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Friday & Saturday, October 27-28, 2006
|University of Nebraska Department of Mathematics
University of Nebraska Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nebraska Department of Statistics
|Important! In order to park in the parking lots arranged for the workshop, you need a permit, available at the registration desk. So you must come to the registration desk first....
All participants are asked to register online.
Click here for information from the 2004 workshop.
Participants should plan to arrive by 12:30 pm Friday, October 27. The workshop will end by 2:30 pm, Saturday afternoon, October 28. The workshop will provide for meals and for double occupancy accomodation for Friday night to all registered participants who request them.
Friday afternoon will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30 pm, and will be devoted to plenary talks beginning at 2:00 pm, followed by a dinner, panel discussion, and reception. There will be a small fee ($5 for students, $10 for faculty) charged for the dinner, payable at the registration desk.
Plenary Speakers include:
Life as a Graduate Student
The Saturday program will begin at 9:00 am with several parallel sessions of contributed talks by participants (students and faculty). Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
All talks are intended for an audience including advanced undergraduates and graduate students. A list of speakers and titles will be made available.
Meeting Place and Registration
There will be a registration desk on the second floor of the UNL City Campus Union from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. A fee of $5 (students) or $10 (faculty) will be collected from those attending the Friday dinner. Information packets will be provided at the registration desk. Anyone on campus should be able to direct you to the union.
Arrangements will be made for participants who are not from UNL to park in the surface lots at 17th/18TH & R Streets, just east of the UNL campus (see the map above). Important! In order to park in these lots, you need a permit, available at the registration desk. You need to park in the Area A portions of these lots. If you are arriving in Lincoln via Interstate 80, you should take the Downtown Lincoln Exit (onto I-180). It is difficult to miss seeing the football stadium on your left as you enter downtown Lincoln from I-180. Stay on I-180 past the football stadium until it becomes 9th St. Then turn left on P and left again on 17th. You may obtain a parking permit from the registration desk in the Union (14th and R); if you are brave, you can park first and try to make the 6-8 block round trip to get a permit before the parking patrol spots your car? (We have no data on how often they patrol.) Make sure to park in the Area A portion of these lots. If you miss getting one of these permits, all is not lost: it costs $5 to park in the parking garage at 17th and R for the entire day. It is impossible to park anywhere else on campus on Friday unless you are incredibly lucky and find a parking meter somewhere. The alternative to this is probably to leave your car at the Town House if you are staying there and walk to campus: it is approximately a 20-minute walk.
The workshop has reserved blocks of rooms for Friday, October 27 at the Town House Mini Suites, 18th and "M" Streets, 402-475-3000. (The Town House is adjacent to downtown Lincoln and within one mile of the City Campus.) Rooms will be available to workshop registrants at no charge (double occupancy) as long as they last. You will need to check off the appropriate item on the registration form to request a room.
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
203 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0130
Phone: (402) 472-3731
The Eighth Annual Regional Workshop is funded by the NSF Nebraska MCTP grant, and the University of Nebraska Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Statistics.