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Fall Western Sectional Meeting
University of Denver, Denver, CO
October 8-9, 2016 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1122

Associate secretaries:

Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu, lapidus@math.ucr.edu

**ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**

university of denver

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice. Special discounted rates were negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include the Colorado state and local taxes (14.75 percent). Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at University of Denver to receive the discounted rate. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation and early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details.

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, 1475 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80222; 303-757-8797; www.courtyardcherrycreek.com/. Rates are US$119 per night for a single or double occupancy room. Amenities include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in public areas and guest rooms, business center, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, in-room microwave and refrigerator, and on-property restaurant, The Bistro, offering evening room service. This property is located approximately 2 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is August 31, 2016.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, 1680 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80222; 303-691-2223; www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-denver-cherry-creek/. Rates are US$112 per night for a single occupancy, king bedroom or double bedroom and US$127 per night for a single occupancy king suite bedroom. Amenities include complimentary hot buffet breakfast, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center, and business center. This property is located approximately 2 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at a reduced rate is September 14, 2016.

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Denver- Cherry Creek, 4150 E. Kentucky Ave, Glendale, CO 80246; 303-692-1800; hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/colorado/hampton-inn-and-suites-denver-cherry-creek-DENCCHX/index.html. Rates are US$149 per night for single or double occupancy rooms. Amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, free high-speed Wi-Fi, fitness room, indoor pool, and business center. This property is located approximately 3 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 7, 2016.

Hyatt Place Denver Cherry Creek, 4150 East Mississippi Avenue, Glendale, CO; 303-782-9300; book online at http://denvercherrycreek.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-AMSA. For reservations by phone, please call 888-492-8847 and reference the American Mathematical Society Group Discounts. Rates are US$115 per night for a single occupancy room. Amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, fitness center, on-site Coffee to Cocktails bar and business center. This property is located approximately 2 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 22, 2016.

La Quinta Inn Denver Cherry Creek, 1975 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80222; 303-758-8886; www.laquintadenvercherrycreek.com/. Rates are US$89 per night for a room with two double beds or for a room with one king bed, this rate is applicable for single or double occupancy, with no additional charges for up to four guests in the room. Amenities include complimentary Bright Side breakfast and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. This property is located approximately 1.5 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 16, 2016.

Food Services

On Campus: The University has several retail dining outlets on campus, please see http://dudining.sodexomyway.com/dining-choices/retail.html/.

Off Campus: Denver offers a variety of restaurants, many near the university, especially on University Boulevard and along East Evans Avenue. The following is a short list. For a more extensive list, see www.denver.org/restaurants/denver-dining/.

University Boulevard

Asbury Provisions, 2043 S. University Blvd., (303) 282-5485, www.asburyprovisions.com; craft beers, comfort food. Opens at 4:00 pm.

Ali Baba Grill, 2060 S. University Blvd., (303) 282-5008, www.alibabagrill.com; Lebanese and Persian cuisine.

Blackjack Pizza, 2443 S. University Blvd, (303) 722-5222, www.blackjackpizza.com; pizza.

Bruegger’s Bagels, 2000 S University Blvd., (303) 777-7600, www.brueggers.com/; bagels, sandwiches.

Crimson and Gold Tavern, 2017 S. University Blvd., (720) 379-5454, www.candgdenver.com; American pub food; sports bar.

Deli Zone, 2439 S. University Blvd., (303) 927-6304 delizone.com; breakfast, deli.

Ginza Sushi and Grill, 2104 S. University Blvd., (303) 778-1111, www.ginzadenver.com/lunch.php?key=lunch&cat=lunchbento; Japanese.

Jason’s Thai Asian Bistro, 2022 S. University Blvd., (303) 777-0348, www.jasonsthai.com; Chinese, Thai, Sushi.

Mustard’s Last Stand, 2081 S. University Blvd., (303) 444-5841, mustardslaststandcolorado.com; hot dogs, burgers.

The Pioneer, 2401 S University Blvd., (720) 536-4802, thepioneerbar.com; Mexican, American, Bar.

Pita Fresh, 2075 S. University Blvd., (303) 955-8711, Sandwiches. Lebanese, Mediterranean, halal.

South Philly Cheese Steaks, 2070 S. University Blvd., (720) 328-0018, yojeet.com; sandwiches.

Starbucks, 2000 S University Blvd., (303) 733-9377, www.starbucks.com/; coffee.

Wendy’s, 2485 S University Blvd., (720) 570-7921, locations.wendys.com; fast food, burgers.

E. Evans Avenue

Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta, 1628 E. Evans, (303) 744-3137, www.anthonyspizzaandpasta.com; Pizza; Italian.

Einstein Bros. Bagels, 1213 E. Evans, (303) 722-9300, locations.einsteinbros.com/co/denver/1213-e-evans-ave.html; bagels, sandwiches.

Illegal Pete’s. 1744 E Evans, (720) 974-2198, www.illegalpetes.com; Mexican, fast food, local chain.

Jelly U Café, 1700 E. Evans, (720) 596-4108, eatmorejelly.com; American, serves breakfast, salads, sandwiches.

Jerusalem Restaurant, 1890 E. Evans, (303) 777-8828, www.jerusalemrestaurant.com; Mediterranean, Middle Eastern.

Kaladi Brothers Coffee Roasters, 1730 E. Evans, (720) 570-2166, kaladicoffee.com; Coffee.

Noodles and Company, 1737 E. Evans, (303) 722-1912, www.noodles.com/locations/university-of-denver/; counter-serve chain serving international noodle and pasta dishes.

Pete’s University Café, 2345 E. Evans, (303) 733-7376, www.petesrestaurants.com/PetesUniversityParkCafe.html; American, serves breakfast and lunch.

Spanky’s Urban Roadhouse, 1800 E. Evans, (303) 733-6886, www.spankysur.com; American, upscale pub fare.

Snarf’s Sandwiches, 1729 E .Evans, (303) 777-1664, eatsnarfs.com; regional chain sandwich shop.

Twisters Restaurant, 1535 E. Evans, 303) 722-2175, www.mytwisters.com;burgers and burritos.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration

Advance registration for this meeting is now over. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, October 8, 2016. After that date, no refunds will be issued.

If you have registered in advance, 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.

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.

On-site Information and Registration

All meeting activities, including the registration desk, AMS book exhibit, coffee service, all Invited Addresses, Special Sessions, and Contributed Paper Sessions, will take place in Sturm Hall. For further information on building locations, a campus map is available at www.du.edu/utilities/maps/.

The registration desk will be open on Saturday, October 8, 7:30 am–4:00 pm and Sunday, October 9, 8:00 am–12:00 pm. Fees are US$59 for AMS members, US$85 for nonmembers, and US$10 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check, or credit card.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore to review the newest publications and take advantage of exhibit discounts and free shipping on all on-site orders! AMS members receive 40 percent off list price. Nonmembers receive a 25 percent discount. Not a member? Ask a representative about the benefits of AMS membership. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services

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 wish to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

Special Needs

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will 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, and

- Sending an e-mail request to the AMS Meetings Department at mmsb@ams.org or meet@ams.org.

AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment

The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.

Local Information and Maps

This meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Denver. Campus maps can be found at www.du.edu/utilities/maps/. Information about the University of Denver mathematics department can be found at www.du.edu/nsm/departments/mathematics/. Please visit the University of Denver website at www.du.edu/ for additional information about the campus.

Parking

Information about parking on campus can be found here: www.du.edu/parking/. A parking map can be found here: www.du.edu/media/documents/maps/map-parking.pdf.

Travel

The campus of the University of Denver is located in the Denver Metropolitan area. The address is 199 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208. It lies just south and west of the intersection of I-25 and University Boulevard. The airport is northeast of the city center.

By Air: Denver International Airport (DEN) is served by most major airlines. Please visit the airport's web site for a list, as well as terminal maps and information about ground transportation: www.flydenver.com/.

There are several options available for transportation to/from the airport.

Car Rental: All major car rental companies serve the Denver International Airport. The rental agencies provide courtesy shuttle service to and from Jeppesen Terminal on Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side).

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): CV#04N30006. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (US and Canada) or 1-405-749-4434 (other countries). At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.

Public Transportation: It is available via Denver's Regional Transportation (RTD) system. The Denver Airport Station (Light Rail/Buses) is on Level 1 of the airport's Transit Center. Baggage Claim is located on Level 5 of the Jeppesen Terminal. Follow the signs to the Transit Center, and take the escalator down to Level 1. See www.rtd-denver.com/a-line-airport.shtml for more information.

Please plan ahead if you wish to use public transportation. There is a trip planner at www.rtd-denver.com/, and you may also call (303) 299-6000 for assistance. The fare for all trips by bus or light rail to and from the airport is currently US$9.

To get to the University of Denver via Light Rail, take the University of Colorado A train to Union Station, then change to the E train and stop at the University of Denver station. This trip will take a little more than an hour, and the rail station is at the northern end of campus.

Shuttles: SuperShuttle, 7500 E. 41st Avenue, Denver, CO 80216, 1-800-BLUE-VAN or (303) 370-1300. Book online at www.supershuttle.com/Locations/DenverDEN. A one-way trip to the University is currently US$26.

Other shared ride services are listed on the Denver International Aiport's page at www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/transit/shared-vans.

Taxis: Taxis are available at Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 505, 507 and 511 (Terminal East), and Doors 506, 510 and 512 (Terminal West). Taxi fare to downtown Denver will cost an average of US$60, plus a US$4.57 airport access fee.

To call a taxi from campus:

Metro Taxi (303) 333-3333

Yellow Cab (303)777-7777

Driving Directions:

The University of Denver is easily accessible from I-25, the main route running through the Denver metro area north/south. The campus lies just south and west of the intersection of I-25 and University Boulevard.

Driving Directions from Denver International Airport: Upon leaving the airport, take Pena Boulevard to I-70 West (exit to the left), and then continue on I-70 to I-25 South, which will be Exit 274. Take I-25 to University Blvd (Exit 205), and turn right (south) on University Blvd.

The campus runs along the right-hand (west) side of University Boulevard., between Buchtel Boulevard. and Harvard Avenue.

From the south: Take I-25 north and take the University Boulevard exit (Exit 205). Turn left onto South University Boulevard and drive south approximately 0.1 miles.

From the north: Take I-25 south toward Colorado Springs. Take the University Boulevard exit (Exit 205). Turn right onto South University Boulevard and drive south approximately 0.1 miles.

Local Transportation

Denver has a good public transportation system, please see www.denver.org/about-denver/transportation/public-transportation/.

The University of Denver station, which is located at 1901 E. Buchtel Boulevard (Buchtel and University) is served by the Denver Light Rail system (www.rtd-denver.com/lightrail.shtml). The station is on the E/F/H lines. The #24 bus also stops there. This bus travels up and down University Boulevard. The station is approximately a ten-minute walk from the center of campus.

Weather

The average high temperature for October is approximately 66 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low is approximately 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors should check weather forecasts in advance of their arrival and be prepared to dress in layers. Denver has an arid climate with little annual precipitation, which results in sunny days and cold nights. Take note of the city of Denver's "High Altitude Tips" at www.denver.org/about-denver/facts-info/high-altitude-tips/.

Social Networking

Attendees and speakers are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtag #AMSmtg.

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 US found at travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html and travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/all-visa-categories.html/. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to mac@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 US 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).


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