Communications
The Shoelace BookA Book Review
Reviewed by Colin Adams
Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Helen G. Grundman
WHAT IS...a Quasiconformal Mapping?
Juha Heinonen
International Congress of Mathematicians 2006
Allyn Jackson
The Jefferson Fellowship Program
2006 Fulkerson Prize
2005 Annual Survey of the Mathematical Sciences (Third Report)
Ellen E. Kirkman, James W. Maxwell, Colleen A. Rose

Feature Articles
The Search for Simple Symmetric Venn Diagrams
Frank Ruskey, Carla D. Savage, and Stan Wagon
Generalizing the familiar pictures of two or three intersecting circles, a
Venn diagram is a collection of simple closed curves that intersect in only
finitely many points and such that the intersection of interiors of any subset
of the curves is nonempty and connected. If there are n curves, and the diagram
has nfold rotational symmetry, n must be a prime. The authors show how these
can be constructed.
Better Ways to Cut a Cake
Steven J. Brams, Michael A. Jones, and Christian Klamler
A mathematical cake, as viewed by n persons participating in its division,
is modeled by their n (covert) value functions on the unit interval. Each
participant can cut the cake at a point by a vertical line at that point, and
each is assumed to make their cut so as to maximize the value of the minimum
size piece they might receive. The authors explore algorithms that allow this
division to be fair to all.

Departments
Commentary
"Opinion: Math for America and the Math Science Teaching Corps" 
Irwin Kra, Executive Director, Math for America
Letters to the Editor
Mathematics People
MacArthur Fellowships Awarded /
2007 ICIAM Prizes Announced /
CMEMSRI Prize Awarded /
Cook Receives Synge Award /
2006 CMS Awards Given /
Landim Awarded 2006 TWAS Prize /
Prizes of the Mathematical Society of Japan /
NSDEG Fellowships Awarded /
Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Presentation Awards /
B. H. Neumann Awards Given
Mathematics Opportunities
NSF Computing Equipment and Instrumentation Programs /
DMS/NIGMS Initiative in Mathematical Biology /
National Academies Mirzayan Graduate Fellowship Program /
Newton Fellowship Program /
Call for Nominations for Waterman Award /
CMI Liftoff Program for Summer 2007
For Your Information
Palis Elected TWAS President /
NCTM Releases Curriculum Report
Inside the AMS
Trjitzinsky Memorial Awards Presented, /
Emma Lehmer 100 Years Old /
Deaths of AMS Members
Reference and Book List
Mathematics Calendar
New Publications Offered by the AMS
Meetings and Conferences of the AMS
Meetings and Conferences Table of Contents
Notices 2006 Index
