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1996 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Orlando, FL, January 1013, 1996
Meeting #908
Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
Thursday January 11, 1996

Thursday January 11, 1996, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, II
Organizers:
Annie Selden, Tennessee Technological University
John Selden, MERC

8:00 a.m.
Anxiety in entry level mathematics and speech courses.
Bette L. Warren*, Eastern Michigan University
Kathy Stacey, Eastern Michigan University
(90800994)

8:20 a.m.
Basic algebra via modeling.
Susan J. Lamon*, Marquette University
(90800986)

8:40 a.m.
Symbolism in precalculus mathematics.
Lillie F. Crowley*, Lexington Community College
(90800976)

9:00 a.m.
Students' decision making for learning algebra.
Albert D. Otto*, Illinois State University
Cheryl Lubinski, Illinois State University
(90800988)

9:25 a.m.
An assessment of pedagogical content knowledge for prospective secondary teachers.
Christine L. Ebert*, University of Delaware
Linda A. Bolte, Eastern Washington University
(90800977)

9:50 a.m.
Preservice teachers' levels of understanding functions in multirepresentational environments.
David B. Klanderman*, Trinity Christian College
(90800985)

10:15 a.m.
Student preferences for representations of functions.
Brian A. Keller*, Iowa State University
Christian R. Hirsch, Western Michigan University
(90800984)

10:40 a.m.
Students' use of visual representations in the creation of proofs in advanced calculus.
David R. Gibson*, Murray State University
(90800979)

11:05 a.m.
College students' understanding of proof.
Mary M. Goetting*, Georgetown Day School
(90800980)

11:25 a.m.
Interviewing undergraduate majors about proof.
Guershon Harel, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Larry K. Sowder*, San Diego State University
(90800991)

11:45 p.m.
Making sense of abstract algebra: The student's view.
Orit Hazzan*, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology, Israel
Uri Leron, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology, Israel
(90800982)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory, II
Organizers:
Tim D. Cochran, Rice University

8:00 a.m.
Stability of lower central series of compact $3$manifold groups.
Tim D. Cochran*, Rice University
Kent Orr, Indiana University, Bloomington
(90857397)

8:30 a.m.
Three manifold invariants and finite dimensional Hopf algebras.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(9085780)

9:00 a.m.
Multiple strong fusions of boundary links.
Paul A. Bellis*, Rice University
(90857396)

9:30 a.m.
Discussion

10:10 a.m.
The KauffmanRadfordHennings invariant for a general quantum group.
Stephen F. Sawin*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(9085793)

10:40 a.m.
Links, BousfieldKan completions and closures of groups.
Tim D. Cochran, Rice University
Kent Orr*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(90857668)

11:10 a.m.
Link homotopy and the relative slice problem.
Vjacheslav S. Krushkal*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(90857114)

11:40 a.m.
Vassiliev invariants of two component links and the CassonWalker invariant.
Paul A. Kirk*, Indiana University, Bloomington
Charles Livingston, Indiana University, Bloomington
(90857264)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Groups and Invariant Theory, II
Organizers:
Amassa C. Fauntleroy, North Carolina State University
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University

8:00 a.m.
Rings of covariants for finite coregular groups.
Harold E.A. Campbell, Queen's University
Ian Hughes, Queen's University
Robert James Shank, Queen's University
David L. Wehlau*, Royal Military College
(90813581)

8:30 a.m.
Centralizers of locally nilpotent derivations.
David R. Finston*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Sebastian Walcher, Technical University of Munich, Germany
(90814258)

9:00 a.m.
Quantization and invariant theory of nilpotent orbits.
Ranee Kathryn Brylinski*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Bertram Kostant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(90858666)

9:30 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
Generalized Capelli identities.
Friedrich Knop*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(90814430)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

11:00 a.m.
Variation of geometric invariant theory quotients.
Yi Hu*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(9081411)

11:30 a.m.
Dual to the McKay correspondence.
JeanLuc Brylinski*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(90814619)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Multidimensional Complex Dynamics, III
Organizers:
John Hamal Hubbard, Cornell University
Ralph W. ObersteVorth, University of South Florida

8:00 a.m.
Remarks on multidimensional algebraic complex dynamics.
Peter Papadopol*, Grand Canyon University
(90832301)

8:50 a.m.
The topology of generalized H\'enon mappings.
John Hamal Hubbard*, Cornell University
(90832665)

9:40 a.m.
On ``M\"obius'' transformations of the $2 \times 2$ Siegel upper half plane.
Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois, Chicago
Pedro Freitas*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(90820485)

10:30 a.m.
On some problems of complex dynamics in several variables.
Shmuel Friedland*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(90858513)

11:20 a.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonselfadjoint Operator Algebras and Their Applications, II
Organizers:
Timothy D. Hudson, East Carolina University
Elias G. Katsoulis, East Carolina University

8:00 a.m.
Stable invariant subspaces.
Don W. Hadwin*, University of New Hampshire
John B. Conway, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(90847575)

8:30 a.m.
Extreme points in triangular $UHF$ algebras.
Timothy D. Hudson, East Carolina University
Elias G. Katsoulis, East Carolina University
David R. Larson*, Texas A & M University, College Station
(90847590)

9:00 a.m.
A new S. BrownLomonosov type lemma.
Bernard Chevreau, University of Bordeaux I, France
WingSuet Li*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Carl M. Pearcy, Texas A & M University, College Station
(90847487)

9:30 a.m.
Factoring upper triangular operators through the diagonal.
John L. Orr*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
David R. Pitts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(90847770)

10:00 a.m.
Topological nilpotence.
Justin R. Peters*, Iowa State University
Warren R. Wogen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(90847755)

10:30 a.m.
Positivedefinite functions on semigroups and isometric representations.
Gelu Fanica Popescu*, University of Texas, San Antonio
(90847344)

11:00 a.m.
Classification of direct systems of $4$cycle digraph algebras.
Stephen C. Power*, University of Lancaster, England
Allan P. Donsig, University of Waterloo
(90846184)

11:30 a.m.
Higherdimensional amenability for operator algebras.
Alan T. Paterson, University of Mississippi
Roger R. Smith*, Texas A & M University, College Station
(90846652)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers:
Craig L. Huneke, Purdue University, West Lafayette, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Gennady Lyubeznik, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

8:00 a.m.
Factorial extensions of regular local rings and invariants of finite groups.
Luchezar L. Avramov, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Adam Richard Borek*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
(90813229)

8:30 a.m.
Saturated lexicographic ideals.
Heather A. Hulett*, Miami University, Oxford
Heath Mayall Martin, University of Central Florida
(90813461)

9:00 a.m.
Hilbert functions and multiplicities.
Hema Srinivasan*, University of Missouri, Columbia
(90813625)

9:30 a.m.
Torsionfree morphisms and testing of flatness.
Wolmer V. Vasconcelos*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(9081385)

10:00 a.m.
Weak and strong $F$regularity are equivalent for isolated singularities.
Brian C. MacCrimmon*, University of Michigan
(90813380)

10:30 a.m.
Intermediate rings between a local domain and its completion.
William J. Heinzer, Purdue University, West Lafayette
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(90813773)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Harmonic Analysis and Approximation Theory, III
Organizers:
N. K. Govil, Auburn University, Auburn
Richard A. Zalik, Auburn University, Auburn

8:00 a.m.
Minimax analysis of signal recovery problems: Brutal reality or unrealistic counterexamples?
Timothy E. Olson*, Dartmouth College
(90842514)

8:25 a.m.
Oblique multiwavelets.
Akram Aldroubi*, National Institute of Health
(90842661)

8:50 a.m.
Nonorthogonal wavelet approximation with rates of deterministic signals.
George A. Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(9084133)

9:25 a.m.
Poisson's summation formula and multiresolution discretization.
John J. Benedetto*, University of Maryland, College Park
Georg Zimmermann, Vienna University, Austria
(90842394)

9:50 a.m.
WeylHeisenberg systems and the finite Zak transform.
Richard Tolimieri*, City College, City University of New York
(90842784)

10:15 a.m.
Selfsimilarity and multiwavelets.
Carlos Cabrelli*, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ursula M. Molter, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
(90842654)

10:50 a.m.
Efficient and reliable algorithms for convolution on the $2$sphere.
Dennis M. Healy*, Dartmouth College
(90842569)

11:15 a.m.
Frame and basis perturbations.
Narendra Kumar Govil, Auburn University, Auburn
R. A. Zalik*, Auburn University, Auburn
(90842505)

11:40 a.m.
Twoscale similarity transform and multiwavelets.
Vasily Vladimirovich Strela*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(9083088)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
Earth math: Applications of precalculus mathematics to environmental issues.
Organizers:
Christopher Schaufele, Kennesaw College
Nancy Zumoff, Kennesaw College

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
The use of symbolic computation in probability and statistics.
Organizers:
Zaven Karian, Denison University
Elliot Tanis, Hope College

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, III

8:00 a.m.
Radius versus diameter in cocomparability and intersection graphs.
Erich Prisner*, Clemson University
(90805669)

8:15 a.m.
The minimally $3$connected graphs with exactly five simplecontractible edges.
Talmage James Reid, University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu*, Southern University
(90805646)

8:30 a.m.
The boundaries of squeezed $3$balls are Hamiltonian.
Robert L. Hebble*, University of Kentucky
(90805641)

8:45 a.m.
Hamiltonian decomposition of complete regular multipartite digraphs and lexicographic products.
Lenhard L. Ng*, Harvard University
(90805594)

9:00 a.m.
Random player orderings on graph orientation games.
Ryan C. Siders*, University of Minnesota
(90805607)

9:15 a.m.
Origami tessellations.
Thomas C. Hull*, University of Rhode Island
(90805538)

9:30 a.m.
Optimally balanced orientations of graphs.
John Frederick Fink*, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Joseph R. Barr, University of California, Santa Barbara
(90805537)

9:45 a.m.
Greatest common distancepreserving subgraphs.
Heather Gavlas*, Western Michigan University
(90805280)

10:00 a.m.
A minimization problem on product of graphs.
Hosien S. Moghadam*, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
(90805297)

10:15 a.m.
Rotation and jump distances between graphs.
Gary Chartrand*, Western Michigan University
Hector Hevia, University Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
Mark A. Johnson, Upjohn
(90805334)

10:30 a.m.
The decycling index of graphs.
Robert Charles Vandell*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Indianapolis
Lowell W. Beineke, Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Indianapolis
(90805364)

10:45 a.m.
A multigraph result in network reliability theory.
John Thomas Saccoman*, Seton Hall University
(90805148)

11:00 a.m.
Polychrome spanning trees in complete graphs.
Deda Zheng*, South Carolina State University
Z. Tong, South Carolina State University
(9089949)

11:15 a.m.
Hamilton decompositions of blockintersection graphs.
David Angus Pike*, Auburn University, Auburn
(90805209)

11:30 a.m.
Combinatorial representations of visibility graphs.
Alice M. Dean*, Skidmore College
Joan P. Hutchinson, Macalester College
(90805409)

11:45 a.m.
Properties of codes from difference sets in $2$groups.
Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer*, University of Saint Thomas
(90808765)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Lie and Algebraic Groups

8:00 a.m.
Bsheaves on $G/B$.
Thomas L. La Framboise*, Kenyon College
(90820689)

8:15 a.m.
Pseudo algebraic integers.
Heather D. Ries*, East Carolina University
Alexandra V. Shlapentokh, East Carolina University
(90820300)

8:30 a.m.
Finite presentation of subgroups of graph groups.
Leonard A. VanWyk*, Hope College
Joshua D. Levy, Hope College
Cameron Parker, University of Redlands
(90820172)

8:45 a.m.
The Frobenius direct image of line bundles and a positive characteristic resolution problem.
Mary Lynn Reed*, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
(90820110)

9:00 a.m.
$SL_2(\bf C)$, the cubic and the quartic.
Yannis Y. Papageorgiou*, Yale University
(9082098)

9:15 a.m.
A classification of multiplicity free actions.
Chal Benson*, University of Missouri, St.\ Louis
Gail D.L Ratcliff, University of Missouri, St.\ Louis
(9082022)

9:30 a.m.
When is a Weyl group a subgroup?
Daniel J. Goldstein*, Harvard University
(90822740)

9:45 a.m.
Lengths of closed geodesics in Heisenberglike $2$step nilmanifolds.
Maura B. Mast*, University of Northern Iowa
Ruth Gornet, Texas Tech University
(90822683)

10:00 a.m.
Dual representations of $GL_\infty$ and decomposition of Fock spaces.
R. Michael Howe*, University of Iowa
(90822599)

10:15 a.m.
LusternikSchnirelmann category and simplicial objects.
Aaron G. Montgomery*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(90822498)

10:30 a.m.
Complex analytic subgroups of affine algebraic groups.
Patrick B. Chen*, John Carroll University
TaSun Wu, Case Western Reserve University
(90822526)

10:45 a.m.
A canonical decomposition of the Kasparov groups.
Claude L. Schochet*, Wayne State University
(90819592)

11:00 a.m.
$HNN$ extensions of inverse semigroups.
Akihiro Yamamura*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(90820808)

11:15 a.m.
The mod $2$ cohomology of the Sylow $2$ subgroup of the HigmanSims sporadic simple group.
Richard A. Laird*, Emporia State University
(90820811)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.12:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability Theory

8:00 a.m.
Runs of no winner in Oregon Megabucks lottery.
D. Richard Iltis*, Willamette University
(90860717)

8:15 a.m.
Rate of convergence for the $\pm\alpha$ random walk on the circle.
Francis Edward Su*, Harvard University
(90860777)

8:30 a.m.
On moments of squared norm of a $RKHS$ valued Gaussian random element.
Milan N. Lukic*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(90860606)

8:45 a.m.
Stochastic integration with respect to a stochastic integral in Banach spaces.
Nicolae Dinculeanu*, University of Florida
(90860529)

9:00 a.m.
Directionally reinforced processes.
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas
Michael G. Monticino*, University of North Texas
Heinrich V. Weizsacker, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
(90860499)

9:15 a.m.
Discrete approximations for stochastic differential equations coupled with a variational inequality.
Roger Pettersson*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(90860488)

9:30 a.m.
The stock market: Deterministic or probabilistic?
Gholamreza G. DargahiNoubary*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(90860395)

9:45 a.m.
Strong laws for $L$ and $U$statistics.
Jonathan S.B Aaronson, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Robert M. Burton, Jr., Oregon State University
Herold Dehling, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
David Gilat, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Theodore P. Hill*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Benjamin Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
(90860370)

10:00 a.m.
Locally timevarying harmonizable spatially isotropic random fields.
Randall J. Swift*, Western Kentucky University
(90860340)

10:15 a.m.
Ergodic sequences of stochastic matrices with application to Markov random fields.
Bruce W. Atkinson*, Samford University
(90860323)

10:30 a.m.
Weak convergence of interacting systems of SDEs.
P. Sundar*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
A. Bose, Carleton University
(90860745)

10:45 a.m.
Monotonic approach to central limits.
Jonathan Kane*, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
(90860133)

11:00 a.m.
Path integral representations of the solutions of hyperbolic equations.
Ram Vedantham*, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
(90860100)

11:15 a.m.
Numerical solutions of stochastic PDE.
Ruifeng Liu*, Michigan State University
(9086067)

11:30 a.m.
Parameter estimation for a nonergodic process.
Russell D. Rupp*, Ridgecrest, California
(9086008)

11:45 a.m.
The joint determination of optimal stopping and optimal selection in a stochastic environment.
Amy L. Biesterfeld*, University of California, Los Angeles
(90860312)

12:00 p.m.
Change problems.
Prem N. Bajaj*, Wichita State University
(90860189)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory

8:00 a.m.
Does the Riemann Hypothesis imply a ``complete'' Vinogradov $3$primes theorem?
Gove W. Effinger*, Skidmore College
(9081164)

8:15 a.m.
On digital sums and large digits of certain powers.
Robert E. Kennedy*, Central Missouri State University
Curtis N. Cooper, Central Missouri State University
(90811579)

8:30 a.m.
Number of solutions of a pair of quadratic forms over a finite field.
Laura Mann Schueller*, University of Kentucky
(90811684)

8:45 a.m.
Multiplicities of the Euler $\phi$function.
Jeffrey J. Holt*, Michigan Technological University
Starlett D. Louis, Hampton University
Nikki J. Thompson, Hampton University
(90811474)

9:00 a.m.
An algorithm for solving Legendre's equation.
Patrick S. Mitchell*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(90811254)

9:15 a.m.
Criterion for the equality of norm groups of idele groups.
Leonid Stern*, Towson State University
(9081155)

9:30 a.m.
Bounding the discriminants of fields that have rational Hilbert modular threefolds.
H. G. Grundman*, Bryn Mawr College
(90811253)

9:45 a.m.
Examples of genus $2$ curves defined over the rationals and with $CM$.
Paul B. van Wamelen*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(90811650)

10:00 a.m.
On the norm exponent of a quartic extension of a number field of class number one.
Robert Lawrence Yest*, Arizona State University
(90811692)

10:15 a.m.
Annihilators of scaled trace forms.
Robert V. Perlis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Patricia Wright Beaulieu*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(90811715)

10:30 a.m.
Average values of the class group of quadratic fields over finite fields.
Zesen Chen*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(90811611)

10:45 a.m.
New computations in connection with Stark's conjecture.
Brett A. Tangedal*, University of Vermont
(9081191)

11:00 a.m.
Three open problems (and some partial answers) relating permutation representations to Iwasawa $Z_p$ towers.
Robert V. Perlis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Nancy Colwell Segal*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(90811536)

11:15 a.m.
Spherical functions on finite upper half planes.
Steven C. Poulos*, Xavier University
(90899747)

11:30 a.m.
The jacobian of nonsplit Cartan modular curves.
Imin Chen*, University of Oxford, England
(9081177)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations, I

8:00 a.m.
Time is complex.
Nora C. Hopkins*, Indiana State University
(90834506)

8:15 a.m.
Radial solutions of $\Delta v +f (v)=0$ in $\Bbb R^N$.
Joseph Anthony Iaia*, University of North Texas
(90834217)

8:30 a.m.
Existence results for a class of steadystate diffusionreaction problems.
Jackie B. Garner*, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
(90834309)

8:45 a.m.
The dynamical system called Daisyworld.
Walter A. Pranger*, DePaul University
(90834279)

9:00 a.m.
Effects of diffusion on the stability of competitive systems.
Shair Ahmad, University of Texas, San Antonio
M. R. M. Rao*, University of Texas, San Antonio
(90834239)

9:15 a.m.
Extension of the method of quasilinearization and cubic convergence.
R. N. Mohapatra, University of Central Florida
Kuppalapalle Vajravelu*, University of Central Florida
(90834330)

9:30 a.m.
Stability of random neural networks.
Gangaram S. Ladde, University of Texas, Arlington
Masilamani Sambandham*, Morehouse College
(90834401)

9:45 a.m.
A method for solving the magnetic boundary problem by iteration using the Green's function.
Joan Rohrer Hundhausen*, Colorado School of Mines, Golden
Boon Chye Low, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
(90845357)

10:00 a.m.
Cubic spline method for nonlinear singularityperturbed initial value problems.
Rajesh K. Bawa*, Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, India
(90899419)

10:15 a.m.
Linearization of retarded differential equations.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
(90834426)

10:30 a.m.
Predicting the optimum quotas for stochastic harvest control model.
Ahlam E. Tannouri, Morgan State University
Samir Tannouri*, Morgan State University
(90834636)

10:45 a.m.
Periodic solutions with prescribed energy for a singular Hamiltonian system.
Thomas O. Maxwell*, Brigham Young University
(90834494)

11:00 a.m.
Data dependence for nonlinear boundary value problems.
Jeffrey A. Ehme*, Spelman College
(90834772)

11:15 a.m.
Criteria of integrability of the generalized Riccati equation.
Mira Bhargava*, Hofstra University
(90834737)

11:30 a.m.
Local properties of solutions of a differential equation via normed linear spaces.
Frederick D. GylysColwell, Ball State University
Michael A. Karls*, Ball State University
(90834557)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Planning Reformed Calculus Programs: Experiences and Advice, I
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman, Humboldt State University

8:00 a.m.
Implementation of a new curriculum: How the paradigm shift affects all aspects of instruction.
Barbara E. Reynolds*, Cardinal Stritch College and Brown University
(908001261)

8:15 a.m.
A taxonomy for creating writing assignments in mathematics.
Thomas G. Travison*, Skidmore College
(908001264)

8:30 a.m.
Implementing C$4$L.
William E. Fenton*, Bellarmine College
(908001248)

8:45 a.m.
Establishing a departmental consensus for reform.
James J. Reynolds*, Clarion University
(908001262)

9:00 a.m.
Close contact calculus at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Denny Gulick*, University of Maryland, College Park
(908001254)

9:15 a.m.
Some errors to avoid in reforming a calculus program.
John S. Meyer*, Muhlenberg College
(908001259)

9:30 a.m.
Restructuring calculus at Sam Houston State University.
David Karl Ruch*, Sam Houston State University
(908001263)

9:45 a.m.
Students' retention in the light of calculus reform.
Vesna Kilibarda*, University of Alaska, Juneau
(908001256)

10:00 a.m.
Departmental change: Working with other disciplines.
J. Curtis Chipman*, Oakland University
(908001246)

10:20 a.m.
Maxima and minima in designing the AUGMENT curriculum.
Lawrence E. Copes*, Augsburg College
(908001247)

10:40 a.m.
Implementing a Mathematicabased calculus curriculum.
Francisco Alarcon*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Charles H. Bertness, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Rebecca A. Stoudt, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(908001240)

11:00 a.m.
Gaining college wide acceptance for reformed calculus.
Robert P. Webber*, Longwood College
(908001265)

11:15 a.m.
Seven years of Project $CALC$ at Duke Universityapproaching a steady state?
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
(908001243)

11:30 a.m.
Calculus reform at the University of Northern Colorado.
Dean E. Allison*, University of Northern Colorado
(908001241)

11:45 a.m.
Process of calculus reform at $UNCA$: Students, faculty, administration, grants.
Sherry L. Gale*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
(908001251)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Creating an Active Learning Environment: Preparing Preservice Teachers, I
Organizers:
Hubert J. Ludwig, Ball State University
Kay Meeks Roebuck, Ball State University

8:00 a.m.
Welcome; Introductory Remarks; Organizational Comments

8:05 a.m.
Computer applications in the teaching of mathematicsVersion $L$.
Hubert J. Ludwig*, Ball State University
(908001102)

8:20 a.m.
Patterns, functions, and recursion for the middle school teacher.
Mary M. Sullivan*, Curry College
Connie M. Yarema, East Texas State University
(908001113)

8:35 a.m.
Carousel numbersa leadin to number theory.
Gary B. Klatt*, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
(908001100)

8:50 a.m.
MathKit lessons in a ``teaching methods'' course.
Louise McNertney Berard*, Wilkes University
(908001093)

9:05 a.m.
Using technology to teach mathematics: A course for preservice middle and secondary school teachers.
Michael B. Fiske*, Saint Cloud State University
(908001095)

9:20 a.m.
Creating an active learning environment: Preparing preservice teachers with technology and discovery lessons at North Park College.
Leona L. Mirza*, North Park College
(908001104)

9:30 a.m.
Technology training of preservice teachers.
Cathleen Maria Zucco*, LeMoyne College
(908001116)

9:50 a.m.
Openended logo projectsA natural active learning environment.
Susann M. Mathews*, Wright State University, Dayton
(908001103)

10:10 a.m.
Teaching and learning mathematics with spreadsheets.
Kay I. Meeks Roebuck*, Ball State University
(908001107)

10:25 a.m.
A course in mathematics and technology for prospective teachers.
Vincent P. Schielack, Jr.*, Texas A & M University, College Station
(908001109)

10:40 a.m.
A teacher inservice course on technology.
Carl R. Spitznagel*, John Carroll University
(908001111)

10:55 a.m.
$NUMBERS$an interactive tutorial program.
Kenneth E. Thomas*, Andrews University
(908001114)

11:10 a.m.
Technology as a tool: Modeling for preservice teachers.
Blake Ellis Peterson*, Oregon State University
(908001106)

11:25 a.m.
Creating an active learning environment: Preparing preservice teachers using faculty development workshops.
William P. Fox*, United States Military Academy
(908001097)

11:40 a.m.
Ideas and idea sources for creating active learning environments for prospective elementary teachers.
Dale R. Oliver*, Humboldt State University
Phyllis Z. Chinn, Humboldt State University
(908001105)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Scholarship of Humanistic Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joan Countryman, The Lincoln School, Providence, Rhode Island
Harald M. Ness, University of Wisconsin CentersFond du Lac
Alvin M. White, Harvey Mudd College

8:00 a.m.
Humanistic mathematics
Kazem Mahdavi*, State University of New York, College at Potsdam
(908001288)

8:20 a.m.
Measuring the relative effectiveness of military opponents.
Thomas J. O'Reilly*, Saint Joseph's University
(908001291)

8:40 a.m.
The rhythm of problemsolving.
Martin Vern Bonsangue*, California State University, Fullerton
(908001272)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics and arts.
Mihaela Anca Poplicher*, University of New Hampshire
(908001292)

9:20 a.m.
Integrating art, computing, and children's writing with mathematics.
Deane E. Arganbright*, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Susan Arganbright, Gonzaga University
(908001270)

9:40 a.m.
Calculus for liberal arts: A humanistic approach.
Kathleen M. Shannon*, Salisbury State University
(908001294)

10:00 a.m.
Devising channels that nurture ingenuity and creativity in mathematics classes.
Helen Christensen*, Loyola College
(908001275)

10:20 a.m.
Multicultural mathematics in upper division math courses.
Michael Morelli*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(908001290)

10:40 a.m.
A capstone writing course in mathematics.
Raymond F. Coughlin*, Temple University
(908001278)

11:00 a.m.
Student poems and stories on conic sections, set theory and more.
Regina Baron Brunner*, Cedar Crest College
(908001274)

11:20 a.m.
History of mathematics in Jeopardy.
Robert Lewand*, Goucher College
(908001287)

11:40 a.m.
The first $CAMS$ project at Salisbury State University.
Homer W. Austin*, Salisbury State University
Barbara A. Wainwright, Salisbury State University
(908001271)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:15 a.m.4:40 p.m.
Employment Register Interviews

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recursive and Feasible Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Douglas Cenzer, University of Florida
Jeffrey B. Remmel, University of California at San Diego

8:30 a.m.
On the complexity of finding the obstruction set.
William Gasarch*, University of Maryland, College Park
(90803162)

9:00 a.m.
Feasible graphs with standard universe.
Douglas Cenzer, University of Florida
Jeffrey B. Remmel*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(90803382)

9:30 a.m.
Difference sets and computability.
Rodney G. Downey, Victoria University, New Zealand
Zoltan Furedi, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Carl G. Jockusch, Jr.*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Lee A. Rubel, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(90803517)

10:00 a.m.
On a question of Los.
Theodore A. Slaman*, University of Chicago
W. Hugh Woodin, University of California, Berkeley
(90803656)

10:30 a.m.
Approximate inference with generic oracles.
Douglas Cenzer, University of Florida
William R. Moser*, University of Florida
(90803446)

11:00 a.m.
Proof theoretic large cardinals.
Edward R. Griffor*, Uppsala University, Sweden
(90803484)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Mathematical Relativity, II
Organizers:
Gregory J. Galloway, University of Miami, Coral Gables

8:30 a.m.
Uniqueness problem of Schwarzschildde Sitter spacetime.
Abul K. Muhammad MasoodulAlam*, University of Miami
(90804416)

9:00 a.m.
A uniqueness theorem for degenerate electrovacuum black holes.
Piotr T. Chrusciel*, Universit\'e de Tours, France, and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
(90883414)

9:30 a.m.
Harmonic maps with prescribed singularities on unbounded domains.
Gilbert A. Weinstein*, University of Alabama, Birmingham
(9085831)

10:00 a.m.
On the $2 + 1$ dimensional Einstein evolution equations.
Lars Andersson*, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Vincent E. Moncrief, Yale University
(90883211)

10:30 a.m.
Existence of asymptotically hyperboloidal solutions of the Einstein constraint equations with nonconstant mean curvature.
Jiseong Park*, University of Oregon
(90883511)

11:00 a.m.
Collapsing regions and black hole formation.
Gregory A. Burnett*, University of Florida
(9088330)

11:30 a.m.
Topological censorship in cosmology.
Kristin A. Schleich, University of British Columbia
Donald M. Witt*, University of British Columbia
(90858675)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
On some homogenization problems for differential operators.
Olga A. Oleinik*, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Thursday January 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytic Methods in Several Complex Variables, II
Organizers:
F. Michael Christ, University of California, Los Angeles

9:00 a.m.
Local and global regularity for boxb and dbar Neumann.
David S. Tartakoff*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(90835492)

9:30 a.m.
Remarks on the Bergman and Szeg\"o kernels.
Nicholas Hanges*, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
(90832545)

10:00 a.m.
On an interesting one form on the boundary of a pseudoconvex domain.
Emil J. Straube*, Texas A & M University, College Station
(90832390)

10:30 a.m.
An extension of Hormander's theorem for infinitely degenerate differential operators.
Denis R. Bell*, University of North Florida
SalahE Mohammed, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(90835298)

11:00 a.m.
Subelliptic estimates for the dbarNeumann operator on piecewise strongly pseudoconvex domains.
MeiChi Shaw*, University of Notre Dame
Joachim Michel, University of Calais, France
(90832473)

11:30 a.m.
Global regularity of twisted Laplacians on pseudoconvex domains.
Jeffrey D. McNeal*, Princeton University
(90832586)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
JPBM Session
Taking advantage of Math Awareness Week (MAW).
Moderators:
Gerald J. Porter, University of Pennsylvania
Organizers:
Richard H. Herman, Joint Policy Board for Mathematics
Kathleen Holmay, Joint Policy Board for Mathematics

Thursday January 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMS Electronic Products and Services Presentation
eMATH on the World Wide Web.
Organizers:
Wendy A. Bucci, American Mathematical Society
Ralph E. Youngen, American Mathematical Society

Thursday January 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibits

Thursday January 11, 1996, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Creating opportunities for minorities in mathematics.
Etta Z. Falconer*, Spelman College
(90800952)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Ordinary differential equations which generate all knots and links.
Philip John Holmes*, Princeton University
Robert W. Ghrist, Cornell University, Ithaca
(90800905)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Modular forms, elliptic curves and Galois representations.
Andrew J. Wiles*, Princeton University

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Vector fields, flows and invariant sets.
Krystyna M. Kuperberg*, Auburn University, Auburn
(90800954)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analytic Methods in Several Complex Variables, III
Organizers:
F. Michael Christ, University of California, Los Angeles

2:15 p.m.
An invariant sequence of sets attached to a real analytic $CR$ manifold and applications.
M. Salah Baouendi, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
P. Ebenfelt*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
Linda Preiss Rothschild, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(90832469)

2:45 p.m.
Obstruction to solvability of first order linear systems.
Abdelhamid Meziani*, Florida International University
(90835262)

3:15 p.m.
Global properties of a class of vector fields of infinite type.
Shiferaw Berhanu*, Temple University
(90832186)

3:45 p.m.
Holomorphic maps of real manifolds and algebraic sets in complex space.
M. Salah Baouendi*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
P. Ebenfelt, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
Linda Preiss Rothschild, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(90832662)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory, III
Organizers:
Tim D. Cochran, Rice University

2:15 p.m.
Counting intersections of curves in Heegaard surfaces.
John P. Hempel*, Rice University
(90857429)

2:45 p.m.
Free knots.
William H. Kazez*, University of Georgia
David Gabai, California Institute of Technology
(90857266)

3:20 p.m.
Knottheoretical constructions of Stein domains in complex surfaces.
Lee N. Rudolph*, Clark University
M. Boileau, Universit\'e Paul Sabatier, France
(90832472)

3:50 p.m.
Representations of knot groups, equivariant knot signature, and the Casson invariant.
Christopher M. Herald*, McMaster University
(90857317)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Diophantine Problems From Different Perspectives, I
Organizers:
Henri Rene Darmon, McGill University
Andrew J. Granville, University of Georgia

2:15 p.m.
Descent on curves.
William G. McCallum*, Institute for Advanced Study
(90814787)

2:45 p.m.
The mean values of some Hecke Lseries at some integers.
Songjie Ren*, University of Georgia
(90811268)

3:15 p.m.
Rational points on $K3$ surfaces in $\Bbb P^1\times \Bbb P^1\times \Bbb P^1$.
Arthur Baragar*, University of Waterloo
(90814797)

3:45 p.m.
Lang's conjecture and uniformity.
Dan Abramovich*, Boston University
(90811120)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Groups and Invariant Theory, III
Organizers:
Amassa C. Fauntleroy, North Carolina State University
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University

2:15 p.m.
Chevalley's restriction theorem for modules of covariants.
Abraham Broer*, University of Montreal
(90814535)

2:40 p.m.
Polynomial representations, algebraic monoids, and subalgebras of Schur algebras.
Stephen R. Doty*, Loyola University of Chicago
(90820667)

3:05 p.m.
Wellfiltered algebras.
Istvan Agoston, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary
Vlastimil Dlab*, Carleton University
Erzsebet Lukacs, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
(90816164)

3:30 p.m.
On the characters of certain Demazure modules.
Yasmine B. Sanderson*, University Louis Pasteur, France
(90817425)

3:55 p.m.
Loewy series of modular principal series representations for finite groups of Lie type.
Cornelius Pillen*, University of South Alabama
(90820633)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Mathematical Relativity, III
Organizers:
Gregory J. Galloway, University of Miami, Coral Gables

2:15 p.m.
Approach to the singularity in Gowdy spacetimes.
Vincent E. Moncrief, Yale University
David Garfinkle*, Oakland University
Beverly K. Berger, Oakland University
(90883480)

2:45 p.m.
The stressenergy operator.
Adam D. Helfer*, University of Missouri, Columbia
(90881165)

3:15 p.m.
Characteristic classes for pseudoRiemannian manifolds with transverse metric singularities.
Marek B. Kossowski*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(90858331)

3:45 p.m.
Signature change in general relativity.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
(90883574)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonselfadjoint Operator Algebras and Their Applications, III
Organizers:
Timothy D. Hudson, East Carolina University
Elias G. Katsoulis, East Carolina University

2:15 p.m.
Higher order Ext groups and the similarity problem.
Sarah H. Ferguson*, University of Houston
(90847347)

2:45 p.m.
Extensions of operators.
Warren R. Wogen*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(90847343)

3:15 p.m.
From scaling function to wavelet.
Xingde Dai*, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Shijie Lu, Zhejiang University, Peoples Republic of China
(90847634)

3:45 p.m.
Mappings preserving invertible elements of Banach and C* algebras.
Lawrence A. Harris*, University of Kentucky
Richard V. Kadison, University of Pennsylvania
(90846441)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
Mathematical algorithms, models, and graphic representations using spreadsheets.
Organizers:
Deane E. Arganbright, University of Papua New Guinea
Erich Neuwirth, University of Vienna
Robert S. Smith, Miami University, Oxford

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Business calculus: A new realdata/modelbuilding approach.
Organizers:
Iris B. Feta, Clemson University
John L. Kenelly, Clemson University
Donald LaTorre, Clemson University

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
The historical development of the foundations of mathematics.
Organizers:
Robert L. Brabenec, Wheaton College

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Calculus for the 21st century.
Organizers:
Lawrence C. Moore, Duke University
David A. Smith, Duke University

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Education, II

2:15 p.m.
We reform with a little help from our friendsErd\H os, Goldbach, and Pascal.
Emelie Kenney*, Siena College
James R. Matthews, Siena College
Lester A. Rubenfeld, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(9089886)

2:30 p.m.
A concrete, collaborative course in algebra, or group exercises in group theory.
Sharon E. Persinger*, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
(9089876)

2:45 p.m.
Roles for research mathematicians in K$12$ mathematics education.
David Allen Singer, Case Western Reserve University
Susan L. Addington*, California State University, San Bernardino
(90898117)

3:00 p.m.
Writing to learn mathematics.
Mahmoud AbuJoudeh*, Saint Paul's College
(90898185)

3:15 p.m.
Leading the way to systemic changeinnovations in teacher preparation programs.
Elizabeth G. Yanik*, Emporia State University
(90898379)

3:30 p.m.
Simulation and family income.
David E. Tepper*, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York
(90898544)

3:45 p.m.
What affects women's decisions to pursue graduate degrees in mathematics?
Kathleen L. Bonn*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(90898393)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations, II

2:15 p.m.
On asymptotic behavior of nonmonotone solutions of the Berman equation.
Chunqing Lu*, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
(90834196)

2:30 p.m.
Unified economical model on time scale.
Seenith Sivasundaram*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
(90834177)

2:45 p.m.
Existence criteria for periodic boundary value problems with singular coefficients.
Josaphat A. Uvah*, University of West Florida
(90834160)

3:00 p.m.
Analytic solutions of a degenerated system of two nonlinear equations at an irregular type singularity.
PoFang Hsieh*, Western Michigan University
(90834141)

3:15 p.m.
Singular perturbations in a nonlinear viscoelasticity.
James H. Liu*, James Madison University
(9083448)

3:30 p.m.
Positive solutions for nonlinear eigenvalue problems.
Johnny L. Henderson*, Auburn University, Auburn
Haiyan Wang, Michigan State University
(9083413)

3:45 p.m.
Stability of invariant sets on time scales.
Zahia Drici*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(90834804)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Standards for Introductory College Mathematics Courses Before Calculus, II
Organizers:
Gregory D. Foley, Sam Houston State University
Jon Wilkin, Northern Virginia Community College

2:15 p.m.
Mathematics for critical thinking: A general education mathematics course.
Curtis C. McKnight, University of Oklahoma
Andy R. Magid*, University of Oklahoma
(908001322)

2:30 p.m.
Problem solving as a graduation requirement.
James R. Bozeman*, Lyndon State College
Daisy C. McCoy, Lyndon State College
(908001304)

2:45 p.m.
Projects for finite mathematics.
Dale K. Hathaway*, Olivet Nazarene University
(908001316)

3:00 p.m.
A standard for a terminal mathematics course in a liberal arts college.
Julia Roman*, Incarnate Word College
Reginald Traylor, Incarnate Word College
(908001324)

3:15 p.m.
Explorations in geometry: A course for the liberal arts.
Gregory A. Fredricks*, Lewis & Clark College
(908001312)

3:30 p.m.
Mathematical modeling in the liberal arts class.
Craig M. Johnson*, Marywood College
(908001318)

3:45 p.m.
Sending secret messages: A howto guide to cryptology.
Steven Rex Benson*, University of New Hampshire
(908001303)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Chaotic Dynamics and Fractal Geometry, II
Organizers:
Denny Gulick, University of Maryland, College Park
Jon W. Scott, Montgomery College

2:15 p.m.
Sierpinski polygons and polyhedra.
Steven J. Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
(908001065)

2:30 p.m.
Creating landscapes with fractal geometry.
Anne M. Burns*, C. W. Post CenterLong Island University
(908001053)

2:50 p.m.
Hyperchaos.
James A. Yorke*, University of Maryland, College Park
(908001068)

3:25 p.m.
Fractional Brownian motion and characterization of onoff intermittency.
Mingzhou Ding*, Florida Atlantic University
(908001054)

4:00 p.m.
Extensions of Feigenbaum diagrams: There's more than just Cantor dust.
Aaron David Klebanoff*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
John H. Rickert, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(908001060)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Constructivism Across the Curriculum, II
Organizers:
David M. Mathews, Central Michigan University
Keith E. Schwingendorf, Purdue University, North Central

2:15 p.m.
Constructivism in mathematics educationwhat does it mean?
John Selden*, Tennessee Technological University
Annie Selden, Tennessee Technological University
(908001086)

2:35 p.m.
The realization of a constructivist approach in the teaching of prospective elementary education teachers of mathematics.
David Feikes*, Purdue University, North Central
(908001075)

2:55 p.m.
A constructivist approach to a course for elementary education majors.
Anne E. Brown*, Indiana University, South Bend
(908001072)

3:15 p.m.
Constructivism in the $AUGMENT$ program.
Lawrence E. Copes*, Augsburg College
(908001073)

3:35 p.m.
Using visual aid, the Stella Octangula for the group of rotations of a cube.
Saeja Oh Kim*, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
(908001082)

3:55 p.m.
A constructivist text for discrete mathematics.
William E. Fenton*, Bellarmine College
(908001076)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Active Learning Strategies for Statistics and Probability, II
Organizers:
Mary R. Parker, Austin Community College
Allan J. Rossman, Dickinson College

2:15 p.m.
Some recommendation for teaching the reasoning of statistical inference.
Allan J. Rossman*, Dickinson College
(908001024)

2:30 p.m.
An appraisal of some active learning techniques in applied statistics courses.
John D. McKenzie, Jr.*, Babson College
(908001018)

2:45 p.m.
Some tips for helping students in introductory statistics classes carry out successful data analysis projects.
Anne D. Sevin*, Framingham State College
(908001026)

3:00 p.m.
All for a penny: Statistical activities using coins.
Robin H. Lock*, Saint Lawrence University
(908001016)

3:15 p.m.
Brains, elasticities, and slime: An activity for teaching transformations.
George W. Cobb*, Mount Holyoke College
(908001004)

3:30 p.m.
Using surveys and the $CBL$ to bring real data into an applied statistics course.
Randall F. Westhoff*, Bemidji State University
(908001031)

3:45 p.m.
Interactive statistics.
Martha BilottiAliaga*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(908001000)

4:00 p.m.
College credit for a high school statistics course.
Mary R. Parker*, Austin Community College
(908001020)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
JPBM Session
What the media look for in a math story.
Moderators:
Carol S. Wood, Wesleyan University
Organizers:
Richard H. Herman, Joint Policy Board for Mathematics
Kathleen Holmay, Joint Policy Board for Mathematics

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics Panel Discussion
Making teaching more public.
Panelists:
Linda H. Boyd, DeKalb Community College
Steven Dunbar, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Bonnie Gold, Wabash College
Organizers:
James R. C. Leitzel, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Panelists:
Miriam Leiva, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Eli Passow, Temple University, Philadelphia

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Young Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
The training of teaching assistants.
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Panelists:
Edward F. Aboufadel, Southern Connecticut State University
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of TennesseeKnoxville
Michael J. McAsey, Bradley University

Thursday January 11, 1996, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Electronic Products and Services Presentation
The Internet and the World Wide Web.
Organizers:
Wendy A. Bucci, American Mathematical Society
Ralph E. Youngen, American Mathematical Society

Thursday January 11, 1996, 3:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Case studies in effective undergraduate mathematics programs.
Moderators:
Alan C. Tucker, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Panelists:
Linda H. Boyd, DeKalb Community College
David J. Lutzer, College of William & Mary

Thursday January 11, 1996, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Geometric graphs.
Janos Pach*, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary
(90800902)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 4:25 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Joint Prize Session and Reception

Thursday January 11, 1996, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Recpetion for TwoYear Colleges

Thursday January 11, 1996, 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
MER Banquet

Thursday January 11, 1996, 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Linear Algebra, II
Organizers:
Donald R. LaTorre, Clemson University
David C. Lay, University of Maryland, College Park
Steven J. Leon, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

7:00 p.m.
A national survey of linear algebra teaching.
David C. Lay*, University of Maryland, College Park
(908001143)

7:25 p.m.
Elementary linear algebra: Whom are we teaching and what are we trying to accomplish.
Charles R. Johnson*, College of William & Mary
(908001140)

7:45 p.m.
More linear algebra in the high school curriculum: A help or hindrance?
A. Duane Porter*, University of Wyoming
(908001146)

8:05 p.m.
Reviewing prerequisite material in second course linear algebra.
David H. Carlson*, San Diego State University
(908001125)

8:25 p.m.
Matrices in science and engineering.
Gilbert Strang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(908001148)

8:50 p.m.
The use of portfolios in teaching linear algebra.
Luz Maria DeAlba*, Drake University
(908001130)

9:10 p.m.
Examples of group projects.
Brian P. Hopkins*, University of Washington
(908001139)

9:30 p.m.
Reforming linear algebra and its effects.
Jeffrey D. Farmer*, University of Northern Colorado
Tabitha Young Mingus, University of Northern Colorado
(908001133)

9:50 p.m.
A computerbased linear algebra course emphasizing understanding of traditional concepts.
Janet L. Beery*, University of Redlands
Alexander E. Koonce, University of Redlands
(908001120)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Session on The Uses of History in the Teaching of Mathematics
Organizers:
Florence D. Fasanelli, Mathematical Association of America
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University

7:00 p.m.
Introduction by V. Frederick Rickey

7:05 p.m.
History and the reform of undergraduate mathematics.
Alphonse Buccino*, Contemporary Communications, Inc.
(908001345)

7:25 p.m.
Using original sources in class.
Gary S. Stoudt*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(908001353)

7:40 p.m.
Galileo and Maria Gaetana Agnesi examine infinitesimals.
Fredric J. Zerla*, University of South Florida
(908001354)

8:00 p.m.
De Beaune's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
C. Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State University
Cynthia B. Gubitose, Western Connecticut State University
(908001352)

8:20 p.m.
Euler's discovery of the gamma function in a math history course.
Stacy G. Langton*, University of San Diego
(908001349)

8:40 p.m.
Problems and puzzles in history of mathematics research.
Kim Plofker*, Brown University
(908001351)

8:55 p.m.
Benjamin Banneker and double position.
Leon M. Cohen*, HampdenSydney College
Kristen Alynne Haring, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Joyce Janiga, Paradise Valley Community College
Kenneth L. Jones, American University
Laura B. Smith, North Carolina Central University
Marian W. Smith, Florida A&M University
(908001348)

9:15 p.m.
The report of the Committee of Fifteen in $1912$: How it affected the secondary curriculum.
Steve Butcher, University of Central Arkansas
Charles B. Pierre, Clark Atlanta University
Harry B. Coonce*, Mankato State University
(908001347)

9:30 p.m.
The historical development of mathematics examinations.
Lilian Metlitzky, California Polytechnic State University
Agnes Tuska*, California State University, Fresno
(908001350)

9:45 p.m.
The early history of the Cornell University Mathematics Department.
Gary G. Cochell*, CulverStockton College
(908001346)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on Participation of Women Presentations
Are we there yet? Encouraging women in mathematics.
Organizers:
Carole B. Lacampagne, U.S. Department of Education

Thursday January 11, 1996, 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session
Projects under the Instrumentation and Laboratory ImprovementLeadership in Laboratory Development programs.
Organizers:
Earl Fife, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thursday January 11, 1996, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Reunion for Calculus Reform Workshop Participants
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy

Thursday January 11, 1996, 7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Presentation
Department chairs session: Encouraging departmental change.
Organizers:
James R.C. Leitzel, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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