this together!

  3. Brian Katz says:

    From the SPECTRA email list:

    For those of you coming to the Denver JMM, there are a number of Spectra-related events you should know about:

    The Spectra Reception on Thursday, January 16th, 6-8 pm in the Hyatt Hotel, Mineral Hall B, a great way to socialize and meet others

    Spectra Brainstorming Session, for generating ideas and discussions about future plans, Friday, January 17th, 3-5 pm, Hyatt Hotel,
    Mineral Hall B

    The Spectra off-site reception, Friday, January 17th, 6-8pm at the Triangle Bar, 2036 N Broadway, a more informal way to socialize

    AWM Panel: Queer Families and Mathematical Careers, organized by Alice Mark, Vanderbilt University, Corrin Clarkson,
    New York University, and Alex Hoover, University of Akron; Wednesday, January 15th, 2:15–3:40 pm, Room 201, Meeting Room Level,
    Colorado Convention Center

    MAA Panel: Supporting Transgender and Non-binary Students, organized by Juliette Bruce, University of Wisconsin, Christopher Goff,
    University of the Pacific, and Greg McCarthy, Hampshire College; Saturday, 9:00–10:20 am, Room 601, Meeting Room Level,
    Colorado Convention Center

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