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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
Wednesday January 7, 1998

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Employment Register Registration
Open for receipt of all interview request forms (forms accepted between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; none accepted on Thursday or Friday).

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers:
William Henry Barker, Bowdoin College barker@polar.bowdoin.edu
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin bona@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago ndfisher@uic.edu
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
Calculus with Precalculus: lessons learned in implementation.
Doris J. Schattschneider*, Moravian College
Kay B. Somers, Moravian College
Dennis C. Ebersole, Northampton Comm. College
(93098542)

8:30 a.m.
Revitalizing Entry Level Mathematics.
Benny D Evans*, Oklahoma State University
(930981038)

9:00 a.m.
Outcomes Assessment of Teaching Methods in Remedial Mathematics.
Judith Lee Baxter*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93098110)

9:30 a.m.
A Shift in Pedagogical and Curricular Focus: Impacting Students' Understanding and Attitudes.
Tabitha T. Mingus*, Morehead State University
Richard M. Grassl, University of Northern Colorado
(93098413)

10:00 a.m.
Evaluation of NonResearch Activities.
L. Pamela Cook*, University of Delaware
(930981215)

10:30 a.m.
Evaluation of Faculty  The NonResearch Side.
Richard E. Phillips*, Michigan State University
(93098540)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers:
William W. Adams, University of Maryland, College Park
Philippe Loustaunau, George Mason University
Lyn Miller, Western Kentucky University lyn.miller@wku.edu

8:30 a.m.
The Moving Line Ideal Basis of Planar Rational Curves.
David A. Cox*, Amherst College
Thomas W. Sederberg, Brigham Young University
Falai Chen, University of Science and Technology of China
(93013183)

9:00 a.m.
Tangent and normal cones at singular points of real surfaces.
Donal O'Shea*, Mount Holyoke College and University of Hawaii at Manoa
(93014174)

9:30 a.m.
Cohomology of sheaves on a toric variety.
David Eisenbud*, MSRI
(930141048)

10:00 a.m.
A nonBuchberger algorithm for computing Groebner bases of toric ideals.
Serkan Hosten*, George Mason University
Rekha Thomas, Texas A&M University
(93013175)

10:30 a.m.
On the embedding dimension of the integral closure of an affine domain.
B. Ulrich, Michigan State University
Wolmer V. Vasconcelos*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(93013105)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematical Logic, I
Organizers:
John W. Dawson, Jr., Pennsylvania State University, York jwd7@psu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Nonclassical foundations before 1914.
Wim B Ruitenburg*, Marquette University
(93001486)

8:30 a.m.
The Last Fifty Years of Recursion Theory.
Anil Nerode*, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850
(93003595)

9:00 a.m.
Set Theory Genealogy.
Jean A. Larson*, University of Florida
(930011216)

9:30 a.m.
The Mathematical Import of Zermelo's WellOrdering Theorem
Akihiro Kanamori*, Boston University
(9300128)

10:00 a.m.
Fraenkel and the reception of intuitionism.
Dirk D. Van Dalen*, Phil.Dept. Utrecht University
(93001257)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, I
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.
Restricted Kan complexes and higher categories .
Andre Joyal*, UQAM
(930181161)

8:30 a.m.
Block Bundle Origin of Stable Block Bundle Homotopy.
Duane Randall*, Loyola University New Orleans
(930551093)

9:00 a.m.
An isomorphism between Bredon and Quinn homology via homotopy colimits.
Robert N. Talbert*, Bethel College
(93055938)

9:30 a.m.
The Homology of the Spectrum $bo$ and its Connective Covers.
Dena S. Cowen*, John Carroll University
(93055768)

10:00 a.m.
Quasifibrations and the AbelJacobi map.
Boon W Ong*, University of Rochester
(93055260)

10:30 a.m.
Little Polygons Operad.
Satyan Devadoss*, Johns Hopkins University
(93055198)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Kleinian Groups and Hyperbolic Manifolds, I
Organizers:
James W. Anderson, University of Southampton jwa@maths.soton.ac.uk

8:00 a.m.
Boundaries of Teichm\"uller spaces and geodesic laminations.
Jeffrey F Brock*, Stanford University
(930301088)

8:30 a.m.
Triangle and Cube groups.
Nicolaas H Kuiper, (deceased)
Peter L Waterman*, Northern Illinois University
(93030867)

9:00 a.m.
Limits of Hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Timothy D Comar*, Valparaiso University
(93057697)

9:30 a.m.
Hyperbolic 3manifolds with nonintersecting closed geodesics.
Ara S. Basmajian*, Connecticut College and University of Oklahoma
Scott A. Wolpert, University of Maryland
(93057855)

10:00 a.m.
Horoball packing and the volume of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Chun Cao*, Boston College
Robert Meyerhoff, Boston College
(93030777)

10:30 a.m.
Fundamental domains for cyclic groups.
Todd A Drumm*, Swarthmore College
Jonathan Poritz, Georgetown University
(93051678)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Inverse Problems: Mathematical Theory, Selected Applications, I
Organizers:
Heinz W. Engl, Johannes Kepler University engl@indmath.unilinz.ac.at
Thomas I. Seidman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County seidman@math.umbc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Using Level Sets of Mode Shapes as Data for the Inverse Problem
Joyce R. McLaughlin*,
(9303535)

9:00 a.m.
Affine Contravariant versus Covariant GaussNewton Methods for Nonlinear Inverse Problems.
Peter J Deuflhard*, KonradZuseZentrum Berlin
(9306547)

10:00 a.m.
Euler Methods for Backwards Heat Equations
Thomas I Seidman*, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
(9306534)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Gravity and LowDimensional Topology, I
Organizers:
John C. Baez, University of California Riverside baez@math.ucr.edu
Stephen F. Sawin, Fairfield University ssawin@fair1.fairfield.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discrete physics.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9308382)

8:30 a.m.
Quantum Theory of Riemannian Geometry.
Abhay Ashtekar*, Penn State
(93081924)

9:30 a.m.
A survey of cohomological physics.
Jim Stasheff*, UNC  Chapel Hill
(93018798)

10:00 a.m.
Kontsevich integrals, knot invariants and TQFT.
Roger Picken*, Instituto Superior T\'{e}cnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
(93055650)

10:30 a.m.
The space of states of canonical quantum gravity, diffeo invariance vs field theory.
Joge Pullin*, Penn State
(93083617)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Progress in the Theory of Operator Algebras and Their Applications, I
Organizers:
Randall Lee Crist, Creighton University crist@creighton.edu
Roger Smith, Texas A\&M University rsmith@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Crossed products of Hopf $C^*$algebras and their universal properties.
May M Nilsen*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(93046470)

8:30 a.m.
Factorization in Nest Algebras II.
Michalis Anoussis, Aegean University, Samos, Greece
Elias G Katsoulis*, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858
(93047302)

9:00 a.m.
Nest Algebras are Hyperfinite.
Kenneth R. Davidson*, University of Waterloo
(93047452)

9:30 a.m.
Principal Bimodules of Nest Algebras.
Kenneth R Davidson, University of Waterloo
John L. Orr*, University of Waterloo
(93047966)

10:00 a.m.
Purely infinite simple C*algebras generated by a weighted shift and an isometry.
Shuang Zhang*, University of Cincinnati
(930461169)

10:30 a.m.
The Brauer Semigroup.
Astrid an Huef, Dartmouth College
Iain Raeburn, University of Newcastle
Dana P. Williams*, Dartmouth College
(93046249)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Value Distribution Theory and Its Related Topics, I
Organizers:
Ilpo Laine, University of Joensuu, Finland laine@joyl.joensuu.fi
Charles F. Osgood, National Security Agency msp@titan1.math.umbc.edu
C. C. Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology mayang@usthk.ust.hk

8:00 a.m.
Oscillation results for complex linear differential equations.
Ilpo E Laine*, University of Joensuu, Finland
YikMan E Chiang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(93034637)

8:30 a.m.
Completely invariant Julia sets for polynomial semigroups.
Rich L. Stankewitz*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(93030693)

9:00 a.m.
Newton's method, transcendental functions, and complex dynamics.
Kriete Hartje*, Goettingen University
(930301194)

9:30 a.m.
An Invariant Measure for Semigroups of Rational Functions .
David A. Boyd*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(93030687)

10:00 a.m.
On the Cardinality of the Unique Range Sets for Meromorphic and Entire Functions.
Liangwen Liao*, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(93030117)

10:30 a.m.
Zeros of derivatives of a meromorphic function.
Simon Hellerstein*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(93030908)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Knot theory and applications in sciences.
Organizers:
Stefanos P. Gialamas, The Illinois Institute of Art

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
Mathematical algorithms, models, and graphic representations using spreadsheets.
Organizers:
Robert S. Smith, Miami University
Deane E. Arganbright, University of Papua New Guinea
Erich Neuwirth, University of Vienna

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Designs and Configurations

8:15 a.m.
The Terwilliger Algebras of Bipartite $P$ and $Q$Polynomial Association Schemes.
John S. Caughman, IV*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(9300557)

8:30 a.m.
The Planar and Toroidal Finite Fields.
Dawn M. Jones*, Western Michigan University
(93005524)

8:45 a.m.
Modelling PG(n, q) on Surfaces and Pseudosurfaces.
Ramon M. FigueroaCenteno*, Western Michigan University
(93005651)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorial Approaches to the NoThreeinLine Problem.
Jodi A Schneider*, St.John's College
(930051008)

9:15 a.m.
The Spectrum for Directed Bowtie Systems.
David A. Pike, East Central University
Michael E. Raines*, Western Michigan University
(93005104)

9:30 a.m.
A Generalization of the Bell and Stirling Numbers.
Robert V Gill*, University of Michigan
(93005168)

9:45 a.m.
Symmetrical Cayley maps with solvable automorphism groups.
John Martino, Western Michigan University
Michelle Schultz*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(93005454)

10:00 a.m.
Examples of nonfree arrangements.
Joseph P. Kung*, University of North Texas
(93005421)

10:15 a.m.
Enumeration of words with forbidden patterns.
Alexander Burstein*, University of Pennsylvania
(93005569)

10:30 a.m.
Covering with two block sizes.
Daniel B Tenny*, Harvard College
(93005561)

10:45 a.m.
ZeroSum Rado Numbers.
Daniel Schaal*, South Dakota State University
(930051112)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Functions

8:00 a.m.
Plurisubharmonic Extremal Functions of Linear Growth.
David R Bainbridge*, University of Michigan
(930311127)

8:15 a.m.
Cluster Sets of Analytic Functions on the Polydisk.
John H Riley, Jr*, Bloomsburg Univ.
(930321003)

8:30 a.m.
Geometric transplantation formulas for spherical functions.
William O. Bray*, University of Maine
(93033635)

8:45 a.m.
Uniqueness for series of orthonormal functions.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
Gang Wang, DePaul University
(93042861)

9:00 a.m.
$\L^p$ logarithmic Sobolev inequalities.
Michael Pearson*, Mississippi State Univ
(93042646)

9:15 a.m.
Short Time Behavior of Hermite Functions on Compact Lie Groups.
Jeffrey J. Mitchell*, Cornell University
(93033126)

9:30 a.m.
VectorValued Operational Calculus and Abstract Cauchy Problems.
Boris Baeumer*, Louisiana State University
(930441162)

9:45 a.m.
Weak univalence and connectedness of inverse images of continuous functions.
Muddappa Seetharama Gowda, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Roman Sznajder*, Bowie State University
(93090644)

10:00 a.m.
Multivariable multipower sampling theorems.
Peter A. McCoy*, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
(93094513)

10:15 a.m.
A comparison of the sampling theorems of Shannon and Kak.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(93026435)

10:30 a.m.
Calculus for Jerks.
Paula L Kenyon*, Lockheed Martin
Michael J Bardzell, Salisbury State University
(930981001)

10:45 a.m.
Diophantine Conditions for the Linearization of Commuting Holomorphic Functions.
David A. DeLatte*, University of North Texas
(930341144)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry and Fields

8:15 a.m.
Enriques surfaces as a family of bundles.
Hoil Kim*, TGRC, Kyungpook Univ.
(93014496)

8:30 a.m.
Some amplifications and a correction of Iarrobino's construction of local parameters on {\rm Hilb}${}^n_{P^2_k}$.
Mark E. Huibregtse*, Skidmore College (on leave 199798, visiting Texas A\&M University)
(93014895)

8:45 a.m.
Invariants and Association for Six Lines in ${\bf P}^3$.
Dana R Vazzana*, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
(93014937)

9:00 a.m.
Variations of Mixed Hodge Structure.
Gregory J. Pearlstein*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Aroldo Kaplan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(930141023)

9:15 a.m.
The Mathematics of Superfluidity.
Christine Petersen Black*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(930141078)

9:45 a.m.
The algebraic closure of the Laurent series field in positive characteristic.
Kiran S. Kedlaya*, Princeton University
(93012671)

10:00 a.m.
Embedding Problems and Quaternion Algebra Descent.
John R. Swallow*, Davidson College
(93012846)

10:15 a.m.
Computing Galois Groups of Linear Differential Equations of Order Four.
Sabrina A Hessinger*, Armstrong Atlantic State University
(930121142)

10:30 a.m.
Explicit Reciprocity Laws for FunctionFields of Curves via TorsionWitt Groups.
Jonathan Shick*, New Orleans, Louisiana
(930131187)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Chaotic Dynamics and Fractal Geometry, I
Organizers:
Jon W. Scott, Montgomery College jscott@umd5.umd.edu
Denny Gulick, University of Maryland, College Park

8:00 a.m.
The sound of bifurcations.
Steven M. Hetzler*, Salisbury State University
Robert M. Tardiff, Salisbury State University
(930B1784)

8:15 a.m.
Legal inverse paths.
Sandra Fillebrown*, St. Joseph's University
(930B1735)

8:30 a.m.
Undergraduate research experience in applied dynamics.
Harold M Hastings*, Hofstra University
Marysia T. Weiss, Hofstra University
Yihren Wu, Hofstra University
Martha L. Chong, Tufts University
(930B1741)

8:45 a.m.
Symbolic dynamics for IFS attractors.
Sonya Bahar*, Duke University
(930B1781)

9:05 a.m.
Chaos: The evolution of a definition.
Pat Touhey*, College Misericordia
(930B1752)

9:20 a.m.
Understanding dynamics in two dimensions  an example.
Ben Shanfelder*, Franklin & Marshall College
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
(930B1769)

9:35 a.m.
Fractals and chaos: A connection.
Hubert J. Ludwig*, Ball State University
(930B1761)

9:50 a.m.
The complete bifurcation diagram.
Chip Ross, Bates College
Jody Sorensen*, Grand Valley State University
(930B1771)

10:05 a.m.
Riddled basins of attraction: Inevitable uncertainties in outcomes of experiments.
Edward Ott*, University of Maryland
(930B1756)

10:35 a.m.
Chaotic attractors with discrete planar symmetries.
Nathan Carter*, University of Scranton
Richard Eagles, Lafayette College
Stephen Grimes, Bucknell University
(930B1774)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Linear Algebra, I
Organizers:
David C. Lay, University of Maryland, College Park lay@math.umd.edu
Steven J. Leon, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth sleon@umassd.edu

8:00 a.m.
OneDimensional Image Reconstruction: As a Tool to Motivate and Visualize a Basic Concept of Linear Algebra.
Andrzej W. Kedzierawski*, SUNY Geneseo
(930F1552)

8:15 a.m.
Linear Algebra Projects on Wavelets.
Edward Aboufadel*, Grand Valley State University
Steven Schlicker, Grand Valley State University
(930F1543)

8:30 a.m.
Molecular Vibrations and Symmetry in Linear Algebra.
Tom Halverson*, Macalester College
Tom Varberg, Princeton University
(930F1909)

8:45 a.m.
Can I Make Money With This Polynomial?
Brenda J Latka*, Lafayette College
(930F11103)

9:00 a.m.
Using Affine Transformations to Generate Fractal Images.
Henry J Ricardo*, Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
(930F1648)

9:20 a.m.
Matrices, Geometry \& Mathematica: Matrix theory through the eyes of the singular value decompostion.
J. J. Uhl*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
William. J. Davis, Ohio State University
Ben J. Halperin, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Todd G Will, Davidson College
(930F1312)

9:40 a.m.
ATLAST Mathematica Projects.
Richard D Neidinger*, Davidson College
(930F1423)

10:00 a.m.
A Computer/Writing Project on Fourier Analysis in Linear Algebra.
John A. Rhodes*, Bates College
(930F1483)

10:20 a.m.
An Introduction to Angles: Visualizing Correlation and Randomness in Linear Algebra.
Lisette G. dePillis, Harvey Mudd College
Caroline N. Haddad*, State University of New York at Geneseo
(930F1841)

10:40 a.m.
The importance of a writing component for computer exercises and projects in linear algebra.
Steven J Leon*, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
(930F1806)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Session on Using Real World Data in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology fgordon@faculty.nyit.edu
Sheldon P. Gordon, Suffolk Community College SGORDON@ccmail.sunysb.edu
Iris B. Fetta, Clemson University

8:00 a.m.
Opening remarks

8:05 a.m.
Applied calculus and football.
Iris Brann Fetta*, Clemson University
(930G1854)

8:20 a.m.
Accessible Technology Puts Students in Business.
Thomas E Kelley*, Metro State College of Denver
(930G1570)

8:35 a.m.
Modeling of real data in algebra and finite mathematics courses.
Ronald J. Harshbarger*, University of South CarolinaBeaufort
(930G1461)

8:50 a.m.
Teaching Applied Calculus using Real World Data.
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(930G1611)

9:05 a.m.
Thomas Malthus: From the Original Source to a Modern Rendition.
Carl E Swenson*, Seattle University
(930G11082)

9:20 a.m.
Fitting Curves to Model the Sales of Compact Discs.
Philip Cheifetz*, Nassau Community College
(930G1376)

9:35 a.m.
Baseball Data in Teaching Advanced Modeling and Statistics.
William P Fox*, USMA
(930G1630)

9:50 a.m.
Quantitative Problem Solving Using Real Applications.
Kay B. Somers*, Moravian College
(930G1636)

10:05 a.m.
Assessing What Students Learn Using Real World Data.
Sheldon P. Gordon*, SUNY College at Farmingdale
(930G1892)

10:20 a.m.
Chemistry ABC's in math classes.
Rich West*, U.S. Military Academy
(930G1360)

10:35 a.m.
Calculus Student's Interpretation of Their Computations Using Real World Data .
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
(930G1995)

10:50 a.m.
Using Data in the Teaching and Learning of Differential Equations.
N. Paul Schembari*, East Stroudsburg University
(930G1515)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics For Preservice Elementary Teachers, I
Organizers:
Albert D. Otto, Illinois State University otto@math.ilstu.edu
C. Patrick Collier, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh
Judith L. Covington, Louisiana State University at Shreveport
William E. Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University

8:00 a.m.
Mathematics for Preservice Elementary Teachers  An Integrated Course in Content and Methods at DePauw University.
Janet E. Teeguarden*, DePauw University
(930N1319)

8:20 a.m.
Increasing the Math and Science Preparation of Prospective K8 Teachers.
Phillip E. McNeil*, Norfolk State University
Sharon EmersonStonnell, Longwood College
Curtiss E. Wall, Norfolk State University
(930N1366)

8:40 a.m.
Elementary Mathematics Education: A Capstone Experience.
Michael A McDonald*, Occidental College
(930N1363)

9:00 a.m.
Strengthening Statewide Mathematics Requirements for Elementary School Teachers.
William E. Haver*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richard D. Anderson, Louisiana State University
(930N1698)

9:20 a.m.
Mathematics for Preservice Elementary Teachers at Mary Washington College.
Marie P Sheckels*, Mary Washington College
Patricia M Dean, Mary Washington College
(930N1845)

9:40 a.m.
Enhancing Student Communication Skills Through Problems of the Week.
Dale R. Oliver*, Humboldt State University
Phyllis Z. Chinn, Humboldt State University
(930N1940)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematical Understanding Through Conversation.
Joan D. Lukas*, University of Massachusetts at Boston
Judith A. Clark, University of Massachusetts at Boston
(930N1896)

10:20 a.m.
Needed Experiences for K  8 Preservice Teachers .
Cheryl A. Lubinski*, Illinois State University
Albert D. Otto, Illinois State University
(930N1925)

10:40 a.m.
Probability and Statistics for Preservice Elementary Teachers at Western Michigan University.
Pam Crawford*, Western Michigan University
(930N1669)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
The impact of new K12 instructional materials on teacher preparation programs.
Organizers:
Lee L. Zia, University of New Hampshire
John S. Bradley, National Science Foundation

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Partnerships in undergraduate education, I.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, COMAP
James H. Lightbourne, III, National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles, National Science Foundation
Panelists:
Mark H. Holmes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dennis DeTurck, University of Pennsylvania
Dorothy W. Wallace, Dartmouth College
Benny Evans, Oklahoma State University

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
How can an MAA teaching consultant help a department?
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Wabash College
Richard D. Carmichael, Wake Forest University

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 9:35 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Partnerships in undergraduate education, II.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, COMAP
James H. Lightbourne, III, National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles, National Science Foundation
Panelists:
Alan C. Tucker, SUNY at Stony Brook
Steven R. Dunbar, University of Nebraska
Daniel P. Maki, Indiana University
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 9:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Mathematical markup language: Enabling math in HTML documents.
Organizers:
Patrick D.F. Ion, {\it Mathematical Reviews}
Ralph E. Youngen, AMS

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Recent advances in geometric mechanics: Theory and applications.
Tudor Stefan Ratiu*, University of California, Santa Cruz

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
How to handle infinite energies.
Haim Brezis*, Universit\'e de Paris and Rutgers University
(9308211)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Introduction to geometric probability.
GianCarlo Rota*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(9305241)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
They symmetry mystique.
Marjorie Senechal*, Smith College

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers:
William Henry Barker, Bowdoin College barker@polar.bowdoin.edu
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin bona@fireant.ma.utexas.edu
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago U37158@uicvm.uic.edu
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

2:15 p.m.
Collaborating Across Communities: An Example.
Deborah Ball*, University of Michigan
Hyman Bass, Columbia University
(930971170)

2:45 p.m.
Collaborating Across Communities: The Building on Strengths Colloquium.
E.~Paul Goldenberg*, EDC
Wayne Harvey, EDC
(93097998)

3:15 p.m.
Educational reform and minority institutions.
James C. Turner, Jr.*, Arizona State University
(93098836)

3:45 p.m.
Curriculum Reform at Southern University.
Stella R Ashford*, Southern University
(930981148)

4:15 p.m.
Trends in Calculus Reform at the WBHRAMP Institutions.
Joshua A Leslie, Howard University
Adeniran Adeboye*, Howard University
(930981177)

4:45 p.m.
Ten Years of Calculus Reform: Where we've been and where we're going based on a study conducted at the National Science Foundation.
Susan L. Ganter*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(930981028)

5:15 p.m.
What Now, Brown Cow?  Thoughts on the Future of Calculus Reform.
D. J. Lewis*, National Science Foundation
(93098753)

5:45 p.m.
Lower Level Courses: What Lies Ahead?
Deborah Hughes Hallett*, Harvard University
(93098982)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Applied Dynamics, Geometric Analysis, and Mechanics, I
Organizers:
Tudor Ratiu, University of California At Santa Cruz ratiu@cats.ucsc.edu

2:15 p.m.
The momentum cone of a cotangent bundle.
Reyer Sjamaar*, Cornell University
(93058890)

2:45 p.m.
Relative Equilibria at Singular Points of the Moment Map.
Eugene Lerman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampagne
Stephanie Frank Singer*, Haverford College
(93053996)

3:15 p.m.
The exponential map on the free loop space is Fredholm.
Gerard K Misiolek*, University of Notre Dame
(93058297)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computable Mathematics and Its Applications, I
Organizers:
Valentina Harizanov, George Washington University val@math.gwu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Recursive Matheamtics: Where it is coming from and where it might go.
Anil Nerode*, Cornell University
(93003599)

3:15 p.m.
Feasible Structures with Standard Universe.
Douglas Cenzer*, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
(93003449)

3:45 p.m.
Properties of sets which are excisable from domains of computable real functions.
Iraj Kalantari*, Western Illinois University
(930031015)

4:15 p.m.
Generalized cohesiveness.
Tamara Hummel*, Allegheny College
Carl G. Jockusch, Jr., University of Illinois
(9300365)

4:45 p.m.
More on generalized cohesiveness.
Tamara Hummel, Allegheny College
Carl G. Jockusch, Jr.*, University of Illinois
(93003402)

5:15 p.m.
Computable Fully Ordered Groups.
David Reed Solomon*, Cornell University
(93003934)

5:45 p.m.
A framework for the priority method.
Manuel Lerman*, University of Connecticut
(93003404)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers:
William W. Adams, University of Maryland, College Park
Philippe Loustaunau, George Mason University
Lyn Miller, Western Kentucky University lyn.miller@wku.edu

2:15 p.m.
Invariants from canonical bases.
Joseph P Brennan*, North Dakota State University
(93013182)

2:45 p.m.
An Alternate Method for Computing SAGBIGroebner Bases.
William W. Adams, University of Maryland
Philippe Loustaunau, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
J. Lyn Miller*, Western Kentucky University
(930131067)

3:15 p.m.
Classification of term orders on a module.
Karen Marie Horn*, University of Maryland
(930061199)

3:45 p.m.
A bottomup approach to Gr\"obner Bases.
Moss E Sweedler*, Cornell University
(93013490)

4:15 p.m.
Multivariable Elimination using Dixon Resultants.
Deepak Kapur*, State University of New York at Albany
(93013158)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on History of Mathematical Logic, II
Organizers:
John W. Dawson, Jr., Pennsylvania State University, York jwd7@psu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Hilbert's Consistency Proofs.
Wilfried Sieg*, Carnegie Mellon University
(93001267)

2:45 p.m.
Was Aristotle the first mathematical logician?
John Corcoran*, Department of Philosophy, SUNY at Buffalo
(930031209)

3:15 p.m.
The "Infinitary Cholera Bacillus": Cantor and the Reception of Infinitesimals, 18701910.
Gregory H. Moore*, McMaster University
(930011070)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, II
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Mayer, Johns Hopkins University

2:15 p.m.
Essential category weight and classifying spaces.
Jeffrey A Strom*, Wayne State University
(93055120)

2:45 p.m.
Homotopy invariants of certain nconnective coverings.
Charles A. McGibbon, Wayne State University
Joseph Roitberg*, Hunter College, Graduate Center (CUNY)
(93055127)

3:15 p.m.
A construction producing cyclotomic extensions of $E_\infty$ spectra.
Roland Schw\"anzl, University of Osnabr\"uck
Rainer M Vogt*, University of Osnabr\"uck
Friedhelm Waldhausen, University of Bielefeld
(93055258)

3:45 p.m.
The BousfieldKan Spectral Sequence for Periodic Homology Theories.
Martin Bendersky*, Hunter College
Robert D Thompson, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
(93055152)

4:15 p.m.
$v_1$periodic homotopy groups of compact simple Lie groups.
Donald M. Davis*, Lehigh University
(93055149)

4:45 p.m.
The Rigidity Theorems of Witten via Equivariant Elliptic Cohomology.
Ioanid Rosu*, M.I.T.
(93055620)

5:15 p.m.
Homological Perturbation Theory.
Mauricio Mata*, The Pennsylvania State Univeristy
(930181004)

5:45 p.m.
A generalization of Serre's theorem on the homotopy groups of a finite complex.
Jesper Grodal*, MIT
(93055968)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Inverse Problems: Mathematical Theory, Selected Applications, II
Organizers:
Heinz W. Engl, Johannes Kepler University engl@indmath.unilinz.ac.at
Thomas I. Seidman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County seidman@math.umbc.edu

2:15 p.m.
Convergence Rates for Iterative Regularization of Nonlinear Inverse Problems
Heinz W Engl*, Industrial Mathematics Institute, Kepler Universitaet Linz, Austria
(9306523)

3:05 p.m.
Wavelet Methods and nonlinear inverse problems in medical imaging.
Peter Maass*, Universitaet Potsdam
(9306539)

3:55 p.m.
Some Mathematical Aspects of NonLinear Industrial Inverse Problems.
Robert S. Anderssen*, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences
(9306531)

4:45 p.m.
Bounded Variation Regularization with Nondifferentiable Functionals and Variational Inequalties.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Delaware
(930651236)

5:35 p.m.
Inverse Spectral Problems with Singular Rational Spectral Varieties.
Alex Kasman*, Concordia University and CRM
(9303562)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Gravity and LowDimensional Topology, II
Organizers:
John C. Baez, University of California Riverside baez@math.ucr.edu
Stephen F. Sawin, Fairfield University ssawin@fair1.fairfield.edu

2:15 p.m.
Perturbative strings from perturbations of evolving spin networks.
Lee Smolin*, Penn State University
(930831024)

2:45 p.m.
The homotopy algebraic structure of topological gravity.
Alexander A. Voronov*, M.I.T.
(93081665)

3:15 p.m.
Quantum gravity: path integrals and state sums.
John W Barrett*, University of Nottingham
(93057808)

3:45 p.m.
A State Sum Formulation for Quantum General Relativity.
Louis Crane*, Kansas State University
(93083164)

4:15 p.m.
QDeformed Loop Representation for Quantum Gravity: Structure and Open Problems.
Seth A Major*, Center For Gravitational Physics and Geometry
Roumen Borissov, Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry
(930001214)

4:45 p.m.
The Kauffman Bracket Skein Module as a C*algebra.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(93057365)

5:15 p.m.
Spin Networks, ChernSimons Theory and Black Holes.
Kirill V Krasnov*, Penn State University
(93086238)

5:45 p.m.
Loop Constraints: A Habitat and their Algebra.
Donald M Marolf*, Syracuse University
Jerzy Lewandowski, Instytut Fizyki Teoretycznej, Warsaw, Poland and MaxPlanckInstitut f\"ur Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam, Germany
(93083601)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Progress in the Theory of Operator Algebras and Their Applications, II
Organizers:
Randall Lee Crist, Creighton University crist@creighton.edu
Roger Smith, Texas A\&M University rsmith@math.tamu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Derivations of nonselfadjoint operator algebras and hyperreflexivity.
Sarah H Ferguson*, Purdue University
(93046722)

2:45 p.m.
Representations and Primitive Ideals in Limit Algebras.
Timothy D. Hudson*, East Carolina University
Elias G. Katsoulis, East Carolina University
(930471073)

3:15 p.m.
Finite Representability of Operator Spaces.
Edward G. Effros, UCLA
Marius Junge, Universitat Kiel
ZhongJin Ruan*, University of Illinois
(93046343)

3:45 p.m.
Isometries, shifts, Cuntz algebras and multiresolution wavelet analysis of scale $N$
Ola Bratteli, University of Oslo
Palle E.T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
(9304627)

4:15 p.m.
On products of orthogonal projections.
Timur Oikhberg*, Texas A&M University
(93047709)

4:45 p.m.
Algebraic Isomorphisms of Triangular Operator Algebras.
Allan P Donsig*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Timothy D Hudson, East Carolina University
Elias G Katsoulis, East Carolina University
(93047474)

5:15 p.m.
NevanlinnaPick Interpolation for Noncommutative Analytic Toeplitz Algebras.
Kenneth R. Davidson, University of Waterloo
David R. Pitts*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(93047526)

5:45 p.m.
Noncommutative interpolation and Poisson transforms.
Gelu F Popescu*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(93047124)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Value Distribution Theory and Its Related Topics, II
Organizers:
Ilpo Laine, University of Joensuu, Finland laine@joyl.joensuu.fi
Charles F. Osgood, National Security Agency msp@titan1.math.umbc.edu
C. C. Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology mayang@usthk.ust.hk

2:15 p.m.
The approximation of deltasubharmonic functions and some applications.
David Drasin*, Purdue University
(93030728)

2:45 p.m.
Nonreal Zeros of $f''$ and the Wiman Conjecture.
Stephanie P. Edwards*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(9303056)

3:15 p.m.
An Extremal Problem Involving Upper Bounds on Spherical Derivatives.
Mario Bonk, TUBerlin
William Cherry*, TUBerlin
(9303036)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part A
Polynomial algebra.
Organizers:
David A. Cox, Amherst College
John B. Little, College of the Holy Cross
Donal B. O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
{\em Mathematica} laboratories in calculus instruction.
Organizers:
Anita J. Salem, Rockhurst College
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
John R. Michel, Marietta College

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I

2:15 p.m.
Class Fields and Related Gauss Sums.
Stephen J Carlson*, UCSD
(93011391)

2:30 p.m.
The 2class field towers of some quadratic number fields.
E. Benjamin, Unity College
F. Lemmermeyer, Heidelberg, Germany
C. Snyder*, Univ. of Maine
(93011323)

2:45 p.m.
Characteristic $p$ Galois Representations that are produced by Drinfeld.
Nigel Boston, University of Illinois
David T Ose*, Lycoming College
(93011553)

3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Spaces Over Finite Fields.
Maria G. Martinez*, U.C.S.D.
Audrey A. Terras, U.C.S.D.
(93011954)

3:30 p.m.
Largest Possible Discriminant of a Universal Quaternary Quadratic Form .
Azar N Khosravani*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(930111152)

3:45 p.m.
On the orthogonal splitting of quadratic forms over global function fields.
Larry J. Gerstein*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(930111222)

4:00 p.m.
Quadratic Minima and Modular Forms.
Barry Brent*, University of Minnesota, Morris
(93011494)

4:15 p.m.
Explicit Chabauty.
Joseph L. Wetherell*, University of Southern California
(930111156)

4:30 p.m.
4ranks of $K_2$ of rings of integers in quadratic number fields.
Anthony M Vazzana*, University of Michigan
(93011844)

4:45 p.m.
Gauss's Algorithms for Binary Quadratic Forms.
Michael Josephy*, Universidad de Costa Rica
(93011755)

5:00 p.m.
Graphs over the Ring of Integers modulo $2^r$.
Michelle R DeDeo*, University of California  San Diego
(9301191)

5:15 p.m.
Counting points on certain CM elliptic curves modulo primes.
Wendy L Miller*, UCSD
(93011340)

5:30 p.m.
Selbergs's Trace Formula for $GL(2,p)\backslash SL(2,q)/K$.
Audrey A. Terras*, U.C.S.D.
(93011960)

5:45 p.m.
The Measured Witt Ring.
Douglas J Limmer*, Oregon State University
(930111201)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Approximations, Sequences, and Difference Equations

2:15 p.m.
Differentiated ShiftInvariant Integral Operators, Multivariate Case.
George A. Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(93041155)

2:30 p.m.
Statistical extensions of some classical Tauberian theorems.
J. A. Fridy*, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242
M. K. Khan, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242
(930401211)

2:45 p.m.
Sensitivity of spline functions on triangulations to vertex perturbation.
David Assaf, IV*, Vanderbilt University
(93041506)

3:00 p.m.
Wavelet Transform and Data Compression.
Zhenguang Gao*, University of South Carolina
Robert C Sharpley, University of South Carolina
(93041757)

3:15 p.m.
Extensions and Applications of Positive Wavelet Expansions.
David K. Ruch, Sam Houston State University
Patrick J. Van Fleet*, Sam Houston State University
(93041826)

3:30 p.m.
An example of a dissipative sequence which is not a finite union of weakly wandering sequences.
Wojciech Kosek*, University of South Dakota
(9302874)

3:45 p.m.
Stonger results of some commonly known tests for sequence convergence.
Thomas H. Jackson, IV*, Louisiana State University  Shreveport
(93028604)

4:00 p.m.
Bucktype theorems for statistical convergence.
Jeff Zeager*, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242
(930401210)

4:15 p.m.
Orbits of Exponents.
Saul I. Drobnies*, San Diego State University
(93040458)

4:30 p.m.
Disconjugacy of a nth order linear difference equation.
Robert J. Krueger*, Univ. of NebraskaLincoln
(93039903)

5:00 p.m.
On difference equations and mathematical models.
Yixun Shi*, Bloomsburg University
(93000263)

5:15 p.m.
A Global Asymptotic Stability Result on an Extension of Pielou's Discrete Delay Logistic Model.
John H. Jaroma*, Sacred Heart University
(93039790)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory

2:15 p.m.
Squares of Characters that are the Sum of all Irreducible Characters.
Stephen M. Gagola, Jr.*, Kent State University
Mark L. Lewis, Kent State University
(93020803)

2:30 p.m.
On the generalized fre product of finitely generated nilpotent groups and the near Frattini subgroup.
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(93020102)

2:45 p.m.
Supplementation in Groups: The General Case.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, SUNY at Binghamton
Joseph Kirtland, Marist College
(93020160)

3:00 p.m.
Supplementation in Groups: The Finite Case.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, SUNY Binghamton
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(93020150)

3:15 p.m.
On Generalized Hamiltonian Groups.
Denise M. Reboli*, SUNYBinghamton
(93020162)

3:30 p.m.
Generalizations of Finite Cyclic Groups.
Gary L Walls*, University of Southern Mississippi
(93020347)

3:45 p.m.
Hypercentral Baer Groups with Weak Chain Conditions on Normal Subgroups.
Vonn Walter*, Allegheny College
(93020446)

4:00 p.m.
Extensions of transitive representations.
Michael J.J. Barry*, Allegheny College
Michael B Ward, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
(93020467)

4:15 p.m.
On the split metacyclic $p$groups that are $A$$E$ groups.
Gary L Peterson*, James Madison University
(93020541)

4:30 p.m.
Branching rules for two row partitions and applications to the inductive systems for symmetric groups.
Jagat K. Sheth*, University of Oregon
(93020785)

4:45 p.m.
Finite Groups That Contain Exactly N Elements of Order N.
Lenny K Jones*, Shippensburg University
Donald E Spickler, Jr, Morehead State University
(930201102)

5:00 p.m.
Simplified multiplication in the Burnside Ring.
John D Lambros*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
(930201219)

5:15 p.m.
Projectivities of Free Products II.
Charles S. Holmes*, Miami University
(930201176)

5:30 p.m.
Graph groups are linear.
Tim Hsu*, University of Michigan
Daniel T. Wise, Cornell University
(93020751)

5:45 p.m.
Normalizers of Algebra Subgroups.
Darci L. Kracht*, Kent State University
(93020869)

6:00 p.m.
Group Theoretical Analysis of Musical Scales.
Paul F Zweifel*, Virginia Tech
(9300059)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Rethinking Upper Level Core Mathematics Courses, I
Organizers:
Alan C. Tucker, SUNY at Stony Brook atucker@ccmail.sunysb.edu

2:15 p.m.
An Alternative Syllabus for Abstract Algebra.
William P Abrams*, Longwood College
(930E11241)

2:35 p.m.
Conics and Cubics.
Robert A. Bix*, University of MichiganFlint
(930E1898)

2:55 p.m.
Constructive Abstract Algebra.
Theodore S. Erickson*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(930E11089)

3:15 p.m.
Try Something New in Abstract Algebra.
Richard M Grassl*, University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO
Tabitha Young Mingus, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
(930E11240)

3:35 p.m.
Using a Laboratory Approach to Teach an UpperLevel Mathematics Course.
Ellen M Parker*, DePauw University
(930E11042)

3:55 p.m.
A Focused OneSemester Algebra Course for Future High School Teachers.
Al Sethuraman*, California State University, Northridge
(930E1875)

4:20 p.m.
Real Analysis: Lean, Lively, and Writing Intensive?
Zsuzsanna M. Kadas*, St. Michael's College; Vermont
(930E1900)

4:40 p.m.
Real and Complex Analysis: An Amalgam for Undergraduates.
Anant P Godbole*, Michigan Technological University
(930E1557)

5:00 p.m.
Putting The Analysis Back in Real Analysis.
Michael C Reed*, Duke University
(930E1821)

5:20 p.m.
Laboratory Experiences for a First Semester Real Analysis Course.
Kirk E Weller*, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Joanne R Snow, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN 46556
(930E11047)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on The World Wide Web in Mathematical Instruction, I
Organizers:
Earl D. Fife, Calvin College fife@calvin.edu
Eugene A. Klotz,
Lawrence S. Husch, University of TennesseeKnoxville

2:15 p.m.
Dynamical Systems on the Web.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(930L11096)

2:40 p.m.
An applet a day: Simple calculus demonstrations using Java.
Daniel C Sloughter*, Furman University
(930L1818)

3:05 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics using Java and the Web.
Bruce McLean*, Georgia Southern University
(930L1969)

3:30 p.m.
The World Wide Web in Discrete Dynamical Systems and Calculus at West Point.
Mary Ann Connors*, U. S. Military Academy
(930L1780)

3:55 p.m.
MATtours: Webbased calculus curricula using others' Web pages.
Larry Copes*, Augsburg College
(930L1721)

4:20 p.m.
Calculus I with the Web.
Mark R. Woodard*, Furman University
(930L1853)

4:45 p.m.
The Use of the Web in the Teaching of Freshman Engineering Mathematics.
Chris Rorres*, Drexel University
Loren N. Argabright, Drexel University
Robert C. Busby, Drexel University
(930L1912)

5:10 p.m.
Interactive Computer Activities from the Mathwright Library.
Dan Kalman*, American University
(930L1776)

5:35 p.m.
S.O.S. MATHematics: a mathematical web experience.
Mohamed A. Khamsi*, The University of Texas at El Paso
Helmut Knaust, The University of Texas at El Paso
Nancy Marcus, The University of Texas at El Paso
(930L1313)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
Presentation on Mathematics Awareness Week
Organizers:
Ansuman Bagchi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Some exceptional objects and their history.
John Stillwell*, Monash University, Australia

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 3:20 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Mathematicians and families.
Organizers:
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska
Panelists:
Deborah Tepper Haimo, University of California at San Diego
Rhonda J. Hughes, Bryn Mawr College
Craig L. Huneke, Purdue University
Stephen F. Kennedy, Carleton College
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Dawn A. LottCrumpler, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 4:20 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Linear algebra using an interactive text.
Organizers:
Eugene A. Herman, Grinnell College
Michael D. Pepe, Seattle Central Community College
Robert T. Moore, University of Washington
James R. King, University of Washington

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Building connections to industry within graduate departments.
Moderators:
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
Panelists:
L. Pamela CookIoannidis, University of Delaware
Niels Nygaard, The University of Chicago
H. T. Banks, North Carolina Satet University
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Robert E. Williamson, Claremont Graduate School

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Task Force on Graduate Students Panel Discussion
Teaching at a college or universityadvice about preparing for and securing such positions.
Organizers:
James R.C Leitzel, University of New Hampshire
Thomas W. Rishel, Cornell University
Panelists:
John E. Meier, Lafayette College
Teresa Engel Moore, Ithaca College
Zsuzsanna M. Kadas, Saint Michael's College
Richard J. Cleary, Saint Michael's College

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Section Officers

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Reception for FirstTime Participants

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 7:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Young Mathematicians Network Discussion
Concerns of young mathematicians: A town meeting.
Moderators:
Charles C. Yeomans, University of Kentucky
Panelists:
Frank Arlinghaus, Youngstown State University
Leigh Lunsford, Alabama A\&M University
Frank Sottile, University of Toronto

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
M Theory.
Edward Witten*, Institute For Advanced Study
(9308305)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
AWM Reception
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