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February 28, 2020

UNT Mathematics Hosts MAA’s 100th Annual Texas Section Meeting

EDIT: This event has been canceled to ensure the safety of the campus and academic community.

The UNT Mathematics Department is honored to be hosting the 100th annual Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Texas Section Meeting March 26-28, 2020. All events will be on the 3rd floor in the recently renovated UNT Union Building and special guest speakers include Keith Devlin, Colin Adams, Deanna Haunsperger, Charles Hadlock, and Mark Tomforde.

"The guest speakers for MAA are absolutely tremendous this year," said Dr. Quintanilla, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in UNT's College of Science. "I have no idea how they pulled off such prestigious speakers, but we are very excited to be hosting them at the University of North Texas."

Dr. Quintanilla will be presenting a talk himself during the meeting titled "Mathematical Rotary Telephones." He said the talk will discuss how mathematics has changed in the last 100 years and address what mathematicians of the past did that today's scholars have carried on or abandoned, for better or worse.

The first Texas Mathematical Association of America (MAA) meeting was in Dallas in 1921. The annual meeting travels around the state and in the last several years has been held at Tarleton State, El Centro College, Texas A&M Commerce, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas Tech, Texas A&M International in Laredo, University of Texas at Tyler, Abilene Christian University, Midwestern University, and the University of Texas at Arlington.

"It's very exciting that the University of North Texas is hosting this historical event for the MAA," said Dr. Ralf Schmidt, Chair of the UNT Mathematics Department. "We are expecting 300-400 attendees from all over the state and look forward to enhancing UNT's connections in the mathematical community at large." UNT also hosted the meeting in 2009, under the guidance of Dr. Quintanilla.

In addition to the presentations, there will be a Math Bowl on Thursday evening, student/faculty break-out sessions on Friday, and a Friday evening banquet. For more information about registration, speakers, abstracts, and to view the full agenda, visit maa.unt.edu.