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 Highlights from the Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference
 Workshop on Increasing Minority Participation in Mathematics: Reflections on A Park City Mathematics Institute program
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Highlights from the Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference
It is hard to know where to start when speaking about this conference, held this last weekend at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA, and organized by Federico Ardila, Ricardo Cortez, Tatiana Toro, and Mariel Vasquez. … Continue reading
inclusion/exclusion roundup of JMM events
A little thing called the Joint Mathematics Meetings is happening in San Diego next week. How little? I got some data from the Public Awareness Office of the AMS , and they are estimating about 6000 attendees, and over 3000 presentations! … Continue reading
Learning for EveryBody: Lessons from Susan Burch
Last week, Bates hosted speaker Susan Burch, from Middlebury College, for a workshop called “Learning for EveryBody: Inclusive Teaching and Curricular Practices”. I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the interactive session and later have dinner with … Continue reading
If you build it, they will come: the Math Alliance and the Field of Dreams conference
A few weeks ago I attended the 2017 Field of Dreams conference. This is the annual gathering of Scholars and Mentors of the Math Alliance. I wasn’t really aware of this group until about a year ago, when I heard … Continue reading
On performing queerness and mathematics: Emily Riehl interviews Mike Hill
(Guest post by Emily Riehl.) A few months ago, after our post for Pride month, the i/e editorial board reached out to Spectra to request a guest blog post. That led to the wonderful interview that follows, which was conducted during … Continue reading
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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
We are about halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. This means it is also time for the second edition of the Lathisms calendar, a website celebrating accomplishments by Hispanic and Latinx mathematicians. This … Continue reading
Posted in immigrants in math, minorities in math
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Requiem for a Dream
If you have been paying attention, you have by now heard that President Trump has ordered an end to the Obamaera Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation (often referred to as Dreamers). … Continue reading
Posted in DACA, equity, immigrants in math, supporting students
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Still, we sing
This, 2017, has been a rough year for many of us in the USA who care about equity, diversity, inclusion, and basic human rights. We have seen attempts (some successful, but thankfully not all) to encroach on the rights of … Continue reading
Posted in equity, mental health, public scholarship, racism, social justice, social media, women in math
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At ICERM, Girls Get Math!
(Guest post by Katharine Ott.) The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) is an NSFfunded math research institute at Brown University. ICERM is known in the math community for hosting research mathematicians from across the world through … Continue reading
Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani
Nine days ago, we lost a bright star of mathematics: Maryam Mirzakhani. Ever since, it seems like the whole world has been in mourning. Many beautiful obituaries have been written in major publications, like Scientific American, the New York Times, and … Continue reading
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