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[Sy-cg-global] Announcement: Reconnect 2005 Programs

Christine Spassione spassion at
Mon Nov 8 12:23:14 EST 2004

DIMACS would like to call your attention to Reconnect 2005 programs.
Please pass this announcement along to anyone you think might be


Christine Spassione
DCI/Reconnect Program Coordinator

DIMACS Reconnect Conferences 2005
Reconnecting Teaching Faculty to the Mathematical Sciences
   Research Enterprise

In Summer 2005, DIMACS will hold two Satellite "Reconnect

Satellite Program: Montclair State University
Topic: Mathematics of Elections and Decisions
Principal Speaker: Donald G. Saari, University of California,
   dsaari at
Guest Speaker: Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University,
   jonesm at
Dates: June 12 - June 18, 2005 (Sunday evening through Saturday

Satellite Program: Spelman College
Topic: The Mathematics of Medical Imaging
Principal Speakers:
   Lawrence Shepp, Rutgers University, shepp at
   Martin Lindquist,Columbia University, mal2053 at
Dates: July 17 - July 23, 2005 (Sunday evening through Saturday

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 apply.

To receive more information, visit our web site at
Or, contact the Reconnect Program Coordinator, at reconnect at,
or telephone at (732) 445-4304.

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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