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2010 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting
Newark, NJ, May 22-23, 2010 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1060

Associate secretaries:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS steve.weintraub@lehigh.edu

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel. When making a reservation identify yourself as attending the AMS Meeting at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 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.

Hampton Inn, 100 Passaic Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07102, phone 973-483-1900. Rates start at US$129 per night, plus occupancy tax for single/double rooms. Refer to the group code: AMS. Deadline for reservations is April 21, 2010. Be sure to check the cancellation policy. Amenities include: Shuttle to/ from airport and NJIT from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access in public areas and guest rooms, fitness center, and restaurant. The hotel is approximately one mile to campus. For more information please visit http://www. hamptoninnandsuitesnewark.com/.

Hilton Newark Gateway, 1 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102, phone: 973-622-5000. Rates start at US$139 per night, plus occupancy tax single/double rooms. Deadline for reservations is April 21, 2010. Be sure to check the cancellation policy. There is a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. At the airport, follow signs to the Monorail station P4 and look for the Hilton Newark Gateway shuttle. Overnight parking is US$21 per day. Wireless Internet is US$5.95 per day. The hotel is approximately 1.5 miles to campus. For more information please visit http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/EWRHGHF-Hilton-Newark-Penn-Station-New-Jersey/services.do.

Daily Dormitory Rates at New Jersey Institute of Technology:

All rooms share a bathroom. All rooms are lockable, include desks and have beds with linens (that will need to be made by the guest). Linens and towels are provided once at the beginning of the stay.

  • Private Room (Single) US$54
  • Shared Room (Double) US$43
  • Linen will be an additional US$10 per person for any stay less than one week.

For reservations contact: Sandy Worley, Assistant Director of Residence Life, 180 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07103; Phone: 973-596-3039; Fax: 973-596-8197; email: reslife@njit.edu; Web: http://www.njit.edu/reslife/.

Special Information

The AMS sectional meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2010 Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM) meeting. The FACM meetings are held annually at NJIT, with the 2010 meeting to run May 21-23, 2010, with a focus on mathematical fluid dynamics. For further information see the FACM website: http://m.njit.edu/Events/FACM10/.

Food Service

Food and beverages within easy walking distance during the meeting can be found in the following places: NJIT Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark Campus Center--right across the street (MLK Blvd.) from NJIT; Essex County College Campus Center--two blocks west along MLK Blvd. of NJIT; Two Subway restaurants within two blocks of campus on Central Ave.; Kilkenny Alehouse, 27 Central Ave.; McGovern's Tavern, 58 New St. Please see Campus Map for exact locations. Also, a list of these and other local restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information and Campus Map

To view a campus map please visit: http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/njit-buildings.php. Also, the link to the NJIT neighborhood (University Heights) map is: http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/ universityheights.php.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Stop by the on-site AMS Bookstore--review the newest titles from the AMS, enter the FREE book drawing, enjoy up to 25% off all titles or even take home the new AMS T-shirt! 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 for all AMS meeting attendees is to be provided in the Parking Deck (#19 on the campus map).

Registration and Meeting Information

Registration will take place in the Lobby area on the first floor of Kupfrian Hall, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 23. Special Sessions will take place in Kupfrian Hall and Tiernan Hall.

Registration fees: (payable on-site only) US$40/AMS members; US$60/nonmembers; US$5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.

Travel

Driving Directions
(Note: for destination information for NJIT please use the following address: 154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102.)

Garden State Parkway (GSP): Take exit 145 to Route 280 East, then follow Route 280 East directions.

New Jersey Turnpike: Take exit 15W to Route 280 West, then follow Route 280 West directions.

Route 280 West: After drawbridge, take Exit 14B (Broad Street/MLK Blvd.). At bottom of exit ramp, make a left. Go one block to stop sign. Make a left on MLK Blvd. Go five lights to Warren Street. Make a right on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck.

Route 280 East: Take Exit 13 (First Street/Newark). At light, make a right on First Street. Go three lights to W. Market Street. Make the soft left on W. Market Street. Go four lights to MLK Blvd. Make a left on MLK Blvd. Go one light to Warren Street. Make a left on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck.

Route 1 & 9 North & South: Take exit marked Newark, Route 21 (McCarter Highway). Get in the right lane on the bridge and take the Broad Street exit. Go about 1 mile. Make a left on Court Street. Make a right at third light on MLK Blvd. Make a left at fifth light on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck.

Route 78: Take Route 78 to the Garden State Parkway. Follow GSP directions.

Route 22: Take Route 22 to Route 21 North. Follow directions for Route 21 North.

Route 21 North: Get in the right lane on the bridge and take the Broad Street exit. Go about 1 mile. Make a left on Court Street. Make a right at third light on MLK Blvd. Make a left at fifth light on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to the NJIT Parking Deck.

Route 21 South: From 21 South, turn right on Bridge Street shortly after passing beneath Route 280 overpass. Turn left on Broad Street. Go one block and turn right on Washington Place. Go one block and turn left on Halsey Street. Go one block and turn right on Central Avenue. Make the third left on MLK Blvd. At first light, turn right on Warren Street. Go two blocks to Colden Street. Make a left on Colden Street. Follow signs to NJIT Parking Deck.

New York Thruway: Thruway to Exit 14A, Garden State Parkway. Follow GSP directions above.

George Washington Bridge: NJ Turnpike South to Exit 15W. Follow Route 280 West directions above.

Lincoln Tunnel: West on Route 3 to NJ Turnpike South to Exit 15W. Follow Route 280 West directions above.

From Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island: Take Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Interstate 278) and follow 278 across Staten Island. Cross Goethels Bridge. Follow signs to New Jersey Turnpike North then follow New Jersey Turnpike directions above.

Public Transportation

In addition to the information below please visit http://www.njtransit.com/var/var_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=NLRTo/ Newark_Broad_St_Station.html.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Five miles from NJIT campus. A minibus (Newark Airlink) or taxi service connects the airport with Penn Station in Newark. Bus, city subway, and taxi connections may be obtained at the station. (Note: Train service is available directly from Newark Liberty International Airport to Newark Penn Station.)

Newark Penn Station

Connections to the NJIT campus may be made by bus, city subway, or taxi.

Morris & Essex Line Broad Street Station

A five-block walk to the NJIT campus via MLK Blvd. or University Ave. to Central Avenue. Taxi service is also available for a minimal price. NJ Transit Light Rail is also available. (Note: the Light Rail route requires a switch at Newark's Penn Station; this mode of transport will take you some time).

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Newark. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday to Monday at 11:59 p.m. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis's age, driver, and credit requirements. For the best available rate and to make a reservation please call Avis at 800-331-1600 or go online at http://www.avis.com. Please use the AMS meeting Avis Discount Number J098887.

Weather

May weather is generally pleasant with average high temperatures of 72 degrees and average low temperatures of 49 degrees. The median temperature is 60 degrees. Average precipitation is 4.42 inches. For-up-to-the-minute weather please visit http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Newark+NJ+USNJ0355.

Information for International Participants

Visa regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States. Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International participants should view the important information about traveling to the U.S. found at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html and http://travel.state.gov/visa/index.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to dls@ams.org.

If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:

* Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should provide proof of "binding" or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:

  • family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence
  • property ownership
  • bank accounts
  • employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns;

* Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor's home country than in a third country;

* Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application;

* Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the U.S. host, specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered;

* If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application;

* Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).

This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the web sites above for the most up-to-date information.


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