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2003 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Courant Institute, New York, New York, April 12—13, 2003
Meeting #986

Associate secretary:
Lesley M. Sibner, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates for the meeting are available at the property shown below for the nights of Friday, and Saturday, April 11 and 12. Room rates do not include the tax of 14%. Please cite the group name or booking number as indicated when making a reservation. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.

Gramercy Park Hotel, two Lexington Avenue at 21st Street, New York, NY 10010, 212-475-4320 or 800-221-4083; 212-505-0535 (fax); \$135/single or \$145/double; includes complimentary continental breakfast, exercise room with cardiovascular fitness center, free high speed broadband Internet access; new bar and lounge; about ¾ mile from the meeting site. Please cite group name American Mathematical Society when making a reservation.

Washington Square Hotel, 13 Waverly Place at Washington Square West, New York, NY 10011-9194, 212-777-9515; 212-979-8373 (fax); \$165 for one full/queen bedded room for one or two persons; includes complimentary continental breakfast, exercise room, restaurant and lounge; about three blocks from the meeting site. The number of rooms is very limited; deadline for reservations is February 24, 2003. Please cite group number 0412 when making a reservation.

Food Service

There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the sessions.

Local Information

The Courant Institute homepage is located at; New York University’s home page is There is an excellent downloadable campus map at; visitor’s information is at

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the AMS books will be available at a special discount offered 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

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 Assistants for their important roles as classroom instructors. The faculty edition of the publication "Teaching mathematics in Colleges and University: Case Studies for Today's Classroom," will be provided to workshop participants at no charge, compliments of the AMS. For a recent review of the book, visit The workshop will be held on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The closest available off-street parking (about three or four blocks) is at the Hillary Gardens Garage, 300 Mercer St. between 8th St. and Waverly Pl. (212-473-8752), rates are \$19/day or \$24/overnight; and the Thompson Street Garage, 221 Thompson between 3rd St. and Bleecker St. (212-677-8741), rates are \$14/day or \$28/overnight.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting is at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St. between 3rd and 4th Streets. Sessions will take place in here and in other buildings; Invited Addresses will be in Warren Weaver Hall.

The registration desk will be in Warren Weaver Hall and will be open 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and 8:00 a.m.-noon on Sunday, April 13. 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.


From La Guardia International Airport, Kennedy International Airport, or Newark International Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station.

From Port Authority, take the A or E subway downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station, or from Grand Central, take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) downtown to Astor Place Station. Cabs and car services are available at the airport and, even though they cost more, they are more convenient if you have a lot of luggage. Plan on spending at least \$25 to \$40 depending on the airport and time of day.

Once in the city you can take one of these subway routes: Take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) to Astor Place Station. Go west on Astor Place to Broadway. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.

Take the Broadway subway (N or R train) to Eighth Street Station. At Broadway walk south to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.

Take the Sixth Avenue subway to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station (A, C, E, F, V, or S train). Walk east on West Fourth Street until you reach Washington Square.

Take the Seventh Avenue subway to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square Station (1 or 2). Walk east on Christopher Street to West Fourth Street. Continue east to Washington Square.


Weather conditions in mid April in New York City are usually pleasant. Temperatures are between 45 and 60 degrees, and the average rainfall is four inches for the month. For up to the minute forecasts see