Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
Current as of Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:54:13
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
Sunday January 7, 2007

Sunday January 7, 2007, 7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.
MAA Student Chapter Advisors' Breakfast

Sunday January 7, 2007, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno

8:00 a.m.
The Nonexistence of Cyclic Difference Sets.
Bridget D Franklin*, University of Kansas
Steven Sam, University of California, Berkeley
(10230584)

8:30 a.m.
On the Minimum Vector Rank of a Multigraph.
Ian A. Rogers*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(10230585)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorial symmetry of the 24cell via matroids.
Stephanie Fried*, Grinnell College
Aydin Gerek, Lafayette College
Gary Gordon, Lafayette College
Andrija Perunicic, Bard College
(102305318)

9:30 a.m.
Universal Cycles of Multisets.
Tobias L Johnson*, Yale University
Joshua Zahl, California Institute of Technology
(102305448)

10:00 a.m.
Counting Lower Hessenberg Matrices.
Katherine Victoria Field*, The College of William and Mary
Hakan Seyalioglu, The College of William and Mary
Charles R Johnson, The College of William and Mary
(102305815)

10:30 a.m.
Combinatorial Formulas for an Involution Poset.
Chelsey A Cooley*, North Carolina State University
Nathan Williams, Carleton College
(1023051041)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Concepts of Infinity in Ancient China.
Yibao Xu*, Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
(102301603)

8:30 a.m.
An Exploration of Indian \emph{Upapatti} (Proof) in N\={i}laka\d{n}\d{t}ha Somay\={a}jin.
Homer S. White*, Georgetown College, Kentucky
(102301244)

9:00 a.m.
Is addition a fundamental operation in arithmetic? and other foundational issues in Indian mathematics.
Kim Plofker*, Providence, RI
(102301874)

9:30 a.m.
Diagrams  sources hitherto ignored.
Ken Saito*, Department of Human Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
(102301404)

10:00 a.m.
Mirrors of the Sea and Jade: Chinese Mathematics in the Song and Yuan Dynasties.
Joseph W. Dauben*, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
(102301619)

10:30 a.m.
Geometry and Islamic Art in TenthCentury Baghdad.
J. Lennart Berggren*, Simon Fraser University
(102301944)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Frames and Wavelets in Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, and Applications, I
Organizers:
Palle E. T. Jorgensen, University of Iowa
David R. Larson, Texas A&M University
Peter R. Massopust, Institute of Biomathematics and Biometry, Neuherberg, and Technical University of Munich massopust@ma.tum.de
Gestur Olafsson, Louisiana State University

8:00 a.m.
Bases and frames in $L^{2}$spaces in affine iterated function systems (IFS).
Palle E. T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
Dorin E. Dutkay, Rutgers University
(10234208)

8:30 a.m.
Uncertainty principle for fractals, graphs and metric measure spaces.
Kasso A. Okoudjou*, University of Maryland
Laurent SaloffCoste, Cornell University
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut
(1023421115)

9:00 a.m.
Isometries arising from filter functions and wavelets.
Judith A Packer*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(102342964)

9:30 a.m.
Smooth, welllocalized frame wavelets based on new simple wavelet sets in $R^2$.
Kathy D. Merrill*, Colorado College
(102343550)

10:00 a.m.
The Dimension Function Of A Rationally Dilated Wavelet Associated With A GMRA.
Kenneth R. Hoover*, University of Oregon
(1023421615)

10:30 a.m.
The KadisonSinger Problem in Frame Theory and Harmonic Analysis.
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
(10234275)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Representations, Ergodic Theory, and Mathematical Physics: Honoring the Memory of George W. Mackey, I
Organizers:
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University r.doran@tcu.edu
Calvin C. Moore, University of California Berkeley
Robert J. Zimmer, The University of Chicago

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Infinite Dimensional Analysis Honoring H.H. Kuo, I
Organizers:
Ambar N. Sengupta, Louisiana State University sengupta@math.lsu.edu
P. Sundar, Louisiana State University

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Variational Inclusion Problems and Optimization Theory, I
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, University of Toledo, and International Publications ram.verma@utoledo.edu

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Numerical Relativity, I
Organizers:
Alexander M. Alekseenko, California State University Northridge alexander.alekseenko@csun.edu
Arup Mukherjee, Montclair State University

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic of Function Fields, I
Organizers:
Allison M. Pacelli, Williams College apacelli@williams.edu
Michael J. Rosen, Brown University

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Universal Algebra and Order, I
Organizers:
John W. Snow, Sam Houston State University jsnow@shsu.edu
Japheth Wood, Bard College

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Microlocal Analysis and Singular Spaces, II
Organizers:
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu
Andras Vasy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology andras@math.mit.edu

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Continuous and Discrete Integrable Systems and Their Applications, I
Organizers:
WenXiu Ma, University of South Florida mawx@cas.usf.edu
Taixi Xu, Southern Polytechnic State University
BaoFeng Feng, University of TexasPan American
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American

8:00 a.m.
Long time bounds on higher derivatives of nearly integrable equations.
Jerry L Bona*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1023351019)

8:30 a.m.
On solitonless semiclassical solutions for the focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.
Alexander Tovbis*, University of Central Florida
(102335775)

9:00 a.m.
New integrable hierachies from vertex operators representations of plynomial Lie algebras.
Paolo Casati*, Universita' Milano Bicocca
(102358841)

9:30 a.m.
Integrable Couplings and SemiDirect Sums of Lie Algebras.
WenXiu Ma*, University of South Florida
(1023581005)

10:00 a.m.
Stability analysis of persisting periodic solutions to a Complex Ginzburg Landeau perturbation of the nonlinear Shrodinger equation.
Stephane Lafortune*, College of Charleston
(1023351135)

10:30 a.m.
On an integrable symmetric $(2+1)$dimensional LotkaVolterra equation and the corresponding modified $(2+1)$dimensional LotkaVolterra equation.
H. B. Hu, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific Engineering Computing, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
C. X. Li*, Tsinghua University
J. J. C. Nimmo, University of Glasgow
(1023351063)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, I

8:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Bounds for Permutations Containing Many Different Patterns.
Alison B Miller*, Harvard University
(1023051057)

8:15 a.m.
The Metric Dimension of the Cayley Digraphs of Finite Abelian Groups.
Angela S. Hicks*, Furman University
(1023051062)

8:30 a.m.
Alliance Partitions in Graphs.
Ralucca M Gera*, Naval Postgraduate School
Linda Eroh, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1023051067)

8:45 a.m.
Counting Isomorphic (16,6,2) Configurations to a particular (16,6,2) Design.
Sharon L Sullivan*, Catawba College
(1023051151)

9:00 a.m.
Generalized correlation matrices and their relation to the de Bruijn Graph.
Irina Gheorghiciuc*, University of Delaware
(1023051173)

9:15 a.m.
Local Properties of Colored Trees.
Rachel Esselstein*, Dartmouth College
(1023051183)

9:30 a.m.
From a Banquet Seating Problem to a Graph Coloring Problem.
Ping Zhang, Western Michigan University
Futaba Okamoto*, Western Michigan University
Mary Radcliffe, Western Michigan University
(1023051206)

9:45 a.m.
A Study of Code Switching in Coding Theory.
ChenHan Sung*, Texas A&M International University
(102305122)

10:00 a.m.
Disjunctive Rado Numbers for some Linear Equations.
Carl D. Mueller*, Georgia Southwestern State University
Daniel Schaal, South Dakota State University
(1023051228)

10:15 a.m.
Forcing hexagons in a hexagonal system.
Zhongyuan Che*, Penn State University, Beaver Campus
Zhibo Chen, Penn State University, McKeesport Campus
(1023051252)

10:30 a.m.
Distance Graphs on the Integers.
Tristan Denley, University of Mississippi
Joshua Hanes*, University of Mississippi
(1023051340)

10:45 a.m.
$2$Regular Leaves of Partial $10$cycle Systems.
D J Ashe*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(102305271)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.8:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, III

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.8:55 a.m.
AMS General Session

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, III

8:00 a.m.
Some results on shifts on odimensional compacta.
Minaksundaram Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(102354246)

8:15 a.m.
On the Spectrum of Operators on Banach Spaces.
Mohammed Yahdi*, Ursinus College
(102354473)

8:30 a.m.
An Interesting Map on the Hilbert Cube.
Kailash C Ghimire*, Oregon State University
(102354502)

8:45 a.m.
Preimages Under $f(z)=z^n$ of Continua in the Complex Plane.
R Patrick Vernon*, Tulane University
(102354521)

9:00 a.m.
Any Hausdorff compactification of X obtained by a semiWallman base for X.
Hueytzen J Wu*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
WanHong Wu, Institute for Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(102354700)

9:15 a.m.
Break.

9:30 a.m.
Colie algebras and orbit configuration spaces of lens spaces.
Matthew Sean Miller*, University of Oregon
(1023551225)

9:45 a.m.
Canonical genus and the Whitehead doubles of pretzel knots.
Mark Brittenham, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Jacqueline A Jensen*, Sam Houston State University
(1023551256)

10:00 a.m.
Homotopy classification of a bilinear map related to octonion polynomial multiplications.
Hugo Rodr\'{\i}guez Ord\'o\~nez*, Colorado State UniversityPueblo
(1023551314)

10:15 a.m.
Polynomial quandle cocycles and obstructions to embedding disjoint union of tangles.
Kheira Ameur*, University of South Florida
(1023551407)

10:30 a.m.
Solving Deligne's Conjecture via Polytopes.
Rachel Schwell*, University of Connecticut
(1023551445)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, III

8:00 a.m.
Stochastic Metapopulation Models for Patch Occupancy.
Amy J. Drew*, Texas Tech University
Linda J. S. Allen, Texas Tech University
(1023921055)

8:15 a.m.
Uniqueness of an equilibrium for a discrete selectionmigration model in population genetics.
James F. Selgrade*, North Carolina State University
James H. Roberds, USDA Forest Service
(1023921230)

8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Closely Coupled Nephrons.
Saziye Bayram*, SUNYBuffalo State College
(1023921295)

8:45 a.m.
Purinergic Receptor Signaling in the RAW 264.7 Macrophage: Modeling SpeciesSpecific Diacylglycerol Dynamics Following Receptor Activation by Uridine 5'Diphosphate.
Hannah L Callender*, Vanderbilt University
(1023921324)

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Profiles of the Steady States for an SIS Epidemic Patch Model.
L. J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University
B. M. Bolker, Department of Biology, University of Florida
Y. Lou, The Ohio State University
A. L. Nevai*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
(1023921364)

9:15 a.m.
Analytically tractable approximation of a forest individualbased simulator.
Nikolay S Strigul*, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Denis Pristinski, Stevens Institute of Technology
Stephen Pacala, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Princeton University.
(1023921427)

9:30 a.m.
Application of Matrix Tree Theorem in Chinese Medicine.
Najia Bao*, University of Georgia
(102392148)

9:45 a.m.
Competitive Exclusion and Coexistence in a Nonlinear RefugeMediated Selection Model.
Youssef M Dib*, University of Louisiana Lafayette
(1023921516)

10:00 a.m.
A Dynamical Model of Influenza A Virus Infection and Its Clinical and Epidemiological Relevance.
Baris Hancioglu*, University of Pittsburgh
David Swigon, University of Pittsburgh
Gilles Clermont, University of Pittsburgh
(1023921523)

10:15 a.m.
A discrete competition model using a numbercal method.
Wendy Jacqueline HernandezPadilla*, Texas Tech University
LihIng Wu Roeger, Texas Tech University
(1023921544)

10:30 a.m.
Markov process modeling of biochemical reaction kinetics.
Dmitry A Kondrashov*, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin  Madison
George N. Phillips, Deparment of Biochemistry and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Joseph C. Watkins, University of Arizona
(1023921576)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Education

8:00 a.m.
Making Physiology Significant and Statistics Meaningful.
Mary F. Majerus*, Westminster College
April CollinsPotterfield, Westminster College
(1023971012)

8:15 a.m.
Teaching to succeed.
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
Edward Mason, Prairie View A&M University
(1023971169)

8:30 a.m.
Conceptions of infinitesimals in undergraduate calculus students and in history.
Robert E Ely*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1023971301)

8:45 a.m.
An Overview of Ohio Northern University's Mathematical Assessments being used to Satisfy NCATE's New Guidelines.
Sandy Schroeder*, Ohio Northern Universtiy
(1023971389)

9:00 a.m.
Engaging Students in College Algebra.
Juli D'Ann Ratheal*, West Texas A & M University
(102397313)

9:15 a.m.
A Fertile Ground for Undergraduate Research: Cryptography.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(102397465)

9:30 a.m.
Japanese High School Mathematics Teacher Competence in Real World Problem Solving and its Implication for the Use of Modeling to Improve Japanese Mathematics Education.
Kazuko Ito West*, Keio Academy of New York
(10239756)

9:45 a.m.
The Reasoning of Bayesian and Empirical Bayes Analysis in Undergraduate Statistics Education.
Zhao Chen*, Florida Gulf Coast University
(102397677)

10:00 a.m.
The process and impact of implementing performance standards in mathematics.
Samuel Obara*, Texas State University, San Marcos
(102397823)

10:15 a.m.
Girls Can Do Math, But Most Don't Due to Cultural Factors.
Janet E Mertz*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(102397971)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work, I
Organizers:
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona phale@csupomona.edu
Abbe H. Herzig, University of Albany, SUNY

8:00 a.m.
Case Study: My Experience Teaching Mathematics to a Student Who is Blind.
Richard P Spindler*, Bemidji State University
(1023E1231)

8:20 a.m.
Improving engineering student retention by enhancing their mathematical preparation in a case study at the University of Michigan.
Zsolt Lavicza, University of Cambridge
Darryl M Koch, University of Michigan
Helen Siedel*, University of Michigan
(1023E11111)

8:40 a.m.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Clayton State University.
Aprillya Lanz*, Clayton State University
(1023E11797)

9:00 a.m.
Bifurcation and Chaos in Onedimensional Discrete Dynamical Systems (BaC): A National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program Attracting a Diverse Group of Mathematics Students.
Mazen Shahin*, Delaware State University
Elena Surovyatkina, Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science, and Delaware State University
(1023E1565)

9:20 a.m.
Coloring Groups in Jersey City and Park City.
Brian Hopkins*, Saint Peter's College
Stephanie Charles, Saint Peter's College
(1023E11428)

9:40 a.m.
Vertically Integrated Workshop for Women in Mathematics.
Sarah J. Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
Katherine Mawhinney*, Appalachian State University
(1023E1390)

10:00 a.m.
Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith College.
Ruth Haas*, Smith College
James Henle, Smith College
(1023E1764)

10:20 a.m.
Advance Program at NMSU: A Formalized Mentoring for STEM faculty.
Tiziana Giorgi*, New Mexico State University
(1023E11217)

10:40 a.m.
The Importance of Community in Supporting Diverse Learners in Mathematics.
Abbe H. Herzig*, University at Albany, State University of New York
(1023E1481)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Countering "I Can't Do Math": Strategies For Teaching UnderPrepared, MathAnxious Students, I
Organizers:
Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University jwcraw@ship.edu
Kim Presser, Shippensburg University

8:00 a.m.
Games and Handson Activities in Introductory Mathematics Course for NonMajors.
Annela R Kelly*, Roger Williams University
(1023G51869)

8:20 a.m.
Thinking of Using Software? Why it Works for Us!
Sue R Beck*, Morehead State University
(1023G5242)

8:40 a.m.
I Can Prove It!
J A Hall*, Longwood University; Farmville, VA
(1023G5958)

9:00 a.m.
Engaging Students in Quantitative Reasoning: Activities, Real Data, and Relevant Issues.
Kay Somers*, Moravian College
Alicia Sevilla, Moravian College
(1023G5678)

9:20 a.m.
Breaking student math anxiety by doing something different.
Ed D. Laughbaum*, The Ohio State University
(1023G5799)

9:40 a.m.
Reading, Writing, and How Not to be a Fat Head.
Trisha Moller*, DeSales University
(1023G5766)

10:00 a.m.
Break.

10:20 a.m.
So They Don't Want to Hear About Math? Tell a Story Instead.
Carlos R Bovell*, Mercer County Community College
(1023G5150)

10:40 a.m.
Overcoming Students' Anxiety With Translation Problems via Polya.
Tim Jacobbe*, Clemson University
(1023G545)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom
Organizers:
Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy Gerald.Kobylski@usma.edu
Steve Horton, United States Military Academy
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
William Fox, Francis Marion University

8:00 a.m.
A Freshman Introduction to Operations Research.
Heather Stevenson*, United States Military Academy
(1023R11775)

8:25 a.m.
Redesign of Undergraduate Mathematical Optimization.
A. Bathi Kasturiarachi*, Kent State University, Stark Campus
(1023R11679)

8:50 a.m.
So, You Think That You Have Problems?
Christopher J Lacke*, Rowan University
(1023R11522)

9:15 a.m.
Project MathWORKS! Introducing Systems Engineering to High Schools.
Jason C McKay*, United States Military Academy
Ernest Y Wong, United States Military Academy
(1023R11447)

9:40 a.m.
Linear Optimization: The Simplex Workbook.
Glenn Hurlbert*, Arizona State University
(1023R1938)

10:05 a.m.
Applications of Computer Technology in an Undergraduate Probability Curriculum.
Randal E. Hickman*, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
(1023R11393)

10:30 a.m.
Teaching Mathematical Modeling/ Quantitative Analysis as part of a core sequence to Students without a Calculus.
William P. Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1023R1623)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on The Mathematics of Sudoku and Other Puzzles, I
Organizers:
Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University taal@math.jmu.edu

8:00 a.m.
CayleySudoku tables: An undergraduate research project.
Jennifer Carmichael, Western Oregon University
Michael B. Ward*, Western Oregon University
(1023M1298)

8:20 a.m.
RowFilled Completion Problem for Sudoku Latin Squares.
Izabela Kanaana*, Sonoma State University
Bala Ravikumar, Department of Computer Science, Sonoma State University
(1023M11559)

8:40 a.m.
A Computer Alogrithm for Solving Sudoku.
Philip A. Cobb*, Queensborough Community College
(1023M1275)

9:00 a.m.
Sudoku Studio.
Jonathan M Kane*, University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
(1023M1532)

9:20 a.m.
A Java Program to Solve Kakuro Puzzles.
Charles Ashbacher*, Mount Mercy College
(1023M1493)

9:40 a.m.
A Hard Day's Knight.
Joe DeMaio*, Kennesaw State University
(1023M1182)

10:00 a.m.
Classroom Uses for the Game of "Dots": A Simple Bridge to Advanced Ideas.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado  Boulder
(1023M11766)

10:20 a.m.
SET and Combinatorics.
Anna Bickel, Valparaiso University
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo*, Valparaiso University
(1023M1281)

10:40 a.m.
Using SET to Visualize Higher Mathematics.
Ben Coleman, Moravian College
Kevin Hartshorn*, Moravian College
(1023M11917)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Organizers:
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University marlandes@appstate.edu
Jay A. Malmstrom, Oklahoma State Community College

8:00 a.m.
A Closer Look at the Crease Length Problem.
S F Ellermeyer*, Kennesaw State University
(1023Z1213)

8:15 a.m.
Visualizing Elastic Wave Interactions with Multiple Interfaces.
Richard J. Marchand*, Slippery Rock University
(1023Z11448)

8:30 a.m.
Double Layers, Solid Angles and Cubic Splines: Fun With a Well in a Stratified Aquifer.
Kenneth H Luther*, Valparaiso University
(1023Z1575)

8:45 a.m.
Particle Tracking in ThreeDimensional Flows: Evolution and Refinement of a Smooth Surface.
Paul von Dohlen*, William Paterson University
Patrick Miller, Stevens Institute of Technology
(1023Z11339)

9:00 a.m.
A Glimpse of Infinitedimensional Tensegrities.
Ted Ashton*, University of Georgia
(1023Z11680)

9:15 a.m.
Mathematical modelling of rumor transmission during a dialogue.
Bernard P Brooks*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Nicholas DiFonzo, Rochester Institute of Technology
David S Ross, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1023Z11659)

9:30 a.m.
Seeing sums of single digit numbers.
Cynthia A Crumb*, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
(1023Z11334)

9:45 a.m.
A Comparison of Online Homework Systems.
Jessica K. Sklar*, Pacific Lutheran University
Mei Zhu, Pacific Lutheran University
(1023Z1127)

10:00 a.m.
The Birthday Problem: The Making of a Classic.
Dale K Hathaway*, Olivet Nazarene University
(1023Z1250)

10:15 a.m.
$\pi$ to (hundreds of) thousands of digits, from Vieta's formula.
Rick Kreminski*, Texas A&M University  Commerce
(1023Z1585)

10:30 a.m.
Amazing Explorations.
Dennis P Walsh*, Middle Tennessee State University
(1023Z11830)

10:45 a.m.
Early Nineteenth Century Elementary Algebra Textbooks.
Andrew B. Perry*, Springfield College
(1023Z1287)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The Genome Project for ThreeManifolds.
Jeffrey F. Brock*, Brown University
(1023A023)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Reducts of OmegaCategorical Theories.
Carol S. Wood*, Wesleyan University
(102303414)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Combinatorially thinking.
Organizers:
Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Jennifer J. Quinn, Association for Women in Mathematics

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari, University of California Irvine

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Session on How to Start and Develop Undergraduate Level Financial Mathematics Programs
Organizers:
Youngna Choi, Montclair State University choiy@mail.montclair.edu

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
The top ten things you should know if you intend to implement the standards of {\rm Beyond Crossroads}.
Organizers:
Richelle Blair, Lakeland Community College
Panelists:
Kathy Mowers, Owensboro Community and Technical College
Robert L. Kimball, Jr, Wake Technical Community College
Brad Chin, West Valley College
Richelle Blair,

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Calculus, liberal arts, and quantitative literacy.
Organizers:
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University
Panelists:
William E. Briggs, University of Colorado, Denver
Deborah HughesHallett, University of Arizona
Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin
Richard A. Gillman,

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Project NExT Panel Discussion
Publishing undergraduate research and expository articles.
Organizers:
Chawne M. Kimber, Lafayette College
Kimberly A. Roth, Wheeling Jesuit University
Panelists:
Ezra A. Brown, Virginia Polytechnic Institute \& State University
Paul J. Campbell, Beloit College
Clifford A. Reiter, Lafayette College
Jody Sorensen, Augsburg College

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation on Congressional Fellowships
Learn about this program and speak with former Fellows.
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin, III, AMS
Presenters:
David Weinreich, AMS Congressional Fellow 200506
Dan Ullman, AMS Congressional Fellow 200607

Sunday January 7, 2007, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Sunday January 7, 2007, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Almost everywhere domination.
Reed Solomon*, University of Connecticut, Storrs
(102303413)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 10:00 a.m.5:05 p.m.
Math on the Web, III

10:00 a.m.
Project CALC on the Web.
David Smith*, Duke University

12:30 p.m.
The MathFind search engine.
Robert Miner*, Design Science, Inc.

1:15 p.m.
Interactive math on the Web by Maplesoft.
Mohamed Bendame*, Maplesoft

2:00 p.m.
Online assessment and problemsolving environments: The advantages of using content MathML.
Don DeLand*, Integre Technical Publishing Co.

2:45 p.m.
PlanetMath and free mathematics.
Aaron Krowne*, Emory University

3:15 p.m.
Using MathML with Blackboard and WebCT.
Bob Mathews*, Design Science, Inc.

4:00 p.m.
WebALT online courses.
Mika Sepp\"al\"a*, WebALT

4:45 p.m.
Techniques for using the equation editor in Blackboard and WebCT.
Bob Mathews*, Design Science, Inc.

Sunday January 7, 2007, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Extensions of Hilbert's Tenth Problem.
Bjorn Poonen*, University of California, Berkeley
(10230306)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Statistics for smart people who don't know anything about statistics.
Persi W. Diaconis*, Stanford University
(10236232)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture III
Limit shapes, real and imagined, III: Instantons, and how random surfaces count them.
Andrei Okounkov*, Princeton University
(10236004)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Independence and equiconsistency results in intuitionistic set theory.
Michael Rathjen*, Ohio State University and University of Leeds
(102303412)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Student Lecture
Mathematics: A Question of History.
Della D. Fenster*, University of Richmond
(1023A024)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Current Events Bulletin
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute cxm@ams.org

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno

1:00 p.m.
Computational Efficiency in Weyl Groups.
Patricia R Cahn*, Smith College
Juan Li, Smith College
Jeremy Schwartz, Brandeis University
(1023081056)

1:30 p.m.
An equivalent characterization of halffactorial restricted block monoids over $\mathbb{Z}$ and torsion groups, with applications to factorization in Dedekind domains.
R D Kravitz*, Williams College
(102313132)

2:00 p.m.
Matrix Generation of the Diophantine Solutions to Sums of $3\le n \le 9$ Squares that are Square.
Jordan O Tirrell*, Lafayette College
Clifford A Reiter, Lafayette College
(102311626)

2:30 p.m.
Looking for Patterns in Multinomial Coefficients.
Igor Konfisakher*, Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Wijaya, University of Rochester
(102311472)

3:00 p.m.
Number Base Representations in the Gaussian Integers.
Heather J Langdon*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(102311854)

3:30 p.m.
Orders at Infinity of Modular Forms with Heegner Divisors.
Carl Erickson*, Stanford University
Alison Miller, Harvard University
Aaron Pixton, Princeton University
(10231180)

4:00 p.m.
The number of ways of expressing $t$ as a binomial coefficient.
Daniel Mertz Kane*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1023111083)

4:30 p.m.
Realizations of subspaces of $L_p$, $p>2$, with norm given by partitions and weights.
Brandon P Barrette*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Simei Tong, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(10234686)

5:00 p.m.
Surfaces with Density and their Isoperimetric Regions.
Robin S Walters*, Harvard University
(102353898)

5:30 p.m.
Selfsimilar periodic tilings of nilpotent Lie groups.
James J. Rohal*, College of Wooster
William P. Hudelson, University of Notre Dame
(102322808)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
The ellipse seen from China.
Andrea Breard*, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille; Laboratoire Paul Painlevé
(102301930)

1:30 p.m.
The Other Book Nobody Read: Georg Rheticus and the \emph{Opus Palatinum}.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(102301749)

2:00 p.m.
Communicating Mathematics in the \textit{Journal des savants} (16751737).
Jeanne Peiffer*, CNRS Paris
(1023011077)

2:30 p.m.
Problems of Infinitesimals: Descartes, Leibniz, and Peirce.
Maria Sol de Mora*, University of Basque Country
(102301610)

3:00 p.m.
Motivation and Context for B. Peirce's \textit{Linear Associative Algebra}.
Deborah A. Kent*, Simon Fraser University
(102301683)

3:30 p.m.
Robert Leslie Ellis on the misuse of the principle of insufficient reason.
Byron E. Wall*, York University, Toronto, Canada
(102301946)

4:00 p.m.
The MittagLeffler Theorem: Interpretation and Reception of a Mathematical Result, 18761884.
Laura E Turner*, Simon Fraser University
Thomas Archibald, Simon Fraser University
(102301291)

4:30 p.m.
A Political and Mathematical Unification: The Case of NineteenthCentury Italy.
Laura Martini*, Siena, Italy
(102301296)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematics in Brazil during the first half of the 20th century: institutionalization and professionalization.
Sergio Nobre*, UNESP  Rio Claro  Brazil
(102301722)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematics and pacifism in Cambridge 19151916: a student perspective.
June BarrowGreen*, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
(102301226)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Frames and Wavelets in Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, and Applications, II
Organizers:
Palle E. T. Jorgensen, University of Iowa
David R. Larson, Texas A&M University
Peter R. Massopust, Institute of Biomathematics and Biometry, Neuherberg, and Technical University of Munich massopust@ma.tum.de
Gestur Olafsson, Louisiana State University

1:00 p.m.
Pointwise comparison of pulse code and SigmaDelta modulation.
John J Benedetto*, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Onur Oktay, University of Maryland, College Park
(102342437)

1:30 p.m.
Maximally Equiangular Frames and Finite Wigner Distributions.
Matthew Fickus*, Air Force Institute of Technology
(102342843)

2:00 p.m.
Causal Relationships Between Frames.
Troy Henderson*, United States Military Academy
David R Larson, Texas A&M University
(102347978)

2:30 p.m.
Orthogonal wavelets centered on an arbitrary knot sequence.
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
Jeffrey Geronimo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Doug Hardin*, Vanderbilt University
(1023411503)

3:00 p.m.
Texture Identification of Tissues Using Directional Wavelet, Ridgelet and Curvelet Transforms.
Ahmed I. Zayed*, DePaul University
Lucia Dettori, DePaul University
(102342320)

3:30 p.m.
A characteristic equation of semiorthogonal Parseval wavelets.
Veronika Furst*, University of Arizona
(1023431566)

4:00 p.m.
Wavelet Sets with Nonexpanding Dilation Matrices.
Yang Wang*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Eugene Ionascu, Columbus State University
(102342468)

4:30 p.m.
Surgery and pushouts on frames.
David R. Larson, Texas A&M University
Nga Q Nguyen*, Texas A&M University
(102346695)

5:00 p.m.
Isotropic Multiresolution Analysis.
Simon K. Alexander, University of Houston
Shika Baid, University of Houston
Saurabh Jain, University of Houston
Juan R. Romero, University of Houston
Manos Papadakis*, University of Houston
(102342885)

5:30 p.m.
Gelfand triples and time frequency analysis.
Jens Gerlach Christensen*, Louisiana State University
Gestur Olafsson, Louisiana State University
(1023431762)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Representations, Ergodic Theory, and Mathematical Physics: Honoring the Memory of George W. Mackey, II
Organizers:
Robert S. Doran, Texas Christian University r.doran@tcu.edu
Calvin C. Moore, University of California Berkeley
Robert J. Zimmer, The University of Chicago

1:00 p.m.
Induced Actions.
Robert J. Zimmer*, University of Chicago
(10232268)

2:00 p.m.
From Lorentzian dynamics to the decay of matrix coefficients.
Scot Adams*, University of Minnesota
(102337241)

2:30 p.m.
Cohomology of measurable cocycles.
Alex Furman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(102337780)

3:00 p.m.
The Work of G. W. Mackey on Unitary Representations of Group Extensions.
Arlan Ramsay*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(102346580)

3:30 p.m.
The Mackey Dichotomy in Classification Problems.
Edward G. Effros*, UCLA
(102346233)

4:00 p.m.
MASA's and certain type $I$ closed faces of $C^*$algebras.
Lawrence G. Brown*, Purdue University
(102346760)

4:30 p.m.
Groupoid Methods in Wavelet Analysis.
Marius Ionescu, Dartmouth College
Paul S. Muhly*, University of Iowa
(102346663)

5:00 p.m.
Quantum Fields and George Mackey.
Arthur Jaffe*, Harvard University
(102300225)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Infinite Dimensional Analysis Honoring H.H. Kuo, II
Organizers:
Ambar N. Sengupta, Louisiana State University sengupta@math.lsu.edu
P. Sundar, Louisiana State University

1:00 p.m.
Nonlinear maps of Wiener processes.
Leonard Gross*, Cornell University
(1023461511)

1:30 p.m.
Examples of Stochastic Flows in NonCommutative Manifolds.
Kalyan B. Sinha*, J.N.Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore, India.
(1023601344)

2:00 p.m.
Invariant Measures and Kolmogorov Equations for Stochastic PDEs.
PaoLiu Chow*, Wayne State University
(102360937)

2:30 p.m.
Nonlinear Filtering Theory of Stochastic NavierStokes Equations.
S. S. Sritharan*, University of Wyoming
(102360274)

3:00 p.m.
Empirical graph Laplacian approximation of LaplaceBeltrami operators.
Evarist  Gin\'e*, University of Connecticut
Vlaadimir Koltchinskii, Geeorgia Institute of Technology
(102360457)

3:30 p.m.
Infinite dimensional heat equation of convolution type, solutions and probabilistic interpretation.
Habib Ouerdiane*, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
(102360747)

4:00 p.m.
Best constants in norms of nongaussian Wick products.
Aurel Iulian Stan*, The Ohio State University at Marion
(102360926)

4:30 p.m.
White Noise Delta Function for an Affine Subspace.
Jeremy J Becnel*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(102346837)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Variational Inclusion Problems and Optimization Theory, II
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, University of Toledo, and International Publications ram.verma@utoledo.edu

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.6:25 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonsmooth Analysis in Inverse and Variational Problems, I
Organizers:
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida znashed@mail.ucf.edu
Otmar Scherzer, University of Innsbruck

1:00 p.m.
Variational problems for measurevalued Lagrangeans.
Umberto Mosco*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(102335984)

1:30 p.m.
Travel Time Tomography and Lens Rigidity.
Gunther Uhlmann*, University of Washington
(1023581401)

2:00 p.m.
Ultrasound Absorption vs. Causality \& Hyperbolicity.
Sarah K Patch*, Department of Physics, UW Milwaukee
(1023441239)

2:30 p.m.
Sparsity and continuitypromoting seismic image recovery with curvelet frames.
Felix J. Herrmann*, EOS, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
(102386555)

3:00 p.m.
Multilayer segmentation and application to MRI brain imaging.
Ginmo Chung, UCLA
Luminita Aura Vese*, UCLA
(1023351914)

3:30 p.m.
Parameter Identification in Elliptic Inverse Problems and in Variational and Quasivariational Inequalities.
Akhtar A Khan*, University of WisconsinBarron County
(1023491885)

4:00 p.m.
A segmentation algorithm based on convex duality.
Selim Esedoglu*, University of Michigan
(1023491898)

4:30 p.m.
Regularization of systems of nonlinear illposed equations.
Antonio Leitao*, Federal Univ of St Catarina
(102365929)

5:00 p.m.
Modified BackProjection Methods for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging.
Fengshan Liu*, Delaware State University
Guoping Zhang, University of Texas at Pan American
Jiguang Sun, Delaware State University
Xiquan Shi, Delaware State University
(1023861465)

5:30 p.m.
Electrical Impedance Tomography with Interior Measurements.
Alexandru Tamasan*, University of Central Florida
(1023351655)

6:00 p.m.
On Stability of a Class of Nonsmooth Dynamic Systems.
Chao Zhu*, Wayne State University
George Yin, Wayne State University
Q. S. Song, Wayne State University
(10239381)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Numerical Relativity, II
Organizers:
Alexander M. Alekseenko, California State University Northridge alexander.alekseenko@csun.edu
Arup Mukherjee, Montclair State University

1:00 p.m.
Binary Black Hole Simulations and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves.
Pablo Laguna*, Penn State University
Deirdre M. Shoemaker, Penn State University
(1023831145)

2:00 p.m.
A Proposal to Numerically Simulate a Cosmic Shock Wave by Use of a Locally Inertial Glimm Scheme.
Blake Temple*, University of California, Davis
(1023651882)

2:30 p.m.
A minimization problem for the lapse and the initialboundary value problem for Einstein's field equations.
Gabriel Nagy, University of California at San Diego
Olivier Sarbach*, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo
(102383372)

3:00 p.m.
Geometric discretisation of General Relativity.
J\"org Frauendiener*, Institut f\"ur Astronomie und Astrophysik, Universit\"at T\"ubingen
(1023831014)

3:30 p.m.
Towards absorbing outer boundaries in General Relativity.
Luisa T. Buchman*, Center for Relativity, University of Texas at Austin
Olivier C. A. Sarbach, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo
(1023831265)

4:00 p.m.
Some Results on Constraints in GR.
Michael J. Holst*, UC San Diego
(1023831861)

4:30 p.m.
Simulations of Binary Black Hole Mergers.
Dale Choi*, Supercomputing Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
(102383832)

5:00 p.m.
Modifying the Einstein equations off the constraint hypersurface.
J. David Brown*, North Carolina State University
(1023831548)

5:30 p.m.
A method for covariant discretization of spacetime using Shannon sampling theory.
Achim Kempf*, University of Waterloo, Canada
Robert Martin, University of Waterloo, Canada
(1023831751)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Arithmetic of Function Fields, II
Organizers:
Allison M. Pacelli, Williams College apacelli@williams.edu
Michael J. Rosen, Brown University

1:00 p.m.
Isogenous elliptic factors in the Jacobians of curves.
Jennifer Paulhus*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1023111216)

1:30 p.m.
Special values of equivariant padic and global Lfunctions.
Cristian D. Popescu*, University of California at San Diego
(1023111065)

2:00 p.m.
Hecke Operators and $L$series in Characteristic $p$.
David M Goss*, Ohio State University
(102311451)

2:30 p.m.
Simultaneous Prime Values of Polynomials in Positive Characteristic.
Paul Pollack*, Dartmouth College
(1023111359)

3:00 p.m.
Variations of the SatoTate Conjecture.
Ram Murty*, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
(102311794)

4:00 p.m.
Biquadratic Function Fields.
Qingquan Wu, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Renate Scheidler*, University of Calgary
(1023111160)

4:30 p.m.
Approximatiing Euler Products and Computing the Class Number of an Algebraic Function Field.
Andreas Stein*, University of Wyoming
(1023111039)

5:00 p.m.
Galois Theory for the line over finite fields.
Jing Long Hoelscher*, University of Pennsylvania
(102314893)

5:30 p.m.
The Euclidean Algorithm and Applications to Hyperbolic Geometry.
Kathleen Petersen*, Queen's University
(1023111584)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Universal Algebra and Order, II
Organizers:
John W. Snow, Sam Houston State University jsnow@shsu.edu
Japheth Wood, Bard College

1:00 p.m.
Can We Change the Paradigm for Reconstruction?
Bernd S. W. Schroeder*, Louisiana Tech University
(102306221)

1:30 p.m.
Free Complete Extension of Distributive Lattices.
Aditya K. Nagrath*, University of Denver
(102306200)

2:00 p.m.
The Coadunation of Generalized Crowns.
Rebecca Garcia*, Sam Houston State University
(102306428)

2:30 p.m.
Minimal extensions of bounded distributive lattices.
M. E. Adams*, State University of New York at New Paltz
J\"{u}rg Schmid, University of Bern
(102306785)

3:00 p.m.
Lyndon's algebras and the equational complexity of RRA.
Jeremy F Alm*, Department of Philosophy, Iowa State University
(102303495)

3:30 p.m.
A result on Complete Hausdorffness in topological algebras.
Wolfram Bentz*, University of Northern Britsh Columbia
(102308434)

4:00 p.m.
Minimal generating band semigroups.
Japheth Wood*, Bard College
(102308380)

4:30 p.m.
The free spectrum of the Perkins semigroup is sublogexponential.
Steve Seif*, University of Louisville
(102308385)

5:00 p.m.
There is no algorithm for deciding whether an equation is compatible with the real line.
George F McNulty*, University of South Carolina
(102308671)

5:30 p.m.
Full natural dualities.
David M. Clark, SUNY New Paltz
Brian A. Davey, La Trobe University
Jane G. Pitkethly, La Trobe University
Ross D. Willard*, University of Waterloo
(1023081355)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Microlocal Analysis and Singular Spaces, III
Organizers:
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu
Andras Vasy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology andras@math.mit.edu

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Continuous and Discrete Integrable Systems and Their Applications, II
Organizers:
WenXiu Ma, University of South Florida mawx@cas.usf.edu
Taixi Xu, Southern Polytechnic State University
BaoFeng Feng, University of TexasPan American
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American

1:00 p.m.
Chaotic and Periodic Asymptotics for $q$Orthogonal Polynomials.
Mourad E. H. Ismail*, University of Central Florida
Ruiming Zhang, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin City
(1023411161)

1:30 p.m.
Green's function for the second order AskeyWilson operator.
Mizan Rahman*, Carleton University
(102333386)

2:00 p.m.
A class of superintegrable systems of CalogeroMoser type.
Roman G. Smirnov*, Dalhousie University
Pavel Winternitz, University of Montreal and Centre de Recherches Mathematiques (CRM)
(1023531024)

2:30 p.m.
Some Methods for Generating Explicit Solutions to the Gnerlaized KDV Equation and an Associated Hierarchy.
Paul F Bracken*, University of Texas
(102335364)

3:00 p.m.
Peaked Solitons Equations.
Zhijun Qiao*, Univeristy of Texas  Pan American
(102335910)

3:30 p.m.
Nonlinearization of spectral problem with reality condition.
Ruguang Zhou*, Xuzhou Normal University
(102337267)

4:00 p.m.
Fractional derivatives of products of Airy functions and their applications.
Vladimir V Varlamov*, University of Texas  Pan American
(102333965)

4:30 p.m.
New FiniteDimensional Integrable Systems by Reduction.
Taixi Xu*, Southern Polytechnis State University
(1023351505)

5:30 p.m.
Some properties of higherorder mappings and their ultradiscrete analogues.
Kenichi Maruno*, University of TexasPan American
(1023391391)

6:00 p.m.
Integrable systems.
Peter Lax*, New York University, Courant Institute
(1023351920)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
Geometry with history for teaching teachers.
Organizers:
David W. Henderson, Cornell University
Daina Taimina, Cornell University

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
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

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, III

1:00 p.m.
Construction of the Irreducuble characters of the Heisenberg group and a similar special group.
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh, University of Tehran, Iran
Manouchehr Misaghian*, Johnson C. Smith University
(1023201493)

1:15 p.m.
Graph Braid Groups.
Daniel S Farley*, Miami University of Ohio
Lucas Sabalka, University of California, Davis
(1023201518)

1:30 p.m.
On growth series of Coxeter groups.
Patrick Bahls*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
(1023201778)

1:45 p.m.
Using Formations to Determine Factorizations.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(102320219)

2:00 p.m.
Almost pure subgroups of locally compact abelian groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(102320263)

2:15 p.m.
The Strong Symmetric Genus of the Finite Coxeter Groups.
Michael A Jackson*, King College
(102320371)

2:30 p.m.
Capability of $p$nilpotent products of cyclic $p$groups.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(10232038)

2:45 p.m.
Zassenhaus Rings of Finite Rank.
Joshua Buckner*, Baylor University
(102320420)

3:00 p.m.
Central Extensions and Unramified Brauer Groups.
Fedor Bogomolov, CIMSNew York University
Jorge Maciel*, BMCCThe City University of New York
(102320519)

3:10 p.m.
Break.

3:30 p.m.
Local Characterization of LFSGroups of $p$Type.
Stefaan D Delcroix*, California State University, Fresno
(102320596)

3:45 p.m.
For a given prime p, what is the smallest nonabelian simple group whose order is divisible by p?
Gabriela Mendoza*, State University of New York at Binghamton
(102320680)

4:00 p.m.
Variations on a Theme by Desmond MacHale.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, State University of New York at Binghamton
Gabriela Mendoza, State University of New York at Binghamton
Michael Ward, Western Oregon University
(102320682)

4:15 p.m.
Subgroups in a Direct Product that Satisfy the Strong Frattini Argument.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(102320774)

4:30 p.m.
On the Sources of Simple Modules in Certain Blocks.
Adam D Salminen*, University of Evansville
(10232099)

4:45 p.m.
Small spherical nilpotent orbits and Ktypes of Harish Chandra modules.
Donald R King*, Northeastern University
(1023221597)

5:00 p.m.
Completions of altered topological subgroups of $\mathbb{R}^n$.
Jon W. Short*, Sam Houston State University
(1023221610)

5:15 p.m.
Characterization of simplicity and cancellativity in $\beta S$.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Dona Strauss, University of Hull
(102322357)

5:30 p.m.
The supremum of the set of pseudocompact group topologies.
W. W. Comfort*, Wesleyan University
Jan van Mill, Vrije Universiteit
(102322947)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, II

1:00 p.m.
Constructing $m$articulate collections of de Bruijn sequences.
Atoshi Chowdhury*, Princeton University
(1023051383)

1:15 p.m.
Magic labelings of directed graphs.
Alison M. Marr*, Southern Illinois University
(1023051385)

1:30 p.m.
Helly and Radon Independence in CloneFree Multipartite Tournaments.
Darren B. Parker*, University of Dayton
Randy F. Westhoff, Bemidji State University
Marty J. Wolf, Bemidji State University
(1023051469)

1:45 p.m.
Minimum cycle bases of direct products of bipartite graphs.
Richard Hammack*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1023051472)

2:00 p.m.
Enumeration of Orientable Embeddings of Odd Graphs.
Brent N Stephens*, Middle Tennessee State University
Xiaoya Zha, Middle Tennessee State University
(1023051512)

2:15 p.m.
Extending the Freiman $3k3$ Theorem to distinct sets.
David J. Grynkiewicz*, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Oriol Serra, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Yahya Hamidoune, Universite de Paris VI
(1023051526)

2:30 p.m.
Density Relations in Simple Graphs.
Daniel Felix*, University of California, San Diego
(1023051602)

2:45 p.m.
Generating tree isomorphisms for patternavoiding involutions.
Aaron D. Jaggard*, Tulane University
Joseph J. Marincel, Washington University
(1023051618)

3:00 p.m.
Combinatorial Methods in Coordinate Percolation.
Elizabeth Moseman*, Dartmouth College
(1023051619)

3:15 p.m.
Geometric structure of sumsets within their convex hulls.
Jaewoo Lee*, Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York
(1023051412)

3:30 p.m.
Intersection Graphs Generated By An Edge Decomposition.
Robert A. Beeler*, Clemson University
(1023051651)

3:45 p.m.
$G$Multiparking Functions and Dirichlet Configurations.
Dimitrije N Kostic*, Texas A&M University
(1023051705)

4:00 p.m.
Interval Avoidance in the Symmetric Group.
Isaiah P. Lankham*, UC Davis
Alexander K. Woo, UC Davis
(1023051711)

4:15 p.m.
The Jump Number of a Split Graph.
Mike Fisher*, California State University, Fresno
(1023051842)

4:30 p.m.
On the Likelihood of Comparability in Bruhat Order.
Adam J Hammett*, The Ohio State University
Boris G Pittel, The Ohio State University
(102305189)

4:45 p.m.
Properties of Permutation Tableaux.
Ariel R Levavi*, Carnegie Mellon University
(102305236)

5:00 p.m.
The Moebius transform of the triangular numbers.
Steve Butler*, University of California, San Diego
(102305435)

5:15 p.m.
Applications of hypergraph zeta functions.
Christopher K. Storm*, Dartmouth College
(102305286)

5:30 p.m.
Combinatorial Sums via Finite Differences.
Michael Z. Spivey*, University of Puget Sound
(102305304)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, II

1:00 p.m.
Rellich type inequality on Carnot Groups.
Ismail Kombe*, Oklahoma City University
(1023431180)

1:15 p.m.
Characterization Of bounded/compact composition operators on the 'HardySimirnov' spaces.
Abebaw Tadesse*, Langston University
(102343336)

1:30 p.m.
Transference of Maximal Multiplier Operators on Local HardyLorentz Spaces.
Daning Chen*, Jackson State University
(102343873)

1:45 p.m.
A Discrepancy Principle for Local Regularization.
Cara D. Brooks*, Michigan State University
Patricia K. Lamm, Michigan State University
(1023451622)

2:00 p.m.
Local Regularization Methods for Nonlinear Volterra Integral Equations of Hammerstein Type.
Xiaoyue Luo*, Michigan State University
P. K. Lamm, Michigan State University
(1023451685)

2:15 p.m.
A Poincar\'e inequality on the complex sphere in CR setting.
Lijing Sun*, Wayne State University
(102346104)

2:30 p.m.
Almost Weakly Compact Operators.
Ioana Ghenciu*, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Paul Lewis, University of North Texas, TX
(1023461223)

2:45 p.m.
A Dynamic Equation on a Time Scale.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln 685880130
Lynn Erbe, University of Nebraska
Samir Saker, Mansoura University
(102339748)

3:00 p.m.
Topological Structure of the Unitary Group of Certain C*Algebras.
Bogdan Costin Visinescu*, University of Cincinnati
(1023461408)

3:15 p.m.
On the Rellich inequality.
Ritva M. HurriSyrjanen*, University of Helsinki
David E. Edmunds, Cardiff University
(1023461496)

3:30 p.m.
On Ergodic type theorems for finite Jordan algebras.
Genady Ya. Grabarnik, T.J. Watson IBM Reserach Center
Alexander A. Katz*, St. John's University
Laura Shwartz, University of South Africa
(1023461737)

3:45 p.m.
Isometries on $A^\phi$.
Nadia J Gal*, University of Memphis
(1023461897)

4:00 p.m.
On the "Multiple of the Inclusion plus Compact" Problem.
G. Androulakis, University of South Carolina
F. Sanacory*, University of South Carolina
(102346212)

4:15 p.m.
On the existence of eigenvalues of Toeplitz operators associated with representing measures on multiply connected planar regions.
Cyrus P. Aryana*, Saginaw Valley State University
(102346540)

4:30 p.m.
On the properties of endogenous mortgage rates.
Yevgeny Goncharov*, Florida State University
(10234663)

4:45 p.m.
Flows of weights associated with AFD real factors of type $III$.
Shukhrat M. Usmanov*, Ashford University
(102346812)

5:00 p.m.
The $q$concavity and $q$convexity constants in Lorentz spaces.
Anna Kami\'nska, University of Memphis
Anca M Parrish*, University of Memphis
(102346895)

5:15 p.m.
On GelfandNaimark type theorems for representations of nuclear barelled real locally C* and locally JBalgebras.
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University
Oleg Friedman*, University of South Africa
Roman Kushnir, St. John's University
(102346980)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, IV

1:00 p.m.
The locally finite functor and the Steenrod algebra.
Hayden Harker*, Vassar College
(1023551590)

1:15 p.m.
Khovanov Type Categorification for the Tutte Polynomial.
Edna Fanny JassoHernandez*, The George Washington University
Yongwu Rong, The George Washington University
(1023551604)

1:30 p.m.
Local Conditions for a 2dimensional Duality Group.
Risto Atanasov*, Binghamton University
(1023551696)

1:45 p.m.
Relative Homotopy Groups of Modules  from a Different Viewpoint.
C. Joanna Su*, Providence College
(1023551787)

2:00 p.m.
Periodic Dold Sequences.
Micah W. Chrisman*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(102355344)

2:15 p.m.
Rank of the fundamental group of any component of a function space.
Samuel B. Smith*, Saint Joseph's University
Gregory Lupton, Cleveland State University
(10235540)

2:30 p.m.
Comparing selfavoiding walks and polygons on hyperbolic Coxeter groups.
Jason S. Bode*, Cornell University
(102355795)

2:45 p.m.
Break.

3:00 p.m.
KauffmanHarary Conjecture for Virtual Knots.
Mathew Williamson*, University of South Florida
(102355911)

3:15 p.m.
Polynomial knots.
Alan Durfee*, Mount Holyoke College
(1023571159)

3:30 p.m.
Menasco normal form and recognizing unknot diagrams.
ChanHo Suh*, University of California at Davis
(1023571335)

3:45 p.m.
Coloring Random Knots.
Enver Karadayi*, University of South Florida
(1023571386)

4:00 p.m.
Stable Ribbon Graphs and Quantum Master Equation.
J. Javier Zuniga*, University of Minnesota
(1023571698)

4:15 p.m.
Turaev torsion and cohomology determinants for $3$manifolds with boundary.
Christopher B. Truman*, University of Maryland
(1023571755)

4:30 p.m.
Statistical methods for studying spatial properties of random polygonal knots.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
(102357939)

4:45 p.m.
Residue Formulation of the Chern Character on Smooth Manifolds.
Dmitry M Gerenrot*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(1023581471)

5:00 p.m.
Singularities of equivariant lagrangian mean curvature flow.
Konrad Groh*, Institut fuer Differentialgeometrie, Hannover
(102358339)

5:15 p.m.
Dehn surgery on singular knots.
Simrat M Ghuman, San Francisco, California
Larry M Granda*, Saint Louis University
Chichen M Tsau, Saint Louis University
(10235774)

5:30 p.m.
Generalized Coloring and $n$String Tangles.
Isabel K Darcy, University of Iowa
Junalyn P NavarraMadsen*, Texas Woman's University
(102357111)

5:45 p.m.
Upper Bounds for Regular Stick Numbers of Torus Knots.
Timothy D. Comar*, Benedictine University
Debra Witczak, Benedictine University
(102357113)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Innovations in Real Analysis, II
Organizers:
Robert W. Vallin, Slippery Rock University robert.vallin@sru.edu
Erik O. Talvila, University College of the Fraser Valley

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry and Government
Organizers:
Philip E. Gustafson, Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael Monticino, University of North Texas

1:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks and BIG SIGMAA Announcements.

1:15 p.m.
Teller Staffing in Retail Banks.
Travis Cogdill*, University of North Texas
Michael Monticino, University of North Texas
(1023L11405)

1:35 p.m.
Statistics of the Peak Sidelobe Distribution for Binary Codes.
Matthew Ferrara, RPI
Michael Kupferschmid, RPI
Gregory E Coxson*, Technology Service Corporation
(1023L11812)

1:55 p.m.
Fractal measures to quantify agentbased combat with EINSTein.
David S. Mazel*, Technology Service Corporation
Andy Ilachinski, The CNA Corporation
(1023L1500)

2:15 p.m.
Characterizing internal stress states in advanced ceramics using fractal analysis.
Leigh L Noble*, United States Military Academy & Army Research Lab
(1023L11753)

2:35 p.m.
Number Theory and a New GPS Signal.
Joseph J. Rushanan*, The MITRE Corporation
(1023L1976)

2:55 p.m.
Norbert Wiener Center  mission and methods.
John J Benedetto*, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Ioannis Konstantinidis, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
(1023L11455)

3:15 p.m.
Statistics to Detect Danger Underground.
George W Heine*, Bureau of Land Management
(1023L11902)

3:35 p.m.
Why Consulting Firms need Mathematicians.
Carla D Martin*, James Madison University
(1023L1223)

3:55 p.m.
My Experiences as a Summer Contract Employee at a Pharmaceutical Company.
Paul R. Coe*, Dominican University
(1023L11857)

4:15 p.m.
A Model of Randomized Drug Testing.
Paul H Schuette*, Meredith College
(1023L11352)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work, II
Organizers:
Patricia Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona phale@csupomona.edu
Abbe H. Herzig, University of Albany, SUNY

1:00 p.m.
Successful Practices on Integrating Diversity into the Teaching of General Education Mathematics courses at Northern State University.
A. S. Elkhader*, Northern State University
(1023E11211)

1:20 p.m.
Project SMART III  Characteristics of a Successful NREUP at a TwoYear Institution.
John J Morrell*, Atlanta Metropolitan College
(1023E11636)

1:40 p.m.
A "DeVryStyle" REU: The Outcome of a Summer Semester of Undergraduate Research in Probability and Networking at DeVry.
Dov N Chelst*, DeVry University
(1023E11835)

2:00 p.m.
Strategies for Inclusion in the UC Davis Math Modeling Experience for Undergraduates and High School Students.
Sarah A. Williams*, Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis
(1023E11739)

2:20 p.m.
Academic Excellence Workshops, Why They Work at Cal Poly Pomona.
Patricia Hale*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1023E11176)

2:40 p.m.
Native Americanbased Materials for Undergraduate Mathematics Courses.
Charles Peter Funkhouser*, University of Montana Missoula
A. Duane Porter, University of Wyoming
(1023E159)

3:00 p.m.
A Diversity Perspective.
Satish C Bhatnagar*, University of Nevada Las Vegas
(1023E1283)

3:20 p.m.
The Impact of Departmental Leadership on the Success of Women in Doctoral Level Mathematical Sciences.
Orpha K. Ongiti*, University at Albany
Abbe H. Herzig, University at Albany
(1023E1804)

3:40 p.m.
From the Perspective of Lee Lorch.
Lee Lorch*, York University
(1023E11552)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Countering "I Can't Do Math": Strategies For Teaching UnderPrepared, MathAnxious Students, II
Organizers:
Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University jwcraw@ship.edu
Kim Presser, Shippensburg University

1:00 p.m.
How Can I Help My Students Enjoy Learning Mathematics Instead of Being Afraid of It? Fostering Positive Mathematics Experiences With Special Needs and English Language Learner Populations.
Joyce F. Fischer*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
(1023G51312)

1:20 p.m.
Linking Polynomials to Whole Numbers to Ease the Anxiety of the UnderPrepared Students.
Murray H. Siegel*, SC GSSM
(1023G5210)

1:40 p.m.
Engaging Developmental Mathematics Students with Activities: A First Look at Quadratics.
Gary Simundza*, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Nancy Crisler, Washington University
(1023G566)

2:00 p.m.
How to improve student's performance in Developmental Mathematics course with the use of computeraided instruction and a personal touch.
Wendiann Sethi*, Seton Hall University
(1023G51168)

2:20 p.m.
Changing Paradigms: A department in a state of flux leading to technology transitions which affect student learning.
Hassan Moore*, Johnson C. Smith University
Gerald Y. Agbegha, Johnson C. Smith University
(1023G51638)

2:40 p.m.
The Math "Journal" Assignment: Finding Applications, Seeing Connections, and Getting Over that Seventh Grade Algebra Class.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado  Boulder
(1023G51777)

3:00 p.m.
Improving Student Performance in a College Core Math Program by Emphasizing Fundamental Mathematical Skills.
Heather Stevenson*, United States Military Academy
Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy
(1023G51714)

3:20 p.m.
The Thrill of Victory: Conquering Anxiety with Mastery Grading.
Penelope H Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(1023G51113)

3:40 p.m.
Transitioning to College Mathematics  Creating a Program to Help Developmental Level Students Succeed in College Level Mathematics.
J. Winston Crawley*, Shippensburg University
Kimberly J. Presser, Shippensburg University
(1023G5881)

4:00 p.m.
Strategies for Reaching Underprepared Math Students.
Ann C Hanson*, Columbia College
(1023G5621)

4:20 p.m.
Learning Disabilities and the PostSecondary Math Student.
Mary Rack*, Johnson County Community College
(1023G5101)

4:40 p.m.
Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of the Nature of Mathematics and Math Anxiety: Implications for Teaching Mathematics.
Teodora B Cox*, SUNY Fredonia
(1023G51759)

5:00 p.m.
For Victims Of The MathematicsDistress Syndrome: A Radical Alternative Curriculum.
Clyde Greeno*, The MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1023G5925)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Examples of Using Graphs in Statistics
Organizers:
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University lacke@rowan.edu
Ginger Holmes Rowell, Middle Tennessee State University

1:00 p.m.
Statistics Before Your Eyes: Photographs of Statistical Concepts.
Robert W. Jernigan*, American University
(1023J5834)

1:25 p.m.
Sampling + Simulation = Statistical Understanding: Graphical Simulations in Excel for Introductory Statistics.
Sheldon P. Gordon, Farmingdale State University of New York
Florence S. Gordon*, New York Institute of Technolgy (Retired)
(1023J5452)

1:50 p.m.
What is $R^2$? Using Dynamic Graphs to Illustrate Ideas in Regression.
Robin H. Lock*, St. Lawrence Uinversity
(1023J51451)

2:15 p.m.
Using Boxplots and Histograms to Draw Inferences.
Kris H, Green*, St. John Fisher College
(1023J5509)

2:40 p.m.
Using Graphs To Assess Normality When Performing a tTest for a Population Mean.
Christopher J Lacke*, Rowan University
(1023J51459)

3:05 p.m.
Using Dynamic, Interactive Models to Teach Statistical Concepts.
Michael T. Marsh*, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
(1023J5572)

3:30 p.m.
Graphical Methods for Teaching and Assessing the IID Assumption.
Mark H Inlow*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1023J51784)

3:55 p.m.
Creating Graphs for Better Analyses, Explanations, and Presentations.
John D McKenzie*, Babson College
Robert N Goldman, Simmons College
(1023J51746)

4:20 p.m.
Graphing Data Badly, or Things I Swear my Statistics Teacher Never Told Me!
Patricia B Humphrey*, Georgia Southern University
(1023J51564)

4:45 p.m.
Examples of Misdisplaying Statistical Graphs in Presentations.
Jialing Dai*, Dept. of Mathematics, University of the Pacific
(1023J51694)

5:10 p.m.
Graphs: Different Faces of Data.
Madhuri S. Mulekar*, University of South Alabama
(1023J51627)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on The Mathematics of Sudoku and Other Puzzles, II
Organizers:
Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University taal@math.jmu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Some Observations on the Sudoku Puzzle.
Louis M. Beaugris*, Kean University
(1023M11824)

1:20 p.m.
Proofs, Equivalence Classes and Groups SudokuStyle.
Cynthia J. Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(1023M11460)

1:40 p.m.
Oneandonethird orthogonal Latin squares.
W D Wallis*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
(1023M11905)

2:00 p.m.
Partial Latin Squares with the Sudoku Structure.
Rommel G. Regis*, Cornell University
(1023M11795)

2:20 p.m.
On Mutually Orthogonal Sudokus.
Michael Anthony Pohl*, University of Richmond
(1023M1886)

2:40 p.m.
Two methods for counting small sudoku puzzles.
John Lorch*, Ball State University
Crystal Lorch, Ball State University
(1023M11916)

3:00 p.m.
Beaucoup de Sudoku.
Carlos Arcos, California State University, Los Angeles
Gary Brookfield, California State University, Los Angeles
Mike Krebs*, California State University, Los Angeles
(1023M170)

3:20 p.m.
Book Embeddings of Sudoku Graphs.
Joyce Maxine Music*, Morehead State University
Robin Blankenship, Morehead State University
(1023M11267)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VI
Organizers:
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University marlandes@appstate.edu
Jay A. Malmstrom, Oklahoma State Community College

1:00 p.m.
A new proof of a theorem on the closure ordering on nilpotent orbits of algebraic groups of Type A.
Joseph A Fox*, Salem State College
Terrell L Hodge, Western Michigan University
Brian J Parshall, University of Virginia
(1023Z11286)

1:15 p.m.
Ideals in Dorroh Extensions of Rings.
Kent M. Neuerburg*, Southeastern Louisiana University
G. Alan Cannon, Southeastern Louisiana University
(1023Z1214)

1:30 p.m.
Primes and twin primes near some large numbers.
Balakrishnan Variyath Uckath*, Eritrea Institute of Technology
(1023Z11586)

1:45 p.m.
The Syllogism Needed to Negate the Definition of a Converging Sequence.
Chokri Cherif*, BMCCCity University of New York
Avraham Goldstein, BMCCCity University of New York
(1023Z1587)

2:00 p.m.
A Note on Weighted Identric and Logarithmic Means.
Kendall C Richards, Southwestern University
Hilari Celeste Tiedeman*, Southwestern University
(1023Z1522)

2:15 p.m.
Inversion Cosets in Music Theory.
Craig M. Johnson*, Marywood University
(1023Z158)

2:30 p.m.
Developing a successful undergraduate colloquium course.
Darren E Mason*, Albion College
David A Reimann, Albion College
(1023Z11695)

2:45 p.m.
Success Stories from a First Semester Seminar for Math Majors.
Melvin G. Royer*, Indiana Wesleyan University
(1023Z11171)

3:00 p.m.
Redesigning the first course of differential equations.
Pangyen Ben Weng*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1023Z11199)

3:15 p.m.
Writing in the Vector Calculus class.
Constantin Dorin Dumitra\c{s}cu*, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
(1023Z11363)

3:30 p.m.
Some Determinants of Student Performance in the Course of Introductory Statistics.
JenTing Wang*, SUNYOneonta, NY
ShuYi Tu, University of Michigan  Flint
(1023Z11764)

3:45 p.m.
Come on down! Learn about the probability of winning a car on {\em The Price is Right}!
Joe A. Stickles, Jr.*, Millikin University
(1023Z11147)

4:00 p.m.
Developmental Mathematics Program at the University of Maryland: 5 years of Success.
Denny Gulick*, MD
(1023Z1974)

4:15 p.m.
A teamteaching (Math and CS) approach to a Discrete Mathematics course.
Rachelle C. DeCoste*, United States Military Academy, West Point
(1023Z1470)

4:30 p.m.
Incorporating Software in College Algebra: Five Years Later.
Michelle R DeDeo*, Univ. of North Florida
(1023Z1208)

4:45 p.m.
A $\pi$less Buffon's Needle Problem.
David Richeson*, Dickinson College
(1023Z11121)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Organizers:
Dawn A. Lott, University of Maryland Dawnalott@aol.com

1:00 p.m.
Elements belonging to 2element cocircuits in connected matroids.
Joe Anderson*, Mississippi Valley State University
Haidong Wu, University of Mississippi
(102305648)

1:20 p.m.
Clones and Minors in Matroids.
Carla D Cotwright*, Wake Forest University
(102305690)

1:40 p.m.
Finding Optimal Orbits on Chaotic Systems.
Angela E Grant*, Northwestern University
(102337647)

2:00 p.m.
The Semiparametric Exchangeable Model.
Stephine L Keeton*, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Hanxiang Peng, The University of Mississippi
(1023001606)

2:20 p.m.
The Mathematics Coach and the Implementation of Performance Standards.
Samuel Obara*, Texas State University, San Marcos
(1023971179)

2:40 p.m.
Large Circuit Pairs in Matroids.
Bryan L Williams*, Hampton University
(102305646)

3:00 p.m.
Graph Groupoids and their topology.
Adrian A Wilson*, The University of Mississippi
(102354568)

3:20 p.m.
Knots With Infinitely Many Incompressible Seifert Surfaces.
Robin Todd Wilson*, UC Santa Barbara
(102357504)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics Panel Discussion
The ``bridge'' course.
Organizers:
George R. Exner, Bucknell University
Moderators:
George R. Exner,
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud, Macalester College
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University
Annie Selden, New Mexico State University

Sunday January 7, 2007, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
ASL Contributed Papers
Organizers:
Marcia Groszek, Dartmouth College asl@vassar.edu

Sunday January 7, 2007, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
RMMC Board of Directors

Sunday January 7, 2007, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Presentations by Teaching Award Recipients

Sunday January 7, 2007, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
NSF funding for mathematics.
Organizers:
De Witt L. Sumners, Florida State University
Panelists:
Tony Chan, NSF
Peter March, NSF

Sunday January 7, 2007, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Attracting underrepresented students to graduate study through research.
Organizers:
William Hawkins, Jr, MAA and the University of the District of Columbia
Robert E. Megginson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Panelists:
Carlos CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
Dennis Davenport, Miami University of Ohio
Lloyd E. Douglas, National Science Foundation
Herbert A. Medina, Loyola Marymount University
Ivelisse M. Rubio, University of Puerto Rico
Michelle D. Wagner, National Security Agency
Robert E. Megginson,

Sunday January 7, 2007, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Contemporary college algebra: A refocused college algebra course.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy
Laurette Foster, Prairie View A\&M University

Sunday January 7, 2007, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
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

Sunday January 7, 2007, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Evaluating student presentations in mathematics.
Organizers:
Suzanne Dor\'{e}e, Augsburg College
Richard J. Jardine, Keene State College
Thomas J. Linton, Central College

Sunday January 7, 2007, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Undergraduate Poster Session

3:30 p.m.
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University

Sunday January 7, 2007, 4:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Integrating Mathematics and Biology in Undergraduate Education, II
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

Sunday January 7, 2007, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:30 p.m.9:15 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Why ``Mathematicians of the African Dispora"?
Scott Williams*, University at Buffalo, SUNY
(102301417)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Reception
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton
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