Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to: organize a seminar or reading group

Here are some tips, garnered from my experience organizing a seminar (on “The Mathematical Experience” – the experience, not the book) a few years in a row. They supplement Asher Auel’s comments in an older post. I encourage anyone else … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Ease of Being Overnetworked

When I started graduate school, the first piece of advice that I was given by a senior graduate student was to network as much as possible. Which, at the beginning of my graduate career, I replied, “What the hell am … Continue reading

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Changes to the Blog

You should have noticed a change to the look of the AMS grad blog. We have updated the theme. Also, when you click a post, you can find information about the author on the right-hand-side of the page below the … Continue reading

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Why Am I?

Covered in chalk after every section? I think this is more of a rhetorical question… but I’d love to read your comments anyway!

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Review: Loving and Hating Mathematics

by Luke Wolcott I recently finished teaching a summer program for advanced middle-schoolers; my job was to expose them to math they wouldn’t normally encounter in school.  Content-wise, this meant things like group theory, diophantine equations, egyptian fractions, elementary number … Continue reading

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