DIMACS would like to call your attention to Reconnect 2003 programs. Please pass this announcement along to anyone you think might be interested. The deadline for applications has been extended until all slots are filled. Sincerely, Christine Spassione DIMACS Visitor Coordinator ****************************************************************************** DIMACS Reconnect Conferences 2003 Reconnecting Teaching Faculty to the Mathematical Sciences Research Enterprise 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 math.unl.edu 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 csusm.edu July 16 - July 23, 2003 (A break day will be provided in between the program schedule) 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 eecs.tufts.edu 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 mathematical 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 Labs/Lucent Technologies, NEC Research and Telcordia Technologies. There will be opportunities 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 wheatonma.edu) Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University (froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu) 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 undergraduate 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 http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/reconnect/. Or, contact the Reconnect Program Coordinator, at reconnect at dimacs.rutgers.edu, 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.