Activities of Other Organizations

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Several organizations or special groups are having receptions or other social events. Please see Social Events for details.


Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program on Tuesday and Wednesday will include sessions of contributed papers as well as Invited Addresses by Barbara Csima, University of Waterloo; Inessa Epstein, California Institute of Technology; Rahim Moosa, University of Waterloo; Christian Rosendal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Albert Visser, Utrecht University; and Jouko Vaananen, University of Amsterdam.

See also the Special Sessions cosponsored by the ASL on Logic and Dynamical Systems on Monday and Tuesday, and Model Theoretic Methods in Finite Combinatorics on Tuesday and Wednesday in the "AMS Special Sessions".


Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Thirtieth Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Tuesday, 10:05 a.m., will be given by Fan Chung Graham, University of California San Diego, The geometry of graphs. A luncheon will be given in her honor; see the "Social Events" section for details.

What and Where will the Jobs Be? Trends in Mathematics and in Employment, Monday, 2:15 p.m. to 3:40 p.m., organized and moderated by Cathy B. Kesssel, Mathematics Education Consultant. Panelists are Deanna Egelston, National Security Agency, Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University, Sandy Landsberg, U. S. Department of Energy, and Mary E. Morley, Ocean County College. Just before the panel discussion, AWM will recognize the honorees for the Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman and the Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education. Note that formal prizewinner announcements are made at the Joint Prize Session on Tuesday afternoon.

Business Meeting, Monday, 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Workshop, Thursday, 8:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National Security Agency, AWM will conduct its workshop for women graduate students and women who have received the Ph.D. within the last five years. Twenty women mathematicians are selected in advance of this workshop to present their research; graduate students will present posters, and the recent Ph.D.'s will give 20-minute talks. The workshop includes a panel discussion at 1:00 p.m. on What is the right job for me?, moderated by Gail D. L. Ratcliff, East Carolina University, with panelists Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College; Magnhild Lien, California State University North ridge; David L. Manderscheid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Carol S. Wood, Wesleyan University. All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to attend the entire program. Departments are urged to help graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s who do not receive funding to obtain some institutional support to attend the workshop and other meeting sessions. The deadline for applications for presenting and funding has expired. Updated information about the Workshop is available at AWM seeks volunteers to lead discussion groups and to act as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested, please contact the AWM office; inquiries regarding future workshops may be made to the office at

Reception, Monday, 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. See the listing in "Social Events".


National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences , Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cox-Talbot Lecture will be given during the banquet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday by Leon Woodson, Morgan State University, on State of a M.A.D. Union.

Panel Discussion, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Business Meeting, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Claytor-Woodard Lecture, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. will be given by Earl Barnes, Morgan State University, on The Hoffman-Wielandt inequality revisited.

See details about the banquet on Tuesday in the "Social Events".

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The NSF will be represented at a booth in the exhibit area. NSF staff members will be available to provide counsel and information on NSF programs of interest to mathematicians. The booth is open the same days and hours as the exhibits. Times that staff will be available will be posted at the booth.


Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)

Council Meeting, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)

Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.


Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

An Invited Address will be given by Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah, on Mathematics of sea ice to help predict climate change on Tuesday, 11:10 a.m. to noon.

The following minisymposia are scheduled on the days indicated:
Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, organized by Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross, Monday morning and afternoon;
Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Global Climate and energy Processes, organized by Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University, Tuesday morning;
Graph Theory, organized by Stephen G. Hartke, University of Nebraska -Lincoln, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning;
Polar climate Modeling, organized by Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah, and David M. Holland, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences-NYU, and moderated by Deborah L. Sulsky, University of New Mexico, Wednesday afternoon;
The Mathematics of Energy Conversion, Keith Promislow, Michigan State University; and
Education Minisymposium on Professional Development and Career Choices for Students, organized by William L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver, Thursday afternoon.


Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Concerns of Young Mathematicians: A Town Meeting, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., organized by Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University, and Joshua D. Laison, Willamette University. This panel discussion will focus on the current primary concerns of young mathematicians, from undergraduates to newly-tenured professors, with emphasis on audience participation.

Also see details about other sessions cosponsored by the YMN under these headings: MAA Panels, Posters, and Other Sessions (Finding Your nth Job..., Monday at 9:00 a.m.; Project NExT-YMN Poster Session, Monday at 2:15 p.m.; How to Apply for Jobs, Monday at 4:30 p.m.;) and MAA Sessions for Students (Graduate School: Choosing One..., Monday at 2:15 p.m.; Career Options for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.).



Mathematical Art Exhibition, organized by Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, Nathaniel A. Friedman, ISAMA and SUNY Albany, and Anne Burns, Long Island University, C. W. Post University. A popular feature at the last Joint Mathematics Meetings this exhibition provides a break in your day. On display are works in various media by artists who are inspired by mathematics and by mathematicians who use visual art to express their findings. Fractals, symmetry, and tiling are some of the ideas at play here. Don't miss this unique opportunity for a different perspective on mathematics. The exhibition will be open during the regular exhibit hours.

Mathematical Art Exhibit Prize - The Mathematical Art Exhibit Prize was established in 2008 through an endowment provided to the AMS by an anonymous donor, who wishes to acknowledge those whose works demonstrate the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual art form. First, second and third prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges chosen by the AMS and MAA for aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and visual art exhibited in the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings Mathematical Art Exhibit. View all the works on exhibit and watch for the announcement of the awarded works. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 7, 2009, in the exhibits.


Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University. SPWM participants will describe their experiences from past programs.