[ugrads] MAA Newsletter - April 2009

Hemanshu Kaul kaul at math.iit.edu
Mon Apr 27 01:09:14 CDT 2009

The MAA newsletter for April 2009.


MathFest 2009 will be held August 5-8 in Portland, Oregon. We hope
you are already making plans to join us. The program promises to be
outstanding. For example, Ravi Vakil will deliver this year's Hedrick Lectures:
structure in modern geometry, or modern structure in classical
geometry." [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102559766362&s=49630&e=001S6BNjU9SSN9PAudq8zInRxIC77ws8vUWtHOaLcW6-VkpjPPHaHPk6f8kfOAjd6WkRJbiXewcltzRXA3h_w2O5O7VYURoOrP3Z86oEi-AQiTdDuae3eqTh-Yy1MVyJcky]

Organizers listed on the contributed paper session
page [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102559766362&s=49630&e=001S6BNjU9SSN-0f8U2sKyG8r_TKdjQX39U8GGPFs0XbJfb1x0-s2_E3Y7QG8xKVgw3o7RRgZ_8WFFrwo9xZzhquTMiQnApAPz6G9BMUhpq2hD6tY_uF_IFH2uTe5AU7dFYyrPkqYQJ_uI=]solicit
papers pertinent to their sessions. Contributed paper sessions generally
limit presentations to fifteen minutes. Presentations in the general
session will be limited to ten minutes. Each session room will be
equipped with a computer projector and a screen. Please remind your
colleagues tosubmit
an abstract for MathFest 2009 [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102559766362&s=49630&e=001S6BNjU9SSN_kByGK_Ec2cBPMpd5UqlB31QPbl0B2du6M7DMgQTP_I_7Ar_SKvwbIk3uZQwf3al0weMyR_pkqzZleutgPdM4x6NW7-xIICAcVcrlc9nb-PWMs0jTzUGPvZGDeP5no3wU=]
by the May 1 deadline.

Once again, travel funds are available for both undergraduate and
graduate students who are presenting their work at MathFest. Proposals
for travel support should be submitted along with abstracts at www.maa.org/mathfest/abstracts

RUMC Call for Proposals

The MAA requests proposals for funding for the 2009-2010 Regional
Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences. The grant DMS-0846477 from the
Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation
provides support for institutions or groups of institutions that wish
to initiate or expand undergraduate mathematics conferences. The awards
from the grant are intended to cover a portion of the typical expenses
involved with hosting the conference. It is anticipated that most
awards will be between $1,000 and $4,000, but smaller and larger
requests will be considered where appropriate. Talks presented at
funded conferences should be accessible to a wide range of
undergraduate students. Conferences may assume any format that
accomplishes the object of the grant, but deviations from successful
formats should be fully explained.

The review committee is particularly interested in expanding the program 
to regions of the country that do not traditionally offer undergraduates 
an opportunity to give mathematical presentations. For more information on 
the RUMC program go to www.maa.org/RUMC/welcome.html 
Information on applying is at www.maa.org/RUMC/apply.html 
Questions may be directed to Doug Faires at faires at math.ysu.edu 
[mailto:faires at math.ysu.edu]or Robert Vallin at rvallin at maa.org 
[mailto:rvallin at maa.org].

Have You Visited the MAA Basic Library List on MAA

MAA's Basic Library List 
4=](BLL) is a list of books recommended by the Association for purchase by 
college and university libraries. The current verions of the BLL is part 
of MAA Reviews; books that are part of the BLL have that fact indicated in 
search results and on their "book details" page. The Advanced 
Searchfeature allows you to restrict your search to books that are in the 
BLL, and that is the primary way to access the list. Many books in the BLL 
have ratings contributed by the BLL Committee indicating the strength of 
their recommendation.

For those of you familiar with the history of the list, you may also be 
interested to learn that the 1991 version of the BLL 
s=] is still publicly available.

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