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2011 JMM, Jan 6 - 9, 2011, New Orleans Marriott, Sheraton New Orleans, Largest Annual Mathematics Meeting in the World

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Included below are scientific sessions. 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 Saturday and Sunday will include sessions of contributed papers as well as Invited Addresses by Samson Abramsky, University of Oxford; Andreas Blass, University of Michigan; Larry Moss, Indiana University; Alf Onshuus, University of Los Andes; Patrick Speissegger; McMaster University; Juris Stephrans, Your University (CA); and Monica VanDieren, Robert Morris University.

See also the session cosponsored by the ASL on Logic and Analysis on Friday in the AMS Special Sessions.

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Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

In 2011 the Association for Women in Mathematics will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In honor of this special event, AWM plans to hold several activities in addition to its customary ones at the JMM. We hope you will join us during these celebrations.

Thirty-second Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Friday, 10:05 a.m., will be given by M. Susan Montgomery, University of Southern California, Orthogonal Representations: From Groups to Hopf Algebras.

Also see the Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Their Representations jointly sponsored by the AWM in AMS Special Sessions.

AWM Business Meeting, Thursday, 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Schafer Minisymposium, organized by Sami Assaf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Patricia Hersh, North Carolina State University, Thursday, 2:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. The minisymposium will feature a retrospective on the contributions of Alice T. Schafer and on the founding of the AWM. It will be followed by five research talks by former Schafer Prize winners. Just before the minisymposium begins, the 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 Friday afternoon. The minisymposium concludes with a panel discussion at 5:15 p.m. on Getting Started as a Research Mathematician, featuring panelists Linda Green, Dominican University of California; Zvezdelina Stankova, Mills College; Caroline Klivans, University of Chicago; and Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology; and moderated by Elizabeth Wilmer, Oberlin College.

Hay Minisymposium, organized by Cathy Kessel, Education Consultant, and W. James Lewis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This session brings together a group of distinguished mathematics education researchers and mathematicians involved in teacher education to discuss the education of teachers in light of the Common Core Standards Initiative of the National Governors' Association and the Council of Chief State School officers. The Mathematical Education of Teachers and the Common Core panelists at 10:00 a.m. include Phyllis Chinn, Humboldt State University; Harriet Pollatsek, Mount Holyoke College; Annie Selden, New Mexico State University; and Martha Smith, University of Texas at Austin; and moderator W. James Lewis.

Michler and Mentoring Minisymposium, organized by Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and J. Matthew Douglass, University of North Texas, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. This session will highlight the research of AWM Michler Prize winners, and then be followed by a panel discussion entitled Mentors Count! at 4:00 p.m. to address the critical junctures in research careers in mathematics and on ways to establish, sustain, and expand research, teaching, and service credentials for tenure and promotion. Panelists include Allan Donsig, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ruth Haas, Smith College; Rhonda Hughes, Bryn Mawr College; Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan; Moira Mc Dermott, Syracuse University; and modertor Marie Vitulli, University of Oregon.

Workshop, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 recent Ph.D.s will give 20-minute talks. At 1:00 p.m. there is a panel discussion on Starting a Career in Mathematics, moderated by Susan Williams, University of South Alabama, with panelists Sarah Frick, Furman University; Pierre Gremaud, SAMSI and North Carolina State University; T. Christine Stevens, Saint Louis University, and Tad White, National Security Agency. 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 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

Reception, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. See the listing in Social Events.

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National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Saturday after the banquet by Robert Bozeman, Morehouse College, Increasng the pool of underrepresented mathematicians.

Panel Discussion, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., NAM honors the life of Dr. David Harold Blackwell.

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

Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Sunday, 1:00 p.m., will be given by Edray Herbert Goins, Purdue University, Galois representations and $L$ Series: A Tour Through Mathematics.

See details about the banquet on Saturday in in 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.

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Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)

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

Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)

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

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

This program consists of an Invited Address at 11:10 a.m. on Friday by William Cook, Georgia Institute of Technology, In pursuit of the salesman: Mathematics at the limits of computation., and a series of Minisymposia scheduled Thursday through Sunday on Applications of Difference and Differential Equations in Ecology and Epidemiology, Zhilan Feng, Purdue University, and Yun Kang, Arizona State University, Thursday morning and afternoon; Combinatorial Optimization, David Hartvigsen, University of Notre Dame, and Donald Wagner, Office of Naval Research, Friday morning and afternoon; Education, Peter Turner, Clarkson University, Saturday morning; Frontiers in Geomathematics, Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslawtern, Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida, Volker Michel, Universität Siegen, and Thomas Soner, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, Saturday afternoon; Vistas in Applied Mathematics, Maria-Carme Calderer, University of Minnesota, Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida, Sunday morning; and Graph Theory, Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado, Denver, and Stephen Hartke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Sunday afternoon.

Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Open Forum, Friday, 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 in MAA Panels, Posters, and Other Sessions and MAA Sessions for Students.

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Mathematical Art Exhibition, organized by Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, Nathaniel A. Friedman, ISAMA and SUNY Albany, Anne Burns, Long Island University, C. W. Post University, Reza Sarhangi, Towson University, and Nathan Selikoff, Digital Awakening Studios. 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.

The Mathematical Sciences in 2025, organized by Mark L. Green, University of California Los Angeles, and Scott Weidman, National Academy of Sciences; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

A study commissioned by the National Science Foundation and conducted by the National Academies under the auspices of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications has begun that we hope will develop a strategic view that is useful to the NSF and other federal agencies; to chairs, deans, and academic administrators; to the mathematics and statistics communities; to the science and engineering community more broadly; and to the leadership of business, industry, government laboratories, and federal mission agencies.

This study will be a strategic examination of the mathematical sciences and how they can best position themselves to grow and contribute through 2025. It will cover three aspects of the mathematical sciences enterprise: discovery, connections, community. Here, "discovery" refers to basic research at the frontiers of knowledge in mathematics and statistics. "Connections" refers to exploiting research opportunities at boundaries of the mathematical sciences to promote the progress of science, to enhance national security, and to strengthen economic competitiveness. "Community" refers to cultivating a community of researchers, students, and professionals of sufficient breadth, depth, and diversity to sustain the nation's mathematical sciences enterprise in the twenty-firstst century. Please come to hear more about our goals and to be part of a dialog with the mathematical community.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, Friday 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. See for more information.

Women in the Mathematical Sciences:  Looking Back, Looking Forward, organized by Terrell Hodge, Western Michigan University, and Maura Mast, University of Massachusetts Boston; Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  2011 marks the 40th anniversary of two pioneering entities created to identify and promote opportunities for women in the mathematical community: The Association for Women in Mathematics and the Joint Committee for Women in the Mathematical Sciences. This panel, including Mary Gray, American University; Jim Lewis, University of Nebraska Lincoln; Jill Pipher, Brown University; Jean Taylor, Rutgers University; and Marie Vitulli, University of Oregon; will mark this anniversary by bringing together individuals who are leaders in the mathematics community and who have worked with AWM, JCW, and other organizations to promote equal access and equal opportunity for women and girls in the mathematical sciences. The panelists will offer perspectives on issues faced by women in the mathematical sciences over each of the last four decades, reflect on changes or constants in representation, accomplishments, attitudes, and other trends, and scan the horizons for opportunities and challenges in the upcoming decades. The panel will be moderated by Terrell Hodge. Sponsored by the AMS-ASA-AWM-IMS-MAA-NCTM-SIAM Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences.

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