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MAA Math Alert - July 2012

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2012 International Mathematical Olympiad in Argentina

Results are in for the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad, which took place in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Team USA placed third overall with team member Bobby Shen (Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas) earning the third-best score among all individuals competing in the contest.[more]

Playing the Chaos Game

MAA President-Elect Robert Devaney played the Chaos Game beautifully at a recent MAA Distinguished Lecture.[more]



Linda Braddy Hired MAA Deputy Executive Director

Linda Braddy brings a wide range of experience and a love of the MAA to the new position of deputy executive director, having served as a professor, department chair, and dean during her career. She also has extensive experience in fundraising and collaborating with state agencies, national organizations, and the federal government.[more]

Call for PREP

The MAA's Professional Enhancement Program (PREP) seeks proposals for 2013 PREP workshops. Proposals are due byJuly31, 2012. Successful proposers will be notified by mid-October.[more]

Meet the Editors at MAA MathFest

The editors of theMAAjournals will be offering a hands-on workshop for prospective authors of expository papers intended for submission to theMAAjournals.[more]

MAA and theMathematicsof Planet Earth

Look for sessions and events related to theMathematicsof Planet Earth at MAA MathFest in Madison, Wisconsin.[more]

Featured Articles

"'He Advanced Him 200 Lambs of Gold': The Pamiers Manuscript"

Loci: Convergencepresents an article by Randy Schwartz that concerns the town of Pamier, France, and an important text in the history ofmathematicsthat was written there nearly six centuries ago.[more]

"Can't we all get along?"

In hisJulyDevlin's Angle, Keith Devlin discusses the recent revival of the USMathWars.[more]

"Learning from the Physicists"

David Bressoud'sJulyLaunchingscolumn continues the discussion from June onMAA's official response to the reportto President Obama from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).[more]

"Something Old, Something True, Something Borrowed, Something New"

Colm Mulcahy's latestCard Colmcolumn[more]

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July, 2012