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Ron Buckmire
Works at Occidental College
Attended Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
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CA AIDS Service Organizations Applaud Easier Access To Truvada For HIV Prevention With HIV-Negative Gay Men
For Immediate Release Friday, April 18, 2014 Phil Curtis 213.201.1623 pcurtis@apla.org Gil Diaz 323-993-7604 gdiaz@lagaycenter.org Anne Donnelly 415.558.8669x208 adonnelly@projectinform.org California Improves Access to HIV Prevention Pill Important new too...
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POLL: Is Obama "Black" Or "Mixed-Race"? Majority Of Americans Pick The Latter...
A new poll from the Pew Research Center called " The Next America " dives deep into the future demographics of America and reveals how American's views on race an racial identity have changed and are continuing to change. For example, a majority of responde...
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2014 MONTE CARLO: Federer Beats Injured Djokovic, Joins Wawrinka In Final
Roger Federer   won his 34th meeting with Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters tournament , to reach the final of this tournament for the 4th time in his career. Djokovic was clearly hampered by his wrist injury and has said h...
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SATURDAY POLITICS: New York Joins NPV Movement To Bypass Electoral College
Big news in the world of electoral politics. If you hate the idea of swing states and the idea that some state's matter more in deciding the presidency, you should like the idea of the National Popular Vote . I endorsed this idea nearly 3 years ago when Cal...
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2014 MONTE CARLO: Ferrer Hands Nadal A Rare Clay Defeat!
David Ferrer  scored a stunning upset at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters today when he beat 8-time champion Rafael Nadal   in straight sets 7-6(1) 6-4 in the quarterfinals . This was  a surprise because Nadal rarely loses on clay, and defeated Ferrer in the men...
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College Professor (Mathematics)
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  • Occidental College
    College Professor (Mathematics), present
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Barbados - Barbados; Troy, NY; - Arlington, VA
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Ron Buckmire is most well-known for creating the Queer Resources Directory, the first comprehensive directory of LGBT and HIV/AIDS information on the Internet, in 1991, before the World Wide Web was invented. The QRD was one of several named plaintiffs in a successful Supreme Court challenge to the 1996 Communications Decency Act that was unanimously ruled unconstitutional in ACLU et al. v. Reno (521 U.S. 844, 1997). In 2006, he co-founded the Barbara Jordan/Bayard Rustin Coalition, the premiere Black LGBT political organization in Los Angeles. He currently serves as Board President for the Jordan/Rustin Coalition and Board Vice-President of the Center for Health Justice. He is also member of the national board of directors of Immigration Equality. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Equality California and the PlanetOut Corporation. During the 2008 campaign to defeat Proposition 8, the ballot measure to prevent same-sex couples access to civil marriage in California, he was co-chair of the Los Angeles County No On 8 Committee. In his day job, Ron has been on the faculty of Occidental College, Barack Obama’s first alma mater, since 1994 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics Department. He lives in North East Los Angeles with his husband Dean Elzinga and their two dogs Leenah and Dezmond. He blogs daily at MadProfessah.com
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  • Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
    Mathematics, 1986 - 1994
  • Combermere School
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