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Selected Highlights of the 2007 Joint Mathematics Meetings

the Sheraton and Marriott hotels Jackson Square

A record number of attendees, over 5200, came to the 2007 Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in New Orleans, January 5-8. Below are links to descriptions of selected events from the meeting:


AMS President James Arthur January 2007 Prizes and Awards
Origami Minicourse Invited Addresses, Sessions, and Other Activities
Exhibits open Pictures from the Exhibits
AMS exhibit area AMS Activities at the 2007 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Outside the Employment Center Mathematical Sciences Employment Center

Each year the Employment Center is part of the JMM, but because of updates, we feel that descriptions of past Employment Centers may be more misleading than they are informative. See a description of the Employment Center at the 2013 JMM in San Diego for information on a modern Employment Center.

Mike Breen and contestants Who Wants to Be a Mathematician


Raffle drawing

A raffle and t-shirt sale along with donations raised $10,000 for the Second Harvest of New Orleans Food Bank BackPack Program.

Prizes and winners are:

  • Mackichan Scientific Workplace (two prizes): Barbara Jur (Macomb Community College) and M. M. Bogacz (St. Xavier University)
  • Four-night stay at the San Diego Marriott during the 2008 JMM: Catherine Murphy (Purdue University Calumet)
  • Dell Inspiron 1501 wireless notebook computer: Steve Hilbert (Ithaca College)
  • Apple iPod with color video: Carolyn Cuff (Westminster College)
  • $300 AMS Bookstore Credit: Michael Barry (Allegheny College)
  • $200 MAA Bookstore Credit: Karen Bolinger (Clarion University)
  • Legal Seafood New England Lobster Bake: Emily Moore (Grinnell College)
  • TI-89 Titanium Graphing Calculator: Deanna Caveny (College of Charleston)
  • HP 30S Scientific Calculator (five prizes): Michael Falk (Northern Arizona University), Max Tran (Kingsborough Community College), Rich Neidinger (Davidson College), Andrew Shallue (University of Wisconsin), and Kimberly Vincent (Washington State University)
  • Bose Tri-port Acoustic Headphones: Fred J. Hickernell (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Most of the photographs on these pages were taken by Wayne Catalano, others are by Diane Boumenot (AMS), Mike Breen (AMS), Bill Butterworth (DePaul University), Brie Finegold (2006 AMS-AAAS Media Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara), and Fernando Gouvêa (Colby College and editor of Focus).

The Joint Mathematics Meetings are held for the purpose of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and providing the communication necessary for progress in the field. These meetings serve to preserve, supplement, and utilize the results of the research of mathematicians worldwide.

The 2008 Joint Mathematics Meetings will be in San Diego . Also see Highlights of the 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings.


Meal tab calculations
Some of the mathematics outside the meeting - a server's calculations to find 2/3 and 1/3 of a $169 bill