The New Science of (Random) Networks--Two Book Reviews
Reviewed by Rick Durrett

Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved--A Book Review
Reviewed by Bjarne Toft

WHAT IS a Quasi-morphism?
D. Kotschick

Interview with Jean-Pierre Serre
Martin Raussen and Christian Skau

Glimm and Witten Receive National Medal of Science

2003 Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences (First Report)
Ellen E. Kirkman, James W. Maxwell, and Colleen Rose

From the AMS Secretary

Reports from the 2003 Fall Policy Committee Meetings

2003 AMS Election Results

Call for Suggestions for 2004 Election

Nominations by Petition for 2004 AMS ELection

Call for Nominations for 2005 Steele Prizes

Feature Articles

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Geometrization of 3-Manifolds via the Ricci Flow
Michael T. Anderson
The classification of three manifolds is a major quest in topology. The author discusses the recent work of Perelman, and the work of Thurston and Hamilton on which it builds, towards classification.

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RIMS, An Institute for Japan and the World
Allyn Jackson
The author reports on the history and operations of the prominent Japanese research institute.


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