Federico Ardila shows how matroid theory has led to the solution of long-standing questions.

Joseph Teran explains how movie animations model skin, clothing, and snow-covered ground.

In her address at the Eastern Sectional at Delaware this month, Elisenda Grigsby will describe some invariants for braids, knots, and links, and connect their study to Fox’s slice-ribbon conjecture.

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

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.

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

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 master’s 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.

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.

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

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.

It’s 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.

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

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.

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.

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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