At the Mathematical Association of America’s Mathfest in Madison, Wisconsin, July 30-August 2, Dr. Mike Pinter presented a talk titled “Viewing Mathematics as Human Endeavor” as part of the “Incorporating Humanities and the Arts into the Mathematics Classroom (and Vice Versa)” Contributed Paper Session. MathFest is the largest annual summer meeting of mathematicians in the United States. Dr. Pinter offered examples from several courses he teaches at Belmont, including Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, Analytics and First-Year Seminar.
Also at Mathfest, Dr. Sarah Ann Stewart was invited to be a panel member for the session titled “How to Apply for Jobs.” She also co-organized a new workshop for graduate students. In the workshop, graduate students presented a 20-minute “job talk” aimed at undergraduates and then received feedback from experienced faculty members. Both sessions were well received, and Stewart has been asked to be a part of the two sessions again in the future.