Inside Higher Ed: “Three University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity house and may be investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice after they posed with guns in front of a vandalized sign honoring … Emmett Till.” Read more here.
Inside Higher Ed: “The Arizona Board of Regents settled with Patricia MacCorquodale, Janice Cervelli and Joan Shaver, three former deans at the University of Arizona who said they were significantly underpaid compared to male deans and sued it for gender-based discrimination.” Read more here.
Inside Higher Ed: “Michael Beitz, a tenure-track professor of art at the University of Colorado at Boulder, resigned in May — the same month the University of Wisconsin settled a sexual harassment lawsuit involving him for $325,000.” Read more here.
“You may wonder: Is the role of a college instructor to help students feel included and ready to thrive? Is that something I should be doing? As champions of inclusive teaching, we say — emphatically — yes.” Read more here.
Virginia Mercury: “Why UVA should rename Alderman library…. Alderman library was built in 1938…. Alderman’s racism and belief in eugenics are generally known”. Read more here.
Inside Higher Ed: “Illinois Faculty Say University Violates NCAA Rule on Mascots. Faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have sent a letter to the head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association asserting that the university is violating NCAA rules on the use of offensive mascots.” Read more here.
Click here for the AWM newsletter for July-August 2019.
From the AMS: “Mathematics for Social Justice: Resources for the College Classroom offers a collection of resources for mathematics faculty interested in incorporating questions of social justice into their classrooms. The book begins with a series of essays from instructors experienced in integrating social justice themes into their pedagogy. The heart of the book is a collection of 14 classroom-tested modules featuring ready-to-use activities and investigations for the college mathematics classroom.” Read more about the book here.
From the AMS: “Lucia D. Simonelli has been awarded the 2019-20 AMS Congressional Fellowship. Simonelli received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland-College Park and has most recently been a postdoctoral fellow in the mathematics section at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. As a Congressional Fellow, she will work in the office of a Member of Congress or a Congressional committee beginning in the fall.” Read more about Simonelli and the fellowship here.
From the AMS: “The National Academy of Sciences has established a newly named Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics (formerly the NAS Award in Mathematics, which was established in 1988 by the AMS in honor of its centennial). The prize will be awarded biennially for exceptional contributions to the mathematical sciences by a mid-career mathematician. Nominations for the inaugural Mirzakhani Prize are accepted online and are due by October 7, 2019. Find more information about the work and life of Dr. Mirzakhani and the nomination procedures.”