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## SPRING 2000

Organizer: Thomas Zaslavsky

** Colloquium talk: Friday, January 28**

* Time*: 4:40-5:40

* Room (irregular!)*: SW-325

* Speaker*: Jennifer Wagner (University of California, San Diego)

* Title*: Connections Between Symmetric Functions and Permutation Statistics
** Colloquium talk: Tuesday, February 1 **

* Time*: 4:30-5:30

* Room (irregular!)*: SW-323

* Speaker*: Matthias Beck

* Title*: Dedekind Sums: A Geometric Viewpoint
** Thursday, February 3 ** (jointly with the Geometry/Topology Seminar)

* Time*: 2:50-3:50 p.m.

* Room*: LN-2205

* Speaker*: Eric Swartz (Cornell)

* Title*: Matroids and Quotients of Spheres
** Thursday, March 2 ** (first talk of the day: seminar)

* Time*: 2:50-3:50 p.m.

* Room*: LN-2201 (Note unusual room number.)

* Speaker*: Dan Slilaty (Binghamton)

* Title*: Orientations of Biased Graphs

(This will be a self-contained one-hour presentation of the subject of Dan's thesis.)
** Thursday, March 2 ** (second talk of the day: Colloquium)

* Time*: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

* Room*: LN-2205

* Speaker*: Laurent Saloff-Coste (Cornell)

* Title*: Random Walk on Finite Groups: Examples
** Colloquium talk: Thursday, March 9 **

* Time*: 4:30-5:30

* Room*: LN-2205

* Speaker*: Tom Tucker (Colgate)

* Title*: Growth Without Groups (Growth in Nonsymmetric Graphs: Computation and Asymptotics)
**Colloquium talk: Thursday, March 16 **

* Time*: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

* Room*: LN-2205

* Speaker*: Louis Kauffman (U. of Illinois at Chicago Circle)

* Title*: State Models in Topology, Graph Theory and Statistical Mechanics
** Thursday, May 11 ** (jointly with the Geometry/Topology Seminar)

* Time*: 2:50-3:50 p.m.

* Room*: LN-2205

* Speaker: * Sinai Robins (Temple University)

* Title: * A tale twixt two titanic polynomials

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