University of Pittsburgh - Spring 2004


The Spring 2004 Finite Element Circus will be held at the University of Pittsburgh, on April 16 - 17 2004.


If you plan to attend the Finite Element Circus, please send an email to riviere@math.pitt.edu.
View the current list of registered participants.

Meeting Place and Schedule

Department of Mathematics: Thackeray Hall, seventh floor, room 704. The Friday session will start at 1:30pm and the Saturday session will start at 9am.
Note that on Saturday breakfast will be served at 8:30am and lunch at noon. The talks should end around 4-5pm on Saturday.

Conference Banquet

The conference dinner on Friday April 16th will start at 6:45pm. The banquet is located at the Pitt Club, next door to Thackeray Hall. The cost of $10 per person can be paid on Friday afternoon during the first coffee break.

Accomodation

Rooms have been reserved at the following hotels Wyndham Garden Hotel and Holiday Inn Select, that are located within walking distance to the department of Mathematics. The rooms are reserved until March 25, 2004.

Wyndham Garden Hotel: 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213. Telephone: (412) 683-2040. Fax: (412) 688-1986. Room rate: $105. Parking rate $10 per night.

Holiday Inn Select: 100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213. Telephone: (412) 682-6200. Fax: (412) 681-4749. Room rate: $102. Parking rate $14 per night.

The following hotels are also close to the University of Pittsburgh.
Best Western: 304 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213. Telephone: (412) 683-6100; (800) 245-4444. Room rate: $89. Free parking. About 0.67 miles from the University.
Hampton Inn: 3315 Hamlet Pl, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213. Telephone: (412) 681-1000. Fax: (412) 681-1000. Room rate $89 if you inform the hotel that you attend a conference at the University of Pittsburgh. Free Parking. Free shuttle to the University.
Shadyside Inn All Suites: 5405 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232. Telephone: (412) 682-2300, (800) 537-8483. Fax: (412) 687-7312. Room rate: $99. About 1mile from the University.

Directions to University of Pittsburgh Campus

By car from the East Cars traveling from the east via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 6 to I-376 West. From 376 take Exit 7A, Oakland, onto Bates Street. Stay on Bates until it ends at Bouquet Street. Turn left onto Bouquet, then right at the first light onto Forbes Avenue.

By car from the West Cars traveling from the west via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 3 and follow I-79 South to I-279 South. (You exit to the left off I-79.) Follow 279 into the city, to the I-376 Monroeville Exit. Follow 376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland Exit. Forbes Avenue then leads right into the Pitt campus.

By car from the North Take I-79 South to I-279 South. (You exit to the left off I-79.) Follow 279 into the city, to the I-376 Monroeville Exit. Follow 376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland Exit. Forbes Avenue then leads right into the Pitt campus.

By car from the South Follow I-79 North to the I-279 North Exit. Take 279 through the Fort Pitt Tunnels and across the bridge to the I-376 Monroeville Exit (first exit on the right). Follow 376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland Exit. Forbes Avenue leads into the Pitt campus.

From the Airport By car, follow directions from the South. Other transportation ways include the express shuttle (412) 321-4990; 1-800-991-9890 (about $20 one way; service counter near car rental area in airport), or a taxi (about $30 one way; Yellow Cab (412) 665-8100 and People's Cab (412) 681-3131), or the city bus (about $2 one way; 28X Airport Flyer runds between the airport and the University with stops on Forbes Avenue and 5th Avenue every 20 minutes).

Parking on University of Pittsburgh Campus

If you need to park on campus, you might want to park at the following garages:
Soldiers and Sailors (SO): It is the closest garage to the Mathematics department. The rates are 0-1 hour $4.00; 1-2 hours $5.00; 2-4 hours $6.50; 4-6 hours $7.50; 6-8 hours $8.50; 8-10 hours $9.50; Over 10 hours $10.00.
O'Hara (OH) : The rates are 0-1 hour $4.00; 1-2 hours $5.00; 2-4 hours $6.50; 4-6 hours $7.50; 6-8 hours $8.50; 8-10 hours $12.00; Over 10 hours $15.00. All garages are listed on this map.

Maps

Download a campus map and a map of the area (the department and hotels are marked), given below:


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