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enMAA Distinguished Lecture: Erica Flapan
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-distinguished-lecture-erica-flapan
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h3>Mirror Image Symmetry from Different Viewpoints</h3>
<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/nsa_logo.bmp" style="float:left; height:80px; width:92px" />Monday, September 22, 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="http://events.SignUp4.com/maa-lecture">Register</a>.</p></div></div></div>Carriage House Lecture: The Legacy of Lee Lorch
http://www.maa.org/news/carriage-house-lecture-the-legacy-of-lee-lorch
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h3>Social Justice, Mathematics, and the Legacy of Lee Lorch</h3>
<p>Thursday, September 11, 2014<br />
6:30-7:30 pm<br /><a href="/meetings/carriage-house-meeting-space" title="Carriage House Meeting Space">MAA Carriage House</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014CHLorch">Register now</a>.</p>
<p><strong>Speakers:</strong> Mary Gray (American University), James Donaldson (Howard University), and Linda Braddy (MAA)</p></div></div></div>2014 Fields Medalists Announced
http://www.maa.org/news/2014-fields-medalists-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>At the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 in Seoul, Korea, on August 13, Fields Medals were awarded to</p></div></div></div>U.S. Team Takes Second at International Mathematical Olympiad
http://www.maa.org/news/us-team-takes-second-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 dir="ltr">Official results of the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held July 3-13 in Cape Town, South Africa, show the United States in second place, behind China. Taiwan (3), Russia (4), and Japan (5) round out the top five. Complete rankings of the more than 100 countries that participated are available <a href="http://www.imo-official.org/year_country_r.aspx?year=2014">here</a>.</p></div></div></div>2014 MAA Awards Recipients Announced
http://www.maa.org/news/2014-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 style="font-size: 14px;">The Mathematical Association of America has selected the 2014 recipients for the following awards:</p>
<p style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="/programs/maa-awards/writing-awards/carl-b-allendoerfer-awards" style="font-size: 12px;" title="Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards">Carl B. Allendoerfer Award</a></p></div></div></div>MAA Early Career Mentoring Network
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-early-career-mentoring-network
<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 Committee on Early Career Mathematicians (ECM) announces the ECM Mentoring Network. This new project is aimed at connecting early career mathematicians with experienced mentors working in mathematics.</p>
</div></div></div>USAMO Winners Celebrated—And Challenged
http://www.maa.org/news/usamo-winners-celebrated-and-challenged
<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">What do you do for kids who win everything?</p>
<p dir="ltr">The <a href="/news/winners-of-united-states-of-america-mathematical-olympiad-announced" title="Winners of United States of America Mathematical Olympiad Announced">12 highest scorers</a> on the 2014 United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) have not only bested their peers in math competitions across the globe. They have dominated Olympiads in physics, chemistry, and computer science and won their share of music awards too.</p></div></div></div>Long-time MAA Director of Competitions Walter Mientka Dies at 88
http://www.maa.org/news/long-time-maa-director-of-competitions-walter-mientka-dies-at-88-0
<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">Walter E. Mientka of Lincoln, Nebraska, died on June 1, 2014. He was 88.</p>
<p dir="ltr">A professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska for 45 years, Mientka served as the executive director of the MAA’s <a href="http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/about-amc">American Mathematics Competitions</a> (AMC) for 23 years and the executive director of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) for four.</p></div></div></div>MAA Distinguished Lecture: How to Get Rich Playing the Lottery
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-distinguished-lecture-how-to-get-rich-playing-the-lottery
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h3>By Jordan Ellenberg</h3>
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<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/nsa_logo.bmp" style="float:left; height:80px; width:92px" />Wednesday, June 11, 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/2014DLEllenberg">Register now</a>.</p></div></div></div></div>Rubik's Cube Turns 40
http://www.maa.org/news/rubiks-cube-turns-40
<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 <a href="http://www.google.com/doodles/rubiks-cube">May 19 Google doodle</a> pays tribute to the invention in the spring of 1974 of the Rubik's Cube by Hungarian inventor and architect Erno Rubik.</p>
<p>The famous cube has gotten its share of coverage in MAA publications over the years. Here, in celebration of the puzzle's 40th birthday, is a selection of related papers:</p></div></div></div>Winners of United States of America Mathematical Olympiad Announced
http://www.maa.org/news/winners-of-united-states-of-america-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>On April 29 and 30, 250 high school students sat for a two-day, six-question, nine-hour mathematics examination: the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).</nwslug></p></div></div></div>Mathematician Named Best Job for 2014 by CareerCast
http://www.maa.org/news/mathematician-named-best-job-for-2014-by-careercast
<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.careercast.com" target="_new">CareerCast</a> recently announced its annual ranking of the 10 best jobs for 2014. Congratulations mathematicians, you came in first this year. Nine out of the top 10 jobs are in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) category with statistician ranked third and actuary ranked fourth. CareerCast ranks the 200 most populated jobs based on four factors: environment, income, outlook, and stress.</p></div></div></div>Richard Guy, 97, Climbs Tower for Charity
http://www.maa.org/news/richard-guy-97-climbs-tower-for-charity
<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">In this his twelfth year participating in the <a href="http://www.climbforwilderness.ca/climbrun.php">Climb for Wilderness</a>, Richard K. Guy ascended the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower twice and raised more than $4,000 for the <a href="http://albertawilderness.ca/">Alberta Wilderness Association</a> (AWA). Guy, University of Calgary professor emeritus of mathematics, will turn 98 in September.</p></div></div></div>2014 MAA T-Shirt Contest Deadline Extended
http://www.maa.org/news/2014-maa-t-shirt-contest-deadline-extended
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Please submit all T-shirt entries by Midnight PDT, Sunday, May 18.</p>
<p><span style="line-height: 1.25em;">Visit the </span><a href="http://send.maa.org/link.cfm?r=1421299036&sid=32127362&m=3725087&u=MAA_&j=18456946&s=http://www.maa.org/membership/maa-tshirt-contest" style="line-height: 1.25em;" target="_blank">MAA T-shirt Contest Page</a><span style="line-height: 1.25em;"> for forms, complete contest rules, details, updates, and to see past winners.</span></p>
</div></div></div>MAA Distinguished Lecture: A Surreptitious Sequence
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-distinguished-lecture-a-surreptitious-sequence
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By Alissa Crans</h3>
<p style="font-size: 14px;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pubs/nsa_logo.bmp" style="width: 92px; height: 80px; float: left;" />Wednesday, May 21, 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 style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014DLCrans" style="font-size: 12px;">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>