AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/ Etc.

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2003 Joint Central and Western Section Meeting
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, October 2—4, 2003
Meeting #989

Associate secretary:
Michel L. Lapidus, AMS or and Susan J. Friedlander, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the properties listed below. Special rates for the meeting are available for the period of October 1-5. 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. Rates do not include taxes (currently 9.75%)

Best Western Boulder Inn, 770 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80303; 800-233-8469, 303-449-3800, 303-402-9118 (fax); \$75 single and \$79 double, \$4.50 each additional person; Rates include deluxe continental breakfast and free pass to nearby fitness club. Hotel is located 1 mile from the Engineering Center. Deadline for reservations is September 1, 2003.

Boulder Outlook Hotel (this property is the Ramada Inn until May, 2003), 800 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80303, 303-443-3322; \$69.99 single or double.  Rates include breakfast buffet. Hotel is located .6 mile from the Engineering Center.  Deadline for reservations is September 1, 2003.

Millennium Harvest House, 1345 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80302; 800-545-6285, 303-443-3850, 303-443-1480 (fax):; \$108 single or double. Hotel is located .8 mile to Engineering Building.  Deadline for reservations is August 15, 2003.

Food Service

A list of local restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

Please visit the Web sites maintained  by the University of Colorado at,, and a live web cam site at

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services and will be located in the lobby of the Mathematics Building.

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.

Erdos Memorial Lecture: Some Insights of Computational Complexity Theory, Avi Wigderson, IAS, Princeton and Hebrew University.  Friday, October 3, 5:15 p.m., A2B70, MCDB Biology

Social Event:  The department of math will host a reception in the Mathematics Bldg, Room 350, Friday, October 3, at 6:15p.m.

TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty, Organized by Solomon Friedberg

Solomon Friedberg, Boston College, 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 at The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 4, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Travel support awards of \$200 per department are available for up to ten departments. 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.

Please contact the Membership & Programs Department at the AMS ( 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 Freidberg ( or phone:617-552-3002).

Parking on Campus

One day permits
One day parking permits are sold for peripheral campus parking lots on a space available basis. One day permits cost \$5 each and may be pre-purchased from Parking Services, located on Regent Drive across from the Engineering Center. Call 303-492-7384 for more information.

Meters and hourly parking garage
Gray parking meters are \$1 per hour and are enforced from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Blue meters are for disabled parking patrons. The rate is \$1 per hour and the meters are enforced from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. Please note: Display of a state issued disability license plate or permit is required at all times when using disability parking meters and spaces on campus.

Red meters are for service vehicles and are \$3 per hour. Service meters are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Yellow parking computers (The Pay-On-Foot stations) are \$1.00 per hour.

The Euclid Auto Park (EAP) rate is \$1.50 per hour and is located on Euclid Avenue off of Broadway next to the UMC. 

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the lobby of the Mathematics Building.  The desk will be open Thursday, October 2, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Friday, October 3, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  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.  The Invited Addresses will take place in Room 265 (2nd Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR).  All other talks will take place in the Engineering Center.


The nearest major commercial airport is the Denver International Airport. 

Directions from the Airport
You will fly in or out of Denver International Airport (DIA). Driving time between DIA and Boulder is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. From DIA, follow Peña Boulevard (10 miles) south to I-70, and exit onto I-70 west. Follow I-70 west to I-270 west. I-270 merges into U.S. 36 west and takes you west into Boulder (about 23 miles). Exit at Baseline Road; turn left (west) to Broadway and turn right (north). The campus is to the right. For alternate routes, see the map from DIA to Boulder.

Directions from the Denver Area and South
To get to Boulder from the Denver area, go west on U.S. 36 (from I-25 or I-270) and exit at Baseline Road. Turn left (west) on Baseline Road, then right (north) on Broadway to campus.

Directions from the North
From the north, take U.S. 287 south to Highway 119 (Diagonal Highway). Highway 119 becomes Highway 157 (Foothills Parkway) just north of Boulder. Turn right (west) from Foothills Parkway onto Baseline Road. Drive west on Baseline to Broadway, then turn right (north) on Broadway to campus.

Directions from the West
Take I-70 east to U.S. 6. Go east on U.S. 6 to CO. 58. Turn right (east) on CO.58 to CO. 93. Make a left (north) onto CO. 93 towards Boulder. CO. 93 will turn into Broadway once in Boulder. Continue on Broadway (west) and you will see the campus on the right shortly after you pass Baseline Rd. For personalized driving directions, go to

Car Rental
Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period September 25 to October 11, 2003, beginning at \$23.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (the weekend rate is available from noon Thursday until midnight Monday)  All rates include unlimited free mileage. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverage’s, or gas refueling charges.  Renter must meet Avis’ age, driver, and credit requirements, and return to the same renting location.  Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at  Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations

Super Shuttle - Boulder
To take the BOULDER Super Shuttle (tel. 303-444-0808) go to the Ground Transportation Desk in the Baggage Claim area and look for the signs for BOULDER Super Shuttle. One way fee is \$19 and roundtrip is \$36.

Taxi Information
Taxi services are located outside doors 506, 507 and 510. Taxi companies serving Denver International Airport are: Metro Taxi 303-333-3333, Yellow Cab 303-777-7777, Freedom Cab 303-292-8900. Fares from the airport are approximately \$75 one way.

Public Transportation
Commercial transportation is located at curbside, directly outside the baggage claim area.  For more information on Colorado transportation