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Author:Izabella Laba
Description: Blog about "mathematics, academia, gender, and more" by a professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia. Posts, which date back to October, 2007, have included "Women in Math, or Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves"; "The trouble with candidacy exams"; "The Kakeya problem in finite fields"; "NSERC Discovery Grants, on a tight budget"; "Wishing away the glass ceiling"; "On stereotyping"; "The Piatetski-Shapiro theorem"; "Conferences, peer review, and political interference"; "Gender dependent"; "The geek factor"; "The girl who played with Fermat's theorem"; "ToneCheck for women"; "The mysterious effectiveness of trivial pursuits"; "Women in math, and the overhaul of the publishing system"; "Buffon's needles: a very short expository note"; "Teaching load, itemized: part 2"; "Intellectual property at UBC"; "A Knapp example for Salem sets on the line"; "An expository paper on the Favard length problem"; "Still not on Math Overflow"; "On commenting, conversations, and epijournals"; "Gender Bias 102 For Mathematicians: Merit"; "St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, dogma and mathematics"; "ICM paper: Harmonic analysis on fractal sets"; "Diversity and mathematics"; "On proof and progress in feminism"; "What if mathematicians wrote travel articles?" and "Waiting for the tiger teacher?" and "Would a mathematician pass the Turing test?"

Levels: College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions
Math Topics: Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Measure and Integration, Partial Differential Equations, Combinatorics, Physics
Math Ed Topics: Conferences, Educational Systems, Women

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