NAM Events at the Joint Math Meetings

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2019 JMM: January 16-19 in Baltimore MD


AMS Special Session I: The Mathematics of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Mid-Atlantic

Organized by Janis Oldham (North Carolina A&T), Edray Goins (Pomona College), Talitha Washington (Howard University), and Scott Williams (SUNY Buffalo)

Thursday January 17 from 8:00 AM -- 12:00 PM

Location TBA

  • Participants TBA


AMS Special Session II: The Mathematics of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Mid-Atlantic

Organized by Janis Oldham (North Carolina A&T), Edray Goins (Pomona College), Talitha Washington (Howard University), and Scott Williams (SUNY Buffalo)

Thursday January 17 from 1:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Location TBA

  • Participants TBA


MAA Invited Paper Session: The Past 50 Years of African Americans in the Mathematical Sciences

Organized by Janis Oldham (North Carolina A&T), Edray Goins (Pomona College), and Scott Williams (SUNY Buffalo)

Friday, January 18 from 9:00 AM -- 12:00 PM

Location TBA


Haynes-Granville-Browns Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients

Organized by Edray Goins (Pomona College) and Talitha Washington (Howard University)

Friday, January 18 from 1:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

Location TBA

  • Participants TBA


NAM Centenarian Awards

Friday, January 18 from 7:00 PM -- 7:15 PM

Location TBA

Honorees TBA


NAM Founder's Awards

Friday, January 18 from 7:15 PM -- 7:30 PM

Location TBA

Honorees TBA


NAM Lifetime Achievement Awards

Friday, January 18 from 7:30 PM -- 7:45 PM

Location TBA

Melvin R. Currie (National Security Agency)

Evelyn Boyd Granville (IBM / University of Texas at Tyler)


Cox-Talbot Lecture

Friday, January 18 from 7:45 PM -- 8:35 PM

Location TBA

Talithia Williams (Harvey Mudd College)

A Seat at the Table: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education


NAM Panel Discussion

Saturday January 19 from 9:00 AM -- 9:50 AM

Location TBA

NAM 2019-2069: Where Do We Go from Here?

Moderated by Duane Cooper (Morehouse College) and featuring panelists


NAM Business Meeting

Saturday January 19 from 10:00 AM -- 10:50 AM

Location TBA


Claytor-Woodard Lecture

Saturday January 19 from 1:00 PM -- 1:50 PM

Location TBA

Henok Mawi (Howard University)

On Mathematical Problems in Geometric Optics


2018 JMM: January 10-13 in San Diego CA


MAA-JCW-AWM-NAM Panel

Organized by Andrew Cahoon (Colby-Sawyer College), Naomi Cameron (Lewis & Clark College), Charles Doering (University of Michigan), and Semra Kilic-Bahi (Colby-Sawyer College)

Wednesday January 10 from 4:15 PM -- 5:35 PM

Room 2, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Implicit Bias and Its Effects in Mathematics

Moderated by Maura Mast (Fordham College at Rose Hill) and featuring panelists


Haynes-Granville-Browns Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients

Organized by Talitha Washington (Howard University)

Friday, January 12 from 1:00 PM -- 3:35 PM

Room 32A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center


NAM Centenarian Awards

Friday, January 12 from 7:15 PM -- 7:30 PM

Marina Ballroom FG, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Virginia Kimbrough Newell (Winston-Salem State University)

Clarence F. Stephens (SUNY Potsdam)


NAM Lifetime Achievement Awards

Friday, January 6 from 7:30 PM -- 7:45 PM

Marina Ballroom FG, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Rudy L. Horne, Jr. (Morehouse College)

Carolyn Mahoney (Lincoln University of Missouri)


Cox-Talbot Lecture

Friday, January 12 from 7:45 PM -- 8:35 PM

Marina Ballroom FG, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Erica Walker (Teacher's College, Columbia University)

Hidden in Plain Sight: Mathematics Teaching and Learning Through a Storytelling Lens


NAM Panel Discussion

Saturday January 13 from 9:00 AM -- 9:50 AM

Room 1B, Upper Level, of the San Diego Convention Center

Advising Our Students on the Transition to the 1st (or 0th) Year of Graduate School

Moderated by Duane Cooper (Morehouse College) and featuring panelists


NAM Business Meeting

Saturday January 13 from 10:00 AM -- 10:50 AM

Room 1B, Upper Level, of the San Diego Convention Center


Claytor-Woodard Lecture

Saturday January 13 from 1:00 PM -- 1:50 PM

Room 1B, Upper Level, of the San Diego Convention Center

Ronald E. Mickens (Clark Atlanta University)

Nonstandard Finite Difference Schemes: Impact, Importance, and Dynamical Consistency


2017 JMM: January 4-7 in Atlanta GA


Special Panel Presentation

The Mathematics and Mathematicians Behind Hidden Figures

Wednesday January 4 from 6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM

A704, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta


AMS-NAM Joint Special Session on The Mathematics of the Atlanta University Center

Organized by Talitha Washington (Howard University), Monica Jackson (American University), and Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College)

Thursday, January 5 from 8:00 AM -- 11:50 AM and from 1:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

M101, Marquis Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta


Haynes-Granville-Browns Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients

Organized by Candice Price (University of San Diego) and Talitha Washington (Howard University)

Friday, January 6 from 1:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

A708, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta


NAM Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, January 6 from 7:45 PM -- 8:35 PM

Imperial Ballroom B, Marquis Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta

Nagambal Shah (Spelman College)


Cox-Talbot Lecture

Friday, January 6 from 7:45 PM -- 8:35 PM

Imperial Ballroom B, Marquis Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta

Garikai Campbell (Morehouse College)

The Changing Higher Education Landscape: One Mathematician Turned Administrator's View


NAM Panel Discussion

Saturday January 7, 2017, 9:00 AM -- 9:50 AM

A708, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta

Transforming Post-Secondary Education (TPSE) Mathematics: Implications for the Preparation of African American Undergraduates and Institutions

Moderated by Duane Cooper (Morehouse College) and featuring panelists


NAM Business Meeting

Saturday January 7 from 10:00 AM -- 10:50 AM

A708, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta


Claytor-Woodard Lecture

Saturday January 7 from 1:00 PM -- 1:50 PM

A708, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis Atlanta

Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California at Los Angeles)

Paths of minimal lengths on the set of exact differential k-forms


2016 JMM: January 6-9 in Seattle WA


Haynes-Granville-Browns Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients

Friday, January 8 from 1:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Room 211, Washington State Convention Center

Organized by Candice Price (University of San Diego) and Talitha Washington (Howard University), featuring talks by


NAM Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, January 8 from 7:45 PM -- 8:35 PM

Grand Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Bill Hawkins (University of District of the Columbia)


Cox-Talbot Lecture

Friday, January 8 from 7:45 PM -- 8:35 PM

Grand Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Tanya A. Moore (Building Diversity in Science/Presidio Graduate School)

Why Mathematicians and Statisticians are needed to Create Lasting Social Impact


NAM Panel Discussion

Saturday, January 9 from 9:00 AM -- 9:50 AM

Room 211, Washington State Convention Center

Work Hard, Play Hard: Balancing Career, Hobbies, and Family

Moderated by Duane Cooper (Morehouse College) and featuring panelists


NAM Business Meeting

Saturday, January 9 from 10:00 AM -- 10:50 AM

Room 211, Washington State Convention Center


Claytor-Woodard Lecture

Saturday, January 9 from 1:00 PM -- 1:50 PM

Room 211, Washington State Convention Center

Tatiana Toro (University of Washington)

Analysis on Non-Smooth Domains