The Fifth Annual Regional Workshop in the Mathematical Sciences

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The Fifth Annual Regional Workshop in the Mathematical Sciences

Friday & Saturday, October 25 - 26, 2002

University of Nebraska Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nebraska Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nebraska Department of Biometry
All participants are asked to register online.

(Tentative) Friday schedule (Tentative) Saturday schedule


Participants should plan to arrive by 3:00pm Friday, October 25. The workshop will end by 2:00pm, Saturday afternoon, October 26.

Friday afternoon will be devoted to plenary talks, beginning at 3:30pm, a dinner, panel discussion, and reception. There will be a small fee ($5 for students, $10 for faculty) charged for the dinner, payable at the registration desk.

Plenary Speakers:

George Avalos , Mathematics (University of Nebraska)
Bo Deng , Mathematics (University of Nebraska)
Kent Eskridge , Biometry (University of Nebraska)
Richard Sincovec , Computer Science (University of Nebraska)
Zoran Sunik , Mathematics (University of Nebraska)

Panel Discussion:

Topic: Which graduate school is right for you?
Saturday will begin with further plenary talks, followed by parallel sessions of contributed talks by participants (visitors and UNL faculty and students). Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Parallel sessions:

Algebra and Combinatorics
Computer Science
Mathematical Biology

All talks are intended for an audience including graduate students and advanced undergraduates. A list of speakers and titles may be found here.


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  • UNL City Campus Union
  • Burnett Hall
  • Morrill Hall
  • Parking Garage

Meeting Place and Registration

There will be a registration desk and in the UNL City Campus Union from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. A fee of $5 (students) or $10 (faculty) will be collected from those attending the Friday dinner. Information packets will be provided at the registration desk. Anyone on campus should be able to direct you to the union.


Arrangements will be made for participants who are not from UNL to park in the multi-story parking structure just west of the football stadium on the UNL campus. If you are arriving in Lincoln via Interstate 80, you should take the Downtown Lincoln Exit (onto I-180). It is difficult to miss seeing the football stadium on your left as you enter downtown Lincoln from I-180. Stay on I-180 past the football stadium until it becomes 9th St. Then turn left on P and left again on 10th. Proceed north on 10th street, keeping to the right hand lane as you pass "Q"street and you will see the stadium (and the parking structure) on your right. We conjecture that anyone in Lincoln will be able to direct you to the football stadium. You need to collect a parking ticket from a machine as you enter the parking structure: if you bring this to the registration desk we will issue you vouchers that you can use when leaving the parking structure on Friday and Saturday. If you miss getting one of these vouchers, all is not lost: it costs $5 to park in the parking structure for the entire day. Due to the State Marching Band Competition's presence on campus Saturday, you will need to park in the parking garage on Saturday, as well. It is impossible to park anywhere else on campus on Friday unless you are incredibly lucky and find a parking meter somewhere. The alternative to this is probably to leave your car at the Town House if you are staying there and walk to campus: it is approximately a 20-minute walk.


The Department has reserved a block of rooms for Friday, October 25 at the Town House Mini Suites, 18th and "M" Streets, 402-475-3000. (The Town House is adjacent to downtown Lincoln and within one mile of the City Campus.) Rooms will be available to workshop registrants at no charge (double occupancy) as long as they last. You will need to check off the appropriate item on the registration form to request a room.

Contact Information:

Regional Workshop
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
810 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0323
Phone: (402) 472-3731