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2005 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware , April 2—3, 2005
Meeting #1005

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


Program Updates

The Special Sessions on Mathematical Methods for Efficient Simulation of Stochastic Nonlinear Optical Systems and Spectral and High-Order Discretization Methods for Partial Differential Equations have been cancelled.

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of 8%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at the University of Delaware group. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Sleep Inn Hotel, 630 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713; phone: 302-453-1700, fax: 302-453-1710; $69/single or double; free deluxe continental breakfast, free high-speed Internet, in-room minirefrigerator and coffeemaker; about 1 mile to the meeting site (across from the stadium). Deadline for reservations is March 11, 2005; cite group #100924. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Super 8 Motel, 268 East Main St., Newark, DE 19711; phone: 302-737-5050, fax: 302-737-4089; $48.88/single or double, free continental breakfast; about 1/2 mile to the meeting site. This is a small hotel with a limited number of rooms available. Deadline for reservations is March 1, 2005; cite group code CGCGAM. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, 1119 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19713; phone: 302-368-8521, fax: 302-368-9868; $56/single king bed, $59/two queen beds, $69/suite (two double beds plus separate parlor); free deluxe continental hot breakfast (eggs/waffles/fruit), in-room refrigerator/microwave/coffeemaker; about 1.5 miles to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is March 11, 2005; cite group #11-53. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Courtyard Newark, 400 Pencader Way, Newark, DE 19716; phone: 302-737-0900, fax: 302-737-0990; $109/single or double; restaurant open for breakfast and dinner, in-room coffeemaker and refrigerator, about 1/2 mile to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is March 3, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout penalties.

Food Service

Information will be available at the meeting.

Local Information

The university's webpage is http://www.udel.edu; see the "Travel" section below for map links to the campus and surrounding area.

The University of Delaware is proud to be the home of the Paul Jones Collection. This collection is considered to be the world's oldest, largest and most complete holdings of 20th century African-American art in existence. The exhibit will be open to meeting participants from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Other Activities

Student Poster Sessions: The Department of Mathematical Sciences is pleased to host two student poster sessions on Saturday afternoon, one for undergraduates and another for graduate students. Participating students will have their registration fees waived, and are free to attend any of the plenary talks, 14 special sessions, and the reception. The University of Delaware Department of Mathematical Sciences is sponsoring a $250 prize for the best graduate and undergraduate poster. The poster sessions will run from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon with judging taking place between 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Abstracts containing the author, title, institution, and name of the faculty advisor should be submitted directly to Wenbo Li (email address: wli@math.udel.edu) by March 21.

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the AMS books will be available at a special 50% discount available only at the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services.

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.

Parking

Parking will be available in the Trabant Parking garage at the corner of West Main and Elkton (next to the Trabant University Center). The cost is $.55/hour with a maximum of $3/day.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting is on the main campus of the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. Sessions and Invited Addresses will take place in the Ewing, Kirkbride, Purnell, and Smith Halls.

The registration desk will be in Purnell Hall and will be open Saturday, April 2, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 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.

Social Event

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is pleased to welcome all meeting participants to a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Trabant Multipurpose Room. The reception will feature free hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and good conversation. The AMS thanks the department for its hospitality.

Travel and Campus Map

The University of Delaware is located in downtown Newark and is approximately 35 miles from Philadelphia, 70 miles from Baltimore, MD, and 105 miles from Washington, DC. A campus map, parking map, a campus "walkabout" map, and Newark area map can be found at http://www.udel.edu/main/campuses/printmap.html.

The closest airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and is serviced by all major airlines.

AMS has partnered with Delta Air Lines as the official airline for meeting and business travel for 2005. Take advantage of Delta's new SimpliFares(tm) and enjoy the following benefits:

  • No Saturday-night stay required - more flexibility
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delta.com for business travel

Click on the above Delta logo to make immediate reservations on delta.com and enter SkyBonus account number US738367060 in your passenger information screen to be recognized as an AMS member. Your
benefits include:

  • No service fees
  • 1,000 SkyMile bonus points
  • Skip the airport lines; check in online

Shuttle service between the Philadelphia International Airport and Newark, Delaware (to your hotel, campus, or other location and back), can be arranged through Delaware Express Shuttle (phone 800-648-5466 or online at http://www.delexpress.com) for about $36 (plus tip) each way for individuals.

Getting to the University by Car

From the north: Take I95 South to Delaware Exit 1B, Route 896 North, which becomes South College Avenue at the intersection of Route 4. Continue on South College Avenue (past Fred P. Rullo Stadium, the Bob Carpenter/Sports Convocation Center, Delaware Stadium, and the Delaware Field House) until you come to Main Street. Turn left onto West Main Street; the Trabant Garage is on your left just past Trabant University Center.

From the south: Take I95 North to Delaware Exit 1, Route 896 North, which becomes South College Avenue at the intersection of Route 4. Continue on South College Avenue (past Fred P. Rullo Stadium, the Bob Carpenter/Sports Convocation Center, Delaware Stadium, and the Delaware Field House) until you come to Main Street. Turn left onto West Main Street; the Trabant Garage is on your left just past Trabant University Center.

From the west: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Route 283 South. Continue on Route 283 South, which becomes Route 30 East outside of Lancaster, to Route 896 South. As you reach campus and cross the railroad tracks, immediately turn left onto Delaware Avenue, right (at the second traffic light) onto South College Avenue, then left onto West Main Street. The Trabant Garage is on your left just past Trabant University Center.

Information for International Participants

International participants should view this important information about traveling to the United States. http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html

Weather

Weather conditions in Newark during early April are cool to moderate, with nighttime lows of about 40°F and daytime highs around 60°F.


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