Dr. Joseph Bak is the Assistant Chair of the Mathematics department at The City College of New York. Joseph Bak's primary area of research is approximation theory. Dr. Donald J. Newman (July 27, 1930 - March 28, 2007) was a champion problem solver. His mathematical specialties included complex analysis, approximation theory and number theory. His career included posts as a Professor of Mathematics at MIT, Brown University, Yeshiva University, Temple University and a distinguished chair at Bar Ilan University in Israel. His publications include 150 papers and five books.