Monthly Archives: November 2010

How to get to the Joint Meetings

by Diana Davis As previously discussed, it’s a good idea to go to the MAA/AMS Joint Meetings in January. However, it’s expensive to fly there and stay in a hotel, so you’ll need to find some funding to cover it. … Continue reading

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The Drunkard’s Walk: How a Mathematician Learned some Statistics

by Brian Katz I recently read a great book by Leonard Mlodinow (sometimes coauthor of Steven Hawking), called The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives about “the kinds of misconceptions of randomness that fuel many of the common fallacies” … Continue reading

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Mathematics Genealogy

by Tyler Clark I am sure you have probably heard of the Mathematics Genealogy Project (MGP). The mission of the MGP, updated by faculty and students at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, is “to compile information about … Continue reading

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UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarship for 2010

by Kareem Carr The deadline for this scholarship is November 30, 2010. I recently noticed this offer of a scholarship on Terry Tao’s blog. We intend to offer one new scholarship every year. The UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarship provides … Continue reading

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By Brian Simanek Recently, a local elementary school student sent me a letter as part of a class assignment. He said he was interested in studying math in college and asked me about extra work he can do to get … Continue reading

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