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AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/ Etc.

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2002 Fall Central Section Meeting
Madison, Wisconsin, October 12-13, 2002
University of Wisconsin
Meeting #980

Associate secretaries:
Susan J. Friedlander, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax (currently 13.5%). 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 meeting group.

Best Western InnTowner, 2424 University Ave, Madison WI 53705;(608-233-8778; (608) 233-1325 (fax);; \$89/single, \$94/double. Early Booking Bonus: Reservations made before August 10, 2002 receive a \$5.00 discount off room rate. The hotel is 1.3 miles from campus. Complimentary airport/campus shuttle. Reservation deadline is September 11, 2002.

Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll St, Madison WI 53703; (608) 257-8811; (608) 257-5995 (fax); \$99/single, \$109/double. The hotel is about 1.8 miles from campus. Reservation deadline is September 11, 2002.

The Edgewater, 666 Wisconsin Ave, Madison WI 53703; (608) 257-9071; (608) 256-0910 (fax);; \$109/queen/king, \$169/lakeview double. This hotel is a little over a mile from campus. Reservation deadline is September 11, 2002.

The Friedrick Center, 1950 Willow Dr, Madison WI 53706; (608) 231-1341; (608) 239-9183 (fax);; \$62/single; \$72/double. This hotel is on the west end of campus, about a 15-minute walk to Van Vleck Hall. Reservation deadline is September 11, 2002.

Hilton, Madison Monona Terrace, 9 E. Wilson, Madison WI 53703;(608) 255-5100;; \$119/standard single, \$129/double. The hotel is approximately 2 miles from campus. Reservation deadline is September 11, 2002.

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 525 W. Johnson, Madison WI 53703; (608) 251-5511; (608) 251-4824 (fax); \$94/single, \$104/double. The hotel is 0.9 miles from campus. Complimentary airport/campus shuttle. Reservation deadline is September 11, 2002.

University Inn, 441 N. Frances St., Madison WI 53703; (608) 285-8040; (608) 285-8051 (fax). \$99/single, \$109/double. The hotel is approximately 0.2 miles from campus. Reservation deadline is September 11, 2002.

Food Service

A list of area dining options will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

Please see the Department of Mathematics' web page at for information on the University of Wisconsin-Madison and links to other sites related to Madison, call the Campus Information and Visitor Center 608/263-2400, or stop by the Center at 716 Langdon Street (Red Gym) for assistance in planning your trip to campus.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from 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.

TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty: Diane Herrmann, University of Chicago, will guide workshop participants in the effective use of the case studies method as a tool in preparing Teaching Assistant 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 The workshop will be held on Sunday, October 13, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Room B211, Van Vleck Hall.

Travel support awards of \$200 per department are available for up to ten departments. (At most two faculty representatives from each department,
please.) 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.

Space in the workshop is limited so please contact the Professional Services Department at the AMS (email: 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 Herrmann (email: or phone: 773-702-7332).

Registration and Meeting Information

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.

Registration will take place in Van Vleck Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, October 13. All sessions will be held in Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive.


The Department of Mathematics invites all meeting participants to a reception at the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St, starting at 6pm on Saturday, October 12.


Some of the campus parking lots are available without a permit from Friday (after 5pm) through Sunday. Please read the signs posted in each lot to determine if parking is available. Visit the website for location of lots. You may also park on Observatory Drive, just west of Charter Street after 5pm on Friday and during the entire weekend.

There is also a City of Madison parking ramp on Lake Street, near University Avenue. This ramp is about 3 blocks from Van Vleck Hall.


By Air: Dane County Regional Airport, on Madison's northeast side, provides regional and national air service to and from Madison. Seventy-five flights daily connect passengers to 22 locations, reaching 600 domestic and 70 international destinations with one stop-service.

Driving: Take I-90 or US 151 to Hwy 12/18. Follow Hwy 12/18 and exit at Park Street (Exit 261 B). Proceed north on Park Street about four miles to Johnson Street and turn right on Johnson Street. Proceed one block to Lake Street and turn left on Lake Street.

Two public parking ramps that charge by the hour are available on Lake Street and are within a five-minute walk to campus.

Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period October 5--October 20, 2002. 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, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at Non weekend and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.

Taxi: Cabs are readily available for service to campus and downtown, and many hotels offer shuttle service: Badger Cab (; Madison Taxi 608/258-7458; Union Cab ( 608/242-2000.


For the latest weather forecast please visit Weather in October is generally mild and dry with temperatures in the 60s.