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1998 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, MD, January 710, 1998
Meeting #930
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
Saturday January 10, 1998

Saturday January 10, 1998, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Saturday January 10, 1998, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers:
James J. Tattersall, Providence College tat@providence.edu
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@virginia.edu

7:30 a.m.
Some Roots of a Revolution: The Conflict over Arithmetization in Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century English Editions of Euclid's Elements Books I Through VI: 15701795.
Joel A Goldstein*, Wise Web softWare
David G Goldstein, Wise Web softWare
Jonathan R Verlin, Drexel University, W. B. Saunders Inc.
(93001847)

8:00 a.m.
Leibniz’s'notions of coordinates in a new age of physical enquiry.
John D Anderson*, University of Toronto
(93001958)

8:30 a.m.
William Fogg Osgood at Harvard.
Diann R Porter*, University of Arizona
(93001462)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics in the XIX and first half of the XX century in South America.
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio*, Brazilian Society of History of Science
(93001429)

9:30 a.m.
The Search for L. C. Walker.
Bruce Reznick*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(93001724)

10:00 a.m.
Adolph Mayer's Early Work in the Calculus of Variations.
Craig G Fraser*, University of Toronto
(93001329)

10:30 a.m.
The origin of the fifteen schoolgirls problem.
Robin J. Wilson*, The Open University, UK
Terry S. Griggs, The Open University, UK
(93001303)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, II
Organizers:
Michael A. McDonald, Occidental College mickey@oxy.edu
Karen J. Graham, University of New Hampshire

8:00 a.m.
The Fundamental Theorem of Statistics: Classifying Student Understanding of Basic Statistical Concepts.
Julie M. Clark*, Emory & Henry College
David Mathews, Southwestern Michigan College
Joseph Wimbish, Huntindgon College
(93098327)

8:20 a.m.
An Investigation of the Development of Mathematical Understanding and the Nature of Students' Processes of Constructing Knowledge in a Technological Environment.
Mercedes A McGowen*, William Rainey Harper College
(930981181)

8:40 a.m.
Research on aspects of mathematics learning in the context of projects in a multivariable calculus course with CAS support.
Ronald H. Wenger, University of Delaware
David C. Klemenz*, University of Delaware
(93098939)

9:00 a.m.
Math Majors' Attempts at Proof Validation.
Annie Selden*, Tennessee Technological University
John Selden, Mathematics Education Resources Co.
(93098465)

9:20 a.m.
The Relationship Between Gender, Level of Mathematics Anxiety, and Coping Strategies in College Students: A Goodness of Fit Model.
Fred Peskoff*, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
(93098682)

9:40 a.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Majors' Understanding of Definition.
Barbara S Edwards*, Oregon State University
(93098917)

10:00 a.m.
Facilitating Learning Events Through Example Generation.
Randall P. Dahlberg, Crofton, MD
David L Housman*, Allegheny College
(93098550)

10:20 a.m.
Preservice elementary school teachers' conceptions of least common multiple.
Anne Brown, Indiana University South Bend
Karen Thomas, University of Wisconsin Platteville
Georgia Tolias*, Purdue University Calumet
(930981056)

10:40 a.m.
Preservice elementary school teachers' mathematical conceptions  some obstacles to schema construction .
Anne E Brown*, Indiana University South Bend
Karen Thomas, University of WisconsinPlatteville
Georgia Tolias, Purdue University Calumet
(93098573)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, IV
Organizers:
Melvin Hochster, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor hochster@math.lsa.umich.edu
Craig L. Huneke, Purdue University hunkek@macaulay.math.purdue.edu

8:00 a.m.
A generalized DedekindMertens lemma and its converse.
Alberto Corso*, Purdue University
(93013999)

8:30 a.m.
On small cofinite irreducibles.
Jee Heub Koh*, Indiana University
(930131029)

9:00 a.m.
The commutative algebra of exterior algebras.
Annetta Aramova, University of Sofia
Luchezar L. Avramov*, Purdue University
J\"urgen Herzog, University of Essen
(93013860)

9:30 a.m.
An Asymptotic Upper Bound for Certain Socle Dimensions.
Carolyn A. Yackel*, University of Michigan
(93013378)

10:00 a.m.
Gorenstein sets of points and the Gale Transform.
David Eisenbud*, MSRI/ UC Berkeley
(930131040)

10:30 a.m.
Linear equivalence of topologies.
Irena Swanson*, New Mexico State University
(93013380)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications, III
Organizers:
Edward A. Grove, University of Rhode Island grove@math.uri.edu
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu

8:00 a.m.
Multiple positive solutions to a discrete boundary value problem.
Allan C. Peterson*, Univ. of NebraskaLincoln
(93039864)

8:30 a.m.
Distributional Analog of A Sum Form Functional Equation.
Elias Y. Deeba*, University of HoustonDowntown
Eusebio L. Koh, University of Regina
Shishen S. Xie, University of HoustonDowntown
Prasanna K. Sahoo, University of Louisville
(9303993)

9:00 a.m.
Positive Solutions of Boundary Value Problems for $nth$ Order Nonlinear Difference Equations.
Johnny Henderson*, Auburn University
Susan D. Lauer, Auburn University
(9303933)

9:30 a.m.
The IbnEzra Transform.
Doron Zeilberger*, Temple University
(93039538)

10:00 a.m.
Polytopic Jacobi and GaussSeidel Iterations: Convergence {\em via Convex $M$Matrices}
Dragoslav D. {\v S}iljak*, Santa Clara University
Du{\v s}an M. Stipanovi{\'c}, Santa Clara University
(93065392)

10:30 a.m.
Scaling laws for shadowing time.
Tim D. Sauer*, George Mason University
(930391085)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, VI
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Meyer, Johns Hopkins University jpm@chow.mat.jhu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Some questions about Bousfield classes.
Mark Hovey, Wesleyan University
John H Palmieri*, University of Notre Dame
(930551075)

8:30 a.m.
On rank two KacMoody groups.
Nitya R Kitchloo*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(93055787)

9:00 a.m.
On homotopy extensions of a finite pgroup by a finite group.
Carlos Broto, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Ran Levi*, Northwestern University
(930551032)

9:30 a.m.
Identification of Infinite Loop Spaces Arising from Group Theory.
Kathryn Lesh Lesh*, Univ of Toledo and MIT
(93055556)

10:00 a.m.
When projective does not imply flat.
L.\ Gaunce Lewis, Jr.*, Syracuse University
(93055545)

10:30 a.m.
Chromatic Hasse squares, with an application to the cohomology of $MO \langle8 \rangle$.
Matthew Ando*, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University (visiting)
(93055384)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments on the Laplace Operator and Its Geometric Applications, III
Organizers:
Ying Shen, Dartmouth College ying.shen@dartmouth.edu
Shumhui Zhu, Dartmouth College shunhui.zhu@dartmouth.edu

8:00 a.m.
Harmonic Functions on Manifolds with Nonnegative Ricci Curvature and Linear Volume Growth.
Christina A Sormani*, Johns Hopkins
(93053134)

9:00 a.m.
WeilPetersson Convexity of the Energy Functional and its applications.
Sumio Yamada*, MIT
(93058714)

9:30 a.m.
Eigenvalue spacings for some completely integrable systems.
Steve Zelditch*, Johns Hopkins University
(93081328)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory and Noncommutative Harmonic Analysis: A Special Session Honoring the Memory of HarishChandra, III
Organizers:
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University r.doran@tcu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Orbital integrals of unipotent elements.
Dan M Barbasch*, Cornell University
(93022618)

8:30 a.m.
Solving Seiberg Witten equations using representation theory.
Birgit E Speh*, Cornell University
(93022879)

9:00 a.m.
Bessel functions on boundary orbits and analytic continuation of holomorphic discrete series.
Kenneth I. Gross*, University of Vermont
Ray A. Kunze, University of Georgia
Hongming Ding, St. Louis University
Donald St. P. Richards, University of Virginia
(93022974)

9:30 a.m.
Unitary Representations of Lie Groups with Reflection Symmetry
Palle E.T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
Gestur \'{O}lafsson, Louisiana State University
(9302232)

10:00 a.m.
$K$ Theory for $p$adic Groups.
Paul Baum*, The Pennsylvania State University
(93019282)

10:30 a.m.
HarishChandra homomorphisms for padic groups.
Roger E. Howe*, Yale University
(93022322)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Representations of Finite Groups, II
Organizers:
Jonathan L. Alperin, University of Chicago alperin@math.uchicago.edu
Jon F. Carlson, University of Georgia jfc@math.uga.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the decomposition matrix of a finite group of Lie type in the defining characteristic.
James E Humphreys*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(93020189)

8:30 a.m.
On products of characters of the symmetric group.
Ernesto Vallejo*, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
(9302084)

9:00 a.m.
Phantom maps and purity over group algebras.
Gilles Ph. Gnacadja*, University of Georgia
(93020424)

9:30 a.m.
Small Cross Characteristic Representaions for Odd Characteristic Symplectic Groups.
Robert M Guralnick, University of Southern California
Kay Magaard*, Wayne Sate University
Jan Saxl, Cambridge University
(93020775)

10:00 a.m.
The norm map between the endomorphism algebras of GelfandGraev representations.
Julianne G. Rainbolt*, Michigan State University
(93020894)

10:30 a.m.
Some remarks on Hecke algebras of type A.
Bhama Srinivasan*, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
(93020926)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Smooth Ergodic Theory and Related Areas, II
Organizers:
John Smillie, Cornell University smillie@math.cornell.edu
John M. Franks, Northwestern University john@math.nwu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Pesin theory for actions of higherrank Abelian groups.
Anatole Katok*, Pennsylvania State University
(930581141)

9:00 a.m.
On the entropy and growth of expanding periodic points for onedimensional maps.
Anatole Katok, Pennsylvania State University
Alexander Mezhirov*, Pennsylvania State University
(93026832)

9:30 a.m.
Smooth ergodic theory.
Howard Weiss*, The Pennsylvania State University
(93058565)

10:00 a.m.
Lyapunov Spectrum For Conformal Smooth Maps.
Yakov B Pesin*, Penn State Univ.
(93058536)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Funtional Analysis

8:00 a.m.
Fixed Point Theorems in Logic Programming.
Mohamed A Khamsi*, The University of Texas at El Paso
Driss Misane, Mohamed V
(93046311)

8:15 a.m.
On jConvex Preserving Interpolation Operators.
Michael P Prophet*, Murray State University
(93046387)

8:30 a.m.
Skew product graphs and coactions of discrete groups.
Steven P. Kaliszewski*, Dartmouth College
Iain Raeburn, University of Newcastle
John Quigg, University of Arizona
(930461125)

8:45 a.m.
(sb)Operators on Injective Tensor Product Spaces.
Elizabeth M Bator, University of North Texas
Dawn R Slavens*, University of North Texas
(930461083)

9:00 a.m.
Remarks on James's distortion theorems.
Patrick N Dowling, Miami University
Narcisse Randrianantoanina, Miami University
Barry Turett*, Oakland University
(930461206)

9:15 a.m.
On the Functional Equation $M(fg)=M(f)M(g) L(f)L(g)$.
N. R. Nandakumar*, Delaware State University
(93046992)

9:30 a.m.
Holomorphic functions on an infinite dimensional group.
Maria Gordina*, Cornell University
(93046965)

9:45 a.m.
Holomorphic idempotents in ${\rm B}^*$algebras.
Jerry R Muir, Jr.*, University of Kentucky
(930461166)

10:00 a.m.
Towards a Generalized Euler's Constant.
Leon C Hardy*, University of Central Florida
(9302889)

10:15 a.m.
Partitions of real numbers.
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(930261178)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology of Manifolds

8:00 a.m.
Embeddings of Essential Tori in Link Complements.
Valeriu Pinciu*, SUNY at Buffalo
(93055933)

8:15 a.m.
An Upper Bound on Edge Numbers of 2Bridge Knots and Links.
Cynthia L. McCabe*, The University of Iowa
(93057444)

8:30 a.m.
Noncompact finitevolume hyperbolic manifolds as submanifold complements .
Dubravko Ivan\v si\' c*, University of Oklahoma
(930571157)

8:45 a.m.
The Appearance of Milnor Linking Numbers in Ohtsuki's Finite Type Invariants of Integral Homology Spheres.
Daylene Zielinski*, University of Iowa
(930571137)

9:00 a.m.
On the Remaining (and Original) Case of H. Poincar\'e's Conjecture.
B. Craig Pringle, D.A.*, UNLV, Mathematics
(93057333)

9:15 a.m.
Homogeneity of visual boundaries of some nonpositively curved manifolds.
Hanspeter Fischer*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
(93057382)

9:30 a.m.
Hyperbolic $5$manifolds that are nontrivial plane bundles over hyperbolic $3$manifolds.
Igor Belegradek*, University of Maryland, College Park
(93057111)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Across the Disciplines, II
Organizers:
Brian J. Winkel, United States Military Academy ab3646@usma2.usma.edu

8:00 a.m.
Integrating Math Modeling.
Ronald M. Brzenk*, Hartwick College
(930K1219)

8:15 a.m.
To Beam or Not to Beam.
Charles G. Clark, Jr.*, U. S. M. A.
Joseph V. Muscarella, U. S. M. A.
(930K1810)

8:30 a.m.
A Celestial Marriage of Mathematics and Physics.
Ethan J. Berkove, United States Military Academy
Richard J. Marchand*, United States Military Academy
Wayne Jerzak, United States Military Academy
Frederick J. Gellert, United States Military Academy
Mark L. Sward, United States Military Academy
(930K1336)

8:45 a.m.
Vector Analysis Meeets Descriptive Geometry in the College of Architecture.
Ruth Favro*, Lawrence Technological University
Patricia Wray, Lawrence Technological University
(930K1961)

9:00 a.m.
Resistance and Basic Electrical Laws: An Excellent Source of Data.
Cathy Ann Godbois*, Lancaster Campus Harrisburg Area Community College
(930k1179)

9:15 a.m.
How's the Weather up There?
Steven M Hetzler*, Salisbury State University
Michael E Folkoff, Salisbury State University
Donald C Cathcart, Salisbury State University
(930K1564)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling Lead Dynamics in the Human Body: A Lab for General Education Students.
Robert M Tardiff*, Salisbury State University
Robert S. Cole, The Evergreen State College
(930K1205)

9:45 a.m.
Integrating Vector Calculus and Electromagnetics in a First Year Curriculum.
Kurt M Bryan*, RoseHulman Inst. of Tech.
(930K1237)

10:00 a.m.
Integrated Mathematics and Physical Science (IMPS): A new approach for first year students at Dartmouth College.
Eric W Hansen*, Dartmouth College
(930K1656)

10:15 a.m.
An Integrated PreEngineering Curriculum.
Phillip Zenor*, Auburn University
Thomas Shumpert, Auburn University
(930K1539)

10:30 a.m.
Interdisciplinary Workshop for Mathematics, Physics and Technology.
Yuen Chinn, SUNYFarmingdale
Arlene Kleinstein, SUNYFarmingdale
Yajun Yang*, SUNYFarmingdale
(930K1690)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Joint Panel Discussion
New directions in information technology: Challenges and opportunities.
Organizers:
James H. Lightbourne, III, National Science Foundation
Lee L. Zia, University of New Hampshire

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Life after retirement.

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:15 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Waves, Fluid Mechanics, and Scientific Applications

8:15 a.m.
Variational Principle for Nonlinear Ross by Waves and Conservation Laws.
Lokenath Debnath*, Univ of Central Florida
(93076157)

8:30 a.m.
A class of exact solutions of steady plane MHD flow of a micropolar fluid.
Indrasena Adluri*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(93076239)

8:45 a.m.
Drainage of a Thin Liquid Film.
Richard J Braun*, U of Delaware
Steven A Snow, Dow Corning Corp
Udo C Pernisz, Dow Corning Corp
(930761087)

9:00 a.m.
Propertime Classical Electrodynamics.
Tepper L. Gill*, Institute For Advanced Study
Woodford W. Zachary, Howard University, Wash., DC.
(93078874)

9:15 a.m.
Analysis of viscoelastic deformations of the cochlear outer hair cell wall.
J Tilak Ratnanather*, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Alexander A Spector, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Aleksander S Popel, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
William E Brownell, Baylor College of Medicine
(930921019)

9:30 a.m.
Modified Boundary Conditions in Shell Buckling .
Timothy J. McDevitt*, Millersville University
(930731165)

9:45 a.m.
The Propertime Group in Special Relativity.
Tepper L. Gill, Institute For Advanced Study
Woodford W. Zachary*, Howard University, Wash., DC.
(93083868)

10:00 a.m.
Global Stability in a Mathematical Model of a UnilingualBilingual Populations Interactions in Two Adjacent Regions .
A. S. Elkhader*, Northern State University
(93092367)

10:15 a.m.
Existence results for a class of abstract nonlocal Cauchy problems.
Sergiu Aizicovici, Ohio University
Mark McKibben*, Ohio University
(93034520)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:20 a.m.5:10 p.m.
AWM Workshop

8:20 a.m.
{\bf Opening remarks}

8:30 a.m.
Lower Algebraic {\em K}theory of Bianchi Groups.
Kimberly Pearson*, Valparaiso University

9:00 a.m.
Counting moduli for some surfaces of general type.
Caryn Werner*, University of Michigan

9:30 a.m.
B\"acklund transformations of hyperbolic MongeAmp\`ere systems.
Jeanne Nielsen Clelland*, Institute of Advanced Study

10:00 a.m.
Closed geodesics on a pair of pants.
Claire Baribaud*, Florida State University

10:30 a.m.
{\bf Graduate Student Poster Session} (Posters will be displayed all day.)

10:30 a.m.
Group Actions on {\bf R}trees.
Lisa A. OrlandiKorner*, Cornell University

10:30 a.m.
Even More Brauer Algebras.
Cheryl Grood*, University of WisconsinMadison

10:30 a.m.
Upper Bounds on Edge Numbers of Knots and Links.
Cynthia McCabe*, University of Iowa

10:30 a.m.
The singular homology of strong bouquets of Moore spaces.
C\'eline M. Lossa*, University of Rochester

10:30 a.m.
Heat Trace Asymptotics for Domains with Singular Boundaries.
Olga Simek*, University of Arizona

10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Bounds for Annihilator Lengths in Quotient Rings.
Carolyn Yackel*, University of Michigan

10:30 a.m.
The NonReal Zeros of {\em f} and the Wiman Conjecture.
Stephanie P. Edwards*, University of WisconsinMadison

10:30 a.m.
Exact Rates of Convergence for Some NonReversible Markov Chains.
Elizabeth Lee Wilmer*, Harvard University

10:30 a.m.
The structure of Prime Ideal Spectra in Rings of Continuous Functions.
Chawne M. Kimber*, University of Florida

10:30 a.m.
A variational approach to the local uniqueness of minimal surfaces in $R^3$.
Nancy E. Cunningham*, Rice University

10:30 a.m.
Ergodic Theory of Analytic Maps of Complex Projective Space.
Lorelei Koss*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:30 a.m.
Subordination and Shears of Plane Harmonic Functions.
Lisbeth E. Schaubroeck*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:00 p.m.
Luncheon

1:30 p.m.
Group duals: the nonabelian case and the role of Hopf $C^*$algebras.
May M. Nilsen*, University of NebraskaLincoln

2:00 p.m.
Derived Vorono\"i Tilings and How They Can Be Used to Analyse Hierarchy in Tilings.
Natalie M. Priebe*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2:30 p.m.
Entropies of OneDimensional Tiling Subshifts.
Sylvia Silberger*, Lafayette College

3:00 p.m.
Independence in ergodic theory.
Deborah Heicklen*, University of California, Berkeley

3:30 p.m.
{\bf Panel Discussion:} {\bit Launching a Career in Mathematics}

5:00 p.m.
{\bf Closing remarks}

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMS Committee on EducationMAA President's Task Force on the NCTM Standards Forum
The future of the NCTM standards.
Organizers:
Kenneth A. Ross, University of Oregon
Roger E. Howe, Yale University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Tilings, randomness, and undergraduate research.
James Propp*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Saturday January 10, 1998, 9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
A solution to Prikry's problem (with Theodore A. Slaman).
Marcia Groszek*, Dartmouth University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion
A profile for an undergraduate in the department of mathematics at a minority institution for the 21st century.
Moderators:
Leon C. Woodson, Morgan State University
Panelists:
Genevieve M. Knight, Coppin State College
Stella Roberson Ashford, Southern University
William A. Hawkins, Jr., University of the District of Columbia/MAA
Tasha Innis, University of Maryland, College Park

Saturday January 10, 1998, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits

Saturday January 10, 1998, 9:55 a.m.10:40 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
How tall is the automorphism tower of a group?
Joel Hamkins*, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Saturday January 10, 1998, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting

Saturday January 10, 1998, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
New views of the idea of mathematical induction.
Herbert S. Wilf*, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Saturday January 10, 1998, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting

Saturday January 10, 1998, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
Lie's Third Theorem in Infinite Dimentions.
Joshua Leslie*, Howard University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, V
Organizers:
Melvin Hochster, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor hochster@math.lsa.umich.edu
Craig L. Huneke, Purdue University hunkek@macaulay.math.purdue.edu

1:00 p.m.
Gorenstein singularities of finite CohenMacaulay type.
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(93013683)

1:30 p.m.
Frobenius Limits of Finite Length Modules over Complete Intersections.
Claudia Miller*, University of Michigan
(930131132)

2:00 p.m.
Some remarks on the relation type conjecture .
Ian M Aberbach*, University of Missouri
(93013686)

2:30 p.m.
The almost complete intersection locus of licci ideals.
Mark Johnson*, University of Arkansas
(93013544)

3:00 p.m.
The degrees of an ideal.
Wolmer V. Vasconcelos*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(93013211)

3:30 p.m.
A conjecture on pairs of ideals primary to the maximal ideal of a regular local ring.
J. Bruce Fields*, University of Michigan
(930131104)

4:00 p.m.
Finite Determination of Complexes.
Steven D Cutkosky, University of Missouri
Hema Srinivasan*, University of Missouri
(930131016)

4:30 p.m.
Rees algebras of finitely generated torsionfree modules over a twodimensional regular local ring.
JungChen Liu*, Purdue University
(93013417)

5:00 p.m.
When the symbolic powers of an ideal equal the standard powers.
Susan E Morey*, Southwest Texas State University
(93013246)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications, IV
Organizers:
Edward A. Grove, University of Rhode Island grove@math.uri.edu
Gerasimos Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu

1:00 p.m.
Global Asymptotic Stability for Discrete Dynamical Systems.
Mario U. Martelli*, Cal. State Univ. Fullerton
(93039176)

1:30 p.m.
Geometric stability conditions for higher order difference equations.
Hassan Sedaghat*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(93039410)

2:00 p.m.
Linear asymptotic equilibrium for nilpotent systems of difference equations.
William F. Trench*, Trinity University
(93039247)

2:30 p.m.
Difference equation models of reactiondiffusion PDE's.
Ronald E Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(93065268)

3:00 p.m.
{\bf The Stability of the Finite Difference Schemes for Stokes Equations }.
Young S Lee*, University 0f WisconsinMadison
(93039921)

3:30 p.m.
Finite Element Methods in Singularly Perturbed Problems: A Review.
Jichun Li*, Florida State University
(93065412)

4:00 p.m.
Stocking sequences for generalized Pascal triangles
Donald R. Snow*, Brigham Young University
(93005398)

4:30 p.m.
Some oscillation results for forced even order nonlinear difference equations.
John R. Graef*, Mississippi State University
M. Maria Susai Manuel, Madras University P G Center
Paul W. Spikes, Mississippi State University
E. Thandapani, Madras University P G Center
(93039480)

5:00 p.m.
On the Nonautonomus Equation X(n+1)=max{A(n)/X(n),B(n)/X(n1)}.
Bill Briden*, University of Rhode Island
Ed Grove, University of Rhode Island
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island
Lynn McGrath, University of Rhode Island
(930391084)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, VII
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Meyer, Johns Hopkins University jpm@chow.mat.jhu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Brown representability for the dual.
Amnon Neeman*, University of Virginia
(93055383)

1:30 p.m.
The classification of stable model categories.
Stefan Schwede, MIT
Brooke Shipley*, University of Chicago
(93055310)

2:00 p.m.
$Q$rings and unstable operations in ordinary cohomology.
Terrence P Bisson*, Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y. 14208
Andr\'e Joyal, UQAM, Montr\'eal, Qu\'ebec H3C3P8
(93055292)

2:30 p.m.
Hopf Rings and RIngs in Dieudonn\'e Modules.
Paul G Goerss*, University of Washington
(93055338)

3:00 p.m.
Homotopy actions of $GL_n$ on iterated products $H$spaces.
Stewart B Priddy*, Northwestern University
Ran Levi, Northwestern University
(93055306)

3:30 p.m.
Towards a $K(n)$local Segal conjecture.
Neil P Strickland*, Cambridge University
(93057261)

4:00 p.m.
Symplectic geometry and stable homotopy theory.
David E Hurtubise*, Penn State University  The Altoona College
(93055231)

4:30 p.m.
Rational homotopy type and `the language of trees'.
David A Blanc*, Univ. of Haifa
(93055184)

5:00 p.m.
Calculations with the Real Adams Novikov Spectral Sequence .
Po Hu*, University of Michigan
(93055811)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems and Signal Analysis, III
Organizers:
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Delaware nashed@math.udel.edu

1:00 p.m.
Hilbert spaces of distributions with an orthogonal basis of exponentials.
JeanPierre Gabardo*, McMaster University
(930421053)

1:30 p.m.
Inverse Problems, Moment Problems, and Signal Analysis: Some Bridges.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Delaware
(930651235)

2:00 p.m.
Some Nonlinear Optimization Problems Occurring in Image Reconstruction and Related Problems.
Otmar Scherzer*, University of Linz
(93065409)

2:30 p.m.
A MultiLevel Algorithm for the Solution of Moment Problems.
Thomas Strohmer*, University of Stanford
Otmar Scherzer, University of Linz
(93065704)

3:00 p.m.
The treatment of illposed maximum likelihood estimation problems.
Paul P. B. Eggermont*, University of Delaware
(930651207)

3:30 p.m.
Approximation of a Class of Stochastic Processes by WeylHeisenberg Pairs.
Radu V Balan*, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
(93042455)

4:00 p.m.
Reconstruction from averages and irregular sampling.
David F. Walnut*, George Mason University
(930421239)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory and Quantum Topology, III
Organizers:
Doug Bullock, Boise State University bullock@diamond.idbsu.edu
Mark E. Kidwell, U.S. Naval Academy mek@math6.sma.usna.navy.mil
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@math.gwu.edu
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@math.gwu.edu

1:00 p.m.
A Structure Theorem for the Kauffman Bracket Skein Module .
Walter F. LoFaro*, University of Iowa
(93057195)

1:30 p.m.
An Integral Formula for the TuraevViro Invariant.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(93057364)

2:00 p.m.
A theorem about surface groups in surgered manifolds.
Anneke Bart*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(93057612)

2:30 p.m.
KauffmanRadfordHennings invariants of 3manifolds associated with the centralized quantum group $s\ell ^t_{q,z}(2)$.
Keqin Liu*, University of British Columbia
(93057843)

3:00 p.m.
Automorphisms of braid groups of surfaces.
Nikolai V. Ivanov*, Michigan State University
(93057745)

3:30 p.m.
Invariants of Embedded Unframed Topological Graphs.
David N Yetter*, Kansas State University
(93057531)

4:00 p.m.
Extending the Gassner representation from pure braids to tangles, and some rational functions that generate Milnor invariants.
Theodore B Stanford*, US Naval Academy
(93057950)

4:30 p.m.
A Type 2 Polynomial Invariant of Links Derived from the CassonWalker Invariant.
Jeff Johannes*, Indiana University
(930571068)

5:00 p.m.
On the stardelta transformation in network reliability and knot theory.
Lorenzo Traldi*, Lafayette College
(93057272)

5:30 p.m.
Floer homology of Brieskorn homology spheres and Jones polynomial.
Nikolai N. Saveliev*, University of Michigan
(9305750)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory and Noncommutative Harmonic Analysis: A Special Session Honoring the Memory of HarishChandra, IV
Organizers:
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University r.doran@tcu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Character Theory.
Jeffrey Adams*, University of Maryland
(930221217)

1:30 p.m.
Discrete Series Characters as Lifts from Twostructure Groups.
Rebecca A Herb*, University of Maryland
(93022374)

2:00 p.m.
Linear Cycle Space and Double Fibration Transforms.
Joseph A. Wolf*, University of California at Berkeley
(93022344)

2:30 p.m.
Germs of characters.
Fiona Murnaghan*, University of Toronto
(93022326)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Representations of Finite Groups, III
Organizers:
Jonathan L. Alperin, University of Chicago alperin@math.uchicago.edu
Jon F. Carlson, University of Georgia jfc@math.uga.edu

1:00 p.m.
Projective Representations in Cross Characteristics for some Classical Groups.
Corneliu G Hoffman*, Univ. of Southern California
(93020192)

1:30 p.m.
Counting irreducible modules with formulas similar to Alperin's weight conjecturesome examples.
Harald E Ellers*, Northern Illinois University
(93020904)

2:00 p.m.
Alperin's weight conjecture and the Brauer quotient for symmetric groups.
Luis ValeroElizondo*, University of Minnesota
(93020551)

2:30 p.m.
Fitting heights of finite solvable groups with few irreducible character degrees.
Jeffrey M Riedl*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(9302087)

3:00 p.m.
Induction Theorems on the Center of the Ring of Generic Matrices.
Esther Beneish*, Syracuse University
(93020151)

3:30 p.m.
Crosscharacteristic character and fixed point space ratios .
David H Gluck*, Wayne State University
Kay Magaard, Wayne State University
(93020216)

4:00 p.m.
Determining Group Structure from Sets of Character Degrees.
Mark L Lewis*, Kent State University
(93020156)

4:30 p.m.
Modular Representations of Symmetric and Alternating Groups.
Ben Ford*, Case Western Reserve University
(93020685)

5:00 p.m.
Stratifications and Mackey Functors.
Peter Webb*, University of Minnesota
(93020702)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Smooth Ergodic Theory and Related Areas, III
Organizers:
John Smillie, Cornell University smillie@math.cornell.edu
John M. Franks, Northwestern University john@math.nwu.edu

1:00 p.m.
A new approach to the rigidity of real quadratic polynomials.
Mitsuhiro Shishikura*, University of Tokyo and Johns Hopkins University
(93058990)

2:00 p.m.
Parabolic Limits of Renormalization.
Benjamin V Hinkle*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(93058603)

2:30 p.m.
Nonuniform Hyperbolicity and Universal Bounds for Sunimodal Maps.
Duncan J Sands*, SUNY Stony Brook
Tomasz Nowicki, University of Warsaw
(93058433)

3:00 p.m.
Transversality Principles in Complex Analytic Dynamics.
Adam L Epstein*, SUNY Stony Brook
(93030668)

3:30 p.m.
Rational maps with disconnected Julia set.
Kevin M Pilgrim*, Cornell University
Lei Tan, Univ. of Warwick
(93058597)

4:00 p.m.
Renormalization in Interval Dynamics.
Marco Martens*, SUNY Stony Brook
(930581119)

4:30 p.m.
Hausdorff Dimension of the Feigenbaum Julia Set.
Mikhail Lyubich*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(93058529)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
The use of handheld numerical, graphical, and symbolic algebra devices in the teaching and learning of calculus.
Organizers:
L. Carl Leinbach, Gettysburg College
Wade Ellis, Jr., West Valley College
Bert K. Waits, The Ohio State University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Music and mathematics.
Organizers:
Leon Harkleroad, Poughkeepsie, NY

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part B
Developing the ability in beginning college mathematics majors to write proofs.
Organizers:
Diane Resek, San Francisco State University
Daniel M. Fendel, San Francisco State University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations

1:00 p.m.
Oscillatory and Periodic Solutions to a Diffusion Equation of Neutral Type.
Joseph Wiener, Univ. of TexasPan American
William H Heller*, Univ. of TexasPan American
(93035136)

1:15 p.m.
Propagation of Singularities of Semilinear Hyperbolic Equations with Strongly Singular Initial Data .
Kirsten E Travers*, Duke University
(93035194)

1:30 p.m.
Weighted CaccioppoliType Estimate for Solutions to the AHarmonic Equation.
Shusen Ding*, University of Minnesota
(93035206)

1:45 p.m.
Mountain Pass Solutions for a System of Partial Differential Equations: An Existence Theorem with Computational Results.
Lisa D Humphreys*, Rhode Island College
(93035217)

2:15 p.m.
Complete Blowup for Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Equations.
C. Y. Chan, University of Southwestern Louisiana
W. Y. Chan*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(93035354)

2:30 p.m.
Nonlinear Wave Equations with Blowup Solutions.
Kelly M Fuller*, Nazareth College
(930451043)

3:00 p.m.
BlowUp of Solutions of Semilinear EulerPoissonDarboux Equations with Nonlocal Boundary Conditions.
C. Y. Chan, University of Southwestern Louisiana
J. K. Zhu*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(93035453)

3:15 p.m.
Positive Solution Curves in Semipositone Problems with ConcaveConvex Type Nonlinearities .
Joseph A. Iaia*, Univ. of N. Texas
(93035602)

3:30 p.m.
Many Solutions to a Superlinear Dirichlet Problem on a Thin Annulus.
John M Neuberger*, Northern Arizona University
Alfonso Castro, University of North Texas
Jorge Cossio, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
(93035533)

4:00 p.m.
Spectral Analysis on Infinite Sierpinski Gaskets.
Alexander Teplyaev*, Cornell University
(93035963)

4:15 p.m.
Boundary Control for Nonlinear Schr\"odinger Equations.
Joel P DeJager*, University of Minnesota
(93035989)

4:30 p.m.
A dynamic thermoviscoelastic contact problem with friction and wear.
Kevin T Andrews*, Oakland University
Anders Klarbring, Link\"oping Institute of Technology
Meir Shillor, Oakland University
Steve Wright, Oakland University
(93035170)

4:45 p.m.
PostSurgical Passive Response of Local Environment to Primary Tumor Removal II: Heterogeneous Model.
Carryn Bellomo*, Old Dominion
John A Adam, ODU
(93035802)

5:00 p.m.
Analysis of Nonlinear Ion Transport Models .
Rikki B Wagstrom*, Univerisity of NebraskaLincoln
(930351164)

5:15 p.m.
Estimates for Determining Heat Influx From Interior Observations.
Xueping Ru*, Louisiana State University
(930351052)

5:30 p.m.
Encapsulated Vortex Solutions to Nonlinear Wave Equations: Stability.
Robert L. Pego, University of Maryland
Henry A. Warchall*, University of North Texas
(93035850)

5:45 p.m.
Instability of NonNegative Solutions for a Class of Semilinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems.
C. Maya, Mississippi State University
R. Shivaji*, Mississippi State University
(93035738)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Graph Theory

1:00 p.m.
A Note on Arctransitive Circulants.
Margaret J Morton*, University of Auckland
(93005760)

1:15 p.m.
On Exact $n$Step Domination.
Lauren Kiyomi Williams*, Harvard University
(930051234)

1:30 p.m.
Pebbling and Graham's Conjecture.
Stephen S. Wang*, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
(93005977)

1:45 p.m.
On Edge–magic and Strong Edge–Magic Graphs.
Ramon M FigueroaCenteno, Western Michigan University
Francisco A Muntaner*, Western Michigan University
Rikio Ichishima, Western Michigan University
(93005657)

2:00 p.m.
On Questions by Ringel and Erdos About EdgeMagic Graphs.
Esther Tesar*, Drew University
David Craft, Muskingum College
(93005291)

2:15 p.m.
1Factors and Cycles in BIBD$(n,3,\lambda)$ BlockIntersection Graphs.
David A. Pike*, East Central University
Michael E. Raines, Western Michigan University
(93005108)

2:30 p.m.
On the Local Distinguishing Numbers of Cycles.
Christine Tan Cheng*, Johns Hopkins University
Lenore Jennifer Cowen, Johns Hopkins University
(93005320)

2:45 p.m.
The Oriented Cycle Game.
Tam\'as Szab\'o*, The University of Memphis
B\'ela Bollob\'as, The University of Memphis
(930051139)

3:00 p.m.
Decompositions and Packings of Digraphs with Orientations of a 4cycle.
Robert B Gardner, East Tennessee State University
Coleen Huff, East Tennessee State University in Kingsport
Janie A Kennedy*, Samford University
(93005324)

3:15 p.m.
Representations of Graphs Modulo n.
Anthony B. Evans, Wright State University
Garth Isaak, Lehigh University
Darren A. Narayan*, Lehigh University
(93005332)

3:30 p.m.
Growth of infinite planar graphs.
Neal Brand*, University of North Texas
Margaret Morton, Auckland University
Dirk Vertigan, Louisiana State University
(93005448)

3:45 p.m.
Construction of a Hamiltonian Path in Self Complementary Graphs.
Timothy K Pollis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
A J Radcliffe, University of NebraskaLincoln
(930051126)

4:00 p.m.
On matching extensions with prescribed and proscribed edge sets II.
Michael D. Plummer*, Vanderbilt University
Robert E. L. Aldred, University of Otago
(93005884)

4:15 p.m.
Hamiltonian Cycles in Layered Cubic Planar Graphs.
D. S. Franzblau*, CUNY/College of Staten Island
(93005676)

4:30 p.m.
On the nDimensional ZCube.
Farrokh Saba*, Univ. of Detroit Mercy
Rikio Ichishima, Keio University
Dionysios Kountanis, Western Michigan Univ.
(93005919)

4:45 p.m.
Antipodal Quotients of DistanceRegular Graphs.
Heather Ames Lewis*, Nazareth College
(93005987)

5:00 p.m.
Random Nearest Neighbor Graphs.
Tara L. Bass*, Pomona College
(930051005)

5:15 p.m.
The Fractional Chromatic Gap of Infinite Graphs.
Gregory M Levin*, The Johns Hopkins University
(930051121)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Geometry

1:00 p.m.
Products of Chord Lengths of an Ellipse.
Thomas E. Price*, The University of Akron
(93051673)

1:15 p.m.
Animating the Hopf fibration of $S^3$ and fundamental polyhdra in hyperbolic 3space.
Paul R. McCreary*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(930511106)

1:30 p.m.
Standard Position of Polyhedra in Hyperbolic Space.
Hanna M. Sandler*, American University
Jeffrey L. Hakim, American University
(9305172)

1:45 p.m.
Concave Functions and Isoperimetric Inequalities.
Alane S Ferland*, University of Massachussetts
(930511110)

2:00 p.m.
Projection Bodies and a Measure of Symmetry.
Noah S Brannen*, Samford University
(93052218)

2:15 p.m.
On the Mean Radius of Permutation Polytopes.
Alexander Barvinok, University of Michigan
Raymond Robb*, University of Michigan
(930521122)

2:30 p.m.
Even compositions of entire functions.
Alan L Horwitz*, Penn State University
(93030555)

2:45 p.m.
The Length Spectrum of Riemannian TwoStep Nilmanifolds.
Maura B Mast*, University of Northern Iowa
Ruth Gornet, Texas Tech University
(930581174)

3:00 p.m.
Origami and the design of the universe.
Robert J. Heaston*, National Research Council
(930851010)

3:15 p.m.
How to Generate All Integral Triangles Containing a Given Angle.
Nelson Petulante, Bowie State University
Ifeoma A. Kaja*, Bowie State University
(93011528)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Statistics and History

1:00 p.m.
Concordance and Gini's measure of association.
Roger B. Nelsen*, Lewis & Clark College
(9306253)

1:15 p.m.
Confidence Bands For Survival Functions With Censored Data.
Joel S Schmitter*, Midwestern State University
(93062200)

1:30 p.m.
Adaptive estimation of the slope in the linear model.
HansJuergen Petersen*, Loyola University Chicago
(930621158)

1:45 p.m.
Some Criteria for the Cumulant Generating Function of an Exponential Family.
Zhihui Liu*, Div. of Biostat., Univ. of Minnesota
(930621212)

2:00 p.m.
The number theorist Ramanujan, a tribute.
Baikunth P. Ambasht*, Bokaro Steel City, India
Jamuna P. Ambasht, Benedict College, Columbia, SC 29204
Sanjay Tiwari, Jagjiwan Road, Gaya, India
(930001061)

2:15 p.m.
An annotated list of writings about R.L. Moore andthe Moore method.
Ben Fitzpatrick, Jr.*, Auburn University
(93001315)

2:30 p.m.
The Role of Women in Mathematics Education: A Historic Qualitative Investigation.
Michael J. Bosse', Delaware State University
Deborah A. Conley*, Delaware State University
(930011060)

2:45 p.m.
An uncommon interpretation of Euclid's fifth postulate and the curvature of a space.
Ilhan A. Izmirli*, Strayer College
(93001262)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports
Organizers:
Robert E. Lewand, Goucher College blewand@goucher.edu

1:00 p.m.
Introductory remarks by Robert Lewand.

1:05 p.m.
SABERMETRICSMathematics and Baseball.
William P Fox*, USMA
(930C1626)

1:20 p.m.
On a Method of James and Adams.
David A. Trautman*, The Citadel
(930C1166)

1:35 p.m.
The SLOB in Baseball: A Mathematical Model for Judging Offensive Value.
Helen E. Salzberg*, Rhode Island College
(930C1271)

1:50 p.m.
Analysis of Expansion Draft Methods for the Western Professional Hockey League.
C. Bryan Dawson*, Emporia State University
(930C1473)

2:05 p.m.
Defensive Alignments in Football and Graph Theory.
Mark C Ginn*, Austin Peay State University
(930C1815)

2:20 p.m.
A Mathematical Approach to the Long Jump.
Martha L. Abell*, Georgia Southern University
Lisa M. Norton, Georgia Southern University
Stuart Davidson, Greensboro College
(930C1242)

2:35 p.m.
Modeling Army Football.
William P Fox*, USMA
(930C1628)

2:50 p.m.
Mathematics and Sport via a Spreadsheet.
Deane E. Arganbright*, University of Papua New Guinea
(930C1256)

3:05 p.m.
Efficiently Communicating the Results of a Tournament.
Jeffrey L. Poet*, University of Wyoming
(930C1230)

3:20 p.m.
Engineering the Javelin for Distance.
Joseph D Myers*, US Military Academy
Randolph J Wagner, US Military Academy
(930C1276)

3:35 p.m.
A comparison of performance models for running and swimming.
Deborah P. Levinson*, The Colorado College
(930C1165)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching the Practice of Statistics at All Levels, II
Organizers:
Anne D. Sevin, Framingham State College asevin@frc.mass.edu
K. L.D Gunawardena, University of WisconsinOshkosh

1:00 p.m.
Simulation: A Topic, a Technique, or Both.
Anne D. Sevin*, Framingham State College
(930D1971)

1:15 p.m.
Using a Portfolio in Introductory Statistics.
Home W. Austin*, Salisbury State University
(930D1560)

1:30 p.m.
Using the risks of HIV infection and pregnancy to teach probability.
Jerry Przybylski*, Elmira College
(930D11172)

1:45 p.m.
Routinely using nonroutine problems.
Barry Schiller*, Rhode Island College
(930D1639)

2:00 p.m.
The Price (or Probability) is Right.
Amy L. Biesterfeld*, Carleton College
(930D11027)

2:15 p.m.
A New Approach to Introductory Statistics.
William Wilbur Johnston*, Centre College
(930D11238)

2:30 p.m.
Different Examples for Different Samples .
Richard J. Cleary*, Cornell U.
(930621200)

2:45 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Including the Practice of Statistics in a Mathematical Probability and Statistics Course.
Melvin A. Nyman*, Alma College
(930D1643)

3:15 p.m.
Teaching an Introductory Linear Models Course.
Therese A Stukel*, Dartmouth College
(930D1221)

3:30 p.m.
Use MAPLE to Simulate Observations of the First $m$ Out of $n$ Order Statistics.
Elliot A. Tanis*, Hope College
(930D1710)

3:45 p.m.
Maximum entropy interpretation of common probability models.
Philip E. Luft*, Salisbury State University
(930D1469)

4:00 p.m.
Applying Linear Regression in Music.
John F. Putz*, Alma College
(930D1614)

4:15 p.m.
Statistical and Mathematical Paradoxes in Grading.
Jerry W. Bradford*, College Misericordia
(930D1742)

4:30 p.m.
Illustrating Statistics with Visual BASIC.
Gove W. Effinger*, Skidmore College
(930D1638)

4:45 p.m.
David vs Goliath  An Introductory Statistics Class vs The Texas Lottery Commission.
Gerald Busald*, San Antonio College
(930D1794)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Establishing and Maintaining Undergraduate Research Programs in Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Emelie Kenney, Sienna College emelie@ares.cs.sienna.edu
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota at Duluth

1:00 p.m.
The Mount Holyoke College Summer Mathematics Research Institute 19881997.
Margaret M Robinson*, Mount Holyoke College
(930P1193)

1:15 p.m.
Mathematical Exposition: A Writing Course for Advanced Undergraduates.
Thomas W Rishel*, Cornell University
(930P1241)

1:30 p.m.
Potsdam REU.
Kazem Mahdavi*, SUNY Potsdam
(930P1236)

1:45 p.m.
Experience is a teacher . . . some thoughts for the pool.
Timothy J. Pennings*, Hope College
(930P1477)

2:00 p.m.
On the Research Assembly Line.
Larry E Knop*, Hamilton College
(930P1394)

2:15 p.m.
The WPI Plan, 27 years of project oriented undergraduate education.
Brigitte Servatius*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(930P1923)

2:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Governor's School Mathematics Program.
Todd Lee*, Elon College
(930P1654)

2:45 p.m.
The SMALL Project: what works after ten years.
Deborah J Bergstrand*, Williams College
(930P1147)

3:00 p.m.
Incorporating Undergraduate Research into Upper Level Mathematics Classes.
Anant P Godbole*, Michigan Technological University
(930P1554)

3:15 p.m.
Good Problems for Undergraduate Research  Some Examples and Free Samples.
Daniel Schaal*, South Dakota State University
(930P11195)

3:30 p.m.
REU at Trinity University.
Saber Elaydi*, Trinity University
(930P11242)

3:45 p.m.
Models for Supervising Undergraduate Research in Statistics.
Christine E. McLaren*, Moorhead State University
(930P11147)

4:00 p.m.
Math Research at the CMST Summer Camp.
Mark Stamp*, National Security Agency
Didon Pachner, National Security Agency
Matthew Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jonathan Needleman, Montgomery Blair High School
Alex Shaller, McDonough School
Michael Ferguson, Northfield Mt Herman High School
Joseph Engel, Pikesville High School
(930P1459)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Research methodology/ethics issues.
Organizers:
Judith T. Sowder, San Diego State University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Environmental mathematics at work.
Organizers:
B. A. Fusaro, Florida State University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:05 p.m.5:25 p.m.
MAA Session on Developmental Programs That Work
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet murphycm@calumet.purdue.edu
Eileen Poiani, St. Peters College

1:00 p.m.
Introductory remarks.

1:05 p.m.
Innumeracy.
Jo F. Warner*, Eastern Michigan University
(930J1568)

1:20 p.m.
Student Beliefs, Learning Theories, and Developmental Mathematics: New Challenges in Preparing Successful College Students.
Irene M. Duranczyk*, Eastern Michigan University
Joanne Caniglia, Eastern Michigan University
(930J11037)

1:35 p.m.
An ImagisticBased Approach to Developing Meaning for Algebraic Expressions.
Diana U Gregg*, Purdue University Calumet
Erna Yackel, Purdue University Calumet
(930J11100)

1:50 p.m.
Implementation of a Developmental Algebra Curriculum Project: An Examination of the Role of Technology and Its Impact on the Nature of Knowledge Acquisition.
Mercedes A McGowen*, William Rainey Harper College
(930J11182)

2:05 p.m.
Combining Experiential Learning with the TI92 in Developmental Algebra Courses.
Laurie B Hopkins*, Columbia College
Amelia S Kinard, Columbia College
(930J1301)

2:20 p.m.
The Log Divides Formula: An Example of Content We Should (and Should Not) Be Teaching in Developmental Mathematics Courses.
Suzanne I Doree*, Augsburg College/Mpls, MN
(930J11120)

2:35 p.m.
College Mathematics Instructions in Transition.
Teri J Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
(930J1406)

2:50 p.m.
Implementing a Problem Solving Approach in Arithmetic and PreAlgebra for Developmental Students .
Rose M Dubec*, Purdue University Calumet
Diana Underwood, Purdue University Calumet
(930J1740)

3:05 p.m.
Remedial Algebra at the university level: How to deal with it.
Arthur J. Currence*, Univ. of SC Lancaster
(930J1692)

3:35 p.m.
Introduction to Algebra for Adult Students: A Developmental Mathematics Program that Works.
Katherine M Safford*, Saint Peter's College
(930J11046)

3:50 p.m.
The NKATE Reform Algebra Project.
Lillie F Crowley*, Lexington Community College
Darrell H Abney, Maysville Community College
(930J11086)

4:05 p.m.
Quantitative Problem Solving at Valparaiso University.
Richard Alan Gillman*, Valparaiso University
(930J11064)

4:20 p.m.
Intensive Calculus.
James M. Henle*, Smith College
(930J1739)

4:35 p.m.
A Foundations Course for Underprepared Students.
Frances B. Lichtman*, Alma College
(930J1951)

4:50 p.m.
A Developmental Program That Works.
Gabriella Wepner*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Kay Gura, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(930J1694)

5:05 p.m.
Cognitive Development in an Integrated Mathematics & Science Program.
Jerome S. Epstein*, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Ed. Dept.
(930J11145)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Special Poster Session
Guided student exploration as a means of learning mathematics: A followup to the NSF UFE workshop, Mount Holyoke's Lab in Mathematical Exploration.
Organizers:
Donal B. O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College
Harriet Pollatsek, Mount Holyoke College

Saturday January 10, 1998, 2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Ramsey revision, recovery, and demands for information.
Isaac Levi*, Columbia University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Randomized algorithms.
Prabhakar Raghavan*, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA

Saturday January 10, 1998, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
New models for the preparation of secondary school mathematics.
Organizers:
Mary M. Lindquist, Columbia State University
Joan FerriniMundy, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Philip Quartararo, Jr., Southern University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 2:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA CRAFTY Panel Discussion
Research in mathematics education: Its importance for undergraduate education.
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Herbert E. Kasube, Bradley University
Susanna S. Epp, DePaul University
Panelists:
Kathleen Heid, Pennsylvinai State University
David M. Mathews, Southwestern Michigan College
David O. Tall, University of Warwick

Saturday January 10, 1998, 2:55 p.m.3:40 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Wittgenstein on G\"odel and mathematics.
Juliet Floyd*, Boston University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Representation Theory and Noncommutative Harmonic Analysis

3:00 p.m.
Hecke algebra isomorphisms for padic groups.
Daniel Goldstein*, UCSD
(930221033)

3:15 p.m.
Quantum Groups, The Unitary Dual, and Geometric Quantization.
Tamba W. Sesay*, African American Academy of Math, Science and Technology
(9304369)

3:30 p.m.
Prime Ideals of the Enveloping Algebra $U(sl_3)$.
Stefan Catoiu*, Temple University, Philadelphia
(9301681)

3:45 p.m.
Simple Lie Algebras of characteristic 5.
Gaik M. Melikian*, University of WisconsinMadison
(9301786)

4:00 p.m.
A construction of supercuspidal representations.
Jeffrey D. Adler*, University of Toronto
(93022101)

4:15 p.m.
Distinguished Supercuspidal Representations.
Jeffrey L. Hakim*, American University
(9304371)

4:30 p.m.
Convergence of the Drunkard's Walk on the Sphere.
Francis Edward Su*, Harvey Mudd College
(93043613)

4:45 p.m.
Unitary Representations fo $U(p,q)$.
Peter E. Trapa*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(93022116)

5:00 p.m.
Invariant Distributions and Bessel Functions.
Moshe Baruch*, Ohio State University
(93022197)

5:15 p.m.
Pompeiu Sets in Compact Heisenberg Manifolds.
Robert R Park*, Southern University
Leonard Richardson, Louisiana State University
(9302295)

5:30 p.m.
Associated U(n) bundles over the cone of positive definite symmetric matrices.
George Rosensteel*, Tulane University
(930811173)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 3:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
Elementary mathematical models: Order aplenty and a glimpse of chaos.
Organizers:
Dan Kalman, American University
Angela C. Hare, Messiah College

Saturday January 10, 1998, 3:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Interdisciplinary lively application projects.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, COMAP
Marie M. Vanisko, Carroll College
Laurette B. Foster, Prairie View A&M

Saturday January 10, 1998, 4:10 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers Panel Discussion
Accreditation of mathematics programs for the preparation of teachers.
Organizers:
James D. Gates, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Mary M. Lindquist, Columbus State University
Panelists:
Donna M. Gollnick, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Marilyn L. Hala, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
C. Patrick Collier, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Willie Mae W. Beamon, Norfolk State University

Saturday January 10, 1998, 4:10 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Authors, publishers, and contracts: Classical issues and modern problems.
Organizers:
Susanna S. Epp, DePaul University
Gerald J. Porter, Pennsylvania State University
Presenters:
Kay Murray, Authors Guild

Saturday January 10, 1998, 7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Banquet
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