Daily Archives: January 16, 2020

MAA Workshop on Microaggressions

This morning I went to the MAA workshop “Identifying and Managing Microaggressions in the Academic Setting”. It was run by Lynn Garrioch and Semra Kilic of Colby-Sawyer College, Omayra Orteya of Sonoma State, and Rosalie Bélanger-Rioux of McGill University. The … Continue reading

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Donald King discusses JMM 2020

Northeastern University mathematician, Donald King, shares his experience at JMM.

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Creating a math textbook accessible to the blind

I entered the press room at JMM this morning to find a bustle of excitement as four men prepared to introduce themselves on video. As they explained their roles to the camera, J. Brian Conrey of AIM pulled me aside … Continue reading

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A conversation with the team behind Math That Feels Good

A team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in Braille, with an initial focus on math textbooks. Learn more about their work. Here are two examples Braille math:

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Generating Ideas of Undergraduate Research Projects

How do Joe Gallian, Katie Johnson, Stephan Garcia and Colin Adams generate ideas for their many undergraduate research projects? Pamela Harris put together a panel and this is what they had to say. Joe Gallian: – Do original research, have … Continue reading

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Nancy Reid Invited Address: “In Praise of Small Data”

Last night’s speaker, Nancy Reid of the University of Toronto, was introduced with so many accolades that I couldn’t keep track of them all. Her talk, on the ways “big data” has been overhyped in recent years, opened with a … Continue reading

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