Lunch Discussion

Once a month we get together to eat lunch and discussion topics such as mathematics, gender, academia, STEM education, and diversity. These discussion are usually led by one person who selects one or two articles that everyone is encouraged to read prevousily. Everyone is welcome to attend, no need to read the articles beforehand.

Fall 2019

We are meeting the first Friday every month from noon to 1:15 p.m. in JWB 308, with exception of March, where it is on Monday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in ST 216. The April discussion was moved to zoom.

Date Description
Arpil 3, 2020 Doing and teaching math while social distancing during a global pandemic
Two different AMS bloggers wrote about their thoughts/experiences:
March 2, 2020 Yes, but what will you actually DO at your job?
The Association for Women in Mathematics' Executive Director, Karoline Pershell, will introduce the work she is doing at the AWM to implement institutional change, and then facilitate a discussion on understanding and managing workplace expectations. Attendees are invited to review two resources (listed below), and bring their reactions to the discussion.
February 7, 2020 Gender and Job Expectations in Academia
Join members of the AWM for a discussion about how gender influences expectations and special requests to those working in academia.
Articles:

Fall 2019

We are meeting one Friday every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in JWB 308 for the first one and in LCB 121 for the others.

Date Description
November 22, 2019 Led by Hannah Hoganson.
Questions to discuss:
  • How has a mentor or role model impacted your academic or personal development?
  • What are some differences between "spontaneous" and "forced" mentoring relationships? What are benefits of each?
  • Has a role model ever disappointed you, and how did you deal with it?
Articles:
October 18, 2019 Led by Allechar Serrano Lopéz.
Articles: Inclusive teaching through self-reflection
September 6, 2019 Led by Sabine Lang.
Articles:

Spring 2019

We are meeting the frist Tuesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in JWB 208.

Date Description
April 2, 2019 Led by Adam Brown and Jenny Kenkel.
Articles:
March 5, 2019 Led by Kelly MacArthur.
Articles:
February 5, 2019 Led by Kiersten Utsey.
Articles:
January 8, 2019 Led by Jenny Kenkel.
Articles:

Fall 2018

We are meeting the frist Tuesday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in LCB 121.

Date Description
September 4, 2018 Led by Jenny Kenkel.
Articles:
October 2, 2018 Led by Jenny Kenkel.
Articles:
November 6, 2018 Led by Amanda Cangelosi.
Articles:
  • Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Mathematics Curricula by Al Cuoco, E. Paul Goldenberg and June Mark
  • Relational Understanding and Instrumental Understanding by Richard R. Skemp
  • A Mathematician's Lament by Paul Lockhart
  • What Society Means By Mathematics by David Fowler
December 4, 2018 Led by Eliane Wiese
Articles:

Spring 2018

We are meeting the frist Monday of every month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in JWB 108.

Date Description
April 2, 2018 Led by Jenna Matsumura.
March 5, 2018 Led by Sabine Lang.
February 5, 2018 Led by Samantha Hill.
January 8, 2018 Led by Kelly MacArthur.

Fall 2017

We are meeting the frist Monday of every month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in JWB 108.

Date Description
September 11, 2017
October 2, 2017
November 6, 2017 Led by Hannah Hoganson.
December 4, 2017 Led by Jenny Kenkel.

Spring 2017

We are meeting the frist Monday of every month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Date Description
January 11, 2017
February 6, 2017
March 6, 2017
April 3, 2017
May 1, 2017