News
http://www.maa.org/news
enMAA Carriage House Lecture: Voting in Agreeable Societies
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-carriage-house-lecture-voting-in-agreeable-societies
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h3 dir="ltr" style="font-size: 24px;">
By Francis Su</h3>
<p style="font-size: 14px;">Wednesday, May 14, 2014<br />
6:30-7:30 pm<br /><a href="/meetings/carriage-house-meeting-space" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(245, 128, 37);" title="Carriage House Meeting Space">MAA Carriage House</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014CHSu">Register now</a>.</p></div></div></div>74th Annual Putnam Competition: MIT for the Win
http://www.maa.org/news/74th-annual-putnam-competition-mit-for-the-win
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p dir="ltr">A trio from MIT topped the field of 430 three-person teams that participated in the 74th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Winning this most prestigious of collegiate mathematics contests for the seventh time, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives—besides bragging rights—a $25,000 prize, plus awards of $1,000 for each of its team members (Benjamin P. Gunby, Mitchell M. Lee, and Zipei Nie).</p></div></div></div>MAA and Google Present Connected Classrooms to Celebrate Math Awareness Month
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-and-google-present-connected-classrooms-to-celebrate-math-awareness-month
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In celebration of <a href="http://mathaware.org">Mathematics Awareness Month</a>, the MAA is teaming up with Google to present Connected Classrooms events throughout April that focus on this year’s theme: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery. Powered by Google Hangouts on Air, these Connected Classrooms events will connect MAA speakers with middle and high school classrooms around the country.</p></div></div></div>Brick Installation Honors Martin Gardner
http://www.maa.org/news/brick-installation-honors-martin-gardner
<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.mathaware.org/index.html">Mathematics Awareness Month</a> (MAM) 2014 borrows its theme—Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery—from the title of a book by Martin Gardner. The late mathematics popularizer would have turned 100 this October, and in anticipation of the centennial and celebration of the Gardner-inspired MAM, Gardner fans have chosen to honor him this spring with a cluster of bricks in the MAA’s <a href="http://www.maa.org/news/official-unveiling-maas-commemorative-river-of-bricks">Paul R. Halmos Commemorative Walk</a>.</p></div></div></div>New Project NExT Leaders Appointed
http://www.maa.org/news/new-project-next-leaders-appointed
<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 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Dave Kung to succeed Aparna Higgins as the director of the MAA Project NExT program. Kung’s appointment will take effect at the conclusion of the <a href="http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest" target="_blank">MAA MathFest</a> conference in August, 2014.</nwslug></p></div></div></div>Just in Time for Pi Day...
http://www.maa.org/news/just-in-time-for-pi-day
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>According to David H. Bailey and Jonathan Borwein, the number pi stands apart. Unique among mathematical constants, it captures the fascination of both professional mathematicians and the public. Pi is also, they argue, the only mathematical topic from antiquity still being researched today.</p></div></div></div>Mathematician Lee Lorch, Human Rights Activist, Has Died
http://www.maa.org/news/mathematician-lee-lorch-human-rights-activist-has-died
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/Lorch.jpg" style="width: 188px; height: 248px; margin: 2px 3px; float: right;" />Late last month the mathematical community lost a man who has been described as the community’s conscience. Lee Lorch—desegregation activist, mentor to African American mathematicians, early supporter of the Association for Women in Mathematics—died in a Toronto hospital on February 28. He was 98.</p></div></div></div>JMM 2014 Cruises into Baltimore
http://www.maa.org/news/jmm-2014-cruises-into-baltimore
<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/12016626166/" title="2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings by Mathematical Association of America, on Flickr"><img alt="2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings" src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/12016626166_9b9ec628ea_n.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 2px; float: right;" /></a></p>
<p>Just one week after a polar vortex plunged much of the United States into a record-breaking deep freeze, milder weather greeted the mathematicians, students, and others who attended the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore.</p></div></div></div>Apply for NSF IUSE "Ideas Labs"
http://www.maa.org/news/apply-for-nsf-iuse-ideas-labs
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As <a href="/news/call-for-proposals-for-improving-undergraduate-stem-education" title="Call for Proposals for Improving Undergraduate STEM Education">reported in December</a>, NSF DUE (Division of Undergraduate Education) has combined many prior programs into the new <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504976">Improving Undergraduate STEM Education</a> (IUSE) program. </p></div></div></div>2014 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards
http://www.maa.org/news/2014-mathematical-art-exhibition-awards
<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 2014 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards were made at the Joint Mathematics Meetings last week "for aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art." The three chosen works were selected from the exhibition of juried works in various media by 86 mathematicians and artists from around the world.</p></div></div></div>MAM 2014: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery
http://www.maa.org/news/mam-2014-mathematics-magic-and-mystery
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p dir="ltr"><img alt="Full size poster available at www.mathaware.org" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/mam2014.jpg" style="width: 275px; height: 412px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /></p></div></div></div>Project NExT Call for Applications 2014-15
http://www.maa.org/news/project-next-call-for-applications-2014-15
<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 (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new and recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences (including pure and applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, and mathematics education). It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.</p></div></div></div>Call for Proposals for Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
http://www.maa.org/news/call-for-proposals-for-improving-undergraduate-stem-education
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div>
NSF DUE (Division of Undergraduate Education) has posted a program description for "Improving Undergraduate STEM Education" that consolidates a substantial portion of DUE's programs, while also offering a much more flexible proposal process. In fact, the program description has no restrictions on specific proposal elements, budget, or duration of proposed projects, other than that projects should advance the broad agenda of improvement of undergraduate STEM education.</div>
<div>
</div>
<div></div></div></div></div>MPE2013 Moves into Mathematics of Planet Earth
http://www.maa.org/news/mpe2013-moves-into-mathematics-of-planet-earth
<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="line-height: 1.25em;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/MPE.jpg" style="height: 262px; width: 700px;" /></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 1.25em;">On January 1, 2014, the international project “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (MPE2013) will continue as “Mathematics of Planet Earth” (MPE). The objectives remain unchanged: identify fundamental research questions about Planet Earth and reach out to the general public.</span></p></div></div></div>Application Deadlines for the MAA Grant Programs
http://www.maa.org/news/application-deadlines-for-maa-grant-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>Deadlines for the MAA grant programs are approaching.Please check <a href="/programs/maa-grants/dolciani-mathematics-enrichment-grants" title="Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grants">Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grants</a>, <a href="/programs/maa-grants/women-and-mathematics-grants" title="Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants">Tensor Women in Mathematics</a> and <a href="/programs/maa-grants/tensor-summa-grants" title="Tensor-SUMMA Grants: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement">Tensor-SUMMA: Underrepresented Minorities in Mathematics</a> (Applications due Februar</p></div></div></div>JMM 2014 Awards Recipients Announced
http://www.maa.org/news/jmm-2014-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>The Mathematical Association of America will be honoring the following award winners at the <a href="http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm">2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings</a> in Baltimore:</p>
<p><a href="/programs/maa-awards/service-awards/meritorious-service" title="Meritorious Service">Certificate for Meritorious Service</a></p></div></div></div>Bacterium Brings Researchers Together
http://www.maa.org/news/bacterium-brings-researchers-together
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p dir="ltr">Meet Gloeo (pronounced “Glee-o” and also known as <em>Gloeotrichia echinulata</em>), a cyanobacterium found in many New England lakes.</p>
<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/cmj_nov13_2.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 254px; margin: 5px; float: right;" /></p></div></div></div>MAA Distinguished Lecture: There Is No Such Thing as Public Opinion
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-distinguished-lecture-there-is-no-such-thing-as-public-opinion
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h3 dir="ltr" style="font-size: 24px;">
By Jordan Ellenberg</h3>
<p style="font-size: 14px;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/nsa_logo.bmp" style="width: 92px; height: 80px; float: left;" />Tuesday, December 10, 2013<br />
6:30-7:30 pm<br /><a href="/meetings/carriage-house-meeting-space" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(245, 128, 37);" title="Carriage House Meeting Space">MAA Carriage House</a></p></div></div></div>Underground Mathematics Engages Students in Real-World Problem Solving
http://www.maa.org/news/underground-mathematics-engages-students-in-real-world-problem-solving
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p dir="ltr">Groundwater contamination may seem to have little in common with “applied” math courses that try but fail to engage students with the real world.</p>
<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/cmj_nov13_1.JPG" style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 17.015625px; width: 319px; height: 246px; float: left; margin: 5px;" /></p></div></div></div>November 8 Event: Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards
http://www.maa.org/news/november-8-event-mathemagic-with-a-deck-of-cards
<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 American University Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Mathematical Association of America are sponsoring an evening of mystery, magic and mathematics—tricks <em>and</em> treats, organizers promise—at American University from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 8.</p>
<p>Renowned mathemagician <a href="http://aumathstat.org/magic/AboutColm.html">Colm Mulcahy</a> will delight and astound attendees with card tricks before signing copies of his new book. Refreshments will be provided.</p></div></div></div>