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OUTLOOK @MSRI, June/July 2013

Dear Friends of MSRI,

This is the June/July, 2013, 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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June/July, 2013, OUTLOOK Contents:

1.  2013 Summer Graduate Schools

2.  Spring 2013 Emissary newsletter

3.  Member Applications for 2014–15

4.  Workshops in 2013–15

5.  Call for Proposals

6.  Programs in 2013–16

7.  Diversity

8.  Donor Recognition programs

9. Corporate Partners program

10. VMath: Streaming Video

11. Bay Area K–12 Math Outreach

12. National Association of Math Circles

13. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions

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1.  2013 SUMMER GRADUATE SCHOOLS

Information regarding the 2013 Summer Graduate Schools can be found at: https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/summer-graduate-school  The nomination period has now closed.

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2.  SPRING 2013 EMISSARY NEWSLETTER

Read the Spring 2013 issue of MSRI’s newsletter, the EMISSARY, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/16 

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3.  MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR 2014–15

The application period for the 2014–2015 scientific programs will begin on August 1, 2013.  The 2014–2015 programs will be: New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms; Geometric Representation Theory; Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures; Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics.

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/member-application

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4.  WORKSHOPS IN 2013–15

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 2013–14 and 2014–15 have been posted.

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5.  CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

MSRI invites submissions of proposals for Thematic Programs, Hot Topics Workshops, and Summer Graduate Schools.  For detailed information, please visit: https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/request-for-proposals.

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6.  PROGRAMS, 2013–16

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

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7.  DIVERSITY

The 7th annual MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) will take place at MSRI from June 15–July 28, 2013.  This comprehensive summer program offers 18 undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research in the mathematical sciences.  The main objective of the MSRI-UP is to identify talented students, especially those from underrepresented groups, who
are interested in mathematics and make available to them meaningful research opportunities, the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in successful collaborations, and a community of academic peers and mentors who can advise, encourage and support them through a successful graduate program.

The eight NSF-funded US mathematics institutes created a collaborative diversity initiative that began in the fall of 2011.  This program sponsors several mathematics and diversity oriented workshops per year.  The next activity in this series is the Modern Math Workshop, which will take place October 2–3, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, preceding the annual SACNAS National Conference. Please visit http://icerm.brown.edu/mmw2013 for more details.  The full list of upcoming diversity initiative events may be found at: http://www.mathinstitutes.org/diversity.php.

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8.  DONOR RECOGNITION PROGRAMS

ARCHIMEDES SOCIETY: Annual Fund gifts are recognized through membership in the Archimedes Society.  Archimedes Society members enjoy reserved seating for public events and are invited to special receptions.  Annual Fund gifts support all of MSRI’s activities, including scientific research, K–12 education, and community outreach. Over 3,500 young people participate in our education programs each year and countless others attend our public programs.  For more information and to join the Archimedes Society, please go to https://secure.entango.com/donate/ZbzmT35yJjs

MUSEION: Your generous gift of $5,041 or more is recognized by an invitation to MSRI’s Museion dinner and lecture series.  At Museion, an elegant dinner complements a lecture by an acclaimed expert in the mathematical sciences.  Attendees have a unique opportunity to get to know the speakers during the discussion following the lecture.  For more information about Museion, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/pages/23 or contact Development by emailing development@msri.org.

GAUSS SOCIETY: The Gauss Society honors donors who have chosen to designate MSRI in their Will or Living Trust. Income from contributed endowments will help support MSRI's scientific programs in perpetuity.  Professor Douglas Lind chairs the Gauss Society and host an annual gathering each January to recognize its members.
For more information, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/235 or contact Development by emailing development@msri.org.

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9.  CORPORATE PARTNERS PROGRAM

MSRI is grateful to those corporations that have supported our education and scientific programs.  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, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/corporate-sponsors or contact Development by emailing development@msri.org.

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10.  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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11.  BAY AREA K–12 MATH OUTREACH

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. Also check out the

four local Math Circles for Teachers: Bay Area Circle for Teachers, http://bact.mathcircles.org/; 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

The Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop will be held June 17–21, 2013 on the Clark Kerr campus of UC Berkeley.  For more information please visit: http://bact.mathcircles.org/summer.  The Mathematics Professional Development Institute for mathematics educators of grades 6–8 will be held July 8–26, 2013 in the mathematics department at UC Berkeley.

The 2013 Bay Area Science Festival has announced the Fall 2013 Dates, Oct 24–Nov 2,  for more information about the Festival visit http://bayareascience.org/ . Also, plan to join us at the MSRI Booth at AT&T Park on November 2nd.

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12.  THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MATH CIRCLES (NAMC)

NAMC will be at Mathfest 2013, August 1–3, in Hartford, Connecticut.  Visit the website for more details about Math Circle activities at MathFest and make sure to stop by the NAMC Booth in the exhibit hall!  See https://www.mathcircles.org/content/maa-mathfest-2013

Math Circle Mini Grant Applications (up to $2,000) are available to support new and existing Math Circles. The next deadline for submitting an application online will be September 1. Visit the site to learn more: https://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-circle-grants

The National Association of Math Circles (NAMC) website continues to grow with new lesson plans, videos of Math Circles in action, and so much more! Visit http://www.mathcircles.org and checkout the resources.

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13.  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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