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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
Tuesday January 8, 2008

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, III
Organizers:
Ling Long, Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu, University of Pennsylvania

7:30 a.m.
On modular forms for some noncongruence subgroups.
Chris A. Kurth, Iowa State University
Ling Long*, Iowa State University
(103511978)

8:00 a.m.
Lfunctions and $l$adic representations for noncongruence subgroups.
Jerome William Hoffman*, Louisiana State University
Helena Verrill, Louisiana State University
(103511791)

8:30 a.m.
Farey Symbols and Finite Index Subgroups of $PSL_2(Z)$.
Chris Kurth*, Iowa State University
(1035111604)

9:00 a.m.
Computing with Modular Forms Using SAGE.
William A Stein*, University of Washington
(103511382)

9:30 a.m.
The module of vectorvalued modular forms on $SL(2, Z)$.
Geoff Mason*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(103511124)

10:00 a.m.
The Local Langlands Correspondence for GSp(4).
Wee Teck Gan*, University of California, San Diego
(103511239)

10:30 a.m.
Actions of finite groups on modular forms and coherent sheaves.
Ted C Chinburg*, University of Pennsylvania
Amy Ksir, United States Naval Academy
(10351489)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m.
Employment Register

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, II

7:45 a.m.
Graph energy change due to single edge deletion.
Wasin So*, San Jose State University
(1035051307)

8:00 a.m.
Some Results on Antidesigns.
Ian Rogers*, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(103505508)

8:15 a.m.
Combinatorial Enumeration of rectangular kolam designs of the Tamil land.
Rethinasamy K Kittappa*, Millersville University
(103505543)

8:30 a.m.
Extremal systems for the fair and biased Erd\H{o}sSelfridge theorem.
Eric Lars Sundberg*, Occidental College
(103505544)

8:45 a.m.
A New Lower Bound on the Number of Oblivious Questions Required to Guess Two Secrets.
Kelley Harris*, Harvard University
(103505650)

9:00 a.m.
ThreeDimensional Generalized Solitary Waves via a Spatial Dynamical Approach.
Shengfu Deng*, Virginia Tech
ShuMing Sun, Virginia Tech
(103505672)

9:15 a.m.
Sequences with small subsum sets.
Aaron Pixton*, Princeton University
(103505677)

9:30 a.m.
Boundaries of the minimum $P_k$ total weights.
Ji Young Choi*, Shippensburg University of PA
(103505695)

9:45 a.m.
Almost avoiding classes of permutations.
Robert Brignall, University of Bristol
William Griffiths, Southern Polytechnic State University
Rebecca Smith*, SUNY Brockport
Vincent Vatter, DIMACS
Daniel Warren, Ohio State
Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers
(103505804)

10:00 a.m.
On $(64,28,12)$ Difference Sets.
Omar A. AbuGhneim*, Jordan University
(103505871)

10:15 a.m.
New families of nonembeddable quasiderived designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad*, Central Michigan University
(103505918)

10:30 a.m.
Some results on $\lambda_x$invertible graphs.
John P. Georges, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
David Mauro, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Yan Wang*, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
(103505939)

10:45 a.m.
A Combinatorial Approach to the Distinguishing Number of a Tournament and Other Digraphs.
Michael Babcock, University of the Pacific
Larry J. Langley, University of the Pacific
Sarah K. Merz*, University of the Pacific
(1035051354)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, III

7:45 a.m.
A Characterization of the Interior of a Triangle.
Shing S So*, University of Central Missouri
Alvin R Tinsley, University of Central Missouri
(1035511213)

8:00 a.m.
Upper Bound of Edge Number for Links.
Lucas Bennett*, University of Iowa
(103554187)

8:15 a.m.
A modified Wallman method for compactifications of certain arbitrary topological spaces and an arbitrary Hausdorff compactification.
Hueytzen J Wu*, Texas A&M University  Kingsville
WanHong Wu, Institute of Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(103554173)

8:30 a.m.
The KauffmanHarary Conjecture.
P R Solis*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(103554225)

8:45 a.m.
New Metrization Theorems in Terms of Semiopen Covers.
Gangadhar R. Hiremath*, University of North Carolina Pembroke
(103554295)

9:00 a.m.
Covering Properties Extending Several Special Base Properties.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(103554710)

9:15 a.m.
Problems of scalable topology.
Mark Burgin*, UCLA
(103554189)

9:30 a.m.
Asphericity of Random Equilateral Knots.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
John C Kern, Duquesne University
Patrick Plunkett, University of California Santa Barbara
Michael Piatek, University of Washington
Kenneth C Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
(103557342)

9:45 a.m.
Quantum invariants can provide sharp bounds on Heegaard genus.
Helen Wong*, Bowdoin College
Andrew Casson, Yale University
(1035541655)

10:00 a.m.
{\bf Quasiconformal Homeomorphisms on Compact Ultrametric Spaces}.
Mozhgan Mirani*, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
(1035541605)

10:15 a.m.
Homological Codimension.
Kailash C Ghimire*, Georgia Southwestern State University
(1035541229)

10:30 a.m.
Intrisically $n$linked spatial graphs.
Danielle O'Donnol*, UCLA
(1035541382)

10:45 a.m.
The qotopology  an order topology on a space of quasicontinuous functions.
Rodica Cazacu*, Georgia College & State University
(1035541457)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS General Session

7:45 a.m.
Shortest paths and optimal solutions for evacuation in emergency situations.
Mitch A. Phillipson*, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Simei Tong, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
(103500163)

8:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Evolution of the ABO Blood Group System.
Sara Jensen, Carthage College
Anna Sparacino*, Westminster College, PA
(1035001862)

8:15 a.m.
Discovery Precalculus projects: Modeling with a graphing calculator TI84+.
Nataliya I. Latushkina*, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
(10350048)

8:30 a.m.
Reducts of Countably Categorical Graphs.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1035031064)

8:45 a.m.
On the classification of torsionfree abelian groups up to quasiisomorphism.
Samuel Gregory Coskey*, Rutgers University
(1035031806)

9:00 a.m.
Characterizing ``Planar" Abstract Simplicial Complexes by Excluded Minors (Generalizing Kuratowski's Theorem to Higher Dimensions).
Taylor Dupuy*, University of New Mexico
(10350672)

9:15 a.m.
On the local multiplevalued logic algebras.
Lavinia Corina Ciungu*, State University of New York at Buffalo
(103506444)

9:30 a.m.
Fractional Weak Discrepancy, Interval Orders, and Forbidden Configurations.
Alan Shuchat*, Wellesley College
Randy Shull, Wellesley College
Ann Trenk, Wellesley College
(1035061481)

9:45 a.m.
A Priestley Style Duality for Meet Semi Lattices.
Aditya Kumar Nagrath*, University of Denver
(1035061906)

10:00 a.m.
On the Natural Density of the $k$Zeckendorf Niven Numbers.
Curtis Cooper*, University of Central Missouri
(1035111254)

10:15 a.m.
Direct Sum Decompositions over Twodimensional Local Domains.
Nicholas R Baeth*, University of Central Missouri
(103513688)

10:30 a.m.
On Compact Connected Mobs.
Phoebe H McLaughlin*, University of Central Missouri
Shing So, University of Central Missouri
Haohao Wang, Southeast Missouri State University
(1035221210)

10:45 a.m.
Point spectra for generalized Hausdorff matrices.
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University
(103540276)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Modeling Atomic Force Microscope Deformation of Fibrin Fibers.
Callie A Johnson*, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
(1035741780)

8:30 a.m.
Cardinal Invariants Beyond the Continuum.
E. T. Brown, James Madison University
J. L. Bruno, James Madison University
C. L. Wingfield*, James Madison University
(1035031752)

9:00 a.m.
Existence of Asymptotic Solutions to Semilinear Partial Difference Equations on Graphs.
Jason Dean Lee*, Duke University
John Neuberger, Northern Arizona University
(103535261)

9:30 a.m.
Nested Chain Partitions of NormalizedMatching Posets.
Elinor Gardner Escamilla, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Andreea Cristina Nicolae, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Paul Russell Salerno, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Jordan Olliver Tirrell*, Lafayette College, Easton PA
(103506132)

10:00 a.m.
Minimum Semidefinite Rank of a Graph with Cut Sets of Size 2 and Graphs with msr($G$) = $vrule height1.5ex G\vrule height 1.5ex  2$.
Jonathan E. Beagley*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Eileen L. Radzwion, Central Michigan University
Andrew M. Zimmer, University of Puget Sound
(103515119)

10:30 a.m.
Hadamard Difference Sets in Groups of Order 144 and the Spread Construction.
Nicole Kroeger, North Carolina State University
Marcus Miller*, Harvard University
Christopher Mooney, Transylvania University
Kathleen Shepard, Grinnell College
(103505120)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, III
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Daniel, Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck, North Carolina State University

8:00 a.m.
Modules of covariants in modular invariant theory.
Abraham Broer, Universit\'{e} de Montr\'{e}al
Jianjun Chuai*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(103513483)

8:30 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
H. E. A. Eddy Campbell*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. James Shank, University of Kent at Canterbury
David L. Wehlau, Royal Military College and Queen's University
(103513562)

9:00 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
Eddy Campbell, Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. J. Shank, University of Canterbury at Kent
David L. Wehlau*, Royal Military College of Canada
(103520498)

9:30 a.m.
Separating Invariants.
Emilie Dufresne*, Queen's University
(103513588)

10:00 a.m.
A Step Towards the Determination of the Unitary Dual.
Alessandra Pantano*, University of California, Irvine
(1035201276)

10:30 a.m.
Quotients of finite and affine Weyl groups by maximal parabolic subgroups and applications.
Markus Hunziker*, Baylor University
W. Andrew Pruett, Baylor University
(1035221465)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

8:00 a.m.
Extracting and Using Credit Information in Hybrid Models.
Sanjiv R Das*, Santa Clara University
(103591466)

9:00 a.m.
TwoDimensional Markovian Model for Dynamics of Aggregate Credit Loss.
Andrei Lopatin*, NumeriX LLC
Timur Misirpashaev, Merrill Lynch
(103560566)

9:30 a.m.
Multiname and Multiscale Default Modeling.
Knut Solna*, University of California at Irvine
(1035601315)

10:00 a.m.
Calibration of portfolio credit risk models: solution of an inverse problem via intensity control.
Rama Cont*, Columbia University
Andreea Minca, Ecole Polytechnique
(103560535)

10:30 a.m.
Default Correlation, Cluster Dynamics and Single Names: The GPCL Dynamical Loss Model.
Damiano Brigo*, QSCI, Derivativefitch, Fitch Ratings QFR, London
(103560567)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, I
Organizers:
Christopher S. Peterson, Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita, Queen's University and University of Genoa

8:00 a.m.
Secant varieties of Grassmann and Segre varieties.
Giorgio Ottaviani*, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
(103514607)

9:00 a.m.
Secant varieties and polynomial interpolation.
Maria Chiara Brambilla*, University of Florence (Italy)
(1035141510)

9:30 a.m.
The Fibers of a General Projection.
David Eisenbud*, University of California, Berkeley
Roya BeheshtiZavareh, Washington University, St. Louis
(1035141498)

10:30 a.m.
Secant varieties and optimal lowrank approximations of tensors.
Vin de Silva*, Pomona College
LekHeng Lim, University of California, Berkeley
(1035141942)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, I
Organizers:
Kathy D. Merrill, Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer, University of Colorado, Boulder

8:00 a.m.
A Characterization Of Two and Three Interval Wavelet Sets.
Kenneth R. Hoover*, California State University, Stanislaus
(1035421838)

8:30 a.m.
Construction and reconstruction of tight framelets and wavelets via matrix mask functions.
Marcin Bownik*, University of Oregon
Ziemowit Rzeszotnik, University of Wroclaw, Poland
(103542424)

9:00 a.m.
Simple smooth wavelet frames approximating Parseval frames.
John J. Benedetto*, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Emily J. King, University of Maryland, College Park
(103542655)

9:30 a.m.
$\beta$Expansion and the Golden Ratio Encoder.
Yang Wang*, Michigan State University
(1035411797)

10:00 a.m.
Wavelet sets that are finite unions of convex sets.
Kathy D. Merrill*, Colorado College
(1035421288)

10:30 a.m.
Basic Ternary Digit Sets and Associated Tilings.
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, University of Michigan
(1035111377)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, II
Organizers:
Kristin E. Lauter, Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen, Leiden University

8:00 a.m.
An Efficient TimeBound Hierarchical Key Management Scheme for Secure Broadcasting.
Ning Shang*, Purdue University
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Samuel S. Wagstaff, Purdue University
(1035111146)

8:30 a.m.
Combinatorics of Elliptic Curves and ChipFiring Games.
Gregg Musiker*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(103505154)

9:00 a.m.
TateLichtenbaum Self Pairings and Residuosity.
Susan L. Schmoyer*, U.S. Military Academy
(1035111317)

9:30 a.m.
A Weil pairing on the $p$torsion of ordinary elliptic curves over $K[\epsilon]$.
Juliana V. Belding*, University of Maryland, College Park
(103511118)

10:00 a.m.
A new approach to the discrete log problem on an elliptic curve.
Samuel Maurycy Kadziela*, University of California at Irvine
(103511448)

10:30 a.m.
Explicit Formulas for Real Hyperelliptic Curves of Genus 2.
Stefan Erickson*, Colorado College
Michael J. Jacobson, Jr., University of Calgary
Ning Shang, Purdue University
Shuo Shen, Purdue University
Andreas Stein, University of Wyoming
(103511669)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, I
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker, Brigham Young University
Donald Mills, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Shift Dynamics on Partitions.
Brian Hopkins*, Saint Peter's College
(103505731)

8:30 a.m.
Spatzier's Conjecture and Generalized Symmetries.
Lennard F Bakker*, Brigham Young University
(1035371472)

9:00 a.m.
Ducci Sequences in Higher Dimensions.
Florian Breuer*, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
(103511388)

9:30 a.m.
Module Shifts and Measure Rigidity in Linear Cellular Automata.
Marcus J. Pivato*, Trent University
(103537739)

10:00 a.m.
Integer Points in Backwards Orbits.
Vijay Sookdeo*, University of Rochester
(1035111479)

10:30 a.m.
Permutations for inplace matrix transpose.
Jeff Hooper, Math Dept, Acadia University
Franklin Mendivil*, Math Dept, Acadia University
(103511299)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, I
Organizers:
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University

8:00 a.m.
Population dynamics and differential equations with discontinuities.
Marat Akhmet*, Middle East Technical University
(103592706)

8:30 a.m.
A Computational Algebra Method for Biochemical Network Modeling.
Elena S Dimitrova*, Clemson University
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Abdul Salam Jarrah, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
(103592554)

9:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Drosophila Heart.
Genevieve Y. Toutain*, Arizona State University
Pamela Reitsma, University of Maine
Sharon Crook, Arizona State University
(103592400)

9:30 a.m.
Haematopoietic modelling with stagestructure and variable lifespan.
Jacques Belair*, Universite de Montreal
(1035921875)

10:00 a.m.
Detection of Optimal Protein Structures in Homology Modeling Using Various Sequence Fitness Scores.
Keith A. Erickson*, United States Military Academy
(1035921749)

10:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of Cholesterol Metabolism.
Saziye Bayram*, SUNYBuffalo State College
Joaquin Carbonara, SUNYBuffalo State College
Mitra S. Feizabadi, Canisius College
(1035921740)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, I
Organizers:
Ricardo Carretero, San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky, University of San Diego

8:00 a.m.
Recent Results on Stability of Traveling Waves in Nonlinear, Dispersive Media.
Jerry L. Bona*, University of Illiniois at Chicago
(10353557)

8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Ultraviolet light filament and vortex propagation in the atmosphere.
Alejandro B. Aceves*, University of New Mexico
Alexey Sukhinin, University of New Mexico
JeanClaude Diels, Department of Physics and Astronomy, U. of New Mexico
(1035782016)

9:00 a.m.
The pole dynamics of rational solutions of the viscous Burgers equation.
Bernard Deconinck*, University of Washington
(103570463)

9:30 a.m.
Azimuthal Modulation Stability for Vortices in the Focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.
Ronald Meyer Caplan*, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University
Ricardo Carretero, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Group, San Diego State University State University
Enam Hoq, Western New England College
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis, University of Massachusetts
(1035371803)

10:00 a.m.
The piston dispersive shock wave problem.
Mark Hoefer*, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
(103535738)

10:30 a.m.
Detection of Ocean Bathymetry from Surface Wave Measurements.
David P. Nicholls*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mark Taber, University of Illinois at Chicago
(103576842)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid, California State University, San Marcos

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, I

8:00 a.m.
Standardized conditional expectation and its applications in finance.
Radoslav Dimitric*, DBRI, Pittsburgh
(10356085)

8:15 a.m.
Quest for the constant in the expected length of longest common subsequences.
Ilona Yershov*, City College of New York
(103560577)

8:30 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem I.
Eduardo Espinola*, University of Texas El Paso
Paige Shy, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Megan Watson, University of Texas Austin
(103560581)

8:45 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem II.
Megan Watson*, University of Texas, Austin
Eduardo Espinola, University of Texas, El Paso
Paige Shy, University of North Carolina at Asheville
(103560586)

9:00 a.m.
How close are pairwise and mutual independence?
Roger B. Nelsen*, Lewis & Clark College
(103560589)

9:15 a.m.
Biased monotonic random walks in the plane.
Mohammad Javaheri*, University of Oregon
(103560644)

9:30 a.m.
Tail Dependence of Multivariate Distributions.
Yannan Sun*, Washington State University
(103560652)

9:45 a.m.
Probability of ruin with dependent marginal mortality distribution.
Guangwei Fan*, Maryville University
(103560850)

10:00 a.m.
Backward Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps and Quadratic Growth.
Jin Ma, University of Southern California
Meike Niederhausen*, University of Portland
(1035601650)

10:15 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning tree.
Wenbo Li, University of Delaware
Xinyi Zhang*, University of Delaware
(1035601684)

10:30 a.m.
Checking the Censored TwoSample Accelerated Life Model using Integrated Cumulative Hazard Difference.
SeungHwan Lee*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(103562904)

10:45 a.m.
Toward Quandle Dichotomy.
Robert W McGrail, Bard College
Mona B Merling*, Bard College
Japheth Wood, Bard College
(103568686)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, III

8:00 a.m.
Reduction and reconstruction aspects of Lagrangian systems with symmetry.
Tom Mestdag*, University of Michigan
(1035701260)

8:15 a.m.
The Planar, Circular, Restricted FourBody Problem.
Gareth E Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
Julianne Kulevich, College of the Holy Cross
Christopher J. Smith, College of the Holy Cross
(1035701701)

8:30 a.m.
Applications of reduction in the separation of overall rotation and internal motion in the Hamiltonian dynamics of a threebody system.
F. J. Lin*, University of Southern California
(1035701776)

8:45 a.m.
A Finite Difference Calculation Procedure for the NavierStokes Equation on a Staggered Cartesian Grid.
Bashar Zogheib*, Nova Southeastern University
R. M. Barron, University of Windsor
(103576649)

9:00 a.m.
On the stability of KdV equation with negative forcing.
Jeongwhan Choi*, Korea University
Sungim Whang, NIMS
(103576941)

9:15 a.m.
Particle capture by a freezing front in a binary alloy.
Justin C.T. Kao*, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Alexander A. Golovin, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Stephen H. Davis, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
(1035761049)

9:30 a.m.
Granular flow on erodible surface.
Long H Le*, University of Central Arkansas
(1035761122)

9:45 a.m.
Implicit Interfacing in a $C^k$ Least Squares Finite Element Method for a Fluid Structure Interaction Problem.
Wayne M. McGee*, Texas Tech University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
(1035761937)

10:00 a.m.
Shape analysis of droplets on patterned surfaces.
Yousef Daneshbod*, Universty of La Verne
(1035761391)

10:15 a.m.
Polytopes and Arrangements: Diameter and Curvature.
Yuriy Zinchenko*, CAS, McMaster University
Antoine Deza, CAS, McMaster University
Tamas Terlaky, CAS, McMaster University
(103590336)

10:30 a.m.
Ensemble Based Simulated Annealing as Applied to Conformal Radiotherapy Planning.
Abebaw Tadesse*, Langston University
(103590358)

10:45 a.m.
Robustness in Nonlinear Parameter Estimation with Interval Arithmetic.
Humberto Munoz*, Southern University at Baton Rouge
Baker R Kearfott, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035901483)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work
Organizers:
Abbe H. Herzig, University at Albany, SUNY aherzig@albany.edu
Patricia L. Hale, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

8:00 a.m.
Diversity in Graduate Education: Learning by Example.
Abbe H. Herzig*, University at Albany, State University of New York
Amy Cohen, Rutgers University
David Manderscheid, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035C11217)

8:15 a.m.
Diversifying a Math Graduate Program at a large Public University.
James P Lin*, University of California at San Diego
(1035C1521)

8:30 a.m.
Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: The North Carolina State University Model.
Aloysius G Helminck*, North Carolina State University
Steve Campbell, North Carolina State University
(1035C1495)

8:45 a.m.
Professional Socialization as a tool to Recruit and Retain Women in Graduate Mathematics.
Orpha K. Ongiti*, University at Albany
(1035C11204)

9:00 a.m.
The Women's Education Equity Act: Increasing the Representation of Women in Advanced Mathematics.
Patricia Hale*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1035C11754)

9:15 a.m.
A Model of Academic Choice for Mathematically Talented College Women.
Judith Lynn Gieger*, Oglethorpe University
(1035C1253)

9:30 a.m.
The Infinite Possibilities Conference: Creating Opportunities for Connectedness and Success for Underrepresented Minority Women in the Mathematical Sciences.
Kimberly S. Weems*, North Carolina State University
Tanya A. Moore, City of Berkeley, Division of Public Health
Leona A. Harris, The College of New Jersey
(1035C11397)

9:45 a.m.
Evaluation of a Program to Help Minorities Succeed at College Math: U. C. Berkeley's Professional Development Program.
Steven Chin*, Uninversity of California at Berkeley  Professional Development Program
Jeffrey Perloff, University of California at Berkeley
Maoyong Fan, University of California at Berkeley
Guido Imbens, Harvard University
(1035C11784)

10:00 a.m.
African Americans and STEM: An Examination of One Intervention Program.
Deborah L Gochenaur*, Elizabethtown College
(1035C11448)

10:15 a.m.
Montgomery College: Project Portal to Success in Engineering.
Miriam Carter, Montgomery College, Rockville
Sanjay Rai, Montgomery College, Rockville
Zine Boudhraa*, Montgomery College, Rockville
(1035C1409)

10:30 a.m.
The MESA model: Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement in California.
Alyson L Ponomarenko*, San Diego City College
(1035C168)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Countering ``I Can't Do Math": Strategies for Teaching UnderPrepared MathAnxious Students Interested in Business and the Sciences
Organizers:
Kimberly J. Presser, Shippensburg University kjpres@ship.edu
J. Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University

8:00 a.m.
The Math Inquiry Course: A Gentle Introduction to Sophisticated Mathematical Thinking.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1035E11907)

8:20 a.m.
Using Reading Questions in Trigonometry and Calculus.
Dianne S. Marquart*, National Park Community College, Hot Springs, AR
(1035E11843)

8:40 a.m.
Precalculus with Review for MathIntensive Majors.
Annela R Kelly*, Roger Williams University
(1035E11644)

9:00 a.m.
"I can't do math" What Helps Some Students Overcome the Attitude?
Jean M Horn*, Northern Virginia Community College  Woodbridge Campus
Toni T Robertson, NVCCWoodbridge
(1035E1319)

9:20 a.m.
Dealing with Anxiety and Attitudes Towards Mathematics in an Algebra Classroom.
Laura Schmidt*, University of WisconsinStout
(1035E1370)

9:40 a.m.
Successful use of software in college developmental classes: Now being used in our high schools!
Sue R. Beck*, Morehead State University
(1035E1439)

10:00 a.m.
Coping With Mathematics Anxiety in College: An Analysis of Successful Strategies for Precalculus.
Fred Peskoff*, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Leonid Khazanov, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
(1035E11166)

10:20 a.m.
How to shift a mathanxious student into a "can do" place using language patterns and belief changing strategies.
Wendiann R Sethi*, Seton Hall University
(1035E11756)

10:40 a.m.
Individualized Remedial Prescriptions for Mathematically Underprepared Students via ALEKS.
Ken W Lee*, Missouri Western State University
(1035E11522)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Organizers:
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
More Linear Algebra for All.
C. L. Greeno*, MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035M1244)

8:20 a.m.
Developing Reading Comprehension in an Introductory Linear Algebra Course.
J. Alfredo Jimenez*, Penn State Hazleton
(1035M11477)

8:40 a.m.
Using WeBWorK in linear algebra labs.
Karen Clark*, The College of New Jersey
Thomas Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey
(1035M1724)

9:00 a.m.
Classroom Voting in Linear Algebra.
Holly Zullo*, Carroll College
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark Parker, Carroll College
(1035M1747)

9:20 a.m.
Connecting Linear Algebra to the Real World through Group Presentations.
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
(1035M11322)

9:40 a.m.
More Quantum Mechanics and Linear Algebra: The Neutrinos and Other Subatomic Particles.
Itai Seggev*, Knox College
(1035M11624)

10:00 a.m.
Biological Applications Illustrating Linear Algebra Concepts.
D. Brian Walton*, James Madison University
(1035M11591)

10:20 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Digital Image Processing.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1035M11342)

10:40 a.m.
A Remote Sensing Demo Using ENVI.
Elyn Rykken*, Muhlenberg College
Linda McGuire, Muhlenberg College
(1035M11270)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Organizers:
Philip Gustafson, Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael G. Monticino, University of North Texas

8:00 a.m.
Opening remarks and BIG SIGMAA announcements.

8:10 a.m.
Set Partitions of a Union.
R. Peter DeLong*, Math C2 Inc
(1035O11765)

8:30 a.m.
Using mathematics to improve the automated scoring of short constructedresponse answers.
James H Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1035O11730)

8:50 a.m.
Binary Code Imbalance and DC Bias Rejection for a Simple HardLimited Radar Detection Chain.
Gregory Emmett Coxson*, Technology Service Corporation
(1035O11933)

9:10 a.m.
Billiards and signal processing.
David S Mazel, Technology Service Corporation
Greg E Coxson*, Technology Service Corporation
(1035O11991)

9:30 a.m.
What I did on my sabbatical: Experiencing the ``real world".
Mark A Mills*, Central College
(1035O1183)

9:50 a.m.
Longer Hamming Codes Are Better Over BPSK Channels.
Peter M. Jarvis*, Castle Rock, CO
(1035O11723)

10:10 a.m.
Problems and Solutions in Efficient, Accurate Computation of the Airy Functions in the Complex Plane.
James K Beard*, Medford NJ
(1035O11238)

10:30 a.m.
Differential Hierarchical Game Between Manufacturer and Retailer.
Ellina Grigorieva*, Texas Woman's University
Evgenii Khailov, Moscow State Lomonosov University
(1035O1365)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Nissa Yestness, University of Northern Colorado
Kristi Jarman, Eastern New Mexico University
Mahmoud Yousef, University of Central Missouri

8:00 a.m.
Using the Math Fair to Connect Mathematics Curricula and Teaching Experience.
Mary D Beisiegel*, University of Alberta
(1035Z1551)

8:15 a.m.
A Bridge to Higher Mathematics for Science and Engineering majors.
Ralph W Carr*, St. Cloud State University
(1035Z1140)

8:30 a.m.
A Minimax Entropy Principle Arising in the Treatment of Certain Multivariate IllPosed Problems.
Fred Samuel Greensite*, University of California, Irvine
(1035Z1300)

8:45 a.m.
On a conjecture posed by Bertram Huppert.
Thomas P Wakefield*, Kent State University
(1035Z1415)

9:00 a.m.
A ComputerControlled Function Box for Plotting Surfaces.
Andrew E Long*, Northern Kentucky University
(1035Z1848)

9:15 a.m.
Functions, how well are they understood?
Firooz Khosraviyani*, Texas A&M International University
Terutake Abe, Texas A&M International University
Faridoun Farrokh, Texas A&M International University
Juan R. Lira, Texas A&M International University
James J. McCarry, Laredo Community College
(1035Z11541)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Problems from the Maine Farmer's Almanac.
Bruce S. Burdick*, Roger Williams University
(1035Z11914)

9:45 a.m.
A Means for Updating and Validating Mathematics Programs.
Laurie A Dunlap*, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
(1035Z11144)

10:00 a.m.
Animations Easily Generated and Adapted For Use in PreCalculus through Calculus III.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(1035Z1709)

10:15 a.m.
Encouraging Critical Thinking With Mathematical Uncertainties.
Mike Pinter*, Belmont University
(1035Z1888)

10:30 a.m.
Online homework systems and student outcomes: Results of a two year study.
Laurie Lenz*, Marymount University
(1035Z1846)

10:45 a.m.
Biographical podcasts in a history of mathematics course.
David S Richeson*, Dickinson College
(1035Z1875)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, III: Working Groups and Round Table Discussion
We will summarize the outstanding problems from Monday's sessions and define steps toward the development of integrated economic and climate models.
Organizers:
Inez Fung, Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones, University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, I

8:15 a.m.
Newton's Method with Fewer Bits.
Raymond B Moberly*, San Diego State University
(103565197)

8:30 a.m.
Discretized Picard's Method.
James H Money*, North Carolina Central University
(103565211)

8:45 a.m.
Wavelet Collocation Solution to Boundary Integral Equation on a Domain with Corners.
Michael Cheng*, Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University
Tzuchu Lin, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(103565262)

9:00 a.m.
An Adaptive Finite Element Method with Lumped Masses for Second Order Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in One Space Dimension.
M. Ziaul Haque*, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
(103565622)

9:15 a.m.
A New Wavelet Multigrid Method Applied to the Incompressible NavierStokes Problem.
Doreen De Leon*, CSU Fresno
(103565632)

9:30 a.m.
GNUFFT: A Geometric Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transform.
Ian Sammis*, UC Berkeley
John Strain, UC Berkeley
(1035651137)

9:45 a.m.
AdjointBased algorithm for optimal control of flow with discontinuities.
Wenyuan Liao*, University of Calgary
(1035651363)

10:00 a.m.
The Discrete Fourier Transform and Fractal Dimension of a Sequence of Hexagonal Arrays for a Multiresolution Digital Earth Model.
Xiqiang Zheng*, University of Florida
(103565344)

10:15 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Biological Arterial WallFlow Interaction.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, George Mason University
Elizabeth McGinnis, Monterey High School
Eugenio Aulisa, Texas Tech University
Kurt Litsch, Lubbock High School
(1035651614)

10:30 a.m.
The RBFQR method on the surface of the sphere and two applications: stable interpolation and solution of a convective PDE with nearflat radial functions.
Bengt Fornberg, University of Colorado
Cecile Piret*, University of Colorado
(1035651488)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, I
Organizers:
Peter A. Perry, University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The covering congruences of Paul Erdös.
Carl Pomerance*, Dartmouth College
(1035A019)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Model Theory and algebraic groups.
Gregory L. Cherlin*, Rutgers University
(103503267)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Developing department selfstudies.
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers, Simmons College
Richard Alan Gillman, Valparaiso University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Teaching a Galois theory course for undergraduates.
Organizers:
John R. Swallow, Davidson College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, I
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder, University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley, Benedictine University

9:00 a.m.
Concepts from Biocalculus: The Spread of a Benevolent Disease.
Eric S Marland*, Appalachian State University
(1035B1964)

9:20 a.m.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Mathematics, Biology, and History.
Sheila K. Miller*, United States Military Academy
Josh Helms, United States Military Academy
(1035B11816)

9:40 a.m.
Predicting Flu Season Requirements: An Undergraduate Modeling Project.
G R Kramlich*, United States Military Academy
J Braunstein, United States Military Academy
(1035B11251)

10:00 a.m.
Laboratory Projects for a Second Semester of Biocalculus.
Timothy D. Comar*, Benedictine University
(1035B1634)

10:20 a.m.
A TwoSemester Sequence in Calculus and Modeling.
Laurie J Heyer*, Davidson College
(1035B11658)

10:40 a.m.
Probability and dynamical systems for biology students with minimal calculus background.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035B11800)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Committee on Teaching Assistants and PartTime Instructors Panel Discussion
Becoming a teacher of college mathematics: Research on mathematics graduate students' professional development.
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Larry Chrystal, University of California Irvine
Natasha M. Speer, Michigan State University
Panelists:
Jason K. Belnap, Brigham Young University
Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado
David E. Meel, Bowling Green State University
Natasha M. Speer,

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMSMAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs.

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Answer Set Programming.
Victor Marek*, University of Kentucky
(103503100)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Math on the Web, III

10:00 a.m.
Student answers to math homework on the Web using proper mathematical notation: A scalable, universal approach.
John Risley*, WebAssign

12:30 p.m.
One source, two outputs: Using a single LaTeXlike markup to generate both PDF and XHTML+MathML.
William Hammond*, University at Albany, State University of New York

1:30 p.m.
Maplets for calculus.
Doug Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip Yasskin*, Texas A&M University

2:30 p.m.
Project CALC on the Web.
Lawrence Moore*, Duke University
David Smith*, Duke University

3:30 p.m.
The use of MathML and interactive online oracles through Maplesoft's new student help center.
Tom Lee*, Maplesoft

4:30 p.m.
MathType $\in$ Word $\cap$ TeX $\cap$ Wikipedia.
Robert Miner*, Design Science, Inc.

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematician.
Organizers:
Michael A. Breen, AMS
William T. Butterworth, DePaul University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
A new mathematical frontier: The social and behavioral sciences.
Donald G. Saari*, University of California Irvine
(10359104)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
The mathematics of PageRank.
Fan Chung*, University of California San Diego
(10350521)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture III
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part III).
Wendelin Werner*, University of ParisSud
(10350011)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Proof complexity after NP $\not=$ coNP.
Pavel R. Hrubes*, Czech Academy of Sciences
(103503102)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Lecture for Students
The Riemann Hypothesis.
J. Brian Conrey*, The American Institute of Mathematics
(1035A039)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Current Events Bulletin
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, University of California Berkeley cxm@ams.org

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Shifts of Generators and Delta Sets of Numerical Monoids.
Tyler Lemburg*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Christina Zlogar, Cornell University
Andrew Niles, University of Rochester
Nathan Kaplan, Princeton University
Scott Chapman, Trinity University
(103520150)

1:30 p.m.
An Algebraic Approach to Characterizing Graph Invariants, with an Emphasis towards Computation.
Elliot Andrew Paquette*, Kalamazoo College
(103505380)

2:00 p.m.
The Lie Symmetry Groups of Minimal Surfaces.
Evelyn Leigh Crofts*, UC Berkeley
Darren Ong, Texas Christian University
(103522704)

2:30 p.m.
Pricing the Asian Call Option.
Harrison Potter*, Marietta College, Brigham Young University REU
Vinh Xuan Dang, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University REU
Scott Glasgow, Brigham Young University
Stephen Taylor, Brigham Young University, SUNY Stony Brook
(103560637)

3:00 p.m.
Analytical connections between nonlinear coupled oscillator models.
Rytis Umbrasas*, Lafayette College
(103534630)

3:30 p.m.
A Buckling Problem for Graphene Sheets.
J. Gallagher, Rochester Institute of Technology
Y. Milman, City University of New York
S. Ryan*, The University of Akron
D. Golovaty, The University of Akron
J. P. Wilber, The University of Akron
A. Buldum, The University of Akron
(103574612)

4:00 p.m.
Selfintersection properties of generalized Koch curves.
Michael Cantrell*, Yale University
Robert Price*, Rider University
(103551552)

4:30 p.m.
Classification of Subgroups of a Matrix Group of Prime Power Order.
Natalie J. Bowlus*, Swarthmore College
Alex Halperin*, Rochester University
(103520440)

5:00 p.m.
Lost on a Torus.
Marc Allen Pereira*, Westfield State College
Mark Andrew Tokarz, Westfield State College
(1035541558)

5:30 p.m.
Flat cyclotomic polynomials.
Nathan Kaplan*, Princeton University
(1035112058)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
The early history of $F=ma$: approaches to central force motion at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Niccol\'o0 Guicciardini*, Universita' di Bergamo (Italy)
(103501334)

1:30 p.m.
Richard Dedekind (18311916): a pathbreaking mathematician.
Israel Kleiner*, York University
(103501374)

2:00 p.m.
Publishing Research: Specialized Mathematical Journals in Italy (18501914).
Laura Martini*, Siena, Italy
(103501347)

2:30 p.m.
Lord Kelvinthe Irish connection..
Raymond G. Flood*, Kellogg College, Oxford University
(103501391)

3:00 p.m.
Formulas, concepts, and the ``Jacobi limit'': observations on change in latenineteenthcentury mathematics.
Tom Archibald*, Simon Fraser University
(103501221)

3:30 p.m.
Jacques Hadamard (18651963) and the Calculus of Variations.
Craig G. Fraser*, University of Toronto
(103501592)

4:00 p.m.
How influential was mechanics in the development of neoclassical economics?
Ivor GrattanGuinness*, Middlesex University, UK
(103503318)

4:30 p.m.
``Antiaircraft guns all day long": computing for the Ministry of Munitions.
June E BarrowGreen*, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
(103501279)

5:00 p.m.
L.S. Pontrjagin's letters to I.I. Gordon.
Evgeny I Gordon*, Eastern Illinois University
(103501278)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematicians fleeing from Hitler's Germany.
Reinhard SiegmundSchultze*, University of Agder, Kristiansand (Norway)
(103501332)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

1:00 p.m.
Toric models for correlated defaults.
Xin Guo*, UC Berkeley
Onur Filiz, UC Berkeley
Jason Morton, UC Berkeley
Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley
(1035601554)

1:30 p.m.
Modeling dependence between stochastic processes with applications to finance.
Tomasz R Bielecki*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jacek Jakubowski, Warsaw University
Andrea Vidozzi, Illinois Institute of Technology
Luca Vidozzi, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035601365)

2:00 p.m.
Local Volatility Stochastic Dynamics as a Building Block for Equity Market Models.
Rene A Carmona*, Princeton University
(103560308)

3:00 p.m.
Geometries and Smile Asymptotics for a Class of Stochastic Volatility Models.
Alan L. Lewis*, optioncity.net
(103560203)

3:30 p.m.
Multiscale Stochastic Volatility Diffusion Models.
JeanPierre Fouque, U.C. Santa Barbara
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar*, Princeton University
Knut Solna, U.C. Irvine
(1035911368)

4:00 p.m.
Developments in Volatility Derivatives Pricing.
Jim Gatheral*, Merrill Lynch, NY and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
(103591356)

5:00 p.m.
Hedging Variance Options on Continuous Semimartingales.
Roger Lee*, University of Chicago
(103560297)

5:30 p.m.
On the Finite Time Horizon American Put Option for Jump Diffusions: A Smoothness Proof and an Exponentially Fast Algorithm.
Erhan Bayraktar*, University of Michigan
(103560252)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory and Nonassociative Algebras
Organizers:
Murray R. Bremner, University of Saskatchewan bremner@math.usask.ca
Irvin R. Hentzel, Iowa State University
Luiz A. Peresi, University of Sao Paulo

1:00 p.m.
Nonassociative algebra structures on representations of Lie algebras.
Andrew Douglas*, New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
(1035171387)

1:30 p.m.
Fine gradings on $\mathfrak e{_6}$.
Cristina Draper*, Universidad de M\'alaga
C\'andido Mart\'\i n, Universidad de M\'alaga
Antonio Viruel, Universidad de M\'alaga
(103517855)

2:00 p.m.
Free splitnull extensions of Lie triple systems.
Nora C. Hopkins*, Indiana State University
(1035171083)

2:30 p.m.
Weyl modules for hyper loop algebras.
Dijana Jakelic*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Adriano A. Moura, University of Campinas
(1035171052)

3:00 p.m.
Leibniz algebras and their coquecigrues.
Michael K Kinyon*, University of Denver
(1035171599)

3:30 p.m.
FiniteDimensional Representations of Hyper Loop Algebras Over NonAlgebraically Closed Fields.
Dijana Jakelic, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Adriano Moura*, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
(1035201018)

4:00 p.m.
Nonassociative bialgebras and loops.
Jacob Mostovoy, Instituto de Matemáticas (Unidad Cuernavaca), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jos{\'e} M. P{\'e}rezIzquierdo*, Universidad de La Rioja
(1035171188)

4:30 p.m.
Profinite $p$adic Lie algebras.
David M Riley*, The University of Western Ontario
(1035171208)

5:00 p.m.
Finite Semifields: Theory and Computational Methods.
Ignacio Fernandez Rua*, Universidad de Oviedo
(103517885)

5:30 p.m.
The isomorphism problem for restricted enveloping algebras.
Hamid Usefi*, University of British Columbia
(103517759)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, II
Organizers:
Christopher S. Peterson, Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita, Queen's University and University of Genoa

1:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and ideals.
Luca Chiantini*, Universita' di Siena, Italy
(1035141184)

2:00 p.m.
Hilbert functions of fat points in P2 whose support is a pseudolinear configuration.
Susan Cooper, California Polytechnic State University
Brian Harbourne*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Zach Teitler, Texas A&M University
(1035141113)

2:30 p.m.
Comparing Powers and Symbolic Powers of Ideals.
Cristiano Bocci*, ITIS A. Avogadro, Abbadia S.S., Italy
Brian Harbourne, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
(103514654)

3:00 p.m.
Regularity and normality of secant varieties.
Peter Vermeire*, Central Michigan University
(103514275)

3:30 p.m.
Multisecants of surfaces in projective fourspace.
Kristian Ranestad*, University of Oslo
(1035141089)

4:30 p.m.
Rational normal curves in projective space.
Enrico Carlini*, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Maria Virginia Catalisano, University of Genoa
(1035141021)

5:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and statistical models.
Elizabeth S. Allman*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
John A. Rhodes, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1035601182)

5:30 p.m.
Algebraic factor analysis.
Mathias Drton, University of Chicago
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
Seth Sullivant*, Harvard University
(103514255)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, II
Organizers:
Kathy D. Merrill, Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer, University of Colorado, Boulder

1:00 p.m.
Wavelets and Coxeter Groups.
Mihaela Dobrescu*, CNU
Gestur Olafsson, LSU
(1035471433)

1:30 p.m.
Coxeter Groups and Wavelet Sets.
David R. Larson*, Texas A&M University
Peter Massopust, Technische University, Munich
(1035421550)

2:00 p.m.
Threeway tiling sets in the plane.
Gestur Olafsson*, Louisiana State University
David Larson, Texas A&M
Peter Massopust, GSFNational Research Center for Environment and Health and the University of Munich
(1035421356)

2:30 p.m.
The Steinhaus tiling problem for lattices in $R^n$.
R. Daniel Mauldin*, University of North Texas
(1035511121)

3:00 p.m.
Minimally supported frequency composite dilation wavelets.
Jeffrey D. Blanchard*, University of Utah
(1035421413)

3:30 p.m.
Orthogonal exponentials with respect to convolution measures and iterated function systems.
Keri Kornelson*, Grinnell College
Palle Jorgensen, University of Iowa
Karen Shuman, Grinnell College
(1035421063)

4:00 p.m.
Moments and iterated function systems.
Palle Jorgensen, University of Iowa
Keri Kornelson, Grinnell College
Karen Shuman*, Grinnell College
(1035461065)

4:30 p.m.
Use of radix representations and solenoid in understanding geometries of wavelet sets.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
(10354224)

5:00 p.m.
Fractal Wavelet Frames.
Jonas D'Andrea*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1035431787)

5:30 p.m.
Entropy Encoding using KarhunenLo\`{e}ve transform in Wavelet Image Compression.
MyungSin Song*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(103542673)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, III
Organizers:
Kristin E. Lauter, Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen, Leiden University

1:00 p.m.
Isogenies and the Discrete Logarithm Problem in genus three.
Benjamin Smith*, INRIA Futurs / Royal Holloway, University of London
(1035111289)

2:00 p.m.
Using complex multiplication to count points on elliptic curves.
Alice Silverberg*, University of California, Irvine
(103511729)

2:30 p.m.
Modular polynomials for genus 2.
Reinier Broker*, Microsoft Research
(1035141227)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Elliptic factors in the Jacobian varieties of low genus curves.
Jennifer Paulhus*, Kansas State University
(1035111638)

4:30 p.m.
Nonisomorphic curves that become isomorphic over extensions of coprime degree.
Daniel Goldstein, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Robert M. Guralnick, University of Southern California
Everett W. Howe*, Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Michael E. Zieve, Center for Communications Research, Princeton
(103511765)

5:00 p.m.
Elliptic Nets.
Katherine E Stange*, Brown University
(1035111830)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Learning and Math Graduate Students in K12 Classroom
Organizers:
Richard S. Millman, University of Kentucky millman@ms.uky.edu
Loyce M. Adams, University of Washington
Overtoun M. Jenda, Auburn University
M. Helena Noronha, California State University, Northridge

1:00 p.m.
The Algebra Cubed GK12 program of the University of Kentucky in Bath and Powell counties.
Richard S. Millman*, University of Kentucky
(103597160)

1:30 p.m.
The University of Washington's GK12 Program in Mathematics.
Loyce M. Adams*, University of Washington
(103597320)

2:00 p.m.
Panel 3: Graduate Student panel on the effect of graduate students on content knowledge issues in the K12 classroom.
Daniel Kiteck*, University of Kentucky
Emily Schnitger*, California State University, Northridge
Matthew Wells*, University of Kentucky
(1035971278)

3:00 p.m.
The Effects of a K12 Classroom Experience on Graduate Fellows' Personal Pedagogies.
Rachelle R Bouchat*, University of Kentucky
Erin Militzer*, University of Kentucky
Cynthia Shepherd*, California State University, Northridge
Emily Schnitger*, California State University, Northridge
(1035971292)

4:00 p.m.
FERMAT, a GK12 Project at California State University Northridge.
M. Helena Noronha*, California State University Northridge
(103597790)

4:30 p.m.
Panel 7: Effects of the University of Washington's GK12 project on fellows' teaching pedagogy and on elementary school teachers' and students' content knowledge.
Kim Gunnerson*, University of Washington
Federico Prado*, University of Washington, Biology Department
Christiine Lind*, University of Washington
Mebbie Landsness*, Stoughton High School
(103597745)

5:30 p.m.
Panel 8: Discussion of Integration of math research in the K12 classroom.
Cynthia Flores*, California State University, Northridge
Tricia Muldoon*, University of Kentucky
Yeranuhi Semerdjian*, California State Universtiy, Northridge
(1035971215)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, II
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker, Brigham Young University
Donald Mills, RoseHulman Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Intervalexchange transformations over algebraic number fields.
Franco Vivaldi*, Queen Mary, University of London
John H Lowenstein, New York University
(103537172)

2:00 p.m.
Twistwise flow equivalence and matrices over a non PID ring.
Michael C. Sullivan*, Southern Illinois University  Carbondale
(103515147)

2:30 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits, and a dynamical MordellLang conjecture.
Dragos Ghioca, University of Lethbridge
Thomas J. Tucker*, University of Rochester
Michael E. Zieve, Princeton, NJ
(103511264)

3:00 p.m.
$S$Integral Preperiodic Points for Dynamical Systems over Number Fields.
Clayton Petsche*, CUNY Graduate Center
(1035111474)

3:30 p.m.
The algebraic entropy of the automorphism group of a cubic polynomial on $\mathbb R^3$.
Richard J Brown*, Johns Hopkins University
(103537845)

4:00 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits.
Dragos Ghioca, University of Lethbridge
Thomas J Tucker, University of Rochester
Michael E Zieve*, Center for Communications Research (Princeton)
(10351282)

4:30 p.m.
Dynamical systems on the Riemann sphere.
Morgan Sherman*, California State University, Channel Islands
(1035532000)

5:00 p.m.
The branch locus in onedimensional Pisot substitution tiling spaces.
Marcy Barge*, Montana State University
Beverly Diamond, College of Charleston
Richard Swanson, Montana State University
(103555345)

5:30 p.m.
Algebraic actions of the discrete Heisenberg group.
Douglas Lind*, University of Washington
(103537152)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Applications of Computer Algebra in Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics
Organizers:
Akalu Tefera, Grand Valley State University teferaa@gvsu.edu
Moa Apagodu, Virginia Commonwealth University

1:00 p.m.
Further developments in MacMahon's partition analysis.
George E. Andrews*, The Pennsylvania State University
Peter Paule, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University Linz
(103505149)

1:30 p.m.
How to Cleverly Count PatternAvoiding Words.
Lara K. Pudwell*, Rutgers University
(1035051086)

2:00 p.m.
Solving Multivariate Linear Recurrences in Wedges.
Marko Petkov\v sek*, University of Ljubljana
(1035051216)

2:30 p.m.
MultiSummation in Difference Fields.
Carsten Schneider*, RISC, J. Kepler University
(1035331044)

3:00 p.m.
The qWZ Method for Infinite Sums.
William Y. C. Chen*, Nankai University
Ernest X. W. Xia, Nankai University
(1035331631)

3:30 p.m.
Smoothness and Rational Smoothness in Affine Grassmannians.
Sara C. Billey*, University of Washington
Stephen A. Mitchell, University of Washington
(1035051637)

4:00 p.m.
ComputerGenerated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory.
Doron Zeilberger*, Rutgers University
Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda, Rutgers University
(1035051237)

4:30 p.m.
ComputerGenerated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory (II).
Thotsaporn Aek Thanatipanonda*, Rutgers University
(1035051296)

5:00 p.m.
Enumerating the SaneblidzeUmble diagonal in Haskell.
Mikael VejdemoJohansson*, FriedrichSchillerUniversit\"at Jena, Germany
(103505110)

5:30 p.m.
Implementing Algebraic Combinatorics Some feedbackfrom the development of MuPADCombinat.
Nicolas Thi\'ery*, Univ ParisSud, Laboratorie de Mathematiques d'Orsay; UC Davis
(1035051853)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, II
Organizers:
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University

1:00 p.m.
Angiogenic Signaling in Tumor Development: Pharmacological Inhibition, Analysis, and Models.
Mike Martin*, Johnson County Community College
(1035921950)

1:30 p.m.
Stability in a simplified version of the Jia Li population model for wild and transgenic mosquitoes including heterogeneity.
Hubertus F von Bremen*, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, California
Shyanah D'Amico, California Edison
(1035921899)

2:00 p.m.
Predatorprey interaction in a sizestructured model.
Glenn Ledder*, University of NebraskaLincoln
J David Logan, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035921790)

2:30 p.m.
An Application of Kohonen SelfOrganizing Feature Maps in Ecology.
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Andrew L Thurman*, Illinois State University
(103562666)

3:00 p.m.
The Dynamics of OnePredator TwoPrey Systems.
Timothy D. Comar*, Benedictine University
Joy Holowicki, Benedictine University
Debra Witczak, Benedictine University
(103592635)

3:30 p.m.
Parameter Estimation for a Mathematical Model of Erythropoiesis.
Azmy S Ackleh, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jeremy J Thibodeaux*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1035921167)

4:00 p.m.
Computational Strategies in the Evaluation of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Raina S. Robeva*, Sweet Briar College
Tim Loboschefski, Department of Psychology, Sweet Briar College
(1035921125)

4:30 p.m.
LengthBiased and Current Duration Sampling.
Broderick Oluyede*, Georgia Southern University
(103562598)

5:00 p.m.
Modeling Mammalian Hibernation.
Marshall Hampton*, Univ. Minnesota Duluth
Matthew T Andrews, Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035921571)

5:30 p.m.
Continuum Models for the Spread of Alcohol Abuse.
Zeynep Teymuroglu*, University of Cincinnati
(103592241)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, I
Organizers:
Michael T. Krebs, California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen, California State University, Los Angeles ashahee@exchange.calstatela.edu
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Zigzag product, expander constructions, connections and applications.
Avi Wigderson*, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
(103568659)

2:00 p.m.
On the Ramanujancy of Heisenberg graphs or order 6 or more.
Michelle DeDeo*, Univ. of North Florida
Vincent Dang, Jacksonville, FL
Yang Ge, Jacksonville, FL
(1035111076)

2:30 p.m.
Constructing Expander Graphs using the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis.
David Y Jao*, University of Waterloo
(1035111490)

3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Group Characters and Applications.
Yuval Roichman*, BarIlan University, Israel
(103505994)

4:00 p.m.
Exact Groups, Ktheory, and Expanders.
Paul Frank Baum*, Penn State University
(103520774)

5:00 p.m.
Expansion and Product Decompositions of Finite Groups: Variations on a Theme of Gowers.
L\'aszl\'o Babai*, University of Chicago
Nikolay Nikolov, Imperial College, London
L\'aszl\'o Pyber, R\'enyi Institute, Budapest
(103505802)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, II
Organizers:
Ricardo Carretero, San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky, University of San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Method.
Robert M. Miura*, New Jersey Institute of Technolody
(103535486)

1:30 p.m.
Formation of vortices, vortex lines and vortex rings in sliced condensates.
Ricardo Carretero*, San Diego State University
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Nathaniel Whitaker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis, University of Athens
Brian P. Anderson, University of Arizona
(1035372023)

2:00 p.m.
Krein Signature for Nonselfadjoint Spectral Problems.
Richard Kollar*, University of Michigan
(1035341721)

2:30 p.m.
Defect Eigenvalues and Diophantine Equations via the Evan's function.
Jared C Bronski*, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Zoi Rapti, University of Illinois
(1035341468)

3:00 p.m.
Semistrong pulse interaction in thermally detuned PNLS equation.
Keith Promislow*, Michigan State University
Richard Moore, NJIT
(1035351160)

3:30 p.m.
Unique continuation for CamassaHolm and DegasperisProcesi equations.
A. Alexandrou Himonas*, Unviersity of Notre Dame
(1035351012)

4:00 p.m.
Breather solutions in the discrete NLS with parametric forcing.
Panayotis Panayotaros*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(103537360)

4:30 p.m.
Wave Propagation in Phononic Crystals.
Mason Alexander Porter*, University of Oxford
(10357050)

5:00 p.m.
Numerical experiments on the propagation and interaction of wellprepared and nonwellprepared pulses in dispersive media.
Christopher Chong*, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Guido Schneider, University of Stuttgart, Germany
(103535226)

5:30 p.m.
A diagnostic tool for ergodicity.
Sherry E Scott*, Marquette University
Chris Jones, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Igor Mezic, University of California Santa Barbara
Thomas Corey Redd, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Leonid Kuznetsov, Susquehanna International Group, LLP
(103537116)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, II
Organizers:
Peter A. Perry, University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College

1:00 p.m.
Can you hear the shape of an analytic drum: higher dimensions.
Steve Zelditch*, Johns Hopkins University
(103535839)

1:30 p.m.
Counting nodal lines which touch the boundary of an analytic domain.
John A. Toth*, McGill University
Steve Zelditch, Johns Hopkins University
(103558849)

2:00 p.m.
Upper and lower bounds on resonances for manifolds hyperbolic near infinity.
David Borthwick*, Emory University
(103558999)

2:30 p.m.
Metric Degeneration and Spectral Convergence.
J M Rowlett*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(1035581187)

3:00 p.m.
Scattering with Singular Muira Potentials on the Line.
Christopher S Frayer*, University of Kentucky
(1035001013)

3:30 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
A negative mass theorem for the 2torus.
Kate Okikiolu*, University of California, San Diego
(1035581835)

4:30 p.m.
Length and eigenvalue equivalence.
D. B. McReynolds*, University of Chicago
Christopher J Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College, Columbia University.
Alan W. Reid, University of Texas
(103551854)

5:00 p.m.
Semiclassical analogues of the heat invariants.
Alejandro Uribe*, University of Michigan
(1035581225)

5:30 p.m.
Equivalence of geometric quantizations of isospectral manifolds.
William D Kirwin*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
(1035531502)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Teaching and the philosophy of mathematics.
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman, Humboldt State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
Cammey Cole Manning, Meredith College
Huseyin Kocak, University of Miami
James F. Selgrade, North Carolina State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers.
Organizers:
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
Matthew Leingang, Harvard University
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark R. Parker, Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo, Carroll College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, III

1:00 p.m.
Finite Index Subgroups of R. Thompson's Group F.
Bronlyn Wassink*, SUNY at Binghamton
Collin Bleak, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035201099)

1:15 p.m.
Endomorphism Rings of Representations of $S_5$ in Characteristic 2.
Jennifer Froelich*, The University of Iowa
(1035201118)

1:30 p.m.
An Examination of Subgroups that Satisfy the Frattini Argument or Strong Frattini Argument.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(1035201228)

1:45 p.m.
The Probability that Two Elements of a Semigroup Commute.
Berit Nilsen Givens*, Cal Poly Pomona
(1035201384)

2:00 p.m.
If You Can Expand a Group to a Semigroup, What Can You Expand a Semgroup to?
Rebecca Noonan Heale*, Department of Mathematics and the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, HeriotWatt University
(1035201585)

2:15 p.m.
PseudoLevi subgroups and finite double coset collections.
W Ethan Duckworth*, Loyola College in Maryland
(1035201697)

2:30 p.m.
Examples of NonRigid CAT(0) Groups from the Category of Knot Groups.
Christopher P Mooney*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1035201814)

2:45 p.m.
Subsemigroups of $\beta S$ containing the idempotents.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Dona Strauss, University of Leeds
(103522891)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Realizations of intersection matrix algebras.
Sandeep Bhargava*, York University, Toronto
(103517476)

3:30 p.m.
The Centroid of the ChengKac Jordan Superalgebras.
Pamela A Richardson*, Westminster College
(103517660)

3:45 p.m.
Vertex Algebras and Strongly Homotopy Lie Algebras.
Daniel F. Pinzon*, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
(1035171887)

4:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of Crystal Bases for Certain Demazure Modules.
Julie C Beier*, North Carolina State University
(1035171989)

4:15 p.m.
The structure of endomorphism monoids in conjugate categories.
Randall D. Helmstutler*, University of Mary Washington
Roberto Palomba, University of Mary Washington
(1035181045)

4:30 p.m.
Covers for Interpretations.
Daniel Kiteck*, University of Kentucky
(1035181930)

4:45 p.m.
The minimum rank problem over finite fields.
Jason Grout*, Iowa State University
(1035151905)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Abstract Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory, II

1:00 p.m.
Variation of the Radon Transform.
James V. Peters*, Long Island University
(10354420)

1:15 p.m.
A Class of CalderonZygmund Integral Operators.
JeanPaul Pemba*, Prairie View A&M University
(103544712)

1:30 p.m.
A Rees Product for topological Semihypergroup.
Norbert N. Youmbi*, Saint Francis University
(103543920)

1:45 p.m.
Admissibility for Generalized $2d$ Oscillator Groups.
Brad Currey, St. Louis University
Tom McNamara*, St. Louis University
(1035431396)

2:00 p.m.
Discrete and Continuous Optimization of Asset Replacement in Economics and OR.
Yuri Yatsenko*, Houston Baptist University
Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University
(103545386)

2:15 p.m.
On the Mean Value Theorems for Functions of Two Variables.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(103526944)

2:30 p.m.
A New Approach to Totally Positive Functions and Sequences.
Michael I. Ganzburg*, Hampton University
(103526105)

2:45 p.m.
Strongly Quasibounded Maximal Monotone Perturbations for the BerkovitsMustonen Topological Degree Theory.
Dhruba R. Adhikari*, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
Athanassios G. Kartsatos, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
(103547468)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Block matrix operators and $p$hyponormality.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
Il Bong Jung, Kyungpook National University
Mi Ryeong Lee, Kyungpook National University
(103547568)

3:30 p.m.
On nonstandard nonlinear spectral theory.
Dan D. Pascali*, Courant Institute, New York University
(103547578)

3:45 p.m.
Toeplitzcomposition $C^*$algebras with piecewise continuous symbols.
Rebecca Schmitz*, University of Virginia
(103547692)

4:00 p.m.
Linear Operators on Some Fractional padic Hilbert Spaces.
Toka Diagana*, Howard University
(103547827)

4:15 p.m.
Topological Degree Theory for Multivalued Densely Defined $(S_+)_L$ Perturbation of Multivalued Maximal Monotone Operators in Reflexive Banach Spaces.
Boubakari Ibrahimou*, University of South Florida
(103547940)

4:30 p.m.
Stepanovlike Almost Automorphic Solutions for Nonlocal Cauchy Problems.
Peter FrempongMireku*, Dillard University
Haewon Lee, Dillard University
(103547974)

4:45 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Unitary Group.
Alexandru G Atim*, University of North Texas
(1035471098)

5:00 p.m.
Classes of Stable Complex Matrices Defined via the Theorems of Ger\v{s}gorin and Lyapunov.
Sivaram K. Narayan*, Central Michigan University
(1035471404)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, II

1:00 p.m.
On the Validity and Order of Convergence of a Novel Numerical Method for Models in Population Biology.
Kailash C. Patidar*, University of the Western Cape
Joanne Wyngaardt, University of the Western Cape
(103565117)

1:15 p.m.
An application of quaternions to a problem in position registration.
Carl Toews*, Duquesne University
(1035651997)

1:30 p.m.
Numerical Analysis of Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence.
Iuliana Stanculescu*, University of Pittsburgh
(1035651911)

1:45 p.m.
An Iterative Substructuring Algorithm for $C^0$ Interior Penalty Methods.
Kening Wang*, University of North Florida
Brenner, Louisiana State University
(1035651877)

2:00 p.m.
Numerical study of a set of differential boundary conditions for a problem of constrained evolution.
Alexander M. Alekseenko*, California State University, Northridge
(1035651798)

2:15 p.m.
An efficient algorithm for the solution of highfrequency scattering by infinite rough surfaces.
Harun Kurkcu*, University Of Minnesota
Fernando Reitich, University Of Minnesota
(1035651509)

2:30 p.m.
Adaptive panel method for partical simulation fo three dimensional vortex sheet motion.
Leon Kaganovskiy*, New College of Florida
Robert Krasny, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
(1035651652)

2:45 p.m.
Unorthodox Approach to Solve an Overdetermined System.
Saadat Moussavi*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035651825)

3:00 p.m.
A Parametric Sensitivity Analysis for Fluid Models.
Faranak Pahlevani*, The City University of New York, Medgar Evers College
(1035651634)

3:15 p.m.
On Numerical Solutions of a Nonlinear Differential Equation with Square Root Dissipative Term.
Ron Buckmire*, Occidental College
Ron S. Mickens, Clark Atlanta University
Karl McMurtry, Occidental College
(103565170)

3:30 p.m.
Optimized waveform relaxation methods for circuit simulations.
Mohammad AlKhaleel*, Yarmouk University
Martin J. Gander, University of Geneva
(1035651497)

3:45 p.m.
Computing the complete CS decomposition.
Brian D. Sutton*, RandolphMacon College
(103515564)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, I

1:00 p.m.
BochnerRiesz Means With Respect to a 2 by 2 Cylinder.
Paul T Taylor*, Shippensburg University
(1035421042)

1:15 p.m.
Size and Derivative Estimates for the Szeg\"o Kernel on a Model NonPseudoconvex Domain.
Christine Carracino*, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Jennifer Halfpap, University of MontanaMissoula
(1035421321)

1:30 p.m.
Estimates for multilinear singular integral operators associated with Borel measures.
Geoff Diestel*, University of South Carolina
Loukas Grafakos, University of Missouri
(1035421357)

1:45 p.m.
Multivariate Hausdorff Transformations Generated by the Linear Group.
Constantine Georgakis*, DePaul University
(1035421938)

2:00 p.m.
An Examination of Fingerprint Analysis using the Fourier Transform.
Micah J Smith, Berea College
Jonathan Hunt*, Berea College
(1035422005)

2:15 p.m.
Vieta like products involving Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.
Thomas J. Osler*, Rowan University
(103540606)

2:30 p.m.
The periodic character of some rational difference equations of arbitrary order with truncation.
Kenneth S. Berenhaut, Wake Forest University
Richard T Guy*, Wake Forest University
(1035391132)

2:45 p.m.
Basic uniqueness and approximation results for positive solutions to nonlinear dynamic equations on time scales.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lynn Erbe, University of NebraskaLincoln
C. C. Tisdell, University of New South Wales
(1035391138)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Singular second order boundary value problems on purely discrete time scales.
Curtis J Kunkel*, University of Tennessee at Martin
(103539665)

3:30 p.m.
An Update on the Trichotomy Character of $x_{n+1} = \frac{\beta_n x_n +\gamma_n x_{n1}}{A_n+B_nx_{n}} $ with Periodtwo Coefficients.
Carol H. Gibbons, Salve Regina University RI
Senada Kalabusic, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Carol B Overdeep*, Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA
(10353997)

3:45 p.m.
Forced second order nonlinear oscillation on time scales.
Lynn H. Erbe*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Allan Peterson, University of NebraskaLincoln
Samir Saker, Mansoura University
(1035391313)

4:00 p.m.
Oscillation for a Certain Nonlinear Second Order Dynamic Equation on a Time Scale.
Raegan J Higgins*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035391145)

4:15 p.m.
Global Attractivity of the Positive Equilibrium of $x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha +\beta\,x_{n}+\gamma\,x_{n1}}{A+B\,x_{n}+C\,x_{n1}}$ with positive parameters in the NonHyperbolic Case.
Sukanya Basu*, University of Rhode Island
(1035391324)

4:30 p.m.
On Dual Space Characterizations of Real Locally C* and Locally JBAlgebras.
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University
Oleg Friedman*, University of South Africa
(1035461582)

4:45 p.m.
The RadonNikodym Property for Tensor Products of Banach Lattices II.
Q. Bu, The University of Mississippi
G. Buskes, The University of Mississippi
W. Lai*, The University of Mississippi
(1035461625)

5:00 p.m.
Operators Determined by Subspaces.
Elizabeth M Bator*, University of North Texas
Rhonda Huettenmueller, Texas Woman's University
(1035461715)

5:15 p.m.
Cyclic Behavior of Certain Operators on the Disc Algebra.
Gabriela Bulancea*, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
(1035461926)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand, Goucher College

1:00 p.m.
Finding Large Primes: MillerRabin and Beyond.
Jeffrey A. Ehme*, Spelman College
(1035G11090)

1:20 p.m.
Using Maple worksheets to enable explorations of cryptography with minimal background.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1035G1825)

1:40 p.m.
ZeroKnowledge Proofs: How to convince someone you know everything without telling them anything.
Cheryl Beaver*, Western Oregon University
(1035G1293)

2:00 p.m.
Cryptology on Campus During World War II.
Craig Bauer*, York College of Pennsylvania
(1035G1114)

2:20 p.m.
Cryptology as Outreach to Prospective College Students in a Summer Enrichment Program.
David E Boliver*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1035G1651)

2:40 p.m.
Teaching Cryptography in a Wireless Environment using Maplets.
Neil P Sigmon*, Radford University
(1035G11126)

3:00 p.m.
Cyclic Patterns of Points on Koblitz Curves.
John H. Wilson*, Centre College
(1035G1913)

3:20 p.m.
Public Key Cryptography with TI Voyage 200.
Jerzy Wojdylo*, Southeast Missouri State University
(1035G11202)

3:40 p.m.
The PohligHellman exponentiation cipher as a bridge between classical and modern cryptography.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1035G1836)

4:00 p.m.
Lessons from a Course in Cryptography.
Yesem Kurt*, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
(1035G11259)

4:20 p.m.
Are You Talking to Me? An Introduction to Identity Based Encryption.
Kristen A. Meyer*, Wisconsin Lutheran College
(1035G1674)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Guided Discovery in Mathematics Education
Organizers:
Jerome S. Epstein, Polytechnic University jepstein@duke.poly.edu
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

1:00 p.m.
Introduction.

1:05 p.m.
Applying Physics Education Research to math education.
John M Clement*, St. Pius X High School, Houston, TX
(1035L11868)

1:45 p.m.
Using Contextual Problems to Support Student Discovery in PreCalculus Mathematics: Exemplars and Efficacy.
Christian Hirsch*, Western Michigan University
(1035L12025)

2:25 p.m.
An Integrated Math and Physical Science Laboratory Program for Cognitive Development.
Jerome Epstein*, Polytechnic University, Dept. of Mathematics
(1035L1694)

3:05 p.m.
Guided Discovery: Theoretical Implications and Practical Considerations.
Robert G Stein*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1035L11273)

3:25 p.m.
Concept Development Using Guided Discovery.
Nathaniel Miller*, University of Northern Colorado
Frieda Parker, University of Northern Colorado
(1035L1328)

3:45 p.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Majors' and Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Conceptions of Proof after LectureBased and the ProblemBased Instruction.
Sera Yoo*, The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer C. Smith, The University of Texas at Austin
(1035L11839)

4:05 p.m.
An InquiryOriented Approach to Undergraduate Mathematics.
Chris L Rasmussen*, San Diego State University
Oh Nam Kwon, Seoul National University
(1035L11819)

4:25 p.m.
Guided Discovery at the Riverbend Community Math Center.
Amanda Katharine Serenevy*, Riverbend Community Math Center
(1035L11011)

4:45 p.m.
Effects of Teacher Practices on Mathematics Achievement Gain of FirstGrade Children of Different RacialEthnic Backgrounds.
Anna E. Bargagliotti*, University of Memphis
Cassandra Guarino, Michigan State University
William Mason, University of California, Los Angeles
(1035L1520)

5:05 p.m.
Teaching Calculus Coherently.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
(1035L11140)

5:25 p.m.
Providing Support for Preservice Teachers' Development of Mental Computation Strategies.
Ian Whitacre*, San Diego State University
Susan D. Nickerson, San Diego State University
(1035L11970)

5:45 p.m.
Teaching Finite Mathematics Using LearnerCentered Pedagogy.
Debra L Hydorn*, Unversity of Mary Washington
(1035L11714)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VI
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Mihaela D. Iftime, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Marc Brodie, Wheeling Jesuit University
Gavin Waters, Missouri Western State University
J. Alan Alewine, McKendree University
Andrew B. Perry, Springfield College
Robert L. Wilson, University of WisconsinMadison

1:00 p.m.
How Would Muppets Multiply? Using Base 6 in Courses for Future Mathematics Teachers.
John R. Prather*, Ohio UniversityEastern
(1035Z1720)

1:15 p.m.
Using the internet/computers as a tool for developing critical thinking skills within a general educational mathematics course.
Gavin J Waters*, Missouri Western State University
(1035Z1526)

1:30 p.m.
Review and Refinement: An Update on a Mathematics Capstone Course in a Small Department.
Alan Alewine*, McKendree University
(1035Z1419)

1:45 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part I.
Jeffrey K Denny*, Mercer University
Keith E Howard, Mercer University
(1035Z11343)

2:00 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part II.
Keith E Howard*, Mercer University
Jeffrey K Denny, Mercer University
(1035Z11344)

2:15 p.m.
A Na\"ive Introduction to TransElliptic Diophantine Equations.
Donald E Hooley*, Bluffton University
(1035Z1680)

2:30 p.m.
The MacLane Class and the Interaction Between Coefficient Conditions and Solution Conditions of Differential Equations in the Unit Disk.
Kari Fowler*, University of Tampa
(1035Z1202)

2:45 p.m.
Explaining Standard Deviation Geometrically.
Michael S Marion*,
(1035Z1664)

3:00 p.m.
4Moves on Links up to Two Components.
Ramanjit K Sahi*, Austin Peay State University
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, The University of Texas at Dallas
(1035Z11056)

3:15 p.m.
Building a Learning Community for Instructors of Remedial Courses.
Janet Nichols*, Colorado State University  Pueblo
(1035Z11622)

3:30 p.m.
Bacterial Computers: Can E. coli solve a Hamilton Path Problem?
Jeffrey L. Poet*, Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell, Davidson College
Todd T. Eckdahl, Missouri Western State University
Laurie J. Heyer, Davidson College
(1035Z11047)

3:45 p.m.
Revising and Studying a Capstone Course for Future High School Mathematics Teachers.
Richard O. Hill*, Michigan State University
(1035Z11739)

4:00 p.m.
Active Learning and Teaching with Technology.
Mihaela D Iftime*, MCP & Boston U.
(1035Z1478)

4:15 p.m.
It is time to integrate dynamic geometry with computer algebra system.
WeiChi Yang*, Radford University
(1035Z1208)

4:30 p.m.
What do Korean preservice secondary teachers learn during their university teacher education program?
JinAh Kwon, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
JunSoo Choa, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Jihwa Noh*, University of Northern Iowa
(1035Z11151)

4:45 p.m.
Calculus Activities Inspired by the History of Mathematics.
Gabriela R Sanchis*, Elizabethtown College
(1035Z11834)

5:00 p.m.
Generating random numbers using chaotic equations.
Ken S. Li*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(1035Z11993)

5:15 p.m.
Analysis of optimal solutions and its tiling in $m \times n$ size BlackOut Game.
DukSun Kim*, Sungkyunkwan University
SangGu Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
(1035Z1838)

5:30 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics Course using Creative handson Activities.
Ryo Ohashi*, King's College
(1035Z1675)

5:45 p.m.
Improving Teaching and Learning at MidSemester.
Diane L Johnson*, Humboldt State University
(1035Z11034)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VII
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Jim Fulmer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University
Barbara Pence, San Jose State University
Janet Nichols, Colorado State UniversityPueblo
Vicky Williams Klima, Appalachian State University

1:00 p.m.
Summer Bridge vs. non Summer Bridge Students' First Year Retention and Achievement in Calculus: Addressing Undergraduate Mathematics Achievement for Underrepresented Ethnic Students.
Joy Moore*, Xavier University
(1035Z11508)

1:15 p.m.
Kinesthetic Math: Is that like Mathematical Calisthenics? (No.).
Carolyn Yackel*, Mercer University
(1035Z11547)

1:30 p.m.
Using DyKnow Vision and Tablet PCs to Facilitate Active Learning in Calculus.
Matthew DeLong*, Taylor University
(1035Z11194)

1:45 p.m.
Group Projects Reinforcing Most Crucial Concepts of an Introductory Statistics Class.
Katarzyna Potocka*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1035Z1822)

2:00 p.m.
The unexpected expected value.
Roman Wong*, Washington and Jefferson College
Tyler Raspat, Washington and Jefferson College
(1035Z1453)

2:15 p.m.
Multidisciplinary research and training for enhancing teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, George Mason University
(1035Z11657)

2:30 p.m.
An old tool revisited; what liberal arts students can learn from spreadsheet mathematics.
Margaret L Morrow*, SUNY Plattsburgh
(1035Z11927)

2:45 p.m.
Teacher's Attitude in the Classroom: A Student's Perspective.
Mahmoud Yousef*, University of Central Missouri
Khaled AlAgha, Wiley College
(1035Z11200)

3:00 p.m.
What Is Studied In, Written For, and Remembered From Western Oregon University's Bridge Course.
Michael B Ward*, Western Oregon University
(1035Z1429)

3:15 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy, A Lesson Plan Revision and Curriculum Development Workshop for InService K12 Teachers.
Lisa E Marano*, West Chester University of PA
(1035Z1548)

3:30 p.m.
Using Discussion Activities in the Abstract Algebra Classroom.
Vicky Williams Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1035Z11319)

3:45 p.m.
Geometric Forensics.
James W Mauch*, Cedar Crest College
(1035Z1399)

4:00 p.m.
Using studentcreated digital learning objects in mathematics and science.
Rebecca L LeDocq*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jennifer J Kosiak, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Bob Hoar, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1035Z11734)

4:15 p.m.
Students Don't Do Optional.
Tristan Denley*, University of Mississippi
(1035Z11430)

4:30 p.m.
Some Puzzling Results.
Marc A. Brodie*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035Z1874)

4:45 p.m.
Teacher Retention through Building Professional Learning Communities.
Barbara Johnson Pence*, San Jose State University
(1035Z11355)

5:00 p.m.
Using Maple to Enhance Understanding of 3D Problems in Multivariable Calculus Courses.
David Brian Williams*, Clayton State University
(1035Z11874)

5:15 p.m.
Road Rage and the FTC.
Jody M Sorensen*, Augsburg College
Maureen T Carroll, University of Scranton
Elyn K Rykken, Muhlenberg College
(1035Z11954)

5:30 p.m.
Enriching Calculus with Montessori Materials.
Theodore S. Erickson*, Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035Z11028)

5:45 p.m.
Adaptive Error Control for an Elliptic Optimization Problem.
Sheldon Lee*, Colorado State University
Don Estep, Colorado State University
(1035Z11629)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VIII
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College y smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
David B. Williams, Clayton State University
Gary L. Walls, West Texas A \& M University
Joy Moore, Xavier University
Theodore S. Erickson, Wheeling Jesuit University
Dominic Klyve, Carthage College
Paul R. Coe, Dominican University

1:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Case Studies for an Intermediate Statistics Course.
Terje Hoim*, Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
Stephanie Fitchett, Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
(1035Z11240)

1:15 p.m.
Analogmodeling scientific activities as a vehicle for exploration basic statistical concepts: case study in future teachers' statistics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva*, University of Texas at El Paso
Laura Serpa, University of Texas at El Paso
(1035Z11873)

1:30 p.m.
Vector Measures and the Strong Operator Topology.
Paul Lewis*, University of North Texas
Kimberly Muller, Lake Superior State University
Andy Yingst, University of South Carolina Lancaster
(1035Z1721)

1:45 p.m.
LargeLecture Techniques.
Patrick X Rault*, UW Madison
(1035Z1924)

2:00 p.m.
Using Force Fields to Construct 11 Complex Polynomials.
Alan D. Gluchoff*, Villanova University
Frederick W. Hartmann, Villanova University
(1035Z142)

2:15 p.m.
An algorithm for creating ``equal" regions.
Mark A Mills*, Central College
(1035Z1184)

2:30 p.m.
Minimum Sets Forcing Monochromatic Triangles.
Arie Bialostocki, University of Idaho
Mark J. Nielsen*, University of Idaho
(1035Z11428)

2:45 p.m.
Inverse Preserving Functions.
David J Schmitz*, North Central College
Charles W Gatz, North Central College
(1035Z1366)

3:00 p.m.
A search for Wieferich primes to $6 \times 10^{15}$.
Dominic W. Klyve*, Carthage College
Fran\c cois G. Dorais, Cornell University
(1035Z11546)

3:15 p.m.
Comparing Mechanical and Thermal Damping in Elastic Beams.
Richard J. Marchand*, Slippery Rock University
(1035Z11718)

3:30 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Initial Value Problems.
Greg S Spradlin*, EmbryRiddle University
(1035Z11506)

3:45 p.m.
Authorship and Statistical Profiling.
Alan Safer*, California State University, Long Beach
Eric Chuk, California State University, Long Beach
(1035Z1646)

4:00 p.m.
Improving Undergraduate Calculus Students' Learning through Ability Group Sectioning.
Randal E. Hickman*, United States Military Academy, West Point
(1035Z11597)

4:15 p.m.
A generalization of Ceva's Theorem and Menelaus' Theorem.
Kelly B Funk*, University of Louisville
Robert Powers, University of Louisville
(1035Z1841)

4:30 p.m.
A Construction of Convex Figures of Constant Width.
Zokhrab Mustafaev*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(1035Z1153)

4:45 p.m.
What is geometric superspace ?
James S Cook*, North Carolina State University
(1035Z1298)

5:00 p.m.
Active Learning through Classroom Voting.
Kelly S. Cline*, Carroll College
Mark R. Parker, Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo, Carroll College
(1035Z1750)

5:15 p.m.
Models of Computational Science Curricula.
Ignatios E Vakalis*, Prof. of Computer Science, CalPoly , San Luis Obispo
(1035Z11973)

5:30 p.m.
A Seminar for PreService Teachers on the Teaching of College Algebra.
Angela Marie Hodge*, North Dakota State University
(1035Z11846)

5:45 p.m.
On Orbits of Automorphism Groups.
Marian Deaconescu, Kuwait University
Gary L Walls*, West Texas A&M University
(1035Z1917)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Organizers:
Dawn A. Lott, Delware State University dlott@desu.edu

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Making teacher preparation our business
Organizers:
William G. McCallum, The University of Arizona
Panelists:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College
Theodore W. Gamelin, University of California Los Angeles
James Lewis, University of Nebraska
Magnhild Lien, California State University, Northridge

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
A quick introduction to \em{WebWork}, a webbased interactive homework system.
Organizers:
Michael E. Gage, University of Rochester
Arnold K. Pizer, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Project NeXT Panel Discussion
Capstone and onesemester research projects for a variety of students.
Organizers:
Steven W. Morics, University of Redlands
Mary D. Shepherd, Northwest Missouri State University
Panelists:
William E. Fenton, Bellarmine University
Steven W. Morics,
Barbara Reynolds, Cardinal Stritch University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, IV: Working Groups and Panel Discussion
This session includes a panel discussion on how to develop the training required to tackle the mathematical challenges in modeling climate change.
Organizers:
Inez Fung, Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones, University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
ASL Session for Contributed Papers, I

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Wiki math.
Organizers:
William Casselman, University of British Columbia
David Austin, Grand Valley State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
RMMC Board of Directors

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:25 p.m.
MAA Presentations by Teaching Award Recipients
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
SUMMA Special Presentation
Summer research programs.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr, MAA
Robert E. Megginson, University of Michigan
Panelists:
Tuncay Aktosum, University of Texas at Arlington
Minerva Cordero, University of Texas at Arlington
Monica Stephens, Spelman College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Advocating for mathematics: Influencing policymakers through congressional visits in districts and states.
Organizers:
Sheldon H. Katz, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Poster Session for Undergraduates
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematics single variable calculus course.
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College
Colm K. Mulcahy, Spelman College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari, University of California Irvine

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:45 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, IV

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Information Session
Current issues in actuarial science education.
Organizers:
Robert E. Buck, Slippery Rock University
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Matthew J. Hassett, Arizona State University
Steve Paris, Florida State University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics and Computational Biology Business Meeting and Reception
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Galovich, St. Johns University

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
MAA Film Presentation and Reception
{\rm Hard Problems}: A documentary about the USA team's participation in the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad.
Organizers:
George P. Csicsery, Zala Films

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Business Meeting

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Dramatic Presentation
So you want to teach environmental math, do you?
Presenters:
Martin E. Walter, University of Colorado at Boulder
Patricia Clark Kenschaft, Bloomfield College

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Young Mathematicians Network Town Meeting

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University
Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
Title to be announced.
Earl R. Barnes*, Morgan State University
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