Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
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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
Sunday January 6, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9:45 a.m.
Break

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:30 a.m.
Break

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

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

9:15 a.m.
Break

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate StudentsYoung Mathematicians Network Joint Panel Discussion
How to interview for a job in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid, University of Iowa
Panelists:
Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
Sharon M. Clarke, Pepperdine University
James H. Freeman, Cornell College
Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University
David C. Manderscheid,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
The AMS and MAA warmly invite these special groups to meet the leadership of your sponsoring organization.

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

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

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