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Joint Meetings Returns to San Francisco, Moscone West, January 13 - 16, 2010
Activities of Other Organizations

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

This section includes scientific sessions. Several organizations or special groups are having receptions or other social events. Please see Social Events for details.

Association for Symbolic Logic

Invited Addresses on Friday and Saturday will be given by Fernando J. Ferreira, Universidade de Lisboa; John Harrison, Intel Corporation; François Loeser, Ecole Normale Superieure; Christopher A. Miller, Ohio State University; Joseph S. Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Slawomir J. Solecki , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Stevo Todorcevic, Université Denis Diderot, Paris VII, and University of Toronto. Specifics days and times, as well as talk titles, will be announced at a later time.

See also these cosponsored events by the ASL: Surreal Numbers on Wednesday in the AMS Special Sessions listings, and the panel discussion on Hilbert's Tenth Problem on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the AMS Other Sessions section.

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Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Thirty-first Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Thursday, 10:05 a.m., will be given by Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College, on You can't hear the shape of a manifold. This lecture series is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Also see the Special Session on Spectral Problems on Compact Riemannian Manifolds jointly sponsored by the AWM in the AMS Special Session listings.

A luncheon will be given in honor of the lecturer on Thursday; see the Social Events section for details.

Dual Careers or Dueling Careers? Jobs and the Two-Body Problem, Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. This panel discussion moderated by Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin-Madison, includes panelists Christine Min Wotipka, Stanford University; Ellen Spertus, Mills College and Google, David C. Manderscheid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Maia Averett, Mills 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. Note that formal prizewinner announcements are made at the Joint Prize Session on Thursday afternoon.

Business Meeting, Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Workshop, Saturday, 8:20 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National Security, 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 recent Ph.D.s will give 20-minute talks. At 1:00 p.m. there is a panel discussion on Career opportunities: The early years, moderated by Rachelle C. DeCoste, Wheaton College, with panelists Ann Almgren, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Maura B. Mast, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Sharon M. Frechette, College of the Holy Cross, and Ulrica Y. Wilson, Morehouse College. All mathematicians (female and male) are invited to attend the entire program. Departments are encouraged 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. Updated information about the workshop is available at www.awm-math.org/workshops.html. AWM seeks volunteers to lead discussion groups and 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 awm@awm-math.edu.

Reception, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. See the listing in the Social Events section of this announcement.

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National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Friday after the banquet; Abdulalim A. Shabazz, Grambling University, title to be announced

Panel Discussion, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Business Meeting, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Saturday, 1:00 p.m., speaker and title to be announced

See details about the banquet on Friday in the Social Events section.

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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.

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Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)

Council Meeting, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)

Board of Directors Meeting, Friday, 2:15 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

An Invited Address will be given by Brenda Dietrich, IBM T. J. Watson Research, on Optimization Inside: The use of mathematical methods in business processes at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday.

The titles, organizers, and days and times of the minisymposia are: Christian Traeger, University of California, Berkeley, Wednesday morning, Minisymposium on Economics and Sustainability; Peter Turner, Clarkson University, Thursday morning, Minisymposium on High School Outreach to introduce students to Applied Mathematics (NAME CHANGE); Brenda Dietrich, IBM T. J. Watson Research, Thursday afternoon, Minisymposium on Mathematics and a Smart Planet (NAME CHANGE); Andre Kundgen, California State University San Marcos, and Hal Kierstead, Arizona State University, Friday, Minisymposium on Graph Theory, I (morning) and Minisymposium on Graph Theory, II (afternoon); Mariel Vazquez and Javier Arsuaga, San Francisco State University, Saturday morning, Minisymposium on New Trends in Mathematical Biology (NAME CHANGE).

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Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Open Forum, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., organized by Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University, and Joshua D. Laison, Willamette University. All meeting attendees, including undergraduates and graduate students, are invited to discuss topics and issues affecting young mathematicians.

Also see details about other sessions cosponsored by the YMN under these headings: "MAA Panels, Posters, and Other Sessions" Promotion and Tenure... Friday at 9:00 a.m.; Project NExT-YMN Poster Session, Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.; How to Interview..., Wednesday at 3:50 p.m.; and "MAA Sessions for Students" Graduate School: Choosing One... Monday at 2:15 p.m.; Finding a Research Topic..., Thursday at 1:00 p.m.).

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Others Events

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. Click here for details of the exhibit.

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

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