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ISSN 0002-9920 Notices of the American Mathematical Society 35 Monticello Place, Pawtucket, RI 02861 USA Society Distribution Center American Mathematical of the American Mathematical Society February 2012 Volume 59, Number 2 Conformal Mappings in Geometric Algebra Page 264 Inﬂ uential Mathematicians: Birth, Education, and Aﬃ liation Page 274 Supporting the Next Generation of “Stewards” in Mathematics Education Page 288 Lawrence Meeting Page 352 Volume 59, Number 2, Pages 257–360, February 2012 About the Cover: MathJax (see page 346) Trim: 8.25" x 10.75" 104 pages on 40 lb Velocity • Spine: 1/8" • Print Cover on 9pt Carolina AMS-Simons Travel Grants TS AN GR EL The AMS is accepting applications for the second RAV T year of the AMS-Simons Travel Grants program. Each grant provides an early career mathematician with $2,000 per year for two years to reimburse travel expenses related to research. Sixty new awards will be made in 2012. Individuals who are not more than four years past the comple- tion of the PhD are eligible. The department of the awardee will also receive a small amount of funding to help enhance its research atmosphere. The deadline for 2012 applications is March 30, 2012. Applicants must be located in the United States or be U.S. citizens. For complete details of eligibility and application instructions, visit: www.ams.org/programs/travel-grants/AMS-SimonsTG Solve the differential equation. t ln t dr + r = 7tet dt 7et + C r = ln t WHO HAS THE #1 HOMEWORK SYSTEM FOR CALCULUS? THE ANSWER IS IN THE QUESTIONS. When it comes to online calculus, you need a solution that can grade the toughest open-ended questions. And for that there is one answer: WebAssign. Only WebAssign’s patent pending grading engine can recognize multiple correct answers to the same complex question. Competitive systems, on the other hand, are forced to use multiple choice answers because, well they have no choice. 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The program encourages host institutions to provide some type of additional support for the travel or living expenses of the visitor and to ensure a suitable length of stay. Applications received before March 15 will be considered for the following academic year. For more information on the Fan China Exchange Program and application process see www.ams.org/employment/chinaexchange.html or contact the AMS Membership and Programs Department by telephone at 800-321- 4267, ext. 4170 (U.S. and Canada), or 401-455-4170 (worldwide), or by email at [email protected]. Notices of the American Mathematical Society February 2012 Communications 304 291 2010 Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences in the U.S. (2009–2010 Departmental Profile Report) Richard Cleary, James W. Maxwell, and Colleen Rose 301 WHAT IS…a Pseudoconvex Domain? R. Michael Range 264 308 312 MathJax: A Platform for Mathematics on the Web Davide Cervone Features The February issue showcases an article about stewardship 317 Doceamus: A Modest in mathematics, a second about the nature of influential math- Proposal ematicians, and a third about conformal mappings in geometric Alan H. Schoenfeld algebra. Among our columns are a discussion of sense-making 320 Scripta Manent: in mathematics teaching and a treatment of issues connected Publishing Computational with publishing computational mathematics. Finally, there is a Mathematics presentation (by its creator) of the exciting new tool MathJax. Tim Daly —Steven G. Krantz, Editor Commentary 264 Conformal Mappings in Geometric Algebra 261 Opinion: UNR Mathematics Dodges the Budget Axe— Garret Sobczyk For Now Chris Herald 274 Influential Mathematicians: Birth, 262 Letters to the Editor Education, and Affiliation 304 What’s Luck Got to Do with John Panaretos and Chrisovalandis Malesios It?—A Book Review Reviewed by Andrew I. Dale 288 Supporting the Next Generation of “Stewards” in Mathematics Education 308 Top Secret Rosies—A Film Review Barbara and Robert Reys Reviewed by Judy Green NoticesNotices Departments ofof the the American American Mathematical Mathematical Society Society About the Cover . 346 EDITOR: Steven G. Krantz Mathematics People . 322 ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Budaghyan Awarded Artin Junior Prize, Rapoport Awarded Hopf Krishnaswami Alladi, David Bailey, Jonathan Borwein, Prize, Maharaj and Sarkar Awarded Bhatnagar prize, Soundararajan Susanne C. Brenner, Bill Casselman (Graphics Editor), Robert J. Daverman, Susan Friedlander, Robion Kirby, Awarded Infosys Prize 2011, Brandenberger Awarded CAP-CRM Prize, Rafe Mazzeo, Harold Parks, Lisette de Pillis, Peter Hinrichs Awarded 2011 Information-Based Complexity Prize, CAREER Sarnak, Mark Saul, Edward Spitznagel, John Swallow Awards Presented, Wetzel Chosen Professor of the Year, Rhodes SENIOR WRITER and DEPUTY EDITOR: Scholarships Awarded. Allyn Jackson MANAGING EDITOR: Sandra Frost Mathematics Opportunities . 325 CONTRIBUTING WRITER: Elaine Kehoe MfA Fellowship Program, Summer Program for Women CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Randi D. Ruden Undergraduates, NSF Support for Undergraduate Training in Biological EDITORIAL ASSISTANT: David M. Collins and Mathematical Sciences, News from the IMA, EDGE for Women PRODUCTION: Kyle Antonevich, Anna Hattoy, Summer Program, CRM–PISA Junior Visiting Program. 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