The Power of Academic Friendship
Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code
Psychologists have surprising advice for people who feel unmotivated
Life Is Short. That's the Point. A brief excerpt: In her new book, "Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer," Barbara Ehrenreich writes: "You can think of death bitterly or with resignation, as a tragic interruption of your life, and take every possible measure to postpone it. Or, more realistically, you can think of life as an interruption of an eternity of personal nonexistence, and seize it as a brief opportunity to observe and interact with the living, ever-surprising world around us."
Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself
In Honor of Black History - some terrific articles from the Notices of the AMS
The 6 Steps to Turning Setbacks Into Advantages
Can Mitchonomics Fix the Broken Business of Higher Ed?
A Calculated Decision: Why John Urschel Chose Math Over Football
Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.
Six Myths About Choosing a College Major
College Advice I Wish I’d Taken
Erick Erickson: How to Find Common Ground
The Dying Art of Disagreement
Math is Amazing and Fun!
What Characteristics Make Mathematicians Suited for Industry?
Three Questions Purdue and Kaplan Should Ask
The Three Phases of the Mathematical Life
The Four American Narratives
How brainy is your hometown? (West Lafayette does pretty well!)
Some Lesser-Known Truths About Academe
As Robots Displace Workers, Higher Ed ‘Will Change a Great Deal,’ Researcher Says
Skipping the College Tour: Researchers say talking to people who have been through an experience leads to better decisions
You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour.’
The Distracted Classroom: Is It Getting Worse?
To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old
The Importance of National Myths
How to Hire the Right Person
Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens
Why Administrators Should Teach
Why We Believe Obvious Untruths
How to Defeat Those Who are Waging War on Science
Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes
Are You Ready for Math Whiz Camp?
Mathematics for Human Flourishing
Fighting Racial Bias on Campus
An Introvert’s Guide to Networking
Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data
The Best Time to Retune Your Career? It’s Probably Right Now
The Big Uneasy:
What’s roiling the liberal-arts campus?
No, I Am Not Pregnant
The Power of Negative Thinking
Trevor Noah: Let’s Not Be Divided. Divided People Are Easier to Rule.
Schools That Work
Making Up Is Hard to Do
Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required
'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon
Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration
Want to Find Fulfillment at Last? Think Like a Designer
Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience
Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?
Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure
Obama’s Female Staffers Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard With a Genius Strategy
10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do
This Mathematician Says Big Data Is Causing a ‘Silent Financial Crisis’
Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure
So Many Research Scientists, So Few Openings as Professors
The Politics of Math Education
Lecture Me. Really. The vogue for active learning blinds us to the value of ancient teaching methods.
The Power of ‘Why?’ and ‘What If?’
Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins
The Fire this Time: A Context for Understanding the Black Male Athlete Protests at Missouri
A ‘Devastating Account’ of Diversity at Yale
When Did Optimism Become Uncool?
Stop telling kids you’re bad at math.
What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out
The Paradox of Finding Motivation Through Fear
An open letter on diversity in education
Einstein v. Roberts
What Google Learned
From Its Quest to
Build the Perfect Team
How Big Data Is Taking Teachers Out of the Lecturing Business
First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy
After Racist Episodes, Blunt Discussions on Campus
Social Media: Destroyer or Creator?
Ira Glass on Achieving Creative Success
What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?
Teacher: A student told me I ‘couldn’t understand because I was a white lady.’ Here’s what I did then.
Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.
Why America's Smartest Students Fail Math
Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It
Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.
Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help
What Is Our Attention Really Worth?
Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection
The Long, Strange Trip to Pluto, and How NASA Nearly Missed It
Internships Connect Math Students to New Career Paths
In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever
What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers
It Is, in Fact, Rocket Science
How to Get People to Pitch In
What’s the Point of a Professor?
At an Impasse but Finding a New Path
Add Uncertainty to Your Financial Plans
Our Biased Brains
Sexist peer review elicits furious Twitter response, PLOS apology
The Power of Starting With ‘Yes’
How to Be Emotionally Intelligent
How to Survive the College Admissions Madness
Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official
Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The Excitement of Learning From Profit and Loss
College’s Priceless Value
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing Office Housework
What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor
Exposure Offers Clarity in the Risky World of Investing
The NIPS Experiment
Demystifying the MOOC
Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep
Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass
Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark
Better Ways to Learn
Calmness wisest way to confront adversity
Read The Nasty Comments Women In Science Deal With Daily
Teaching Is Not a Business
Michael Brown and Black Men
Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain
Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead
To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand
Don’t Teach Math, Coach It
No Time to Think
Why Do Americans Stink at Math?
Love People, Not Pleasure
How Tests Make Us Smarter
The Secret of Effective Motivation
Young Minds in Critical Condition
The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades
Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say
A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love'
Invisible Barriers and Social Change
Spiders That Thrive in a Social Web
In College, Nurturing Matters
Science Tools Anyone Can Afford
How LBJ Saved the Civil Rights Act
How To Remove Gender Bias From the Hiring Process
A New Gender Gap in Scholarship
Two Sides Of The Same Coin: The Employment Crisis And The Education Crisis
Science So Everyone Can Get It
Resilience: A Lesson From Sochi
How to Get a Job at Google
Professors, We Need You!
Told to Be ‘Realistic,’ Ligety Defied His Doubters
Abraham Lincoln's letter to his son's teacher
What Drives Success?
What Machines Can’t Do
Having Enough, but Hungry for More
Speaker selection bias
Interview with Felix Haas, former math department head, dean, and provost of Purdue University. There is also a recorded version of this interview archived at Purdue.
What Is Good Teaching?
Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Mail — And It's Not So Nice
Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?
If Even the Genius Godfather of MOOCs Can’t Make Them Work, Can Anyone?
Secrets of a Mind-Gamer
Harvard Conference Seeks to Jolt University Teaching
Are You Competent? Prove It.
Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went
The Shanghai Secret: Teacher Training
An Industry of Mediocrity
Turning Education Upside Down
Why are there still so few women in science?
Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results
Ten simple rules for almost anything
How to Fall in Love With Math
How to Get a Job With a Philosophy Degree:
Alan Naumann, the president and C.E.O. of 41st Parameter, an online-security company, "talked about the qualities he thought were most essential for the school to cultivate in its students: fearlessness, communication, analytic skills and teamwork. Working well with others, he pointed out, was precisely the kind of skill that could not be learned online and one that brick-and-mortar liberal-arts schools could pride themselves on providing as they sought to stay relevant."
The changing nature of the mathematical sciences
Americans Grade Math as the Most Valuable School Subject
Mathematics Departments in the 21st Century: Role, Relevance, and Responsibility
The master’s degree offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology through massive open online courses has the potential to disrupt higher education.
What Really Ails Detroit (Are there parallels with education?)
Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks
Mathematics: 1,000 Years Old, and Still Hot
What can I do with a major in... MATHEMATICS?
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