AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/ Etc.
Program | Deadlines |
2003 Spring Eastern
Courant Institute, New York, New York, April 1213, 2003
Lesley M. Sibner, AMS firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants should make their own
arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates for
the meeting are available at the property shown below for the nights of
Friday, and Saturday, April 11 and 12. Room rates do not include the tax
of 14%. Please cite the group name or booking number as indicated when
making a reservation. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout
penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. The
AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.
Gramercy Park Hotel, two Lexington Avenue at 21st Street, New
York, NY 10010, 212-475-4320 or 800-221-4083; 212-505-0535 (fax); $135/single
or $145/double; includes complimentary continental breakfast, exercise
room with cardiovascular fitness center, free high speed broadband Internet
access; new bar and lounge; about ¾ mile from the meeting site.
Please cite group name American Mathematical Society when making
Washington Square Hotel, 13
Waverly Place at Washington Square West, New York, NY 10011-9194, 212-777-9515;
212-979-8373 (fax); $165 for one full/queen bedded room for one or two
persons; includes complimentary continental breakfast, exercise room,
restaurant and lounge; about three blocks from the meeting site. The number
of rooms is very limited; deadline for reservations is February 24,
2003. Please cite group number 0412 when making a reservation.
There are a variety of restaurants
within walking distance of the sessions.
The Courant Institute homepage is
located at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/; New York Universitys home page
is http://www.nyu.edu. There is an excellent downloadable campus map at
visitors information is at http://www.nyu.edu/visitors.nyu.
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the
AMS books will be available at a special discount offered only at the
meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership
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
TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop
for Faculty: Diane Herrmann, University of Chicago, will guide
workshop participants in the effective use of the case studies method
as a tool in preparing Teaching Assistants for their important roles as
classroom instructors. The faculty edition of the publication "Teaching
mathematics in Colleges and University: Case Studies for Today's Classroom,"
will be provided to workshop participants at no charge, compliments of
the AMS. For a recent review of the book, visit http://www.maa.org/reviews/casestudies.html.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 2:30
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The closest available off-street parking
(about three or four blocks) is at the Hillary Gardens Garage, 300 Mercer
St. between 8th St. and Waverly Pl. (212-473-8752), rates are $19/day
or $24/overnight; and the Thompson Street Garage, 221 Thompson between
3rd St. and Bleecker St. (212-677-8741), rates are $14/day or $28/overnight.
and Meeting Information
The meeting is at the Courant Institute
of Mathematical Sciences, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St. between 3rd
and 4th Streets. Sessions will take place in here and in other buildings;
Invited Addresses will be in Warren Weaver Hall.
The registration desk will be in Warren
Weaver Hall and will be open 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12,
and 8:00 a.m.-noon on Sunday, April 13. 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.
From La Guardia International Airport,
Kennedy International Airport, or Newark International Airport, take the
airport shuttle bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station.
From Port Authority, take the
A or E subway downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station,
or from Grand Central, take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train)
downtown to Astor Place Station. Cabs and car services are available at
the airport and, even though they cost more, they are more convenient
if you have a lot of luggage. Plan on spending at least $25 to $40 depending
on the airport and time of day.
Once in the city you can take one
of these subway routes: Take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6
train) to Astor Place Station. Go west on Astor Place to Broadway. Walk
south on Broadway to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until
you reach Washington Square.
Take the Broadway subway (N or R train)
to Eighth Street Station. At Broadway walk south to Waverly Place. Walk
westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.
Take the Sixth Avenue subway to West
Fourth Street-Washington Square Station (A, C, E, F, V, or S train). Walk
east on West Fourth Street until you reach Washington Square.
Take the Seventh Avenue subway to
Christopher Street-Sheridan Square Station (1 or 2). Walk east on Christopher
Street to West Fourth Street. Continue east to Washington Square.
Weather conditions in mid April in
New York City are usually pleasant. Temperatures are between 45 and 60
degrees, and the average rainfall is four inches for the month. For up
to the minute forecasts see http://asp.usatoday.com/weather/cityforecast.aspx?LocationID=USNY0996.