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Category Archives: equity
Reflections on Autism, Ethnicity, and Equity
Guest Post by Michael Ortiz Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College I’m an associate professor of mathematics at Rio Grande College, a branch campus of Sul Ross State University consisting of three geographically separated units in the middle Rio … Continue reading
Toward humanizing undergraduate mathematics education: A reimagining through historical perspectives in mathematics
This blog post was inspired from my reading of Sara Hottinger’s book, Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics (2016). Hottinger’s book advanced my thinking about how cultural contexts of mathematics perpetuate gendered, racialized, and other … Continue reading
Workshop on Increasing Minority Participation in Mathematics: Reflections on A Park City Mathematics Institute program
[Applications for PCMI “Shape of the River: Workshop on Equity in Mathematics Education” are open until March 7, 2018.] Guest Post by Martha Shott Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Sonoma State University Question: What are you hoping to get … 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
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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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
Posted in conferences, equity, i/e Spotlight, leadership, mentoring, participation, SACNAS
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Supremum/Supremacy
I’m going to say something political that some of you may not like. In the spirit of The Oatmeal, I’m going to ask you to read to the end before you decide that I cannot possibly have said what I … Continue reading
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