Our annual MAA/Department Liaison Breakfast is set
January 14, 2006, at Note that this is a change from
the printed schedule that appears in the program issues of both FOCUS
and the AMS Notices. The location will be announced prior to the
This year's meeting promises to be another great meeting, with talks by
Laszlo Lovasz from Microsoft and Keith Devlin talking on "The
Mathematics of Everyday Language," among many others. We hope
you can join us.
The deadline for submission of abstracts for
contributed paper sessions is September 28. The deadline to register
and qualify for the hotel room lottery is November 4, while the
deadline is November 14 for those who wish to have their program mailed
in advance. More details are available through the meeting website www.maa.org/meetings/national_meetings.html.
Survey on MAA Professional Development
The MAA Strategic Planning Working Group on Professional Development
wants to hear from you and your colleagues. The
Strategic Planning Group is "charged to examine issues, opportunities,
and obstacles [in Professional Development]
that impact the MAA’s ability to fulfill its mission and reach its
vision" and will make a final report to the Executive Committee and
Board of Governors next year.
We ask that you take a few
minutes to respond to a web survey, available at www.maa.org/data/pd-survey.html.Please forward this
request on to your colleagues, and ask that they respond as well.
Undergraduate Poster Session in San Antonio
January 2006 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition
will be held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio on
Saturday, January 14, 2006 from 4:00-6:30pm. Please
encourage students who have completed an undergraduate research project
to submit their abstract online at http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/poster06.html.
The new issue of Math Horizons should be arriving in your mailbox any
day now (you are a subscriber, right?). The new issue features articles
on the CBS crime drama, "NUMB3RS," articles on mathematical induction,
an article on operations research, a new proof of a central result in
number theory,...well, you get the idea, lots of great stuff. We hope
you'll share your copy with your colleagues and students, and let them
know what a great deal a Math Horizons subscription is.
The complete table of contents of the September issue, and lots of
other information on Math Horizons, can be found at www.maa.org/mathhorizons/.
Journey to China
China is both an ancient culture and an
awakening giant driven by its contributions
in mathematics, science and technology.
Come with us to visit this enigmatic and
alluring country whose inhabitants comprise
1/5 of the world's population. We will have
the unique chance to learn about the rich
history of Chinese mathematics from some
of the country's leading experts, while at the
same time visit a number of China's most
outstanding cultural sites. Full details are available at www.maa.org/china.
Third International Conference on the Teaching
Following two successful International Conferences (ICTM-98, Samos
Greece, ICTM02, Crete Greece), the 3rd International Conference on the
Teaching of Mathematics will address new ways of teaching undergraduate
mathematics. The conference will be based at the hotel The Marmara in
the center of Istanbul and will provide a unique international and
centralized forum and bring together faculty members from countries
with different educational and pedagogical systems around the world who
are committed to introducing and using innovative teaching methods.
Full conference information can be found at www.tmd.org.tr/ictm3.
Travel Grants for ICM 2006
The American Mathematical Society has received support from the
National Science Foundation to provide partial travel support for U.S.
attending the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM06)
22-30, 2006, in Madrid, Spain.