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Roots of Unity

Mathematics, Live: A Conversation with Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville in 1997. Image: Margaret Murray, via Mathematicians of the African Diaspora by Scott W. Williams.

Evelyn Boyd Granville was one of the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics. She recently turned 90, and I wrote a post here to celebrate. This more complete version of our interview originally appeared in the September-October 2014 issue of the Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter. It is an edited transcript that [...]

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Roots of Unity

Happy Birthday, Evelyn Boyd Granville!

Evelyn Boyd Granville in 1997. Image: Margaret Murray, via Mathematicians of the African Diaspora by Scott W. Williams.

Evelyn Boyd Granville, the second African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, turns 90 today (May 1, 2014). I first heard her name in a talk by Patricia Kenschaft about African American mathematicians. Of course, having an affinity for the name Evelyn, she stuck in my mind, and when I found out her [...]

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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know: Nadia Myrthil and A Lady in Neurophilosophy

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It’s the 20th installment of this series, and the first one of the new year. Happy 2015! You Should Know introduces you to scientists (and engineers), science blogs and now science communicators that offer value information via social media to wider and broader audiences. Introducing…Nadia Myrthil and A Lady in Neurophilosophy Lady in Neurophilosophy is a new [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Time To Teach: Supporting Technology for Science Education in Special Education Classrooms

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As regular readers of this blog are aware, I am deep proponent of science outreach to the under-served. However, I acknowledge one of the areas that I am weak and that’s in my science outreach to individuals with special education needs. I have attended teaching workshops designed to assist educators in revamping courses for students [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#ReclaimMLK: The Revolutionary and Geek – my thoughts on rejecting sanitized images of Dr. King

I was a tour guide of Black History and Civil Rights History in Memphis from 1994-1999. I've been in this museum close to 100 times, maybe more and guided groups through it's halls.

The United States national holiday that commemorates the birth of human and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is always a somber occasion for me. I acknowledge that I am all into my feelings today, because of today, because of the current climate of social injustice our nation is witnessing again. I’m [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Undergraduate Research Highlights from #SICB2015

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restorative holiday break. I spent nearly two weeks with family and friends and it was glorious. I capped off the break attending the annual meeting Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. I attended talks and networked.   The highlight of the meeting was meeting undergraduate researchers [...]

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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know: Dr. Brandeis Marshall and csdoctorsister chits

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Welcome to the nineteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing…Dr. Brandeis Marshall and csdoctorsister chits csdoctorsister chits represents the different facets of Dr. Marshall’s individual personality: she is a Doctor, and Sister, and knows her Computer Science.  [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: 2015 TED Fellows named

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I am over the moon excited to be included among the 2015 class of TED Fellows. The genius represented by this list blows my mind. I’m trying not to let nervousness and anxiety keep me from bringing my A game to the TED meeting in March 2015. Surely, my co-hort will bring it and so [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Black Girls serving as their own Role Models in STEM

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This world sends many different messages. Today a rather poignant message was sent to America, it was directed at Americans who care about justice in particular. In a world that tells black children and black girls, especially that they are less than I felt like sharing some good news – some good STEM news.   [...]

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The Urban Scientist

You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and Mahalo.ne.Trash

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Welcome to fifteenth installment of my You Should Know Series. It’s where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs I believe the rest of the world should follow. You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and Mahalo.ne.Trash The blog name comes from the Hawaiian word Mahalo which means thank you; and [...]

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The Urban Scientist

How it feels to be #BlackandSTEM and a Woman

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I was sitting on this post for a while now. I said I would publish it this week, but I already felt procrastination kicking in. It was going to get pushed into next week or later. Then I got a tweet announcing today’s (October 30, 2014) #BlackandSTEM chat topic: Being #BLACKandSTEM and woman. So, here’s [...]

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The Urban Scientist

I want to see Season 3 of The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey!

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I began blogging – at Urban Science Adventures ! © as an outlet and tester for my bigger, bolder dream – to create and star in my own Science Television program. At the time, 2006, there were no people of color, no women, and no Black Women at all who had served as a host [...]

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