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CANCELLATION: We regret that the special event on the Poincaré Conjecture and Geometrization Theorem has been canceled. It became apparent that the continuing controversy was undermining this special event.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., organized by Michael A. Breen, AMS, and William T. Butterworth, DePaul University. Come watch eight of the area's top high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering questions about mathematics. You are invited to come and take part in this educational and fun presentation.

Report on the Findings of the 2005 CBMS Survey of Undergraduate Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in the U.S., Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., organized and moderated by James W. Maxwell, AMS. Presentations will by made by David Lutzer, College of William and Mary, Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University, and Stephen B. Rodi, Austin Community College, highlighting enrollment, faculty demographics, and academic issues revealed by CBMS2005.

AMS Congressional Fellowship Session, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., organized by Samuel M. Rankin, III, AMS. This program is administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The fellowship is designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, to demonstrate the value of science/government interaction, and to bring a technical background and external perspective to the decision-making process in Congress. The two recent AMS-sponsored Congressional Fellows (David Weinreich, 2005-06 and Dan Ullman, 2006-07) will present their perspectives on the fellowship. Those meeting participants who might be interested in applying for the AMS Congressional Fellowship are especially encouraged to attend this session. Application deadline for the 2007-08 AMS Congressional Fellowship is January 31, 2007.

Katrina and Its Aftermath: Institutional Survival in New Orleans since the Storm, Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jim E. Hoste, Pitzer College. What happened to mathematics departments at colleges and universities in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina? Like everything else in the city, all the institutions were affected, and most had to close for a semester. Many suffered financially and had to take cost-cutting measures. The panel, including Kenneth W. Holladay, University of New Orleans, Morris Kalka, Tulane University, Vlajko L. Kocic, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Katarzyna Saxton, Loyola University New Orleans, will discuss the impact of the hurricane on New Orleans mathematics departments, describe their current situation, and present plans for the future. The panel will be moderated by Jim E. Hoste, and is sponsored by the Committee on the Profession.

Contemporary Perspectives on Hilbert's Second Problem and the Gödel Incompleteness Theorems, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Akihiro Kanamori, Boston University, will serve as moderator, and panelists are Harvey M. Friedman, Ohio State University, David E. Marker, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Michael Rathjen, University of Leeds. This panel discussion is cosponsored by the AMS, ASL, and MAA.

Current Events Bulletin, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., organized by David Eisenbud, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. This session follows the model of the Bourbaki Seminars in that mathematicians with strong expository skills speak on work not their own. Written versions of the talks will be distributed at the session.

NSF Funding for Mathematics, Sunday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., organized by DeWitt L. Sumners, Florida State University. Tony Chan, Assistant Director for Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Peter March, Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences, are new directors at the National Science Foundation.  They will discuss their views on important NSF funding issues for mathematics, such as the balance between support for smaller individual investigator grants and larger institutional grants, and efforts to leverage DMS funding at the NSF and other agencies.  The audience is encouraged to ask questions and participate in the discussion. Sponsored by the Committee on Science Policy.

A Panel on the National Math Panel, Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., organized by William G. McCallum, University of Arizona. A National Mathematics Advisory Panel was created to advise President Bush and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings on "the best use of scientifically based research on the teaching and learning of mathematics." This session will include presentations by Larry R. Faulkner, President Emeritus of the University of Texas at Austin and chair of the Panel, and Francis Fennell, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, a member of the Panel, giving an up-to-the-minute report on the Panel's deliberations, and provide an opportunity for the mathematics community to learn and ask questions about this important initiative. Sponsored by the Committee on Education.

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