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OUTLOOK @MSRI, May 07, 2012

Dear Friends of MSRI,

This is the May/June issue of the bimonthly OUTLOOK e-newsletter of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), which is sent to the mathematical community.  It provides information about research opportunities and activities at MSRI that may be of interest to you.

Anne Brooks Pfister

Press Officer

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Monday, May 7, 2012, OUTLOOK Contents:

1. New MSRI Director Announced

2. MSRI Honored by AMS Award for Focus on Diversity

3. New Emissary newsletter, Spring 2012 issue

4. Workshops in 2012-14

5. 2012 Summer Graduate Schools

6. Programs in 2012-15

7. Member Applications for 2013-14

8. Diversity

9. Donor Recognition programs

10. Corporate Partners program

11. Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals Across the Country

12. VMath: Streaming Video

13. Bay Area Math Circles

14. SF Math Teachers’ Circle

15. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions

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1.  NEW MSRI DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED

David Eisenbud has been appointed to become the next Director of MSRI.  He will serve a four-year term beginning August 1, 2013, and running through July 31, 2017. See http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/290

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2.  MSRI HONORED BY AMS AWARD FOR FOCUS ON DIVERSITY

The AMS (American Mathematical Society) recently honored MSRI with the “Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference” award for its "high level of commitment and successful efforts to improve diversity in the profession of mathematics in the United States." See http://tinyurl.com/AMSaward

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3.  NEW EMISSARY NEWSLETTER, SPRING 2012 ISSUE

Read MSRI's newsletter, the EMISSARY, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to www.msri.org/Emissary

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4.  WORKSHOPS IN 2012-14

For a complete list of MSRI workshops and more information, please see:

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/all-workshops

All programmatic workshops for the academic years 2011-12 and 2012 -13 have been posted, as well as most workshops for the academic year 2013-14.

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5.  2012 SUMMER GRADUATE SCHOOLS

Information regarding the 2012 Summer Graduate Schools can be found at:

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/summer-graduate-workshops

The nomination period has now closed.

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6.  PROGRAMS, 2012-15

For descriptions of our current and future semester- and year-long Scientific Programs, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/programs

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7.  MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR 2013-14

The application period for the 2013-2014 scientific programs will begin on August 1, 2012.   The 2013-2014 programs will be: Mathematical General Relativity; Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics; Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory; and Algebraic Topology.

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8.  DIVERSITY

The NSF funded mathematics institutes have started a collaborative diversity program. This program will sponsor several mathematics and diversity oriented workshops per year. The full list may be found at: http://www.mathinstitutes.org/diversity.php. The next activity in this series is the Modern Math Workshop. The MMC will take place October 10 - 11, 2012 in Seattle, WA.  Visit http://nimbios.org/education/modern_math_ws.html for more details.

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9.  DONOR RECOGNITION PROGRAMS

The ARCHIMEDES SOCIETY helps MSRI to implement important programs and diversify and plan its future funding. Archimedes Society donor levels celebrate interesting numbers and places. Archimedes Society donors are invited at no or reduced cost to special events, and are offered reserved seating and special post-event receptions. MSRI Trustee Jim Simons hosts an annual Museion dinner and lecture in New York City.  To join the Archimedes Society, please go to https://secure.entango.com/donate/ZbzmT35yJjs .

The GAUSS SOCIETY: MSRI would welcome mention in your Will or Living Trust. Income from contributed endowments will help MSRI's scientific programs in perpetuity.  Visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/235 for more information. Please notify MSRI's Development Director by emailing agonzalez@msri.org or calling 510-643-6056 when you have done so, and you will be recognized as a member of the MSRI Gauss Society.  The next Gauss Society recognition dinner will be held in San Diego, CA in January 2013 in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings.  Doug Lind chairs the Gauss Society.

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10.  CORPORATE PARTNERS PROGRAM

Corporate Partners members enjoy a variety of benefits including invitations to special events and listing in MSRI publications.  For more information about the Corporate Partners program go to http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/corporate-sponsors/become-a-corporate-sponsor or contact Nancy Stryble, Director of Corporate Relations, at 510-642-0771 or nancys@msri.org.

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11.  JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Students in middle school through high school will enjoy hands-on fun with math activities at the Julia Robinson Math Festival taking place nationwide in 2012. The last festival of the year is scheduled to take place at Stanford on Sunday, May 6. Vi Hart, YouTube recreational "mathemusician" sensation (http://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart) will lead an interactive mathematical session and banish any notion that math is boring. Visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/287 for more information.

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12.  VMath: STREAMING VIDEO

Many lectures and special events at MSRI are videotaped and made available via streaming video through MSRI'S VMath web site, see http://www.msri.org/web/msri/online-videos.

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13.  BAY AREA MATH CIRCLES

For a complete list of Bay Area Math Circles and information about participating in a program visit our website http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/5 and see  Math Circles for Teachers: AIM Math Teachers' Circle, http://mathteacherscircle.org/circle/; Oakland/East Bay Math Circle, http://oebmc.mathcircles.org; and the San Francisco Math Circle, http://www.sfmathcircle.org/index.html

Interested in news about the Bay Area Circle for Teachers (BACT)?  Subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter by sending a message with the word "subscribe" in the text or heading to: Bact-teachers-request@mailman.mathcircles.org  The Bay Area Circle for Teachers 2012 Summer Workshop will be held June 18-22, 2012 at UC Berkeley. This program is free for all teachers. In fact, teachers who attend are eligible for housing in Berkeley. To register and for more information visit the website: http://bact.mathcircles.org/summer
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14.  SF MATH TEACHERS’ CIRCLE

The San Francisco Math Circle presents 2 opportunities to see Jim Tanton (http://www.jamestanton.com/!). First, Jim will be presenting Monday, April 2, 4:10- 5:30pm,  Science 210 at SFSU. This talk will be for local students and teachers. Second, Jim will be presenting for the SFMC Teachers' Circle on Tuesday, April 3, 6-9pm, Trailer P at SFSU. Please RSVP for this event,  http://www.sfmathcircle.org/teacherscircle.html For more information about the SFMC, contact us, brandy@msri.org
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15.  SUBSCRIBE TO MATH & PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you wish to receive weekly updates about mathematical events at MSRI, please send an e-mail with the message "subscribe math-announcements" to math-announcements-request@mailman.msri.org

If you wish to receive information about non-mathematical events at MSRI, please send an e-mail with the message "subscribe public-announcements" to public-announcementsrequest@mailman.msri.org

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