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2002 Section Meeting 
Portland State University

by Ken Ross

Mark your calendars! A wonderful joint meeting of our MAA Pacific Northwest Section and the AMS Western Section at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon is planned for Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, 2002.

Hour speakers on the MAA program include Ed Burger, Williams College, and Tina Straley, Executive Director of the MAA. Ed Burger is winner of a national MAA teaching award. The joint AMS-MAA hour speaker will be Kenneth A. Ribet, University of California, Berkeley.  

Jennifer Firkins, at Linfield College, will be organizing a special session of papers by Junior Faculty on their Research. The MAA program wlll also include a minicourse or two, special sessions for community college members, sessions on topics in mathematics education, and a NExT program for young faculty in the section. The winners of the American Mathematics Competitions in our states will be honored. 

Information is available on the website: Persons interested in giving a 15-minute presentation at the meeting or who have questions about the meeting should contact Ken Ross at ross@math.uoregon.eduQuestions regarding local arrangements should be directed to Jeanette Palmiter at

Hour speakers on the AMS program will include Richard Montgomery, University of California at Santa Cruz; Edriss Titi, University of California at Irvine; and Michael Wolf of Rice University. Several AMS Special Sessions are planned, including (1) Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics; (2) Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations; (3) The Quintic Equation: Algebra and Geometry; (4) Matroid Theory; (5) Mathematical Biology. For more information, go to

The Oregon state TOTOM (Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics) will be meeting in conjunction with this meeting. They will meet on Wednesday, June 19, prior to our meeting.


Copyright 2001
Pacific Northwest Section, Mathematical Association of America.
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