Joint Mathematics Meetings Full Program
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 69, 2008 (Sunday  Wednesday)
Meeting #1035
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Friday January 4, 2008
Saturday January 5, 2008

Saturday January 5, 2008, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Employment Register

Saturday January 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Short Course on Combinatorics: Past, Present, and Future (Part II)
Organizers:
Robin Wilson, The Open University

9:00 a.m.
Triple systems, schoolgirls, and designs.
Robin Wilson*, The Open University

9:45 a.m.
Graphs and games: The game of Hex.
Bjarne Toft*, Southern Denmark University

10:30 a.m.
Break.

11:00 a.m.
20thcentury graph theory.
Lowell W. Beineke*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University

2:00 p.m.
Sister Celine as we knew her.
Herbert S. Wilf*, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Lily Yen*, Capilano College

2:45 p.m.
Combinatorics: The future and beyond.
Ronald L. Graham*, University of California San Diego
Doron Zeilberger*, Rutgers University

3:30 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
General Discussion.

Saturday January 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Board of Governors

Saturday January 5, 2008, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Applications of Knot Theory (Part II)
Organizers:
Dorothy Buck, Imperial College of London
Erica L. Flapan, Pomona College

Saturday January 5, 2008, 1:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Council

Saturday January 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Sunday January 6, 2008

Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Organizers:
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
Maura B. Mast, University of MassachusettsBoston
Kimberly M. Vincent, Washington State University

7:30 a.m.
Doing Away with Grades: A MasteryBased Approach to Assessment.
Jonathan K Hodge*, Grand Valley State University
(1035A5437)

7:45 a.m.
The Effect of Grading Quizzes on Subsequent Student Performance.
John J. Schiller*, Temple University
(1035A5678)

8:00 a.m.
Using statistical methods for assessment of student learning.
Jacob B Sloujitel*, Globe Institute of Technology
(1035A51092)

8:15 a.m.
Developing a Survey to Assess PreService Teachers Views and Uses of ProblemSolving in Mathematics.
Jane R Cushman*, Buffalo State College, SUNY
(1035A51350)

8:30 a.m.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! Or Decision analysis of avoiding the prerequisite.
Joe Liddle*, University of Alaska Southeast
(1035A51390)

8:45 a.m.
Mathematics Assessment at One FourYear Institution: Closing the Loop.
Kevin E. Charlwood*, Washburn University
(1035A5881)

9:00 a.m.
Assessment 101: Creating and Implementing an Assessment Plan for a Mathematics Program.
Lisa A Lister*, Bloomsburg University
(1035A51990)

9:15 a.m.
Improving the Validity of Assessments in Undergraduate Mathematics: Lessons We Can Learn From the Analysis of High Stakes Tests.
Erica Slate Young*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035A51785)

9:30 a.m.
Out the Door: Using Exit Interviews as an Assessment Tool.
Sarah V. Cook*, Washburn University
(1035A5613)

9:45 a.m.
Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills in Introductory Business Statistics.
Sue B. Schou*, Idaho State University
(1035A51036)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematics Readiness Assessment and Remediation Using Maple T.A.  A Model for Creating and Implementing ComputerBased Assessment and Remediation.
Salvatrice F Keating*, Eastern Connecticut State University
Marsha Davis, Eastern Connecticut State University
Christian Yankov, Eastern Connecticut State University
(1035A553)

10:15 a.m.
Using SP Analysis to Detect Unexpected Test Item Performance.
James H Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1035A51643)

10:30 a.m.
The Evolving Process of Mathematics Placement.
Daniel Ray Miller*, Millikin University
(1035A5929)

10:45 a.m.
Assessing student attitude toward mathematics, their mathematical skills and critical thinking abilities in general education classrooms.
Debasree Raychaudhuri*, California State University at Los Angeles
(1035A51981)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Employment Register

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

8:00 a.m.
Developing scholarship of teaching and learning mathematics with inservice K8 teachers.
David S. Allen, Kansas State University
Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University
Julia E. Bergner*, Kansas State University
Melisa J. Hancock, Kansas State University
(1035971127)

8:30 a.m.
Engaging graduate student teaching assistants and prospective teachers in expository research.
Elena Anne Marchisotto*, California State University, Northridge
Michael Cole, California State University, Northridge
(103597697)

9:00 a.m.
Comparing Methods of Instruction in Intermediate Algebra for College Students.
Susan Elaine Thompson*, Otterbein College
(103597222)

9:30 a.m.
What Really Happens When Students Work Online?
Andrew G Bennett*, Kansas State University
(1035971310)

10:00 a.m.
Interactive Internetbased Teaching and Learning in Calculus and Geometry.
Thomas F Banchoff*, Brown University
(103597725)

10:30 a.m.
Building the Capacity of a Department of Mathematics to Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Simei Tong*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Donald F. Reynolds, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(103597108)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, I
Organizers:
Diego Dominici, SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy

8:00 a.m.
A $\Gamma$convergence Result in Nonlinear Plate Theory.
Cristina Popovici*, North Dakota State University
(103549487)

8:30 a.m.
Difference equations: Asymptotics, Borel summability and applications.
Ovidiu Costin*, The Ohio State University
(1035412019)

9:00 a.m.
Integral Formulas for the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process.
Craig A Tracy*, UC Davis
Harold Widom, UC Santa Cruz
(103560131)

9:30 a.m.
Efficient evaluation of propagation and scattering of highfrequency acoustic and electromagnetic waves.
Oscar P Bruno*, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech
(103578180)

10:00 a.m.
On the Shortest Queue Version of the Erlang Loss Model.
Charles Knessl*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Haishen Yao, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
(103541755)

10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic estimation of $\xi^{(2n)}(1/2)$: Proof of a conjecture of Farmer and Rhoades.
Mark W Coffey*, Colorado School of Mines
(103530718)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, I
Organizers:
Samuel S. Shen, San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North, Texas A\&M University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, I
Organizers:
Christian Rosendal, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic, University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Zeta Functions of Graphs, Ramanujan Graphs, and Related Topics, I
Organizers:
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego aterras@ucsd.edu
Matthew Horton, Wellesley College

8:00 a.m.
Ihara zeta functions of graphs and digraphs.
Matthew D. Horton*, Wellesley College
(103505390)

8:30 a.m.
Hypergraph zeta functions and isospectral digraphs.
Christopher K. Storm*, Adelphi University
Barry Balof, Whitman College
(103505368)

9:00 a.m.
Determinants associated to Zeta matrices of posets and their relation to graph theory.
Cristina M Ballantine*, College of the Holy Cross
Sharon M Frechette, College of the Holy Cross
John B Little, College of the Holy Cross
(103505381)

9:30 a.m.
Zeta functions of buildings and Shimura varieties.
Jerome William Hoffman*, Louisiana State University
(1035141054)

10:00 a.m.
Equitransmitting scattering matrices for quantum graphs.
Jonathan Harrison*, Baylor University
Brian Winn, Loughborough University
Uzy Smilansky, The Weizmann Institute of Science
(10354370)

10:30 a.m.
Zeta functions of infinite graphs.
Sam Northshield*, SUNYPlattsburgh
(1035051297)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, I
Organizers:
Olav K. Richter, University of North Texas richter@unt.edu
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Minnesota
Harold M. Stark, University of California San Diego

8:00 a.m.
Heegner divisors, $L$functions, and Maass forms.
Ken Ono*, University of Wisconsin at Madison
(103511507)

8:30 a.m.
Durfee symbol congruences and higher rank moments.
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Minnesota
Frank Garvan, University of Florida
Karl Mahlburg*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1035111693)

9:00 a.m.
Irreducibility of Hecke Polynomials.
Scott Ahlgren*, University of Illinois
(1035111651)

9:30 a.m.
Paramodular Cusp Forms.
David S Yuen*, Lake Forest College
(103511763)

10:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Trace Formula.
Bernhard Heim*, MPI Mathematics Bonn
(103511883)

10:30 a.m.
Averages and asymptotics of automorphic Lfunctions over families.
Paul Garrett*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(1035111385)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, I
Organizers:
Linda J. S. Allen, Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
LihIng W. Roeger, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
Phenotypic oscillations and frequencydependent selection.
J. M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
Sheree Lynn Arpin, University of Arizona
(103592782)

8:30 a.m.
A two compartment model of the marine phagehost system.
Joseph M. Mahaffy*, San Diego State University
(1035921689)

9:00 a.m.
The Basic Reproduction Number in a DiscreteTime Model for Hantavirus in Rodents.
P. van den Driessche*, University of Victoria
Linda J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University
(103592597)

9:30 a.m.
Reproductive Synchrony: An Egglaying Model for Glaucouswinged Gulls.
Shandelle M. Henson*, Andrews University
James L. Hayward, Andrews University
Joseph G. Galusha, Walla Walla University
J. M. Cushing, University of Arizona
(1035921513)

10:00 a.m.
Resonant and Attenuant Cycles in Periodically Forced Population Models.
John E Franke*, North Carolina State University
(1035921017)

10:30 a.m.
Optimal Dynamic Harvest in a Diffusive Renewable Resource.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
G. Herrera, Bowdoin College
H. R. Joshi, Xavier University
M. Neubert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
(103592218)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers:
Janet Striuli, University of Nebraska, Lincoln jstriuli2@math.unl.edu
Sean M. SatherWagstaff, North Dakota State University
Lars Winther Christensen, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
A length inequality on multiplicities.
C. Huneke*, University of Kansas
M. Mustata, University of Michigan
S. Takagi, Kyushu University
K. Watanabe, Nihon University
(103513856)

8:30 a.m.
Matrix factorizations of the classical discriminant.
Bradford G Hovinen*, University of Toronto
(1035131563)

9:00 a.m.
An extension of HilbertSamuel and HilbertKunz multiplicities to nonmprimary ideals.
Neil Epstein*, University of Michigan
Yongwei Yao, Georgia State University
(1035131759)

9:30 a.m.
Multiplicity Bounds for Quadratic Monomial Ideals.
Manoj Kummini*, University of Kansas
(103513501)

10:00 a.m.
Dedekindlike rings and their module categoies.
Greg Piepmeyer*, Univ. of MissouriColumbia
Lee Klingler, Florida Atlantic University
(1035131224)

10:30 a.m.
Connected Sums and the Gorenstein Colength of an Artinian Local Ring.
Ananthnarayan Hariharan*, University of Kansas
(1035131181)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, I
Organizers:
Todd L. Fisher, Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu
Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Organizers:
Daniel S. Rogalski, University of California San Diego drogalsk@math.ucsd.edu
Lance W. Small, University of California San Diego
James J. Zhang, University of Washington

8:00 a.m.
Some recent developments in quadratic growth.
Jason P Bell*, Simon Fraser University
(103516766)

8:30 a.m.
The Poisson DixmierMoeglin equivalence.
K R Goodearl*, University of California at Santa Barbara
S Launois, University of Kent at Canterbury
(103516798)

9:00 a.m.
A ShephardToddChevalley Theorem for Skew Polynomial Rings.
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University
James Kuzmanovich*, Wake Forest University
James J Zhang, University of Washington
(1035161192)

9:30 a.m.
Reflections of Regular Algebras.
Ellen E. Kirkman*, Wake Forest University
James J. Kuzmanovich, Wake Forest University
James J. Zhang, University of Washington
(1035161293)

10:00 a.m.
Watts Theorem for Schemes.
Adam Nyman*, University of Montana
S. Paul Smith, University of Washington
(103514627)

10:30 a.m.
The geometry of birationally commutative graded rings.
Susan J. Sierra*, University of Michigan
(1035161700)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, I
Organizers:
Nitu Kitchloo, University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen, Stanford University
James P. Lin, University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts, University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner, University of California Berkeley

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Groups, Representations, and Character Theory, I
Organizers:
Manouchehr Misaghian, Johnson C. Smith University mmisaghian@jcsu.edu
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh, University of Tehran, Iran

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I

8:00 a.m.
Computational modeling of chemical transport in blood and plasma flow coupled with a viscoelastic arterial wall model.
Shelly M McGee*, Texas Tech University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
(1035351058)

8:15 a.m.
Singular Limits of Reaction Diffusion Equations of KPP type in an Infinite Cylinder.
Fernando Carreon*, Arizona State University
(1035351174)

8:30 a.m.
Existence and Estimates of solutions to a singular Dirichlet problem for the MongeAmp\`{e}re equation.
Ahmed Mohammed*, Ball State University
(1035351366)

8:45 a.m.
Longtime Error Estimation for the Extended FisherKolmogorov Equation.
Champike Attanayake*, Bowling Green State University
(1035351447)

9:00 a.m.
Local Solvability of Some Partial Differential Equations with Polynomial Coefficients: Criteria Arising from ODE Asymptotic Estimates.
Christopher J Winfield*, UW  Oshkosh
(1035351453)

9:15 a.m.
On a unique solution to equations modeling incompressible fluid flow.
Diane L. Denny*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1035351608)

9:30 a.m.
Rigorous asymptoticnumeric examination of the dynamics of semilinear parabolic equations.
Michael Robinson*, Cornell University
(1035351473)

9:45 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Methane activity in soils.
R. Thelwell*, James Madison University
J. von Fischer, Colorado State University
G. Butters, Colorado State University
P. DuChateau, Colorado State University
(1035351620)

10:15 a.m.
Black Monotone Iterative Method for Parabolic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
Xin Lu*, UNC Wilmington
(1035351686)

10:30 a.m.
Flow of a surfactantladen thin liquid film down an inclined plane.
Rachel Levy*, Harvey Mudd College
(1035351832)

10:45 a.m.
Asymptotics of the Semiclassical SineGordon Equation.
Robert J. Buckingham*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Peter D. Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1035351837)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Spectrally arbitrary patterns: the 2$n$ conjecture for $n=5$.
Luz Maria DeAlba*, Drake University
(103515247)

8:15 a.m.
Spectral Radius and Infinity Norm of Matrices.
Baodong Zheng, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Liancheng Wang*, Kennesaw State University, USA
(103515434)

8:30 a.m.
Break

8:45 a.m.
Submatrices of Laplacian Matrices for Graphs with Cut Vertices.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(103515610)

9:00 a.m.
Use of Leibniz Matrices to Compute Determinants of Matrices With Generated Entries.
Yongzhi Yang, University of St Thomas
Luke D. Edholm*, University of St Thomas
Jason Q. McClintic, University of St Thomas
(1035151358)

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
Iterative Methods for Leontief Inputoutput Model.
Lala B. Krishna*, The University of Akron
(1035151038)

9:45 a.m.
Generalizations of Frobenius algebras and representation theoretic proofs of fundamental results in Hopf algebras.
Miodrag Cristian Iovanov*, State University of New York, Buffalo NY
(1035161827)

10:00 a.m.
Noncommutative Algebras Associated to Polynomials over Skew Fields.
David Nacin*, William Paterson University
(1035161168)

10:15 a.m.
Rings determined by covers of groups.
G Alan Cannon, Southeastern Louisiana University
Carl J Maxson, Texas A\&M University
Kent M Neuerburg*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(10351644)

10:30 a.m.
On the commutativity of certain weakly periodiclike rings.
Adil Yaqub*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(103516186)

10:45 a.m.
Rings Generated by Units.
Ashish K. Srivastava*, St. Louis University, MO
(103516242)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
NumberTheoretic Weighted Transform for LargeInteger Arithmetic.
Mark G Yarbrough*, University of Sioux Falls
(1035111094)

8:15 a.m.
Nathanson Heights in Finite Vector Spaces.
Joshua D. Batson*, Yale University
(1035111139)

8:30 a.m.
The Mathematical Magic Of Triangular and Perfect Numbers.
Mulatu Lemma*, Savannah State University
(1035111153)

8:45 a.m.
An Asymptotic Formula for the Number of Abelian Extensions of a Number Field.
Behailu Mammo*, Hofstra University
(1035111300)

9:00 a.m.
On uniform bounds for rational points on rational curves and thin sets.
Patrick X Rault*, UW Madison
(1035111235)

9:15 a.m.
Feedback, Control and the Distribution of Prime Numbers.
Susan Hammond Marshall*, Monmouth University
Donald R. Smith, Monmouth University
(1035111345)

9:30 a.m.
Sums of cyclotomic polynomials.
Carrie E Finch*, Washington & Lee University
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
(1035111455)

9:45 a.m.
On the Unit Group Analogue of Carmichael's Conjecture.
Jonathan Bayless*, Dartmouth College
(1035111485)

10:00 a.m.
Algebraic Properties of a Family of Jacobi Polynomials.
John T Cullinan*, Bard College
(1035111626)

10:15 a.m.
A Few Remarks on Congruent Numbers.
Terutake Abe*, Texas A&M International University
Ashvin Rajan, Baltimore, MD
Francois Ramaroson, Howard University
(1035111640)

10:30 a.m.
Is the sum SS := 1 + sqrt(2) + ln(1 + sqrt(2)) a special number?
Sylvester Reese*, QCCCUNY
(1035111699)

10:45 a.m.
Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture.
Badih N. Ghusayni*, Lebanese University
(10351147)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on History of Mathematics

8:00 a.m.
Math as solace, math as addiction.
Reuben Hersh, University of New Mexico
Vera JohnSteiner*, University of New Mexico
(10350113)

8:15 a.m.
Roger Boscovich and the notion of continuity.
Radoslav Dimitric*, DIBR, Pittsburgh
(10350186)

8:30 a.m.
History of the Movement for Applications of Undergraduate Mathematics: Advocacy and Outcome.
Walter Meyer*, Adelphi University
(103501107)

8:45 a.m.
The history of origami geometric constructions.
Thomas Hull*, Merrimack College
(103501138)

9:00 a.m.
AlRisala alMuhitiyya (The Treatise on the Circumference).
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(103501248)

9:15 a.m.
Ten Principles in Teaching the Course History of Mathematics.
Zengxiang Tong*, Otterbein College
(103501560)

9:30 a.m.
Rare Chinese Mathematical Books in the David Eugene Smith Collection.
Yibao Xu*, CUNY/BMCC
(103501617)

9:45 a.m.
Development of Korean Mathematics in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
SangGu Lee*, Sungkyunkwan University
Jihwa Noh, University of Northern Iowa
SungYell Song Song, Iowa State University
(103501717)

10:00 a.m.
The Mathematics of the Mayan Cross.
M. Alejandra Sorto*, Texas State University  San Marcos
(1035011142)

10:15 a.m.
Weierstrass's construction of the real numbers.
J Christopher Tweddle*, University of Evansville
(1035011143)

10:30 a.m.
The Enigma of Stanislaw Ulam: Mathematical Triumph in the Face of Brain Injury.
Alexander G. Atwood*, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
(1035011841)

10:45 a.m.
Influence of the French on Elementary American Mathematics Textbooks, 18201850.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1035011932)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Crossing the ``Bridge to Higher Mathematics": What Works and Why, I
Organizers:
George J. Davis, Georgia State University gdavis@gsu.edu

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Ethnomathematics and Its Uses in Teaching
Organizers:
Dorothee J. Blum, Millersville University dorothee.blum@millersville.edu
Ximena P. Catepillan, Millersville University
Robert E. Jamison, Clemson University
Shemsi I. Alhaddad, University of South Carolina
Amy ShellGellasch, Pacific Lutheran University

8:00 a.m.
South Africa Social Influences and Mthematics Education.
Anass Bayaga*, University of Fort Hare  South Africa
(1035J1235)

8:20 a.m.
A Java Drawing Program for Nitus, Kolam, Celtic Knots, etc.
Darrah P. Chavey*, Beloit College
(1035J11925)

8:40 a.m.
Teaching an Ethnomathematics Course through the Lens of Geometry.
Ann Robertson*, Connecticut College
(1035J11451)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics and Culture: A critical inquiry into the development of Mathematics.
Ann E Moskol*, Rhode Island college
(1035J11894)

9:20 a.m.
Cultural study through mathematics.
Kevin Hartshorn*, Moravian College
(1035J11454)

9:40 a.m.
The Locus of Islamic Mathematics.
William Branson*, St Cloud State University
(1035J11724)

10:00 a.m.
The Ethnomathematics of Weaving.
Thomas E. Gilsdorf*, University of North Dakota
(1035J1200)

10:20 a.m.
Maya Calendar Conversions.
Waclaw Szymanski*, West Chester University
Ximena Catepillan, Millersville University
(1035J11459)

10:40 a.m.
A Critical Thinking Assignment Involving Plimpton 322.
Dorothee Jane Blum*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1035J11867)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Great Activities for an Introductory Statistics Class, I
Organizers:
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgian Southern University phumphre@georgiasouthern.edu
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
Ginger HolmesRowell, Middle Tennessee State University

8:00 a.m.
Some (Fast) Food For Thought  Gathering and Using a Meaningful Data Set for College Students.
Chris Lacke*, Rowan University
(1035K11889)

8:20 a.m.
Where Does Data Come From?? The Class!
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1035K11909)

8:40 a.m.
"TwoThird of the Average" a Simple Day One Game to Jump Start an Introductory Statistics Course.
William H Rybolt*, Babson College
(1035K11705)

9:00 a.m.
Handson Correlation Activities in Introductory Statistics.
Melvin G Royer*, Indiana Wesleyan University
(1035K1206)

9:20 a.m.
Motivating Statisticsbased Problem Solving through MonteCarlo Simulation.
Randal E. Hickman*, United States Military Academy, West Point
(1035K11895)

9:40 a.m.
Innovative, ResearchBased Activities for a First Course in Statistics.
Robert delMas*, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(1035K11351)

10:00 a.m.
Live Sciencebased Data Collection in Introductory Statistics.
Timothy M Hendrix*, Meredith College
(1035K11059)

10:20 a.m.
What works? An overview of several group and individual activities implemented in Introductory Statistics.
Catherine A Matos*, Clayton State University
Aprillya Lanz, Virginia Military Institute
(1035K11822)

10:40 a.m.
Which Team is the Most Popular?
Klay Kruczek*, Western Oregon University
(1035K11836)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Preparing Faculty for Success in a ProblemSolving and TechnologyRich Curriculum
Organizers:
Alex J. Heidenberg, U.S. Military Academy alex.heidenberg@usma.edu
Gerald C. Kobylski, U.S. Military Academy
Barbra Melendez, U.S. Military Academy
Rodney Sturdivant, U.S. Military Academy

8:00 a.m.
An interactive website to help faculty incorporate applications of core mathematics courses.
Fusun Akman*, Illinois State University
(1035S11327)

8:30 a.m.
Practice What You Preach: The Use of Problem Solving and Literature Review in Faculty Development.
Bradley A Warner, United States Air Force Academy
Jadonna Brewton*, United States Air Force Academy
Christopher Nelson, United States Air Force Academy
(1035S11379)

9:00 a.m.
Preparing Liberal Arts Faculty to Teach Modeling and Problem Solving at the College Algebra Level at Francis Marion University.
Richard D West*, Francis Marion University
William P Fox, Naval Postgraduate School
(1035S1640)

9:30 a.m.
The IBL Workshop: A Model for Training Faculty to Teach Using InquiryBased Learning.
Stan Yoshinobu*, California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1035S11114)

10:00 a.m.
Professional Development for Adjunct Mathematics Faculty: Professional Development through Structured Lesson Planning.
Matthew G Jones*, California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1035S1371)

10:30 a.m.
A Faculty Development Program Designed to Motivate Faculty to Reflect on How They Teach.
Gerald Kobylski*, United States Military Academy
Heather Jackson, United States Military Academy
(1035S11600)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Research and Professional Development Activities for Math Majors, I
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee lenhart@math.utk.edu
Mike O'Leary, Towson University
Margaret M. Robinson, Mount Holyoke College

8:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Research in Imaging Science.
Larry A Gratton*, Berea College
(1035T12003)

8:20 a.m.
The Benefit of Locally Hosted Undergraduate Conferences and Speaker Series.
Jacqueline A Jensen*, Sam Houston State University
(1035T11206)

8:40 a.m.
Change begins with a WiSH: the Women in Science House at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Katherine Socha*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Julia Burton, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1035T11246)

9:00 a.m.
A Professional Skills Preparation for the Senior Research Experience.
Theresa L. Friedman*, Mesa State College
(1035T11951)

9:20 a.m.
Industrial Student Research at SJSU.
B. Cayco*, San Jose State University
(1035T11900)

9:40 a.m.
Promoting Professional Development by Integrating the Mathematics Curriculum with Co and ExtraCurricular Activities.
G. Daniel Callon*, Franklin College
(1035T11586)

10:00 a.m.
Spirographs, Encryption, and other fun student research projects!
Kevin Lee Anderson*, Missouri Western State University
(1035T11419)

10:20 a.m.
My Experiences Researching With Undergraduate Mathematicians: The Collaboration Model.
Joshua D Laison*, Willamette University
(1035T11380)

10:40 a.m.
Statistical consulting for a local high school.
Wiebke S. Diestelkamp*, University of Dayton
Karen A. Eckberg, University of Dayton
(1035T11353)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Melvin A. Nyman, Alma College
J.Marshall Ash, DePaul University
Jesse W. Byrne, University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K. Simmons, University of Central Oklahoma

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling, MCM, and HiMCM.
William P Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1035Z1579)

8:15 a.m.
You Too Can Be a \nxs{M}\nxs{a}\nxs{t}\nxs{h}\nxs{e}\nxs{m}\nxs{a}\nxs{t}\nxs{i}\nxs{c}\nxs{i}\nxs{a}\nxs{n} a Magician.
John P Bonomo*, Westminster College
(1035Z1438)

8:30 a.m.
Hybrids: They're Not Just Cars or Roses.
Kristi D. Jarman*, Eastern New Mexico University
(1035Z1339)

8:45 a.m.
Preparatory mathematics: working with challenged students to get them ready for college level math courses.
Susan J Diesel*, Norwich University
(1035Z11222)

9:00 a.m.
Using the Sympodium to Support the Teaching and Learning of Modeling.
Michael Huber*, Muhlenberg College
(1035Z1534)

9:15 a.m.
Math Masters: An Innovative Inservice Program for Middle School Teachers.
Robert L. Wilson*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Brian Sniff, Madison Metropolitan School District
(1035Z11298)

9:30 a.m.
Loaded Dice and Dreidels.
Allan Alexander Struthers*, Michigan Technological University
(1035Z1185)

9:45 a.m.
Chebyshev's Inequality for Fuzzy Random Variables.
Larry Wayne Lewis*, Spalding University
(1035Z11829)

10:00 a.m.
Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions to the Backward 2D Stochastic NavierStokes Equations.
Padmanabhan Sundar, Louisiana State University
Hong Yin*, Michigan Tech University
(1035Z11103)

10:15 a.m.
The Introductory Session of College Algebra.
Hongbiao Zeng*, Fort Hays State University
(1035Z11771)

10:30 a.m.
Approximating a Function.
Yajun Yang*, Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
Sheldon P. Gordon, Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
(1035Z11511)

10:45 a.m.
Creative Homework in Effective Teaching.
Edward L Mason, Prairie View A & M University
Natali Hritonenko*, Prairie View A & M University
Jason Rouse, Prairie View A & M University
(1035Z11375)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Education and Applied Mathematics
Organizers:
William L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver William.Briggs@cudenver.edu

8:00 a.m.
Modeling and Simulation in the Mathematics Program at the United States Military Academy.
Frank Wattenberg*, United States Military Academy
(103597663)

8:30 a.m.
Modeling as Motivation in an Online Calculus Text.
David A. Smith*, Duke University
(1035971053)

9:00 a.m.
Project Based Calculus: Stretching and Retaining Students.
Carl V Lutzer*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1035971627)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis at Olin College of Engineering.
John B. Geddes*, F. W. Olin College of Engineering
Mark H. Somerville, F. W. Olin College of Engineering
(1035001101)

10:00 a.m.
Integrated Calculus and Physics Projects Based on Roller Coaster Design.
K R Fowler*, Clarkson University
J Skufca, Clarkson University
A Alhakim, Clarkson University
T Nishikawa, Clarkson University
(103597657)

10:30 a.m.
Controlling Epidemics: Modeling the Spread of SARS.
Deborah Hughes Hallett*, University of Arizona/Harvard University
(103592703)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Workshop: Part I
Grant writing in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Michelle Wagner, National Security Agency
Deborah F. Lockhart, National Science Foundation

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, I
Organizers:
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale, Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Developing department selfstudies.
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers, Simmons College
Richard Alan Gillman, Valparaiso University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Teaching a Galois theory course for undergraduates.
Organizers:
John R. Swallow, Davidson College

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAAProject NExT and Young Mathematicians Network Joint Panel Discussion
Tenure (and promotion)You know you want it.
Organizers:
James E. Hamblin, Shippensburg University
Kimberly A. Roth, Juniata College

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Lloyd E. Douglas, National Science Foundation
Daniel P. Maki, National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles, National Science Foundation
Lee L. Zia, National Science Foundation

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Making the connection between research and teaching in undergraduate mathematics education.
Organizers:
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
Marilyn P. Carlson, Arizona State University
David E. Meel, Bowling Green State University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Department Liaisons Meeting

Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:40 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Using Ideas from Asian Mathematics in the Classroom, I
Organizers:
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
Kim L. Plofker, Brown University
Frank Swetz, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

Sunday January 6, 2008, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Combinatorics and Number Theory.
WenChing Winnie Li*, Pennsylvania State University
(10351105)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Structure and randomness in the prime numbers.
Terence Tao*, University of California Los Angeles
(10351108)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Come to the Grand Opening at 12:15!

Sunday January 6, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture I
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part I).
Wendelin Werner*, University of ParisSud
(10350009)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Threedimensional crystallographic groups: The thirtyfive prime space groups.
John H. Conway*, Princeton University
(1035A015)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

2:15 p.m.
Do students learn more from quizzes or homework?
Edwin P Herman*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(1035971102)

2:45 p.m.
Integrative Learning in a Mathematics Classroom.
Michael C. Burke*, College of San Mateo
(103597271)

3:15 p.m.
Declarative and Procedural Knowledge in Quantitative Reasoning: Knowing "What" and Knowing "How".
Lloyd Bond*, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
(1035971402)

3:45 p.m.
A Definition of Mathematics and Its Pedagogical Consequences.
Guershon Harel*, University of California at San Diego
(103597157)

4:15 p.m.
Pride and Prejudice  Resistance to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in a Research Oriented Mathematics Department.
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
(103597965)

4:45 p.m.
Guided Discovery in Linear Algebra.
David E Meel*, Bowling Green State University
(103597907)

5:15 p.m.
Communicating Mathematically by Presenting and Validating Proofs.
Hortensia SotoJohnson*, University of Northern Colorado
(103597326)

5:45 p.m.
A Model TeacherScholar Program in Mathematics.
Saad I. ElZanati*, Illinois State University
Cynthia Langrall, Illinois State University
Wendy A. Ohanlon, Illinois Central College
(1035971833)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, II
Organizers:
Diego Dominici, SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy

2:15 p.m.
Asymptotics in the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.
Daniel W. Lozier*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(1035331221)

2:45 p.m.
Sampling Expansions for a Class of Analytic Functions and Their Asymptotics.
Ahmed I Zayed*, DePaul University
(103541779)

3:15 p.m.
Effective Computation of Bessel Functions.
Jonathan M. Borwein*, Dalhousie University
(1035412020)

3:45 p.m.
Asymptotics and Connection Formulae for the Painlev\'e Equations.
Peter A Clarkson*, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
(103533190)

4:15 p.m.
A TurningPoint Theory for SecondOrder Difference Equations.
Roderick Wong*, City University of Hong Kong
(103541407)

4:45 p.m.
LiouvilleGreen (WKB) asymptotics for secondorder systems of difference equations.
Renato Spigler*, University ``Roma Tre''
(103541178)

5:15 p.m.
Nonlinear integralequation formulation of orthogonal polynomials.
Eli BenNaim*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(103512926)

5:45 p.m.
Imaginary Axis Coverage of the Stability Domains of Adams Multistep Methods.
Michelle L Ghrist*, U.S. Air Force Academy
Jonah A Reeger, Rice University
(1035651820)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, II
Organizers:
Samuel S. Shen, San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North, Texas A \& M University

2:15 p.m.
Stochastic treatments of cloudradiation interactions in climate models.
Richard C. J. Somerville*, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California
(103586732)

2:45 p.m.
Combining climate models and weather observations using dynamical systems and statistics.
Douglas W Nychka*, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Jeffrey L Anderson, National Center for Atmospheric Research
(1035621998)

3:15 p.m.
Robust climate projections and stochastic structural stability of dynamical systems.
Michael Ghil*, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and UCLA
Mickael Chekroun, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and IPSA, France
Eric Simonnet, Institut NonLineaire de Nice, France
Ilya Zaliapin, University of Nevada, Reno
(1035371713)

3:45 p.m.
Mathematics and Climate Change: Two Examples.
Dale R Durran*, Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA
(1035861422)

4:15 p.m.
Stochastic Climate Models.
Timothy M DelSole*, George Mason University
(1035601583)

4:45 p.m.
Stochastic PDEs in GFD and Climate Prediction.
Joseph Tribbia*, National Center for Atmospheric Research
(1035761738)

5:15 p.m.
Analysis of Biases in a Tropical Channel Climate Simulation and Implications to Climate Prediction.
L. Ruby Leung*, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1035861587)

5:45 p.m.
New Algorithms and Applications of the FluctuationDissipation Theorem for Climate Response.
Rafail V. Abramov*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew J. Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1035821299)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, II
Organizers:
Christian Rosendal, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic, University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7

2:15 p.m.
Global aspects of ergodic group actions and equivalence relations.
Alexander S. Kechris*, California Institute of Technology
(103537683)

3:15 p.m.
On the complexity of uniform homeomorphism of Banach spaces.
Su Gao, University of North Texas
Steve Jackson, University of North Texas
Bunyamin Sari*, University of North Texas
(1035461223)

4:15 p.m.
Oscillation stability from a metric point of view.
Jordi LopezAbad, Université Paris 7
Lionel Nguyen Van Th\'e*, University of Calgary
Norbert Sauer, University of Calgary
(1035511078)

5:15 p.m.
Banach spaces of bounded Szlenk index.
Edward W Odell, University of Texas at Austin
Thomas B Schlumprecht*, Texas A&M University
Andras Zsak, University of Leads, UK
(103546873)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Zeta Functions of Graphs, Ramanujan Graphs, and Related Topics, II
Organizers:
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego aterras@ucsd.edu
Matthew Horton, Wellesley College

2:15 p.m.
Zeta functions of complexes.
MingHsuan Kang, Penn State University
WenChing Winnie Li*, Penn State University
(103511324)

2:45 p.m.
$L^2$ zeta functions and infinite cyclic covers of graphs.
Bryan Clair*, Saint Louis University
(103505404)

3:15 p.m.
Twovariable RiemannRoch zetafunctions of graphs.
Dino Lorenzini*, University of Georgia
(1035051120)

3:45 p.m.
A Synopsis of Old and New Results about Gassmann Triples.
Robert Perlis*, Louisiana State University
(103520155)

4:15 p.m.
An application of the edge zeta function to coding theory.
Judy L Walker*, University of Nebraska
(1035941334)

4:45 p.m.
Ihara Zeta Functions for SelfSimilar Fractal Graphs.
Daniele Guido, Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Tommaso Isola, Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
(103546472)

5:15 p.m.
Poles of Zeta Functions of Graphs and Coverings.
H. M. Stark*, UCSD
(1035051133)

5:45 p.m.
Nonbacktracking spectrum and surprises in nonregular graphs.
Joel Friedman*, University of British Columbia
(1035051097)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, II
Organizers:
Olav K. Richter, University of North Texas richter@unt.edu
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Minnesota
Harold M. Stark, University of California San Diego

2:15 p.m.
On 2nd order Poincare series.
Ozlem Imamoglu*, ETH Zurich
Cormac O`Sullivan, Bronx Community College
(1035111361)

2:45 p.m.
Metaplectic Eisenstein series and GelfandTsetlin patterns.
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
Ben Brubaker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solomon Friedberg*, Boston College
(103511379)

3:15 p.m.
Modified Atkinson's Formulas for the Mean Square of the Riemann Zeta Function.
Jennifer Beineke*, Western New England College
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
(103511224)

3:45 p.m.
On U(p)congruences.
Pavel Guerzhoy*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(103511805)

4:15 p.m.
On symmetry in qseries transformations.
George E. Andrews*, The Pennsylvania State University
(103511148)

4:45 p.m.
Odd coefficients of weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Matthew Boylan*, University of South Carolina
(1035111199)

5:15 p.m.
Rank generating functions as weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Stephanie Treneer*, Dartmouth College
(1035111742)

5:45 p.m.
An investigation of $k$component multipartitions.
Holly Swisher*, Oregon State University
Joanna Furno, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Patrick Waters, Oregon State University
(1035111376)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, II
Organizers:
Linda J. S. Allen, Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
LihIng W. Roeger, Texas Tech University

2:15 p.m.
Evolution of conditional dispersal: a reactiondiffusionadvection model.
Yuan Lou*, Ohio State University
Xinfu Chen, University of Pittsburgh
Richard Hambrock, Ohio State University
(103535776)

2:45 p.m.
Derivation of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations for SizeStructured and AgeStructured Populations.
Edward Allen*, Texas Tech University
(103592204)

3:15 p.m.
A Fetal Energy Balance Equation Based on Maternal Exercise and Diet.
Diana M Thomas*, Montclair State University
James F Clapp, MetroHealth Medical Campus of Case Western Reserve University
Susan Shernce, Montclair State University
(103592263)

3:45 p.m.
A SelectionMutation Model.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
John Cleveland, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Shuhua Hu, North Carolina State University
(103592897)

4:15 p.m.
Population Models with Allee Effect: A New Model.
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University, San Antonio
Robert J Sacker*, University of Southern California
(1035921621)

4:45 p.m.
Dynamics of Some Nonlinear Discontinuous Difference Equations.
V. L. Kocic*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(103539823)

5:15 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior for a cellular replication and maturation model.
Keng Deng*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(103535936)

5:45 p.m.
Competition of Two Species for Two Limited Resources with One Species Mediated by Parasites.
SzeBi Hsu, National TsingHua University
LihIng W. Roeger*, Texas Tech University
(103592445)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, II
Organizers:
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu, peterwjones@comcast.net
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale, Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, II
Organizers:
Todd L. Fisher, Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu
Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University

2:15 p.m.
Hyperbolic attractors in foliations.
Steven Hurder*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1035371500)

2:45 p.m.
Iterated Holomorphic Function Systems.
Kourosh Tavakoli*, Fordham University
(103537769)

3:15 p.m.
Anosov rigidity: Pointwise nonuniform hyperbolicity implies uniform hyperbolicity.
Boris Hasselblatt*, Tufts University
Yakov B Pesin, The Pennsylvania State University
Jorg Schmeling, Lunds Institute of Technology
(1035371672)

3:45 p.m.
Moduli of smooth conjugacy for Anosov systems.
Andrey Gogolev*, PennState
(1035371279)

4:15 p.m.
Rigidity of abelian cocycles with values in diffeomorphisms groups.
Viorel Nitica*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Anatole Katok, Pennsylvania State University
(103537550)

4:45 p.m.
Rigidty of partially hyperbolic higherrank actions obtained as restrictions of the Weyl chamber flow.
Danijela Damjanovic*, Harvard University
(103537533)

5:15 p.m.
On smooth conjugacy of dynamical systems.
Anatole Katok*, Pennsylvania State University
(1035371641)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, II
Organizers:
Daniel S. Rogalski, University of California San Diego drogalsk@math.ucsd.edu
Lance W. Small, University of California San Diego
James J. Zhang, University of Washington

2:15 p.m.
The homology and geometry of truncated path algebras.
A S Dugas, University of California at Santa Barbara
B HuisgenZimmermann*, University of California at Santa Barbara
J Learned, University of California at Santa Barbara
(103516796)

2:45 p.m.
Spaces of Linear Modules on Regular Graded Clifford algebras.
Colin J Ingalls*, University of New Brunswick
(1035161639)

3:15 p.m.
Elliptically fibred orders on surfaces.
Daniel Chan, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Rajesh S Kulkarni*, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
(1035161791)

3:45 p.m.
Representations of some Hopf algebras associated to the symmetric groups.
Andrea Jedwab, University of Southern California
Susan Montgomery*, University of Southern California
(1035161339)

4:15 p.m.
Generalizing the notion of Koszul Algebras.
Brad Shelton*, University of Oregon
Thomas Cassidy, Bucknell University
(1035161664)

4:45 p.m.
Equidimensionality of characteristic varieties over Cherednik algebras.
I Gordon, Edinburgh University
J T Stafford*, Manchester University
(1035161010)

5:15 p.m.
Generalized Graded Clifford Algebras.
Thomas Cassidy, Bucknell University
Michaela Vancliff*, University of Texas at Arlington
(103516787)

5:45 p.m.
Algebras of infinite differential operators with pathological properties.
E. Zelmanov*, UCSD
(1035161824)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, II
Organizers:
Nitu Kitchloo, University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen, Stanford University
James P. Lin, University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts, University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner, University of California Berkeley

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Groups, Representations, and Character Theory, II
Organizers:
Manouchehr Misaghian, Johnson C. Smith University mmisaghian@jcsu.edu
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh, University of Tehran, Iran

2:15 p.m.
CliffordFischer theory applied to split and nonsplit group extensions.
Jamshid Moori*, University of KwaZuluNatal
(103520708)

2:45 p.m.
Recent Progress in Block Theory of Finite Groups.
Jiping Zhang*, Peking University
(103520761)

3:15 p.m.
Division algebras over surfaces.
David J Saltman*, CCRPrinceton/University of Texas
(1035121775)

3:45 p.m.
Computing characters of groups with a solvable normal subgroup.
Vahid Dabbaghian*, The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University
John D. Dixon, Carleton University
(103520538)

4:15 p.m.
On recognition property of the projective special linear group over GF(3).
M. R. Darafsheh*, University of Tehran
(103520156)

4:45 p.m.
Bases for the Center of the Symmetric Group Algebra Using JucysMurphy Elements.
Lenny Jones*, Shippensburg University
Andrew Francis, University of Western Sydney
(103520128)

5:15 p.m.
Finding Proper Supplements in Finite Groups.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(103520113)

5:45 p.m.
Trace Forms of Abelian Extensions of Number Fields.
Karli A. Morris*, Louisiana State University
(1035111707)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
Teaching and the philosophy of mathematics.
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman, Humboldt State University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
Cammey Cole Manning, Meredith College
Huseyin Kocak, University of Miami
James F. Selgrade, North Carolina State University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers.
Organizers:
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
Matthew Leingang, Harvard University
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark R. Parker, Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo, Carroll College

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, I

2:15 p.m.
On the Representation of Certain Type of Real Numbers Using Combinatorial Identities.
Aklilu Zeleke*, Michigan State University
(103505800)

2:30 p.m.
A New Proof of the Ballot Theorem.
Marc S. Renault*, Shippensburg University
(103505730)

2:45 p.m.
A Family of Nonorientable matroids of rank three in a projective plane.
Rigoberto Florez*, University of South Carolina Sumter
David Forge, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique Universite ParisSud.
(1035051788)

3:00 p.m.
Eavesdropping on Graphs.
Jeffrey Stuart*, Pacific Lutheran University
(1035051983)

3:15 p.m.
Matchwebs and their enumeration.
Tim Hsu, San Jose State University
Katherine Shelley*, San Jose State University
(10350588)

3:30 p.m.
On $\gamma$labeling almostbipartite graphs.
Desiree L. Bowman*, Illinois State University
Saad I. ElZanati, Illinois State University
Keri A. Sebesta, Illinois State University
(1035051821)

3:45 p.m.
Forbidding and Enforcing Graphs.
Daniela Genova*, University of North Florida
Natasha Jonoska, University of South Florida
(1035051760)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamic Domination in Graphs.
Ralucca Michelle Gera*, Naval Postgraduate School
Jean Blair, United States Military Academy West Point, NY
Horton Steve, United States Military Academy West Point, NY
(10350566)

4:15 p.m.
Finite Groups of derangements on the ncube.
Larry W Cusick*, California State University, Fresno
(10350575)

4:30 p.m.
The Necklace Poset as a Symmetric Chain Order.
Kelly Kross Jordan*, University of South Carolina
J. Griggs, University of South Carolina
(10350595)

4:45 p.m.
On the Tightness of the 5/14 Independence Ratio.
Christopher Carl Heckman*, Arizona State University
(103505169)

5:00 p.m.
Adjacent vertex distinguishing edgecolorings of planar graphs with girth at least six.
Yuehua Bu, Zhejiang Normal University
KoWei Lih*, Academia Sinica
Weifan Wang, Zhejiang Normal University
(103505232)

5:15 p.m.
On Shephard's Conjecture for Special Classes of Polyhedra.
Pinciu Val*, Southern Comnnecticut State University
(103505284)

5:30 p.m.
The solution to the partition reconstruction problem.
Maria J Monks*, MIT
(103505286)

5:45 p.m.
Fixing numbers of hypercubes and hypercube variants.
Hannah L Breckbill*, Carleton College
(103505303)

6:00 p.m.
On the feasible number of monochromatic triangles.
Brett Frankel*, Johns Hopkins University
Rebecca Payne, Pomona College
(1035051381)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, II

2:15 p.m.
Completions of quantum coordinate rings.
Linhong Wang*, Temple University
(103516432)

2:30 p.m.
Action of the symmetric group on the universal algebra related to factorization of noncommutative polynomials.
Colleen Duffy*, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(103516758)

2:45 p.m.
Characterization of SquareFree Rings.
Martin W Montgomery*, Piedmont College
(1035161304)

3:00 p.m.
Classifications of PseudoLocal Rings.
Jason P Huffman*, Georgia College & State University
(1035161728)

3:15 p.m.
Centralizers in R. Thompson's group V.
Jenya Sapir*, University of Chicago
Alison Gordon, University of Delaware
(103520594)

3:30 p.m.
More results on the capability of finite groups of class two and prime exponent.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(10352084)

3:45 p.m.
Cohomology Groups in Algebra and in Geometry.
Jorge Maciel*, The City University of New YorkBMCC
(103520237)

4:00 p.m.
Lowdimensional complex representations of odd characteristic symplectic groups.
Hung Ngoc Nguyen*, University of Florida
(103520291)

4:15 p.m.
Continuous Control in Exact NonSplit Categories.
Timothy K Lance*, Francis Marion University
(103519413)

4:30 p.m.
A brief introduction to cubulating groups.
Tim Hsu*, San Jose State University
(103520175)

4:45 p.m.
On Some Subnormality Conditions in Metabelian Groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, SUNY at Binghamton
David Garrison, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration  Owego
(103520547)

5:00 p.m.
Null Decomposition of Conformal Algebras.
Daniela Mihai*, Carnegie Mellon University
(103520257)

5:15 p.m.
Fast Fourier Transforms for Inverse Semigroups.
Martin Malandro*, Dartmouth College
(103520401)

5:30 p.m.
Decomposing $p$groups via Jordan algebras.
James B. Wilson*, University of Oregon
(103520960)

5:45 p.m.
Frobenius complements of exponent dividing $2^m \cdot 9$.
Enrico Jabara, Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata, Universit\'{a} di Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italy
Peter Mayr*, Institut f\"ur Algebra, Johannes Kepler Universit\"at Linz, Austria
(103520970)

6:00 p.m.
$S_n$normal Semigroups of Partial Transformations.
Roberto Palomba*, University of Mary Washington
Sean Droms, University of Mary Washington
Janusz Konieczny, University of Mary Washington
(103520976)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II

2:15 p.m.
Population Models with Diffusion, Strong Allee Effect and Constant Yield Harvesting.
Jaffar Ali*, Mississippi State University
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Mississippi State University
Kellan Wampler, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(10353581)

2:30 p.m.
Computation of the wave forces on a floating cylinder due to scattering and radiation due to surge, heave and pitch.
Dambaru Bhatta*, University of TexasPan American
(103535283)

2:45 p.m.
On the Gevrey wavefront set of traces of CR functions on maximally real submanifolds.
Ziad Adwan, Texas University at Brownsville
Gustavo Hoepfner*, Temple University
(103535447)

3:00 p.m.
Lower bounds for blowup time in some porous medium problems.
Philip W Schaefer*, University of Tennessee
(103535474)

3:15 p.m.
A constructive method for finding critical points of a GinzburgLandau type functional.
Parimah T Kazemi*, University of North Texas
(103535258)

3:30 p.m.
AdjointBased Optimization Applied to a System of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
David C. Szurley*, Francis Marion University
(103535690)

3:45 p.m.
Wave Scattering in Inhomogeneous Strings.
Nezam Iraniparast*, Western Kentucky University
(103535807)

4:00 p.m.
Infinitely Many Radially Symmetric Solutions to a Superlinear Dirichlet Problem in a Ball.
Sridevi Pudipeddi*, University of North Texas
(103535821)

4:15 p.m.
Travelling Solution of a Variational Wave Equation on Two Space Dimension.
TaeWan Park*, Grand Valley State University
(103535912)

4:30 p.m.
Coefficient recovery in parabolic initial boundary value problems.
Paul D DuChateau, Colorado State University
Trent C Kull*, Winthrop University
(1035351057)

4:45 p.m.
Variatiohal Approach for Free Bboundary Problems: A Seepage Problem With Singularity.
Sadia M. Makky*, Owens College
Fadhel S. Fadhel, University of Baghdad
(103576270)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, II

2:15 p.m.
New estimates for multidimensional Weyl sums.
Scott T. Parsell*, Butler University
(1035111726)

2:30 p.m.
Sign Ambiguities.
Heon Kim*, Louisiana State University
(1035111823)

2:45 p.m.
On the equation $X^{2p} +Y^{2p} =Z^{2p}$.
Adeniran Adeboye*, Howard University
(1035111871)

3:00 p.m.
Class Numbers and Lengths of Hilbert Class Tower Fields.
Michael W Daub*, Williams College
(1035111872)

3:15 p.m.
Approximating the $U_{11}$ operator on overconvergent modular forms.
Lloyd J Kilford*, University of Bristol
(10351179)

3:30 p.m.
Sum of powers of integers and binomial coefficients.
George W Grossman*, Central Michigan University
Zinyun Zhu, Central Michigan University
(103511309)

3:45 p.m.
On Solving the Diophantine Equation $ x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = n $.
Susil Kumar Jena*, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
(103511378)

4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic valuations of sequences satisying first order recurrences.
Luis A. Medina*, Tulane University
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University
(103511728)

4:15 p.m.
Waring's number in a finite field.
James Arthur Cipra*, Kansas State University
(103511794)

4:30 p.m.
Poincar\'e Series of Weil and Igusa Type for Elliptic Curves.
Samuel Paul Ruth*, Northwestern University
(103511127)

4:45 p.m.
A special case of rational thetas for terminating $\theta$expansions.
Santanu Chakraborty*, University of Texas  Pan American
(103511844)

5:00 p.m.
Singular Moduli of Shimura Curves.
Eric Errthum*, Winona State University
(103511872)

5:15 p.m.
Error Zeta Function.
Abdul Hassen*, Rowan University
Hieu D Nguyen, Rowan University
(103511905)

5:30 p.m.
A simple primegenerating recurrence.
Eric S. Rowland*, Rutgers University
(103511986)

5:45 p.m.
Upper bounds for Discrete Moments of the Riemann ZetaFunction.
Micah B. Milinovich*, University of Rochester
(1035111040)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
MAA Session on College Algebra: Concepts, Data, and Models, I
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Laurette Foster, Prairie A&M University
Mary R. Robinson, University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus
Yajun Yang, Farmingdale State University of New York

2:15 p.m.
Application of Dutch Curriculum Design Principles in College Algebra: Meaningful Contexts that Promote Mathematical Insight.
David C. Webb*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Henk van der Kooij, Freudenthal Institute, University of Utrecht
Monica Geist, Front Range Community College
(1035D11931)

2:30 p.m.
The Impact of Curriculum Change on Teacher Practice: The Case of College Algebra.
Monica R. Geist*, Front Range Community College
David C. Webb, University of Colorado at Boulder
Henk van der Kooij, Freudenthal Institute
(1035D1832)

2:45 p.m.
Beat the Pumps with Algebra.
Kimberly J. Burch*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1035D1195)

3:00 p.m.
Integrating College Algebra Modularity and Technology.
Dale Magoun*, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Steve Richters, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Serpil Saydam, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Charlotte Owens, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Beth Smith, University of Lousiana at Monroe
(1035D11845)

3:15 p.m.
Algebra, Guided Discovery and a handheld Computer Algebra System: The Perfect Trio.
Thomas Fox*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(1035D11680)

3:30 p.m.
Why Teach Transformations of Graphs?
Heidi Burgiel*, Bridgewater State College
Ward Heilman, Bridgewater State College
(1035D1591)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Curriculum Materials for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers, I
Organizers:
Laurie J. Burton, Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Maria G. Fung, Western Oregon University
Klay T. Kruczek, Western Oregon University

2:15 p.m.
A Discrete Mathematics Course for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Bonnie Gold*, Monmouth University
(1035H1815)

2:35 p.m.
Using Precalculus and Calculus to Develop Mathematical Connections Surrounding Middle School Mathematics.
Theresa A. Jorgensen*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1035H11091)

2:55 p.m.
Visual College Algebra for Middle School Teachers.
Laurie J. Burton*, Western Oregon University
(1035H1620)

3:15 p.m.
Promoting understanding of middle school mathematics.
Elizabeth George Bremigan, Ball State University
Ralph Bremigan*, Ball State University
John Lorch, Ball State University
(1035H11074)

3:35 p.m.
Going 'Round in Circles.
Jeff McLean*, University of St. Thomas
(1035H11087)

3:55 p.m.
Algebra for Elementary and Middle School Teachers:An Inquiry Approach.
Sheryl Stump*, Ball State University
Kay Roebuck, Ball State University
(1035H11030)

4:15 p.m.
Supplemental Materials from Number Systems for Middle School Teachers.
Maura A. Murray*, Salem State College
(1035H11271)

4:35 p.m.
Exploring Concepts of Euclidean Geometry Through Comparison with Spherical and Taxicab Geometries.
Maria G. Fung*, Western Oregon University
Tevian Dray, Oregon State Univeristy
David Damcke, University of Portland
Lyn Riverstone, Oregon State University
Dianne Hart, Oregon State University
(1035H1877)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Session on the Power of Inductive and Recursive Thinking
Organizers:
William A. Marion, Valparaiso University bill.marion@valpo.edu

2:15 p.m.
Two Inquiry based learning tasks to help students think inductively and recursively.
Morton Brown*, University of Michigan
(1035R11745)

2:30 p.m.
Using Integer Rods to Visualize Induction.
Elizabeth A. Burroughs*, Montana State University
(1035R1123)

2:45 p.m.
Induction: It's Only Natural.
J. Winston Crawley*, Shippensburg University of PA
Douglas E Ensley, Shippensburg University of PA
(1035R11333)

3:00 p.m.
Examples of Inductive Reasoning and Recursive Thinking in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jialing Dai*, The University of the Pacific
(1035R11808)

3:15 p.m.
Teaching Induction using Fractals.
David J Hunter*, Westmont College
(1035R11817)

3:30 p.m.
Strong Induction.
Brian P. Kelly*, Bryant University
(1035R11619)

3:45 p.m.
The Blarney's Party: An Exercise in Mathematical Induction.
Linda McGuire*, Muhlenberg College
Elyn Rykken, Muhlenberg College
(1035R11258)

4:00 p.m.
Selfdiscovery Techniques for Bridging the Gap between Precalculus and Calculus.
Susan Schmoyer*, United States Military Academy
Heather A Jackson, United States Military Academy
(1035R11901)

4:15 p.m.
Checkerboard Tiling and Mathematical Induction.
Melinda Schulteis*, Concordia University, Irvine
(1035R1985)

4:30 p.m.
Some Examples of Induction in Combinatorial Geometry.
Norton Starr*, Amherst College
(1035R155)

4:45 p.m.
Patterns in Biology.
Anthony Tongen*, James Madison University
(1035R11935)

5:00 p.m.
Using Spreadsheets to Help Students Think Recursively.
Robert P. Webber*, Longwood University
(1035R1317)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Session on Serving Students Who Have Taken Calculus in High School
Organizers:
Ann E. Watkins, California State University, Northridge ann.watkins@csun.edu
Daniel J. Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

2:15 p.m.
Calculus in High School  The Numbers.
David Bressoud*, Macalester College
(1035V1860)

2:35 p.m.
A National Survey About the Choices Made by Students Who Take Calculus before 12th Grade.
Ann E. Watkins*, California State University, Northridge
(1035V11130)

2:55 p.m.
A Creative Way for High Schools to Serve Post AP Mathematics Students.
Harrison W. Straley*, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
(1035V1753)

3:15 p.m.
Thematic Calculus: Approximations and Primes.
Shahriar Shahriari*, Pomona College
(1035V11710)

3:35 p.m.
Graph Theory as an Introduction to Proofs Course for Post Calculus High School Students.
Daniel J Teague*, NC School of Science and Mathematics
(1035V11716)

3:55 p.m.
Using Integrated FirstYear College Mathematics Courses to Challenge and Motivate Students Who Have Had Calculus and to Level the Playing Field for Those Who Haven't.
John L. Scharf*, Carroll College
(1035V11464)

4:15 p.m.
Foundations of Abstract Mathematics.
Suzanne Hamon*, John Burroughs School
(1035V1151)

4:35 p.m.
An Applied Calculus Course for Everyone.
Rachel M Dunwell*, Rhodes College
Christopher W Seaton, Rhodes College
(1035V11630)

4:55 p.m.
Linear Algebra in High School.
Al Cuoco*, Centerfor Mathematics Education, EDC
(1035V1406)

5:15 p.m.
College ``Calculus" for students who have already had some Calculus.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1035V1971)

5:35 p.m.
Linear Algebra at Strath Haven H.S.
Catherine Stambaugh*, Strath Haven H.S., Wallingford PA 19086
Stephen B Maurer, Swarthmore College
(1035V1922)

5:55 p.m.
Redesigning the Advanced Mathematics Program at the United States Military Academy.
Donald A. Outing*, United States Military Academy
Todd P. Retchless, United States Military Academy
Randy Boucher, United States Military Academy
(1035V1810)

6:15 p.m.
Selecting Students for the Advanced Mathematics Program At The United States Military Academy.
Todd P Retchless*, United States Military Academy
Randy Boucher, United States Military Academy
Donald A Outing, United States Military Academy
(1035V1191)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Real Analysis, I
Organizers:
Erik O. Talvila, University College of the Fraser Valley erik.talvila@ucfv.ca
Robert W. Vallin, Slippery Rock University
James E. Peterson, Benedictine College

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Using Ideas from Asian Mathematics in the Classroom, II
Organizers:
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
Kim L. Plofker, Brown University
Frank Swetz, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

2:15 p.m.
A beginning college class reviews basic algebra by way of ancient and medieval Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, and Islam.
Rachelle M Ankney*, North Park Uninversity
(1035X1367)

2:35 p.m.
Origins of Trigonometric Functions.
Julie Belock, Salem State College
Kate McGivney*, Shippensburg University
(1035X1892)

2:55 p.m.
Use of Original Asian Sources in a Liberal Arts Class on the History of Mathematics.
Homer S White*, Georgetown College, Kentucky
(1035X1340)

3:15 p.m.
The Geometric Series: Visually.
Chiru Bhattacharya*, RandolphMacon College
(1035X1546)

3:35 p.m.
``The Net of Numbers'': Combinatorics in Ancient India Engaging Early Examples for Contemporary Classrooms.
Clemency J. Montelle*, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
(1035X11378)

3:55 p.m.
Kuttaka and TaYen:a Comparison of Indian and Chinese Methods of Solving Linear Indeterminate Equations.
James F Kiernan*, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY)
(1035X1482)

4:15 p.m.
Heavenly Mathematics: The Mathematics of the Chinese, Indian, and Islamic calendars.
Helmer Aslaksen*, National University of Singapore
(1035X11444)

4:35 p.m.
A Sangaku problem with a western proof.
Michael Woltermann*, Washington and Jefferson College
Katelin Ennis, Washington and Jefferson College
Roman Wong, Washington and Jefferson College
(1035X1233)

4:55 p.m.
An Ancient View on Proportionality in Similar Triangles.
Jerry Lodder*, New Mexico State University
(1035X1557)

5:15 p.m.
Illustrating the use of The Nine Chapters in the classroom.
Joel Haack*, University of Northern Iowa
(1035X1928)

5:35 p.m.
The Gougu Theorem, etc. in a Euclidean Geometry class.
David Gove*, California State University, Bakersfield
(1035X11405)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Cynthia J. Woodburn, Pittsburg State University
Peter Staab, Fitchburg State College
Albert W. Schueller, Whitman College
Leon Hardy, Valencia Community College

2:15 p.m.
Improving Student Performance in a Problem Solving Curriculum by Emphasizing Fundamental Mathematical Skills, a FollowUp Discussion.
Heather A Jackson*, United States Military Academy
Gerald Kobylski, United States Military Academy
(1035Z11897)

2:30 p.m.
Normal distribution as the limit of the binomial distribution a graphical argument.
Aldo R Maldonado*, Park University
(1035Z11491)

2:45 p.m.
Sharing The Students' Classroom: Joint Teaching Tales.
Amy H Lin Erickson*, United States Military Academy
Leigh L Noble, United States Military Academy
(1035Z11272)

3:00 p.m.
Simplicity of Endomorphism Centralizer Nearrings.
G. Alan Cannon*, Southeastern Louisiana University
Gary Walls, West Texas A&M University
(1035Z12011)

3:15 p.m.
Efficacy of Peerled Team Learning in Calculus I at Morehouse College.
John C. Merkel*, Morehouse College
(1035Z11811)

3:30 p.m.
Differentiated Problem Solving for Prospective K8 Teachers.
Trisha A Bergthold*, San Jose State University
David Foster, Robert Noyce Foundation
(1035Z11152)

3:45 p.m.
Translating Euler's works: How to get your students' feet wet in undergraduate research.
Hieu D Nguyen*, Rowan University
Thomas Osler, Rowan University
(1035Z1806)

4:00 p.m.
Higher Math: An Introduction.
Jean Bee Chan*, Sonoma State University
(1035Z1963)

4:15 p.m.
Exploring Loci with Dynamic Geometry Software.
Owen D Byer, Eastern Mennonite University
Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer*, Eastern Mennonite University
(1035Z11762)

4:30 p.m.
Augustus De Morgan: The Man Behind the Scenes.
Jesse W Byrne*, University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K Simmons, University of Central Oklahoma
(1035Z1210)

4:45 p.m.
Psychology, pedagogy and epistemology in context of secondary mathematics: A content course for secondary mathematics teachers.
Debasree Raychaudhuri*, California State University, Los Angeles
(1035Z11982)

5:00 p.m.
Oreos and Experimental Design.
Michelle Everson*, University of Minnesota
(1035Z1321)

5:15 p.m.
From Chinese Mathematics to Calculus and Beyond.
Youyu Phillips*, Keystone College
(1035Z11000)

5:30 p.m.
On the Distribution of the Number of Simplex Iterations to Optimality.
Susan Kim*, Claremont Graduate University
(1035Z158)

5:45 p.m.
The potential of Cognitively Guided Instruction facets in the preparation of underprepared and anxious students in 7th to 12th grades.
Stephen Max Lancaster*, California State University, Fullerton
(1035Z1889)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.6:40 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Analysis and Computation of Stochastic Equations
Organizers:
Jack Xin, University of California Irvine jxin@math.uci.edu

2:15 p.m.
From Stochastic Variational Integrators to superdiffusive transport at uniform temperature with fluctuationdriven magnetic motors.
Houman Owhadi*, California Institute of Technology
Nawaf BouRabee, Caltech
(103560457)

2:45 p.m.
Inertial particles and explosive diffusions.
Leonid Piterbarg*, U
(103560762)

3:15 p.m.
Almost sure stability for a stochastic beam equation.
Peter Baxendale*, University of Southern California
(103560676)

3:45 p.m.
Reactiondiffusion fronts in random flows.
Jack Xin*, UC Irvine
(103535792)

4:15 p.m.
Phase Transitions and Limit Reults for Homopolymers.
Michael C. Cranston*, University of California, Irvine
Stanislav Molchanov, UNiversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
(1035601667)

4:45 p.m.
Nested Stochastic Simulation Algorithms for Chemical Kinetic Systems with Multiple Time Scales.
Di Liu*, Michigan State University
(103560908)

5:15 p.m.
Time reversal and superresolution in random medium.
Hongkai Zhao*, University of California, Irvine
(103565830)

5:45 p.m.
Simulation and Measurement of TimeReversal in an Indoor Environment using Wideangle Antennas.
Peter Blomgren*, San Diego State University
(1035351662)

6:15 p.m.
Monte Carlo simulations for 2dimensional Maxwell equations in random media.
ChangYeol Jung*, The institute for Scientifice computing and Applied Mathematics
(103535509)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Math on the Web, I

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAAProject NExT and Young Mathematicians Network Joint Poster Session

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

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
AMS Workshop: Part II
Grant writing in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Michelle Wagner, National Security Agency
Deborah F. Lockhart, National Science Foundation

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts Panel Discussion
Mathematics and Hollywood: A conversation with mathematical Hollywood writers and mathematics faculty.
Organizers:
Christopher Goff, University of the Pacific
Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud, Macalester College
Ken Keeler, Futurama, 20th Century Fox
Alice Silverberg, University of California Irvine
Eric Weisstein, Wolfram Research, Inc.
Jeff Westbrook, The Simpsons, 20th Century Fox

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate StudentsYoung Mathematicians Network Joint 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
Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University
David C. Manderscheid,

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session for Chairs
What every chair should know about NSF funding.
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy, Purde University Calumet
Daniel P. Maki, Indiana University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
The unseen AWM opportunities
Moderators:
Cathy Kessel, Berkeley, CA
Panelists:
Victoria E. Howle, Sandia National Laboratiries
Elizabeth G. Yanik, Emporia State University
Rachel A. Kuske, University of British Columbia
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cathy Kessel,

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers

Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Session for Math Club Advisors

Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Mathematics and the law: The apportionment of the House of Representatives.
Paul H. Edelman*, Vanderbilt University
(1035A018)

Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting

Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Committee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Tracking our students from college algebra to calculus: Where they come from, where they go, and where they don't.
Organizers:
Sheldon P. Gordon, Farmingdale State College
Panelists:
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University
Steven R. Dunbar, University of Nebraska
Aimee Ellington, Virginia Commonwealth University
Scott Herriott, Maharishi International University
Mercedes McGowen, William Rainey Harper College
William A. Wallter, University of HoustonDowntown

Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Engaging students in college mathematics courses.
Organizers:
Juli D'Ann Ratheal, West Texas A&M University
Panelists:
James A. Epperson, Universit of TexasArlington
Winifred A. Mallam, Texas Woman's University
Kimberly M. Childs, Stephen F. Austin State University
Bowen Brawner, Tarleton State University
Rebecca Walls, West Texas A&M University
Juli D'Ann Ratheal,

Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Organizers:
David E. Meel, Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh, Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Reception for Undergraduate Students and Math Club Advisors

Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Guest Lecture and Business Meeting

Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation on Congressional Fellowships
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin, III, AMS

Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematics single variable calculus course.
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College

Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College

Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari, University of California Irvine

Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Special Film Presentation
Flatland: The Movie.
Organizers:
Thomas F. Banchoff, Brown University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Help for undergraduates: Negotiating the Joint Meetings.
Organizers:
Elizabeth Mayfield, Hood College
Panelists:
Dan Kalman, American University
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University

Sunday January 6, 2008, 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 organization.

Sunday January 6, 2008, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Guest Lecture, Business Meeting, and Reception

Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Dancing mathematics and the mathematics of dance.
Organizers:
SarahMarie Belcastro, Smith College
Karl Schaffer, DeAnza College

Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
RandomnessA computational complexity view.
Avi Wigderson*, Institute for Advanced Study
(10356801)
Monday January 7, 2008

Monday January 7, 2008, 7:00 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Employment Register

Monday January 7, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Monday January 7, 2008, 7:45 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, I

7:45 a.m.
The Bundle Theorem in Laguerre GeometryA Synthetic Approach.
Robert D Knight*, Ohio University, Chillicothe
(1035511178)

8:00 a.m.
On $m$accretive Schr\"odinger operators with singular potentials on Riemannian manifolds.
Ognjen Milatovic*, University of North Florida
(1035581306)

8:15 a.m.
Liouville properties, stochastic completeness, and selfadjointness.
Jun Masamune*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1035581611)

8:30 a.m.
Small Time Heat Kernel Behavior for Riemannian Polytopal Complexes.
Melanie Anne Pivarski*, Texas A&M University
(1035581852)

8:45 a.m.
Fixed hypersurfaces of holomorphic $\mathbb{C}^*$ actions on exotic complex projective spaces.
Ryan Brown*, Georgia College & State University
(1035531598)

9:00 a.m.
Hypersurfaces of low type in real space forms via the immersions by projectors.
Ivko M Dimitric*, Penn State University Fayette
(1035531666)

9:15 a.m.
The Geometry of Landmarkbased Shape Manifolds.
Mario Micheli*, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
(1035531172)

9:30 a.m.
GromovLawson concordance implies isotopy.
Mark G Walsh*, University of Oregon
(1035531831)

9:45 a.m.
On the classification of lowdimensional fixed point homogeneous Riemannian manifolds with nonnegative sectional curvature.
Fernando GalazGarcia*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1035531180)

10:00 a.m.
On the moduli space of triply periodic minimal surfaces.
Adam G. Weyhaupt*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035532006)

10:15 a.m.
Nonorientable Contact Structures on 3manifolds.
David H Crombecque*, Bryn Mawr College
(103557428)

10:30 a.m.
Menasco Normal Form and Recognizing Unknot Diagrams.
ChanHo Suh*, University of California, Davis
(1035571441)

10:45 a.m.
Torus leveling for $(1,1)$ knots.
Arim Seo*, University of Oklahoma
(1035571601)

11:00 a.m.
The selflinking of algebraic knots.
Alan Durfee*, Mount Holyoke College
(1035571743)

11:15 a.m.
An invariant for flat virtual knots.
Neil R. Nicholson*, William Jewell College
(103557161)

11:30 a.m.
Isoperimetric Inequalities on Manifolds with Density.
Max D. Engelstein*, Yale University
(1035511879)

11:45 a.m.
Nonarchimedean Cantor Set and String.
Hung Lu*, Hawaii Pacific University
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
(10355171)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, III
Organizers:
Christian Rosendal, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic, University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, I
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Daniel, Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University

8:00 a.m.
Making the Lie correspondence effective for algebraic groups in characteristic 0.
Willem A. de Graaf*, University of Trento
(103520288)

8:30 a.m.
A new approach to computing generators for the centralizer of $K$ in the universal enveloping algebra of $\mathfrak g$.
Steven Glenn Jackson, University of Massachusetts Boston
Alfred G. No\"el*, University of Massachusetts Boston
(103522193)

9:00 a.m.
Computational Problems Concerning KacMoody Algebras and Groups.
William Casselman*, University of British Columbia
(1035201035)

9:30 a.m.
Some invariant theoretic computations related to quantum computing.
Nolan R Wallach*, University of California, San Diego
(1035221409)

10:00 a.m.
Spin Flips and KAK Decompositions.
Stephen S. Bullock*, IDA Center for Computing Sciences
(103581624)

10:30 a.m.
Compact symmetric spaces, triangular factorization, and Cayley coordinates.
Derek Habermas*, SUNY Potsdam
(1035221374)

11:00 a.m.
Combinatorics of Blattner's formula.
Jeb F. Willenbring*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
Gregg J. Zuckerman, Yale University
(103522240)

11:30 a.m.
Tau signatures, cells and nilpotent orbits.
B. Binegar*, Oklahoma State University
(1035221764)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic, LargeScale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, I
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde, University of Texas at Arlington

8:00 a.m.
Stochastic Systems: A Class of Hybrid Systems.
G. S. Ladde*, University of South Florida at Tampa
(1035601084)

8:30 a.m.
Interacting Markovian systems.
Andrzej Korzeniowski*, UT Arlington
(1035601489)

9:00 a.m.
Stochastic Modeling of Global Warming Entities.
Chris P. Tsokos*, University of South Florida at Tampa
(1035601226)

9:30 a.m.
Restoration the Coefficient in EulerBernoulli Equation from Overposed Data.
Tchavdar T. Marinov*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
(103534418)

10:00 a.m.
The Semilinear Evolution Equation for American Contingent Claims: Successive Approximations and Bounds.
Valery A. Kholodnyi*, Platts Analytics
(103591392)

10:30 a.m.
A Numerical Comparison of Three State Estimation Schemes Applied to a Nonlinear Stochastic System.
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
(1035931135)

11:00 a.m.
Uniqueness of weak solutions of semilinear wave equations with interiorboundary supercritical sources and damping.
Lorena Bociu*, University of Virginia
(103535361)

11:30 a.m.
Improved Generalized Quasilinearization Method and Rapid Convergence for Nonlinear Volterra Integral Equations.
Tanya G. Melton*, LSU at Alexandria
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(103545338)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on TimeFrequency Analysis: Hilbert Huang Transform and Wavelet Analysis, I
Organizers:
Yuesheng Xu, Syracuse University yxu06@syr.edu
Sherman D. Riemenschneider, West Virginia University
Samuel S. Shen, San Diego State University

8:00 a.m.
Basic Elements of Empirical Mode Decomposition and Hilbert Spectral Analysis.
Norden E Huang*, National Central University
(1035412014)

9:00 a.m.
A characterization of wavelet frames by the multiplicative Zak transform.
John J. Benedetto*, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Wojciech Czaja, University of Maryland, College Park
Justin C. Flake, University of Maryland, College Park
(103542656)

9:30 a.m.
Quantization for Finite Frame Expansions and the White Noise Hypothesis.
Yang Wang*, Michigan State University
(1035941807)

10:00 a.m.
Image analysis using twodimensional empirical mode decomposition.
Lixin Shen*, Syracuse University
(1035942009)

10:30 a.m.
Decomposition into Intrinsic Mode Functions.
Vesselin I Vatchev*, The University of Texas at Brownsville
(1035411767)

11:00 a.m.
HilbertHuang Transform and signals with positive instantaneous frequency.
Daniel R Van Vliet*, West Virginia University
(1035411673)

11:30 a.m.
Orthonormal Bases with Nonlinear Phase.
Tao Qian, FST, University of Macau
Rui Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yuesheng Xu, Syracuse University
Haizhang Zhang*, Syracuse University
(103541422)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, III
Organizers:
Linda J. S. Allen, Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
LihIng W. Roeger, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
Species disappearance: a combination of infectious disease and Allee effect?
Horst R Thieme*, Arizona State University
(103592430)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Analysis of the Interaction of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes and Epithelial Cells in the Influenza Infection.
Abdessamad Tridane*, Arizona State university
Karl P Hadeler, Arizona State University
Yang Kuang, Arizona State University
(10359263)

9:00 a.m.
Heterogeneous mixing in epidemic models.
Fred Brauer*, University of British Columbia
(103592452)

9:30 a.m.
Spatial patterns in a discretetime epidemic patch model.
Linda J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University
Yuan Lou, The Ohio State University
Andrew L Nevai*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
(103592955)

10:00 a.m.
SIR Models with SquareRoot Dynamics.
Ronald E Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(103539234)

10:30 a.m.
The 191819 Influenza Pandemic in England and Wales: Spatial Patterns in Transmissibility and Mortality Impact.
Gerardo Chowell*, Arizona State University
Luis MA Bettencourt, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Niall Johnson, Sidney Sussex College
Wladimir Alonso, Fogarty International Center
Cecile Viboud, Fogarty International Center
(103592403)

11:00 a.m.
Malaria Model In Seasonal Environments.
Bassidy Dembele*, Howard University
Avner Friedman, Ohio State University
AbdulAziz Yakubu, Howard University
(103534619)

11:30 a.m.
Continuoustime predatorprey models with parasites.
Sophia Jang*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
James Baglama, University of Rhode Island
(1035921596)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers:
Janet Striuli, University of Nebraska, Lincoln jstriuli2@math.unl.edu
Sean M. SatherWagstaff, North Dakota State University
Lars Winther Christensen, Texas Tech University

8:00 a.m.
Ascent of module structures, vanishing of Ext, and extended modules.
Anders J. Frankild, University of Copenhagen
Sean SatherWagstaff, North Dakota State University
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(103513715)

8:30 a.m.
Hilbert Functions for ExtModules.
Andrew Crabbe*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Janet Striuli, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1035131136)

9:00 a.m.
On the projective dimension of four quadrics.
Bahman Engheta*, University of California
(1035131880)

9:30 a.m.
Vanishing conditions which force regularity in local rings of prime characteristic.
Ian Aberbach, University of Missouri
Jinjia Li*, Syracuse University
(1035131068)

10:00 a.m.
On the nonrigidity of Frobenius.
Jinjia Li, Syracuse University
Claudia Miller*, Syracuse University
(1035131392)

10:30 a.m.
Cohomology of connected sums of artinian Gorenstein rings.
Luchezar L Avramov, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
W. Frank Moore*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1035131512)

11:00 a.m.
Contracting Endomorphisms and Gorenstein Modules.
Hamid Rahmati*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035131141)

11:30 a.m.
On homological properties of Gorenstein rings.
David A Jorgensen*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1035131332)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Monotone Discrete Dynamical Systems with Applications, I
Organizers:
M. R. S. Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island kulenm@math.uri.edu
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
Hal L. Smith, Arizona State University

8:00 a.m.
Global Bifurcation for Competitive Systems in the Plane.
Orlando Merino*, University of Rhode Island
Mustafa Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island
(1035391027)

8:30 a.m.
Positive Difference Equations with Several Equilibrium Points: Attractivity and Basins of Attraction.
Ann Brett*, University of Rhode Island
M. R. S. Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island
(103537899)

9:00 a.m.
On the Global Behavior of Nonnegative Solutions to $x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha +\beta\,x_{n}+\gamma\,x_{n1}}{A+B\,x_{n}+C\,x_{n1}}$ with positive parameters.
Sukanya Basu*, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
(1035391242)

9:30 a.m.
Nonhyperbolic Dynamics for Competitive Systems in the Plane.
M. R. S. Kulenovic*, University of Rhode Island
Dz. Burgic, University of Tuzla
Senada Kalabusic, University of Sarajevo
(103537859)

10:00 a.m.
A nonautonomous model with Allee effect.
Saber N Elaydi*, Trinity University
(1035391996)

10:30 a.m.
Existence, uniqueness and asymptotic phase in the carrying simplex for certain competitive maps.
Morris W Hirsch*, University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin, Madison
(103537209)

11:00 a.m.
Global Stability for Mixed Monotone Systems.
Hal L Smith*, Arizona State University
(103537942)

11:30 a.m.
Two Applications of Monotone Systems to Quasilinear Elliptic Problems.
Peter Takac*, University of Rostock, Germany
(1035351073)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, III
Organizers:
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu, peterwjones@comcast.net
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale, Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics for Teaching: Educating Elementary and Middle School Teachers for Success, I
Organizers:
Babette M. Benken, California State University, Long Beach bbenken@csulb.edu
Lynn C. McGrath, University of San Diego
Perla L. Myers, University of San Diego

8:00 a.m.
Evaluating Mathematics Courses for Elementary Teachers: Mathematical Knowledge and Dispositions for Teaching.
Jim Gleason*, The University of Alabama
(10359773)

8:30 a.m.
Mathematics classes for elementary and middle school teacher certification.
Raven S. McCrory*, Michigan State University
(103597549)

9:00 a.m.
The Mathematics Semester: Educating Future Elementary Teachers at the University of NebraskaLincoln.
W. James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Ruth Heaton, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035971813)

9:30 a.m.
Using Technology to Build Understanding in Teaching and Learning Mathematics.
Laurie J. Riggs*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(103597412)

10:00 a.m.
Nontraditional Content Courses for Prospective and Practicing Mathematics Teachers: A Unique Program.
Babette M. Benken*, California State University, Long Beach
Lindsay Tartre, California State University, Long Beach
(1035971418)

10:30 a.m.
Focusing on Justification in the Context of Computation: A First Course for Prospective Teachers.
Kate Kline*, Western Michigan University
Theresa J Grant, Western Michigan University
Judy Flowers, University of MichiganDearborn
(103597582)

11:30 a.m.
Oakland/East Bay Middle School Math Circle.
Brandy S. Wiegers*, University of California, Davis
(103597134)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Conformally Flat Lorentzian Manifolds, I
Organizers:
Virginie Charette, Universit\'e de Sherbrooke virginie.charette@usherbrooke.ca
William M. Goldman, University of Maryland
Karin H. Melnick, Yale University
Kevin Scannel, Saint Louis University

8:00 a.m.
Conformal actions of nilpotent Lie groups on compact Lorentz manifolds.
Karin Melnick*, Yale University
Charles Frances, Universite ParisSud XI
(1035531414)

8:30 a.m.
Admissible Decomposition of Complex Projective Structures.
Shinpei Baba*, UC Davis
(1035531171)

9:00 a.m.
Earthquakes on hyperbolic surfaces with geodesic boundary and multi black holes.
Francesco Bonsante*, Universita degli Studi di Pavia
(103553726)

10:00 a.m.
Actions on Hermitian symmetric spaces.
Alessandra Iozzi*, ETH Zurich
(1035221193)

10:30 a.m.
Fundamental domains of properly convex real projective structures.
Jaejeong Lee*, University of California, Davis
(1035531399)

11:00 a.m.
Holomorphic Riemannian metrics on compact complex 3manifolds.
Abdelghani Zeghib*, CNRS, UMPA, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
(103551992)

11:30 a.m.
Rigidity of boundaries in conformal Lorentz geometry.
Charles Frances*, Universit\'e ParisSud
(103551853)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Voting Theory, I
Organizers:
Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University jonesm@mail.montclair.edu
Eric I. Gottlieb, Rhodes College
Brian P. Hopkins, Saint Peter's College

8:00 a.m.
Symmetry of Nonparametric Statistical Tests on Three Samples.
Anna E Bargagliotti*, University of Mephis
Donald G Saari, University of California Irvine
(103562280)

8:30 a.m.
A geometric approach to judgement aggregation.
Christian Klamler*, University of Graz
Daniel Eckert, University of Graz
(103591608)

9:00 a.m.
A voting rule based on the spatial median.
William S. Zwicker*, Union College
(103591716)

9:30 a.m.
Applications of Topology to Decisions.
Jason Kronewetter*, University of California, Irvine
Donald G Saari, University of California, Irvine
(1035911177)

10:00 a.m.
How to Elect A Representative Committee using Approval Balloting.
D. Marc Kilgour*, Wilfrid Laurier University
Steven J. Brams, New York University
M. Remzi Sanver, Istanbul Bilgi University
(103591596)

10:30 a.m.
Are Societies Agreeable?
Francis Edward Su*, Harvey Mudd College
Kristen Huff, Harvey Mudd College
Alex Izsak, University of British Columbia
(1035911857)

11:00 a.m.
Voting Systems That Combine Approval and Preference.
Steven J. Brams*, New York University
M. Remzi Sanver, Istanbul Bilgi University
(103591316)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, I
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid, California State University, San Marcos

8:00 a.m.
Cost parameterization in dynamic location problems.
D. Jacob Wildstrom*, University of Louisville
(103505351)

8:30 a.m.
Graphs with Champions.
W. D. Wallis*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(10350583)

9:00 a.m.
Bootstrap percolation in regular graphs.
Jacques A Verstraete*, University of California San Diego
(1035051443)

9:30 a.m.
Spectra of $(3,6)$Fullerenes.
Matt DeVos, Simon Fraser University
Luis Goddyn*, Simon Fraser University
Robert \v{S}\'amal, Simon Fraser University
Bojan Mohar, Simon Fraser Universtiy
(103505174)

10:00 a.m.
The search for cages of girth 5 and 7.
Allen J Schwenk*, Western Michigan University
(103505756)

10:30 a.m.
How Useful is the Mathematics Subject Classification? Share Your Ideas on Improving It!
Jerrold W. Grossman*, Oakland University and Mathematical Reviews
(103505354)

11:00 a.m.
The Distinguishing Chromatic Number.
Karen L. Collins, Wesleyan University
Mark Hovey, Wesleyan University
Ann N. Trenk*, Wellesley College
(103505858)

11:30 a.m.
Distance graph  $p$adic approach.
JeongHyun Kang*, University of West Georgia
Hiren Maharaj, Clemson University
(1035051163)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, I
Organizers:
Ling Long, Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu, University of Pennsylvania

8:00 a.m.
Modularity of certain K3fibered CalabiYau threefolds.
Noriko Yui*, Queen's University
(103514572)

8:30 a.m.
Zetafunctions and Lseries of certain CalabiYau threefolds.
Yasuhiro Goto*, Hokkaido Univ. of Education
(103511995)

9:00 a.m.
Cuspidal divisor class groups of the modular curves $X_1(N)$.
Yifan Yang*, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
(103511529)

9:30 a.m.
Heights of higher weight Heegner cycles.
Hui Xue*, Clemson University
(103511882)

10:00 a.m.
Dyson's challenge for the future: The mock theta functions.
Ken Ono*, University of Wisconsin at Madison
(103511515)

10:30 a.m.
Odd coefficients of weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren*, University of Illinois
Matthew Boylan, University of South Carolin
(1035111682)

11:00 a.m.
Halfintegral weight Maass form correspondences and vector valued forms.
Amanda Folsom*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(1035111275)

11:30 a.m.
Traces of singular values of Maass forms.
William Duke, UCLA
Paul Jenkins*, UCLA
(1035111286)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, III
Organizers:
Nitu Kitchloo, University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen, Stanford University
James P. Lin, University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts, University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner, University of California Berkeley

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
Wavelets and applications: A multidisciplinary undergraduate course with an emphasis on scientific computing.
Organizers:
Patrick J. Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas
David K. Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, I

8:00 a.m.
A $g$function and Hermite expansion.
Javad Namazi*, Fairleigh Dickinson University
(1035281218)

8:15 a.m.
``Lifting" Bailey pairs to WPBailey pairs.
James McLaughlin, West Chester University of PA
Andrew V Sills, Georgia Southern University
Peter J Zimmer*, West Chester University of PA
(1035331612)

8:30 a.m.
Harmonic functions via restricted meanvalue theorems.
Mohammad Javaheri*, University of Oregon
(1035311818)

8:45 a.m.
Oscillation of secondorder forced functional dynamic equations with oscillatory potentials.
Douglas R Anderson*, Concordia CollegeMoorhead
(10353440)

9:00 a.m.
Positive solutions of secondorder nonlinear differential equations.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(103534349)

9:15 a.m.
Zeta Functions of Multifractals.
John A. Rock*, California State University, Stanislaus
(1035001476)

9:30 a.m.
Dynamics and stability of impulsive hybrid set valued delay integrodifferential equations.
Seenith Sivasundaram*, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
(103534385)

9:45 a.m.
Preliminary Results on Two New Oscillatory Functions: Lcn(t) and Lsn(t).
Ronald E Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(103534387)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Optimal Selling Rules in a RegimeSwitching Exponential Gaussian Diffusion Model.
Paul Eloe*, University of Dayton
Ruihua Liu, University of Dayton
(103534937)

10:30 a.m.
Uniqueness Implies Existence for Nonlinear ConjugateLike Boundary Value Problems.
Jeffrey A. Ehme*, Spelman College
Aprillya Lanz, Virginia Military Institute
(1035341081)

10:45 a.m.
Stepanovlike Almost Automorphic Solutions of Semilinear Evolution Equations with Deviated Argument.
Haewon Lee, Dillard University
Hadi Alkahby*, Dillard University
Gaston N'Guérékata, Morgan State University
(1035341112)

11:00 a.m.
Blowup Behavior of Solutions for Riccati InitialValue Problems.
Nadejda Dyakevich*, California State University at San Bernardino
Sarah Bahk, California State University at San Bernardino
Stefan Johnson, California State University at San Bernardino
(1035341809)

11:15 a.m.
$\Gamma$Convergence Approximation to Piecewise Smooth Medical Image Segmentation.
JungHa An*, California State University, Stanislaus
Mikael Rousson, Siemens Corporate Research, Imaging and Visualization dept
Chenyang Xu, Siemens Corporate Research, Imaging and Visualization dept
(1035491492)

11:30 a.m.
Sufficient Conditions for the Existence of (Bi)Simulation Relations for Nonlinear Control Systems.
Munteanu Laura*, University of Oklahoma
(1035491860)

11:45 a.m.
An $L^p$ Inequality for Polynomials.
Mohammed A. Qazi*, Tuskegee University
(103541843)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, I

8:00 a.m.
Dynamical Behavior of a TwoInhibin Model for Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle.
R. Drew Pasteur*, North Carolina State University
James F. Selgrade, North Carolina State University
(103592449)

8:15 a.m.
Numerical Methods for an Immunology Model Using ReactionDiffusion Equations with Stochastic Source Terms.
Timothy A Lucas*, Duke University
(1035921080)

8:30 a.m.
Modeling aspects of neuralglial networks.
Anne J. Catlla*, Duke University
(1035921373)

8:45 a.m.
ThreeDimensional Internal Source Primary Root Growth Model.
Brandy S. Wiegers*, University of California, Davis
Angela Y. Cheer, University of California, Davis
Wendy K. Silk, University of California, Davis
(10359269)

9:00 a.m.
Nonlinear dynamics of a double bilipid membrane.
Christine Sample*, Northwestern University
Alexander Golovin, Northwestern University
(103592254)

9:15 a.m.
Harvesting in biological populations: models and analysis.
Natalia Hritonenko*, Prairie View A&M University
Renan Ulrich Goetz, Universitat de Girona
Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University
Angels Xabadia, Universitat de Girona
(103592322)

9:30 a.m.
A model of the acute inflammatory response with immune mediators in both the blood and tissue and the effects of linking multiple tissue units to the same blood compartment.
Angela Reynolds*, University of Pittsburgh
Gilles Clermont, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Rubin, University of Pittsburgh
G. Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh
(1035921169)

9:45 a.m.
Conditions under which Vectors Develope Resistance to Spray.
Jemal S. MohammedAwel*, Valdosta State University
Blayneh W. Kebenesh, Florida A and M University
(103592285)

10:00 a.m.
A New Mathematical Model of Schistosomiasis.
Ruijun Zhao*, Purdue University
Fabio A. Milner, Purdue University
(103592337)

10:15 a.m.
Stability analysis of a model of atherogensis: An energy estimate approach.
L R Ritter*, Southern Polytechnic State University
A I Ibragimov, Texas Tech University
J R Walton, Texas A & M University
C J McNeal, Department of Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital
(103592359)

10:30 a.m.
The Role of Time Dependence in the Exchange of Oxygen and Substrates in a MultiCapillary System of the Skeletal Muscle.
Akongnwi C Mformbele*, Georgia Gwinnett College, University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA30043
(103592788)

10:45 a.m.
The interplay of abstinence and infertility with the existence of subthreshold endemic states in epidemic models of persistent sexually transmitted diseases.
Daniel Maxin*, Valparaiso University
(1035921164)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.9:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Abstract Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory, I

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on College Algebra: Concepts, Data, and Models, II
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Laurette Foster, Prairie A&M University
Mary R. Robinson, University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus
Yajun Yang, Farmingdale State University of New York

8:00 a.m.
Factors that Shape Community College Mathematics Faculty Members' Reasoning About College Algebra Reform: A Multiple Case Study.
Helen E Burn*, Highline Community College
(1035D1398)

8:20 a.m.
Phase Two In Developing Effective Teaching Techniques For Undergraduate College Algebra Courses.
Jonathan P Lambright*, Savannah State University
(1035D11255)

8:40 a.m.
A Modeling Alternative to College AlgebraLessons Learned.
Mary Ellen Davis*, Georgia Perimeter College
(1035D1723)

9:00 a.m.
Redesigning College Algebra: Combining Educational Theory, Forward Thinking Pedagogy and WebBased Learning to Improve Student Performance.
Gary W. Hagerty*, Black Hills State University
Stan S. Smith, Black Hills State University
Danielle Marie Goodwin, Penn State Erie
(1035D11411)

9:20 a.m.
Time to Change the Name.
Sol Garfunkel*, COMAP
(1035D11262)

9:40 a.m.
A Taxonomy of Mathematical Modeling in High School.
Eric Robinson*, Ithaca College
John C Maceli, Ithaca College
(1035D11248)

10:00 a.m.
Environmental Mathematics Modeling in Connections: College Algebra and English Composition.
Ken Smith, Indianan University South Bend
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1035D1201)

10:20 a.m.
An Inconvenient Truth: College Algebra courses study applications from climate change in a campus wide teachin at Framingham State College.
Victoria A Sapko*, Framingham State College
(1035D11029)

10:40 a.m.
Honey, I Shrunk the Dollar.
Ronald J Harshbarger*, University of South Carolina  Beaufort
Lisa S. Yocco, Georgia Southern University
(1035D11393)

11:00 a.m.
Shocking Applications of Mathematical Modeling in the Undergraduate Classroom.
Christopher M. Smith*, United States Military Academy at West Point
Jon Roginski, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035D11761)

11:20 a.m.
Mathematics in Industry.
Caroline Maher Boulis*, Lee University
(1035D1350)

11:40 a.m.
Developing Algebraic Understanding With Excel.
Eileen Fernandez*, Montclair State University
(1035D11494)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Crossing the ``Bridge to Higher Mathematics": What Works and Why, II
Organizers:
George J. Davis, Georgia State University gdavis@gsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Logic and Axiomatics at King's College: A Bridge Course for First Semester Freshmen.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
Anthony D Berard, King's College
(1035F11219)

8:20 a.m.
A SophomoreLevel Transition Course: from Conception to Maturity.
Michael A Jones, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Aruo Mukherjee*, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
(1035F11243)

8:40 a.m.
Student Generated Examples of Proof Techniques.
Morteza Seddighin*, Indiana University East
(1035F11257)

9:00 a.m.
Learning to Be a Mathematician.
David C Haines*, Bates College
(1035F11331)

9:20 a.m.
Repercussions of Eliminating a Bridge Course.
Jeremy Case*, Taylor University
(1035F11338)

9:40 a.m.
Active Learning in a Bridge Course.
Magnhild Lien*, California State University Northridge
Katherine Stevenson, California State University Northridge
(1035F11362)

10:00 a.m.
Teachers, Majors, Data Structures Takers: Learning proofs in a very mixed class.
Terry A Loring*, University of New Mexico
(1035F11425)

10:20 a.m.
A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics.
Tom Richmond*, Western Kentucky University
(1035F11495)

10:40 a.m.
Inquiry based learning in a proofs course.
Feryal Alayont*, Grand Valley State University
(1035F11847)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Demos and Strategies with Technology that Enhance Teaching and Learning Mathematics, I
Organizers:
David R. Hill, Temple University dhill001@temple.edu
Scott Greenleaf, University of New England
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College \& State University

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Opportunities in Robotics.
Jong H Chung*, United States Military Academy
(1035I11359)

8:20 a.m.
Ramanujan and Fourier with GeoGebra.
David Fowler*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035I1884)

8:40 a.m.
Visualizing Lagrange multipliers: a discovery approach to constrained optimization.
Elisha Peterson*, United States Military Academy
(1035I11195)

9:00 a.m.
Demos and Strategies that work in a Mathematical Modeling Course.
William P Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1035I1580)

9:20 a.m.
Sliding Into Calculus Lab.
Roland B Minton*, Roanoke College
(1035I11690)

9:40 a.m.
A Java Simulator for Voting Methods.
Richard E Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1035I162)

10:00 a.m.
Spreadsheetbased Modeling and Applications.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1035I1106)

10:20 a.m.
Analyzing the Solutions, Approximations, and Stability of TimeVarying Difference and Differential Equations with Excel and Flash.
Paul R Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1035I11001)

10:40 a.m.
Calculus from the mouths of babes: Improving Students' Math Communication Skills Using Formal Problem Briefs.
Kimberly R. Swetz*, United States Air Force Academy
Jadonna Brewton, United States Air Force Academy
(1035I11774)

11:00 a.m.
Cool Tools for the Tablet PC.
Denise LeGrand*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1035I1165)

11:20 a.m.
Interactive Modules (Produce with Flash) to Facilitate the Construction of Knowledge in Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students.
J. Alfredo Jimenez*, Penn State Hazleton
(1035I11470)

11:40 a.m.
Presenting FullyInteractive Mathematics Within Web Browsers.
Kunio Mitsuma*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1035I1857)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Real Analysis, II
Organizers:
Erik O. Talvila, University College of the Fraser Valley erik.talvila@ucfv.ca
Robert W. Vallin, Slippery Rock University
James E. Peterson, Benedictine College

8:00 a.m.
The EulerStirling Correspondence.
Robert L. Brabenec*, Wheaton College (IL)
(1035W154)

8:20 a.m.
Introducing Computation and Numerical Examples in Real Analysis Courses.
Paul S Rossi*, College of Saint Elizabeth
(1035W11165)

8:40 a.m.
A Project on Baire Class One Functions.
Robert A Fontenot*, Whitman College
(1035W1829)

9:00 a.m.
Applications of Elementary Analysis.
Richard B Darst*, Colorado State University
(1035W11751)

9:20 a.m.
From Classical Analysis to Neoclassical Analysis: Extending the Scope of Analysis.
Mark Burgin*, UCLA
(1035W1188)

9:35 a.m.
Break.

10:00 a.m.
Using regulated functions to teach integration.
Franklin Mendivil*, Math Dept, Acadia University
(1035W1536)

10:20 a.m.
A Local Maximal Function Simplifying Measure Differentiation.
Peter A. Loeb*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(1035W1565)

10:40 a.m.
Distributional integrals.
Erik Talvila*, University College of the Fraser Valley
(1035W11886)

11:00 a.m.
HenstockKurzweil integration for linear operators.
Woodford W. Zachary*, Howard University
(1035W1693)

11:20 a.m.
Ergodic theory examples to illustrate concepts from real analysis.
Cesar E. Silva*, Williams College
(1035W1837)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, III
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Mike Huber, Muhlenberg College
Jihwa Noh, University of Northern Iowa
Salar Alsardary, University of the Sciences
Heather A. Jackson, United States Military Academy

8:00 a.m.
Investigating Graphs using Handheld Technology.
C. C. Edwards*, Western Kentucky University
(1035Z11945)

8:15 a.m.
Classroom Response Systems in Calculus: Facilitating Student Discussion and Preparation for Class.
David G. Taylor*, Roanoke College
Chris R. Lee, Roanoke College
Jeff L. Spielman, Roanoke College
Roland B. Minton, Roanoke College
Jan G. Minton, Roanoke College
(1035Z1410)

8:30 a.m.
On the relationship between the Hausdorff dimension and the integration order.
Leon C Hardy*, Valencia Community College
(1035Z1314)

8:45 a.m.
A Talk Without Words: Visualizing Group Theory.
Nathan C Carter*, Bentley College
(1035Z11062)

9:00 a.m.
Student Generated Demonstrations.
Albert W Schueller*, Whitman College
(1035Z11261)

9:15 a.m.
Teaching Linear Algebra in a Finite Mathematics Course using WebCAS.
Peter L Staab*, Fitchburg State College
(1035Z11207)

9:30 a.m.
Using a Smartboard in Abstract Algebra.
Cynthia J Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(1035Z1411)

9:45 a.m.
"In America", the combinatorics are not "as simple as pie".
Michael David Smith*, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
(1035Z1789)

10:00 a.m.
Cardinality and Measure.
H. Vic Dannon*, San Diego, California
(1035Z1477)

10:15 a.m.
A Transition Course using improvisation guided by metacognition, experience, and mathematical knowledge and culture.
Ward Heilman*, Bridgewater State College
Heidi Burgiel, Bridgewater State College
(1035Z11070)

10:30 a.m.
A Hybrid (Half OnLine) Model for a Large Enrollment Mathematical Ideas Course.
Alexander Alekseenko, California State University Northridge
Elena Anne Marchisotto, California State University Northridge
Mark F Schilling*, California State University Northridge
Michael Cole, California State University Northridge
(1035Z11336)

10:45 a.m.
Using writing to help Mathematics Education students connect to the curriculum.
Kelleen H. Bonomo*, Grove City College
(1035Z11551)

11:00 a.m.
A TeamTaught Biometry Course With Lectures and Labs.
Dexter C. Whittinghill*, Rowan University
(1035Z11606)

11:15 a.m.
Connect your preservice teachers to real, live middle school students using a free (grant supported) MathNerds Mentoring Network.
W. Ted Mahavier*, Lamar University
(1035Z11212)

11:30 a.m.
Sudoku Calculus.
Q.een W Harris*, Georgia Perimeter College
(1035Z11994)

11:45 a.m.
Preparing to Teach an Online Sophomore Differential Equations Course.
William M. Kinney*, Bethel University
(1035Z1290)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, I: Dynamical Systems Challenges in Climate Change
Organizers:
Inez Fung, Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones, University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Philosophy of Mathematics
Organizers:
Kevin M. Iga, Pepperdine University kiga@pepperdine.edu
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University

8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Rigor in the Classroom.
Laura Mann Schueller*, Whitman College
(1035Q11936)

9:00 a.m.
Mathematics is a Meme(plex).
Andrew G. Borden*, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
(1035Q125)

9:30 a.m.
Are Euclid's Postulates Really Essences?
Carl E. Behrens*, Alexandria, VA
(1035Q11360)

10:00 a.m.
The \em{De Continuo} of Thomas Bradwardine.
Daniel C. Sloughter*, Furman University
(1035Q1181)

10:30 a.m.
Ignoring the Obvious in Philosophical Applications of the Goedel Incompleteness theorems.
Jeff Buechner*, Rutgers University and the Kripke Center, CUNY Graduate Center
(1035Q11461)

11:00 a.m.
What Does It Mean for One Problem to Reduce to Another?
James R Henderson*, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
(1035Q194)

11:30 a.m.
Remarks about the notion of EXISTENCE in mathematics.
Ruggero Ferro*, University of Verona, Italy
(1035Q11722)

Monday January 7, 2008, 8:40 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, I
Organizers:
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:40 a.m.
A Java Applet and Tutorial for the Jacobi, GaussSeidel and SOR Methods.
David Strong*, Pepperdine University
(1035M11567)

9:00 a.m.
The Effects of Perturbations on Matrix MultiplicationInteractive Flash Simulation.
Paul R Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1035M1408)

9:20 a.m.
Making Transition to Linear Independence through Set Theory and a Web Module.
Hamide DoganDunlap*, University Of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
(1035M11060)

9:40 a.m.
A DoubleMinded Fractal.
Andrew J Simoson*, King College
(1035M1167)

10:00 a.m.
Computational Linear Algebra and Social Networks.
Mason Alexander Porter*, University of Oxford
(1035M151)

10:20 a.m.
The Problem with the ``Junk Food Problem".
Stephen Szydlik*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(1035M11147)

10:40 a.m.
Matrices and Their Adjoints.
Jack W. Rogers, Jr.*, Auburn University
(1035M11159)

11:00 a.m.
Homogeneous Coordinates: They work, but where do they come from?
Jonathan R Senning*, Gordon College
(1035M11553)

11:20 a.m.
Getting Down with Determinants: Defining det(A) via the PA = LU Decomposition.
Henry J. Ricardo*, Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
(1035M11702)

11:40 a.m.
Computing the MoorePenrose Inverse of a Matrix with a Computer Algebra System.
Karsten K. Schmidt*, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, Germany
(1035M141)

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
4000 years of algebra: An historic tour from BM 13901 to \em{Moderne Algebra}.
Karen H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
(1035A017)

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part A
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
Evaluating student presentations in mathematics.
Organizers:
Suzanne Dor\'ee, Augsburg College
Richard Jardine, Keene State College
Thomas Linton, Central College

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Using the New Technologies in Teaching Mathematics
Organizers:
Lawrence C. Moore, Duke University lang@math.duke.edu
Bruce W. Yoshiwara, Los Angeles Pierce College yoshiwbw@piercecollege.edu

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Poster Session on Outreach Programs for Underrepresented Populations in Mathematics

9:00 a.m.
Elizabeth Yanik, Emporia State University
Jennifer Hontz, Meredith College
Kathleen Sullivan, Seattle University

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Proposal writing workshop for grant applications to the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education.
Panelists:
Daniel P. Maki, National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles, National Science Foundation
Lee L. Zia, National Science Foundation

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Exciting, surprising, and satisfying: Why and how to teach proof.
Organizers:
Carol S. Schumacher, Kenyon College
Diane L. Herrmann, University of Chicago
Panelists:
T. Christine Stevens, Saint Louis University
Susanna S. Epps, DePaul University
Lisa A. Mantini, Oklahoma State University
Diane Hermann,

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Research and outreach focusing on the mathematics education of K8 Latino/a students.
Organizers:
Taliesin Sutton, University of Arizona
Laura Kondek McLeman, University of Arizona
Panelists:
Richard Kitchen, University of New Mexico
Virginia Horak, University of Arizona
Laura Kondek McLeman,
Jos\'e Maria Men\'endez, University of Arizona
Taliesin Sutton,

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:15 a.m.12:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems

9:15 a.m.
A General Criterion for Control of Chaos with Feedback.
Dmitry A Altshuller*, Crane Aerospace and Electronics
(103537943)

9:30 a.m.
AngularAsymmetric Binary Branching Trees.
Parousia Rockstroh*, Harvey Mudd College
David Brown, Ithaca College
(1035371988)

9:45 a.m.
Sequences and Cycles of Schwarzian Derivatives.
Stephen M. Zemyan*, Penn State Mont Alto
(1035371729)

10:00 a.m.
One Dimensional Stochastic Cellular Automata.
Donna Molinek*, Davidson College
Jane Hawkins, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(1035371574)

10:15 a.m.
ParticleTracking Simulations: Evolving Curves and Surfaces in TimeDependent Velocity Fields.
Paul von Dohlen*, William Paterson University
Patrick D. Miller, Stevens Institute of Technology
(1035371157)

10:30 a.m.
Superlattice patterns in oscillatory systems with multifrequency forcing.
Jessica M Conway*, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
Hermann Riecke, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
(1035371236)

10:45 a.m.
Fixed Point Sets of Finite Order Automorphisms on Mixing Shifts of Finite Type.
Nicholas Long*, University of Maryland
(1035371432)

11:00 a.m.
Chain recurrence rates and topological entropy.
David Richeson, Dickinson College
Jim Wiseman*, Agnes Scott College
(1035371009)

11:15 a.m.
Smoothness of density functions for random maps.
Md. Shafiqul Islam*, University of Prince Edward Island
Pawel Gora, Concordia University
(103537748)

11:30 a.m.
Bowen's Formula in Graph Directed Markov Systems.
Eugen Andrei Ghenciu*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(103537696)

11:45 a.m.
An $n$cell in ${\bf }R ^{n+1}$ that is not the attractor of any IFS on ${\bf R}^{n+1}$.
Manuel J Sanders*, University of South Carolina Beaufort
(103537574)

12:00 p.m.
Example of a mean ergodic $L^1$ operator with the linear rate of growth.
Wojciech K Kosek*, Colorado College
(1035371613)

Monday January 7, 2008, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Monday January 7, 2008, 10:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Math on the Web, II

Monday January 7, 2008, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
Fun with zeta functions of graphs.
Audrey A. Terras*, University of California San Diego
(10350599)

Monday January 7, 2008, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Visualizing abstract mathematics with cellular automata.
Organizers:
Michael J. Bardzell, Salisbury University
Donald E. Spickler, Salisbury University

Monday January 7, 2008, 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Chairs:
Amy ShellGellasch, Pacific Lutheran University

Monday January 7, 2008, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Undergraduate career paths in math: What can you do with a math degree?
Organizers:
Vanessa Garcia, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Dov N. Chelst, DeVry University

Monday January 7, 2008, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics Panel Discussion
Classroom voting comes to the mathematics classroom.
Organizers:
Mark R. Parker, Carroll College
Cheryl L. Olsen, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Panelists:
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
David O. Lomen, University of Arizona
Maria S. Terrell, Cornell University

Monday January 7, 2008, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
From global predictions to local action: Mathematical challenges in global warming.
Inez Fung*, University of California Berkeley

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture II
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part II).
Wendelin Werner*, University of ParisSud
(10350010)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
On Ramsey Numbers for Quadrilaterals in 3 and 4 Colors.
Evan Heidtmann*, The College of Wooster
Timothy Hopper, Grove City College
Stanislaw Radziszowski, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1035051189)

1:30 p.m.
Minimal $k$rankings and the rank number of $P_{n}^{2}$.
Sarah Novotny*, Sacred Heart University
Juan Ortiz, California Lutheran University
Darren A Narayan, University of South Carolina
(103505236)

2:00 p.m.
Nonnegative expressions of certain matrix minors.
Kristen DiGiacomo, Providence College
Gary Gordon, Lafayette College
Garth Isaak, Lehigh University
Chor Ham Lam, Dartmouth College
Joe Tenini, Furman University
Olga Turanova*, Bard College
(103505460)

2:30 p.m.
Characterization of the VertexReinforced Random Walk and Trapping Subgraphs.
Aaron M Yeager*, Missouri State Universtiy
Thomas A Gassert, Bowdoin College
(103560282)

3:00 p.m.
External Cavity Mode Solutions to the LangKobayashi Equations.
Sara Reynolds*, Nazareth College
Stanley Snelson, Columbia University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
(103537614)

3:30 p.m.
Topological Anomaly Detection in Hyperspectral Satellite Images.
Jennifer Mahle*, Florida Atlantic University
Paul Prue, University of California  Davis
William F Basener, National GeospatialIntelligence Agency and RIT
(103562616)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, II
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Daniel, Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University

1:00 p.m.
Computation of gradient flows in flag manifolds.
Ralph Bremigan*, Ball State University
(103522867)

1:30 p.m.
On the omegaregular unitary dual of the Metaplectic group.
A. Pantano, University of California, Irvine
A. Paul, Western Michigan University
S. A. SalamancaRiba*, New Mexico State University
(1035221437)

2:00 p.m.
Signed KazhdanLusztig polynomials and the Unitary Dual Problem.
Wai Ling Yee*, University of Windsor
(103522894)

2:30 p.m.
The Combinatorics of Involutions and Twisted Involutions in Weyl groups.
Ruth Haas*, Smith College
(1035051311)

3:00 p.m.
On the classification of orbits of minimal parabolic $k$subgroups acting on symmetric $k$varieties of $\rm{SL}(n,k)$.
Stacy L. Beun*, North Carolina State University
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University
(103522435)

3:30 p.m.
Representations associated with $\mathfrak{p}$adic symmetric spaces.
Gerardus Franciscus Helminck*, University of Twente
Aloysius Gerardus Helminck, NCSU Raleigh NC
(1035431427)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic, LargeScale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, II
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde, University of Texas at Arlington

1:00 p.m.
Perturbation of a Gradient Temperature Field Due to the Presence of Two Spheres.
Abhinandan Chowdhury*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Christo I. Christov, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(103565734)

1:30 p.m.
Variation of Constants Method for Stochastic Discrete Systems.
G. S. Ladde, University of South Florida
M. Sambandham*, Morehouse College
(103534812)

2:00 p.m.
Dynamic Models For Social Networks.
ChungChien Hong*, Albany State University
N G Medhin, North Carolina State University
(103560633)

2:30 p.m.
Analysis of Gene Expression Data using Johnson's system of distributions.
Florence George*, Florida International University
Ramachandran M. Kandethody, University of South Florida
(1035621107)

3:00 p.m.
Generalized Monotone Method for Functional Differential Equations with Retardation and Anticipation.
Aghalaya S Vatsala*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(103534751)

3:30 p.m.
McKeanVlasov equations driven by fractional Brownian motion.
Mark A McKibben*, Goucher College
David N Keck, Ohio University
(10356077)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on TimeFrequency Analysis: Hilbert Huang Transform and Wavelet Analysis, II
Organizers:
Yuesheng Xu, Syracuse University yxu06@syr.edu
Sherman D. Riemenschneider, West Virginia University
Samuel S. Shen, San Diego State University

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers:
Janet Striuli, University of Nebraska, Lincoln jstriuli2@math.unl.edu
Sean M. SatherWagstaff, North Dakota State University
Lars Winther Christensen, Texas Tech University

1:00 p.m.
Universal Gr\"obner bases of varieties of minimal degree.
Sonja Petrovic*, University of Kentucky
(1035131150)

1:30 p.m.
Modules with prescribed intersection properties.
Erin E Chamberlain*, University of Utah
(103513555)

2:00 p.m.
Commutativity of Intersection with Divisors.
Paul Roberts, University of Utah
Sandra Spiroff*, Seattle University
(1035131408)

2:30 p.m.
Structure on the set of closure operations of a commutative ring.
Janet C. Vassilev*, University of California, Riverside
(103513742)

3:00 p.m.
Joint HilbertKunz multiplicities and atight closure.
Adela Vraciu*, University of South Carolina
(103513890)

3:30 p.m.
Liaison addition and the structure of a Gorenstein liaison class.
Robin Hartshorne, University of California, Berkeley
Juan Migliore, University of Notre Dame
Uwe Nagel*, University of Kentucky
(1035141842)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Monotone Discrete Dynamical Systems with Applications, II
Organizers:
M.R.S. Kulenovic, University of Rhode Island kulenm@math.uri.edu
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
Hal L. Smith, Arizona State University

1:00 p.m.
An application of planar monotone maps to synchronized cohort oscillations in population dynamics.
J. M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
(103592760)

1:30 p.m.
Globally Attracting Attenuant versus Resonant Cycles in Periodic Compensatory Leslie Models.
AbdulAziz Yakubu, Howard University
John E Franke*, North Carolina State University
(103539777)

2:00 p.m.
A monotone difference equation for pulse circulation in a loop of cardiac tissue.
Hassan Sedaghat*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(103539902)

2:30 p.m.
Dynamics of cooperative discrete systems.
Winfried Just*, Ohio University
German A Enciso, Harvard Medical School and Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(1035391302)

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Stability for Difference Equations with Decreasing Arguments.
Candace M. Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hassan Sedaghat, Virginia Commonwealth University
David M. Chan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Eun R. Chang, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mehdi Dehghan, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Reza MazrooeiSebdani, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
(1035371442)

3:30 p.m.
Fractional Multivariate Opial Type Inequalities Over Spherical Shells.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(10352661)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, IV
Organizers:
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu, peterwjones@comcast.net
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale, Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics for Teaching: Educating Elementary and Middle School Teachers for Success, II
Organizers:
Babette M. Benken, California State University, Long Beach bbenken@csulb.edu
Lynn C. McGrath, University of San Diego
Perla L. Myers, University of San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Engaging Prospective Elementary School Teachers in Mathematics Through Children's Thinking.
Randolph Philipp*, San Diego State University
Bonnie Schappelle, San Diego State University
John Zig Siegfried, San Diego State University & University of CaliforniaSan Diego
(103597711)

2:00 p.m.
Mathematics for Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Incorporating Japanese Curriculum Materials.
Tad Watanabe*, Kennesaw State University
(103597553)

2:30 p.m.
Place Value for Future Teachers: A Lesson Study.
Edith Prentice Mendez*, Sonoma State University
Brigitte Lahme, Sonoma State University
Rick Marks, Sonoma State University
Ben Ford, Sonoma State University
(103597959)

3:00 p.m.
TeacherStudent Parallels in Concepts of Unit.
Christopher M. Kribs Zaleta*, University of Texas at Arlington
(103597397)

3:30 p.m.
Exposing Preservice Elementary and Middle School Teachers to Mathematics in Depth.
Jerrold W. Grossman*, Oakland University
(103597352)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, I
Organizers:
Kristin E. Lauter, Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen, Leiden University

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Conformally Flat Lorentzian Manifolds, II
Organizers:
Virginie Charette, Universit\'e de Sherbrooke virginie.charette@usherbrooke.ca
William M. Goldman, University of Maryland
Karin H. Melnick, Yale University
Kevin Scannel, Saint Louis University

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Voting Theory, II
Organizers:
Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University jonesm@mail.montclair.edu
Eric I. Gottlieb, Rhodes College
Brian P. Hopkins, Saint Peter's College

1:00 p.m.
Voting, the Symmetric Group, and Representation Theory.
Michael E Orrison*, Harvey Mudd College
(103520946)

1:30 p.m.
Pointsbased rules respecting a pairwisechangesymmetric ordering.
KarlDieter Crisman*, Gordon College
(1035911128)

2:00 p.m.
Characterizations of Arrovian Social Welfare Functions.
Alan D Taylor*, Union College
(1035911525)

2:30 p.m.
A Characterization of the Maxmin Rule in the Context of Voting.
R Vincent Merlin*, CREM, CNRS and University of Caen
Ronan Congar, CARE and University of Rouen
(103591525)

3:00 p.m.
Multilinear Extensions and Semivalues for Multichoice Games.
Jennifer M. Wilson*, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Michael A. Jones, Montclair State University
(1035911469)

3:30 p.m.
Anonymous voting games with multiple levels of approval: classification and counting.
Josep Freixas*, Department of Applied Mathematics 3 and Engineering School of Manresa, Technical University of Catalonia
William S. Zwicker, Union College
(1035911185)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, II
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid, California State University, San Marcos

1:00 p.m.
A Class of Interval Digraphs.
Shilpa Das Gupta, University of Colorado at Denver
J. Richard Lundgren*, University of Colorado at Denver
Elena Ortega, University of Colorado at Denver
(103505699)

1:30 p.m.
Characterizing Interval Tournaments.
David E Brown, Utah State University
Arthur H Busch*, University of Dayton
J. Richard Lundgren, University of Colorado at Denver
(103505636)

2:00 p.m.
Hypergraph transversals and kernels in digraphs.
Hortensia GaleanaSanchez*, UNAM
Matej Stelik, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
(103505179)

2:30 p.m.
On the Number of Proper Nodes in Rooted Trees.
J. W. Moon*, University of Alberta
Laura L.M. Yang, University of Alberta
(103505462)

3:00 p.m.
Cycle Lengths Occurring in Hamiltonian Graphs.
Michael S. Jacobson*, University of Colorado at Denver
Michael J. Ferrara, University of Akron
Angela Harris, University of Colorado at Denver
(1035051066)

3:30 p.m.
Some recent results on strong connectivity.
Ronald J. Gould*, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
(103505414)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, II
Organizers:
Ling Long, Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu, University of Pennsylvania

1:00 p.m.
Iwasawa theory, Hida families, and vanishing of $L$functions.
Trevor S Arnold*, University of Washington
(103511662)

1:30 p.m.
Congruences among automorphic forms on unitary groups and the BlochKato conjecture.
Krzysztof Klosin*, University of Utah
(103511313)

2:00 p.m.
Congruences between modular forms and ranks of new parts of completed Hecke rings.
Ravi Ramakrishna*, Cornell University
(103511878)

2:30 p.m.
Hodge, Newton, and tame inertia polygons.
Xavier Caruso, Univ. de Rennes 1
David Savitt*, Univ. of Arizona
(103511906)

3:00 p.m.
On lattices in semistable representations.
Tong Liu*, University of Pennsylvania
(103511506)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part A
More music and mathematics.
Organizers:
Leon Harkleroad, Wilton, ME

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, II

1:00 p.m.
Jacobi polynomials ($\alpha$=$\beta$=1), their Sobolev orthogonality, and selfadjoint operators.
Andrea S Bruder*, Baylor University
(1035331426)

1:15 p.m.
Chapter 23 of Abramowitz and Stegun.
Jonathan M. Borwein, Dalhousie University
Neil J. Calkin, Clemson University
Dante Manna*, Dalhousie University
(103533681)

1:30 p.m.
A continuous version of the Grothendieck inequality.
Adam Bowers*, University of Connecticut
(1035281347)

1:45 p.m.
On entire solutions of nonlinear differential and difference equations.
ChungChun Yang*, The Hong Kong University of Sci.&Tech.
(103534182)

2:00 p.m.
The Schwarzian Operator on Fuchsian Connections.
David J Pinchbeck*, St. Joseph's College (Maine)
(103530458)

2:15 p.m.
Computation of the Ahlfors map for multiply connected domains with nonsmooth boundaries.
Thomas J Tegtmeyer*, Truman State University
(1035301330)

2:30 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.
Various types of convexity of Banach spaces and solutions to dual extremal problems.
Irina Peterburgsky*, Suffolk University
(1035301456)

3:00 p.m.
Distribution of Polynomial Zeros.
Andrzej Piotrowski*, California State University, Fresno
(1035301389)

3:15 p.m.
Local Banach space theory and solutions to the $\bar \partial$ equation in infinite dimensions.
Andreas Defant, University of Oldenburg
Aaron Zerhusen*, Purdue University
(1035321530)

3:30 p.m.
Accuracy of computer generated pictures of Julia sets for the family $\lambda \tan(z)$.
John W Hoggard*, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
(1035301753)

3:45 p.m.
Canonical Products Over the Roots of Certain Dirichlet Polynomials.
Scot Paul Childress*, University of California at Riverside
(10353080)

4:00 p.m.
Finite rank Toeplitz operators on Bergman space.
Daniel H. Luecking*, University of Arkansas
(1035301805)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, II

1:00 p.m.
On an $A_\infty$structure on $H^*(C_n\times C_m)$.
Mikael VejdemoJohansson*, FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena, Germany
(103555111)

1:15 p.m.
Surgery description of colored knots.
Richard A. Litherland, Louisiana State University
Steven D Wallace*, Louisiana State University
(103555177)

1:30 p.m.
Generalized Quandle Polynomials.
V. Sam Nelson*, Pomona College
(103555384)

1:45 p.m.
$RO(G)$Graded Serre Spectral Sequence.
William C Kronholm*, University of Oregon
(103555950)

2:00 p.m.
The $\ell^2$homology of even Coxeter groups.
Timothy A Schroeder*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(103555968)

2:15 p.m.
A new invariant of virtual knots.
Allison K Henrich*, Dartmouth College
(1035551077)

2:30 p.m.
$Qd(p)$ Groups and Free Actions on Products of Spheres.
Jane Holsapple Long*, University of Maryland
(1035551532)

2:45 p.m.
Using Unstable Modules over the Steenrod Algebra to Obtain $H^*(X^{S^{1}};R)$ from $H^*_{S^{1}}(X;R)$.
Courtney K. Taylor*, Purdue University
(1035551555)

3:00 p.m.
Fibration and Cofibration in Module Theory.
C. Joanna Su*, Providence College
(1035551898)

3:15 p.m.
$p$adic $K$theory and the BousfieldKuhn Functor.
Kristen Joy Schemmerhorn*, Dominican University
(1035551943)

3:30 p.m.
Volumes of padic Analogues of Rational Polyhedra.
Wesley S. Cross*, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
(103552136)

3:45 p.m.
Diameter graphs of polygons and the proof of a conjecture of Graham.
Jim Foster, Weber State University
Tamas Szabo*, University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
(103552682)

4:00 p.m.
Describing Conjugacy Classes of Properly Discontinous Affine Groups of Euclidean Space.
Robert M. Sulman*, Pennsylvania State University
(1035521421)

4:15 p.m.
Algorithm and pseudocode for a contour construction of a smooth closed surface when it is given by its approximate triangulation.
Avraham Goldstein*, BMCC / The City University of New York
Chokri Cherif, BMCC / The City University of New York
(1035681435)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, III

1:00 p.m.
Reflexive Covers and Envelopes.
Richard G. Belshoff*, Missouri State University
(103513772)

1:15 p.m.
On Infinite Syzygies.
Meri T Hughes*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1035131318)

1:30 p.m.
Factorization in Krull Domains with Cyclic Divisor Class Group.
Karl Kattchee*, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
Mike Fitzpatrick, University of WisconsinLa Crosse
(1035131493)

1:45 p.m.
On Computating A Minimal Generating Set of Covariants for a Binary Form of Degree 10.
Thomas R. Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
(1035131920)

2:00 p.m.
The Dieudonn\'e module of a Hopf algebra generatedby two elements.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(1035131253)

2:15 p.m.
A new factorization invariant.
Jack Maney, University of South Dakota
Vadim Ponomarenko*, San Diego State University
(103513528)

2:30 p.m.
Two Types of ZariskiSamuel Associated Prime Ideals.
Tracy Dawn Hamilton*, California State University Sacramento
Howard B. Hamilton, California State University Sacramento
(103513446)

2:45 p.m.
The Arithmetic Degree of Squarefree Strongly Stable Ideals.
Erik Stokes*, University of Kentucky
(103513130)

3:00 p.m.
A local version of Gotzmann's Persistence.
Morgan Sherman*, California State University, Channel Islands
(1035131885)

3:15 p.m.
The Image of the Totalling Functor.
Kristen A Beck*, The University of Texas at Arlington
(1035131660)

3:30 p.m.
The Character Variety's New Clothes: how trace diagrams reveal new structure and simplify computations in the coordinate ring.
Elisha Peterson*, United States Military Academy
(1035141203)

3:45 p.m.
List Decoding BCH Codes.
Philip R Busse*, University of Kentucky
(10351496)

4:00 p.m.
On a class of reducible determinantal varieties arising in computer vision.
GianMario Besana*, DePaul University
Marina Bertolini, Universita' degli Studi di Milano
Cristina Turrini, Universita' degli Studi di Milano
(1035141828)

4:15 p.m.
A Basis For Covariants of Degree 3 for a Binary Form.
Thomas R. Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey
Glen M. Wilson*, The College of New Jersey
(1035131635)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, II

1:00 p.m.
Finite Element Methods Applied to Computational Neuroscience.
Felix J Apfaltrer*, BMCC/CUNY
(1035921230)

1:15 p.m.
Deterministic Models of Initiation and Propagation of Unidirectional Excitations (Action Potentials) In Excitable Media.
John Gordon Alford*, Sam Houston State University
(1035921340)

1:30 p.m.
Process based modeling of soil respiration fluxes in a subalpine forest.
John M Zobitz*, Augsburg College
David Moore, King's College London
William Sacks, University of Wisconsin
Russell Monson, University of Colorado
David Schimel, NCAR/UCAR
David Bowling, University of Utah
(1035921372)

1:45 p.m.
Complex Analysis and Dynamics of Polynomial HeleShaw Cells.
Kim I. Meyer*, University of Louisville
(1035921801)

2:00 p.m.
Fast and slow traveling wave solutions of the modified FitzHugh model.
Faina Berezovskaya*, Howard University
(1035921888)

2:15 p.m.
Mathematical predictions for surgical and endovascular aneurysm repair.
Dawn A. Lott*, Delaware State University
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Anwar Atif, Delaware State University
Sami Atif, Delaware State University
Darius Wheeler, Delaware State University
(1035921995)

2:30 p.m.
An Enzyme Kinetic Model of Blood Island Formation.
Andrew Lewis Matteson*, Texas A&M University
(1035921732)

2:45 p.m.
Pedestrian Motion in Complex Geometries Using Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Approach.
Rossitza S Marinova*, Edmonton
(103592145)

3:00 p.m.
Weight Distributions of Hamming codes.
Dae San Kim*, Sogang University
(103594972)

3:15 p.m.
On the Taylor Series of Asymptotic Weight Enumerators.
Sarah L Sweatlock*, California Institute of Technology
Srinivas Aji, California Institute of Technology
Robert J McEliece, California Institute of Technology
(1035941131)

3:30 p.m.
Foliating Metric Spaces: A Generalization of Frobenius' Theorem.
Craig Calcaterra*, Metropolitan State University
(103593599)

3:45 p.m.
Synchronization analysis of a network model in mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus.
Menaka B Navaratna*, Florida Gulf Coast University
Channa N Navaratna, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1035931475)

4:00 p.m.
Determination of Stress Tensor by Wavelet Analysis.
George Roy*, Natural Resources Canada, CANMET/MTL
(1035741955)

4:15 p.m.
Key Management in Mobile PeertoPeer Networks using Cryptography.
Biswajit Panja*, Morehead State University
(103594770)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Organizers:
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
Maura B. Mast, University of MassachusettsBoston
Kimberly M. Vincent, Washington State University

1:00 p.m.
Bridging the Perceived Gap between Content and Process Standards: Incorporating a Content Portfolio into Math Methods Courses for Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
Janet A. White*, Millersville University of PA
(1035A5909)

1:15 p.m.
Student placement in calculus courses. A case study.
Radoslav Dimitric*, DBRI, Pittsburgh
(1035A587)

1:30 p.m.
Blending Individual and Group Assessment: A Model for Measuring Student Performance.
Elana Epstein*, St. Joseph's College
(1035A5158)

1:45 p.m.
What is wrong with this picture? A rich type of assignment.
Greisy Winicki Landman*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1035A5207)

2:00 p.m.
The Validity of Assessing College Algebra Learning Outcomes from a Conceptual point of View: Implications to deep and surface learning.
Jerry C Obiekwe*, University of AkronWayne College
(1035A5305)

2:15 p.m.
Assessment of Student Learning in Quantitative Reasoning.
Joe A. Stickles, Jr.*, Millikin University
(1035A5369)

2:30 p.m.
QL Outcomes Assessment within an Integrative Studies Program.
Dick Jardine*, Keene State College
(1035A51570)

2:45 p.m.
Assessing How a Mathematics Degree Program Contributes to Core Competencies.
Tom McMillan*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Jim Fulmer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1035A51636)

3:00 p.m.
Revising a Portfolio Assessment Program to Make It Work.
Susan Hammond Marshall*, Monmouth University
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
(1035A5658)

3:15 p.m.
Including Faculty and Tutors in Math Placement.
Nicole A Hoover, University of Washington Bothell
Cinnamon Hillyard*, University of Washington Bothell
(1035A51252)

3:30 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy: Methods for developing appropriate assessment instruments.
Susan L. Ganter*, Clemson University
Jack Bookman, Duke University
(1035A5757)

3:45 p.m.
Assessment of General Education Math Courses.
James E. Hamblin*, Shippensburg University
(1035A5863)

4:00 p.m.
The Impact of the Mathematics Across the Community College (MAC$^3$) Project on Students' Learning and Attitudes about Mathematics.
Deann A. Leoni*, Edmonds Community College
(1035A51984)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Curriculum Materials for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers, II
Organizers:
Laurie J. Burton, Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Maria G. Fung, Western Oregon University
Klay T. Kruczek, Western Oregon University

1:00 p.m.
A Stimulating Journey on a Road of Discovery: Mathematical Projects Designed to Engage both Student and Teacher during a Dynamic Exploration of Mathematics.
Gail Kaplan*, Towson University
(1035H1312)

1:20 p.m.
Mathematics Books for Middle School Teachers.
Ira J Papick*, University of MissouriColumbia
(1035H1749)

1:40 p.m.
A Framework for Integrating Mathematics and Science in Middle School.
George Rublein*, College of William and Mary
(1035H11623)

2:00 p.m.
An OnLine Course to Encourage Prospective Teachers to Develop Habits for LifeLong Learning.
Elena Anne Marchisotto*, California State University, Northridge
Michael Cole, California State University, Northridge
(1035H1583)

2:20 p.m.
A Textbook in Geometry for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Carol E. Seaman*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035H11115)

2:40 p.m.
Discrete Mathematics Materials for Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Klay Kruczek*, Western Oregon University
(1035H11239)

3:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of Change for Middle Grades Teachers, an Alternative to Calculus.
David C. Carothers*, James Madison University
(1035H11642)

3:20 p.m.
Developing an Online Statistics Class for Middle School Teachers.
Alexander Kevin White*, Texas State University
(1035H11815)

3:40 p.m.
A Course for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers That Integrates Mathematics and Science.
Philip Wagreich*, Learning Sciences Research Inst.;University of IllinoisChicago
(1035H1122)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Demos and Strategies with Technology that Enhance Teaching and Learning Mathematics, II
Organizers:
David R. Hill, Temple University dhill001@temple.edu
Scott Greenleaf, University of New England
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College \& State University

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Great Activities for an Introductory Statistics Class, II
Organizers:
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgian Southern University phumphre@georgiasouthern.edu
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
Ginger HolmesRowell, Middle Tennessee State University

1:00 p.m.
Show Me Your Data: Statistics for Millennials.
Penelope H Dunham*, Muhlenberg College
(1035K11043)

1:20 p.m.
Statistics Projects.
Queen W. Harris*, Georgia Perimeter College
(1035K11992)

1:40 p.m.
The first three days of introductory statistics: Who knew it was going to be fun.
Kathryn G. Shafer*, Bethel College
(1035K1220)

2:00 p.m.
Activities to Illustrate Standard Error in Regression Modeling.
Jan O. Case*, Jacksonville State University
(1035K1593)

2:20 p.m.
Using Humming to Teach Experimental Design in Elementary Statistics.
Cora Neal*, Sonoma State University
(1035K1816)

2:40 p.m.
Threading a Topic Throughout a Statistics Course: Two Examples.
William R. Harris*, Georgetown College
Homer S. White, Georgetown College
(1035K11594)

3:00 p.m.
Service Learning Projects in an Introductory Statistics Class.
Cathy L Whitlock*, UNC  Asheville
(1035K11282)

3:20 p.m.
Baseic Statistical Concepts: Using Baseball to Bring Statistics to Life.
Stanley Rothman*, Quinnipiac University
(1035K1231)

3:40 p.m.
The Pythagorean WonLoss Theorem: An introduction to modeling.
Steven J Miller*, Brown University
(1035K191)

4:00 p.m.
Anthrax, Killer Bees and Murder to Motivate Statistics.
Rodney X Sturdivant*, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
(1035K11269)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, I
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

1:00 p.m.
Algorithmic Art from Streams of Interacting Particles.
Gary R Greenfield*, University of Richmond
(1035N1393)

1:20 p.m.
A formula for the intersection angle of backbone arcs with the bounding circle for general {\em Circle Limit III} patterns.
Douglas Dunham*, University of Minnesota Duluth
Luns Tee, University of California Berkeley
(1035N11891)

1:40 p.m.
Which 17 Planar Crystallographic Groups Are Represented at the Alhambra?
B Lynn Bodner*, Monmouth University
(1035N156)

2:00 p.m.
Some Historical Geometric Constructions and their Arts.
Reza Sarhangi*, Towson University
(1035N11727)

2:20 p.m.
Geometry, Perspective and Proportion in Art: A Traveler's Guide.
Elizabeth C Rogers*, Piedmont College
(1035N11964)

2:40 p.m.
Pattern Analysis of Traditional Thai Designs.
Susan A. McBurney*, Western Springs, Illinois
(1035N1819)

3:00 p.m.
Hyperbolic Pillows.
Samuel R Kaplan*, Universitry of North Carolina, Asheville
(1035N1296)

3:20 p.m.
Perspective, Mathematics, and the Renaissance.
Andrius Tamulis*, Cardinal Stritch University
(1035N11370)

3:40 p.m.
The Artist's Eye Was Not Enough.
John F. Putz*, Alma College
(1035N11781)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Research and Professional Development Activities for Math Majors, II
Organizers:
Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee lenhart@math.utk.edu
Mike O'Leary, Towson University
Margaret M. Robinson, Mount Holyoke College

1:00 p.m.
CURM and Minigrants for Undergraduate Research.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University
(1035T1199)

1:20 p.m.
LUREing students at 4 different institutions: the science apprenticeship model applied to mathematics.
James A Davis*, University of Richmond
Sarah SpenceAdams, Olin College
Ken Smith, Sam Houston State University
Nicholas Eugene, Coppin State University
Sivaram Narayan, Central Michigan University
(1035T1919)

1:40 p.m.
Undergraduate Research for all Math Majors: Reality or Pipe Dream?
Anant P Godbole*, East Tennessee State University
(1035T1450)

2:00 p.m.
International Research Experience for Undergraduate Mathematics Students: A Collaboration between the U.S. and Hong Kong.
Graeme Fairweather*, Colorado School of Mines
Barbara M. Moskal, Colorado School of Mines
(1035T11337)

2:20 p.m.
Mathematics Teacher Candidates and Model Eliciting Activities: A Journey Towards Research.
Paula R Stickles*, Millikin University
(1035T1362)

2:40 p.m.
Research Motivates Students.
Leslie Hogben*, Iowa State University & American Institute of Mathematics
(1035T1604)

3:00 p.m.
Math in the City  A Mathematical Modeling Program for Undergraduates.
Petronela Radu*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035T1638)

3:20 p.m.
Field Trips Motivate Students to Pursue Mathematics.
Jason E Miller*, Truman State University
(1035T1775)

3:40 p.m.
Research Program for the Academic Year.
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo*, Valparaiso University
(1035T11031)

4:00 p.m.
Successful Mentoring of Undergraduate Students on Research Projects.
Michael A. Jones*, Montclair State University
(1035T1818)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Organizers:
David E. Meel, Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh, Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IV
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Susan J. Diesel, Norwich University
Michael Smith, Morningside College
Bruce S. Burdick, Roger Williams University
Hongbiao Zeng, Fort Hays State University

1:00 p.m.
Using Visual Cues in Teaching Exponent Rules.
Jim Brandt*, Southern Utah University
(1035Z11072)

1:15 p.m.
Connecting Pascal's Triangle to Thirteen Number Sets.
Jim Fulmer*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1035Z11367)

1:30 p.m.
Applying interactive, learnercentered methods to teaching Mathematics.
Salar Alsardary*, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Phyllis Blumberg, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
(1035Z174)

1:45 p.m.
On Generalized Alternating Galileo Sequences.
Hari Pulapaka*, Stetson University
(1035Z1162)

2:00 p.m.
Concept Acquisition in Linear Algebra.
Melvin A Nyman*, Alma College
John Berry, University of Plymouth
Douglas Lapp, Central Michigan University
(1035Z1828)

2:15 p.m.
How to "create" more class time for active learning.
MinLin Lo*, California State University San Bernardino
(1035Z1330)

2:30 p.m.
A quadrilateral inside another one.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
Michael A. Ash, Economic Dept., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Peter F. Ash, Cambridge College
(1035Z11467)

2:45 p.m.
Limits of zeros of polynomial sequences.
Xinyun Zhu*, Central Michigan University
George Grossman, Central Michigan University
(1035Z1304)

3:00 p.m.
Chaos and Bifurcations in the Dynamical System of Student Attitudes toward Mathematics in Ten Undergraduate Classes.
Zaur Berkaliev*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035Z11487)

3:15 p.m.
Numbers Simultaneously Polygonal and Centered Polygonal.
Steven Schlicker*, Grand Valley State University
(1035Z1281)

3:30 p.m.
Educating about Sustainability while Teaching Calculus.
Thomas J Pfaff*, Ithaca College
(1035Z1685)

3:45 p.m.
Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Stability of Linear Equations.
Avraham Goldstein*, BMCC / The City University of New York
Chokri Cherif, BMCC / The City University of New York
(1035Z11301)

4:00 p.m.
Baseball and general education mathematics.
Fred Worth*, Henderson State University
(1035Z1949)

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, II: Mathematics of Social and Economic Feedback in Climate Change
Organizers:
Inez Fung, Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones, University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Creating and implementing a capstone course in mathematics for preservice secondary teachers.
Organizers:
David W. Dempsey, Jacksonville State University
Matthew Winsor, University of Texas at El Paso
Panelists:
Edward E. Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
Rebecca Walker, Grand Valley State University
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
Henry S. Kepner, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
David W. Dempsey,
Matthew Winsor,

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Panel Discussion
The political dimension of ethnomathematics.
Organizers:
Amy ShellGellasch, Pacific Lutheran University
Janet L. Beery, University of Redlands
Presenters:
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Ana L\'ucia Bras Dias, Central Michigan University
Arthur B. Powell, Rutgers University

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAAAMS Special Presentation
Putting math on the Web the correct way.
Organizers:
Paulo Ney de Souza, University of California Berkeley and Mathematical Sciences Publishers
William F. Hammond, SUNY at Albany
Patrick D. F. Ion, {\it Mathematical Reviews} and W3C MathML Working Group

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion
Organizers:
Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University

Monday January 7, 2008, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Organizers:
Jon W. Scott, Montgomery Community College Jon.Scott@montgomerycollege.edu

2:00 p.m.
PRofessional Enhancement Program (PREP).
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America
William Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University
Nancy Baxter Hastings, Dickinson College
Nathaniel Dean, Texan State UniversitySan Marcos
Jon Scott*, Montgomery College

2:00 p.m.
Renewal of College Algebra.
Norma Agras*, Miami Dade College
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America

2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Lessons in Mathematics and Art.
Annalisa Crannell*, Franklin and Marshall College
Marc Frantz, Indiana University

2:00 p.m.
Adapting and Implementing Innovative Materials in Statistics Courses (AIMS).
Robert delMas, University of Minnesota
Joan Garfield*, University of Minnesota
Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota

2:00 p.m.
WeBWorK, a Webbased Interactive Homework System.
Michael Gage*, University of Rochester
Arnold Pizer, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester

2:00 p.m.
Researchfocused Learning Communities in Mathematical Biology.
Jason Miller*, Truman State University
Jon Beck, Truman State University
Michael Kelrick, Truman State University
Laura RechavFielden, Truman State University

2:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences at ASU.
Yang Kuang*, Arizona State University
Hal Smith, Arizona State University
Carlos CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
James Elser, Arizona State University
John Anderies, Arizona State University

2:00 p.m.
The National Curve Bank Project: A MATH Archive.
Shirley Gray*, California State University, Los Angeles
Bill Austin, University of Tennessee at Martin
Chris Caldwell, University of Tennessee at Martin
Phillip Johnson, Appalachian State University
Lou Talman, Metropolitan State College of Denver

2:00 p.m.
Technically Speaking.
Lew Ludwig*, Denison University

2:00 p.m.
Paradigms in Physics: Multiple Entry Points.
Corinne Manogue, Oregon State University
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University
David McIntyre, Oregon State University
Emily van Zee, Oregon State University

2:00 p.m.
Adapting K8 Mathematics Curricular Materials for PreService Teacher Education.
William Moss*, Clemson University

2:00 p.m.
SOCR Analyses: A Free Internetbased Statistical Analysis Toolkit.
Annie Che, University of California at Los Angeles
Nicolas Christou, University of California at Los Angeles
Jenny Cui, University of California at Los Angeles
Ivo Dinov*, University of California at Los Angeles

2:00 p.m.
Biocalculus: Text Development, Dialog, and Assessment.
Timothy Comar*, Benedictine University
Lisa Townsley, Benedictine University
Brenda Alberico, Benedictine University

2:00 p.m.
The STEM Real World Applications Modules Project.
Darren Narayan*, University of South Carolina
William Basener, National GeospatialIntelligence Agency
Moises Sudit, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
The Next STEP: Integrating STEM Learning Communities.
Jason Miller*, Truman State University
Maria Nagan, Truman State University
Jennifer Thompson, Truman State University

2:00 p.m.
Math Questions to Engage Students (Math QUEST).
Holly Zullo*, Carroll College
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark Parker, Carroll College

2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World.
Bernard Madison*, University of Arkansas
Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Shannon Dingman, University of Arkansas

2:00 p.m.
CSUMS: Computational Science Training in the Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer.
Victor Roytburd*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mark Holmes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Isom Herron, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gregor Kovacic, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Peter Kramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2:00 p.m.
Enhancing the Teaching of Linear Algebra Using Digital Image Processing.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University

2:00 p.m.
The PascGalois Project: Visualizing Abstract Mathematics.
Michael Bardzell*, Salisbury University
Kathleen Shannon, Salisbury University
Donald Spickler, Salisbury University

2:00 p.m.
Training Undergraduate Students in Mathematics and Biology at UL Lafayette.
Azmy Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jacoby Carter, USGS National Wetlands Research Center
Susan Mopper, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

2:00 p.m.
Classroom Response Systems in Statistics Courses.
Teri J. Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
Curtis McKnight, University of Oklahoma
Michael Richman, University of Oklahoma
Robert Terry, University of Oklahoma

2:00 p.m.
Research and Education Program (REP)in BioMath.
Semen Koksal*, Florida Institute of Technology
Richard Sinden, Florida Institute of Technology
Jewgeni Dshalalow, Florida Institute of Technology
David Carroll, Florida Institute of Technology
Robert van Woesik, Florida Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
College Algebra in Context: A Learnercentered Approach Incorporating Datadriven Activities Related to Social Issues.
Michael Catalano*, Dakota Wesleyan University

2:00 p.m.
Synthetic Biology Research for Undergraduates (SyBRU).
Laurie Heyer*, Davidson College
Jeffrey Poet, Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell, Davidson College
Todd Eckdahl, Missouri Western State University

2:00 p.m.
Refocusing College Algebra.
Laurette Foster*, Prairie View A&M University
Don Small, U.S. Military Academy

2:00 p.m.
Developing a Mathematics Curriculum to Serve the Biosciences: The First Step.
Sheldon Gordon*, Farmingdale State College
John Winn, Farmingdale State College
Matthew Bahamonde, Farmingdale State College
Linda Sabatino, Suffolk County Community College
James Fulton, Suffolk County Community College

2:00 p.m.
A Comprehensive WeBWorK Problem Library.
Jeff Holt*, University of Virginia
John Jones, Arizona State University
William Ziemer, California State University, LongBeach

2:00 p.m.
Long Beach Project in Geometry and Symmetry.
Scott Crass, California State UniversityLong Beach
Temma Leiman*, California State UniversityLong Beach

2:00 p.m.
From ILAP to iLabAPLinking Investigative Biology Laboratories to the Mathematics Curriculum.
Kirk Bartholomew*, Sacred Heart University
Hema Gopalakrishnan, Sacred Heart University
Rose Kinik, Sacred Heart University
Jennifer Mattei, Sacred Heart University

2:00 p.m.
BioGrapher: An Excel FrontEnd for Computation of Graph Theoretical Properties and Graphical Visualization of Networks.
Rama Viswanathan*, Beloit College
Han Lai, Beloit College
Hlaing Lin, Beloit College
Khalid Qumsieh, Beloit College
John Jungck, Beloit College

2:00 p.m.
A Phase II Expansion of the Development of a Multidisciplinary Course on Wavelets and Applications.
Patrick Van Fleet*, University of St. Thomas
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
Caroline Haddad, SUNY Geneseo
David Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver

2:00 p.m.
PHASER: A Universal Simulator for Dynamical Systems.
Huseyin Kocak*, University of Miami
Brian Coomes, University of Miami
Burton Rosenberg, University of Miami

2:00 p.m.
Team Research Training Program in Biology and Mathematics.
Edwin Tecarro, University of HoustonDowntown
Steve London*, University of HoustonDowntown
YounSha Chan, University of HoustonDowntown
JeongMi Yoon, University of HoustonDowntown
Aaron Krochmal, University of HoustonDowntown

2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum in a Liberal Arts Setting.
Semra KilicBahi*, ColbySawyer College
Lavonne Batalden, ColbySawyer College
Ben Steele, ColbySawyer College

2:00 p.m.
Integrating Field Trips into Calculus Courses.
Despina Prapavessi*, Diablo Valley College
Karen Edwards, Diablo Valley College

2:00 p.m.
Foundation in Mathematical Biology through Interdisciplinary Research, Training, and Curriculum Development.
Elissa Schwartz*, Washington State University
Richard Gomulkiewicz, Washington State University
Robert Dillon, Washington State University
Judith McDonald, Washington State University
Charlotte Omoto, Washington State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy, Washington State University

2:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Training of Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences with Emphasis on Fisheries Stock Assessment.
Tor Kwembe*, Jackson State University
Hyung Cho, Jackson State University

2:00 p.m.
A Radical Approach to Teaching ObjectOriented Programming.
Ann Moskol*, Rhode Island College
Kate Sanders, Rhode Island College

2:00 p.m.
A Model TeacherScholar Program in Secondary Mathematics.
Saad ElZanati*, Illinois State University
Sharon McCrone, Illinois State University
Cynthia Langrall, Illinois State University

2:00 p.m.
Preparing Computational Biologists by Encouraging an Academic Minor.
Dmitry Gokhman*, University of Texas at San Antonio
David Senseman, University of Texas at San Antonio
Kay Robbins, University of Texas at San Antonio
James Bower, University of Texas at San Antonio
Nandini Kannan, University of Texas at San Antonio

2:00 p.m.
Computer Interfaces for Enhancing Visual Learning for Students with Visual Processing Disabilities.
Karen Luxton Gourgey*, Baruch College
Annette Gourgey, Baruch College
Steven Landau, Touch Graphics Company

2:00 p.m.
Transforming Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation.
James Curry*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Richard McCray, University of Colorado, Boulder
Carl Wieman, University of Colorado, Boulder
Valerie Otero, University of Colorado, Boulder
William Wood, University of Colorado, Boulder

2:00 p.m.
History Across the Mathematics Curriculum for Preservice Teachers.
Gabriela R. Sanchis*, Elizabethtown College

2:00 p.m.
Mathematics Research Experience for Preservice and for Inservice Teachers.
Wendy O'Hanlon*, Illinois State University
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University

2:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Teaching: Using The Study Of Sprouts To Teach Mathematics And Science At A Liberal Arts College.
Cheri Boyd*, Nazareth College of Rochester
Beverly Brown, Nazareth College of Rochester
William Lammela, Nazareth College of Rochester

2:00 p.m.
Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum.
Deann Leoni*, Edmonds Community College
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Christie Gilliland, Green River Community College

2:00 p.m.
Appropriately Using WeBWorK, WebAssign and Maple in Calculus I and II.
Bryan Dorner*, Pacific Lutheran University
Daniel Heath, Pacific Lutheran University
Jessica Sklar, Pacific Lutheran University
Jeffrey Stuart, Pacific Lutheran University

Monday January 7, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Quantum field theory and generalized cohomology.
Peter Teichner*, University of California Berkeley
(10358107)

Monday January 7, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Project NExT Panel Discussion
Making the math major work for the underprepared student.
Organizers:
Linda Braddy, East Central University
Pamela B. Pierce, The College of Wooster
Panelists:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
John Ramsay, The College of Wooster
Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University

Monday January 7, 2008, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Dueling platforms: Java vs. Flash.
Organizers:
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Lawrence C. Moore, Duke University
Moderators:
Mary L. Platt,
Panelists:
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University
Kyle T. Siegrist, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Barbara Kaskosz, University of Rhode Island

Monday January 7, 2008, 3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government Guest Lecture

Monday January 7, 2008, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Retiring Presidential Address
Semisimple groups as universal examples.
James G. Arthur*, University of Toronto
(10352203)

Monday January 7, 2008, 4:25 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Joint Prize Session

Monday January 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Joint Prize Session Reception

Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Business Meeting, Guest Lecture, and Reception

Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.7:45 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Sharing residues from College Algebra Workshops.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U.S. Military Academy
William E. Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University

Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting and Reception

Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting

Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.6:45 p.m.
BIGSIGMAA Reception for Mathematicians in Business, Industry, and Government

Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception

Monday January 7, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
The proof is in the pudding: Humorous theater of the mathematical variety.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College

Monday January 7, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAAARTS Business Meeting

Monday January 7, 2008, 6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on Minority ParticipationNorth American Institutes Informal Gathering
Conversations with minority scientists.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr, University of the District of Columbia
Robert E. Megginson, University of Michigan
Camille A. McKayle, University of the Virgin Islands
Ivelisse M. Rubio, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Monday January 7, 2008, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Music Presentation
Tones are real functions, rhythms are sequences.
Presenters:
Erich Neuwirth, University of Vienna

Monday January 7, 2008, 7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Clay Mathematics Institute Film Presentation
Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem.
Presenters:
George Csicsery, Zala Films
Tuesday January 8, 2008

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, III
Organizers:
Ling Long, Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu, University of Pennsylvania

7:30 a.m.
On modular forms for some noncongruence subgroups.
Chris A. Kurth, Iowa State University
Ling Long*, Iowa State University
(103511978)

8:00 a.m.
Lfunctions and $l$adic representations for noncongruence subgroups.
Jerome William Hoffman*, Louisiana State University
Helena Verrill, Louisiana State University
(103511791)

8:30 a.m.
Farey Symbols and Finite Index Subgroups of $PSL_2(Z)$.
Chris Kurth*, Iowa State University
(1035111604)

9:00 a.m.
Computing with Modular Forms Using SAGE.
William A Stein*, University of Washington
(103511382)

9:30 a.m.
The module of vectorvalued modular forms on $SL(2, Z)$.
Geoff Mason*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(103511124)

10:00 a.m.
The Local Langlands Correspondence for GSp(4).
Wee Teck Gan*, University of California, San Diego
(103511239)

10:30 a.m.
Actions of finite groups on modular forms and coherent sheaves.
Ted C Chinburg*, University of Pennsylvania
Amy Ksir, United States Naval Academy
(10351489)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Employment Register

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, II

7:45 a.m.
Graph energy change due to single edge deletion.
Wasin So*, San Jose State University
(1035051307)

8:00 a.m.
Some Results on Antidesigns.
Ian Rogers*, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(103505508)

8:15 a.m.
Combinatorial Enumeration of rectangular kolam designs of the Tamil land.
Rethinasamy K Kittappa*, Millersville University
(103505543)

8:30 a.m.
Extremal systems for the fair and biased Erd\H{o}sSelfridge theorem.
Eric Lars Sundberg*, Occidental College
(103505544)

8:45 a.m.
A New Lower Bound on the Number of Oblivious Questions Required to Guess Two Secrets.
Kelley Harris*, Harvard University
(103505650)

9:00 a.m.
ThreeDimensional Generalized Solitary Waves via a Spatial Dynamical Approach.
Shengfu Deng*, Virginia Tech
ShuMing Sun, Virginia Tech
(103505672)

9:15 a.m.
Sequences with small subsum sets.
Aaron Pixton*, Princeton University
(103505677)

9:30 a.m.
Boundaries of the minimum $P_k$ total weights.
Ji Young Choi*, Shippensburg University of PA
(103505695)

9:45 a.m.
Almost avoiding classes of permutations.
Robert Brignall, University of Bristol
William Griffiths, Southern Polytechnic State University
Rebecca Smith*, SUNY Brockport
Vincent Vatter, DIMACS
Daniel Warren, Ohio State
Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers
(103505804)

10:00 a.m.
On $(64,28,12)$ Difference Sets.
Omar A. AbuGhneim*, Jordan University
(103505871)

10:15 a.m.
New families of nonembeddable quasiderived designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad*, Central Michigan University
(103505918)

10:30 a.m.
Some results on $\lambda_x$invertible graphs.
John P. Georges, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
David Mauro, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Yan Wang*, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
(103505939)

10:45 a.m.
A Combinatorial Approach to the Distinguishing Number of a Tournament and Other Digraphs.
Michael Babcock, University of the Pacific
Larry J. Langley, University of the Pacific
Sarah K. Merz*, University of the Pacific
(1035051354)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, III

7:45 a.m.
A Characterization of the Interior of a Triangle.
Shing S So*, University of Central Missouri
Alvin R Tinsley, University of Central Missouri
(1035511213)

8:00 a.m.
Upper Bound of Edge Number for Links.
Lucas Bennett*, University of Iowa
(103554187)

8:15 a.m.
A modified Wallman method for compactifications of certain arbitrary topological spaces and an arbitrary Hausdorff compactification.
Hueytzen J Wu*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
WanHong Wu, Institute of Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(103554173)

8:30 a.m.
The KauffmanHarary Conjecture.
P R Solis*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(103554225)

8:45 a.m.
New Metrization Theorems in Terms of Semiopen Covers.
Gangadhar R. Hiremath*, University of North Carolina Pembroke
(103554295)

9:00 a.m.
Covering Properties Extending Several Special Base Properties.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(103554710)

9:15 a.m.
Problems of scalable topology.
Mark Burgin*, UCLA
(103554189)

9:30 a.m.
Asphericity of Random Equilateral Knots.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
John C Kern, Duquesne University
Patrick Plunkett, University of California Santa Barbara
Michael Piatek, University of Washington
Kenneth C Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
(103557342)

9:45 a.m.
Quantum invariants can provide sharp bounds on Heegaard genus.
Helen Wong*, Bowdoin College
Andrew Casson, Yale University
(1035541655)

10:00 a.m.
{\bf Quasiconformal Homeomorphisms on Compact Ultrametric Spaces}.
Mozhgan Mirani*, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
(1035541605)

10:15 a.m.
Homological Codimension.
Kailash C Ghimire*, Georgia Southwestern State University
(1035541229)

10:30 a.m.
Intrisically $n$linked spatial graphs.
Danielle O'Donnol*, UCLA
(1035541382)

10:45 a.m.
The qotopology  an order topology on a space of quasicontinuous functions.
Rodica Cazacu*, Georgia College & State University
(1035541457)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS General Session

7:45 a.m.
Shortest paths and optimal solutions for evacuation in emergency situations.
Mitch A. Phillipson*, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Simei Tong, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
(103500163)

8:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Evolution of the ABO Blood Group System.
Sara Jensen, Carthage College
Anna Sparacino*, Westminster College, PA
(1035001862)

8:15 a.m.
Discovery Precalculus projects: Modeling with a graphing calculator TI84+.
Nataliya I. Latushkina*, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
(10350048)

8:30 a.m.
Reducts of Countably Categorical Graphs.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1035031064)

8:45 a.m.
On the classification of torsionfree abelian groups up to quasiisomorphism.
Samuel Gregory Coskey*, Rutgers University
(1035031806)

9:00 a.m.
Characterizing ``Planar" Abstract Simplicial Complexes by Excluded Minors (Generalizing Kuratowski's Theorem to Higher Dimensions).
Taylor Dupuy*, University of New Mexico
(10350672)

9:15 a.m.
On the local multiplevalued logic algebras.
Lavinia Corina Ciungu*, State University of New York at Buffalo
(103506444)

9:30 a.m.
Fractional Weak Discrepancy, Interval Orders, and Forbidden Configurations.
Alan Shuchat*, Wellesley College
Randy Shull, Wellesley College
Ann Trenk, Wellesley College
(1035061481)

9:45 a.m.
A Priestley Style Duality for Meet Semi Lattices.
Aditya Kumar Nagrath*, University of Denver
(1035061906)

10:00 a.m.
On the Natural Density of the $k$Zeckendorf Niven Numbers.
Curtis Cooper*, University of Central Missouri
(1035111254)

10:15 a.m.
Direct Sum Decompositions over Twodimensional Local Domains.
Nicholas R Baeth*, University of Central Missouri
(103513688)

10:30 a.m.
On Compact Connected Mobs.
Phoebe H McLaughlin*, University of Central Missouri
Shing So, University of Central Missouri
Haohao Wang, Southeast Missouri State University
(1035221210)

10:45 a.m.
Point spectra for generalized Hausdorff matrices.
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University
(103540276)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Modeling Atomic Force Microscope Deformation of Fibrin Fibers.
Callie A Johnson*, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
(1035741780)

8:30 a.m.
Cardinal Invariants Beyond the Continuum.
E. T. Brown, James Madison University
J. L. Bruno, James Madison University
C. L. Wingfield*, James Madison University
(1035031752)

9:00 a.m.
Existence of Asymptotic Solutions to Semilinear Partial Difference Equations on Graphs.
Jason Dean Lee*, Duke University
John Neuberger, Northern Arizona University
(103535261)

9:30 a.m.
Nested Chain Partitions of NormalizedMatching Posets.
Elinor Gardner Escamilla, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Andreea Cristina Nicolae, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Paul Russell Salerno, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Jordan Olliver Tirrell*, Lafayette College, Easton PA
(103506132)

10:00 a.m.
Minimum Semidefinite Rank of a Graph with Cut Sets of Size 2 and Graphs with msr($G$) = $vrule height1.5ex G\vrule height 1.5ex  2$.
Jonathan E. Beagley*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Eileen L. Radzwion, Central Michigan University
Andrew M. Zimmer, University of Puget Sound
(103515119)

10:30 a.m.
Hadamard Difference Sets in Groups of Order 144 and the Spread Construction.
Nicole Kroeger, North Carolina State University
Marcus Miller*, Harvard University
Christopher Mooney, Transylvania University
Kathleen Shepard, Grinnell College
(103505120)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, III
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Daniel, Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University

8:00 a.m.
Modules of covariants in modular invariant theory.
Abraham Broer, Universit\'{e} de Montr\'{e}al
Jianjun Chuai*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(103513483)

8:30 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
H. E. A. Eddy Campbell*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. James Shank, University of Kent at Canterbury
David L. Wehlau, Royal Military College and Queen's University
(103513562)

9:00 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
Eddy Campbell, Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. J. Shank, University of Canterbury at Kent
David L. Wehlau*, Royal Military College of Canada
(103520498)

9:30 a.m.
Separating Invariants.
Emilie Dufresne*, Queen's University
(103513588)

10:00 a.m.
A Step Towards the Determination of the Unitary Dual.
Alessandra Pantano*, University of California, Irvine
(1035201276)

10:30 a.m.
Quotients of finite and affine Weyl groups by maximal parabolic subgroups and applications.
Markus Hunziker*, Baylor University
W. Andrew Pruett, Baylor University
(1035221465)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

8:00 a.m.
Extracting and Using Credit Information in Hybrid Models.
Sanjiv R Das*, Santa Clara University
(103591466)

9:00 a.m.
TwoDimensional Markovian Model for Dynamics of Aggregate Credit Loss.
Andrei Lopatin*, NumeriX LLC
Timur Misirpashaev, Merrill Lynch
(103560566)

9:30 a.m.
Multiname and Multiscale Default Modeling.
Knut Solna*, University of California at Irvine
(1035601315)

10:00 a.m.
Calibration of portfolio credit risk models: solution of an inverse problem via intensity control.
Rama Cont*, Columbia University
Andreea Minca, Ecole Polytechnique
(103560535)

10:30 a.m.
Default Correlation, Cluster Dynamics and Single Names: The GPCL Dynamical Loss Model.
Damiano Brigo*, QSCI, Derivativefitch, Fitch Ratings QFR, London
(103560567)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, I
Organizers:
Christopher S. Peterson, Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita, Queen's University and University of Genoa

8:00 a.m.
Secant varieties of Grassmann and Segre varieties.
Giorgio Ottaviani*, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
(103514607)

9:00 a.m.
Secant varieties and polynomial interpolation.
Maria Chiara Brambilla*, University of Florence (Italy)
(1035141510)

9:30 a.m.
The Fibers of a General Projection.
David Eisenbud*, University of California, Berkeley
Roya BeheshtiZavareh, Washington University, St. Louis
(1035141498)

10:30 a.m.
Secant varieties and optimal lowrank approximations of tensors.
Vin de Silva*, Pomona College
LekHeng Lim, University of California, Berkeley
(1035141942)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, I
Organizers:
Kathy D. Merrill, Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer, University of Colorado, Boulder

8:00 a.m.
A Characterization Of Two and Three Interval Wavelet Sets.
Kenneth R. Hoover*, California State University, Stanislaus
(1035421838)

8:30 a.m.
Construction and reconstruction of tight framelets and wavelets via matrix mask functions.
Marcin Bownik*, University of Oregon
Ziemowit Rzeszotnik, University of Wroclaw, Poland
(103542424)

9:00 a.m.
Simple smooth wavelet frames approximating Parseval frames.
John J. Benedetto*, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Emily J. King, University of Maryland, College Park
(103542655)

9:30 a.m.
$\beta$Expansion and the Golden Ratio Encoder.
Yang Wang*, Michigan State University
(1035411797)

10:00 a.m.
Wavelet sets that are finite unions of convex sets.
Kathy D. Merrill*, Colorado College
(1035421288)

10:30 a.m.
Basic Ternary Digit Sets and Associated Tilings.
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, University of Michigan
(1035111377)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, II
Organizers:
Kristin E. Lauter, Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen, Leiden University

8:00 a.m.
An Efficient TimeBound Hierarchical Key Management Scheme for Secure Broadcasting.
Ning Shang*, Purdue University
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Samuel S. Wagstaff, Purdue University
(1035111146)

8:30 a.m.
Combinatorics of Elliptic Curves and ChipFiring Games.
Gregg Musiker*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(103505154)

9:00 a.m.
TateLichtenbaum Self Pairings and Residuosity.
Susan L. Schmoyer*, U.S. Military Academy
(1035111317)

9:30 a.m.
A Weil pairing on the $p$torsion of ordinary elliptic curves over $K[\epsilon]$.
Juliana V. Belding*, University of Maryland, College Park
(103511118)

10:00 a.m.
A new approach to the discrete log problem on an elliptic curve.
Samuel Maurycy Kadziela*, University of California at Irvine
(103511448)

10:30 a.m.
Explicit Formulas for Real Hyperelliptic Curves of Genus 2.
Stefan Erickson*, Colorado College
Michael J. Jacobson, Jr., University of Calgary
Ning Shang, Purdue University
Shuo Shen, Purdue University
Andreas Stein, University of Wyoming
(103511669)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, I
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker, Brigham Young University
Donald Mills, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Shift Dynamics on Partitions.
Brian Hopkins*, Saint Peter's College
(103505731)

8:30 a.m.
Spatzier's Conjecture and Generalized Symmetries.
Lennard F Bakker*, Brigham Young University
(1035371472)

9:00 a.m.
Ducci Sequences in Higher Dimensions.
Florian Breuer*, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
(103511388)

9:30 a.m.
Module Shifts and Measure Rigidity in Linear Cellular Automata.
Marcus J. Pivato*, Trent University
(103537739)

10:00 a.m.
Integer Points in Backwards Orbits.
Vijay Sookdeo*, University of Rochester
(1035111479)

10:30 a.m.
Permutations for inplace matrix transpose.
Jeff Hooper, Math Dept, Acadia University
Franklin Mendivil*, Math Dept, Acadia University
(103511299)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, I
Organizers:
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University

8:00 a.m.
Population dynamics and differential equations with discontinuities.
Marat Akhmet*, Middle East Technical University
(103592706)

8:30 a.m.
A Computational Algebra Method for Biochemical Network Modeling.
Elena S Dimitrova*, Clemson University
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Abdul Salam Jarrah, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
(103592554)

9:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Drosophila Heart.
Genevieve Y. Toutain*, Arizona State University
Pamela Reitsma, University of Maine
Sharon Crook, Arizona State University
(103592400)

9:30 a.m.
Haematopoietic modelling with stagestructure and variable lifespan.
Jacques Belair*, Universite de Montreal
(1035921875)

10:00 a.m.
Detection of Optimal Protein Structures in Homology Modeling Using Various Sequence Fitness Scores.
Keith A. Erickson*, United States Military Academy
(1035921749)

10:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of Cholesterol Metabolism.
Saziye Bayram*, SUNYBuffalo State College
Joaquin Carbonara, SUNYBuffalo State College
Mitra S. Feizabadi, Canisius College
(1035921740)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, I
Organizers:
Ricardo Carretero, San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky, University of San Diego

8:00 a.m.
Recent Results on Stability of Traveling Waves in Nonlinear, Dispersive Media.
Jerry L. Bona*, University of Illiniois at Chicago
(10353557)

8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Ultraviolet light filament and vortex propagation in the atmosphere.
Alejandro B. Aceves*, University of New Mexico
Alexey Sukhinin, University of New Mexico
JeanClaude Diels, Department of Physics and Astronomy, U. of New Mexico
(1035782016)

9:00 a.m.
The pole dynamics of rational solutions of the viscous Burgers equation.
Bernard Deconinck*, University of Washington
(103570463)

9:30 a.m.
Azimuthal Modulation Stability for Vortices in the Focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.
Ronald Meyer Caplan*, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University
Ricardo Carretero, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Group, San Diego State University State University
Enam Hoq, Western New England College
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis, University of Massachusetts
(1035371803)

10:00 a.m.
The piston dispersive shock wave problem.
Mark Hoefer*, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
(103535738)

10:30 a.m.
Detection of Ocean Bathymetry from Surface Wave Measurements.
David P. Nicholls*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mark Taber, University of Illinois at Chicago
(103576842)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid, California State University, San Marcos

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, I

8:00 a.m.
Standardized conditional expectation and its applications in finance.
Radoslav Dimitric*, DBRI, Pittsburgh
(10356085)

8:15 a.m.
Quest for the constant in the expected length of longest common subsequences.
Ilona Yershov*, City College of New York
(103560577)

8:30 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem I.
Eduardo Espinola*, University of Texas El Paso
Paige Shy, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Megan Watson, University of Texas Austin
(103560581)

8:45 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem II.
Megan Watson*, University of Texas, Austin
Eduardo Espinola, University of Texas, El Paso
Paige Shy, University of North Carolina at Asheville
(103560586)

9:00 a.m.
How close are pairwise and mutual independence?
Roger B. Nelsen*, Lewis & Clark College
(103560589)

9:15 a.m.
Biased monotonic random walks in the plane.
Mohammad Javaheri*, University of Oregon
(103560644)

9:30 a.m.
Tail Dependence of Multivariate Distributions.
Yannan Sun*, Washington State University
(103560652)

9:45 a.m.
Probability of ruin with dependent marginal mortality distribution.
Guangwei Fan*, Maryville University
(103560850)

10:00 a.m.
Backward Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps and Quadratic Growth.
Jin Ma, University of Southern California
Meike Niederhausen*, University of Portland
(1035601650)

10:15 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning tree.
Wenbo Li, University of Delaware
Xinyi Zhang*, University of Delaware
(1035601684)

10:30 a.m.
Checking the Censored TwoSample Accelerated Life Model using Integrated Cumulative Hazard Difference.
SeungHwan Lee*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(103562904)

10:45 a.m.
Toward Quandle Dichotomy.
Robert W McGrail, Bard College
Mona B Merling*, Bard College
Japheth Wood, Bard College
(103568686)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, III

8:00 a.m.
Reduction and reconstruction aspects of Lagrangian systems with symmetry.
Tom Mestdag*, University of Michigan
(1035701260)

8:15 a.m.
The Planar, Circular, Restricted FourBody Problem.
Gareth E Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
Julianne Kulevich, College of the Holy Cross
Christopher J. Smith, College of the Holy Cross
(1035701701)

8:30 a.m.
Applications of reduction in the separation of overall rotation and internal motion in the Hamiltonian dynamics of a threebody system.
F. J. Lin*, University of Southern California
(1035701776)

8:45 a.m.
A Finite Difference Calculation Procedure for the NavierStokes Equation on a Staggered Cartesian Grid.
Bashar Zogheib*, Nova Southeastern University
R. M. Barron, University of Windsor
(103576649)

9:00 a.m.
On the stability of KdV equation with negative forcing.
Jeongwhan Choi*, Korea University
Sungim Whang, NIMS
(103576941)

9:15 a.m.
Particle capture by a freezing front in a binary alloy.
Justin C.T. Kao*, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Alexander A. Golovin, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Stephen H. Davis, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
(1035761049)

9:30 a.m.
Granular flow on erodible surface.
Long H Le*, University of Central Arkansas
(1035761122)

9:45 a.m.
Implicit Interfacing in a $C^k$ Least Squares Finite Element Method for a Fluid Structure Interaction Problem.
Wayne M. McGee*, Texas Tech University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
(1035761937)

10:00 a.m.
Shape analysis of droplets on patterned surfaces.
Yousef Daneshbod*, Universty of La Verne
(1035761391)

10:15 a.m.
Polytopes and Arrangements: Diameter and Curvature.
Yuriy Zinchenko*, CAS, McMaster University
Antoine Deza, CAS, McMaster University
Tamas Terlaky, CAS, McMaster University
(103590336)

10:30 a.m.
Ensemble Based Simulated Annealing as Applied to Conformal Radiotherapy Planning.
Abebaw Tadesse*, Langston University
(103590358)

10:45 a.m.
Robustness in Nonlinear Parameter Estimation with Interval Arithmetic.
Humberto Munoz*, Southern University at Baton Rouge
Baker R Kearfott, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035901483)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work
Organizers:
Abbe H. Herzig, University at Albany, SUNY aherzig@albany.edu
Patricia L. Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

8:00 a.m.
Diversity in Graduate Education: Learning by Example.
Abbe H. Herzig*, University at Albany, State University of New York
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
David Manderscheid, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035C11217)

8:15 a.m.
Diversifying a Math Graduate Program at a large Public University.
James P Lin*, University of California at San Diego
(1035C1521)

8:30 a.m.
Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: The North Carolina State University Model.
Aloysius G Helminck*, North Carolina State University
Steve Campbell, North Carolina State University
(1035C1495)

8:45 a.m.
Professional Socialization as a tool to Recruit and Retain Women in Graduate Mathematics.
Orpha K. Ongiti*, University at Albany
(1035C11204)

9:00 a.m.
The Women's Education Equity Act: Increasing the Representation of Women in Advanced Mathematics.
Patricia Hale*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1035C11754)

9:15 a.m.
A Model of Academic Choice for Mathematically Talented College Women.
Judith Lynn Gieger*, Oglethorpe University
(1035C1253)

9:30 a.m.
The Infinite Possibilities Conference: Creating Opportunities for Connectedness and Success for Underrepresented Minority Women in the Mathematical Sciences.
Kimberly S. Weems*, North Carolina State University
Tanya A. Moore, City of Berkeley, Division of Public Health
Leona A. Harris, The College of New Jersey
(1035C11397)

9:45 a.m.
Evaluation of a Program to Help Minorities Succeed at College Math: U. C. Berkeley's Professional Development Program.
Steven Chin*, Uninversity of California at Berkeley  Professional Development Program
Jeffrey Perloff, University of California at Berkeley
Maoyong Fan, University of California at Berkeley
Guido Imbens, Harvard University
(1035C11784)

10:00 a.m.
African Americans and STEM: An Examination of One Intervention Program.
Deborah L Gochenaur*, Elizabethtown College
(1035C11448)

10:15 a.m.
Montgomery College: Project Portal to Success in Engineering.
Miriam Carter, Montgomery College, Rockville
Sanjay Rai, Montgomery College, Rockville
Zine Boudhraa*, Montgomery College, Rockville
(1035C1409)

10:30 a.m.
The MESA model: Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement in California.
Alyson L Ponomarenko*, San Diego City College
(1035C168)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Countering ``I Can't Do Math": Strategies for Teaching UnderPrepared MathAnxious Students Interested in Business and the Sciences
Organizers:
Kimberly J. Presser, Shippensburg University kjpres@ship.edu
J. Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University

8:00 a.m.
The Math Inquiry Course: A Gentle Introduction to Sophisticated Mathematical Thinking.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1035E11907)

8:20 a.m.
Using Reading Questions in Trigonometry and Calculus.
Dianne S. Marquart*, National Park Community College, Hot Springs, AR
(1035E11843)

8:40 a.m.
Precalculus with Review for MathIntensive Majors.
Annela R Kelly*, Roger Williams University
(1035E11644)

9:00 a.m.
"I can't do math" What Helps Some Students Overcome the Attitude?
Jean M Horn*, Northern Virginia Community College  Woodbridge Campus
Toni T Robertson, NVCCWoodbridge
(1035E1319)

9:20 a.m.
Dealing with Anxiety and Attitudes Towards Mathematics in an Algebra Classroom.
Laura Schmidt*, University of WisconsinStout
(1035E1370)

9:40 a.m.
Successful use of software in college developmental classes: Now being used in our high schools!
Sue R. Beck*, Morehead State University
(1035E1439)

10:00 a.m.
Coping With Mathematics Anxiety in College: An Analysis of Successful Strategies for Precalculus.
Fred Peskoff*, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Leonid Khazanov, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
(1035E11166)

10:20 a.m.
How to shift a mathanxious student into a "can do" place using language patterns and belief changing strategies.
Wendiann R Sethi*, Seton Hall University
(1035E11756)

10:40 a.m.
Individualized Remedial Prescriptions for Mathematically Underprepared Students via ALEKS.
Ken W Lee*, Missouri Western State University
(1035E11522)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Organizers:
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
More Linear Algebra for All.
C. L. Greeno*, MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035M1244)

8:20 a.m.
Developing Reading Comprehension in an Introductory Linear Algebra Course.
J. Alfredo Jimenez*, Penn State Hazleton
(1035M11477)

8:40 a.m.
Using WeBWorK in linear algebra labs.
Karen Clark*, The College of New Jersey
Thomas Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey
(1035M1724)

9:00 a.m.
Classroom Voting in Linear Algebra.
Holly Zullo*, Carroll College
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark Parker, Carroll College
(1035M1747)

9:20 a.m.
Connecting Linear Algebra to the Real World through Group Presentations.
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
(1035M11322)

9:40 a.m.
More Quantum Mechanics and Linear Algebra: The Neutrinos and Other Subatomic Particles.
Itai Seggev*, Knox College
(1035M11624)

10:00 a.m.
Biological Applications Illustrating Linear Algebra Concepts.
D. Brian Walton*, James Madison University
(1035M11591)

10:20 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Digital Image Processing.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1035M11342)

10:40 a.m.
A Remote Sensing Demo Using ENVI.
Elyn Rykken*, Muhlenberg College
Linda McGuire, Muhlenberg College
(1035M11270)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Organizers:
Philip Gustafson, Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael G. Monticino, University of North Texas

8:00 a.m.
Opening remarks and BIG SIGMAA announcements.

8:10 a.m.
Set Partitions of a Union.
R. Peter DeLong*, Math C2 Inc
(1035O11765)

8:30 a.m.
Using mathematics to improve the automated scoring of short constructedresponse answers.
James H Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1035O11730)

8:50 a.m.
Binary Code Imbalance and DC Bias Rejection for a Simple HardLimited Radar Detection Chain.
Gregory Emmett Coxson*, Technology Service Corporation
(1035O11933)

9:10 a.m.
Billiards and signal processing.
David S Mazel, Technology Service Corporation
Greg E Coxson*, Technology Service Corporation
(1035O11991)

9:30 a.m.
What I did on my sabbatical: Experiencing the ``real world".
Mark A Mills*, Central College
(1035O1183)

9:50 a.m.
Longer Hamming Codes Are Better Over BPSK Channels.
Peter M. Jarvis*, Castle Rock, CO
(1035O11723)

10:10 a.m.
Problems and Solutions in Efficient, Accurate Computation of the Airy Functions in the Complex Plane.
James K Beard*, Medford NJ
(1035O11238)

10:30 a.m.
Differential Hierarchical Game Between Manufacturer and Retailer.
Ellina Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
Evgenii Khailov, Moscow State Lomonosov University
(1035O1365)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Nissa Yestness, University of Northern Colorado
Kristi Jarman, Eastern New Mexico University
Mahmoud Yousef, University of Central Missouri

8:00 a.m.
Using the Math Fair to Connect Mathematics Curricula and Teaching Experience.
Mary D Beisiegel*, University of Alberta
(1035Z1551)

8:15 a.m.
A Bridge to Higher Mathematics for Science and Engineering majors.
Ralph W Carr*, St. Cloud State University
(1035Z1140)

8:30 a.m.
A Minimax Entropy Principle Arising in the Treatment of Certain Multivariate IllPosed Problems.
Fred Samuel Greensite*, University of California, Irvine
(1035Z1300)

8:45 a.m.
On a conjecture posed by Bertram Huppert.
Thomas P Wakefield*, Kent State University
(1035Z1415)

9:00 a.m.
A ComputerControlled Function Box for Plotting Surfaces.
Andrew E Long*, Northern Kentucky University
(1035Z1848)

9:15 a.m.
Functions, how well are they understood?
Firooz Khosraviyani*, Texas A&M International University
Terutake Abe, Texas A&M International University
Faridoun Farrokh, Texas A&M International University
Juan R. Lira, Texas A&M International University
James J. McCarry, Laredo Community College
(1035Z11541)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Problems from the Maine Farmer's Almanac.
Bruce S. Burdick*, Roger Williams University
(1035Z11914)

9:45 a.m.
A Means for Updating and Validating Mathematics Programs.
Laurie A Dunlap*, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
(1035Z11144)

10:00 a.m.
Animations Easily Generated and Adapted For Use in PreCalculus through Calculus III.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(1035Z1709)

10:15 a.m.
Encouraging Critical Thinking With Mathematical Uncertainties.
Mike Pinter*, Belmont University
(1035Z1888)

10:30 a.m.
Online homework systems and student outcomes: Results of a two year study.
Laurie Lenz*, Marymount University
(1035Z1846)

10:45 a.m.
Biographical podcasts in a history of mathematics course.
David S Richeson*, Dickinson College
(1035Z1875)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, III: Working Groups and Round Table Discussion
We will summarize the outstanding problems from Monday's sessions and define steps toward the development of integrated economic and climate models.
Organizers:
Inez Fung, Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones, University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, I

8:15 a.m.
Newton's Method with Fewer Bits.
Raymond B Moberly*, San Diego State University
(103565197)

8:30 a.m.
Discretized Picard's Method.
James H Money*, North Carolina Central University
(103565211)

8:45 a.m.
Wavelet Collocation Solution to Boundary Integral Equation on a Domain with Corners.
Michael Cheng*, Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University
Tzuchu Lin, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(103565262)

9:00 a.m.
An Adaptive Finite Element Method with Lumped Masses for Second Order Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in One Space Dimension.
M. Ziaul Haque*, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
(103565622)

9:15 a.m.
A New Wavelet Multigrid Method Applied to the Incompressible NavierStokes Problem.
Doreen De Leon*, CSU Fresno
(103565632)

9:30 a.m.
GNUFFT: A Geometric Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transform.
Ian Sammis*, UC Berkeley
John Strain, UC Berkeley
(1035651137)

9:45 a.m.
AdjointBased algorithm for optimal control of flow with discontinuities.
Wenyuan Liao*, University of Calgary
(1035651363)

10:00 a.m.
The Discrete Fourier Transform and Fractal Dimension of a Sequence of Hexagonal Arrays for a Multiresolution Digital Earth Model.
Xiqiang Zheng*, University of Florida
(103565344)

10:15 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Biological Arterial WallFlow Interaction.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, George Mason University
Elizabeth McGinnis, Monterey High School
Eugenio Aulisa, Texas Tech University
Kurt Litsch, Lubbock High School
(1035651614)

10:30 a.m.
The RBFQR method on the surface of the sphere and two applications: stable interpolation and solution of a convective PDE with nearflat radial functions.
Bengt Fornberg, University of Colorado
Cecile Piret*, University of Colorado
(1035651488)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, I
Organizers:
Peter A. Perry, University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The covering congruences of Paul Erdös.
Carl Pomerance*, Dartmouth College
(1035A019)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Model Theory and algebraic groups.
Gregory L. Cherlin*, Rutgers University
(103503267)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Developing department selfstudies.
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers, Simmons College
Richard Alan Gillman, Valparaiso University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Teaching a Galois theory course for undergraduates.
Organizers:
John R. Swallow, Davidson College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, I
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder, University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley, Benedictine University

9:00 a.m.
Concepts from Biocalculus: The Spread of a Benevolent Disease.
Eric S Marland*, Appalachian State University
(1035B1964)

9:20 a.m.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Mathematics, Biology, and History.
Sheila K. Miller*, United States Military Academy
Josh Helms, United States Military Academy
(1035B11816)

9:40 a.m.
Predicting Flu Season Requirements: An Undergraduate Modeling Project.
G R Kramlich*, United States Military Academy
J Braunstein, United States Military Academy
(1035B11251)

10:00 a.m.
Laboratory Projects for a Second Semester of Biocalculus.
Timothy D. Comar*, Benedictine University
(1035B1634)

10:20 a.m.
A TwoSemester Sequence in Calculus and Modeling.
Laurie J Heyer*, Davidson College
(1035B11658)

10:40 a.m.
Probability and dynamical systems for biology students with minimal calculus background.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035B11800)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Committee on Teaching Assistants and PartTime Instructors Panel Discussion
Becoming a teacher of college mathematics: Research on mathematics graduate students' professional development.
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Larry Chrystal, University of California Irvine
Natasha M. Speer, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Jason K. Belnap, Brigham Young University
Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado
David E. Meel, Bowling Green State University
Natasha M. Speer,

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMSMAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs.

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Answer Set Programming.
Victor Marek*, University of Kentucky
(103503100)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Math on the Web, III

10:00 a.m.
Student answers to math homework on the Web using proper mathematical notation: A scalable, universal approach.
John Risley*, WebAssign

12:30 p.m.
One source, two outputs: Using a single LaTeXlike markup to generate both PDF and XHTML+MathML.
William Hammond*, University at Albany, State University of New York

1:30 p.m.
Maplets for calculus.
Doug Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip Yasskin*, Texas A&M University

2:30 p.m.
Project CALC on the Web.
Lawrence Moore*, Duke University
David Smith*, Duke University

3:30 p.m.
The use of MathML and interactive online oracles through Maplesoft's new student help center.
Tom Lee*, Maplesoft

4:30 p.m.
MathType $\in$ Word $\cap$ TeX $\cap$ Wikipedia.
Robert Miner*, Design Science, Inc.

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 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

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
A new mathematical frontier: The social and behavioral sciences.
Donald G. Saari*, University of California Irvine
(10359104)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
The mathematics of PageRank.
Fan Chung*, University of California San Diego
(10350521)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture III
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part III).
Wendelin Werner*, University of ParisSud
(10350011)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Proof complexity after NP $\not=$ coNP.
Pavel R. Hrubes*, Czech Academy of Sciences
(103503102)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Lecture for Students
The Riemann Hypothesis.
J. Brian Conrey*, The American Institute of Mathematics
(1035A039)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Current Events Bulletin
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, University of California Berkeley cxm@ams.org

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Shifts of Generators and Delta Sets of Numerical Monoids.
Tyler Lemburg*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Christina Zlogar, Cornell University
Andrew Niles, University of Rochester
Nathan Kaplan, Princeton University
Scott Chapman, Trinity University
(103520150)

1:30 p.m.
An Algebraic Approach to Characterizing Graph Invariants, with an Emphasis towards Computation.
Elliot Andrew Paquette*, Kalamazoo College
(103505380)

2:00 p.m.
The Lie Symmetry Groups of Minimal Surfaces.
Evelyn Leigh Crofts*, UC Berkeley
Darren Ong, Texas Christian University
(103522704)

2:30 p.m.
Pricing the Asian Call Option.
Harrison Potter*, Marietta College, Brigham Young University REU
Vinh Xuan Dang, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University REU
Scott Glasgow, Brigham Young University
Stephen Taylor, Brigham Young University, SUNY Stony Brook
(103560637)

3:00 p.m.
Analytical connections between nonlinear coupled oscillator models.
Rytis Umbrasas*, Lafayette College
(103534630)

3:30 p.m.
A Buckling Problem for Graphene Sheets.
J. Gallagher, Rochester Institute of Technology
Y. Milman, City University of New York
S. Ryan*, The University of Akron
D. Golovaty, The University of Akron
J. P. Wilber, The University of Akron
A. Buldum, The University of Akron
(103574612)

4:00 p.m.
Selfintersection properties of generalized Koch curves.
Michael Cantrell*, Yale University
Robert Price*, Rider University
(103551552)

4:30 p.m.
Classification of Subgroups of a Matrix Group of Prime Power Order.
Natalie J. Bowlus*, Swarthmore College
Alex Halperin*, Rochester University
(103520440)

5:00 p.m.
Lost on a Torus.
Marc Allen Pereira*, Westfield State College
Mark Andrew Tokarz, Westfield State College
(1035541558)

5:30 p.m.
Flat cyclotomic polynomials.
Nathan Kaplan*, Princeton University
(1035112058)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
The early history of $F=ma$: approaches to central force motion at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Niccol\'o0 Guicciardini*, Universita' di Bergamo (Italy)
(103501334)

1:30 p.m.
Richard Dedekind (18311916): a pathbreaking mathematician.
Israel Kleiner*, York University
(103501374)

2:00 p.m.
Publishing Research: Specialized Mathematical Journals in Italy (18501914).
Laura Martini*, Siena, Italy
(103501347)

2:30 p.m.
Lord Kelvinthe Irish connection..
Raymond G. Flood*, Kellogg College, Oxford University
(103501391)

3:00 p.m.
Formulas, concepts, and the ``Jacobi limit'': observations on change in latenineteenthcentury mathematics.
Tom Archibald*, Simon Fraser University
(103501221)

3:30 p.m.
Jacques Hadamard (18651963) and the Calculus of Variations.
Craig G. Fraser*, University of Toronto
(103501592)

4:00 p.m.
How influential was mechanics in the development of neoclassical economics?
Ivor GrattanGuinness*, Middlesex University, UK
(103503318)

4:30 p.m.
``Antiaircraft guns all day long": computing for the Ministry of Munitions.
June E BarrowGreen*, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
(103501279)

5:00 p.m.
L.S. Pontrjagin's letters to I.I. Gordon.
Evgeny I Gordon*, Eastern Illinois University
(103501278)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematicians fleeing from Hitler's Germany.
Reinhard SiegmundSchultze*, University of Agder, Kristiansand (Norway)
(103501332)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

1:00 p.m.
Toric models for correlated defaults.
Xin Guo*, UC Berkeley
Onur Filiz, UC Berkeley
Jason Morton, UC Berkeley
Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley
(1035601554)

1:30 p.m.
Modeling dependence between stochastic processes with applications to finance.
Tomasz R Bielecki*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jacek Jakubowski, Warsaw University
Andrea Vidozzi, Illinois Institute of Technology
Luca Vidozzi, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035601365)

2:00 p.m.
Local Volatility Stochastic Dynamics as a Building Block for Equity Market Models.
Rene A Carmona*, Princeton University
(103560308)

3:00 p.m.
Geometries and Smile Asymptotics for a Class of Stochastic Volatility Models.
Alan L. Lewis*, optioncity.net
(103560203)

3:30 p.m.
Multiscale Stochastic Volatility Diffusion Models.
JeanPierre Fouque, U.C. Santa Barbara
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar*, Princeton University
Knut Solna, U.C. Irvine
(1035911368)

4:00 p.m.
Developments in Volatility Derivatives Pricing.
Jim Gatheral*, Merrill Lynch, NY and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
(103591356)

5:00 p.m.
Hedging Variance Options on Continuous Semimartingales.
Roger Lee*, University of Chicago
(103560297)

5:30 p.m.
On the Finite Time Horizon American Put Option for Jump Diffusions: A Smoothness Proof and an Exponentially Fast Algorithm.
Erhan Bayraktar*, University of Michigan
(103560252)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory and Nonassociative Algebras
Organizers:
Murray R. Bremner, University of Saskatchewan bremner@math.usask.ca
Irvin R. Hentzel, Iowa State University
Luiz A. Peresi, University of Sao Paulo

1:00 p.m.
Nonassociative algebra structures on representations of Lie algebras.
Andrew Douglas*, New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
(1035171387)

1:30 p.m.
Fine gradings on $\mathfrak e{_6}$.
Cristina Draper*, Universidad de M\'alaga
C\'andido Mart\'\i n, Universidad de M\'alaga
Antonio Viruel, Universidad de M\'alaga
(103517855)

2:00 p.m.
Free splitnull extensions of Lie triple systems.
Nora C. Hopkins*, Indiana State University
(1035171083)

2:30 p.m.
Weyl modules for hyper loop algebras.
Dijana Jakelic*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Adriano A. Moura, University of Campinas
(1035171052)

3:00 p.m.
Leibniz algebras and their coquecigrues.
Michael K Kinyon*, University of Denver
(1035171599)

3:30 p.m.
FiniteDimensional Representations of Hyper Loop Algebras Over NonAlgebraically Closed Fields.
Dijana Jakelic, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Adriano Moura*, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
(1035201018)

4:00 p.m.
Nonassociative bialgebras and loops.
Jacob Mostovoy, Instituto de Matemáticas (Unidad Cuernavaca), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jos{\'e} M. P{\'e}rezIzquierdo*, Universidad de La Rioja
(1035171188)

4:30 p.m.
Profinite $p$adic Lie algebras.
David M Riley*, The University of Western Ontario
(1035171208)

5:00 p.m.
Finite Semifields: Theory and Computational Methods.
Ignacio Fernandez Rua*, Universidad de Oviedo
(103517885)

5:30 p.m.
The isomorphism problem for restricted enveloping algebras.
Hamid Usefi*, University of British Columbia
(103517759)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, II
Organizers:
Christopher S. Peterson, Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita, Queen's University and University of Genoa

1:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and ideals.
Luca Chiantini*, Universita' di Siena, Italy
(1035141184)

2:00 p.m.
Hilbert functions of fat points in P2 whose support is a pseudolinear configuration.
Susan Cooper, California Polytechnic State University
Brian Harbourne*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Zach Teitler, Texas A&M University
(1035141113)

2:30 p.m.
Comparing Powers and Symbolic Powers of Ideals.
Cristiano Bocci*, ITIS A. Avogadro, Abbadia S.S., Italy
Brian Harbourne, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
(103514654)

3:00 p.m.
Regularity and normality of secant varieties.
Peter Vermeire*, Central Michigan University
(103514275)

3:30 p.m.
Multisecants of surfaces in projective fourspace.
Kristian Ranestad*, University of Oslo
(1035141089)

4:30 p.m.
Rational normal curves in projective space.
Enrico Carlini*, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Maria Virginia Catalisano, University of Genoa
(1035141021)

5:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and statistical models.
Elizabeth S. Allman*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
John A. Rhodes, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1035601182)

5:30 p.m.
Algebraic factor analysis.
Mathias Drton, University of Chicago
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
Seth Sullivant*, Harvard University
(103514255)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, II
Organizers:
Kathy D. Merrill, Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer, University of Colorado, Boulder

1:00 p.m.
Wavelets and Coxeter Groups.
Mihaela Dobrescu*, CNU
Gestur Olafsson, LSU
(1035471433)

1:30 p.m.
Coxeter Groups and Wavelet Sets.
David R. Larson*, Texas A&M University
Peter Massopust, Technische University, Munich
(1035421550)

2:00 p.m.
Threeway tiling sets in the plane.
Gestur Olafsson*, Louisiana State University
David Larson, Texas A&M
Peter Massopust, GSFNational Research Center for Environment and Health and the University of Munich
(1035421356)

2:30 p.m.
The Steinhaus tiling problem for lattices in $R^n$.
R. Daniel Mauldin*, University of North Texas
(1035511121)

3:00 p.m.
Minimally supported frequency composite dilation wavelets.
Jeffrey D. Blanchard*, University of Utah
(1035421413)

3:30 p.m.
Orthogonal exponentials with respect to convolution measures and iterated function systems.
Keri Kornelson*, Grinnell College
Palle Jorgensen, University of Iowa
Karen Shuman, Grinnell College
(1035421063)

4:00 p.m.
Moments and iterated function systems.
Palle Jorgensen, University of Iowa
Keri Kornelson, Grinnell College
Karen Shuman*, Grinnell College
(1035461065)

4:30 p.m.
Use of radix representations and solenoid in understanding geometries of wavelet sets.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
(10354224)

5:00 p.m.
Fractal Wavelet Frames.
Jonas D'Andrea*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1035431787)

5:30 p.m.
Entropy Encoding using KarhunenLo\`{e}ve transform in Wavelet Image Compression.
MyungSin Song*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(103542673)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, III
Organizers:
Kristin E. Lauter, Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen, Leiden University

1:00 p.m.
Isogenies and the Discrete Logarithm Problem in genus three.
Benjamin Smith*, INRIA Futurs / Royal Holloway, University of London
(1035111289)

2:00 p.m.
Using complex multiplication to count points on elliptic curves.
Alice Silverberg*, University of California, Irvine
(103511729)

2:30 p.m.
Modular polynomials for genus 2.
Reinier Broker*, Microsoft Research
(1035141227)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Elliptic factors in the Jacobian varieties of low genus curves.
Jennifer Paulhus*, Kansas State University
(1035111638)

4:30 p.m.
Nonisomorphic curves that become isomorphic over extensions of coprime degree.
Daniel Goldstein, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Robert M. Guralnick, University of Southern California
Everett W. Howe*, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Michael E. Zieve, Center for Communications Research, Princeton
(103511765)

5:00 p.m.
Elliptic Nets.
Katherine E Stange*, Brown University
(1035111830)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Learning and Math Graduate Students in K12 Classroom
Organizers:
Richard S. Millman, University of Kentucky millman@ms.uky.edu
Loyce M. Adams, University of Washington
Overtoun M. Jenda, Auburn University
M. Helena Noronha, California State University, Northridge

1:00 p.m.
The Algebra Cubed GK12 program of the University of Kentucky in Bath and Powell counties.
Richard S. Millman*, University of Kentucky
(103597160)

1:30 p.m.
The University of Washington's GK12 Program in Mathematics.
Loyce M. Adams*, University of Washington
(103597320)

2:00 p.m.
Panel 3: Graduate Student panel on the effect of graduate students on content knowledge issues in the K12 classroom.
Daniel Kiteck*, University of Kentucky
Emily Schnitger*, California State University, Northridge
Matthew Wells*, University of Kentucky
(1035971278)

3:00 p.m.
The Effects of a K12 Classroom Experience on Graduate Fellows' Personal Pedagogies.
Rachelle R Bouchat*, University of Kentucky
Erin Militzer*, University of Kentucky
Cynthia Shepherd*, California State University, Northridge
Emily Schnitger*, California State University, Northridge
(1035971292)

4:00 p.m.
FERMAT, a GK12 Project at California State University Northridge.
M. Helena Noronha*, California State University Northridge
(103597790)

4:30 p.m.
Panel 7: Effects of the University of Washington's GK12 project on fellows' teaching pedagogy and on elementary school teachers' and students' content knowledge.
Kim Gunnerson*, University of Washington
Federico Prado*, University of Washington, Biology Department
Christiine Lind*, University of Washington
Mebbie Landsness*, Stoughton High School
(103597745)

5:30 p.m.
Panel 8: Discussion of Integration of math research in the K12 classroom.
Cynthia Flores*, California State University, Northridge
Tricia Muldoon*, University of Kentucky
Yeranuhi Semerdjian*, California State Universtiy, Northridge
(1035971215)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, II
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker, Brigham Young University
Donald Mills, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Intervalexchange transformations over algebraic number fields.
Franco Vivaldi*, Queen Mary, University of London
John H Lowenstein, New York University
(103537172)

2:00 p.m.
Twistwise flow equivalence and matrices over a non PID ring.
Michael C. Sullivan*, Southern Illinois University  Carbondale
(103515147)

2:30 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits, and a dynamical MordellLang conjecture.
Dragos Ghioca, University of Lethbridge
Thomas J. Tucker*, University of Rochester
Michael E. Zieve, Princeton, NJ
(103511264)

3:00 p.m.
$S$Integral Preperiodic Points for Dynamical Systems over Number Fields.
Clayton Petsche*, CUNY Graduate Center
(1035111474)

3:30 p.m.
The algebraic entropy of the automorphism group of a cubic polynomial on $\mathbb R^3$.
Richard J Brown*, Johns Hopkins University
(103537845)

4:00 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits.
Dragos Ghioca, University of Lethbridge
Thomas J Tucker, University of Rochester
Michael E Zieve*, Center for Communications Research (Princeton)
(10351282)

4:30 p.m.
Dynamical systems on the Riemann sphere.
Morgan Sherman*, California State University, Channel Islands
(1035532000)

5:00 p.m.
The branch locus in onedimensional Pisot substitution tiling spaces.
Marcy Barge*, Montana State University
Beverly Diamond, College of Charleston
Richard Swanson, Montana State University
(103555345)

5:30 p.m.
Algebraic actions of the discrete Heisenberg group.
Douglas Lind*, University of Washington
(103537152)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Applications of Computer Algebra in Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics
Organizers:
Akalu Tefera, Grand Valley State University teferaa@gvsu.edu
Moa Apagodu, Virginia Commonwealth University

1:00 p.m.
Further developments in MacMahon's partition analysis.
George E. Andrews*, The Pennsylvania State University
Peter Paule, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University Linz
(103505149)

1:30 p.m.
How to Cleverly Count PatternAvoiding Words.
Lara K. Pudwell*, Rutgers University
(1035051086)

2:00 p.m.
Solving Multivariate Linear Recurrences in Wedges.
Marko Petkov\v sek*, University of Ljubljana
(1035051216)

2:30 p.m.
MultiSummation in Difference Fields.
Carsten Schneider*, RISC, J. Kepler University
(1035331044)

3:00 p.m.
The qWZ Method for Infinite Sums.
William Y. C. Chen*, Nankai University
Ernest X. W. Xia, Nankai University
(1035331631)

3:30 p.m.
Smoothness and Rational Smoothness in Affine Grassmannians.
Sara C. Billey*, University of Washington
Stephen A. Mitchell, University of Washington
(1035051637)

4:00 p.m.
ComputerGenerated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory.
Doron Zeilberger*, Rutgers University
Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda, Rutgers University
(1035051237)

4:30 p.m.
ComputerGenerated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory (II).
Thotsaporn Aek Thanatipanonda*, Rutgers University
(1035051296)

5:00 p.m.
Enumerating the SaneblidzeUmble diagonal in Haskell.
Mikael VejdemoJohansson*, FriedrichSchillerUniversit\"at Jena, Germany
(103505110)

5:30 p.m.
Implementing Algebraic Combinatorics Some feedbackfrom the development of MuPADCombinat.
Nicolas Thi\'ery*, Univ ParisSud, Laboratorie de Mathematiques d'Orsay; UC Davis
(1035051853)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, II
Organizers:
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University

1:00 p.m.
Angiogenic Signaling in Tumor Development: Pharmacological Inhibition, Analysis, and Models.
Mike Martin*, Johnson County Community College
(1035921950)

1:30 p.m.
Stability in a simplified version of the Jia Li population model for wild and transgenic mosquitoes including heterogeneity.
Hubertus F von Bremen*, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, California
Shyanah D'Amico, California Edison
(1035921899)

2:00 p.m.
Predatorprey interaction in a sizestructured model.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
J David Logan, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035921790)

2:30 p.m.
An Application of Kohonen SelfOrganizing Feature Maps in Ecology.
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Andrew L Thurman*, Illinois State University
(103562666)

3:00 p.m.
The Dynamics of OnePredator TwoPrey Systems.
Timothy D. Comar*, Benedictine University
Joy Holowicki, Benedictine University
Debra Witczak, Benedictine University
(103592635)

3:30 p.m.
Parameter Estimation for a Mathematical Model of Erythropoiesis.
Azmy S Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jeremy J Thibodeaux*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1035921167)

4:00 p.m.
Computational Strategies in the Evaluation of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Raina S. Robeva*, Sweet Briar College
Tim Loboschefski, Department of Psychology, Sweet Briar College
(1035921125)

4:30 p.m.
LengthBiased and Current Duration Sampling.
Broderick Oluyede*, Georgia Southern University
(103562598)

5:00 p.m.
Modeling Mammalian Hibernation.
Marshall Hampton*, Univ. Minnesota Duluth
Matthew T Andrews, Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035921571)

5:30 p.m.
Continuum Models for the Spread of Alcohol Abuse.
Zeynep Teymuroglu*, University of Cincinnati
(103592241)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, I
Organizers:
Michael T. Krebs, California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen, California State University, Los Angeles ashahee@exchange.calstatela.edu
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Zigzag product, expander constructions, connections and applications.
Avi Wigderson*, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
(103568659)

2:00 p.m.
On the Ramanujancy of Heisenberg graphs or order 6 or more.
Michelle DeDeo*, Univ. of North Florida
Vincent Dang, Jacksonville, FL
Yang Ge, Jacksonville, FL
(1035111076)

2:30 p.m.
Constructing Expander Graphs using the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis.
David Y Jao*, University of Waterloo
(1035111490)

3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Group Characters and Applications.
Yuval Roichman*, BarIlan University, Israel
(103505994)

4:00 p.m.
Exact Groups, Ktheory, and Expanders.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State University
(103520774)

5:00 p.m.
Expansion and Product Decompositions of Finite Groups: Variations on a Theme of Gowers.
L\'aszl\'o Babai*, University of Chicago
Nikolay Nikolov, Imperial College, London
L\'aszl\'o Pyber, R\'enyi Institute, Budapest
(103505802)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, II
Organizers:
Ricardo Carretero, San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky, University of San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Method.
Robert M. Miura*, New Jersey Institute of Technolody
(103535486)

1:30 p.m.
Formation of vortices, vortex lines and vortex rings in sliced condensates.
Ricardo Carretero*, San Diego State University
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Nathaniel Whitaker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis, University of Athens
Brian P. Anderson, University of Arizona
(1035372023)

2:00 p.m.
Krein Signature for Nonselfadjoint Spectral Problems.
Richard Kollar*, University of Michigan
(1035341721)

2:30 p.m.
Defect Eigenvalues and Diophantine Equations via the Evan's function.
Jared C Bronski*, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Zoi Rapti, University of Illinois
(1035341468)

3:00 p.m.
Semistrong pulse interaction in thermally detuned PNLS equation.
Keith Promislow*, Michigan State University
Richard Moore, NJIT
(1035351160)

3:30 p.m.
Unique continuation for CamassaHolm and DegasperisProcesi equations.
A. Alexandrou Himonas*, Unviersity of Notre Dame
(1035351012)

4:00 p.m.
Breather solutions in the discrete NLS with parametric forcing.
Panayotis Panayotaros*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(103537360)

4:30 p.m.
Wave Propagation in Phononic Crystals.
Mason Alexander Porter*, University of Oxford
(10357050)

5:00 p.m.
Numerical experiments on the propagation and interaction of wellprepared and nonwellprepared pulses in dispersive media.
Christopher Chong*, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Guido Schneider, University of Stuttgart, Germany
(103535226)

5:30 p.m.
A diagnostic tool for ergodicity.
Sherry E Scott*, Marquette University
Chris Jones, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Igor Mezic, University of California Santa Barbara
Thomas Corey Redd, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Leonid Kuznetsov, Susquehanna International Group, LLP
(103537116)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, II
Organizers:
Peter A. Perry, University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College

1:00 p.m.
Can you hear the shape of an analytic drum: higher dimensions.
Steve Zelditch*, Johns Hopkins University
(103535839)

1:30 p.m.
Counting nodal lines which touch the boundary of an analytic domain.
John A. Toth*, McGill University
Steve Zelditch, Johns Hopkins University
(103558849)

2:00 p.m.
Upper and lower bounds on resonances for manifolds hyperbolic near infinity.
David Borthwick*, Emory University
(103558999)

2:30 p.m.
Metric Degeneration and Spectral Convergence.
J M Rowlett*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(1035581187)

3:00 p.m.
Scattering with Singular Muira Potentials on the Line.
Christopher S Frayer*, University of Kentucky
(1035001013)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
A negative mass theorem for the 2torus.
Kate Okikiolu*, University of California, San Diego
(1035581835)

4:30 p.m.
Length and eigenvalue equivalence.
D. B. McReynolds*, University of Chicago
Christopher J Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College, Columbia University.
Alan W. Reid, University of Texas
(103551854)

5:00 p.m.
Semiclassical analogues of the heat invariants.
Alejandro Uribe*, University of Michigan
(1035581225)

5:30 p.m.
Equivalence of geometric quantizations of isospectral manifolds.
William D Kirwin*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
(1035531502)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Teaching and the philosophy of mathematics.
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman, Humboldt State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
Cammey Cole Manning, Meredith College
Huseyin Kocak, University of Miami
James F. Selgrade, North Carolina State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers.
Organizers:
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
Matthew Leingang, Harvard University
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark R. Parker, Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo, Carroll College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, III

1:00 p.m.
Finite Index Subgroups of R. Thompson's Group F.
Bronlyn Wassink*, SUNY at Binghamton
Collin Bleak, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035201099)

1:15 p.m.
Endomorphism Rings of Representations of $S_5$ in Characteristic 2.
Jennifer Froelich*, The University of Iowa
(1035201118)

1:30 p.m.
An Examination of Subgroups that Satisfy the Frattini Argument or Strong Frattini Argument.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(1035201228)

1:45 p.m.
The Probability that Two Elements of a Semigroup Commute.
Berit Nilsen Givens*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1035201384)

2:00 p.m.
If You Can Expand a Group to a Semigroup, What Can You Expand a Semgroup to?
Rebecca Noonan Heale*, Department of Mathematics and the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, HeriotWatt University
(1035201585)

2:15 p.m.
PseudoLevi subgroups and finite double coset collections.
W Ethan Duckworth*, Loyola College in Maryland
(1035201697)

2:30 p.m.
Examples of NonRigid CAT(0) Groups from the Category of Knot Groups.
Christopher P Mooney*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1035201814)

2:45 p.m.
Subsemigroups of $\beta S$ containing the idempotents.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Dona Strauss, University of Leeds
(103522891)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Realizations of intersection matrix algebras.
Sandeep Bhargava*, York University, Toronto
(103517476)

3:30 p.m.
The Centroid of the ChengKac Jordan Superalgebras.
Pamela A Richardson*, Westminster College
(103517660)

3:45 p.m.
Vertex Algebras and Strongly Homotopy Lie Algebras.
Daniel F. Pinzon*, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
(1035171887)

4:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of Crystal Bases for Certain Demazure Modules.
Julie C Beier*, North Carolina State University
(1035171989)

4:15 p.m.
The structure of endomorphism monoids in conjugate categories.
Randall D. Helmstutler*, University of Mary Washington
Roberto Palomba, University of Mary Washington
(1035181045)

4:30 p.m.
Covers for Interpretations.
Daniel Kiteck*, University of Kentucky
(1035181930)

4:45 p.m.
The minimum rank problem over finite fields.
Jason Grout*, Iowa State University
(1035151905)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Abstract Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory, II

1:00 p.m.
Variation of the Radon Transform.
James V. Peters*, Long Island University
(10354420)

1:15 p.m.
A Class of CalderonZygmund Integral Operators.
JeanPaul Pemba*, Prairie View A&M University
(103544712)

1:30 p.m.
A Rees Product for topological Semihypergroup.
Norbert N. Youmbi*, Saint Francis University
(103543920)

1:45 p.m.
Admissibility for Generalized $2d$ Oscillator Groups.
Brad Currey, St. Louis University
Tom McNamara*, St. Louis University
(1035431396)

2:00 p.m.
Discrete and Continuous Optimization of Asset Replacement in Economics and OR.
Yuri Yatsenko*, Houston Baptist University
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University
(103545386)

2:15 p.m.
On the Mean Value Theorems for Functions of Two Variables.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(103526944)

2:30 p.m.
A New Approach to Totally Positive Functions and Sequences.
Michael I. Ganzburg*, Hampton University
(103526105)

2:45 p.m.
Strongly Quasibounded Maximal Monotone Perturbations for the BerkovitsMustonen Topological Degree Theory.
Dhruba R. Adhikari*, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
Athanassios G. Kartsatos, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
(103547468)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Block matrix operators and $p$hyponormality.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
Il Bong Jung, Kyungpook National University
Mi Ryeong Lee, Kyungpook National University
(103547568)

3:30 p.m.
On nonstandard nonlinear spectral theory.
Dan D. Pascali*, Courant Institute, New York University
(103547578)

3:45 p.m.
Toeplitzcomposition $C^*$algebras with piecewise continuous symbols.
Rebecca Schmitz*, University of Virginia
(103547692)

4:00 p.m.
Linear Operators on Some Fractional padic Hilbert Spaces.
Toka Diagana*, Howard University
(103547827)

4:15 p.m.
Topological Degree Theory for Multivalued Densely Defined $(S_+)_L$ Perturbation of Multivalued Maximal Monotone Operators in Reflexive Banach Spaces.
Boubakari Ibrahimou*, University of South Florida
(103547940)

4:30 p.m.
Stepanovlike Almost Automorphic Solutions for Nonlocal Cauchy Problems.
Peter FrempongMireku*, Dillard University
Haewon Lee, Dillard University
(103547974)

4:45 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Unitary Group.
Alexandru G Atim*, University of North Texas
(1035471098)

5:00 p.m.
Classes of Stable Complex Matrices Defined via the Theorems of Ger\v{s}gorin and Lyapunov.
Sivaram K. Narayan*, Central Michigan University
(1035471404)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, II

1:00 p.m.
On the Validity and Order of Convergence of a Novel Numerical Method for Models in Population Biology.
Kailash C. Patidar*, University of the Western Cape
Joanne Wyngaardt, University of the Western Cape
(103565117)

1:15 p.m.
An application of quaternions to a problem in position registration.
Carl Toews*, Duquesne University
(1035651997)

1:30 p.m.
Numerical Analysis of Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence.
Iuliana Stanculescu*, University of Pittsburgh
(1035651911)

1:45 p.m.
An Iterative Substructuring Algorithm for $C^0$ Interior Penalty Methods.
Kening Wang*, University of North Florida
Brenner, Louisiana State University
(1035651877)

2:00 p.m.
Numerical study of a set of differential boundary conditions for a problem of constrained evolution.
Alexander M. Alekseenko*, California State University, Northridge
(1035651798)

2:15 p.m.
An efficient algorithm for the solution of highfrequency scattering by infinite rough surfaces.
Harun Kurkcu*, University Of Minnesota
Fernando Reitich, University Of Minnesota
(1035651509)

2:30 p.m.
Adaptive panel method for partical simulation fo three dimensional vortex sheet motion.
Leon Kaganovskiy*, New College of Florida
Robert Krasny, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
(1035651652)

2:45 p.m.
Unorthodox Approach to Solve an Overdetermined System.
Saadat Moussavi*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035651825)

3:00 p.m.
A Parametric Sensitivity Analysis for Fluid Models.
Faranak Pahlevani*, The City University of New York, Medgar Evers College
(1035651634)

3:15 p.m.
On Numerical Solutions of a Nonlinear Differential Equation with Square Root Dissipative Term.
Ron Buckmire*, Occidental College
Ron S. Mickens, Clark Atlanta University
Karl McMurtry, Occidental College
(103565170)

3:30 p.m.
Optimized waveform relaxation methods for circuit simulations.
Mohammad AlKhaleel*, Yarmouk University
Martin J. Gander, University of Geneva
(1035651497)

3:45 p.m.
Computing the complete CS decomposition.
Brian D. Sutton*, RandolphMacon College
(103515564)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, I

1:00 p.m.
BochnerRiesz Means With Respect to a 2 by 2 Cylinder.
Paul T Taylor*, Shippensburg University
(1035421042)

1:15 p.m.
Size and Derivative Estimates for the Szeg\"o Kernel on a Model NonPseudoconvex Domain.
Christine Carracino*, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Jennifer Halfpap, University of MontanaMissoula
(1035421321)

1:30 p.m.
Estimates for multilinear singular integral operators associated with Borel measures.
Geoff Diestel*, University of South Carolina
Loukas Grafakos, University of Missouri
(1035421357)

1:45 p.m.
Multivariate Hausdorff Transformations Generated by the Linear Group.
Constantine Georgakis*, DePaul University
(1035421938)

2:00 p.m.
An Examination of Fingerprint Analysis using the Fourier Transform.
Micah J Smith, Berea College
Jonathan Hunt*, Berea College
(1035422005)

2:15 p.m.
Vieta like products involving Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.
Thomas J. Osler*, Rowan University
(103540606)

2:30 p.m.
The periodic character of some rational difference equations of arbitrary order with truncation.
Kenneth S. Berenhaut, Wake Forest University
Richard T Guy*, Wake Forest University
(1035391132)

2:45 p.m.
Basic uniqueness and approximation results for positive solutions to nonlinear dynamic equations on time scales.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lynn Erbe, University of NebraskaLincoln
C. C. Tisdell, University of New South Wales
(1035391138)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Singular second order boundary value problems on purely discrete time scales.
Curtis J Kunkel*, University of Tennessee at Martin
(103539665)

3:30 p.m.
An Update on the Trichotomy Character of $x_{n+1} = \frac{\beta_n x_n +\gamma_n x_{n1}}{A_n+B_nx_{n}} $ with Periodtwo Coefficients.
Carol H. Gibbons, Salve Regina University RI
Senada Kalabusic, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Carol B Overdeep*, Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA
(10353997)

3:45 p.m.
Forced second order nonlinear oscillation on time scales.
Lynn H. Erbe*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Allan Peterson, University of NebraskaLincoln
Samir Saker, Mansoura University
(1035391313)

4:00 p.m.
Oscillation for a Certain Nonlinear Second Order Dynamic Equation on a Time Scale.
Raegan J Higgins*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035391145)

4:15 p.m.
Global Attractivity of the Positive Equilibrium of $x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha +\beta\,x_{n}+\gamma\,x_{n1}}{A+B\,x_{n}+C\,x_{n1}}$ with positive parameters in the NonHyperbolic Case.
Sukanya Basu*, University of Rhode Island
(1035391324)

4:30 p.m.
On Dual Space Characterizations of Real Locally C* and Locally JBAlgebras.
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University
Oleg Friedman*, University of South Africa
(1035461582)

4:45 p.m.
The RadonNikodym Property for Tensor Products of Banach Lattices II.
Q. Bu, The University of Mississippi
G. Buskes, The University of Mississippi
W. Lai*, The University of Mississippi
(1035461625)

5:00 p.m.
Operators Determined by Subspaces.
Elizabeth M Bator*, University of North Texas
Rhonda Huettenmueller, Texas Woman's University
(1035461715)

5:15 p.m.
Cyclic Behavior of Certain Operators on the Disc Algebra.
Gabriela Bulancea*, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
(1035461926)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand, Goucher College

1:00 p.m.
Finding Large Primes: MillerRabin and Beyond.
Jeffrey A. Ehme*, Spelman College
(1035G11090)

1:20 p.m.
Using Maple worksheets to enable explorations of cryptography with minimal background.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1035G1825)

1:40 p.m.
ZeroKnowledge Proofs: How to convince someone you know everything without telling them anything.
Cheryl Beaver*, Western Oregon University
(1035G1293)

2:00 p.m.
Cryptology on Campus During World War II.
Craig Bauer*, York College of Pennsylvania
(1035G1114)

2:20 p.m.
Cryptology as Outreach to Prospective College Students in a Summer Enrichment Program.
David E Boliver*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1035G1651)

2:40 p.m.
Teaching Cryptography in a Wireless Environment using Maplets.
Neil P Sigmon*, Radford University
(1035G11126)

3:00 p.m.
Cyclic Patterns of Points on Koblitz Curves.
John H. Wilson*, Centre College
(1035G1913)

3:20 p.m.
Public Key Cryptography with TI Voyage 200.
Jerzy Wojdylo*, Southeast Missouri State University
(1035G11202)

3:40 p.m.
The PohligHellman exponentiation cipher as a bridge between classical and modern cryptography.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1035G1836)

4:00 p.m.
Lessons from a Course in Cryptography.
Yesem Kurt*, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
(1035G11259)

4:20 p.m.
Are You Talking to Me? An Introduction to Identity Based Encryption.
Kristen A. Meyer*, Wisconsin Lutheran College
(1035G1674)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Guided Discovery in Mathematics Education
Organizers:
Jerome S. Epstein, Polytechnic University jepstein@duke.poly.edu
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

1:00 p.m.
Introduction.

1:05 p.m.
Applying Physics Education Research to math education.
John M Clement*, St. Pius X High School, Houston, TX
(1035L11868)

1:45 p.m.
Using Contextual Problems to Support Student Discovery in PreCalculus Mathematics: Exemplars and Efficacy.
Christian Hirsch*, Western Michigan University
(1035L12025)

2:25 p.m.
An Integrated Math and Physical Science Laboratory Program for Cognitive Development.
Jerome Epstein*, Polytechnic University, Dept. of Mathematics
(1035L1694)

3:05 p.m.
Guided Discovery: Theoretical Implications and Practical Considerations.
Robert G Stein*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1035L11273)

3:25 p.m.
Concept Development Using Guided Discovery.
Nathaniel Miller*, University of Northern Colorado
Frieda Parker, University of Northern Colorado
(1035L1328)

3:45 p.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Majors' and Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Conceptions of Proof after LectureBased and the ProblemBased Instruction.
Sera Yoo*, The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer C. Smith, The University of Texas at Austin
(1035L11839)

4:05 p.m.
An InquiryOriented Approach to Undergraduate Mathematics.
Chris L Rasmussen*, San Diego State University
Oh Nam Kwon, Seoul National University
(1035L11819)

4:25 p.m.
Guided Discovery at the Riverbend Community Math Center.
Amanda Katharine Serenevy*, Riverbend Community Math Center
(1035L11011)

4:45 p.m.
Effects of Teacher Practices on Mathematics Achievement Gain of FirstGrade Children of Different RacialEthnic Backgrounds.
Anna E. Bargagliotti*, University of Memphis
Cassandra Guarino, Michigan State University
William Mason, University of California, Los Angeles
(1035L1520)

5:05 p.m.
Teaching Calculus Coherently.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
(1035L11140)

5:25 p.m.
Providing Support for Preservice Teachers' Development of Mental Computation Strategies.
Ian Whitacre*, San Diego State University
Susan D. Nickerson, San Diego State University
(1035L11970)

5:45 p.m.
Teaching Finite Mathematics Using LearnerCentered Pedagogy.
Debra L Hydorn*, Unversity of Mary Washington
(1035L11714)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VI
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Mihaela D. Iftime, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Marc Brodie, Wheeling Jesuit University
Gavin Waters, Missouri Western State University
J. Alan Alewine, McKendree University
Andrew B. Perry, Springfield College
Robert L. Wilson, University of WisconsinMadison

1:00 p.m.
How Would Muppets Multiply? Using Base 6 in Courses for Future Mathematics Teachers.
John R. Prather*, Ohio UniversityEastern
(1035Z1720)

1:15 p.m.
Using the internet/computers as a tool for developing critical thinking skills within a general educational mathematics course.
Gavin J Waters*, Missouri Western State University
(1035Z1526)

1:30 p.m.
Review and Refinement: An Update on a Mathematics Capstone Course in a Small Department.
Alan Alewine*, McKendree University
(1035Z1419)

1:45 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part I.
Jeffrey K Denny*, Mercer University
Keith E Howard, Mercer University
(1035Z11343)

2:00 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part II.
Keith E Howard*, Mercer University
Jeffrey K Denny, Mercer University
(1035Z11344)

2:15 p.m.
A Na\"ive Introduction to TransElliptic Diophantine Equations.
Donald E Hooley*, Bluffton University
(1035Z1680)

2:30 p.m.
The MacLane Class and the Interaction Between Coefficient Conditions and Solution Conditions of Differential Equations in the Unit Disk.
Kari Fowler*, University of Tampa
(1035Z1202)

2:45 p.m.
Explaining Standard Deviation Geometrically.
Michael S Marion*,
(1035Z1664)

3:00 p.m.
4Moves on Links up to Two Components.
Ramanjit K Sahi*, Austin Peay State University
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, The University of Texas at Dallas
(1035Z11056)

3:15 p.m.
Building a Learning Community for Instructors of Remedial Courses.
Janet Nichols*, Colorado State University  Pueblo
(1035Z11622)

3:30 p.m.
Bacterial Computers: Can E. coli solve a Hamilton Path Problem?
Jeffrey L. Poet*, Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell, Davidson College
Todd T. Eckdahl, Missouri Western State University
Laurie J. Heyer, Davidson College
(1035Z11047)

3:45 p.m.
Revising and Studying a Capstone Course for Future High School Mathematics Teachers.
Richard O. Hill*, Michigan State University
(1035Z11739)

4:00 p.m.
Active Learning and Teaching with Technology.
Mihaela D Iftime*, MCP & Boston U.
(1035Z1478)

4:15 p.m.
It is time to integrate dynamic geometry with computer algebra system.
WeiChi Yang*, Radford University
(1035Z1208)

4:30 p.m.
What do Korean preservice secondary teachers learn during their university teacher education program?
JinAh Kwon, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
JunSoo Choa, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Jihwa Noh*, University of Northern Iowa
(1035Z11151)

4:45 p.m.
Calculus Activities Inspired by the History of Mathematics.
Gabriela R Sanchis*, Elizabethtown College
(1035Z11834)

5:00 p.m.
Generating random numbers using chaotic equations.
Ken S. Li*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(1035Z11993)

5:15 p.m.
Analysis of optimal solutions and its tiling in $m \times n$ size BlackOut Game.
DukSun Kim*, Sungkyunkwan University
SangGu Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
(1035Z1838)

5:30 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics Course using Creative handson Activities.
Ryo Ohashi*, King's College
(1035Z1675)

5:45 p.m.
Improving Teaching and Learning at MidSemester.
Diane L Johnson*, Humboldt State University
(1035Z11034)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VII
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Jim Fulmer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University
Barbara Pence, San Jose State University
Janet Nichols, Colorado State UniversityPueblo
Vicky Williams Klima, Appalachian State University

1:00 p.m.
Summer Bridge vs. non Summer Bridge Students' First Year Retention and Achievement in Calculus: Addressing Undergraduate Mathematics Achievement for Underrepresented Ethnic Students.
Joy Moore*, Xavier University
(1035Z11508)

1:15 p.m.
Kinesthetic Math: Is that like Mathematical Calisthenics? (No.).
Carolyn Yackel*, Mercer University
(1035Z11547)

1:30 p.m.
Using DyKnow Vision and Tablet PCs to Facilitate Active Learning in Calculus.
Matthew DeLong*, Taylor University
(1035Z11194)

1:45 p.m.
Group Projects Reinforcing Most Crucial Concepts of an Introductory Statistics Class.
Katarzyna Potocka*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1035Z1822)

2:00 p.m.
The unexpected expected value.
Roman Wong*, Washington and Jefferson College
Tyler Raspat, Washington and Jefferson College
(1035Z1453)

2:15 p.m.
Multidisciplinary research and training for enhancing teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, George Mason University
(1035Z11657)

2:30 p.m.
An old tool revisited; what liberal arts students can learn from spreadsheet mathematics.
Margaret L Morrow*, SUNY Plattsburgh
(1035Z11927)

2:45 p.m.
Teacher's Attitude in the Classroom: A Student's Perspective.
Mahmoud Yousef*, University of Central Missouri
Khaled AlAgha, Wiley College
(1035Z11200)

3:00 p.m.
What Is Studied In, Written For, and Remembered From Western Oregon University's Bridge Course.
Michael B Ward*, Western Oregon University
(1035Z1429)

3:15 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy, A Lesson Plan Revision and Curriculum Development Workshop for InService K12 Teachers.
Lisa E Marano*, West Chester University of PA
(1035Z1548)

3:30 p.m.
Using Discussion Activities in the Abstract Algebra Classroom.
Vicky Williams Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1035Z11319)

3:45 p.m.
Geometric Forensics.
James W Mauch*, Cedar Crest College
(1035Z1399)

4:00 p.m.
Using studentcreated digital learning objects in mathematics and science.
Rebecca L LeDocq*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jennifer J Kosiak, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Bob Hoar, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1035Z11734)

4:15 p.m.
Students Don't Do Optional.
Tristan Denley*, University of Mississippi
(1035Z11430)

4:30 p.m.
Some Puzzling Results.
Marc A. Brodie*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035Z1874)

4:45 p.m.
Teacher Retention through Building Professional Learning Communities.
Barbara Johnson Pence*, San Jose State University
(1035Z11355)

5:00 p.m.
Using Maple to Enhance Understanding of 3D Problems in Multivariable Calculus Courses.
David Brian Williams*, Clayton State University
(1035Z11874)

5:15 p.m.
Road Rage and the FTC.
Jody M Sorensen*, Augsburg College
Maureen T Carroll, University of Scranton
Elyn K Rykken, Muhlenberg College
(1035Z11954)

5:30 p.m.
Enriching Calculus with Montessori Materials.
Theodore S. Erickson*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035Z11028)

5:45 p.m.
Adaptive Error Control for an Elliptic Optimization Problem.
Sheldon Lee*, Colorado State University
Don Estep, Colorado State University
(1035Z11629)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VIII
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College y smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
David B. Williams, Clayton State University
Gary L. Walls, West Texas A \& M University
Joy Moore, Xavier University
Theodore S. Erickson, Wheeling Jesuit University
Dominic Klyve, Carthage College
Paul R. Coe, Dominican University

1:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Case Studies for an Intermediate Statistics Course.
Terje Hoim*, Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
Stephanie Fitchett, Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
(1035Z11240)

1:15 p.m.
Analogmodeling scientific activities as a vehicle for exploration basic statistical concepts: case study in future teachers' statistics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva*, University of Texas at El Paso
Laura Serpa, University of Texas at El Paso
(1035Z11873)

1:30 p.m.
Vector Measures and the Strong Operator Topology.
Paul Lewis*, University of North Texas
Kimberly Muller, Lake Superior State University
Andy Yingst, University of South Carolina Lancaster
(1035Z1721)

1:45 p.m.
LargeLecture Techniques.
Patrick X Rault*, UW Madison
(1035Z1924)

2:00 p.m.
Using Force Fields to Construct 11 Complex Polynomials.
Alan D. Gluchoff*, Villanova University
Frederick W. Hartmann, Villanova University
(1035Z142)

2:15 p.m.
An algorithm for creating ``equal" regions.
Mark A Mills*, Central College
(1035Z1184)

2:30 p.m.
Minimum Sets Forcing Monochromatic Triangles.
Arie Bialostocki, University of Idaho
Mark J. Nielsen*, University of Idaho
(1035Z11428)

2:45 p.m.
Inverse Preserving Functions.
David J Schmitz*, North Central College
Charles W Gatz, North Central College
(1035Z1366)

3:00 p.m.
A search for Wieferich primes to $6 \times 10^{15}$.
Dominic W. Klyve*, Carthage College
Fran\c cois G. Dorais, Cornell University
(1035Z11546)

3:15 p.m.
Comparing Mechanical and Thermal Damping in Elastic Beams.
Richard J. Marchand*, Slippery Rock University
(1035Z11718)

3:30 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Initial Value Problems.
Greg S Spradlin*, EmbryRiddle University
(1035Z11506)

3:45 p.m.
Authorship and Statistical Profiling.
Alan Safer*, California State University, Long Beach
Eric Chuk, California State University, Long Beach
(1035Z1646)

4:00 p.m.
Improving Undergraduate Calculus Students' Learning through Ability Group Sectioning.
Randal E. Hickman*, United States Military Academy, West Point
(1035Z11597)

4:15 p.m.
A generalization of Ceva's Theorem and Menelaus' Theorem.
Kelly B Funk*, University of Louisville
Robert Powers, University of Louisville
(1035Z1841)

4:30 p.m.
A Construction of Convex Figures of Constant Width.
Zokhrab Mustafaev*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(1035Z1153)

4:45 p.m.
What is geometric superspace ?
James S Cook*, North Carolina State University
(1035Z1298)

5:00 p.m.
Active Learning through Classroom Voting.
Kelly S. Cline*, Carroll College
Mark R. Parker, Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo, Carroll College
(1035Z1750)

5:15 p.m.
Models of Computational Science Curricula.
Ignatios E Vakalis*, Prof. of Computer Science, CalPoly , San Luis Obispo
(1035Z11973)

5:30 p.m.
A Seminar for PreService Teachers on the Teaching of College Algebra.
Angela Marie Hodge*, North Dakota State University
(1035Z11846)

5:45 p.m.
On Orbits of Automorphism Groups.
Marian Deaconescu, Kuwait University
Gary L Walls*, West Texas A&M University
(1035Z1917)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Organizers:
Dawn A. Lott, Delware State University dlott@desu.edu

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Making teacher preparation our business
Organizers:
William G. McCallum, The University of Arizona
Panelists:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College
Theodore W. Gamelin, University of California Los Angeles
James Lewis, University of Nebraska
Magnhild Lien, California State University, Northridge

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
A quick introduction to \em{WebWork}, a webbased interactive homework system.
Organizers:
Michael E. Gage, University of Rochester
Arnold K. Pizer, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Project NeXT Panel Discussion
Capstone and onesemester research projects for a variety of students.
Organizers:
Steven W. Morics, University of Redlands
Mary D. Shepherd, Northwest Missouri State University
Panelists:
William E. Fenton, Bellarmine University
Steven W. Morics,
Barbara Reynolds, Cardinal Stritch University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, IV: Working Groups and Panel Discussion
This session includes a panel discussion on how to develop the training required to tackle the mathematical challenges in modeling climate change.
Organizers:
Inez Fung, Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones, University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
ASL Session for Contributed Papers, I

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Wiki math.
Organizers:
William Casselman, University of British Columbia
David Austin, Grand Valley State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
RMMC Board of Directors

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:25 p.m.
MAA Presentations by Teaching Award Recipients
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
SUMMA Special Presentation
Summer research programs.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr, MAA
Robert E. Megginson, University of Michigan
Panelists:
Tuncay Aktosum, University of Texas at Arlington
Minerva Cordero, University of Texas at Arlington
Monica Stephens, Spelman College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Advocating for mathematics: Influencing policymakers through congressional visits in districts and states.
Organizers:
Sheldon H. Katz, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Poster Session for Undergraduates
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematics single variable calculus course.
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari, University of California Irvine

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:45 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, IV

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 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

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics and Computational Biology Business Meeting and Reception
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Galovich, St. Johns University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
MAA Film Presentation and Reception
{\rm Hard Problems}: A documentary about the USA team's participation in the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad.
Organizers:
George P. Csicsery, Zala Films

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Business Meeting

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Dramatic Presentation
So you want to teach environmental math, do you?
Presenters:
Martin E. Walter, University of Colorado at Boulder
Patricia Clark Kenschaft, Bloomfield College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Young Mathematicians Network Town Meeting

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Title to be announced.
Earl R. Barnes*, Morgan State University
Wednesday January 9, 2008

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, III

7:45 a.m.
On kordered hamiltonian connectivity of graphs.
Bing Wei*, University of Mississippi
(1035051250)

8:00 a.m.
On Chromatic, Flow, and Tutte Polynomial Unique Graphs.
Yinghua Duan, Nankai University
Haidong Wu*, University of Mississippi
Qinglin Yu, Nankai University and Thompson Rivers University
(1035051400)

8:15 a.m.
Critical Pebbling Numbers of Graphs.
Joshua D Laison*, Willamette University
Courtney R. Gibbons, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Erick J. Paul, University of California Santa Barbara
(1035051415)

8:30 a.m.
Skew Hadamard Difference Sets from the ReeTits Slice Symplectic Spreads in ${\rm PG}(3,3^{2h+1})$.
Cunsheng Ding, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Zeying Wang*, University of Delaware
Qing Xiang, University of Delaware
(1035051463)

8:45 a.m.
Hamiltonian cycles in subspace graphs.
Petre I Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinStout
(1035051484)

9:00 a.m.
Latin squares especially order 8 and planes.
Robert W Sternfeld, Indiana State University
David Koster, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Larry Taylor, California State University, Bakersfield
Raymond Killgrove*, Vista, California
(1035051504)

9:15 a.m.
Semiorders and Riordan Numbers.
Barry A Balof*, Whitman College
Jacob V Menashe, Whitman College
(1035051618)

9:30 a.m.
The subconstituent algebra of a Latin square.
Ibtisam Daqqa*, University of South florida
(1035051632)

9:45 a.m.
Higher Dimensional Spanning Trees.
Molly Maxwell*, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1035051654)

10:00 a.m.
Forbidden characterization of the fractional weak discrepancy of posets.
Jeong Ok Choi*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1035051659)

10:15 a.m.
Classification of Hadamard matrices by switching and codes.
William P. Orrick*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(1035051581)

10:30 a.m.
Infinite families of nonembeddable quasiresidual Menon designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad, Central Michigan University
Mohan S. Shrikhande*, Central Michigan University
(1035051543)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Statistics, Game Theory, and Social Sciences

7:45 a.m.
Utility functions for vaccination games with delaystrategies.
Timothy C. Reluga*, Penn State
(1035911912)

8:00 a.m.
Partitioning k Multivariate Normal Populations with Respect to a Standard Vector and its Equivalence in Multiple Testing.
Weixing Cai*, Syracuse University
Pinyuen Chen, Syracuse University
(1035621779)

8:15 a.m.
Some Properties of the Exact and Score Methods for Binomial Proportion and Sample Size Calculation.
Jie Peng*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
K. Krishnamoorthy, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(103562764)

8:30 a.m.
Compressed Sensing Signal Recovery in the Presence of Noise.
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
(1035621284)

8:45 a.m.
Bayesian Mark Recapture for Small Samples.
Joe Liddle*, University of Alaska Southeast
(1035621395)

9:00 a.m.
Parametric Estimation for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).
Arkady Shemyakin, University of St Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Jason Q McClintic*, University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN
(1035621410)

9:15 a.m.
Inference on the Common Variance of Correlated Normal Random Variables.
Daniel J. Ghezzi*, King's College
(1035621615)

9:30 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Its Applications to Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Studies of Amyloid Protein Dynamics.
Taylor R Pressler*, Mount Holyoke College
Sean M Decatur, Mount Holyoke College
(1035621859)

9:45 a.m.
Inflationary Trends with Bayesian Learning.
Barbara A Bennie*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jarod V Hart, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(103591416)

10:00 a.m.
Separable Preferences and Referendum Elections.
Jonathan K Hodge*, Grand Valley State University
(103591436)

10:15 a.m.
Restricted Truthful Combinatorial Auction Mechanisms.
Andrei Lapets, Harvard University
Alex Levin*, Harvard University
(1035911482)

10:30 a.m.
Using evolutionary models to infer leadership structure from linguistic data.
W. Garrett Mitchener*, College of Charleston
(1035911736)

10:45 a.m.
Voting by Proportional Representation: Theory and Practice.
Richard H. Burkhart*, Seattle, WA
(103591129)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
A combinatorial LusternikSchnirelmanBorsuk theoerem on the $d$cube.
Kyle E. Kinneberg, Claremont McKenna College
Aaron MazelGee*, Brown University
Mutiara Sondjaja, Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(103552135)

8:30 a.m.
Effects of Localized Forcing on Driven Thin Liquid Films.
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Steven Rosenthal*, Harvey Mudd College
(103535137)

9:00 a.m.
A probability model in population genetics.
Eline Boghaert*, Cooper Union
Sandhya Ramakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evan Fisher, Lafayette College
(103560962)

9:30 a.m.
The Stick Index of Satellite Knots.
Tirasan Khandhawit*, Duke University
(103554954)

10:00 a.m.
Bishop's Volume Comparison Theorem with Integral CurvatureBounds on Lorentz Manifolds.
Bryon Aragam*, University of Tennessee  Knoxville
Justin Corvino, Lafayette College
Andrew Karl, University of Notre Dame
Austin Rochford, University of Maryland  Baltimore County
(103553930)

10:30 a.m.
Alexander Polynomials of Central Braid Knots.
Nathan Brothers*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Sean Evans, Millersville University
(103557834)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers:
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird, University of Texas, Austin

8:00 a.m.
Helping Students Cross the Bridge.
Susanna S. Epp*, DePaul University
(1035971263)

8:30 a.m.
How do your students think about proof? A DVD resource for mathematicians.
Lara J. Alcock*, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, UK
(103597768)

9:00 a.m.
The Necessity Principle and Its Implementation in Mathematics Instruction.
Guershon Harel*, University of California, San Diego
(103597733)

9:30 a.m.
The Learning of InfinityRelated Topics in Bridge Courses.
Kirk Weller*, University of Michigan  Flint
(103597691)

10:00 a.m.
A Beginning Graduate TransitiontoProof Course.
Annie Selden*, New Mexico State University
John Selden, New Mexico State University
(103597797)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion of the Bridge to the Upper Division: From Pedagogical Research into Pedagogy and Back Again.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
Christopher C. Leary, SUNY Geneseo
(1035971024)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, III
Organizers:
Samuel S. Shen, San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North, Texas A \& M University

8:00 a.m.
Hysteresis in a Rotating Differentially Heated Spherical Shell of Boussinesq Fluid.
William F. Langford*, University of Guelph
Gregory M. Lewis, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(10357645)

8:30 a.m.
On the dissipativity of the twolayer quasigeostrophic beta plane equations.
R. Lee Panetta*, Texas A&M University
(1035861394)

9:00 a.m.
Macroturbulence and the General Circulation of the Atmosphere.
Tapio Schneider*, California Institute of Technology
(103576817)

9:30 a.m.
Bayesian Climate Change Assessments.
Richard A. Levine*, San Diego State University
(103562735)

10:00 a.m.
Reconstruction of Meteorological Fields Using Spatial Functions With Examples.
Thomas M Smith*, NOAA/STAR/SCSB
Samuel Shen, San Diego State University
Phillip A Arkin, CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
Mathew Sapiano, CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
(103586569)

10:30 a.m.
A Theory for Estimating Uncertainties in the Assessment of Global, Hemispherical and Regional Surface Air Temperature Changes Since 1861.
Samuel S Shen*, San Diego State University
(103586431)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, III
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

8:00 a.m.
Inverse problems in option pricing: a probabilistic solution via random mixtures of martingales.
Rama Cont*, Columbia University
(103560363)

9:00 a.m.
On a second order numerical scheme for computing exercise regions of American lookback options.
Stephane Villeneuve*, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability University of California Santa Barbara and Toulouse School of economics
Antonino Zanette, Dipartimento di Finanza d'ell impresa e dei mercati Finanziari universita di Udine
(103565545)

9:30 a.m.
Markovian projection on stochastic volatility models.
Alexandre Antonov, NumeriX
Timur Misirpashaev*, Merrill Lynch
Vladimir Piterbarg, Barclays Capital
(103560372)

10:00 a.m.
Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Effect of Commitment and Competition on Mutual Fund Allocations.
Ron Kaniel, Duke University
Stathis Tompaidis*, University of Texas at Austin
Ti Zhou, University of Texas at Austin
(103591364)

10:30 a.m.
A Multi Time Scale Microstructure Model  An Empirical Study.
Zhifeng Zhang*, LaBranche Structured Products, LLC
(103562702)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, I
Organizers:
Jesse Johnson, Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California Davis
Robin Wilson, University of California Santa Barbara

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on ETheory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, I
Organizers:
Constantin D. Dumitrascu, University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout, Dartmouth College

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, I
Organizers:
Baofeng Feng, University of TexasPan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma, University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno, University of TexasPan American
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American
Taixi Xu, Southern Polytechnic State University

8:00 a.m.
A New Multicomponent KP Hierarchy.
Yunbo Zeng*, Tsinghua University
(1035351429)

8:30 a.m.
The Generic Dimension of the Space of Smooth Splines of Degree 7 on Tetrahedral Partitions.
Xiquan Shi*, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Ben Kamau, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Baocai Yin, College of Computer Science, Beijing Polytechnic University
Fengshan Liu, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
(10356560)

9:00 a.m.
Multicusped solitons of the CamassaHolm equation.
Allen Parker*, Newcastle University
(1035352001)

9:30 a.m.
Cupsons and Smooth Solitons of the DegasperisProcesi Equation Under Inhomogeneous Boundary Condition.
Guoping Zhang*, Morgan State University
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American
(1035351108)

10:00 a.m.
FiniteDimensional Integrable Systems Associated with the Modified Dispersive Water Wave Equation.
Taixi Xu*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1035351678)

10:30 a.m.
A connection between HH3 and KdV with one source.
Junxiao Zhao*, School of Mathematical Sciences of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Robert Conte, SPEC/CEA Saclay,
(1035351505)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, II
Organizers:
Michael T. Krebs, California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen, California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, I
Organizers:
Itai Benjamini, Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner, University of ParisSud

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, I
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, II
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder, University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley, Benedictine University

8:00 a.m.
A Joint Computer Lab can Serve Both Biocalculus and Traditional Calculus Students.
Lisa Townsley*, Benedictine University
(1035B1576)

8:20 a.m.
S$^3$: Sand, Surf, and Slopes  Integration of Marine Science (and Computing Sciences) into Precalculus.
Pam Crawford*, Jacksonville University
Anne Acker, Jacksonville University
Daniel Mc Carthy, Jacksonville University
(1035B1799)

8:40 a.m.
Evolution of a Statistics/Biology Learning Community.
William Ardis*, Collin County Community College
Sukanya Subramanian, Collin County Community College
(1035B11783)

9:00 a.m.
Linking The Mathematics Curriculum to Investigative Biology Exercises.
Hema Gopalakrishnan*, Sacred Heart University
Kirk Bartholomew, Sacred Heart University
(1035B11303)

9:20 a.m.
An Extension of Tajima's D Statistic by a StudentFaculty CrossInterdisciplinary Team.
Pam J Ryan*, Truman State University
(1035B1740)

9:40 a.m.
Inspiring Examples from Biology for Teaching Limit Theorems in Probability.
Raina S. Robeva*, Sweet Briar College
(1035B11129)

10:00 a.m.
Multiple Visualizations of Quantitative Biology: The ESTEEM Collection.
Rama Viswanathan*, Beloit College
Gretchen A. Koch, Goucher College
(1035B11967)

10:20 a.m.
Programming bioinformatics: using biopython and sage to make life easier.
Marshall Hampton*, Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035B11561)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand, Goucher College

8:00 a.m.
Art and Science of Secret Communication.
Semra KilicBahi, ColbySawyer College
LaVonne Batalden*, ColbySawyer College
(1035G1808)

8:20 a.m.
Cryptology as a Pedagogical Tool.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1035G11946)

8:40 a.m.
ECrypting Images and Sound.
Tim McDevitt*, Elizabethtown College
(1035G11746)

9:00 a.m.
Applications of Galois Field to Coding Theory and Cryptology.
Ahlam E Tannouri*, Morgan State University
Sam F Tannouri, Morgan State University
(1035G11961)

9:20 a.m.
Cryptology with Spreadsheets: A Computer Course for Everyone.
James M, Belk*, Texas A&M University
(1035G11918)

9:40 a.m.
``Codes, Ciphers, and Cryptography'': An Honors Colloquium in Mathematics.
Michael Karls*, Ball State University
(1035G11534)

10:00 a.m.
Attacking Digraphs using Singular Value Decomposition.
Bill Linderman*, King College
Andrew Simoson, King College
(1035G11795)

10:20 a.m.
Cryptology Course: a Perfect Marriage of Theory and Applications.
Izabela Kanaana*, Sonoma State University
(1035G11709)

10:40 a.m.
Coding Theory Topics for Your Cryptology Course.
Keith E. Mellinger*, University of Mary Washington
(1035G11093)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, II
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Aesthetics of Rectangles.
Kevin Hartshorn*, Moravian College
(1035N11452)

8:20 a.m.
Origami Fold Patterns as Patchwork: An Origami Crane Quilt.
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
(1035N11323)

8:40 a.m.
Teaching Symmetry with Depression Glass.
Darrah P. Chavey*, Beloit College
(1035N11916)

9:00 a.m.
Fractal Patchwork Quilts.
Pedro Teixeira*, Knox College
(1035N11096)

9:20 a.m.
Design, Fabrication, and Properties of a Fractal Crystal.
Robert W. Fathauer*, Tessellations Company
Nicholas Duchnowski, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Hank Kaczmarski, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1035N11305)

9:40 a.m.
Kaleidoscopes and Other Reflections.
Anne M. Burns*, Long Island University
(1035N1306)

10:00 a.m.
Blackwork embroidery and algorithms for maze traversals.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1035N1826)

10:20 a.m.
Knitting Uniformly Curved Pants.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1035N1956)

10:40 a.m.
Models of Surfaces and Abstract Art in the Early 20th Century.
Angela G. VierlingClaassen*, Lesley University
(1035N1626)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, I
Organizers:
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

8:00 a.m.
Flash mathlets incorporating studentdrawn graphs.
Daniel Gries*, Merrimack College
(1035P1192)

8:20 a.m.
Steal this Applet!
Doug Ensley*, Shippensburg University
Barbara Kaskosz, University of Rhode Island
(1035P1417)

8:40 a.m.
Parametric Functions in a Flash.
Therese Shelton*, Southwestern University
(1035P1618)

9:00 a.m.
Applying the Lessons of Flash at the Beach (MAA PREP 2007 Workshop) to developing mathlets for Calculus.
Barbara H Margolius*, Cleveland State University
(1035P11769)

9:20 a.m.
Incorporating Conceptual Software into an Introductory Statistics Service Course.
John D McKenzie*, Babson College
(1035P11840)

9:40 a.m.
ComplexTool: An applet and discovery activities to visualize complex functions.
Beth Schaubroeck*, U.S. Air Force Academy
Jim Rolf, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035P11100)

10:00 a.m.
Maplets for Calculus  Intuition, Computation, Drill and Simple Proofs.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina
(1035P11661)

10:20 a.m.
Spreadsheets Make EXCELlent Tools for Exploring Statistics.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1035P11959)

10:40 a.m.
Demonstrating a Tool for Content MathML Authoring.
Thomas E Leathrum*, Jacksonville State Univ.
(1035P11267)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Using Innovative Technologies to Implement Active Learning in Mathematics (and in other STEM disciplines)
Organizers:
Marilyn A. Reba, Clemson University mreba@clemson.edu
Beth Simon, University of California San Diego

8:00 a.m.
Realizing active learning in a physics classroom using Ubiquitous Presenter and Tablet PCs.
Ed Price*, Physics Department, California State University San Marcos
Beth Simon, Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, University of British Columbia
(1035Y11757)

8:20 a.m.
Active Learning in Stem Courses via Tablet PCs with WebBased Classroom Interaction Software.
Marilyn Reba*, Clemson University
(1035Y11864)

8:40 a.m.
Tablet PC as a Gateway to Calculus.
Kyle Riley*, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Jill Trimble, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(1035Y11616)

9:00 a.m.
Successful implementation of Tablet PC technology in future teachers' mathematics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva*, The University of Texas at El Paso
Ana MedinaRusch, University of Georgia
Vera Ioudina, University of California at Los Angeles
(1035Y11364)

9:20 a.m.
PRAXIS Project: Interactive Materials for Future Teachers.
Erick B Hofacker, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
Kathryn T Ernie*, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
(1035Y11858)

9:40 a.m.
Using Clickers in Introductory Statistics to Enhance Conceptual Understanding.
Teri J Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
(1035Y1679)

10:00 a.m.
Claiming Virtual Worlds for Mathematics Education.
Jon Roginski*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035Y11766)

10:20 a.m.
Using the TINavigator Network of Graphing Calculators in College Algebra.
Bernadette M. MendozaSpencer*, University of Northern Colorado
Joe Champion, University of Northern Colorado
Robert Powers, Univeristy of Northern Colorado
(1035Y11653)

10:40 a.m.
Integrating Clickers into Calculus.
Kimberly A. Roth*, Juniata College
(1035Y11793)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IX
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Elizabeth A. Stanhope, Lewis \& Clark College
Leigh L. Noble, USMA West Point \& Army Research Lab
K. Scott Alberts, Truman State University
Brad Bailey, North Georgia College \& State University

8:00 a.m.
The Advent Of Sound Pedagogy In Early Nineetnth Century Elementary American Textbooks.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1035Z11758)

8:15 a.m.
Mathematics legends: real, purely imaginary, and complex.
David Fowler*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1035Z11646)

8:30 a.m.
Justintime precalculus reviews for calculus students.
Jeffry L. Hirst*, Appalachian State University
William C. Bauldry, Appalachian State University
(1035Z1259)

8:45 a.m.
Illustrating Economic Inequality Analysis Techniques with Major League Baseball Salary Data.
J Travis Hale*, LBJ School of Public Affairs  University of Texas at Austin
(1035Z1343)

9:00 a.m.
Toward Free, Open Source Textbooks.
David R Guichard*, Whitman College
(1035Z1402)

9:15 a.m.
New Math Faculty.
Nissa R Yestness*, University of Northern Colorado
Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado
(1035Z11741)

9:30 a.m.
Fishing for Estimates.
Paul R. Coe*, Dominican University
(1035Z11969)

9:45 a.m.
Fostering Technical Writing in the Undergraduate Math Classroom.
Leigh L Noble*, USMA West Point & Army Research Lab
(1035Z11881)

10:00 a.m.
Using Ideas from Asian Mathematic in the Classroom.
Shinemin Lin*, Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia
(1035Z1451)

10:15 a.m.
A fundamental theorem of algebra for the perplex numbers.
Robert D. Poodiack*, Norwich University
Kevin J. LeClair, Norwich University
(1035Z1925)

10:30 a.m.
Magic squares and a magic tortoise developed in the 17th century in Korea.
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop University
(1035Z1323)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, I
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi, California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu

8:00 a.m.
Recent results and open problems in mixed hypergraph coloring.
Vitaly Voloshin*, Troy University
(103505287)

8:30 a.m.
Computer methods for finding graph decompositions.
Stephen G. Hartke*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035051022)

9:00 a.m.
Coloring trianglefree graphs on surfaces.
Zdenek Dvorak*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Kral, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
(103568570)

9:20 a.m.
Break.

9:35 a.m.
Listcoloring outerplanar graphs.
Joan P. Hutchinson*, Macalester College
(103505934)

10:00 a.m.
Star coloring planar graphs.
Craig M. Timmons*, California State University San Marcos
(1035051406)

10:30 a.m.
Online Ramsey theory in boundeddegree graphs.
Jane Butterfield, University of Illinois  Urbana
Tracy Grauman, University of Illinois  Urbana
Bill Kinnersley, University of Illinois  Urbana
Kevin Milans, University of Illinois  Urbana
Christopher Stocker, University of Illinois  Urbana
Douglas B. West*, University of Illinois  Urbana
(103505605)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
ASL Session for Contributed Papers, II

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:20 a.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Workshop
This session has several parts that will be listed separately by time in the program. All presentations are open to all JMM participants.

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, III

8:30 a.m.
Compactness of the $\overline{\partial}$Neumann operator.
Mehmet Celik*, Texas A&M University
(103532786)

8:45 a.m.
A sufficient condition and higher regularity of strong local minimizers.
Worku T. Bitew*, Temple University
Yury Grabovsky, Temple University
(10354978)

9:00 a.m.
Hybrid Functios Approach for the Solution of Nonlinear Problems in the Calculus of Variations.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(103549219)

9:15 a.m.
Lipschitzian Stability and Optimal Value Functions via Generalized Differentiation.
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Mau Nam Nguyen*, University of TexasPan American
(103549485)

9:30 a.m.
The PowerLaw Asymptotics for Some Model Problems of Polycrystal Plasticity.
Marian Bocea*, North Dakota State University
(103549492)

9:45 a.m.
On a Verification Theorem for an Optimal Control Problem.
Jesus A Pascal*, American University of Nigeria
(1035491111)

10:00 a.m.
Optimal control of a time dependent thermistor problem.
Volodymyr Hrynkiv*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Vladimir Protopopescu, ORNL
(1035491348)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, IV

8:30 a.m.
KillingCoxeter Diagrams in the Root Lattice.
Miriam H. Lamb*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035221717)

8:45 a.m.
A Grothendieck Module with Applications to Rationality of the Poincar\'{e} Series.
Daniel R Jordan*, Columbia College Chicago
(103518104)

9:00 a.m.
Nonconnective delooping of Ktheory of exact categories.
Seshendra Pallekonda*, SUNY at Binghamton
(1035191067)

9:15 a.m.
Supercharacter theories of cyclic $p$groups.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1035201855)

9:30 a.m.
Structure Theorems for Subgroups of Homeomorphisms Groups of the Unit Circle.
Collin Bleak, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Martin Kassabov, Cornell University
Francesco Matucci*, Cornell University
(1035201849)

9:45 a.m.
$IA$automorphisms and localization of nilpotent groups.
Marcos Zyman*, City University of New YorkBMCC
(1035201910)

10:00 a.m.
Restricting supercharacters of the finite group of unipotent uppertriangular matrices.
Nat Thiem, University of Colorado at Boulder
Vidya Venkateswaran*, University of Chicago
(1035201974)

10:15 a.m.
Braids Without Twists.
James M. Belk*, Texas A&M University
Francesco Matucci, Cornell University
(1035201861)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, I

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Progress in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.
Constantine M. Dafermos*, Brown University
(10353502)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Applications of set theory to operator algebras.
Ilijas Farah*, York University
(103503103)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, I
Organizers:
Lance W. Nielsen, Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#15: Part B
Evaluating student presentations in mathematics.
Organizers:
Suzanne Dor\'ee, Augsburg College
Richard Jardine, Keene State College
Thomas Linton, Central College

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
Wavelets and applications: A multidisciplinary undergraduate course with an emphasis on scientific computing.
Organizers:
Patrick J. Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas
David K. Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Employment Register

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Project NExT Panel Discussion
New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers.
Organizers:
Mason A. Porter, University of Oxford
Holly S. Zullo, Carroll College
Panelists:
Joy L. Becker, University of Wisconsin, Stout
Kris Green, St. John Fisher College
Jean McGivneyBurelle, University of Hartford
Steven W. Morics, University of Redlands
Reva Narasimhan, Kean University

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Measures and their random reals.
Jan Reimann*, University of California Berkeley
(103503266)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Retiring Presidential Address
The teachingtechnology linkage in mathematics.
Carl C. Cowen*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
(1035A016)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students
Organizers:
Bettye Anne Case, awm@awmmath.org

10:30 a.m.
Computing Cryptographic Curves using the Canonical Lift of Supersingular Elliptic Curves.
Juliana Belding*, University of Maryland

10:30 a.m.
Minimal Distortion Bending and Morphing of Compact Manifolds.
Oksana Bihun*, University of MissouriColumbia

10:30 a.m.
Using Regularized Singularities and Spectral Deferred Correction Methods to Model Fluid Flow Generated by a.
Elizabeth Bouzarth*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:30 a.m.
Prime Ideals in Rings of Power Series over the Integers.
Christina EubanksTurner*, University of NebraskaLincoln

10:30 a.m.
On the Classification of Orbits of Minimal Parabolic $k$Subgroups Acting on Symmetric $k$Varieties of SL($n,k$).
Stacy Beun*, North Carolina State University

10:30 a.m.
Solving Boundary Value Problems Using Critical Point Theory.
Heidi Feller*, University of NebraskaLincoln

10:30 a.m.
Representations of Some Hopf Algebras Associated to the Symmetric Group.
Andrea Jedwab*, University of Southern California

10:30 a.m.
The Relative Strength of the Atomic Homogeneous Model Theorems.
Karen Lange*, University of Chicago

10:30 a.m.
Redefining Gorenstein: Toward a Theory of NonNoetherian Gorenstein Rings.
Livia Miller*, University of NebraskaLincoln

10:30 a.m.
Computing Distance in the Space of Phylogenetic Trees.
Megan Owen*, Cornell University

10:30 a.m.
The Geometry and Topology of Reconfiguration.
Valerie Peterson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

10:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Double Bilipid Membrane.
Christine Sample*, Northwestern University

10:30 a.m.
Cabling Homomorphisms and the Knot Concordance Group.
Cornelia Van Cott*, Indiana University

10:30 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning Tree.
Xinyi Zhang*, University of Delaware

10:30 a.m.
Universal Deformation Rings Related to the Symmetric Group S5.
Jennifer Froelich*, University of Iowa

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
Box Products 25 Years Later.
Scott W. Williams*, SUNY at Buffalo
(1035222054)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
A Descriptive View of Geometric Group Theory.
Simon R. Thomas*, Rutgers University
(103503101)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, V
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Normal Subgroups of the Free Group.
Natasha Komarov, Carnegie Mellon University
Reagin Taylor McNeill*, Smith College
Justin Webster, University of San Diego
(1035551075)

1:30 p.m.
The Genus and malternating Excess of Central Braid Knots.
Carolyn M Yarnall*, University of San Diego
Debra Witczak, Benedictine University
(1035571020)

2:00 p.m.
Combinatorics and Characterizations for Involutions and Twisted Involutions of Weyl Groups.
Constance G. Baltera*, Smith College
Kathryn A. Brenneman, North Carolina State University
Ashley E. Hatfield, Smith College
(1035081117)

2:30 p.m.
Arc presentations: A new way to look at knots.
Matt Steinke*, Denison University
(1035551205)

3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Permutations Avoiding a Pattern of Length Three and a Pattern of Length Four.
Jonah K Ostroff*, Carleton College
David Lonoff, Carleton College
(1035051266)

3:30 p.m.
Energy Decay Estimates for the Dissipative Wave Equation with SpaceTime Dependent Potential.
Jonathan J. Kenigson*, University of Tennessee
Jessica S. Kenigson, University of Tennessee
(1035351320)

4:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Derivatives and Number Theory.
Arielle M Leitner*, California State University, Chico
(1035111386)

4:30 p.m.
Synchronization in Coupled Phase Oscillators.
Natasha A. Cayco Gajic*, California Institution of Technology
(1035371440)

5:00 p.m.
Some Reamrks on a FibonacciType Polynomial Sequence.
Tom McCollum*, Michigan State University
Aklilu Zeleke, Michigan State University
(1035051462)

5:30 p.m.
ParsevalType Relations for Laplace Transform and their Applications.
Matthew R Rogala*, Ithaca College
(1035441556)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers:
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird, University of Texas, Austin

1:00 p.m.
Focus on Mathematics: Mathematicians working in Schools.
Al Cuoco*, Center for Mathematics Education, EDC
(1035972002)

1:30 p.m.
Teachers' Circles.
Tom Davis*, San Jose Math Circle
(1035971610)

2:00 p.m.
The SMARTS (Science and Mathematics Avenues to Renewed Teachers and Students) project.
Walter I Seaman*, University of Iowa
(103597895)

2:30 p.m.
Influence on Content Courses for Preservice Teachers resulting from the participation of mathematicians and math graduate students in the ALGEBRA CUBED project.
Richard Millman*, University of Kentucky
(103597957)

3:00 p.m.
Classroom experiences with new curriculum materials during the implementation of performance standards in mathematics: A case study of teachers coping with change.
Samuel Obara*, Texas State University, San Marcos Texas
(1035971770)

3:30 p.m.
Physical Manipulatives for Visualizing Multivariable Concepts and How They Can Reform Mathematics Courses such as Basic Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus.
Daniel Lee McGee*, University of Puerto Rico  Mayaguez
Deborah MooreRusso, SUNY  Buffalo
David Lomen, University of Arizona
Dennis Ebersole, Northhampton Community College
Maider Marin Quintero, University of Puerto Rico  Mayaguez
(10359738)

4:00 p.m.
Women in the Mathematical Sciences: The University of California Context.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1035001116)

4:30 p.m.
Project Catalyst: Positive Actions to Recruit and Retain Women Faculty in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
MargaretAnn Armour*, University of Alberta
(1035971085)

5:00 p.m.
Recommendations for Change: Why and How.
Cathy Kessel*, Berkeley, California
(1035971884)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
Sophie Germain's manuscripts on Fermat's Last Theorem: A further evaluation of their scope, depth, and original techniques.
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
David Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
(103501348)

1:30 p.m.
Hubert Newton and the study of mathematics in the midnineteenth century.
Steve Batterson*, Emory University
(103501490)

2:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of \em{Nature}, 18691900.
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(103501302)

2:30 p.m.
The Algorithmic Side of Riemann's Mathematics.
Harold M. Edwards*, New York University
(103501443)

3:00 p.m.
Paucissima et Maturissima: Kurt Goedel's Reluctance to Publish in the Philosophy of Mathematics.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(103501505)

3:30 p.m.
American Mathematicians and School Reform: A Survey of Motives, Methods, and Outcomes from the 1890s to the Present.
David Lindsay Roberts*, Prince George's Community College
(103501473)

4:00 p.m.
Who was Miss Mullikin?
Thomas L. Bartlow, Villanova University
David E. Zitarelli*, Temple University
(103501571)

4:30 p.m.
Tracing curve tracing.
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(1035141557)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematician In Search of War Work: Alice Bache Gould, 19171918.
Deborah Kent*, Hillsdale College
(1035011026)

5:30 p.m.
Priority arguments are not priority disputes.
John W Dawson*, Pennsylvania State University, York (Emeritus)
(103501396)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, IV
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

1:00 p.m.
Stochastic partial differential equations and portfolio choice.
Marek Musiela, BNP Paribas
Thaleia Zariphopoulou*, University of Texas at Austin
(1035601416)

2:00 p.m.
Interacting Particle Systems for the Efficient Computation of CDO Tranche Spreads with Rare Defaults.
Doug Vestal*, UC Santa Barbara
Rene Carmona, Princeton University
JeanPierre Fouque, UC Santa Barbara
(103560125)

2:30 p.m.
Monte Carlo Simulations with Skews of Implied Volatilities.
JeanPierre Fouque*, University of California Santa Barbara
Ronnie Sircar, ORFE, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine
(103560389)

3:00 p.m.
Investing and Pricing for the Long Run.
Paolo Guasoni*, Boston University
Scott Robertson, Boston University
(103591527)

3:30 p.m.
A new approach to singular stochastic control with applications to optimal hedging and investmentconsumption under transaction costs.
Tze Leung Lai, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Tiong Wee Lim, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore
Kevin J Ross*, Stanford University
(103560595)

4:00 p.m.
Optimal portfolio liquidation: market impact models, algorithms, and competition.
Aurélien Alfonsi, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Marnelavallée, France
Alexander Schied*, TU Berlin and Cornell University
Torsten Schöneborn, QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
Antje Schulz, QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
(103590274)

5:00 p.m.
Indifference Pricing with $L^2$ convex risk measures: a first step towards risk calibration.
Antoine Toussaint*, Stanford Unviersity
(1035601161)

5:30 p.m.
The correlationneutral measure for counting processes.
Kay Giesecke*, Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering
(103560497)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on the Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, II
Organizers:
Lance W. Nielsen, Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu

1:00 p.m.
Disentanglement in the Construction Formulation of the Feynman Operator calculus.
Tepper L. Gill*, Department of E&CE, Howard University
Woodford W. Zachary, Department of E&CE, Howard University
(103547752)

1:30 p.m.
Inverse integral transforms and the generalized convolution product.
Seung Jun Chang*, Dankook University
(103544700)

2:00 p.m.
The WeylMcCoy operational calculi as a subfamily of Feynman's operational calculi for noncommuting operators.
Gerald W. Johnson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lisa M. Rezac, University of St. Thomas
(103528587)

2:30 p.m.
Feynman Integrals with Higly Singular Potentials.
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
(103558471)

3:00 p.m.
FeynmanKac formulas, backward stochastic differential equations and Markov processes.
Jan A. Van Casteren*, University of Antwerp
(103560489)

3:30 p.m.
The Generalized FeynmanKac formula a LebesgueStieltjes measure.
Jun Tanaka*, University of California Riverside
(103581481)

4:00 p.m.
Multiple stochastic integrals with respect to Volterra random fields: Properties and Applications.
Anna Amirdjanova*, University of Michigan
(103560311)

4:30 p.m.
Integral Transforms of Functions in $L_{2}(C{a,b}[0,T])$.
Seung Jun Chang, Dankook University
Hyun Soo Chung, Dankook University
David L. Skoug*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(103528470)

5:00 p.m.
Quantum Hidden Subspace Algorithm.
Jeremy James Becnel*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(103546249)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, II
Organizers:
Jesse Johnson, Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California Davis
Robin Wilson, University of California Santa Barbara

1:00 p.m.
Lower bounds for the distance of a Heegaard splitting.
John Hempel*, Rice University
(1035571669)

1:30 p.m.
Heegaard splittings of amalgamated 3manifolds and distance in the curve complex.
Tao Li*, Boston College
(103557833)

2:00 p.m.
Constructing knot tunnels using giant steps.
Sangbum Cho, University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough*, University of Oklahoma
(103557811)

2:30 p.m.
Bridge numbers of tunnel number one knots.
Sangbum Cho*, University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough, University of Oklahoma
(103557973)

3:00 p.m.
Surface Homeomorphisms That do not Extend to any Handlebody and the Johnson Filtration.
Jamie B. Jorgensen*, Rice University
(103557194)

3:30 p.m.
Random Heegaard Splittings.
Joseph Maher*, Oklahoma State
(103557168)

4:00 p.m.
Finiteness properties of 3manifolds related by nonzero degree maps.
J Hyam Rubinstein*, University of Melbourne
M. Boileau,
S. Wang,
(1035571985)

4:30 p.m.
Curvature bounds for strongly irreducible Heegaard surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
William Breslin*, University of California at Davis
(1035571810)

5:00 p.m.
Creating small Seifert fiber spaces by Dehn surgery on knots in $S^3$.
Kenneth Baker*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cameron Gordon, University of Texas at Austin
John Luecke, University of Texas at Austin
(103557573)

5:30 p.m.
Lens space surgeries and tunnel number one knots.
Michael J. Williams*, University of California, Davis
(1035571401)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Linear Diophantine Problem of Frobenius
Organizers:
Matthias Beck, San Francisco State University beck@math.sfsu.edu
Stanley Wagon, Macalester College
Kevin M. Woods, Oberlin College

1:00 p.m.
On a linear Diophantine problem of Frobenius in three variables.
Amitabha Tripathi*, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and SUNY at Oswego
(1035111569)

1:30 p.m.
Integer Linear Programming, Frobenius Instances, and Frobenius Numbers.
Daniel A Lichtblau*, Wolfram Research
(103511456)

2:00 p.m.
My Favorite Simplicial Complex and Applications to the Frobenius Problem.
Herbert E. Scarf*, Yale University
(103505953)

2:30 p.m.
When is the Frobenius Problem Easy?
David M Einstein*, Structured Decisions Corporation
(103505824)

3:00 p.m.
Computing Frobenius Numbers Using Test Sets.
Bjarke Hammersholt Roune*, University of Aarhus
(1035111032)

3:30 p.m.
Automated Proofs of Quadratic Frobenius Formulas.
Stan Wagon*, Macalester College
(103511141)

4:00 p.m.
Frobenius number, covering radius, and wellrounded lattices.
Lenny Fukshansky*, Claremont McKenna College
Sinai Robins, Temple University
(103511109)

4:30 p.m.
The Frobenius Problem in a Free Monoid.
Jeffrey O. Shallit, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Zhi Xu*, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
(103505355)

5:00 p.m.
Fibonacci semigroups and their duals.
Gretchen L Matthews*, Clemson University
(103520713)

5:30 p.m.
The MultiDimensional Frobenius Problem.
J. Amos, Kansas State University
Iuliana Pascu, Wellesley College
Vadim Ponomarenko*, San Diego State University
Enrique Trevino, Dartmouth College
Yan Zhang, Harvard University
(103515880)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on ETheory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, II
Organizers:
Constantin D. Dumitrascu, University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout, Dartmouth College

1:00 p.m.
First steps towards a noncommutative theory of nonlinear elliptic equations.
Jonathan M. Rosenberg*, University of Maryland
(1035461039)

2:00 p.m.
Functional analytic properties of cubical complexes.
Erik Guentner*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nigel Higson, Pennsylvania State University
Jacek Brodzki, University of Southampton
Sarah Campbell, University of Southampton
Graham Niblo, University of Southampton
Nick Wright, University of Southampton
(1035571573)

2:30 p.m.
Lefschetztype invariants for correspondences.
Heath Emerson*, University of Victoria
(103597542)

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms on separable metrisable algebras.
Edwin J Beggs*, Swansea University
(1035191446)

3:30 p.m.
$K$theory for nonHausdorff groupoids.
Radu Popescu*, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
(1035191247)

4:00 p.m.
Traces and Determinants of Toeplitz Operators.
Efton Park*, Texas Christian University
(1035471088)

4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Tensor Norms.
Oscar Antonio Campos*, Dartmouth College
(103546783)

5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms and extensions of $C^*$algebras (after V.~Manuilov and K.~Thomsen).
Constantin Dorin Dumitra\c{s}cu*, University of Arizona
(1035461869)

5:30 p.m.
Open problems/Discussions.

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, II
Organizers:
Baofeng Feng, University of TexasPan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma, University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno, University of TexasPan American
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American
Taixi Xu, Southern Polytechnic State University

1:00 p.m.
On Headon Collisions Between Two Solitary Waves of general Boussinesq Model.
Chen Chunli*, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(1035761501)

1:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and invariant geometrical flows in Klein geometry.
Changzheng Qu*, Nothwest University, Xi'an, P.R. China
(1035531890)

2:00 p.m.
Integrable systems associated to Hopf surfaces.
Ruxandra Moraru*, University of Waterloo
(103551467)

2:30 p.m.
On the classical inhomogeneous Heisenberg spin chain.
Atsushi Mukaihira*, Ohio State University
(1035351458)

3:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Structures of Integrable Couplings.
WenXiu Ma*, University of South Florida
(103537464)

3:30 p.m.
A dispersionless limit of the CalogeroBogoyavlenskiiSchiff hierarchy.
K Toda*, Department of Mathematical Physics, Toyama Prefectural University
(103535653)

4:00 p.m.
Cable Knot Solutions of the Vortex Filament Flow.
Thomas A. Ivey*, College of Charleston
Annalisa M. Calini, College of Charleston
(1035351134)

4:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and soliton theory on noncommutative spaces.
Masashi Hamanaka*, University of Nagoya
(103535993)

5:00 p.m.
The Pfaff lattice and the symplectic eigenvalue problem.
Yuji Kodama, The Ohio State University
Virgil U. Pierce*, The Ohio State University
(1035341211)

5:30 p.m.
Vector soliton and multicomponent KP hierarchy.
Kenichi Maruno*, The University of TexasPan American
Yasuhiro Ohta, Kobe University
Masayuki Oikawa, Kyushu University
(1035351679)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, III
Organizers:
Michael T. Krebs, California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen, California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Covering graphs and block diagonalization techniques.
Howard Skogman*, SUNY Brockport
Marvin Minei, University of California, Irvine
(103505911)

1:30 p.m.
Rigidity of Ramanujan graphs.
Brigitte Servatius*, WPI
(103505801)

2:00 p.m.
Ramanujan hypergraphs and Drinfeld modules.
Alireza Sarveniazi, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
Stefan Wiedmann*, Mathematics Institute Goettingen
(103505852)

3:00 p.m.
Eigenvalues and the structure of graphs.
Sebastian M Cioab\u{a}*, University of California, San Diego
(103505394)

4:00 p.m.
Ramanujan Graphs and Optimal Expander Graphs from Algebraic Geometric Codes.
Heeralal Janwa*, University of Puerto Rico
(1035941794)

5:00 p.m.
Graphs whose subgraphs tend to be acyclic.
Eitan Bachmat*, BenGurion U.
(103505795)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, II
Organizers:
Itai Benjamini, Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner, University of ParisSud

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, II
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com

1:00 p.m.
Global invertibility for rayproper and related operators in optimization and nonlinear functional analysis.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1035492029)

1:30 p.m.
Some Global Optimization Methods and Applications of Inequalities.
R N Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida
(1035491295)

2:00 p.m.
Mellin and global optimization techniques for singular integrals in two dimensions.
Katharine A Ott*, University of Virginia
(1035351349)

2:30 p.m.
Discrete Optimization Models for the Number Partitioning Problem.
Bala Krishnamoorthy*, Washington State University, Pullman
William Webb, Washington State University, Pullman
Nathan Moyer, Washington State University, Pullman
(103511139)

3:00 p.m.
On the Semilocal Convergence Analysis of Newton's Method.
Ioannis Konstantinos Argyros*, Cameron University
(103565357)

3:30 p.m.
Necessary and sufficient conditions for global weak Pareto solutions in constrained multiobjective optimization.
Bao Quang Truong*, Wayne State University
Boris S Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
(10354990)

4:00 p.m.
Second Order Necessary Optimality Conditions for Problems with Locally Lipschitz Data.
Elena Constantin*, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(103590333)

4:30 p.m.
Generalizations of the Concept of Almost Automorphy and their Applications to Abstract Differential Equations.
Haewon Lee*, Dillard University
Peter FrempongMireku, Dillard University
(103547969)

5:00 p.m.
The Lying Oracle With a Biased Coin.
Robb T Koether, HampdenSydney College
Marcus Pendergrass, HampdenSydney College
John K Osoinach*, Millsaps College
(103591121)

5:30 p.m.
Design of Electron Devices using 3D Simulation Codes and Computer Optimization.
Adam R Attarian*, North Carolina State University
John David, North Carolina State University
Hien Tran, North Carolina State University
(1035491016)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Biological Formations
Organizers:
Yuanwei Qi, University of Central Florida yqi@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu

1:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of Dirichlet Problem for Parabolic and Elliptic Equations on a Domain with Coated Boundary.
Jingyu Li, Northeast Normal University
Steve Rosencrans, Tulane University
Xuefeng Wang*, Tulane University
Kaijun Zhang, Northeast Normal University
(1035351744)

1:30 p.m.
Strange Attractors for PDE's.
Kening Lu*, Brigham Young University
Qiudong Wang, University of Arizona
LaiSang Young, New York University
(1035351287)

2:00 p.m.
Formation of Morphogen Gradients in Dorsal Ventral Patterning.
Qing Nie*, Department of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering, U. of California, Irvine
(103592886)

2:30 p.m.
Approximating the Ideal Free Distribution via ReactionDiffusionAdvection Equations.
Yuan Lou*, Ohio State University
Robert Stephen Cantrell, University of Miami
Chris Cosner, University of Miami
(103535778)

3:00 p.m.
Pattern Formation on Growing Square Domains: A Case Study via Mode Interactions.
Adela Nicoleta Comanici*, Virginia Tech
Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
(103535736)

3:30 p.m.
Solvability conditions for inhomogeneous reaction diffusion equations.
Qi S. Zhang*, Math. Dept. UC Riverside
J. M. Wrkich, Math. Dept. UC Riverside
(103535641)

4:00 p.m.
Analysis on a reactiondiffusion system in pattern formation.
Huiqiang Jiang*, University of Pittsburgh
(103535621)

4:30 p.m.
Some recent results on Autocatalytic chemical reactions.
Yuanwei Qi*, University of Central Florida
(103535488)

5:00 p.m.
Stability of Travelling Waves with Noncritical Speeds for Double Degenerate FisherType Equations.
Yi Li*, University of Iowa
Yaping Wu, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
(103535376)

5:30 p.m.
Stability of the Bicarbonate System in the Blood.
Jisun Lim*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Seungjoon Choi, Ajou University School of Medicine (South Korea)
(103535133)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
More music and mathematics.
Organizers:
Leon Harkleroad, Wilton, ME

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Visualizing abstract mathematics with cellular automata.
Organizers:
Michael J. Bardzell, Salisbury University
Donald E. Spickler, Salisbury University

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, IV

1:00 p.m.
The 2color Rado Number of $x+y+kz=3w$.
Dan Saracino, Colgate University
Brian Wynne*, Colgate University
(1035051681)

1:15 p.m.
Feedback Arc Sets and Girth in Digraphs.
Blair Dowling Sullivan*, Princeton University
(1035051568)

1:30 p.m.
Path and Cycle Decomposition Numbers.
Hosien S. Moghadam*, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
G. Bullington, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
L. Eroh, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
S. Winters, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035051725)

1:45 p.m.
Making Your House Safe from Zombie Attacks.
Maria T. Belk*, Texas A&M University
James M. Belk, Texas A&M University
(1035051763)

2:00 p.m.
Linear Diophantine Equations in Graph Decompositions.
Robert A. Beeler*, East Tennessee State University
(1035051033)

2:15 p.m.
Uniquely pairable graphs.
Zhongyuan Che*, Penn State University Beaver Campus
(103505945)

2:30 p.m.
Tree Pegging.
Ariel R Levavi*, Carnegie Mellon University
(103505952)

2:45 p.m.
A NonTableaux Proof for Duality of the Euclidean Property for Oriented Matroids.
Leandro Junes*, SUNY at Binghamton
(1035051025)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Differentials on Paths and Grids.
Sandra L. Gaskins, Appalachian State University
Mark C Ginn*, Appalachian State University
(1035051095)

3:30 p.m.
Rainbow Connectivities of Graphs.
Futaba Okamoto*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1035051158)

3:45 p.m.
The spectral gap of a random subgraph of a graph.
Fan Chung, University of California, San Diego
Paul K Horn*, University of California, San Diego
(1035051176)

4:00 p.m.
The Tableaux Graph of a Permutation.
Eric S Egge*, Carleton College
Kristina Garrett, St. Olaf College
(1035051201)

4:15 p.m.
Edge Coloring of Multigraphs: Some Results on the Chromatic Structure of Overflow Subgraphs Under Optimal Colorings.
Christopher McClain*, The Ohio State University
(1035051249)

4:30 p.m.
Degree sum conditions in graph pebbling.
Anna Blasiak, Cornell University
John Roger Schmitt*, Middlebury College
(1035051290)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education

1:00 p.m.
Effect of a Webbased Instruction on Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Fraction.
ChengYao Lin*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(103597251)

1:15 p.m.
Mathematical Analyis of Diabetes in America.
Jon Roginski*, United States Military Academy
Tyler B. Smith, United States Military Academy
(1035971735)

1:30 p.m.
The Relationships Between California High School Teachers' Mathematics History Knowledge and Their Images of Mathematics.
Danielle M Goodwin*, Penn State Erie
(10359759)

1:45 p.m.
An Electronic Classroom Model for Content Courses: Influences on Classroom Teaching.
Brooke Evans*, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patty McKenna, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Jim Loats, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Don Gilmore, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Lew Romagnano, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
(10359798)

2:00 p.m.
U.C. Davis Explore Math: A model for bringing together graduate, undergraduate, and high school students.
Y. Yvonne Lai*, UC Davis Explore Math: Math Circle Program
(103597126)

2:15 p.m.
Impact of Human Resource Capital on Student Engagement in Communities of Practice and Mathematics Identities.
Tracey L Keck*, WinstonSalem State University
(103597196)

2:30 p.m.
Strategies and Content Every Prospective Mathematics Teacher Should Know.
Elizabeth K. Mauch*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(103597230)

2:45 p.m.
Enhancing Middle School Teachers Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching.
Harvey B. Keynes*, University of MN
(103597277)

3:00 p.m.
Some topics for undergraduate research using computer algebra systems.
Duane M Broline, Eastern Illinois University
Evgeny I Gordon*, Eastern Illinois University
(103597420)

3:15 p.m.
Calculus I Oral Assessments: Improved Grades, Retention, and Calculus II Success.
Mary Ann Nelson*, University of Colorado,Boulder
Michael Ruston, University of Colorado, Boulder
(103597433)

3:30 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
The Sound of Mathematics and The Standards for Introductory College Mathematics.
Ann H Pham*, Washington State University
Andy Wekin, Washington State University
(1035971294)

4:00 p.m.
Research Experience for All!
Timothy G. Feeman*, Villanova University
(103597441)

4:15 p.m.
Why Do Chinese Students Excel on the International Mathematical Olmpiad?
Zengxiang Tong Tong, Otterbein College
Zhaochi Zhang*, The Northwestern polytechnical University
(103597741)

4:30 p.m.
A Model for Shifts in Viewpoint, as Applied to Mathematics Education.
Paul S Prueitt*, Talladega College
(103597813)

4:45 p.m.
Assisting Students Be Successful on the Mathematics PRAXIS II Exam.
Kenneth J Bernard*, Virginia State University
(103597914)

5:00 p.m.
The Use of OnLine Quiz and Homework Systems in Precalculus Mathematics.
Steven E. Rigdon*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035971628)

5:15 p.m.
An Intermediate Algebra experimental class.
Dan Boros*, Otterbein College
(1035971695)

5:30 p.m.
Using a Wiki for a Mathematics Class.
John F Carter*, Franklin and Marshall College
(1035971772)

5:45 p.m.
Cryptology: An Attractor Set for Undergraduate Research.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1035971792)

6:00 p.m.
Choosing the right representation: a key to successful proof.
May F Hamdan*, Lebanese American University
(1035971977)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, II

1:00 p.m.
Recurrence and Transience of Some Vertex Reinforced Random Walks.
Noah Dean*, Purdue University
(1035601196)

1:15 p.m.
System Reliability: A Dynamic Model Using Counting Processes.
Marcus Agustin*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035601280)

1:30 p.m.
Quenched limits for a transient onedimension random walk in random environment.
Jonathon Peterson*, University of Minnesota
(103560737)

1:45 p.m.
On a Form of Coordinate Percolation.
Elizabeth R Moseman*, United States Military Academy
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College
(1035601281)

2:00 p.m.
The longrange dependence of unbalanced logfractional stable motion.
Joshua B. Levy*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(103560475)

2:15 p.m.
Supremum concentration inequality and modulus of continuity for generalized subGaussian processes using Malliavin derivatives and generic chaining.
Andrew B Vizcarra*, Purdue University
(1035601325)

2:30 p.m.
An Optimal Pension Funding under Stochastic Investment Returns.
J Tao*, University of Central Missouri
(1035601812)

2:45 p.m.
A notion of robust geodesic distance between data points.
Maxim J. Goldberg*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Seonja Kim, The College of New Jersey
(1035601934)

3:00 p.m.
Possible biological applications of Time Scales.
Unal Ufuktepe*, Izmir University of Economics
(103560698)

3:15 p.m.
Stochastic extinction of epidemics in large populations and role of vaccinations.
Alexandra Sasha Landsman*, Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Ira B Schwartz, Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Mark I Dykman, Physics Dept., Michigan State University
(1035601645)

3:30 p.m.
Estimating linear functionals of indirectly observed input functions.
EunJoo Lee*, Millikin University
F Ruymgaart, Texas Tech University
(103562910)

3:45 p.m.
Generating Functions: Webbased SOCR Applets and Computational Library Interfaces.
Rahul A Gidwani*, UCLA
Nicolas Christou, UCLA
Ivo D Dinov, UCLA
(1035621789)

4:00 p.m.
A New Approach to Learning Game Theory and Its Applications.
James Kuodo Huang*, California Information Technology
(10356843)

4:15 p.m.
Exactness of Grover's original quantum search algorithm.
Zijian Diao*, Ohio University Eastern Campus
(1035681434)

4:30 p.m.
On the standard deviation of position distribution for a quantum walk on the line.
Chaobin Liu*, Bowie State University
(103581668)

4:45 p.m.
Eigenvalue Statistics for Random CMV Matrices.
Mihai V Stoiciu*, Williams College
(1035822004)

5:00 p.m.
The Highly Damped Quasinormal Modes of Extremal NonRotating, Charged Black Holes.
Ramin G. Daghigh, Metropolitan State University
Michael D. Green*, Metropolitan State University
(1035831398)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, II

1:00 p.m.
A reexamination of the structure of the irrational numbers.
Emily H Sprague*, Edinboro University of PA
Berhane T. Ghaim, BaldwinWallace College
(10354649)

1:15 p.m.
On locally Kaplansky algebras and abstract characterization of locally W*algebras.
Alexander A Katz*, St. John's University, NY, USA
(103546238)

1:30 p.m.
L*structures and Nash equilibrium theorems.
Wladyslaw Kulpa, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and C.S. Wyszynski University, Warszawa, Poland
Andrzej Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(103546375)

1:45 p.m.
Applications of Schwartz functions to wavelet analysis and random fields.
George K Yang*, Tennessee State University
(103546623)

2:00 p.m.
Normalizers of Subalgebras of II$_1$ Factors.
Alan D Wiggins*, Vanderbilt University
(103546670)

2:15 p.m.
Some constructive proofs of Bollob\'{a}s' Extension to the BishopPhelps Theorem for the spaces $C(K)$ and $c_0$.
Antonia E. Cardwell*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(103546809)

2:30 p.m.
The tracial Rokhlin property: very outer group actions.
Dawn Archey*, University of Oregon
(103546840)

2:45 p.m.
Spaces of Operators with $c_0$ and $l_\infty$.
Polly Schulle*, University of North Texas
(103546948)

3:00 p.m.
Flows of weights and automorphism groups of real a.f.d. factors of type $III_{\lambda}, 0 < \lambda < 1$.
Shukhrat M Usmanov*, Ashford University
(1035461119)

3:15 p.m.
Unitarily Invariant Norms Related to Factor von Neumann Algebras.
Junsheng Fang*, University of New Hampshire
Don W. Hadwin, University of New Hampshire
(1035461173)

3:30 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
Noncompact Operators on a Banach Space.
Frank Sanacory*, SUNYOld Westbury
(1035461314)

4:00 p.m.
An $A^1$ Function that is Not in $\textup{Lip}_{\alpha}$ For Any Positive $\alpha$.
Ryan Mullen*, Sacred Heart University
(103546887)

4:15 p.m.
On the existence of eigenvalues of selfadjoint Toeplitz operators associated with representing measures on multiply connected planar regions II.
Cyrus Parsi Aryana*, Saginaw Valley State University
(1035461407)

4:30 p.m.
Homotopy Class of projections in Corona algebras of a nonsimple stable $C\sp{*}$algebra.
Larry G Brown, Purdue University in West Lafayette
Hyun Ho Lee*, Purdue University in West Lafayette
(1035461424)

4:45 p.m.
On Stochastic Ergodic Theorem for Besicovitch Bounded Sequences in Jordan Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik*, T. J. Watson IBM Reserach Center
Alexander A Katz, St. John's University
Laura Shwartz, University of South Africa
(1035461431)

5:00 p.m.
Criteria of Stochastic Banach Principal for the JBW Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik, IBM TJWatson Research
Larisa Shwartz*, IBM TJWatson Research
(1035461460)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, III
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder, University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley, Benedictine University

1:00 p.m.
Helping Calculus Students Predict the Health of a Natural Water System.
Gregory H. Graves*, U.S. Military Academy
Lance Edling, U.S. Military Academy
(1035B11706)

1:20 p.m.
BioMath I: Getting Biology Students Prepared for a Course in Mathematical Biology.
James P. Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1035B1629)

1:40 p.m.
Media to Motivate: Math in the Middle.
Mike Martin*, Johnson County Community College
(1035B11958)

2:00 p.m.
Teaching a course on biodiversity.
Paul H. Schuette*, Meredith College
(1035B11683)

2:20 p.m.
On The Mathematics Component of a Biological Imaging Course.
Gary Greenfield*, University of Richmond
Carolyn Marks, University of Richmond
Gary Radice, University of Richmond
(1035B1243)

2:40 p.m.
Geometry and biologya projectbased course.
Greg Huber*, University of Connecticut
(1035B11768)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematics and Biology Student Engagement in Biomathematics Research Projects.
Olcay Akman*, Illinois State University
(1035B11647)

3:20 p.m.
MathBiophysics in the class room.
Hala Jadallah*, Purdue University
(1035B11403)

3:40 p.m.
If You Build It (Carefully), They Will Come.
Christopher N HayJahans*, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau Campus
(1035B11665)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, III
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

1:00 p.m.
Learning Geometry in the Dance Studio.
Jason Parsley*, Wake Forest University
Christina Soriano, Wake Forest University
(1035N11893)

1:20 p.m.
Mathematics in International Folk Dances.
Leon Harkleroad*, Wilton, ME
(1035N1265)

1:40 p.m.
Group Structure in Musical Inversions.
Craig M Johnson*, Marywood University
(1035N1423)

2:00 p.m.
Demonstrating Fourier Series and Its Applications Through Music.
Michelle L Ghrist*, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035N11341)

2:20 p.m.
Making Pictures of Music.
James S. Walker*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1035N1743)

2:40 p.m.
Juggling Permutations.
Nate M Iverson*, Bowling Green State University
(1035N11593)

3:00 p.m.
Building Reason: Baroque History and Mathematics.
Barbara T Faires*, Westminster College
(1035N11737)

3:20 p.m.
How many books \emph{are} there in the Library of Babel?
David L. Neel*, Seattle University
Charles Tung, Seattle University
(1035N11733)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, II
Organizers:
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

1:00 p.m.
A Simulation Application for the Exponential.
Richard Cornez*, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA.
(1035P146)

1:20 p.m.
Interactive WebBased Probability Distribution Mathlets: www.SOCR.ucla.edu.
Rahul Ashok Gidwani*, UCLA
Christou, UCLA
Dinov, UCLA
(1035P1707)

1:40 p.m.
Mathlets for Problem Analysis.
Michael E. Mays*, West Virginia University
(1035P167)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling data with linear, quadratic, exponential, and other functions.
Mary R. Parker*, Austin Community College
Hunter D. Ellinger, Exemplar Technologies, Inc.
(1035P11939)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, III
Organizers:
David E. Meel, Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh, Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics teaching assistants learning to teach: Recasting early teaching experiences as rich learning opportunities.
Natasha Speer*, Michigan State University
David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1035U1611)

1:35 p.m.
The Development of Covariational Reasoning in a College Algebra Course.
Stacey A. Bowling*, Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Kevin C. Moore, Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Marilyn P. Carlson, Arizona State University (CRESMET)
(1035U11675)

2:00 p.m.
Exploring Rational Numbers with K5 Mathematics Specialists: A Case for Examining the Density Property.
Joy W. Whitenack*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Laurie O. Cavey, James Madison University
Aimee J. Ellington, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1035U1915)

2:25 p.m.
An Analysis of Students' Development of Understanding of Number Systems.
Joyce A Cutler*, Framingham State College
(1035U11436)

2:50 p.m.
Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Performance in Undergraduate Survey of Calculus.
Ted R Hodgson*, Northern Kentucky University
Gaye W Fearn, Montana State University
(1035U1176)

3:15 p.m.
The Impact of an Algebra Framework on Understanding and Skill in College Algebra.
Jon F Hasenbank*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Ted Hodgson, Northern Kentucky University
(1035U1373)

3:40 p.m.
Measuring Mathematical Sophistication.
Jennifer E. Szydlik*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035U1820)

4:05 p.m.
Addressing Students' Misconceptions About Probability in an Introductory College Statistics Course: The Instructors' Perspectives.
Leonid Khazanov*, Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
Annette F Gourgey, City University of New York
Frederick Peskoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
(1035U1584)

4:30 p.m.
Evaluating the effectiveness of remediation: Longitudinal effects of developmental coursework on mathematics achievement.
H. Smith Risser*, Texas Woman's University
(1035U11439)

4:55 p.m.
Teaching a Beginning College Student to Read a Mathematics Textbook, a Case Study.
Mary D Shepherd*, Northwest Missouri State University
(1035U11580)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, X
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Srilal Krishnan, Iona College
Bryan Nankervis, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Maegan Bos, St. Lawrence University
John Villalpando, Gonzaga University
Joy L. Becker, University of WisconsinStout
Aldo R. Maldonado, Park University

1:00 p.m.
NIMbly Bridging the Gap.
Maegan K Bos*, St. Lawrence University
(1035Z11590)

1:15 p.m.
Irreducible nohole colorings of grid graphs, hypercube and other bipartite graphs.
John J Villalpando*, Gonzaga Univeristy
Renu C Laskar, Clemson University
(1035Z11104)

1:30 p.m.
An "advanced perspectives" course for prospective high school math teachers.
Erica L Johnson*, St. John Fisher College
(1035Z11748)

1:45 p.m.
A FollowUp Investigation on the Effects of a Refocused College Algebra Course.
Erick B Hofacker*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
(1035Z11854)

2:00 p.m.
Engaging Students through Applications and Discussion Boards.
Joy L Becker*, University of WisconsinStout
(1035Z1454)

2:15 p.m.
A Conceptual Booster for Mathematically Distressed Students.
C. L. Greeno*, The MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035Z11175)

2:30 p.m.
WeBWorK to stimulate reading: computational versus conceptual problems.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
Mary D Shepherd, Northwest Missouri State University
(1035Z1961)

2:45 p.m.
Having fun in classroom with Mathematics from India.
Srilal N Krishnan*, Iona College
(1035Z1329)

3:00 p.m.
Building a Foundation for Algebra: How Fluency with Rational Numbers and Proportionality is Key to Achievement.
Bryan Nankervis*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
(1035Z11061)

3:15 p.m.
Studying Math Anxiety: A Case Study in Cooperation between a University and a Community College.
K. Scott Alberts*, Truman State University
Jane Roads, Moberly Area Community college
(1035Z1523)

3:30 p.m.
Spiral Knots.
Leonard A. Van Wyk*, James Madison University
Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University
(1035Z11685)

3:45 p.m.
NoteBlogging in the Classroom.
Beth Simon*, Department of Computer Science, University of California at San Diego
(1035Z11856)

4:00 p.m.
Improving high school geometry by carefully selecting what and how we teach prospective high school teachers.
Shlomo Libeskind*, University of Oregon
(1035Z11960)

4:15 p.m.
Spherical Superbowl? In Search of a Round Football.
Elizabeth A. Stanhope*, Lewis & Clark College
Emily Dryden, Bucknell University
Jeanie Karns, Lewis & Clark College
Wai Chit Lam, McGill University
Matt Lang, Lewis & Clark College
(1035Z11802)

4:30 p.m.
The Most Fundamental Inequality.
Anand Kumar*, Ramanujan School of Mathematics, Patna, India
(1035Z1227)

4:45 p.m.
Nonlinear filtering of random fields in the presence of longmemory noise.
Matthew Linn*, University of Michigan
(1035Z193)

5:00 p.m.
To Infinity and Beyond.
Jeffrey M. Groah*, Montgomery College
(1035Z1268)

5:15 p.m.
Distributing Vertices on a Hamiltonian Cycle.
Ralph J. Faudree, University of Memphis
Ronald J. Gould, Emory University
Michael S. Jacobson, University of Colorado at Denver
Colton R. Magnant*, Emory University
(1035Z1383)

5:30 p.m.
Pedagogy of Arithmetic.
L Franklin Kemp*, Collin County Community College
(1035Z1847)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, II
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi, California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu

1:00 p.m.
Circular consecutive choosability for cvery cycle and for $\theta_{2,2,4}$ is 2.
Daphne DerFen Liu*, California State University, Los Angeles
(103505537)

1:25 p.m.
Circular choosability of graphs.
Serguei Norine*, Princeton University
(103505771)

1:50 p.m.
Algebraically Solvable Problems: Describing Polynomials as Equivalent to Explicit Solutions.
Uwe Schauz*, T\"ubingen Germany
(103505722)

2:10 p.m.
Break.

2:30 p.m.
Level three graph sums.
Sam Vandervelde*, St. Lawrence University
(103505341)

2:55 p.m.
Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Graphs.
JeongOk Choi, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Stephen Hartke, University of Nebraska
Hemanshu Kaul*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035051155)

3:20 p.m.
Degree Sequences for Edge Colored Graphs.
Garth Isaak*, Lehigh University
(103505947)

3:40 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Edgecolorings avoiding rainbow and monochromatic subgraphs.
Maria Axenovich*, Iowa State University
Perry Iverson, Lousiana State University
(1035051232)

4:30 p.m.
Dominating Sets in Triangulations.
Erika L. C. King, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Michael J. Pelsmajer*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035051209)

5:00 p.m.
On the existence of a rainbow 1factor in 1factorizations of $K_{rn}^{(r)}$.
Saad I. ElZanati*, Illinois State University
Michael J. plantholt, Illinois State University
Papa A. Sissokho, Illinois State University
Lawrence Spence, Illinois State University
(1035051949)

5:30 p.m.
A new look at Szemeredi's regularization.
Y Ishigami*, University of ElectroCommunications
(1035051450)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AWM Workshop Panel Discussion
Establishing a career in mathematics.
Moderators:
Magnhild Lien, California State University Northridge
Panelists:
Megan M. Kerr, Wellesley College
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Elana J. Fertig, Matron, Inc.

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
ASL Session for Contributed Papers, III

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, II

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:45 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XI
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Firooz Khosraviyani, Texas A\&M International University
Andrew E. Long, Northern Kentucky University
G. Alan Cannon, Southeastern Louisiana University
Larry Wayne Lewis, Spalding University

2:45 p.m.
Rethinking How We Introduce Mathematics to First Year Students.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
Ed Burger, Williams College
(1035Z11882)

3:00 p.m.
Gender Differences in Mathematics PerformanceA Pilot Study.
Melissa A Desjarlais*, Valparaiso University
(1035Z11778)

3:15 p.m.
Kernels of an IntegroDifferential Equation from an Initial Pulse.
J. Angela Hart Murdock*, Middle Tennesee State University
(1035Z11986)

3:30 p.m.
1. NCTM Focal Points for K8 avoid 2step Arithmetic Word Problems with Math content. 2. K8 Math textbooks avoid Word Problems with Reading content.
Jerome Dancis*, Univ. of Maryland
(1035Z11896)

3:45 p.m.
Batteries Not Included: Using the Abacus to Motivate Liberal Arts Mathematics Students.
Sandra E. Boer*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1035Z11883)

4:00 p.m.
How to Asses Effective Teaching in a Problem Solving Mathematics Curriculum.
Charles Anthony Sulewski*, United States Military Academy
(1035Z1933)

4:15 p.m.
The Central Ideas of the FirstYear Calculus: Views from Calculus Textbook Authors and Other WellKnown Experts, Preliminary Report.
Kimberly S. Sofronas*, Emmanuel College
Nicholas Gorgievski, Nichols College
Larissa Schroeder, University of Connecticut
Chris Hamelin, University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco, University of Connecticut
Charles Vinsonhaler, University of Connecticut
(1035Z1975)

4:30 p.m.
So You Want to Be an Engineering Major but You're Afraid of Math.
Robert E Burks*, United States Military Academy
(1035Z11274)

4:45 p.m.
Effective Teaching in Discrete Mathematics.
Weiwei Zhang*, King's College
(1035Z11283)

5:00 p.m.
Using Writing Techniques To Enhance Learning In The PreCalculus Mathematics Classroom.
Jonathan P Lambright*, Savannah State University
Josephine Foster, Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1035Z11291)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 4:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XII
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
David Taylor, Roanoke University
Robert D. Poodiack, Norwich University

4:00 p.m.
A Comparison of Quantitative (Aiken \& Dreger's Mathematics Attitude Scale and a Semantic Differential) and Qualitative (Openresponse) Methods in Measuring Student Attitudes toward Mathematics.
Mike J Simmers*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(1035Z11549)

4:15 p.m.
Increasing Student Success in Engineering and Science through a Freshman Enrichment Program.
Galen E. Turner III*, Louisiana Tech University
James D. Nelson, Louisiana Tech University
Kelly B. Crittenden, Louisiana Tech University
Alicia Boudreaux, Louisiana Tech University
(1035Z11579)

4:30 p.m.
Students' Perceptions of Partial Notes in Promoting Understanding of Calculus.
Larissa B. Schroeder*, Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco, Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
(1035Z11595)

4:45 p.m.
Surreal Numbers and Combinatorial Game Theory in Undergraduate Research Projects at Penn State Erie.
Paul D. Olson*, Penn State Erie , the Behrend College
(1035Z11617)

5:00 p.m.
How to help calculus students understand more and memorize less.
Wojciech K Kosek*, Colorado College
(1035Z11633)

5:15 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Calculus Using Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin, Texas A&M University
(1035Z11704)

5:30 p.m.
Bracelets with Magic Applications.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
Neil Calkin, Clemson University
(1035Z11870)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
AMS Banquet Reception

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Banquet
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