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enBeginning Faculty Receive the Mathematical Association of America’s Alder Awards for Teaching
http://www.maa.org/news/beginning-faculty-receive-the-mathematical-association-of-america-s-alder-awards-for-teaching
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Undergraduates may struggle with math, but great math professors do more than drill content: They spark interest in mathematics. Three associate professors who have shown leadership in improving the teaching and learning of mathematics will receive the Henry L. Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at the MAA MathFest conference next week in Washington, DC.</p></div></div></div>Mathematical Association of America Celebrates Centennial at MAA MathFest
http://www.maa.org/news/mathematical-association-of-america-celebrates-centennial-at-maa-mathfest
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><nwslug>This summer mathematicians from around the world will come to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-century event: the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) centennial celebration at MathFest.</nwslug></p>
<p>"The Centennial MathFest will be an historic opportunity to reflect on where we have been as a mathematical community and where we are going--in the mathematics we research, as well as the ways we champion mathematics to educate and serve society,” says MAA President Francis Su.</p></div></div></div>MAA MathFest Science-Policy Panel to Feature Gates, Holt, Manderscheid
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-mathfest-science-policy-panel-to-feature-gates-holt-manderscheid
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><nwslug>How can educators inspire more U.S. students to succeed in mathematics?</nwslug></p>
<p>Television star S. James Gates Jr., a self-described "simple country theoretical physicist," former Congressman Rush Holt, a five-time Jeopardy! winner who now heads the world's largest general scientific society; and Ohio State University's David Manderscheid will share their thoughts on advancing math literacy during a special science policy panel at MAA MathFest.</p></div></div></div>U.S. Team Takes First Place at International Mathematical Olympiad
http://www.maa.org/news/us-team-takes-first-place-at-international-mathematical-olympiad
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Chiang Mai, Thailand: The six-person team representing the United States took first place at <a href="http://www.imo2015.org/">the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)</a>. The 2015 IMO was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from July 4 to 13.</p></div></div></div>2015 MAA Awards Recipients Announced
http://www.maa.org/news/2015-maa-awards-recipients-announced
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span style="font-size: 13.6135988235474px; line-height: 1.25em;">The MAA is pleased to announce awards to be presented at </span><a href="http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest" style="line-height: 1.25em;" target="_blank"> MAA MathFest 2015</a><span style="font-size: 13.6135988235474px; line-height: 1.25em;">, </span><span data-term="goog_984542136" style="font-size: 13.6135988235474px; line-height: 1.25em;" tabindex="0">August 5-8</span><span style="font-size: 13.6135988235474px; line-height: 1.25em;"> in Washington, DC., our Centennial meeting. Awards will be presented</span></p></div></div></div>The Wrong Door: How to Inspire Mathematical Thinking in the General Public
http://www.maa.org/news/the-wrong-door-how-to-inspire-mathematical-thinking-in-the-general-public
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/news/AdrianPaenza.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 237px; float: right;" />How many times can you fold a piece of paper to get to the moon? Mathematician and 2014 Leelavati Prize winner Adrián Paenza enjoys asking this and other questions to inspire public conversations about mathematics.</p></div></div></div>Former MAA President Lynn Steen Dies
http://www.maa.org/news/former-maa-president-lynn-steen-dies
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maaorg/4932545847/" title="Former Presidents of the Mathematical Association by maanow, on Flickr"><img alt="Former Presidents of the Mathematical Association" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4932545847_5fd252bf27_m.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 240px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></a></p></div></div></div>Winners of the 2015 USA Mathematical Olympiad Announced
http://www.maa.org/news/winners-of-the-2015-usa-mathematical-olympiad-announced
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><nwslug>The 12 winners have been announced for this year's United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the pinnacle of high school mathematics contests administered by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).</nwslug></p></div></div></div>U.S. Team Places Second at European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad
http://www.maa.org/news/us-team-places-second-at-european-girls-mathematical-olympiad
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The U.S. team claimed second overall at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGOMO), which took place April 14–20 in Minsk, Belarus. Every member of the U.S. team placed among the top scorers, winning either a gold or silver medal. On the team were high school students Meghal Gupta (Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California), Celine Liang (Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California), Danielle Wang (Andrew Hill High School in San Jose, California), Rachel Zhang (Parkway South High in Ballwin, Missouri).</p></div></div></div>MAA Officers Election Results
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-officers-election-results
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The MAA Officers Election ended on May 4, 2015. The officers elected are:</p>
<ul>
<li>President-elect, Deanna Haunsperger</li>
<li>First Vice President, Matt Boelkins</li>
<li>Second Vice President, Tim Chartier</li>
</ul>
<p>The new members of the nominating committee are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Rick Cleary</li>
<li>Susan Colley</li>
</ul>
<p>All terms begin February 1, 2016. The MAA congratulates the new officers and thanks all who participated in the election.</p>
</div></div></div>75th Annual Putnam Competition: MIT Takes First Place, Sets New Record
http://www.maa.org/news/75th-annual-putnam-competition-mit-takes-first-place-sets-new-record
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Competitors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the 75th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition swept up most of the highest scores. Not only did one of MIT’s three-person teams claim first place in the competition, but MIT now holds the record for the number of individuals ranking in the top-five highest exam scores in a single year.</p></div></div></div>Imaginary Planets – An Icosahedral Globe
http://www.maa.org/news/imaginary-planets-an-icosahedral-globe
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/development-images/Frank%20Farris%20window%20and%20planet.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 300px; margin: 10px;" /></p>
<p>How did artist, mathematician, and MAA member Frank Farris create the arrestingly intricate<em> Imaginary Planets</em> depicted on the MAA's latest Second Century Campaign brochure?</p></div></div></div>MAA Committees: Your Opportunity to Give Back to Our Community
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-committees-your-opportunity-to-g-i-ve-back-to-our-community
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Did you know MAA has 100 committees? From editorial boards to curriculum committees, from competitions to meetings, committees are critical to MAA's success.</p>
<p>MAA members who contribute their time and expertise to serve make a real difference, both for the Association and for the entire mathematical sciences enterprise.</p>
<p>Are you or someone you know ready to get involved and make a difference? Nominate yourself or a colleague using the <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T2PB535" target="_blank">online nomination form</a>.</p></div></div></div>Section Election Concludes
http://www.maa.org/news/section-election-concludes
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The MAA replaces one third of the section governors each year. This year’s section election recently concluded. The governors will serve for the period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018.</p>
<p>The nine new governors are:</p></div></div></div>Project NExT
http://www.maa.org/news/project-next
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Project NExT Fellows join an active community of faculty who have gone on to become award-winning teachers, innovators on their campuses, active members of the MAA, and leaders in the profession. New and recent Ph.D.s are encouraged to apply to join the 2015 cohort of Project NExT Fellows by April 15. Additional information can be found at <a href="http://projectnext.maa.org" target="_blank">projectnext.maa.org</a>.</p>
</div></div></div>Feasting on Mathematics at the Joint Meetings
http://www.maa.org/news/feasting-on-mathematics-at-the-joint-meetings
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Mathematicians of many shapes, sizes, ages, career paths, and interests gathered in San Antonio, Texas, January 10–13, for the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings. Of the 6,000-plus attending, about 1,700 were affiliated with the MAA.</p></div></div></div>Sections Elections
http://www.maa.org/news/sections-elections
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Sections elections begin Thursday, February 5. Nine Sections (Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Northeastern, Ohio, Pacific Northwest, Seaway, Southeastern, and Southwestern) will elect new members to the MAA Board of Governors in 2015.</p>
<p>According to MAA Bylaws,</p></div></div></div>Francis Su Begins Role as MAA President
http://www.maa.org/news/francis-su-begins-role-as-maa-president
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><a href="/about-maa/governance/francis-edward-su" target="_blank" title="Francis Edward Su">Francis Edward Su</a>, who has served as President-Elect for the last year, became MAA President effective February 1.</p>
<p>Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research is in geometric and topological combinatorics, motivated by applications in the social sciences.</p></div></div></div>Seven Characteristics of Successful Calculus Programs
http://www.maa.org/news/seven-characteristics-of-successful-calculus-programs
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>For several years, the MAA has conducted a <a href="http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/curriculum-development-resources/characteristics-of-successful-programs-in-college-calculus" target="_blank">study of Calculus I instruction in American colleges and universities</a> sponsored by NSF (DRL REESE #0910240). The goals of this study are:</p></div></div></div>Virginia Halmos Dies at Age 99
http://www.maa.org/news/virginia-halmos-dies-at-age-99
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Virginia Halmos died on January19, 2015 in Los Gatos California. A long-time benefactor of the MAA and other mathematical and scholarly institutions, she was the widow of the very prominent mathematician, Paul R. Halmos. In 2002 Paul and Virginia contributed nearly $4,000,000 for the renovation and construction of the Carriage House Conference Center adjacent to the MAA headquarters complex a block off Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. This facility was recently named the best such meeting site for gatherings of fewer than 100 in the United States.</p></div></div></div>