Memorial Article
Julian D. Cole (19251999)
George Bluman, Pamela Cook, Joe Flaherty, Jerry Kevorkian, Norman Malmuth, Robert O'Malley, Donald W. Schwendeman, and Marshall Tulin
Communications
Fermat's Last Theorem for Amateurs
Reviewed by Michael Rosen
2000 Steele Prizes
2000 Cole Prize
2000 AMSSIAM Wiener Prize
2000 Award for Distinguished Public Service
From the AMS
Call for Nominations for 2000 Morgan Prize

Feature Articles
Cannonballs and Honeycombs
Thomas C. Hales
The author has proved the Kepler Conjecturethat the standard way of
stacking oranges or cannonballs is at least as efficient as any other wayand
a conjecture about honeycombs. This is his first published discussion of the
proofs, and he offers insights into the geometry and analysis that he uses.
Communications Security for the Twentyfirst Century: The Advanced Encryption Standard
Susan Landau
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is conducting a
competition for a public cryptosystem suitable for the beginning of the
twentyfirst century, with the winning candidate to be announced later in 2000.
Landau describes the mathematics and politics behind this competition.
Teaching Geometry According to Euclid
Robin Hartshorne
A noted algebraic geometer writes about teaching geometry to
undergraduates with Euclid's and Hilbert's geometry at the base and with modern
algebra added later. There is no need for real numbers, and the true essence of
geometry can develop naturally and economically.

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AMS in the Twentieth Century
"A Different Era of Advertising"  Allyn Jackson
Commentary
"Face to Face: Teachers and Mathematicians"  Mark Saul Associate Editor
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Additional Trjitzinsky Memorial Award Announced /
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Request for Proposals for 2001 NSFCBMS Regional Conferences /
News from the Isaac Newton Institute /
Project NExT: New Experiences in Teaching /
Nominations Sought for National Medal of Science
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