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2005 Spring Central Section Meeting
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas, April 8—10, 2005
Meeting #1006

Associate secretary:
Susan J. Friedlander, AMS,


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice and state that they will be attending the AMS meeting. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Rates quoted do not include sales tax. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation.

Four Points Sheraton, 505 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401; phone: 806-747-0171, fax: 806-747-9243. Group rate of \$58 per night plus 13% local tax. Doubles and kings reserved. Hotel provides complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Near Civic Center and Buddy Holly Walk of Fame. Approximately one mile east of campus. Deadline for reservations is March 8. Limited shuttle service to and from the campus will be provided by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

La Quinta Inn, Civic Center, 601 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401; phone: 806-763-9441, fax: 806-747-9325. Group rate of \$56 per night plus 13% local tax. One block south of Four Points. Deadline for reservations is March 31. Limited shuttle service to and from the campus will be provided by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Hawthorn Suites, 2515­19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410; phone: 806-765-8900, fax: 806-765-5322. Group rate of \$80 per night plus 13% local tax for queen suite. Located across the street (19th Street, six-lane U.S. 62/Texas 114) from southeast corner of campus. Deadline for reservations is March 7.

Food Service

Information will be provided on site.

Local Information and Campus Map

Please visit the websites maintained by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at and, the Texas Tech University website at and for a campus map:

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Complimentary coffee will be served, courtesy of AMS Membership Services. The AMS Book Sale will operate during the same hours as registration. The location of the Book Sale will be announced at a later date.

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.


Parking on campus is regulated during weekdays. Upon entering campus inform the attendant at the entry station that you are here for the mathematics conference. You will be directed either to visitor parking or to metered parking. The Broadway entrance is the main entrance to campus, with the Mathematics Building on the northwest side of the circle. On weekends parking is available in any marked parking spot not indicated as reserved 24 hours.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be open noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, in the Mathematics Building.

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.

Social Event

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will host a reception for all conference participants Friday evening, April 8, 2005, at a time and location to be announced.


Lubbock (airport code LBB) is served by American, Continental, and Southwest Airlines. (Though a fourth airline, Delta, currently serves Lubbock, it will discontinue service at the end of January 2005.)

From the Lubbock Airport: Leaving the Lubbock airport, one will be heading south on M. L. King Boulevard. At the first intersection (a four-way stop with Budget Rent-A-Car and the Airport Shelter Parking facility on the corners) turn right and proceed to Interstate 27. Turn left and enter Interstate 27 South. For the Four Points and La Quinta, take Exit 4, U.S. 82, and turn right on 4th street, then left on Ave. Q. The hotels will be in the second and third blocks on the left after turning onto Ave. Q. To reach campus, proceed down Ave. Q to Broadway (which would otherwise be 12th Street in the numbering) and turn right. Broadway goes directly into the main entrance to campus.

For the Hawthorn, take Exit 3, U.S. 62/Texas 114, and turn right onto 19th Street. Proceed west on 19th Street past the southern part of downtown. At University Avenue turn left and then immediately right into the Hawthorn parking lot. The Texas Tech University campus will be on the other side of 19th Street. See the maps for more information.

From Interstate 27 South (from the direction of Amarillo): Follow the directions from the airport from the point where one gets on Interstate 27 South.

From U.S. 62/82/Texas 114 West (from the direction of Wichita Falls or Denton): U.S. 82 approaches Lubbock from Wichita Falls and Sherman. For the last 150 miles it coincides with Texas 114, which approaches Lubbock from just west of Denton. For the last 30 miles these coincide with U.S. 62, which approaches Lubbock from Childress. On the northeast edge of Lubbock, just after passing under Loop 289, U.S. 62/Texas 114 diverges to the right from U.S. 82. U.S. 82 becomes 4th Street, and the directions from the airport apply after crossing under Interstate 27, while U.S. 62/Texas 114 becomes 19th Street, and the directions from the airport apply after crossing under Interstate 27.

From U.S. 84 North (from the direction of Abilene or Sweetwater): U.S. 84 North enters Lubbock at the southeast corner of town. After entering town, proceed under Loop 289 to Interstate 27. Turn right to enter Interstate 27 North and proceed to Exit 3, U.S. 62/Texas 114 (from this direction also labelled 19th Street). Take Exit 3 and turn left for 19th Street heading west. From this point follow the directions provided from the airport.

From U.S. 84 South (from the direction of Clovis or Santa Rosa, New Mexico): Follow U.S. 84 South under Loop 289. U.S. 84 South becomes Ave. Q just after a slight turn before 4th Street. The Four Points and La Quinta are on the left side of Ave. Q in the second and third blocks after 4th Street. To reach campus, turn right on Broadway (which would otherwise be 12th Street in the numbering) and proceed directly to the main entrance to campus. (Alternatively, to reach campus after coming into town, turn right onto University Avenue from U.S. 84 South before reaching Ave. Q and proceed to Broadway, where a left turn immediately takes you into the campus.) To reach the Hawthorn Suites, from U.S. 84 South turn right onto University Avenue. Hawthorn Suites will be on the right just after passing campus and crossing 19th Street.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Lubbock, Texas. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday to Monday at 11:59 p.m. and start at \$27 per day. Rates for this meeting are effective April 1, 2005­April 17, 2005. 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 lower. 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 1-800-331-1600 or online at Meeting Avis Discount Number B159266.

Information for International Participants

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