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enHappy Birthday, Richard Guy!
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Just after the Mathematical Association of America celebrated its centennial year as an organization, the mathematical community is congratulating another centenarian. Today, September 30, renowned mathematician and MAA member Richard K. Guy celebrates his 100th<span style="font-size: 13.6136px;"> birthday.</span></p>
<p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/pictures/Richard_Guy_0.JPG" style="font-size: 13.6136px; width: 300px; height: 243px; float: right;" /></p></div></div></div>MAA Hosts 2016 Visiting Mathematician Adriana Salerno
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-hosts-2016-visiting-mathematician-adriana-salerno
<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/Adriana_Solerno.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 262px; float: right;" />This week the Mathematical Association of America is welcoming <a href="http://abacus.bates.edu/~asalerno/Adriana_Salerno/Welcome.html" target="_blank">Adriana Salerno</a> as the 2016 <a href="http://www.maa.org/news/dolciani-visiting-mathematician-position" target="_blank">Dolciani Visiting Mathematician</a> at the national headquarters in Washington, D.C.</p></div></div></div>U.S. Wins First Place at International Mathematics Competition in Hong Kong
http://www.maa.org/news/us-wins-first-place-at-international-mathematics-competition-in-hong-kong
<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"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b37ca57-ea38-ad2d-c868-38e9167d2a08">For the second year in a row, the U.S. team won first place at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Hong Kong, July 6-16.</span></p>
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b37ca57-ea38-ad2d-c868-38e9167d2a08">The IMO is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students, where the brightest mathematics students from more than 100 countries compete. The winning U.S. team score was 214 out of a possible 252, ahead of the Republic of Korea (207) and China (204).</span></p></div></div></div>Former MAA Treasurer John Kenelly Dies
http://www.maa.org/news/former-maa-treasurer-john-kenelly-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><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/kenelly2.jpg" style="width: 195px; height: 277px; float: right;" />The MAA, along with the mathematical community, mourns the loss of mathematician John W. Kenelly Jr., who passed away July 3. John served the MAA as association treasurer, played a critical role in the renovation of the MAA headquarters in the 1980s, and was part of the key leadership when the United States hosted the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2001. John had been a loyal member for 57 years.</p></div></div></div>2016 U.S. Math Olympians Go to Hong Kong
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Six students have been selected to represent the United States at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), also known as the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.</p></div></div></div>2016 USAMO Winners Announced
http://www.maa.org/news/2016-usamo-winners-announced
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h3>The MAA’s American Mathematics Competition recognizes the nation’s top 12 minds</h3>
<p>Another cycle of increasingly difficult mathematics competitions has ended, and the final winners of the 2016 USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) have been announced.</p>
<p>The 12 winners were selected out of 325 students that competed in this year’s USAMO, which is the pinnacle of high school mathematics contests administered by the MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program (AMC). </p>
<p>The winners are (in alphabetical order):</p></div></div></div>U.S. Team Takes Second at European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad
http://www.maa.org/news/us-team-takes-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>For the third year in a row the U.S. team wins second place at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an international math competition of 147 contestants representing 38 countries that competed in Busteni, Romania.</p>
<p>“This is a very competitive olympiad, and getting second shows a strong performance,” said Jenny Iglesias (Carnegie Mellon University), the U.S. team leader. The team of four American high schoolers competed in the proof-style exam from April 10-16, earning a team score of 111 points out of 168. The first place Russian team scored 122.</p></div></div></div>MIT wins 76th Putnam Competition
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<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"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c480eb5a-0c08-132b-3650-6f0006f09023">For the third year in a row the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) team won first place in the </span><span id="docs-internal-guid-c480eb5a-0c08-132b-3650-6f0006f09023">76</span>th William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. The Putnam Competition, administered by the Mathematical Association of America, includes a $25,000 prize and an added $1,000 for each team member: Mark Sellke, Bobby Shen, and David Yang.</p></div></div></div>Undergraduates are ‘The Future of Prediction’
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<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="/sites/default/files/images/2016 MAM poster.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/2016%20MAM%20poster.PNG" style="width: 650px; height: 511px;" /></a></p>
<p>When you wake up, do you always check the weather or how long your morning commute will be? Daily routines often rely on predictions: weather reports, exercise regimes, purchasing products, business, health care, stock markets, and sports.</p></div></div></div>U.S. IMO Team Celebrates Pi Day at the White House
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<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/2015%20IMO%20Team.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 266px; float: right; margin: 5px;" />Washington, D.C., March 14, 2016—Pi Day is celebrated around the world, and the White House is no different. This year Chief Data Scientist and resident mathematician DJ Patil is inviting the winning U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team to the White House to honor their achievement.</p></div></div></div>U.S. Wins Romanian Master of Mathematics Competition
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<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 team of U.S. high school students won first place in the 2016 Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM), one of the most challenging international high school mathematics competitions in the world. Sixteen countries were invited to compete in the RMM, held from February 24 to 29 in Bucharest, Romania. In addition to the team victory, U.S. student Eshaan Nichani achieved the highest individual score in the contest, winning a gold medal. </p></div></div></div>U.S. Students Compete in Romanian Math Competition
http://www.maa.org/news/us-students-compete-in-romanian-math-competition
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>While many believe that the toughest high school math contest is the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), there is one contest that students find more challenging: the Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM). This week six American high schoolers will compete in one of the most difficult math contests in the world in Bucharest, Romania from February 24–29.</p></div></div></div>Applications Invited for Dolciani Visiting Mathematician Position
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<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">The MAA invites applications to serve as Dolciani Visiting Mathematician in the fall of 2016.</p></div></div></div>“Wanted: Brilliant Young Minds” Campaign Kicks Off
http://www.maa.org/news/wanted-brilliant-young-minds-campaign-kicks-off
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Many Americans first heard about the International Mathematical Olympiad last summer when the U.S. team made national headlines for winning first place in what is known as the world championship mathematics competition for high school students. Six months later, more than 250 math enthusiasts filled a movie theater in Seattle, Washington to watch math competitions come alive on the silver screen.</p></div></div></div>Screening of <i>A Brilliant Young Mind</i> Kicks Off MAA’s Math Competition Campaign
http://www.maa.org/news/screening-of-a-brilliant-young-mind-kicks-off-maa-s-math-competition-campaign
<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-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Washington, DC (January 4, 2016) —The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), with support from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, presents an exclusive screening of <em>A Brilliant Young Mind</em>, to kick off the MAA’s campaign, “Wanted: Brilliant Young Minds,” to promote awareness of MAA-sponsored mathematical competitions for students nationwide. The screening event will take place at the AMC Pacific Place Cinema in Seattle, Washington on January 7, 2016.</span></p></div></div></div>Engaging minds: American mathematics 100 years ago
http://www.maa.org/news/engaging-minds-american-mathematics-100-years-ago
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h5>By Peggy A. Kidwell, Curator of Mathematics at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History</h5>
<p><strong>Originally posted on Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History's blog "<a href="http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/engaging-minds-american-mathematics-100-years-ago" target="_blank">Oh Say Can You See?</a>"</strong></p></div></div></div>MAA Presents Awards for Outstanding Mathematical Research, Writing, and Teaching
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-presents-awards-for-outstanding-mathematical-research-writing-and-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>Each year the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) honors outstanding individuals for their contributions to the community in research, writing, and teaching. The MAA will present awards to the following mathematicians for their professional accomplishments next month at the <a href="http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm">Joint Mathematics Meetings</a> (JMM):</p></div></div></div>Members of Congress Salute U.S. Mathematical Olympiad Team
http://www.maa.org/news/members-of-congress-salute-us-mathematical-olympiad-team
<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/USIMO%20team.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 337px; float: right;" />For the first time since 1994, the United States won first place at this year’s <span id="docs-internal-guid-4207282b-4918-2ccd-e5b9-3cb7ef5fd59d">56</span>th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The team of six high school students and their coaches were featured in all major news outlets across the country, but U.S. congressmen are calling for one more form of recognition.</p></div></div></div>The Wrong Door, Or Why Math Gets a Bad Rap
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="caption-image caption-right" style="width:350px"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/news/wrong_door.jpg" style="width: 350px" /><p>Mathematician Adrián Paenza (center) with the ambassador of Argentina, Cecilia Nahón and the executive director of MAA, Dr. Michael Pearson.</p>
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<p>Imagine, says Adrián Paenza, someone who has never heard a piece of music. Not Beethoven. Not the Beatles. Not so much as “Happy Birthday.”</p></div></div></div>Beginning Faculty Receive the Mathematical Association of America’s Alder Awards for Teaching
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<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>