Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel
of their choice. Special rates for the meeting are available at the properties
shown below for the nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October
2325. Room rates do not include the state and local tax of 12%,
subject to change. Please cite the group name AMS/American Mathematical
Society when making a reservation. Hotels have varying cancellation
or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask details when making your reservation.
The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the
accommodations. Several conferences will occur at the same time as this
meeting, so participants are urged to book their reservations early.
Best Western University Inn, Highway 54 EastRaleigh Road,
Chapel Hill, NC 27515; phone: 919-932-3000; fax: 919-968-6513. Queen bedded
rooms: $78 (one or two persons); two double-bedded rooms: $89. There is
a lounge and outdoor pool on premises, continental breakfast is included,
and restaurants are adjacent to premises. Located one mile from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Deadline for reservations is September
23, 2003. Be sure to check the cancellation policy when making your
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, One Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
25715; phone: 919-968-4900; fax: 919-968-3520. King-bedded rooms: $119
(one or two persons); two double-bedded rooms: $119. Full-service hotel
with restaurant, lounge, and outdoor pool on premises. Located 2.5 miles
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Deadline for reservations
is August 28, 2003.
A map that includes the location of and information on other local hotels
can be found at http://www.math.unc.edu/ContactInfo/hotels.html.
Be sure to check the cancellation policy when making your reservation.
The university is officially closed for fall break during this time,
so there are no eating facilities open on campus. Several restaurants
are located on Franklin Street within walking distance of campus. For
a comprehensive listing of restaurants, visit the following websites:
or http://www.chocvb.org. A handout
of available restaurants with locations and operating hours will be available
at the meeting.
Information and Map
Please click here for the map
of the meeting site developed by the math department. The following
websites provide useful information about the university and the Chapel
Hill area: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, http://www.unc.edu;
map of UNC-CH Campus, http://www.unc.edu/tour/LEVEL_2/campusmap.htm;
Department of Mathematics at UNC-CH, http://www.math.unc.edu;
the Chapel Hill area: http://www.chocvb.org,
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the
AMS books will be available at a special discount available only at the
meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership
Services. The AMS Book Sale will operate during the same hours as registration
and will be held in Phillips Hall, Room 224.
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. Solomon
Friedberg, Boston College, will guide workshop participants in the
effective use of the case studies method as a tool in preparing Teaching
Assistants 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 at http://www.maa.org/reviews/casestudies.html.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50
a.m. and continued from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 & Programs Department at the AMS (email:
email@example.com or phone: 401-455-4107) to sign up for the workshop
and to request consideration for travel support. For questions about the
workshop program, please contact Professor Freidberg (email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone:617-552-3002).
and Meeting Information
The meeting will take place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, with sessions in Phillips Hall, Carroll Hall, Gardner Hall, Dey
Hall, and Hanes Hall.
A campus map showing all the buildings where sessions and registration
will take place can be found at http://www.unc.edu/tour/LEVEL_2/campusmap.htm.
Registration will take place in the Phillips Hall second floor hallway,
at the front entrance of the building, on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Registration 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.
University Visitor Parking Lots: Campus visitors may seek parking at
one of three campus visitor lots. North Campus Lots: The Swain Lot is
located off South Columbia Street on Cameron Avenue. The Morehead Planetarium
Visitor Lot is on Franklin Street. Each of these lots operates from 7:30
a.m. until 12:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Fridays, and 3:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Mid-campus
Lot: The Highway 54 Visitor Lot is located on Highway NC-54, one block
east of Country Club Road. Parking rates are $1/hour in the Highway 54,
Morehead Planetarium, and Swain Visitor Lots. Overnight parking is not
permitted in the Swain, Morehead Planetarium, or Highway 54 Visitor Lots.
The Swain Lot is located on Cameron Avenue.
Please note that ungated parking lots (with the exception of restricted
spaces) are free-of-charge after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on
Saturday and Sunday. EXCEPTION: On weekend days having men's basketball
or football games, as you might expect, parking is NOT free, and all lots
near the mathematics building will likely be filled to capacity well in
advance of the event. This should not be a problem during our meeting
Additional information can be obtained at
http://www.dps.unc.edu/dps/visitor/pay_lots.htm. A map of visitor
parking lots can be found at http://www.dps.unc.edu/tp/lotmap/mastermap.jpg.
(One note of caution: the visitor lot located in front of Hanes Hall no
Commercial Lots: Town of Chapel Hill parking lots are open from 7:30
a.m. to 11:00 p.m., MondayThursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Friday. These lots are at the corner of Rosemary and Henderson Streets
(Rosemary Street is one block north of Franklin Street), corner of North
Columbia and Rosemary Streets, corner of Church and West Rosemary Streets,
150 E. Rosemary Street, and 415 W. Franklin Street. The costs are $.65
per half hour (first 4 hours), $1.30 per hour (46 hours), and $1.80
per hour (over six hours).
WARNING: You may be tempted to avoid paying a fee by parking in
the University Square parking lot, the Granville Towers parking lot, or
other parking lots for customers of a business or tenants of a complex.
DO NOT do so. You will be instantaneously towed in all probability. Businesses
are vigilant about people who are not customers parking in their premium
parking spots. In fact, most of the businesses very near campus have "security"
guards whose only job is to spot students and campus visitors illegally
parking and have their vehicles summarily towed.
By air: The nearest major commercial airport is the Raleigh-Durham
International Airport (RDU). The airport is located approximately 20 miles
from UNC-CH. Travel time from the airport to campus is about 3040
minutes. Additional information about the airport can be found at
To get to campus by car, exit the airport and proceed directly onto I-40
West. Ignore the Highway 54 exit for Chapel Hill, and continue to the
exit for Chapel Hill Blvd., U.S. Highway 15 and 501. Proceed south on
U.S. 15/501. You will come to a fork in the road. Take the right fork
onto Franklin Street off of U.S. 15/501. Proceed approximately four miles
directly into campus town. You will be making a left onto Columbia Street
in the heart of town. At the next turn signal, make a left onto Cameron
Street. The mathematics department is in Phillips Hall, the second building
on your right.
Listed here are some of the area taxi companies. Approximate rates for
a one-way trip from RDU to the UNC-CH campus range from $30 to $35 for
one or two people. There is an additional charge for three or more. There
is no routine daily shuttle service. Taxis based in Chapel Hill are Airport
and Intown Taxi, 919-942-4492; Airport Drop-Off Service, 919-942-9289;
Airport Taxi, 919-942-4598; Chapel Hill Express Taxi, 919-941-6993 (flat
rate of $25); Tar Heel Taxi, 919-933-1255. RDU Airport Taxi Service, 919-840-7277
is based at the airport. Additional information on taxis and shuttle services
operated from RDU can be found at http://www.rdu.com/GroundTrans/groundtransgen.htm.
By car: Extensive driving directions to the UNC campus can be
found at http://www.math.unc.edu/ContactInfo/directions.html.
Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent
A Car for the period October 17November 1, 2003, beginning at $23.99/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 must return to the same renting location.
Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at http://www.avis.com.
Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.
Chapel Hill Transit operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m. (with some evening and
weekend service); closed on town holidays. A cooperative agency of the
towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the University of North Carolina
operates local public transit services around Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and
the UNC campus. The Chapel Hill Transit website is http://www.ci. chapel-hill.nc.us/transit/.
Autumn is the season of most rapidly changing temperatures. The drop-off
is greatest during October, so daytime temperatures can range from 50°F