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Sara Malec blogs about her successful search for plaques honoring our mathematician predecessors John Napier, Colin MacLaurin, and James Stirling in Scotland.

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Bill Casselman starts with parts to a jungle gym, and that leads to a discussion about polytopes in this month's Feature Column http://bit.ly/2kIFUdO

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"What do you with six mathematicians, spread across the world, who all want to solve the same problem but have never all been in the same room? If that problem involves computational or experimental mathematics, one great answer is Collaborate@ICERM." Beth Malmskog explains the program

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"Aspirations and Ideals, Struggles and Reality," Ben Braun's mantras on #math inspired by Francis Su's and Federico Ardila-Mantilla's recent essays. Read thoughts behind each http://bit.ly/2kKWbAP at On Teaching and Learning Mathematics blog.

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In Feb. Notices of the AMS: Sphere packing, Benford's Law, #math & environment, active learning, AMS 2016 election results, math meeting calendar... http://bit.ly/2jZsbAw

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Now on Math in the Media: Tony Phillips' Take (Eight-crossing molecular knot, Probabilistic inference in monkeys, and Music and math on 'La Repubblica-TV'), and links to current articles, radio spots, news releases from the newswires, and reviews. Here's your central resource to find out about research news and stories in science journals, newspapers and online news media. http://bit.ly/2kgQAzZ

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Welcome new AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley), who succeeds Robert L. Bryant (Duke University). Ribet's two-year term begins today. (Photo by Jim Block.) http://bit.ly/2kR9WPi

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AMS Board of Trustees Opposes Executive Order on Immigration .

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Find out about experimental math courses in the latest post to the On Teaching and Learning Mathematics blog, by Lara Pudwell of Valparaiso University. http://bit.ly/2jTGNSC

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Bringing Computer Science to K-12 schools "has serious consequences for math education... As members of the math-ed community, we have a responsibility to make sure this integration happens authentically, and in a way that supports math instruction instead of undermining it." Read about the challenges and the opportunities in this post by Emmanuel Schanzer (Bootstrap) at http://bit.ly/2iL1kY5

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