Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

Thanks for your patience.

Site Selection for AMS Sectional Meetings

The American Mathematical Society is very appreciative when Institutions of Higher Education offer to host an AMS Sectional Meeting. Sectional meeting sites are recommended by the associate secretary for that section and then are approved by the Secretariat. Site recommendations are usually made two to three years in advance. Host departments supply 12 to 25 rooms with computer and overhead projectors for contributed paper sessions and Special Sessions, an auditorium with twin overhead projectors and screens, microphone, and computer projector (LCD) for Invited Addresses, registration clerks, and space for registration activities and an AMS book exhibit.. They also provide local information for the Sectional Program Book. The Society partially reimburses for the rental of facilities and equipment and for staffing the registration desk as well as partial reimbursement for coffee breaks. For more information on hosting a Sectional meeting contact the associate secretary for the section. That information is listed below.

map of the sections

Associate Secretaries of the AMS

Western Section: Michel L. Lapidus, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Surge Building, Riverside, CA 92521-0135; email:; telephone: 951-827-5910.

Central Section: Georgia Benkart, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1388; email:; telephone: 608-263-4283.

Eastern Section: Steven H. Weintraub, Department of Mathematics, LeHigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18105-3174; email:; telephone: 610-758-3717.

Southeastern Section: Brian D. Boe, Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia, 220 D W Brooks Dr,  Athens, GA 30602-7403; email:; telephone: 706-542-2547.


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