Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Day
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 69, 2008 (Sunday  Wednesday)
Meeting #1035
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Wednesday January 9, 2008

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, III

7:45 a.m.
On kordered hamiltonian connectivity of graphs.
Bing Wei*, University of Mississippi
(1035051250)

8:00 a.m.
On Chromatic, Flow, and Tutte Polynomial Unique Graphs.
Yinghua Duan, Nankai University
Haidong Wu*, University of Mississippi
Qinglin Yu, Nankai University and Thompson Rivers University
(1035051400)

8:15 a.m.
Critical Pebbling Numbers of Graphs.
Joshua D Laison*, Willamette University
Courtney R. Gibbons, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Erick J. Paul, University of California Santa Barbara
(1035051415)

8:30 a.m.
Skew Hadamard Difference Sets from the ReeTits Slice Symplectic Spreads in ${\rm PG}(3,3^{2h+1})$.
Cunsheng Ding, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Zeying Wang*, University of Delaware
Qing Xiang, University of Delaware
(1035051463)

8:45 a.m.
Hamiltonian cycles in subspace graphs.
Petre I Ghenciu*, University of WisconsinStout
(1035051484)

9:00 a.m.
Latin squares especially order 8 and planes.
Robert W Sternfeld, Indiana State University
David Koster, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Larry Taylor, California State University, Bakersfield
Raymond Killgrove*, Vista, California
(1035051504)

9:15 a.m.
Semiorders and Riordan Numbers.
Barry A Balof*, Whitman College
Jacob V Menashe, Whitman College
(1035051618)

9:30 a.m.
The subconstituent algebra of a Latin square.
Ibtisam Daqqa*, University of South florida
(1035051632)

9:45 a.m.
Higher Dimensional Spanning Trees.
Molly Maxwell*, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1035051654)

10:00 a.m.
Forbidden characterization of the fractional weak discrepancy of posets.
Jeong Ok Choi*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1035051659)

10:15 a.m.
Classification of Hadamard matrices by switching and codes.
William P. Orrick*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(1035051581)

10:30 a.m.
Infinite families of nonembeddable quasiresidual Menon designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad, Central Michigan University
Mohan S. Shrikhande*, Central Michigan University
(1035051543)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Statistics, Game Theory, and Social Sciences

7:45 a.m.
Utility functions for vaccination games with delaystrategies.
Timothy C. Reluga*, Penn State
(1035911912)

8:00 a.m.
Partitioning k Multivariate Normal Populations with Respect to a Standard Vector and its Equivalence in Multiple Testing.
Weixing Cai*, Syracuse University
Pinyuen Chen, Syracuse University
(1035621779)

8:15 a.m.
Some Properties of the Exact and Score Methods for Binomial Proportion and Sample Size Calculation.
Jie Peng*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
K. Krishnamoorthy, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(103562764)

8:30 a.m.
Compressed Sensing Signal Recovery in the Presence of Noise.
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
(1035621284)

8:45 a.m.
Bayesian Mark Recapture for Small Samples.
Joe Liddle*, University of Alaska Southeast
(1035621395)

9:00 a.m.
Parametric Estimation for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).
Arkady Shemyakin, University of St Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Jason Q McClintic*, University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN
(1035621410)

9:15 a.m.
Inference on the Common Variance of Correlated Normal Random Variables.
Daniel J. Ghezzi*, King's College
(1035621615)

9:30 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Its Applications to Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Studies of Amyloid Protein Dynamics.
Taylor R Pressler*, Mount Holyoke College
Sean M Decatur, Mount Holyoke College
(1035621859)

9:45 a.m.
Inflationary Trends with Bayesian Learning.
Barbara A Bennie*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jarod V Hart, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(103591416)

10:00 a.m.
Separable Preferences and Referendum Elections.
Jonathan K Hodge*, Grand Valley State University
(103591436)

10:15 a.m.
Restricted Truthful Combinatorial Auction Mechanisms.
Andrei Lapets, Harvard University
Alex Levin*, Harvard University
(1035911482)

10:30 a.m.
Using evolutionary models to infer leadership structure from linguistic data.
W. Garrett Mitchener*, College of Charleston
(1035911736)

10:45 a.m.
Voting by Proportional Representation: Theory and Practice.
Richard H. Burkhart*, Seattle, WA
(103591129)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
A combinatorial LusternikSchnirelmanBorsuk theoerem on the $d$cube.
Kyle E. Kinneberg, Claremont McKenna College
Aaron MazelGee*, Brown University
Mutiara Sondjaja, Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(103552135)

8:30 a.m.
Effects of Localized Forcing on Driven Thin Liquid Films.
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Steven Rosenthal*, Harvey Mudd College
(103535137)

9:00 a.m.
A probability model in population genetics.
Eline Boghaert*, Cooper Union
Sandhya Ramakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evan Fisher, Lafayette College
(103560962)

9:30 a.m.
The Stick Index of Satellite Knots.
Tirasan Khandhawit*, Duke University
(103554954)

10:00 a.m.
Bishop's Volume Comparison Theorem with Integral CurvatureBounds on Lorentz Manifolds.
Bryon Aragam*, University of Tennessee  Knoxville
Justin Corvino, Lafayette College
Andrew Karl, University of Notre Dame
Austin Rochford, University of Maryland  Baltimore County
(103553930)

10:30 a.m.
Alexander Polynomials of Central Braid Knots.
Nathan Brothers*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Sean Evans, Millersville University
(103557834)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers:
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird, University of Texas, Austin

8:00 a.m.
Helping Students Cross the Bridge.
Susanna S. Epp*, DePaul University
(1035971263)

8:30 a.m.
How do your students think about proof? A DVD resource for mathematicians.
Lara J. Alcock*, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, UK
(103597768)

9:00 a.m.
The Necessity Principle and Its Implementation in Mathematics Instruction.
Guershon Harel*, University of California, San Diego
(103597733)

9:30 a.m.
The Learning of InfinityRelated Topics in Bridge Courses.
Kirk Weller*, University of Michigan  Flint
(103597691)

10:00 a.m.
A Beginning Graduate TransitiontoProof Course.
Annie Selden*, New Mexico State University
John Selden, New Mexico State University
(103597797)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion of the Bridge to the Upper Division: From Pedagogical Research into Pedagogy and Back Again.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
Christopher C. Leary, SUNY Geneseo
(1035971024)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, III
Organizers:
Samuel S. Shen, San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North, Texas A \& M University

8:00 a.m.
Hysteresis in a Rotating Differentially Heated Spherical Shell of Boussinesq Fluid.
William F. Langford*, University of Guelph
Gregory M. Lewis, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(10357645)

8:30 a.m.
On the dissipativity of the twolayer quasigeostrophic beta plane equations.
R. Lee Panetta*, Texas A&M University
(1035861394)

9:00 a.m.
Macroturbulence and the General Circulation of the Atmosphere.
Tapio Schneider*, California Institute of Technology
(103576817)

9:30 a.m.
Bayesian Climate Change Assessments.
Richard A. Levine*, San Diego State University
(103562735)

10:00 a.m.
Reconstruction of Meteorological Fields Using Spatial Functions With Examples.
Thomas M Smith*, NOAA/STAR/SCSB
Samuel Shen, San Diego State University
Phillip A Arkin, CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
Mathew Sapiano, CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
(103586569)

10:30 a.m.
A Theory for Estimating Uncertainties in the Assessment of Global, Hemispherical and Regional Surface Air Temperature Changes Since 1861.
Samuel S Shen*, San Diego State University
(103586431)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, III
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

8:00 a.m.
Inverse problems in option pricing: a probabilistic solution via random mixtures of martingales.
Rama Cont*, Columbia University
(103560363)

9:00 a.m.
On a second order numerical scheme for computing exercise regions of American lookback options.
Stephane Villeneuve*, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability University of California Santa Barbara and Toulouse School of economics
Antonino Zanette, Dipartimento di Finanza d'ell impresa e dei mercati Finanziari universita di Udine
(103565545)

9:30 a.m.
Markovian projection on stochastic volatility models.
Alexandre Antonov, NumeriX
Timur Misirpashaev*, Merrill Lynch
Vladimir Piterbarg, Barclays Capital
(103560372)

10:00 a.m.
Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Effect of Commitment and Competition on Mutual Fund Allocations.
Ron Kaniel, Duke University
Stathis Tompaidis*, University of Texas at Austin
Ti Zhou, University of Texas at Austin
(103591364)

10:30 a.m.
A Multi Time Scale Microstructure Model  An Empirical Study.
Zhifeng Zhang*, LaBranche Structured Products, LLC
(103562702)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, I
Organizers:
Jesse Johnson, Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California Davis
Robin Wilson, University of California Santa Barbara

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on ETheory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, I
Organizers:
Constantin D. Dumitrascu, University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout, Dartmouth College

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, I
Organizers:
Baofeng Feng, University of TexasPan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma, University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno, University of TexasPan American
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American
Taixi Xu, Southern Polytechnic State University

8:00 a.m.
A New Multicomponent KP Hierarchy.
Yunbo Zeng*, Tsinghua University
(1035351429)

8:30 a.m.
The Generic Dimension of the Space of Smooth Splines of Degree 7 on Tetrahedral Partitions.
Xiquan Shi*, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Ben Kamau, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Baocai Yin, College of Computer Science, Beijing Polytechnic University
Fengshan Liu, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
(10356560)

9:00 a.m.
Multicusped solitons of the CamassaHolm equation.
Allen Parker*, Newcastle University
(1035352001)

9:30 a.m.
Cupsons and Smooth Solitons of the DegasperisProcesi Equation Under Inhomogeneous Boundary Condition.
Guoping Zhang*, Morgan State University
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American
(1035351108)

10:00 a.m.
FiniteDimensional Integrable Systems Associated with the Modified Dispersive Water Wave Equation.
Taixi Xu*, Southern Polytechnic State University
(1035351678)

10:30 a.m.
A connection between HH3 and KdV with one source.
Junxiao Zhao*, School of Mathematical Sciences of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Robert Conte, SPEC/CEA Saclay,
(1035351505)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, II
Organizers:
Michael T. Krebs, California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen, California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, I
Organizers:
Itai Benjamini, Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner, University of ParisSud

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, I
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, II
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder, University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley, Benedictine University

8:00 a.m.
A Joint Computer Lab can Serve Both Biocalculus and Traditional Calculus Students.
Lisa Townsley*, Benedictine University
(1035B1576)

8:20 a.m.
S$^3$: Sand, Surf, and Slopes  Integration of Marine Science (and Computing Sciences) into Precalculus.
Pam Crawford*, Jacksonville University
Anne Acker, Jacksonville University
Daniel Mc Carthy, Jacksonville University
(1035B1799)

8:40 a.m.
Evolution of a Statistics/Biology Learning Community.
William Ardis*, Collin County Community College
Sukanya Subramanian, Collin County Community College
(1035B11783)

9:00 a.m.
Linking The Mathematics Curriculum to Investigative Biology Exercises.
Hema Gopalakrishnan*, Sacred Heart University
Kirk Bartholomew, Sacred Heart University
(1035B11303)

9:20 a.m.
An Extension of Tajima's D Statistic by a StudentFaculty CrossInterdisciplinary Team.
Pam J Ryan*, Truman State University
(1035B1740)

9:40 a.m.
Inspiring Examples from Biology for Teaching Limit Theorems in Probability.
Raina S. Robeva*, Sweet Briar College
(1035B11129)

10:00 a.m.
Multiple Visualizations of Quantitative Biology: The ESTEEM Collection.
Rama Viswanathan*, Beloit College
Gretchen A. Koch, Goucher College
(1035B11967)

10:20 a.m.
Programming bioinformatics: using biopython and sage to make life easier.
Marshall Hampton*, Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035B11561)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand, Goucher College

8:00 a.m.
Art and Science of Secret Communication.
Semra KilicBahi, ColbySawyer College
LaVonne Batalden*, ColbySawyer College
(1035G1808)

8:20 a.m.
Cryptology as a Pedagogical Tool.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1035G11946)

8:40 a.m.
ECrypting Images and Sound.
Tim McDevitt*, Elizabethtown College
(1035G11746)

9:00 a.m.
Applications of Galois Field to Coding Theory and Cryptology.
Ahlam E Tannouri*, Morgan State University
Sam F Tannouri, Morgan State University
(1035G11961)

9:20 a.m.
Cryptology with Spreadsheets: A Computer Course for Everyone.
James M, Belk*, Texas A&M University
(1035G11918)

9:40 a.m.
``Codes, Ciphers, and Cryptography'': An Honors Colloquium in Mathematics.
Michael Karls*, Ball State University
(1035G11534)

10:00 a.m.
Attacking Digraphs using Singular Value Decomposition.
Bill Linderman*, King College
Andrew Simoson, King College
(1035G11795)

10:20 a.m.
Cryptology Course: a Perfect Marriage of Theory and Applications.
Izabela Kanaana*, Sonoma State University
(1035G11709)

10:40 a.m.
Coding Theory Topics for Your Cryptology Course.
Keith E. Mellinger*, University of Mary Washington
(1035G11093)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, II
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Aesthetics of Rectangles.
Kevin Hartshorn*, Moravian College
(1035N11452)

8:20 a.m.
Origami Fold Patterns as Patchwork: An Origami Crane Quilt.
Elaine T. Hale*, Rice University
(1035N11323)

8:40 a.m.
Teaching Symmetry with Depression Glass.
Darrah P. Chavey*, Beloit College
(1035N11916)

9:00 a.m.
Fractal Patchwork Quilts.
Pedro Teixeira*, Knox College
(1035N11096)

9:20 a.m.
Design, Fabrication, and Properties of a Fractal Crystal.
Robert W. Fathauer*, Tessellations Company
Nicholas Duchnowski, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Hank Kaczmarski, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1035N11305)

9:40 a.m.
Kaleidoscopes and Other Reflections.
Anne M. Burns*, Long Island University
(1035N1306)

10:00 a.m.
Blackwork embroidery and algorithms for maze traversals.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1035N1826)

10:20 a.m.
Knitting Uniformly Curved Pants.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1035N1956)

10:40 a.m.
Models of Surfaces and Abstract Art in the Early 20th Century.
Angela G. VierlingClaassen*, Lesley University
(1035N1626)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, I
Organizers:
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

8:00 a.m.
Flash mathlets incorporating studentdrawn graphs.
Daniel Gries*, Merrimack College
(1035P1192)

8:20 a.m.
Steal this Applet!
Doug Ensley*, Shippensburg University
Barbara Kaskosz, University of Rhode Island
(1035P1417)

8:40 a.m.
Parametric Functions in a Flash.
Therese Shelton*, Southwestern University
(1035P1618)

9:00 a.m.
Applying the Lessons of Flash at the Beach (MAA PREP 2007 Workshop) to developing mathlets for Calculus.
Barbara H Margolius*, Cleveland State University
(1035P11769)

9:20 a.m.
Incorporating Conceptual Software into an Introductory Statistics Service Course.
John D McKenzie*, Babson College
(1035P11840)

9:40 a.m.
ComplexTool: An applet and discovery activities to visualize complex functions.
Beth Schaubroeck*, U.S. Air Force Academy
Jim Rolf, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035P11100)

10:00 a.m.
Maplets for Calculus  Intuition, Computation, Drill and Simple Proofs.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
Douglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina
(1035P11661)

10:20 a.m.
Spreadsheets Make EXCELlent Tools for Exploring Statistics.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1035P11959)

10:40 a.m.
Demonstrating a Tool for Content MathML Authoring.
Thomas E Leathrum*, Jacksonville State Univ.
(1035P11267)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Using Innovative Technologies to Implement Active Learning in Mathematics (and in other STEM disciplines)
Organizers:
Marilyn A. Reba, Clemson University mreba@clemson.edu
Beth Simon, University of California San Diego

8:00 a.m.
Realizing active learning in a physics classroom using Ubiquitous Presenter and Tablet PCs.
Ed Price*, Physics Department, California State University San Marcos
Beth Simon, Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, University of British Columbia
(1035Y11757)

8:20 a.m.
Active Learning in Stem Courses via Tablet PCs with WebBased Classroom Interaction Software.
Marilyn Reba*, Clemson University
(1035Y11864)

8:40 a.m.
Tablet PC as a Gateway to Calculus.
Kyle Riley*, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Jill Trimble, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(1035Y11616)

9:00 a.m.
Successful implementation of Tablet PC technology in future teachers' mathematics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva*, The University of Texas at El Paso
Ana MedinaRusch, University of Georgia
Vera Ioudina, University of California at Los Angeles
(1035Y11364)

9:20 a.m.
PRAXIS Project: Interactive Materials for Future Teachers.
Erick B Hofacker, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
Kathryn T Ernie*, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
(1035Y11858)

9:40 a.m.
Using Clickers in Introductory Statistics to Enhance Conceptual Understanding.
Teri J Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
(1035Y1679)

10:00 a.m.
Claiming Virtual Worlds for Mathematics Education.
Jon Roginski*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035Y11766)

10:20 a.m.
Using the TINavigator Network of Graphing Calculators in College Algebra.
Bernadette M. MendozaSpencer*, University of Northern Colorado
Joe Champion, University of Northern Colorado
Robert Powers, Univeristy of Northern Colorado
(1035Y11653)

10:40 a.m.
Integrating Clickers into Calculus.
Kimberly A. Roth*, Juniata College
(1035Y11793)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IX
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Elizabeth A. Stanhope, Lewis \& Clark College
Leigh L. Noble, USMA West Point \& Army Research Lab
K. Scott Alberts, Truman State University
Brad Bailey, North Georgia College \& State University

8:00 a.m.
The Advent Of Sound Pedagogy In Early Nineetnth Century Elementary American Textbooks.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1035Z11758)

8:15 a.m.
Mathematics legends: real, purely imaginary, and complex.
David Fowler*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(1035Z11646)

8:30 a.m.
Justintime precalculus reviews for calculus students.
Jeffry L. Hirst*, Appalachian State University
William C. Bauldry, Appalachian State University
(1035Z1259)

8:45 a.m.
Illustrating Economic Inequality Analysis Techniques with Major League Baseball Salary Data.
J Travis Hale*, LBJ School of Public Affairs  University of Texas at Austin
(1035Z1343)

9:00 a.m.
Toward Free, Open Source Textbooks.
David R Guichard*, Whitman College
(1035Z1402)

9:15 a.m.
New Math Faculty.
Nissa R Yestness*, University of Northern Colorado
Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado
(1035Z11741)

9:30 a.m.
Fishing for Estimates.
Paul R. Coe*, Dominican University
(1035Z11969)

9:45 a.m.
Fostering Technical Writing in the Undergraduate Math Classroom.
Leigh L Noble*, USMA West Point & Army Research Lab
(1035Z11881)

10:00 a.m.
Using Ideas from Asian Mathematic in the Classroom.
Shinemin Lin*, Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia
(1035Z1451)

10:15 a.m.
A fundamental theorem of algebra for the perplex numbers.
Robert D. Poodiack*, Norwich University
Kevin J. LeClair, Norwich University
(1035Z1925)

10:30 a.m.
Magic squares and a magic tortoise developed in the 17th century in Korea.
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop University
(1035Z1323)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, I
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi, California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu

8:00 a.m.
Recent results and open problems in mixed hypergraph coloring.
Vitaly Voloshin*, Troy University
(103505287)

8:30 a.m.
Computer methods for finding graph decompositions.
Stephen G. Hartke*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1035051022)

9:00 a.m.
Coloring trianglefree graphs on surfaces.
Zdenek Dvorak*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Kral, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
(103568570)

9:20 a.m.
Break.

9:35 a.m.
Listcoloring outerplanar graphs.
Joan P. Hutchinson*, Macalester College
(103505934)

10:00 a.m.
Star coloring planar graphs.
Craig M. Timmons*, California State University San Marcos
(1035051406)

10:30 a.m.
Online Ramsey theory in boundeddegree graphs.
Jane Butterfield, University of Illinois  Urbana
Tracy Grauman, University of Illinois  Urbana
Bill Kinnersley, University of Illinois  Urbana
Kevin Milans, University of Illinois  Urbana
Christopher Stocker, University of Illinois  Urbana
Douglas B. West*, University of Illinois  Urbana
(103505605)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
ASL Session for Contributed Papers, II

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:20 a.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Workshop
This session has several parts that will be listed separately by time in the program. All presentations are open to all JMM participants.

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:10 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, III

8:30 a.m.
Compactness of the $\overline{\partial}$Neumann operator.
Mehmet Celik*, Texas A&M University
(103532786)

8:45 a.m.
A sufficient condition and higher regularity of strong local minimizers.
Worku T. Bitew*, Temple University
Yury Grabovsky, Temple University
(10354978)

9:00 a.m.
Hybrid Functios Approach for the Solution of Nonlinear Problems in the Calculus of Variations.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(103549219)

9:15 a.m.
Lipschitzian Stability and Optimal Value Functions via Generalized Differentiation.
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Mau Nam Nguyen*, University of TexasPan American
(103549485)

9:30 a.m.
The PowerLaw Asymptotics for Some Model Problems of Polycrystal Plasticity.
Marian Bocea*, North Dakota State University
(103549492)

9:45 a.m.
On a Verification Theorem for an Optimal Control Problem.
Jesus A Pascal*, American University of Nigeria
(1035491111)

10:00 a.m.
Optimal control of a time dependent thermistor problem.
Volodymyr Hrynkiv*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Vladimir Protopopescu, ORNL
(1035491348)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:25 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, IV

8:30 a.m.
KillingCoxeter Diagrams in the Root Lattice.
Miriam H. Lamb*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035221717)

8:45 a.m.
A Grothendieck Module with Applications to Rationality of the Poincar\'{e} Series.
Daniel R Jordan*, Columbia College Chicago
(103518104)

9:00 a.m.
Nonconnective delooping of Ktheory of exact categories.
Seshendra Pallekonda*, SUNY at Binghamton
(1035191067)

9:15 a.m.
Supercharacter theories of cyclic $p$groups.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(1035201855)

9:30 a.m.
Structure Theorems for Subgroups of Homeomorphisms Groups of the Unit Circle.
Collin Bleak, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Martin Kassabov, Cornell University
Francesco Matucci*, Cornell University
(1035201849)

9:45 a.m.
$IA$automorphisms and localization of nilpotent groups.
Marcos Zyman*, City University of New YorkBMCC
(1035201910)

10:00 a.m.
Restricting supercharacters of the finite group of unipotent uppertriangular matrices.
Nat Thiem, University of Colorado at Boulder
Vidya Venkateswaran*, University of Chicago
(1035201974)

10:15 a.m.
Braids Without Twists.
James M. Belk*, Texas A&M University
Francesco Matucci, Cornell University
(1035201861)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, I

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Progress in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.
Constantine M. Dafermos*, Brown University
(10353502)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Applications of set theory to operator algebras.
Ilijas Farah*, York University
(103503103)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, I
Organizers:
Lance W. Nielsen, Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu

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

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

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
Wavelets and applications: A multidisciplinary undergraduate course with an emphasis on scientific computing.
Organizers:
Patrick J. Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas
David K. Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Employment Register

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Project NExT Panel Discussion
New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers.
Organizers:
Mason A. Porter, University of Oxford
Holly S. Zullo, Carroll College
Panelists:
Joy L. Becker, University of Wisconsin, Stout
Kris Green, St. John Fisher College
Jean McGivneyBurelle, University of Hartford
Steven W. Morics, University of Redlands
Reva Narasimhan, Kean University

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Measures and their random reals.
Jan Reimann*, University of California Berkeley
(103503266)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Retiring Presidential Address
The teachingtechnology linkage in mathematics.
Carl C. Cowen*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
(1035A016)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students
Organizers:
Bettye Anne Case, awm@awmmath.org

10:30 a.m.
Computing Cryptographic Curves using the Canonical Lift of Supersingular Elliptic Curves.
Juliana Belding*, University of Maryland

10:30 a.m.
Minimal Distortion Bending and Morphing of Compact Manifolds.
Oksana Bihun*, University of MissouriColumbia

10:30 a.m.
Using Regularized Singularities and Spectral Deferred Correction Methods to Model Fluid Flow Generated by a.
Elizabeth Bouzarth*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:30 a.m.
Prime Ideals in Rings of Power Series over the Integers.
Christina EubanksTurner*, University of NebraskaLincoln

10:30 a.m.
On the Classification of Orbits of Minimal Parabolic $k$Subgroups Acting on Symmetric $k$Varieties of SL($n,k$).
Stacy Beun*, North Carolina State University

10:30 a.m.
Solving Boundary Value Problems Using Critical Point Theory.
Heidi Feller*, University of NebraskaLincoln

10:30 a.m.
Representations of Some Hopf Algebras Associated to the Symmetric Group.
Andrea Jedwab*, University of Southern California

10:30 a.m.
The Relative Strength of the Atomic Homogeneous Model Theorems.
Karen Lange*, University of Chicago

10:30 a.m.
Redefining Gorenstein: Toward a Theory of NonNoetherian Gorenstein Rings.
Livia Miller*, University of NebraskaLincoln

10:30 a.m.
Computing Distance in the Space of Phylogenetic Trees.
Megan Owen*, Cornell University

10:30 a.m.
The Geometry and Topology of Reconfiguration.
Valerie Peterson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

10:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Double Bilipid Membrane.
Christine Sample*, Northwestern University

10:30 a.m.
Cabling Homomorphisms and the Knot Concordance Group.
Cornelia Van Cott*, Indiana University

10:30 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning Tree.
Xinyi Zhang*, University of Delaware

10:30 a.m.
Universal Deformation Rings Related to the Symmetric Group S5.
Jennifer Froelich*, University of Iowa

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
Box Products 25 Years Later.
Scott W. Williams*, SUNY at Buffalo
(1035222054)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
A Descriptive View of Geometric Group Theory.
Simon R. Thomas*, Rutgers University
(103503101)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, V
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Normal Subgroups of the Free Group.
Natasha Komarov, Carnegie Mellon University
Reagin Taylor McNeill*, Smith College
Justin Webster, University of San Diego
(1035551075)

1:30 p.m.
The Genus and malternating Excess of Central Braid Knots.
Carolyn M Yarnall*, University of San Diego
Debra Witczak, Benedictine University
(1035571020)

2:00 p.m.
Combinatorics and Characterizations for Involutions and Twisted Involutions of Weyl Groups.
Constance G. Baltera*, Smith College
Kathryn A. Brenneman, North Carolina State University
Ashley E. Hatfield, Smith College
(1035081117)

2:30 p.m.
Arc presentations: A new way to look at knots.
Matt Steinke*, Denison University
(1035551205)

3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Permutations Avoiding a Pattern of Length Three and a Pattern of Length Four.
Jonah K Ostroff*, Carleton College
David Lonoff, Carleton College
(1035051266)

3:30 p.m.
Energy Decay Estimates for the Dissipative Wave Equation with SpaceTime Dependent Potential.
Jonathan J. Kenigson*, University of Tennessee
Jessica S. Kenigson, University of Tennessee
(1035351320)

4:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Derivatives and Number Theory.
Arielle M Leitner*, California State University, Chico
(1035111386)

4:30 p.m.
Synchronization in Coupled Phase Oscillators.
Natasha A. Cayco Gajic*, California Institution of Technology
(1035371440)

5:00 p.m.
Some Reamrks on a FibonacciType Polynomial Sequence.
Tom McCollum*, Michigan State University
Aklilu Zeleke, Michigan State University
(1035051462)

5:30 p.m.
ParsevalType Relations for Laplace Transform and their Applications.
Matthew R Rogala*, Ithaca College
(1035441556)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers:
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird, University of Texas, Austin

1:00 p.m.
Focus on Mathematics: Mathematicians working in Schools.
Al Cuoco*, Center for Mathematics Education, EDC
(1035972002)

1:30 p.m.
Teachers' Circles.
Tom Davis*, San Jose Math Circle
(1035971610)

2:00 p.m.
The SMARTS (Science and Mathematics Avenues to Renewed Teachers and Students) project.
Walter I Seaman*, University of Iowa
(103597895)

2:30 p.m.
Influence on Content Courses for Preservice Teachers resulting from the participation of mathematicians and math graduate students in the ALGEBRA CUBED project.
Richard Millman*, University of Kentucky
(103597957)

3:00 p.m.
Classroom experiences with new curriculum materials during the implementation of performance standards in mathematics: A case study of teachers coping with change.
Samuel Obara*, Texas State University, San Marcos Texas
(1035971770)

3:30 p.m.
Physical Manipulatives for Visualizing Multivariable Concepts and How They Can Reform Mathematics Courses such as Basic Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus.
Daniel Lee McGee*, University of Puerto Rico  Mayaguez
Deborah MooreRusso, SUNY  Buffalo
David Lomen, University of Arizona
Dennis Ebersole, Northhampton Community College
Maider Marin Quintero, University of Puerto Rico  Mayaguez
(10359738)

4:00 p.m.
Women in the Mathematical Sciences: The University of California Context.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(1035001116)

4:30 p.m.
Project Catalyst: Positive Actions to Recruit and Retain Women Faculty in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
MargaretAnn Armour*, University of Alberta
(1035971085)

5:00 p.m.
Recommendations for Change: Why and How.
Cathy Kessel*, Berkeley, California
(1035971884)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Victor J. Katz, University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m.
Sophie Germain's manuscripts on Fermat's Last Theorem: A further evaluation of their scope, depth, and original techniques.
Reinhard Laubenbacher, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
David Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
(103501348)

1:30 p.m.
Hubert Newton and the study of mathematics in the midnineteenth century.
Steve Batterson*, Emory University
(103501490)

2:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of \em{Nature}, 18691900.
Sloan Evans Despeaux*, Western Carolina University
(103501302)

2:30 p.m.
The Algorithmic Side of Riemann's Mathematics.
Harold M. Edwards*, New York University
(103501443)

3:00 p.m.
Paucissima et Maturissima: Kurt Goedel's Reluctance to Publish in the Philosophy of Mathematics.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(103501505)

3:30 p.m.
American Mathematicians and School Reform: A Survey of Motives, Methods, and Outcomes from the 1890s to the Present.
David Lindsay Roberts*, Prince George's Community College
(103501473)

4:00 p.m.
Who was Miss Mullikin?
Thomas L. Bartlow, Villanova University
David E. Zitarelli*, Temple University
(103501571)

4:30 p.m.
Tracing curve tracing.
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(1035141557)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematician In Search of War Work: Alice Bache Gould, 19171918.
Deborah Kent*, Hillsdale College
(1035011026)

5:30 p.m.
Priority arguments are not priority disputes.
John W Dawson*, Pennsylvania State University, York (Emeritus)
(103501396)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, IV
Organizers:
JeanPierre Fouque, University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine

1:00 p.m.
Stochastic partial differential equations and portfolio choice.
Marek Musiela, BNP Paribas
Thaleia Zariphopoulou*, University of Texas at Austin
(1035601416)

2:00 p.m.
Interacting Particle Systems for the Efficient Computation of CDO Tranche Spreads with Rare Defaults.
Doug Vestal*, UC Santa Barbara
Rene Carmona, Princeton University
JeanPierre Fouque, UC Santa Barbara
(103560125)

2:30 p.m.
Monte Carlo Simulations with Skews of Implied Volatilities.
JeanPierre Fouque*, University of California Santa Barbara
Ronnie Sircar, ORFE, Princeton University
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine
(103560389)

3:00 p.m.
Investing and Pricing for the Long Run.
Paolo Guasoni*, Boston University
Scott Robertson, Boston University
(103591527)

3:30 p.m.
A new approach to singular stochastic control with applications to optimal hedging and investmentconsumption under transaction costs.
Tze Leung Lai, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Tiong Wee Lim, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore
Kevin J Ross*, Stanford University
(103560595)

4:00 p.m.
Optimal portfolio liquidation: market impact models, algorithms, and competition.
Aurélien Alfonsi, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Marnelavallée, France
Alexander Schied*, TU Berlin and Cornell University
Torsten Schöneborn, QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
Antje Schulz, QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
(103590274)

5:00 p.m.
Indifference Pricing with $L^2$ convex risk measures: a first step towards risk calibration.
Antoine Toussaint*, Stanford Unviersity
(1035601161)

5:30 p.m.
The correlationneutral measure for counting processes.
Kay Giesecke*, Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering
(103560497)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on the Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, II
Organizers:
Lance W. Nielsen, Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu

1:00 p.m.
Disentanglement in the Construction Formulation of the Feynman Operator calculus.
Tepper L. Gill*, Department of E&CE, Howard University
Woodford W. Zachary, Department of E&CE, Howard University
(103547752)

1:30 p.m.
Inverse integral transforms and the generalized convolution product.
Seung Jun Chang*, Dankook University
(103544700)

2:00 p.m.
The WeylMcCoy operational calculi as a subfamily of Feynman's operational calculi for noncommuting operators.
Gerald W. Johnson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lisa M. Rezac, University of St. Thomas
(103528587)

2:30 p.m.
Feynman Integrals with Higly Singular Potentials.
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
(103558471)

3:00 p.m.
FeynmanKac formulas, backward stochastic differential equations and Markov processes.
Jan A. Van Casteren*, University of Antwerp
(103560489)

3:30 p.m.
The Generalized FeynmanKac formula a LebesgueStieltjes measure.
Jun Tanaka*, University of California Riverside
(103581481)

4:00 p.m.
Multiple stochastic integrals with respect to Volterra random fields: Properties and Applications.
Anna Amirdjanova*, University of Michigan
(103560311)

4:30 p.m.
Integral Transforms of Functions in $L_{2}(C{a,b}[0,T])$.
Seung Jun Chang, Dankook University
Hyun Soo Chung, Dankook University
David L. Skoug*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(103528470)

5:00 p.m.
Quantum Hidden Subspace Algorithm.
Jeremy James Becnel*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(103546249)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, II
Organizers:
Jesse Johnson, Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California Davis
Robin Wilson, University of California Santa Barbara

1:00 p.m.
Lower bounds for the distance of a Heegaard splitting.
John Hempel*, Rice University
(1035571669)

1:30 p.m.
Heegaard splittings of amalgamated 3manifolds and distance in the curve complex.
Tao Li*, Boston College
(103557833)

2:00 p.m.
Constructing knot tunnels using giant steps.
Sangbum Cho, University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough*, University of Oklahoma
(103557811)

2:30 p.m.
Bridge numbers of tunnel number one knots.
Sangbum Cho*, University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough, University of Oklahoma
(103557973)

3:00 p.m.
Surface Homeomorphisms That do not Extend to any Handlebody and the Johnson Filtration.
Jamie B. Jorgensen*, Rice University
(103557194)

3:30 p.m.
Random Heegaard Splittings.
Joseph Maher*, Oklahoma State
(103557168)

4:00 p.m.
Finiteness properties of 3manifolds related by nonzero degree maps.
J Hyam Rubinstein*, University of Melbourne
M. Boileau,
S. Wang,
(1035571985)

4:30 p.m.
Curvature bounds for strongly irreducible Heegaard surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
William Breslin*, University of California at Davis
(1035571810)

5:00 p.m.
Creating small Seifert fiber spaces by Dehn surgery on knots in $S^3$.
Kenneth Baker*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cameron Gordon, University of Texas at Austin
John Luecke, University of Texas at Austin
(103557573)

5:30 p.m.
Lens space surgeries and tunnel number one knots.
Michael J. Williams*, University of California, Davis
(1035571401)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Linear Diophantine Problem of Frobenius
Organizers:
Matthias Beck, San Francisco State University beck@math.sfsu.edu
Stanley Wagon, Macalester College
Kevin M. Woods, Oberlin College

1:00 p.m.
On a linear Diophantine problem of Frobenius in three variables.
Amitabha Tripathi*, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and SUNY at Oswego
(1035111569)

1:30 p.m.
Integer Linear Programming, Frobenius Instances, and Frobenius Numbers.
Daniel A Lichtblau*, Wolfram Research
(103511456)

2:00 p.m.
My Favorite Simplicial Complex and Applications to the Frobenius Problem.
Herbert E. Scarf*, Yale University
(103505953)

2:30 p.m.
When is the Frobenius Problem Easy?
David M Einstein*, Structured Decisions Corporation
(103505824)

3:00 p.m.
Computing Frobenius Numbers Using Test Sets.
Bjarke Hammersholt Roune*, University of Aarhus
(1035111032)

3:30 p.m.
Automated Proofs of Quadratic Frobenius Formulas.
Stan Wagon*, Macalester College
(103511141)

4:00 p.m.
Frobenius number, covering radius, and wellrounded lattices.
Lenny Fukshansky*, Claremont McKenna College
Sinai Robins, Temple University
(103511109)

4:30 p.m.
The Frobenius Problem in a Free Monoid.
Jeffrey O. Shallit, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Zhi Xu*, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
(103505355)

5:00 p.m.
Fibonacci semigroups and their duals.
Gretchen L Matthews*, Clemson University
(103520713)

5:30 p.m.
The MultiDimensional Frobenius Problem.
J. Amos, Kansas State University
Iuliana Pascu, Wellesley College
Vadim Ponomarenko*, San Diego State University
Enrique Trevino, Dartmouth College
Yan Zhang, Harvard University
(103515880)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on ETheory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, II
Organizers:
Constantin D. Dumitrascu, University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout, Dartmouth College

1:00 p.m.
First steps towards a noncommutative theory of nonlinear elliptic equations.
Jonathan M. Rosenberg*, University of Maryland
(1035461039)

2:00 p.m.
Functional analytic properties of cubical complexes.
Erik Guentner*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nigel Higson, Pennsylvania State University
Jacek Brodzki, University of Southampton
Sarah Campbell, University of Southampton
Graham Niblo, University of Southampton
Nick Wright, University of Southampton
(1035571573)

2:30 p.m.
Lefschetztype invariants for correspondences.
Heath Emerson*, University of Victoria
(103597542)

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms on separable metrisable algebras.
Edwin J Beggs*, Swansea University
(1035191446)

3:30 p.m.
$K$theory for nonHausdorff groupoids.
Radu Popescu*, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
(1035191247)

4:00 p.m.
Traces and Determinants of Toeplitz Operators.
Efton Park*, Texas Christian University
(1035471088)

4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Tensor Norms.
Oscar Antonio Campos*, Dartmouth College
(103546783)

5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms and extensions of $C^*$algebras (after V.~Manuilov and K.~Thomsen).
Constantin Dorin Dumitra\c{s}cu*, University of Arizona
(1035461869)

5:30 p.m.
Open problems/Discussions.

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, II
Organizers:
Baofeng Feng, University of TexasPan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma, University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno, University of TexasPan American
Zhijun Qiao, University of TexasPan American
Taixi Xu, Southern Polytechnic State University

1:00 p.m.
On Headon Collisions Between Two Solitary Waves of general Boussinesq Model.
Chen Chunli*, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(1035761501)

1:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and invariant geometrical flows in Klein geometry.
Changzheng Qu*, Nothwest University, Xi'an, P.R. China
(1035531890)

2:00 p.m.
Integrable systems associated to Hopf surfaces.
Ruxandra Moraru*, University of Waterloo
(103551467)

2:30 p.m.
On the classical inhomogeneous Heisenberg spin chain.
Atsushi Mukaihira*, Ohio State University
(1035351458)

3:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Structures of Integrable Couplings.
WenXiu Ma*, University of South Florida
(103537464)

3:30 p.m.
A dispersionless limit of the CalogeroBogoyavlenskiiSchiff hierarchy.
K Toda*, Department of Mathematical Physics, Toyama Prefectural University
(103535653)

4:00 p.m.
Cable Knot Solutions of the Vortex Filament Flow.
Thomas A. Ivey*, College of Charleston
Annalisa M. Calini, College of Charleston
(1035351134)

4:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and soliton theory on noncommutative spaces.
Masashi Hamanaka*, University of Nagoya
(103535993)

5:00 p.m.
The Pfaff lattice and the symplectic eigenvalue problem.
Yuji Kodama, The Ohio State University
Virgil U. Pierce*, The Ohio State University
(1035341211)

5:30 p.m.
Vector soliton and multicomponent KP hierarchy.
Kenichi Maruno*, The University of TexasPan American
Yasuhiro Ohta, Kobe University
Masayuki Oikawa, Kyushu University
(1035351679)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, III
Organizers:
Michael T. Krebs, California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen, California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras, University of California San Diego

1:00 p.m.
Covering graphs and block diagonalization techniques.
Howard Skogman*, SUNY Brockport
Marvin Minei, University of California, Irvine
(103505911)

1:30 p.m.
Rigidity of Ramanujan graphs.
Brigitte Servatius*, WPI
(103505801)

2:00 p.m.
Ramanujan hypergraphs and Drinfeld modules.
Alireza Sarveniazi, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
Stefan Wiedmann*, Mathematics Institute Goettingen
(103505852)

3:00 p.m.
Eigenvalues and the structure of graphs.
Sebastian M Cioab\u{a}*, University of California, San Diego
(103505394)

4:00 p.m.
Ramanujan Graphs and Optimal Expander Graphs from Algebraic Geometric Codes.
Heeralal Janwa*, University of Puerto Rico
(1035941794)

5:00 p.m.
Graphs whose subgraphs tend to be acyclic.
Eitan Bachmat*, BenGurion U.
(103505795)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, II
Organizers:
Itai Benjamini, Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner, University of ParisSud

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, II
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com

1:00 p.m.
Global invertibility for rayproper and related operators in optimization and nonlinear functional analysis.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1035492029)

1:30 p.m.
Some Global Optimization Methods and Applications of Inequalities.
R N Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida
(1035491295)

2:00 p.m.
Mellin and global optimization techniques for singular integrals in two dimensions.
Katharine A Ott*, University of Virginia
(1035351349)

2:30 p.m.
Discrete Optimization Models for the Number Partitioning Problem.
Bala Krishnamoorthy*, Washington State University, Pullman
William Webb, Washington State University, Pullman
Nathan Moyer, Washington State University, Pullman
(103511139)

3:00 p.m.
On the Semilocal Convergence Analysis of Newton's Method.
Ioannis Konstantinos Argyros*, Cameron University
(103565357)

3:30 p.m.
Necessary and sufficient conditions for global weak Pareto solutions in constrained multiobjective optimization.
Bao Quang Truong*, Wayne State University
Boris S Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
(10354990)

4:00 p.m.
Second Order Necessary Optimality Conditions for Problems with Locally Lipschitz Data.
Elena Constantin*, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(103590333)

4:30 p.m.
Generalizations of the Concept of Almost Automorphy and their Applications to Abstract Differential Equations.
Haewon Lee*, Dillard University
Peter FrempongMireku, Dillard University
(103547969)

5:00 p.m.
The Lying Oracle With a Biased Coin.
Robb T Koether, HampdenSydney College
Marcus Pendergrass, HampdenSydney College
John K Osoinach*, Millsaps College
(103591121)

5:30 p.m.
Design of Electron Devices using 3D Simulation Codes and Computer Optimization.
Adam R Attarian*, North Carolina State University
John David, North Carolina State University
Hien Tran, North Carolina State University
(1035491016)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Biological Formations
Organizers:
Yuanwei Qi, University of Central Florida yqi@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu

1:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of Dirichlet Problem for Parabolic and Elliptic Equations on a Domain with Coated Boundary.
Jingyu Li, Northeast Normal University
Steve Rosencrans, Tulane University
Xuefeng Wang*, Tulane University
Kaijun Zhang, Northeast Normal University
(1035351744)

1:30 p.m.
Strange Attractors for PDE's.
Kening Lu*, Brigham Young University
Qiudong Wang, University of Arizona
LaiSang Young, New York University
(1035351287)

2:00 p.m.
Formation of Morphogen Gradients in Dorsal Ventral Patterning.
Qing Nie*, Department of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering, U. of California, Irvine
(103592886)

2:30 p.m.
Approximating the Ideal Free Distribution via ReactionDiffusionAdvection Equations.
Yuan Lou*, Ohio State University
Robert Stephen Cantrell, University of Miami
Chris Cosner, University of Miami
(103535778)

3:00 p.m.
Pattern Formation on Growing Square Domains: A Case Study via Mode Interactions.
Adela Nicoleta Comanici*, Virginia Tech
Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
(103535736)

3:30 p.m.
Solvability conditions for inhomogeneous reaction diffusion equations.
Qi S. Zhang*, Math. Dept. UC Riverside
J. M. Wrkich, Math. Dept. UC Riverside
(103535641)

4:00 p.m.
Analysis on a reactiondiffusion system in pattern formation.
Huiqiang Jiang*, University of Pittsburgh
(103535621)

4:30 p.m.
Some recent results on Autocatalytic chemical reactions.
Yuanwei Qi*, University of Central Florida
(103535488)

5:00 p.m.
Stability of Travelling Waves with Noncritical Speeds for Double Degenerate FisherType Equations.
Yi Li*, University of Iowa
Yaping Wu, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
(103535376)

5:30 p.m.
Stability of the Bicarbonate System in the Blood.
Jisun Lim*, University of Colorado at Boulder
Seungjoon Choi, Ajou University School of Medicine (South Korea)
(103535133)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
More music and mathematics.
Organizers:
Leon Harkleroad, Wilton, ME

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Visualizing abstract mathematics with cellular automata.
Organizers:
Michael J. Bardzell, Salisbury University
Donald E. Spickler, Salisbury University

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, IV

1:00 p.m.
The 2color Rado Number of $x+y+kz=3w$.
Dan Saracino, Colgate University
Brian Wynne*, Colgate University
(1035051681)

1:15 p.m.
Feedback Arc Sets and Girth in Digraphs.
Blair Dowling Sullivan*, Princeton University
(1035051568)

1:30 p.m.
Path and Cycle Decomposition Numbers.
Hosien S. Moghadam*, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
G. Bullington, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
L. Eroh, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
S. Winters, Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035051725)

1:45 p.m.
Making Your House Safe from Zombie Attacks.
Maria T. Belk*, Texas A&M University
James M. Belk, Texas A&M University
(1035051763)

2:00 p.m.
Linear Diophantine Equations in Graph Decompositions.
Robert A. Beeler*, East Tennessee State University
(1035051033)

2:15 p.m.
Uniquely pairable graphs.
Zhongyuan Che*, Penn State University Beaver Campus
(103505945)

2:30 p.m.
Tree Pegging.
Ariel R Levavi*, Carnegie Mellon University
(103505952)

2:45 p.m.
A NonTableaux Proof for Duality of the Euclidean Property for Oriented Matroids.
Leandro Junes*, SUNY at Binghamton
(1035051025)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Differentials on Paths and Grids.
Sandra L. Gaskins, Appalachian State University
Mark C Ginn*, Appalachian State University
(1035051095)

3:30 p.m.
Rainbow Connectivities of Graphs.
Futaba Okamoto*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1035051158)

3:45 p.m.
The spectral gap of a random subgraph of a graph.
Fan Chung, University of California, San Diego
Paul K Horn*, University of California, San Diego
(1035051176)

4:00 p.m.
The Tableaux Graph of a Permutation.
Eric S Egge*, Carleton College
Kristina Garrett, St. Olaf College
(1035051201)

4:15 p.m.
Edge Coloring of Multigraphs: Some Results on the Chromatic Structure of Overflow Subgraphs Under Optimal Colorings.
Christopher McClain*, The Ohio State University
(1035051249)

4:30 p.m.
Degree sum conditions in graph pebbling.
Anna Blasiak, Cornell University
John Roger Schmitt*, Middlebury College
(1035051290)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education

1:00 p.m.
Effect of a Webbased Instruction on Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Fraction.
ChengYao Lin*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(103597251)

1:15 p.m.
Mathematical Analyis of Diabetes in America.
Jon Roginski*, United States Military Academy
Tyler B. Smith, United States Military Academy
(1035971735)

1:30 p.m.
The Relationships Between California High School Teachers' Mathematics History Knowledge and Their Images of Mathematics.
Danielle M Goodwin*, Penn State Erie
(10359759)

1:45 p.m.
An Electronic Classroom Model for Content Courses: Influences on Classroom Teaching.
Brooke Evans*, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patty McKenna, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Jim Loats, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Don Gilmore, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Lew Romagnano, The Metropolitan State College of Denver
(10359798)

2:00 p.m.
U.C. Davis Explore Math: A model for bringing together graduate, undergraduate, and high school students.
Y. Yvonne Lai*, UC Davis Explore Math: Math Circle Program
(103597126)

2:15 p.m.
Impact of Human Resource Capital on Student Engagement in Communities of Practice and Mathematics Identities.
Tracey L Keck*, WinstonSalem State University
(103597196)

2:30 p.m.
Strategies and Content Every Prospective Mathematics Teacher Should Know.
Elizabeth K. Mauch*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(103597230)

2:45 p.m.
Enhancing Middle School Teachers Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching.
Harvey B. Keynes*, University of MN
(103597277)

3:00 p.m.
Some topics for undergraduate research using computer algebra systems.
Duane M Broline, Eastern Illinois University
Evgeny I Gordon*, Eastern Illinois University
(103597420)

3:15 p.m.
Calculus I Oral Assessments: Improved Grades, Retention, and Calculus II Success.
Mary Ann Nelson*, University of Colorado,Boulder
Michael Ruston, University of Colorado, Boulder
(103597433)

3:30 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
The Sound of Mathematics and The Standards for Introductory College Mathematics.
Ann H Pham*, Washington State University
Andy Wekin, Washington State University
(1035971294)

4:00 p.m.
Research Experience for All!
Timothy G. Feeman*, Villanova University
(103597441)

4:15 p.m.
Why Do Chinese Students Excel on the International Mathematical Olmpiad?
Zengxiang Tong Tong, Otterbein College
Zhaochi Zhang*, The Northwestern polytechnical University
(103597741)

4:30 p.m.
A Model for Shifts in Viewpoint, as Applied to Mathematics Education.
Paul S Prueitt*, Talladega College
(103597813)

4:45 p.m.
Assisting Students Be Successful on the Mathematics PRAXIS II Exam.
Kenneth J Bernard*, Virginia State University
(103597914)

5:00 p.m.
The Use of OnLine Quiz and Homework Systems in Precalculus Mathematics.
Steven E. Rigdon*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035971628)

5:15 p.m.
An Intermediate Algebra experimental class.
Dan Boros*, Otterbein College
(1035971695)

5:30 p.m.
Using a Wiki for a Mathematics Class.
John F Carter*, Franklin and Marshall College
(1035971772)

5:45 p.m.
Cryptology: An Attractor Set for Undergraduate Research.
Manmohan Kaur*, Benedictine University
(1035971792)

6:00 p.m.
Choosing the right representation: a key to successful proof.
May F Hamdan*, Lebanese American University
(1035971977)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, II

1:00 p.m.
Recurrence and Transience of Some Vertex Reinforced Random Walks.
Noah Dean*, Purdue University
(1035601196)

1:15 p.m.
System Reliability: A Dynamic Model Using Counting Processes.
Marcus Agustin*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035601280)

1:30 p.m.
Quenched limits for a transient onedimension random walk in random environment.
Jonathon Peterson*, University of Minnesota
(103560737)

1:45 p.m.
On a Form of Coordinate Percolation.
Elizabeth R Moseman*, United States Military Academy
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College
(1035601281)

2:00 p.m.
The longrange dependence of unbalanced logfractional stable motion.
Joshua B. Levy*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(103560475)

2:15 p.m.
Supremum concentration inequality and modulus of continuity for generalized subGaussian processes using Malliavin derivatives and generic chaining.
Andrew B Vizcarra*, Purdue University
(1035601325)

2:30 p.m.
An Optimal Pension Funding under Stochastic Investment Returns.
J Tao*, University of Central Missouri
(1035601812)

2:45 p.m.
A notion of robust geodesic distance between data points.
Maxim J. Goldberg*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Seonja Kim, The College of New Jersey
(1035601934)

3:00 p.m.
Possible biological applications of Time Scales.
Unal Ufuktepe*, Izmir University of Economics
(103560698)

3:15 p.m.
Stochastic extinction of epidemics in large populations and role of vaccinations.
Alexandra Sasha Landsman*, Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Ira B Schwartz, Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Mark I Dykman, Physics Dept., Michigan State University
(1035601645)

3:30 p.m.
Estimating linear functionals of indirectly observed input functions.
EunJoo Lee*, Millikin University
F Ruymgaart, Texas Tech University
(103562910)

3:45 p.m.
Generating Functions: Webbased SOCR Applets and Computational Library Interfaces.
Rahul A Gidwani*, UCLA
Nicolas Christou, UCLA
Ivo D Dinov, UCLA
(1035621789)

4:00 p.m.
A New Approach to Learning Game Theory and Its Applications.
James Kuodo Huang*, California Information Technology
(10356843)

4:15 p.m.
Exactness of Grover's original quantum search algorithm.
Zijian Diao*, Ohio University Eastern Campus
(1035681434)

4:30 p.m.
On the standard deviation of position distribution for a quantum walk on the line.
Chaobin Liu*, Bowie State University
(103581668)

4:45 p.m.
Eigenvalue Statistics for Random CMV Matrices.
Mihai V Stoiciu*, Williams College
(1035822004)

5:00 p.m.
The Highly Damped Quasinormal Modes of Extremal NonRotating, Charged Black Holes.
Ramin G. Daghigh, Metropolitan State University
Michael D. Green*, Metropolitan State University
(1035831398)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, II

1:00 p.m.
A reexamination of the structure of the irrational numbers.
Emily H Sprague*, Edinboro University of PA
Berhane T. Ghaim, BaldwinWallace College
(10354649)

1:15 p.m.
On locally Kaplansky algebras and abstract characterization of locally W*algebras.
Alexander A Katz*, St. John's University, NY, USA
(103546238)

1:30 p.m.
L*structures and Nash equilibrium theorems.
Wladyslaw Kulpa, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and C.S. Wyszynski University, Warszawa, Poland
Andrzej Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(103546375)

1:45 p.m.
Applications of Schwartz functions to wavelet analysis and random fields.
George K Yang*, Tennessee State University
(103546623)

2:00 p.m.
Normalizers of Subalgebras of II$_1$ Factors.
Alan D Wiggins*, Vanderbilt University
(103546670)

2:15 p.m.
Some constructive proofs of Bollob\'{a}s' Extension to the BishopPhelps Theorem for the spaces $C(K)$ and $c_0$.
Antonia E. Cardwell*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(103546809)

2:30 p.m.
The tracial Rokhlin property: very outer group actions.
Dawn Archey*, University of Oregon
(103546840)

2:45 p.m.
Spaces of Operators with $c_0$ and $l_\infty$.
Polly Schulle*, University of North Texas
(103546948)

3:00 p.m.
Flows of weights and automorphism groups of real a.f.d. factors of type $III_{\lambda}, 0 < \lambda < 1$.
Shukhrat M Usmanov*, Ashford University
(1035461119)

3:15 p.m.
Unitarily Invariant Norms Related to Factor von Neumann Algebras.
Junsheng Fang*, University of New Hampshire
Don W. Hadwin, University of New Hampshire
(1035461173)

3:30 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
Noncompact Operators on a Banach Space.
Frank Sanacory*, SUNYOld Westbury
(1035461314)

4:00 p.m.
An $A^1$ Function that is Not in $\textup{Lip}_{\alpha}$ For Any Positive $\alpha$.
Ryan Mullen*, Sacred Heart University
(103546887)

4:15 p.m.
On the existence of eigenvalues of selfadjoint Toeplitz operators associated with representing measures on multiply connected planar regions II.
Cyrus Parsi Aryana*, Saginaw Valley State University
(1035461407)

4:30 p.m.
Homotopy Class of projections in Corona algebras of a nonsimple stable $C\sp{*}$algebra.
Larry G Brown, Purdue University in West Lafayette
Hyun Ho Lee*, Purdue University in West Lafayette
(1035461424)

4:45 p.m.
On Stochastic Ergodic Theorem for Besicovitch Bounded Sequences in Jordan Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik*, T. J. Watson IBM Reserach Center
Alexander A Katz, St. John's University
Laura Shwartz, University of South Africa
(1035461431)

5:00 p.m.
Criteria of Stochastic Banach Principal for the JBW Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik, IBM TJWatson Research
Larisa Shwartz*, IBM TJWatson Research
(1035461460)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, III
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman, Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder, University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley, Benedictine University

1:00 p.m.
Helping Calculus Students Predict the Health of a Natural Water System.
Gregory H. Graves*, U.S. Military Academy
Lance Edling, U.S. Military Academy
(1035B11706)

1:20 p.m.
BioMath I: Getting Biology Students Prepared for a Course in Mathematical Biology.
James P. Peirce*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1035B1629)

1:40 p.m.
Media to Motivate: Math in the Middle.
Mike Martin*, Johnson County Community College
(1035B11958)

2:00 p.m.
Teaching a course on biodiversity.
Paul H. Schuette*, Meredith College
(1035B11683)

2:20 p.m.
On The Mathematics Component of a Biological Imaging Course.
Gary Greenfield*, University of Richmond
Carolyn Marks, University of Richmond
Gary Radice, University of Richmond
(1035B1243)

2:40 p.m.
Geometry and biologya projectbased course.
Greg Huber*, University of Connecticut
(1035B11768)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematics and Biology Student Engagement in Biomathematics Research Projects.
Olcay Akman*, Illinois State University
(1035B11647)

3:20 p.m.
MathBiophysics in the class room.
Hala Jadallah*, Purdue University
(1035B11403)

3:40 p.m.
If You Build It (Carefully), They Will Come.
Christopher N HayJahans*, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau Campus
(1035B11665)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, III
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

1:00 p.m.
Learning Geometry in the Dance Studio.
Jason Parsley*, Wake Forest University
Christina Soriano, Wake Forest University
(1035N11893)

1:20 p.m.
Mathematics in International Folk Dances.
Leon Harkleroad*, Wilton, ME
(1035N1265)

1:40 p.m.
Group Structure in Musical Inversions.
Craig M Johnson*, Marywood University
(1035N1423)

2:00 p.m.
Demonstrating Fourier Series and Its Applications Through Music.
Michelle L Ghrist*, U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035N11341)

2:20 p.m.
Making Pictures of Music.
James S. Walker*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(1035N1743)

2:40 p.m.
Juggling Permutations.
Nate M Iverson*, Bowling Green State University
(1035N11593)

3:00 p.m.
Building Reason: Baroque History and Mathematics.
Barbara T Faires*, Westminster College
(1035N11737)

3:20 p.m.
How many books \emph{are} there in the Library of Babel?
David L. Neel*, Seattle University
Charles Tung, Seattle University
(1035N11733)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, II
Organizers:
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik, Emporia State University

1:00 p.m.
A Simulation Application for the Exponential.
Richard Cornez*, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA.
(1035P146)

1:20 p.m.
Interactive WebBased Probability Distribution Mathlets: www.SOCR.ucla.edu.
Rahul Ashok Gidwani*, UCLA
Christou, UCLA
Dinov, UCLA
(1035P1707)

1:40 p.m.
Mathlets for Problem Analysis.
Michael E. Mays*, West Virginia University
(1035P167)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling data with linear, quadratic, exponential, and other functions.
Mary R. Parker*, Austin Community College
Hunter D. Ellinger, Exemplar Technologies, Inc.
(1035P11939)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, III
Organizers:
David E. Meel, Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh, Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics teaching assistants learning to teach: Recasting early teaching experiences as rich learning opportunities.
Natasha Speer*, Michigan State University
David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1035U1611)

1:35 p.m.
The Development of Covariational Reasoning in a College Algebra Course.
Stacey A. Bowling*, Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Kevin C. Moore, Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Marilyn P. Carlson, Arizona State University (CRESMET)
(1035U11675)

2:00 p.m.
Exploring Rational Numbers with K5 Mathematics Specialists: A Case for Examining the Density Property.
Joy W. Whitenack*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Laurie O. Cavey, James Madison University
Aimee J. Ellington, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1035U1915)

2:25 p.m.
An Analysis of Students' Development of Understanding of Number Systems.
Joyce A Cutler*, Framingham State College
(1035U11436)

2:50 p.m.
Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Performance in Undergraduate Survey of Calculus.
Ted R Hodgson*, Northern Kentucky University
Gaye W Fearn, Montana State University
(1035U1176)

3:15 p.m.
The Impact of an Algebra Framework on Understanding and Skill in College Algebra.
Jon F Hasenbank*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Ted Hodgson, Northern Kentucky University
(1035U1373)

3:40 p.m.
Measuring Mathematical Sophistication.
Jennifer E. Szydlik*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035U1820)

4:05 p.m.
Addressing Students' Misconceptions About Probability in an Introductory College Statistics Course: The Instructors' Perspectives.
Leonid Khazanov*, Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
Annette F Gourgey, City University of New York
Frederick Peskoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
(1035U1584)

4:30 p.m.
Evaluating the effectiveness of remediation: Longitudinal effects of developmental coursework on mathematics achievement.
H. Smith Risser*, Texas Woman's University
(1035U11439)

4:55 p.m.
Teaching a Beginning College Student to Read a Mathematics Textbook, a Case Study.
Mary D Shepherd*, Northwest Missouri State University
(1035U11580)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, X
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Srilal Krishnan, Iona College
Bryan Nankervis, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Maegan Bos, St. Lawrence University
John Villalpando, Gonzaga University
Joy L. Becker, University of WisconsinStout
Aldo R. Maldonado, Park University

1:00 p.m.
NIMbly Bridging the Gap.
Maegan K Bos*, St. Lawrence University
(1035Z11590)

1:15 p.m.
Irreducible nohole colorings of grid graphs, hypercube and other bipartite graphs.
John J Villalpando*, Gonzaga Univeristy
Renu C Laskar, Clemson University
(1035Z11104)

1:30 p.m.
An "advanced perspectives" course for prospective high school math teachers.
Erica L Johnson*, St. John Fisher College
(1035Z11748)

1:45 p.m.
A FollowUp Investigation on the Effects of a Refocused College Algebra Course.
Erick B Hofacker*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
(1035Z11854)

2:00 p.m.
Engaging Students through Applications and Discussion Boards.
Joy L Becker*, University of WisconsinStout
(1035Z1454)

2:15 p.m.
A Conceptual Booster for Mathematically Distressed Students.
C. L. Greeno*, The MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035Z11175)

2:30 p.m.
WeBWorK to stimulate reading: computational versus conceptual problems.
George R. Exner*, Bucknell University
Mary D Shepherd, Northwest Missouri State University
(1035Z1961)

2:45 p.m.
Having fun in classroom with Mathematics from India.
Srilal N Krishnan*, Iona College
(1035Z1329)

3:00 p.m.
Building a Foundation for Algebra: How Fluency with Rational Numbers and Proportionality is Key to Achievement.
Bryan Nankervis*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
(1035Z11061)

3:15 p.m.
Studying Math Anxiety: A Case Study in Cooperation between a University and a Community College.
K. Scott Alberts*, Truman State University
Jane Roads, Moberly Area Community college
(1035Z1523)

3:30 p.m.
Spiral Knots.
Leonard A. Van Wyk*, James Madison University
Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University
(1035Z11685)

3:45 p.m.
NoteBlogging in the Classroom.
Beth Simon*, Department of Computer Science, University of California at San Diego
(1035Z11856)

4:00 p.m.
Improving high school geometry by carefully selecting what and how we teach prospective high school teachers.
Shlomo Libeskind*, University of Oregon
(1035Z11960)

4:15 p.m.
Spherical Superbowl? In Search of a Round Football.
Elizabeth A. Stanhope*, Lewis & Clark College
Emily Dryden, Bucknell University
Jeanie Karns, Lewis & Clark College
Wai Chit Lam, McGill University
Matt Lang, Lewis & Clark College
(1035Z11802)

4:30 p.m.
The Most Fundamental Inequality.
Anand Kumar*, Ramanujan School of Mathematics, Patna, India
(1035Z1227)

4:45 p.m.
Nonlinear filtering of random fields in the presence of longmemory noise.
Matthew Linn*, University of Michigan
(1035Z193)

5:00 p.m.
To Infinity and Beyond.
Jeffrey M. Groah*, Montgomery College
(1035Z1268)

5:15 p.m.
Distributing Vertices on a Hamiltonian Cycle.
Ralph J. Faudree, University of Memphis
Ronald J. Gould, Emory University
Michael S. Jacobson, University of Colorado at Denver
Colton R. Magnant*, Emory University
(1035Z1383)

5:30 p.m.
Pedagogy of Arithmetic.
L Franklin Kemp*, Collin County Community College
(1035Z1847)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, II
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi, California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu

1:00 p.m.
Circular consecutive choosability for cvery cycle and for $\theta_{2,2,4}$ is 2.
Daphne DerFen Liu*, California State University, Los Angeles
(103505537)

1:25 p.m.
Circular choosability of graphs.
Serguei Norine*, Princeton University
(103505771)

1:50 p.m.
Algebraically Solvable Problems: Describing Polynomials as Equivalent to Explicit Solutions.
Uwe Schauz*, T\"ubingen Germany
(103505722)

2:10 p.m.
Break.

2:30 p.m.
Level three graph sums.
Sam Vandervelde*, St. Lawrence University
(103505341)

2:55 p.m.
Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Graphs.
JeongOk Choi, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Stephen Hartke, University of Nebraska
Hemanshu Kaul*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035051155)

3:20 p.m.
Degree Sequences for Edge Colored Graphs.
Garth Isaak*, Lehigh University
(103505947)

3:40 p.m.
Break.

4:00 p.m.
Edgecolorings avoiding rainbow and monochromatic subgraphs.
Maria Axenovich*, Iowa State University
Perry Iverson, Lousiana State University
(1035051232)

4:30 p.m.
Dominating Sets in Triangulations.
Erika L. C. King, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Michael J. Pelsmajer*, Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035051209)

5:00 p.m.
On the existence of a rainbow 1factor in 1factorizations of $K_{rn}^{(r)}$.
Saad I. ElZanati*, Illinois State University
Michael J. plantholt, Illinois State University
Papa A. Sissokho, Illinois State University
Lawrence Spence, Illinois State University
(1035051949)

5:30 p.m.
A new look at Szemeredi's regularization.
Y Ishigami*, University of ElectroCommunications
(1035051450)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AWM Workshop Panel Discussion
Establishing a career in mathematics.
Moderators:
Magnhild Lien, California State University Northridge
Panelists:
Megan M. Kerr, Wellesley College
Elizabeth S. Allman, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Elana J. Fertig, Matron, Inc.

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
ASL Session for Contributed Papers, III

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, II

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:45 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XI
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Firooz Khosraviyani, Texas A\&M International University
Andrew E. Long, Northern Kentucky University
G. Alan Cannon, Southeastern Louisiana University
Larry Wayne Lewis, Spalding University

2:45 p.m.
Rethinking How We Introduce Mathematics to First Year Students.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
Ed Burger, Williams College
(1035Z11882)

3:00 p.m.
Gender Differences in Mathematics PerformanceA Pilot Study.
Melissa A Desjarlais*, Valparaiso University
(1035Z11778)

3:15 p.m.
Kernels of an IntegroDifferential Equation from an Initial Pulse.
J. Angela Hart Murdock*, Middle Tennesee State University
(1035Z11986)

3:30 p.m.
1. NCTM Focal Points for K8 avoid 2step Arithmetic Word Problems with Math content. 2. K8 Math textbooks avoid Word Problems with Reading content.
Jerome Dancis*, Univ. of Maryland
(1035Z11896)

3:45 p.m.
Batteries Not Included: Using the Abacus to Motivate Liberal Arts Mathematics Students.
Sandra E. Boer*, Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1035Z11883)

4:00 p.m.
How to Asses Effective Teaching in a Problem Solving Mathematics Curriculum.
Charles Anthony Sulewski*, United States Military Academy
(1035Z1933)

4:15 p.m.
The Central Ideas of the FirstYear Calculus: Views from Calculus Textbook Authors and Other WellKnown Experts, Preliminary Report.
Kimberly S. Sofronas*, Emmanuel College
Nicholas Gorgievski, Nichols College
Larissa Schroeder, University of Connecticut
Chris Hamelin, University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco, University of Connecticut
Charles Vinsonhaler, University of Connecticut
(1035Z1975)

4:30 p.m.
So You Want to Be an Engineering Major but You're Afraid of Math.
Robert E Burks*, United States Military Academy
(1035Z11274)

4:45 p.m.
Effective Teaching in Discrete Mathematics.
Weiwei Zhang*, King's College
(1035Z11283)

5:00 p.m.
Using Writing Techniques To Enhance Learning In The PreCalculus Mathematics Classroom.
Jonathan P Lambright*, Savannah State University
Josephine Foster, Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1035Z11291)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 4:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XII
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
David Taylor, Roanoke University
Robert D. Poodiack, Norwich University

4:00 p.m.
A Comparison of Quantitative (Aiken \& Dreger's Mathematics Attitude Scale and a Semantic Differential) and Qualitative (Openresponse) Methods in Measuring Student Attitudes toward Mathematics.
Mike J Simmers*, University of WisconsinStevens Point
(1035Z11549)

4:15 p.m.
Increasing Student Success in Engineering and Science through a Freshman Enrichment Program.
Galen E. Turner III*, Louisiana Tech University
James D. Nelson, Louisiana Tech University
Kelly B. Crittenden, Louisiana Tech University
Alicia Boudreaux, Louisiana Tech University
(1035Z11579)

4:30 p.m.
Students' Perceptions of Partial Notes in Promoting Understanding of Calculus.
Larissa B. Schroeder*, Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco, Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
(1035Z11595)

4:45 p.m.
Surreal Numbers and Combinatorial Game Theory in Undergraduate Research Projects at Penn State Erie.
Paul D. Olson*, Penn State Erie , the Behrend College
(1035Z11617)

5:00 p.m.
How to help calculus students understand more and memorize less.
Wojciech K Kosek*, Colorado College
(1035Z11633)

5:15 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Calculus Using Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin, Texas A&M University
(1035Z11704)

5:30 p.m.
Bracelets with Magic Applications.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
Neil Calkin, Clemson University
(1035Z11870)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
AMS Banquet Reception

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Banquet
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