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enMAA on the Road: At the AMATYC Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-road-amatyc-annual-meeting-minneapolis
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>By Michael Pearson and Candace Baumann</em></p>
<p>The <a href="http://www.amatyc.org/">American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges</a> (AMATYC) held its <a href="http://www.amatyc.org/Events/conferences/2007/index.html">33rd Annual Meeting</a> in Minneapolis on Nov. 1-4, 2007. The meeting had originally been scheduled for New Orleans, but the facility that was to host the meeting was permanently closed as a result of Hurricane Katrina. So AMATYC made the decision to move to the other end of the Mississippi River and hold "New Orleans in Minneapolis 2007."</p></div></div></div>Official Unveiling: MAA's Commemorative River of Bricks
http://www.maa.org/news/official-unveiling-maas-commemorative-river-of-bricks
<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 brick paths that traverse the courtyard in front of the MAA's Carriage House Conference Center in Washington, D.C., represent the confluence of two bodies of water that help define the District of Columbia: the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. On Nov. 1, 2007, these pathways took on additional significance with the official unveiling of the Paul R. Halmos Commemorative Walk.</p></div></div></div>New Orleans Meetings Raise $10,000 for Second Harvest
http://www.maa.org/news/new-orleans-meetings-raise-10000-for-second-harvest
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>We are proud to announce that the Joint Mathematics Meetings raised $10,000 for Second Harvest in New Orleans. These funds were used for the Second Harvest Food Bank BackPack Program. The BackPack program provides food for children, who would otherwise go hungry, by issuing them a backpack filled with food to take home for the weekend and out-of-school times. BackPacks are stocked with nutritious, child-friendly food. We are pleased that we could help Second Harvest by making this donation. Thank you to everyone who bought a tee-shirt, a raffle ticket or gave a donation.</p>
</div></div></div>Michael Henle Named Next Editor of [em]The College Mathematics Journal[/em]
http://www.maa.org/news/michael-henle-named-next-editor-college-mathematics-journal
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<p>The MAA Board of Governors has approved the selection of <a href="http://www.oberlin.edu/math/faculty/henle.html">Michael G. Henle</a> of Oberlin College as the next editor of <em>The College Mathematics Journal</em> (CMJ).</p></div></div></div>Ivars Peterson Named Director of Publications for Journals and Communications
http://www.maa.org/news/ivars-peterson-named-director-publications-journals-and-communications
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http://www.maa.org/news/stephen-abbott-and-bruce-torrence-named-next-editors-math-horizons
<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's Board of Governors has confirmed <a href="http://community.middlebury.edu/~abbott/">Stephen D. Abbott</a> of Middlebury College and <a href="http://faculty.rmc.edu/btorrenc/">Bruce F. Torrence</a> of Randolph-Macon College as the next editors of <em>Math Horizons</em>. Their five-year term begins in 2009. Abott and Torrence will serve as Editors Elect in 2008.</p></div></div></div>JMM 2007: Report of the MAA Secretary
http://www.maa.org/news/jmm-2007-report-maa-secretary
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>By Martha J. Siegel</em></p></div></div></div>MAA Member Maria Klawe Inaugurated as Fifth President of Harvey Mudd College
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-member-maria-klawe-inaugurated-fifth-president-harvey-mudd-college
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<p>Maria Klawe was inaugurated as the first woman President of Harvey Mudd College on February 2, 2007. For the past three years, Klawe was the dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.</p></div></div></div>Teaching Time Savers: Choosing Appropriate Derivative Techniques
http://www.maa.org/news/teaching-time-savers-choosing-appropriate-derivative-techniques
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><i>By Pam Crawford</i></p>
<p>As many calculus instructors realize, it is one thing for students to learn derivative techniques or rules in class. It is quite another for students to know when to apply—or not to apply—a specific rule. How often has a student told you, “I could follow the in-class discussion of the problems but I got lost as soon as I had to do the problems on my own?”</p></div></div></div>Mathematician Makes Pitch for Scholarship in the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics
http://www.maa.org/news/mathematician-makes-pitch-scholarship-teaching-and-learning-undergraduate-mathematics
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Should students be using graphing calculators in the classroom? on final exams? What about the classroom use of computer algebra systems? When such issues are debated, said mathematics educator James T. Fey, of the University of Maryland, College Park, there's far too much reliance on anecdotal "evidence" and a serious dearth of scholarship that sheds light on the issues.</p></div></div></div>MAA National Elections Coming Up in April
http://www.maa.org/news/maa-national-elections-coming-april
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<img src="/sites/default/files/images/news/Bressoud.gif" width="188" /><br /><i>David Bressoud</i></td>
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<img src="/sites/default/files/images/news/farris.gif" width="188" /><br /><i>Frank Farris</i></td>
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<img src="/sites/default/files/images/news/David_Stone.gif" width="188" /><br /><i>David Stone</i></td>
</tr></tbody></table></div></div></div>Now Available: 2006 Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences (Final Report)
http://www.maa.org/news/now-available-2006-annual-survey-mathematical-sciences-final-report
<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 last of three reports of the 2006 <a href="http://www.ams.org/employment/surveyreports.html">Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences</a> is now available. Prepared by <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ore/contact.htm">Polly Phipps</a>, James W. Maxwell, and Colleen A Rose, the <a href="http://www.ams.org/notices/200710/tx071001333p.pdf">report</a> gives information about faculty size, departmental enrollments, majors, and graduate students for departments of mathematical sciences in four-year colleges and universities in the United States.</p></div></div></div>Carriage House Opening: A Mathematical Carnival
http://www.maa.org/news/carriage-house-opening-mathematical-carnival
<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 celebrated the opening of its Carriage House Conference Center last week with a veritable mathematical carnival. Researchers, educators, students, and others enjoyed presentations that featured juggling, card shuffling, sleight-of-hand, sudoku puzzles, drag racing, lightning-fast calculation, driver's license numbers, sums of squares, and prime numbers.</p></div></div></div>Harvard Wins Putnam Competition—Again
http://www.maa.org/news/harvard-wins-putnam-competition-again
<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 results are in for the 73rd annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, and Harvard has done it—won, that is—again. Ranked first for the 29th time in the Putnam's seven-decade history, the Crimson will take home a $25,000 reward, plus a $1,000 individual award for each of its team members (Eric K. Larson, Evan M. O'Dorney, and Allen Yuan).</p></div></div></div>Workshop Situates Math in Sustainability Contexts
http://www.maa.org/news/workshop-situates-math-in-sustainability-contexts
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>When <a href="http://www.hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/deborah-hughes-hallett/(page)/faculty">Deborah Hughes Hallett</a> chooses examples to illustrate curricular concepts, she targets the intersection of the mathematics and her students' interests in issues of real-world importance. The University of Arizona and Harvard Kennedy School professor is currently looking to exchange the standard tank problems familiar from differential equations for an exercise related to methane sources and sinks.</p></div></div></div>