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2002 Central Section Meeting
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 1-3, 2002
Meeting #974

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


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice and request the AMS/Sectional Meeting discount. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.

On Campus Hotels

On-campus hotels:

The Inn at the Michigan League, 911 North University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; 734-764-3177; $115 single, $125 double ($10 each additional person), $205 single suite, $220 double suite. Deadline for reservations is February 1.

Bell Tower, 300 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 800-562-3559; 2001 rates: $135 single and $150 double (2002 rates to be determined). Deadline for reservations is January 28.

Campus Inn, 615 East Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; 800-666-8693; 2001 rates: $120 single and $137 double (2002 rates to be determined). Deadline for reservations is January 28.

Off Campus Hotels (approx 5 miles from Central Campus)

Holiday Inn-North Campus, 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105, 800-800-5560; $86 single or double. Deadline for reservations is February 1.

Van service to Central Campus provided subject to availability.

Food Service

There are a number of restaurants adjacent to the campus. A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

Please visit the website maintained by the Department of Mathematics at http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus information site at http://www.umich.edu/~info/.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale

Examine the newest titles from 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.

AMS Editorial Activity

An acquisitions editor from the AMS Book Program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

Mini-conference on Curves and their moduli

February 28, 3:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m., East Hall Room 1360
Organizers: Gilberto Bini, Gavril Farkas, Angela Gibney, Thomas A. Nevins, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Talks: Mihnea Popa, Harvard University, Regularity on abelian varieties, 3:00 p.m., and Eleny Ionel, University of Wisconsin, On relations in the tautological ring of Mg, 4:00 p.m.

Open House at Mathematical Reviews

March 1, 4:00 p.m. to7:00 p.m: Mathematical Reviews (MR) invites attendees at the meeting to an Open House at the MR office in Ann Arbor, Friday, March 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity to see the complex operation that is involved in building the MR Database and MathSciNet. Guided tours of the office will be given periodically between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., to accommodate different schedules. Refreshments will be provided.

TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty
Organized by Solomon Friedberg and Karen Rhea
March 3, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., East Hall, Room 1096

Solomon Friedberg, Boston College, and Karen Rhea, University of Michigan, will guide workshop participants in the effective use of the case studies method as a tool in preparing Teaching Assistant for their important role as classroom instructors. The faculty edition of the publication Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's Classroom, from the CBMS series Issues in Mathematics Education, will be provided to workshop participants by the AMS at no charge.

Travel support awards of $200 per department are available for up to ten departments. (At most two faculty representatives from each department, please.) Travel support is provided by the Calculus Consortium for Higher Education, and to be eligible for this support, faculty representatives must have their department chair send a letter to the AMS stating the department¹s serious intent to use the case studies materials in their TA training or development program.

Space in the workshop is limited so please contact Dr. Jim Maxwell at the AMS (email:jwm@ams.org or phone:401-455-4101) to sign up for the workshop and to request consideration for travel support. For questions about the workshop program, please contact Professor Freidberg (email:friedber@bc.edu or phone:617-552-3002).

Parking

Visitor parking is available in a number of lots located throughout campus. At some locations, central pay stations are installed. To use these machines, note the parking space number as this information will be required when paying.

Parking fees and the maximum hours of use are indicated either on individual meters or central pay station. The period of time a vehicle may be parked in a particular space should be noted. For example, some spaces may allow parking for 30 minutes while others in the same location may be used for 4 hours or more. The parking rate is $.60 per hour at all locations. Convenient parking is available in the lot located at the corner of Forest and S. University.

Parking is only free and available to others in the staff/faculty parking structure located directly across the street from East Hall on Church Street after 6:00 pm and all day on Sunday.

For details on campus parking visit http://www.umich.edu/~newsinfo/ccamp.html.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the Mathematics Atrium, 1st Floor Atrium, East Hall, and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Talks are in East Hall and Dennison Hall.

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: The Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is located approximately 25 miles from campus (approx 35 minutes by car) and is served by all major airlines. For more information visit http://www.metroairport.com/. For information on Amtrak and Greyhound Bus service visit http://www.umich.edu/~info/transportation.html. In addition to taxi service (approx $40­-50 one way), transportation from the airport is provided by the following:

Metro Cars Service: Metro Cars can be reached at 734-946-5700 or visit http://metrocars.com. The cost to Ann Arbor is $47 (for 1­-4 people) one way. Metro Cars accepts cash or credit card. To use Metro Cars, go to the blue curb at the airport which is located at the lower level baggage (go through the double doors, cross over to the blue curb).

Metropolitan Shuttlebus Service costs $22 per person for a one-way trip ($40 roundtrip). They will pick up or drop off anywhere on campus. The shuttle stops at all airport terminals and the airport Marriott. For more information or to make a reservation, call 734-727-1740.

Ken's Airport Shuttle Service costs $45 one-way or $85 round-trip to transport 1­-4 people. They will pick up or drop off anywhere on campus. For information or to make a reservation (they are required!), call 734-941-7777 or 888-789-6187.

Driving: East Hall and Dennison Hall are located on Central Campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor:

From Detroit (heading West) I-94 (Ford Freeway): Take State Street Exit 177. Turn right (north). Continue on State Street approximately 2 miles to the main campus area.

From Chicago (heading East): Take State Street Exit 177. Turn left (north). Continue on State Street approximately 2 miles to the main campus area.

U.S. 23 from Ohio (heading North): Take Washtenaw-Ann Arbor Exit 37B and turn right (west) onto Washtenaw. At the fork in the road where Stadium Blvd and Washtenaw split (approximately 2­-3 miles), stay to the right on Washtenaw following the Hospital signs. Take a left at Hill Street (you will see "The Rock"). Continue down Hill Street (campus buildings will be on your right). Take a right on State Street. Go two blocks. The Michigan Union is on your left at the South State Street and South University intersection.

U.S. 23 from Northern MI (heading South): Take U.S. 23 South to M-14 West. Follow M--14 West signs closely. At the fork, stay to the right following the "Ann Arbor" signs. Take the second exit after the fork, Exit #3, called "Downtown Ann Arbor", this will become Main Street. Follow Main Street to William Street. Take a left at William Street. Continue down William Street until it ends at State St. Take a right on State Street. Go one block. The Michigan Union is on your right at the intersection of South State Street and South University.

I-696 (W. P. Ruether Freeway) from Northwest Suburbs: Take I-696 to I-275 South to M--14 West. Follow the M--14 West signs closely. At the fork, stay to the left following the "Ann Arbor" signs. Take the second exit after the fork, Exit #3, which is called "Downtown Ann Arbor", this will become Main St. Follow Main St. to William St. Take a left on William and follow it until it ends at State St. Take a right on State St. The Michigan Union will be on your right at the intersection of State St. and South University.

I-96 (also called the Jeffries Freeway) from parts of Detroit, Redford, M-14, Plymouth and Canton: Take I-96 to M--14 West. Follow M--14 West signs closely, as by Ann Arbor it forks to the left. Take the second exit after the fork, Exit #3, which is marked "Downtown Ann Arbor"; this will become Main Street. Follow Main Street to William Street. Turn left on William Street and follow it until it ends at State St. Take a right on State Street to head towards the Michigan Union.

Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period February 22­-March 10. 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 B159266 when making reservations.

Daily weekend rates are Subcompact, $22.99; Compact, $23.99; Intermediate, $25.99; Full size (2-door), $28.99, Full size (4--door), $30.99; Premium, $32.99; Luxury, $65.99; Minivan, $65.99; and Sport Utility, $65.99.


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