Joint Mathematics Meetings heading, January 15-18-2003, Balt Conv Center

It is strongly recommended that for any event requiring a ticket, tickets should be purchased through advance registration. Only a very limited number of tickets, if any, will be available for sale on site. If you must cancel your participation in a ticketed event, you may request a 50% refund by returning your ticket(s) to the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau (MMSB) by December 30. After that date no refunds can be made. Special meals are available at banquets upon advance request, but this must be indicated on the Advance Registration/Housing Form.

Wednesday through Saturday

Student Hospitality Center, Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., organized by Richard Neal, University of Oklahoma.


Welcoming Reception for Undergraduate Students Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center

Graduate Student Reception, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., organized by Betty Mayfield, Hood College, and Shawnee McMurran, California State University San Bernardino. Mathematicians representing a wide range of disciplines will join interested graduate students at aninformal reception. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. NOTE: This event is only for students who sign up on the Advance Registration/Housing Form.

Mathematical Sciences Institutes Reception, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Reception for First-Time Participants,Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The AMS and the MAA Committee on Membership are cosponsoring this social hour. All participants (especially first-timers) are encouraged to come and meet some old-timers and pick up a few tips on how to survive the environment of a large meeting. Refreshment will be served.

All participants are invited to a dinner to honor AWM's Noether Lecturer on Wednesday. A sign-up sheet for those interested will be located at the AWM table in the exhibit area and also at the AWM panel discussion.

AWM Reception: There is an open reception on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. This has been a popular, well-attended event in the past.


Fun RunFun Run, Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. All meeting participants are invited on a 5K fun run sponsored by Elsevier Science. Upon finishing your route, runners are invited to a complimentary continental breakfast. Join your colleagues for this healthy eye-opener on Thursday morning. Further details will be published in the daily newsletter and also be available at the Elsevier Science BV booth in the exhibit hall.

Lehigh University Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All friends and graduates of the Lehigh Mathematics Department are invited.

Ohio State University Math Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

MAA Two-Year College Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is open to all meeting participants, particularly two-year faculty members. This is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. There will be hot and cold refreshments and a cash bar. Sponsored by Addison Wesley Longman.

New Mexico State University Mathematics Association, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Alumni, current and former faculty, and friends of New Mexico State University are invited to this reception sponsored by the NMSU-MATH Association.

Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this open reception. Last year's event, the first ever on site, was very successful.

MER Banquet: The Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Forum welcomes all mathematicians who are interested in precollege, undergraduate, and/or graduate educational reform to attend the MER banquet on Thursday evening. This is an opportunity to make or renew contacts with other mathematicians who are involved in education projects and to engage in lively conversation about educational issues. The after-dinner discussion is an open forum for participants to voice their impressions, observations, and analyses of the current education scene. There will be a cash bar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 each, including tax and gratuity.

United States Military Academy Department of Mathematical Sciences Department Reception, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Former and present faculty and friends will gather for a no-host dinner on Thursday, January 16, 2003. We will meet initially at the main message board at 6:30 pm and proceed to a restaurant yet to be determined. If you plan to attend, please respond directly to the POC, LTC Jack Picciuto, by email at

Knitting Circle, Thursday, 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.) and chat with other mathematical crafters.


University of Michigan Alumni Reception, Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Reception for Mathematicians in Business, Industry, and Government, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., organized by Philip E. Gustafson, Mesa State College. This welcome reception is open to all conference participants and in particular those interested in the mathematics of business, government, and industry (BIG). The reception will be a great opportunity to interact with BIG mathematicians and learn more about BIG mathematics. The reception is sponsored by the BIG SIGMAA.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics Reception, Friday 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Reunion Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

NAM Banquet, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The National Association of Mathematicians will host a banquet on Friday evening. A cash bar reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 each, including tax and gratuity.

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All friends of Mathematical Reviews (MR) are invited to join reviewers and MR editors and staff (past and present) for a reception in honor of all the efforts that go into the creation and publication of the Mathematical Reviews Database. Refreshments will be served. The prize in an exhibit booth contest will be awarded.

MAA Project NExT Reception, Friday, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All MAA Project NExT national and Section NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of MAA Project NExT are invited.


AMS Banquet: As a fitting culmination to the meetings, the AMS banquet provides an excellent opportunity to socialize with fellow participants in a relaxed atmosphere. The participant who has been a member of the Society for the greatest number of years will be recognized and will receive a special award. The banquet will be held on Saturday, with a cash bar reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45, including tax and gratuity.