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Category Archives: introduction
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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Complicit Function Theorem
This week, I was separated by small degrees from two separate acts of terrorism motivated by hate. (1) Students and faculty/staff on my campus had set up a local version of The Clothesline Project, in which survivors of sexual violence … Continue reading
Discussing Justice on the First Day of Class
I have written in other public fora that math is not apolitical, that the implicit messages in our silence on these issues is damaging to students, and that mathematics has particular bigoted elements in its history and present framing that … Continue reading
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i/e Spotlight: CIMPA, ICTP, IMU, EMALCA, et al.
by Adriana Salerno (from Beijing) So far in this blog, we have focused mostly on issues of diversity and inclusion affecting mathematicians in the United States. But as an immigrant myself, I feel it is important to remember that we … Continue reading
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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
Inclusion/Exclusion Principle
What do you think of when someone is described as “professorial”? I was recently reading an article that used this adjective to describe a film director. Immediately, I thought that they were speaking about a bearded white male, probably straight, … Continue reading
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