Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Chapter Updates: August 2020

From AMS-NE President Jacquelyn Sholes:

 I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy. There are a handful of updates to report in response to the unusual current circumstances. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Fall 2020 meeting. We are currently planning to hold our winter and spring 2021 meetings virtually; further information to follow as it becomes available. Further information to follow also on the 2020 Schafer Award. 


Since we were not able to hold elections in person this past spring, we will be conducting elections electronically for the following offices: (1) President, (2) Program Chair, (3) Student Representative, and (4) AMS Council Representative. Terms and responsibilities of each position are outlined in the Chapter bylaws: Please send nominations and self-nominations for any of these offices to me at by 31 August 2020. Thank you, everyone, and please stay healthy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Spring Meeting Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Spring Meeting CANCELLED Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Harvard University will be holding classes online for the remainder of the semester and is limiting on-campus events to twenty-five or fewer participants. For this reason, unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel the Spring 2020 AMS-NE meeting that was to be held at Harvard on 18 April.
We hope to see you at our fall meeting at Clark University on 26 September and at our meeting on 13 February 2021 at Tufts University. If you have already submitted an abstract for consideration for the spring meeting, it will automatically be considered for the fall meeting unless you contact our program chair, Karen Cook ( to retract your submission.
Elections for several Chapter offices were scheduled to take place at the spring meeting. We are exploring optons for conducting elections online. Please stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Map and Parking Info for Pierce Hall at NEC (Winter Meeting - 2/22)

AMS-NE@ New England Conservatory:

The meeting will take place in NEC’s Pierce Hall (241 St. Botolph St., first floor).

Please note: Parking nearby is not easy. There are hard-to-find on-street meters  There are also nearby garages: Gainsborough Garage and the Westland Ave. Garage. Please refer to the website above for details. Garage parking will run about $33/day. There are two nearby T stations: Green Line (Symphony) and Orange Line (Mass Ave.). Both are quite convenient to the meeting site. Entrance to the St. Botolph St. building is now through the new Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC). The SLPC is also on St. Botolph St., but is closer to Gainsborough than Mass. Ave. (see map).

You will need an ID to sign in at the security desk.
Finding Pierce Hall: Once signed in at security in the SLPC, take the staircase by the entrance up one flight. Cross the landing diagonally to the right and take the white hallway past Burnes Hall (there will be a photo exhibit on the walls). After the white-walled hallway ends, look for a set of grey, metal doors that lead to a staircase (on the left). Go down those stairs one level, exit the stairwell. Pierce Hall will be in front of you and to the left.

For those requiring an elevator: Once signed in at the SLPC, use the the elevators near the security desk to go up one level. Exit the elevators toward the hallway (not the restrooms). On the left you will see a white hallway that runs past Burnes Hall (there will be a photo exhibit on the walls). There will be another elevator (an old one) near the staircase on the left after the white hallway ends. Take that elevator down one level. Pierce Hall will be in front of you as you exit. (First floor, St. Botolph building.)