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.

| ## Arnold Ross Lectures 2001Sponsored by American Mathematical Society andSt. Louis Science Center The American Mathematical Society is proud to present the 12th in a series of lectures for talented high school mathematics students. This is a time of exciting progress in the mathematical sciences. Mathematical research has stimulated new ideas in many subject areas--computer science, physics, engineering, biology, the behavioral sciences, and other disciplines. And yet many people are not aware of the importance of mathematics and the stimulating activities currently under way in mathematical research. The purpose of this series of lectures for talented high schoolmathematics students is to stimulate their interest in mathematics beyond the traditional classroom and to show them the tremendous opportunities for careers in mathematics--as mathematics teachers and as researchers in government, industry, and universityprograms. The lectures are intended to illustrate some recentdevelopment in mathematical research. |

## Committee for Arnold Ross LecturesArthur T. BenjaminHarvey Mudd College
| ## For more information contact:American Mathematical SocietyRobin Aguiar tel: 800-321-4267, ext. 4139 fax: 401-455-4004 email: rha@ams.org |

*Updated: 02/20/01*