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2001 AMS Spring Central Section Meeting
University of Kansas, March 30 - 31, 2001
Lawrence, Kansas
Meeting #964

Associate secretary:
Susan J. Friedlander, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice and request the AMS Sectional Meeting or Mathematics Department-UK discount. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. The Mathematics Department will provide a limited shuttle service from the hotels to the meeting site at the start and end of each day.

Best Western Hallmark Inn , 730 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS 66044; 785-841-6500 or fax 785-841-6612; \$40/single, \$45/double, plus taxes. Deadline for reservations is February 28, 2001.

Eldridge Hotel , 701 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044; 785-749-5011, 800-527-0909, or fax 785-749-4512; \$88/single suite, \$147/double or king, plus taxes. Deadline for reservations is February 28, 2001.

Hampton Inn , 2300 West Sixth Street, Lawrence, KS 66049; 785-841-4994 or fax 785-841-7997; \$58/single or double, plus taxes. Deadline for reservations is February 13, 2001.

Holiday Inn-Holidome , 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS 66044; 785-841-7077 or fax 785-841-2799; \$72/single or double, plus taxes. Deadline for reservations is February 28, 2001.

Travelodge Motel 801 Iowa St., Lawrence, KS 66044; 785-842-5100; \$45/single or double, plus taxes. Deadline for reservations is February 28, 2001.

Victorian Veranda Country Inn , 1431 N. 1900 Road (two miles north of town; will need car); 785-841-1265; \$110/queen or king, includes breakfast plus taxes. Deadline for reservations is February 28, 2001.

Westminster Inn & Suites , 2525 W. Sixth Street, Lawrence, KS 66049; 785-841-8410 or fax 785-841-1901; \$54/single, \$65/double, \$74/suite, plus taxes. Deadline for reservations is February 28, 2001.

Food Service

Food service is available on campus at Wescoe Terrace Snack Bar and the Kansas Union. Wescoe Terrace is open on Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and offers a deli bar, salad bar, pizza, and hot dogs. The Kansas Union food services are available on Level 3. The Union Square is open on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and offers a variety from salad and sandwich bars to Mexican, hamburgers, and hot entrées. The Hawk's Nest is open Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and offers deli sandwiches. The Prairie Room is open Friday 11:00 a.m.­2:00 p.m. and has waiter service and daily specials. There is a sandwich shop and vegetarian restaurant located near campus. There are numerous restaurants located downtown on Massachusetts Street and west of campus on Iowa Street.

Local Information

The University of Kansas home page is at, the mathematics department home page is at, a complete mapof the campus is at, a visitor's guide of the Lawrence area and attractions is at The mathematics department home page has links to all these addresses and more.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Most books will be available at a special 50% discount offered only at meetings. 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.

Social event: The mathematics department invites all participants to a reception on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the UK Alumni Center, across from the Kansas Union. Appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. The Society thanks the UK mathematics department for its gracious hospitality.


Parking is restricted on Friday. Most lots require a permit. There is a garage located next to the Kansas Union at a cost of \$1.00 per hour, which must be prepaid. On Saturday parking is open and free. If you are ticketed in a restricted lot, forward the ticket to the UK mathematics department.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the third floor lobby in Snow Hall and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Talks will take place in Snow and Strong Halls, located on the UK campus on Jayhawk Boulevard.

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


Lawrence is conveniently located just 45 minutes west of Kansas City and 30 minutes east of Topeka (state capital). Easily accessible through Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Greyhound, Amtrak and Interstate 70.

By air: The following specially negotiated rates on USAirways are available exclusively to mathematicians and their families for the period March 27­April 3, 2001. Discounts apply only to travel within the continental U.S. Other restrictions may apply, and seats are limited. Receive a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published USAirways promotional round-trip fare. By purchasing your ticket 60 days or more prior to departure, you can receive an additional bonus discount. Or you may receive a 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares with seven-day advance purchase. For reservations call (or have your travel agent call) USAirways Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll-free at 877-874-7687 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Refer to Gold File number 88111579 .

Kansas City International Airport (MCI), 45 miles northeast, is served by most national airline carriers. Airport limousine and shuttle service is available between Lawrence and KCI via: KCI Roadrunner, 785-842-2432 (picks up and drops off from the Lawrence Holidome); Affordable Limo and Shuttle Service, 841-0463/841-3670 (holiday service only); Superior Shuttle, 1-888-795-3914/785-838-4500.

Driving: From the east (KCI): Take I-29N, which becomes I-29N/I-435W to I-435S (a short distance), Exit 17, towards Topeka. Take I-435S to I-70W/Kansas Turnpike, Exit 12. I-70 takes you to Lawrence, approx. 25 miles. Take the East Lawrence exit, turn left onto North Second Street. Go across the Kansas River Bridge and turn right onto Sixth Street. Take Sixth Street to Mississippi, turn left. (The Kansas Union and parking garage are at 12th and Mississippi. Parking at the football stadium is across the street.) Continue on Mississippi to get to the meeting site. Turn right before reaching the parking booth. This will take you behind Snow Hall. The hotels can be easily reached by taking the West Lawrence exit to Iowa Street (59HWY).

From the west: If you are coming on the Kansas Turnpike, exit at the East Lawrence exit and proceed as "From the east".

Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period March 23­April 7, 2001. All rates include unlimited free mileage; the weekend rates quoted are available from noon Thursday until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, taxes, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis's age, driver, and credit requirements. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online. Nonweekend and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis Discount Number J098887 when making reservations.

Daily weekend rates are: Subcompact, \$22.99; Compact, \$23.99; Intermediate, \$24.99; Full-size (2-door), \$25.99, Full-size (4-door), \$26.99; Premium, \$29.99; Luxury, \$70.99; Minivan, \$70.99; and Sport Utility, \$70.99.


The weather should be mild, with temperatures ranging from to . In the spring there is a chance of rain.

Additional Information

For additional information on this meeting, please see the page maintained by the organizers.