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MAA Math Alert - August 2010

News and Views

President Obama Congratulates IMO Medalist Evan O'Dorney
President Obama offered his congratulations to Evan O'Dorney, who earned the second highest score at the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad, held in Kazakhstan in early July. Read the full article here.

MathFest 2010
MAA's annual summer meeting took place Aug. 5-7 in Pittsburgh. Check out the complete MathFest 2010 slideshow here. Attendees can add their own photos to our public pool at Flickr.

2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad
Of the eight girls on the two U.S. teams, seven won top honors--five gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze--at the international competition. Read the full article here.

Elaine Pedreira-Sullivan, Mainstay in MAA Book Program, Retires
In June, Elaine Pedreira-Sullivan retired as associate director of publications after 39 years with MAA. Full Article.

MAA Distinguished Lecture
Brian Conrey spoke about the Riemann Hypothesis before a full house at the MAA's Carriage House. Full Article.

MAA Introduces Two New Books
Invitation to Complex Analysis and Mathematics and Sports are now available.
MAA Begins New Partnership with NASA Federal Credit Union NASA FCU is committed to providing a wide choice of financial services, and now MAA members can tap into their array of benefits. Click here to learn more.

Featured Articles

Devlin's Angle
Keith Devlin gives a tour of the Exploratorium's recently opened Geometry Playground in his latest column, "2010: A Space Odyssey." Read more.

MAA's Internal Election Method Meets with Approval
MAA was mentioned inThe New Yorkermagazine's review of George Szpiro'sNumbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy.Full article.

Documentary Focuses on Link Between Mathematics and the Piano
Pythagoras, Galileo, Bach, and Newton all tried to create a "perfect" musical harmony. Now, the story of their efforts will be told and heard inAppassionato: A Mathematical History of the Piano. Full article.

Great Mathematicians, Great Lives

The MAA Remembers Those MathematiciansWho Passed Awayin 2010
For the latest updates please visit MAA's In Memoriam site.

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Publishing Date: 
August, 2010