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MAA Math Alert - September 2011

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Julia Robinson And Hilbert's Tenth Problem
Zala Films is pleased to announce thatGeorge Csicsery's latest film, Julia Robinson And Hilbert's Tenth Problem, will show on public television stations via syndication by American Public Television beginning on October 2, 2011. For scheduled airdates, click here.

New Bricks Added to the Paul R. Halmos Commemorative Walk
In early July, 75 inscribed bricks were added to the Paul R. Halmos Commemorative Walk, which crosses the courtyard of MAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Article.

MAA Carriage House Becomes MAA Found Math
A stereographic photo of MAA's Carriage House serves as an illustration for the article "Mathematics Meets Photography" (Math Horizons,September 2011). Photo.
Send your Found Math photos with a brief description

The August-September issue of MAA FOCUS is now available online.



JMM 2012 Abstracts
The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Bostonis September 22. Submit an abstract or read the call for papers.

The deadline to submit an abstract for the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session is October 28. More Information.

Tensor SUMMA Program Director Search
MAA is seeking a program director for the MAA Tensor SUMMA (Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement) program to succeed Carole Lacampagne, who will complete her term as Director in 2012. Article.

Alder Award Nominations Due October 1st
The deadline for receiving nomination packets for the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member is October 1. Named after Henry Alder, former President of the MAA and lifetime active member of this organization, this prestigious award is intended to stimulate beginning faculty to accomplishment in teaching as well as in their scholarly endeavors.More information.

MAA Seeks Nominations and Applications for Two Associate Directors and an Additional Member of the Project NExT Leadership Team
The Project NExT leadership team comprises five positions:

Director and three Associate Directors plus one two-year nonrenewable member of the team.The current search is for two associate directors and the one two-year member of the team with terms to begin the week before MathFest 2012. The terms for the director and associate directors are four years, with a maximum of two terms, terms begin before MathFest and end August 31, four years later. Details will be on the website; applications should be sent to the Secretary in care of Julie Forster or Box 15, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA16172.

Featured Articles

"Mathematics Meets Photography"
Ancient techniques for depicting the spherical globe on a flat plane are being put to use by cutting-edge photographers--with stunning effects. Read the full article from the September 2011 issue of Math Horizons.

"If You Think You Know It, Try to Teach It"
Maggie Cummings (University of Utah) writes the Aftermath column for the September issue of Math Horizons. Blog.

Devlin's Angle
Keith Devlin describes "The First Arithmetic Textbook in the Western World" in his September column. Blog.

Launchings by David Bressoud
Join the conversation and discuss "The Greatest Problems Facing Math Departments." Blog.

"A Call for a New Shuffle Principle (Need Rot Sextet?)" Colm Mulcahy marks seven years of Card Colm articles by asking his readers a question. Blog.

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Publishing Date: 
September, 2011