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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 6-9, 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
Wednesday January 9, 2008
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. MAA Minority Chairs Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, III
7:45 a.m.
On k-ordered hamiltonian connectivity of graphs.
Bing Wei* , University of Mississippi
(1035-05-1250)
8:00 a.m.
On Chromatic, Flow, and Tutte Polynomial Unique Graphs.
Yinghua Duan , Nankai University
Haidong Wu* , University of Mississippi
Qinglin Yu , Nankai University and Thompson Rivers University
(1035-05-1400)
8:15 a.m.
Critical Pebbling Numbers of Graphs.
Joshua D Laison* , Willamette University
Courtney R. Gibbons , University of Nebraska Lincoln
Erick J. Paul , University of California Santa Barbara
(1035-05-1415)
8:30 a.m.
Skew Hadamard Difference Sets from the Ree-Tits Slice Symplectic Spreads in ${\rm PG}(3,3^{2h+1})$.
Cunsheng Ding , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Zeying Wang* , University of Delaware
Qing Xiang , University of Delaware
(1035-05-1463)
8:45 a.m.
Hamiltonian cycles in subspace graphs.
Petre I Ghenciu* , University of Wisconsin-Stout
(1035-05-1484)
9:00 a.m.
Latin squares especially order 8 and planes.
Robert W Sternfeld , Indiana State University
David Koster , University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Larry Taylor , California State University, Bakersfield
Raymond Killgrove* , Vista, California
(1035-05-1504)
9:15 a.m.
Semiorders and Riordan Numbers.
Barry A Balof* , Whitman College
Jacob V Menashe , Whitman College
(1035-05-1618)
9:30 a.m.
The subconstituent algebra of a Latin square.
Ibtisam Daqqa* , University of South florida
(1035-05-1632)
9:45 a.m.
Higher Dimensional Spanning Trees.
Molly Maxwell* , Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1035-05-1654)
10:00 a.m.
Forbidden characterization of the fractional weak discrepancy of posets.
Jeong Ok Choi* , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(1035-05-1659)
10:15 a.m.
Classification of Hadamard matrices by switching and codes.
William P. Orrick* , Indiana University, Bloomington
(1035-05-1581)
10:30 a.m.
Infinite families of non-embeddable quasi-residual Menon designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad , Central Michigan University
Mohan S. Shrikhande* , Central Michigan University
(1035-05-1543)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Statistics, Game Theory, and Social Sciences
7:45 a.m.
Utility functions for vaccination games with delay-strategies.
Timothy C. Reluga* , Penn State
(1035-91-1912)
8:00 a.m.
Partitioning k Multivariate Normal Populations with Respect to a Standard Vector and its Equivalence in Multiple Testing.
Weixing Cai* , Syracuse University
Pinyuen Chen , Syracuse University
(1035-62-1779)
8:15 a.m.
Some Properties of the Exact and Score Methods for Binomial Proportion and Sample Size Calculation.
Jie Peng* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
K. Krishnamoorthy , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-62-764)
8:30 a.m.
Compressed Sensing Signal Recovery in the Presence of Noise.
Elaine T. Hale* , Rice University
(1035-62-1284)
8:45 a.m.
Bayesian Mark Recapture for Small Samples.
Joe Liddle* , University of Alaska Southeast
(1035-62-1395)
9:00 a.m.
Parametric Estimation for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).
Arkady Shemyakin , University of St Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Jason Q McClintic* , University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN
(1035-62-1410)
9:15 a.m.
Inference on the Common Variance of Correlated Normal Random Variables.
Daniel J. Ghezzi* , King's College
(1035-62-1615)
9:30 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Its Applications to Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Studies of Amyloid Protein Dynamics.
Taylor R Pressler* , Mount Holyoke College
Sean M Decatur , Mount Holyoke College
(1035-62-1859)
9:45 a.m.
Inflationary Trends with Bayesian Learning.
Barbara A Bennie* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Jarod V Hart , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-91-416)
10:00 a.m.
Separable Preferences and Referendum Elections.
Jonathan K Hodge* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-91-436)
10:15 a.m.
Restricted Truthful Combinatorial Auction Mechanisms.
Andrei Lapets , Harvard University
Alex Levin* , Harvard University
(1035-91-1482)
10:30 a.m.
Using evolutionary models to infer leadership structure from linguistic data.
W. Garrett Mitchener* , College of Charleston
(1035-91-1736)
10:45 a.m.
Voting by Proportional Representation: Theory and Practice.
Richard H. Burkhart* , Seattle, WA
(1035-91-129)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
A combinatorial Lusternik-Schnirelman-Borsuk theoerem on the $d$-cube.
Kyle E. Kinneberg , Claremont McKenna College
Aaron Mazel-Gee* , Brown University
Mutiara Sondjaja , Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su , Harvey Mudd College
(1035-52-135)
8:30 a.m.
Effects of Localized Forcing on Driven Thin Liquid Films.
Rachel Levy , Harvey Mudd College
Steven Rosenthal* , Harvey Mudd College
(1035-35-137)
9:00 a.m.
A probability model in population genetics.
Eline Boghaert* , Cooper Union
Sandhya Ramakrishnan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evan Fisher , Lafayette College
(1035-60-962)
9:30 a.m.
The Stick Index of Satellite Knots.
Tirasan Khandhawit* , Duke University
(1035-54-954)
10:00 a.m.
Bishop's Volume Comparison Theorem with Integral Curvature-Bounds on Lorentz Manifolds.
Bryon Aragam* , University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Justin Corvino , Lafayette College
Andrew Karl , University of Notre Dame
Austin Rochford , University of Maryland - Baltimore County
(1035-53-930)
10:30 a.m.
Alexander Polynomials of Central Braid Knots.
Nathan Brothers* , University of North Carolina, Asheville
Sean Evans , Millersville University
(1035-57-834)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA-MER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers: Bonnie S. Saunders , University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker , Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver , Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird , University of Texas, Austin
8:00 a.m.
Helping Students Cross the Bridge.
Susanna S. Epp* , DePaul University
(1035-97-1263)
8:30 a.m.
How do your students think about proof? A DVD resource for mathematicians.
Lara J. Alcock* , Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, UK
(1035-97-768)
9:00 a.m.
The Necessity Principle and Its Implementation in Mathematics Instruction.
Guershon Harel* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-97-733)
9:30 a.m.
The Learning of Infinity-Related Topics in Bridge Courses.
Kirk Weller* , University of Michigan - Flint
(1035-97-691)
10:00 a.m.
A Beginning Graduate Transition-to-Proof Course.
Annie Selden* , New Mexico State University
John Selden , New Mexico State University
(1035-97-797)
10:30 a.m.
Discussion of the Bridge to the Upper Division: From Pedagogical Research into Pedagogy and Back Again.
George R. Exner* , Bucknell University
Christopher C. Leary , SUNY Geneseo
(1035-97-1024)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, III
Organizers: Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North , Texas A \& M University
8:00 a.m.
Hysteresis in a Rotating Differentially Heated Spherical Shell of Boussinesq Fluid.
William F. Langford* , University of Guelph
Gregory M. Lewis , University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(1035-76-45)
8:30 a.m.
On the dissipativity of the two-layer quasi-geostrophic beta plane equations.
R. Lee Panetta* , Texas A&M University
(1035-86-1394)
9:00 a.m.
Macroturbulence and the General Circulation of the Atmosphere.
Tapio Schneider* , California Institute of Technology
(1035-76-817)
9:30 a.m.
Bayesian Climate Change Assessments.
Richard A. Levine* , San Diego State University
(1035-62-735)
10:00 a.m.
Reconstruction of Meteorological Fields Using Spatial Functions With Examples.
Thomas M Smith* , NOAA/STAR/SCSB
Samuel Shen , San Diego State University
Phillip A Arkin , CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
Mathew Sapiano , CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
(1035-86-569)
10:30 a.m.
A Theory for Estimating Uncertainties in the Assessment of Global, Hemispherical and Regional Surface Air Temperature Changes Since 1861.
Samuel S Shen* , San Diego State University
(1035-86-431)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, III
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
8:00 a.m.
Inverse problems in option pricing: a probabilistic solution via random mixtures of martingales.
Rama Cont* , Columbia University
(1035-60-363)
9:00 a.m.
On a second order numerical scheme for computing exercise regions of American lookback options.
Stephane Villeneuve* , Department of Statistics and Applied Probability University of California Santa Barbara and Toulouse School of economics
Antonino Zanette , Dipartimento di Finanza d'ell impresa e dei mercati Finanziari universita di Udine
(1035-65-545)
9:30 a.m.
Markovian projection on stochastic volatility models.
Alexandre Antonov , NumeriX
Timur Misirpashaev* , Merrill Lynch
Vladimir Piterbarg , Barclays Capital
(1035-60-372)
10:00 a.m.
Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Effect of Commitment and Competition on Mutual Fund Allocations.
Ron Kaniel , Duke University
Stathis Tompaidis* , University of Texas at Austin
Ti Zhou , University of Texas at Austin
(1035-91-364)
10:30 a.m.
A Multi Time Scale Microstructure Model --- An Empirical Study.
Zhifeng Zhang* , LaBranche Structured Products, LLC
(1035-62-702)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, I
Organizers: Jesse Johnson , Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson , University of California Davis
Robin Wilson , University of California Santa Barbara
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on E-Theory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, I
Organizers: Constantin D. Dumitrascu , University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout , Dartmouth College
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, I
Organizers: Baofeng Feng , University of Texas-Pan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma , University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno , University of Texas-Pan American
Zhijun Qiao , University of Texas-Pan American
Taixi Xu , Southern Polytechnic State University
8:00 a.m.
A New Multi-component KP Hierarchy.
Yunbo Zeng* , Tsinghua University
(1035-35-1429)
8:30 a.m.
The Generic Dimension of the Space of Smooth Splines of Degree 7 on Tetrahedral Partitions.
Xiquan Shi* , Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Ben Kamau , Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Baocai Yin , College of Computer Science, Beijing Polytechnic University
Fengshan Liu , Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
(1035-65-60)
9:00 a.m.
Multicusped solitons of the Camassa-Holm equation.
Allen Parker* , Newcastle University
(1035-35-2001)
9:30 a.m.
Cupsons and Smooth Solitons of the Degasperis-Procesi Equation Under Inhomogeneous Boundary Condition.
Guoping Zhang* , Morgan State University
Zhijun Qiao , University of Texas-Pan American
(1035-35-1108)
10:00 a.m.
Finite-Dimensional Integrable Systems Associated with the Modified Dispersive Water Wave Equation.
Taixi Xu* , Southern Polytechnic State University
(1035-35-1678)
10:30 a.m.
A connection between HH3 and KdV with one source.
Junxiao Zhao* , School of Mathematical Sciences of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Robert Conte , SPEC/CEA Saclay,
(1035-35-1505)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, II
Organizers: Michael T. Krebs , California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen , California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, I
Organizers: Itai Benjamini , Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner , University of Paris-Sud
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, I
Organizers: Ram U. Verma , University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:35 a.m. MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, II
Organizers: Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder , University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley , Benedictine University
8:00 a.m.
A Joint Computer Lab can Serve Both Biocalculus and Traditional Calculus Students.
Lisa Townsley* , Benedictine University
(1035-B1-576)
8:20 a.m.
S$^3$: Sand, Surf, and Slopes - Integration of Marine Science (and Computing Sciences) into Precalculus.
Pam Crawford* , Jacksonville University
Anne Acker , Jacksonville University
Daniel Mc Carthy , Jacksonville University
(1035-B1-799)
8:40 a.m.
Evolution of a Statistics/Biology Learning Community.
William Ardis* , Collin County Community College
Sukanya Subramanian , Collin County Community College
(1035-B1-1783)
9:00 a.m.
Linking The Mathematics Curriculum to Investigative Biology Exercises.
Hema Gopalakrishnan* , Sacred Heart University
Kirk Bartholomew , Sacred Heart University
(1035-B1-1303)
9:20 a.m.
An Extension of Tajima's D Statistic by a Student-Faculty Cross-Interdisciplinary Team.
Pam J Ryan* , Truman State University
(1035-B1-740)
9:40 a.m.
Inspiring Examples from Biology for Teaching Limit Theorems in Probability.
Raina S. Robeva* , Sweet Briar College
(1035-B1-1129)
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Visualizations of Quantitative Biology: The ESTEEM Collection.
Rama Viswanathan* , Beloit College
Gretchen A. Koch , Goucher College
(1035-B1-1967)
10:20 a.m.
Programming bioinformatics: using biopython and sage to make life easier.
Marshall Hampton* , Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035-B1-1561)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, II
Organizers: Chris Christensen , Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand , Goucher College
8:00 a.m.
Art and Science of Secret Communication.
Semra Kilic-Bahi , Colby-Sawyer College
LaVonne Batalden* , Colby-Sawyer College
(1035-G1-808)
8:20 a.m.
Cryptology as a Pedagogical Tool.
Manmohan Kaur* , Benedictine University
(1035-G1-1946)
8:40 a.m.
ECrypting Images and Sound.
Tim McDevitt* , Elizabethtown College
(1035-G1-1746)
9:00 a.m.
Applications of Galois Field to Coding Theory and Cryptology.
Ahlam E Tannouri* , Morgan State University
Sam F Tannouri , Morgan State University
(1035-G1-1961)
9:20 a.m.
Cryptology with Spreadsheets: A Computer Course for Everyone.
James M, Belk* , Texas A&M University
(1035-G1-1918)
9:40 a.m.
``Codes, Ciphers, and Cryptography'': An Honors Colloquium in Mathematics.
Michael Karls* , Ball State University
(1035-G1-1534)
10:00 a.m.
Attacking Digraphs using Singular Value Decomposition.
Bill Linderman* , King College
Andrew Simoson , King College
(1035-G1-1795)
10:20 a.m.
Cryptology Course: a Perfect Marriage of Theory and Applications.
Izabela Kanaana* , Sonoma State University
(1035-G1-1709)
10:40 a.m.
Coding Theory Topics for Your Cryptology Course.
Keith E. Mellinger* , University of Mary Washington
(1035-G1-1093)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, II
Organizers: Douglas E. Norton , Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu
8:00 a.m.
The Aesthetics of Rectangles.
Kevin Hartshorn* , Moravian College
(1035-N1-1452)
8:20 a.m.
Origami Fold Patterns as Patchwork: An Origami Crane Quilt.
Elaine T. Hale* , Rice University
(1035-N1-1323)
8:40 a.m.
Teaching Symmetry with Depression Glass.
Darrah P. Chavey* , Beloit College
(1035-N1-1916)
9:00 a.m.
Fractal Patchwork Quilts.
Pedro Teixeira* , Knox College
(1035-N1-1096)
9:20 a.m.
Design, Fabrication, and Properties of a Fractal Crystal.
Robert W. Fathauer* , Tessellations Company
Nicholas Duchnowski , Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hank Kaczmarski , Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(1035-N1-1305)
9:40 a.m.
Kaleidoscopes and Other Reflections.
Anne M. Burns* , Long Island University
(1035-N1-306)
10:00 a.m.
Blackwork embroidery and algorithms for maze traversals.
Joshua Brandon Holden* , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-N1-826)
10:20 a.m.
Knitting Uniformly Curved Pants.
Sarah-Marie Belcastro* , Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1035-N1-956)
10:40 a.m.
Models of Surfaces and Abstract Art in the Early 20th Century.
Angela G. Vierling-Claassen* , Lesley University
(1035-N1-626)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, I
Organizers: Thomas E. Leathrum , Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey , Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke , Rowan University
David M. Strong , Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik , Emporia State University
8:00 a.m.
Flash mathlets incorporating student-drawn graphs.
Daniel Gries* , Merrimack College
(1035-P1-192)
8:20 a.m.
Steal this Applet!
Doug Ensley* , Shippensburg University
Barbara Kaskosz , University of Rhode Island
(1035-P1-417)
8:40 a.m.
Parametric Functions in a Flash.
Therese Shelton* , Southwestern University
(1035-P1-618)
9:00 a.m.
Applying the Lessons of Flash at the Beach (MAA PREP 2007 Workshop) to developing mathlets for Calculus.
Barbara H Margolius* , Cleveland State University
(1035-P1-1769)
9:20 a.m.
Incorporating Conceptual Software into an Introductory Statistics Service Course.
John D McKenzie* , Babson College
(1035-P1-1840)
9:40 a.m.
ComplexTool: An applet and discovery activities to visualize complex functions.
Beth Schaubroeck* , U.S. Air Force Academy
Jim Rolf , U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035-P1-1100)
10:00 a.m.
Maplets for Calculus - Intuition, Computation, Drill and Simple Proofs.
Philip B. Yasskin* , Texas A&M University
Douglas B. Meade , University of South Carolina
(1035-P1-1661)
10:20 a.m.
Spreadsheets Make EXCELlent Tools for Exploring Statistics.
Sarah L Mabrouk* , Framingham State College
(1035-P1-1959)
10:40 a.m.
Demonstrating a Tool for Content MathML Authoring.
Thomas E Leathrum* , Jacksonville State Univ.
(1035-P1-1267)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Using Innovative Technologies to Implement Active Learning in Mathematics (and in other STEM disciplines)
Organizers: Marilyn A. Reba , Clemson University mreba@clemson.edu
Beth Simon , University of California San Diego
8:00 a.m.
Realizing active learning in a physics classroom using Ubiquitous Presenter and Tablet PCs.
Ed Price* , Physics Department, California State University San Marcos
Beth Simon , Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, University of British Columbia
(1035-Y1-1757)
8:20 a.m.
Active Learning in Stem Courses via Tablet PCs with Web-Based Classroom Interaction Software.
Marilyn Reba* , Clemson University
(1035-Y1-1864)
8:40 a.m.
Tablet PC as a Gateway to Calculus.
Kyle Riley* , South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Jill Trimble , South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(1035-Y1-1616)
9:00 a.m.
Successful implementation of Tablet PC technology in future teachers' mathematics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva* , The University of Texas at El Paso
Ana Medina-Rusch , University of Georgia
Vera Ioudina , University of California at Los Angeles
(1035-Y1-1364)
9:20 a.m.
PRAXIS Project: Interactive Materials for Future Teachers.
Erick B Hofacker , University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Kathryn T Ernie* , University of Wisconsin - River Falls
(1035-Y1-1858)
9:40 a.m.
Using Clickers in Introductory Statistics to Enhance Conceptual Understanding.
Teri J Murphy* , University of Oklahoma
(1035-Y1-679)
10:00 a.m.
Claiming Virtual Worlds for Mathematics Education.
Jon Roginski* , United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035-Y1-1766)
10:20 a.m.
Using the TI-Navigator Network of Graphing Calculators in College Algebra.
Bernadette M. Mendoza-Spencer* , University of Northern Colorado
Joe Champion , University of Northern Colorado
Robert Powers , Univeristy of Northern Colorado
(1035-Y1-1653)
10:40 a.m.
Integrating Clickers into Calculus.
Kimberly A. Roth* , Juniata College
(1035-Y1-1793)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IX
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: Elizabeth A. Stanhope , Lewis \& Clark College
Leigh L. Noble , USMA West Point \& Army Research Lab
K. Scott Alberts , Truman State University
Brad Bailey , North Georgia College \& State University
8:00 a.m.
The Advent Of Sound Pedagogy In Early Nineetnth Century Elementary American Textbooks.
Andrew B Perry* , Springfield College
(1035-Z1-1758)
8:15 a.m.
Mathematics legends: real, purely imaginary, and complex.
David Fowler* , University of Nebraska - Lincoln
(1035-Z1-1646)
8:30 a.m.
Just-in-time precalculus reviews for calculus students.
Jeffry L. Hirst* , Appalachian State University
William C. Bauldry , Appalachian State University
(1035-Z1-259)
8:45 a.m.
Illustrating Economic Inequality Analysis Techniques with Major League Baseball Salary Data.
J Travis Hale* , LBJ School of Public Affairs -- University of Texas at Austin
(1035-Z1-343)
9:00 a.m.
Toward Free, Open Source Textbooks.
David R Guichard* , Whitman College
(1035-Z1-402)
9:15 a.m.
New Math Faculty.
Nissa R Yestness* , University of Northern Colorado
Shandy Hauk , University of Northern Colorado
(1035-Z1-1741)
9:30 a.m.
Fishing for Estimates.
Paul R. Coe* , Dominican University
(1035-Z1-1969)
9:45 a.m.
Fostering Technical Writing in the Undergraduate Math Classroom.
Leigh L Noble* , USMA West Point & Army Research Lab
(1035-Z1-1881)
10:00 a.m.
Using Ideas from Asian Mathematic in the Classroom.
Shinemin Lin* , Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia
(1035-Z1-451)
10:15 a.m.
A fundamental theorem of algebra for the perplex numbers.
Robert D. Poodiack* , Norwich University
Kevin J. LeClair , Norwich University
(1035-Z1-925)
10:30 a.m.
Magic squares and a magic tortoise developed in the 17th century in Korea.
Heakyung Lee* , Winthrop University
(1035-Z1-323)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, I
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi , California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu
8:00 a.m.
Recent results and open problems in mixed hypergraph coloring.
Vitaly Voloshin* , Troy University
(1035-05-287)
8:30 a.m.
Computer methods for finding graph decompositions.
Stephen G. Hartke* , University of Nebraska--Lincoln
(1035-05-1022)
9:00 a.m.
Coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces.
Zdenek Dvorak* , Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Kral , Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Robin Thomas , Georgia Institute of Technology
(1035-68-570)
9:20 a.m.
Break.
9:35 a.m.
List-coloring outerplanar graphs.
Joan P. Hutchinson* , Macalester College
(1035-05-934)
10:00 a.m.
Star coloring planar graphs.
Craig M. Timmons* , California State University San Marcos
(1035-05-1406)
10:30 a.m.
On-line Ramsey theory in bounded-degree graphs.
Jane Butterfield , University of Illinois - Urbana
Tracy Grauman , University of Illinois - Urbana
Bill Kinnersley , University of Illinois - Urbana
Kevin Milans , University of Illinois - Urbana
Christopher Stocker , University of Illinois - Urbana
Douglas B. West* , University of Illinois - Urbana
(1035-05-605)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. ASL Session for Contributed Papers, II
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:20 a.m.-4:20 p.m. AWM Workshop
This session has several parts that will be listed separately by time in the program. All presentations are open to all JMM participants.
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, III
8:30 a.m.
Compactness of the $\overline{\partial}$-Neumann operator.
Mehmet Celik* , Texas A&M University
(1035-32-786)
8:45 a.m.
A sufficient condition and higher regularity of strong local minimizers.
Worku T. Bitew* , Temple University
Yury Grabovsky , Temple University
(1035-49-78)
9:00 a.m.
Hybrid Functios Approach for the Solution of Nonlinear Problems in the Calculus of Variations.
Mohsen Razzaghi* , Mississippi State University
(1035-49-219)
9:15 a.m.
Lipschitzian Stability and Optimal Value Functions via Generalized Differentiation.
Boris Mordukhovich , Wayne State University
Mau Nam Nguyen* , University of Texas-Pan American
(1035-49-485)
9:30 a.m.
The Power-Law Asymptotics for Some Model Problems of Polycrystal Plasticity.
Marian Bocea* , North Dakota State University
(1035-49-492)
9:45 a.m.
On a Verification Theorem for an Optimal Control Problem.
Jesus A Pascal* , American University of Nigeria
(1035-49-1111)
10:00 a.m.
Optimal control of a time dependent thermistor problem.
Volodymyr Hrynkiv* , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Suzanne Lenhart , University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Vladimir Protopopescu , ORNL
(1035-49-1348)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:25 a.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, IV
8:30 a.m.
Killing-Coxeter Diagrams in the Root Lattice.
Miriam H. Lamb* , University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-22-1717)
8:45 a.m.
A Grothendieck Module with Applications to Rationality of the Poincar\'{e} Series.
Daniel R Jordan* , Columbia College Chicago
(1035-18-104)
9:00 a.m.
Non-connective delooping of K-theory of exact categories.
Seshendra Pallekonda* , SUNY at Binghamton
(1035-19-1067)
9:15 a.m.
Supercharacter theories of cyclic $p$-groups.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson* , University of Wisconsin - Madison
(1035-20-1855)
9:30 a.m.
Structure Theorems for Subgroups of Homeomorphisms Groups of the Unit Circle.
Collin Bleak , University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Martin Kassabov , Cornell University
Francesco Matucci* , Cornell University
(1035-20-1849)
9:45 a.m.
$IA$-automorphisms and localization of nilpotent groups.
Marcos Zyman* , City University of New York-BMCC
(1035-20-1910)
10:00 a.m.
Restricting supercharacters of the finite group of unipotent uppertriangular matrices.
Nat Thiem , University of Colorado at Boulder
Vidya Venkateswaran* , University of Chicago
(1035-20-1974)
10:15 a.m.
Braids Without Twists.
James M. Belk* , Texas A&M University
Francesco Matucci , Cornell University
(1035-20-1861)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m. AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, I
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. AMS Invited Address
Progress in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.
Constantine M. Dafermos* , Brown University
(1035-35-02)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Applications of set theory to operator algebras.
Ilijas Farah* , York University
(1035-03-103)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AMS Special Session on The Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, I
Organizers: Lance W. Nielsen , Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#15: Part B
Evaluating student presentations in mathematics.
Organizers:
Suzanne Dor\'ee , Augsburg College
Richard Jardine , Keene State College
Thomas Linton , Central College
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
Wavelets and applications: A multidisciplinary undergraduate course with an emphasis on scientific computing.
Organizers:
Patrick J. Van Fleet , University of St. Thomas
David K. Ruch , Metropolitan State College of Denver
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. NAM Panel Discussion
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Exhibits and Book Sales
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Employment Register
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Project NExT Panel Discussion
New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers.
Organizers:
Mason A. Porter , University of Oxford
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
Panelists:
Joy L. Becker , University of Wisconsin, Stout
Kris Green , St. John Fisher College
Jean McGivney-Burelle , University of Hartford
Steven W. Morics , University of Redlands
Reva Narasimhan , Kean University
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Measures and their random reals.
Jan Reimann* , University of California Berkeley
(1035-03-266)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. NAM Business Meeting
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Retiring Presidential Address
The teaching-technology linkage in mathematics.
Carl C. Cowen* , Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
(1035-A0-16)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students
Organizers: Bettye Anne Case , awm@awm-math.org
10:30 a.m.
Computing Cryptographic Curves using the Canonical Lift of Supersingular Elliptic Curves.
Juliana Belding* , University of Maryland
10:30 a.m.
Minimal Distortion Bending and Morphing of Compact Manifolds.
Oksana Bihun* , University of Missouri-Columbia
10:30 a.m.
Using Regularized Singularities and Spectral Deferred Correction Methods to Model Fluid Flow Generated by a.
Elizabeth Bouzarth* , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:30 a.m.
Prime Ideals in Rings of Power Series over the Integers.
Christina Eubanks-Turner* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:30 a.m.
On the Classification of Orbits of Minimal Parabolic $k$-Subgroups Acting on Symmetric $k$-Varieties of SL($n,k$).
Stacy Beun* , North Carolina State University
10:30 a.m.
Solving Boundary Value Problems Using Critical Point Theory.
Heidi Feller* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:30 a.m.
Representations of Some Hopf Algebras Associated to the Symmetric Group.
Andrea Jedwab* , University of Southern California
10:30 a.m.
The Relative Strength of the Atomic Homogeneous Model Theorems.
Karen Lange* , University of Chicago
10:30 a.m.
Redefining Gorenstein: Toward a Theory of Non-Noetherian Gorenstein Rings.
Livia Miller* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:30 a.m.
Computing Distance in the Space of Phylogenetic Trees.
Megan Owen* , Cornell University
10:30 a.m.
The Geometry and Topology of Reconfiguration.
Valerie Peterson* , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Double Bilipid Membrane.
Christine Sample* , Northwestern University
10:30 a.m.
Cabling Homomorphisms and the Knot Concordance Group.
Cornelia Van Cott* , Indiana University
10:30 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning Tree.
Xinyi Zhang* , University of Delaware
10:30 a.m.
Universal Deformation Rings Related to the Symmetric Group S5.
Jennifer Froelich* , University of Iowa
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m. MAA Business Meeting
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel , Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian , University of Minnesota-Duluth
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. AMS Business Meeting
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. NAM Claytor-Woodard Lecture
Box Products 25 Years Later.
Scott W. Williams* , SUNY at Buffalo
(1035-22-2054)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. ASL Invited Address
A Descriptive View of Geometric Group Theory.
Simon R. Thomas* , Rutgers University
(1035-03-101)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, V
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
1:00 p.m.
Normal Subgroups of the Free Group.
Natasha Komarov , Carnegie Mellon University
Reagin Taylor McNeill* , Smith College
Justin Webster , University of San Diego
(1035-55-1075)
1:30 p.m.
The Genus and m-alternating Excess of Central Braid Knots.
Carolyn M Yarnall* , University of San Diego
Debra Witczak , Benedictine University
(1035-57-1020)
2:00 p.m.
Combinatorics and Characterizations for Involutions and Twisted Involutions of Weyl Groups.
Constance G. Baltera* , Smith College
Kathryn A. Brenneman , North Carolina State University
Ashley E. Hatfield , Smith College
(1035-08-1117)
2:30 p.m.
Arc presentations: A new way to look at knots.
Matt Steinke* , Denison University
(1035-55-1205)
3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Permutations Avoiding a Pattern of Length Three and a Pattern of Length Four.
Jonah K Ostroff* , Carleton College
David Lonoff , Carleton College
(1035-05-1266)
3:30 p.m.
Energy Decay Estimates for the Dissipative Wave Equation with Space-Time Dependent Potential.
Jonathan J. Kenigson* , University of Tennessee
Jessica S. Kenigson , University of Tennessee
(1035-35-1320)
4:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Derivatives and Number Theory.
Arielle M Leitner* , California State University, Chico
(1035-11-1386)
4:30 p.m.
Synchronization in Coupled Phase Oscillators.
Natasha A. Cayco Gajic* , California Institution of Technology
(1035-37-1440)
5:00 p.m.
Some Reamrks on a Fibonacci-Type Polynomial Sequence.
Tom McCollum* , Michigan State University
Aklilu Zeleke , Michigan State University
(1035-05-1462)
5:30 p.m.
Parseval-Type Relations for Laplace Transform and their Applications.
Matthew R Rogala* , Ithaca College
(1035-44-1556)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS-MAA-MER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers: Bonnie S. Saunders , University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker , Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver , Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird , University of Texas, Austin
1:00 p.m.
Focus on Mathematics: Mathematicians working in Schools.
Al Cuoco* , Center for Mathematics Education, EDC
(1035-97-2002)
1:30 p.m.
Teachers' Circles.
Tom Davis* , San Jose Math Circle
(1035-97-1610)
2:00 p.m.
The SMARTS (Science and Mathematics Avenues to Renewed Teachers and Students) project.
Walter I Seaman* , University of Iowa
(1035-97-895)
2:30 p.m.
Influence on Content Courses for Preservice Teachers resulting from the participation of mathematicians and math graduate students in the ALGEBRA CUBED project.
Richard Millman* , University of Kentucky
(1035-97-957)
3:00 p.m.
Classroom experiences with new curriculum materials during the implementation of performance standards in mathematics: A case study of teachers coping with change.
Samuel Obara* , Texas State University, San Marcos Texas
(1035-97-1770)
3:30 p.m.
Physical Manipulatives for Visualizing Multivariable Concepts and How They Can Reform Mathematics Courses such as Basic Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus.
Daniel Lee McGee* , University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Deborah Moore-Russo , SUNY - Buffalo
David Lomen , University of Arizona
Dennis Ebersole , Northhampton Community College
Maider Marin Quintero , University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
(1035-97-38)
4:00 p.m.
Women in the Mathematical Sciences: The University of California Context.
Kenneth C Millett* , University of California, Santa Barbara
(1035-00-1116)
4:30 p.m.
Project Catalyst: Positive Actions to Recruit and Retain Women Faculty in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
Margaret-Ann Armour* , University of Alberta
(1035-97-1085)
5:00 p.m.
Recommendations for Change: Why and How.
Cathy Kessel* , Berkeley, California
(1035-97-1884)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
1:00 p.m.
Sophie Germain's manuscripts on Fermat's Last Theorem: A further evaluation of their scope, depth, and original techniques.
Reinhard Laubenbacher , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
David Pengelley* , New Mexico State University
(1035-01-348)
1:30 p.m.
Hubert Newton and the study of mathematics in the mid-nineteenth century.
Steve Batterson* , Emory University
(1035-01-490)
2:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of \em{Nature}, 1869-1900.
Sloan Evans Despeaux* , Western Carolina University
(1035-01-302)
2:30 p.m.
The Algorithmic Side of Riemann's Mathematics.
Harold M. Edwards* , New York University
(1035-01-443)
3:00 p.m.
Paucissima et Maturissima: Kurt Goedel's Reluctance to Publish in the Philosophy of Mathematics.
Thomas Drucker* , University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
(1035-01-505)
3:30 p.m.
American Mathematicians and School Reform: A Survey of Motives, Methods, and Outcomes from the 1890s to the Present.
David Lindsay Roberts* , Prince George's Community College
(1035-01-473)
4:00 p.m.
Who was Miss Mullikin?
Thomas L. Bartlow , Villanova University
David E. Zitarelli* , Temple University
(1035-01-571)
4:30 p.m.
Tracing curve tracing.
John McCleary* , Vassar College
(1035-14-1557)
5:00 p.m.
Mathematician In Search of War Work: Alice Bache Gould, 1917-1918.
Deborah Kent* , Hillsdale College
(1035-01-1026)
5:30 p.m.
Priority arguments are not priority disputes.
John W Dawson* , Pennsylvania State University, York (Emeritus)
(1035-01-396)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, IV
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
1:00 p.m.
Stochastic partial differential equations and portfolio choice.
Marek Musiela , BNP Paribas
Thaleia Zariphopoulou* , University of Texas at Austin
(1035-60-1416)
2:00 p.m.
Interacting Particle Systems for the Efficient Computation of CDO Tranche Spreads with Rare Defaults.
Doug Vestal* , UC Santa Barbara
Rene Carmona , Princeton University
Jean-Pierre Fouque , UC Santa Barbara
(1035-60-125)
2:30 p.m.
Monte Carlo Simulations with Skews of Implied Volatilities.
Jean-Pierre Fouque* , University of California Santa Barbara
Ronnie Sircar , ORFE, Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
(1035-60-389)
3:00 p.m.
Investing and Pricing for the Long Run.
Paolo Guasoni* , Boston University
Scott Robertson , Boston University
(1035-91-527)
3:30 p.m.
A new approach to singular stochastic control with applications to optimal hedging and investment-consumption under transaction costs.
Tze Leung Lai , Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Tiong Wee Lim , Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore
Kevin J Ross* , Stanford University
(1035-60-595)
4:00 p.m.
Optimal portfolio liquidation: market impact models, algorithms, and competition.
Aurélien Alfonsi , Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Marne-la-vallée, France
Alexander Schied* , TU Berlin and Cornell University
Torsten Schöneborn , QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
Antje Schulz , QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
(1035-90-274)
5:00 p.m.
Indifference Pricing with $L^2$ convex risk measures: a first step towards risk calibration.
Antoine Toussaint* , Stanford Unviersity
(1035-60-1161)
5:30 p.m.
The correlation-neutral measure for counting processes.
Kay Giesecke* , Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering
(1035-60-497)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. AMS Special Session on the Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, II
Organizers: Lance W. Nielsen , Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu
1:00 p.m.
Disentanglement in the Construction Formulation of the Feynman Operator calculus.
Tepper L. Gill* , Department of E&CE, Howard University
Woodford W. Zachary , Department of E&CE, Howard University
(1035-47-752)
1:30 p.m.
Inverse integral transforms and the generalized convolution product.
Seung Jun Chang* , Dankook University
(1035-44-700)
2:00 p.m.
The Weyl-McCoy operational calculi as a subfamily of Feynman's operational calculi for non-commuting operators.
Gerald W. Johnson* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lisa M. Rezac , University of St. Thomas
(1035-28-587)
2:30 p.m.
Feynman Integrals with Higly Singular Potentials.
Michel L. Lapidus* , University of California, Riverside
(1035-58-471)
3:00 p.m.
Feynman-Kac formulas, backward stochastic differential equations and Markov processes.
Jan A. Van Casteren* , University of Antwerp
(1035-60-489)
3:30 p.m.
The Generalized Feynman-Kac formula a Lebesgue-Stieltjes measure.
Jun Tanaka* , University of California Riverside
(1035-81-481)
4:00 p.m.
Multiple stochastic integrals with respect to Volterra random fields: Properties and Applications.
Anna Amirdjanova* , University of Michigan
(1035-60-311)
4:30 p.m.
Integral Transforms of Functions in $L_{2}(C{a,b}[0,T])$.
Seung Jun Chang , Dankook University
Hyun Soo Chung , Dankook University
David L. Skoug* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-28-470)
5:00 p.m.
Quantum Hidden Subspace Algorithm.
Jeremy James Becnel* , Stephen F. Austin State University
(1035-46-249)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, II
Organizers: Jesse Johnson , Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson , University of California Davis
Robin Wilson , University of California Santa Barbara
1:00 p.m.
Lower bounds for the distance of a Heegaard splitting.
John Hempel* , Rice University
(1035-57-1669)
1:30 p.m.
Heegaard splittings of amalgamated 3-manifolds and distance in the curve complex.
Tao Li* , Boston College
(1035-57-833)
2:00 p.m.
Constructing knot tunnels using giant steps.
Sangbum Cho , University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough* , University of Oklahoma
(1035-57-811)
2:30 p.m.
Bridge numbers of tunnel number one knots.
Sangbum Cho* , University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough , University of Oklahoma
(1035-57-973)
3:00 p.m.
Surface Homeomorphisms That do not Extend to any Handlebody and the Johnson Filtration.
Jamie B. Jorgensen* , Rice University
(1035-57-194)
3:30 p.m.
Random Heegaard Splittings.
Joseph Maher* , Oklahoma State
(1035-57-168)
4:00 p.m.
Finiteness properties of 3-manifolds related by non-zero degree maps.
J Hyam Rubinstein* , University of Melbourne
M. Boileau ,
S. Wang ,
(1035-57-1985)
4:30 p.m.
Curvature bounds for strongly irreducible Heegaard surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds.
William Breslin* , University of California at Davis
(1035-57-1810)
5:00 p.m.
Creating small Seifert fiber spaces by Dehn surgery on knots in $S^3$.
Kenneth Baker* , Georgia Institute of Technology
Cameron Gordon , University of Texas at Austin
John Luecke , University of Texas at Austin
(1035-57-573)
5:30 p.m.
Lens space surgeries and tunnel number one knots.
Michael J. Williams* , University of California, Davis
(1035-57-1401)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on The Linear Diophantine Problem of Frobenius
Organizers: Matthias Beck , San Francisco State University beck@math.sfsu.edu
Stanley Wagon , Macalester College
Kevin M. Woods , Oberlin College
1:00 p.m.
On a linear Diophantine problem of Frobenius in three variables.
Amitabha Tripathi* , Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and SUNY at Oswego
(1035-11-1569)
1:30 p.m.
Integer Linear Programming, Frobenius Instances, and Frobenius Numbers.
Daniel A Lichtblau* , Wolfram Research
(1035-11-456)
2:00 p.m.
My Favorite Simplicial Complex and Applications to the Frobenius Problem.
Herbert E. Scarf* , Yale University
(1035-05-953)
2:30 p.m.
When is the Frobenius Problem Easy?
David M Einstein* , Structured Decisions Corporation
(1035-05-824)
3:00 p.m.
Computing Frobenius Numbers Using Test Sets.
Bjarke Hammersholt Roune* , University of Aarhus
(1035-11-1032)
3:30 p.m.
Automated Proofs of Quadratic Frobenius Formulas.
Stan Wagon* , Macalester College
(1035-11-141)
4:00 p.m.
Frobenius number, covering radius, and well-rounded lattices.
Lenny Fukshansky* , Claremont McKenna College
Sinai Robins , Temple University
(1035-11-109)
4:30 p.m.
The Frobenius Problem in a Free Monoid.
Jeffrey O. Shallit , School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Zhi Xu* , School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
(1035-05-355)
5:00 p.m.
Fibonacci semigroups and their duals.
Gretchen L Matthews* , Clemson University
(1035-20-713)
5:30 p.m.
The Multi-Dimensional Frobenius Problem.
J. Amos , Kansas State University
Iuliana Pascu , Wellesley College
Vadim Ponomarenko* , San Diego State University
Enrique Trevino , Dartmouth College
Yan Zhang , Harvard University
(1035-15-880)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on E-Theory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, II
Organizers: Constantin D. Dumitrascu , University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout , Dartmouth College
1:00 p.m.
First steps towards a noncommutative theory of nonlinear elliptic equations.
Jonathan M. Rosenberg* , University of Maryland
(1035-46-1039)
2:00 p.m.
Functional analytic properties of cubical complexes.
Erik Guentner* , University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nigel Higson , Pennsylvania State University
Jacek Brodzki , University of Southampton
Sarah Campbell , University of Southampton
Graham Niblo , University of Southampton
Nick Wright , University of Southampton
(1035-57-1573)
2:30 p.m.
Lefschetz-type invariants for correspondences.
Heath Emerson* , University of Victoria
(1035-97-542)
3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms on separable metrisable algebras.
Edwin J Beggs* , Swansea University
(1035-19-1446)
3:30 p.m.
$K$-theory for non-Hausdorff groupoids.
Radu Popescu* , Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
(1035-19-1247)
4:00 p.m.
Traces and Determinants of Toeplitz Operators.
Efton Park* , Texas Christian University
(1035-47-1088)
4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Tensor Norms.
Oscar Antonio Campos* , Dartmouth College
(1035-46-783)
5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms and extensions of $C^*$-algebras (after V.~Manuilov and K.~Thomsen).
Constantin Dorin Dumitra\c{s}cu* , University of Arizona
(1035-46-1869)
5:30 p.m.
Open problems/Discussions.
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, II
Organizers: Baofeng Feng , University of Texas-Pan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma , University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno , University of Texas-Pan American
Zhijun Qiao , University of Texas-Pan American
Taixi Xu , Southern Polytechnic State University
1:00 p.m.
On Head-on Collisions Between Two Solitary Waves of general Boussinesq Model.
Chen Chunli* , Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(1035-76-1501)
1:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and invariant geometrical flows in Klein geometry.
Changzheng Qu* , Nothwest University, Xi'an, P.R. China
(1035-53-1890)
2:00 p.m.
Integrable systems associated to Hopf surfaces.
Ruxandra Moraru* , University of Waterloo
(1035-51-467)
2:30 p.m.
On the classical inhomogeneous Heisenberg spin chain.
Atsushi Mukaihira* , Ohio State University
(1035-35-1458)
3:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Structures of Integrable Couplings.
Wen-Xiu Ma* , University of South Florida
(1035-37-464)
3:30 p.m.
A dispersionless limit of the Calogero-Bogoyavlenskii-Schiff hierarchy.
K Toda* , Department of Mathematical Physics, Toyama Prefectural University
(1035-35-653)
4:00 p.m.
Cable Knot Solutions of the Vortex Filament Flow.
Thomas A. Ivey* , College of Charleston
Annalisa M. Calini , College of Charleston
(1035-35-1134)
4:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and soliton theory on noncommutative spaces.
Masashi Hamanaka* , University of Nagoya
(1035-35-993)
5:00 p.m.
The Pfaff lattice and the symplectic eigenvalue problem.
Yuji Kodama , The Ohio State University
Virgil U. Pierce* , The Ohio State University
(1035-34-1211)
5:30 p.m.
Vector soliton and multi-component KP hierarchy.
Kenichi Maruno* , The University of Texas-Pan American
Yasuhiro Ohta , Kobe University
Masayuki Oikawa , Kyushu University
(1035-35-1679)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, III
Organizers: Michael T. Krebs , California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen , California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego
1:00 p.m.
Covering graphs and block diagonalization techniques.
Howard Skogman* , SUNY Brockport
Marvin Minei , University of California, Irvine
(1035-05-911)
1:30 p.m.
Rigidity of Ramanujan graphs.
Brigitte Servatius* , WPI
(1035-05-801)
2:00 p.m.
Ramanujan hypergraphs and Drinfeld modules.
Alireza Sarveniazi , University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
Stefan Wiedmann* , Mathematics Institute Goettingen
(1035-05-852)
3:00 p.m.
Eigenvalues and the structure of graphs.
Sebastian M Cioab\u{a}* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-05-394)
4:00 p.m.
Ramanujan Graphs and Optimal Expander Graphs from Algebraic Geometric Codes.
Heeralal Janwa* , University of Puerto Rico
(1035-94-1794)
5:00 p.m.
Graphs whose subgraphs tend to be acyclic.
Eitan Bachmat* , Ben-Gurion U.
(1035-05-795)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, II
Organizers: Itai Benjamini , Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner , University of Paris-Sud
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, II
Organizers: Ram U. Verma , University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com
1:00 p.m.
Global invertibility for ray-proper and related operators in optimization and nonlinear functional analysis.
M. Zuhair Nashed* , University of Central Florida
(1035-49-2029)
1:30 p.m.
Some Global Optimization Methods and Applications of Inequalities.
R N Mohapatra* , University of Central Florida
(1035-49-1295)
2:00 p.m.
Mellin and global optimization techniques for singular integrals in two dimensions.
Katharine A Ott* , University of Virginia
(1035-35-1349)
2:30 p.m.
Discrete Optimization Models for the Number Partitioning Problem.
Bala Krishnamoorthy* , Washington State University, Pullman
William Webb , Washington State University, Pullman
Nathan Moyer , Washington State University, Pullman
(1035-11-139)
3:00 p.m.
On the Semilocal Convergence Analysis of Newton's Method.
Ioannis Konstantinos Argyros* , Cameron University
(1035-65-357)
3:30 p.m.
Necessary and sufficient conditions for global weak Pareto solutions in constrained multiobjective optimization.
Bao Quang Truong* , Wayne State University
Boris S Mordukhovich , Wayne State University
(1035-49-90)
4:00 p.m.
Second Order Necessary Optimality Conditions for Problems with Locally Lipschitz Data.
Elena Constantin* , University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(1035-90-333)
4:30 p.m.
Generalizations of the Concept of Almost Automorphy and their Applications to Abstract Differential Equations.
Haewon Lee* , Dillard University
Peter Frempong-Mireku , Dillard University
(1035-47-969)
5:00 p.m.
The Lying Oracle With a Biased Coin.
Robb T Koether , Hampden-Sydney College
Marcus Pendergrass , Hampden-Sydney College
John K Osoinach* , Millsaps College
(1035-91-121)
5:30 p.m.
Design of Electron Devices using 3D Simulation Codes and Computer Optimization.
Adam R Attarian* , North Carolina State University
John David , North Carolina State University
Hien Tran , North Carolina State University
(1035-49-1016)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Biological Formations
Organizers: Yuanwei Qi , University of Central Florida yqi@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
1:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of Dirichlet Problem for Parabolic and Elliptic Equations on a Domain with Coated Boundary.
Jingyu Li , Northeast Normal University
Steve Rosencrans , Tulane University
Xuefeng Wang* , Tulane University
Kaijun Zhang , Northeast Normal University
(1035-35-1744)
1:30 p.m.
Strange Attractors for PDE's.
Kening Lu* , Brigham Young University
Qiudong Wang , University of Arizona
Lai-Sang Young , New York University
(1035-35-1287)
2:00 p.m.
Formation of Morphogen Gradients in Dorsal Ventral Patterning.
Qing Nie* , Department of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering, U. of California, Irvine
(1035-92-886)
2:30 p.m.
Approximating the Ideal Free Distribution via Reaction-Diffusion-Advection Equations.
Yuan Lou* , Ohio State University
Robert Stephen Cantrell , University of Miami
Chris Cosner , University of Miami
(1035-35-778)
3:00 p.m.
Pattern Formation on Growing Square Domains: A Case Study via Mode Interactions.
Adela Nicoleta Comanici* , Virginia Tech
Martin Golubitsky , University of Houston
(1035-35-736)
3:30 p.m.
Solvability conditions for inhomogeneous reaction diffusion equations.
Qi S. Zhang* , Math. Dept. UC Riverside
J. M. Wrkich , Math. Dept. UC Riverside
(1035-35-641)
4:00 p.m.
Analysis on a reaction-diffusion system in pattern formation.
Huiqiang Jiang* , University of Pittsburgh
(1035-35-621)
4:30 p.m.
Some recent results on Auto-catalytic chemical reactions.
Yuanwei Qi* , University of Central Florida
(1035-35-488)
5:00 p.m.
Stability of Travelling Waves with Noncritical Speeds for Double Degenerate Fisher-Type Equations.
Yi Li* , University of Iowa
Yaping Wu , Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
(1035-35-376)
5:30 p.m.
Stability of the Bicarbonate System in the Blood.
Jisun Lim* , University of Colorado at Boulder
Seungjoon Choi , Ajou University School of Medicine (South Korea)
(1035-35-133)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
More music and mathematics.
Organizers:
Leon Harkleroad , Wilton, ME
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett , Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar , Loyola Marymount University
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Visualizing abstract mathematics with cellular automata.
Organizers:
Michael J. Bardzell , Salisbury University
Donald E. Spickler , Salisbury University
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, IV
1:00 p.m.
The 2-color Rado Number of $x+y+kz=3w$.
Dan Saracino , Colgate University
Brian Wynne* , Colgate University
(1035-05-1681)
1:15 p.m.
Feedback Arc Sets and Girth in Digraphs.
Blair Dowling Sullivan* , Princeton University
(1035-05-1568)
1:30 p.m.
Path and Cycle Decomposition Numbers.
Hosien S. Moghadam* , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
G. Bullington , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
L. Eroh , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
S. Winters , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-05-1725)
1:45 p.m.
Making Your House Safe from Zombie Attacks.
Maria T. Belk* , Texas A&M University
James M. Belk , Texas A&M University
(1035-05-1763)
2:00 p.m.
Linear Diophantine Equations in Graph Decompositions.
Robert A. Beeler* , East Tennessee State University
(1035-05-1033)
2:15 p.m.
Uniquely pairable graphs.
Zhongyuan Che* , Penn State University Beaver Campus
(1035-05-945)
2:30 p.m.
Tree Pegging.
Ariel R Levavi* , Carnegie Mellon University
(1035-05-952)
2:45 p.m.
A Non-Tableaux Proof for Duality of the Euclidean Property for Oriented Matroids.
Leandro Junes* , SUNY at Binghamton
(1035-05-1025)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Differentials on Paths and Grids.
Sandra L. Gaskins , Appalachian State University
Mark C Ginn* , Appalachian State University
(1035-05-1095)
3:30 p.m.
Rainbow Connectivities of Graphs.
Futaba Okamoto* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-05-1158)
3:45 p.m.
The spectral gap of a random subgraph of a graph.
Fan Chung , University of California, San Diego
Paul K Horn* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-05-1176)
4:00 p.m.
The Tableaux Graph of a Permutation.
Eric S Egge* , Carleton College
Kristina Garrett , St. Olaf College
(1035-05-1201)
4:15 p.m.
Edge Coloring of Multigraphs: Some Results on the Chromatic Structure of Overflow Subgraphs Under Optimal Colorings.
Christopher McClain* , The Ohio State University
(1035-05-1249)
4:30 p.m.
Degree sum conditions in graph pebbling.
Anna Blasiak , Cornell University
John Roger Schmitt* , Middlebury College
(1035-05-1290)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Session on Mathematics Education
1:00 p.m.
Effect of a Web-based Instruction on Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Fraction.
Cheng-Yao Lin* , Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(1035-97-251)
1:15 p.m.
Mathematical Analyis of Diabetes in America.
Jon Roginski* , United States Military Academy
Tyler B. Smith , United States Military Academy
(1035-97-1735)
1:30 p.m.
The Relationships Between California High School Teachers' Mathematics History Knowledge and Their Images of Mathematics.
Danielle M Goodwin* , Penn State Erie
(1035-97-59)
1:45 p.m.
An Electronic Classroom Model for Content Courses: Influences on Classroom Teaching.
Brooke Evans* , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patty McKenna , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Jim Loats , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Don Gilmore , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Lew Romagnano , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1035-97-98)
2:00 p.m.
U.C. Davis Explore Math: A model for bringing together graduate, undergraduate, and high school students.
Y. Yvonne Lai* , UC Davis Explore Math: Math Circle Program
(1035-97-126)
2:15 p.m.
Impact of Human Resource Capital on Student Engagement in Communities of Practice and Mathematics Identities.
Tracey L Keck* , Winston-Salem State University
(1035-97-196)
2:30 p.m.
Strategies and Content Every Prospective Mathematics Teacher Should Know.
Elizabeth K. Mauch* , Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1035-97-230)
2:45 p.m.
Enhancing Middle School Teachers Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching.
Harvey B. Keynes* , University of MN
(1035-97-277)
3:00 p.m.
Some topics for undergraduate research using computer algebra systems.
Duane M Broline , Eastern Illinois University
Evgeny I Gordon* , Eastern Illinois University
(1035-97-420)
3:15 p.m.
Calculus I Oral Assessments: Improved Grades, Retention, and Calculus II Success.
Mary Ann Nelson* , University of Colorado,Boulder
Michael Ruston , University of Colorado, Boulder
(1035-97-433)
3:30 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m.
The Sound of Mathematics and The Standards for Introductory College Mathematics.
Ann H Pham* , Washington State University
Andy Wekin , Washington State University
(1035-97-1294)
4:00 p.m.
Research Experience for All!
Timothy G. Feeman* , Villanova University
(1035-97-441)
4:15 p.m.
Why Do Chinese Students Excel on the International Mathematical Olmpiad?
Zengxiang Tong Tong , Otterbein College
Zhaochi Zhang* , The Northwestern polytechnical University
(1035-97-741)
4:30 p.m.
A Model for Shifts in Viewpoint, as Applied to Mathematics Education.
Paul S Prueitt* , Talladega College
(1035-97-813)
4:45 p.m.
Assisting Students Be Successful on the Mathematics PRAXIS II Exam.
Kenneth J Bernard* , Virginia State University
(1035-97-914)
5:00 p.m.
The Use of On-Line Quiz and Homework Systems in Precalculus Mathematics.
Steven E. Rigdon* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035-97-1628)
5:15 p.m.
An Intermediate Algebra experimental class.
Dan Boros* , Otterbein College
(1035-97-1695)
5:30 p.m.
Using a Wiki for a Mathematics Class.
John F Carter* , Franklin and Marshall College
(1035-97-1772)
5:45 p.m.
Cryptology: An Attractor Set for Undergraduate Research.
Manmohan Kaur* , Benedictine University
(1035-97-1792)
6:00 p.m.
Choosing the right representation: a key to successful proof.
May F Hamdan* , Lebanese American University
(1035-97-1977)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, II
1:00 p.m.
Recurrence and Transience of Some Vertex Reinforced Random Walks.
Noah Dean* , Purdue University
(1035-60-1196)
1:15 p.m.
System Reliability: A Dynamic Model Using Counting Processes.
Marcus Agustin* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035-60-1280)
1:30 p.m.
Quenched limits for a transient one-dimension random walk in random environment.
Jonathon Peterson* , University of Minnesota
(1035-60-737)
1:45 p.m.
On a Form of Coordinate Percolation.
Elizabeth R Moseman* , United States Military Academy
Peter Winkler , Dartmouth College
(1035-60-1281)
2:00 p.m.
The long-range dependence of unbalanced log-fractional stable motion.
Joshua B. Levy* , The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(1035-60-475)
2:15 p.m.
Supremum concentration inequality and modulus of continuity for generalized sub-Gaussian processes using Malliavin derivatives and generic chaining.
Andrew B Vizcarra* , Purdue University
(1035-60-1325)
2:30 p.m.
An Optimal Pension Funding under Stochastic Investment Returns.
J Tao* , University of Central Missouri
(1035-60-1812)
2:45 p.m.
A notion of robust geodesic distance between data points.
Maxim J. Goldberg* , Ramapo College of New Jersey
Seonja Kim , The College of New Jersey
(1035-60-1934)
3:00 p.m.
Possible biological applications of Time Scales.
Unal Ufuktepe* , Izmir University of Economics
(1035-60-698)
3:15 p.m.
Stochastic extinction of epidemics in large populations and role of vaccinations.
Alexandra Sasha Landsman* , Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Ira B Schwartz , Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Mark I Dykman , Physics Dept., Michigan State University
(1035-60-1645)
3:30 p.m.
Estimating linear functionals of indirectly observed input functions.
Eun-Joo Lee* , Millikin University
F Ruymgaart , Texas Tech University
(1035-62-910)
3:45 p.m.
Generating Functions: Web-based SOCR Applets and Computational Library Interfaces.
Rahul A Gidwani* , UCLA
Nicolas Christou , UCLA
Ivo D Dinov , UCLA
(1035-62-1789)
4:00 p.m.
A New Approach to Learning Game Theory and Its Applications.
James Kuodo Huang* , California Information Technology
(1035-68-43)
4:15 p.m.
Exactness of Grover's original quantum search algorithm.
Zijian Diao* , Ohio University Eastern Campus
(1035-68-1434)
4:30 p.m.
On the standard deviation of position distribution for a quantum walk on the line.
Chaobin Liu* , Bowie State University
(1035-81-668)
4:45 p.m.
Eigenvalue Statistics for Random CMV Matrices.
Mihai V Stoiciu* , Williams College
(1035-82-2004)
5:00 p.m.
The Highly Damped Quasinormal Modes of Extremal Non-Rotating, Charged Black Holes.
Ramin G. Daghigh , Metropolitan State University
Michael D. Green* , Metropolitan State University
(1035-83-1398)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, II
1:00 p.m.
A reexamination of the structure of the irrational numbers.
Emily H Sprague* , Edinboro University of PA
Berhane T. Ghaim , Baldwin-Wallace College
(1035-46-49)
1:15 p.m.
On locally Kaplansky algebras and abstract characterization of locally W*-algebras.
Alexander A Katz* , St. John's University, NY, USA
(1035-46-238)
1:30 p.m.
L*-structures and Nash equilibrium theorems.
Wladyslaw Kulpa , Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and C.S. Wyszynski University, Warszawa, Poland
Andrzej Szymanski* , Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(1035-46-375)
1:45 p.m.
Applications of Schwartz functions to wavelet analysis and random fields.
George K Yang* , Tennessee State University
(1035-46-623)
2:00 p.m.
Normalizers of Subalgebras of II$_1$ Factors.
Alan D Wiggins* , Vanderbilt University
(1035-46-670)
2:15 p.m.
Some constructive proofs of Bollob\'{a}s' Extension to the Bishop-Phelps Theorem for the spaces $C(K)$ and $c_0$.
Antonia E. Cardwell* , Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1035-46-809)
2:30 p.m.
The tracial Rokhlin property: very outer group actions.
Dawn Archey* , University of Oregon
(1035-46-840)
2:45 p.m.
Spaces of Operators with $c_0$ and $l_\infty$.
Polly Schulle* , University of North Texas
(1035-46-948)
3:00 p.m.
Flows of weights and automorphism groups of real a.f.d. factors of type $III_{\lambda}, 0 < \lambda < 1$.
Shukhrat M Usmanov* , Ashford University
(1035-46-1119)
3:15 p.m.
Unitarily Invariant Norms Related to Factor von Neumann Algebras.
Junsheng Fang* , University of New Hampshire
Don W. Hadwin , University of New Hampshire
(1035-46-1173)
3:30 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m.
Noncompact Operators on a Banach Space.
Frank Sanacory* , SUNY-Old Westbury
(1035-46-1314)
4:00 p.m.
An $A^1$ Function that is Not in $\textup{Lip}_{\alpha}$ For Any Positive $\alpha$.
Ryan Mullen* , Sacred Heart University
(1035-46-887)
4:15 p.m.
On the existence of eigenvalues of self-adjoint Toeplitz operators associated with representing measures on multiply connected planar regions II.
Cyrus Parsi Aryana* , Saginaw Valley State University
(1035-46-1407)
4:30 p.m.
Homotopy Class of projections in Corona algebras of a non-simple stable $C\sp{*}$-algebra.
Larry G Brown , Purdue University in West Lafayette
Hyun Ho Lee* , Purdue University in West Lafayette
(1035-46-1424)
4:45 p.m.
On Stochastic Ergodic Theorem for Besicovitch Bounded Sequences in Jordan Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik* , T. J. Watson IBM Reserach Center
Alexander A Katz , St. John's University
Laura Shwartz , University of South Africa
(1035-46-1431)
5:00 p.m.
Criteria of Stochastic Banach Principal for the JBW Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik , IBM TJWatson Research
Larisa Shwartz* , IBM TJWatson Research
(1035-46-1460)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m. MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, III
Organizers: Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder , University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley , Benedictine University
1:00 p.m.
Helping Calculus Students Predict the Health of a Natural Water System.
Gregory H. Graves* , U.S. Military Academy
Lance Edling , U.S. Military Academy
(1035-B1-1706)
1:20 p.m.
BioMath I: Getting Biology Students Prepared for a Course in Mathematical Biology.
James P. Peirce* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-B1-629)
1:40 p.m.
Media to Motivate: Math in the Middle.
Mike Martin* , Johnson County Community College
(1035-B1-1958)
2:00 p.m.
Teaching a course on biodiversity.
Paul H. Schuette* , Meredith College
(1035-B1-1683)
2:20 p.m.
On The Mathematics Component of a Biological Imaging Course.
Gary Greenfield* , University of Richmond
Carolyn Marks , University of Richmond
Gary Radice , University of Richmond
(1035-B1-243)
2:40 p.m.
Geometry and biology---a project-based course.
Greg Huber* , University of Connecticut
(1035-B1-1768)
3:00 p.m.
Mathematics and Biology Student Engagement in Biomathematics Research Projects.
Olcay Akman* , Illinois State University
(1035-B1-1647)
3:20 p.m.
Math-Biophysics in the class room.
Hala Jadallah* , Purdue University
(1035-B1-1403)
3:40 p.m.
If You Build It (Carefully), They Will Come.
Christopher N Hay-Jahans* , University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau Campus
(1035-B1-1665)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:35 p.m. MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, III
Organizers: Douglas E. Norton , Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu
1:00 p.m.
Learning Geometry in the Dance Studio.
Jason Parsley* , Wake Forest University
Christina Soriano , Wake Forest University
(1035-N1-1893)
1:20 p.m.
Mathematics in International Folk Dances.
Leon Harkleroad* , Wilton, ME
(1035-N1-265)
1:40 p.m.
Group Structure in Musical Inversions.
Craig M Johnson* , Marywood University
(1035-N1-423)
2:00 p.m.
Demonstrating Fourier Series and Its Applications Through Music.
Michelle L Ghrist* , U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035-N1-1341)
2:20 p.m.
Making Pictures of Music.
James S. Walker* , University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
(1035-N1-743)
2:40 p.m.
Juggling Permutations.
Nate M Iverson* , Bowling Green State University
(1035-N1-1593)
3:00 p.m.
Building Reason: Baroque History and Mathematics.
Barbara T Faires* , Westminster College
(1035-N1-1737)
3:20 p.m.
How many books \emph{are} there in the Library of Babel?
David L. Neel* , Seattle University
Charles Tung , Seattle University
(1035-N1-1733)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, II
Organizers: Thomas E. Leathrum , Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey , Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke , Rowan University
David M. Strong , Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik , Emporia State University
1:00 p.m.
A Simulation Application for the Exponential.
Richard Cornez* , University of Redlands, Redlands, CA.
(1035-P1-46)
1:20 p.m.
Interactive Web-Based Probability Distribution Mathlets: www.SOCR.ucla.edu.
Rahul Ashok Gidwani* , UCLA
Christou , UCLA
Dinov , UCLA
(1035-P1-707)
1:40 p.m.
Mathlets for Problem Analysis.
Michael E. Mays* , West Virginia University
(1035-P1-67)
2:00 p.m.
Modeling data with linear, quadratic, exponential, and other functions.
Mary R. Parker* , Austin Community College
Hunter D. Ellinger , Exemplar Technologies, Inc.
(1035-P1-1939)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, III
Organizers: David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh , Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
1:00 p.m.
Mathematics teaching assistants learning to teach: Recasting early teaching experiences as rich learning opportunities.
Natasha Speer* , Michigan State University
David Kung , St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1035-U1-611)
1:35 p.m.
The Development of Covariational Reasoning in a College Algebra Course.
Stacey A. Bowling* , Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Kevin C. Moore , Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Marilyn P. Carlson , Arizona State University (CRESMET)
(1035-U1-1675)
2:00 p.m.
Exploring Rational Numbers with K-5 Mathematics Specialists: A Case for Examining the Density Property.
Joy W. Whitenack* , Virginia Commonwealth University
Laurie O. Cavey , James Madison University
Aimee J. Ellington , Virginia Commonwealth University
(1035-U1-915)
2:25 p.m.
An Analysis of Students' Development of Understanding of Number Systems.
Joyce A Cutler* , Framingham State College
(1035-U1-1436)
2:50 p.m.
Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Performance in Undergraduate Survey of Calculus.
Ted R Hodgson* , Northern Kentucky University
Gaye W Fearn , Montana State University
(1035-U1-176)
3:15 p.m.
The Impact of an Algebra Framework on Understanding and Skill in College Algebra.
Jon F Hasenbank* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Ted Hodgson , Northern Kentucky University
(1035-U1-373)
3:40 p.m.
Measuring Mathematical Sophistication.
Jennifer E. Szydlik* , University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-U1-820)
4:05 p.m.
Addressing Students' Misconceptions About Probability in an Introductory College Statistics Course: The Instructors' Perspectives.
Leonid Khazanov* , Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
Annette F Gourgey , City University of New York
Frederick Peskoff , Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
(1035-U1-584)
4:30 p.m.
Evaluating the effectiveness of remediation: Longitudinal effects of developmental coursework on mathematics achievement.
H. Smith Risser* , Texas Woman's University
(1035-U1-1439)
4:55 p.m.
Teaching a Beginning College Student to Read a Mathematics Textbook, a Case Study.
Mary D Shepherd* , Northwest Missouri State University
(1035-U1-1580)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, X
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: Srilal Krishnan , Iona College
Bryan Nankervis , Texas State University-San Marcos
Maegan Bos , St. Lawrence University
John Villalpando , Gonzaga University
Joy L. Becker , University of Wisconsin-Stout
Aldo R. Maldonado , Park University
1:00 p.m.
NIMbly Bridging the Gap.
Maegan K Bos* , St. Lawrence University
(1035-Z1-1590)
1:15 p.m.
Irreducible no-hole colorings of grid graphs, hypercube and other bipartite graphs.
John J Villalpando* , Gonzaga Univeristy
Renu C Laskar , Clemson University
(1035-Z1-1104)
1:30 p.m.
An "advanced perspectives" course for prospective high school math teachers.
Erica L Johnson* , St. John Fisher College
(1035-Z1-1748)
1:45 p.m.
A Follow-Up Investigation on the Effects of a Refocused College Algebra Course.
Erick B Hofacker* , University of Wisconsin-River Falls
(1035-Z1-1854)
2:00 p.m.
Engaging Students through Applications and Discussion Boards.
Joy L Becker* , University of Wisconsin-Stout
(1035-Z1-454)
2:15 p.m.
A Conceptual Booster for Mathematically Distressed Students.
C. L. Greeno* , The MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035-Z1-1175)
2:30 p.m.
WeBWorK to stimulate reading: computational versus conceptual problems.
George R. Exner* , Bucknell University
Mary D Shepherd , Northwest Missouri State University
(1035-Z1-961)
2:45 p.m.
Having fun in classroom with Mathematics from India.
Srilal N Krishnan* , Iona College
(1035-Z1-329)
3:00 p.m.
Building a Foundation for Algebra: How Fluency with Rational Numbers and Proportionality is Key to Achievement.
Bryan Nankervis* , Texas State University-San Marcos
(1035-Z1-1061)
3:15 p.m.
Studying Math Anxiety: A Case Study in Cooperation between a University and a Community College.
K. Scott Alberts* , Truman State University
Jane Roads , Moberly Area Community college
(1035-Z1-523)
3:30 p.m.
Spiral Knots.
Leonard A. Van Wyk* , James Madison University
Laura A. Taalman , James Madison University
(1035-Z1-1685)
3:45 p.m.
NoteBlogging in the Classroom.
Beth Simon* , Department of Computer Science, University of California at San Diego
(1035-Z1-1856)
4:00 p.m.
Improving high school geometry by carefully selecting what and how we teach prospective high school teachers.
Shlomo Libeskind* , University of Oregon
(1035-Z1-1960)
4:15 p.m.
Spherical Superbowl? In Search of a Round Football.
Elizabeth A. Stanhope* , Lewis & Clark College
Emily Dryden , Bucknell University
Jeanie Karns , Lewis & Clark College
Wai Chit Lam , McGill University
Matt Lang , Lewis & Clark College
(1035-Z1-1802)
4:30 p.m.
The Most Fundamental Inequality.
Anand Kumar* , Ramanujan School of Mathematics, Patna, India
(1035-Z1-227)
4:45 p.m.
Nonlinear filtering of random fields in the presence of long-memory noise.
Matthew Linn* , University of Michigan
(1035-Z1-93)
5:00 p.m.
To Infinity and Beyond.
Jeffrey M. Groah* , Montgomery College
(1035-Z1-268)
5:15 p.m.
Distributing Vertices on a Hamiltonian Cycle.
Ralph J. Faudree , University of Memphis
Ronald J. Gould , Emory University
Michael S. Jacobson , University of Colorado at Denver
Colton R. Magnant* , Emory University
(1035-Z1-383)
5:30 p.m.
Pedagogy of Arithmetic.
L Franklin Kemp* , Collin County Community College
(1035-Z1-847)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, II
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi , California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu
1:00 p.m.
Circular consecutive choosability for cvery cycle and for $\theta_{2,2,4}$ is 2.
Daphne Der-Fen Liu* , California State University, Los Angeles
(1035-05-537)
1:25 p.m.
Circular choosability of graphs.
Serguei Norine* , Princeton University
(1035-05-771)
1:50 p.m.
Algebraically Solvable Problems: Describing Polynomials as Equivalent to Explicit Solutions.
Uwe Schauz* , T\"ubingen Germany
(1035-05-722)
2:10 p.m.
Break.
2:30 p.m.
Level three graph sums.
Sam Vandervelde* , St. Lawrence University
(1035-05-341)
2:55 p.m.
Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Graphs.
Jeong-Ok Choi , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Hartke , University of Nebraska
Hemanshu Kaul* , Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035-05-1155)
3:20 p.m.
Degree Sequences for Edge Colored Graphs.
Garth Isaak* , Lehigh University
(1035-05-947)
3:40 p.m.
Break.
4:00 p.m.
Edge-colorings avoiding rainbow and monochromatic subgraphs.
Maria Axenovich* , Iowa State University
Perry Iverson , Lousiana State University
(1035-05-1232)
4:30 p.m.
Dominating Sets in Triangulations.
Erika L. C. King , Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Michael J. Pelsmajer* , Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035-05-1209)
5:00 p.m.
On the existence of a rainbow 1-factor in 1-factorizations of $K_{rn}^{(r)}$.
Saad I. El-Zanati* , Illinois State University
Michael J. plantholt , Illinois State University
Papa A. Sissokho , Illinois State University
Lawrence Spence , Illinois State University
(1035-05-1949)
5:30 p.m.
A new look at Szemeredi's regularization.
Y Ishigami* , University of Electro-Communications
(1035-05-1450)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. AWM Workshop Panel Discussion
Establishing a career in mathematics.
Moderators:
Magnhild Lien , California State University Northridge
Panelists:
Megan M. Kerr , Wellesley College
Elizabeth S. Allman , University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Elana J. Fertig , Matron, Inc.
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:00 p.m.-5:35 p.m. ASL Session for Contributed Papers, III
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m. AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, II
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:45 p.m.-5:10 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XI
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: Firooz Khosraviyani , Texas A\&M International University
Andrew E. Long , Northern Kentucky University
G. Alan Cannon , Southeastern Louisiana University
Larry Wayne Lewis , Spalding University
2:45 p.m.
Re-thinking How We Introduce Mathematics to First Year Students.
Colm Mulcahy* , Spelman College
Ed Burger , Williams College
(1035-Z1-1882)
3:00 p.m.
Gender Differences in Mathematics Performance-A Pilot Study.
Melissa A Desjarlais* , Valparaiso University
(1035-Z1-1778)
3:15 p.m.
Kernels of an Integro-Differential Equation from an Initial Pulse.
J. Angela Hart Murdock* , Middle Tennesee State University
(1035-Z1-1986)
3:30 p.m.
1. NCTM Focal Points for K-8 avoid 2-step Arithmetic Word Problems with Math content. 2. K-8 Math textbooks avoid Word Problems with Reading content.
Jerome Dancis* , Univ. of Maryland
(1035-Z1-1896)
3:45 p.m.
Batteries Not Included: Using the Abacus to Motivate Liberal Arts Mathematics Students.
Sandra E. Boer* , Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1035-Z1-1883)
4:00 p.m.
How to Asses Effective Teaching in a Problem Solving Mathematics Curriculum.
Charles Anthony Sulewski* , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-933)
4:15 p.m.
The Central Ideas of the First-Year Calculus: Views from Calculus Textbook Authors and Other Well-Known Experts, Preliminary Report.
Kimberly S. Sofronas* , Emmanuel College
Nicholas Gorgievski , Nichols College
Larissa Schroeder , University of Connecticut
Chris Hamelin , University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco , University of Connecticut
Charles Vinsonhaler , University of Connecticut
(1035-Z1-975)
4:30 p.m.
So You Want to Be an Engineering Major but You're Afraid of Math.
Robert E Burks* , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-1274)
4:45 p.m.
Effective Teaching in Discrete Mathematics.
Weiwei Zhang* , King's College
(1035-Z1-1283)
5:00 p.m.
Using Writing Techniques To Enhance Learning In The Pre-Calculus Mathematics Classroom.
Jonathan P Lambright* , Savannah State University
Josephine Foster , Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1035-Z1-1291)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 4:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XII
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: David Taylor , Roanoke University
Robert D. Poodiack , Norwich University
4:00 p.m.
A Comparison of Quantitative (Aiken \& Dreger's Mathematics Attitude Scale and a Semantic Differential) and Qualitative (Open-response) Methods in Measuring Student Attitudes toward Mathematics.
Mike J Simmers* , University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
(1035-Z1-1549)
4:15 p.m.
Increasing Student Success in Engineering and Science through a Freshman Enrichment Program.
Galen E. Turner III* , Louisiana Tech University
James D. Nelson , Louisiana Tech University
Kelly B. Crittenden , Louisiana Tech University
Alicia Boudreaux , Louisiana Tech University
(1035-Z1-1579)
4:30 p.m.
Students' Perceptions of Partial Notes in Promoting Understanding of Calculus.
Larissa B. Schroeder* , Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco , Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
(1035-Z1-1595)
4:45 p.m.
Surreal Numbers and Combinatorial Game Theory in Undergraduate Research Projects at Penn State Erie.
Paul D. Olson* , Penn State Erie , the Behrend College
(1035-Z1-1617)
5:00 p.m.
How to help calculus students understand more and memorize less.
Wojciech K Kosek* , Colorado College
(1035-Z1-1633)
5:15 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Calculus Using Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B Meade* , University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin , Texas A&M University
(1035-Z1-1704)
5:30 p.m.
Bracelets with Magic Applications.
Colm Mulcahy* , Spelman College
Neil Calkin , Clemson University
(1035-Z1-1870)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. AMS Banquet Reception
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. AMS Banquet
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