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[Sy-cg-global] Announcement: Reconnect 2004 Programs

Christine Spassione spassion at
Wed Feb 4 08:50:10 EST 2004

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


Christine Spassione
DIMACS Visitor Coordinator

DIMACS Reconnect Conferences 2004

Reconnecting Teaching Faculty to the Mathematical Sciences
    Research Enterprise

In Summer 2004, DIMACS will hold three "Reconnect Conferences":

Satellite Program: Lafayette College
Experimental Algorithmics, with a Focus on Branch and Bound for Discrete
    Optimization Problems
Principal Speaker: Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories,
   caphill at
June 20 - June 26, 2004 (Sunday evening through Saturday afternoon)

Satellite Program: St. Mary's College
Folding and Unfolding in Computational Geometry
Principal Speaker: Joseph O'Rourke, Smith College, orourke at
July 11 - July 17, 2004 (Sunday evening through Saturday afternoon)

DIMACS/Rutgers University
Topics in Computational Molecular Biology (Note title change)
Principal Speaker: R. Ravi, Carnegie Mellon University, ravi at
August 8 - August 14, 2004 (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
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 undergraduate teaching. Two-year college faculty are welcome to apply.
Faculty from groups under-represented in mathematics are encouraged to

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 Laboratories America  and Telcordia
Technologies. Affiliate Members: Avaya Labs, HP Labs, IBM Research,
Microsoft Research.

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