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2004 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ , April 17—18, 2004
Meeting #997

Associate secretary:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates for the meeting are available at the properties listed below for the nights of Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17. Room rates do not include tax of 14%. When making reservations, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society meeting at Rider University. 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 details when making your reservation. Taxi service is available on a limited basis between the hotels and campus. See the paragraph in the "Travel" section for information on a complimentary bus service between the campus and the following hotels.

Howard Johnson, 2995 U.S. Route 1, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648; phone: 609-896-1100; fax: 609-895-1325. Standard rooms are $65/single or double, including complimentary "get started" breakfast; each room has a refrigerator and microwave; located about 1 mile from the meeting site (1/2 mile to campus). Michael's Restaurant, featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is next door, as is Franklin's Tavern. Deadline for reservations is March 31, 2004; be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

McIntosh Inn, 3270 U.S. Route 1, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648; phone: 609-896-3700 or 800-444-2772, ext. 26; fax: 609-896-2544; standard rooms are $75/single or double, including continental breakfast; exercise room on premises; next door to Quaker Bridge Mall with a food court; restaurants within easy walking distance are Applebee's, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster. Located about three miles from campus. Deadline for reservations is March 31, 2004; please cite group #1779. Be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

The Palmer Inn, 3499 U.S. Route 1, Princeton, NJ; phone: 609-452-2500; fax: 609-452-1371. Rates are $81 for one or two beds, including deluxe continental breakfast buffet with hot entrée; exercise facility/sauna; restaurant and lounge on premises; several restaurants within easy walking distance. Located about four miles from campus. Deadline for reservations is March 16, 2004. Be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make your reservation.

Food Service

The dining facilities in the Bart Luedeke Center (student center) will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is another large dining hall (Daly Dining Hall) used by students that will also be available to participants on both days.

Local Information

An excellent campus map can be found by following the links at http://www.rider.edu/index.html.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services. The AMS Book Sale will operate during the same hours as registration.

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.

Registration and Meeting Information

Plenary lectures will take place in the theater in the Bart Luedeke Center. All Special Sessions and contributed paper sessionswill take place on campus in buildings to be announced.

Registration will take place in the Cavalla Room in the Bart Luedeke Center (student center) on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 7:30 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.

Pages maintained by Special Session Organizers

Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry
Special Session on Elliptic Surfaces and Elliptic Fibrations
Special Session on Convergence of Manifolds

Parking

Enter Rider from the South Gate and proceed to the Visitors' Parking Lot. There is no charge.

Social Events

NEW!There will be a banquet on Saturday evening as part of the celebration of William Browder's seventieth birthday. It will take place at 8:15 p.m. in the Common Room in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. The cost is $28; interested participants should send a check payable to Princeton University to Scott Kenney, Mathematics Department, Princeton University, 302 Fine Hall--Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544-1000 no later than April 10. Seating is limited and very few, if any, tickets will be available at the on-site meeting registration.

All participants are also invited to a free concert in Taplin Hall (also part of Fine Hall) preceding the dinner on Saturday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Complimentary shuttle service will run from the hotels to/from the concert and dinner from about 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Meeting participants are invited to enjoy pastry on Saturday and Sunday mornings, courtesy of the dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences of Rider University. The AMS thanks the dean for his and the university's hospitality.

Travel

By Air: Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, is located about five miles southwest of Princeton. The closest large airports are in Newark (about 40 miles) and Philadelphia (about 35 miles). The Airporter (http://www.goairporter.com) will take you from Newark Liberty International Airport to Princeton for about $24; call 800-385-4000 or 609-587-6600 for schedules and reservations. You must take a taxi from Princeton to the hotels or the Rider campus. Other transportation options from Newark are listed at http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/egtsfram.htm.

The Philadelphia International Airport is served by commuter rail transportation to Trenton by SEPTA (http://www.septa.org); call 215-580-7800 for fares and instructions. You must take a taxi from Trenton to the hotels or the Rider campus. See the Rider website (http://www.rider.edu/index.html) and click on "Directions" for more train and bus information.

By Car: From New York (and north):

From the NJ Turnpike: Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 7A (I-195 West). Follow I-195 West to the exit for I-295 North toward Princeton. I-295 will become I-95 South. Take Exit 7A off I-95 to U.S. Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right. From Route 1 South: Take the exit for Interstate 95 South (sign says "To Pennsylvania"). Bear right at junction, following signs for I-95 South (Pennsylvania). Take Exit 7A off I-95 to U.S. Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

From I-295 North: I-295 will become I-95 South. Take Exit 7A off I-95 to U.S. Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

From Philadelphia (south and west):

From Philadelphia: Take I-95 North, straight over the Delaware River into New Jersey. Take Exit 7A off I-95 to U.S. Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Philadelphia Exit 28 and follow the signs to I-95 North. Continue on I-95 North, straight over the Delaware River into New Jersey. Take Exit 7A off I-95 to U.S. Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

From south Jersey: From the Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 98 (I-195 West). Follow I-195 West to the exit for I-295 North toward Princeton. I-295 will become I-95 South. Take Exit 7A off I-95 to U.S. Route 206 South (Trenton). Rider is a quarter mile on the right.

Car Rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period April 10­April 25, 2004, beginning at $24.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate from the Philadelphia area (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 http://www.avis.com. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.

Shuttle service from the above hotels to campus: In addition to the public buses available from local hotels to Rider (check at the front desk of your hotel for fares and schedules), the university will operate complimentary bus service on a limited schedule from the hotels listed to the university. Schedules should be available at your hotel and the meeting registration desk.

Weather

The climate in the Lawrenceville area is pleasant in the spring. The normal temperatures for mid-April can range from highs of about 70°F to early morning lows of about 40°F.


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