Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

Thanks for your patience.

Towards Excellence:
Leading a Mathematics Department in the 21st Century

The American Mathematical Society Task Force on Excellence

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William Kirwan
Keynote Address
Leadership Conference
Indiana University
August 5-7, 1999

American Mathematical Society