Date/Time/Room: Fri Oct 3, 2003, at 1:30 pm in PKH 304 at UTA
                          Refreshments will be served at 1:15 pm in PKH 110.
Speaker: Dr. Chandni Shah, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

``Meeting the Challenges facing Math Educators of Freshman Courses''

Abstract: The talk will address mainly 3 issues: raising and maintaining academic standards; the everincreasing numbers of mathematically weak incoming freshman students; and, how Polytechnic University is attempting to solve these problems.

  Please mention/email this talk to any interested parties.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS (NOTE: owing to construction on the UTA campus, these directions have been revised!)

If you are travelling from out of town, then a map of UTA may be found at Note that PKH is the triangular building in the central-campus region of the map. Click on central campus to zoom in, and PKH is in the SE corner of that map, next to the "garage" & is on Nedderman Drive between College St & West St. Parking is available in the nearby (East and SE of PKH) parking lots with a UTA permit (but many people park there late on Fridays with no permit and are not caught). Visitor (free), & metered, parking is available by Davis Hall (marked DH in South West part of map). A parking garage (expensive) is nextdoor to PKH (use West St to get to it). Note that if heading south on Cooper, then no left turn is allowed to Nedderman Drive. Recommended route from UNT: eventually head south on Hwy 360 (or Industrial Blvd = Collins) West on Abram, south on Pecan, West on 4th, South on West St. Then use map. From TCU: east on I30, exit Cooper, South on Cooper (but there is currently construction on Cooper and so the possibility of heavy delays, so you might prefer to use Fielder, heading South to W Mitchell, East on W Mitchell to Cooper), then use map. From anywhere else: good luck! Note that PKH 487 is on the 4th floor of PKH; turn right out of elevator on 4th floor.

Questions, etc on arrangements/directions? Contact Michaela Vancliff.