Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

Thanks for your patience.

AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/ Etc.

Program |  Deadlines | Inquiries:

2002 AMS Fall Western Section Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT, October 26-27, 2002
University of Utah
Meeting #981

Associate secretary:
Michel L. Lapidus, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice and state that they will be attending the American Mathematical Society meeting. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Deadline for reservations is September 25, 2002.

Chase Suites, 765 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-5511 or 800-966-3346; \$69 single or double.

Hilton, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT; 801/328-2000 or 800-HILTONS toll-free; \$109 single or double

University Guest House, 110 South Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City; 801-587-1000; \$69 Single or double

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 Web site maintained by the Department of Mathematics at, the University of Utah Web site, or Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau site at

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. This will be located in the Mathematics Faculty Lounge, Room 228.


Parking is not enforced on weekends and participants can park in any of the posted lots free of charge. (See map)

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the John Widtsoe Building, Mathematics Department, Room 233, and will be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Talks will take place in the following buildings: Leroy Cowles (LCB), John Widtsoe Building (JWB), and the James Fletcher Building (JFB).

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.


By Air: The Salt Lake City International Airport is served by most major airlines and is located ten minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Taxi fare is approximately \$13.

Driving from the Salt Lake International Airport: Take I-80 East approximately 1.5 miles to the North Temple exit. Follow North Temple approximately 3 miles to State Street (one block beyond the Mormon Temple). Turn right on State Street and go south three blocks to 200 South. Turn left proceeding east on 200 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach University Street (1400 East).

Driving from I-15 North Bound: Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At State Street turn left proceeding 4 blocks north until you reach 200 South. Turn right proceeding east on 200 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach University Street (1400 East).

Driving from I-15 South Bound: Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At 300 West turn right proceeding approximately 1.5 miles south until you reach 200 South. Turn left proceeding east on 200 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach University Street (1400 East).

Once you get to University Street you will be facing "President's Circle". This is a one-way street that you enter on the south. Drive ¾ of the way around the circle to the Mathematics Complex.


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