Joint Mathematics Meetings Full Program
Current as of Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:01:40
Program 
Deadlines 
Inquiries: meet@ams.org
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, TX, January 1215, 2006
Meeting #1014
Associate secretaries:
Matthew Miller, AMS miller@math.sc.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Tuesday January 10, 2006
Wednesday January 11, 2006

Wednesday January 11, 2006, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Board of Governors

Wednesday January 11, 2006, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Modeling and Simulation of Biological Networks, II
Organizers:
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Wednesday January 11, 2006, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Short Course: Experimental Mathematics in Action, II
Organizers:
Jonathan M. Borwein, Dalhousie University

Wednesday January 11, 2006, 1:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Council

Wednesday January 11, 2006, 3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Full registration will be conducted from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Badge/program pickup for those registered in advance will be open until 8:00 p.m.
Thursday January 12, 2006

Thursday January 12, 2006, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Full registration will be conducted from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Badge/program pickup for those registered in advance will be open until 6:00 p.m.

Thursday January 12, 2006, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Employment Center

Thursday January 12, 2006, 7:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Postsecondary Mathematics Assessment: Needs and Challenges
Organizers:
Gloria S. Dion, Educational Testing Service gdion@ets.org
Daryl Ezzo, Educational Testing Service
Luis E. Saldivia, Educational Testing Service

7:40 a.m.
Measuring Student Competency at the Completion of Mathematics Developmental Courses.
Lidia Dobria*, Wilbur Wright College
(1014C11711)

8:00 a.m.
Course Placement: Looking Beyond Skills Assessment.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1014C11487)

8:20 a.m.
Assessing Preservice Secondary School Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Algebra.
Sharon L. Senk*, Michigan State University
Joan FerriniMundy, Michigan State University
(1014C11435)

8:40 a.m.
Using Portfolios in Mathematics Education Programs to Assess Content and Connect to Future Practice.
Janet A White*, Millersville University
(1014C1476)

9:00 a.m.
Math Major Portfolio Assessment.
Cheryl Olsen*, Shippensburg University
J. Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University
Kate McGivney, Shippensburg University
(1014C11558)

9:20 a.m.
An Analytic Rubric for Assessing Proofs.
Karen Batt Stanish*, Keene State College
(1014C11520)

9:40 a.m.
Restructuring a Capstone Course to Assess Student Learning Outcomes.
Debasree Raychaudhuri*, Calstate Los Angeles
(1014C11738)

10:00 a.m.
Revision of the Quantitative Measure of the GRE General Test.
Jutta M Levin*, Educational Testing Service
(1014C1423)

10:20 a.m.
ConcepTests in College Algebra and Trigonometry.
David O. Lomen*, University of Arizona
Maria K. Robinson, Seattle University
(1014C1472)

10:40 a.m.
Assessment using online assignment management systems.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014C11074)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers:
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
Kenneth Millet, University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Frames and Operator Theory in Analysis and Signal Processing, I
Organizers:
Peter R. Massopust, Tuboscope Vetco Pipeline Services pmassopust@varco.com
David R. Larson, Texas A\&M University
Manos I. Papadakis, University of Houston
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida
Ahmed I. Zayed, DePaul University
Minh Chuong Nguyen, Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi, Vietnam

8:00 a.m.
Tikhonov regularization of illposed operator equations with weakly bounded noise.
P. P. B. Eggermont*, University of Delaware
V. N. LaRiccia, University of Delaware
M. Z. Nashed, University of Central Florida
(1014471276)

8:30 a.m.
Curvelets and the oneway acoustic wave equation.
Maarten V De Hoop*, Purdue University
(1014351722)

9:00 a.m.
New Approaches to the Acoustic Wave Equation.
Donald J Kouri*, Departments of Mathematics and Physics University of Houston
(1014351527)

9:30 a.m.
The relation between frames and POVM's in quantum information theory.
M. Beth Ruskai*, Tufts University
(101481320)

10:00 a.m.
Oversampling a tight affine frame.
Qiyu Sun*, University of Central Florida
(101442464)

10:30 a.m.
The structure of the set of Parseval frame wavelets.
Hrvoje \v{S}iki\'{c}*, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Darrin M. Speegle, St.Louis University
Guido L. Weiss, Washington University in St.Louis
(101443345)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Interdisciplinary Research Involving Analysis and Logic, I
Organizers:
Su Gao, University of North Texas sgao@unt.edu
Jose N. Iovino, University of Texas at San Antonio
Itay BenYacov, University of WisconsinMadison

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mahler Measure and Heights, I
Organizers:
Michael J. Mossinghoff, Davidson College mimossinghoff@davidson.edu
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin

8:00 a.m.
Global Discrepancy and Small Points on Elliptic Curves.
Matthew Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Clayton Petsche*, The University of Georgia
(101411697)

8:30 a.m.
Effective theorems for quadratic spaces over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$.
Lenny Fukshansky*, Texas A&M University
(101411480)

9:30 a.m.
A Quantitative Measure of Linear Independence for Function Fields.
W Dale Brownawell*, Penn State, University Park, PA
Matthew A Papanikolas, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
(1014111320)

10:00 a.m.
On heights of multiplicatively dependent algebraic numbers.
Cameron L. Stewart*, University of Waterloo
(1014111032)

10:30 a.m.
Maximal Height of Divisors of $x^n1$.
Carl Pomerance, Dartmouth College
Nathan C Ryan*, UCLA
(1014111007)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Rings and Monoids, I
Organizers:
Scott T. Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu
James B. Coykendall, North Dakota State University

8:00 a.m.
On the application of group algebras to zerosum problems.
Alfred Geroldinger*, University of Graz
(101413874)

8:30 a.m.
Pseudo Almost Integral Elements.
Daniel D. Anderson*, The University of Iowa
Muhammed Zafrullah, Pocatello, ID
(101413629)

9:00 a.m.
Atomic decay in monoids.
Ulrich Krause*, University of Bremen, Germany
(101408870)

9:30 a.m.
Block Monoid Extraction Degrees.
Kimberly Cervello, SUNYGeneseo
Vadim Ponomarenko*, Trinity University
Denise Terry, University of Redlands
Liya Zhu, UCBerkeley
(101413117)

10:00 a.m.
Elasticity in Polynomial and Power Series Rings.
Paul Baginski*, University of California, Berkeley
(101413240)

10:30 a.m.
Congruence modulo $n$ $\tau$relations and $\tau$factorization.
Andrea M. Frazier*, University of Iowa
Suzanne Hamon, (University of Iowa and) John Burroughs School
(101413295)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Spaces Associated with C(X), I
Organizers:
Chawne M. Kimber, Lafayette College kimberc@lafayette.edu
Warren Wm. McGovern, Bowling Green State University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Value Distribution in Classical and padic Functions Theory, I
Organizers:
Alain Escassut, University Blaise Pascal Alain.Escassut@math.univbpclermont.fr
ChungChun Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ilpo Laine, University of Joensuu

8:30 a.m.
Some recent applications of value distribution theory to functional and differential equations.
Chung Chun Yang*, University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong
(101430529)

9:00 a.m.
Critical Points of Certain Discrete Potentials.
John F Rossi*, Virginia Tech
J K Langley, University of Nottingham
(101431454)

9:30 a.m.
Extreme Curvature of Polynomials and Level Curves.
Stephanie Edwards*, University of Dayton
(1014301057)

10:00 a.m.
Converging Sets of Range Uniqueness for padic Analytic Functions.
Abdelbaki Boutabaa*, University Blaise Pascal, France
Kamal Boussaf, University Blaise Pascal, France
Alain Paul Escassut, University Blaise Pascal, France
(101411590)

10:30 a.m.
Growth estimates on meromorphic solutions of certain partial differential equations.
Bao Qin Li*, Florida International University
(101432803)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Syzygies in Commutative Algebra and Geometry, I
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Sorin E. Popescu, SUNY at Stony Brook sorin@math.sunysb.edu
Gregory G. Smith, Queen's University ggsmith@mast.queensu.ca

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Statistics: Theory and Practice, I
Organizers:
Seth M. Sullivant, University of California Berkeley seths@math.berkeley.edu
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Southern Maine

8:00 a.m.
Introduction to Algebraic Statistics.
Seth Sullivant*, Harvard University
(1014621712)

8:30 a.m.
Bounds for real solutions to likelihood equations of phylogenetic trees.
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
(1014141439)

9:00 a.m.
The Maximum Likelihood Degree of the Cauchy Location Likelihood.
MaxLouis G. Buot*, Carnegie Mellon University
Donald Richards, Penn State University
(1014621585)

9:30 a.m.
Markov chains and evolution algebras.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, the Ohio State University
(101408434)

10:00 a.m.
Evolution on partially ordered sets.
Nicholas K Eriksson*, University of California, Berkeley
Niko Beerenwinkel, University of California, Berkeley
(1014051182)

10:30 a.m.
System Identification: A computational Algebra Approach.
Abdul Salam Jarrah*, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Tech
Mike Stillman, Cornell University
(1014121586)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Extension of Functions, I
Organizers:
Alvario Arias, University of Denver aarias@du.edu
Charles L. Fefferman, Princeton University
Edward W. Odell, University of Texas Austin
Thomas Slumprecht, Texas A\&M University

8:00 a.m.
Coarse embeddings into a Hilbert space.
William B. Johnson, Texas A\&M University
N. Lovasoa Randrianarivony*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(1014461150)

8:30 a.m.
The class of ${\cal L}_1$ spaces is closed under uniform equivalences.
William B Johnson, Texas A&M University
Bernard Maurey, Universite de MarnelaVallee
Gideon Schechtman*, The Weizmann Institute
(101446579)

9:00 a.m.
Gluing functions with random partitions of unity.
James R Lee*, Institute for Advanced Study
(1014461709)

9:30 a.m.
AssouadNagata dimension and Lipschitz extensions.
Urs Lang*, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
(1014511381)

10:00 a.m.
Simultaneous Lipschitz Extensions (Part I).
Alexander Brudnyi*, University of Calgary
Yuri Brudnyi, Technion
(101446486)

10:30 a.m.
Simultaneous Lipschitz Extensions (Part II).
Yuri Brudnyi*, Technion
Alexander Brudnyi, University of Calgary
(101446490)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Statistics

8:00 a.m.
A new approach to test for interactions in Twoway ANOVA models.
Wei Ning*, Syracuse University
HyuneJu Kim, Syracuse University
(101400440)

8:15 a.m.
A statistical method for glaucoma detection using tomographic images, a projection pursuit approach.
Ananda W A Bandulasiri*, Texas Tech University
Victor Patrangenaru, Texas Tech University
(1014621728)

8:30 a.m.
Extremes of Nonexchangeability.
Roger B. Nelsen*, Lewis & Clark College
(10146223)

8:45 a.m.
A Preliminary Report on HighOrder Improvements of the Parametric Bootstrap for Longmemory Linear Regression Gaussian Processes.
Mosisa G Aga*, Wayne State University
(101462215)

9:00 a.m.
Monitoring a Continuous Poisson Process Subject to Change.
Marlo K Brown*, Niagara University
(101462226)

9:15 a.m.
EDF Goodnessoffit Tests for Testing the Distributional Assumptions in Oneway Regression Model.
Dhanuja Kasturiratna*, Bowling Green State University
Truc T Nguyen, Bowling Green State University
Arjun K Gupta, Bowling Green State University
(1014621001)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling Pipe Rehabilitation Liners Using the Weibull Distribution.
Mahmoud Yousef*, Central Missouri State University
Raja Nassar, Louisiana Tech University
(1014621071)

10:00 a.m.
Frequentist Statistics and Inverse Probability: A Partial Rapprochement.
David E. Payne*, Monmouth University
(1014621336)

10:15 a.m.
Some new tests for normality based on Uprocesses.
Miguel A Arcones, Binghamton University
Yishi Wang*, Binghamton University
(1014621449)

10:45 a.m.
Data Augmentation for the Analysis of Coarse Woody Debris in an OldGrowth Riparian Forest.
G Jay Kerns*, Youngstown State University
(1014621532)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Philosophy of Mathematics
Organizers:
Roger A. Simons, Rhode Island College rsimons@ric.edu
Satish C. Bhatnagar, University of Nevada

8:00 a.m.
What Are Mathematical Objects? An Empiricist Hypothesis.
Carl E. Behrens*, Alexandria, VA
(1014A11158)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematical objects may be abstract, but they're NOT acausal.
Bonnie Gold*, Monmouth University
(1014A1276)

9:00 a.m.
How the way we `see' mathematics changes mathematics.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Xavier University
(1014A11352)

9:30 a.m.
The Square Root of 2, Pi, and the King of France: Ontological and Epistemological Issues Encountered(and Ignored) in Introductory Mathematics Courses.
Martin E. Flashman*, Humboldt State University and Occidental College
(1014A11010)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematics: An Aesthetic Endeavor.
Sam Stueckle*, Trevecca Nazarene University
(1014A1626)

10:30 a.m.
Propensities and the Two Varieties of Occult Qualities.
James R Henderson*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1014A1500)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Professional Development Programs for K12 Teachers, I
Organizers:
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Valparaiso University zsuzsanna.szaniszlo@valpo.edu
Laurie Burton, Western Oregon University
Judith L. Covington, Louisiana State University Shreveport
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

8:00 a.m.
The Loras College Lesson Study Project.
Daniel G. Willis*, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
(1014D11035)

8:20 a.m.
Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Geometry: A 12Month Program.
Sue Brown*, U HoustonClear Lake
(1014D194)

8:40 a.m.
Balancing Mathematical Content with Practical Application to the Classroom in Mathematics Cluster Courses for a Masters Program in Curriculum and Instruction.
Kimberly J Presser*, Shippensburg University
Katherine G McGivney, Shippensburg University
Thomas A Evitts, Shippensburg University
(1014D1744)

9:00 a.m.
Filling the Middle Grades Mathematics Gap.
Steve C Hennagin, Ouachita Baptist University
Darin Buscher*, Ouachita Baptist University
(1014D11221)

9:20 a.m.
Mathematicians working with teachers in California: The ACCLAIM Experience.
Tom Roby*, University of Connecticut
(1014D11319)

9:40 a.m.
Interviews and School visits: Avenues for Assessing Professional Programs for K12 Teachers.
Harel Barzilai*, Salisbury University
Homer W Austin, Salisbury University
(1014D1761)

10:00 a.m.
The Math Science Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania: Summer Academies Prepare Teachers to Become Educational Leaders.
Norman Hipps, Saint Vincent College
Japheth Wood*, Chatham College
(1014D11189)

10:20 a.m.
Louisiana's Comprehensive Curriculum.
Lee E. Price*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014D11533)

10:40 a.m.
Putting the Focus on Mathematics: Contentbased Professional Development for Grade 512 Teachers.
Steven R Benson*, Education Development Center/University of New Hampshire
(1014D11703)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Stephen L. Davis,

8:00 a.m.
Three Singular Matrices in Business, Industry, and Government.
William M. Wagner*, Columbus, Ohio
(1014Z11306)

8:15 a.m.
Riemann Sums of Transcendental Functions.
Theodore S. Erickson*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1014Z1556)

8:30 a.m.
Teaching Calculus with a Touchscreen Graphing Calculator.
Benjamin G. Klein*, Davidson College
(1014Z1109)

8:45 a.m.
Choosing Appropriate Derivative (Integral) Techniques.
Pam Crawford*, Jacksonville University
(1014Z11559)

9:00 a.m.
Super Size Me: An Optimization Problem.
Martha J. Shott*, Davidson College
(1014Z11244)

9:15 a.m.
A Study on the Use of Multiple Forms of Technology in a Business Calculus Course.
Erick Brian Hofacker*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
(1014Z1820)

9:30 a.m.
My experience in offering the Financial Mathematics course for undergraduates.
Qin Lu*, Lafayette College
(1014Z1121)

9:45 a.m.
Using Sudoku Number Puzzles to Practice Reasoning Skills in a Basic Mathematics Course.
Richard H Stout*, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
(1014Z1452)

10:00 a.m.
Using Colorings of Pascal's Triangle to Visualize Algebraic Concepts.
Cynthia J. Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(1014Z1317)

10:15 a.m.
Geometry of Quadrics.
Ion I Dinca*, University of Notre Dame
(1014Z1180)

10:30 a.m.
Teaching to Help Students Avoid the Misuse of the distributive Law in Algebra Class.
Shumei C. Richman*, Midlands Technical College
(1014Z11258)

10:45 a.m.
Binary Quadratic Forms: A Historical View.
Azar N. Khosravani*, Columbia College Chicago
Mark B. Beintema, College of Lake County
(1014Z1502)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Neuroscience: From Experiment to Theory, I
Organizers:
Kresimir Josic, University of Houston josic@login.math.uh.edu

8:00 a.m.
The geometry of oscillator recruitment.
Jonathan E Rubin*, University of Pittsburgh
Amitabha Bose, NJIT
(101437528)

8:25 a.m.
Subthreshold oscillatory activity and spiking in medial entorhinal cortex layer II stellate cells.
Horacio G. Rotstein*, Boston University
Tim Oppermann, Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University Berlin
John A. White, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Biodynamics, Boston University
Nancy Kopell, Department of Mathematics and Center for Biodynamics, Boston University
(101492704)

8:50 a.m.
Inferring Calcium Channel Distribution from Calcium Fluorescence Data.
Steven J. Cox*, CAAM, Rice University
Jane Hartsfield, CAAM, Rice University
(101492549)

9:15 a.m.
Break.

9:45 a.m.
Ionic mechanisms of bursting in neostriatal cholinergic interneurons.
Charles J Wilson*, Dept. Biology, Univ. Texas at San Antonio
(1014921232)

10:10 a.m.
Dynamic Clustering in a Model for an Insect's Antennal Lobe.
David Terman*, Ohio State University
Alla Borisyuk, University of Utah
Brian Smith, Arizona State University
Sungwoo Ahn, Ohio State University
Xueying Wang, Ohio State University
Jeongsook Im, Ohio State University
(101492685)

10:35 a.m.
Finite size effects in feedforward neural networks.
Brent Doiron*, New York Univeristy
Alex Reyes, New York Univeristy
John Rinzel, New York Univeristy
(1014921362)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:53 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations and Applications to Flow in Porous Media
Organizers:
Todd J. Arbogast, University of Texas at Austin arbogast@ices.utexas.edu

8:00 a.m.
Numerical simulation of coupled ground water/surface flow and transport.
Clint Dawson*, The University of Texas at Austin
(1014651102)

8:25 a.m.
Control Volume Finite Element Methods and Their Applications to Multiphase Flows in Porous Media.
Zhangxin John Chen*, Southern Methodist University
(101465466)

8:50 a.m.
A fully mass and volume conservating implementation of a characteristic method for transport problems.
Todd Arbogast, The University of Texas at Austin
ChiehSen Huang*, National Sun Yatsen University
(1014651345)

9:15 a.m.
Detecting and countering instability in operator splitting methods for reactiondiffusion equations.
Donald Estep*, Colorado State University
Travis King, Colorado State University
David Ropp, Sandia National Laboratories
John Shadid, Sandia National Laboratories
(101465873)

9:40 a.m.
Computing The Effective Behavior of Stiff Oscillatory Dynamical Systems.
Bjorn Engquist, University of Texas at Austin
Richard Sharp, University of Texas at Austin
Richard Tsai*, University of Texas at Austin
(101465798)

10:05 a.m.
Multiscale finite element methods for flows in heterogeneous porous media.
Y. R. Efendiev*, Texas A&M University
(101465390)

10:30 a.m.
Mixed Variational Multiscale Modeling of Stochastic Porous Media.
Todd Arbogast*, The University of Texas at Austin
Kirsten J Boyd, Eureka College
Michael S Lubke, The University of Texas at Austin
James M Rath, The University of Texas at Austin
(1014651649)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
MAAAMS Committee on Teaching Assistants and PartTime Instructors Panel Discussion
Permanent use of temporary faculty: The status of nonladder faculty in departments of mathematics.
Organizers:
Judith L. Baxter, University of IllinoisChicago
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Natasha M. Speer, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Fred Peskoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Curtis D. Bennett, LoyolaMarymout University
Moderators:
Kevin E. Charlwood,

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Panel Discussion
Implications of the new ASA (GAISE) guidelines for teaching statistics.
Organizers:
Thomas L. Moore, Grinnell College
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
Panelists:
Robin H. Lock, St. Lawrence University
Gary Kader, Appalachian State University
Mike Perry, Appalachian State University
Jessica Utts, University of California Davis
Moderators:
Carolyn K. Cuff, Westminster College

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, I

8:15 a.m.
Angle sums on polytopal complexes.
Kristin A Camenga*, Cornell University
(1014521409)

8:30 a.m.
A conjecture for the combinatorial structure of crystals for all KirillovReshetikhin modules of type $D_n^{(1)}$.
Philip M Sternberg*, University of California, Davis
(1014051665)

8:45 a.m.
Notes on the Villainy of a Graph.
Sarah H Holliday*, University of Tennessee at Martin
Sally A Clark, BirminghamSouthern College
John E Holliday, North Georgia College and State University
Peter D Johnson, Auburn University
Janet E Trimm, Auburn University
Robert R Rubalcaba, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Matthew P Walsh, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
(1014051403)

9:00 a.m.
ZeroDivisor Graphs of Commutative Rings: A Survey of Recent Results.
Joe A. Stickles, Jr.*, University of Evansville
(101413758)

9:15 a.m.
A Matrix Theory Approach to the Genus of a Graph.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(101415413)

9:30 a.m.
Some results on Multidecompositions with the Order 4 GraphPair.
Atif Abueida, University of Dayton
Sally Clark*, BirminghamSouthern College
David Leach, University of West Georgia
(101405361)

9:45 a.m.
A New Class of Multiset Wilf Equivalent Pairs.
Vidya Venkateswaran*, Stanford University
(101405373)

10:00 a.m.
On caps in $(\mathbb{Z}/n \mathbb{Z})^2$.
Jack W Huizenga*, University of Chicago
(101405554)

10:15 a.m.
On the sizes of graphs embeddable in surfaces of nonnegative Euler characteristic and their applications to edge choosability.
KoWei Lih*, Academia Sinica, Taipei
WeiFan Wang, Zhejiang Normal University
(101405107)

10:45 a.m.
On Detectable Colorings of Graphs.
Henry Enriquez Escuadro*, Western Michigan University
(101405596)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Division Algebras, Galois Theory, Cohomology and Geometry, I
Organizers:
Kelly L. McKinnie, University of Texas at Austin klmckin@math.utexas.edu
David J. Saltman, University of Texas at Austin

8:30 a.m.
Division algebras of prime degree over function fields of surfaces.
Parimala Raman*, Emory University, Atlanta and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Manuel Ojanguren, EPFL, Lausanne
(101414447)

9:00 a.m.
A geometric approach to periodindex problems.
Max Lieblich*, Princeton University
(1014141420)

9:30 a.m.
Orders of finite groups of matrices.
Martin W Lorenz*, Temple University
(101420764)

10:00 a.m.
Division algebras with an antiautomorphism but with no involution.
Patrick Morandi*, New Mexico State University
B. A. Sethuraman, California State University, Northridge
JeanPierre Tignol, Université catholique de Louvain
(101416231)

10:30 a.m.
On graded polynomial identities and algebras with a projective basis.
Eli Aljadeff, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
Darrell E Haile*, Indiana University
Michael Natapov, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
(1014201486)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate Students Presentation
Workshop on training T.A.s.
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid, University of Iowa
Presenters:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College
Maria S. Terrell, Cornell University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:45 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA Session on Getting Students to Discuss and to Write about Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Martha Ellen Murphy Waggoner, Simpson College waggoner@simpson.edu
Charlotte A. KnottsZides, Wofford College
Harrison W. Straley, Wheaton College

8:45 a.m.
A Classification of Secondary Mathematics Writing Tasks.
Kristin A Camenga*, Cornell University
(1014H1151)

9:00 a.m.
Writing about Mathematicians in General Education Courses.
KarlDieter Crisman*, Gordon College
(1014H1280)

9:15 a.m.
Research Experiences in Mathematics for Mathematics Educators.
Daniel Chazan, University of Maryland
Sarah Sword*, Education Development Center
(1014H11595)

9:30 a.m.
Using weekly laboratory sessions to stimulate student discussion.
Charles F. Peltier*, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
(1014H1986)

9:45 a.m.
Returned Assignments: A Tool for Fostering Mathematical Communication and Connections.
Rapti Manohara de Silva*, California State University, Chico
(1014H11199)

10:00 a.m.
Thinking Statistically in Writing: Journals and Discussion Boards in an Introductory Statistics Course.
Julie M Theoret*, Lyndon State College
Andrea Luna, Lyndon State College
(1014H11529)

10:15 a.m.
Writing Assignments with No Grading Required.
Aprillya Lanz*, Clayton State University
(1014H11647)

10:30 a.m.
Web Quests for Introductory Statistics Students.
Kimberly J Presser*, Shippensburg University
(1014H11171)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Designing and evaluating assessments for introductory statistics.
Organizers:
Beth L. Chance, California Polytech State University
Robert C. Delmas, University of Minnesota
Allan J. Rossman, California Polytech State University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Geometry with history for teaching teachers.
Organizers:
David W. Henderson, Cornell University
Daina Taimina, Cornell University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Complex Variables

9:00 a.m.
A modification of the RoperSuffridge extension operator.
Jerry R. Muir, Jr.*, University of Scranton
(101432694)

9:30 a.m.
General interpolation in spaces of analytic functions.
Daniel H. Luecking*, University of Arkansas
(1014301631)

9:45 a.m.
Unexpected local extrema for the Sendov conjecture.
Michael J. Miller*, Le Moyne College
(101430275)

10:00 a.m.
A general formula for a special class of holomorphic functions from a multiply connected domain to the right half plane.
Faisal Kaleem*, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
(101430727)

10:15 a.m.
Subordination results from a differential equation related to the de la Vall\'ee Poussin means.
Stacey Muir*, University of Scranton
(1014301128)

10:30 a.m.
Riemann Surface Deformations.
J'Lee Wyatt Bumpus*, Texas Tech University
G. Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(1014301542)

10:45 a.m.
Higher Hyperbolic Derivatives In The Unit Disk.
Chelst N. Dov*, DeVry University  North Brunswick
(1014301707)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I

9:00 a.m.
The Periodic Character of the Rational Difference Equation $y_{n}=1+\frac{y_{nk}}{y_{nm}}$.
Kenneth S. Berenhaut, Wake Forest University
John D. Foley*, Wake Forest University
Stevo Stevi\'{c}, Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Science
(1014391706)

9:15 a.m.
Orthogonal Polynomials Arising from Generalized Trigonometric Identities.
James C. Griffin*, University of Central Florida
(1014331156)

9:30 a.m.
A Trace Formula for Compact Quotients of SL(3,R) and Weyl's Law.
Lee Stemkoski*, Dartmouth College
(101411330)

9:45 a.m.
Discrepancy of Fractions with Divisibility Constraints.
Andrew H. Ledoan*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Emre Alkan, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Marian V\'aj\'aitu, Romanian Academy, Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics
Alexandru Zaharescu, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(101411407)

10:00 a.m.
Sierpinski numbers with at least two prime divisors.
Michael Filaseta, University of South Carolina
Carrie E Finch*, University of South Carolina
Mark R Kozek, University of South Carolina
(101411416)

10:15 a.m.
A summation formula for divisor functions associated to lattices.
Jennifer Beineke*, Western New England College
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
(1014111581)

10:30 a.m.
Stable Reduction of $X_0(81)$.
Ken McMurdy*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1014111685)

10:45 a.m.
Proof of the Fermat's Last Theorem (originally submitted to AMS on 2161991).
Andrew H Warren*, New York, NY
(10141140)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on the Role of Online Technology Courses for Teachers of Preservice Mathematics Teachers
Organizers:
Judy O'Neal, North Georgia College \& State University
Franklin D. Demana, The Ohio State University demanaf@math.ohiostate.edu

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA CUPM and SIGMAA on Statistics Education Panel Discussion
Requiring statistics of every mathematics major: Model courses.
Organizers:
Thomas L. Moore, Grinnell College
Harriet S. Pollatsek, Mount Holyoke College
Panelists:
George Cobb, Mount Holyoke College
Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University
Deborah Nolan, University of California Berkeley
Allan Rossman, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Special Presentation
The shapes of sacred space: The geometry of ancient Maya art and architecture.
Organizers:
Amy ShellGellasch, Grafenwoer, Germany
Presenters:
Edwin L. Barnhart, Maya Exploration Center
Christopher Powell, Maya Exploration Center

Thursday January 12, 2006, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
John R. Haddock, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Lee L. Zia, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
John S. Bradley, NSF Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education
Lloyd E. Douglas, NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences

Thursday January 12, 2006, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
RiemannRoch for determinantal gerbes and infinitedimensional bundles.
Mikhail Kapranov*, Yale University
(10141418)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Graph limits and graph homomorphisms.
L\'aszlo Lov\'asz*, Microsoft Research
(10140568)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Thursday January 12, 2006, 12:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Math on the Web, I

Thursday January 12, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Entangled radicals, Part I.
Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr.*, Universiteit Leiden
(10141213)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Preference Sets, Graphs, and Voting in Agreeable Societies.
Francis Edward Su*, Harvey Mudd College
(1014A008)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers:
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic..edu
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
Kenneth Millet, University of California Santa Barbara

2:15 p.m.
The search for common ground in K12 mathematics education.
R. James Milgram*, Stanford University
(1014971471)

2:45 p.m.
Math War Veteran Tells All.
Jeremy Kilpatrick*, University of Georgia
(1014971387)

3:15 p.m.
Reaching Common Ground: Issues in Teachers' Mathematical Education and Professional Development.
Joan FerriniMundy*, Michigan State University
(1014971427)

3:45 p.m.
Disagreeing about Common Ground.
Andrew M. Gleason*, Harvard University
(1014971613)

4:15 p.m.
Standards and the National Math View.
Johnny W Lott*, University of Montana
(101497290)

4:45 p.m.
Results from a Capstone Course for Future High School Mathematics Teachers, jointly taught by a Mathematician and a Mathematics Educator.
Richard O. Hill*, Michigan State University
Sharon L. Senk, Michigan State University
(1014971086)

5:15 p.m.
Lessons learned from our longterm discrete collaboration in the mathematical preparation of teachers.
Valerie A. DeBellis*, Shodor Education Foundation
Joseph G. Rosenstein, Rutgers University
(101497959)

5:45 p.m.
The rush to calculus and the rush to algebra.
Joseph G. Rosenstein*, Rutgers University
(1014971174)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Ancient and Nonwestern Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Duncan J. Melville, St. Lawrence University dmelville@stlawu.edu

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Contemporary Dynamical Systems, I
Organizers:
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@unity.ncsu.edu
Youngna Choi, Montclair State University choiy@mail.montclair.edu
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan
Todd L. Fisher, University of Maryland
Melvin Leok, University of Michigan
David S. Richeson, Dickinson College
James S. Wiseman, Agnes Scott College

2:15 p.m.
Dynamics in Small Networks of Identical Coupled Systems.
Martin Golubitsky*, University of Houston
Maria C.A. Leite, Purdue University
(101434344)

2:45 p.m.
Limit laws for chaotic dynamical systems.
Ian Melbourne, University of Surrey
Matthew Nicol*, University of Houston
(101437517)

3:15 p.m.
Dirac Structures, Variational Principles, and Implicit Lagrangian Systems.
Hiroaki Yoshimura*, Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University
Jerrold E. Marsden, Control and Dynamical Systems, Caltech
(1014701719)

3:45 p.m.
A Dynamical Systems Study of BoseEinstein Condensates in Optical Lattice and Superlattice Potentials.
Mason A Porter*, California Institute of Technology
(101437237)

4:15 p.m.
Geometric Rigidity for Automorphisms of Groups.
Alex Clark*, University of North Texas
R. J. Fokkink, T. U. Delft
(1014371394)

4:45 p.m.
Examples of outer billiards with periodic dynamics.
Filiz Dogru*, Grand Valley State University
(101437953)

5:15 p.m.
Closed Relations and Equivalence Classes of Quasicontinuous Functions.
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College
Marc Frantz, Indiana University, Bloomington
Michelle LeMasurier*, Hamilton College
(1014541084)

5:45 p.m.
Mixing and embedding properties of tiling spaces.
Brian F Martensen*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1014371676)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mahler Measure and Heights, II
Organizers:
Michael J. Mossinghoff, Davidson College mimossinghoff@davidson.edu
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Division Algebras, Galois Theory, Cohomology and Geometry, II
Organizers:
Kelly L. McKinnie, University of Texas at Austin klmckin@math.utexas.edu
David J. Saltman, University of Texas at Austin

2:15 p.m.
Projective Schur Groups over Henselian Fields.
Eli Aljadeff, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
Jack Sonn, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
A. R. Wadsworth*, University of California, San Diego
(101416703)

2:45 p.m.
Relative Brauer Groups of Function Fields of Binary Cubic Forms.
Ilseop Han*, California State University, San Bernardino
Darrell Haile, Indiana University, Bloomington
Adrian R Wadsworth, University of California, San Diego
(1014161344)

3:15 p.m.
KneserTits Conjecture and outer forms of $E_6$.
Skip Garibaldi*, Emory University
(1014201076)

3:45 p.m.
Indecomposable $p$algebras.
Kelly L. McKinnie*, University of Texas at Austin
(1014161302)

4:15 p.m.
Valuations on Tensor Powers of a Division Algebra.
Patrick J. Morandi, New Mexico State University
B. A. Sethuraman*, California State University Northridge
(101416259)

4:45 p.m.
The Unramified Witt Group of Curves in Characteristic Two.
Bill Jacob*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Roberto Aravire, Universidad Arturo Prat, Iquique, Chile
(101412389)

5:15 p.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamic Equations with Applications, I
Organizers:
Allan C. Peterson, University of Nebraska apeterso@math.unl.edu
Martin J. Bohner, University of MissouriRolla

2:15 p.m.
Asymptotic Equivalence of Dynamic Systems.
Billur Kaymakcalan*, Georgia Southern University
Agacik Zafer, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
(1014341187)

2:45 p.m.
On the distinctions between ``continuous'' boundary value problems and ``discrete'' boundary value problems.
Christopher C Tisdell*, The University of New South Wales
(101434495)

3:15 p.m.
Integral Comparison Theorems.
Lynn H. Erbe*, University of NebraskaLincoln 685880130
(1014391105)

3:45 p.m.
Diffusion Equations on Basic Linear Grids.
Andreas Ludwig Ruffing, Munich University of Technology
Maria Meiler*, Munich University of Technology
(1014391046)

4:15 p.m.
Discretization Scheme In Volterra Integrodifferential Equations That Preserves Stability and Boundedness.
Eric R Kaufmann, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Youssef N Raffoul*, University of Dayton
(1014451079)

4:45 p.m.
Error Estimates of Asymptotic Solutions of Second Order Dynamic Equations on Time Scale.
Gro Hovhannisyan*, Kent State University, Stark Campus
(101434150)

5:15 p.m.
A Two Dimensional Dynamical System Underlying Cardiac Arrhythmias.
Irina Popovici*, US Naval Academy
B. M. Baker, US Naval Academy
M. Kidwell, US Naval Academy
(101437334)

5:45 p.m.
Global Attractivity in Dynamic Equations on Time Scales with delays.
Seshadev Padhi*, Mississippi State University
(101439188)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Rings and Monoids, II
Organizers:
Scott T. Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu
James B. Coykendall, North Dakota State University

2:15 p.m.
A generalization to Dedekind domains of an Erd\"os inequality connected to $n!$.
JeanLuc Chabert*, Universit\'e de Picardie, France
(101413522)

2:45 p.m.
Directsum relations among modules over a onedimensional local ring.
Alberto Facchini, University of Padua
Wolfgang Hassler, University of Graz
Lee Klingler, Florida Atlantic University
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(101413671)

3:15 p.m.
Gaussian Properties of Total Rings of Quotients.
Sarah Glaz*, University of Connecticut
(1014131013)

3:45 p.m.
Irreducible Divisor Graphs.
Jack L Maney*, The University of South Dakota
Jim B. Coykendall, North Dakota State University
(101413358)

4:15 p.m.
Transfer of Krull dimension, lyingover and goingdown to the fixed ring.
David E. Dobbs*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jay Shapiro, George Mason University
(101413607)

4:45 p.m.
AndersonMott commutative rings: $\phi$commutative rings with a finite number of nonnil irreducible elements.
Ayman R. Badawi*, American University of Sharjah, U..A.E
(101413475)

5:15 p.m.
Constructing chains of primes in power series rings.
Alan Loper, The Ohio State University
Thomas G. Lucas*, Uinversity of North Carolina Charlotte
(101413949)

5:45 p.m.
NonNoetherian CohenMacaulay Rings.
Tracy Dawn Hamilton*, California State University Sacramento
Thomas Marley, University of NebraskaLincoln
(101413364)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Spaces Associated with C(X), II
Organizers:
Chawne M. Kimber, Lafayette College kimberc@lafayette.edu
Warren Wm. McGovern, Bowling Green State University

2:15 p.m.
Network character and tightness of the compactopen topology.
Anthony W. Hager*, Wesleyan University
Richard N. Ball, University of Denver
(101454301)

2:45 p.m.
An algebraic characterization of pointwise convergence in $C(X)$.
Richard N. Ball*, University of Denver
Anthony W. Hager, Wesleyan University
(1014061360)

3:15 p.m.
Conditional Completeness of $C(X,{\mathbb R}_\tau)$ Where ${\mathbb R}_\tau$ is a Weak $P$Space.
Michelle L Knox*, Midwestern State University
(101406311)

3:45 p.m.
Extremal Pseudocompact Abelian Groups Are Compact Metrizable.
W. W. Comfort*, Wesleyan University
Jan van Mill, Vrije Universiteit
(101422958)

4:15 p.m.
The regular topology on $C(X)$, I.
Warren Wm. McGovern*, Bowling Green State University
Wolf Iberkleid, La Universidad de La Paz
Ramiro LafuenteRodriguez, La Universidad de La Paz
(101454816)

4:45 p.m.
The regular topology on $C(X)$, II.
Wolf Iberkleid*, Universidad Mayor de San Andres
Ramiro LafuenteRodriguez, Universidad Mayor de San Andres
Warren Wm. Mcgovern, Bowling Green State University
(101454722)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Value Distribution in Classical and padic Functions Theory, II
Organizers:
Alain Escassut, University Blaise Pascal Alain.Escassut@math.univbpclermont.fr
ChungChun Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ilpo Laine, University of Joensuu

2:15 p.m.
Dirac operators and automorphic forms for some conformally flat manifolds.
John Ryan*, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
R. S. Krausshar, Gent University
(101458869)

2:45 p.m.
Eigenvalues of nonselfadjoint Schr\"odinger operators with polynomial potentials.
Kwang C. Shin*, University of MissouriColumbia
(101434824)

3:15 p.m.
On Borel Exceptional Values for Meromorphic Functions in the Unit Disk.
L. R. Sons*, Northern Illinois University
(101430672)

4:15 p.m.
A Second Main Theorem on Generalized Parabolic Manifolds.
PitMann Wong*, University of Notre Dame
(1014321176)

4:45 p.m.
Rational Solutions of Algebraic Differential Equations.
Yujie Ma*, KLMM, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(101430598)

5:15 p.m.
Scahtten P Classes in Padic Hilbert spaces.
Sudeshna Basu*, Moragan State University
(101446168)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Syzygies in Commutative Algebra and Geometry, II
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Sorin E. Popescu, SUNY at Stony Brook
Gregory G. Smith, Queen's University

2:15 p.m.
Efficient toroidalization of morphisms.
Steven D Cutkosky*, University of MIssouri
(1014141447)

2:45 p.m.
Some Ideals with Large Projective Dimension.
Manoj Kummini*, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Giulio Caviglia, University of California, Berkeley, CA
(101413617)

3:15 p.m.
Finite free complexes with homology of finite length.
Luchezar L. Avramov*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
RagnarOlaf Buchweitz, University of Toronto
Srikanth Iyengar, University of Nebraska
Claudia Miller, Syracuse University
(1014131393)

3:45 p.m.
On the minimal free resolutions of a class of monomial ideals.
Alexandre B. Tchernev*, University at Albany, SUNY
(101413520)

4:15 p.m.
Tropical Convexity via Cellular Resolutions.
Florian Block, TU München
Josephine Yu*, UC Berkeley
(101413444)

4:45 p.m.
Some componentwise linear monomial ideals.
Christopher A. Francisco*, University of Missouri
Adam Van Tuyl, Lakehead University
(101413368)

5:15 p.m.
Bounding Frobenius powers uniformly.
Craig Huneke*, University of Kansas
M. Katzman. R. Sharp, Y. Yao, Univ. of Sheffield, Univ. of Michigan
(101413564)

5:45 p.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Extension of Functions, II
Organizers:
Alvario Arias, University of Denver aarias@du.edu
Charles L. Fefferman, Princeton University
Edward W. Odell, University of Texas Austin
Thomas Slumprecht, Texas A\&M University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Java applets in teaching mathematics.
Organizers:
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University
Michael E. Mays, West Virginia University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Mathematical and statistical modeling in biology: Competitive exclusion, coexistence, estimation, and control.
Organizers:
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
H. Thomas Banks, North Carolina State University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability and Stochastic Processes

2:15 p.m.
Extinction of Generalized Branching Annihilating Random Walks.
Ryan S. Gantner*, University of Minnesota
(101460524)

2:30 p.m.
BirthDeath Processes with Polynomial Transition Rates.
Robert L. Bewernick, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeremy D. Dewar*, Loyola Marymount University
Eunice Gray, Sam Houston State University
Nancy Y. Rodriguez, Loyola Marymount University
Randall J Swift, California State Polytechnic University Pomona
(101460587)

2:45 p.m.
Busy Period of a Delayed Service M/M/c Queueing System.
Aliakbar Montazer Haghighi*, Prairie View A&M University
Dimitar P Mishev, Prairie View A&M University
(101460181)

3:00 p.m.
Random, Finite Subsets with Exponential Distributions.
Kyle T Siegrist*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(1014601444)

3:15 p.m.
Simple formulas for conditional function space integrals and applications.
Seung Jun Chang, Dankook University
Jae Gil Choi, Dankook University
David L. Skoug*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(101460686)

3:30 p.m.
The MeanField BlumeEmeryGriffiths Model with Varying Parameters.
Peter T. Otto*, Union College
Marius Costeniuc, MaxPlanck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Richard S. Ellis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(101460688)

3:45 p.m.
Tail behavior of negatively associated heavy tailed sums.
Jaap L. Geluk*, The Petroleum Institute
Kai W. Ng, University of Hong Kong
(101460838)

4:00 p.m.
Sums of Point Processes and AttributeBased Thinnings Leading to an Unusual Poisson Process.
Matthew O. Jones*, Austin Peay State University
Richard F. Serfozo, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1014601004)

4:15 p.m.
Optimal buy/sell rules for correlated random walks.
Michael G Monticino*, University of North Texas
Pieter Allaart, University of North Texas
(1014601147)

4:30 p.m.
The "Taylor" Map on a Hilbert Space of Holomorphic Functions on the Path Space of a Complex Simply Connected Lie Group.
Matthew S Cecil*, UCSD
(1014601283)

4:45 p.m.
Minimal Axiom Sets for Poisson Processes.
Donald P. Minassian*, Butler University; Indianapolis, IN 46208
(101460457)

5:00 p.m.
Toward a Classification of Infinite Discrete Probability Measures.
H. Radjavi, University of Waterloo
Chelluri C.A. Sastri*, Dalhousie University
(1014601550)

5:15 p.m.
Uniqueness for Martingale Problem Associated with Pure Jump Processes.
Huili Tang*, University of Connecticut
(1014601704)

5:30 p.m.
Ruin Probabilities on Two Finite State, BirthDeath Chains Connected in Parallel.
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Chau Nguyen, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1014601746)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, II

2:15 p.m.
$2$Regular Leaves of Partial $8$cycle Systems.
D. J. Ashe*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
C. D. Leach, University of West Georgia
C. A. Rodger, Auburn University
(101405602)

2:30 p.m.
Ihara zeta functions of irregular graphs and the deletion of edges.
Matthew D. Horton*, University of California, San Diego
(101405681)

2:45 p.m.
Shellability properties on planar graded posets.
I. V. Cane*, Wesleyan University
(1014061452)

3:00 p.m.
Generating functions for the alternative multirestricted numbers.
Ji Young Choi*, Shippensburg University of PA
(101405781)

3:15 p.m.
On the Degree of Regularity for the Equation $x_1 + x_2 + \cdots + x_n  ay = 0$.
Ronald J. Clark*, UCLA
(101405790)

3:30 p.m.
Probe interval orders.
David E Brown, Utah State University
Larry J Langley*, University of the Pacific
(101405822)

3:45 p.m.
Survey on $(96,20,4)$ difference sets.
Omar A. AbuGhneim*, Central Michigan University
Ken W. Smith, Central Michigan University
(101405832)

4:00 p.m.
Permutation Reconstruction.
Rebecca N Smith*, SUNY Brockport
(101405849)

4:15 p.m.
Largest Circuit Pairs in Matroids.
Manoel Lemos, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Talmage J Reid, University of Mississippi
Bryan Williams*, University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu, University of Mississippi
(101405878)

4:30 p.m.
A combinatorial model of the associated Hermite polynomials.
Dan Drake*, University of Minnesota
(101405910)

4:45 p.m.
Clones in minors of matroids.
Joseph E Bonin, The George Washington University
Carla D Cotwright*, The University of Mississippi
Talmage J Reid, The University of Mississippi
Jakayla Robbins, The University of Montana
(101405929)

5:00 p.m.
Minimally 3connected Binary Matroids.
Joe Anderson*, The University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu, The University of Mississippi
(101405954)

5:15 p.m.
Some plethysm results related to Foulkes's conjecture.
Steven W. Sivek*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1014051031)

5:30 p.m.
Isosceles colorings of triangulations and their geometrical realizations.
Joseph Malkevitch*, York College (CUNY)
(1014051064)

5:45 p.m.
Holey Knight's Tours.
Darren A. Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Shelley K. Speiss, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1014051065)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II

2:15 p.m.
Additive Theorems and Davenport Constant over Finite Groups.
Chuang Peng*, Morehouse College
(101411527)

2:30 p.m.
Factoring Generalized Repunits.
John H. Jaroma*, Austin College
(101411600)

2:45 p.m.
Sequences of Reducible $\left\{0,1\right\}$Polynomials over ${\mathbb F}_p$.
Judith Canner, North Carolina State University
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
Joseph Purdom*, Shippensburg University
(1014111468)

3:00 p.m.
On the Galois group of the 2class tower of a quadratic field.
Aliza A. Steurer*, University of Maryland
(101411928)

3:15 p.m.
Bounds on a Remainder Term Associated with the Number of Base $q$ Digits $\ge d$ Function.
Curtis Cooper*, Central Missouri State University
(101411987)

3:30 p.m.
A relative trace formula in the local setting.
Brooke G. Feigon*, UCLA
(1014111034)

3:45 p.m.
Zeroes of Zeta Functions of Irregular Graphs.
Audrey A. Terras*, U.C.S.D.
(1014111038)

4:00 p.m.
Homogeneous additive equations in finite fields.
Michael P. Knapp*, Loyola College
(1014111094)

4:15 p.m.
Algebraic Integers on the Unit Circle.
Ryan C. Daileda*, Dartmouth College
(1014111145)

4:30 p.m.
Quadratic twists of an elliptic curve with small Selmer rank.
Sungkon Chang*, Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1014111206)

4:45 p.m.
A New Generalization of the WoodsRobbins Infinite Product to Base B.
Jonathan Sondow*, New York, NY
(1014111281)

5:00 p.m.
Local Coefficient Matrices and Shimura's Correspondence.
Mark Budden*, Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1014111287)

5:15 p.m.
Local corrections of discriminant bounds and $S_n$extensions of quadratic base fields.
Sharon Brueggeman*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Darrin Doud, Brigham Young University
(1014111460)

5:30 p.m.
Message Encoding on Elliptic Curves over Characteristic 2 in Deterministic Polynomial Time.
Andrew R Shallue*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1014111461)

5:45 p.m.
Polynomial Sequences Generated by Fibonacci \& Lucas Numbers.
Donald D Mills*, Southern Illinois University
(101411670)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Professional Development Programs for K12 Teachers, II
Organizers:
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Valparaiso University zsuzsanna.szaniszlo@valpo.edu
Laurie Burton, Western Oregon University
Judith L. Covington, Louisiana State University Shreveport
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2:15 p.m.
A Lesson Study Program for Middle and High School Teachers.
Thomas W Judson*, Harvard University
(1014D11015)

2:35 p.m.
A Master of Arts Program for High School and Middle School Teachers.
Joseph R Fiedler*, CSU Bakersfield
(1014D1318)

2:55 p.m.
Integrated Math, Physical Science, and Technology Professional Development Program for 711 Grade Teachers.
Becky Krakowski*, University of Dayton
(1014D1396)

3:15 p.m.
Empowering K12 Teachers to Use Technology Wisely.
Jerry Dwyer, Texas Tech University
Gary Harris, Texas Tech University
Tara Stevens, Texas Tech University
G. Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
(1014D1640)

3:35 p.m.
A Mathematics Partnership with ESL Teachers: The Second Year.
Mary K. Porter*, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame
Colleen M. Hoover, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame
(1014D11160)

3:55 p.m.
Fostering Mathematical Research by Teachers.
S. Rosenberg*, Boston University
M. Spillane, Watertown HS, Watertown, MA
D. Wulf, Watertown HS, Watertown, MA
(1014D11493)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Session on NumberTheoretic Applications
Organizers:
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State College tkoshy@frc.mass.edu
Thomas Moore, Bridgewater State College

2:15 p.m.
Number Theory, Polynomials, and the Advanced Encryption Standard.
Joshua Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1014E1859)

2:35 p.m.
Number Theoretic Applications to Group Generated Cellular Automata.
Mike Bardzell*, Salisbury University
Tyler Evans, Humboldt State University
(1014E11185)

2:55 p.m.
Applications of Number Theory in Computer Science Curriculum.
Yana Kortsarts*, Widener University, Computer Science Department
(1014E1383)

3:15 p.m.
A Number Theory Application to Origami.
Tamara B Veenstra*, University of Redlands
(1014E1185)

3:35 p.m.
NonCantorian Cardinal Numbers.
H. Vic Dannon*, California
(1014E1583)

3:55 p.m.
New results on Jacobsthal and Fibonacci polynomials.
Mohammad Salmassi*, Framingham State College
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State College
(1014E11257)

4:15 p.m.
Tribinomials, Catalan Numbers, and Mersenne Numbers.
Thomas Koshy*, Framingham State College
(1014E11756)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Mathematics Courses Online
Organizers:
Kate McGivney, Shippensburg University kgmcgi@ship.edu
Cheryl L. Olsen, Shippensburg University

2:15 p.m.
An Online College Algebra Course.
Linda E. Sundbye*, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1014F11597)

2:35 p.m.
"Snap, Pop, Crackle": Calculus Online.
Denise LeGrand*, University or Arkansas at Little Rock
(1014F1901)

2:55 p.m.
Suggestions for Some Tough Online Issues.
Karl J Havlak*, Angelo State University
(1014F1401)

3:15 p.m.
The Efficacy of Online Mathematics Courses: How Well Are Students Learning Mathematics In Online Course Environments.
John T Smith*, Hawaii Pacific University
(1014F1384)

3:40 p.m.
Engaging Students in OnLine Course Learning.
Robert N Andersen*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Simei Tong, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1014F1253)

4:00 p.m.
Break.

4:20 p.m.
A Mathematica and XMLbased Content Management System for the Delivery of Online Mathematics Courses.
Kyehong Kang*, Lamar University
(1014F11726)

4:40 p.m.
The Tale of Two Online Courses in Elementary Mathematics.
Thomas M Zachariah*, Loyola Marymount University
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
(1014F11112)

5:00 p.m.
Statistics: Meet Me Online.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1014F11731)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching and Assessing Modeling and Problem Solving
Organizers:
Michael Huber, U.S. Military Academy michael.huber@usma.edu
Alex J. Heidenberg, U.S. Military Academy

2:15 p.m.
Assessing Student Problem Solving Abilities Using Complex Projects.
Geoffrey D Kuhlmann*, United States Military Academy
Frank Wattenberg, United States Military Academy
Joseph Lindquist, United States Military Academy
John Jackson, United States Military Academy
(1014G11430)

2:35 p.m.
Beginning with a 21st Century View: Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving Courses with Interdisciplinary Applications in College Algebra.
William P. Fox*, Francis Marion University
Richard D West, Francis Marion University
(1014G1621)

2:55 p.m.
Assessing Success in a Modeling Course.
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
(1014G1609)

3:15 p.m.
Selecting Problems for Use in ProblemSolving Courses for PreService Teachers.
Kathleen D. Lopez*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014G11681)

3:35 p.m.
A problem solving class for math majors.
Maria S Nogin*, California State University, Fresno
(1014G11645)

3:55 p.m.
Assessing Critical Thinking Skills While Improving Student Confidence in a PreCalculus College Course.
Heather Stevenson*, United States Military Academy
Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy
(1014G11455)

4:15 p.m.
Using the Math Forum to teach an Elementary Problem Solving Course for PreService Teachers.
Klay Kruczek*, Western Oregon University
(1014G1942)

4:35 p.m.
A Problem Solving Course for Seniors and Juniors.
Thomas W Mattman*, California State University, Chico
(1014G11619)

4:55 p.m.
Teaching Calculus Based Probability and Statistics with Technology.
Andrew G Glen*, United States Military Academy
(1014G11751)

5:15 p.m.
A new framework for grading openended problem solutions.
Kris Green*, St. John Fisher College
Allen Emerson, St. John Fisher College
(1014G11546)

5:35 p.m.
Modeling Problems and Remodeling Attitudes.
Michael Huber*, US Military Academy
Alex Heidenberg, US Military Academy
Richard Brown, US Military Academy
Gabriel Costa, US Military Academy
Jason Miseli, US Military Academy
(1014G1749)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Getting Students to Discuss and to Write about Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Martha Ellen Murphy Waggoner, Simpson College waggoner@simpson.edu
Charlotte A. KnottsZides, Wofford College
Harrison W. Straley, Wheaton College

2:15 p.m.
Mathematics Seminar at Central College.
Russell E Goodman*, Central College
(1014H1509)

2:30 p.m.
The senior project as a method of teaching writing and oral presentation.
Albert W Schueller*, Whitman College
(1014H11476)

2:45 p.m.
Teaching Mathematical Writing Electronically.
Carl Spitznagel*, John Carroll University
(1014H1353)

3:00 p.m.
Using Peer Review to Improve Students' Proof Writing.
Teresa D Magnus*, Rivier College
(1014H1205)

3:15 p.m.
Using Peer Review to Improve Students' Mathematical Writing.
Penelope H Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(1014H1487)

3:30 p.m.
What Makes a Given Proof the Best Proof?
Linda McGuire*, Muhlenberg College
(1014H1906)

3:45 p.m.
Mathematics Career Simulations.
Robb Sinn*, North Georgia College & State University
(1014H1299)

4:00 p.m.
From "...without words" to "only with words"an experience with proofs.
Greisy Winicki Landman*, Cal Poly Pomona, California
(1014H196)

4:15 p.m.
The Use of Client Driven Projects for Discussing and Writing in Linked Mathematics and Computer Technology Courses.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi, Indiana University South Bend
Paul Kochanowski*, Indiana University South Bend
(1014H1101)

4:30 p.m.
Dynamical Systems Modules Facilitating Student Driven Discussion and Projects, Part I.
Aimee Johnson, Swarthmore College
Kathleen Madden*, Drew University
Ayse Sahin, DePaul University
(1014H155)

4:45 p.m.
Dynamical Systems Modules Facilitating Student Driven Discussion and Projects, Part 2.
Aimee Johnson*, Swarthmore College
Kathleen Madden, Drew University
Ayse Sahin, DePaul University
(1014H156)

5:00 p.m.
Students Write Mathematics  Instructors Do Not Need To Grade.
Mary Kay Abbey*, Montgomery College, MD
(1014H1532)

5:15 p.m.
Pass it On.
Andrew J. Miller*, Belmont University
(1014H1418)

5:30 p.m.
Experimental Mathematics and Writing: Motivating First Year Students.
David A. Brown*, Ithaca College
(1014H1369)

5:45 p.m.
Transforming Math Into Words And Attitudes Into Delight.
Deborah Lynn Gochenaur*, Elizabethtown College
(1014H11307)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University San Bernadino
Jeff L. Hirst, Appalachian State University

2:15 p.m.
Is there a "real" problem with your mathematical software?
Richard J Marchand*, Slippery Rock University
Timothy J McDevitt, Elizabethtown College
(1014Z1478)

2:30 p.m.
Using Alice Software in Middle Schools.
Agata Dean*, Colorado School of Mines
Barbara Moskal, Colorado School of Mines
Steven Cooper, St. Joseph's University
Wanda Dann, Ithaca College
(1014Z11356)

2:45 p.m.
HandHeld Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses.
Mary Ann Connors*, Westfield State College
(1014Z1843)

3:00 p.m.
Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge Through Lesson Study: A Capstone Experience for Inservice Teachers in Mathematics and Science.
Diane Barrett*, St. John Fisher College
(1014Z11144)

3:15 p.m.
Models for middle school gifted students in mathematics, chemistry and engineering summer camp activities.
Faiz B. AlRubaee*, Universsity of North Florida
(1014Z1356)

3:30 p.m.
Korean K12 Mathematics Education System: What Can We Learn for the Undergraduate Mathematical Preparation of Teachers in the United States?
Ward E Canfield*, NationalLouis University
(1014Z11566)

3:45 p.m.
Preparing K  12 Mathematics Teachers.
Kenneth J. Bernard*, Virginia State University
(1014Z1938)

4:00 p.m.
College Math in High School: Why Not?
Jerry F Dwyer*, Texas Tech University
Leah Chenault, Texas Tech University
Billy Duke, Texas Tech University
(1014Z1969)

4:15 p.m.
Three interesting Calculus Problems.
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop University
(1014Z1817)

4:30 p.m.
On the length and area of the unit disc in normed planes.
Zokhrab Mustafaev*, Ithaca College
(1014Z1315)

4:45 p.m.
Finite Groups with Cyclic Autocommutator Subgroups.
Marian Deaconescu, Kuwait University
Gary L Walls*, West texas A&M University
(1014Z1362)

5:00 p.m.
Using Euclidean Area Formulas to Find Genral Sequence Rules.
Mohammed A. Hamid*, Temple University
(1014Z1825)

5:15 p.m.
Animated Examples of Curl.
Michael Rogers*, Oxford College of Emory University
(1014Z1678)

5:30 p.m.
Clarifying the parallels between singlevariable and multivariate calculus: Creating a more cohesive curriculum.
Robert A. Peacock*, Young Harris College
(1014Z11729)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Geometric Representations of Graphs
Organizers:
Alice M. Dean, Skidmore College adean@skidmore.edu
Ellen Gethner, University of Colorado at Denver
Joshua D. Laison, Colorado College

2:15 p.m.
On Visibility Representations of Graphs.
Sue Whitesides*, McGill University
(1014051042)

2:40 p.m.
Bar $k$Visibility Graphs.
Alice M Dean, Skidmore College
William Evans, University of British Columbia
Ellen Gethner, University of Colorado at Denver
Joshua D Laison*, Colorado College
Mohammad A Safari, University of British Columbia
William T Trotter, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1014051474)

3:05 p.m.
Further results on bar $k$visibility graphs.
Stephen G. Hartke*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Jennifer Vandenbussche, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Paul Wenger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1014051371)

3:30 p.m.
Locally Planar Graphs.
Michael O. Albertson*, Smith College
(101405631)

3:55 p.m.
Connecting the isometric embedding dimension and the determining number of a graph.
Debra Boutin*, Hamilton College
(101405827)

4:20 p.m.
Highly Modulo linked Graphs.
Guantao Chen*, Georgia State University
Zhiquan Hu, Huazhong Normal University
(1014051367)

4:45 p.m.
A ForceDirected Graph Drawing Approach for Computer Chip Layout.
Greta Pangborn*, Saint Michael's College
Joanna EllisMonaghan, Saint Michael's College
Paul Gutwin, Cadence Design Systems
Jamey Lewis, Saint Michael's College
(1014681229)

5:10 p.m.
ThicknessTwo Graphs: New Approaches and Generalizations.
Debra L. Boutin, Hamilton College
Priyadarshini Das, University of Colorado at Denver
Ellen Gethner*, University of Colorado at Denver
(1014051108)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Education: Preparing Mathematics Students for Interdisciplinary Research
Organizers:
William L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver wbriggs@math.cudenver.edu

2:15 p.m.
Computational Science Education and Research for Undergraduate Biology Majors.
Angela B. Shiflet*, Wofford College
(1014971168)

2:45 p.m.
Collaborative Research with Math and Biology Majors.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
(1014921186)

3:15 p.m.
A Team Learning Approach to Teaching Bioinformatics.
Laurie J Heyer*, Davidson College
(1014971338)

3:45 p.m.
PRIMES (PRogram for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Ecology, and Statistics).
Donald Estep*, Colorado State University
Jay Breidt, Colorado State University
Richard Davis, Colorado State University
Simon Tavener, Colorado State University
(101497875)

4:15 p.m.
Industrial Mathematics Program at the University of Minnesota.
Fadil Santosa*, University of Minnesota
(101497829)

4:45 p.m.
Interdisciplanary Education in a World of Stovepipes.
C. David Levermore*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1014971777)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Assessment of Learning in the Mathematics Major
Organizers:
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas bmadison@uark.edu
William E. Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University wehaver@vcu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Specialized Assessment Tools in a Complex Setting.
Shahar Boneh*, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Larry Johnson, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1014ZB263)

2:45 p.m.
Developing and Assessing a Mathematics Inquiry Course.
Barbara B Ward*, Belmont University
Mike Pinter, Belmont University
Mary Goodloe, Belmont University
(1014ZB297)

3:15 p.m.
Moving from Reactive to Proactive Assessment.
David Gurney*, Southeastern Louisiana University
Rebecca Muller, Southeastern Louisiana University
(1014ZB282)

3:45 p.m.
Assessment of Student Learning Using Oral Presentations.
Lyn Stallings*, American University
Dan Kalman, American University
(1014ZB300)

4:15 p.m.
How to Evolve Rubrics to Assess the Skills of Math Majors.
Mark Schlatter*, Centenary College of Louisiana
Derrick Head, Centenary College of Louisiana
(1014ZB296)

4:45 p.m.
The Symbiotic Relationship between the Assessment Programs for Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Kennesaw State University.
Mary L Garner, Kennesaw State University
Lewis N VanBrackle, Kennesaw State University
Virginia R Watson*, Kennesaw State University
(1014ZB308)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Environmental Modeling
Organizers:
Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University fusaro@math.fsu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Modeling the predatorprey relationship.
Mike Olinick*, Middlebury College
(1014ZC1328)

2:45 p.m.
A mathematical look at extinction.
Roland Lamberson*, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
(1014ZC1335)

3:15 p.m.
White water rafting in the Grand Canyon.
Catherine Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
(1014ZC1342)

3:45 p.m.
Algorithms for modeling flow and reactive transport in porous media.
Shuyu Sun*, Institute for Computational Engineering & Science, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Mary Wheeler, Institute for Computational Engineering & Science, University of Texas, Austin, TX
(1014ZC1348)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.3:45 p.m.
Project NExT Panel Discussion
Firefighting, paper trailing, and cat herding: Everything you wanted to know to be an administrator but were afraid to ask.
Organizers:
Linda Braddy, East Central University
Rebekah Dupont, Augsburg College
Panelists:
Charlotte J. Chell, Carthage College
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
Susan C. Geller, Texas A&M University
Dennis M. Luciano, Western New England College
Mickey McDonald, Occidental College
Jack Narayan, SUNY Oswego

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate StudentsYMN Panel Discussion
How to interview for your first job.
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid, University of Iowa
Panelists:
Sharon M. Clarke, Pepperdine University
James H. Freeman, Cornell College
David C. Manderscheid,
John A. Vano, University of Wisconsin

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Advice and admonitions for NSF projects: What worked, what did not, and what lessons were learned.
Organizers:
Tingxiu Wang, Oakton Community College
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Joe Kotowski, Oakton Community College
Gloria E. Liu, Oakton Community College
Panelists:
Shirley B. Gray, California State UniversityLos Angeles
Deborah HughesHallett, University of Arizona
David A. Smith, Duke University
Ignatios E. Vakalis, Capital University
Sharon Cutler Ross, Georgia Perimeter College
Philip D. Wagreich, University of IllinoisChicago

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Optimization and Control

2:30 p.m.
The Mathematics of Space Shuttle Return to Flight: Impact Damage Modeling.
James D. Walker*, Southwest Research Institute
(10147473)

2:45 p.m.
Optimization of composite structures subject to local stress constraints.
Michael Stuebner*, Louisiana State University
Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
(1014741407)

3:00 p.m.
Second Order Optimality Conditions Based on Second Order Tangent Cones.
Elena Constantin*, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(101449642)

3:15 p.m.
On the Dynamic Programming Equation for a Deterministic Optimal Control Problem.
Betsi J. Tirado*, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Jesus A. Pascal, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
(101449110)

3:30 p.m.
Nonlinear Periodic Optimal Control: A pseudospectral Fourier Approach.
Gamal N Elnagar*, University of South Carolina Upstate
(101449220)

3:45 p.m.
Fenchel Transform of a Convex Functional.
Y Chen, University of Florida
M Rao, University of Florida
J C Tweddle*, University of Florida
(1014491091)

4:00 p.m.
Optimal Harvesting of a Semilinear Elliptic Fishery Model.
Wandi Ding*, University of Tennessee  Knoxville
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee  Knoxville & Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(1014491167)

4:15 p.m.
Optimal control of a biharmonic obstacle problem.
David R. Adams, University of Kentucky
Volodymyr Hrynkiv*, University of Tennessee
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee
(1014491197)

4:30 p.m.
Optimal Control of Swinging Elements in a Parabolic Competition Model.
Erika Asano*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1014491210)

4:45 p.m.
On convergence of computational methods for optimal control of reentrant queues on bounded domain.
Jos\'{e} Mar\'{i}a Men\'{e}ndez*, Virginia Tech
Martin V. Day, Virginia Tech
(1014491739)

5:00 p.m.
An optimization framework for polynomial zerofinders.
Aaron Melman*, Santa Clara University
William B. Gragg, Naval Postgraduate School
(101465863)

5:15 p.m.
Maximizing the generalized FeketeSzeg\"o functional over a class of hyperbolically convex functions.
Roger W. Barnard, Texas Tech University
David R. Martin*, Texas Tech University
G. Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(1014301414)

5:30 p.m.
Some PDE models for the simulation of alcohol transport in the body and extensions of the Kalman filtering to nonnormal distributions.
Miguel A Dumett*, University of Southern California
(1014491346)

5:45 p.m.
A Homogenization Result in the Gradient Theory of Phase Transitions.
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University
Cristina Popovici*, University of Utah
(101449154)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers

Thursday January 12, 2006, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Participation in mathematics by American Indians: A case study in underrepresentation.
Robert E. Megginson*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1014A011)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 3:20 p.m.4:35 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Lawrence Summers: One year later.
Organizers:
Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Fields Institute and University of Houston
Panelists:
Richard M. Dudley, M.I.T.
Mary W. Gray, American University
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University
M. Beth Ruskai, Tufts University
Alice Silverberg, University of Californi Irvine
Karen Uhlenbeck, University of Texas at Austin

Thursday January 12, 2006, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAAYMN Panel Discussion
You have a job, now what? Professional development opportunities.
Organizers:
Kimberly A. Roth, Wheeling Jesuit University
Joshua D. Laison, Colorado College
Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University
Panelists:
Janet L. Andersen, Hope College
Eric W. Aurand, Eastfield College
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Michael B. Scott, California State University Monterey Bay
Francis E. Su, Harvey Mudd College

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
The great Pi/e debate.
Organizers:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Moderators:
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception for Undergraduate Students

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Business Meeting and Special Invited Presentation
Organizers:
Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Presentation
Programs that make a difference.
Presenters:
David C. Manderscheid, University of Iowa
Ivelisse M. Rubio, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humacao

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:40 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Teaching linear algebra with applications.
Organizers:
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Using and adapting online materials.
Organizers:
David A. Smith, Duke University (retired)
Lang Moore, Duke University (retired)

Thursday January 12, 2006, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Discrete dynamical systems and problem solving.
Organizers:
David C. Arney, U.S. Military Academy
Gary W. Krahn, U.S. Military Academy

Thursday January 12, 2006, 5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Texas InstrumentsMAAAMS Special Presentation
NUMB3RS and math, the "We All Use Math Every Day(tm)" program.
Organizers:
Linda Beheler, Texas Instruments

Thursday January 12, 2006, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
The AMS and MAA warmly invite these special groups to meet the leadership of your sponsoring organizations.

Thursday January 12, 2006, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Function, design, and evolution of gene circuitry.
Michael A. Savageau*, University of California Davis
(10149225)
Friday January 13, 2006

Friday January 13, 2006, 7:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Employment Center

Friday January 13, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, I
Organizers:
Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas Pan American qiao@utpa.edu
Andras Balogh, University of Texas Pan American
Guihua Fei, University of MinnesotaDuluth
Zhaosheng Feng, University of Texas Pan American

8:00 a.m.
Nonlinear Fourier Transforms, Integrability and Nonlocality in Multidimensions.
Thanasis Fokas*, University of Cambridge
(101435551)

8:30 a.m.
Vortices, circulations and tropical cyclone tracks from the Euler equation.
SY Lou*, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
XY Tang, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
M Jia, Center of Nonlinear Science, Ningbo University
F Huang, Department of Marine Meteorology, Ocean University of China,
(101400581)

9:00 a.m.
On the wellposedness of an integrable evolution equation.
Alex A Himonas*, University of Notre Dame
(101435260)

9:30 a.m.
Partial Differential Equations which Admit Integrable Systems.
Paul F Bracken*, University of Texas
(101453134)

10:00 a.m.
Compactly supported ground states for an equation arising in plasma physics.
Alfonso Castro*, Harvey Mudd College
Victor Padron, University of Minnesota
(1014351213)

10:30 a.m.
A Finite Dimensional Integrable System Associated with a Polynomial Eigenvalue Problem.
Taixi Xu*, Southern Polytechnic State University
Weihua Mu, Shijiazhuang Railway Institute
(1014351020)

11:00 a.m.
New Traveling Wave Solutions for CamassaHolm Equation.
Guoping Zhang*, Delaware State University
Zhijun Qiao, The University of TexasPan American
Fengshan Liu, Delaware State University
(101435219)

11:30 a.m.
A new integrable equation and its solution.
Zhijun Qiao*, UTPA
(1014351418)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Interdisciplinary Research Involving Analysis and Logic, II
Organizers:
Su Gao, University of North Texas sgao@unt.edu
Jose N. Iovino, University of Texas San Antonio
Itay BenYacov, University of Wisconsin Madison

8:00 a.m.
Ordinal indices in Banach spaces.
Edward Odell*, The University of Texas at Austin
(101446319)

8:35 a.m.
lattice structures and spreading models.
Stephen J Dilworth*, University of South Carolina
Edward Odell, The University of Texas at Austin
Bunyamin Sari, University of North Texas
(101446412)

9:10 a.m.
Two Persons Games in Banach Spaces.
Thomas Schlumprecht*, Texas A&M University
(101446489)

9:35 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Ergodic theory and descriptive set theory.
Alexander S. Kechris*, California Institute of Technology
(101437483)

10:35 a.m.
Classifying Borel transformations in Kakutani style.
Christian Rosendal*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1014371778)

11:10 a.m.
Precompact families of finite sets of integers and weakly null sequences in Banach spaces.
Jordi LopezAbad, University of Paris 7
Stevo Todorcevic*, University of Toronto and CNRS, Paris
(101446850)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, I
Organizers:
Catherine H. Yan, Texas A\&M University cyan@math.tamu.edu
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A\&M University
Joseph P. Kung, University of North Texas
Laura F. Matusevich, University of Pennsylvania

8:00 a.m.
Updown categories and algebraic structures.
Michael E. Hoffman*, U. S. Naval Academy
(101406112)

8:30 a.m.
Ppartitions and descent algebras, enriched Ppartitions and peak algebras.
T. Kyle Petersen*, Brandeis University
(101405155)

9:00 a.m.
Cyclotomic Solomon Algebras.
Andrew Mathas, University of Sydney
Rosa C Orellana*, Dartmouth College
(101405498)

9:30 a.m.
Leonard Pairs and Representations of Quantum Algebras.
Darren FunkNeubauer*, University of WisconsinMadison
(101416932)

10:00 a.m.
The Amazing LoehrWarrington TEN to the Power $n$ Conjecture.
Shalosh B Ekhad, Rutgers University
Vince Vatter*, University of St. Andrews
Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
(1014051177)

10:30 a.m.
New Records for StanleyWilf Limits.
Miklos Bona*, University of Florida
(1014051119)

11:00 a.m.
Enumerative and Probabilistic Applications of the Extended WilfZeilberger Theory.
Moa Apagodu*, Rutgers University
Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
(1014051106)

11:30 a.m.
Discussion

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, I
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Texas A\&M University map@math.tamu.edu
Ahmad M. ElGuindy, Texas A\&M University elguindy@math.tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Arithmetic of MaassPoincare series.
Ken Ono*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(101411284)

8:30 a.m.
Weyl Group Multiple Dirichlet Series: The Stable Case.
Benjamin Brubaker, Stanford University
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
Solomon Friedberg*, Boston College
(101411432)

9:00 a.m.
Weyl Group Multiple Dirichlet Series: The Unstable Case.
Ben Brubaker*, Stanford University
(1014111142)

9:30 a.m.
Multiple Dirichlet series over function fields.
Gautam Chinta*, CUNY (City College)
(1014111126)

10:00 a.m.
MaassPoincar\'e series and $p$divisibility of traces of singular moduli.
Paul Jenkins*, University of WisconsinMadison
(101411766)

10:30 a.m.
Congruences for the Coefficients of Weakly Holomorphic Modular Forms.
Stephanie Treneer*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(101411921)

11:00 a.m.
Jacobi forms over complex quadratic fields.
Olav K. Richter*, University of North Texas
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Wisconsin
Charles H. Conley, University of North Texas
(101411341)

11:30 a.m.
Counting colorings.
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas*, University of Texas at Austin
(1014111417)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Convex and Discrete Geometry, I
Organizers:
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu
Tibor Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma

8:00 a.m.
Approximation of the Euclidean ball by polytopes.
Carsten Schuett, University of Kiel, Germany
Elisabeth Werner*, Case Western Reserve University
(1014521025)

8:30 a.m.
Relative isoperimetric inequality outside convex bodies.
Mohammad Ghomi*, Georgia Tech
Jaigyoung Choe, Seoul National University
Manuel Ritore, University of Granada
(101453565)

9:00 a.m.
A characterization of ellipsoids via illumination bodies.
Alina Stancu*, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(101452791)

9:30 a.m.
Central limit properties of convex bodies.
Mark W Meckes*, Stanford University
(101452854)

10:00 a.m.
Problem Session

10:30 a.m.
fVectors of Regular Triangulations.
Laura J Schmidt*, University of WisconsinStout
Carl Lee, University of Kentucky
(101452195)

11:00 a.m.
BallPolytopes.
K\'aroly Bezdek, University of Calgary
Zsolt L\'angi, University of Calgary
M\'arton Nasz\'odi, University of Calgary
Peter Papez*, University of Calgary
(101452913)

11:30 a.m.
On a conjecture of Ehrhart.
Imre B\'ar\'any, R\'enyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Attila P\'or*, Case Western Reserve University
(1014521575)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamic Equations With Applications, II
Organizers:
Allan C. Peterson, University of Nebraska apeterso@math.unl.edu
Martin J. Bohner, University of Missouri Rolla

8:00 a.m.
Time Scale Transforms.
John M Davis*, Baylor University
(1014391301)

8:30 a.m.
A Qualitative Analysis of the Diamond$\alpha$ Dynamic Derivatives on Time Scales.
James W Rogers*, Baylor University
(1014651438)

9:00 a.m.
Convergence of Solutions of Dynamic Equations on Converging Time Scales.
Bonita A. Lawrence*, Marshall University
Ralph ObersteVorth, Marshall University
Kelli J. Hall, Marshall University
Elizabeth R. Duke, Marshall University
(1014341246)

9:30 a.m.
Problems in the development of series solutions for dynamic equations on time scales.
B D Haile, Northwest Missouri State University
L M Hall*, University of Missouri  Rolla
(101437979)

10:00 a.m.
Recessive Solutions of Quasilinear Dynamic Equations.
Elvan AkinBohner*,
(1014341220)

10:30 a.m.
TimeScale Integral Inequalities.
Douglas R Anderson*, Concordia College
(101434941)

11:00 a.m.
Global behavior of solutions of the nonlinear difference equation $x_{n+1}=p_{n}+x_{n1}/x_{n}$.
Richard DeVault*, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Vlajko Kocic, Xavier University of Louisiana
Donna Stutson, Xavier University of Louisiana
(101439277)

11:30 a.m.
A Global Attractivity Result for Maps with Invariant Boxes.
M R.S. Kulenovic*, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
(101439148)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonautonomous Discrete Dynamics, I
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Jim M. Cushing, University of Arizona

8:00 a.m.
Dominance in the periodic LotkaVolterra difference equation and existence of heteroclinic orbits in the Leslie matrix model.
Ryusuke Kon*, Kyushu University
(101492531)

8:30 a.m.
On persistence of coupled sink populations.
Sebastian Schreiber*, College of William and Mary
(1014371549)

9:00 a.m.
Discretetime model of diurnal seabird distribution with environmental forcing.
Shandelle M. Henson*, Andrews University
James L. Hayward, Andrews University
(101492484)

9:30 a.m.
Periodic solutions of generalized nonautonomous logistic equations.
Jia Li*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(101439967)

10:00 a.m.
Population dynamics under bounded enforcement.
Ulrich Krause*, University of Bremen, Germany
(101437872)

10:30 a.m.
Allee effects in a discretetime hostparasitoid model with age structure in the host.
Sophia R.J. Jang*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014921118)

11:00 a.m.
Stability Analysis of Pielou's Equation with PeriodTwo Coefficient.
M R.S. Kulenovic*, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
(10143966)

11:30 a.m.
Nonautonomous delay difference equations and applications to population models.
Saber N Elaydi*, Howard University
(1014391361)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Statistics: Theory and Practice, II
Organizers:
Seth M. Sullivant, University of California Berkeley seths@math.berkeley.edu
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Southern Maine

8:00 a.m.
Identifiability of the covarion model of phylogenetics.
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska Fairbanks
John A. Rhodes*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(101492468)

8:30 a.m.
Computational Support of a Conjecture on Phylogenetic Invariants for the General Markov Model for k$>$2 states.
Thomas R Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
(1014621567)

9:00 a.m.
Application of Algebraic Statistics for Statistical Disclosure Limitation.
Aleksandra B Slavkovic*, Penn State University
(1014621535)

9:30 a.m.
Relaxation Techniques for Computing Bounds on Cell Entries in Contingency Tables.
Seth Sullivant, Harvard University
Ruriko Yoshida*, Duke University
(101462265)

10:00 a.m.
On the geometry of the MLE in loglinear model analysis.
Alessandro Rinaldo*, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
(1014621063)

10:30 a.m.
Secant varieties of smooth toric varieties.
David Cox, Amherst College
Jessica S Sidman*, Mount Holyoke College
(101414606)

11:00 a.m.
Algebraic factor analysis.
Mathias Drton*, University of Chicago
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California Berkeley
Seth Sullivant, Harvard University
(101462245)

11:30 a.m.
Parameterization of Binary Ancestral Graph Models.
Thomas S Richardson*, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
(1014621357)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, I
Organizers:
Nancy Wyshinski, Trinity College Nancy.Wyshinski@trincoll.edu
James G. McLaughlin, Trinity College and West Chester University jmclaughl@wcupa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Convergence of continued fractions.
Lisa Lorentzen*, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
(1014401052)

9:00 a.m.
Some Problems Suggested by Ramanujan's Work on Continued Fractions.
Bruce C Berndt*, University of Illinois
(101411745)

9:30 a.m.
Multidimensional Continued Fractions and Toric Varieties.
Thomas Garrity*, Williams
(1014111068)

10:00 a.m.
Complex Continued Fractions.
Doug Hensley*, Texas A\& M University
(10141137)

10:30 a.m.
A Randomized Variant of the JacobiPerron Algorithm.
Richard C. Burge*, Cool, CA
(101411200)

11:00 a.m.
Quasiconformal Connections Between Continued Fractions and Circle Packings.
G. Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
(101430306)

11:30 a.m.
A proof of the continued fraction expansion of exp(1/M).
Thomas J. Osler*, Rowan University
(101441801)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on the Many Lives of Lattice Theory, the Theory of Ordered Sets, and Universal Algebra, I
Organizers:
Japheth L. M. Wood, Chatham College JWood@Chatham.edu
John W. Snow, Sam Houston State University
Jonathan D. Farley, Harvard University
Stefan E. Schmidt, Phoenix Math Systems Modeling, Inc.
Anthony A. Harkin, Harvard University

8:00 a.m.
A hyperplane arrangement arising from partially ordered voting preferences.
Eric I Gottlieb*, Rhodes College
Japheth Wood, Chatham College
Michael Ackerman, Bellarmine University
Sul Young Choi, Le Moyne College
(1014061604)

8:30 a.m.
Preliminary report on types of polynomial completeness in universal algebras.
Erhard Aichinger*, Johannes Kepler University Linz
(101408149)

9:00 a.m.
Message Authentication Codes and Quasigroups.
Kristen Meyer*, Iowa State University
(101417909)

9:30 a.m.
Partial Orderings in Chemistry: SubstitutionReaction Posets.
Douglas J. Klein*, Texas A&M University at Galveston
(101406582)

10:00 a.m.
Simple Relation Algebras.
Steven R. Givant*, Mills College
(1014061664)

10:30 a.m.
Thompson monoids and Tamari lattices.
Zoran Sunik*, Texas A&M University
(101406203)

11:00 a.m.
Equational Logic for Finitary MultiAlgebras.
Matt Insall*, University of Missouri  Rolla
(1014081109)

11:30 a.m.
Residuated Approximations and their Connection to Cluster Analysis.
R. J. Greechie*, Louisiana Tech University
M. F. Janowitz, Rutgers University
(101406485)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
Creating interactive workbooks using MS excel.
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra

8:00 a.m.
An inductive algorithm for constructing csequences.
Hamid Kulosman*, University of Louisville
(1014131679)

8:15 a.m.
The $n$generator property in rings of integervalued polynomials.
Jason Boynton*, Florida Atlantic University
Lee Klingler, Florida Atlantic University
(1014131517)

8:30 a.m.
Arithmetic Properties of Pullbacks II.
Evan Houston, UNC Charlotte
John R Taylor*, UNC Charlotte
(1014131499)

8:45 a.m.
Factorization in Polynomial Rings of Two Noncommuting Variables.
Kenneth L. Price*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(101416251)

9:00 a.m.
A $q$Hilbert matrix.
Warren P. Johnson*, Connecticut College
(101415575)

9:15 a.m.
A realization of quantum groups via product valued quivers.
Yiqiang Li*, Kansas State University
Zongzhu Lin, Kansas State University
(101416811)

9:30 a.m.
Projective Resolutions for Cleft Binomial Rings.
Martin William Montgomery*, University of Oregon
(101416968)

9:45 a.m.
Flat Braided Symmetric Algebras.
Sebastian Zwicknagl*, University of Oregon
(1014171228)

10:00 a.m.
A Radical Structure for Some Rings with Partial Identities.
Karen Batt Stanish*, Keene State College
(1014171512)

10:15 a.m.
Hyperbolically convex standard fundamental domain of a subgroup of a modular group.
Omer Yayenie*, Murray State University
(101411461)

10:30 a.m.
On Relative Homotopy Groups of Modules.
C Joanna Su*, Providence College
(1014181737)

10:45 a.m.
Endomorphisms of Monogenic Hopf Algebras.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(101414417)

11:00 a.m.
Construct Integral Matrices with Integral Inverse and Applications to Coding.
Yan Wu*, Georgia Southern University
(101400254)

11:15 a.m.
Symmetric Brace Algebras and $A_{\infty}$ Structures.
Rebecca Ann Hillman*, University of South Carolina in Sumter
(1014551562)

11:30 a.m.
Calculation of Gerstenhaber Operations on $H^*(R,R)$, when $R= \mathbb Q[X]/p$.
R C Mitchell*, Purdue University
(1014551531)

11:45 a.m.
Derived functors of the locally finite functor.
Hayden M Harker*, Vassar College
(1014551200)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis and Fluid Mechanics

8:00 a.m.
Numerical and experimental results obtained from modeling and testing a double cover plate bolted splice connection.
Alexandros Antonioy Tasopoulos*, Athens, Greece
(10146502)

8:15 a.m.
Total Variation Based SemiBlind Image Deconvolution.
James H Money*, University of Kentucky
(101465586)

8:30 a.m.
The nonsymmetric eigenvalue problem: Finding middle deflations in the $QR$ Algorithm.
Karen Braman*, South Dakota School of Mines
(1014651214)

8:45 a.m.
Numerical Solutions of Numerical Solutions of Robust and MinimumNorm Quadratic Partial Eigenvalue Assignment Problems.
Sanjoy Kumar Brahma*, Northern Illinois University
Biswa Datta, Northern Illinois University
(1014651670)

9:00 a.m.
Numerical Methods for Solving Illconditioned Nonlinear Systems.
Olga Brezhneva*, Miami University
(1014651701)

9:15 a.m.
Nonlinear Analysis and Numerical Simulations of a TwoLayer Thin Liquid Film.
Lael S Fisher*, Northwestern University
Alexander A Golovin, Northwestern University
(101476403)

9:30 a.m.
Adomian Decomposition to Solve NavierStokes Equations.
M. Najafi, Kent State University
M. TaeibiRahni*, Sharif University of Tech.
A. Hassanpour, Islamic Azad University
(1014761066)

9:45 a.m.
On the adomian decomposition as applied to highly nonlinear two phase fluid dynamic system.
H.R. Massah, Acoustical Research Center
M Najafi*, Kent State University Ashtabula
(1014761416)

10:00 a.m.
Symmetric waves of a tow layer fluid over an obstruction.
Jeongwhan Choi*, Korea University
W.S. Bae, Korea University
(1014761750)

10:15 a.m.
Influence of Surfactant on the Breakup of a Low Viscosity Jet in Highly viscous Surrounding.
Muhammad I Hameed*, Benjamin Levich Institute for PhysicoChemical Hydrodynamics, CCNY New York
(1014761764)

10:30 a.m.
Improved Generalized Quasilinearization Method and Rapid Convergence for Reaction Diffusion Equations.
Tanya G. Melton*, Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014351092)

10:45 a.m.
On Sobolev Spaces of DivergenceFree Vector Fields.
Pangyen Weng*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(101476470)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I

8:00 a.m.
Asymptotic behavior near transition fronts for equations of CahnHilliard type.
Peter B Howard*, Texas A&M University
(101435145)

8:15 a.m.
Analytic solutions of some free boundary problems.
Xuming Xie*, Morgan State University
(101435201)

8:30 a.m.
Spatiotemporalpatterns and decay in diffusive fluid mixtures.
Weijiu Liu*, University of Central Arkansas
(101435202)

8:45 a.m.
The nonautonomous wave equation with general Wentzell boundary conditions.
Ciprian G Gal*, University of Memphis
(101435286)

9:00 a.m.
On the blowup rate of large solutions for a porous media logistic equation.
Peng Feng*, Florida Gulf Coast University
(101435348)

9:30 a.m.
On Normal Mode Expansion of Solutions to the Paraxial Wave Equation.
Peter McCoy*, U.S. Naval Academy
Reza MalekMadani, U.S. Naval Academy
(101435541)

9:45 a.m.
Using the Finite Element Approximation of Steklov Eigenfunctions to Solve the Laplace Equation Efficiently with Multiple Boundary Data.
Petr Kloucek, Rice University
Danny C. Sorensen, Rice University
Jennifer L. Wightman*, Coastal Carolina University
(101435633)

10:00 a.m.
Inverse scattering algorithms for attenuating artifacts produced by internal multiple reflections (reverberations).
Bogdan G. Nita*, Montclair State University
(101435757)

10:15 a.m.
A Degenerate Semilinear Parabolic Problem with Solution Blows Up at the Boundary.
W. Y. Chan*, Southeast Missouri State University
(101435795)

10:30 a.m.
A Compressible Viscous HeatConducting Fluid and its QuasiStatic Approximation.
Gavin Waters*, University of Delaware
Richard Weinacht, University of Delaware
(101435879)

10:45 a.m.
Wave loads due to diffraction by an elliptic structure.
Dambaru D Bhatta*, The University of TexasPan American, Edinburg, TX
(101435915)

11:00 a.m.
Homogenization of a nonlinear elliptic boundary value problem modeling galvanic currents.
Y. Sujeet Bhat*, University of Florida
(101435950)

11:15 a.m.
The Existence of Global Solution of Variational Equations.
Taewan Park*, Michigan State University
Zhengfang Zhou, Professor/Michigan State University
(1014351125)

11:30 a.m.
Liouville Theorem for 2D NavierStokes Equations.
Gabriel S. Koch*, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(1014351131)

11:45 a.m.
Nonlinear nonautonomous parabolic evolution equations in an infinite cylinder.
Jason R Morris*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(1014351190)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, III

8:00 a.m.
Ascending Subgraph Decompositions of Digraphs.
Ron Gould, Emory University
Brian Charles Wagner*, Emory University
(1014051080)

8:15 a.m.
Menger PathSystems and Minimum Graph Size.
Jeffrey S. Powell*, Emory University
Ralph J. Faudree, University of Memphis
Ronald J. Gould, Emory University
(1014051083)

8:30 a.m.
Cycles in Bipartite Tournaments.
Darren B Parker*, University of Dayton
Randy F Westhoff, Bemidji State University
Marty J Wolf, Bemidji State University
(1014051089)

8:45 a.m.
Coverings containing packings for adaptive binary block coding.
Robert B Ellis*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1014051113)

9:15 a.m.
On Hamiltonian Walks in Graphs.
Ping Zhang*, Western Michigan University
(1014051133)

9:30 a.m.
A construction of a projective plane in harmonic matroids.
Rigoberto Florez*, University of South Carolina Sumter
(1014051164)

9:45 a.m.
On Maximal Packings of $K_{v}E(K_{w}$ with 6cycles.
L Brown, East Tennessee State University
G. Coker, Francis Marion University
R. Gardner, East Tennessee State University
Janie Kennedy*, Samford University
(1014051170)

10:00 a.m.
An almost bijective proof of an asymptotic property of partitions.
Aaron D. Jaggard*, Tulane University
(1014051181)

10:15 a.m.
Isomorphic components of tensor products of bipartite graphs.
Richard H Hammack*, RandolphMacon College
(1014051184)

10:30 a.m.
Subdivisibility: Towards an ``algebra'' of connectivity.
Thor C Whalen*, Atlanta, GA
(1014051254)

10:45 a.m.
Bounds for Recurrences on Partially Ordered Sets.
Augustine B. O'Keefe*, Wake Forest University
Kenneth S. Berenhaut, Wake Forest University
(1014051392)

11:00 a.m.
A matroidbased decomposition of $3$connected graphs.
Brian Beavers*, Louisiana State University  Baton Rouge
(1014051465)

11:15 a.m.
Using neighborhood complexes to compute rational generating functions.
Kevin M. Woods*, University of California, Berkeley
(1014051480)

11:30 a.m.
On $L(2,1)$labeling of graphs.
JeongHyun Kang*, University of Central Florida
(1014051528)

11:45 a.m.
The limited hats game.
Steven K Butler*, University of California, San Diego
(1014051545)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Organizers:
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

8:00 a.m.
Java Applets for a Cryptology Course.
Ulrich A Hoensch*, Rocky Mountain College
(1014B1132)

8:20 a.m.
More tools for linear algebra.
David E Meel*, Bowling Green State University
(1014B1724)

8:40 a.m.
Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin, Texas A & M University
(1014B1186)

9:00 a.m.
Using Mathematica to Explore Algebra and Number Theory.
Christopher P Moretti*, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
(1014B1108)

9:20 a.m.
Do mathlets deliver what we want them to teach?
Andrew G Bennett*, Kansas State University
(1014B1146)

9:40 a.m.
Flash as a Tool for Creating Calculus and Analysis Mathlets.
Barbara Kaskosz*, University of Rhode Island
(1014B1250)

10:00 a.m.
Flash as a Tool for Creating Discrete Math Applets.
Doug Ensley*, Shippensburg University
(1014B1249)

10:20 a.m.
A Sonification Mathlet for Calculus, PreCalculus, and Analytic Geometry.
Steven M. Hetzler*, Salisbury University
Robert M. Tardiff, Salisbury University
(1014B11563)

10:40 a.m.
MS Excel Interactive Tools for Statistics.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1014B11724)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Using History of Mathematics in your Mathematics Courses
Organizers:
Richard J. Jardine, Keene State College rjardine@keene.edu
Amy ShellGellasch, Grafenwoer, Germany

8:00 a.m.
Motivating the Learning of Applied Mathematics with History.
Dick Jardine*, Keene State College
(1014I11766)

8:20 a.m.
Historical vs axiomatic viewpoint: teaching today foundations of geometry.
Bogdan D. Suceava*, California State University Fullerton
(1014I1129)

8:40 a.m.
A Different Sort of Calculus Debate.
Vicky W Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1014I11492)

9:00 a.m.
The history of calculus in an honors calculus course.
Todd Timmons*, University of ArkansasFort Smith
(1014I1229)

9:20 a.m.
Using History to make Differential Calculus Come Alive.
Jeffrey Clark*, Elon University
(1014I129)

9:40 a.m.
Primary sources in the classroom: Blaise Pascal in Discrete Mathematics and Arthur Cayley in Abstract Algebra.
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
(1014I1823)

10:00 a.m.
Lam\'e's Counting of Triangulations.
Jerry Lodder*, New Mexico State University
(1014I11472)

10:20 a.m.
Using History to Teach Mathematics with Some Examples.
Jim Fulmer*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1014I11592)

10:40 a.m.
Using History as a Motivating Strategy in Lowerlevel Mathematics Courses.
Kevin L Dove*, Lander University
Beth S Lundquist, Lander University
(1014I1430)

11:00 a.m.
History Live!: Examples of differential equations studied by Newton and Leibniz.
Huseyin Kocak*, University of Miami
(1014I130)

11:20 a.m.
A Symbiosis of Beauty: Transformational geometry and the Art, Architecture and Textiles of Central and South America.
Elizabeth C. Rogers*, Piedmont College
(1014I11694)

11:40 a.m.
A Stealth Group in History.
Agnes M. Kalemaris*, SUNY Farmingdale
(1014I11702)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching/Learning Ideas Using Technology in the Teaching of Courses before College Algebra
Organizers:
Ed Laughbaum, The Ohio State University elaughba@math.ohiostate.edu
Mohammad H. Ahmadi, University of WisconsinWhitewater

8:00 a.m.
The Modeling of a Remote Control using FlashA Computer Application of the Use of Functions.
Paul Raymond Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1014J1165)

8:30 a.m.
Using Scroll Bars and Macros in Excel to Excite and Engage Students.
Robert Lee Kimball*, Wake Technical Comm Coll
(1014J164)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching and Learning with Tablet PCs.
Lois A Martin*, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
(1014J159)

9:30 a.m.
What Are You Thinking? (Use of Polling Devices).
Roseanne S. Hofmann*, Montgomery County Community College
(1014J1453)

10:00 a.m.
Quadratic vs. Exponential a Growth Model for Social Security.
Murray H. Siegel*, South Carolina GSSM
(1014J1125)

10:30 a.m.
Introducing Algebra Using Graphs.
Frances Van Dyke*, American University
(1014J1212)

11:00 a.m.
Graphing Calculator Activities to Develop Mathematical Reasoning and Number Sense.
Sue McMillen*, Buffalo State College
(1014J131)

11:30 a.m.
Online Homework in Intermediate Algebra.
Laurie Johnson*, Marymount University
(1014J1706)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research and Other Mathematical Experiences for Students Outside the Classroom
Organizers:
Kay B. Somers, Moravian College somersk@moravian.edu
Susan E. Morey, Texas State University
Sivaram K. Narayan, Central Michigan University
Jody Sorensen, Grand Valley State University

8:00 a.m.
An Interdisciplinary Seminar in Mathematical Economics.
Alexandra Kurepa*, North Carolina A&T State University
(1014K11166)

8:15 a.m.
Reaching Out to the Entire Campus through Mathematics.
David E. Boliver*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1014K1399)

8:30 a.m.
Structured interdisciplinary research experiences in mathematics and biology.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014K11069)

8:45 a.m.
Find What Works: Fostering Undergraduate Research in Your Own Backyard.
Steven D. Leonhardi*, Winona State University
(1014K11408)

9:00 a.m.
Initial Probes of Mathematics: a Systematic Approach.
David F Snyder*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
(1014K11009)

9:15 a.m.
JSU Math ClubA Community of New Learners and Alumni.
David W. Dempsey*, Jacksonville State University
Jan O. Case, Jacksonville State University
(1014K1997)

9:30 a.m.
Exciting Things are Happening for Students at Georgia Perimeter College.
Alice Eiko Pierce*, Georgia Perimeter College
(1014K11688)

9:45 a.m.
High School Day and Emerging Scholars Program at ULM.
Annela R Kelly*, University of Louisiana at Monroe
(1014K11755)

10:00 a.m.
Advising Undergraduate Research: Tales From the Front Lines.
Lisa A DeMeyer*, Central Michigan University
(1014K11501)

10:15 a.m.
PascGalois Summer Research Retreat at New College of Florida.
Eirini Poimenidou*, New College of Florida
Michael Bardzell, Salisbury University
Kathleen Shannon, Salisbury University
(1014K11495)

10:30 a.m.
Research Opportunities for Students at Grand Valley State University.
Steven Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
(1014K1242)

10:45 a.m.
Celebrating Pi Day at Slippery Rock.
Robert W. Vallin*, Slippery Rock University
(1014K1211)

11:00 a.m.
Organizing and maintaining an undergraduate mathematics competition.
Jeffery D. Sykes*, Ouachita Baptist University
(1014K11169)

11:15 a.m.
MathCounts! Not Just for MiddleSchoolers, Anymore...
Charlotte M. SchulzeHewett*, University of Wisconsin Colleges, Rock County Campus
(1014K1139)

11:30 a.m.
Catch the Buzz: the Annual Integration Bee(s) at Pitt.
Jonathan E Rubin*, University of Pittsburgh
(1014K1934)

11:45 a.m.
Recruiting future math teachers with an early K12 classroom experience.
Alejandra Sorto*, Texas State University
Max Warshauer, Texas State Universtiy
Hiroko Warshauer, Texas State University
Alexander White, Texas State University
Terry McCabe, Texas State University
(1014K1679)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Courses Below Calculus: A Continuing Focus, I
Organizers:
Mary Robinson, University of New MexicoValencia Campus maryrobn@unm.edu
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology
Laurette Foster, Prairie View A&M University
Arlene H. Kleinstein, Farmingdale State University of New York
Norma M. Agras, Miami Dade Community College
Linda Martin, Albuquerque TVI

8:00 a.m.
A ModelingBased College Algebra Course and Its Effect on Student Achievement.
Aimee J. Ellington*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1014L1222)

8:20 a.m.
Finding the Right Path for EntryLevel Math Students.
Susan Nelson*, Georgia Perimeter College
Alice Eiko Pierce, Georgia Perimeter College
(1014L11577)

8:40 a.m.
Introductory Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving Courses with Interdisciplinary Applications in College Algebra as a General Education Mathematics Course.
William P. Fox, Francis Marion University
Richard West*, Francis Marion University
(1014L1622)

9:00 a.m.
The Effect of Different College Algebra Curriculums on Students' Understanding of Function Concepts.
Erick Brian Hofacker*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
(1014L1818)

9:20 a.m.
A Counterrevolutionary College Algebra Course.
Stacy G. Langton*, University of San Diego
(1014L11005)

9:40 a.m.
Content courses for preservice teachers.
Cristina Gomez*, SUNYCortland
Cecelia Laurie, The University of Alabama
Wei Shen Hsia, The University of Alabama
(1014L11099)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Models That Work: Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Abbe H. Herzig, University at Albany, SUNY aherzig@albany.edu
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

8:00 a.m.
Fostering the Success of Students of Underrepresented Groups: Common Threads.
Abbe H. Herzig*, University at Albany, State University of New York
(1014Y3821)

8:30 a.m.
Supporting Women in Mathematics at the University of NebraskaLincoln.
Judy Walker*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014Y3695)

9:00 a.m.
The Maryland Experience: Building a community of African American graduate students.
Raymond L Johnson*, University of Maryland at College Park
(1014Y31093)

9:30 a.m.
Increasing the Number of Minority Ph.D.'s in Mathematics.
David C Manderscheid*, University of Iowa
(1014Y3853)

10:00 a.m.
Research as the driver of increased diversity in undergraduate and graduate applied mathematics programs.
Carlos CastilloChavez*, Arizona State University
(1014Y31749)

10:30 a.m.
The Center for Excellence and Equity in Education at Rice University: Successes in the Recruitment, Retention, and Matriculation of Minority Scholars.
Richard A. Tapia*, Rice University, Center for Excellence and Equity in Education
(1014Y31776)

11:00 a.m.
Increasing the Participation of Women in Computer Science.
Lenore Blum*, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
(1014Y3731)

11:30 a.m.
Minority Doctorates in Mathematics and the Pipeline.
David Finston*, New Mexico State University
(1014Y31660)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, III
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Joan S. Morrison, Goucher College
Timothy P. Chartier, Davidson College

8:00 a.m.
Meridian Lines in Cathedrals.
Barbara Ashton*, Borough of Manhattan Community College  CUNY
(1014Z1773)

8:15 a.m.
An Earnest, Hamming Way to do Magic.
Jeffrey A. Ehme*, Spelman College
Colm Mulcahy, Spelman College
(1014Z11768)

8:30 a.m.
Poker Faced.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College
(1014Z11673)

8:45 a.m.
A combinatorial analog of a theorem of F. Dyson.
Peter Wong*, Bates College
Pallavi Jayawant, Bates College
(1014Z11358)

9:00 a.m.
Runs of Heads and Tails  Genuine or Bogus?
Bill Linderman*, King College
(1014Z11266)

9:15 a.m.
Interval Tournaments.
David E. Brown*, Utah State University
Arthur H. Busch, LeHigh University
J. Richard Lundgren, University of Colorado at Denver
(1014Z11165)

9:30 a.m.
The Probability of a Tied Vote under a Multiple Vote Scheme.
Dennis Patrick Walsh*, Middle Tennessee State University
(1014Z11640)

9:45 a.m.
Picking the President.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
Daniel Ghezzi, King's College
(1014Z1940)

10:00 a.m.
A Network Analysis of Committee Assignments in the United States House of Representatives.
Mason A Porter*, California Institute of Technology
(1014Z162)

10:15 a.m.
Cutting right triangles right!
Wasin So*, San Jose State University
(1014Z11763)

10:30 a.m.
On the Nash Equilibrium Theorem.
Peter Schallot*, Slippery Rock University
(1014Z11509)

10:45 a.m.
Parallelogons and Cutting Elliptical Cakes.
Douglas G. Burkholder*, LenoirRhyne College
(1014Z11157)

11:00 a.m.
Challenges for Students from the Final Simplex Tableau  Adjusting the Optimal Solution when the Constraints Change.
James J Reynolds*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(1014Z1835)

11:15 a.m.
The many faces of WJU.
Marc Brodie*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1014Z11053)

11:30 a.m.
Overview of Three Ongoing Undergraduate Investigations at MWSU.
Jeffrey L. Poet*, Missouri Western State University
(1014Z1880)

11:45 a.m.
Behaviour of trigonometric polynomials with only real zeros near a critical point.
Mohammed A. Qazi*, Tuskegee University
Q. I. Rahman, Universite de Montreal
(1014Z11103)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Inverse Problems: Theory and Numerics for Novel Applications, I
Organizers:
Heinz W. Engl, Johannes Kepler University heinz.engl@jku.at
Lothar Reichel, Kent State University reichel@math.kent.edu

8:00 a.m.
Level sets in inverse problems and optimization I.
Martin Burger*, Johannes Kepler University and RICAM, Linz
(101465530)

8:30 a.m.
Level sets in inverse problems and optimization II.
Michael Hintermueller*, University of Graz
(101449868)

9:00 a.m.
Discretization of Dirac Delta Functions in Level Set Methods.
Bjorn Engquist, University of Texas at Austin
AnnaKarin Tornberg, Courant Institute, New York University
Richard Tsai*, University of Texas at Austin
(101465797)

9:30 a.m.
A MumfordShah approach for the inversion of SPECT data.
Wolfgang Ring*, University of Graz
Ronny Ramlau, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Math.
(1014491389)

10:00 a.m.
Some computational issues on inverse problems in medical imaging.
Luisa D'Amore, University of Naples Federico II Italy
Serena Morigi, University of Bologna Italy
Almerico Murli, University of Naples Federico II Italy
Fiorella Sgallari*, CIRAM University of Bologna Italy
(101465375)

10:30 a.m.
Solving nonlinear inverse problems by multiframe based shrinkage iterations.
Gerd Teschke*, KonradZuse Institute, Berlin, Germany
(101445386)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Neuroscience: From Experiment to Theory, II
Organizers:
Kresimir Josic, University of Houston josic@login.math.uh.edu

8:00 a.m.
The dynamic range of bursting in a network of respiratory pacemaker cells.
Alla Borisyuk*, University of Utah
(1014921638)

8:25 a.m.
Synchrony in networks of Cortical FastSpiking Neurons.
Tim Lewis*, University of California, Davis
(101492784)

8:50 a.m.
Using onedimensional maps for analyzing neuronal dynamics.
Georgi S. Medvedev*, Drexel University
(1014341574)

9:15 a.m.
Break.

9:25 a.m.
Conditional BackPropagation of Dendritic Action Potentials in CA1 Pyramidal Neurons: Implications for SpikeTiming Dependent Synaptic Plasticity.
Costa M. Colbert*, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
(1014921173)

9:50 a.m.
How architecture restricts spiking patterns in networks of phase oscillators.
Eric T SheaBrown*, Courant Institute, New York Univ.
Kresimir Josic, University of Houston
Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
(101492736)

10:15 a.m.
Discretetime neural models for largescale network studies.
Nikolai F Rulkov*, Instuture for Nonlinear Science, UCSD
Maxim Bazhenov, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
(1014921249)

10:40 a.m.
Applications of the Poincar\'e mapping technique to analysis of neuronal dynamics.
Andrey Shilnikov*, GSU
Gennady Cymbalyuk, GSU
Paul Channell, GSU
(101437577)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, III
Organizers:
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic..edu
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
Kenneth Millet, University of California Santa Barbara

8:30 a.m.
Attracting and Retaining Students in the Mathematical Sciences.
W. James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014971242)

9:00 a.m.
Attracting More Students to the Mathematical Sciences: strategies from the CUPM Illustrative Resources for changing department culture and curricula.
Harriet Pollatsek*, Mount Holyoke College
(101497907)

9:30 a.m.
Bringing Contemporary Mathematics into the Curriculum.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(101497689)

10:00 a.m.
Attracting more minority students into the Mathematical Sciences through undergraduate research experiences: Why and How?
Robert Eugene Megginson*, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
(1014971037)

10:30 a.m.
How does technology affect student attitudes to mathematics?
William McCallum*, University of Arizona
(1014971699)

11:00 a.m.
Pizza, ProblemSolving, and Promoting a MathFriendly Culture.
Andrew J. Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su*, Harvey Mudd College
Lesley A. Ward, Harvey Mudd College
(1014971615)

11:30 a.m.
Getting Students to Speak Mathematics: One Model that Works.
Robert S Keller*, Loras College
(1014001591)

Friday January 13, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAAProject NExT Panel Discussion
Getting started in mathematical biology.
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Panelists:
Laurie J. Heyer, Davidson College
Janet L. Andersen, Hope College
Carl C. Cowen, indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
Jonathan E. Rubin, University of Pittsburgh

Friday January 13, 2006, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
Mathematical results and challenges in learning theory.
Ingrid Daubechies*, Princeton University
(101468102)

Friday January 13, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part A
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Thomas F. Banchoff, Brown University
John P. Holcomb, Cleveland State University

Friday January 13, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
A novel approach to problem solving.
Organizers:
Andrew CF Liu, University of Alberta

Friday January 13, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAAYMN Panel Discussion
Undergraduate career paths in mathematics.
Organizers:
James E. Hamblin, Shippensburg University
John A. Vano, University of WisconsinMadison

Friday January 13, 2006, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Friday January 13, 2006, 10:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Math on the Web, II

10:00 a.m.
Math accessibility with MathML: Meeting your students' needs and legal requirements.
Neil Soiffer*, Design Science, Inc.

11:20 a.m.
Interactive math on the Web by Maplesoft.
Mohamed Bendame*, Maplesoft

12:15 p.m.
Creating mathematical documents for the Web with Scientific Workplace.
Barry MacKichan*, MacKichan Software, Inc.

1:00 p.m.
Student answers to math homework on the Web using proper mathematical notation: A scalable, universal approach.
John Risley*, WebAssign

2:00 p.m.
Maplets for calculus.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A\&M University
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina

3:00 p.m.
Metamathematical visions: Metadata, learning, and knowledge communities.
Aaron Krowne*, Emory University

Friday January 13, 2006, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The mathematics of everyday language.
Keith J. Devlin*, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University
(1014A010)

Friday January 13, 2006, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Finite group behavior: Windows software for teaching beginning group theory.
Organizers:
Edward C. Keppelmann, University of Nevada Reno
Ellen J. Maycock, Depauw University

Friday January 13, 2006, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematician.
Organizers:
Michael A. Breen, AMS
Annette W. Emerson, AMS
William T. Butterworth, Barat College of DePaul University

Friday January 13, 2006, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
T.A. development using case studies: A workshop for faculty (Part 1).
Organizers:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College
Diane L. Herrmann, University of Chicago

Friday January 13, 2006, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Integrating mathematics with other disciplines.
Organizers:
Jenna P. Carpenter, Louisiana Technical University
Panelists:
Sheldon P. Gordon, SUNY at Farmingdale
Gary W. Krahn, U.S. Military Academy
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Bernd S. Schroeder, Louisiana Technical University

Friday January 13, 2006, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Proposal writing workshop for grant applications to the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education.
Organizers:
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
John R. Haddock, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Lee L. Zia, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education

Friday January 13, 2006, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
Generalized Fourier Transforms, the DirichlettoNeumann Map, and the Imaging of the Brain.
Thanasis Fokas*, Cambridge University
(101444103)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Entangled radicals, Part II.
Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr.*, Universiteit Leiden
(10141214)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Ancient and Nonwestern Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Duncan J. Melville, St. Lawrence University dmelville@stlawu.edu

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Frames and Operator Theory in Analysis and Signal Processing, II
Organizers:
Peter R. Massopust, Tuboscope Vetco Pipeline Services pmassopust@varco.com
David R. Larson, Texas A\&M University
Manos I. Papadakis, University of Houston
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida
Ahmed I. Zayed, DePaul University
Minh Chuong Nguyen, Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi Vietnam

1:00 p.m.
The use of filters and direct limits in the construction of fractal wavelets.
Judith A Packer*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Iain Raeburn, University of Newcastle, Australia
(1014461205)

1:30 p.m.
A Noncommutative Wiener Lemma and A Faithful Tracial State on Banach Algebras of TimeFrequency Shift Operators.
Radu V Balan*, Siemens Corporate Research
(101447324)

2:00 p.m.
Waveform design and a general form of matched filtering.
John J. Benedetto*, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland
(101442409)

2:30 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Pseudodifferential operators, localization operators and timefrequency analysis.
Luigi G. Rodino, Universita' di Torino
Elena Cordero*, Universita' di Torino
(101447449)

3:30 p.m.
Multiscale approximation in electronic structure calculation.
Reinhold Schneider*, ChristianAlbrechtsUniversität Kiel, Germany
(1014411519)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mahler Measure and Heights, III
Organizers:
Michael J. Mossinghoff, Davidson College mimossinghoff@davidson.edu
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Convex and Discrete Geometry, II
Organizers:
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu
Tibor Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma

1:00 p.m.
Optimal configurations of $k$ congruent balls packed in a sphere in ${\mathbb R}^n$ $(k\le 2n)$.
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(1014521114)

1:30 p.m.
The Colourful Hadwiger Transaversal Theorem.
Luis Montejano*, University of Guerrero at Acapulco, Mexico
(1014521234)

2:00 p.m.
Symmetric Delone subdivisions and their application.
Achill Schuermann*, University of Magdeburg
(101452261)

2:30 p.m.
Revisiting a problem of D. Ismailescu and R. Radoicic concerning dense point sets.
Andras Bezdek*, Auburn University
Gergely Ambrus, Auburn University
(1014521773)

3:00 p.m.
Additive Discrete Geometry.
Jozsef Solymosi*, University of British Columbia
(1014521172)

3:30 p.m.
Locating points in a sensor network, with distance information.
Walter J. Whiteley*, York University, Toronto
(101452594)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Division Algebras, Galois Theory, Cohomology and Geometry, III
Organizers:
Kelly L. McKinnie, University of Texas at Austin klmckin@math.utexas.edu
David J. Saltman, University of Texas at Austin

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Spaces Associated with C(X), III
Organizers:
Chawne M. Kimber, Lafayette College kimberc@lafayette.edu
Warren Wm. McGovern, Bowling Green State University

1:00 p.m.
Elementarily equivalent $\mathit{l}$groups of continuous functions on essential Pspaces.
Brian Wynne*, Colgate University
(1014031067)

1:30 p.m.
Examples of absolute CRepic topological spaces.
Robert Raphael*, Concordia University
(101400279)

2:00 p.m.
Hewitt realcompactifications and Pcoreflections.
Robert Raphael, Concordia University
R. Grant Woods*, University of Manitoba
(101454548)

2:30 p.m.
Disjointness preserving operators and their associated algebra homomorphisms.
Gerard J Buskes*, University of Mississippi
Karim Boulabiar, Tunis, Tunisia
(101406462)

3:00 p.m.
Strongly clean rings of matrices over C(X).
Wolf Iberkleid, Universidad Mayor de San Andres
Ramiro H. LafuenteRodriguez*, Universidad Mayor de San Andres
Warren Wm. McGovern, Bowling Green State University
(1014061012)

3:30 p.m.
Latticeordered $C(X)$modules.
James J. Madden*, Louisiana State University
(1014061530)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Value Distribution in Classical and padic Functions Theory, III
Organizers:
Alain Escassut, University Blaise Pascal Alain.Escassut@math.univbpclermont.fr
ChungChun Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ilpo Laine, University of Joensuu

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Statistics: Theory and Practice, III
Organizers:
Seth M. Sullivant, University of California Berkeley seths@math.berkeley.edu
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Southern Maine

1:00 p.m.
On the fan of a design and on maximalfan designs.
Hugo MaruriAguilar, Department of Statistics, The University of Warwick
Eva Riccomagno*, Department of Statistics, The University of Warwick and Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino
(1014621043)

1:30 p.m.
Sampling for Conditional Inference on Multiway Tables.
Yuguo Chen*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Ian Dinwoodie, Duke University
Seth Sullivant, Harvard University
(101462792)

2:00 p.m.
Network Delay Tomography with Correlation.
Ian H Dinwoodie*, Duke University
Eric Vance, Duke University
(101462140)

2:30 p.m.
Genetic linkage analysis.
Ingileif Bryndis Hallgrimsdottir*, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
(1014621059)

3:00 p.m.
EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models.
Ingileif B. Hallgr\'imsd\'ottir, University of Oxford
R. Alexander Milowski, UC Davis
Josephine Yu*, UC Berkeley
(101462445)

3:30 p.m.
The posterior map.
Lior Pachter*, UC Berkeley
(1014921399)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, II
Organizers:
Nancy Wyshinski, Trinity College Nancy.Wyshinski@trincoll.edu
James G. McLaughlin, Trinity College and West Chester University jmclaughl@wcupa.edu

1:00 p.m.
Ramanujan's continued fractions via orthogonal polynomials.
Mourad E. H. Ismail*, University of Central Florida
Dennis Stanton, University of Minnesota
(101433805)

2:00 p.m.
Szeg\H{o} polynomials and paraorthogonal polynomials on the real line, and the associated continued fractions.
A. Sri Ranga*, DCCE/IBILCE, Universidade Estadual Paulista
Cleonice F. Bracciali, DCCE/IBILCE, Universidade Estadual Paulista
Eliana X. de Andrade, DCCE/IBILCE, Universidade Estadual Paulista
(101433755)

2:30 p.m.
Parabolic Iterated Function Systems with Applications to the Backward Continued Fractions.
Eugen Andrei Ghenciu*, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
(101437809)

3:00 p.m.
Distribution Analysis Using PPCContinued Fractions.
William B. Jones, University of Colorado, Boulder
Walter M. Reid*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(101430957)

3:30 p.m.
Continued Fraction Handbook Project.
William B. Jones*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(101433408)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on the Many Lives of Lattice Theory, the Theory of Ordered Sets, and Universal Algebra, II
Organizers:
Japheth L. M. Wood, Chatham College JWood@Chatham.edu
John W. Snow, Sam Houston State University
Jonathan D. Farley, Harvard University
Stefan E. Schmidt, Phoenix Math Systems Modeling, Inc.
Anthony A. Harkin, Harvard University

1:00 p.m.
Semilattices and Congruence Heredity.
Eric J Martin*, University of Northern British Columbia
John W. Snow, Sam Houston State University
(1014061629)

1:30 p.m.
$M_4$ and Congruence Heredity.
John W Snow*, Sam Houston State University
(10140672)

2:00 p.m.
Using Order in Distributed Computing.
Vijay K Garg*, University of Texas
Neeraj Mittal, University of Texas at Dallas
Alper Sen, Freescale Semiconductors
(101406421)

2:30 p.m.
Finite basis problems for quasivarieties, and the weak extension property.
Ralph Nelson McKenzie*, Vanderbilt University
(101406865)

3:00 p.m.
Forbidden quotients of bounded distributive lattices.
Richard N. Ball*, University of Denver
Ales Pultr, Charles University
Jiri Sichler, University of Manitoba
(1014061373)

3:30 p.m.
From biordered sets to twocomplexes.
John C Meakin*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014061278)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part A
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, U.S. Military Academy
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
Fair division: From cakecutting to dispute resolution.
Organizers:
Steven J. Brams, New York University

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
Technology tools for discrete mathematics.
Organizers:
Douglas E. Ensley, Shippensburg University
Katherine G. McGivney, Shippensburg University

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.1:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education

1:00 p.m.
Mathematical Connections: For Example, "How To Teach Radicals In Less Than 5 Minutes" (Grades 616).
Juli D'Ann Ratheal*, West Texas A & M University
(10149706)

1:15 p.m.
Motivating Undergraduates with Different Backgrounds to do Mathematics Research.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(101497331)

1:30 p.m.
Geometry on a HubCap.
David E Ewing*, Central Missouri State University
(101497561)

1:45 p.m.
Algebra and Uniform Estimates Give a Facelift to Calculus and Introductory Analysis.
Michael Livshits*, Cambridge MA
(1014971272)

2:00 p.m.
Closing the Gaps for English Language Learners (ELL) in Mathematics Learning by Improving InService Teacher Professional Development Thus Increasing Teacher Content, Pedagogy, and Methods Knowledge.
Joyce F. Fischer*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
(1014971557)

2:15 p.m.
Native Americanbased Materials for Undergraduate Mathematics Courses.
Charles Peter Funkhouser, University of MontanaMissoula, College of Technology
A. Duane Porter*, University of Wyoming
(1014971760)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II

1:00 p.m.
Stability and Bifurcation in a Fractionally Damped Nonlinear Diffusion Process.
Brahima Mbodje*, Rust College
(101435176)

1:15 p.m.
Partial differential equations related to dielectric breakdown and polycrystal plasticity.
Marian Bocea*, University of Utah
(101435152)

1:30 p.m.
Nonlinear stability of viscous shock waves arising in conservation laws in the presence of both second and fourth order regularizations.
Changbing Hu*, Missouri State University
Peter Howard, Texas A&M University
(1014351204)

1:45 p.m.
On the oscillations of the solution curve for a class of semilinear equations.
Anahit Galstyan*, University of TexasPan American
Philip Korman, University of Cincinnati
Yi Li, University of Iowa
(1014351327)

2:00 p.m.
Attractor Stability via MorseSmale Property for Diffusive TwoSpecies Competition Systems.
Georg Hetzer, Auburn University
Wenxian Shen, Auburn University
Tung Nguyen*, Auburn University
(1014351337)

2:15 p.m.
Eigenvalue Characterization and Computation for the Laplacian on General Domains, and its Application to Inverse Spectral Problems.
James V Lambers*, Stanford University
Maeve L McCarthy, Murray State University
Patrick Guidotti, University of California, Irvine
(1014351359)

2:30 p.m.
Cauchy problem for nonlinear wave equation with variable speed of propagation.
Karen Yagdjian*, University of TexasPan American
(1014351363)

2:45 p.m.
NBump Solutions of AmariType Equation.
J. Angela Murdock*, University of Memphis
(1014351548)

3:00 p.m.
Approximate Solutions of Heat equation on unbounded domains using Heatlets.
Gnana Bhaskar Tenali, Florida Institue of Technology
Hariharan Seetharaman*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1014351572)

3:15 p.m.
Systems of Nonlinear Wave Equations With Damping and Source Terms.
Keith Agre*, St. Cloud State University
Mohammad A. Rammaha, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014351583)

3:30 p.m.
On the shape of a cookie.
David L Finn*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1014351733)

3:45 p.m.
Sobolev Space Interior Regularity Results for a Variational Inequality Involving an Elliptic PseudoDifferential Operator.
Randolph Garfield Cooper*, California State University, Los Angeles
(1014351744)

4:00 p.m.
Design of a twoelectrode electrostatic lens for optimum aberation characteristics.
S. M. Makky*, Owens College
A. K. Ahmad, Al Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
S. M. Juma, University of Baghdad, Bagdad, Iraq
(1014781216)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, IV

1:00 p.m.
Counting and 3EdgeColoring Spherical Buckyballs.
Thomas C. Hull*, Merrimack College
(1014051587)

1:15 p.m.
Rado Numbers for Some Linear Equations.
Daniel Schaal*, South Dakota State University
Donna Flint, South Dakota State University
Joseph Mousel, South Dakota State University
(1014051601)

1:30 p.m.
The Isoperimetric Numbers of Certain Cayley Graphs of the Projective Special Linear Groups.
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University
Jason Rosenhouse*, James Madison University
(1014051625)

1:45 p.m.
An Identity of Partial Derangement and Its Applications.
Kang Wu, Southern China Normal University
Haishen Yao*, CUNY Queensborough Community College
(1014051207)

2:00 p.m.
Set systems with the minimal number of sets and the (4,3)threshold property.
Zolt\'an F\"uredi, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Robert H. Sloan, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ken Takata*, Adelphi Univerrsity
Gy\"orgy Tur\'an, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1014051211)

2:15 p.m.
A proof of differential identities using lattice path encodings.
Anna Varvak*, Soka University of America
(101405715)

2:30 p.m.
Domino Fibonacci Tableaux.
Kendra S Killpatrick*, Pepperdine University
Naiomi Cameron, Occidental College
(101405558)

2:45 p.m.
A geometric form for the extended patience sorting algorithm and its generalizations.
Alexander I Burstein*, Iowa State University
Isaiah P Lankham, University of California, Davis
(101405164)

3:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of Patience Sorting Piles.
Isaiah P Lankham*, University of California, Davis
Alexander I Burstein, Iowa State University
(101405161)

3:15 p.m.
A triple lacunary generating function for Hermite polynomials.
Pallavi Jayawant*, Bates College
Ira Gessel, Brandeis University
(101405156)

3:45 p.m.
On Proofs of Certain Combinatorial Identities.
Akalu Tefera*, Grand Valley State University
Aklilu Zeleke, Lyman Briggs School and Department of Statistics and Probability
George Grossman, Central Michigan University
(101405559)

4:00 p.m.
The ShieldsHarary Numbers of the complete bipartite graph Km,n for Continuous Concave Cost Functions Vanishing at One.
John E Holliday*, North Georgia College and State University
Peter D Johnson, Auburn University
(1014001288)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Professional Development Programs for K12 Teachers, III
Organizers:
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Valparaiso University zsuzsanna.szaniszlo@valpo.edu
Laurie Burton, Western Oregon University
Judith L. Covington, Louisiana State University Shreveport
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

1:00 p.m.
Experiences with an InService Professional Development Program: The Vermont Mathematics Partnership and its Impact on School Systems in Vermont.
George L. Ashline*, St. Michael's College
(1014D1170)

1:20 p.m.
Team Planning and Team Teaching: College and School Mathematics Instructors Collaborate to Increase Mathematical Content Knowledge in Elementary Teachers.
Martha L Wallace*, St. Olaf College
(1014D1459)

1:40 p.m.
The Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics.
Valerie A. DeBellis, Shodor Education Foundation
Joseph G. Rosenstein*, Rutgers University
(1014D1951)

2:00 p.m.
Hosting a Probability and Statistics Institute.
Sharon S EmersonStonnell*, Longwood University
(1014D11459)

2:20 p.m.
Improving Mathematical Content Knowledge of K8 Teachers: Experiences and Successes with a StateFunded Project.
Brian J. Lindaman*, University of Kansas
A. Susan Gay, University of Kansas
(1014D1975)

2:40 p.m.
Integrating Technology/Engineering Concepts into the Teaching of Mathematics in Middle School.
Mary Ann Connors*, Westfield State College
(1014D1492)

3:00 p.m.
Prime: Partnership for Revitalized Instruction in Mathematics Education.
Jennifer A. Bergner*, Salisbury University
Michael Bardzell, Salisbury University
(1014D11237)

3:20 p.m.
Building K12 Mathematics Leaders: Experiences of the Oregon Mathematics Leadership Institute (OMLI) Partnership Project in enhancing mathematics content knowledge for teaching.
Thomas P Dick*, Oregon State University
Karen Marrongelle, Portland State University
(1014D1786)

3:40 p.m.
HandsOn Mathematics Education for Pennsylvania Learning and Teaching (HOME PlaTe).
Francisco E Alarcon*, Indiana University of PA (IUP)
Larry Feldman, Indiana University of PA (IUP)
(1014D11056)

4:00 p.m.
EMCAT: Exploring Mathematical Concepts through Applications of Technology.
Jan O. Case*, Jacksonville State University
David Dempsey, Jacksonville State University
(1014D1943)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Getting Students to Discuss and to Write about Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Martha Ellen Murphy Waggoner, Simpson College waggoner@simpson.edu
Charlotte A. KnottsZides, Wofford College
Harrison W. Straley, Wheaton College

1:00 p.m.
Do we make students talk about what they see?
Jose H. Giraldo*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1014H11406)

1:15 p.m.
Introducing Students to Difference Quotients via a Writing Assignment Involving Experimental Data.
Joe T. Harris*, St. Andrews Presbyterian College
(1014H11027)

1:30 p.m.
Introducing Students to Writing About Mathematics Using Calculus Problems.
Michael L. Berry*, West Virginia Wesleyan College
(1014H1177)

1:45 p.m.
Using Journals to Emphasize Writing and Homework in Calculus.
J'Lee W. Bumpus*, Texas Tech University
G. Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(1014H1326)

2:00 p.m.
Involving Students in Their Own Learning: Course End Presentation.
Rodney X. Sturdivant*, United States Military Academy
Alex J Heidenberg, United States Military Academy
Brian Souhan, United States Military Academy
(1014H1974)

2:15 p.m.
Student Reflections on Mathematics.
Alex M McAllister*, Centre College
(1014H1274)

2:30 p.m.
The Use of Frequent Oral Presentations in ThirdSemester Calculus.
William R. Harris*, Georgetown College
(1014H11192)

2:45 p.m.
Reading and Writing about CalculusA First Year Mathematics Seminar.
Daniel S. Alexander*, Drake University
Alexander F. Kleiner, Drake University
(1014H1994)

3:00 p.m.
Who's The Man?: The Question That Made My Students Fight About Mathematics.
Pam Miltenberger*, West Virginia Wesleyan College
(1014H1187)

3:15 p.m.
Create Your Own Mini Poster Session!
Jenny Switkes*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
(1014H134)

3:30 p.m.
Low Stakes Writing Questions.
Karen Batt Stanish*, Keene State College
(1014H11525)

3:45 p.m.
Helping Mathematics Students Become Math Presenters.
David Fowler*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014H1270)

4:00 p.m.
Integrating a writingintensive component into a traditional upperdivision course.
Susan Hammond Marshall*, Monmouth University
(1014H11723)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics of Sports and Games, I
Organizers:
Sean L. Forman, Saint Joseph's University sforman@sju.edu
Douglas Drinen, Sewanee: University of the South

1:00 p.m.
How Well Can Random Walkers Rank Football Teams?
Thomas S Callaghan, Stanford University
Peter J Mucha, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mason A Porter*, California Institute of Technology
(1014M161)

1:20 p.m.
Paired comparison ranking systems: an old topic and a new application.
Douglas Drinen*, Sewanee: the University of the South
(1014M11398)

1:40 p.m.
A Maple Simulation for the 2004 Red SoxYankees Playoff Series.
Phil Gustafson*, Mesa State College
(1014M1861)

2:00 p.m.
Down 4 with a Minute to Play.
G Edgar Parker*, James Madison University
Richard Miller, Fort Defiance High School
(1014M1281)

2:20 p.m.
The Price is Right's Three Strikes Game and Other Possibilities.
Paula R. Stickles*, Indiana University
(1014M1342)

2:40 p.m.
Bill James as an Examplar of Statistical Writing.
William Branson*, St Cloud State University
(1014M11514)

3:00 p.m.
Pigs on the Court.
Marc Brodie*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1014M11060)

3:20 p.m.
Using NASCAR to Illustrate Optimization.
Mark A Mills*, Central College
Dale R Buske, St. Cloud State University
(1014M1332)

3:40 p.m.
NCAA Membership and a PiecewiseDefined Model.
Murray H. Siegel*, South Carolina GSSM
(1014M1126)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Connections in the Arts, I
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu
Reza Sarhangi, Towson University
Nathaniel A. Friedman, State University of New York, Albany

1:00 p.m.
Clear as a Bell: Applying Principles of Graphical Excellence to Campanology.
Leslie Hayes*, Saint Joseph's University
(1014N11538)

1:15 p.m.
Learning Styles of College Algebra Students Support the Use of Dance in Mathematics Courses: Ideas for using Dance in the College Algebra classroom.
Ann D. Bingham*, Peace College
Beth K. Wright, Peace College
(1014N11224)

1:30 p.m.
A Salamander's Tale: Art and Mathematics at Ohio Northern.
William R Fuller*, Ohio Northern University
(1014N1819)

1:45 p.m.
Modular Sculpture from Surface Patches.
Stephen J Luecking*, DePaul University
(1014N1992)

2:00 p.m.
Variations on an AllPurpose Algorithm.
Anne M. Burns*, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
(1014N1227)

2:15 p.m.
The Symmetries of Beaded Beads.
Gwen Laura Fisher*, California Polytechnic State University
(1014N1256)

2:30 p.m.
Griddy Mathematics (The art and the mathematics of grids).
Josefina Alvarez*, New Mexico State University
(1014N1692)

2:45 p.m.
Imagemosaics: Painting with Pictures.
Gavin W. Taylor*, Davidson College
(1014N11055)

3:00 p.m.
The Square's talk: the language of Flatland.
William Lindgren*, Slippery Rock University
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University
(1014N1752)

3:15 p.m.
The History and Nature of Mathematics in the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.
Mary L Garner*, Kennesaw State University
(1014N11458)

3:30 p.m.
Mathematical literature and literary mathematics: Oulipo.
Christine Kinsey*, Canisius College
Teresa Moore, Ithaca College
(1014N1937)

3:45 p.m.
A CostBased Approach to Adaptivity in Literary Hypertext.
Juan B Gutierrez*, Florida State University
(1014N1141)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Organizers:
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University
Michael Oehrtman, Arizona State University

1:00 p.m.
Findings from a Study of Gender Parity.
Teri J Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
(1014O11312)

1:20 p.m.
Student understanding of the Inverse Relationship of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Michelle Reed*, Wright State University
Gretchen Whipple, Warren Wilson College
Lynette Roller, Dulaney High School, Timonium, Maryland
Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University
(1014O11579)

1:40 p.m.
Theoretical Lenses for Examining Undergraduate Students' Statistical Thinking.
Randall E Groth*, Salisbury University
Jennifer A Bergner, Salisbury University
(1014O1696)

2:00 p.m.
Helping Bridge Course Students Begin to Write Proofs.
Carolyn Yackel*, Mercer University
(1014O1676)

2:20 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics Using a Computer Algebra SystemWhat are the Effects on the Students' Performance??
Karsten Schmidt*, Faculty of Management Science \& Economics, University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden
Wolfgang Moldenhauer, Thuringian Institute for Inservice Teacher Training, Curriculum Development and Media (ThILLM)
(1014O1209)

2:40 p.m.
DataMining an Online Homework System.
Andrew Bennett, Kansas State University
Genevra Neumann*, Kansas State University
Eric Lawrence, Kansas State University
Elena Verbych, Kansas State University
(1014O1143)

3:00 p.m.
Effects of Elaborate Contextual Information in Group Homework.
Dale J. Winter*, University of Michigan
Matthew E. DeLong, Taylor University
(1014O195)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Models That Work: Building Diversity in Advance Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Abbe H. Herzig, University at Albany, SUNY aherzig@albany.edu
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

1:00 p.m.
Girls Explorations in Mathematics and Science (GEMS): An Outreach Program Attracting a Diverse Group of High Achieving High School Girls.
Mazen Shahin*, Delaware State University
Melissa A. Harrington, Department of Biology, Delaware State University
(1014Y31655)

1:30 p.m.
Giving Women the EDGE in Mathematics.
Ami Radunskaya*, Pomona College
Sylvia T. Bozeman, Spelman College
Rhonda J. Hughes, Bryn Mawr College
(1014Y31695)

2:00 p.m.
Model Summer Programs for Students from Underrepresented Groups.
Deborah Nolan*, University of California, Berkeley
(1014Y31674)

2:30 p.m.
Diversifying the research experience: creating an REU environment that is conducive to the education of the whole person.
Erika T. Camacho*, Loyola Marymount University
Stephen A. Wirkus, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1014Y31376)

3:00 p.m.
The Advance Program and the Career Partner Program at UCI, and the Mentoring Program for Women Mathematicians at IAS.
ChuuLian Terng*, University of California at Irvine
(1014Y31662)

3:30 p.m.
NSF ADVANCE at the University of Michigan.
Kristen S. Moore*, University of Michigan
(1014Y3780)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IV
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Eric S. Marland,
Jay A. Malmstrom, Oklahoma City Community College

1:00 p.m.
Teaching Undergraduate Courses in Biomathematics.
Raina S. Robeva*, Sweet Briar College
Michael L. Johnson, University of Virginia School of Medicine
(1014Z11759)

1:15 p.m.
Computational Tools for a TwoCourse Calculus Sequence for Biology Majors.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
(1014Z1363)

1:30 p.m.
Bioinformatics and the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum.
Steven M Deckelman*, University of WisconsinStout
(1014Z1402)

1:45 p.m.
Chances in LifeCreating a Statistics/Biology Learning Community.
William D Ardis*, Collin County Community College  Preston Ridge Campus
(1014Z11432)

2:00 p.m.
Mathematical Preparation for First Statistics Courses.
Paul Kochanowski, Indianan University South Bend
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1014Z199)

2:15 p.m.
A review of the literature pertaining to the interactions between teachers pedagogical beliefs, their content knowledge, and their attitudes toward specific topics, as applied to statistics.
Stephen Max Lancaster*, University of Oklahoma
(1014Z1984)

2:30 p.m.
Using the CSI effect in Calculus: applying forensic science to infinite series.
R Travis Kowalski*, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
(1014Z11317)

2:45 p.m.
Curtailment Procedure for Selecting Among Bernoulli Populations.
Elena Mihaela Buzaianu*, Syracuse University
Pinyuen Chen, Syracuse University
(1014Z1833)

3:00 p.m.
The weather report: daily and seasonal termperature extremes.
Richard N Barshinger*, Penn State Scranton
(1014Z1675)

3:15 p.m.
Special Averages with Sums of Powers of Integers.
Thomas Pfaff*, Ithaca College
(1014Z1431)

3:30 p.m.
Finite Dimensional Approximations to Wiener Measure on a Compact Manifold with Positive Curvature.
Adrian P. C. Lim*, UCSD
(1014Z1939)

3:45 p.m.
Constructing $5$Regular $5/2$Tough Graphs.
Lynne L Doty, Marist College
Kevin K Ferland*, Bloomsburg University
(1014Z1610)

4:00 p.m.
Graphs with the disjoint linking property.
Joel S. Foisy*, SUNY Potsdam
(1014Z1753)

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on New Transform Methods for Differential Equations
Organizers:
Beatrice Pelloni, University of Reading, UK
Liyeung Sung, University of South Carolina sung@math.sc.edu

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Inverse Problems: Theory and Numerics for Novel Applications, II
Organizers:
Heinz W. Engl, Johannes Kepler University heinz.engl@jku.at
Lothar Reichel, Kent State University reichel@math.kent.edu

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAAAWM Panel Discussion
Teaching a course on women and/or minorities in mathematics.
Organizers:
Therese L. Bennett, Southern Connecticut State University
Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University
Panelists:
Sarah J. Greenwald,
John H. Kellermeier, Tacoma Community College
Helen Moore, American Institute of Mathematics
Bonnie J. Shulman, Bates College

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Panel Discussion
The mathematics profession in 2016: Where are we going?
Organizers:
John F. Bukowski, Juniata College
Dale R. Buske, St. Cloud State University
Kenneth L. Price, University of WisconsinOshkosh
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud, Macalester College
Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin
Tina H. Straley, MAA
Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College

Friday January 13, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Scholarship scenarios.
Organizers:
David J. Lutzer, The College of William and Mary

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Project NExTYMN Poster Session
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Kenneth A. Ross, University of Oregon

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics
Participants from past programs will describe their experiences.
Organizers:
Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Homotopy properties of Hamiltonian group actions.
Dusa McDuff*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(10145704)

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Topology, I

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
T.A. development using case studies: A workshop for faculty (Part 2).
Organizers:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College
Diane L. Herrmann, University of Chicago

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
What business looks for in new hires.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Anthony Edwards, San Antonio Public Service
Sandra Martinez, Kelly Aviation Center
Steve Bryant, Zachary Construction Company
Frances Gonzalez, Assistant City Manager of the City of San Antonio

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
AMATYC's {\em Beyond Crossroads}: Implementing standardsbased mathematics instruction.
Organizers:
Susan S. Wood, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Panelists:
Susan S. Wood,
Richelle M. Blair, Lakeland Community College
Kathy A. Mowers, Owensboro Community and Technical College
William E. Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday January 13, 2006, 2:45 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems, I

Friday January 13, 2006, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Retiring Presidential Address
Threads from My Life: Linear (good) Resolutions and Small (seductive) Varieties.
David Eisenbud*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
(10141407)

Friday January 13, 2006, 4:25 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Joint Prize Session

Friday January 13, 2006, 5:45 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Business Meeting and Guest Lecture
Organizers:
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University

Friday January 13, 2006, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
MAA Information Session
Current issues in actuarial science education.
Organizers:
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Steve P. Paris, Florida State University
Matthew J. Hassett, Arizona State University

Friday January 13, 2006, 5:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government Reception
Organizers:
Michael G. Monticino, University of North Texas

Friday January 13, 2006, 5:45 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting
Organizers:
Thomas L. Moore, Grinnell College

Friday January 13, 2006, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception

Friday January 13, 2006, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Joint Prize Session Reception

Friday January 13, 2006, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Guest Lecture
Organizers:
Amy ShellGellasch, Grafenwoer, Germany

Friday January 13, 2006, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Teaching linear algebra with applications.
Organizers:
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday January 13, 2006, 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
WEB SIGMAA Business Meeting and Guest Lectures
Organizers:
Murray Eisenberg, University of Massachusetts

Friday January 13, 2006, 7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Young Mathematicians' Network Town Meeting
Concerns of young mathematicians.
Organizers:
David C. Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Saturday January 14, 2006

Saturday January 14, 2006, 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Combined MAA Departmental/Liaison and PME/MAA Student Chapter Breakfast

Saturday January 14, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Saturday January 14, 2006, 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Employment Center

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, II
Organizers:
Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas Pan American qiao@utpa.edu
Andras Balogh, University of Texas Pan American
Guihua Fei, University of Minnesota Duluth
Zhaosheng Feng, University of Texas Pan American

8:00 a.m.
Backstepping boundary controller and observer designs for the slender Timoshenko beam.
Krstic Miroslav*, University of California, San Diego
(101435442)

8:30 a.m.
Dynamic bifurcation and stability of the Taylor problem.
Tian Ma, Sichuan University
Shouhong Wang*, Indiana University
(101435298)

9:00 a.m.
A Stable Method to Solve Nonlinear Elliptic PDE Systems for Multiple Vector Solitons.
Xianjin Chen*, Texas A&M University, College Station
Jianxin Zhou, Texas A&M University, College Station
(101435397)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear dynamics for semilinear equations in circular domains and anisotropic Sobolev spaces.
Vladimir V Varlamov*, University of Texas  Pan American
(101435851)

10:00 a.m.
Zero dynamics interior point control for a viscous Burgers equation.
David S Gilliam*, Texas Tech University
Christopher I Byrnes, Electrical and Systems Engineering / Washington University, St. Louis
Alberto Isidori, Electrical and Systems Engineering / Washington University, St. Louis
Victor Shubov, Colby College
(101493228)

10:30 a.m.
On the quantization of the threeparticle FermiPastaUlam lattice.
BaoFeng Feng*, The University of TexasPan American
(101437923)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Frames and Operator Theory in Analysis and Signal Processing, III
Organizers:
Peter R. Massopust, Tuboscope Vetco Pipeline Services pmassopust@varco.com
David R. Larson, Texas A\&M University
Manos I. Papadakis, University of Houston
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida
Ahmed I. Zayed, DePaul University
Minh Chuong Nguyen, Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi Vietnam

8:00 a.m.
The KadisonSinger Problem in Mathematics and Engineering: Part II.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
Fickus Matt, Air Force Institute of Technology
Crandell Janet Tremain, University of Missouri
Roman Vershynin, University of California  Davis
Eric Weber, Iowa State University
(101447310)

8:30 a.m.
Construction of Sampling Theorems for Unions of Shifted Lattices.
Hamid Behmard, Western Oregon University
Adel Faridani*, Oregon State University
David Walnut, George Mason University
(101494714)

9:00 a.m.
Multidimensional Prolate Spheroidal Wavelets.
Gilbert G Walter*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(101441304)

9:30 a.m.
Prolate spheroidal wavelets in a periodic setting.
Xiaoping Shen*, Ohio University
(101442160)

10:00 a.m.
Two applications of frames for the analysis of astrophysical data.
Sandrine Anthoine, Universite de Marseille, France
Ingrid Daubechies*, Princeton University
(1014461364)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Contemporary Dynamical Systems, II
Organizers:
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@unity.dcsu.edu
Youngna Choi, Montclair State University choiy@mail.montclair.edu
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan
Todd L. Fisher, University of Maryland
Melvin Leok, University of Michigan
David S. Richeson, Dickinson College
James S. Wiseman, Agnes Scott College

8:00 a.m.
Natural Frames, Interacting Particles and Stealth.
P S Krishnaprasad*, University of Maryland, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
(1014931226)

8:30 a.m.
Geodesic Flows on the Symplectic Group.
Anthony M. Bloch*, University of Michigan
Arieh Iserles, Cambridge University
Jerrold E. Marsden, California Institute of Technology
Tudor S. Ratiu, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
(101434919)

9:00 a.m.
Symmetry breaking for toral actions in simple mechanical systems.
Petre Birtea, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania
Mircea Puta, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania
Tudor S Ratiu*, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Razvan Tudoran, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania
(1014371222)

9:30 a.m.
A new proof of Sharkovsky's theorem.
Keith Burns*, Northwestern University
Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University
(101437995)

10:00 a.m.
The Relative Growth of Information.
Aimee S.A. Johnson*, Swarthmore College
K Dajani, Utrecht University
M de Vries, Free University Amsterdam
(101437840)

10:30 a.m.
Fixed Points of abelian actions on $S^2$ and $R^2$.
John Franks*, Northwestern University
Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY)
Kamlesh Parwani, University of Houston
(101437891)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, II
Organizers:
Catherine H. Yan, Texas A\&M University cyan@math.tamu.edu
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A\&M University
Joseph P. Kung, University of North Texas
Laura F. Matusevich, University of Pennsylvania

8:00 a.m.
From Schur Positivity to Schur LogConcavity.
Thomas Lam, Harvard University
Alexander Postnikov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pavlo Pylyavskyy*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(101405382)

8:30 a.m.
kSchur functions, Macdonald polynomials, and quantum cohomology.
Luc Lapointe, Universidad de Talca
Jennifer Morse*, University of Miami
(1014051661)

9:00 a.m.
Longest alternating subsequences of permutations.
Richard P. Stanley*, M.I.T.
(101405325)

9:30 a.m.
The $q,t$Catalan theorem and the $q,t$Square theorem.
Nicholas A. Loehr*, College of William and Mary
Mahir B. Can, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory S. Warrington, Wake Forest University
(101405360)

10:00 a.m.
Problem Session

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, II
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Texas A\&M University map@math.tamu.edu
Ahmad M. ElGuindy, Texas A\&M University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Convex and Discrete Geometry, III
Organizers:
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu
Tibor Bisztriczky, University of Calgary
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma

8:00 a.m.
Determination of convex bodies by directed projection functions.
Paul Goodey, University of Oklahoma
Wolfgang Weil*, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
(1014521386)

8:30 a.m.
Convex Bodies with Constant Projection Functions.
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina
Daniel Hug, Mathematisches Institut, Universit{\"a}t Freiburg
(1014521230)

9:00 a.m.
On the road between intersection bodies and polar projection bodies.
Alexander Koldobsky*, University of MissouriColumbia
(101452178)

9:30 a.m.
Centroid bodies and comparison of volumes.
Vladyslav Yaskin*, University of Missouri  Columbia
Maryna Yaskina, University of Missouri  Columbia
(101452379)

10:00 a.m.
Nonintersection bodies all of whose central sections are intersection bodies.
Maryna Yaskina*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(101452378)

10:30 a.m.
General measures of a convex body.
Artem Zvavitch*, Kent State University
(101452748)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Rings and Monoids, III
Organizers:
Scott T. Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu
James B. Coykendall, North Dakota State University

8:00 a.m.
On the integrally closed overrings of twodimensional Noetherian domains.
Bruce Olberding*, New Mexico State University
(1014131462)

8:30 a.m.
Extensions of local domains with trivial generic fibers.
William Heinzer, Purdue University
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia M Wiegand*, University of Nebraska Lincoln
(1014131175)

9:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Properties of Pullbacks.
Evan Houston*, UNC Charlotte
John Taylor, UNC Charlotte
(101413925)

9:30 a.m.
Integral closure of graded integral domains.
Mi Hee Park*, ChungAng University
(1014131045)

10:00 a.m.
A classification of the minimal ring extensions of an integral domain.
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jay Shapiro*, George Mason University
(101413604)

10:30 a.m.
The Regularity Condition $\mathrm{R}_k$ of Serre.
Marie A. Vitulli*, University of Oregon
(101413157)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Syzygies in Commutative Algebra and Geometry, III
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Sorin E. Popescu, SUNY at Stony Brook
Gregory G. Smith, Queen's University

8:00 a.m.
Cohomology of OrlikSolomon algebras and geometry of line configurations.
Sergey Yuzvinsky*, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
(101413366)

8:30 a.m.
Holonomy Lie algebras, Graphic Arrangements, and $Tor_i^A(k,k)_i$.
Hal Schenck*, Texas A&M University
Paulo LimaFilho, Texas A&M University
(101414340)

9:00 a.m.
Core of ideals.
Claudia Polini*, University of Notre Dame
(101413793)

9:30 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
A computational study for the quadratic generation conjecture for smooth projective toric varieties.
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
Joseph Gubeladze, San Francisco State University
(1014131442)

10:30 a.m.
Some conjectures on the resolutions of defining ideals of Veronese embeddings.
Jerzy M Weyman*, Northeastern University
(1014131758)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Field Extensions and Algorithms, I
Organizers:
Peter Stevenhagen, Universiteit Leiden psh@math.leidenuniv.nl
H. W. Lenstra, Jr., Universiteit Leiden

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonautonomous Discrete Dynamics, II
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Jim M. Cushing, University of Arizona

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, III
Organizers:
Nancy Wyshinski, Trinity College Nancy.Wyshinski@trincoll.edu
James G. McLaughlin, Trinity College and West Chester University jmclaughl@wcupa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Accumulation Point Sets for Infinite Matrix Products and Continued Fractions.
Douglas C Bowman*, Northern Illinois University
James McLaughlin, West Chester University
(1014301365)

9:00 a.m.
A $q$continued fraction and some new proofs of some old continued fraction identities.
James Mc Laughlin*, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.
Douglas Bowman, Northern Illinois University
Nancy J Wyshinski, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
(1014111120)

9:30 a.m.
Inhomogeneous Diophantine approximation for irrationals with quasiperiodic continued fractions.
Mary E. Flahive*, Oregon State University
Richard T. Bumby, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(101411217)

10:00 a.m.
Resurrecting the divided cell algorithm for inhomogeneous Diophantine approximation.
Richard T. Bumby*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mary E. Flahive, Oregon State University
(101411218)

10:30 a.m.
Expressing real quadratic irrationals as periodtwo continued fractions and their connections with diophantine approximation.
Edward B Burger*, Williams College
(101411746)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Topology, II

8:00 a.m.
NonArchimedean Topologies as Boolean Rings and Their Maximal Ideals.
Rahim G Karimpour*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(101454534)

8:15 a.m.
Filament sets, aposyndesis, and the decomposition theorem of Jones.
Keith Whittington*, University of the Pacific
Janusz Prajs, Sacramento State University
(101454323)

8:30 a.m.
Cohomological dimension with respect to nonabelian groups.
Atish Mitra*, University of Tennessee Knoxville
(1014551256)

8:45 a.m.
Shift Points and the Fixed Point Property for Products.
T. Bruce McLean*, Georgia Southern University
Sam B. Nadler, Jr., West Virginia University
(101454847)

9:00 a.m.
Binary Statements of Closed Curves and Graphs.
Avery S Zoch*, Atlas Distributions
(101454920)

9:15 a.m.
The equivalence of the net \& openfilter process and the open C*filter process of compactification.
Hueytzen J Wu*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
WanHong Wu, The Institute for Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(1014541097)

9:30 a.m.
Some applications of signatures.
W. Kulpa, Silesian University
A. Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University
(1014541330)

9:45 a.m.
Knitting Topological Surfaces.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Xavier University
(1014541355)

10:00 a.m.
Partial Metrics.
Homeira Pajoohesh*, City College of CUNY
Ralph David Kopperman, City College of CUNY
Steve Matthews, Warwick University, U.K.,
(1014541565)

10:15 a.m.
Covering properties of symmetrizable spaces.
Sheldon W Davis*, MIami University
(1014541569)

10:30 a.m.
Asymmetric Ellis theory.
Susan Andima, C W Post Campus of Long Island University
Ralph Kopperman*, City College of CUNY
Peter Nickolas, University of Wollongong, Australia
(1014541725)

10:45 a.m.
Shift operators on 0dimensional compact metric spaces.
Minakshisundaram Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(101400329)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:25 a.m.
AMS Session on History of Math

8:00 a.m.
A remarkable alternative to trigonometric tables in determining the angles of a right triangle, given the lengths of two of its sides, as described by Thomas Ratcliffe, Mariner, in 1684.
Joel S Silverberg*, Roger Williams University
(101401122)

8:15 a.m.
Kein's Erlangen program.
Alan Durfee*, Mount Holyoke College
(1014011000)

8:45 a.m.
Sharing resources and insights for teaching a History/Philosophy of Mathematics course.
John R. Hinton*, Otterbein College
David Stucki, Otterbein College
(101401603)

9:00 a.m.
Programming Gauss's algorithms for quadratic forms.
R. Michael Josephy*, Universidad de Costa Rica
(101401705)

9:15 a.m.
Christiaan Huygens and the Problem of the Hanging Chain.
John F. Bukowski*, Juniata College
(101401136)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology, I

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modelling of the Hemodynamical Flow of Blood.
J C Misra*, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
(101492593)

8:15 a.m.
Deterministic and Stochastic Models of Development of Resistance to Genetically Modified Pesticidal Crops.
Jemal S. MohammedAwel*, State University of New York at Buffalo
John Ringlnad, State University of New York at Buffalo
(101492292)

8:30 a.m.
Eradication of the Screwworm Fly By Sterile Insect Release Method.
John G Alford*, Tulane University
Robert Matlock, Tulane University
(101492346)

8:45 a.m.
A Continuum Model with Free Boundary Formulation and the Inverse Problem for Ameboid Cell Motility.
Huseyin Coskun*, University of Iowa
(101492365)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms and their response to light.
Tanya Leise*, Amherst College
(101492918)

9:15 a.m.
Biomechanical Model of \em{Arabidopsis thaliana} Root Hair Growth.
Sarah E. Frey*, California State University, East Bay
Claudia UhdeStone, California State University, East Bay
(101492981)

9:30 a.m.
Population density methods for stochastic neurons with a 2D state space: application to neural networks with realistic synaptic kinetics.
Daniel Tranchina, Courant Institute / NYU
Felix J Apfaltrer*, City University of New York  BMCC
(1014921017)

9:45 a.m.
On Optical Flow of Fluorescent Microscope Protein Images.
Robert C Stolz*, University of the Virgin Islands
Camille A. McKayle, University of the Virgin Islands
Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University
Elvira Garcia Osuna, Carnegie Mellon University
Yanhua Hu, Carnegie Mellon University
(1014921104)

10:00 a.m.
Competing Species Models with an Infectious Disease.
Roberto A. Saenz*, University of Iowa
Herbert W. Hethcote, University of Iowa
(1014921115)

10:15 a.m.
Calcium Wave Initiation and Evolution in a Neuron.
Bradford E Peercy*, Rice University
(1014921130)

10:30 a.m.
An Erythropoiesis Structured Model with Nonlinear Cell Maturation Velocity and Hormone Decay Rate.
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kazufumi Ito, North Carolina State University
Jeremy J. Thibodeaux*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014921193)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Number of Character Tables of Finite Groups.
Adriana Nenciu*, University of Florida
(101420159)

8:15 a.m.
Capability of nilpotent groups of class two and prime exponent.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(101420169)

8:30 a.m.
Splitting pure extensions of LCA groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(101420257)

8:45 a.m.
Density in Arbitrary Semigroups.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Dona Strauss, University of Hull
(101420350)

9:00 a.m.
On Autocommutators in Groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, SUNY at Binghamton
(101420381)

9:15 a.m.
A Classification of Certain Maximal Subgroups of Finite Symmetric Groups.
Benjamin Newton*, University of WisconsinMadison
Bret Benesh, Harvard University
(101420422)

9:30 a.m.
An Introduction to Permutably Detectable Groups.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(101420512)

9:45 a.m.
BlockDiaogonality of LFSGroups of $p$Type.
Stefaan Dirk Delcroix*, California State University, Fresno
(101420569)

10:00 a.m.
On the Location of the Near Frattini Subgroups of Generalized Free Products of Groups With Amalgamations.
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(101420735)

10:15 a.m.
The Representations of The Heisenberg Group over a Finite Field.
Manouchehr Misaghian*, Johnson C. Smith University
(101420776)

10:30 a.m.
Simple Groups and $H^{2}(G,\mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z})$.
Fedor Bogomolov, CIMSNYU
Jorge Maciel*, BMCCCUNY
(101420813)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Courses Below Calculus: A Continuing Focus, II
Organizers:
Mary Robinson, University of New MexicoValencia Campus maryrobn@unm.edu
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology
Laurette Foster, Prairie View A&M University
Arlene H. Kleinstein, Farmingdale State University of New York
Norma M. Agras, Miami Dade Community College
Linda Martin, Albuquerque TVI

8:00 a.m.
Technology and Linear Programming in a Finite Mathematics Course.
Ronald Harshbarger*, University of South Carolina Beaufort
Lisa S. Yocco, Georgia Southern University
(1014L11578)

8:20 a.m.
A Course BEFORE Calculus, but not necessarily BELOW Calculus, Continued Growth and Evolution.
Geoffrey Kuhlmann*, United States Military Academy
Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy
Alex Heidenberg, United States Military Academy
Jack Picciuto, United States Military Academy
(1014L11201)

8:40 a.m.
Adoption and Implementation of a Reform Curriculum for Courses Below Calculus, One Department's Experience.
David Dudley*, Scottsdale CC
(1014L11300)

9:00 a.m.
Break

9:20 a.m.
Mathematics for Measurement``Math for Practical Arts".
Mary R. Parker*, Austin Community College
Hunter Ellinger, Exemplar Technologies
(1014L11087)

9:40 a.m.
A CommonSensible FTY Curriculum For Colleges: Visions And Guidance From Scientific Clinical Research.
Clyde L. Greeno*, MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1014L11040)

10:00 a.m.
Towards a Geometry Course that Focuses on Mathematical Ways of Reasoning and Knowing.
James Morrow*, Mount Holyoke College
(1014L11075)

10:20 a.m.
A TwoSemester Precalculus/Calculus I Sequence: A Case Study.
Mike Axtell*, Wabash College
(1014L1287)

10:40 a.m.
The "Basic Four" Elementary Functions and their Applications.
Scott R. Herriott*, Maharishi University of Management
(1014L11326)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics of Chemistry
Organizers:
George Rublein, College of William and Mary gtrubl@math.wm.edu

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Organizers:
Philip E. Gustafson, Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael G. Monticino, University of North Texas

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Countering ``I Can't Do Math": Strategies for Teaching Underprepared, MathAnxious Students, I
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University bgold@monmouth.edu
Suzanne Dor\'ee, Augsburg College
Richard J. Jardine, Keene State College

8:00 a.m.
The effects of exam retakes on mathematics anxiety levels of college students enrolled in developmental mathematics.
Joan E Brown*, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
(1014S1572)

8:20 a.m.
Using Quizzes to Reinforce Learning and Reduce Test Anxiety.
Mary I Kay*, Del Mar College
(1014S11253)

8:40 a.m.
A Decimal Point Can Kill You.
Agnes M. Kalemaris*, SUNY Farmingdale
(1014S11692)

9:00 a.m.
Using the "Color the Board" game to challenge anxious students' notions of mathematics.
Mika Munakata*, Montclair State University
Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University
(1014S11624)

9:20 a.m.
Reducing Math Anxiety by Improving the Math.
Steven R. Lay*, Lee University
(1014S1380)

9:40 a.m.
The role of content in countering math anxiety.
David Marshall*, Monmouth University
(1014S11463)

10:00 a.m.
'I Can't do Math' Where Does the Attitude Come From?
Jean M Horn*, Northern Virginia Community College  Woodbridge Campus
Harrison W Straley, Wheaton College
(1014S1352)

10:20 a.m.
Confidence to Competence: Giving Back the Control in a Mathanxious Classroom.
Debasree Raychaudhuri*, CalState Los Angeles
(1014S11668)

10:40 a.m.
Strategies for Working with Under Prepared Students and Students who Have a Poor Attitude Towards Mathematics.
Ann C Hanson*, Columbia College, Chicago
(1014S1309)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom
Organizers:
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University lacke@rowan.edu
Paul E. Fishback, Grand Valley State University

8:00 a.m.
Group Presentations in an Undergraduate Operations Research Course.
Paul E. Fishback*, Grand Valley State University
(1014T1751)

8:20 a.m.
An Operations Research Course for Teachers.
Nancy J Boynton*, SUNY Fredonia
(1014T11568)

8:40 a.m.
A Modeling Project in Linear Programming.
Maria Cristina Villalobos*, University of TexasPan American
(1014T11633)

9:00 a.m.
Assigning Upper Division Mathematics Courses at ``California University''.
Jenny Switkes*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1014T135)

9:20 a.m.
Undergraduate Nonlinear Optimization.
Bill Fox*, Francis Marion University
(1014T1625)

9:40 a.m.
Open Ended Explorations in Optimization.
Mark Parker*, Carroll College, Montana
(1014T11720)

10:00 a.m.
Utility Trailer Cargo Bed Optimization Problem.
Danny W Turner*, Winthrop University
(1014T1680)

10:20 a.m.
Using a CAS in the Teaching of Operations Research.
Christopher J. Lacke*, Rowan University
(1014T1515)

10:40 a.m.
TSP Generator: Online generation of reallife traveling salesman problems.
Sean L Forman*, Saint Joseph's University
(1014T1624)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on My Favorite Demo: Innovative Strategies for Mathematics Instructors, I
Organizers:
David R. Hill, Temple University hill@math.temple.edu
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College \& State University

8:00 a.m.
Two handson demos for teaching about centroids in Calculus.
David M Strong*, Pepperdine University
(1014U174)

8:15 a.m.
Image Processing With Mathematica.
Roland Minton*, Roanoke College
(1014U1182)

8:30 a.m.
Visualizing the Method of Finding Volumes by Cross Section: An Eggsperiment.
Jean Uhl, Georgia Southern University
Patricia B Humphrey*, Georgia Southern University
James Braselton, Georgia Southern University
(1014U1191)

8:45 a.m.
Desktop Sharing and Collaborative Learning in a Wireless Classroom Network.
Jong H. Chung*, United States Military Academy
Randal E. Hickman, United States Military Academy
(1014U1933)

9:00 a.m.
In Search of the Singular Value Decomposition.
Thomas Hern*, Bowling Green State University
David Meel, Bowling Green State University
(1014U11026)

9:15 a.m.
Visualizing Partial Derivatives without Graphs.
Martin E. Flashman*, Humboldt State University and Occidental College
(1014U11011)

9:30 a.m.
Using the Geometer's Sketchpad Software for Introductory Calculus Demonstrations.
Monica PierriGalvao*, Gannon University
(1014U1673)

9:45 a.m.
Average and Instantaneous Rates of Change.
James J Reynolds*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(1014U1562)

10:00 a.m.
The Use of Spreadsheets to Illustrate Finite Mathematics Concepts.
Paul Kochanowski, Indiana University South Bend
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1014U1100)

10:15 a.m.
Statistics Before Your Eyes: Photographs of Statistical Concepts.
Robert W Jernigan*, American University
(1014U1208)

10:30 a.m.
The Tablet PC: A Tool for Teaching a LargeGroup Calculus Class.
Nicholas Gorgievski*, Nichols College
Thomas C. DeFranco, University of Connecticut
Robert A. Stroud, University of Connecticut
Mary P. Truxaw, University of Connecticut
(1014U1506)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Mary Beth Searcy, Appalachian State University

8:00 a.m.
Math War in China: They Know What They Don't Know.
Annie Y Han*, The City University of New York, BMCC
(1014Z11715)

8:30 a.m.
Resources for QL: Mathematics Across the Curriculum and the National Numeracy Network at the University of Nevada.
Jerry A Johnson*, University of Nevada, Reno
(1014Z1216)

8:45 a.m.
Math: The Unpopular Culture.
Victor Dorff*, California Lutheran University
(1014Z11584)

9:00 a.m.
"But I Got the Right Answer!".
Fred Worth*, Henderson State University
(1014Z11582)

9:15 a.m.
Multiple Assessments: Uncovering Mathematical Misunderstandings.
Susie M. Lanier*, Georgia Southern University
Donna B. Saye, Georgia Southern University
(1014Z1351)

9:30 a.m.
Assessing the Mathematics Core: A Mixed Method Approach at the Colorado School of Mines.
Scott A. Strong, Colorado School of Mines
Barbara M. Moskal, Colorado School of Mines
Graeme Fairweather*, Colorado School of Mines
(1014Z11494)

9:45 a.m.
Student Statistical Analysis of A Student Tutoring Laboratory.
Richard D. Summers*, Reinhardt College
(1014Z1935)

10:00 a.m.
Review Sheets: Motivating students to learn and self assess.
Luz Maria DeAlba*, Drake University
(1014Z1742)

10:15 a.m.
Dropping Lowest Grades.
Jonathan M. Kane*, University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
Daniel M. Kane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1014Z1471)

10:30 a.m.
A Master's Program for Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Julie A. Belock*, Salem State College
(1014Z1973)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Whitney's extension problems.
Charles L. Fefferman*, Princeton University
(10142605)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Model theory of metric structures.
C. Ward Henson*, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Getting students involved in undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Designing and evaluating assessments for introductory statistics.
Organizers:
Beth L. Chance, California Polytech State University
Robert C. Delmas, University of Minnesota
Allan J. Rossman, California Polytech State University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Geometry with history for teaching teachers.
Organizers:
David W. Henderson, Cornell University
Daina Taimina, Cornell University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAAYMN Panel Discussion
Transitioning into graduate school.
Organizers:
Dov N. Chelst, DeVry University
Heather Ames Lewis, Nazareth College

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Session for Chairs
Building bridges.
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet
Daniel P. Maki, Indiana University
Panelists:
Susan L. Ganter, Clemson University
William E. Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
SIGMAA on the Teaching of Advanced High School Mathematics Panel Discussion
AP Calculus: Friend or foe?
Organizers:
Daniel J. Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud, Macalaster College
Susan Schwartz Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School
Daniel Kennedy, The Baylor School

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Poster Session
Special mathematical outreach programs.
Organizers:
Elizabeth G. Yanik, Emporia State University
Jennifer Hontz, Meredith College
Kathleen A. Sullivan, Seattle University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on Technologies in Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Electronic homework systems.
Organizers:
Michael D. Hvidsten, Gustavus Adolphus College
Bruce W. Yoshiwara, Los Angeles Pierce College
Panelists:
Irene Doo, Austin Community College
Vadim V. Ponomarenko, Trinity University
Amelia Taylor, St. Olaf College
John W. Jones, Arizona State University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAAProject NExT Panel Discussion
Making the most of your sabbatical.
Organizers:
Blair F. Madore, SUNY Potsdam
Pamela B. Pierce, College of Wooster
Panelists:
Jennifer R. Galovich, St. John's University
Charles R. Hampton, College of Wooster
Judy A. Holdener, Kenyon College
William A. Marion, Valparaiso University
Thomas Q. Sibley, St. John's University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Saturday January 14, 2006, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Effectively closed sets.
Douglas Cenzer*, University of Florida

Saturday January 14, 2006, 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Math on the Web, III

10:00 a.m.
The Math Gateway: An NSDL portal for undergraduate math.
Lang Moore*, Mathematical Association of America

12:30 p.m.
Mathaware Web searching.
Robert Miner*, Design Science, Inc.

1:30 p.m.
Communicating math on the Web: Promises, trials, and free beer.
Patrick Ion*, American Mathematical Society

2:30 p.m.
Interactive math on the Web by Maplesoft.
Mohamed Bendame*, Maplesoft

3:30 p.m.
Writing questions with randomized parameters in proper mathematical notation for online homework assignments.
John Risley*, WebAssign

4:30 p.m.
Techniques for using the equation editor in Blackboard and WebCT.
Bob Matthews*, Design Science, Inc.

Saturday January 14, 2006, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Persistent homology, diagrams, and vineyards.
Herbert Edelsbrunner*, Duke University
(10145517)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Spectral properties of quasiperiodic operators: The competition between order and chaos.
Svetlana Y. Jitomirskaya*, University of California Irvine
(10148128)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
Entangled radicals, Part III.
Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr.*, Universiteit Leiden
(10141215)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Student Lecture
The many faces of pi.
Marc Chamberland*, Grinnell College
(1014A022)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Darren Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Algebraic Model and Monte Carlo Model of Financial Management.
Yan Li*, Wells College
Sean Wilkoff, University of California, Berkley
(101400272)

1:20 p.m.
Optimized Least Squares Approach For Valuation of American Options.
T.J. Deems, Slippery Rock University
Jennifer Geis, Augsburg College
Troy Tingey*, Arizona State University
Anastasia Wong, Mills College
(101400307)

1:40 p.m.
Size and Difficulty of Mass Problems.
Elizabeth T Brown, James Madison University
Andre Kornell*, Princeton University
Justin Palumbo, Rutgers University
(101403158)

2:00 p.m.
Upper Bounds in Graph Pebbling and a Look at the 2Pebbling Property.
Joyce D Charlesworth, Warren Wilson College
Theang T Ho, University of Nebraska
Brian W Keinath*, Central Michigan University
David Y Lin, Princeton University
(101405116)

2:20 p.m.
Investigations in Nonabelian Difference Sets of Order 25.
M. Strom Borman*, Reed College
Ken W. Smith, Central Michigan University
(101405133)

2:40 p.m.
The Isoperimetric Numbers of Block Design Graphs.
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University
Christopher Miller, Fairfield University
Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
Amber Russell*, Mississippi State University
(101405142)

3:00 p.m.
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Tiling with $4\times 6$ and $5\times 7$ Rectangles.
Rachell Ashley*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Aisosa AyelaUwangue, Rochester Institute of Technology
Frances Cabrera, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carol Callesano, Rochester Institute of Technology
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Allen J. Schwenk, Western Michigan University
(101405573)

3:20 p.m.
Partial covering arrays and a generalized Erd\H osKoRado property.
Particia Ann Carey*, East Tennessee State University
Anant P Godbole, East Tennessee State University
(1014051122)

3:40 p.m.
The Negs and Regs of Continued Fractions.
Alex Eustis*, Harvey Mudd College
Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
(1014051496)

4:00 p.m.
ColorPermuting Automorphisms of Cayley Graphs.
J. Bratz*, Lafayette College
P. Cahn, Smith College
N. Haber, Brown University
E. McMahon, Lafayette College
S. Tekansik, Mesa State College
(1014051740)

4:20 p.m.
Pursuing the Perfect Parallelepiped.
Clifford A Reiter, Lafayette College
Jordan Olliver Tirrell*, Lafayette College
(101411343)

4:40 p.m.
Fibonacci Numbers and Diophantine Equations.
Michael T Holm*, Northwestern College
Ryan K Johnson, The University of Akron
(101411867)

5:00 p.m.
Units in $\mathbb{Q} \lbrack z,\sqrt{z^{2}4v}]$.
Anne L Chmura*, University of Akron
Sally A Hall, Swarthmore College
(1014111396)

5:20 p.m.
Class Number Divisibility in Cubic Function Fields.
Nathan Kaplan*, Princeton University/Williams College
Carl Erickson, Stanford University/Williams College
Allison Pacelli, Williams College
Neil Mendoza, Williams College
Todd Shayler, Williams College
(1014111626)

5:40 p.m.
3rank in Class Groups of Quadratic Number Fields.
Carl Erickson*, Stanford University and Williams College
Nathan Kaplan, Princeton University and Williams College
Neil Mendoza, Williams College
Allison Pacelli, Williams College
Todd Shayler, Williams College
(1014111412)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College phunter@westmont.edu
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia khp3k@virginia.edu

1:00 p.m.
Reconstructing Early Developments of Determinants in China: Evidence from the ``Nine Chapters of Mathematical Methods" (Jiu zhang suan shu) and Later Commentaries.
Roger Hart*, University of Texas at Austin
(101401497)

1:30 p.m.
Western Concepts of Infinity Introduced to China in the Seventeenth Century.
Yibao Xu*, Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
(101401916)

2:00 p.m.
Giacomo Rho (15921638) and his mathematical work in Beijing.
Jose A. Cervera*, ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Dep. Estudios Humanisticos
(101401693)

2:30 p.m.
Descartes, the Princess Elisabeth, and the Problem of Apollonius: The dangers of Underestimating a Geometrical Problem.
Henk J.M. Bos*, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
(101451456)

3:00 p.m.
A War of Words in Pictures: the Dispute between Montmort and De Moivre over the Probability Calculus.
David R Bellhouse*, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario
(101401465)

3:30 p.m.
On a Result of Lagrange in the Theory of Infinite Series.
Craig G. Fraser*, University of Toronto
(101401637)

4:00 p.m.
Early Theories of Vectors.
Sandro Caparrini*, Dibner Institute for the History of Science, Cambridge MS
(101401503)

4:30 p.m.
Cayley's counting problems.
Anthony J. Crilly*, Middlesex University
(101401504)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematical crystallography after Hilbert's 18th problem.
Jeanine Daems*, Leiden University
(101401733)

5:30 p.m.
Euler's Amicable Numbers.
William Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(101401510)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, III
Organizers:
Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas Pan American qiao@utpa.edu
Andras Balogh, University of Texas Pan American
Guihua Fei, University of Minnesota Duluth
Zhaosheng Feng, University of Texas Pan American

1:00 p.m.
A NashMoser inverse function result using continuous Newton's method.
John W. Neuberger*, University of North Texas
(101435391)

1:30 p.m.
Mathematical Analysis of the Fourier Spectrum of Chaos with Applications to the Chaotic Vibration of the Wave Equation with a Nonlinear Boundary Condition.
Goong Chen*, Texas A&M University
(101435632)

2:00 p.m.
Spectral Representations of Solutions of linear evolution equations using Steklov eigenfunctions.
Giles Auchmuty*, National Science Foundation
(101449597)

2:30 p.m.
A Nonlinear Parabolic/Hyperbolic System Arising in a Size Dependent Population Dynamics Model.
Jay R. Walton*, Texas A&M University
(101435414)

3:00 p.m.
Canonical Duality Theory and Method for Solving Nonconvex and Nonconservative Hamilton Systems with Applications.
David Yang Gao*, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
(101435737)

3:30 p.m.
Newton's Method and Partial Differential and difference Equations.
John M Neuberger*, Northern Arizona University
James W Swift, Northern Arizona University
Nandor Sieben, Northern Arizona University
(101435518)

4:00 p.m.
Antisymmetric KdV equation and application to ocean waves.
Lokenath Debnath*, University of Texas  Pan American
(101435615)

4:30 p.m.
Decomposition method for CamassaHolm equation.
Sadefo Kamdem Jules*, Universit\'e de Reims, UMR CNRS 6056
Qiao Zhijun, University of Texas PanAmerican
(101435135)

5:00 p.m.
Approximation of Eigenvalues of a Class of Fourth Order Nonselfadjoint Differential Operators.
Andras Balogh*, University of Texas  Pan American
Roberto Castillo, University of Texas  Pan American
(1014651096)

5:30 p.m.
Qualitative Study to A ReactionDiffusion Equation.
Zhaosheng Feng*, University of TexasPan American
Qingguo Meng, Tianjin University of Technology and Education
Songdong Ju, Beijing Jiaotong University
(101435278)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Analysis and Implementation of Finite Element Methods
Organizers:
Atife Caglar, University of WisconsinGreen Bay caglara@uwgb.edu

1:00 p.m.
Domain Decomposition Preconditioners for $C^0$ Interior Penalty Methods.
Kening Wang*, University of South Carolina
Susanne C. Brenner, University of South Carolina
(1014651303)

1:30 p.m.
Sensitivity Analysis and Control of Systems Governed by Partial Differential Equations.
Lisa G. Davis*, Montana State University
John Singler, Oregon State University
(1014651485)

2:00 p.m.
Efficient Implementation of Characteristic Finite Element Methods.
Jiangguo Liu*, Colorado State University
Hongsen Chen, Texas A&M University
Richard E Ewing, Texas A&M University
Guan Qin, Texas A&M University
(101465184)

2:30 p.m.
NoSlip Boundary Conditions for NavierStokes Equations by a Penalty Method.
Atife Caglar*, University Of WisconsinGreen Bay
Anastasios Liakos, US Naval AcademyAnnapolis, MD
(10146501)

3:00 p.m.
Numerical Simulation of Fractured Porous Medium.
Shuang Li*, University of South Carolina
Hong Wang, University of South Carolina
(1014651289)

3:30 p.m.
A Nonconforming Finite Element Method for the Reduced TimeHarmonic Maxwell Equations.
Susanne C. Brenner, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Fengyan Li*, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
LiYeng Sung, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
(101465971)

4:00 p.m.
An alternatingdirection finite element method combined with a modified method of characteristics for the problem of the pollution of groundwater in duble porous media.
Ming Cui*, Jinan, China
(101465124)

4:30 p.m.
A new version of implementing hadaptivity of finite element method for elliptic problems.
Ivan I. Dyyak*, Delaware State University
Mazen Shahin, Delaware State University
(1014651675)

5:00 p.m.
Sensitivity Analysis and a Second Order SemiImplicit Scheme for Large Eddy Simulation.
Faranak Pahlevani*, Montana State University
Lisa Davis Stanley, Montana State University
(1014651570)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Time Reversal Methods: Analysis and Applications, I
Organizers:
Peter A. McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy pam@usna.edu
Reza MalekMadani, U.S. Naval Academy

1:00 p.m.
Interferometric array imaging in clutter.
George C Papanicolaou*, Stanford University
(1014601505)

1:30 p.m.
Wave diffusion in two dimensions.
Tomasz Komorowski, University of Marie KurieSklodowska
Lenya Ryzhik*, University of Chicago
(101460982)

2:00 p.m.
Time Reversal in Randomly Layered Media.
JeanPierre Fouque*, Statistics and Applied Probability, UC Santa Barbara
(101460458)

2:30 p.m.
Propagation and Detection in a Cluttered Environment.
Knut Solna*, University of Califronia at Irvine
(1014001571)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Timereversal techniques applied to communications through unknown obscuring medium.
Akira Ishimaru*, University of Washington
Sermsak Jaruwatanadilok, University of Washington
Yasuo Kuga, University of Washington
(101400316)

4:00 p.m.
Adaptive coherent interferometric imaging.
Chrysoula Tsogka*, University of Chicago
L Borcea, Rice University
G Papanicolaou, Stanford University
(1014861634)

4:30 p.m.
A direct imaging algorithm for exteneded targets using active arrays.
Hongkai Zhao*, University of California, Irvine
(1014351621)

5:00 p.m.
Kinetic models for wave propagation in random media.
Guillaume Bal*, Columbia University
(101435856)

5:40 p.m.
Adaptive Coherent Interferometric Imaging in Cluttered Media.
Liliana Borcea*, Rice University
(101460322)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Stochastic, Large Scale and Hybrid Systems with Applications, I
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
Gangaram S. Ladde, University of Texas at Arlington

1:00 p.m.
Numerical Experiments with Differential Automata Models of Hybrid Systems.
Lucio Tavernini*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(101465858)

1:30 p.m.
Valuation and Hedging of PowerSensitive Contingent Claims for Power with Spikes: a NonMarkovian Approach.
Valery A. Kholodnyi*, Middle Tennessee State University
(101490388)

2:00 p.m.
Mean Reversal for Transformed Dynamical Systems.
Andrzej Korzeniowski*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1014601700)

2:30 p.m.
Molecular based model for the viscoelasticity of rubber.
Negash G Medhin*, North Carolina State University
(101400775)

3:00 p.m.
Boundary Value Problems Arising in Diffusion of Chemically Reactive Species in a Porous Medium.
Kuppalapalle Vajravelu*, University of Central Florida
(101434349)

3:30 p.m.
Numerical Solution to Hybrid Fuzzy Systems.
M Sambandham*, Morehouse College
Steve Pederson, Morehouse College
(1014341044)

4:00 p.m.
Generalized Monotone Method for Stochastic Initial Value Problems.
Gangaram S. Ladde, University of Texas at Arlington
Aghalaya S Vatsala*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(101434426)

4:30 p.m.
An Efficient Ensemble Kalman Filter for Numerical Weather Prediction.
John Harlim*, University of Maryland
Brian Hunt, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland
(101476347)

5:00 p.m.
Numerical Solutions for Stochastic Controls and Differential Games of RegimeSwitching Diffusions.
Q. S. Song*, Wayne State University
George Yin, Wayne State University
Zhimin Zhang, Wayne State University
(10146057)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Current Events
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute de@msri.org

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Groups, Symmetric Spaces, and Invariant Theory
Organizers:
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University loek@unity.ncsu.edu
Dan Gagliardi, St. Lawrence University

1:00 p.m.
Cartan decomposition of the moment map.
Peter Heinzner, RuhrUniversitaet Bochum
Gerald Schwarz*, Brandeis University
(101422501)

1:30 p.m.
Decomposing a modular representation of $Z/p^2$.
David L Wehlau*, Royal Military College of Canada
(101413313)

2:00 p.m.
Adapted complex structures in Lie theory.
Ralph J Bremigan*, Ball State University
(101422763)

2:30 p.m.
Vector Invariant Rings.
Jianjun Chuai*, University of Montreal
(101413836)

3:00 p.m.
Intertwining operators related to $\mathfrak{p}$adic symmetric varieties.
G. F. Helminck*, University of Twente
A. G. Helminck, North Carolina State University
(1014221008)

3:30 p.m.
On the Classification of Orbits of Symmetric Varieties Acting on Flag Varieties of $SL(2,k)$.
Stacy L Beun*, North Carolina State University
Aloysius Helminck, North Carolina State University
(101420739)

4:00 p.m.
Bilinear Forms on $V=k^n$ and Involutions of $SL(n,k)$ and $SO(n,k,\beta)$.
Christopoher E. Dometrius*, Wake Forest University
Aloysius Helminck, North Carolina State University
Ling Wu, Seattle, Washington
(1014201023)

4:30 p.m.
On the classification of $k$involutions of $\mathrm{SP}(2n,k)$.
Farrah Jackson Chandler*, University of North CarolinaWilmington
(1014201073)

5:00 p.m.
Algorithms for reductive symmetric spaces.
Jennifer Daniel*, Lamar University
(1014201219)

5:30 p.m.
Algorithms for computing characters of symmetric spaces.
Daniel J Gagliardi*, Saint Lawrence University
Aloysius G Helminck, North Carolina State University
(1014201488)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, I
Organizers:
Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@math.lsu.edu
Charles D. Frohman, University of Iowa

1:00 p.m.
Classical and quantum 3manifold invariants.
Charles Frohman, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, National Science Foundation
(1014571151)

1:30 p.m.
On integrality of quantum invariants of rational homology 3spheres.
Thang T. Q. Le*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1014571021)

2:00 p.m.
Holonomic relations between quantum invariants.
Adam S. Sikora*, SUNY Buffalo
(101457855)

2:30 p.m.
Asymptotics of the quantum SU(2)invariants for surgeries on the figure 8 knot.
Soren K Hansen*, Kansas State University
(101457511)

3:00 p.m.
The Kauffman Bracket Skein Module of Torus Knots.
Kristen Sellke*, The University of Iowa
(101457691)

3:30 p.m.
Triad Spaces in the Kauffman Skein Theory.
Jianyuan Kathy Zhong*, California State University Sacramento
Bin Lu, California State University Sacramento
(101457482)

4:00 p.m.
Finding the basis of the Hilbert space of a certain quantum system.
Razvan Gelca*, Texas Tech University
(101481718)

4:30 p.m.
Integral Bases for Certain TQFTModules of the Torus.
Khaled M Qazaqzeh*, Louisiana State University
(101457608)

5:00 p.m.
The Positive Root Posets of Coxeter groups and Special bases for the associated Temperley Lieb algebras (Preliminary Report).
Neal W. Stoltzfus*, Louisiana State University
(101457710)

5:30 p.m.
Reducibility of QuantumSU(n) Representations of Mapping Class Groups.
Qi Chen, The Ohio State University
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(1014571095)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on New Developments in Symplectic Topology, I
Organizers:
Dusa McDuff, SUNY at Stony Brook dusa@math.sunysb.edu
Aleksey Zinger, SUNY at Stony Brook azinger@math.sunysb.edu
Ely Kerman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Margaret F. Symington, Georgia Institute of Technology and Mercer University

1:00 p.m.
On the classification of symplectic 6manifolds with semifree circle actions.
Eduardo Gonzalez*, Rutgers University
(101453750)

1:30 p.m.
Semiglobal invariants of piecewise smooth Lagrangian fibrations.
Ricardo CastanoBernard*, Max Planck Institut for Mathematics & University of Leipzig
Diego Matessi, Universita degli Studi del Piamonte Orientale
(1014531241)

2:00 p.m.
Toric Integrable Geodesic Flows.
Christopher Rae Lee*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1014531334)

2:30 p.m.
Holomorphic curves in Lagrangian torus fibrations.
Brett D Parker*, MIT
(101458488)

3:00 p.m.
Estimated transversality.
Rosa SenaDias*, Harvard University
(1014511708)

3:30 p.m.
From Morse functions to Lefschetz fibrations, and related invariants.
Joseph A Johns*, IL
(101453785)

4:00 p.m.
Spaces of symplectic embeddings of disjoint balls in $\mathbb{C}P^2$.
Martin Pinsonnault*, Fields Institute
(1014531521)

4:30 p.m.
Biinvariant metrics on the group of symplectomorphisms.
Zhigang Han*, State University of New York at Stony Brook
(101454448)

5:00 p.m.
The Conley conjecture near nowherecoisotropic submanifolds.
Basak Gurel*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(101453960)

5:30 p.m.
Towards the continuous Hamiltonian dynamical systems.
YongGeun Oh*, University of WisconsinMadison
(101458469)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on the Many Lives of Lattice Theory, the Theory of Ordered Sets, and Universal Algebra, III
Organizers:
Japheth L.M. Wood, Chatham College JWood@Chatham.edu
John W. Snow, Sam Houston State University
Jonathan D. Farley, Harvard University
Stefan E. Schmidt, Phoenix Math Systems Modeling, Inc.
Anthony A. Harkin, Harvard University

1:00 p.m.
Asymptotic growth of free spectra of monoids.
Steven W. Seif*, University of Louisville
(1014201663)

1:30 p.m.
Finite Algebras that Generate CongruenceDistributive Varieties.
Howard C Lee*, UCLA
(101408716)

2:00 p.m.
An Intersection Property of Subalgbebras in Congruence Distributive Varieties.
Matt Valeriote*, McMaster University
(101408354)

2:30 p.m.
Algebraic characterizations for topological separation properties.
Wolfram F Bentz*, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University
(1014081630)

3:00 p.m.
Edge Colorings and Weak Representations.
Jeremy F Alm*, Iowa State University
(1014061223)

3:30 p.m.
A Unique Normal Decomposition Lattice without the representation.
Michael E. Detlefsen*, Slippery Rock University
(1014061155)

4:00 p.m.
On general constructions of Macaulay posets.
Sergei L Bezrukov*, University of Wisconsin  Superior
(101405946)

4:30 p.m.
Infinite Products of Ordered Sets with the Fixed Point Property.
Bernd S. W. Schroeder*, Louisiana Tech University
(10140660)

5:00 p.m.
On some properties of Post lattices of rclassifications.
Michel P. Serfati*, IREM Université Paris VII / Denis Diderot
(10140639)

5:30 p.m.
Representable Idempotent Commutative Residuated Lattices.
Jeffrey S Olson*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1014061410)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Java applets in teaching mathematics.
Organizers:
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University
Michael E. Mays, West Virginia University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Mathematical and statistical modeling in biology: Competitive exclusion, coexistence, estimation, and control.
Organizers:
Azmy S. Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
H. Thomas Banks, North Carolina State University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis on Graphs, Polytopes, and Groups

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Geometry: Convex, Discrete, Differential

1:00 p.m.
Differential Invariants of Geometric Structures.
Stanislav Dubrovskiy*, Keio University, Yokohama Japan
(10145333)

1:15 p.m.
New Results on Gromov's Distortion.
Chad A.S. Mullikin*, University of Georgia
(101453137)

1:30 p.m.
Break

1:45 p.m.
A New Family of Curvature Homogeneous PseudoRiemannian Manifolds.
Corey M Dunn*, University of Oregon
(101453765)

2:00 p.m.
Transversely holomorphic flows on 3manifolds and singular projectable vector fields.
Amine Fawaz*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(101453983)

2:15 p.m.
Helicity of vector fields on $S^3$.
Jason Parsley*, University of Georgia
(1014531467)

2:30 p.m.
Conformal algebras in 3D and their generalization.
Daniela Mihai*, University of Pittsburgh
George Sparling, University of Pittsburgh
(1014531537)

2:45 p.m.
Extremal properties of logarithmic spirals.
Michael D Bolt*, Calvin College
(1014531652)

3:00 p.m.
Topological remarks on closed orientable cohomogeneity one 4manifolds via harmonic forms.
Eduard Chiru*, Ohio State University
(1014531658)

3:15 p.m.
Hexagonal Refinement Preserves Combinatorial Type.
William Wood*, Florida State University
(1014521030)

3:30 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
Squaring the Plane.
Frederick V Henle, Mercersburg Academy
James M Henle*, Smith College
(1014521524)

4:00 p.m.
$j,kplanes$ of order $4^3$.
Oscar E. Vega*, University of Iowa
(101451892)

4:15 p.m.
The ThreePoint Problem in Taxicab Circles.
Shing S. So*, Central Missouri State University
Mohamad Bkdadi, Central Missouri State University
Mahmoud Yousef, Central Missouri State University
(101451888)

4:30 p.m.
Existence and Uniqueness of Ellipses in the Taxicab Geometry.
Shing So, Central Missouri State University
Mahmoud Yousef, Central Missouri State University
Dale Bachman*, Central Missouri State University
(1014511132)

4:45 p.m.
Selfsimilar systems and complex dimensions.
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Erin P. J. Pearse*, University of California, Riverside
(101437153)

5:00 p.m.
An application of parallelaxis theorem to geometric inequalities.
Mostafa Ghandehari*, University of Texas at Arlington
Fred Kashefi, University of Texas Arlington
(10145226)

5:15 p.m.
Stable minimal hypersurfaces.
Junfang Li*, University of Oklahoma
(101435114)

5:30 p.m.
Nonexistence of stable manifolds in an ellipsoid.
Lina Wu*, The University of Oklahoma
(101453289)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Biology, II

1:00 p.m.
Optimal control of drug delivery to brain tumors for a two dimensional case using Galerkin finite element method.
Siddhartha P Chakrabarty*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Floyd B Hanson, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1014921350)

1:15 p.m.
A mathematical model of tumor angiogenesis, equilibria and stability in the one and two dimensional cases.
Andrew Lewis Matteson*, Texas A&M University
(1014921368)

1:30 p.m.
Three Dimensional Stress Distribution in Axisymmetric Cerebral Saccular Aneurysm.
Dawn Alisha Lott*, Delaware State University
Hans R. Chaudhry, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Michael Siegel, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
(1014921388)

1:45 p.m.
Optimal Control of Plant Invasions.
Andrew J Whittle*, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
(1014921400)

2:00 p.m.
A mathematical framework for the modeling of atherosclerosis.
Laura R Ritter*, Texas A&M University
Akif I Ibragimov, Texas Tech University
Catherine J McNeal, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div. of Cardiology Department of Pediatrics, Div. of Endocrinology Scott & White Hospital
Jay R Walton, Texas A&M University
(1014921404)

2:15 p.m.
Modeling Tritrophic Interactions.
Janet Andersen*, Hope College
Tom Bultman, Hope College
(1014921428)

2:30 p.m.
Optimal harvesting during an invasion of a sublethal plant pathogen.
Holly D. Gaff*, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Hem Raj Joshi, Xavier University
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1014921503)

2:45 p.m.
Multifrequency Forcing of a Nonlinear Oscillator Model of the Inner Ear.
K A Montgomery*, University of Utah
(1014921555)

3:00 p.m.
Custom performance functions for ANN applications to coastal water level forecast.
G. Beate Zimmer*, Texas A&M University  Corpus Christi
Philippe Tissot, Texas A&M University  Corpus Christi
Alexey Sadovski, Texas A&M University  Corpus Christi
(1014921637)

3:15 p.m.
Clusterng, Fixed Rank Approximation Algorithm, and DNA Microarrys.
Amir Niknejad*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1014921642)

3:30 p.m.
Comparison of Different Optimization Techniques Applied to the Soft Protein Docking Problem.
Victoria A Shimanovich*, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Alberto Maria Segre, Department of Computer Science, Center for Statistical Genetics, UI
(1014921734)

3:45 p.m.
Modeling in Kidney Functions.
Saziye Bayram*, SUNY Buffalo
(1014351648)

4:00 p.m.
MultipleSpike Ground State Solutions of the ActivatorInhibitor Equations.
Yuncheng You*, University of South Florida
(101435767)

4:15 p.m.
Stochastic approximations of Volterra Integrodifferential equation arising in neurosciences.
M M Rahman*, University of North Florida
(1014921203)

4:30 p.m.
Modeling the Divergence of Two Genetic Lineages.
Scott R. Herriott*, Maharishi University of Management
(1014921316)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations

1:00 p.m.
Networks of Three Identical Coupled Systems.
Maria C.A. Leite*, Purdue University
Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
(101434553)

1:15 p.m.
Solution of Differential Equations Using HypergeometricType Functions.
A. Gary Childs*, University of North Alabama
(101434264)

1:30 p.m.
Integro differential systems with state dependent delay and the instability.
Seenith Sivasundaram*, EmbryRiddle University
(101434374)

1:45 p.m.
Stability of solutions for shearing flow of nematic liquid crystals under an external field.
Arup Mukherjee*, Montclair State University, NJ
Bagisa Mukherjee, Penn State University, Worthington Scranton, Dunmore
(101434911)

2:00 p.m.
Nonlinear Second Order Boundary Value Problems with Multiple Solutions.
John V Baxley, Wake Forest University
Kristen Elizabeth Kobylus*, Wake Forest University
(1014341082)

2:15 p.m.
Uniqueness Implies Uniqueness, Uniqueness Implies Existence for Nonlocal Boundary Value Problems for Third Order Differential Equations.
Michael J. Gray*, Baylor University
(1014341178)

2:30 p.m.
Traveling Pulses for the KleinGordon Equation on a Lattice or Continuum with Longrange Interaction.
Peter W Bates, Michigan State University
Chunlei Zhang*, Michigan State University
(1014341267)

2:45 p.m.
Pervasiveness of Polynomial Differential Equations.
David C. Carothers*, James Madison University
G. Edgar Parker, James Madison University
(1014341580)

3:00 p.m.
Properties of periodic solutions generated by Hopf bifurcation of a neutral delaydifferential equation.
Marion Weedermann*, Dominican University
(1014341617)

3:15 p.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of a Nonhomogenous Refinement Differential Equation.
Gnana Bhaskar Tenali, Florida Institute of Technology
Sameer Kumar M.K.*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1014341627)

3:30 p.m.
Index Theory for Symplectic Paths and the Stability of Periodic Solutions for Nbody Problem.
Tiancheng Ouyang, Brigham Young University
Zhifu Xie*, Brigham Young University
(101437221)

3:45 p.m.
A New Technique for Asymptotic Summation of Potentially Oscillatory Difference Systems.
Harry Gingold, West Virginia University
Fei Xue*, West Virginia University
(101439567)

4:00 p.m.
Nonlinear strongly monotone quasivariational inclusions.
Ram U. Verma*, University of Akron
(10144975)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Achieving Quantitative Literacy, I
Organizers:
Aaron G. Montgomery, Central Washington University montgoaa@cwu.edu
Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University
Semra KilicBahi, Colby Sawyer College

1:00 p.m.
Paradoxes: Explanations and Discussions.
Saburo Matsumoto*, The Master's College
(1014P179)

1:15 p.m.
A Contemporary Approach to Quantitative Literacy in a College Mathematics Curriculum.
Jay P Abramson*, Arizona State University
Matt Isom, Arizona State University
(1014P120)

1:30 p.m.
How a writing assignment changed our understanding of quantitative literacy.
Allen Emerson*, St. John Fisher College
Kris Green, St. John Fisher College
(1014P11543)

2:00 p.m.
Learning to Make Inferences: Connecting Quantitative Literacy and Language Arts for Math and English Preservice Teachers.
Kimberly M. Vincent*, Washington State University
Beth Buyserie, Washington State University
(1014P11490)

2:15 p.m.
Incorporating Civic Engagement in Quantitative Literacy Courses.
Thomas M Zachariah*, Loyola Marymount University
Suzanne Larson, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
(1014P11260)

2:30 p.m.
Ethnomathematics: Fusion or Fear.
Michelle R DeDeo*, University of North Florida
(1014P11425)

2:45 p.m.
The Quantitative Reasoning requirement at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Maura B Mast*, University of Massachusetts Boston
Mark Pawlak, University of Massachusetts Boston
(1014P11443)

3:00 p.m.
News Math: Working toward QL.
Bernard L. Madison*, University of Arkansas
(1014P149)

3:15 p.m.
Developing a QL Program: Do's and Don'ts.
Judith Flagg Moran*, Trinity College Hartford CT
(1014P1830)

3:30 p.m.
Defining and Implementing Quantitative Literacy Programs.
Rick Gillman*, Valparaiso University
(1014P132)

3:45 p.m.
An Overview of QL/QR Programs, Events and Publications.
Caren Diefenderfer*, Hollins University
Rebecca Hartzler, Seattle Central Community College
Cinnamon Hillyard, University of Washington, Bothell
(1014P11269)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on My Favorite Demo: Innovative Strategies for Mathematics Instructors, II
Organizers:
David R. Hill, Temple University hill@math.temple.edu
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College \& State University

1:00 p.m.
Sine Waves and Sound.
David R Hill*, Temple University
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College and State University
(1014U1213)

1:15 p.m.
Discovering the Euler Characteristic \& Duality Through Platonic Solids: AKA ``Exactly Five Platonic SolidsPart II".
Jacqueline Anderson Hall*, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
(1014U1848)

1:30 p.m.
Using Fluid Flow to Illustrate Properties of Vector Fields.
Mike O'Leary*, Towson University
(1014U1499)

1:45 p.m.
Getting Acquainted With the Harmonic Series.
David Fowler*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014U1271)

2:00 p.m.
Poll the Audience: Using ConcepTests in Teaching Mathematics.
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(1014U1258)

2:30 p.m.
Tower of Hanoi.
Kimberly Jordan Burch*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1014U1163)

2:45 p.m.
Modeling Activity to Develop Sequential, Power and Exponential Functions.
Kathleen Cage Mittag*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
(1014U119)

3:15 p.m.
A First Application of Fourier Series Using Spreadsheets.
Donald C. York*, University of the Virgin Islands
(1014U1831)

3:30 p.m.
Animated Spreadsheet Demonstrations for Linear Algebra.
Deane E. Arganbright*, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(1014U1294)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Popular Culture, I
Organizers:
Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University greenwaldsj@appstate.edu
Christopher D. Goff, University of the Pacific

1:00 p.m.
Exploiting math moments from reality television in the classroom.
Mark S MacLean*, Seattle University
(1014V1339)

1:20 p.m.
Prisoners' Dilemma and the TV Game Show "Friend or Foe".
Paul R. Coe*, Dominican University
William T. Butterworth, DePaul University
Peter Alonzi, Dominican University
Daniel Condon, Dominican University
(1014V11374)

1:40 p.m.
Mathematics and Science in the Whedon Universe ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", and "Firefly").
Mary E Searcy*, Appalachian State University
(1014V1241)

2:00 p.m.
Fab Math.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
(1014V11669)

2:20 p.m.
Googling with Linear Algebra.
Pedro Teixeira*, Union College
(1014V11666)

2:40 p.m.
Putting a Spring in Yoda's Step.
Timothy P. Chartier*, Davidson College
Dan B Goldman, University of Washington
(1014V1268)

3:00 p.m.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Mary L Garner*, Kennesaw State University
Josip Derado, Kennesaw State University
(1014V11646)

3:20 p.m.
"ScienceinTheatre" and Arcadia.
Steven B. Zides*, Wofford College
(1014V11022)

3:40 p.m.
Mathematical HeroesNo Longer Unsung.
Cynthia E. Chin*, Madison East High School
Jeffrey C. Sanders, Madison East High School
Alexander V. Pinigis, Madison East High School
(1014V1788)

4:00 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Magic of Mathematics.
Betsy J McShea*, Richard Stockton College
Judith Vogel, Richard Stockton College
(1014V1927)

4:20 p.m.
Good News, Everyone! David X. Cohen's Mathematical Influence on ``The Simpsons" and ``Futurama".
Sarah J Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
(1014V1966)

4:40 p.m.
Hollywood Math and Science Film Consulting: From ``Primer" to ``Numb3rs," Shifting the Paradigm.
Jonathan D Farley*, Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation
(1014V11684)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on My Three Favorite Original Calculus Problems
Organizers:
J. D. Phillips, Wabash College phillipj@wabash.edu
Timothy J. Pennings, Hope College

1:00 p.m.
Problems on tangent lines and infinite series.
Byungchul Cha*, Hendrix College
(1014W1171)

1:15 p.m.
Quarter horses, deer and wolves.
Stephen Hilbert*, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
(1014W11686)

1:30 p.m.
My Favorite Integrals.
Nimr Fahmy*, Tougaloo College
(1014W1173)

1:45 p.m.
Acceleration of a MagneticTape; Numerical Evidence for the Chain Rule.
Robert P Webber*, Longwood University
(1014W1243)

2:00 p.m.
Two calculus problems from the real world: volume and root finding.
Norton Starr*, Amherst College
(1014W1246)

2:15 p.m.
Optimizing a real box and a computer disk.
Thomas A. Hern*, Bowling Green State Univ.
(1014W1207)

2:30 p.m.
Calculus Problems with a Parabolic Theme.
John H. Wilson*, Centre College
(1014W1931)

2:45 p.m.
Of Surfaces and Balls: Two Interesting Geometric and one Interesting Physical Application of the Integral.
Jeff A. Rosoff*, Gustavus Adolphus College
(1014W1908)

3:00 p.m.
A Rocket, a Holy Bucket and a Parabola.
Michael Livshits*, Cambridge, MA
(1014W11370)

3:15 p.m.
Series and Spacecurves on my list of favorites.
Ioana Mihaila*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1014W1376)

3:30 p.m.
Three Calculus Problems: Applications to the Real (?) World.
Charlotte M. SchulzeHewett*, University of Wisconsin Colleges, Rock County Campus
(1014W1262)

3:45 p.m.
Problem session.

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on First Steps for Implementing the Recommendations of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report
Organizers:
Ginger Holmes Rowell, Middle Tennessee State University rowell@mtsu.edu
Thomas L. Moore, Grinnell College

1:00 p.m.
Session Introduction.

1:15 p.m.
The Evolution of a Modern Statistics Course.
Barbara A. Wainwright*, Salisbury University
(1014X1451)

1:30 p.m.
National Science Foundation Statistics Education Projects that Model Assessment and Instruction Guidelines.
Megan D. Hall*, Middle Tennessee State University
Ginger Holmes Rowell, Middle Tennessee State University
(1014X11561)

1:45 p.m.
Using Webbased Practice Problems to Improve and Evaluate Student Learning.
Julie M Clark*, Hollins University
(1014X11632)

2:00 p.m.
Developing a Conceptual Understanding of Average.
Sharon S EmersonStonnell*, Longwood University
Robert P Webber, Longwood University
(1014X1985)

2:15 p.m.
Emphasizing Conceptual Learning in Statistics by Using Technology and Classroom Data.
Semra KilicBahi*, ColbySawyer College
(1014X1162)

2:30 p.m.
Using Fathom to Explain Central Tendency and Variability.
Christopher J Lacke*, Rowan University
(1014X1760)

2:45 p.m.
Did the educational program improve students' knowledge?
Madhuri S Mulekar*, University of South Alabama
(1014X11152)

3:00 p.m.
Floor Discussion.

3:15 p.m.
NotQuite a SemesterLong Project for Getting Your Students to Look at Real Data That They Obtain Themselves.
Dexter C. Whittinghill*, Rowan University
(1014X1834)

3:30 p.m.
Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: This Kind of Implementation of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Can Ever Last.
John D McKenzie*, Babson College
(1014X11639)

3:45 p.m.
Using Simulations to Discover the Truth About the Sampling Distribution of Means.
Murray H. Siegel*, South Carolina GSSM
(1014X1127)

4:00 p.m.
Statistics, Lively and Involved.
Dorothy W Anway*, University of WisconsinSuperior
(1014X11291)

4:15 p.m.
A Statistical Consulting Project in an Introductory Statistics Course.
Lisa B. Green*, Middle Tennessee State University
Anita Crockett, Middle Tennessee State University
(1014X11215)

4:30 p.m.
Comparison of two different projectbased strategies for teaching introductory statistics.
Anand L. Pardhanani*, Southwestern University, Texas
(1014X11678)

4:45 p.m.
The Statistics Concept Inventory: An Instrument for Assessing Student Understanding of Statistics Concepts.
Teri J Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
(1014X11333)

5:00 p.m.
Examples of Assessments to Improve Student Learning in Introductory Statistics.
Allan J. Rossman*, Cal Poly  San Luis Obispo
Beth L. Chance, Cal Poly  San Luis Obispo
(1014X11510)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Handheld Technology in Content and Methods Courses for Prospective Teachers with a Special Interest Strand Devoted to Teaching and Learning Geometry
Organizers:
Charles Vonder Embse, Central Michigan University vonde1cb@cmich.edu
Deborah A. Crocker, Appalachian State University
Gregory D. Foley, The Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin att Lyndon B. Johnson High School
Stephen F. West, SUNY Geneseo

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VI
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Richard J. Marchand, Slippery Rock University
Benjamin G. Klein, Davidson College
Michael J. Mossinghoff, Davidson College

1:00 p.m.
Marrying Form and Function: Mathematics as Motivation in an Introductory Programming Course for Engineers and Applied Mathematicians.
Steven J. Cox, Rice University
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
Brad Peercy, Rice University
(1014Z11588)

1:15 p.m.
Personal Response Systems: Pearl or Peril?
Desiree A. McCullough*, University of Tennessee at Martin
Chris K. Caldwell, University of Tennessee at Martin
(1014Z1989)

1:30 p.m.
Adventures with Regression in the RI State Legislature.
Barry Schiller*, Rhode Island College (emeritus)
(1014Z11610)

1:45 p.m.
Playing Games to Teach Multivariable Calculus.
Edwin P Herman*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(1014Z1961)

2:00 p.m.
Two (or Three) Maple Visualizations for a Linear Algebra Course: Decomposing Vectors into Components.
David A. Huckaby*, Angelo State University
(1014Z11421)

2:15 p.m.
Detailed Feedback as an Integral Part of an Online Homework System in Calculus.
Ryan J. Zerr*, University of North Dakota
(1014Z1395)

2:30 p.m.
Graphing Calculator Software in Calculus.
Jennifer Hontz*, Meredith College
Timothy M Hendrix, Meredith College
(1014Z11191)

2:45 p.m.
TakeAHike and Road Trip Motion Detector Activities in Calculus.
Timothy M Hendrix*, Meredith College
Jennifer Hontz, Meredith College
(1014Z11198)

3:00 p.m.
Maple TA Enhances Significant Learning.
Simei Tong*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1014Z1194)

3:15 p.m.
The effects of computer assisted instruction on college algebra students.
Amanda M Klein*, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
(1014Z11593)

3:30 p.m.
The Use of ALEKS in a College Algebra Course.
Linda G Thompson*, Carroll College
(1014Z150)

3:45 p.m.
Using Computer Aided Learning to teach College Algebra.
Tristan M J Denley*, University of Mississippi
Kimberly A Denley, University of Mississippi
(1014Z11322)

4:00 p.m.
Web Enhanced Learning in Mathematics with Public Domain Software.
Maider J Marin, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Daniel L McGee*, University of Puerto Rico  Mayaguez
(1014Z1235)

4:15 p.m.
Should technology affect the order of topics toward a more effective learning?
Jose H. Giraldo*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1014Z11441)

4:30 p.m.
Effectively combining online learning with facetoface instruction: Using WebCT and WeBWork in a Business Math Class.
Julia Darby Head*, Texas Tech University
G. Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(1014Z11596)

4:45 p.m.
Online Homework That Works.
Terry J. Walters*, University of Tennessee of Chattanooga
Stephen W. Kuhn, University of Tennessee of Chattanooga
(1014Z11482)

5:00 p.m.
WebBased Homework and Achievement.
M. Affouf*, Kean University, NJ
(1014Z1864)

5:15 p.m.
Creating and Using Online Quizzes.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1014Z1333)

5:30 p.m.
Teaching a class of 75,000 students.
David Fowler*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1014Z1917)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Jon W. Scott, Montgomery Community College jon.scott@montgomerycollege.edu

1:00 p.m.
Writing to Learn MathematicsNo Instructor Grading.
Mary Kay Abbey*, Montgomery College
Bette Daudu, Montgomery College

1:00 p.m.
San Juan County Initiative for the Enhancement of PreService and InService Math/Science Teacher Education through Curriculum Development and Internship Experiences in Technology.
Jana Wallace*, San Juan College

1:00 p.m.
Development of a Computer Lab Manual for use in a First Course in Abstract Algebra.
Julianne Rainbolt*, Saint Louis University

1:00 p.m.
Geometric Structures for Elementary Teachers (GeoSET).
Douglas B. Aichele*, Oklahoma State University
John Wolfe, Oklahoma State University

1:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Application Projects in Calculus  Strengths, Weaknesses, and Lessons Learned.
Bill Briggs*, University of Colorado at Denver
Bruce MacMillan, University of Colorado at Denver
Lynn Bennethum, University of Colorado at Denver
Mike Kawai, University of Colorado at Denver

1:00 p.m.
A DataOriented, Active Learning, PostCalculus Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Applications, and Theory.
Allan J. Rossman*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Beth L Chance, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

1:00 p.m.
A Comprehensive WeBWorK Problem Library.
Jeff Holt*, University of Virginia
John Jones, Arizona State University
William Ziemer, California State University Long Beach

1:00 p.m.
Knot Theory for Preservice and Practicing Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
Thomas Mattman*, California State University, Chico
Neil Portnoy, Stony Brook University

1:00 p.m.
Workshop Precalculus: Developing Pedagogically Powerful Instructional Materials for an Integrated Course in Functions, Data Analysis and Modeling.
Nancy Baxter Hastings*, Dickinson College
David Hastings, Shippensburg University
David Callahan, California State University, Hayward
Allan Rossman, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

1:00 p.m.
Core Mathematics.
Gary Krahn*, United States Military Academy
Don Small, United States Military Academy

1:00 p.m.
Enhancing Mathematics Communication: Creating and Delivering WebBased Homework.
Terry Walters*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Stephen Kuhn, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

1:00 p.m.
Adapting and implementing guided discovery notes in combinatorics for large classes.
Mary Flahive*, Oregon State University

1:00 p.m.
Seeing the Connections: Promoting Profound Understanding of Secondary Mathematics.
Steven Benson*, Education Development Center
Al Cuoco, Education Development Center
Karen Graham, University of New Hampshire
Neil Portnoy, Stony Brook University

1:00 p.m.
Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education.
Ivo Dinov*, UCLA School of Medicine
Annie Che, UCLA School of Medicine

1:00 p.m.
Making Math Engaging: Discrete Mathematics for K8 Teachers.
Valerie A. DeBellis*, Shodor Education Foundation
Joseph G. Rosenstein, Rutgers University

1:00 p.m.
Topology and Its Applications.
William Basener*, Rochester Institute of Technology
George Thurston, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
A motivational course in cryptology and coding theory.
Sarah Spence Adams*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Gordon Prichett, Babson College

1:00 p.m.
Teaching Discrete Mathematics via Original Historical Sources.
David Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
Gerald Lodder, New Mexico State University

1:00 p.m.
Development of Interactive Materials for the Constructivist Teaching of Mathematical Proof to Future Teachers.
Doug Ensley*, Shippensburg University
Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University

1:00 p.m.
A radical approach to teaching objectoriented programming.
Ann Moskol*, Rhode Island College
Kate Sanders, Rhode Island College

1:00 p.m.
Adapting ATLAST Problems into WeBWorK for Linear Algebra I and II.
Thomas Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
Karen Clark, The College of New Jersey

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: Project MET.
George W. Johnson*, University of South Carolina

1:00 p.m.
Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study.
David M. Lane*, Rice University

1:00 p.m.
Implementing WeBWorK in a Teacher Training Curriculum.
Angelo Segalla*, California State University, Long Beach

1:00 p.m.
The National Curve Bank Project: A MATH Archive.
Shirley B. Gray*, California State University Los Angeles
Bill Austin, University of Tennessee at Martin
Phillip Johnson, Appalachian State University
Lou Talman, Metropolitan State College of Denver

1:00 p.m.
Math Across the Community College Curriculum.
Rebecca Hartzler*, Seattle Central Community College
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University

1:00 p.m.
ACCESS: Advancing Community College Engineering Student's Success.
Dan G. Dimitriu*, San Antonio College

1:00 p.m.
PHASER: A Universal Simulator for Dynamical Systems.
Huseyin Kocak*, University of Miami
Brian Coomes, University of Miami

1:00 p.m.
Native Americanbased Materials for Undergraduate Mathematics Courses.
Charles P. Funkhouser*, University of Montana College of Technology
A. Duane Porter, University of Wyoming

1:00 p.m.
Collaborative Project: Kentucky Information Technology Center.
Lillie Crowley*, Lexington Community College
Darrell H. Abney, Maysville Community & Technical College

1:00 p.m.
Full Realization of Visualization Tools for 3D.
Daniel McGee*, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
David Lomen, University of Arizona
Deborah MooreRusso, University at Buffalo
Dennis Ebersole, Northampton Community College

1:00 p.m.
The PascGalois Project: Visualization in Abstract Mathematics.
Michael Bardzell*, Salisbury University
Kathleen Shannon, Salisbury University

1:00 p.m.
Collaborative Development of Java Laboratories for College Algebra and Trigonometry.
Michael Mays*, West Virginia University

1:00 p.m.
Biomathematics: Developing a Textbook and Case Study Manual for Introductory Courses in Mathematical Biology.
Raina Robeva*, Sweet Briar College

1:00 p.m.
Bridging the Vector Calculus Gap.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University

1:00 p.m.
Improving Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Concepts in the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum.
John Lorch*, Ball State University
Ralph Bremigan, Ball State University

1:00 p.m.
Developing a Mathematics Curriculum to Serve the Biosciences: The First Step.
James Fulton*, Suffolk County Community College
Sheldon Gordon, Farmingdale State University
Matthew Bahamonde, Farmingdale State University
Jack Winn, Farmingdale State University
Linda Sabatino, Suffolk County Community College
Rob Lowry, Suffolk County Community College

1:00 p.m.
Integrating Computer Explorations into College Geometry.
Sr. Barbara E. Reynolds, Cardinal Stritch University
William E. Fenton*, Bellarmine University

1:00 p.m.
Training Environmental Statisticians Using Complicated Data Sets to Make More Informed Environmental Decisions.
Nagambal Shah*, Spelman College
Monica Stephens, Spelman College

1:00 p.m.
Motivating Geometry through Computation and Visualization.
David L. Finn*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Pathways Through Algebra Project.
Wade Ellis*, West Valley College
Terrie Teegarden, San Diego Mesa College

1:00 p.m.
Renewal of College Algebra.
Norma Agras*, Miami Dade College
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America

1:00 p.m.
The Math Gateway.
Lawrence Moore*, Duke University
Donald Albers, Mathematical Association of America

1:00 p.m.
Professional Development Program (PREP).
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America
William Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University
Nancy Baxter Hastings, Dickinson College
Nathaniel Dean, Texas Southern University
Jon Scott*, Montgomery College

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Topics of ethics in mathematics.
Organizers:
Brian Birgen, Wartburg College
Karrolyne Fogel, California Lutheran University
Walter Whiteley, York University
Panelists:
Mariah Birgen, Wartburg College
Lee Lorch, York University
Walter Whiteley,

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Mathematics and biology 2010: Building connections.
Organizers:
Elton Graves, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
John R. Birge, University of Chicago
Panelists:
John R. Jungck, Beloit College
Lisette de Pillis, Harvey Mudd College
David Asai, Harvey Mudd College

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Algebra at various levels: How does it differ?
Organizers:
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
Susan L. Forman, CUNY Bronx Community College
Panelists:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
Cathy L. Seely, University of Texas at Austin
Bernard L. Madison,
Sheldon P. Gordon, SUNY at Farmingdale

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:10 p.m.2:00 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Countable quotients of combinatorial structures.
Alain Louveau*, CNRS and University of Paris VI

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Field Extensions and Algorithms, II
Organizers:
Peter Stevenhagen, University of Leiden psh@math.leidenuniv.nl
H. W. Lenstra, University of Leiden

2:00 p.m.
Factoring polynomials over global fields.
Mark van Hoeij*, Florida State University
(101411842)

3:00 p.m.
The Calculation of Algebraic Conjugates.
H M Stark*, UCSD
(1014111039)

3:30 p.m.
Connecting special values of partial zeta functions with Ankeny, Artin, and Chowla's formulae.
Barry R. Smith*, University of California, San Diego
(101411719)

4:00 p.m.
Higher order Starktype conjectures.
Caleb J. Emmons*, University of California, San Diego
(101411269)

4:30 p.m.
Density of primitive elements for field extensions.
Shuhong Gao*, Clemson University
(1014121440)

5:00 p.m.
Codes from field extensions.
Gretchen L Matthews*, Clemson University
(101414729)

5:30 p.m.
Wordoriented PN sequence generation and polynomials of special forms over $\mathbb{F}_{2^m}$.
Gadiel Seroussi*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California
(1014121541)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:10 p.m.3:00 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Complex analytic geometry over ominimal structures.
Sergei Starchenko*, University of Notre Dame

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:00 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
RMMC Board of Directors

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Presentations by Teaching Award Recipients
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Carl C. Cowen, IUPUI

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Committee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines Panel Discussion
Models for a onesemester course in discrete mathematics.
Organizers:
William A. Marion, Valparaiso University
Panelists:
William A. Marion,
Susanna S. Epp, DePaul University
Gerald W. Kruse, Juniata College

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Demonstration and Discussion
Mathematical circles.
Organizers:
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Valparaiso University
Presenters:
Paul A. Zeitz, University of San Francisco
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo,

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Mathematicians involved in school mathematics.
Organizers:
Roger E. Howe, Yale University
Alan C. Tucker, SUNY Stony Brook
Panelists:
Richard J. Schaar, Texas Instruments
R. James Milgram, Stanford University
Johnny W. Lott, University of Montana

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
WEB SIGMAA Special Presentation
Serious data and serious tools on the Web for a serious problem.
Organizers:
Franklin A. Wattenberg, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Geoff Kuhlmann, U.S. Military Academy
Joe Lindquist, U.S. Military Academy
Heather Stevenson, U.S. Military Academy
Franklin A. Wattenberg,

Saturday January 14, 2006, 2:45 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Fourier and Harmonic Analysis, Approximation

2:45 p.m.
The Heating of the Beurling operator.
Janine Wittwer*, Westminster College, Salt Lake City
S. Petermichl, University of Texas, Austin
(101442523)

3:00 p.m.
Notes on Matrix Valued Dyadic Paraproducts.
Tao Mei*, Texas A&M Univ.
(101442634)

3:15 p.m.
BochnerRiesz means With Respect to a Rough Distance Function.
Paul T Taylor*, McMaster University
(101442668)

3:30 p.m.
An integral estimate involving the Dirichlet kernel.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
(1014421078)

3:45 p.m.
Sampling and Interpolation of TwoBand Signals.
Sergei A Avdonin, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Anna S Bulanova*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
William Moran, University of Melbourne
(1014421248)

4:00 p.m.
Lp convergence with rates of smooth Picard singular operators.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(10144116)

4:15 p.m.
An inequality for a class of almost periodic entire functions.
Q I Rahman, University of Montreal, Montreal Canada
Q M Tariq*, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
(1014411297)

4:30 p.m.
The AlgebraicMaclaurinPade' Rational Polynomial Approximation for ODE BVPs.
Paul G. Warne*, James Madison University
Debra A. Warne, James Madison University
(1014411489)

4:45 p.m.
Summability of Taylor series by methods from Burmannseries expansions.
Jerry P. King*, Lehigh University
(101440605)

5:00 p.m.
A $C^{k,\lambda}$ approximation of Sobolev functions in norm and capacity.
Javad Namazi*, Fairleigh Dickinson University
(101426190)

5:15 p.m.
Geometric Fourier analysis for cognitive visual neuroscience.
Jacek Turski*, University of HoustonDowntown
(1014431419)

5:30 p.m.
Ultrawideband Pulse Propagation: The Signal Contribution.
Natalie A Cartwright*, University of Vermont
Kurt E. Oughstun, University of Vermont
(101478770)

5:45 p.m.
Contructing Pulse Solutions for Neural Networks Models.
Fernanda Botelho*, University of Memphis
James E Jamison, University of Memphis
Angela J Murdock, University of Memphis
(1014451218)

6:00 p.m.
The Bargmann Transform and Windowed Fourier Localization.
MinLin Lo*, California State University, San Bernardino
(101447945)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Organizers:
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University
Michael Oehrtman, Arizona State University

3:00 p.m.
Preliminary Identification of Difficulties Encountered by Students Reading Mathematics.
Mary D Shepherd*, Northwest Missouri State University
(1014O11602)

3:20 p.m.
Developmental Continuity: A Key To Academic Success.
Clyde L. Greeno*, MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1014O11041)

3:40 p.m.
College Physics Majors' Mathematical Reasoning.
Barbara Edwards*, Oregon State University
Corinne Manogue, Oregon State University
Gulden Karakok, Oregon State University
Tevian Dray, Oregon State University
(1014O11540)

4:00 p.m.
Unified Representation of Function: Graphing.
Aaron Montgomery*, Central Washington University
Bernadette Baker, Drake University
(1014O11506)

4:20 p.m.
Levels of understanding of the relation between $\varepsilon$ and $N$ in the definition of the limit of a sequence.
Kyeong Hah Roh*, Arizona State University
(1014O11483)

4:40 p.m.
Learning Theory and Linear Algebra.
Sergio Loch*, Grand View College
Laurel A Cooley, Brooklyn College  CUNY
William O Martin, North Dakota State University
Draga Vidakovic, Georgia State University
(1014O11401)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
Using and adapting online materials.
Organizers:
David A. Smith, Duke University
Lang Moore, Duke University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Discrete dynamical systems and problem solving.
Organizers:
David C. Arney, U.S. Military Academy
Gary W. Krahn, U.S. Military Academy

Saturday January 14, 2006, 3:45 p.m.5:45 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, I

3:45 p.m.
Costationarity of the ground model.
Natasha Dobrinen*, Kurt Goedel Research Center for Mathematical Logic, Univ. of Vienna
Sy Freidman, Kurt Goedel Research Center for Mathematical Logic, Univ. of Vienna

4:10 p.m.
EhrenfeuchtFrasse games and generic coding.
Ross Bryant*, University of North Texas

4:35 p.m.
Semigroups of partial automorphisms of countable structures.
Eric Ufferman*, George Washington University
Jennifer Chubb, George Washington University
Valentina Harizanov, George Washington University
Andrei Morozov, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics
Sarah Pingrey, George Washington University

5:00 p.m.
Representations of reals in reverse mathematics.
Jeffry L Hirst*, Appalachian State University

5:25 p.m.
The Modal Logic of Forcing.
Benedikt Loewe*, IllC, Univ. Van Amsterdam
Joel David Hamkins, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Saturday January 14, 2006, 4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Undergraduate Poster Session
Organizers:
Mario U. Martelli, Claremont McKenna College
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University

Saturday January 14, 2006, 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting and Reception
Organizers:
Caren L. Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Judith F. Moran, Trinity College
Maura B. Mast, University of Massachusetts Boston

Saturday January 14, 2006, 4:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematical Connections in the Arts, II
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu
Reza Sarhangi, Towson University
Nathaniel A. Friedman, State University of New York, Albany

4:15 p.m.
Mathematics and the Creation of Literature.
Michael P. Saclolo*, St. Edward's University
(1014N11411)

4:30 p.m.
Classifying the Frieze Patterns of Seville's Real Alcazar.
B. Lynn Bodner*, Monmouth University
(1014N11024)

4:45 p.m.
Do you like Paleolithic Opart?
Slavik V. Jablan*, The Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
(1014N1768)

5:00 p.m.
Fractal Tilings Based on Prototiles with Angles that are Multiples of 36 Degrees.
Robert W Fathauer*, Tessellations Company
(1014N1964)

5:15 p.m.
A Collection of Curves.
Susan A McBurney*, Western Springs, Illinois
(1014N11453)

5:30 p.m.
Cycles in Math and Music.
Rehana Patel*, St. John's University
Heidi Upton, St. John's University
(1014N11748)

5:45 p.m.
Renaissance Banff Conference: A ThreeDay Bridges Conference, and a Coxeter Day A Collaborative Effort for a Mathematics and Art Conference in Canada.
Reza Sarhangi*, Towson University
(1014N11391)

6:00 p.m.
What are demiregular tilings?
Helmer Aslaksen*, National Univ. of Singapore
(1014N11380)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 4:45 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Operations Research, Game Theory, Economics

4:45 p.m.
On Deriving Volumetric Center Decomposition Algorithms for Stochastic Semidefinite Programs.
K. A. Ariyawansa, Washington State University
Yuntao Zhu*, Washington State University
(1014901606)

5:00 p.m.
Proportional PieCutting.
Steven J. Brams, New York University
Michael A. Jones*, Montclair State University
Christian Klamler, University of Graz (Austria)
(1014911713)

5:15 p.m.
On Solving Games Constructed Using Both Shortened and Continued Conjunctive Sums.
Daniel M Kane*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(101491508)

5:30 p.m.
Differential Equations and Computational Optimization for Closed End Funds.
A. Duran*, University of Pittsburgh
G. Caginalp, University of Pittsburgh
(1014911029)

5:45 p.m.
Optimal and NearlyOptimal Strategies for Minimizing the Probability of Ruin in Retirement.
Kristen S. Moore*, University of Michigan
Virginia R. Young, University of Michigan
(1014351481)

6:00 p.m.
The Limits of Monetary Policy Effectiveness, Implied by Abel's Impossibility Theorem.
James Michael Haley*, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(1014901072)

Saturday January 14, 2006, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
Chairs:
Roger A. Simons, Rhode Island College

Saturday January 14, 2006, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS Mathematical Reviews Reception

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Reception

Saturday January 14, 2006, 8:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Teaching mathematics in the 21st century: Anecdotes form the past and future.
Wade Ellis, Jr.*, West Valley College
Sunday January 15, 2006

Sunday January 15, 2006, 7:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Breakfast Meeting

Sunday January 15, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology and Epidemiology, I
Organizers:
Sophia Jang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette jang@louisiana.edu
Linda Allen, Texas Tech University
LihIng Roeger, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
Metapopulation Models for Disease Spread.
P. van den Driessche*, University of Victoria, BC
(101492783)

8:30 a.m.
Linking immunology and epidemiology in mathematical models.
Maia Martcheva*, University of Florida
Sergei S. Pilyugin, University of Florida
(101492806)

9:00 a.m.
A controltheoretic approach to combining immunotherapy with antiviral treatment for HIV.
Rebecca V Culshaw*, The University of Texas at Tyler
(1014921129)

9:30 a.m.
Brain tumor, oncolytic virus, innate immune cells and cyclophosphamide.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, the Ohio State University
(101435436)

10:00 a.m.
Cellular Automata with Propensity for Insectal Pollen Propagation.
David M Chan*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rodney Dyer, Virginia Commonwealth University
(101492175)

10:30 a.m.
IntegerValued Population Models.
Dorian Wilkerson*, Clark Atlanta Univesrity
Ronald Mickens, Clark Atlanta University
(101439479)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations, I
Organizers:
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga JohnGraef@utc.edu
Johnny L. Henderson, Baylor University

8:00 a.m.
Nonstandard semiimplicit shooting methods for second order singular ODE boundary value problems.
Qin Sheng*, Baylor University
Joseph W Haus, University of Dayton
(101434429)

8:30 a.m.
Limits of SturmLiouville Eigenvalues When the Interval Shrinks to an End Point.
Qingkai Kong*, Northern Illinois University
Hongyou Wu, Northern Illinois University
Anton Zettl, Northern Illinois University
(1014341110)

9:00 a.m.
Descartes systems of functions and disconjugacy of linear fractional differential equations.
Paul W Eloe*, University of Dayton
(1014341050)

9:30 a.m.
Multiple solutions for impulsive functional differential equations.
Mouffak Benchohra, Universite de Sidi Bel Abbes
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
Sotiris Ntouyas, University of Ioannina
Abdelghani Quahab, Laboratoire de Mathematiques
(101434321)

10:00 a.m.
Uniqueness and Existence Via Linearized Boundary Value Problems.
Jeffrey A. Ehme*, Spelman College
(101434734)

10:30 a.m.
Radial solutions of quasilinear semipositone boundaryvalue problems.
Matthew B. Rudd*, University of Texas at Austin
(101434962)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Theory and Application of Stochastic Differential Equations, I
Organizers:
Armando Arciniega, University of Texas at San Antonio armando.arciniega@utsa.edu
Edward J. Allen, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
Stability Analysis of Stochastic MultiAgent Dynamic Systems.
Jagdish Chandra, The George Washington University
G. S. Ladde*, The University of Texas at Arlington
(101493936)

8:30 a.m.
Stochastic 2D Euler and NavierStokes Hybrid Dynamics of Fluid Flows under Markovian Switching.
Sivapragasam Sathananthan, Tennessee State University
Mahmoud Anabtawi*, American University of Sharjah,UAE
Gangaram Ladde, The University of Texas at Arlington
(1014601179)

9:00 a.m.
Weakly overtaking optimal strategies for controlled diffusion processes. Preliminary report.
On\'esimo Hern\'andezLerma*, CINVESTAVIPN, Mexico City
(101493283)

9:30 a.m.
Quantum Stochastic Differential Inclusions Satisfying a General Lipschitz Condition.
Ezekiel Olusola Ayoola*, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
(101481372)

10:00 a.m.
Numerical Study of Interacting Particles Approximations for IntegroDifferential Equations.
Dan Stanescu*, University of Wyoming
(1014651434)

10:30 a.m.
Stochastic perturbation of power law optical solitons.
Anjan Biswas*, Delaware State University
(1014781772)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on SymbolicNumeric Computation and Applications, I
Organizers:
Agnes Szanto, North Carolina State University aszanto@ncsu.edu
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois at Chicago
Zhonggang Zeng, Northeastern Illinois University

8:00 a.m.
Adaptive precision in homotopy continuation.
Daniel J. Bates*, University of Notre Dame
Andrew J. Sommese, University of Notre Dame
Charles W. Wampler, GM Research & Development
(101465285)

8:30 a.m.
Local Regularization of the Autoconvolution Problem.
Zhewei Dai*, Alma College
Patricia K Lamm, Michigan State University
(1014451553)

9:00 a.m.
Stationary Configurations of Four Vortices.
Marshall Hampton*, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Richard Moeckel, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(101476147)

9:30 a.m.
Approximate Factorization of Complex Multivariate Polynomials.
Erich Kaltofen*, North Carolina State University
(101465359)

10:00 a.m.
Computing the approximate rank of large inexact matrices.
TsungLin Lee*, Michigan State University
T. Y. Li, Michigan State University
Zhonggang Zeng, Northeastern Illinois University
(1014651208)

10:30 a.m.
SymbolicNumeric Sparse Polynomial Interpolation.
Wenshin Lee*, University of Antwerp, Belgium
(101465636)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMSAWMMAA Special Session on Mathematical Results and Challenges in Learning Theory
Organizers:
Cynthia Rudin, Courant Institute, NYU rudin@nyu.edu

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, III
Organizers:
Catherine H. Yan, Texas A\&M University cyan@math.tamu.edu
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A\&M University
Joseph P. Kung, University of North Texas
Laura F. Matusevich, University of Pennsylvania

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, III
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Texas A\&M University map@math.tamu.edu
Ahmad M. ElGuindy, Texas A\&M University

8:00 a.m.
The Fricke involution and congruences for modular forms of weight four.
Scott Ahlgren*, University of Illinois
Mugurel Barcau, Bucharest, Romania
(1014111225)

8:30 a.m.
Atkin and SwinnertonDyer congruence and the modularity for certain noncongruence cuspforms.
A.O.L. Atkin, University of Illinois at Chicago
W.C. Li, Pennsylvania State University
L. Long*, Iowa State University
(1014111141)

9:00 a.m.
Symmetry in Twisted Families of Lfunctions.
Eduardo Duenez*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Steven J Miller, Brown University
(1014111154)

10:00 a.m.
Special Values of Gaussian Hypergeometric Functions.
Sharon M Frechette*, College of the Holy Cross
Matthew Papanikolas, Texas A&M University
(1014111504)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Field Extensions and Algorithms, III
Organizers:
Peter Stevenhagen, University of Leiden psh@math.leidenuniv.nl
H. W. Lenstra, University of Leiden

8:00 a.m.
Eisenstein Reciprocity Law, Gaussian Sums and Application to Primality Testing.
Pedro J Berrizbeitia*, Universidad Sim\'on Bol\'{\i}var
(1014111736)

8:30 a.m.
Power Residue Symbol Algorithms.
J. P. Buhler*, CCR
(1014111745)

9:00 a.m.
Rational torsion of elliptic curves.
Amod Agashe*, Florida State University
(101411839)

9:30 a.m.
Toward an explicit 2descent on the Jacobian of a generic curve of genus 2.
Ronald M. van Luijk*, UC Berkeley, CRM, MSRI
Adam M. Logan, University of Liverpool, CRM, and University of Waterloo
(1014111153)

10:00 a.m.
Pointless curves of genus $3$ and $4$.
Everett W Howe*, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Kristin E Lauter, Microsoft Research
Jaap Top, University of Groningen
(101411947)

10:30 a.m.
Cup products and unramified extensions.
Romyar T. Sharifi*, McMaster University
(101411826)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on New Developments in Symplectic Topology, II
Organizers:
Dusa McDuff, SUNY at Stony Brook dusa@math.sunysb.edu
Aleksey Zinger, SUNY at Stony Brook azinger@math.sunysb.edu
Ely Kerman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Margaret F. Symington, Georgia Institute of Technology and Mercer University

8:00 a.m.
On the topology of Lagrangian submanifolds.
Peter Albers*, Courant Institute, New York University
(101453550)

8:30 a.m.
Conormal bundles to knots and the GopakumarVafa conjecture.
Sergiy V. Koshkin*, Kansas State University
(101453291)

9:00 a.m.
Holomorphic shadows in the eyes of model theory.
Liat Kessler*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1014531259)

9:30 a.m.
HeegaardFloer homology for manifolds with parametrized boundary.
Robert Lipshitz*, Stanford University
(101457467)

10:00 a.m.
Fiber sum formulae for Ozsv\'athSzab\'o invariants.
Stanislav Jabuka, University of Nevada, Reno
Thomas E. Mark*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(10145797)

10:30 a.m.
Symplectic 4manifolds with arbitrary fundamental group near the BMY line.
Scott Baldridge*, Louisiana State University
Paul Kirk, Indiana University
(101457481)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonautonomous Discrete Dynamics, III
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University selaydi@trinity.edu
Jim M. Cushing, University of Arizona

8:00 a.m.
Detection of periodic driving in systems of difference equations.
Timothy D Sauer*, George Mason University
(1014391061)

8:30 a.m.
Linear difference equations defined by polynomial hypergroups: Examples and basic properties.
Rupert Lasser*, GSFResearch Center and University of Technology Munich, Germany
(101439174)

9:00 a.m.
On $\displaystyle{x_{n+1}=\max\left\{\frac{A_{n}}{x_{n}} \,, \frac{B_{n}}{x_{n1}}\right\}}$ With Both Parameters PeriodFour or PeriodFive.
Candace Marie Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jennifer S. Sanchez, Nashville, Tennessee
(101437871)

9:30 a.m.
Deterministic Dynamics and Chance.
Sandra A. Hayes*, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Yunping Jiang, Queens College of the City University of New York
(1014371654)

10:00 a.m.
Discrete Inertial Manifolds.
Christian Poetzsche*, University of Minnesota
(101439505)

10:30 a.m.
Central Limit Theorem for onedimensional dynamical systems with weak random noise.
Oliver Diaz*, University of Texas at Austin
(10143741)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.8:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Knots, Links, and Tangles

8:00 a.m.
Quandle Cocycle Invariants and Tangle Embeddings.
Kheira Ameur*, USF
(1014551576)

8:15 a.m.
Existence and Upper Bounds of Regular Stick Numbers of Knots and Links.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
Kenneth Miller, Benedictine University
Debra Witczak, Benedictine University
(101457138)

8:30 a.m.
Scaling Behavior, Equilibrium Lengths, and Probabilities of Knotted Polymers.
Akos Dobay, LudwigMaximilliansUniversitaet Muenchen
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Piatek, University of Washington
Eric Rawdon*, Duquesne University
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
(101457698)

8:45 a.m.
On the Structure of Tight Knots.
Ted Ashton*, University of Georgia
(101453144)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Lattices, Ordered Structures, Logic and Model Theory

8:00 a.m.
Aspects of Certain Countable Universal $H$Free Graphs.
Rehana Patel*, St. John's University
(1014031690)

8:15 a.m.
Spaces of orders on groups.
Malgorzata A. Dabkowska*, George Washington University
Mieczyslaw Dabkowski, University of Texas at Dallas
Valentina Harizanov, George Washington University
(1014031718)

8:30 a.m.
Degrees of Monotone Complexity.
William C Calhoun*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1014031564)

8:45 a.m.
A Peculiar Connection Between the Axiom of Choice and Predicting the Future.
Christopher S Hardin*, Smith College
Alan D Taylor, Union College
(1014031551)

9:00 a.m.
Generating a Finite Subset of a Lattice of Convex Sets.
M. P. Nolte*, University of MissouriRolla
Matt Insall, University of MissouriRolla
(1014061691)

9:15 a.m.
Type Isomorphims and Program Isomorphisms.
Carlos C Martinez*, Wesleyan University
(1014681716)

9:30 a.m.
\textbf{jcalculus}: a foundation for discrete analysis.
Phil Thrift*, The University of Texas at Dallas
(1014391614)

9:45 a.m.
Predicates, categorically.
Ayalur R Krishnan*, Kingsborough CC, CUNY.
(1014181714)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Real Analysis

8:00 a.m.
Rational Landen Transformations on $\mathbb{R}$.
Dante V. Manna*, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
(101433210)

8:15 a.m.
Resultants of Chebyshev polynomials.
Jemal Emina Gishe*, University of South Florida
Mourad E.H. Ismail, University of Central Florida
(1014331457)

8:30 a.m.
An Inductive Limit Topology on the Denjoy Space.
J. Alan Alewine*, McKendree College
Eric Schechter, Vanderbilt University
(101428367)

8:45 a.m.
A Comparison of Newton's Interpolation Theory and the Mean Value Theorem of Calculus.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(101426815)

9:00 a.m.
Subspaces of finitely additive measures on $N$.
Ron E. Rietz, Gustavus Adolphus College
Trevor J. Potter*, Gustavus Adolphus College
(1014281384)

9:15 a.m.
A note on 2to1 function.
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, University f WisconsinOshkosh
(1014261735)

9:30 a.m.
The symbol of a function of a pseudodifferential operator.
Alfonso GraciaSaz*, UC Berkeley
Cornelius Paufler, JohannesGutenbergUniversitaet Mainz
(101481963)

9:45 a.m.
Making Forecasts for Chaotic Physical Processes.
Chris Danforth*, University of Maryland
James A. Yorke, University of Maryland
(101486377)

10:00 a.m.
Classification of multiparticle entanglement types with minimum orbit dimension.
David W. Lyons*, Lebanon Valley College
Scott N. Walck, Lebanon Valley College
(1014811478)

10:15 a.m.
A Reformulation of the Empirical Mode Decomposition.
Daniel R Van Vliet*, West Virginia University
(1014001618)

10:30 a.m.
The identification of a time dependent sorption parameter from soil column experiments.
K. Renee Fister, Murray State University
Maeve L. McCarthy*, Murray State University
Seth F. Oppenheimer, Mississippi State University
(1014351771)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory, II

8:00 a.m.
Deciding Membership in Finitely Generated Submonoids of the Free Product of two Groups.
Justin Amery James*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(101420990)

8:15 a.m.
An analog of McCarthy's result.
Chiru Bhattacharya*, RandolphMacon College, Ashland, VA
(1014201163)

8:30 a.m.
An Application of Graph Pebbling to ZeroSum Sequences in Abelian Groups.
Glenn H Hurlbert*, Arizona State University
Shawn Elledge, Arizona State University
(1014201522)

8:45 a.m.
Chain Conditions on Subnormal Subgroups.
Colin C. Ferguson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1014201536)

9:00 a.m.
Decomposition numbers of finite groups of Lie type of small rank in the defining characteristic.
Hossein Andikfar*, University of Illinois at Chicago.
(1014201605)

9:30 a.m.
Weyl filtration dimension for simple modules with $p$singular highest weights for some low rank Algebraic groups.
Matthew J. Beswick*, Kansas State University
(101400252)

9:45 a.m.
Embedding a Connected Topological Group into a Connected Group.
Ryo Ohashi*, King's College
(101422477)

10:00 a.m.
When do locally isometric topologies for the real numbers yield isomorphic topological groups?
Jon W. Short, Sam Houston State University
T. Christine Stevens*, Saint Louis University
(1014221636)

10:15 a.m.
Nilpotent Conjugacy Classes in \emph{p}adic Lie Algebras.
Jyotsna Mainkar Diwadkar*, University of Pittsburgh
(1014081502)

10:30 a.m.
Modern Algebra and Social Choice.
S. Baker Peacock*, University of TexasPan American
M. Paredes, University of TexasPan American
(1014061667)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics of Sports and Games, II
Organizers:
Sean L. Forman, Saint Joseph's University sforman@sju.edu
Douglas Drinen, Sewanee: University of the South

8:00 a.m.
Optimal Allocation of Energy Resources for Athletes in Bicycling, Running, Skiing and Swimming Competition as a Time Optimal Control Problem.
Alexey L Sadovski*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
G Beate Zimmer, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1014M11140)

8:20 a.m.
Scrabble$^\copyright$ Tournaments, Ramsey Theory, and Resolvable Designs.
Paul Becker*, Penn State Erie  The Behrend College
Paul Olson, Penn State Erie  The Behrend College
(1014M1778)

8:40 a.m.
Transient Stress Analysis of BaseballBat Collision.
Rich Laverty*, Juniata College
(1014M11159)

9:00 a.m.
Playing Ball in a Rotating Space Station.
Andrew J. Simoson*, King College
(1014M167)

9:20 a.m.
Thinking Inside the Box: The Mathematics of a Tennis Serve.
Roland Minton*, Roanoke College
Jake Bennett, Roanoke College
(1014M1183)

9:40 a.m.
Baseball DecisionMaking with Markov Chain Models.
Thomas W Polaski*, Winthrop University
(1014M1965)

10:00 a.m.
Using Theil's T Statistic to Explore Salary Inequality in Professional Sports: New Tools, New Questions, New Answers.
Joshua Travis Hale*, LBJ School of Public Affairs; University of Texas at Austin
(1014M11466)

10:20 a.m.
Scoring Rules for Golf.
Michael A. Jones*, Montclair State University
(1014M1591)

10:40 a.m.
Mathematics in Officiating: Data Sets and Voting Records for Introductory Statistics and Quantitative Literacy Classes.
Christopher D Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1014M11484)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
MAA Session on Achieving Quantitative Literacy, II
Organizers:
Aaron G. Montgomery, Central Washington University montgoaa@cwu.edu
Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University
Semra KilicBahi, Colby Sawyer College

8:00 a.m.
Numeracy: A Course for Honor Students.
John C Maceli*, Ithaca College
(1014P1944)

8:20 a.m.
The Mathematics of Association in Quantitative Literacy.
Milo Schield*, Augsburg College
(1014P136)

8:40 a.m.
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum.
Gary T Franchy*, Davenport University
(1014P11727)

9:00 a.m.
Profit Maximization and Level Curves: Applying Excel Data Tables, Conditional Formatting, and the Solver.
Mike Pogodzinski*, Department of Economics, San Jose State University
(1014P1404)

9:20 a.m.
The Unholy Alliance: Integrating Math and Religion.
Harrison W Straley*, Wheaton College
Barbara DarlingSmith, Wheaton College
(1014P127)

9:40 a.m.
From Math Distress To Math Success: The Development of a Quantitative Reasoning Course To Motivate Student Learning.
Klement Teixeira*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Fred Peskoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1014P1789)

10:00 a.m.
Join the Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum Project.
Rebecca Hartzler*, Seattle Central Community College
(1014P11264)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Countering ``I Can't Do Math": Strategies for Teaching Underprepared, MathAnxious Students, II
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University bgold@monmouth.edu
Suzanne Dor\'ee, Augsburg College
Richard J. Jardine, Keene State College

8:00 a.m.
Improving Developmental Math Classes: What We've Learned.
Christopher S. O'Connor*, Shawnee State University
B. Fiske Michael, Shawnee State University
(1014S1355)

8:20 a.m.
Using StandardsBased Instruction and Assessment to Reach Anxious, Reluctant, and UnderPrepared Math Students.
Victor Dorff*, California Lutheran University
(1014S11560)

8:40 a.m.
In Other Words: Using Writing Assignments and Memory Aides to Help Students Learn Mathematics.
Sarah V Cook*, Washburn University
(1014S11473)

9:00 a.m.
Coaching a Student to Overcome Math Anxiety.
Roger A Simons*, Rhode Island College
(1014S11689)

9:20 a.m.
Needed Reforms for ClassInstruction of UnderPrepared, MathAnxious Students: Revelations from Casework with Clinical Instruction.
Clyde L. Greeno*, The MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1014S11134)

9:40 a.m.
Coping With Math Anxiety in College: A Case Study Approach.
Fred Peskoff*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1014S1723)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VII
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Timothy P. Chartier, Davidson College
Stephen L. Davis,

8:00 a.m.
Reforming an Introduction to Modern Algebra.
Jeffry L. Hirst*, Appalachian State University
(1014Z11077)

8:15 a.m.
Generalized primary rings and ideals.
Christine E. Gorton*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1014Z11680)

8:30 a.m.
Using Discovery Activities to Teach Mathematical Induction.
Brian P Kelly*, U. of Louisiana at Monroe
(1014Z11539)

8:45 a.m.
A charlatanic proof: the case of proof by induction.
May F. Hamdan*, Lebanese American University
(1014Z1726)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching the Lebesgue Integral to Undergraduates: A New Course.
William W Johnston*, Centre College
(1014Z1777)

9:15 a.m.
Approximate Contour Image Generation: A Project in Linear Algebra.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1014Z11659)

9:30 a.m.
Does Experience Matter? Comparisons of freshmen and sophomores in Calculus III.
Kurt Herzinger, U.S. Air Force Academy
Beth Schaubroeck*, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1014Z1669)

9:45 a.m.
An Alternative Method to Partial Fraction Decomposition of Integral Computation.
Chokri Cherif*, BMCCCUNY
(1014Z1574)

10:00 a.m.
Time dilation, neutron stars, and space war: teaching relativity and differential geometry aboard a Bussard ramjet.
Christopher G Moseley*, United States Military Academy
(1014Z11331)

10:15 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Engaging math faculty in teacher preparation.
Cecelia Laurie*, The University of Alabama
Cristina Gomez, SUNYCortland
Wei Shen Hsia, The University of Alabama
(1014Z11138)

10:45 a.m.
No Boys Allowed: Assessing A Girls Only Math Club.
Rachel S Cline*, Texas Tech University
Jerry Dwyer, Texas Tech University
(1014Z11100)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Frames, Operators, and Approximation

8:15 a.m.
Back step extensions of subnormal weighted shifts.
George Robert Exner*, Bucknell University
(101447657)

8:30 a.m.
Positive Definite Kernels and Lattice Paths.
Tiberiu Constantinescu, University of Texas at Dallas
Nermine ElSissi*, University of Texas at Dallas
(101447406)

9:00 a.m.
The Answer to Blecher's Open Question about Properties (L) and (R).
Masayoshi Kaneda*, University of California, Irvine
(1014471741)

9:15 a.m.
Multiresolutions in nonlinear dynamics.
Dorin Ervin Dutkay*, Rutgers University
Palle E. T. Jorgensen, University of Iowa
(1014431650)

9:30 a.m.
Nonseparable Frame Multiresolution Analysis and Fast Wavelet Algorithms in Multidimensions.
Juan R. Romero*, University of Houston
Manos Papadakis, University of Houston
(1014411635)

9:45 a.m.
A Pre and Post Processing to Reduce the Gibbs Phenomenon.
Muhammad Aslam*, West Virginia University
Sherman D. Riemenschneider, West Virginia University
Lixin Shen, Western Michigan University
(1014651516)

10:00 a.m.
An Efficient Method for Bandlimited Extrapolation by Regularization.
Weidong Chen*, Kansas State University
(10146570)

10:15 a.m.
PCM Quantization Errors and The White Noise Hypothesis.
David Jimenez, Georgia Institute of Technology
Long Wang*, Southern Polytechnic State University
Yang Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
(101442741)

10:30 a.m.
An approximationsolvability for variational inequalities.
Dan D. Pascali*, Courant Institute, New York University
(1014471085)

10:45 a.m.
Asymptotics of determinants and traces of Toeplitz matrices with symbols in weighted Wiener algebras.
Alexei Yu. Karlovich*, Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal)
(1014471426)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:20 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Strategies to Encourage Persistence in Mathematics
Organizers:
David C. Carothers, James Madison University carothdc@jmu.edu
Ahmed I. Zayed, DePaul University
Keith E. Mellinger, University of Mary Washington

8:20 a.m.
Teaching a Course in Cryptology  strengthening mathematical interests in a variety of majors.
Katarzyna Potocka*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1014Y5473)

8:40 a.m.
Courting New Majors at the University of Mary Washington.
Debra L. Hydorn*, University of Mary Washington
(1014Y51006)

9:00 a.m.
Talent Expansion in Quantitative Biology.
Anant P Godbole*, East Tennessee State University
(1014Y51143)

9:20 a.m.
Motivating Students by Incorporating Software in the Classroom.
W. Christopher Schroeder*, Morehead State University
Kendra S. Schroeder, Morehead State University
(1014Y5400)

9:40 a.m.
Using Personal Invitations to Encourage Future Study in Mathematics.
Andrew J. Miller*, Belmont University
(1014Y5419)

10:00 a.m.
Discrete Mathematics for Freshmen (a.k.a: grabbing them early).
Homer W. Austin*, Salisbury University
Kathleen M Shannon, Salisbury University
(1014Y5619)

10:20 a.m.
Extra math courses for students  a mathematics placement coordinator's point of view.
Hisa Tsutsui*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University and Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1014Y51743)

10:40 a.m.
Competency Grading, Student Choice, and Persistence in Mathematics.
Janet L Andersen*, Hope College
(1014Y51767)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:20 a.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Workshop
This session has several parts listed separately by time in this program. Listed Workshop presentations are open to all JMM participants.
Organizers:
Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame
Marie A. Vitulli, University of Oregon
Judy L. Walker, University of NebraskaLincoln

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.s, I

Sunday January 15, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
International perspectives on undergraduate mathematics.
Organizers:
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Moderators:
Deborah Hughes Hallett, University of Arizona
Presenters:
Ko Hyoung Ko, Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology
Panelists:
Lofti Hermi, University of Arizona
Jia Ling Dai, University of Arizona
Bin Lu, California State University Sacramento
Hideo Nagashshi, Colby College

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Mathematicians and education reform: A cautionary tale.
Naomi Fisher*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1014A009)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Spectra of Turing degrees.
Russell Miller*, Queens College (CUNY)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University
Thomas F. Banchoff, Brown University
John P. Holcomb, Cleveland State University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part B
A novel approach to problem solving.
Organizers:
Andrew CF Liu, University of Alberta

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
Creating interactive workbooks using MS excel.
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Popular Culture, II
Organizers:
Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University greenwaldsj@appstate.edu
Christopher D. Goff, University of the Pacific

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Introductory Actuarial Science Programs
Organizers:
Robert E. Buck, Slippery Rock University robert.buck@sru.edu

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Developing standards for college algebra.
Organizers:
Norma M. Agras, Miami Dade College
William C. Bauldry, Appalachian State University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
A {\em MAA Notes} sampler.
Organizers:
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University
Panelists:
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
Marilyn P. Carlson, Arizona State University
Michael Oehrtman, Arizona State University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Sunday January 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Employment Center

Sunday January 15, 2006, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Strictly stable theories and descriptive set theory.
Michael C. Laskowski*, University of Maryland

Sunday January 15, 2006, 10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Math on the Web, IV

Sunday January 15, 2006, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting

Sunday January 15, 2006, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Patterns of primes.
Ben Green*, University of Bristol

Sunday January 15, 2006, 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Recent Ph.d.s and Graduate Students

10:30 a.m.
Constitutive Restrictions for Isotropic Hyperelastic Material Modeled Using Invariants of Logarithmic Strain.
Tsvetanka Sendova*, Texas A&M University
Jay R. Walton, Texas A&M University
(101474563)

10:30 a.m.
Arithmetic Properties of the Coefficients of Modular Forms.
Stephanie Treneer*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(101411599)

10:30 a.m.
Syzygies of toric varieties.
Milena Hering*, University of Michigan
Hal Schenck, Texas A&M University
Gregory G. Smith, Queen's University
(101414641)

10:30 a.m.
The core of ideals.
Louiza Fouli*, Purdue University
(101413644)

10:30 a.m.
TwoDimensional Languages and Their Automata.
Joni Burnette Pirnot*, Manatee Community College
(101468700)

10:30 a.m.
NonSimple NonStationary BratteliVershik Systems.
Sarah E Bailey*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(101437740)

10:30 a.m.
A Stochastic Dynamical System for the Evolution of Repeat Strings.
Suzanne S Sindi*, University of Maryland
(101437747)

10:30 a.m.
Layer potential techniques for parabolic PDE in nonsmooth cylinders.
Tunde Jakab*, University of Missouri
(101435754)

10:30 a.m.
Jet schemes of monomial schemes.
Cornelia Oichi Yuen*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(101414762)

10:30 a.m.
A Fast Multipole Methodbased Poisson Solver for Use in Fluid Simulation.
Sarah A. Williams*, UC Davis, Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics
(101465771)

10:30 a.m.
Continuous Dependence Results for Inhomogeneous IllPosed Problems.
Beth M. Campbell Hetrick*, Bryn Mawr College
(101447774)

10:30 a.m.
Spinning Rods: Experiments \& Theory.
Terry Jo Leiterman*, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Richard M McLaughlin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Roberto Camassa, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Leandra Vicci, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Richard Superfine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Jing Hao, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Jonathan Toledo, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
(101476980)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Carl C. Cowen, IUPUI

Sunday January 15, 2006, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
A Rebirth of Bochner's theory of almost automorphy of solutions to evolution equations.
Gaston M. N'Guerekata*, Morgan State University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Darren Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University Fresno
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
For King and Country: An Exploration in Sixteenth Century Cryptography.
Ryan W. Fuoss*, Taylor University
Amanda R. Youell, Clemson University
(1014111643)

1:20 p.m.
Minimum Positive SemiDefinite Rank of a Graph.
Kseniya Kudryavtseva*, Central Michigan University
Janeta Marinova, Bard College
Yunjiang Jiang, University of Georgia
(101415115)

1:40 p.m.
Extension of groups yielding quasi pgroups.
Joseph David Gastenveld*, Northern Kentucky University
(101420196)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling temperatures for a building with seven zones.
Carrie E Keel*, Mercer University
J K Denny, Mercer University
(1014341589)

2:20 p.m.
Turing Pattern Dynamics for Spatiotemporal Models with Growth and Curvature.
Julijana V Gjorgjieva*, Harvey Mudd College
(1014351378)

2:40 p.m.
The Isoperimetric Problem in Surfaces.
Michelle Lee*, Williams College
(1014511116)

3:00 p.m.
A Combinatorial Approach to the Symmetries of the Icosahedron Using K6.
Kevin Ehly*, Lafayette College
(1014511573)

3:20 p.m.
The Prison Warden's Dilemma: A Characterization of $3$Convexity.
Deborah E. Berg*, Harvey Mudd College
Tyler Seacrest, Harvey Mudd College
(1014521318)

3:40 p.m.
Minimal Triangulations of Products of Segments and Triangles.
Tyler Seacrest*, Havrey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(1014521324)

4:00 p.m.
Honeycombs in Hyperbolic Surfaces.
Vojislav S Sesum*, Williams College
(1014531202)

4:20 p.m.
Isoperimetric Surfaces and General Relativity.
Brian Krummel*, University of Maryland  Baltimore County
Mike Greenberg, New York University  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(1014531622)

4:40 p.m.
Twist Numbers of Links from the Jones Polynomial.
Mathew Williamson*, University of South Florida
(101455328)

5:00 p.m.
Generalizing KirkLivingston Type 1 Link Invariants.
Karen B McCready*, The College of New Jersey
Matthias L Youngs, SUNY Geneseo
(1014551251)

5:20 p.m.
Comparing Ratio Estimators Based on Systematic Samples.
John Szarka*, James Madison University
Amy Jacks, University of MissouriRolla
(1014621139)

5:40 p.m.
A Modified LotkaVolterra Competition Model with a NonLinear Relationship Between Species.
Amy Vess Crizer*, James Madison University
Austin F Taylor, University of Alabama
(1014921544)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology and Epidemiology, II
Organizers:
Sophia Jang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette jang@louisiana.edu
Linda Allen, Texas Tech University
LihIng Roeger, Texas Tech University

1:00 p.m.
A JuvenileAdult Model with Periodic Vital Rates.
J. M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
(101492507)

1:30 p.m.
The Stochastic Beverton Holt Equation and the M. Neubert Conjecture.
Cymra Haskell, University of Southern California
Robert J. Sacker*, University of Southern California
(1014371212)

2:00 p.m.
Dynamics of the Discrete Model of West NileLike Epidemics.
V. L. Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(101439204)

2:30 p.m.
DiscreteTime Epidemic Model In A Seasonal Environment.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
John E Franke, North Carolina State University
(101492428)

3:00 p.m.
Predicting the Behavior of Seabirds Using Compartmental Models.
James L. Hayward*, Andrews University
Shandelle M. Henson, Andrews University
(101492521)

3:30 p.m.
How does estradiol initiate the LH surge? A modeling approach.
Mary Lou Zeeman*, U. T. San Antonio
Danielle Lyles, Cornell University
Joseph H. Tien, Cornell University
David McCobb, Cornell University
(1014921644)

4:00 p.m.
Understanding {\it Hyla cinerea} green treefrog population dynamics via modeling and field studies.
Azmy Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(101492687)

4:30 p.m.
Existenceuniqueness and monotone approximation for a phytoplanktonzooplankton aggregation model.
Azmy S Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Keng Deng*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Xubo Wang, Macon State College
(101435684)

5:00 p.m.
Kolmogorov's differential equations and Markov population chains.
Maia Martcheva, University of Florida
Horst R Thieme, Arizona State University
Thanate Dhirasakdanon*, Arizona State University
(1014921002)

5:30 p.m.
Winnerless Competition in Consumerresource Interaction Models in Population Biology.
LihIng Wu Roeger*, Texas Tech University
SzeBi Hsu, National Tsing Hua University
(101492759)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY) jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
Did Euclid Need the Euclidean Algorithm to Prove Unique Factorization?
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
Fred Richman, Florida Atlantic University
(101401730)

1:30 p.m.
Lagrange, Sufficient Reason, and Space.
Judith Grabiner*, Pitzer College, Claremont, California
(101401387)

2:00 p.m.
Statesmen of British Mathematics: Scientific Society Involvement of Mathematicians in NineteenthCentury Britain.
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(101401707)

2:30 p.m.
Mathematics as Popular Science: Benjamin Peirce in 19thCentury Boston.
Deborah Kent*, Simon Fraser University
(101401682)

3:00 p.m.
Cardinality and Confusion in the Peircean Continuum.
Matthew E Moore*, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
(101401542)

3:30 p.m.
Proof in Islam, India, and China.
Victor J Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(101401717)

4:00 p.m.
The Volterra Chronicles.
Judith R Goodstein*, California Institute of Technology
(101401635)

4:30 p.m.
Objects and Mathematics Teaching at American Colleges and Universities.
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell*, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian
Amy AckerbergHastings, University of Maryland University College
David Lindsay Roberts, Laurel, Maryland
(101401616)

5:00 p.m.
Flying the Platonic Flag: Philosophical and Nationalistic Ideology in Deutsche Mathematik.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(101401857)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematics and the Social Sciences: The Origins of Finite Mathematics.
Walter Meyer*, Adelphi University
(10140165)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Frames and Operator Theory in Analysis and Signal Processing, IV
Organizers:
Peter R. Massopust, Tuboscope Vetco Pipeline Services pmassopust@varco.com
David R. Larson, Texas A\&M University
Manos I. Papadakis, University of Houston
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida
Ahmed I. Zayed, DePaul University
Minh Chuong Nguyen, Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi Vietnam

1:00 p.m.
Use of geometry and operator algebra theory in the computation of wavelet coefficients.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
Dorin E. Dutkay, Rutgers University
(10144224)

1:30 p.m.
Wavelets, multiresolution analysis and finite reflexion groups.
Gestur Olafsson*, Louisiana State University
Mihaela Dobrescu, Furman University, SC
(1014421271)

2:00 p.m.
Operatorvalued frames over Hilbert C*modules.
Victor Kaftal*, University of Cincinnati
David Larson, Texas A&M University
Shuang Zhang, University of Cincinnati
(1014471628)

2:30 p.m.
Haartype orthonormal systems, data presentation as Riesz products and a prediction method on symbolic sequences.
C. Karanikas*, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
N. Atreas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(1014411770)

3:00 p.m.
Regularization functionals involving discontinuous operators.
Otmar Scherzer*, Department of Computer Science  University Innsbruck
(101449866)

3:30 p.m.
Data fidelity terms for image and signal restoration.
Mila Nikolova*, CMLA UMR 8536ENS de Cachan
(1014411424)

4:00 p.m.
Lattice Tilings, Operator Algebras and Gabor Frames.
Deguang Han*, University of Central Florida
(101446439)

4:30 p.m.
The Feichtinger Conjecture for frames of translates.
Marcin Bownik, University of Oregon
Darrin Speegle*, Saint Louis University
(101442787)

4:55 p.m.
Orthogonal Wavelet Frames.
Eric Weber*, Iowa State University
Ghanshyam Bhatt, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Brody Dylan Johnson, Saint Louis University
(101442427)

5:20 p.m.
On PCM and SigmaDelta Quantization Errors.
Yang Wang*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Long Wang, Southern Polytechnic State University
David Jimenez, Georgia Institute of Technology
(101442438)

5:45 p.m.
Frame Paths and SigmaDelta Quantization.
Vern I. Paulsen*, University of Houston
Bernhard G. Bodmann, University of Waterloo
(1014471111)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Contemporary Dynamical Systems, III
Organizers:
Dmitry Zenkov, North Carolina State University dvzenkov@unity.dcsu.edu
Youngna Choi, Montclair State University choiy@mail.montclair.edu
Anthony M. Bloch, University of Michigan
Todd L. Fisher, University of Maryland
Melvin Leok, University of Michigan
David S. Richeson, Dickinson College
James S. Wiseman, Agnes Scott College

1:00 p.m.
Control theory without controls.
Andrew D Lewis*, Queen's University
(101493952)

1:25 p.m.
Integrable Problems for Semiclassical Nonlinear Waves.
Peter D Miller*, University of Michigan
(101435844)

1:50 p.m.
Variational Integrators for Nonholonomic Systems on Lie Groups.
Dmitry V. Zenkov*, North Carolina State University
Yuri N. Fedorov, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
(1014701347)

2:15 p.m.
Lie group variational integrators and their applications to geometric control.
Melvin Leok*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(101465496)

2:40 p.m.
SubFinsler Geometry in Dimension Three.
Jeanne N Clelland, University of Colorado at Boulder
Christopher G Moseley*, United States Military Academy
(1014491446)

3:05 p.m.
Geometric Control of the Chaplygin Sleigh and Double Gimbal System.
Jason M. Osborne*, North Carolina State University
(1014701775)

3:30 p.m.
On 3manifolds that support partially hyperbolic diffeomorphisms.
Kamlesh Parwani*, University of Houston
(1014371310)

3:55 p.m.
Actions of Lie groups and Lie algebras on manifolds.
Morris W. Hirsch*, University of California (Berkeley), University of Wisconsin (Madison)
(1014221554)

4:20 p.m.
Pattern Equivariant Cohomology of Tiling Spaces, With Rotations.
Betseygail Rand*, University of Texas
(1014371623)

4:45 p.m.
Local entropy of foliations and groupoids.
Steve Hurder*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1014371366)

5:05 p.m.
Discussion

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Boundary Value Problems for Ordinary Differential Equations, II
Organizers:
John R. Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga JohnGraef@utc.edu
Johnny L. Henderson, Baylor University

1:00 p.m.
Absolute equal distribution of the eigenvalues of discrete SturmLiouville problems.
William F. Trench*, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
(101439167)

1:30 p.m.
Singular Second Order Boundary Value Problems with Multiple Solutions.
John V Baxley*, Wake Forest University
Kristen Kobylus, Wake Forest University
(1014341137)

2:00 p.m.
Positive Solutions of a Nonlinear Fourth Order Boundary Value Problem.
John R Graef, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bo Yang*, Kennesaw State University
(1014341402)

2:30 p.m.
Multiple positive solutions for a singular positone problem.
M Chhetri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
S Robinson*, Wake Forest University
(101434955)

3:00 p.m.
Existence of solutions for multipoint boundary value problems.
Gary D Jones*, Murray State University
(101434179)

3:30 p.m.
Existence of Solutions for Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems.
John R. Graef, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lingju Kong*, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(101434571)

4:00 p.m.
Nonlinear Systems of Differential Equations.
Haiyan Wang*, Arizona State University
(101434312)

4:30 p.m.
Positive Solutions to an $N^{th}$Order Right Focal Boundary Value Problem.
Mariette Maroun*, Baylor University
(101434930)

5:00 p.m.
On Implicit Boundary Value Problems for Second Order Equations.
J, Hoffacker*, Clemson University
C. Tisdell, The University of New South Wales
(1014341161)

5:30 p.m.
Uniqueness Implies Uniqueness and Existence for Nonlocal Boundary Value Problems for Fourth Order Ordinary Differential Equations.
Ding Ma*, Baylor University
(101434105)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Theory and Application of Stochastic Differential Equations, II
Organizers:
Armando Arciniega, University of Texas at San Antonio armando.arciniega@utsa.edu
Edward J. Allen, Texas Tech University

1:00 p.m.
Stochastic Li\'{e}nard Oscillators.
Henri Schurz*, Southern Illinois University
(1014601612)

1:30 p.m.
On a class of reflecting stochastic differential equations.
Janusz S Golec*, Fordham University
(1014601697)

2:00 p.m.
Stochastic Epidemic Models with a Backward Bifurcation.
Linda J. S. Allen*, Texas Tech University
P. van den Driessche, University of Victoria
(101460338)

2:30 p.m.
Disease Emergence in Stochastic and Determinstic Multihost SIS and SIR Models.
Robert K McCormack*, Texas Tech University
Linda J. S. Allen, Texas Tech University
(101492420)

3:00 p.m.
Sustained Oscillations via Coherence Resonance in SIR.
Rachel Kuske, University of British Columbia
Luis F. Gordillo, Arizona State University
Priscilla E. Greenwood*, Arizona State University
(101460566)

3:30 p.m.
Stochastic optimization models with applications to mechanics, population dynamics, aerodynamics.
AnaMaria Croicu*, Florida State University, School of Computational Science and Department of Mathematics
M. Yousuff Hussaini, Florida State University
(101449547)

4:00 p.m.
Stochastic Differential Equation Models for Flow Through Porous Media and for Multigroup Reactor Kinetics.
Edward J. Allen*, Texas Tech University
(101460267)

4:30 p.m.
Stochastic Models of Intracellular Viral Dynamics and Stock Pricing.
Rachel C. Koskodan*, Texas Tech University
(101460405)

5:00 p.m.
Dynamic Fund Portfolio Optimization under MeanVariance Preferences.
Coskun Cetin*, Whittier College
(101460193)

5:30 p.m.
$\theta$ Frames in $R^n$.
Sundaresan Kondagunta*, Cleveland State University
(10141576)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on SymbolicNumeric Computation and Applications, II
Organizers:
Agnes Szanto, North Carolina State University aszanto@ncsu.edu
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois Chicago
Zhonggang Zeng, Northeastern Illinois University

1:00 p.m.
Higherorder deflation of polynomial systems.
Anton Leykin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ailing Zhao, University of Illinois at Chicago
(101465392)

1:30 p.m.
Finding All Real Solutions of Polynomial Systems.
Ye Lu*, University of Notre Dame
Andrew J Sommese, University of Notre Dame
Charles W Wampler, GM
Daniel J Bates, University of Notre Dame
(101400199)

2:00 p.m.
A Comparison of Heuristics for Solving Problems in Approximate Polynomial Algebra.
John P May*, University of Waterloo
(1014651641)

2:30 p.m.
Nearest Multivariate System with Given Root Multiplicities.
Scott R Pope*, North Carolina State University
Agnes Szanto, North Carolina State University
(101414972)

3:00 p.m.
Characterization and computation of nearby involutive polynomial and differential systems.
Greg Reid*, University of Western Ontario
(101412667)

3:30 p.m.
Exceptional Sets and Fiber Products.
Andrew J Sommese*, University of Notre Dame
Charles W Wampler, General Motors Research and Development
(101414214)

4:00 p.m.
Differential elimination for approximate PDE systems.
Wenyuan Wu*, University of Western Ontario
(101435620)

4:30 p.m.
Sensitivity of Algebraic Computation with Approximate Data.
Zhonggang Zeng*, Northeastern Illinois University
(1014651732)

5:00 p.m.
Computing Isolated Singularities by Newton's Method with Deflation.
Anton Leykin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ailing Zhao*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(101465437)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Time Reversal Methods: Analysis and Applications, II
Organizers:
Peter A. McCoy, US Naval Academy pam@usna.edu
Reza MalekMadani, US Naval Academy

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Stochastic, Large Scale and Hybrid Systems with Applications, II
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
Gangaram S. Ladde, University of Texas Arlington

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, II
Organizers:
Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@math.lsu.edu
Charles D. Frohman, University of Iowa

1:00 p.m.
Long Virtual Strings.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(101457425)

1:30 p.m.
Patterns in the colored Jones polynomials.
Oliver Dasbach*, LSU
XiaoSong Lin, UC Riverside
(1014571379)

2:00 p.m.
Confluence of Khovanov homology and Hochschild homology.
Jozef Henryk Przytycki*, George Washington University
(101457800)

2:30 p.m.
BNmodules for Seifert fibred spaces.
Marta Asaeda*, UC Riverside
(1014571599)

3:00 p.m.
An Alexander type multivariable link invariant arising from $sl(2\1)$.
Nathan Geer*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(101457769)

3:30 p.m.
Fingerloop braids and system of YangBaxter type equations.
XiaoSong Lin*, University of California, Riverside
(101457491)

4:00 p.m.
Generalized Link Homotopy and Milnor's Isotopy Invariants.
Thomas Fleming*, University of California, San Diego
Akira Yasuhara, Tokyo Gakugei University
(101457721)

4:30 p.m.
Weight systems for Milnor invariants.
Blake Mellor*, Loyola Marymount University
(101457192)

5:00 p.m.
On several types of universal invariants of framed links and 3manifolds derived from quantum groups.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, the Ohio State University
(101455424)

5:30 p.m.
Strong 3algebras and a 2group associated to manifolds.
Mihai D Staic*, SUNY at Buffalo
(101457337)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory
Organizers:
Mara D. Neusel, Texas Tech University mara.d.neusel@ttu.edu
David L. Wehlau, Royal Military College wehlaud@rmc.ca

1:00 p.m.
Cayley Maps and Cayley Degrees for Algebraic Groups.
Nicole M.A. Lemire*, University of Western Ontario
(1014141146)

1:30 p.m.
Multiplication of polynomials on Hermitian symmetric spaces and LittlewoodRichardson coefficients.
William Graham, University of Georgia
Markus Hunziker*, Baylor University
(1014221209)

2:00 p.m.
The geometry of affine Hamiltonian varieties.
Friedrich Knop*, Rutgers University
(101414732)

2:30 p.m.
Covariant dimension of finite groups.
Hanspeter Kraft, Mathematisches Institut Basel
Gerald Schwarz*, Brandeis University
(101422584)

3:00 p.m.
rational invariants for dynamical systems.
Harm Derksen*, University of Michigan
(1014131123)

3:30 p.m.
Hyperplane Sections and the Integral Closures of Ideals.
Jooyoun Hong*, Purdue University
Bernd Ulrich, Purdue University
(101413852)

4:00 p.m.
The Noether numbers for cyclic groups of prime order.
Peter Fleischmann, University of Kent at Canterbury
Mufit Sezer*, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
James Shank, University of Kent at Canterbury
Chris F Woodcock, University of Kent at Canterbury
(101413415)

4:30 p.m.
Vector invariants in arbitrary characteristic.
Frank D Grosshans*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(101413533)

5:00 p.m.
The Decomposition Series Conjecture.
H E A Eddy Campbell*, Memorial University
(1014131390)

5:30 p.m.
Global Structure of Algebras of Invariants over the Steenrod Algebra and its Generalizations.
David J. Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
Frank Williams, New Mexico State University
(1014551018)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, U.S. Military Academy
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
Fair division: From cakecutting to dispute resolution.
Organizers:
Steven J. Brams, New York University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Finite group behavior: Windows software for teaching beginning group theory.
Organizers:
Edward C. Keppelmann, University of Nevada Reno
Ellen J. Maycock, Depauw University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Theory

1:00 p.m.
A general ConnesKakutaniRokhlin theorem.
Shukhrat M. Usmanov*, North Dakota State University
(101446677)

1:15 p.m.
One property of the set of bounded elements in unital barreled projective limits of real C* and JBalgebras.
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University, NY
Oleg Friedman*, University of South Africa
(101446172)

1:30 p.m.
Some sequence spaces which include $c_0$ and $c$.
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(101446314)

1:45 p.m.
DunfordPettis Property, GelfandPhillips property and $(L)$sets.
Ioana Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
Paul W Lewis, University of North Texas
(101446779)

2:00 p.m.
On superadditive ergodic type theorem in nonassociative SegalDixmier Lpspace (for finite p $>$ 1) affiliated with a semifinite JBWalgebra.
Genady Ya Grabarnik, IBM T. J.Watson Research Center
Alexander A Katz, St. John's University, NY
Laura Shwartz*, University of South Africa
(101446860)

2:15 p.m.
Isometries into section spaces of Banach bundles.
Terje Hoim*, Florida Atlantic University
D. A. Robbins, Trinity College
(101446948)

2:30 p.m.
Nonexistence of Monotonically Complemented Subspaces of $C[a,b]$.
Michael P. Prophet*, University of Northern Iowa
Douglas Mupasiri, University of Northern Iowa
(101446976)

2:45 p.m.
Constructions of $C^*$algebras of inverse semigroups.
Steven P Haataja*, University of Nebraska Lincoln
(1014461339)

3:00 p.m.
Orthogonal Polynomials in Several NonCommuting Variables.
Tiberiu Constantinescu, University of Texas at Dallas
Troy Banks*, Salisbury University
(1014461385)

3:15 p.m.
Solution of a Class of Integral Equations.
Rod Freed*, California State University at Dominguez Hills
(101445998)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Eigenmatrices and operators commuting with finite rank operators.
Ruben A. MartinezAvenda\~no*, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo
(101447236)

4:15 p.m.
Extension of Spectral Scales to Unbounded Operators.
Michael D Wills*, Whitman College
(101447239)

4:30 p.m.
$\beta$bounded composition operators that belong to the Schatten Class $S_p(H^2)$.
Abebaw Tadesse*, University Of Pittsburgh
(101447335)

4:45 p.m.
Using Character Groups to Construct AF Groupoids.
Ryan J. Zerr*, University of North Dakota
(101447394)

5:00 p.m.
Isometric Equivalence of Operators on Function Spaces  Preliminary report.
Nadia J Gal*, The University of Memphis
James Jamison, The University of Memphis
(101447699)

5:15 p.m.
Characterization of BMO$(R)$ and the $T(1)$ Theorem.
Wael N. AbuShamala*, Indiana University
(101443411)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.1:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Lattices, Ordered Structures, Logic and Model Theory, II

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.1:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, III

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VIII
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Eric S. Marland,

1:00 p.m.
Population Models Which Take Into Account Decay of Resources and Accumulation of Waste.
Joe T. Harris*, St. Andrews Presbyterian College
(1014Z1841)

1:15 p.m.
On Deviations from Expected HardyWeinberg Proportions.
Joshua W. Collins, Pittsburg State University
Yaping Liu*, Pittsburg State University
(1014Z11195)

1:30 p.m.
Two Models of Oscillating Polymer Chains in \emph{E. coli}.
Gretchen A. Koch*, Goucher College
Donald A. Drew, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(1014Z11183)

1:45 p.m.
Differentiating Noisy Data.
Tim McDevitt*, Elizabethtown College
(1014Z11194)

2:15 p.m.
Reforming the Senior Seminar/Capstone course as an Assessment Tool.
Jim Fulmer*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1014Z11609)

2:30 p.m.
Break.

2:45 p.m.
Manifolds With Density.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(1014Z1525)

3:00 p.m.
Homogenization of Dynamic Materials.
Hansun T To*, Worcester State College, Worcester MA
(1014Z1690)

3:15 p.m.
Geophysical mass flows over erodible material.
Long H. Le*, University at Buffalo
(1014Z11717)

3:30 p.m.
Coin Tossing as a Favorite Class Experience, What is It Good For?
Bill Rybolt*, Babson College
(1014Z11677)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IX
Organizers:
Stephen L. Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University
Chairs:
Laurie J. Heyer, Davidson College

1:00 p.m.
Effects of instruction on elementary and special education teachers' computational skills.
ChengYao Lin*, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Becker P Jerry, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
(1014Z1519)

1:15 p.m.
Texas A\&M's Summer Educational Enrichment Program for Middle School Students.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A\&M University
(1014Z11349)

1:30 p.m.
Developing Questioning Skills to Enhance Students' Mathematical Thinking: A Professional Development Experience for Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Jane F. Schielack*, Texas A&M University
(1014Z11351)

1:45 p.m.
An Eighth Grade Curriculum Incorporating Logical Thinking and Active Learning.
Marta Anna Kobiela*, Texas A&M University
(1014Z11696)

2:00 p.m.
Break.

2:15 p.m.
Confounders as Mathematical Objects.
Milo Schield*, Augsburg College
Tom Burnham, Cognitive Consulting
(1014Z1255)

2:30 p.m.
Defining the Integral for Coherent Probabilities.
John E. Beam*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1014Z11513)

2:45 p.m.
Finite Symmetry Groups.
Lee Ann Rayburn*, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
(1014Z1113)

3:00 p.m.
On some generalizations of Fermat's, Lucas's and Wilson's Theorems.
Tyler J Evans*, Humboldt State University
(1014Z11308)

3:15 p.m.
Fugue in $D_{12}$ Minor  Equvalence classes of Scales and Chords in Even Tempered Tunings.
Michael R. Bacon*, University of South Carolina Sumter
(1014Z11405)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Calculus for those students who have had calculus.
Organizers:
Jack A. Picciuto, U.S. Military Academy
Barbra Melendez, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
Mike Huber, U.S. Military Academy
Michael Starbird, University of Texas
David M. Bressoud, McAlester College

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Evaluating curricular effectiveness: Judging the quality of K12 mathematics evaluations.
Organizers:
Vicki Stohl, Mathematical Sciences Education Board
David Mandel, Mathematical Sciences Education Board
Panelists:
Jere Confrey, Washington University, St. Louis
Carlos CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
Donald G. Saari, University of California Irvine
Moderators:
David Mandel,

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA SUMMA Special Presentation
MAA student research programs.
Organizers:
William Hawkins, Jr, MAA and University of the District of Columbia
Robert E. Megginson, University of Michigan

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
AWM Workshop Panel Discussion
Shaping a career in mathematics.
Moderators:
Marie Vitulli, University of Oregon
Panelists:
Janet L. Andersen, Hope College
Dusa McDuff, SUNY Stony Brook
Mara D. Neusel, Texas Tech University
Michelle D. Wagner, National Security Agency

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:10 p.m.2:00 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Finite state automata and monadic definability of ordinals.
Itay Neeman*, University of California Los Angeles

Sunday January 15, 2006, 2:15 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems, II

Sunday January 15, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:40 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, II

Sunday January 15, 2006, 2:15 p.m.4:40 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session, III

Sunday January 15, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.s, II

Sunday January 15, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Reunion of participants in refocused college algebra.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Laurette B. Foster, Prarie View A&M University
William E. Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part B
Technology tools for discrete mathematics.
Organizers:
Douglas E. Ensley, Shippensburg University
Katherine G. McGivney, Shippensburg University

Sunday January 15, 2006, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
AMS Banquet Reception

Sunday January 15, 2006, 7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
AMS Banquet
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