May 10, 2007

Kaput Center Announced

Kaput Award

Jim Kaput, teaching.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth today announced the creation of the James J. Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education, named for the late UMass Dartmouth professor whose innovative thinking and leadership inspired many around the world in the field of mathematics education.

It’s official. My project is now part of a research center for the university!

We’re starting to get some press. The above press release is on the front page of the university’s website. We’re also mentioned in the following story, which is on and appeared in the local Fairhaven paper as well: Innovative education in Fairhaven.

If you poke around on that story, you can even find a picture of me. (Click on the “zoom photo” link.)

(Disclaimer: the opinions in the posts of this blog reflect the thoughts of the author alone and do not represent opinions of the Kaput Center, or its members and associates.)

Posted by James at May 10, 2007 11:21 AM
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Congrats, James. Does this mean more stability for your project?

Posted by: Mike at May 10, 2007 1:22 PM

Having worked here for 13 years, the project has been the most stable job I've ever held. Being part of a center means, I think, continued stability and indicates that we're not planning to give up the work that Jim started, and that we have the support of many other people to continue that work.

Posted by: James at May 10, 2007 1:59 PM

This is more respectful than it first appears:

Bostonist: Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education is Kaput

Posted by: Mike at May 11, 2007 12:51 PM

I thought making fun of people's names went out with middle school.

Posted by: Maggie at May 11, 2007 1:04 PM

Apparently, innovation hasn't made it to the comedy minds behind Bostonist.

In education, our work is cut out for us.

Posted by: James at May 11, 2007 1:11 PM

(in any case, all publicity is good publicity!)

Posted by: James at May 11, 2007 1:30 PM

INCREDIBLY tacky. :(

Posted by: Julie at May 11, 2007 1:32 PM

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