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MAA Math Alert - February 2010

News and Views

New Media Coverage of 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings: MAA reviews the recently submitted National Science Foundation budget for Fiscal Year 2011. Read the review here.

April is Mathematics Awareness Month: This year's theme is Mathematics and Sports. Check out the website here.

Archives Spotlight: An Interview with Carol Mead, Mathematics Archivist: Read more here.

Art Benjamin Faces off with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report
Mathemagician Art Benjamin goes head-to-head with one of television's most popular fake news anchors on The Colbert Report. Recap and interview with Benjamin here.

American Mathematical Monthly Editor Search: MAA is looking for candidates to succeed Daniel J. Velleman as editor of the American Mathematical Monthly when his term expires in December 2011. More information here.

Section Governor Elections: Eleven sections are holding elections for Governor to serve on the MAA's Board of Governors. More information is available here.

MAA Partnership with Science Festival: MAA is proud to be an official partner of the inauguralUSA Science & Engineering Festival, the country's first national science festival. More information here.

George Csicsery and "Hard Problems" Highlighted in SF Film Magazine: SF360.org, the San Francisco Film Society's online magazine, featured an article about local filmmaker George Csicsery, whose documentary "Hard Problems" was shown at the 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Read More

Haven't Seen Hard Problems Yet? The MAA-produced documentary is playing on PBS stations across the country. Can't find your station on our list? Contact your local PBS station and ask them to put Hard Problems on their schedule.


Featured Articles

"Is Math a Socialist Plot?": Keith Devlin discusses NPR commenters and a math formula for parking in his latest column, available here.

Edward Burger Wins Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching: Burger (Williams College) bested two other outstanding finalists to win $200,000. As part of the award, he will teach mathematics at Baylor University this fall. Full story here.


New from the MAA

MAA Announces Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Program: The Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation has provided funding for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to award grants for projects designed to develop mathematical enrichment programs for talented students in middle school or high school. More detailed information on the program and grant application procedure are available on /dolciani/

MAA Publications Intern: February 22, 2010 is the deadline for applications for MAA's 2010 Publications Summer Internship. Interested in getting some experience editing and writing for the web? More info here.

Online Interactive Textbook: The MAA's online interactive textbook, "Calculus Modeling and Application," 2nd. Edition will be ready for distribution in time for the Fall 2010 semester. The text covers two semesters of single-variable calculus. Until Fall 2010, the text material is freely available online.

The MAA Spring 2010 Textbook Catalog Is Now Online: View the catalog here.

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February, 2010

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