It was a busy Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Diego for the department. Dr. May Mei presented her work, The automorphism group of the square of a subshift, at the AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems. Dr. Sarah Wollf presented her work, The Ballots are Missing, Who Won the Election? Inferring Rankings from First Order Marginals, at the AMS Special Session on Applied and Computational Combinatorics and Teaching Abstract Algebra with Pre and Post Quizzes in the MAA contributed paper session on Teaching Abstract Algebra: Topics and Techniques.
Dr. Lew Ludwig served on the panel presentation MAA Session for Chairs: Bridging the Gap. He is also happy to announce the debut of the Instructional Practices Guide, a comprehensive pedagogical resource for mathematics instruction at the college level, published by Mathematical Association of America is now available. Dr. Ludwig served on the Project Team of this large initiative that involved over 40 contributing writers. This work was funded by a National Science Foundation EAGER Grant #1544324.