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Joint Meetings Returns to San Francisco, Moscone West, January 13 - 16, 2010
Social Events

For updated locations, click here; All locations are subject to change

ADDED! Special Event - Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze, a solo show written and performed by Gioia De Cari, directed by Miriam Eusebio, Thursday, January 14, and Friday, January 15, at 8:00 p.m., Zeum Theater, 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco, next to the Moscone Center, Tickets US$35 at Brown Paper Tickets. Click here or call (800) 838-3006. If you want to see the show, be sure to buy your tickets soon. The last 14 shows have sold out! ADDED! Due to overwhelming demand, a Saturday evening performance (8:00 PM) has been added to the special engagement of Truth Values in San Francisco. Only a very few tickets remain for the Thursday and Friday night shows.

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is pleased to present a special engagement of this play during the 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco. Acknowledged as one of the preeminent centers for collaborative mathematical research, MSRI is also a leader in bringing programs to the Bay Area public that unite science and the arts, such as evenings with playwrights Tom Stoppard, David Auburn and Michael Frayn, authors, respectively, of the celebrated math- and science-themed plays Arcadia, Proof, and Copenhagen. Discussions on women in mathematics will immediately follow the shows. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Association for Women in Mathematics.

All events listed below are open to all registered participants. 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 January 4. 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. Special meals may be subject to additional fees. Click here for form.

ADDED! Fourth Annual JMM Early Music Sing, Friday,7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Room 3002, Moscone. All meeting attendees and guests interested in sight-reading Renaissance a cappella choral music are cordially invited to join us to read through some classic and lesser-known madrigals and motets in, for example, English, Latin, Italian, French and German.  All voice parts and experience levels welcome! Sheet music will be provided, but it will be helpful to know in advance about how many copies we'll need. So if you're planning to attend this event, please send an email by January 14 to kim_plofker@yahoo.com.  

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 dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are US$53 including tax and gratuity. The banquet will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m.

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Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Banquet, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. is preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by an after- dinner talk by Glen Van Brummelen. Tickets must be ordered by November 30; see www.acmsonline.org for details and cost.

Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This reception is open to all in the GLBT mathematical community as well as partners, friends, and supporters. We have had excellent turnouts, so come and see old friends and make new ones!

Annual Reception for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians:  This informal, cash bar reception will take place on Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Lookout Bar, 3600 16th St, at the corner of 16th and Market Streets in the Castro.  One may get to the bar by taking the MUNI (S, M, K/T lines, and others) from the Metro Powell Station (at corner of Powell and Market St.) to the Metro Castro Station.  Then walk 4 minutes back up Market St. to 16th St.  The MUNI ride takes just 10 minutes and runs every few minutes.  At the bar, just ask the staff to point out our group.  Please note there is also an on-site reception on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.; please check the official conference program for details. 

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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.

AWM Luncheon to honor Noether Lecturer, Carolyn S. Gordon, Thursday. Those interested may email awm@awm-math.org; a sign-up sheet for those interested will also be located at the AWM table in the exhibit area and also at the AWM panel discussion and Business Meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

Brigham Young University Reception, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. all friends and alumni, and participants in BYU programs (e.g., CURM, REU, Summer Math Institute) are invited to attend. Please contact Michael Dorff, mdorff@math.byu.edu, for more information.

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Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All alumni, family, and spouses are invited.

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Claremont Colleges Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Please join your fellow Claremont College math faculty, alumni, students, and special guests. H'ors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Please send your RSVP to alumni@hmc.edu.

ADDED! George Washington University Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please join the Department of Mathematics and the Alumni Association at this event for alumni, faculty, and current students. Mingle with old friends, reconnect with the faculty, meet current students, and network with fellow alumni.

Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The AMS and the MAA cosponsor this social hour. Graduate students and first-timers are especially encouraged to come and meet some old-timers to pick up a few tips on how to survive the environment of a large meeting. Refreshments will be served.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics Alumni Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Everyone ever connected with the department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about mathematics at the University of Illinois. Please see www.math.uiuc.edu/jmm-reception.html.

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

MAA-Project NExT Reception, Friday, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., organized by Judith Covington, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota- Duluth, Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton, and Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan. All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.

MAA Two-Year College Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. - 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 Pearson Education.

ADDED! Reception in Honor of Retiring MAA Secretary Martha Siegel, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  Tirelessly for 14 years, Martha has served the MAA community well with her strong and fair leadership as Secretary, putting in many hours to overseeing the MAA Executive Committee and Board of Governors.  Join us and your colleagues in thanking Martha for her dedicated service and wishing Martha well as she moves into the next chapter of her life. Tickets are US$25 each, including tax and gratuity.  There will be a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  If you have already registered for the meeting and would like to buy a ticket for this event, please contact the mmsb at mmsb@ams.org.

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Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 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.

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Participants are warmly invited to attend this open house cosponsored by several North American mathematical institutes. Come find out about the latest activities and programs at each of the institutes that may be suited to your own research interests.

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 US$53 each, including tax and gratuity.

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University of Michigan Alumni and Friends Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

NAM Banquet, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:40 p.m. The National Association of Mathematicians will host a banquet on Friday evening. A cash bar reception will be held at 6:00 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are US$53 each, including tax and gratuity.

NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking Session, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All participants are welcome to this annual event. Please stop by the NSA booth in the exhibit hall for the exact location.

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New Mexico State University Mathematics Association Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Current and former students and faculty as well as other friends of the New Mexico State University Department of Mathematical Sciences are cordially invited to this reception.

ADDED! North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics Reception for Alumni and Friends, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m. All alumni, friends, and participants in North Carolina State University programs (e.g., REU, REU+k, REG, IMSM, RTG) are invited to attend and meet old friends and to hear about recent events in the Department of Mathematics. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. See www. Math.ncsu.edu or contact Hien Tran, tran@math.ncsu.edu for more information.

ADDED! Pennsylvania State University Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and mingle with Penn State University math alumni, faculty, and College of Sciences representatives.

ADDED! University of Iowa Mathematics Department Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Mathematics Department Reception, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. All alumni and friends are welcome.

ADDED! University of Wisconsin-Madison Reception for Alumni and Friends, Thursday, 5:45 p.m.--7:30p.m. Please come and visit with old and new friends.

Student Hospitality Center, Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., organized by Richard and Araceli Neal, American Society for the Communication of Mathematics.

Reception for Undergraduates, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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