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**MathFest 2009 Registration Now Open**

Join the MAA in Portland, Oregon August 5-8, 2009 for **MathFest 2009**!

**2009 U.S.A. Mathematical Olympiad Winners Honored in Washington, D.C.**

The winners of the U.S.A Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) were honored Monday, June 8 at the 38th annual USAMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner in Washington, D.C. **Read More**

**2009 MAA Officer Election Results**

The election for MAA officers concluded on May 29, 2009 and a total of 3,076 votes were cast. Click to see the winners. **Read More **

**The Joys and Challenges of Staging Arcadia's Mathematics**

On the evening of May 18, 2009, the MAA's Carriage House Conference Center was the venue for a lively, illuminating discussion of the mathematics underlying Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and the intricacies of mounting such a production. Folger Dramaturg Michele Osherow, cast member Erin Weaver-playing the role of young genius Thomasina-and Production Mathematics Consultant Manil Suri were on hand to discuss the play. **Read More**

**Closing the Gender Gap in Mathematics**

An analysis of contemporary data has provided new evidence discrediting the notion that females are innately less capable than males at doing mathematics, especially at the highest level. **Read More**

**Launchings by David Bressoud - AP Calculus: What We Know**

This month's Launchings touches on some basic questions and answers regarding students that take AP Calculus in high school. **Read More**

**How Euler Did It - Sums of Powers**

Many people have been interested in summing powers of integers. Euler was more interested in how to do it simply. **Read More**

**MAA Reviews**

Check out eight new book reviews every week at MAA Online. **Read More**

*Visual Group Theory *by Nathan Carter

*Calculus Deconstructed *by Zbigniew H. Nitecki

**Visit the new MAA Podcast Cente**r

Listen to past MAA Carriage House lectures and invited speaker previews.

**MAA Math Classifieds**

Visit MAA Math Classifieds to search for math related careers, find qualified applicants and for other math-related career advice.

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Publishing Date:

June, 2009