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December 17, 2003

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 – Saturday

Student Hospitality Center, Wednesday - 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 an informal 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 Institutes Open House, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You are warmly invited to the come to the "Mathematical Institutes Open House" reception at the 2004 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Representatives of the sponsoring institutes will be on hand to tell you about some of the exciting things happening in their mathematics programs, and opportunities to participate. This Open House reception precedes the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture by Eric Lander (at 8:30 p.m.). Click here for Sponsoring Mathematical Institutes..

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. Refreshments 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 RunElsevier Science 5K Fun Run/Walk and Breakfast, Thursday, 7:00 8:00 a.m. Join your colleagues for this healthy eye-opener.

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

The NSA Women in Mathematics Society (WIMS) will host their annual networking session on Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Wyndham Hotel. Please stop by the NSA exhibit booth #203-205 for the room number of the suite. Everyone is invited to attend.

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.

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.

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

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 $45 each, including tax and gratuity.

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, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 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, January 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information:

New Mexico State University Mathematics Association Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All members and friends are invited; there will be a no-host bar available.

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. The Cox-Talbot Address will be given after dinner. Tickets are $46 each, including tax and gratuity.

MAA Authors' Reception, Friday 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The MAA is pleased to host this event to honor the more than 200 book authors who have made an enormous contribution to the overall success of its publication program. The Classic String Quartet, an ensemble of members of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, will play the world premiere performance of a work by Peter Hamlin that builds on the mathematical idea of commutators. All participants are invited to light refreshments and a cash bar.

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 $44, including tax and gratuity.

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