Clemson Research on Playing While Black

Corliss Outley
Image Credit: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

From the Clemson Newsstand: Research demonstrates that children growing up in the U.S. today have fewer opportunities to play than their parents. That lack of opportunity is further exacerbated for black children, according to an article published by Clemson University researchers in Leisure Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal.

Harrison Pinckney
Image Credit: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

The article, led by Harrison Pinckney and Corliss Outley, faculty members in Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department, argues that black youth face challenges that shape where they play, who they play with and how they engage in recreational activities. The article emphasizes the significant role that racial profiling has on creating a sense of danger associated with participating in recreational activities in public spaces.

More information, including a video about the research is at the link.

Education Department releases final Title IX regulations

From Inside Higher Ed: Colleges and universities that receive federal funding must be in compliance with new rules by Aug. 14. The regulations rebalance “scales of justice,” Education Department says. Critics are slamming the changes, for instance, because of new cross-examination requirements and the fact that coaches are no longer required to report sexual misconduct.

Women and Underrepresented Minorities win National Awards

Erika Camacho of Arizona State University

A variety of awards were announced in the May issue of the AMS Notices, including:

  • Erika Camacho of Arizona State University was honored with the Louise Hay Award for Contribution to Mathematics Education
  • Margaret Robinson of Mount Holyoke College has been named the recipient of the 2020 M. Gweneth Humphreys Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Women in Mathematics.
  • Federico Ardila of San Francisco State University was awarded the 2020 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
  • Suzanne L. Weekes of Worcester Polytechnic Institute was awarded the 2020 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics
  • Julia Chuzhoy of Toyota Technological Institute, Chicago, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Michael and Sheila Held Prize of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Maryna Viazovska of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has been awarded the 2019 Fermat Prize for research in mathematics.
  • Ila Varma (University of Toronto), Cynthia Vinzant (North Carolina State University), Yao Yao (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Zhizhen Zhao (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) were awarded 2020 Sloan Fellowships

2020 AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department

Problem Session (PH, ST, PL) Sandi Miller photographer

From the AMS Notices: The 2020 Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department is presented to the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT Mathematics Department is being honored for its Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science for High School Students (PRIMES), which provides significant research experiences and mathematics enrichment to high school students locally and globally, with particular attention to increasing the representation of women and underrepresented minorities.

Read more about the program at the link.