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Category Archives: Mathematics in Society
The history is the history
Prescript: This is absolutely not the moment for centering white perspectives in public discourse. That being said, everything I understand about the fight for equality and justice leads me to the conclusion that the responsibility to dismantle whiteness falls uniquely … Continue reading
Posted in Math History, Mathematicians, Mathematics in Society, Social Justice
Tagged eponymy
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Math Students Hunt For Errors in False Proofs!
Communicating mathematics is a crucial part of a developing mathematician’s career. Really, any mathematician’s career. In the classroom, with peers, and at conferences, math students organize their learning and research in order to effectively question and convey concepts that require … Continue reading
Let’s Take Responsibility For Our Math
In an open letter to the AMS Notices, a collaboration of prominent mathematicians and other stakeholders insist that mathematicians and universities suspend any relationship with law enforcement (see here). Their reasoning, as the letter makes clear, is that the tools … Continue reading
A Defense of Diversity Statements in Hiring
Recently, Abigail Thompson, a Vice President of the AMS and Professor at UC Davis, wrote a short opinion piece coming out against the use of diversity statements in hiring. As I read her piece, I found myself troubled by some … Continue reading
Posted in AMS, Diversity, General, Interview, Jobs, Mathematics in Society, News
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Mathematics at 2019 SACNAS
Below I share some details about SACNAS and some of the mathematical events that happened at this year’s SACNAS National Conference. I hope that this may also serve as an invitation/motivation for anyone interested in diversity and mathematics to participate … Continue reading