Date: 04/21/97 at 08:19:39 From: Nicole Borsenik Subject: Lenore Blum I need to get some information on Lenore Blum. I have looked everywhere at my school and public libraries. I need to know what she has done and why she's famous.
Date: 04/21/97 at 14:23:03 From: Doctor Rob Subject: Re: Lenore Blum I looked in the Combined Membership List of the American Mathematical Society on-line, and found: Blum, Lenore Deputy Director Mathematical Sciences Research Institute 700 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94708-1334 Office phone: 510-643-8321 E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to find out what mathematical papers she wrote, look at the URL: http://www.ams.org/committee/publications/author-lookup.html There you can search for papers by "Blum, L." and find what she has written. That may not help you discover the significance of it, but it is a start. -Doctor Rob, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
Date: 04/26/97 at 22:33:52 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: Lenore Blum Hi Nicole - The Agnes Scott College Web site on women mathematicians is a great site which you can find at: http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/women.html Lenore Blum's biography is at: http://www.scottlan.edu/lriddle/women/blum.html Here's some of what it says - but you'll want to read it all: "... She was one of the first members of the Association for Women in Mathematics, of which she was later president. In 1973 she was hired at Mills College to teach an algebra class - an experience that she was not satisfied with, and that she was determined to change to make more interesting and more enjoyable for both instructor and student. She founded the Mills College Math and Computer Science department, serving as its head for 13 years. In the 1980's she decided to become a full-time research mathematician, a decision which has paid off for her, as proven by the numerous talks she has given at international conferences for mathematicians, including a presentation of her work at the 1990 International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto, Japan. Since 1988 Blum has been a research scientist in the Theory Group of the International Computer Science Institute, and since 1989, an adjunct professor of computer science at Berkeley. She served as vice president of the American Mathematical Society from 1990 to 1992. It was in 1992 that she began her current position as the Deputy Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) at Berkeley, where she continues to strive towards eliminating negative math stigma for girls and making closer the worlds of mathematicians and math educators in such pursuits. Blum has been widely recognized as a champion for women and girls in mathematics...." -Doctor Sarah, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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