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[Sy-cg-global] Announcement: Reconnect 2003 Programs

Christine Spassione spassion at
Tue Feb 25 10:57:49 EST 2003

DIMACS would like to call your attention to Reconnect 2003 programs.
Please pass this announcement along to anyone you think might be

The deadline for applications has been extended until all slots are filled.


Christine Spassione
DIMACS Visitor Coordinator

DIMACS Reconnect Conferences 2003
Reconnecting Teaching Faculty to the Mathematical Sciences Research

In Summer 2003, DIMACS will hold three "Reconnect Conferences":

Satellite Program: Salem State College
Some Current Problems in Coding Theory
Principal Speaker: Judy Walker, University of Nebraska - Lincoln,
    jwalker at
June 15 - June 21, 2003 (Sunday evening through Saturday afternoon)

Satellite Program: Illinois Institute of Technology
Centrality in Graphs with Applications to the Theory of Location of Facilities
Principal Speaker: K. Brooks Reid, California State University San Marcos,
    breid at
July 16 - July 23, 2003 (A break day will be provided in between the program

DIMACS/Rutgers University
Internet Algorithms: Modeling the Web as a Graph, with Applications to
    Information Gathering and Search
Principal Speaker: Lenore Cowen, Tufts College, cowen at
August 10 - August 16, 2003 (Sunday evening through Saturday afternoon)

About the Reconnect Conferences:

These conferences expose faculty teaching undergraduates to the mathematical
sciences research enterprise by introducing them to a current research topic
relevant to the classroom through a series of lectures by a leading expert and
involving them in writing materials useful in the classroom. Participants 
have the
possibility of following up by preparing these materials for publication in the
DIMACS Educational Modules Series.

These workshops offer the opportunity for junior faculty as well as 
mid-level and
senior faculty to advance to research questions in a new area of the 
sciences. Participants will also acquire materials and gain ideas for seminar
presentations and for undergraduate research projects.

These conferences are also aimed at reconnecting faculty to the mathematical
sciences enterprise by involving them in a leading research center, which is a
consortium of Princeton University, Rutgers University, AT&T Labs, Bell 
Technologies, NEC Research and Telcordia Technologies. There will be 
to follow up after the conference by getting connected to DIMACS 
researchers and
other DIMACS programs throughout the year.

Conference Organizers:

Rochelle Leibowitz, Wheaton College (rochelle_leibowitz at
Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University (froberts at

Funds for Lodging, Meals and Travel: Lodging and meals will be provided through
anticipated NSF funding. Limited funds are expected to be available for 
travel awards.
Who may apply? Anyone may apply. Please apply for any one of the conferences or
all of them. Preference will be given to faculty whose primary job is 
teaching. Two-year college faculty are welcome to apply. Faculty from groups
under-represented in mathematics are encouraged to apply.

To receive more information, visit our web site at

Or, contact the Reconnect Program Coordinator, at 
reconnect at, or
telephone at (732) 445-5928.

Reconnect Program Administrator
DIMACS / CoRE Building / 4th Floor
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
96 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018 USA

DIMACS was founded as a National Science Foundation Science and Technology
Center and a joint Project of Rutgers, Princeton University, AT&T Labs, 
Bell Labs, NEC
Research and Telcordia Technologies. Affiliate Members: Avaya Labs, IBM Watson
Research Center, Microsoft Research.

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