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2008-08-12 03:00:55

By Stanitski, Diane M Charlevoix, Donna J AMS MEMBERSHIP SURVEY RESULTS Student membership in the AMS is on the rise. The number of student members increased from 2,162 in 2005 to 2,511 by the end of 2006, and exceeded 3,000 in 2007. Benefits of being a student member include receipt of AMS journals, eligibility for undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship awards, contacts made at AMS events and the Annual Meeting, and access to internship and job information. In an effort to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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