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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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A Message From a Black Mother

I am a Black mother of two Black children. My husband and I are gainfully employed, myself at a reputable university and he at one of the largest technology companies in the world. According to the New York Times, I … 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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A Mathematically Gifted and Black Mama

Each year in celebration of Black History Month, the website Mathematically Gifted and Black features a daily profile of an outstanding Black mathematician.  Although each profile is noteworthy (please check out some of their past honorees), today we work in … Continue reading

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Post JMM Wrap-Up

As I write this, it’s been nearly a week since the conclusion of the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver. Over the past week, I have been decompressing (well, as much as one can decompress when classes started two days after … 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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We may be mathematicians, but first and foremost, we’re humans.

By Allison Henrich Mathematicians are often portrayed as socially awkward, unempathetic creatures. This was not my experience of the mathematicians I met at the PIC MATH Data Analytics workshop in Provo, UT in the Spring of 2017. You see, at … Continue reading

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Your New Job

By Karoline Pershell My career path has spanned academia, government, nonprofits and industry, and in early December 2017 I was coming full circle: I was preparing to start with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) where I would be … Continue reading

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It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under…

This essay by Christina Eubanks-Turner is featured in the book Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey. One piece of advice I would give my younger self is to tell her that she WILL accomplish everything she puts … Continue reading

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