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
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
Jennifer Firkins, at Linfield College, will be
organizing a special session of papers by Junior Faculty on their
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: http://www.mth.pdx.edu/pnwams.
Persons interested in giving a 15-minute presentation at the meeting or who have
questions about the meeting should contact Ken Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding local arrangements
should be directed to Jeanette Palmiter at email@example.com.
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 http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2079_special.html.
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.