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Category Archives: minorities in math
Testimonios: Dr. James A. M. Álvarez
Testimonios is a new publication by MAA/AMS edited by Pamela E. Harris, Alicia PrietoLangarica, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, Luis Sordo Vieira, Rosaura Uscanga, and Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez and illustrated by Ana Valle. It brings together firstperson narratives from the vibrant, … Continue reading
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A Spectrum of Dehumanizing Other People from jokes to Manzanar and Atlanta
Guest post by Stan Yoshinobu Violence and harassment against Asian Americans is on the rise, stoked by angry, divisive words used by political leaders. In the past year during the pandemic, 3800 incidents were reported (Link). In January, Vicha Ratanapakdee, … Continue reading
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Amplifying Excellence
I wanted to amplify some recent and ongoing excellent work and news! Mathematically Gifted & Black Mathematically Gifted & Black (https://mathematicallygiftedandblack.com/) continues to share exceptional profiles of mathematicians every day this month. MG&B is organized by Dr. Erica Graham, … Continue reading
The mathjob market is bad. But what else is new? A 2020 retrospective
Let me start by saying that it’s no news to anyone that the pandemic has affected the academic job market. At the same time, it’s nice to have some data to back up that feeling of doom. Especially for someone … Continue reading
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
Girls Talk Math: Not Your Ordinary Math Camp
Guest Post by Francesca Bernardi & Katrina Morgan girlstalkmath@unc.edu http://girlstalkmath.web.unc.edu/ Programs supporting girls in STEM are becoming more and more common. But we believe there is a gap in these offerings: General STEM programs tend to leave out the M, … 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
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
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Raise your hand if you were just rejected by the NSF! Fun times, right? I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate such occasions with a full reevaluation of all of my life choices. So of course, I … Continue reading