Author Archives: Amanda Ruiz

The wonder and arbitrary path of becoming a (foster) parent

By Adi Adiredja It was summer 2018 and I decided that I would start the process of becoming a foster parent by myself. I had a plan. It was the summer of my fourth year before tenure. I was going … Continue reading

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even in my prime – a poem

We recently came across this original poem by Ashley Hammel, fellow academic mama, and felt the urge to share it with our readers. Thank you, Ashley, for sharing! i am no great beauty. even in my prime, I was cellulite … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season!

It’s that time of year when you start to get excited about how much work you will be able to get done during your winter break. Once those finals are graded, you will have time to catch up with collaborators, … Continue reading

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Why More Men in Mathematics Need to Take Parental Leave

By Robin Wilson When I was first asked to write this post, my plan was to write about the joys and hardships I had while caring for our first child while I had a semester on parental leave.  I quickly … Continue reading

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I’m on leave

  The automatic response on my work email says, “I am on leave until September 1, 2019. You may contact the Executive Assistant of the Math Department if you have an urgent math department related need.” I don’t have access … Continue reading

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