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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
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
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