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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
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
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