Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
Current as of Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:54:12
Program 
Deadlines 
Inquiries: meet@ams.org
Joint Mathematics Meetings
New Orleans, LA, January 58, 2007 (Friday  Monday)
Meeting #1023
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Friday January 5, 2007

Friday January 5, 2007, 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.

Friday January 5, 2007, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Employment Center

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Math Circles and Similar Programs for Students and Teachers, I
Organizers:
Morris Kalka, Tulane University
Kathleen O'Hara, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute kohara@msri.org
Hugo Rossi, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute rossi@msri.org
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University
Zvezdelina E. Stankova, Mills College
Daniel H. Ullman, George Washington University
Paul A. Zeitz, University of San Francisco

8:00 a.m.
Backyard Mathematics.
Mark Saul*, Bronxville Schools (ret.)
(102397704)

8:30 a.m.
The Great Conversation.
Robert Kaplan*, The Math Circle
Ellen Kaplan, The Math Circle
(102397914)

9:00 a.m.
The San Diego Math Circle.
David Patrick*, Art of Problem Solving
(102397325)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Circles (Silicon Valley Experience).
Tatiana Shubin*, San Jose State University
(102397705)

10:00 a.m.
University of California, Davis's Explore Math Program: Graduate students bringing cuttingedge research into the classroom to share with undergraduate and high school students.
Brandy S. Wiegers*, University of California, Davis
YuanJuang Yvonne Lai, University of California, Davis
Sarah A. Williams, University of California, Davis
Spyridon Michalakis, University of California, Davis
(1023971723)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion.

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Logical Methods in Computational Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Saugata Basu, Georgia Institute of Technology saugata@math.gatech.edu
Charles N. Delzell, Louisiana State University delzell@math.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
General logical metatheorems for functional analysis.
Philipp Gerhardy*, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
(1023031468)

8:30 a.m.
New effective uniformity results in fixed point theory.
Ulrich Kohlenbach*, Darmstadt University of Technology
(102303361)

9:00 a.m.
Proof mining in $CAT(0)$spaces and $\mathbb R$trees.
Laurentiu Leustean*, TU Darmstadt, Germany and Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow'' of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
(1023031261)

9:30 a.m.
Model elimination and cut elimination.
Grigori Mints*, Stanford University
(10230379)

10:00 a.m.
Phase transitions in logic and combinatorics.
Andreas Weiermann*, Ghent University
(1023031102)

10:30 a.m.
Primitive Recursive Selection Functions for Provable Existential Assertions over Abstract Algebras.
Jeffery Zucker*, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
(102303628)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Organizers:
Ruth M. Charney, Brandeis University charney@brandeis.edu
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University vogtmann@math.cornell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Automorphisms of rightangled groups.
Adam Piggott*, Tufts University
Mauricio Gutierrez, Tufts University
(102320237)

8:30 a.m.
Quasiisometric classification of graph manifolds.
Jason A. Behrstock*, University of Utah
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College, Columbia University
(102320136)

9:00 a.m.
Dual presentations for Artin groups.
Jon McCammond*, U C Santa Barbara
(102320476)

9:30 a.m.
Spaces with nonpositive immersions.
Robert W Bell*, Michigan State University
(1023201164)

10:00 a.m.
A geometric perspective on the conjugacy problem in Thompson's group F.
KaiUwe Bux*, University of Virginia
Dimitriy Sonkin, University of Virginia
(1023201088)

10:30 a.m.
Hilbert space compression of groups.
Mark Sapir*, Vanderbilt University
(1023201372)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Fixed Point Theory, Dynamics, and Group Theory, I
Organizers:
Michael R. Kelly, Loyola University
Peter N. Wong, Bates College pwong@bates.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Euler characteristic of the Whitehead automorphism group of a free product.
Craig A Jensen*, University of New Orleans
Jon McCammond, UC Santa Barbara
John Meier, Lafayette College
(102320253)

8:30 a.m.
Strong monotonicity for filtered ends of pairs of groups.
Tom Klein*, Binghamton University
(1023201244)

9:00 a.m.
Some Topological Invariants of Groups and Actions.
Nic Koban*, University of Maine at Farmington
(102320616)

9:30 a.m.
Roots and symetries of pseudoAnosov.
Jerome Los*, CNRS, University AixMarseille1
Jerome Fehrenbach, University of Toulouse
(1023201027)

10:00 a.m.
Fixed points of abelian group actions on surfaces.
John Franks, Northwestern University
Michael Handel, Herbert H Lehman College (CUNY)
Kamlesh Parwani*, University of MissouriSt. Louis
(102337590)

10:30 a.m.
From dynamical systems to surface braid groups.
Daciberg Lima Goncalves, Universidade de Sao Paulo
John Guaschi*, Laboratoire de Mathematiques Emile Picard, UMR CNRS 5580, Universite Toulouse III
(102320989)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Knots, 3Manifolds, and Their Invariants, I
Organizers:
Oliver T. Dasbach, Louisiana State University kasten@math.lsu.edu
XiaoSong Lin, University of California Riverside

8:00 a.m.
Quantum Teichmuller Theory.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Adam Sikora, The State University of New York at Buffalo
(1023571745)

8:30 a.m.
Nonalternating knots and the Jones polynomial.
Neil R. Nicholson*, The University of Iowa
(10235431)

9:00 a.m.
Dessins d'enfant and Link Invariants.
Neal W. Stoltzfus*, Louisiana State University
XiaoSong Lin, UC Riverside
Oliver T. Dasbach, Louisiana State University
Efstratia Kalfagianni, Michigan State University
David Futer, Michigan State University
(1023571148)

9:30 a.m.
New Skein modules of three manifolds (with C.Frohman).
Marta Asaeda*, Univ of California Riverside
Charlie Frohman, University of Iowa
(1023571591)

10:00 a.m.
TuraevViro Invariants of 3Manifolds and the Reidemeister torsion.
Charles D Frohman, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, National Science Foundation
(1023571847)

10:30 a.m.
Khovanov Homology \& Reidemeister Torsion.
Juan Ariel OrtizNavarro*, University of Iowa
Chris Truman, University of Maryland
(1023551693)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arrangements and Related Topics, I
Organizers:
Daniel C. Cohen, Louisiana State University cohen@math.lsu.edu
Anne V. Shepler, University of North Texas ashepler@unt.edu

8:00 a.m.
A spectral sequence stratification of cohomology jump loci.
Hal Schenck*, Texas A&M University
Graham Denham, University of Western Ontario
(102313518)

8:30 a.m.
Upper bound on the number of split fibers in a pencil of curves.
Jorge V Pereira, IMPA
Sergey Yuzvinsky*, University of Oregon
(102314796)

9:00 a.m.
Resonant weights and critical loci of rational functions.
Daniel C. Cohen, Lousiana State University
Graham Denham, University of Western Ontario
Michael J. Falk*, Northern Arizona University
Alexander N. Varchenko, University of North Carolina
(1023141410)

9:30 a.m.
Resonance: getting past $H^1$.
Graham Denham*, University of Western Ontario
Hal Schenck, Texas A&M University
(1023131583)

10:00 a.m.
Nonfiniteness properties of fundamental groups of smooth projective varieties.
Alexandru Dimca, Universit\'e de Nice SophiaAntipolis
Stefan Papadima, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
Alexander I Suciu*, Northeastern University
(102320712)

10:30 a.m.
Topological invariants of singular complex hypersurfaces.
Laurentiu G. Maxim*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1023551006)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Coding Theory and Its Applications, I
Organizers:
Roxana N. Smarandache, University of Notre Dame and San Diego State University rsmarand@nd.edu
Pascal O. Vontobel, HewlettPackard Laboratories pascal.vontobel@ieee.org

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Cohomology and Representation Theory, I
Organizers:
Jon F. Carlson, University of Georgia
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia nakano@math.uga.edu
Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington

8:00 a.m.
The centralizer of a nilpotent section.
George J. McNinch*, Tufts University
(1023221152)

8:30 a.m.
On Some Nilpotent Orbits and Desingularizations of Their Closures.
Terrell L. Hodge*, Western Michigan University (on sabbatical leave 20062007 at the University of Virginia)
David C. Murphy, Kalamazoo College
(102320884)

9:00 a.m.
Quiver representations with bilinear forms and nilpotent orbits of graded classical Lie algebras.
Zongzhu Lin*, Kansas State University
Bangming Deng, Beijing Normal University
(1023201656)

9:30 a.m.
Quantum Group Cohomology.
Christopher P. Bendel*, University of WisconsinStout
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama
(102320627)

10:00 a.m.
Cohomology formulas, old and new.
Brian Parshall*, University of Virginia
Leonard Scott, University of Virginia
(102320904)

10:30 a.m.
Character formulas, old and new.
Leonard Scott*, University of Virginia
Brian Parshall, University of Virginia
(102320905)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Experimental Mathematics in Action, I
Organizers:
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University vhm@math.tulane.edu
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara
Craig A. Nolder, Florida State University nolder@math.fsu.edu
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine
Thaleia Zariphopoulou, University of Texas Austin

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I

8:00 a.m.
On Fay Identity.
Iordan P Michev*, SUNY, Suffolk CC College
(1023351013)

8:15 a.m.
A simple direct approach for constructing single solitons of nonlinear wave equations.
Guoping Zhang*, University of TexasPan American
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American
(1023351316)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Frontal Polymerization with Encapsulated Initiators.
Divya E. Vernerey*, Salisbury University (on leave at Northwestern University)
Esteban Urdiales, Northwestern University
Vladimir A. Volpert, Northwestern University
(1023351329)

8:45 a.m.
On complete rotationally invariant gradient Ricci shrinking solitons.
Brett L Kotschwar*, UC San Diego
(1023351330)

9:00 a.m.
The twopoint boundary problem for the EulerPoisson system.
Wilfrid Gangbo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Truyen Nguyen, Georgia Institute of Technology
Adrian Tudorascu*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1023351333)

9:15 a.m.
Forced Two Layer BetaPlane QuasiGeostrophic Flow, Part II: Time and Space Analyticity.
Constantin Onica*, Indiana University
Lee R. Panetta, Texas A&M University
(1023351483)

9:30 a.m.
Nematic liquid crystals and harmonic maps on polyhedral domains: theory and applications.
A. Majumdar, University of Oxford
J. M. Robbins, University of Bristol
Maxim Zyskin*, University of Oxford
(1023351517)

9:45 a.m.
A continuous approach to the lightning discharge.
Beyza Caliskan Aslan*, University of Florida
William W Hager, University of Florida
(1023351521)

10:00 a.m.
Grid transformation numerical methods for laser beam propagation in nonhomogeneous media.
James W. Rogers*, Baylor University
Qin Sheng, Baylor University
(1023351531)

10:15 a.m.
On the use of second order finite difference approximations to determine plate deflections.
Dawn Alisha Lott*, Delaware State University
Patrice Danielle Green, Delaware State University
(1023351569)

10:30 a.m.
An application of a critical points theorem.
Leonard Karshima Shilgba*, AbtiAmerican University of Nigeria, Yola.
(102335713)

10:45 a.m.
Motion of a Vortex Line in an Averaged Velocity Field.
James P Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(102335827)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
On Quantum Master Equation of OpenClosed String Theory.
Eric Harrelson, University of Minnesota
Alexander Voronov, University of Minnesota
J. Javier Zuniga*, University of Minnesota
(10230812)

8:15 a.m.
Addition Theorems of Fuzzy Integers of Linear Triangular Types.
Chuang Peng*, Morehouse College
(1023081896)

8:30 a.m.
Interassociates of the Free Commutative Semigroup on $n$ Generators.
Berit Nilsen Givens*, Cal Poly Pomona
Amber Rosin, Cal Poly Pomona
Karen Linton, Cal Poly Pomona
Laurie Dishman, Cumberland University
(102308869)

8:45 a.m.
A Class of Interassociates of the Bicyclic Semigroup.
Amber Rosin*, Cal Poly Pomona
Berit Nilsen Givens, Cal Poly Pomona
Karen Linton, Cal Poly Pomona
(102308872)

9:00 a.m.
A New Key Exchange Primitive.
Yesem Kurt*, Pomona College
(102308928)

9:15 a.m.
On novel ways to invert a matrix.
Aaron Lauve*, LaCIM, University of Quebec at Montreal
Christophe Reutenauer, LaCIM, University of Quebec at Montreal
(10230896)

9:30 a.m.
Summing prime reciprocals in an arithmetic progression.
Dominic W Klyve*, Dartmouth College
(1023111009)

9:45 a.m.
Zeta Functions on Cocompact Arithmetic Subgroups of SL$(3,R)$.
Erik R. Tou*, Dartmouth College
(1023111036)

10:00 a.m.
Partition Identities Arising from Ramanujan's Modular Equations and Theta Functions.
Nayandeep Deka Baruah*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Bruce C. Berndt, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1023111143)

10:15 a.m.
The Breuil Module of a $p$Torsion Group Scheme Represented by a Monogenic Hopf Algebra.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(1023111186)

10:30 a.m.
On Selmer groups in a family of elliptic curves with reducible 2 and 3torsion and 3ranks of class groups of quadratic number fields.
James M. Mailhot*, Columbus, Ohio
(1023111291)

10:45 a.m.
A Knapsack Cryptosystem Secure Against Attacks using Basis Reduction and Integer Programming.
Bala Krishnamoorthy*, Washington State University
William Webb, Washington State University
Nathan Moyer, Washington State University
(1023681853)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Eigenvalue Comparisons for a Class of Boundary Value Problems of Second Order Difference Equations.
Jun Ji*, Kennesaw State University
Bo Yang, Kennesaw State University
(1023151060)

8:15 a.m.
Algorithms for Inverting or LUPFactoring Matrices over $GF(2)$ in time $O(n^3/\log n)$.
Gregory V Bard*, University of Maryland at College Park
(1023151667)

8:30 a.m.
The Minimum Rank Problem Over $F_2$.
Jason Grout*, Brigham Young University
Wayne Barrett, Brigham Young University
Raphael Loewy, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
(1023151710)

8:45 a.m.
The Rank of a Tensor.
Carla D Martin*, James Madison University
Charles F. Van Loan, Cornell University
(102315224)

9:00 a.m.
Estudio Sobre El Proceso De Ortogonalizacion De Grschmidt.
Rosa M Almonte*, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
(102315345)

9:15 a.m.
Extension and Acceleration of Diagonal Preconditioners.
Russell L Carden*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
Pablo Tarazaga, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(102315840)

9:30 a.m.
Noncommutative Vieta's Theorem and Graph Associated Algebras.
David Nacin*, William Paterson University
(1023161274)

9:45 a.m.
Strongly Clean Rings and a Generalized Fitting's Lemma.
Alexander J. Diesl*, Vassar College
(1023161524)

10:00 a.m.
Rings generated by their units.
Thomas J. Dorsey*, Vassar College
(1023161533)

10:15 a.m.
Stable endomorphisms in characteristic two for the symmetric group $S_4$.
Giovanna Llosent*, University of Iowa
(1023161708)

10:30 a.m.
On pairs of matrices generating matrix rings and their presentations.
Bogdan Petrenko*, Texas A&M University
Said Sidki, University of Brasilia
(102316334)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on College Algebra: Concepts, Data, and Models, I
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Mary Robinson, University of New Mexico Valencia Campus
Norma Agras, Miami Dade Community College
Laurette Foster, Prairie View A&M University

8:00 a.m.
Discrete Dynamical Systems as a College Algebra Thread.
Rich West*, Francis Marion University
(1023F1781)

8:20 a.m.
An Active Classroom Using Modelng.
John C Maceli*, Ithaca College
Eric Robinson, Ithaca College
(1023F11607)

8:40 a.m.
CRAFTY's College Algebra: Guidelines for the Nation.
Norma M Agras*, Miami Dade College
(1023F11537)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling based College Algebra Pilot Study.
Bill Haver*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1023F11573)

9:20 a.m.
Toward a Lean and Lively Algebra.
Barry Brunson*, Western Kentucky University
(1023F11672)

9:40 a.m.
Learning About Algebraic Functions Using Data Models.
Murray H. Siegel*, SC GSSM
(1023F1203)

10:00 a.m.
A Departure from College Algebra.
D. Scott Dillery*, Lindsey Wilson College
(1023F1786)

10:20 a.m.
Integrating College Algebra and Statistics to Meet Students' and Other Disciplines' Needs.
Sheldon P. Gordon*, Farmingdale State University of New York
(1023F1450)

10:40 a.m.
A Report on One College's Efforts to restructure the mathematics courses below Calculus.
Mercedes A. McGowen*, William Rainey Harper College
(1023F11860)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Content Courses for the Mathematical Education of Middle School Teachers, I
Organizers:
Laurie Burton, Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Maria G. Fung, Western Oregon University
Klay Kruczek, Western Oregon University

8:00 a.m.
What's for Dessert? An Enrichment Course for Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Jerrold W. Grossman*, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
(1023G1525)

8:20 a.m.
Meeting the Challenge for the Preparation of Preservice Teachers of Middle School Mathematics  The Fayetteville State University (FSU) Answer.
Genevieve M. Knight, Fayetteville State University
Kimberly Smith Burton*, Fayetteville State University
(1023G1576)

8:40 a.m.
An Upper Level Series of Mathematics Courses for Prospective Middle School Teachers.
Herbert E. Kasube*, Bradley University
(1023G1563)

9:00 a.m.
Aha! Now I Understand Why!  Creating SelfReliance in Mathematical Content through a ProblemCentered Course Sequence.
Tracie McLemore Salinas*, Appalachian State University
Mary Elizabeth Searcy, Appalachian State University
(1023G11598)

9:20 a.m.
Making Sense: Developing the Mathematical Understanding of Prospective Middle School Teachers.
Jennifer J. Kosiak*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1023G11413)

9:40 a.m.
A Problem Analysis Course for Middle Grades Teachers.
Mary Garner*, Kennesaw State University
(1023G11587)

10:00 a.m.
Four Content Courses and ActivityBased Materials Designed for Preservice Middle School Teachers and Elementary Mathematics Specialists.
Jen E. Szydlik*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1023G1429)

10:20 a.m.
Teaching Concepts and Problems Solving Skills through Mathematical Stories.
Ioana Mihaila*, Cal Poly Pomona
Patricia Hale, Cal Poly Pomona
(1023G1684)

10:40 a.m.
Mathematics Materials for Middle School Teachers.
Ira J Papick*, University of MissouriColumbia
(1023G1198)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Euler in the Classroom
Organizers:
Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University bradley@adelphi.edu
Amy ShellGellasch, Grafenwoer, Germany

8:00 a.m.
Euler Enriches Summer High School Program.
Julia Darby Head*, Texas Tech University
G. Brock Williams, Texas Tech University
(1023H51721)

8:15 a.m.
Mathematics of EulerEuler Line and Euler's Formula for Polyhedra.
Jim Fulmer*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1023H51804)

8:30 a.m.
Investigating Euler's Polyhedral Formula Using Original Sources.
Lee Stemkoski*, Adelphi University
(1023H51275)

8:45 a.m.
Euler and Honors Students.
Homer S. White*, Georgetown College, Kentucky
(1023H5877)

9:00 a.m.
Jospeh Darbes' 1778 portraits of Euler: their provenance, the method of construction and reproduction.
D. Florence Fasanelli*, American Association for the Advancment of Science
(1023H51888)

9:15 a.m.
Napier's e.
Amy E ShellGellasch*, Pacific Lutheran University
(1023H5913)

9:30 a.m.
E29, or Pell's equation in the number theory classroom.
Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier University
(1023H51343)

9:45 a.m.
Euler and the Circular Functions in the Classroom.
Bruce S Burdick*, Roger Williams University
(1023H51760)

10:00 a.m.
Functions vs. Equations in Euler's Work.
Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
(1023H51617)

10:15 a.m.
Euler Angles, Rotation Matrices, Euler's Identity and Quaternions.
Paul R Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1023H5406)

10:30 a.m.
Euler's Method for Differential Equations.
Dick Jardine*, Keene State College
(1023H51084)

10:45 a.m.
Dances between continuous and discrete: Euler's summation formula in his owns words.
David J Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
(1023H5282)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Integrating Mathematics and Biology in Undergraduate Education, I
Organizers:
Glenn W. Ledder, University of NebraskaLincoln gledder@math.unl.edu
Yajun Yang, Farmingdale State University of New York
Jack Bookman, Duke University
James P. Fulton, Suffolk County Community College

8:00 a.m.
A Bridge Course to Prepare Students for a Biotechnology Program.
Mary R. Parker*, Austin Community College
(1023K11657)

8:20 a.m.
From Edge to Center: Retooling a Math/Bio Course.
Meredith L. Greer*, Bates College
(1023K11112)

8:40 a.m.
An Integrated Mathematics Course for Biology Students.
Patti Frazer Lock*, St. Lawrence University
Michael Caplan, Yale Medical School
Dan Flath, Macalaster College
Jeff TecoskyFeldman, Haverford College
(1023K11365)

9:00 a.m.
Using the Scientific Method to Integrate Biology into a Precalculus Course.
James P Fulton*, Suffolk Community College
Linda Sabatino, Suffolk Community College
(1023K11632)

9:20 a.m.
Get Rhythm, If You Get to Choose!
Mike Martin*, Johnson County Community College
(1023K1629)

9:40 a.m.
Mathematical Models in Nature  a projectbased course in mathematical biology.
Jennifer Wilson*, Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts
(1023K11665)

10:00 a.m.
An Undergraduate Course in Biomathematics with an Accompanying Textbook.
Raina S. Robeva*, Sweet Briar College
Michael L. Johnson, University of Virginia School of Medicine
(1023K11575)

10:20 a.m.
Biology, Differential Equations, and Learning to Read the Research.
Thomas W Judson*, Harvard University
(1023K1175)

10:40 a.m.
Mathematical Biology in the Short Term: A Mini Course for a Summer Program Angela Gallegos, Occidental College.
Angela Gallegos*, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
(1023K11875)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Mathematics Courses Online
Organizers:
Cheryl Olsen, Shippensburg University clolse@ship.edu
Kate McGivney, Shippensburg University

8:00 a.m.
Teaching developmental mathematics with coursecompass.com.
Katarzyna Potocka*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Pangyen Weng, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1023Q5541)

8:20 a.m.
OnLine Calculus Courses At Valparaiso University.
Kenneth H Luther*, Valparaiso University
(1023Q5573)

8:40 a.m.
Investigating Student Success in Virtual Business Calculus: A Mostly Online Course.
Brian H Felkel*, Appalachian State University
(1023Q51215)

9:00 a.m.
Evolution of a Long Distance Education Course for InService Middle School Math Teachers.
Heidi A. Feller*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1023Q5656)

9:20 a.m.
Using Camtasia Studio to Teach Mathematics Online.
Jason A Aubrey*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(1023Q51881)

9:40 a.m.
Integrating Graphing Calculator Emulator Software into Live Webcasts.
Chris Oehrlein*, Oklahoma City Community College
(1023Q51823)

10:00 a.m.
Online Class Experience in Mathematics at the University of Mississippi.
Semail Ulgen Yildirim*, Grand Valley State University
Robert Hunt, University of Mississippi
(1023Q51774)

10:20 a.m.
Teaching Mathematics online: The Park University experience.
Aldo R. Maldonado*, Park University
(1023Q5266)

10:40 a.m.
Full Speed Ahead with a Tablet PC.
Denise J LeGrand*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1023Q5183)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Use of Technology in Abstract Algebra and Number Theory
Organizers:
Byungchul Cha, Hendrix College cha@hendrix.edu
BoHae Im, ChungAng University

8:00 a.m.
Laboratory Experiences in Group Theory.
Ellen J. Maycock*, American Mathematical Society
(1023S11292)

8:15 a.m.
PascGalois JE: Visualizing Group Structures.
Don Spickler*, Salisbury University
(1023S11342)

8:30 a.m.
Using Pascal's Triangle modulo $p$ to visualize the Lucas Correspondence Theorem.
Kurt E Ludwick*, Salisbury University
(1023S11628)

8:45 a.m.
Flash Tools for Finite Groups.
James E. Hamblin*, Shippensburg University
(1023S1669)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching Abstract Algebra Using the Software GAP.
Julianne G. Rainbolt*, Saint Louis University
(1023S1867)

9:15 a.m.
Using XGAP to explore the structure of groups.
Russell D. Blyth*, Saint Louis University
(1023S1723)

9:30 a.m.
Visualizing Group Theory with {\it Group Explorer}.
Nathan C. Carter*, Bentley College
(1023S1668)

9:45 a.m.
Tell Me What You Can About A Group Of Order $n$.
Mike Krebs*, Cal State LA
(1023S1432)

10:00 a.m.
An inquirybased number theory course.
John Jones*, Arizona State University
Jeff Holt, University of Virginia
(1023S1526)

10:15 a.m.
Using PARI/GP in a Number Theory Class.
Benjamin L. Levitt*, California State University, Chico
(1023S11620)

10:30 a.m.
Computational Group Theory and Symmetry.
Jeffrey W Clark*, Elon University
(1023S1211)

10:45 a.m.
Teaching Discovery: Technology and Entrenchment.
Chris K. Caldwell*, University of Tennessee at Martin
(1023S11623)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
Organizers:
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University marlandes@appstate.edu
Jay A. Malmstrom, Oklahoma City Community College

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical modeling of ferroantiferromagnet (FAF) exchange coupled systems.
Congxiao Liu*, Department of Mathematics and MINT Center, The University of Alabama
Min Sun, Department of Mathematics and MINT Center, The University of Alabama
Hideo Fujiwara, Department of Physics and MINT Center, The University of Alabama
(1023Z1608)

8:15 a.m.
Putcall parity in the classroom.
Maryam Vulis*, Forest Hills, New York
(1023Z11017)

8:30 a.m.
Labs on Public Key Cryptograph and Subgroups of $S_4$ using technologies.
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop University
(1023Z1940)

8:45 a.m.
Using Mapping Software in the Mathematics Classroom.
Manuel J. Sanders*, University of South Carolina at Beaufort
(1023Z1831)

9:00 a.m.
Some of My Favorite Calculus Homework Problems.
Fred Worth*, Henderson State University
(1023Z1370)

9:15 a.m.
Some Calculus 2 Students Seem to Prefer Procedural Approaches to Exercises over Conceptual Ones.
Mary D Shepherd*, Northwest Missouri State University
(1023Z11320)

9:30 a.m.
Break.

9:45 a.m.
A Method for Generating Integer Solutions to Matrix Equations.
Raymond N Greenwell*, Hofstra University
Stanley Kertzner, Hofstra University
(1023Z1126)

10:00 a.m.
Innovations in teaching a rings first abstract algebra course.
M. Chakrabarti*, Grand Valley State University
(1023Z11821)

10:15 a.m.
The review of relevant mathematical content for the teaching of middle and secondary mathematics via a methods course: An integrated approach.
Dante A Tawfeeq*, Adelphi University
(1023Z1634)

10:30 a.m.
An Experimental Study on the Implementation of Online Resources in PreCalculus Algebra.
Tasha Thrower*, Jacksonville State University
Jan Case, Jacksonville State University
Audria White, Jacksonville State University
Fred Kelley, Jacksonville State University
(1023Z1482)

10:45 a.m.
MobileTechnology and the College Math Core Curriculum.
Marilyn Reba*, Clemson University
(1023Z1358)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Phyllotaxis
Organizers:
Pau Atela, Smith College patela@math.smith.edu
Christope Gole, Smith College cgole@math.smith.edu

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical techniques in Phyllotaxis.
Scott G. Hotton*, Harvard University  Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
(1023921347)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematical models of likely mechanisms for phyllotaxis: Polarized auxin transport, cell growth, and dynamic connectivity.
Eric Mjolsness*, Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of California Irvine
Marcus Heisler, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology
Henrik Jonsson, Computational Biology & Biological Physics Group, Lund University
Elliot Meyerowitz, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology
Bruce Shapiro, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology
(1023921820)

9:00 a.m.
Modeling phyllotaxis: from molecules to patterns.
Richard S. Smith, University of Calgary
Soazig Guyomarc'h, University of Berne
Therese Mandel, University of Berne
Didier Reinhardt, University of Berne
Adam Runions, University of Calgary
Cris Kuhlemeier, University of Berne
Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz*, University of Calgary
(1023921890)

9:30 a.m.
An AmplitudeEquation Approach to Phyllotaxis.
Alan C Newell, University of Arizona
Patrick D Shipman*, University of Maryland
(1023921563)

10:00 a.m.
New Geometric concepts for Phyllotaxis.
Pau Atela*, Smith College
Jacques Dumais, Harvard University
Christophe Gole, Smith College
Scott Hotton, Harvard University
(1023921269)

10:30 a.m.
A new characteristation of irregular phyllotactic patterns.
Stephane Douady*, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
(1023921644)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematics and Materials Science
Organizers:
Robert P. Lipton, Louisiana State University lipton@math.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Modeling the SelfAssembly of Quantum Dots in Thin Solid Films.
Margo S. Levine*, Northwestern University
Alexander A. Golovin, Northwestern University
Stephen H. Davis, Northwestern University
Peter W Voorhees, Department of Materials Science, Northwestern University
(1023741257)

8:30 a.m.
Phase of biaxial liquid crystal polymers and particle suspensions in simple flows.
Sarthok Sircar*, Florida State University
Qi Wang, Florida State University
(1023821015)

9:00 a.m.
Estimates for the principal Dirichlet eigenvalue of anisotropic elliptic operator on a ball and their applications.
Steve Rosencrans*, Tulane University
Xuefeng Wang, Tulane University
Bill Winter, Tulane University
Shan Zhao, University of Alabama
(1023801276)

9:30 a.m.
Solute tramsport in porous media.
Guillermo H Goldsztein*, Georgia Tech
(1023351376)

10:00 a.m.
Nanorod composites: a flow strategy to control anisotropic percolation.
M Gregory Forest*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Xiaoyu Zheng, Kent State University
Richard Vaia, Air Force Research Laboratory
Michael Arlen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ruhai Zhou, Old Dominion Uniersity
Qi Wang, Florida State University
Robert lipton, Louisiana State University
(1023761794)

10:30 a.m.
Stability of the normal state of superconductors in the presence of electric currents.
Yaniv Almog*, Louisiana State University
(1023821288)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in Analysis and Numerics of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Problems, I
Organizers:
Jie Shen, Purdue University
Shouhong Wang, Indiana University showang@indiana.edu

8:30 a.m.
Sediment Transport Models.
Jerry L Bona*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1023861827)

9:00 a.m.
The 2D surface quasigeostrophic equation with supercritical dissipation.
MingChih Lai, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
YuHou Tseng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Jiahong Wu*, Oklahoma State University
(102376639)

9:30 a.m.
Twodimensional infinite Prandtl number convection : Structure of bifurcated solutions.
Jungho Park*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(1023351585)

10:00 a.m.
Modeling and simulation of multiphase incompressible flows using an energetic variational phase field model.
Jie Shen*, Purdue University
(1023761549)

10:30 a.m.
FiniteElementbased FaedoGalerkin weak solutions to the NavierStokes equations with Dirichlet boundary conditions are suitable.
JeanLuc Guermond*, Texas A&M University
(1023651919)

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, I
Organizers:
David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday January 5, 2007, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Combinatorially thinking.
Organizers:
Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Jennifer J. Quinn, Association for Women in Mathematics

Friday January 5, 2007, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College

Friday January 5, 2007, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Friday January 5, 2007, 9:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Report on the findings of the 2005 CBMS survey of undergraduate mathematical and statistical sciences in the U.S.
Moderators:
James W. Maxwell, AMS
Presenters:
David Lutzer, College of William and Mary
Ellen J. Kirkman, Wake Forest University
Stephen B. Rodi, Austin Community College

Friday January 5, 2007, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAAProject NExTYMN Panel Discussion
Keeping your research alive.
Organizers:
Brian Birgen, Wartburg College
William M. Higdon, University of Indianapolis
James E. Hamblin, Shippensburg University
Panelists:
Jean Bee Chan, Sonoma State University
Michael J. Dorff, Brigham Young University
Asamoah Nkwanta, Morgan State University

Friday January 5, 2007, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Camille McKayle, NSF
Lloyd E. Douglas, NSF
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF
Lee L. Zia, NSF
David C. Royster, NSF

Friday January 5, 2007, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIGMAA on the Teaching of Advanced High School Mathematics Panel Discussion
What mathematical content should future mathematics majors learn while in high school?
Organizers:
Daniel J. Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Panelists:
Benjamin G. Klein, Davidson College
Susan S. Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School
Daniel J. Teague,

Friday January 5, 2007, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematician.
Organizers:
Michael A. Breen, AMS
William T. Butterworth, DePaul University

Friday January 5, 2007, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Diffraction by edges.
Andras Vasy*, Stanford University
(10233505)

Friday January 5, 2007, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Dynamics of integer sets.
Bryna R. Kra*, Northwestern University
(10233713)

Friday January 5, 2007, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Friday January 5, 2007, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture I
Limit shapes, real and imagined, I: Random surfaces around us.
Andrei Okounkov*, Princeton University
(10236002)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Forming committees.
Penny Haxell*, University of Waterloo
(1023A019)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Math Circles and Similar Programs for Students and Teachers, II
Organizers:
Morris Kalka, Tulane University
Hugo Rossi, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute rossi@msri.org
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University
Zvezdelina E. Stankova, Mills College
Daniel H. Ullman, George Washington University
Paul A. Zeitz, University of San Francisco

2:15 p.m.
Experience with Teaching Algorithmics in a Public School Setting.
Anna Charny*, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School
(102397706)

2:40 p.m.
The San Francisco Math Circle: A teachercentered math circle for underrepresented student populations.
Paul A Zeitz*, University of San Francisco
(1023971222)

3:05 p.m.
Seeking Points of Intersection: HighSchool Curricula vs. Math Circle Goals.
James S Tanton*, St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics
(1023971007)

3:30 p.m.
How and Why the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics Works. YP17.
David C. Kelly*, Hampshire College
(102397763)

3:50 p.m.
Canada/USA Mathcamp: a summer math program for talented highschool students.
Mira Bernstein*, Wellesley College
(1023971178)

4:10 p.m.
SEEMath  Summer Educational Enrichment at Texas A\&M for Middle School Students.
Philip B Yasskin*, Texas A\&M University
(102397235)

4:30 p.m.
Circle in a Box.
Sam Vandervelde*, Stanford University
(10239749)

4:55 p.m.
A Math Circle sponsored by Brigham Young University.
David G. Wright*, Brigham Young University
(102397185)

5:20 p.m.
10 years of the Berkeley Math Circle.
Zvezdelina Entcheva Stankova*, Mills College and UC Berkeley
(102397711)

5:45 p.m.
Building and Supporting Extracurricular Mathematics in Chicago.
Isaac L. Greenspan*, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
(102397791)

6:15 p.m.
Panel discussion moderated by Mark Saul.

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Logical Methods in Computational Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Saugata Basu, Georgia Institute of Technology saugata@math.gatech.edu
Charles N. Delzell, Louisiana State University

2:15 p.m.
Managing an NPComplete Problem.
Andrew G. Borden*, St. Mary';s University, San Antonio, Texas
(102368321)

2:45 p.m.
Computational power of bounded arithmetic from the predicative viewpoint.
Sam Buss*, University of California, San Diego
(102303604)

3:15 p.m.
Mystery of Point Charges.
Andrei Gabrielov*, Purdue University
Dimitri Novikov, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Boris Shapiro, Stockholm University
(102314756)

3:45 p.m.
Constructing expansions of the real field by restricted transcendental analytic functions with decidable theories.
Daniel J. Miller*, Emporia State University
(10230388)

4:15 p.m.
Quantitative results in ominimal topology.
Thierry Zell*, Georgia State University
(102303153)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Organizers:
Ruth M. Charney, Brandeis University charney@brandeis.edu
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University vogtmann@math.cornell.edu

2:15 p.m.
Systolic spaces: Minimal surfaces, Flat Torus Theorem and related results, according to Tomasz Elsner.
Tadeusz Januszkiewicz*, Ohio State University
(102320297)

2:45 p.m.
$\mathbf{SL_3}(\mathbb{Z}[t])$ is not $FP_2$.
KaiUwe Bux, University of Virginia
Kevin Wortman*, Yale University
(1023201678)

3:15 p.m.
Lattices in automorphism groups of polygonal complexes with symmetric links.
Anne Thomas*, University of Chicago
(102320421)

3:45 p.m.
Algebraic finiteness for Kleinian and relatively hyperbolic groups.
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Richard Weidmann, HeriottWatt University
(102320442)

4:15 p.m.
Relative hyperbolicity of countable groups.
G Christopher Hruska*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(102320906)

4:45 p.m.
The Isomorphism Problem for toral relatively hyperbolic groups.
Daniel P Groves*, California Institute of Technology
Francois Dahmani, Laboratoire Emile Picard, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
(102320391)

5:15 p.m.
High dimensional isoperimetric functions of groups.
Noel Brady*, University of Oklahoma
Max Forester, University of Oklahoma
(1023201530)

5:45 p.m.
High dimensional isoperimetric functions of groups.
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Max Forester*, University of Oklahoma
(1023201532)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Fixed Point Theory, Dynamics, and Group Theory, II
Organizers:
Michael R. Kelly, Loyola University
Peter N. Wong, Bates College pwong@bates.edu

2:15 p.m.
Selfcoincidences of mappings between spheres. Preliminary report.
Duane Randall*, Loyola University New Orleans
(1023551273)

2:45 p.m.
The uniqueness of the coincidence index on orientable differentiable manifolds.
P. Christopher Staecker*, Messiah College
(1023571220)

3:15 p.m.
Reidemeister classes for automorphisms of Nilpotent groups and applictions for Fixed Point Theory.
Daciberg Lima Goncalves*, University of S\~ao Paulo
Peter Wong, Bates College
(102355179)

3:45 p.m.
Fixed points on model solvmanifold pairs.
Aaron A Reite*, California State University Fresno
(102355870)

4:15 p.m.
Estimating Nielsen numbers on wedge product spaces.
Nirattaya Khamsemanan*, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Seugwon Kim, University of California, Los Angeles
(102314594)

4:45 p.m.
Fixed point bundles of fiberpreserving maps.
Christina L Soderlund*, California Lutheran University
Robert F Brown, University of California, Los Angeles
(1023551311)

5:15 p.m.
On explosion points and fixed points.
Mohammad Abry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jan J Dijkstra*, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jan van Mill, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(10235430)

5:45 p.m.
Antipodallike theorems and symmetric continua in euclidean spaces.
Jan P. Boronski*, Auburn University
Marian Turzanski, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University
(102326484)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knots, 3Manifolds, and Their Invariants, II
Organizers:
Oliver T. Dasbach, Louisiana State University kasten@math.lsu.edu
XiaoSong Lin, University of California Riverside

2:15 p.m.
Generalizations of Gropes.
Tim D Cochran*, Rice University
Carol Gee, St. Edwards University
Shelly L Harvey, Rice University
Constance Leidy, University of Pennsylvania and Wesleyan University
(1023571010)

2:45 p.m.
Volume, twist number, and Jones polynomial of hyperbolic links I.
David Futer*, Michigan State University
Efstratia Kalfagianni, Michigan State University
Jessica S. Purcell, University of Texas at Austin
(1023571047)

3:15 p.m.
Volume, twist number and Jones polynomial of hyperbolic links, II.
D. Futer, Michigan State University
E. Kalfagianni*, Michigan State University
J. Purcell, University of Texas, Austin
(1023571044)

3:45 p.m.
Spanning tree filtration on the reduced Khovanov complex and the associated spectral sequence.
Abhijit Champanerkar*, University of South Alabama
Ilya Kofman, College of Staten Island, CUNY
(102357966)

4:15 p.m.
Khovanov Homology, Twist Number and Surfaces.
Robert G. Todd*, University of Iowa
(102357494)

4:45 p.m.
SL(2,$\Bbb C$) and PSL(2,$\Bbb C$) Casson invariants and Apolynomials.
Hans U. Boden, McMaster University
Cynthia L. Curtis*, The College of New Jersey
(1023571534)

5:15 p.m.
Knot Concordance and Blanchfield Duality.
Shelly Harvey*, Rice University
(1023571016)

5:45 p.m.
Surgery of type$p$ and quantum invariants of 3manifolds.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana State University
(102357512)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Arrangements and Related Topics, II
Organizers:
Daniel C. Cohen, Louisiana State University cohen@math.lsu.edu
Anne V. Shepler, University of North Texas ashepler@unt.edu

2:15 p.m.
Hyperbolic Deligne complexes and Artin groups.
Ruth Charney*, Brandeis University
John Crisp, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon
(102320462)

2:45 p.m.
Relative Invariants : An Exterior Algebra.
Vincent Beck*, Institut Mathematiques de Jussieu  Universite Paris 7
(102320503)

3:15 p.m.
A symmetric function generalization of the Tutte polynomial.
Harm Derksen*, University of Michigan
(102305936)

3:45 p.m.
Lattice theory of the poset of regions, with applications to $W$Catalan combinatorics.
Nathan Reading*, North Carolina State University
(1023051097)

4:15 p.m.
A problem about tilings of squares.
Aaron D Abrams*, Emory University
(1023511571)

4:45 p.m.
The Rauzy tiling and associated algebras.
Alex Clark, University of North Texas
Karin Erdmann, University of Oxford
Sibylle Schroll*, University of Oxford
(102316615)

5:15 p.m.
Logarithmic vector fields and truncated affine Weyl arrangements.
Masahiko Yoshinaga*, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
(102305931)

5:45 p.m.
Rational maps with the symmetries of complex reflection groups.
Scott Crass*, CSU, Long Beach
(102351909)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments in Analysis and Numerics of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Problems, II
Organizers:
Jie Shen, Purdue University
Shouhong Wang, Indiana University showang@indiana.edu

2:15 p.m.
A Dyadic Model for the Inviscid Fluid Equations.
Susan Friedlander*, University of IllinoisChicago
(102335342)

2:45 p.m.
Exact solutions of a spherical model for the energyenstrophy theory of a barotropic fluid coupled to rotating massive sphere.
Chjan C Lim*, Rensselaer Pooytechnic Institute
(102386312)

3:15 p.m.
Nonlinear local Lyapunov exponent and predictability.
Jianping Li*, LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ruiqiang Ding, LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(102337202)

3:45 p.m.
A Finite volume implicit Euler scheme for the linearized Shallow Water equations: stability and convergence.
Du X Pham*, The Institute for Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics, Indiana University
Karine Adamy, Numerique, Universite ParisSud
(102365346)

4:15 p.m.
The Global Attractor for the Solutions to the 3D Viscous Primitive Eqautions in $H^2$ space.
Ning Ju*, Oklahoma State University
(1023351141)

4:45 p.m.
Large Prandtl Number Behavior of the Boussinesq System of RayleighBenard Convection.
Xiaoming Wang*, Florida State University
(102376360)

5:15 p.m.
Stability and transitions for the doublediffusive convections.
ChunHsiung Hsia, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tian Ma, Sichuan University
Shouhong Wang*, Indiana University
(1023861510)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Coding Theory and Its Applications, II
Organizers:
Roxana N. Smarandache, University of Notre Dame and San Diego State University rsmarand@nd.edu
Pascal O. Vontobel, HewlettPackard Laboratories pascal.vontobel@ieee.org

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Cohomology and Representation Theory, II
Organizers:
Jon F. Carlson, University of Georgia
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia nakano@math.uga.edu
Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington

2:15 p.m.
Discussion.

2:45 p.m.
Tensor categories attached to cells in finite Weyl groups.
Victor Ostrik*, University of Oregon
(102320990)

3:15 p.m.
Injective Modules and Cohomology of Lie Algebras.
Jorg Feldvoss*, University of South Alabama
(102317545)

3:45 p.m.
Cohomology of Category $\mathcal O$ for the Virasoro algebra.
Brian Boe, University of Georgia
Daniel Nakano, University of Georgia
Emilie Wiesner*, University of Georgia
(102317471)

4:15 p.m.
Cohomology for Lie superalgebras.
Brian D Boe*, University of Georgia
Jonathan R Kujawa, University of Georgia
Daniel K Nakano, University of Georgia
(1023171201)

4:45 p.m.
Support Varieties for Lie Superalgebras.
Jonathan R Kujawa*, University of Georgia
Brian Boe, University of Georgia
Daniel K Nakano, University of Georgia
(1023171166)

5:15 p.m.
Varieties for modules of quantum elementary abelian groups.
Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington
Sarah Witherspoon*, Texas A&M University
(1023161310)

5:45 p.m.
The exact category of modules of constant Jordan type.
Jon F. Carlson, University of Georgia
Eric M. Friedlander*, Northwestern University
Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington
(102320501)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Experimental Mathematics in Action, II
Organizers:
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University vhm@math.tulane.edu
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University

2:15 p.m.
SymbolCrunching the Gambler's Ruin Problem.
Shalosh B. Ekhad, Rutgers University
Doron Zeilberger*, Rutgers University
(102305228)

2:45 p.m.
GFUN: 15 years later.
Bruno Salvy*, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
(102340227)

3:15 p.m.
Which Partial Sums of the Taylor Series for e Are Convergents to e? (with an Appendix by Kyle Schalm).
Jonathan Sondow*, New York City
(102311115)

3:45 p.m.
Asymptotic analysis of differentialdifference equations.
Diego Ernesto Dominici*, State University of New York at New Paltz
(102341319)

4:15 p.m.
Experimental Mathematics and Radix Representations for Vectors.
Eva Curry*, Acadia University
(1023371903)

4:45 p.m.
Polyhedral theta functions  theorems and experiments.
Sinai Robins*, Temple University
(102311305)

5:15 p.m.
Hypergeometric Functions that Generate Series Acceleration Formulae for Values of the Riemann Zeta Function.
David M. Bradley*, University of Maine
(102333903)

5:45 p.m.
Divisibility Properties of Integer Sequences.
Dante V. Manna*, Dalhousie University
Tewodoros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University
(10231167)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara
Craig A. Nolder, Florida State University nolder@math.fsu.edu
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine
Thaleia Zariphopoulou, University of Texas Austin

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Organizers:
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia
V. Frederick Rickey, U. S. Military Academy

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
James F. Selgrade, North Carolina State University
Cammey E. Cole, Meredith College
H\"{u}seyin Ko\c{c}ak, University of Miami, Coral Gables

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari, University of California Irvine

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, II

2:15 p.m.
The Primeness of Just Infinite Algebras.
Cayley A. Pendergrass*, Albion College
John Farina, University of California, San Diego
(102316490)

2:30 p.m.
Tridiagonal pairs and the $q$tetrahedron algebra.
Darren R FunkNeubauer*, University of WisconsinMadison
(102316527)

2:45 p.m.
On distributive properties of operations with ideals in an algebra.
Avraham Goldstein*, BMCC
Chokri Cherif, BMCC
(102316710)

3:00 p.m.
Break.

3:15 p.m.
$E_6$: The Group.
Aaron Daniel Wangberg*, Oregon State University
Tevian Dray, Oregon State University
(1023171743)

3:30 p.m.
Maximal subalgebras of the octonions.
Stephen Gagola III*, Case Western Reserve University
(1023171894)

3:45 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Nilpotent Lie Algebras with Property $L'' \neq 0$ and dim$(L'/L'')=3$.
Laurie M Zack*, North Carolina State University
(102317232)

4:15 p.m.
Cotorsion pairs of chain complexes and possible Quillen model structures.
James R. Gillespie*, Penn State McKeesport
(1023181300)

4:30 p.m.
Categorical Morita Equivalence For GroupTheoretical Categories.
Deepak Naidu*, University of New Hampshire
(102318293)

4:45 p.m.
Symmetric Cohomology for Groups.
Mihai D Staic*, SUNY at Buffalo
(10231893)

5:00 p.m.
Hochschild Cohomology and Derived Categories.
Alin A. Stancu*, Drexel University
(10231894)

5:15 p.m.
Deformation $K$theory of surface groups via YangMills theory.
Daniel A. Ramras*, Stanford University
(1023191865)

5:30 p.m.
The Automorphism Group of a Finite pGroup is Almost Always a pGroup.
Geir T. Helleloid*, Stanford University
Ursula Martin, Queen Mary University of London
(1023201001)

5:45 p.m.
On applications of Mackey imprimitivity for gerbes.
Calder Daenzer*, University of Pennsylvania
(1023201424)

6:00 p.m.
Gassmann Equivalent Dessins.
Mona Brigitta Merling*, Bard College
(1023201442)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II

2:15 p.m.
On the Painleve Property of certain Partial Differential Equations.
A. Bathi Kasturiarachi*, Kent State University, Stark Campus
(1023351661)

2:30 p.m.
Minimal action for Lagrangians in the Wasserstein space of probability measures.
Wilfrid Gangbo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Truyen V. Nguyen*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Adrian Tudorascu, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1023351725)

2:45 p.m.
Convexity of Level Curves for solutions to $\Delta u = f(u)$.
David L Finn*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1023351781)

3:00 p.m.
Harmonic maps of polyhedra to a sphere with tangent boundary conditions on faces.
Maxim Zyskin*, University of Oxford
(1023351782)

3:15 p.m.
Exponential attractors for the AllenCahn equation with dynamic boundary conditions.
Ciprian G Gal*, Morgan State University
(1023351876)

3:30 p.m.
Symmetry analysis of a two dimensional diffusion equation with a nonlinear source term.
Danny Arrigo*, University of Central Arkansas
Luis Suazo,
Olabode Sule,
(1023351911)

3:45 p.m.
Hyperbolic MongeAmp\`ere Equation.
Tamani M Howard*, University Of North Texas
(102335229)

4:00 p.m.
Saddle point characterization and computation for strongly indefinite functionals.
Xianjin Chen*, Texas A&M University, College Station
Jianxin Zhou, Texas A&M University, College Station
(102335245)

4:15 p.m.
Existence of solutions to nonlinear hyperbolic equations arising in gas dynamics in pipe networks.
Michael Herty*, TU Kaiserslautern
(102335278)

4:30 p.m.
Conservation laws for fourth order systems in four dimensions.
Tobias Lamm*, MaxPlanckInstitute for Gravitational Physics
(102335374)

4:45 p.m.
Radial solutions for $ \Delta_p u + f(u)=0 $, with $ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to \infty}u(x) = 0 $.
Sridevi Pudipeddi*, University of North Texas
(102335398)

5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior of the integrand for free surface elevation in axisymmetric water wave problem.
Dambaru D Bhatta*, The University of TexasPan American, Edinburg, TX
(102335453)

5:15 p.m.
Localized and Spatially Extended Waves in BoseEinstein Condensates in Periodic Potentials.
Mason A Porter*, California Institute of Technology
(10233546)

5:30 p.m.
A system of delay partial differential equations for traffic flow.
Mostafa Ghandehari*, University of Texas at Arlington
Sia Ardekani, University of Texas at Arlington
(10233553)

5:45 p.m.
On explosive solutions of a class of semilinear elliptic equations.
Peng Feng*, Florida Gulf Coast University
(102335314)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, II

2:15 p.m.
Going Up of the $u$Invariant over Formally Real Fields.
Claus Schubert*, University of California, Los Angeles
(1023111313)

2:30 p.m.
Sequences of reducible $0,1$polynomials with exponents in arithmetic progression.
Carrie E Finch*, University of South Carolina
(1023111373)

2:45 p.m.
Generalizations of Wild semigroups related to the $3x+1$ problem.
Ana Caraiani*, Princeton University
(1023111418)

3:00 p.m.
The Triviality and Nontriviality of TateLichtenbaum SelfPairings.
Susan L. Schmoyer*, University of Maryland
(1023111490)

3:15 p.m.
The reducible case of Serre's Conjecture.
Spencer Hamblen*, Queen's University
Ravi Ramakrishna, Cornell University
(1023111558)

3:30 p.m.
An improvement on the known bounds of discriminants of number fields.
Jason Worth Martin*, James Madison University
(1023111580)

3:45 p.m.
A Faster Algorithm for Random Dense Subset Sums.
Andrew Shallue*, University of WisconsinMadison
(102368810)

4:00 p.m.
Atkinson's formula for the mean square of the Riemann zeta function.
Jennifer Beineke*, Western New England College
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
(1023111595)

4:15 p.m.
Buildings and Combinatorics: Preliminary Report.
Alison Setyadi*, Dartmouth College
(102311165)

4:30 p.m.
Ruling out elliptic curves of prime conductor.
Jeremiah K Hower*, University of Georgia
(1023111770)

4:45 p.m.
On composite numbers that remain composite after any insertion of a digit.
Mark Kozek*, University of South Carolina
Michael Filaseta, University of South Carolina
(1023111803)

5:00 p.m.
On integer quadratic polynomials which are small at a given point.
Kiryl I Tsishchanka*, DePaul University
(1023111850)

5:15 p.m.
Appell Sequences and Hypergeometric Bernoulli Polynomials.
Abdul Hassen, Rowan University
Hieu D Nguyen*, Rowan University
(102311256)

5:30 p.m.
On the Number of Norm Subgroups of the Multiplicative Group of an Algebraic Number Field.
Leonid Stern*, Towson University
(102311265)

5:45 p.m.
Cyclotomic Polynomials of Order Three and Maximal Height of Divisors of $x^n1$.
Nathan Kaplan*, Princeton University
(102311348)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Chaos and Fractals
Organizers:
Denny Gulick, University of Maryland dng@math.umd.edu
Jon W. Scott, Montgomery College

2:15 p.m.
Finding Gold In The Forest: Fractal Trees and the Golden Ratio.
T D Taylor*, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
(1023E578)

2:30 p.m.
Fractal Forecasting Missing Image Data.
Ning Chen, Shenyang Jianzhu University
Clifford Reiter*, Lafayette College
(1023E5164)

2:45 p.m.
Describing Points in SierpinskiLike Fractals.
Sandra Fillebrown*, Saint Joseph's University
Joseph Pizzica, Saint Joseph's University
(1023E5257)

3:00 p.m.
The Geometry of the Hausdorff Metric.
Steven Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
(1023E5269)

3:15 p.m.
From Sierpinski Triangle to Fractal Flowers.
Anne M Burns*, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
(1023E5270)

3:30 p.m.
Exploring Fractals from Cantor Dust to the Fractal Skewed Web.
Mary Ann Connors*, Westfield State College
(1023E5375)

3:45 p.m.
Why Include Fractal Geometry in a NonEuclidean Geometry Course?
Elaine F. Magee*, Shenandoah University
(1023E51692)

4:00 p.m.
Fractals Based on Iterative Structural SelfCloning Method.
Mingjang Chen*, Center for General Education, National Chiao Tung, Taiwan
(1023E51862)

4:15 p.m.
Billiards with Mixed Regular and Chaotic Dynamics.
Mason A Porter*, California Institute of Technology
(1023E550)

4:30 p.m.
An Amazing Bifurcation Diagram Arising from Newton's Method.
Gareth E Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
Trevor M O'Brien, College of the Holy Cross
(1023E5907)

4:45 p.m.
An Adaptive Multiresolution Analysis for Image Compression Using Compact CUPOLETS.
Kourosh Zarringhalam*, University of New Hampshire
Kevin M Short, University of New Hampshire
(1023E5290)

5:00 p.m.
Approximations of Continuous Newton's Method \& Cayley's Problem.
Jon Jacobsen*, Harvey Mudd College
Brad Tennis, Stanford
Owen Lewis, Harvey Mudd College
(1023E5343)

5:15 p.m.
Limit Sets in Graph Directed Constructions.
Eugen Andrei Ghenciu*, University of Alaska at Fairbanks
(1023E51204)

5:30 p.m.
Eigenvectors of recursively defined matrices and selfsimilar measures.
Mark McClure*, University of North Carolina at Asheville
(1023E5860)

5:45 p.m.
Periodic and connecting orbits as source of chaos in ODEs.
Brian A. Coomes, University of Miami
H\"useyin Ko\c cak*, University of Miami
Kenneth J. Palmer, National Taiwan University
(1023E51242)

6:00 p.m.
An elementary approach to a symplectic integration algorithm.
Daniel Hemberger, Oberlin College
James A Walsh*, Oberlin College
(1023E5255)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Content Courses for the Mathematical Education of Middle School Teachers, II
Organizers:
Laurie Burton, Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Maria G. Fung, Western Oregon University
Klay Kruczek, Western Oregon University

2:15 p.m.
Mathematical Courses for Middle School Teachers: The CSUSB Approach.
Robert G Stein*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1023G1199)

2:35 p.m.
Mathematics Content for Middle School Teachers Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Lee E. Price*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1023G11246)

2:55 p.m.
A ProblemSolving Course for PreService Middle School Teachers.
Kathleen D. Lopez*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1023G11378)

3:15 p.m.
Bluffton's Explore and Explain Mathematics Courses for Middle School Teachers.
Donald E. Hooley*, Bluffton University
(1023G1139)

3:35 p.m.
Using LOGO to Teach Geometry and Problem Solving To Future Middle School Teachers.
Jerry Dwyer, Texas Tech University
Gary Harris, Texas Tech University
G Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
(1023G11235)

3:55 p.m.
Constructivist Integrated Mathematics and Methods for Middle Grades Teachers.
Rebecca K. Walker*, Grand Valley State Univeristy
Charlene E. Beckmann, Grand Valley State University
(1023G11450)

4:15 p.m.
Western Oregon University's Middle School Mathematics Focus.
Laurie Burton, Western Oregon University
Maria Fung, Western Oregon University
Klay Kruczek*, Western Oregon University
(1023G1277)

4:35 p.m.
A (Pre)Calculus and Discrete Math Course for PreService Middle School Teachers.
Timothy W. Flood*, Pittsburg State University
(1023G1143)

4:55 p.m.
Reflections from a journey: Diary excerpts highlighting the content preparation of a middle school mathematics teacher.
Mandi S. Maxwell*, Trinity Christian College
David B. Klanderman, Trinity Christian College
Mary Webster Moore, Trinity Christian College
(1023G1883)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.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 KnottsZides, Wofford College
Harrison W. Straley, Wheaton College

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Entertaining with Math
Organizers:
Timothy P. Chartier, Davidson College tichartier@davidson.edu

2:15 p.m.
Concept Videos for Calculus: A Context that Encapsulates a Lesson.
Mike Martin*, Johnson County Community College
(1023H1635)

2:35 p.m.
Better Poker Hands Guaranteed.
Card Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
(1023H11341)

2:55 p.m.
The value of entertainment in a mathematics course.
Mark John Meyer*, American University
Hilary C Singer, American University
Artur Elezi, American University
(1023H11487)

3:15 p.m.
Mathematical Mentalism.
John M. Harris*, Furman University
(1023H1652)

3:35 p.m.
Graphs and juggling.
Gregory S. Warrington*, Wake Forest University
(1023H11437)

3:55 p.m.
Mathemagic.
J. Alfredo Jimenez*, Penn State University Hazleton
(1023H11351)

4:15 p.m.
Mathematics in Mime.
Tim Chartier*, Davidson College
(1023H1311)

4:35 p.m.
Learning Groups via Object Manipulation.
Akihiro Matsuura*, College of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University
(1023H11832)

4:55 p.m.
Mangum, P.I.
Colin C Adams*, Williams College
Mikhail Chkhenkeli, Western New England College
(1023H1279)

5:15 p.m.
Dancing with Mathematics.
Karl Schaffer*, De Anza College / Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble
(1023H1130)

5:35 p.m.
An Amazing Mathematical Card Trick.
Arthur T. Benjamin*, Harvey Mudd College
(1023H173)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Research and Other Mathematical Experiences for Students Outside the Classroom
Organizers:
Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W Olin College of Engineering sarah.adams@olin.edu
James A. Davis, University of Richmond
Susan E. Morey, Texas State University, San Marcos

2:15 p.m.
Center for Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Mathematics at BYU.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University
(1023P1382)

2:45 p.m.
Research Opportunities for Commuter Students.
Diana M Thomas*, Montclair State University
Michael A Jones, Montclair State University
(1023P11682)

3:00 p.m.
Significance of being an LSAMP scholar.
Reginald Dorcely*, Medgar Evers CollegeCUNY
Frantz Mackenzy Voltaire, Medgar Evers CollegeCUNY
Karl C. Clarke, Medgar Evers CollegeCUNY
Umesh P. Nagarkatte, Medgar Evers CollegeCUNY
Wilbert Hope, Medgar Evers CollegeCUNY
(1023P1768)

3:15 p.m.
Student Research Projects: Success and Failure.
Nathaniel Dean*, Texas State University UniversitySan Marcos
(1023P11430)

3:30 p.m.
An International REU Site in Mathematics: Hong Kong.
Graeme Fairweather*, Colorado School of Mines
Barbara Moskal, Colorado School of Mines
(1023P11438)

3:45 p.m.
Math Research in Brazil, I.R.E.S. 2006.
Tania M. Lopez*, California State University, Northridge
(1023P1557)

4:00 p.m.
Designing a "Methods of Research" Course.
Jacqueline A Jensen*, Sam Houston State University
(1023P11318)

4:15 p.m.
The Evolution of an Arts and Sciences Student Symposium.
Jan O Case*, Jacksonville State University
(1023P1491)

4:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Teaching which Leads to Undergraduate Research.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1023P11021)

4:45 p.m.
Initiating A Sonya Kovelevsky Day.
Ramona Ranalli*, The University of Texas at Tyler
Jennifer McLoudMann, The University of Texas at Tyler
(1023P1776)

5:00 p.m.
Pedagogical practice outside the traditional mathematics classroom:Enriching teacher candidates experiences.
Carol Klages*, University of HoustonVictoria
Barba Patton, University of HoustonVictoria
(1023P11813)

5:15 p.m.
Mathematical Ideas: Tricks of the Trade.
Jesse W. Byrne*, University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K. Simmons, University of Central Oklahoma
(1023P11639)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion.

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Organizers:
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University marlandes@appstate.edu
Jay A. Malmstrom, Oklahoma State Community College

2:15 p.m.
Valuing and Evaluating Teaching in the Mathematics Faculty Hiring Process.
Derek Bruff*, Vanderbilt University
(1023Z11709)

2:30 p.m.
Faculty Development: Promoting a Collegiate and Cooperative Environment and Preparing New Faculty for Success in the Classroom.
Barbra S. Melendez*, United States Military Academy
Gerald C. Kobylski, United States Military Academy
(1023Z11209)

2:45 p.m.
On the Transition in Mathematics from High School to College.
Richard O. Hill*, Michigan State University
Jon Star, Michigan State University
(1023Z1698)

3:00 p.m.
Results of the 2005 AP® Statistics Curriculum Survey.
Tim Jacobbe*, Educational Testing Service
(1023Z147)

3:15 p.m.
Running a Mathematics Capstone Course in a Small Department.
J. Alan Alewine*, McKendree College
(1023Z1331)

3:45 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Houston $\ldots$ we have a bug problem.
Michael R. Bacon*, USC Sumter
(1023Z11551)

4:15 p.m.
Observations on Sir William Rowan Hamilton and George Boole.
Charlotte Simmons*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1023Z11457)

4:30 p.m.
Euler Converses Euclid.
Charlie Smith*, Park University
(1023Z11170)

4:45 p.m.
Everything you want to know about bridge courses  except whether they work.
Michael B. Ward*, Western Oregon University
(1023Z1299)

5:00 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy Topics: The Need for an "Industry Standard"?
Eric Gaze*, Alfred University
(1023Z1770)

5:15 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy (QL) in the Major at a large University.
Kimberly M Vincent*, Washington State University
(1023Z11684)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematical Philosophies, and Computers in Educational Trends.
Mohammad R. Khadivi*, Jackson State University
(1023Z11646)

5:45 p.m.
Can Philosophers Learn How to Solve Problems from Mathematicians (Meno 86e87c)?
Carlos Bovell*, Mercer County Community College
(1023Z1923)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Recent Advances in Computational Scattering
Organizers:
Jie Shen, Purdue University shen@math.purdue.edu

2:15 p.m.
Boundary perturbation methods for highfrequency scattering.
David P. Nicholls*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fernando Reitich, University of Minnesota
(1023781279)

2:45 p.m.
Discontinuous Galerkin Method for PDEs with Dirac sources with applications in Optical Fiber Laser.
Wei Cai*, UNC Charlotte
(1023651594)

3:15 p.m.
Efficient and Stable Spectral Methods for the Helmholtz equation in exterior domains.
Jie Shen*, Purdue University
(102365564)

3:45 p.m.
Scattering by Open Surfaces.
Shidong Jiang*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(102365479)

4:15 p.m.
Numerical Solution of the Nonlinear Helmholtz Equation.
Guy Baruch, Tel Aviv University
Gadi Fibich, Tel Aviv University
Semyon Tsynkov*, North Carolina State University
(102365528)

4:45 p.m.
Dispersion analysis of nonconforming finite element methods for the Helmholtz equation.
Dongwoo Sheen*, Seoul National University and Purdue University
Taeyoung Ha, Seoul National University
Kitak Lee, Samsung SDS
(1023651154)

5:15 p.m.
Acceleration of an iterative method for the evaluation of highfrequency multiples scattering effects.
Yassine Boubendir*, University of Minnesota
Fernando Reitich, University of Minnesota
(1023651734)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Environmental Modeling: Challenges in Practical Applications and in Teaching
Organizers:
William L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver wbriggs@math.cudenver.edu

2:15 p.m.
Hazardous materials modeling and other opportunities for student applied mathematics projects.
Charles R. Hadlock*, Bentley College
(1023971670)

2:45 p.m.
Ecological Problems for Undergraduate Research.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1023921305)

3:15 p.m.
Making Models Useful to DecisionMakers.
Holly D. Gaff*, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Louis Gross, University of Tennessee, Knovxille
(1023921207)

3:45 p.m.
Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Research at Appalachian State University.
Rene A. Salinas*, Appalachian State University
(1023921203)

4:15 p.m.
Using integrodifference equations to model the effect of growing season length on the spread of the Eurasian collared dove in North America.
Andrew Whittle*, Kennesaw State University
Erika Asano, USF St. Petersburg
Michael Fuller, University of Tennessee
(1023921155)

4:45 p.m.
A Mathematical Biology Program at the University of Louisiana: Curriculum Development and Research.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(102392767)

5:15 p.m.
Hurricane modeling and Katrina.
T. N. Krishnamurti*, Department of Meteorology, Florida State University
(1023921806)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Math on the Web, I

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
Project NExTYMN Poster Session

2:15 p.m.
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Michael C. Axtell, Wabash College

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
Ethics in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Susan C. Geller, Texas A&M University
Panelists:
Donald L. Bentley, Pomona College
John D. Fulton, Clemson University
Linda Keen, Herbert H. Lehman College of CUNY
Henry Walker, Grinnell University

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics and the SIGMAA on Statistics Education Panel Discussion
Preparing majors for the nonacademic workforce: Projects and internships in applied mathematics and statistics.
Organizers:
Thomas L. Moore, Grinnell College
Harriet S. Pollatsek, Mount Holyoke College
Moderators:
Thomas L. Moore,
Panelists:
Matthew P. Richey, St. Olaf College
Nagambal Shah, Spelman College
Suzanne L. Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
The role of assessment in helping students learn.
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet
Daniel P. Maki, Indiana University
Panelists:
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
William A. Marion, Jr, Valparaiso University
Barbara Moskal, Colorado School of Mines

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Women advancing to leadership: When and how.
Organizers:
Barbara L. Keyfitz, The Fields Institute and University of Houston
Moderators:
Barbara L. Keyfitz,
Panelists:
Lisa Fauci, Tulane University
Cathy B. Kessel, Berkeley, CA
Johanna Levelt Sengers, NIST
Joan R. Leitzel, University of New Hampshire
Carolyn R. Mahoney, Lincoln University

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:20 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Organizers:
David Strong, Pepperdine University David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Thomas Leathrum, Jacksonville State University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

2:20 p.m.
Experiments with Matrices Showing How to Transform and Animate Computer Images to New Students.
Charles A Sulewski*, United States Military Academy at West Point
Frank Wattenberg, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1023M5746)

2:40 p.m.
A Mathlet to Interactively Explore Ordinary Differential Equation Solvers.
Nicholas A Dovidio*, Davidson College
(1023M51637)

3:00 p.m.
Modeling with Functions: A Student Centered, Discovery Approach.
Joseph M Lindquist*, United States Military Academy
James Dzwonchyk, United States Military Academy
(1023M51779)

3:20 p.m.
Parameter passing in Mathematical Java Toolkit applets.
Michael Mays*, West Virginia University
(1023M5309)

3:40 p.m.
Interactive Workbooks for Classifying Distributions and Balancing Chemical Equations.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1023M51856)

4:00 p.m.
Using Maplets and Java to Teach ReedSolomon Codes.
Richard E. Klima*, Appalachian State University
Neil P. Sigmon, Radford University
(1023M5117)

4:20 p.m.
An AppletBased Presentation of the Chebyshev Equioscillation Theorem.
Robert A. Mayans*, Fairleigh Dickinson University
(1023M544)

4:40 p.m.
The UW Praxis Project.
Jennifer J. Kosiak*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Bob Hoar, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1023M51810)

5:00 p.m.
Multilingual Maplets for WebALT Calculus.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Mika Seppala, University of Helsinki
(1023M51567)

5:20 p.m.
Maplets for Calculus  Now with Proofs.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A\&M University
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina
Mika Seppala, University of Helsinki
(1023M5254)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers

Friday January 5, 2007, 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Project NExT Panel Discussion
Becoming a leader in your department.
Organizers:
Edwin P. Herman, University of WisconsinStevens Point
J. Lyn Miller, Slippery Rock University
Panelists:
Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University
Linda Braddy, East Central University
Duff Campbell, Hendrix College
Jill E. Guerra, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
Thomas C. Ratliff, Wheaton College
Judy L. Walker, University of NebraskaLincoln

Friday January 5, 2007, 3:40 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Baseball, Shakespeare, and modern statistical theory.
Bradley Efron*, Stanford University
(1023A020)

Friday January 5, 2007, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting

Friday January 5, 2007, 3:50 p.m.5:40 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Panel Discussion
The practice of math history.
Organizers:
William Branson, St. Cloud State University
Amy E. ShellGellasch, Pacific Lutheran University
Panelists:
V. Frederick Rickey, U.S. Military Academy
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Joseph W. Dauben, Herbert H. Lehman College of CUNY

Friday January 5, 2007, 3:50 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Study Abroad Tours Subcommittee Panel Discussion
Mathematics and mathematicians in emerging nations.
Organizers:
M. Leigh Lunsford, Longwood University
Lisa Elaine Marano, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Panelists:
Joel K. Haack, University of Northern Iowa
Aihua Li, Montclair State University
Kate McGivney, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Claudio H. Morales, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Miranda I. TebohEwungkem, Lafayette College

Friday January 5, 2007, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate StudentsYMN Panel Discussion
How to interview for a job in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid, University of Iowa
Panelists:
Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
Sharon M. Clarke, Pepperdine University
James H. Freeman, Cornell College
David T. Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
David C. Manderscheid,

Friday January 5, 2007, 4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Annual Meeting and Guest Lecture
Organizers:
Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University

Friday January 5, 2007, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception for Undergraduate Students

Friday January 5, 2007, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Presentation
Katrina and its aftermath: Institutional survival in New Orelans since the storm.
Organizers:
Jim E. Hoste, Pitzer College
Moderators:
Jim E. Hoste,
Panelists:
Kenneth W. Holladay, University of New Orleans
Morris Kalka, Tulane University
Vlajko L. Kocic, Xavier University of Louisiana
Katarzyna Saxton, Loyola University New Orleans

Friday January 5, 2007, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Contemporary college algebra: A refocused college algebra course.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy
Laurette Foster, Prairie View A\&M University

Friday January 5, 2007, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
A tool to implement quantitative literacy (QL): Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum.
Organizers:
Semra Kili\c{c}Bahi, ColbySawyer College
Gary T. Franchy, Davenport University
Cheryl Coolidge, ColbySawyer College
William A. Thomas, ColbySawyer College

Friday January 5, 2007, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Evaluating student presentations in mathematics.
Organizers:
Suzanne Dor\'{e}e, Augsburg College
Richard J. Jardine, Keene State College
Thomas J. Linton, Central College

Friday January 5, 2007, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Information Session
Current issues in actuarial science education.
Organizers:
Robert E. Buck, Slippery Rock University
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Matthew J. Hassett, Arizona State University
Steve Paris, Florida State University

Friday January 5, 2007, 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.

Friday January 5, 2007, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Guest Lecture
Organizers:
Amy E. ShellGellasch, Pacific Lutheran University

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Mathematics and physics.
Peter D. Lax*, New York UniversityCourant Institute
(10230110)
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