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From Campus to Congress: Navigating Policy, Procedure, and Politics as an AMS Congressional Fellow

Each year, the AMS funds a Congressional Fellowship within the Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Catherine Paolucci describes her service as the 12th AMS Congressional Fellow during the 20162017 academic year.

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Jacqueline Ferrand and Her Oeuvre

On the 100th birthday of Jacqueline Ferrand (1918-2014), Pierre Pansu describes how her works have had a significant influence on several branches of mathematics.

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Letters to the Editor

We invite readers to submit letters to the editor to Notices at letters@ams.org.

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Preliminary Report on the 2016–2017 Doctoral Recipients

This report presents a preliminary profile of recipients of doctoral degrees awarded by departments in the mathematical sciences at universities in the United States during the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

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Remembering Donald Sarason (1933–2017)

Donald Erik Sarason was a leading figure at the intersection of complex analysis and operator theory. Former students offer personal reminiscences.

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The Role of Professional Societies in STEM Diversity

The overall percentages of African American scientists indicate underrepresentation in most STEM disciplines, despite investments in diversity programs. This article highlights some of the challenges and barriers that many students and professionals who seek careers in these fields face, and the role of professional societies in either exacerbating the perpetuation of monocultures in the various STEM disciplines or proactively working to eliminate barriers and discrimination.

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