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1995 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Francisco, CA, January 47, 1995
Meeting #897
Associate secretaries:
Andy R Magid, AMS amagid@ou.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research

Friday January 6, 1995, 7:00 p.m.10:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research, I

7:00 p.m.
Limits of iterated sequences of H  and Sline graphs.
Ruth A. BrittoPacumio*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(89705386)

7:20 p.m.
On kordered Hamiltonian graphs.
Lenhard Ng*, Harvard University
Michelle Schultz, Western Michigan University
(89705383)

7:40 p.m.
Isolating resistors in cubic networks.
Todd Hollenbeck*, University of Washington
(89705294)

8:00 p.m.
Outerplanar partitions of planar graphs.
Kiran S. Kedlaya*, Harvard University
(89705285)

8:20 p.m.
Trees are tolerance spheres of influence graphs.
Tara S. Holm*, Dartmouth College
Kenneth P. Bogart, Dartmouth College
(89705879)

8:40 p.m.
Universal destinations in graphs.
Jessica Wachter*, Harvard University
(89705681)

9:00 p.m.
On the forced unilateral orientation number of a graph.
Dana Pascovici*, Dartmouth College
(89705461)

9:20 p.m.
Exact values and bounds for the halfhalf case of the problem of Zarankiewicz.
Craig Gentry*, Duke University
(89705441)

9:40 p.m.
Digraphs of powers modulo p.
Eli H. Miller*, Moravian College
(8971109)

10:00 p.m.
Geodesics with two self intersections on the puncture torus.
Susan Dziadosz*, University Park, Pennsylvania
Thomas Insel, Urbana, Illinois
Peter S. Wiles, Tacoma, Washington
(89711201)

10:20 p.m.
Homomorphisms of two bridge knot groups onto special linear groups.
Tara E. Brendle*, Haverford College
(89757253)

Saturday January 7, 1995, 7:40 a.m.11:15 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research, II

7:40 a.m.
Approximation of a given matrix by a matrix from an interesting set.
Ilya Gluhovsky*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
(89715262)

8:00 a.m.
Quadratic transformations and the separation problem.
Philip H. Bradley*, Rice University
(89714677)

8:20 a.m.
Classification of absolutely isolated double points on surfaces.
Jason Starr*, University of California, Berkeley
Mikhail Konikov, University of Maryland, College Park
Sergey Levin, Harvard University
(89714359)

8:40 a.m.
Some special cases of the separation problem.
Matthew W. Cushman*, Carnegie Mellon University
(89714818)

9:00 a.m.
A theorem on the fundamental functors over Abelian groups.
Vincent T. Frisina*, Allegheny College
(89718679)

9:20 a.m.
Abelain quotients of Artin groups.
Laura McKinney*, Bryn Mawr College
John Meier, Lafayette College
Katharine G. Schnare, Smith College
(89720225)

9:40 a.m.
Charateristics of geometric invariants of graph groups.
Laura McKinney, Bryn Mawr College
Katharine G. Schnare*, Smith College
(89720224)

10:00 a.m.
Conjugacy classes of triple products in finite groups.
Kevin R. Hutson, Hendrix College
Emily Salvo*, Villanova University
(89720281)

10:20 a.m.
Distinct products of triples in finite groups.
Curtis Mitchell*, Carleton College
(89720282)

10:40 a.m.
Square roots of finite groups.
Matthew Devos*, Carnegie Mellon
David L. McAdams, Harvard University
Rebecca L. Rapoport, Harvard University
(89720283)

11:00 a.m.
Finding the closest normal matrix to a given matrix.
Richard F. Mohr*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(89715304)

Saturday January 7, 1995, 1:00 p.m.6:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Undergraduate Research, III

1:00 p.m.
Sliding piece puzzles on surfaces.
James Robson Eby*, Abilene Christian University
Arthur Dobelis, Harvard University
Michael Finegold, Princeton University
(89720314)

1:20 p.m.
A study of convexification of Levipseudoconvex domains.
Mark Nowakowski*, Harvard University
(89732928)

1:40 p.m.
Selfsimilar measures with overlaps.
Alan Ho*, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
(89742244)

2:00 p.m.
Finite sums of multiplicative transformations on C([a,b]).
Christopher Koller, Brigham Young University
Rebecca Louise Rust*, Ohio Northern University
(89747759)

2:20 p.m.
Double soap bubbles on the surface of the sphere.
Joseph Masters*, University of Texas, Austin
(89753343)

2:40 p.m.
Fixed points and the Nielsen number for selfmaps on the double torus.
Owen Davey, Binghamton University
Kathryn Trapp*, Princeton University
(89755749)

3:00 p.m.
Factorization in K (x^2,x^n).
Carla Scherpenisse*, Hope College
(89755842)

3:20 p.m.
Hyperbolic 3orbifolds with two generators.
Edward Welsh*, Williams College
(89757418)

3:40 p.m.
Rooks, vertex degrees and bipartite graphs.
Ben Lamorte*, University of California, Davis
(89760440)

4:00 p.m.
Palindromes in random letter generation.
Debashis Ghosh*, Rice University
(89760442)

4:20 p.m.
Threshold functions and bounds for the bipartite Turan numbers.
Erik Jonathan Sandquist*, Cornell University, Ithaca
(89760443)

4:40 p.m.
Improved bounds for the reliability of ddimensional consecutive koutofn systems.
Jessica Sklar*, Swarthmore College
(89760444)

5:00 p.m.
Vector difference arrays.
Laura Peterson*, Drake University
(89760445)

5:20 p.m.
Estimation of bias for the measures of overlap for the Pareto distributions.
Takeshi Fukasawa*, University of South Alabama
Madhuri Mulekar, University of South Alabama
(89762313)

5:40 p.m.
Equilibrium of a radially symmetric strongly inhomogeneous plate under tension and a load.
Angel R. Pineda*, Lafayette College
(89773303)

6:00 p.m.
Sufficient conditions for global stability in population models.
Nancy Heinschel*, University of California, Davis
(89792293)

6:20 p.m.
Randomly C_4packable graphs.
Dean Chung*, Harvard University
(89705384)
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