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Greetings from the 2010-2011 MAA Southern California-Nevada
Section Chair

Ivona Grzegorczyk, California State University, Channel Islands

Ivona Grzegorczyk

Our Section Chair, Ivona Grzegorczyk, is Chair of the Mathematics Department and Professor of Mathematics at Cal State Channel Islands.

Southern California-Nevada Section to Meet Saturday, October 15, 2011, at CSU Los Angeles

Come join us for invited addresses on graph pebbling and undergraduate research, combinatorial reciprocity theorems viewed geometrically, and mathematics and the mystery of “dark matter”!

Meeting website

Welcome to a fall semester that is starting off with lots of sunshine!

I hope to meet everyone on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at California State University, Los Angeles, for our Fall Section Meeting. Our invited speakers will include Don Saari, Cindy Wyels, and Matthias Beck, and there will a Contributed Paper Session and the popular Book Sale.

Don Saari, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics and Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, will present “Mathematics and the Mystery of ‘Dark Matter’,” including mathematics we can present to our calculus students as well as cutting-edge research.

Cindy Wyels, Director of the Graduate Program at California State University, Channel Islands, and winner of this year’s MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Distinguished Teaching Award and the MAA Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, will speak to us about her graph theory research with undergraduate students in her presentation, “Unexpected Outcomes in Undergraduate Research.

Matthias Beck, Associate Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University, will present a variety of “Combinatorial Reciprocity Theorems.”

We will have an exciting and diverse Contributed Paper Session and there is still time to send in your proposal to give a short talk! Additionally, all graduate students are invited to bring their resumes and our faculty will review them and give pointers for improvement. Students are invited to bring academic and/or industrial versions of their resumes.

We will have interesting conversations over lunch, and you will also find new and discounted books at the MAA Book Sale and information about other mathematical events in our region at the registration and book sale tables.

Mathfest in Lexington

Many of our section members attended MathFest August 4-6, 2011, in Lexington, Kentucky, where they fry their food and love their horses. The host city made it clear that horses and history matter, in hotel décor, public art, street names, local gift shops, prime tourist attractions, and more. The famous Kentucky Derby racing track is surrounded by beautiful rolling green hills. Mathematics talks ranged from the role of algebraic curves by Princeton’s Manjul Bhargava to infectious disease prevention and control by Lauren Ancel Meyers of the University of Texas. MAA: The Musical, featuring an all-star cast of mathematicians, plus games, panels and numerous talks gave everyone something interesting to enjoy. In the meantime, the Board of Governors confirmed Michael Pearson as the new Executive Director, and MAA section chairs’ discussion revolved about current budgetary issues and the possibility of extending the MAA visitors program to European countries. MathFest was busy, and it was lots of fun!

See you soon

Please do not forget to mark your calendars for the Spring Section Meeting, to be held at CSU Fullerton on Saturday, April 14, 2012. We are inviting another great lineup of speakers for that event and we plan to have a great poster session to show off student research.

I hope you can participate in both of our section meetings this academic year. See you Saturday, Oct. 15, at Cal State LA!

Great Books, Great Bargains at MAA Book Sale!

The 2011 Fall Meeting at Cal State Los Angeles will include the ever-popular MAA Book Sale, run by Mike Hoffman and Dick Katz of the host institution. Book prices at the meeting will be about 10% less than the already discounted MAA member prices. Among the MAA books that will be for sale at the meeting are:

  • A Historian Looks Back: The Calculus as Algebra and Selected Writings, by Judy Grabiner of Pitzer College, and
  • Biscuits of Number Theory, co-edited by Art Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College and Ezra “Bud” Brown of Virginia Polytechnic University.

CV, Research and Teaching Statement Review for Graduate Students

Are you a graduate student or postdoc applying for faculty positions or other jobs this year?

Bring hard copies of your CV, Research Statement and/or Teaching Statement to the Fall Section Meeting for review by a group of local mathematicians. They will help you look for ways to improve your application, so it is more competitive on the job market. To participate, please leave your materials at the registration table before 9:30 am, and they will be reviewed and ready for pick up around 3pm. You may bring academic and industrial CVs, which highlight different relevant achievements. The reviewers will return an evaluation rubric and feedback on the content and the presentation of your materials.

We wish you good luck in your job hunt!

Message from the Governor:

Magnhild Lien, California State University, Northridge

Mathnild Lien

Board of Governors Meeting at MathFest 2011

At MathFest 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky, I attended my third Board of Governors (BOG) meeting. As one might expect, these meetings are often quite routine, as we review reports from various constituencies, including the MAA officers, and staff from the Washington Office. However, there always seems to be a few items that catch our attention and a more substantial discussion follows. This year, as in the past couple of years, the presentation of the financial report and the 2012 budget proposal created more of a buzz. While we were assured that MAA is financially sound, it was acknowledged that the Association temporarily has had to deal with repeated deficits. However, the Budget Committee presented a balanced budget proposal for 2012. The Association has to be a bit more austere when it comes to spending as revenue continues to decrease. For example, lunch is no longer provided for the governors during the daylong BOG meeting. If you are not too overwhelmed with your own situation during these challenging economic times and want to learn more about MAA’s finances, you are welcome to visit the web page (MAA member login required) for a financial report.

For the third year in a row, a member of our section will be a recipient of the 2012 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Congratulations go to Cindy Wyels, California State University, Channel Islands, for receiving this recognition, following Erica Flapan (2011) and Curtis Bennett (2010). The award will be presented to Cindy at the Joint Prize Session at the JMM in Boston in January 2012. Cindy received our Section Teaching Award in Spring 2011 and will be one of the speakers at our section’s Fall Meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Cal State LA.

During the executive session of the BOG meeting, in addition to approving the recommendations for various prizes and awards, including the Haimo Award, the governors elected a Governor-at-Large, Teacher Education. Jacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University, was elected to this position and she will begin serving a 3-year term as governor next year. Congratulations to Jackie Dewar! As many of you know, Tina Straley is retiring from her position as Executive Director of the MAA in December 2011. During the BOG meeting, the governors were pleased to approve the recommendation that Michael Pearson be appointed Executive Director. Michael has worked with the MAA for many years and is currently Associate Executive Director, Director of Programs and Services.

Each year, every MAA section is eligible to have one person from among the Association leadership attend and participate in a section meeting, with all travel expenses borne by the MAA. Sections are not expected to provide the visitor with an honorarium or stipend. The purpose of this program is to maintain close links between the MAA leadership and the sections.

MAA urges you to consider MAA publications when choosing textbooks for your classes. In MAA Publication Director Ivars Peterson’s words: “MAA Textbooks Are a Good Deal! MAA textbooks provide very good value for the price. It is still the case that every one of our books, textbooks or otherwise, is priced well below $100.”

If you have questions or concerns that should be brought to the Board of Governors, please feel free to contact me via email at or by phone at 818-677-6424, or to catch me at the section meetings.

MAA: The Musical

MathFest in Lexington was exciting. As always there were many activities to choose from, invited addresses, contributed paper sessions, panels, and mini-courses, as well as recreational activities including a backgammon tournament, which I understand lasted well into the night. One of the highlights was MAA: The Musical, which concluded the opening banquet. Among its brilliant cast of mathematicians were four of our section members, Francis Su, Art Benjamin, Alissa Crans, and Talithia Williams, and two former members, Dan Kalman and Jenny Quinn.

MAA: The Musical Cast

Francis Su (top left), Art Benjamin (bottom left), Alissa Crans (third from left in bottom row), Talithia Williams (fifth from left in top row), and the rest of the cast of MAA: The Musical! take a curtain call after the show at the 2011 MathFest in Lexington, Kentucky.

An audio recording of the musical can be found on Unfortunately, there were some technical problems so the performance was not videotaped.

MAA: The Musical

Francis Su (second from left) and Art Benjamin (second from right) perform in MAA: The Musical! during the 2011 MathFest in Lexington, Kentucky.

SoCal-Nev Honored at MathFest

Blake Mellor and Paul Zorn

Blake Mellor receives the Allendoerfer Award from MAA President Paul Zorn on behalf of himself and Loyola Marymount University colleagues and co-authors Curtis Bennett and Patrick Shanahan.

One cannot help being awed by the talented members of our section. At the Prizes and Awards session several section members were recognized. The Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards are made to authors of expository articles published in the American Mathematical Monthly. Curtis Bennett, Blake Mellor, and Patrick D. Shanahan, all from Loyola Marymount University, received the award for their article, “Drawing a Triangle on the Thurston Model of Hyperbolic Space,” published in American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 83:2 (2010), pp. 83-89.

Alissa Crans and Sarah Eichhorn

Alissa Crans (left) and Sarah Eichhorn (right), winners of the 2011 MAA Alder Award

The Merten M. Hasse Prize is designed to encourage younger mathematicians to take up the challenge of exposition and communication by recognizing a noteworthy expository paper appearing in an MAA publication with at least one relatively young author. Alissa Crans of Loyola Marymount University, Thomas M. Fiore, and Ramon Satyendra received this year’s Hasse Prize for their article, “Musical Actions of Dihedral Groups,” in the American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 116:6 (2009), pp. 479-494.

Two section members, Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University, and Sarah Eichhorn, UC Irvine, received the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member. They both gave inspiring presentations, “Count Me In!” by Alissa and “Lessons Learned in Year One of Calculus Coordination” by Sarah, at the Alder Awards Session.

Cindy Wyels Receives the Section's 2011 Teaching Award

Silvia Heubach, 2010-11 Section Vice-Chair
California State University - Los Angeles

Cindy Wyels

Cindy Wyels' address at the Fall 2011 Section Meeting

The recipient of the Southern California-Nevada Section’s 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award, Professor Cindy Wyels from California State University, Channel Islands, is well-known to many of the students in the section as the organizer of the Student Poster Session at each Spring Meeting since 2004. This activity is part of a bigger picture: her dedication to introducing undergraduates – especially native Spanish speakers and first generation college students – to research in mathematics. Since 2004, Dr. Wyels has directed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) at California Lutheran University and later at CSU Channel Islands. A total of 63 undergraduates participated in these programs through 2010, with 38 from underrepresented groups. She also played a key role in a CSU Channel Islands summer program to engage local community college students in research.

Professor Wyels is a remarkable teacher who consistently receives excellent teaching evaluations from her students. She thinks creatively and carefully about her courses and the activities that will best lead to student learning. She employs a wide variety of instructional techniques in order to match a wide variety of student learning styles, including lecture, small group activities, self-paced computer labs, problem sets, and projects. As one student put it, "I can honestly say you are the best professor I have ever had!" Another one wrote: “Her passion and energy for teaching inspires and motivates her students, and her manner is both warm and approachable.”

Professor Wyels’ interest in excellence in teaching also extends to mentoring her colleagues. Perhaps most noteworthy is her role as cofounder and co-director of the Critical Friends Group (CFG) at CSU Channel Islands. Faculty from all disciplines meet biweekly for two hours to work on specific teaching dilemmas, to discuss pedagogical literature, and to provide each other with insight and support. Half of the tenure-track mathematics faculty at CSU Channel Islands participate in this group, which has resulted in a cultural shift of the pedagogical attitudes in the math department.

The MAA announced in early August that Dr. Wyels also will receive the MAA’s national award for outstanding teaching, the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, during the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, Mass., Jan. 4-7.

Cindy Wyels

Student Poster Session Organizer Cindy Wyels announces the award winners at the Spring 2009 MAA Section Meeting at Cal Lutheran.

Cindy Wyels received her Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 1994. Prior to joining CSUCI, Dr. Wyels served as chair of the mathematics department at California Lutheran University; her faculty experience also includes Weber State University and the United States Military Academy. She is director of the masters program in mathematics and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at CSU Channel Islands. Dr. Wyels’ research interests are combinatorial mathematics and linear algebra. Most recently she has focused on questions in graph pebbling, a topic that she has used very successfully in REUs.

Dr. Wyels will give the invited address, “Unexpected Outcomes in Undergraduate Research,” at our Fall Section Meeting, to be held Saturday, October 15, at Cal State Los Angeles.

Our section’s Distinguished Teaching Award honors college or university teachers who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have had influence beyond their own institutions. Recipients of the section award then become nominees for the national Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. During the past 12 years, we have had seven of our section winners (Art Benjamin, Curtis Bennett, Jaqueline Dewar, Erica Flapan, Judith Grabiner, Jennifer Quinn, and now Cindy Wyels) subsequently receive the Haimo Teaching Award.

This year’s selection committee was chaired by Magnhild Lien (CSU Northridge), with members Scott Annin (CSU Fullerton), Art Benjamin (Harvey Mudd College), Curtis Bennett (Loyola Marymount), and Florence Newberger (CSU Long Beach).

It’s never too early to consider nominating a colleague for the 2012 award or to volunteer to serve on the 2012 committee. Serving on the committee is fun and easy and is a great way to find out how to put together an effective nomination package. Please contact Section Secretary Kathryn Leonard or Section Vice Chair Min-Lin Lo if you are interested in serving.

Call for Nominations for Section Teaching Award

Kathryn Leonard, Section Secretary, CSU Channel Islands

Cindy Wyles

2011 Cindy Wyels

Erika Flapan

2010 Erika Flapan

Curtis Bennet

2009 Curtis Bennet

Bruce Yoshiwara

2008 Bruce Yoshiwara

More past recipients

Preliminary nominations for the 21st annual MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics will be accepted in Fall 2011.

The preliminary nomination consists of a one-page form (available at the Section's Teaching Awards Page) and a 1-2 page description of the candidate’s qualities and teaching successes. If you have an eligible and qualified colleague in your department, we urge you to nominate her/him so that s/he may be considered for the award.

From the preliminary nominees, two to three semi-finalists will be chosen by the selection committee. Each nominator will then be asked to complete a full nomination packet for the semi-finalist. The full packet is required only for semi-finalists and will be due by early January. (Click here for full nomination requirements.)

Upon receipt of the full nomination, semi-finalists will automatically become finalists. Each finalist will receive an official letter of commendation from the Chair of the Section, which will be copied to the candidate’s department chair and dean. The selection committee will choose the winner from the pool of finalists. Finalists who are not selected will automatically have their full applications considered the following year for the Section award.

The winner of the award will be recognized at the Spring 2012 Meeting of the MAA Southern California-Nevada Section. The awardee will also be the official Section nominee for the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. (Click here for greater detail on eligibility requirements for the Haimo Award.)

Successful nominees are individuals who are widely recognized for their extraordinarily successful teaching effectiveness and for teaching that has had influence beyond their own institutions. To be eligible, nominees must be current MAA members who teach mathematical science courses at least half-time during the academic year and have at least seven years experience teaching at the college or university level.

Preliminary nomination deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Questions? Contact Kathryn Leonard or 805-437-3127.

Initial nominations may be sent electronically or mailed to:
Kathryn Leonard
CSU Channel Islands
1 University Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93012

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New hires, promotions, honors, awards, grants? Let us know!

Send email to our newsletter editor Janet Beery to share news from your department in the next newsletter.

News of the Section

The California State University - Fullerton (CSUF) Mathematics Department has hired two new statisticians.

Kamal Hamidieh earned his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and comes to us after completing a post-doc at Rice. His research interests include statistics of extremes with applications to risk management in finance and weather.

Kevin Nichols just completed his Ph.D. in statistics at UCLA and has research interests in spatial statistics with an emphasis on application to earthquake and wildfire data.

Mathematics educator Martin Bonsangue was chosen as CSUF’s 2010-11 Outstanding Professor, the highest honor bestowed by the university. Marty is a longtime champion of developing better mathematics teaching skills for teachers at all levels from elementary school through college.

On May 4-6, the CSUF Mathematics Department hosted the first in a series of workshops jointly organized by Zair Ibragimov of CSUF and Bakhrom Abdullaev of Urgench State University in Uzbekistan. The aim of the workshops is to establish research collaborations between mathematicians from Uzbekistan and the United States. Bogdan Suceava is organizing the Fullerton Mathematical Circle for students in grades 7–9 to nurture young mathematicians and to help prepare them for mathematics competitions. The inaugural session will be held at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, September 24.

California State University – Los Angeles (CSULA) is pleased to welcome Liming Wang as our newest faculty member. Liming received her PhD from Rutgers University in 2008 and was a Visiting Professor at UC Irvine for the last three years. Her area of expertise is in Applied Mathematics. In other news, Anthony Shaheen has received tenure and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. P.K. Subramanian has retired after a long and distinguished career, and we wish him well in his retirement.

At Claremont Graduate University (CGU), John Angus stepped down as Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences on June 30, 2011. He has been replaced by Emeritus Professor Ellis Cumberbatch, who will serve as Interim Dean for the 2011-2012 academic year. Professor Angus joined CGU in 1990 as an associate professor of mathematics, becoming full professor in 1993. Prior to that, he was a senior scientist with Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, California. His systems engineering career at Hughes spanned 15 years. In 2001, he became chairman of the CGU mathematics department. He led efforts to elevate the math department to the status of a school, the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS); to create the Master of Science program in Financial Engineering (MSFE); and to establish the Joint Ph.D. program in Computational Science with San Diego State University.

El Camino College – Compton Center welcomed three new full-time faculty members in Spring 2011. They are Patricia Stoddard, Abigail Tatlilioglu, and Ruth Zambrano.

The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Mathematics Department is extremely pleased to welcome three new faculty members beginning Fall 2011.

Anna Bargagliotti, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, is interested in nonparametric statistics, mathematics education, and statistics education. Her nonparametric statistics work focuses on how ranked data structures affect nonparametric test outcomes. Her education work aims to understand how teaching practices and technology affect the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics. Dr. Bargagliotti received her Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Irvine and her M.S. in statistics from UCLA.

Angela Gallegos, Associate Professor of Mathematics, is interested in biological modeling and she has used differential equations to do so. Dr. Gallegos received her Ph.D. from UC Davis in 2005 and her B.A. from New York University in 1999.

Yanping Ma, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, is interested in applied mathematics, especially biomathematics. Dr. Ma received her Ph.D. in applied mathematics with a minor in statistics from Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and her B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2006.

Pierce College welcomes Jacob Veiga as a new full-time math faculty member this fall. Jacob, although originally from California and with a Master’s degree from UCI, comes to us via New York, where he was a full-time math instructor at Bronx Community College.

Mihai Putinar of the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB) received the National Order of Merit of Romania, which was awarded by the President of Romania in recognition of his outstanding scholarship.

At the University of Redlands, Joanna Bieri received the university’s Outstanding Teaching Award and Beth Doolittle was named Mortar Board Professor of the Year.

At the University of San Diego (USD), Dr. Lynne Small retired from the USD Department of Mathematics & Computer Science after many devoted years of service to our students, our department and our university. We already miss her wisdom and dedication.

John Lopez and Cameron Askew, both undergraduate computer science majors at USD, competed and placed second in the 2011 Data Mining Cup competition. The competition was open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and this year it attracted 104 teams from 83 universities and more than 20 countries. Data mining is a growing area of computer science that involves extracting and analyzing patterns from large data sets – often millions of records – by combining methods from statistics, artificial intelligence and database management. The field has many applications in business, finance, national security and other areas.

In the main phase of the six-week competition, the teams were asked to sift through millions of records from a shopping web site and find an accurate way of recommending products to a user, based on products that s/he has already examined or purchased. USD’s team finished in the top 10 and was invited to a two-day conference in Leipzig, Germany, where the winners were announced in June of 2011. They will share a prize of 1500 Euros, approximately $2,150. A team from Germany finished in first place.
“I’m very proud of our students,” said Eric Jiang, USD professor of computer science and mathematics who taught the data mining class where Lopez and Askew entered the competition as their final research project. “They put in a lot of time and effort and have a bright future ahead of them.”

Please submit news items from your campus or company to Janet Beery, Section Newsletter Editor

The Students' Column

Cindy Wyels, Student Chapters Coordinator, California State Channel Islands

The Spring 2011 Student Poster Session

This iteration of the annual Student Poster Session was one of the best in recent memory! The quality of the posters and the range of topics were superb. For a mind-boggling quick look at only some of the topics presented, consider the many applications of mathematics studied:

disrupting terrorist networks, distinguishing nearby tones in music, determining how long people might wait in line for various rides at amusement parks, algorithmically determining packing efficiency, comparing potentially related sets of partially ranked data, scoring competency at sight-reading music, analyzing geographical data captured using specialized technology, AES encryption, biochemistry, and more.

Other topics included various aspects of

semigroups, radio numbers, classification of cubic surfaces in different spaces or satisfying certain restrictions, graph pebbling, circular Nim, a solution to a Mathematical Contest in Modeling problem, integral domains, Lucas numbers, chromatic numbers of graphs, generalized functions and Fourier domains, fixed points, modeling fluid flow, an invariant of finite field extensions, and more.

Different research projects in mathematics education revolved around

measuring the effect of using Mayan mathematics as a tool to teach mathematics in a cultural context, and determining the influence of a) teaching with manipulatives and b) using games in developing students’ understanding of college algebra.

Wow! The students in our section are clearly engaged in a variety of in-depth investigations and research projects. In all, 46 students presented 34 posters. Many thanks to all the individuals who volunteered their time and expertise to interact with the presenters, providing them the chance to share their results and their new understanding, and to receive feedback and encouragement.

Fall Meeting, Oct. 15, 2011

You’ll find all the information you need about the Fall Meeting of our MAA section elsewhere in this newsletter. This is a friendly, relatively close-by, one-day meeting: the perfect introduction to mathematical meetings. More experienced students don’t need convincing, but they might consider participating in the Contributed Paper Session if they have a project ready for a short oral presentation. Check out the program in this newsletter, get your friends who appreciate some mathematics together, and attend!

Get beyond the classroom

Meetings and seminars, extra-curricular mathematics projects, the Putnam Exam and the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, summer or academic-year research opportunities, mathematics-related internships: these are just a few of the ways you can broaden your thinking, put your classroom learning to use in new situations, and learn new mathematics. Talk to more experienced students, recent graduates, and your professors, and look for information on the web, at your school’s Career Center, and anywhere you can find it. You might start at and

Boston in January?

While you may not think of the Northeast as the ideal January destination, the largest annual math conference in the U.S. – probably in the world – will be in Boston, January 4–7, 2012. The Joint Mathematics Meetings include technical research presentations, survey talks, poster sessions, often movie showings and musical performances, and much more. The Student Poster Session has become one of the highlights of the meetings. Information on all student activities planned for these meetings may be found at

Spring 2012 Poster Session

Meanwhile, it’s never too early to start thinking about presenting a poster at the 2012 Spring Meeting of the So Cal-NV Section of the MAA. This meeting is tentatively scheduled to be at CSU Fullerton on April 14. Detailed information will be in the winter newsletter. But start planning now: your poster could feature the results of any individual or group mathematics project, including:

  • Results of honors, senior, or independent study projects;
  • Results of classroom projects or modeling contests;
  • Results of REUs or other summer research programs;
  • Historical investigations in pure or applied mathematics;
  • Solutions of problems from the Putnam Exam or from the Monthly or other journals.

Save these dates for future national MAA meetings

Winter 2012 Boston, MA January 4-7
Summer 2012 Madison, WI August 2-4
Winter 2013 San Diego, CA January 9-12
Summer 2013 Hartford, CT August 1-3
Winter 2014 Baltimore, MD January 15-18
Summer 2014 Portland, OR August 7-9
Winter 2015 San Antonio, TX January 10-13
Summer 2015 Washington, DC August 5-8
Winter 2016 Seattle, WA January 6-9
Winter 2017 Atlanta, GA January 4-7
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