From the AMS Notices: “If we think of mathematics as a neutral science that is free of bias, it might be hard to comprehend how there is any other explanation for some groups’ lack of success in mathematics other than the fact that they are less capable. But when we investigate how privilege plays out over the course of history, over one’s lifetime, and over the course of one’s day, we can see how one can be placed in a position to either access or be denied access to an equal chance at participation in society.”
From the AMS Headlines & Deadlines: “The AMS has signed on to a joint commitment, led by the Royal Society of Chemistry, to ensure a more inclusive and diverse culture within scholarly publishing. The effort includes 19 leading publishing organizations representing over 7,000 research journals.” Read about the agreement at the link.
From The Echo: The next “Power of Perspective” event hosted by the Gantt Multicultural Center takes place Thursday, July 30 at noon. The second series of panel discussions will be led by faculty members Dr. Kenneth Robinson, Dr. Joseph Stewart, and Dr. Shirley Timmons. Register for the event here.
From the Clemson Newsstand: President Jim Clements has directed the formation of a task force designed to accelerate the University’s inclusion and equity journey, advancing its mission of creating a climate of inclusive excellence.
Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University and Princeton University) is one of four mathematicians to be awarded the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award. Tatiana Toro (University of Washington) is being celebrated with the 2020 Blackwell-Tapia Prize. Congratulations for these amazing mathematicians on their accomplishments.
From the Clemson Newsstand: Immigrant mother, Isabel Newton, knew she wanted a better life as soon as she became pregnant with her daughter. She knew an education could be key to her children’s success, so she decided to go to a place where they would have a better chance of attaining one: The United States of America. Now, she has seen all three of her children graduate from Clemson. Read more about this inspiring family at the link.