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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 21. 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.

Sunday —Tuesday

Student Hospitality Center

Sunday—Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. ­-5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.­-3:00 p.m., organized by Richard Neal, University of Oklahoma.


Ecumenical Christian Service, Sunday, 7:00 a.m.--7:45 a.m., organized by the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences

Welcoming Reception for Undergraduate Students

Sunday, 4:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m; Representatives of the MAA and its Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters will be on hand to welcome and provide information to undergraduate students who are attending the national meetings. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Graduate Student Reception

Sunday, 5:00 p.m. -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 (to be posted by September 7, 2001).

Mathematical Sciences Institutes Reception

Sunday, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. CRM, DIMACS, The Fields Institute, IMA, IPAM, MSRI, and PIMS invite you to a reception where you can talk to their representatives and learn about their current and future programs and activities (or reminisce about their past ones). The participating institutes are Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (Montréal), the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (New Jersey), The Fields Institute (Toronto), the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (Minneapolis), the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA (Los Angeles), the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley), and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (Vancouver).

Reception for First-Time Participants

Sunday, 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. The AMS and the MAA Committee on Membership are cosponsoring a social hour on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 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. Refreshment will be served.

Dinner to honor AWM's Noether Lecturer

All participants are invited to a dinner to honor AWM's Noether Lecturer on Sunday. 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 Sunday at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. This has been a popular, well-attended event in the past.


MAA Two-Year College Reception , Monday, 5:45 p.m. -7:00 p.m., sponsored by Addison Wesley Longman. The MAA Committee on Two-Year Colleges Reception is open to all conference participants particularly two-year college faculty members. The reception is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. There will be hot and cold food and a cash bar. Please join us.

Knitting Network, Monday, 8:15 p.m.--9:45 p.m., organized by Sarah-Marie Belcastro, Bowdoin College, and Carolyn Yackel, Indiana University. Join other mathematicians in discussing the mathematics involved in certain fiber arts, and bring along your current project.

MER Banquet

The Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Network welcomes all mathematicians who are interested in precollege, undergraduate, and/or graduate educational reform to attend the MER banquet on Monday 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 $47 each, including tax and gratuity.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, Monday, 2:00p.m.--4:00p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Reunion Reception, Monday, 5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m. See the site maintained by the organizers.

Purdue Mathematics Department Alumni Reception, Monday, 6:00 p.m.--7:30 p.m.

Design Science MathPlayer Cocktail Reception
Monday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The wait is over, Math on the Web is here! Design Science invites all to a hosted cocktail reception and brief MathPlayer presentation at the Marriott Hotel, next to the Convention Center.


Joint Pi Mu Epsilon and MAA Project NExT Breakfast

Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.
; contact Richard Jarvinen,

Welcome Reception for Mathematicians in Business, Industry and Government

Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. ­6:30 p.m.,organized by Phil Gustafson, Mesa State College. This reception is open to all conference participants and in particular to those interested in the mathematics of business, industry, and government (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 @Urbana Champaign Reception, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m., organized by the University of Illinois @ Urbana Champaign Department of Mathematics.

NAM Banquet

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. The National Association of Mathematicians will host a banquet on Tuesday evening. A cash bar reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $47 each, including tax and gratuity.

Mathematical Reviews Reception

Tuesday, 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.

MAA Project NExT Reception

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m., organized by Christine Stevens, St. Louis University. All MAA Project NExT national and Section NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of MAA Project NExT are invited.

University of Michigan Alumni Reception

4:30 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, 8 January 2002, San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina


MAA Liaison Breakfast, Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.--8:30 a.m.

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 Wednesday, with a cash bar reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $47, including tax and gratuity.

A special highlight of the evening will be a talk by Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr., University of California Berkeley, on Pi in de Pieterskerk. On July 5, 2000, the Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander unveiled in the historic Pieterskerk in Leiden a stone commemorating the Dutch mathematician Ludolph van Ceulen (1540­-1610). Van Ceulen achieved fame for his accurate computation of the number pi. Remarkably, his result was first made public on his tombstone, a unique mathematical monument that was lost in the early nineteenth century. In the lecture the speaker will describe the rediscovery of the original text on the tombstone and his initiative to have a replacement copy made and installed in the Pieterskerk.


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