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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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Challenge for JMM2020
tl;dr I am challenging AMS and/or MAA to invite and promote a speaker and/or panel to a main stage to openly discuss the very real issues facing marginalized members of our community. For the past two years I have been … Continue reading
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
We can be better
As many of us look forward to the sense of community at the Joint Meetings this week, we should remember that conferences include many situations that are fraught with the danger of harassment and alienation, especially for people in our … Continue reading
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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
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
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
CAARMS23
The 23rd Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS) was held from June 2124, 2017 at the University of Michigan. This annual event features research talks by African Americans throughout the country. This year’s CAARMS felt like a homecoming … Continue reading
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i/e Spotlight: SACNAS
As mentioned in our first post, one of the many purposes of this blog is to write about organizations focusing on supporting underrepresented people in math. In that spirit, we are starting a series called i/e Spotlight, where we feature different organizations and … Continue reading
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Math education in the Berkeley Hills: CIME 2017
(Guest post by Dagan Karp.) I want to tell you about CIME, a super awesome workshop, even though it’s problematic in some of the ways that academic researchfocused workshops tend to be, in my experience. What the *#&% is CIME … Continue reading