Book: Mathematics for Social Justice

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.

Simonelli Awarded AMS Congressional Fellowship

Lucia D. Simonelli

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.

Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani

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.”