Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel
of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated
with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of
14%. 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 (AMS)/University
of Pittsburgh group. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be
sure to check when you make your reservation.
Hampton Inn University Center, 3315 Hamlet Pl., Pittsburgh, PA
15213; 412-681-1000 (phone), 412-681-3022 (fax), $89/single or double,
complimentary continental breakfast buffet daily; about 1/2 mile to the
meeting site. Deadline for reservations is October 6, 2004. Be
sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.
Wyndham Garden Hotel, University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh,
PA 15213; 412-683-2040 (phone), 412-688-1986 (fax); $109/single or double,
full-service hotel with restaurant/room service, exercise room on premises;
parking is $10/day; about four blocks to the meeting site. Deadline
for reservations is October 8, 2004. Be sure to check cancellation
and early checkout policies.
A list of local restaurants will be available at registration.
Information and Maps
The math department's webpage is located at http://www.math.pitt.edu/;
the university's homepage is http://www.umc.pitt.edu/.
Location information can be found at http://www.umc.pitt.edu/tour/tour-217.html;
campus maps are at
http://www.umc.pitt.edu/tour/tour-firstmap.html (click at the bottom
of this page for a large-sized map).
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the
AMS books will be available at a special 50% discount available only at
the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership
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
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 further information on this
book, visit the AMS Bookstore
and enter "CBMATH/10.F" in the Quick Search window.
The workshop will be held Sunday, November 7, in two sessions,
9:30 am -10:50 am and 1:00 pm -2:00 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. The letter may be sent to Dr. James
W. Maxwell, AMS, 201 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904, or emailed
Please contact the Membership and Programs Department at the AMS (email:
email@example.com 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 Friedberg
(email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone:617-552-3002).
The nearest parking is the garage of the Soldiers & Sailors (SO)
Memorial, located at Fifth Ave. and Bigelow Blvd. The night and weekend
rate is $4 for 24 hours. See http://www.pts.pitt.edu/parking/maps.html
and click on "Visitor Parking" for the map, other parking lots, and rates.
and Meeting Information
The meeting is on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh in
the Oakland suburb of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sessions and
Invited Addresses will take place in Benedum Hall.
The registration desk will be in Room 1175, Benedum Hall, and will be
open Saturday, November 6, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November
7, 8:00 a.m. to noon. 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 Department of Mathematics of the University of Pittsburgh will host
a reception in the Ball Room of the William Pitt Union (http://www.umc.pitt.edu/tour/tour-005.html)
on Saturday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m. All participants are welcome. The
AMS thanks the department and the university for their hospitality.
By Air: The nearest major airport is Pittsburgh International
Airport, about 15 miles away. Cabs and shuttle services are located in
the ground transportation area of the airport, adjacent to baggage claim.
For more information about Pittsburgh International Airport, call 412-472-3525.
Delta Air Lines has been selected as the official airline for this meeting.
The following specially negotiated rates are available for this meeting
and exclusively for mathematicians and their families for the period November
3, 2004, through November 10, 2004. Other restrictions/discounts may apply,
and seats are limited.
Delta Air Lines is offering:
- A 5% discount off Delta's published round-trip fares within the continental
United States, excluding A, D, I, U, and T classes of service.
- A 10% discount off Delta's domestic published unrestricted round-trip
coach fares (Y06/YR06) rates. No advance reservations or ticketing is
- An additional 5% bonus discount if you purchase your ticket 60 days
or more prior to your departure through Meeting Network Reservations
or your travel agent; online not applicable.
To take advantage of these discounts and make immediate reservations,
call Delta Meeting Network at 800-241-6760, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00
p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Sunday, referencing File
Ground transportation from the airport: A taxi ride to downtown
Pittsburgh will take between 30 and 45 minutes and cost about $30. Express
Shuttle vans make the trip downtown for $17/one way or $32/round trip.
Call Express Shuttle USA at 412-472-3180 or see http://www.taxicabusa.com/Pittsburgh/airportshuttle.html.
You can also take public transportation: The PAT (Port Authority Transit)
28X Airport Flyer runs downtown on a 16-mile express route every 30 minutes;
the trip takes about 50 minutes. Fare is $1.95. Call 412-442-2000 for
From the south, including Pittsburgh International Airport: Follow
I-79 North to the I-279 North exit. Take 279 through the Fort Pitt Tunnels
and across the bridge to the I-376 Monroeville exit (first exit on the
right). Follow 376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland exit. Forbes Avenue leads
into the Pitt campus.
From the north: Take I-79 South to I-279 South (you exit to the
left off I-79). Follow 279 into the city, to the I-376 Monroeville exit.
Follow 376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland exit. Forbes Avenue then leads
right into the Pitt campus.
From the east via the PA Turnpike (I-76): Take Exit 6 to I-376
West. From 376 take Exit 7A, Oakland, onto Bates Street. Stay on Bates
until it ends at Bouquet Street. Turn left onto Bouquet, then right at
the first light onto Forbes Avenue.
From the west via the PA Turnpike (I-76): Take Exit 3 and follow
I-79 South to I-279 South. (You exit to the left off I-79). Follow 279
into the city, to the I-376 Monroeville exit. Follow 376 to the Forbes
Avenue/Oakland exit. Forbes Avenue thenleads right into the Pitt campus.
Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Special
rates for this meeting are effective October 30November 14, 2004,
and begin at $25/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (available
from noon Thursday through Monday at 11:59 p.m.). Should a lower qualifying
rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer
a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever
is lowest. 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. Reservations can be made by calling 800-331-1600
or online at www.avis.com. Meeting
Avis Discount Number B159266.
for International Participants
International participants should view this important information about
traveling to the United States. http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html
Weather conditions in Pittsburgh in early November are generally cool,
with highs in the 50° F. and lows in the 30° F. For a forecast,