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(with A. Jaffe and M. Lowengrub) Scrap Math? Rochester's plan to downgrade mathematics: a recipe for disaster? The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 1, 1996.

(with A. Jaffe and S. Baouendi) Demotion of Mathematics meets groundswell of protest, Notices of the Amer. Math. Soc., 43 (1996), 307-313.

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Organizing Committee for Meetings on "Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry," Oberwolfach,
July 1976, May 1982, May 1986, May 1996, May 1999.

Organized Special Session on "Stratification of Algebraic and Analytic Varieties," A.M.S. Meeting,
Ann Arbor, MI, November 1976.

Organized Midwest Algebra-Geometry Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, May 1984.

Scientific committee, Working Week on Resolution of Singularities, Obergurgl, Austria, September 1997.

Associate Editor, Canadian Math. J., Canadian Math. Bull., 1997-2001.

American Mathematical Society: