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2001 AMS Fall Central Section Meeting
Ohio State University, September 21 - 23, 2001
Columbus, Ohio
Meeting #969

Associate secretary:
Susan J. Friedlander, AMS susan@math.nwu.edu

Organizer Page

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates have been negotiated at the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of 15.75%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state they are with the American Mathematical Society conference. The rates cited are effective for the nights of Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. Deadline for reservations is August 20, 2001.

The University Plaza Hotel , 3110 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202; 614-267-7461; $69/single or double; limited shuttle service to campus for the meeting (about 1.75 miles from campus).

Holiday Inn on the Lane , 328 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201; 614-294-4848, 800-465-4329; $89/single or double; free shuttle to and from the airport; about .25 mile to campus.

Fawcett Center Hotel and Conference Center , 2400 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43210; 614-292-3238; $79/single or double; about .75 mile or a 15-minute walk to campus; very limited number of rooms available.

Other Campus Area Accommodations

AmeriSuites Hotel , 7490 Vantage Dr., Columbus, OH 43235; 614-846-4355, 800-833-1516.

Best Western University Inn , 3232 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202; 614-261-7141.

Cross Country Inn-OSU South , 1445 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43212; 614-291-2983, 800-621-1429.

Cross Country Inn , 3246 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202; 614-267-4646, 800-621-1429.

Days Inn-University , 3160 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202; 614-261-0523.

Double Tree Guest Suites , 50 South Front St., Columbus, OH 43215; 614-228-4600, 800-424-2900.

50 Lincoln-A Very Small Hotel , 50 East Lincoln St., Columbus, OH 43215; 614-291-5056.

Hyatt Regency of Columbus , 350 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215; 614-463-1234, 800-233-1234.

Red Roof Inn-OSU , 441 Ackerman Rd., Columbus, OH 43202; 614-267-9941, 800-843-7663.

Food Service and Restaurants

There are a number of places to eat that are only a 5­10-minute walk from the math department. There are also some cafeterias on campus. For more information see http://www.ohio-state.edu/visitors/shop.html.

Local Information

The math department is located at 213 West 18th Avenue, near the corner of West 18th Avenue and Neil Avenue. The building code is either MA (Math Tower) or EA (Math Annex).

See the following Web pages for a clickable campus map, driving directions to OSU campus, and a close-up map of Math Tower. Please check out the bottom portion of Web page 2. The URLs of OSU and the math department are: http://www.ohio-state.edu/, http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/Info/index.html, and http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/. For the entry on this AMS meeting, please see http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/research/ams_meeting/. Please visit the Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site at http://www.surpriseitscolumbus.com/info.htm.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Most books will be available at a special 50% discount offered only at meetings. Complimentary coffee will be served, courtesy of AMS Membership Services. The book sale will be located in Room 724 MW (Math Tower).

Parking

Tuttle Garage (088 on campus map) and Garage B (278 on campus map) are the recommended parking areas for the meeting. The parking rate is $6.50 per day.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in Room 154 in MA (Math Tower) and will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Registration fees: (payable on-site only) $40/AMS members; $60/nonmembers; $5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Travel

By Air

Port Columbus Airport, located just eight minutes from downtown, is served by 22 passenger airlines, providing 350 daily arrivals and departures to 30 nonstop destinations. Major carriers include Air Ontario, America West, American, Comair, Continental, Delta, Midway, Midwest Express, Northwest, Southwest, TWA, United, and US Airways.

The following specially negotiated rates on USAirways are available exclusively to mathematicians and their families for the period September 18­26, 2001. Discounts apply only to travel within the continental U.S. Other restrictions may apply and seats are limited. Receive a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round-trip fare. By purchasing your ticket 60 days or more prior to departure, you can receive an additional bonus discount. Or, you may receive a 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares with seven-day advance purchase. For reservations call (or have your travel agent call) US Airways Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll-free at 877-874-7687 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Refer to Gold File number 88111579.

Driving

The directions given below take into account the temporary closure of State Route 315 south of the campus. If you are staying at the OSU Cross Country Inn South, you should take the Kinnear-King Exit off Route 315 immediately to the south of the Lane Avenue Exit referred to below, and take Olentangy River Road south (right turn) to the hotel. If you are staying at the Holiday Inn near campus, you should continue on Lane Avenue until you cross the Olentangy River, and then shortly thereafter make a left turn directly into the hotel. For most of the other hotels in the campus area, you should take Olentangy River Road north (left turn).

From the northeast (Cleveland and Mansfield), take I-71 South to I-270 West, take I-270 West to Route 315, take Route 315 South to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn left on Lane Avenue.

From the north (Sandusky), take Route 4 South to U.S. 23 South, take U.S. 23 South to I-270 West, take I-270 West to Route 315 South, take Route 315 South to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn left on Lane Avenue.

From the northwest (Toledo), take I-75 South to U.S. 23 South, take U.S. 23 South to I-270 West, take I-270 West to Route 315 South, take Route 315 South to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn left on Lane Avenue.

From the west (Indianapolis, Dayton, and Springfield), take I-70 West to I-71 North, take I-71 North to I-670 West (I-670 West will become SR 315 North), take Route 315 North to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn right on Lane Avenue.

From the southwest (Cincinnati), take I-71 North, stay on I-71 where it exits on the right and combines with I-70 East. After about one mile, exit on the left to I-71 North, exit on the left onto I-670 West (I-670 will become SR 315 North), take Route 315 North to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn right on Lane Avenue.

From the south (Portsmouth and Chillicothe), take U.S. 23 North to I-270 West, take I-270 West to I-71 North, stay on I-71 where it exits on the right to I-70. After about one mile, exit on the left to I-71 North, exit on the left onto I-670 West (I-670 will become SR 315 North), take Route 315 North to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn right on Lane Avenue.

From the southeast (Athens and Lancaster), take Route 33 Northwest to I-70 West, take I-70 West to I-71 North, exit on the left to I-670 West (I-670 West will become SR 315 North), take Route 315 North to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn right on Lane Avenue.

From the east (Pittsburgh and Zanesville), take I-70 West to I-71 North, exit on the left to I-670 West (I-670 West will become SR 315 North), take Route 315 North to the Lane Avenue Exit, turn right on Lane Avenue.

Car rental

Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period September 14­30, 2001. All rates include unlimited free mileage; the weekend rates quoted are available from noon Thursday until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis age, driver, and credit requirements. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at http:// www.avis.com/. Nonweekend and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis Discount Number J098887 when making reservations.

Daily weekend rates are Subcompact, $39.99; Compact, $40.99; Intermediate, $42.99; Full-size 2-door, $44.99, Full-size 4-door, $46.99; Premium, $49.99; Luxury, $61.99; Minivan, $61.99; and Sport Utility, $61.99.

Weather

Columbus has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons. Average annual temperature is 54šF, with the average monthly temperature in January at 38šF and July at 73šF. The city receives an average of 37 inches of rainfall and 28 inches of snowfall annually.

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