I have been a part of the Macomb Multicultural International Initiatives (MMII) since I started at Macomb in 2011. Through MMII, I have had the opportunity to work with students and community members on many “Math and Culture” events. Here are some highlights of this work:
Library Fair StudentCreated Displays
Year  Attendance  Topic  Pictures 
2019  Times of the world 19391945  
2018  993  Mathematics of the Harlem Renaissance Exhibit  
2017  1,008  Mathematics of Macomb County Exhibit  
Fall 2016  Innovations in Mathematics: StudentCreated Exhibit*  
Winter 2016 
792 
Canadian Statisticians Exhibit 

2015  802  Mathematics Exhibit: Detroit  Pictures 
Fall 2014  Innovations in Mathematics*  
Winter 2014  Mathematicians of Muslim Descent: Cultural Display  Pictures  
Fall 2013  Polish Mathematicians & Statisticians  Pictures  
Winter 2013  Mathematicians of China  Pictures  
2013  Innovation in Math  2013 Library Fair  
Winter 2012  Russian Mathematicians  2012 Library Fair  
Fall 2012  Indian Mathematicians  Pictures 
*Projects from the Innovations in Mathematics Displays
Math for Education – Pictures
Discrete Mathematics – Pictures  Project Ideas
Calculus – Pictures  Project Ideas
Everyday Math (Math for Liberal Arts) – Pictures  Project Ideas
Statistics – Pictures  Project Ideas
Mathematics and Film Discussions
Semester  Film  Discussion Questions 
Fall 2018  Fermat’s Last Theorem  Questions 
Winter 2018  Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room  Questions 
Fall 2017  The Big Short  
Winter 2017  The Man Who Knew Infinity  Questions 
Fall 2015  N is A Number: Portrait of Paul Erdös  Questions 
Winter 2015  21  Questions 
Fall 2014  Good Will Hunting  Questions 
Winter 2014  A Beautiful Mind  Questions 
Fall 2013  Proof  Questions 
Winter 2013  Stand and Deliver  Questions 
Other Events
Poor Economics Book Discussion – April 1, 2019
This is the audio of the discussion of the book, “Poor Economics,” given by Prof. Trueman and Prof. Oaks on Tuesday, April 1, 2019, at the Macomb Community College South Campus Library.
A Russian Childhood – Book Discussion
This is a discussion of the book, “A Russian Childhood,” given by Prof. Oaks on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the Macomb Community College South Campus Library.
A Curious History of Mathematics by Professor Oaks
Poor Economics Book Discussion – January 30, 2018
This is a discussion of the book, “Poor Economics,” given by Prof. Trueman and Prof. Oaks on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the Macomb Community College South Campus Library.
The Crest of the Peacock Book Discussion – October 2017
A Midwestern AsianAmerican’s Story
My presentation from the 2016 Midwest Institute Conference.
Thinking in Numbers Book Discussion – Fall 2014