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Changes for inclusion/exclusion
I am writing this post to announce that I have stepped into the role of EditorinChief of this blog. This might raise some questions, and it’s a good time to write a little about how I see the blog, plus … Continue reading
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AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop
Join AWM at the JMM 2020 in Denver, Colorado for this important event! When members of the mathematics community are made to feel unwelcome in our profession, the success of mathematics as a whole is put into jeopardy. This workshop … Continue reading
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Inclusive Practices: Syllabus and Day One
I’m on leave this year to be visiting faculty at Smith College. As a result, I get to rethink all of my teaching. It’s a new context, so in general it feels like a great time to take stock. Smith … Continue reading
The future of AMSMAA Meetings + MathFest 2019 Equity Roundup
As you may have heard, the AMS and MAA will move away from coorganizing JMM after 2021. This week, at MAA MathFest 2019 in Cincinnati, OH, the executive directors of both the AMS (Catherine Roberts) and MAA (Michael Pearson) will … Continue reading
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Living Proof: A MustRead
The AMS and MAA have recently published a phenomenal collection of essays entitled “Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey”, edited by Allison K. Henrich, Emille D. Lawrence, Matthew A. Pons, and David G. Taylor. The book is … Continue reading
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Karen Uhlenbeck: Congratulations and Thank You
Dr Karen Uhlenbeck is the 2019 Abel Prize winner for “her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape. Her theories have revolutionized our understanding of minimal surfaces, such as those formed by … Continue reading
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Moving from what and how to who: Using instructional analytics to create an inclusive mathematics classroom
Guest Authors: Daniel L. Reinholz, Robin Wilson, and Amelia StoneJohnstone Introduction, by Daniel Reinholz As mathematicians, we think deeply about what mathematics we want to share with our students. We think about all of the beautiful aspects of the discipline … Continue reading
An Existence Proof: The Mathematicians of the African Diaspora Website
Guest Authors: Erica Walker, Scott Williams, and Robin Wilson In Mathematics, more than any other field of study, have we heard proclamations and statements similar to, “The Negro is incapable of succeeding.” Ancient and present achievements contradict such statements. One of the purposes of this website … Continue reading
Converging on a Solution: A Playwright’s Path
Guest Post by Corrine Yap Uniform Convergence is a onewoman play, written and performed by mathematics graduate student Corrine Yap. It juxtaposes the stories of two women trying to find their place in a whitemaledominated academic world. The first is of … Continue reading
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Girls Talk Math: Not Your Ordinary Math Camp
Guest Post by Francesca Bernardi & Katrina Morgan girlstalkmath@unc.edu http://girlstalkmath.web.unc.edu/ Programs supporting girls in STEM are becoming more and more common. But we believe there is a gap in these offerings: General STEM programs tend to leave out the M, … Continue reading