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Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
November 8-9, 2014 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1105

Associate secretaries:

Brian D Boe, AMS brian@math.uga.edu

***ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN***

McIver

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the properties listed below. Special rates for the meeting have been negotiated and are available for Friday and Saturday nights, November 7 and 8; rates may be extended to one day before or after these dates if rooms are available; please ask when you make your reservation. Please cite AMS Math Meeting on the UNCG Campus when making a reservation. The AMS is not responsible for the availability of rates or the quality of the accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. The room rates quoted below do not include applicable taxes; the current tax rate on hotel rooms is 12.75%.

As it is not possible to walk to campus from most of the following hotels, the UNC-Greensboro Department of Mathematics and Statistics will provide limited shuttle service from the Courtyard Marriott, Extended Stay America, Hyatt Place, La Quinta Inn and Suites Greensboro, and the Wingate by Wyndham-Greensboro (all in the same general vicinity near shopping and restaurants, and a bit more than five miles from campus). Please note that all hotels have a smoke-free policy except where noted.

Courtyard by Marriott Greensboro, 4400 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27407; 800-321-2211 or 336-294-3800 (phone), 301-576-6174 (fax). www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/gsown-courtyard-greensboro. US$104/single or double. All rooms include a coffee maker (refrigerators available on request), free in-room wireless, free parking, and a complimentary hot breakfast. There is a full-service restaurant on the premises serving breakfast and dinner. This property has its own fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool. The deadline for reservations is October 17, 2014.

Extended Stay America, 1705 Stanley Rd., Greensboro, NC 2740; 336-574-0405 (phone) 336-218-5692 (fax); www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/nc/greensboro/wendover-ave. This hotel offers meeting participants 5% off the prevailing rate when reservations are made. Rates at the time this announcement was prepared were between US$50 and US$70 per night. All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, full kitchens, a refrigerator, coffee maker, cookware, utensils, microwave, and include complimentary continental breakfast, free local calls, one queen bed, and one sleeper sofa. You may check the hotel’s website to find the prevailing rate of the day; when you contact the hotel to make your reservation, they will apply the 5% discount. There is no deadline for reservations, however, participants are advised to make reservations early to avoid a sellout situation. This offer is only applicable for stays at the 1705 Stanley Rd. property.

Hyatt Place,1619 Stanley Road, Greensboro, NC 27407; 336-852-1443 (phone) 336-854-9339 (fax); http://greensboro.place.hyatt.com. US$95/single or double. All rooms include a coffee maker and small refrigerator, complimentary wireless, free parking, and complimentary hot breakfast. There is a fitness center, outdoor seasonal pool, and a restaurant and lounge on the premises. The hotel also offers a limited shuttle service to venues within five miles. As a special service for this meeting, they will pick up participants at the Greensboro airport. The deadline for reservations is October 7, 2014.

La Quinta Inns & Suites Greensboro, 1201 Lanada Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407; 866-527-1498, 336-316-0100 (phone), 336-316-0190 (fax); www.laquinta greensboro.com/; US$79/single/double/triple/quad. All rooms include a coffee maker (king-bedded rooms also include microwave and refrigerator), free wireless, free local phone calls, complimentary expanded continental breakfast (make-your-own-waffles), and free parking. Complimentary coffee and tea are available in the lobby 24 hours a day. On the premises is a health club, hot tub, and seasonal outdoor pool. Smoking rooms may be available. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service from and to the airport; this service may be limited during peak times. The deadline for reservations is October 20, 2014; please cite block #01909295 when making your reservation.

Wingate by Windham-Greensboro, 6007 Landmark Center Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27407; 336-854-8610 (phone), 336-854-8680 (fax). US$85/single or double. All rooms include coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator; complimentary hot breakfast, and in-room Wi-Fi. There is free parking on the premises, a 24-hour fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport on a limited schedule between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., however, you must make a reservation 24 hours in advance. The deadline for reservations is October 24, 2014.

Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 North Green Street, Greensboro, NC 27401; 336-379-8000 or 800-228-9290 (phone), 336-387-8024 (fax) www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/gsodt-greensboro-marriott-downtown; US$119/single or double; all rooms have coffee makers; in-room Internet is available for an extra fee. On the premises is an indoor pool, fitness center, and a full service restaurant and bar. Self-parking is US$11/day; valet parking is US$15/day. It is a 1.8 mile walk from this to the School of Education Building on campus where the meeting will be held. As this property is much closer to campus, participants will be on their own to get to the meeting site. The deadline for reservations is October 7, 2014.

Food Service

On Campus

The Elliott University Center, 507 Stirling St., Greensboro, NC 27412 is .1 mile north east of the meeting location and is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends. At the EUC are Papa John’s, Ghassan’s, Hissho Sushi, Salsarita’s, Chick-fil-A, Wild Greens, Subway, and Jamba Juice. The Barnes and Noble Café on the main floor offers Starbucks coffee, muffins, and sandwiches.

Off Campus

There are several restaurants within walking distance of the conference. Among these are

Boba House, 332 Tate Street, Greensboro, NC 27403. Features Thai- and Vietnamese-inspired vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Open Saturday, noon to 9:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Coffeeology, 423 Tate Street, Greensboro, NC 27403. Features coffee, panini, and gelato. Open Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Olde Town Draught House, 1205 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, NC 27403. Features salads, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and burritos in a casual pub-like atmosphere. Open every day, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Jack’s Corner Mediterranean Deli, 1601 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27403. Features Mediterranean platters and sandwiches along with deli sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Open Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Tate Street Coffee House, 334 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403. Features coffee, muffins, and pastries. Open Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Further from campus

Fishbones, Sticks and Stones, and the Filling Station are all located at the corner of Walker Ave. and South Elam Ave.

Fishbones, 2119 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403. Casual kitchen and pourhouse featuring modern American food. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to late.

Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza, 2200 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403. Features pizzas, sandwiches, and local beers. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to late.

Lindley Park Filling Station, 2201 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403. Features salads and sandwiches, plus brunch on Sunday. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to midnight.

Lucky 32, 1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408. Features local Southern and American food and an extensive wine list. Open Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The following two restaurants are located in the Westover Gallery of Shops:

Saffron Indian Cuisine, 1500 Mill Street, Ste. 104, Greensboro, NC 27408. Features a lunch buffet and fine Indian cuisine in the evening. Open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Taste of Thai, 1500 Mill Street, Suite 101, Greensboro, NC 27408. Features casual Thai food and a lunch buffet. Open Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration

Save time and register NOW online! You may now register for this meeting through Monday, November 3, 2014. After that date, you may register at the meeting (see below). Fees are US$56 for AMS members, US$78 for nonmembers; and US$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members.

100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, November 8, 2014. After that date, no refunds will be issued.

To register online, go to https://www.ams.org/meetreg?meetnum=2222. You will be required to create a web account. This will be a quick setup process, requiring only a username (email address), password, name, and address. Once you create an account, you will be able to continue on to register for the meeting. The same username and password may be used to register for all future sectional meetings. If you have already set up a web account with the American Mathematical Society, you should use your current username and password. You DO NOT have to set up a new account.

Your badge and program will be ready for pickup when you arrive at the meeting; simply go to the registration desk (see below) at hours indicated. It is helpful if you bring a copy of your receipt.

We hope you find this new system easy to use. Once your information is in our system you will not have to enter your contact information for any future sectional meetings, unless it has changed; thus making your registration faster and easier. For any questions or concerns about this process, please contact the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau at mmsb@ams.org or toll free at 800-321-4267 x 4144 or x 4137.

Onsite Information and Registration

Onsite meeting registration, the AMS Exhibit and Book Sale, and all scientific sessions will take place in the School of Education Building (SOEB), 1300 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27412, and the adjacent Bryan Building, 516 Stirling Street, Greensboro, NC, 27412. The onsite registration desk will be located in the large lobby on the first floor in the southeast corner of the SOEB. The book exhibit will be adjacent to the registration area in room 102. All Invited Addresses will be held in SOEB 120. All Special Sessions will be located on the first and second floor of SOEB and the first floor of the Bryan Building. Computer labs will be provided for participants’ use. UNCG has wireless Internet access throughout campus and also offers eduroam connectivity.

Fees are US$56 for AMS members, US$78 for nonmembers, and US$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable onsite via cash, check, or credit card.

Special Needs

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. AMS shall strive, unless it is not practicable, to choose venues that are fully accessible to the physically handicapped.

If special needs accommodations are necessary in order for you to participate in an AMS Sectional Meeting, please communicate your needs in advance to the AMS Meetings Department by:

  • Registering early for the meeting
  • Checking the appropriate box on the registration form
  • Sending an email request to the AMS Meetings Department at mmsb@ams.org or meet@ams.org.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore and review the newest titles from the AMS, enjoy up to 25% off all AMS publications, or take home an AMS t-shirt! 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.

Local Activities

There will be a reception in the Cone Ballroom at the Elliott University Center at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Local Information, Maps, and Parking

This meeting will take place on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Maps are available at www.uncg.edu/online-map. Information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is available at http://math.uncg.edu.

Paid parking is available at the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck, across Spring Garden St. The cost is US$2 for the first hour, then US$1 per hour up to US$7 per day. Free parking is available in the lots on either side of Oakland Avenue near the parking garage. See the map at http://parking.uncg.edu/access/access.html?id=School of Education.

For additional information about UNCG, visit www.uncg.edu.

Travel

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is located in Greensboro, NC. The Piedmont Triad Airport (GSO) is located approximately 10 miles north-northwest of the university; the address is 1000 A. Ted Johnson Pkwy., Greensboro, NC 27409. To get to the campus by taxi is a flat rate of US$25 (plus gratuity (Yellow United Taxi).

Driving to Greensboro: Greensboro is located in the center of North Carolina. Interstate 40 connects Greensboro with Raleigh and Asheville. Interstate 85 connects Greensboro to Charlotte and Durham. Customizable driving directions are available at http://parking.uncg.edu/access/access.html.

Driving to campus from the Airport: Exit the airport and follow signs toward Greensboro and Bryan Blvd. Continue approximately eight miles. Turn right on Aycock Street. From Aycock Street, turn left on Spring Garden. Destination is ahead on the left, at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling. Park on the right in the surface lots or in Oakland Parking deck and walk across Spring Garden Street.

Car Rental

Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To make a reservation accessing our special meeting rates online at www.hertz.com, click on the box “I have a discount”, and type in our convention number (CV) 04N30004. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (U.S. and Canada) or 405-749-4434 (other countries). At the time this announcement was prepared, rates started at US$26 per day on the weekend. At the time of your reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.

Weather

The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 65°F to 55°F over the course of the month, exceeding 75°F or dropping below 43°F only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures range from 36°F to 44°F, falling below 25°F or exceeding 55°F only one day in ten. The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 37%, with little variation over the course of the month. Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain. This information was gathered from weatherspark.com.

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 a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International participants should view the important information about traveling to the U.S. found at sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/biso/visas/ and travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to dls@ams.org.

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 permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:
    • 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.


Inquiries: meet@ams.org