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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
Diversity, equity, and inclusion at the JMM 2019
The year is coming to a close, and for mathematicians that means that the Joint Mathematics Meetings are just around the corner. This year, the meetings will be held in Baltimore from January 1619, and we are expecting about 5000 … Continue reading
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The STEM Inclusion Study: What we’ve learned so far
Guest Post by Helen G. Grundman, Director of Education and Diversity, AMS About a year ago, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) agreed to take part in the National Science Foundationfunded STEM Inclusion Study. The study’s goal is to identify potential … Continue reading
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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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Identity & Illusion
[Spoiler alert: This post is, in part, a reflection on the show “In & Of Itself“, written and performed by Derek DelGaudio. If you are near New York City, I strongly encourage you to see this show before it ends … Continue reading
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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
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
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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