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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, 06 Dec 2018 18:56:55 +0000: What can a snowflake teach us about how cancer spreads in the body? - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
What can seashells, lightning and the coastline of Britain teach us about new drugs for cancer? The answer, according to a team of researchers, may revolve around fractals, the infinitely complex patterns found in nature.
- Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:25:32 +0000: Mathematical model offers new strategies for urban burglary prevention - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
As with most crime, the highest rates of burglary occur in urban communities. However, existing mathematical models typically examine burglaries in residential, suburban environments. In a new article, researchers present a nonlinear model of urban burglary dynamics that accounts for the deterring effect of police presence and emphasizes timing of criminal activity.
- Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:41:21 +0000: Making it easier to transform freeform 2D sketching into 3D Models - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
A new computational approach, built on data-driven techniques, is making it possible to turn simple 2D sketch into a realistic 3D shape, with little or no user input necessary.
- Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:49:12 +0000: New method automatically computes realistic movement with friction from 3D design - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers have developed a novel algorithm that computes the shape of the surface at rest, that is, without any external force, and when this shape is deformed under gravity, contact and friction, it precisely matches the shape the user has designed.
- Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:09:53 +0000: Single-cell asymmetries control how groups of cells form 3D shapes together - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
A new mathematical tool shows that altering one of two asymmetries in the properties of single cells controls how they organize into folded, biological shapes, and explains how these shapes are precisely reproduced and maintained.