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African-American Mathematics: Successes and Challenges

Sixth in the Annual Series of Symposia
"Without Number: Mathematics and Culture"

Saturday, February 28, 2004
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
685-725 Commonwealth Avenue
CAS Room B12

Start Time: 11:00 am - End Time: 5:00 pm
Hot beverages available throughout

Kenneth Elmore, Dean of Students

Panel Discussion 11:00-12:30
African-American Mathematics: Successes and Challenges I

Reception: 12:30-2:00

Keynote Address 2:00-3:00

Floyd L. Williams (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

"Some thoughts on teaching, mentoring, learning, and use of knowledge"

Coffee Break 3:00-3:30

Panel Discussion 3:30-5:00
African-American Mathematics: Successes and Challenges II

Confirmed Panelists: Terrence Richard Blackman (Medgar Evers College), Emery Brown (Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital), Jimmie Davis (MITRE Corporation), Lloyd Douglas (The National Science Foundation), Jonathan Farley (MIT), Roosevelt Gentry (Jackson State University), Roscoe Giles (Boston University), Donald King (Northeastern University), Kenneth Manning (MIT), Raymond Thomas (Medgar Evers College)

Links to Visit

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Mathematical Association of America's SUMMA: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

Tenth Annual Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences

Boston University Mathematics Department

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Partial support of this event by The Boston University Humanities Foundation, as a Humanities Enhancement Project of the Boston University Student Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America, is very gratefully acknowledged

Partial support for participants from Partner Institutions under the Northeast Alliance Program were generously provided by the Provost's Office