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Former MAA President Leonard Gillman has Died
Noted topologist and accomplished pianist Leonard "Len" Gillman (born January 8, 1917) died April 7, 2009. Read More
Barbara Faires Elected to Serve as MAA Secretary
The MAA Board of Governors has elected Dr. Barbara T. Faires of Westminster College as Secretary-Elect of the MAA. Read More
Harvard Takes Top Spot in 2008 Putnam Competition; Rochester Joins Top 10
Rounding out the top five of the 68th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition are Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and California Institute of Technology. Read More
Michael Starbird's Views of the Fourth Dimension (with audio and video)
Michael Starbird's Distinguished Lecture, simply titled "The Fourth Dimension," was an example of what is so wonderful about mathematics: the ability to create new ideas. Read More
"RickÂ’s Tricky Six Puzzle: S5 Sits Specially in S6" by Alex Fink and Richard Guy
The recent Mathematics Magazine article comes with an interactive supplement featured in LOCI.
Sections Elect New Governors
Check out the newly elected section governors. Read More
Launchings by David Bressoud: WeBWork
This month's Launchings discusses on-line mathematics homework and the largest open source, web-based homework system, WeBWorK. Read More
How Euler Did It: Euler and the Pirates
In a column dealing with the lighter side of Euler scholarship, Ed Sandifer explains the connections between Euler and four famous pirates. Read More
Who Gave You the Epsilon? Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, & Robin Wilson, Editors
Calculus Deconstructed by Zbigniew H. Nitecki
When Less is More by Claudi Alsina and Roger Nelson
Mathematics Magazine Seeks Problems Editor
Mathematics Magazine is looking for a new Problems Editor, to succeed Elgin Johnston, who will step down after nine years, finishing with the December, 2009 column. The new Problems Editor will serve for five years beginning with the February 2010 issue. The Problems Editor prepares the problems section of the magazine, and, with collaborators, selects and edits both problems and solutions. Interested persons should contact Walter Stromquist (email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org).
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