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2001 AMS Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Stevens Institute of Technology, April 28 - 29, 2001
Hoboken, New Jersey
Meeting #966

Associate secretary:
Lesley M. Sibner, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates have been negotiated at the hotel listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of 12%. 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 meeting at Stevens.

Double Tree Club Suites, 455 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07310; 800-222-8733; fax 201-499-2406. \$109/night for 4/27, 4/28, and 4/29; \$159/night for 4/25, 4/26, 4/30, and 5/1. This is a comfortable facility with many amenities, including a bar and restaurant serving light meals. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. It is about three miles from the hotel to the campus. Participants may choose to take the PATH transit system, about one block from the hotel. The ride takes a few minutes and will drop you off six streets from the campus. The deadline for reservations is March 25, 2001.

Food Service and Local Information

Colonel Johns and the cafeteria on campus are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Both are located in the Howe Center. An extensive list of restaurants will be included in the program. For information about the Stevens campus see or the Department of Mathematical Sciences site. See full campus map.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from the AMS. Most books will be available at a special 50% discount offered only at meetings. 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.

Reception: On Saturday, April 28, a reception hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences will be held in the magnificent Great Hall of the Samuel Williams Library on campus. All participants are invited. The Society thanks the department for its gracious hospitality.

Family Room: A room next to the registration area on the 4th floor of the Howe Center has been set aside so that the families of participants with young children may gather together. The room will be equipped with tables and chairs; parents should plan to bring toys or activities for their children.

Registration and Meeting Information

Registration and exhibits will be in the Howe Center, Bissinger Room, 4th floor, on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. All sessions will take place in the Morton-Pierce-Kidde complex.

Registration fees: (payable on site only) \$40/AMS or CMS members; \$60/nonmembers; \$5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.


There will be limited complimentary parking in the Eighth and Sixth St. lots on Saturday and Sunday. Street parking is also allowed, but be mindful of signs. If you plan to park in the campus lots, please send e-mail to Katherine Connors at Stevens,, so that appropriate space can be secured. There is a public parking lot located two blocks south of campus at a cost of \$2.00 per hour.


The closest airport is Newark Airport, located about ten miles from the Stevens campus.

The following specially negotiated rates on USAirways are available exclusively to mathematicians and their families for the period April 25­May 2, 2001. Discounts apply only to travel within the continental U.S. Other restrictions may apply, and seats are limited. Receive a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published USAirways promotional round-trip fare. By purchasing your ticket 60 days or more prior to departure, you can receive an additional 5% bonus discount. Or you may receive a 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares with seven-day advance purchase. For reservations call (or have your travel agent call) USAirways Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll-free at 877-874-7687 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Refer to Gold File number 88111579.

Taxi fare is approximately \$35, and the trip takes about 20­30 minutes. You may also take New Jersey Transit's bus service (800-772-3606) to Penn Station, Newark. Take the PATH train for \$1 to Exchange Place and switch to the train for Hoboken (HOB).

Driving directions: From the north: I-95 South to the New Jersey Turnpike South, Exit 17-Lincoln Tunnel. Or the Garden State Parkway South, Exit 153-Route 3 East will turn into Route 495 East going toward the Lincoln Tunnel. Exit at "Weehawken/Hoboken-Last Exit in NJ". Get in the right lane, go to the bottom of the hill, and turn right. Proceed straight to 14th Street, following the signs for Hoboken.

From all points south and west: Take the Garden State Parkway or the New Jersey Turnpike North, Exit 16E (if coming from the south) or Exit 17 (if coming from the west) to Route 3 East to Route 495-Lincoln Tunnel, and follow as above.

From Long Island and New York City: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Lincoln Tunnel. Bear to extreme right at the end of the tunnel. Exit immediately at "Hoboken-Local Streets" and proceed straight to 14th Street in Hoboken.

Once at 14th Street in Hoboken, turn left at the traffic light onto 14th St. Proceed to the end and turn right onto Hudson St. Go through several traffic lights, staying right at the fork. Turn left onto 9th St., then two blocks to Castle Point Terrace, and turn right onto the 8th St. parking lot one block ahead. There is also a parking lot on 6th St. When in doubt, just follow the red "Stevens" signs located at entrances to and throughout Hoboken.

By train: New Jersey Transit trains stop at the Hoboken station. All other trains stop at Penn Station, Newark, or Penn Station, New York City. From Newark take a cab to campus for about \$30 or the PATH train for \$1 to Exchange Place and switch trains to Hoboken (HOB). From New York City walk one block to 33rd St. and take the PATH train for \$1 to Hoboken. From the Hoboken station, Stevens is a 10-minute walk up River St. Taxi fare is about \$3.


Typical spring weather in the New York area is about F with cooler evenings.