Monthly Archives: November 2013

AMS 125th Anniversary in 2013

AMS members and staff celebrated the Society’s 125th anniversary at an Open House held at AMS headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island on November 14, 2013. Graduate students and long-time AMS members alike came from Rhode Island colleges and universities to … Continue reading

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JMM 2014 Flash Mob

Last year at JMM, we did a flash human knot. We are wanting to do another flash mob. We would like it to have the theme “Connection and Collaboration.” To make this a success, we need your help. If you … Continue reading

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Holiday Math

I hope everyone is having a wonderful November—happy holidays, all! I thought it would be fun to share a couple math- and holiday-related links. This month marks a historic overlap between Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, as well as the annual celebration … Continue reading

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The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

What do Leonard Nimoy, Stana Katic, and Robert Downey Jr. have in common? They all have a Bacon number of 2. The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, a game created early in 1994 by three Albright College students, is a … Continue reading

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Mathematics: The Bottleneck

I recently read an article by Bryna Kra in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Mathemetics: 1,000 Years Old and Still Hot.” It is such a great article, I at first was not sure what more I could write. Kra … Continue reading

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