** April 2002 **

The University of Arizona

Tucson AZ

Web site:http://math.arizona.edu/~maw2002/Contact:Chris Mikel, <mikel@math.arizona.edu>Short Description:Reception, talks, exhibits, movies, and a contest during the week of April 5th-April 12th

MATH AWARENESS WEEK 2002 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA April 5th - April 12th The activities and events of Math Awareness Week are open to the public and most talks will be aimed at general audiences. Exhibits and Math Awareness Week contest "Guess the Length of the Genome" in the Mathematics Lobby all week. For more information about a specific lecture or event, please contact the Department of Mathematics, (520)621-2056, mikel@math.arizona.edu. See more information and online exhibits at math.arizona.edu/~maw2002/ Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th Mini Conference on Statistical Genetics Department of Mathematics Friday, April 5th Applied Math Colloquium Zhao-Bang Zeng North Carolina State University "Estimating Genetic Architecture of Quantitative Traits" 4:00 pm in Math 501 Monday, April 8th Math Awareness Week Kick-Off Reception and Celebration 4:00 pm in the lobby of the Mathematics Building Refreshments will be served The reception will be followed by the Math Awareness Week Keynote Presentation "Genomes, Biology, and Mathematics" Sam Ward, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, The University of Arizona 5:00 pm in PAS 201 (Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Auditorium) Tuesday, April 9th 4:15 pm "Mapping Chromosomes Using Combinatorial Optimization" John Kececioglu, Department of Computer Science, The University of Arizona Mathematics Building, Rm 501 Wednesday, April 10th 4:00 pm Math Movie "The Gene Hunters" PBS Scientific American Frontiers Series, Narrated by Alan Alda Economics Building, Rm 110 Free Popcorn! Thursday, April 11th 12:30 pm "Genomics: Where Math and Biology Collide" Jay Hoying, Biomedical Engineering Program, The University of Arizona Economics Building, Rm 200 Friday, April 12th 12:00 Noon in the Lobby of the Mathematics Building Closing Ceremony and Announcement of the winner of the Math Awareness Week contest "Guess the Length of the Genome"