Lee Loch died on Friday, February 28, 2014. Lee’s 98 years were filled with unstinting devotion to civil rights, in particular to the rights of minorities and women. The New York Times obituary
of March 1 relates eloquently Lee’s role in the integration of housing in New York City that affected federal fair housing legislation and his subsequent odyssey as one college after another found his activism inconsistent with what the expected of their faculty. Effectively exiled from the United States academic scene, Lee spent the rest of his life in Canada, eventually at York University in Toronto, continuing his productive mathematical career and his support for human rights around the world. Especially noteworthy was his role in the undergraduate education at Fisk University of women and men who later were among the first African American recipients of PhDs in mathematics. AWM honors him as one of our first members, one who at event after event championed our causes and inspired the rest of us to work harder for what we believe in.
The NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences
in the Mathematical Sciences are intended to stimulate interest and activity in mathematical research. Each five day conference features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research. The lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures, which is normally published as a part of a regional conference series. Support is provided for about 30 participants at each conference.
There have been 353 conferences since the NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference Series began in 1969. A look at the list of the conferences
scheduled for 2014, unfortunately confirms a pattern of very few women lecturers featured in this series (only one woman speaker in 3 years). Help us buck this trend by submitting a proposal to organize a conference with a women mathematician as the lecturer.
The International Congress of Women Mathematicians 2014 (ICWM 2014) is happy to announce the gathering of women in the mathematical sciences from around the world on August 12th (8am-5pm) and on August 14th (1pm-9pm)
2014 in Seoul, Korea (a two day conference). ICWM 2014 is an associated
meeting of the 27th International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 (ICM
2014) which will be held from August 13-21, 2014 in Seoul, Korea.
meeting consists of seven invited colloquium talks by leading women
mathematicians, a poster session on recent research results, and
ICWM-Forum (a panel discussion session highlighting important issues
surrounding women in the mathematical sciences). More information can be
found on the meeting website: http://www.kwms.or.kr/icwm2014.
Registration for the meeting will begin on February 10, 2014 through
the meeting website. Applications for the poster session presentation
will also be accepted through the website at the same time.
Afternoon In Honor to Cora Sadosky
: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 4, 2014
This conference will feature five invited speakers, who will lecture on current mathematical developments connected to Cora Sadosky's research in Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory. Initiating the event will be a half hour talk about Cora's life.
This gathering will be preceded by the New Mexico Analysis Seminar (NMAS) on April 3-4, and it will be followed by a Sectional Meeting of the AMS on April 5-6, 2014.
The theme of Mathematics Awareness Month 2014
echoes the title of a 1956 book by renowned math popularizer Martin Gardner, whose extensive writings introduced the public to hexaflexagons, polyominoes, John Conway’s “Game of Life,” Penrose tiles, the Mandelbrot set, and much more. For more than half a century Gardner inspired enthusiasts of all ages to engage deeply with mathematics, and many of his readers chose to pursue it as a career. The year 2014 marks the centennial of Gardner’s birth.
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) presented
Tai Melcher and Katharine Ott with the AWM Service Award at the AWM Reception
held during the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD. Press Release
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) presented the Twenty-Fourth Annual Alice T. Schafer Prize to Sarah Peluse, University of Chicago, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD. Press Release
The Association for Women in Mathematics is pleased to announce the election of six new members to its Executive Committee. Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research will start her term as President-Elect on February 1, 2014. She will be joined by Janet Berry, University of Redlands, AWM Clerk; and four new Members-at-Large Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University; Joan Ferrini-Mundy, National Science Foundation; Bryna Kra, Northwestern University and Talitha Washington, Howard University.
Applications are now being accepted for the "Spring Opportunities Workshop for Women in the Mathematical Sciences", to be held April 9-11, 2014,
at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) in Knoxville, TN. This workshop will familiarize women in the
mathematical sciences with professional opportunities and tips to thrive
in mathematics-related careers. Speakers, panelists and discussion
leaders will be women in research and management positions in industry,
government labs and academia. Participants are encouraged to present a
poster on their research. Graduate students and PhD's in the early
stages of their post-graduate careers are invited to apply and
registration is free.
Application deadline: January 20, 2014.
For more information about the workshop and how to apply, see http://www.nimbios.org/education/WS_opportunities