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Writing Women in Mathematics Into Wikipedia

Marie A. Vitulli reflects upon the twin problems--paucity of women subjects and scarcity of women editors on Wikipedia--connected with writing women in mathematics into Wikipedia.

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Report on the 2015Ė2016 New Doctoral Recipients

This two-part report presents a statistical profile of recipients of doctoral degrees awarded by departments in the mathematical sciences at universities in the US between 7/1/2015 through 6/30/16, and information on employment from a subset of the 2015--2016 PhDs.

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Open Problems Concerning Michell Trusses

Wilfrid Gangbo gives a brief introduction to the problem of Michell trusses, a beautiful and challenging optimization problem related to the construction of bridges.

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Herbert Busemann

Herbert Busemann was deeply involved in fundamental questions of convexity and is the main founder of metric geometry as we intend it today. In this piece, author Athanase Papdopoulos offers excerpts from his introductory material to Herbert Busemann: Selected Works I and II.

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Letters to the Editor

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