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2004 Spring Central Section Meeting
Ohio University
Athens, OH , March 26—27, 2004
Meeting #995

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


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the properties listed below. Special rates for the meeting are available Thursday through Saturday. When making reservations, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) meeting. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Rates do not include taxes (currently 13.25%).

The Ohio University Inn (1 mile from Morton Hall), 331 Richland Avenue, Athens, OH 45701; 740-593-6661; http://www.ouinn.comm; $95.00 single or double, plus tax. Deadline for reservations is March 4; be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

Amerihost Inn and Suites (1.6 miles from Morton Hall), 20 Home Street, Athens, OH 45701; 740-594-3000; $89.99 single or double. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning. Deadline for reservations is February 25; be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

The following hotels are listed for informational purposes only. Special rates have not been negotiated with either hotel: Days Inn (3.1 miles from Morton Hall), 330 Columbus Road, Athens, OH 45701;740-592-4000; Super 8 Motel (4.4 miles from Morton Hall), 2091 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701; 740-594-4900. Be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

Food Service

A list of local restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information and Campus Map

Please visit the websites maintained by Ohio University at http://www.ohio.edu/; Department of Mathematics at http://www.math.ohiou.edu/; directions to Ohio University: http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/travel.html; and Athens, OH, at http://www.athensi.com/. For a campus map please visit http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/ioumap.html.

Other Activities

TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty
Organized by Diane Herrmann

Diane Herrmann, University of Chicago, 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 at no charge, compliments of the AMS. For a recent review of the book, visit MAA Online http://www.maa.org/reviews/casestudies.html. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 27.

Travel support awards of $200 per department are available for up to ten departments. 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 department's serious intent to use the case studies materials in their TA training or development program.

Please contact the Membership and Programs Department at the AMS (email: khb@ams.org or phone:401-455-4060) to sign up for the workshop and to request consideration for travel support. For questions about the workshop program, please contact Professor Herrmann (email: diane@math.uchicago.edu or phone: 773-702-7332).

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services. The book exhibit will be located in the second floor lobby, Morton Hall. 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.

Social Event: The Ohio University Department of Mathematics will host a Wine and Cheese Social Hour on Friday, March 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Morton Hall.

Parking on Campus

Convenient parking is available next to Morton Hall. There are no restrictions or fees.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the second floor lobby, Morton Hall. The desk will be open Friday, March 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 27, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Fees are $40 for AMS or CMS members; $60 for nonmembers; and $5 for students/unemployed/ emeritus, payable on site by cash, check, or credit card. All talks will take place in Morton Hall.

Transportation

The Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is located approximately 78 miles from campus (approximately 90 minutes by car) and is served by all major airlines. For more information visit http://www.port-columbus.com/.

All Points Transportation provides transportation to and from the Columbus airport. Their service is available 24 hours a day, but you must call and make a reservation at least 24 hours prior to your desired departure time. All Points Transportation can be reached at 740-927-9778.

Driving: Morton Hall is located on the south end of the Athens Campus of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Travel information to the Athens Campus of Ohio University can be obtained at http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/travel.html.

Directions from the Airport: From Port Columbus International Airport: As you leave the airport, get onto I-270 South (it may be marked "Wheeling", because that direction takes you to the I-70 interchange). You will travel approximately 10 miles on I-270. As you approach the I-70 interchange, I-270 splits into two sets of lanes. It does not matter which set you take, but the left set has less merging traffic, so it is usually a bit faster. If you take the right set, stay to the left so that you don't get forced onto I-70.

Immediately after the I-70 interchange, the two sets of lanes remerge. Once that has settled out, change lanes toward the right so that you will be positioned to take US 33 East, Exit 46B (the second off-ramp at the I-270/US 33 interchange). Travel on US 33E for approximately 68 miles from I-270, driving through Lancaster, Logan, and Nelsonville, passing the first OH 682 exit (for "The Plains"). If there is a stop sign at the end of the OH 682 off-ramp, you have taken the exit for The Plains. You can turn right, go to the fourth traffic light, and turn left onto Richland Avenue, or get back on the highway and follow the directions in the next paragraph.

After US 33E joins US 50W in Athens, take Exit 17 for OH 682N. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Richland Avenue to cross the Hocking River, and enter the Ohio University campus. Turn right at the traffic light onto South Green Drive. Stay on South Green Drive for approximately 0.6 miles. Turn left onto N. McKinley Avenue. Follow this to the stop sign. At the stop sign you will be facing a parking lot and Morton Hall.

From the North or West through Columbus, Ohio: If you are driving from the North or West, take I-270 around Columbus, OH, to the southeast side.

Take US 33 East, Exit 46B, following US 33E approximately 68 miles from I-270, driving through Lancaster, Logan, and Nelsonville, passing the first OH 682 exit (for "The Plains"). If there is a stop sign at the end of the OH 682 off-ramp, you have taken the exit for The Plains. You can turn right, go to the fourth traffic light, and turn left onto Richland Avenue, or get back on the highway and follow the directions in the next paragraph.

After US 33E joins US 50W in Athens, take Exit 17 for OH 682N. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Richland Avenue to cross the Hocking River, and enter the Ohio University campus. Turn right at the traffic light onto South Green Drive. Stay on South Green Drive for approximately 0.6 miles. Turn left onto N. McKinley Avenue. Follow this to the stop sign. At the stop sign you will be facing a parking lot and Morton Hall.

From northeast Ohio: If you are driving from the Cleveland or Akron area, take I-77S toward Marietta. You will pass several off-ramps from I-77 onto OH 821.

Just before Marietta, take Exit 6 from I-77; it is marked "Lower Salem & Marietta" and "OH 821S". At the off-ramp stop sign, turn right, following the sign "to OH 7 South". OH 821S runs parallel to I-77 in the direction you were headed.

Go a couple of miles to the "T" intersection at the end of OH 821, where there is a traffic light; turn left onto OH 60S, and drive another couple of miles into town, straight through several traffic lights. Turn right at a traffic light immediately following the sign for "Junction OH 7" onto OH 7S, and drive along the Ohio River to Belpre. Stay on OH 7 as it joins US 50W and OH 32W at Belpre (across the Ohio River from Parkersburg, WV; this happens at the first bridge over the Ohio River south of Marietta). Once you are on US 50W, in Belpre, you have about 45 minutes still to go.

Stay on US 50W all the way up the Hocking River valley to the city of Athens. This will require an exit from the OH 7 fourlane less than a mile west of the small sign to turn left for "downtown Coolville". US 50 has just recently been upgraded and is now four lanes all the way from Belpre to Athens. There may be some construction zones between Coolville and Athens, with reduced speed limits or lane restrictions during final work.

After US 33E joins US 50W in Athens, take Exit 17 for OH 682N. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Richland Avenue to cross the Hocking River, and enter the OhioUniversity campus. Turn right at the traffic light onto South Green Drive. Stay on South Green Drive for approximately 0.6 miles. Turn left onto N. McKinley Avenue. Follow this to the stop sign. At the stop sign you will be facing a parking lot and Morton Hall.

From southwest Ohio: If you are driving from southwest Ohio, take OH 32E to Athens. If you are driving from the Chillicothe area, take US 50E to Athens.

Just west of Albany, OH, at the Ohio University Airport, OH 32E and US 50E join. Continue east on OH 32 and US 50. Pass the exit for US 33E to Pomeroy, OH (that off-ramp exits to the left).

Take Exit 17 for OH 682N. You will have gone about nine miles from the airport. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Richland Avenue to cross the Hocking River, and enter the Ohio University campus. Turn right at the traffic light onto South Green Drive. Stay on South Green Drive for approximately 0.6 miles. Turn left onto N. McKinley Avenue. Follow this to the stop sign. At the stop sign you will be facing a parking lot and Morton Hall.

Car Rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period March 19­April 3, 2004, beginning at $24.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (the weekend rate is available from noon Thursday until Monday at 11:59 p.m.). All rates include unlimited free mileage. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis's age, driver, and credit requirements, and return to the same renting location. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at www.avis.com. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.

Public Transportation: Lakefront Lines Inc., a Cleveland-based busing service, has a bus stopping at the Oasis, 70 University Terrace (adjacent to Morton Hall), twice a day, with buses going to Parkersburg, WV, and Columbus. You can check the schedule online at http://www.lakefrontlines.com/Serath.html. Call 800-331-5009 or email: lmoore@lakefrontlines.com for more information.


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