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The Official News from the Mathematical Association of America has duly been updated below:
- : MAA and the Joint Mathematics Meetings - News
Washington, DC - The recent announcement of the termination of the long-standing agreement between AMS and MAA to manage the Joint Mathematics Meetings after the 2021 meeting has raised questions about MAA's plans to serve our members' needs in subsequent years.
- : MAA Thanks Outgoing Associate Secretary, Welcomes New Officer to Role - News
Washington, DC - Since 2009, Gerard Venema has served as the associate secretary of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Venema, a professor at Calvin College, oversaw the scientific program of the MAA’s two annual national meetings, MAA MathFest and the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in his capacity as associate secretary which will be filled by Hortensia Soto, a professor at the University of Northern Colorado.
- : Mathematical Association of America Welcomes New Deputy Executive Director, Rachel Levy - News
Washington, DC - Rachel Levy, former professor and associate dean at Harvey Mudd College, joined the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) as deputy executive director on Aug. 1, 2018. An active member of the MAA, Levy brings guidance and leadership to the MAA’s mission to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world.
- : Year’s Top Mathematics Educators Honored by MAA - News
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The top mathematics educators were honored by the Mathematical Association of America for their dedication to teaching and engaging students during MAA MathFest in Denver on Aug. 3. The awards recognize excellence in mathematics teaching and the authors of education materials used in the classroom.
- : MAA Awards Prizes for Top Mathematics Writing - News
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Prizes for the year’s best mathematics writing were given on Aug. 3 in Denver by the Mathematical Association of America at MAA MathFest, the summer gathering of the Mathematical Association of America.
Also the Official News from Science Daily has been added below:
- Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:46:32 +0000: Android child's face strikingly expressive - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Android faces must express greater emotion if robots are to interact with humans more effectively. Researchers tackled this challenge as they upgraded their android child head, named Affetto. They precisely examined Affetto's facial surface points and the precise balancing of different forces necessary to achieve more human-like motion. Through mechanical measurements and mathematical modeling, they were able to use their findings to greatly enhance Affetto's range of emotional expression.
- Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:49:06 +0000: Codebreaker Turing's theory explains how shark scales are patterned - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
A system proposed by world war two codebreaker Alan Turing more than 60 years ago can explain the patterning of tooth-like scales possessed by sharks, according to new research.
- Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:05:54 +0000: New definition returns meaning to information - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Identifying meaningful information is a key challenge to disciplines from biology to artificial intelligence. Researchers now propose a broadly applicable, fully formal definition for this kind of semantic information.
- Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:21:40 +0000: How does brain structure influence performance on language tasks? - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. But how neuroanatomy impacts performance is largely an open question. To learn more, scientists are developing a new tool -- computational models of the brain -- to simulate how the structure of the brain may impact brain activity and, ultimately, human behavior.
- Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:27:13 +0000: Why don't we understand statistics? Fixed mindsets may be to blame - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
The first study of why people struggle to solve statistical problems reveals a preference for complicated rather than simpler, more intuitive solutions -- which often leads to failure in solving the problem altogether. The researchers suggest this is due to unfavorable methods of teaching statistics in schools and universities, and highlight the serious consequences when applied to professional settings like court cases.