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Hispanic Heritage Month

Ricardo Cortez introduces our issue for Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15.

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2018 Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences

It has been two years since the launching of lathisms.org, a website founded to provide an accessible platform that features prominently the extent of research and mentoring contributions of Latinxs and Hispanics in different areas of the mathematical sciences. In this article, the authors present six of the 2018 Lathisms honorees.

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Mathematics Education as a Mathematician’s Research Area: An Invitation for Collaboration

With this article Cynthia O. Anhalt and Ricardo Cortez hope to motivate research mathematicians to establish collaboration with mathematics education researchers.

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International Collaboration through the Volunteer Lecturer Program

Padmanabhan Seshaiyer describes the Volunteer Lecturer Program (VLP) administered through the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union in which faculty teach intensive mathematics courses at the advanced undergraduate or masterís level in a developing country. Padhu also reflects upon his time in the VLP, which he served at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Doctoral Degrees Awarded

Names and thesis titles for recipients of doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences (July 1, 2016, to June 30,2017), as reported in the 2018 Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences by 275 departments in 202 universities in the United States.

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The State of Academia in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Marıa

Luis A. Medina talks about the humanitarian crisis caused on Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria and how the crisis has greatly affected academia.

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Protecting Against Hurricane Damage with Mathematics

The destruction left by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria can be measured in billions of dollars in damage and dozens of people injured or killed. Stefan Siegmund describes a model and device he developed through mathematics to help abate such losses.

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A Mathematical Moment: Keeping the Roof On

Itís impossible to prevent all the damage caused by a hurricane but a new idea based on math may prevent some of the wind damage done to homes.

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Caffarelli Awarded Shaw Prize

The Shaw Foundation awarded the 2018 Shaw Prize to Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin, for "his groundbreaking work on partial differential equations."

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Fall 2016 Departmental Profile Report

Amanda L. Golbeck, Thomas H. Barr, and Colleen A. Rose offer this report that presents a profile of mathematical sciences (MS) departments at four-year colleges and universities in the United States, as of fall 2016.

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Book Review: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science

John W. Dawson Jr. reviews Karl Sigmund's novel that examines the phenomenal cultural and intellectual efflorescence that began in Vienna during the last years of the nineteenth century by focusing on developments in mathematics and the philosophy of science via a collective biography of The Scientific Worldview--the Vienna Circle participants.

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Pamela Harris: The Mathematical Rise and Social Contribution of a Dreamer

The DREAM Act is legislation intended to provide a pathway toward legal status for eligible undocumented youth, known as Dreamers. Ricardo Cortez and Federico Ardila discuss the talent, drive, and leadership of Dreamers in the United States and their tremendously important professional and social contributions through a poignant profile of their friend, Dreamer and mathematician Pamela Harris.

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