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.
The AMS recognizes the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) for its efforts to encourage students from underreppresented groups to continue in the study of mathematics.
The program at MSRI has been a leader for many years in efforts to promote diversity in mathematics. Their research workshops showcase the accomplishments of women and encourage their participation in mathematical research. MSRI coordinates career development and outreach programs for all levels, from K-12 teachers to full professors. The conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences was founded at MSRI in 1995. This conference has been credited by many African American graduate students as providing the spark and mentoring needed to carry them through to the Ph.D.
The AMS commends the administration at MSRI for their high level of commitment and successful efforts to improve diversity in the profession of mathematics in the United States.