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Comment on James Tanton’s proofs that 1 = 2 by nplute1@gmail.com
https://blogs.ams.org/jmm2020/2020/01/18/james-tantons-proofs-that-1-2/#comment-3
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:42:38 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/jmm2020/?p=200#comment-3I’m really glad that I decided to take notes of the Tanton presentation because I would have forgotten most of them by the time I got home. Tanton is just as exciting and dynamic live as he is in his videos, albeit he starts talking too fast when he gets going. I’m also really glad that he agreed to take a photo with us after his presentation.
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Comment on AMS panel on math and motherhood by Christina Sormani
https://blogs.ams.org/jmm2020/2020/01/18/ams-panel-on-math-and-motherhood/#comment-2
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 04:55:42 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/jmm2020/?p=203#comment-2I find it so sad that in 2020 so many universities still don’t get it. Or are we going backwards? I had my first kid in 1999 as a postdoc and two of my best friends in my doctoral program were women with children already. Even back in the 1980’s when I was in high school I knew of women mathematics professors with kids, including famous ones like Mary Rudin and Cathleen Morawetz. How can it be that in 2020 I’m hearing these stories?! It is so disheartening. In fact most every married woman mathematician I know has kids and they are doing very well. There are literally hundreds of role models. It isn’t easy. Having kids is never easy. But there is a huge support network out there. If your university doesn’t have professors that are mothers and leave policies in place in 2020, there is something seriously wrong with your university.
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