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1999 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, TX, January 1316, 1999
Meeting #939
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Thursday January 14, 1999

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Geometry in the Classroom in the Next Millennium, I
Organizers:
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College colm@mathcs.emory.edu
David W. Henderson, Cornell University
Barry Schiller, Rhode Island College

7:30 a.m.
{\bit Geometry is Alive.}

7:30 a.m.
Consciousness: The Last Frontier of Geometry.
Catherine A. Gorini*, Maharishi University of Management
(939H1199)

7:30 a.m.
Geometry and the Arts.
Ann Robertson*, Connecticut College
Stanley J Wertheimer, Connecticut College
(939H1660)

7:30 a.m.
Geometry is alive  long live geometry!
Colm K Mulcahy*, Spelman College
(939H11143)

8:20 a.m.
Discussion.

8:40 a.m.
{\bit Geometry in the World.}

8:40 a.m.
Teaching the Geometry Needed for Communication Industry Technologies.
Joseph Malkevitch*, York College(CUNY)
(939H1428)

8:40 a.m.
Discrete Geometry as Applied Mathematics.
Walter J Whiteley*, York University
(939H1507)

8:40 a.m.
Geometry in computer graphics.
Ahlam E.H. Tannouri*, Morgan State University
Sam F. Tannouri, Morgan State University
(939H1615)

8:40 a.m.
Symmetry, rigid motions, and a fourth dimension.
John McCuan*, UC Berkeley
(939H1743)

9:40 a.m.
Discussion.

10:00 a.m.
{\bit Multiple Aspects of Teaching Geometry.}

10:00 a.m.
Integrating Approaches to Geometry.
Thomas Q. Sibley*, St. John's University
(939H1246)

10:00 a.m.
Internet Mentoring for Isolated Geometry Professors.
David E. Boliver*, Univ. of Central Oklahoma
(939H1362)

10:00 a.m.
What's Going on in Rhode Island High School Geometry.
Ann E. Moskol*, Rhode Island College
(939H1493)

10:00 a.m.
GeometryA Multiple Perspective Approach.
Ockle E Johnson*, Keene State College
(939H1645)

10:40 a.m.
Discussion.

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Statistics: Teaching the Reasoning and New Technological Tools, II
Organizers:
Dexter C. Whittinghill, Rowan University whittinghill@rowan.edu
Franklin A. Wattenberg, National Science Foundation
Mary R. Parker, Austin Community College
Donald L. Bentley, Pomona College

7:40 a.m.
Introduction by Mary Parker.

7:45 a.m.
Census 2000, a statistical opportunity.
Stanley E. Seltzer*, Ithaca College
John C. Maceli, Ithaca College
(939C11215)

8:05 a.m.
Life's a Risk! An Interdisciplinary and Interactive Statistics Course .
Linda C Thiel*, Ursinus College
(939C1296)

8:25 a.m.
Data Analysis in Environmental Studies.
Stuart F Boersma*, Alfred University
Gordon L Godshalk, Alfred University
(939C1581)

8:40 a.m.
The Role of Formulas in Teaching Statistical Reasoning.
Lawrence M Lesser*, University of Northern Colorado
(939C1293)

8:55 a.m.
Sequencing Topics in Introductory Statistics: A Debate on What to Teach When.
Beth L Chance, University of the Pacific
Allan J Rossman*, Dickinson College
(939C1235)

9:15 a.m.
Common Misconceptions About Scatterplots, Correlation, and Linear Regression.
Curtis C. McKnight*, University of Oklahoma
(939C11043)

9:30 a.m.
Statistical Reasoning for Health Care Professionals.
Ginger Holmes Rowell*, MAA
(939C1924)

9:45 a.m.
Using Technology to Improve Statistical Reasoning.
Joan B Garfield*, University of Minnesota
Robert delMas, University of Minnesota
Beth Chance, University of the Pacific
(939C1644)

10:05 a.m.
Acquiring Data from the Class for the Class.
J. Charles Jacobson*, Assistant Professor
(939C1727)

10:20 a.m.
Technology and coin tossing.
Leonard J Lipkin*, University of North Florida
(939C1351)

10:35 a.m.
Using MAPLE to Find p.d.f.'s of Sums of Random Variables.
Elliot A. Tanis*, Hope College
(939C1521)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, III
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago ndfisher@uic.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara

8:00 a.m.
Alignment of Mathematics Tests and Mathematics Reforms.
Norman L. Webb*, University of WIMadison, Wisconsin Center for Education Research
(939971024)

8:30 a.m.
Standardized tests: What do they tell you about students? What do they tell students (teachers, parents, school boards, and administrators) about mathematics?
Cathy Kessel*, University of California, Berkeley, CA
(93998703)

9:00 a.m.
Gender Differences in Problem Solving Strategies.
Ann Gallagher, Educational Testing Service
Mary Morley*, Educational Testing Service
(939981047)

9:30 a.m.
Let's evaluate education 'reforms', past and present.
Andrew M Gleason*, Harvard University
(93998913)

10:00 a.m.
Seven years of calculus reform at the University of Michigan.
Morton Brown*, University of Michigan
(93998594)

10:30 a.m.
Calculus Reform at MarylandPast and Future .
Ron Lipsman*, University of Maryland
(93998398)

11:00 a.m.
Moving ahead together.
William J Davis*, The Ohio State University
(939981017)

11:30 a.m.
Strategies for Mathematics Departments to Prepare Future Teachers.
Marjorie Enneking*, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
(939981142)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Model Theory and Its Applications, III
Organizers:
Anand Pillay, MSRI and University of Illinois, Urbana pillay@math.uiuc.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Model Theory of Partial Differential Fields.
Tracey Baldwin McGrail*, Marist College
(93903588)

8:30 a.m.
Ordinal dimensions of the theory of differentially closed fields.
wai yan Pong*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93903313)

9:00 a.m.
Countable Models for Random Discrete Structures.
Joel H Spencer*, Courant Institute
(93903315)

9:30 a.m.
Break.

10:00 a.m.
Difference subgroups of commutative algebraic groups over finite fields.
Jose' F Voloch*, Dept. Math., Univ. Texas
(93911125)

10:30 a.m.
Diophantine Geometry of the Torsion of a Drinfeld Module .
Thomas W Scanlon*, University of California, Berkeley
(93911785)

11:00 a.m.
Stable theories with a new predicate.
Enrique Casanovas*, University of Barcelona
Martin Ziegler, University of Freiburg
(93903365)

11:30 a.m.
Finite and Infinite Model Theory.
John T. Baldwin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93903292)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Banach Spaces of Holomorphic Functions and Operators on These Spaces, III
Organizers:
Benjamin A. Lotto, Vassar College
Pamela B. Gorkin, Bucknell University pgorkin@bucknell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Angular Distribution of Mass by Bergman Functions.
Donald E. Marshall*, University of Washington
Wayne Smith, University of Hawaii
(93930168)

8:30 a.m.
Interpolating sequences in the spectrum of $H^\infty$.
Raymond R. Mortini*, Universite de Metz (France)
(9394645)

9:00 a.m.
A Peak Point Theorem.
Alexander J Izzo*, Bowling Green State University
John T Anderson, College of the Holy Cross
(93946603)

9:30 a.m.
Bourgain and minimal envelope algebras of Douglas algebras.
Carroll Guillory*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(93946216)

10:00 a.m.
A distance estimate for finitely generated ideals in Douglas algebras.
Daniel Suarez*, University of Buenos Aires
(93946179)

10:30 a.m.
Vertical variation of harmonic functions.
Michael D. O'Neill*, University of Texas, El Paso
(93930139)

11:00 a.m.
Weak infinite powers of Blaschke products.
Keiji Izuchi*, Dept. of Math., Niigata University, Niigata 9502181, Japan
(93946145)

11:30 a.m.
Interpolating sequences in spaces with complete NevanlinnaPick kernels.
Jim Agler, UC San Diego
John E. McCarthy*, Washington University
(93946166)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers:
Scott Thomas Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu

8:00 a.m.
Lifting trees of prime ideals to Bezout extension domains.
David E. Dobbs*, University of Tennessee
Marco Fontana, Universita degli Studi, Roma Tre
(9391335)

8:30 a.m.
Distinguished domains.
Daniel D. Anderson*, The University of Iowa
Muhammad Zafrullah, The University of Iowa
(93913234)

9:00 a.m.
A Bracket Power Characterization of Analytic Spread One Ideals.
Louis J Ratliff, University of California
David E Rush*, University of California
(93913449)

9:30 a.m.
Divisibility in A + XB[X] Domains.
David F Anderson*, University of Tennessee
(93913498)

10:00 a.m.
Sets of lengths.
Alfred Geroldinger*, KarlFranzensUniversit\"atGraz
(93913340)

10:30 a.m.
Elasticity of finitely generated domains.
Florian Kainrath*, Institut f. Mathematik, Universitaet Graz
(93913591)

11:00 a.m.
Some Combinatorial Problems related to Arithmetic Properties of Krull Domains.
Weidong Gao*, University of Petroleum, Beijing
(93913379)

11:30 a.m.
An Application of Homology to the Group of Divisibilty.
Jim B Coykendall*, North Dakota State University
(93913899)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Topology, III
Organizers:
Laura M. Anderson, Texas A \& M University laura.anderson@math.tamu.edu
Jonathan P. McCammond, Texas A \& M University jon.mccammond@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Secondary 2Complexes and Link Invariants .
Mike Dyer, University of Oregon
Jens Harlander, JWGUniversitat Frankfurt
Michael P. Hitchman*, Lewis & Clark College
Jim Howie, HeriotWatt University
(93957933)

8:30 a.m.
Nontrival embeddings of polygonal intervals and unknots in 3space.
Heather M Johnston*, Rutgers University
Jason H Cantarella, University of Pennsylvania
(93957729)

9:00 a.m.
Geometric embeddings of simplicial complexes in a Euclidean space.
Isabella Novik*, The Hebrew University
(93905544)

9:30 a.m.
On new lower bound theorems for polytopes and combinatorial manifolds.
Eric Sparla*, Universitaet Stuttgart
(939521180)

10:00 a.m.
Recoverable subgroups of the Hawaiian earring group.
William A. Bogley*, Oregon State University
Allan J. Sieradski, University of Oregon
(93957733)

10:30 a.m.
On the cohomology of orbit configuration spaces.
EvaMaria E. Feichtner*, Institute for Advanced Study
G"unter M. Ziegler, Technische Universit"at Berlin
(93955923)

11:00 a.m.
Tessellations of Moduli Spaces and the Dissections of Polygons.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Johns Hopkins University
(93955127)

11:30 a.m.
Syzygies among row operations and Stasheff polytopes.
Mikhail M Kapranov*, Northwestern University
Masahico Saito, University of South Florida
(93920950)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Functional and Harmonic Analysis of Wavelets, III
Organizers:
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado baggett@euclid.colorado.edu
David R. Larson, Texas A \& M University larson@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ruelle operators: Functions which are harmonic with respect to a transfer operator.
Palle E.T. Jorgensen*, The University of Iowa
(93941114)

8:30 a.m.
Generalized Multiresolution Analyses and Wavelets.
Lawrence W Baggett, University of Colorado
Herbert A Medina, Loyola Marymount University
Kathy D Merrill*, Colorado College
(93943606)

9:00 a.m.
On the dimension function of orthonormal wavelets.
Manos Papadakis*, University of Athens
(939411181)

9:30 a.m.
On certain paths of wavelets.
Carl M. Pearcy*, Texas A & M Univ.
David Larson, Texas A & M Univ.
Eugen Ionascu, U. of Georgia
(939421111)

10:00 a.m.
Squareintegrable representations and integrable actions.
Marc A. Rieffel*, University of California, Berkeley
(93946446)

10:30 a.m.
Completeness in the set of wavelets.
Gustavo Garrigos, Washington U in Saint Louis
Darrin Speegle*, Saint Louis University
(9394327)

11:00 a.m.
Compactly Supported Refinable Functions with Infinite Masks.
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vasily Strela*, Dartmouth College
DingXuan Zhou, City University of Hong Kong
(9394195)

11:30 a.m.
Wavelet Decompositions Arising From Dilations of the Heisenberg Group.
Keith F. Taylor*, University of Saskatchewan
(93943318)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Models and Difference Equations, III
Organizers:
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu

8:00 a.m.
Inclusion Principle for Discrete Dynamic Systems .
Dragoslav D Siljak*, Santa Clara University
Srdjan S Stankovic, University of Belgrade
(93993457)

8:30 a.m.
Difference Equations and Discriminants for Discrete Orthogonal Polynomials.
Mourad E. H. Ismail*, University of South Florida
(93933131)

9:00 a.m.
Numerical Approximations Using Chebyshev Polynomial Expansions.
Bogdan Mihaila, University of NH
Ioana Mihaila*, Coastal Carolina University
(93965305)

9:30 a.m.
Explicit Discretizations of FirstOrder ODE's.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(93939193)

10:00 a.m.
The Variational Equation for Finite Difference Equations and some Biological Applications.
David A. Sanchez*, Texas A&M University
(93939107)

10:30 a.m.
Successive Differences on Vectors of Integers.
Charles J. Kicey*, Valdosta State University
Christopher J. Lennard, University of Pittsburgh
Jun Ji, Valdosta State University
(9391148)

11:00 a.m.
An Elementary Approach to Transversality Conditions for Bifurcation.
Mario U Martelli*, CSU Fullerton
Sindi Suzanne, CSU Fullerton
Gareguin Mikaelian, CSU Fullerton
(9393936)

11:30 a.m.
Trigonometric Transformations of Symplectic Difference Systems.
Martin J Bohner*, University of MissouriRolla
Ond\v{r}ej Do\v{s}l\'{y}, Masaryk University and Czech Academy of Sciences
(93939201)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in Differential Geometry, III
Organizers:
HuaiDong Cao, Texas A \& M University cao@math.tamu.edu
Jian Zhou, Texas A \& M University zhou@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Virasoro Constraints for Quantum Cohomology.
Xiaobo Liu*, MIT
Gang Tian, MIT
(93953269)

8:30 a.m.
Frobenius Manifolds And Virasoro Constraints.
Boris Dubrovin, International School For Advanced Studies, Trieste
Youjin Zhang*, Kyoto University
(93953567)

9:00 a.m.
DGBV algebras of CalabiYau manifolds and mirror symmetry.
HuaiDong Cao, Texas A&M University
Jian Zhou*, Texas A&M University
(93953872)

9:30 a.m.
Kalkman Localization in Generalized Equivariant Cohomology Theories.
David S Metzler*, Rice University
(93953898)

10:00 a.m.
On the Equivalence of Multiplicative Structures in Floer Homology and Quantum Homology.
Gang Liu*, Dept. of Math. UCLA
Gang Tian, Dept. of Math. MIT
(93953931)

10:30 a.m.
On fundamental groups of positively curved manifolds.
Karsten Grove, University of Maryland
Krishnan Shankar*, University of Maryland
(93953420)

11:00 a.m.
An obstruction to the conformal compactification of Riemannian manifolds.
Seongtag Kim*, SungKyunKwan University, South Korea
(939531173)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, III
Organizers:
Caroline Grant Melles, U.S. Naval Academy cgg@nadn.navy.mil
Ruth I. Michler, University of North Texas michler@unt.edu

8:00 a.m.
An Explicit Construction of Complete Kahler Saper Metrics by means of Desingularization.
Caroline Grant Melles*, U. S. Naval Academy
Pierre Milman, University of Toronto
(93914814)

8:30 a.m.
Stratification conditions, plane sections and equisingularity.
Terence J. Gaffney*, Northeastern University
(93932352)

9:00 a.m.
Resolution of singularities and its history.
Shreeram S. Abhyankar*, Purdue University
(9391432)

10:00 a.m.
"Weakly" Elliptic Gorenstein Singularities of Surfaces.
Andras Nemethi*, The Ohio State University
(93914119)

11:00 a.m.
A Resolution Algorithm for a Special Class of Hypersurface Singularities.
Andr\'as N\'emethi, The Ohio State University
\'Agnes Szil\'ard*, The Ohio State University
(93914144)

11:30 a.m.
Minimal models and boundedness of stable varieties.
Kalle Karu*, Boston University
(93914664)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Mathematical finance.
Organizers:
Walter R. Stromquist, Berwyn, PA

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia
V. Frederick Rickey, U. S. Military Academy

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Associative Algebras

8:00 a.m.
A Note on the Radical of a Convolution Algebra.
Jason P. Huffman*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Henry E. Heatherly, AMS
(93916236)

8:15 a.m.
Weighted quantum planes and Veronese embeddings.
Darin R. Stephenson*, Hope College
(93916429)

8:30 a.m.
Quantum projective three spaces which embed weighted quantum planes.
Geoffrey D. Dietz*, University of Dayton
Ryan S. Higginbottom*, Bucknell University
Darin R. Stephenson, Hope College
(93916432)

8:45 a.m.
Lie Isomorphisms in *prime GPI rings.
Philip S., Blau*, College of General Studies, Boston University
W. S. Martindale, III, University of Massachusetts
(93916461)

9:00 a.m.
Images of Quadratic Functions on the Ring ${\bf Z}_{pq}$.
Lenny K Jones, Shippensburg University
Gary C Hull*, Shippensburg University
(93916479)

9:15 a.m.
Rings That Contain Exactly One Zero Divisor.
Lenny K Jones, Shippensburg University
Beth A Stockslager*, Shippensburg University
(93916480)

9:30 a.m.
Global Dimension Four Extensions of ArtinSchelter Regular Algebras.
Thomas Cassidy*, University of Oregon
(93916628)

9:45 a.m.
On ArtinSchelter Regular Algebras of Global Dimension Four with Finite Point Schemes.
Christopher J Brazfield*, University of Oregon
(93916916)

10:00 a.m.
Squarefree $D$Algebras.
Barbara K D'Ambrosia*, John Carroll University
(939161023)

10:15 a.m.
$\pi$Regular Band Graded Rings of Bounded Index.
Hema Gopalakrishnan*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(939161053)

10:30 a.m.
Primitive ideals in Hopf algebra extensions.
Mark C Wilson*, Northern Illinois University
(939161188)

10:45 a.m.
Relative algebraic structures.
Amir M. Rahimi*, Sacramento, CA
(93908754)

11:00 a.m.
Parity Quasicomplexes and Nonabelian Cohomology.
Lucian M Ionescu*, Kansas State University
(93918326)

11:15 a.m.
The Hopf Ring for the Spectrum $bo$.
Dena S Cowen*, John Carroll University
(93955716)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.9:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Fourier Analysis

8:00 a.m.
Determining sets for trigonometric series.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
Sh. T. Tetunashvili, Georgian Technical University
(93942775)

8:15 a.m.
Constructing Multicoiflets.
David K Ruch*, Sam Houston State University
(93942123)

8:30 a.m.
Singular integrals related to block spaces.
AbdelNaser J AlHasan*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
Dashan Fan, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(93942526)

8:45 a.m.
Projective Fourier Analysis for Patterns.
Jacek Turski*, University of HoustonDowntown
(93942653)

9:00 a.m.
Limiting cases of Sobolev inequalities.
Michael Pearson*, Mississippi State University
(93942693)

9:15 a.m.
Compression of Stereo Data with vectorvalued wavelets.
Magdalena Mosbo*, Kansas State University
(93942897)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Sequences and Series

8:00 a.m.
Absolute comparison theorems for double weighted mean and double Cesaro means.
Billy E. Rhoades*, Indiana University
(9394082)

8:15 a.m.
Conditional convergence of infinite products.
William F. Trench*, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
(93940135)

8:30 a.m.
Four Dimensional Characterization of Double Sequences Limit Points.
Richard F Patterson*, Duquesne University
(93940700)

8:45 a.m.
Matrix transformations of statistical cores of complex sequences.
Jinlu Li, Shawnee State University
John A. Fridy*, Kent State University
(93940711)

9:00 a.m.
When Ermakoff Meets Dini.
Joseph G Gaskin*, Oswego State University
William F Ford, NASA, Lewis, CSD
(939401050)

9:15 a.m.
Closedform summation: interplay between discrete and continuous.
Joseph Wiener, University of TexasPan American
Miguel Paredes*, University of TexasPan American
(9399894)

9:30 a.m.
DeMoivre's theorem in summation and integration formulas.
Bella Wiener*, University of TexasPan American
Joseph Wiener, University of TexasPan American
(93998103)

9:45 a.m.
$x_{n+1}=\frac{A}{x_{n1}}\frac{1}{x_n}$.
Richard C DeVault*, Northwestern St, Univ. of LA
Lisa R Galminas, Northwestern St. Univ. of LA
(93939106)

10:00 a.m.
Deriving Binomial Coefficient Identities By Recurrence Relations.
Lung Feng Chen*, Brigham Young University
(93939159)

10:15 a.m.
Sections and lacunary sums of linearly recurrent sequences. W.
Luis VerdeStar*, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City
(939391048)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry

8:00 a.m.
An Extension of Harvey's Formula.
Robert J. Gregorac*, Iowa State University
(93951225)

8:15 a.m.
Two Propositios Related to StienerLehmus Theorem.
Rahim G Karimpour*, Southern Illinois University
(93951478)

8:30 a.m.
Isoperimetric Inequalities for Some Types of Polygons.
Alane S Ferland*, University of Massachusetts(Amherst)
(939511025)

8:45 a.m.
Quantified resolutions: topological properties and geometric applications.
Stephen H. Harnish*, Bluffton College
(939511178)

9:00 a.m.
Fluctuation of sectional curvature for closed hypersurfaces.
Marius Overholt*, University of Tromso
(9395341)

9:15 a.m.
Vector fields on non orientable Klein surfaces.
Dorin Ghisa*, York University, Toronto, Canada
Ilie Barza, Lulea University, Lulea, Sweden
(93953147)

9:30 a.m.
Gauge Transformations and ThomasWhitehead Projective Connections.
Craig William Roberts*, Southeast Missouri State University
(93953215)

9:45 a.m.
Finiteness Theorems for Fiber Bundles.
Kristopher R Tapp*, University of Pennsylvania
(93953389)

10:00 a.m.
Product submanifolds of almost rparacontact Riemannian manifolds.
Andrew J Bucki*, OSSM
(93953451)

10:15 a.m.
The Geometry of Foliations.
Richard H. Escobales,, Jr.*, Canisius College
(93953627)

10:30 a.m.
The Isoperimetric Problem for Curl.
Jason H Cantarella*, University of Pennsylvania
(93953672)

10:45 a.m.
Asymptotically Flat Eight Dimensional Manifolds.
Raquel E Maderazo*, The University of California, Los Angeles
(93953738)

11:00 a.m.
SelfLinking and Convexity of Space Curves.
Edgar J Fuller, Jr*, University of Georgia
(93953996)

11:15 a.m.
Simple Closed Elastic Curves in Hyperbolic 2Space.
Daniel H Steinberg*, Oberlin College
(939531108)

11:30 a.m.
Area minimization and holonomy on the Veronese surface.
Luke A Higgins*, Brigham Young University
(939491104)

11:45 a.m.
Tailored calibrations for proving area minimization.
Gary R. Lawlor*, Brigham Young University
(939491114)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Discrete Mathematics Revisited, I
Organizers:
Richard K. Molnar, Macalester College molnar@macalester.edu
Suzanne M. Molnar, College of St. Catherine

8:00 a.m.
Discrete Math RevisitedWhy, When, and How?
Richard K. Molnar, Macalester College
Suzanne M. Molnar*, College of St. Catherine
(939J1680)

8:20 a.m.
Discrete Mathematics, Then and Now.
Stephen B Maurer*, Swarthmore College
(939J1538)

8:40 a.m.
Linkages, applications, and challenges in teaching discrete math.
Michael J. Bradley, Merrimack College
Thomas C. Hull*, Merrimack College
(939J1500)

9:00 a.m.
An Entrylevel Discrete Dynamical Systems Course.
Dick J Jardine*, USMA
(939J1817)

9:20 a.m.
The Role of Difference Equations as a Precursor to Calculus and Differential Equations Courses.
Sheldon P Gordon*, SUNY at Farmingdale
(939J1519)

9:40 a.m.
Epidemic Modeling: MATLAB exercises for an undergraduate course in Mathematical Methods in Biology.
Elizabeth S Allman*, UNCA
(939J1839)

10:00 a.m.
Using the MATLAB software package to teach the discrete mathematics needed by computer science majors.
Dick A. Wood*, Seattle Pacific University
(939J1539)

10:20 a.m.
Infusion of Algorithms, Recursion, and Induction into a Discrete Mathematics Course.
Robert C. Mers*, North Carolina A \& T State University
Albert C. Esterline, North Carolina A \& T State University
Shearon A. Brown, North Carolina A \& T State University
(939J1900)

10:40 a.m.
A prerequisite discrete math course for prospective master's students in computer science.
Richard Johnsonbaugh*, DePaul University
(939J1302)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Women and Mathematics Network Poster Session
Outreach programs for women and girls in mathematics.
Organizers:
Kathleen A. Sullivan, Seattle University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Project NExT Panel Discussion
Summer research opportunities for faculty in industry and government.
Organizers:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth
Panelists:
Alfred Hales, Center for Communications, San Diego
M. Leigh Lunsford, Alabama A\&M University
William Y. Velez, University of Arizona
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian,

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:15 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Employment Register
Interviews only.

Thursday January 14, 1999, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Hamiltonian Mechanics: Applications to Celestial Mechanics and Chemistry, III
Organizers:
Michael K. Rudnev, The University of Texas at Austin mru@math.utexas.edu
Stephen R. Wiggins, California Institute of Technology wiggins@cds.caltech.edu

8:30 a.m.
Geometric approaches to lowdimensional manifolds in chemical systems approaching equilibrium.
Michael J. Davis*, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Rex T Skodje, University of Colorado
(93970852)

9:00 a.m.
Altering the course of Hamiltonian dynamics.
Herschel Rabitz*, Princeton University
(93949847)

9:30 a.m.
Molecular gyroscopes: Model studies of torsionrotation interaction in molecules.
John H. Frederick*, University of Nevada
James T. Vivian, University of California, Davis
(93970630)

10:00 a.m.
Simultaneous Binary Collision Singularities.
Mohamed S. ElBialy*, University of Toledo
(93970626)

10:30 a.m.
Geometric structures and diffusions.
Rafael de la Llave*, University of Texas
(93934602)

11:00 a.m.
The anisotropic Manev problem.
Florin Diacu*, University of Victoria
(93970607)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
Aperiodic dynamical systems.
Krystyna M Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(93958599)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 9:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation on the Legacy of R. L. Moore
"Challenge in the Classroom" film screenings at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Organizers:
Albert C. Lewis, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
Ben Fitzpatrick, Jr., Auburn University
Donald J. Albers, MAA

Thursday January 14, 1999, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Books Sales and Exhibits

Thursday January 14, 1999, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The History of Mathematics and its Future.
John Fauvel*, The Open University
(93901912)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 10:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Thursday January 14, 1999, 10:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
The mathematics of the perfect shuffle.
Organizers:
S. Brent Morris, National Security Agency

Thursday January 14, 1999, 10:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Building custom classroom capsules with Maple programming.
Organizers:
Douglas E. Ensley, Shippensburg University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Symplectic geometry from a dynamical systems point of view: {II}.
Helmut H. Hofer*, Courant Institute
(93958495)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Alterations in Algebraic Geometry.
Aise Johan de Jong*, MIT
(939141073)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, IV
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin
Naomi Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago ndfisher@uic.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara

2:15 p.m.
A Regional Partnership .
Ramesh Gangolli*, University of Washington
(93997960)

2:45 p.m.
A New Approach to "Math for Elementary Teachers".
Patricia Baggett*, New Mexico State University
(93996512)

3:15 p.m.
Changes in Collegiate Math Instruction: Broadening the Experience.
Richard H Herman*, University of Illinois
(939981106)

3:45 p.m.
Between a rock and a hard place.
Ronald G Douglas*, Texas A & M University
(93900325)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Model Theory and Its Applications, IV
Organizers:
Anand Pillay, MSRI and University of Illinois, Urbana pillay@math.uiuc.edu

2:15 p.m.
Differential Algebraic Groups.
Phyllis J Cassidy*, Smith College
(939121034)

2:45 p.m.
Stability in simplicity.
ByungHan Kim*, MIT
(93903932)

3:15 p.m.
Some novel aspects of the computation of the uncountable spectrum.
Bradd Hart*, McMaster University
(939031133)

3:45 p.m.
Generalized forking: some definitions and examples.
Steven A Buechler*, University of Notre Dame
(93903766)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Banach Spaces of Holomorphic Functions and Operators on These Spaces, IV
Organizers:
Benjamin A. Lotto, Vassar College
Pamela B. Gorkin, Bucknell University pgorkin@bucknell.edu

2:15 p.m.
Proofs of conjugation theorems in complex iteration theory.
Theodore W Gamelin*, UCLA
(93946860)

2:45 p.m.
Commuting Analytic SelfMaps of the Ball.
Barbara D. MacCluer*, University of Virginia
(93932153)

3:15 p.m.
Compactness Criteria for Holomorphic Composition Operators on the Hardy and Bergman Spaces of the Unit Ball.
Dana D. Clahane*, University of California, Irvine
(93932101)

3:45 p.m.
Circular Symmetry Among Composition Operators on $H^2$.
Carl C. Cowen*, Purdue University
(93947205)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra, IV
Organizers:
Scott Thomas Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu

2:15 p.m.
Lengths of Factorizations in Dedekind Domains.
Michael A Freeze, II*, UNC Chapel Hill
(93913710)

2:45 p.m.
Generalized semigroup rings.
Chawne M. Kimber*, University of Florida
(9390628)

3:15 p.m.
Factorization and RingTheoretic Properties in Subrings of $K[x]$ and of $K[[x]]$.
Patricia L Kiihne*, University of TennesseeKnoxville
(93913445)

3:45 p.m.
Star Operations Induced by Overrings.
Sylvia J. Cook*, The University of Iowa
D. D. Anderson, The University of Iowa
(93913295)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Topology, IV
Organizers:
Laura M. Anderson, Texas A \& M University laura.anderson@math.tamu.edu
Jonathan P. McCammond, Texas A \& M University jon.mccammond@math.tamu.edu

2:15 p.m.
On the isoperimetric spectrum for finitely presented groups.
Noel P Brady*, University of Oklahoma
Martin R Bridson, Oxford University
(939201118)

2:45 p.m.
Annular Dehn functions of groups.
Stephen G Brick, University of South Alabama
Jon M Corson*, University of Alabama
(93920730)

3:15 p.m.
Stratified Approach in Combinatorics.
Min Yan*, HKUST, Hong Kong
BeiFang Chen, HKUST, Hong Kong
(93905407)

3:45 p.m.
The space of tetrahedra.
Eric Kendall Babson*, UW
(939051170)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Functional and Harmonic Analysis of Wavelets, IV
Organizers:
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado baggett@euclid.colorado.edu
David R. Larson, Texas A \& M University larson@math.tamu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Arbitrarily smooth nonseparable wavelets in higher dimensions.
Yang Wang*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Eugene Belogay, Georgia Institute of Technology
(939421214)

2:45 p.m.
Some Applications of the Wavelet Multiplicity Function.
Eric S Weber*, University of Colorado
(93943622)

3:15 p.m.
Algebras of Singular Integral Operators.
David B Weiland*, UT Austin
(939421186)

3:45 p.m.
Characterizations of filters, scaling sets and related topics.
Manos Papadakis, Washington University
Hrvoje Sikic, Washington University
Guido Weiss*, Washington University
(93941274)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Models and Difference Equations, IV
Organizers:
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu

2:15 p.m.
Multiple Symmetric Positive Solutions for Discrete Lidstone Boundary Value Problems.
Johnny Henderson*, Auburn University
(9393931)

2:45 p.m.
Comparison of solutions of difference inequalities.
Paul W. Eloe*, University of Dayton
(93939118)

3:15 p.m.
A Variable Step Second Order Time Reversible Symplectic Integrator for Hamiltonian Systems generated from Lagrangians.
Calvin D. Ahlbrandt*, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
(93939116)

3:45 p.m.
A selfadjoint differential equation on a time scale.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of Nebraska
(9393992)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, IV
Organizers:
Caroline Grant Melles, U.S. Naval Academy cgg@nadn.navy.mil
Ruth I. Michler, University of North Texas michler@unt.edu

3:15 p.m.
Monomialization and Factorization of Morphisms.
Steven Dale Cutkosky*, University of Missouri
(93914705)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Hamiltonian Mechanics: Applications to Celestial Mechanics and Chemistry, IV
Organizers:
Michael K. Rudnev, The University of Texas at Austin mru@math.utexas.edu
Stephen R. Wiggins, California Institute of Technology wiggins@cds.caltech.edu

2:15 p.m.
Quantum propagation on classically invariant structures.
Wolfgang Schweizer*, Theoretical Astrophysics, Tuebingen
Wilfried Jans, Theoretical Astrophysics, Tuebingen
Turgay Uzer, Georgia Institute of Technology
(93981576)

2:45 p.m.
Some Recent Results in Multiphase Averaging Theory for ODEs.
H. Scott Dumas*, University of Cincinnati
(939341125)

3:15 p.m.
On the problem of estimating the entropy of the Chirikov Standard map .
Oliver R Knill*, University of Texas
(939581154)

3:45 p.m.
Rydberg atoms in crossed external fields: Order, chaos, and nondispersive wavepackets.
Turgay Uzer*, Georgia Institute of Technology
David Farrelly, Utah State University
Jan von Milczewski, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9397099)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Writing and the teaching of mathematics.
Organizers:
John E. Meier, Lafayette College
Thomas W. Rishel, Cornell University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
Using handheld CAS throughout the mathematics curriculum.
Organizers:
Wade Ellis, West Valley College
L. Carl Leinbach, Gettysburg College
Bert K. Waits, Ohio State University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Finding motivation for upper division mathematics through original sources.
Organizers:
Jerry M. Lodder, New Mexico State University
David J. Pengelley, New Mexico State University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Exploring abstract algebra through interactive labs.
Organizers:
Allen C. Hibbard, Central College
Kenneth M. Levasseur, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Set Theory and Foundations

2:15 p.m.
On the Automated Hiding of Quantifiers in G\"odel's Class Theory.
Johan G. F. Belinfante*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(93904537)

2:30 p.m.
Cohen algebras and nowhere dense ultrafilters.
Aleksander Blaszczyk, Silesian University
Andrzej A Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University
(93904868)

2:45 p.m.
Generalized Extension Principle and Operations of Fuzzy Numbers.
Zengxiang Tong*, Otterbein
Zhen Huang, Otterbein
(93999921)

3:00 p.m.
Essential steps in the proof of a theorem.
William H. Rowan*, Electron Mantra Research
(93903569)

3:15 p.m.
Semiotic impediments to formalizations.
Miriam A. LipschutzYevick*, Rutgers University
(93903858)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Integral Equations and Transforms

2:15 p.m.
The Influence of Two Moving Heat Sources on Blowup in a ReactiveDiffusive Medium.
Colleen M. Kirk*, Northwestern University
W. E. Olmstead, Northwestern University
(93945328)

2:30 p.m.
Meyer Wavelet Regularization.
Xiaoping Shen*, University of St. Thomas
(93945699)

3:00 p.m.
Two Dimensional Heat Equations Involving Laplace transform and Green's Function.
R. S. Dahiya*, Iowa State University
(93944261)

3:15 p.m.
The PhragmenMikusinski inversion for the Laplace Transform.
Boris Baeumer*, University of Nevada, Reno
(939441002)

3:30 p.m.
Wavelet Transforms of Distributions and Applications.
George K. Yang*, Sam Houston State University
(939441100)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Real Analysis

2:30 p.m.
Sampling theorems in ndimensional space.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(93926470)

2:45 p.m.
Composition of Functions.
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(939261028)

3:15 p.m.
The monotonic property of $L^{s(\mu)}$ averaging domains and weighted weak reverse Holder inequality.
Bing Liu*, College of St. Scholastica
Shusen Ding, University of Minnesota, Duluth
(93928213)

3:30 p.m.
Finite Staircase $Z^d$ Actions .
Jeffrey A Kaye, Williams College
Cesar Silva, Williams College
Alexandre L Wolfe*, Williams College
(939281127)

3:45 p.m.
Some local properties for mean bounded operators.
Driss Drissi*, Kuwait University
(939471216)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Codes and Ordered Structures

2:15 p.m.
Basic Interval Orders.
Amy N Myers*, Dartmouth College
(93906460)

2:30 p.m.
LatticeOrdered Groups Associated to Whales in a Boolean Algebra.
Jason D Holland*, Abilene Christian University
(93906789)

2:45 p.m.
A family of unit parallelogram orders of dimension at least four.
Kenneth P. Bogart*, Dartmouth College
(93906909)

3:00 p.m.
A method for bounding poset dimension and a family of unit parallelogram orders of dimension exactly four.
Stephen P Ryan*, Dartmouth College
(93906917)

3:15 p.m.
The Dual of Cyclic Codes Over $Z_{m}$.
Taher A. Abu AlRub*, The American University of Sharjah
(93994288)

3:30 p.m.
An impulsively initialized, digital chaotic communication scheme.
Andrew T. Parker*, University of New Hampshire
Kevin M. Short, University of New Hampshire
(939941055)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Projects That Work in Applied Mathematics Courses, I
Organizers:
Alexandra Kurepa, North Carolina A \& T State University kurepaa@ncat.edu
Henry A. Warchall, University of North Texas

2:15 p.m.
Projects in Linear Algebra.
Gilbert Strang*, MIT
(939K1259)

2:45 p.m.
Discovering Wavelets.
Edward F Aboufadel*, Grand Valley State University
Steven Schlicker, Grand Valley State University
(939K1304)

3:15 p.m.
Fourier series for high school students.
Aaron T. Ekstrom, The University of Arizona
Alexander R. Perlis*, The University of Arizona
(939K1559)

3:45 p.m.
Jerks Don't Jump: Mathematical Modelling with an Impact.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
(939K1902)

4:05 p.m.
Teaching the First Steps in Modeling Problems in Applied Calculus.
Agnes M Rash*, St. Joseph's University
Jean Marie McDill, Calif. Polytechnic State University
(939K1907)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Use of Distance Learning Techniques to Teach PostSecondary Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Brian E. Smith, McGill University smithb@management.mcgill.ca
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University

2:15 p.m.
Teaching Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra with Two Way Video and Audio.
Edward G Reinke*, Concordia University, Nebraska
(939L1714)

2:30 p.m.
Teaching Calculus III and IV Over the Rochester Area Interactive Television Network.
Marcia K. Birken*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(939L1406)

2:45 p.m.
Investigative hypertext materials supporting distance courses.
Larry Copes*, Institute for Studies in Educational Mathematics and Augsburg College
(939L1408)

3:00 p.m.
A Distance Education Course Using Java Applets and Computer Whiteboards .
William Hammack*, Nova Southeastern Univ.
(939L1281)

3:15 p.m.
Role models and information about careers in mathematics: A distancelearning approach.
Mary K. Porter*, Saint Mary's College
(939L1961)

3:30 p.m.
Using A Computer Algebra System to Produce WEB Notes, Preliminary Report.
Paul R. Patten*, North Georgia College & State University
(939L1333)

3:45 p.m.
A Web Based Calculus Course.
G. Donald Allen, Texas A\&M University
Maury Rahe, Texas A\&M University
Michael Stecher*, Texas A\&M University
Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A\&M Universtiy
(939L1357)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Integrating Mathematics and Other Disciplines, I
Organizers:
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona wmc@math.arizona.edu
Nicholas T. Losito, SUNY at Farmingdale
Yajun Yang, SUNY at Farmingdale

2:15 p.m.
Using Chemical Kinetics in the Teaching of Calculus and Differential Equations.
Michel Helfgott*, University of Wyoming
(939M1637)

2:30 p.m.
Linearity I and II: Connected Learning of Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Multivariable Calculus.
Sarah B. James, University of New Hampshire
Kelly J. Black, University of New Hampshire
Lee L. Zia*, University of New Hampshire
(939M11137)

2:45 p.m.
The Effects of Earthquakes on Mathematicians and Engineers.
Ethan J. Berkove*, U.S. Military Academy
Richard J. Marchand, U.S. Military Academy
(939M11136)

3:00 p.m.
A Course and Text Integrating Calculus and Physics.
Martin Jackson*, University of Puget Sound
Andrew Rex, University of Puget Sound
(939M11018)

3:15 p.m.
Mathematics Across the Curriculum.
Jerry A Johnson*, University of Nevada, Reno
(939M1433)

3:30 p.m.
Mathematics in Action: Social and Industrial Problems.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
Paul Kochanowski, Indiana University South Bend
(939M1416)

3:45 p.m.
"The Science of Art".
Catherine A Roberts*, Northern Arizona University
(939M1382)

4:00 p.m.
An Interdisciplinary Algebra/Science Course.
Karla J. Oty*, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Brett M Elliott, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
(939M1396)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Calculus Reform and the First Two Years Panel Discussion
College algebra reform.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Sandi Athanassiou, University of Missouri, Columbia
General G. Marshall, HustonTillotson College
Kathleen Heid, Pennsylvania State University
Philip Quartararo, Southern University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Discoverybased teaching of undergraduate mathematics courses.
Organizers:
William T. Mahavier, Nichols State University
James P. Ochoa, HardinSimmons University
Moderators:
William T. Mahavier,
James P. Ochoa,
Panelists:
Stuart J. Anderson, Texas A\&M at Commerce
Steve Armentrout, Pennsylvania State University
Mary Ellen Rudin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jerome Dancis, University of Maryland, College Park
Tom Ingram, University of Missouri at Rolla

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women Panel Discussion
Exemplary women in mathematical careers.
Organizers:
Carolyn C. Connell, Westminster College

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
ASAMAA Committee on Statistics Panel Discussion
Involving undergraduate students in industrial consulting experiences.
Organizers:
Mary R. Parker, Austin Community College
Dexter C. Whittinghill, Rowan University
Panelists:
Donald L. Bentley, Pomona College
Cary Marcot, CardioGenesis Corporation
Julie Buring, Harvard University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education Poster Session
Using the web in teaching undergraduate mathematics.
Organizers:
V. S. Ramamurthi, University of North Florida
Rebecca E. Hill, Rochester Institute of Technology

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
MAA Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Using the web as a tool for teaching calculus: What we've learned; successes and problem areas.
Panelists:
Lawrence S. Husch, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Organizers:
Earl D. Fife, Calvin College
Eugene A. Klotz, Swarthmore College
Panelists:
Thomas F. Banchoff, Brown University
Dick Shori, Oregon State University
Frank Wattenberg, National Science Foundation
Debra Woods, University of Illinois

Thursday January 14, 1999, 2:20 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Competitions, II
Organizers:
Harold B. Reiter, University of North Carolina at Charlotte hbreiter@email.uncc.edu
Stephen B. Maurer, Swarthmore College
William P. Fox, U. S. Military Academy
Susan Schwartz Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD

2:20 p.m.
Enhancing the MCM Experience for Undergraduates.
Edward A Connors*, United States Military Academy and University of Massachusetts Amherst
(939D1253)

2:40 p.m.
The North Central Section Team Contest.
Gerald A Heuer*, Concordia College
(939D1248)

3:00 p.m.
Math Bowls at Long Island Colleges.
Raymond N Greenwell*, Hofstra University
(939D1254)

3:20 p.m.
A WebBased Weekly Mathematics Competition.
Christopher Eastburg, US Military Academy
Richard Johnson, US Military Academy
Thomas H. Meyer*, US Military Academy
Joseph D. Myers, US Military Academy
(939D1260)

3:40 p.m.
The Michigan Autumn Take Home Challenge.
Timothy A. Sipka*, Alma College
(939D1746)

4:00 p.m.
The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM).
William P Fox*, COMAP
(939D1719)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Midpoints.
Alan D. Weinstein*, University of California, Berkeley
(9390017)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 4:25 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Joint Prize Session and Reception

Thursday January 14, 1999, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Reception for TwoYear Colleges

Thursday January 14, 1999, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers Poster Session
Innovations in mathematics programs which benefit future teachers.
Organizers:
Marjorie Enneking, Portland State University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, V
Organizers:
Caroline Grant Melles, U.S. Naval Academy cgg@nadn.navy.mil
Ruth I. Michler, University of North Texas michler@unt.edu

6:30 p.m.
A valuation theoretic approach to local uniformization.
FranzViktor Kuhlmann*, University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon
(93914442)

7:30 p.m.
Discussions on and open problems in resolution or uniformization of singularities.

Thursday January 14, 1999, 6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MER Banquet

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:00 p.m.9:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Models and Difference Equations, V
Organizers:
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island gladas@math.uri.edu

7:00 p.m.
Global Behavior of Solutions of the Period 7 Max Equation.
Jeffrey J Feuer*, Merrimack College
Edward J Janowski, University of Rhode Island
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island
Chris Teixeira, University of Rhode Island
(93939595)

7:30 p.m.
Global Stability of a Difference Equation.
Edward Grove, University of Rhode Island
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island
Soudabeh Valicenti*, University of Rhode Island
(93939229)

8:00 p.m.
Using Recurrence Relations in Ramsey Theory.
Aaron J. Robertson*, Temple University
Doron Zeilberger, Temple University
(9390557)

8:30 p.m.
On the Nonautonomous Difference Equation x(n+1) = max{x(n),a(n)}/x(n)x(n1).
William J. Briden*, University of Rhode Island
Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode Island
Tim Nesemann, University of Rhode Island
(93939297)

9:00 p.m.
Convergence Theorems for Iterative Processes.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
(939391191)

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
MAAARUME Special Presentation
Research on undergraduate mathematics education.
Organizers:
Thomas P. Dick, Oregon State University

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians Network Panel Discussion
Solving the two body problem.
Organizers:
Philip E. Gustafson, Mesa State College
Gregory P. Dresden, Washington and Lee University
Moderators:
Gregory P. Dresden,
Panelists:
Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers University
Elizabeth G. Yanik, Emporia State University
Albert W. Schueller, Whitman College

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Musical Presentation
Eine Kleine (Mathematische) Nachtmusik.
Panelists:
Eric Neuwirth, University of Vienna

Thursday January 14, 1999, 7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Student reports: Explorations in using the World Wide Web to enhance the teaching of mathematics.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy
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