Category Archives: joint mathematics meetings

Mathematical Reviews at #JMM2019

See Mathematical Reviews at JMM: coda, by Edward Dunne, Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews on the Beyond Reviews: Inside MathSciNet blog. He thanks visitors who came to the Mathematical Reviews booth in the AMS exhibit area and took the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Cathy O’Neil On The (Un)Ethical Use of Data

This afternoon the MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture was given by Cathy O’Neil, “Big data, inequality, and democracy.” O’Neil started by giving on overview of what she calls a Weapon of Math Destruction. They are “creepy algorithms,” O’Neil … Continue reading

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Quantitative Literacy in the age of alternative facts

“It’s not false, it’s just an alternative fact.” Kellyanne Conway (sort of). Who remembers this quote? OK, I admit I don’t remember it perfectly myself, but it’s close enough. You can watch this video on YouTube if you want to … Continue reading

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AWM Capitol Hill Visit at JMM 2019

Tuesday morning, when many folks were finishing up last minute packing and checking flights, I was getting on a bus to Washington DC with around fifty other members of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). The mission: meet with … Continue reading

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Association for Women in Mathematics Panel Discussion, “Promoting Inclusion in Stem”

Talia Fernós started off this great panel with lively introductions of Autumn Kent, subject of a Q&A by Evelyn Lamb, Piper Harron, provocateur postdoc (I hope she allows me to call her that) and author of a straight fire thesis who also … Continue reading

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