Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
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
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)
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