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News and Views

**Twelve USAMO Winners Announced**

This year, 505 outstanding high school students qualified for the 2008 USA Mathematical Olympiad. On April 29-30, these students tackled a challenging, six-question exam, distributed via the Internet to their schools. **See the Winners**

**MathFest 2008 Registration**

Join the MAA at MathFest 2008, July 31- August 2 in Madison, WI.Last year's MathFest enjoyed record attendance, andregistration so far this year suggests that MathFest 2008 will be even bigger! Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the largest summer meeting of mathematicians. **Learn More**

**MathFest Short Course: Game-Theoretic Modeling: Techniques and Applications**

Anytime one personâ€™s decision can affect another person, that situation can be modeled by game theory.This cocktail party description hints at how game theory can be considered a collection of tools and techniques for modeling diverse applications.The object of this short course is to study both the mathematical techniques and the range of applications they model. **Learn More**

**MAA Reviews**

Looking for something interesting to read or new for the classroom? Check out the MAAâ€™s book review database. **Read More**

**MAA Contributed Paper Sessions, 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, D.C.**

The MAA Committee on Contributed Paper Sessions is calling for papers to contributed sessions at the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings. **Read More**

**Terence Tao Elected to National Academy of Sciences**

The National Academy of Sciences announced on April 29 the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from nine countries. Terence Tao, a Chinese-Australian mathematician from the University of California, Los Angeles was elected as a foreign associate. **Read More**

**Coming to the Classroom: Mathematical Software for the Blind**

Mathematician Elizabeth Jones of Indiana State University, who serves as a consultant for ViewPlus Technologies in Corvallis, OR , has helped create mathematical software for visually impaired students, most of whom attend mainstream classrooms. **Read More**

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Featured Articles

**The Mathematical Tourist by Ivars Peterson: The Most Marvelous Theorem**

"What makes a theorem great?" To Dan Kalman of American University, a great theorem is one that surprises. "It is simple to understand, answers a natural question, and involves familiar mathematical concepts," he writes in the April *Math Horizons*. **Read More**

**The Math Factor Podcast by Chaim Goodman-Strauss: The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences**

Neil Sloane of AT&T Labs shares some his favorite integer sequences from his online encyclopedia. **Listen**

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New From the MAA

*Hard Problems: The Road to the World's Toughest Math Contest*

*Hard Problems* is about the extraordinary students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition: the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). **Read More **

*The Contest Problem Book VIII: American Mathematics Competitions (AMC 10) 2000-2007*

For more than 50 years, the Mathematical Association of America has constructed and administered challenging contests for students in U.S. and Canadian high schools. **Read More**

*The College Geometry Project*

From 1965 â€“ 1971, the National Science Foundation funded a group of geometers to produce a series of geometry films at the University of Minnesota . The geometers developed twelve beautiful films over a period of six years. These films are now available on DVD. **Read More**