2005 Fall Central
University of Nebraska in Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, October 2123, 2005
Susan J. Friedlander, AMS, firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Mathematical Society is pleased to inaugurate a series of public lectures entitled The AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics "in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis" to be given annually at one of its eight sectional meetings. The Department of Mathematics at UNL is honored that the AMS has chosen the Lincoln meeting for its first public lecture and that Abel prizewinner Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, will be the speaker. He will speak on "The Nature of Space", Friday, October 21, in Kimball Hall at 4:00 p.m.
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 taxes. 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) Sectional Meeting. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
Holiday Inn Downtown, 141 North 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508-1311; phone: 402-475-4011, fax: 402-475-4366; US\$71/single or double, about six blocks to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.
Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE; phone: 402-474-1111; US\$109/single or double, complimentary hot breakfast daily; about four blocks to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.
Town House Mini Suites Motel, 1744 M Street, Lincoln, NE; phone: 800-279-1744; US\$44 single or US\$51 double, about 1/2 mile to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.
For your information, we list the following hotels:
The Cornhusker Marriott (JUST LISTED)
Other hotels (You may need a car for these.)
Cornhusker Super 8 Motel
Holiday Inn Express
Super 8 Motel
There are many restaurants in the downtown area for lunch and dinner, as well as the student union. A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk.
The mathematics department's webpage is located at http://www.math.unl.edu; the university's homepage is http://www.unl.edu. Other local information can be found at the local organizer's page at http://www.math.unl.edu/pi/events/ams2005 and at the Lincoln Convention and Visitor's Bureau website http://www.lincoln.org
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the AMS books will be available at a special discount available only at the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services.
The Department of Mathematics will a host a reception immediately following the lecture in the Van Brunt Visitor Center.
The closest public parking to the meeting site is found at the Stadium Drive parking garage. From the Lincoln airport take I-80 to the Downtown exit (401A) going south. Turn left on P Street; turn left onto 11th Street; turn left onto Q Street; turn right onto 10th Street, staying on 10th until T Street. Entry to the parking garage will be to the left. Cost at the time of this printing is US\$0.45 per 1/2 hour for the first hour; US\$0.60 per hour thereafter; US\$5.00 maximum per day. A map of the parking facilities can be found at http://www.downtownlincoln.org/parking/pdfs/DowntownParkingMap.pdf.
Registration and Meeting Information
The meeting is on the city campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Nebraska. Sessions and Invited
Travel and Campus Map
A campus map is found at http://www.unl.edu/unlpub/tour/unlmaps/.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The official airline for the meetings is Delta Airlines. Take advantage of Delta's new SimpliFares and enjoy the following benefits:
* No Saturday-night stay required--more flexibility
* Always affordable--realize up to 50% savings on everyday fares in the contiguous forty-eight states
* Lower change fees--reduced from \$100 to \$50 to change travel plans
* Just eight fares--less guessing and easier planning
To make immediate reservations call Delta Air Lines at 800-221-1212. Be sure to reference US738367060 or visit http://www.delta.com and enter SkyBonus account number US738367060 in your passenger information screen to be recognized as a participant of the AMS Meeting. Your benefits include:
* No service fees
* 1,000 SkyMile bonus points
* Skip the airport lines; check in online
Ground transportation from the airport: If you are staying at the Holiday Inn or Embassy Suites, call the hotel from the airport to request a shuttle.
Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Special rates for this meeting are effective October 14, 2005October 29, 2005, and begin at \$27/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' age, driver, and credit requirements. Reservations can be made by calling 800-331-1600 or online at http://www.avis.com. Meeting Avis Discount Number B159266.
Driving Directions: If you are arriving in Lincoln via Interstate
80, take the Downtown Lincoln Exit (onto I-180). It is difficult to miss
seeing the football stadium on the left as you enter downtown Lincoln
from I-180. Stay on
Special Travel Information for International Participants. Visa
regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States.
Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require
If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:
* Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending
to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should
provide proof of "binding" or sufficient ties to their home country or
* family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence,
* property ownership,
* bank accounts,
* employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns.
* Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor's home country than in a third country.
* Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.
* Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the U.S. host, specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered.
* If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application.
* Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).
This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the websites above for the most up-to-date information.
Reminder: Machine-readable passports required by June 26, 2005. The Department
of Homeland Security
Weather conditions in Lincoln during October are usually very pleasant, with lows of about 30°F and highs around 50°F.