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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington, DC, January 58, 2009 (Monday  Thursday)
Meeting #1046
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Saturday January 3, 2009

Saturday January 3, 2009, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Part I)
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Samuel J. Lomonaco, University of Maryland Baltimore County lomonaco@comcast.net

Saturday January 3, 2009, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Short Course on Data Mining and New Trends in Teaching Statistics (Part I)
Maryland Suites A/B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Richard D. De Veaux, Williams College

Saturday January 3, 2009, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Part I)
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Samuel J. Lomonaco, University of Maryland Baltimore County lomonaco@comcast.net
Sunday January 4, 2009

Sunday January 4, 2009, 8:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Department Chairs Workshop
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott

Sunday January 4, 2009, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Board of Governors
Marshall Ballrooms South/West, Mezz. Level, Marriott

Sunday January 4, 2009, 8:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Ancillary Workshop
Teaching introductory data analysis through modeling.
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Presenters:
Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College

Sunday January 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Part II)
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sanuel J. Lomonaco, University of Maryland Baltimore County lomonaco@comcast.net

Sunday January 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Short Course on Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Part II)
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sanuel J. Lomonaco, University of Maryland Baltimore County lomonaco@comcast.net

Sunday January 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Short Course on Data Mining and New Trends in Teaching Statistics (Part II)
Maryland Suites A/B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Richard D. De Veaux, Williams College

Sunday January 4, 2009, 1:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Council
Marshall Ballrooms North/East, Mezz. Level, Marriott

Sunday January 4, 2009, 3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Marriot Ballroom Lobby, Lobby Level, Marriott
Monday January 5, 2009

Monday January 5, 2009, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Marriot Ballroom Lobby, Lobby Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Frames: Surgeries, Dilation, and Robustness.
Jennifer L. Wolfe*, Central Michigan University
Rachael L. Tomasino, Central Michigan University
Eileen L. Radzwion, Central Michigan University
Sara P. Rimer, Central Michigan University
(10461590)

8:30 a.m.
The Minimum Semidefinite Rank of a Graph.
Taiji Tsutsui*, Hiram College, Hiram OH
Rachel Ellen Cranfill, Harvey Mudd College
(10461591)

9:00 a.m.
A numerical and analytical study of modeling techniques for microstructure evolution.
M R Atkins*, George Mason University
(104635103)

9:30 a.m.
Understanding and predicting materials properties from phasefield simulations.
Thomas Dean Stephens*, George Mason University
(104635101)

10:00 a.m.
Vector Invariants of Elementary Abelian pGroups.
Aaron B Adcock*, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
(10461322)

10:30 a.m.
Mathematical modeling, analysis and computation of a fluidstructure interaction problem with applications.
Sarah Minerva Venuti*, Mathemathical Sciences, George Mason University
Kevin Kelbaugh, Mathemathical Sciences, George Mason University
Padmanabhan Seshayer, Mathemathical Sciences, George Mason University
(10466566)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Coding Theory, I
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University gmatthe@clemson.edu
Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska

8:00 a.m.
Generalizing Binary Quadratic Residue Codes.
P. Charters*, University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics Department
(104611645)

8:25 a.m.
Locally decodable codes.
Sergey Yekhanin*, Microsoft Research
(104668951)

8:50 a.m.
Iterative Subspace Pursuit Decoding of Weighted Euclidean Superimposed Codes.
Wei Dai*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Olgica Milenkovic, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1046681510)

9:15 a.m.
On algebraic constructions of codes for random linear network coding.
Felice Manganiello*, Zurich University
Elisa Gorla, Zurich University
Joachim Rosenthal, Zurich University
(104694854)

9:40 a.m.
Further analysis of codes based on permutations.
Christine A Kelley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046941960)

10:05 a.m.
Coding theory and Pseudorandomness.
Venkatesan Guruswami*, University of Washington & Carnegie Mellon University
(1046051085)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory of Lie Algebras and Algebraic Groups, I
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David G. Taylor, Roanoke College taylor@roanoke.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
GuiQiang G. Chen, Northwestern University
Cleopatra C. Christoforou, University of Houston cleopatra@math.uh.edu

8:00 a.m.
Compensated Compactness and the MultiDimensional Euler Equations.
James Glimm*, State University of New York at Stony Brook
(104635257)

8:30 a.m.
On the dynamics of multicomponent reactive flows.
Konstantina Trivisa*, University of Maryland
(1046351186)

9:00 a.m.
Instantaneous boundary tangency and cusp formation in twodimensional fluid flows.
Misha Perepelitsa*, Vanderbilt University
David Hoff, Indiana University
(104635636)

9:30 a.m.
On ShockFree Periodic Solutions for the Euler Equations.
Robin C Young*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
J Blake Temple, University of California, Davis
(1046351619)

10:00 a.m.
Stability of Newtonian Rotating White Dwarf Stars.
Tao Luo*, Georgetown University
Joel Smoller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(104635677)

10:30 a.m.
Local WellPosedness of a Dispersive NavierStokes System.
C David Levermore*, University of Maryland, College Park
Weiran Sun, University of Maryland, College Park
(1046351209)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic, LargeScale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, I
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde, University of South Florida
K. Ramachandran, University of South Florida

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Experimental Mathematics, I
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Luis A. Medina, Tulane University
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University vhm@math.tulane.edu

8:00 a.m.
Towards a Classification of Periodic Orbits of Particular Fractal Billiards.
Michel L. Lapidus, University of California, Riverside
Robert G. Niemeyer*, University of California, Riverside
(104637945)

8:30 a.m.
Towards a proof of the qTSPP conjecture.
Christoph Koutschan*, RISC, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
(1046051749)

9:00 a.m.
Some divisibility properties for Stirling numbers of the second kind.
OYeat Chan*, Dalhousie University
Dante Manna, Virginia Wesleyan College
(1046111271)

9:30 a.m.
Experimentation at the frontier of reality in Schubert calculus.
Frank Sottile*, Texas A&M University
(1046141705)

10:00 a.m.
Enumeration Schemes for Barred Permutation Patterns.
Lara K. Pudwell*, Valparaiso University
(104605936)

10:30 a.m.
Grid graphs, Gorenstein polytopes, and domino stackings.
Matthias Beck*, San Francisco State University
Christian Haase, Freie Universität Berlin
Steven Sam, MIT
(104605837)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on HeavyTailed Behavior: Theory and Applications
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas B. Fowler, Noblis Incorporated tfowler@noblis.org
Marty Fischer, Noblis Incorporated
Denise Masi, Noblis Incorporated
John F. Shortle, George Mason University

8:00 a.m.
Lévy stable laws.
John P. Nolan*, American University
(1046601157)

8:35 a.m.
Approximations for the waiting time distribution in an M/G/1 queue with heavy tails.
Mariana OlveraCravioto*, Columbia University
Peter W. Glynn, Stanford University
(104660587)

9:10 a.m.
Emergence of HeavyTailed Behavior and the Failure of the Central Limit Theorem Due to Hypercorrelation.
Thomas B Fowler*, Noblis, Incorporated
(104660560)

9:45 a.m.
Simulation Techniques and Numerical Methods for Analyzing Systems with HeavyTailed Distributions.
John F Shortle*, George Mason University
Martin J. Fischer, Noblis, Inc.
Denise M. B. Masi, Noblis, Inc.
(104690819)

10:20 a.m.
Constructing a Risk Map for Pyroclastic Flows: Using simulations and data to predict rare events.
Elaine T. Spiller*, Marquette University
(1046861659)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras, I
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Pinhas Grossman, Vanderbilt University pinhas.grossman@vanderbilt.edu
Remus Nicoara, University of Tennessee

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Computation, I
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu
ChiWang Shu, Brown University

8:00 a.m.
Analysis of a local discontinuous Galerkin method for fourthorder timedependent problems.
Bo Dong*, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
ChiWang Shu, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
(104665732)

8:30 a.m.
Superconvergence of Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Solutions for TimeDependent Problems.
Yingda Cheng*, University of Texas at Austin
ChiWang Shu, Brown University
(1046651060)

9:00 a.m.
A $C^0$ Interior Penalty Approximation of the CahnHilliard Equation in Phase Separation.
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University
Thirupathi Gudi*, Louisiana State University
Liyeng Sung, Louisiana State University
(1046651861)

9:30 a.m.
New Finite Element Methods for Fourth Order Curl Equations.
Qiya Hu, LSEC, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jinchao Xu, Penn State University
Bin Zheng*, Penn State University
(1046651656)

10:00 a.m.
Multigrid Solvers for a Class of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods on Graded Meshes.
Jintao Cui*, Louisiana State University
(104635815)

10:30 a.m.
Evaluating Options Whose Payoffs Depend on Continuously Monitored Asset Prices.
Fred J. Hickernell*, Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
(10466583)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations, I
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Automorphic and Modular Forms in Number Theory, I
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ken Ono, University of WisconsinMadison
Amanda Folsom, University of WisconsinMadison
Sharon A. Garthwaite, Bucknell University Sharon.Garthwaite@bucknell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Rankcrank type PDE and nonholomorphic Jacobi forms.
Kathrin Bringmann*, Universitaet Koeln
(1046111251)

8:30 a.m.
Overpartitions and class numbers of binary quadratic forms.
Jeremy Lovejoy*, CNRS, LIAFA, Universite Paris 7
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Cologne
(1046111196)

9:00 a.m.
Recent work on Maass and modular forms.
Matt Boylan*, University of South Carolina
(1046111909)

9:30 a.m.
The unbounded denominator property of noncongruence modular forms.
Chris A. Kurth, Iowa State University
Ling Long*, Iowa State University
(104611391)

10:00 a.m.
Jacobi forms over complex quadratic fields via the cubic Casimir operators.
Olav K Richter*, University of North Texas & RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Cologne (Germany)
Charles H Conley, University of North Texas
(104611423)

10:30 a.m.
Gaussian hypergeometric functions.
Robert Osburn*, University College Dublin
(1046111635)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Methods in Applied Mathematics, I
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@gwu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Dynamical systems over graphs: the relationship between graph topology and dynamics.
Reinhard C Laubenbacher*, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Abdul S Jarrah, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Alan VelizCuba, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(1046371326)

8:30 a.m.
Knot theoretical methods for RNAtemplate guided DNA recombinations.
Angela Angeleska, University of South Florida
Natasa Jonoska, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(104657521)

9:00 a.m.
Strategies for DNA recombination using assembly graphs.
A Angeleska*, University of South Florida
N Jonoska, University of South Florida
M Saito, University of South Florida
(104600652)

9:30 a.m.
A transition polynomial for signed Feynman diagrams.
Kerry Luse*, Trinity (Washington) University
Yongwu Rong, The George Washington University
(1046571385)

10:00 a.m.
Computation of the AlexanderConway Polynomial on the Chord Diagrams of Singular Knots.
Sana Raoof*, Harvard College
(1046921145)

10:30 a.m.
A Fast Algorithm for Homology Groups in 3D Cubical Space.
Li Chen*, University of the District of Columbia
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University
(1046571203)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on the Role of Generalized Maximal Monotonicity Frameworks in Optimization and Control Theory with Applications, I
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, International Publications rverma@internationalpubls.com

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Biology, I
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Model to Quantify the Impact of the Recovery Rate on the Dynamics and Transmission of Malaria in a Changing Population: Case of Cameroon.
Miranda Ijang TebohEwungkem*, Lafayette College
(104692714)

8:15 a.m.
The effect of temperature on transient population dynamics: A case study using the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum).
Joan P. Lubben*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of NebraskaLincoln
Richard Rebarber, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046921053)

8:30 a.m.
Break

8:45 a.m.
The Mating Game: A Game Theoretic Analysis of the Mating Sign Behavior in the Honeybee.
M Wilhelm*, UNCG
J Rychtar, UNCG
O Rueppell, UNCG
M Chhetri, UNCG
(1046921269)

9:00 a.m.
Effect of the Abiotic Environment on Preening in Glaucouswinged Gulls (Larus glaucescens), Part I.
Lynelle M Weldon, Andrews University
Shandelle M Henson, Andrews University
James L Hayward, Andrews University
Libby C Megna*, Andrews University
Joseph G Galusha, Walla Walla University
(104692821)

9:15 a.m.
Effect of the Abiotic Environment on Preening in Glaucouswinged Gulls (Larus glaucescens), Part II.
Lynelle M Weldon*, Andrews University
Shandelle M Henson, Andrews University
James L Hayward, Andrews University
Libby C Megna, Andrews University
Joseph G Galusha, Walla Walla University
(104692823)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
The modeling of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons and its convexity properties.
KaiBin Fu*, Texas A&M University
(1046921335)

10:00 a.m.
Dynamical behavior of a oneisland, selectionmigration model with partial dominance.
Jordan West Bostic*, North Carolina State University
James H Roberds, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
James F Selgrade, North Carolina State University
(1046921338)

10:15 a.m.
KullbackLeibler Markov Chain Monte Carlo  a new Algorithm for Finite Mixture Aanalysis and its Application to Gene Expression Data.
Tatiana Valerievna Tatarinova*, Loyola Marymount University
Alan Schumitzky, University of Southern California
(1046921421)

10:30 a.m.
Radiotelemetry under malfunctioning receivers.
Channa N Navaratna*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Menaka B Navaratna, Florida Gulf Coast University
(1046921428)

10:45 a.m.
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Simple Microvascular Network.
David Gardner, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Yiyang Li, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Benjamin Small*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
(1046001672)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Operator Theory
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Group Bundle Duality.
Geoff R Goehle*, Dartmouth College
(104647566)

8:15 a.m.
Vertex operator algebras and integrable system.
ShrJing Chen*, Rutgers University
(104647241)

8:30 a.m.
Uncertainty Principles from Representations of Lie Groups.
Jens Gerlach Christensen*, Louisiana State University
(1046471643)

8:45 a.m.
Lacunary Orbits for Multiplication operators in $ C[0, 1] $ and $ L_{p}[0,1], 1 \leq p \infty$.
Aderaw Workneh Fenta*, Arkansas State University
(1046461570)

9:00 a.m.
Hermitian Weighted Composition Operators on Weighted Hardy Spaces.
Carl C Cowen, Indiana University  Purdue University, Indianapolis
Gajath Gunatillake*, American university of Sharjah
Eungil Ko, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea
(104647207)

9:15 a.m.
Irregularity of orbits of operators.
Gabriel T Prajitura*, SUNY Brockport
(1046471055)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
$n$contractivity and $k$hyponormality of some Bergmanlike weighted shifts.
Gregory Adams, Bucknell University
George R Exner*, Bucknell University
(1046471448)

10:00 a.m.
On The Numerical Range Of A Class Of Composition Operators on $H^2$.
William M Higdon*, University of Indianapolis
(104647462)

10:15 a.m.
On the index solvability for variational inequalities with (S)mappings.
Dan D. Pascali*, Courant Institute, New York University
(104647846)

10:30 a.m.
Inequalities and Operator Means.
Mohammad Khadivi*, Jackson State University
Mokhtar Aouina, Jackson State University
(104647922)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Differential Geometry
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
On the Volume of Meromorphic Vector fields on Riemann Surfaces.
Amine Fawaz*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(104653201)

8:15 a.m.
The topology of low dimensional cohomogeneity one manifolds.
Corey A. Hoelscher*, Rutgers University
Shari Ultman, Oregon State University
(104653673)

8:30 a.m.
On the classification of lowdimensional fixed point homogeneous Riemannian manifolds with nonnegative sectional curvature.
Fernando GalazGarcia*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1046531098)

8:45 a.m.
The Higher Flows of Harmonic Maps.
Michael S Gagliardo*, Jacksonville University
(1046531315)

9:00 a.m.
A convexity theorem for the real part of a Borel invariant subvariety.
Timothy E Goldberg*, Cornell University
(1046531148)

9:15 a.m.
Isoperimetric balls in cones over tori.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(104653583)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
Folded Toric FourManifolds.
Christopher R Lee*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1046531802)

10:00 a.m.
Connections and Parallel Transport.
Florin Dumitrescu*, Pennsylvania State University
(1046531117)

10:15 a.m.
Connected components of strata of quadratic differentials over Teichmuller space.
Katharine Walker*, University of Michigan
(1046531827)

10:30 a.m.
Some CRsubmanifolds of low Chentype in complex space forms.
Ivko Dimitric*, Pennsylvania State University Fayette
(1046532028)

10:45 a.m.
ScrewMotion Invariant Minimal Surfaces.
Michelle E Hackman*, Indiana University
(104653217)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Quantum Theory and Fluid Mechanics
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Linear instability criteria for Euler's equation: two classes of perturbations.
Elizabeth Thoren*, The University of Texas at Austin
(104676322)

8:15 a.m.
A hybrid particlecontinuum (DSMCSPDE) algorithm for dense fluid flows.
Aleksandar Donev*, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Alejandro L Garcia, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, San Jose State Univ.
Berni J Alder, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(1046761402)

8:30 a.m.
Human tear film dynamics with an overset grid method.
Kara L. Maki*, University of Delaware
Richard J. Braun, University of Delaware
William D. Henshaw, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P. Ewen KingSmith, The Ohio State University
(1046761581)

8:45 a.m.
Dynamics of EdgeFlames in MicroChannels.
Joanna A Bieri*, Northwestern University
(1046761824)

9:00 a.m.
Unstable internal waves.
Roxana Tiron*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Roberto Camassa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ann Almgren, LBL Laboratories, Berkeley
Amber Sallerson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1046761964)

9:15 a.m.
Falling Spheres in Stratified Fluids.
Roberto Camassa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joyce T. Lin*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard M. McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(1046761597)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
Vacuum and Bound State Calculations in Point Form Quantum Field Theory.
Kevin C. Murphy*, The University of Iowa
(1046811724)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Differential Geometry on a Renormalization Bundle.
Susama Agarwala*, Johns Hopkins University
(104681270)

10:30 a.m.
Quantum Traces In Quantum Teichmüller Theory.
Christopher Scott Hiatt*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(104681556)

10:45 a.m.
Multiparty Quantum States with Nearly Maximal Stabilizer.
Stephanie A. Blanda*, Lebanon Valley College
(104681808)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, I
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
How a medieval troubadour became a mathematical figure.
Michael P. Saclolo*, St. Edward's University
(1046J11997)

8:20 a.m.
Mathematics of Salsa Dancing.
Christine von Renesse, Westfield State College
Volker Ecke*, Westfield State College
(1046J1431)

8:40 a.m.
Modeling Voiceleading in Music: The Special Role of the Bass Voice.
James R Hughes*, Elizabethtown College
Brandon Metz, Elizabethtown College
(1046J11754)

9:00 a.m.
Using Music to Demonstrate Group Theory.
Vicky Williams Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1046J1818)

9:20 a.m.
A Mathematics & Music Course for Liberal Arts Majors.
Kurt E Ludwick*, Salisbury University
(1046J11926)

9:40 a.m.
The MAA Curriculum Foundations Project: A report from the workshop on mathematics and the arts and implications for the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.
Susan L. Ganter*, Clemson University
Joanne Caniglia, Kent State University
William Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1046J1585)

10:00 a.m.
Which Edgar Allan Poe Story is His Most Quintessential? A Word Analysis Using Galois Lattices of Formal Concepts.
Roger Bilisoly*, Central Connecticut State University
(1046J1672)

10:20 a.m.
The Calculus of the Quinto Acuto and Gothic Architecture.
Mike Huber*, Muhlenberg College
(1046J1194)

10:40 a.m.
Art from the Margins: Questions raised by artistic patterns illustrating FLT.
Stephen H. Harnish*, Bluffton University
(1046J12018)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators:
Timothy Redl, University of HoustonDowntown
Robert D. Poodiak, Norwich University
Michael J. Caulfield, Gannon University
Jennifer Wagner, Washburn University

8:00 a.m.
Lobb's Generalization of Catalan's Parenthesization Problem.
Thomas Koshy*, Framingham State College
(1046Z1620)

8:15 a.m.
Verifying Huppert's Conjecture for $^2G_2(q^2)$.
Thomas Philip Wakefield*, Slippery Rock University
(1046Z1466)

8:30 a.m.
An Interdisciplinary Project for Statistics and Physics.
Josh W. Helms*, United States Military Academy
Rodney Sturdivant, United States Military Academy
(1046Z11356)

8:45 a.m.
Evaluating Communication Skills in a Modern Algebra Course.
Jennifer D. Wagner*, Washburn University
(1046Z1228)

9:00 a.m.
Discontinuous open maps from $\mathbb{R}^n$ onto $\mathbb{R}^n$.
William Goldbloom Bloch*, Wheaton College
(1046Z11218)

9:15 a.m.
Apportioning Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Michael J. Caulfield*, Gannon University
(1046Z1347)

9:30 a.m.
Development and Analysis of a New Course in Computational Mathematics with MATLAB at the University of HoustonDowntown.
Timothy A. Redl*, University of HoustonDowntown
(1046Z11083)

9:45 a.m.
The Power of Five.
Robert D. Poodiack*, Norwich University
(1046Z11834)

10:00 a.m.
Which is better: homework or quizzes?
Edwin P Herman*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(1046Z11370)

10:15 a.m.
Loop Decompositions of Circulations in Strongly Connected Digraphs.
Michael J. Adams*, Truman State University
Jonathan D. Vollmer, Truman State University
(1046Z1776)

10:30 a.m.
Universal Cycles of Classes of Restricted Words.
Arielle M Leitner*, California State University, Chico
Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University
(1046Z1529)

10:45 a.m.
Discriminating graphs of third degree polynomial functions.
Lucio M.G. Prado*, BMCC  The City University of New York
Abdramane Serme, BMCC The City University of New York
(1046Z11449)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University
David Hammond, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Thomas Lominac, Virginia Military Institute

8:00 a.m.
Developing Modern Algebra and Perspectives on the Nature of Mathematics in Victorian England.
Richard H. Stout*, Gordon College
(1046Z11733)

8:15 a.m.
Testing the effects of predictors data generated by nonidentity link functions of the singeindex model: a Monte Carlo appraoch.
Rebecca S Patterson, University of Louisville
Larry Wayne Lewis*, Spalding University
(1046Z1924)

8:30 a.m.
Math Mistakes that Make the News.
Heather A Lewis*, Nazareth College
(1046Z11573)

8:45 a.m.
Foundations of Mathematics, Survivor!
Deborah A Koslover*, University of Texas at Tyler
(1046Z11775)

9:00 a.m.
Using Online Discussions in an Introductory/Intermediate Algebra Course.
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1046Z12051)

9:15 a.m.
Wavelets on Graphs via Spectral Graph Theory.
David K Hammond*, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Pierre Vanderghynst, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Remi Gribonval, IRISAINRIA Rennes
(1046Z11237)

9:30 a.m.
Incorporating Mathematics into a Study Abroad Experience.
Ellen Mir*, Elon University
(1046Z1335)

9:45 a.m.
The Modified Moore Method versus the Traditional One: A Case Study.
Mahmoud Yousef*, University of Central Missouri
Shing S So, University of Central Missouri
David Ewing, University of Central Missouri
(1046Z11279)

10:00 a.m.
A Research Project for a Beginning Mathematics Student.
Anthony D. Berard, Jr.*, King's College
(1046Z1601)

10:15 a.m.
Elementary Central Limit Theorems Via Mathematical Induction.
Mark H. Inlow*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046Z11165)

10:30 a.m.
BiteSized Exams: A Tale of Two PreCalcs.
Rachel Schwell*, Central Connecticut State University
(1046Z11722)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, I
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

8:00 a.m.
A MultiSpecies Model for Bacterial Biofilms used in Waste Water Treatment.
David L Chopp*, Northwestern University
(104692509)

8:30 a.m.
Metapopulation models in tickborne disease transmission modeling.
Holly D. Gaff*, Old Dominion University
Elsa Schaefer, Marymount University
(104692357)

9:00 a.m.
The persistence of ranavirus in salamanders with ephemeral larval habitats.
Horst R. Thieme*, Arizona State University
Thanate Dhirasakdanon, Arizona State University
(104692505)

9:30 a.m.
Deterministic and stochastic juvenileadult models with application to amphibians.
Azmy S Ackleh*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Keng Deng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Qihua Huang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(104692554)

10:00 a.m.
Modeling "stay/flee" conflict situations in animal behavior: Poisson regression and differential equations.
Shandelle M. Henson*, Andrews University
James L. Hayward, Biology Department, Andrews University
(104692502)

10:30 a.m.
Evolutionary reversals in competitive interactions: experimental occurrences and model explanations using Darwinian dynamics.
J. M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
Rosalyn Rael, University of Arizona
Thomas L Vincent, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona
R. F. Costantino, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
(104692510)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall A, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic and Analytic Geometry
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:15 a.m.
Algebraic Density Property of Homogeneous Spaces.
Fabrizio Donzelli*, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Shulim Kaliman, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
(1046141121)

8:30 a.m.
On 3dimensional tiling.
Injun Song*, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Eu Kyum Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Hum Kum, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(1046141617)

8:45 a.m.
Structure of RiemannRoch $G$modules for $y^m=x^px$ over $GF(p)$.
Darren Glass, Gettysburg College
W. David Joyner*, US Naval Academy
Amy Ksir, US Naval Academy
(1046141756)

9:00 a.m.
Group Operation on the Jacobian of Singular Hyperelliptic Curves.
Enver Ozdemir*, University Of Maryland, College Park
(1046141494)

9:15 a.m.
Prym varieties of trigonal curves.
Yuri Zarhin*, Pennsylvania State University
(1046141522)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
A Linear Algebraic Proof of Demailly and Skoda's Theorem.
Yisha Peng*, Zhejiang University
(1046141179)

10:00 a.m.
Theta functions for small genus curves with automorphisms.
G Sujeeva Wijesiri*, Oakland University
(104614991)

10:15 a.m.
Degree even coverings of elliptic curves by genus 2 curves.
Nejme Gjika*, University of Vlora, Albania
Miftar Ramosaco, University of Vlora, Albania.
(104614695)

10:30 a.m.
Determining equations of families of cyclic curves.
Rakinawasan Sanjeewa*, Oakland University
(104614857)

10:45 a.m.
Computing Fundamental Units in Bicyclic Biquadratic Global Fields.
Qingquan Wu*, University of Calgary
(1046111030)

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:15 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on History
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:15 a.m.
How history of mathematics can help education of mathematics.
Saeed Seyed Agha*, I.H.University
(10460127)

8:30 a.m.
AlRisala alMuhitiyya II ("The Treatise on the Circumference").
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(104601649)

8:45 a.m.
Mathematician or Physician?
Mohammad Moazzam*, Salisbury University
(1046011270)

9:00 a.m.
Ioannis Carandinos and the Ionian Academy.
Christine Phili*, National Technical University Athens
(1046011566)

9:15 a.m.
Determining the determinant: the early years.
Daniel E. Otero*, Xavier University
(1046011693)

9:30 a.m.
Connections between the Genesis of Mathematics and Writing in Ancient Mesopotamia in 3100 B.C. and the Neuroscience of Learning Mathematics Today.
Alexander G. Atwood*, SUNY Suffolk County Community College
(1046012003)

9:45 a.m.
Boole and Hamilton: An Unanswered Question.
Charlotte K Simmons*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1046011574)

10:00 a.m.
A History of College Algebra in the United States During the Nineteenth Century.
Jeff A Suzuki*, Brooklyn College
(104601753)

10:15 a.m.
Webster's "Arithmetick in Epitome" and other Eighteenth Century English Arithmetic Books.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1046011750)

10:30 a.m.
Landmarks and Trails in the Development of Differential Calculus in Normed and Function Spaces.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1046011918)

10:45 a.m.
A new look at the convergence of a famous sequence.
Mihaela Dobrescu*, Christopher Newport University
(1046401825)

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, I
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ronald R. Coifman, Yale University
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
Stephen Smale, Toyota Institute

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications, I
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dmitry Y. Kleinbock, Brandeis University kleinboc@brandeis.edu
Gregory A. Margulis, Yale University
Hee Oh, Brown University

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part A
Planning and teaching mathematics capstone courses for preservice secondary school teachers.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Edward F. Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
Richard Hill, Michigan State University
Bruce E. Sagan, Michigan State University
Sharon Senk, Michigan State University
Natasha M. Speer, Michigan State University
Rebecca Walker, Grand Valley State University
Moderators:
Kirk Weller, Ferris State University

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part A
Discrete models in biology and simulations.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University
Huseyin Kocak, University of Miami
David Ribble, Trinity University

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part A
Teaching with clickers and classroom voting.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark Parker, Carroll College
Holly Zullo, Carroll College

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Analysis
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

9:00 a.m.
A generalization of the mean value theorem for integrals.
Nasser Dastrange*, Buena Vista University
(104626654)

9:15 a.m.
Error terms for Steffensen's, Young's, and Chebychev's Inequalities.
Peter R Mercer*, Buffalo State College
(1046261265)

9:30 a.m.
Iterations of Darboux Functions.
Kandasamy Muthuvel*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(1046261499)

9:45 a.m.
A generalization of an unpublished theorem of Wiener.
J. Marshall Ash*, DePaul University
Sergey Tikhonov, Scuola Normale Superiore
James Tung, DePaul University
(1046422118)

10:00 a.m.
RadonNikodym Theorem for Hypermeasures.
Mark Burgin, University of California, Los Angeles
Dongxin (Tony) Chen*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alan Krinik, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1046281563)

10:15 a.m.
Large Time Heat Kernel Asymptotics for Riemannian Polytopal Complexes and Finitely Generated Groups of Isometries.
Melanie Anne Pivarski*, Texas A&M University
(1046581804)

10:30 a.m.
Idempotent probability measures on a locally compact semihypergroups.
Norbert N Youmbi*, Saint Francis University
(104643879)

10:45 a.m.
Extensions to the theory of local regularization for solving linear Volterra inverse problems.
Cara D. Brooks*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Patricia K. Lamm, Michigan State University
(1046451484)

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Topological Groups
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

9:00 a.m.
Pro$p$ groups of rank 3 and the question of Iwasawa.
Ilir Snopce*, Binghamton University
(1046221303)

9:15 a.m.
Caratheodory Approch in Haar Measure.
Amir A. Maleki*, Howard University
(1046221343)

9:30 a.m.
On Maximal Ideals of Compact Connected Mobs.
Phoebe Ho McLaughlin*, University of Central Missouri
Shing S. So, University of Central Missouri
Haohao Wang, Southeast Missouri State University
(1046221766)

9:45 a.m.
Infinite Towers of Cocompact Lattices in KacMoody Groups.
Lisa Carbone, Rutgers University
Leigh Cobbs*, Rutgers University
(1046221130)

10:00 a.m.
Decompositions of Various Compact Symmetric Spaces.
Robyn Brooks, Trinity University
Derek Habermas, State University of New York at Potsdam
Karol Koziol*, New York University
Kirsten Trickey, Clarkson University
(1046221525)

10:15 a.m.
Equivariant degenerations of spherical modules for groups of type $\mathsf{A}$.
Stavros Papadakis, CAMGSD, Insituto Superior Tecnico
Bart Van Steirteghem*, Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
(1046221865)

10:30 a.m.
Topologies that are defined by forcing sequences of real numbers to converge to zero.
Jon W. Short*, Sam Houston State University
T. Christine Stevens, Saint Louis University
(1046221994)

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Finding your $n^{th}$ job (for $n$ greater than or equal to 2).
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joshua D. Laison, Willamette University
Aaron Luttman, Clarkson University
Raluca M. Gera, Naval Post Graduate School

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Henry Warchall, NSF/DMS
Karen A. Marrongelle, NSF/DRL
Daniel P. Maki, NSF/DUE
Ginger H. Rowell, NSF/DUE
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF/DUE
Lee L. Zia, NSF/DUE

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center
Atrium, Lower Level, outside Hall C, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
ICME11 in retrospect.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona

Monday January 5, 2009, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Department Liaisons Meeting
Marshall Ballrooms South/West, Mezz. Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Advances in Advancing Interfaces: Building Semiconductors, Inkjet Plotters, Medical Scanners, and Robotic Devices.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
James Sethian*, University of California, Berkeley
(10463509)

Monday January 5, 2009, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Stability, Consistency, and Convergence: Modern Variations on a Classical Theme.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Douglas N. Arnold*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(10466514)

Monday January 5, 2009, 12:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Come to the Grand Opening at 12:15!
Hall C, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture I
Homogeneous dynamics and number theory I.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Gregory Margulis*, Yale University
(10463702)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Perfect graphsStructure and recognition.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Maria Chudnovsky*, Columbia University
(1046A011)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:15 p.m.
Spectrally Accurate Initial Data for Numerical Relativity.
Nicholas Battista*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology
(104635944)

2:45 p.m.
A Network Theoretic Approach to Hyperspectral Image Classification.
Ryan Lewis*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1046911115)

3:15 p.m.
Matrix Number Theory: Factorization in Integral Matrix Semigroups.
David Hannasch*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rene Ardila, City College of New York
Audra Kosh, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hanah McCarthy, Lawrence University
Ryan Rosenbaum, San Diego State University
Donald Adams, San Diego State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
(104611349)

3:45 p.m.
Class Number Indivisibility in Function Fields.
Michael Daub, Berkeley
Jackie Lang*, Bryn Mawr
Mona Merling, Bard College
Natee Pitiwan, Williams College
Allison Pacelli, Williams College
Michael Rosen, Brown University
(1046111092)

4:15 p.m.
The Soap Bubble Problem on the Sphere.
Edward Souder Newkirk*, Williams College
(104651826)

4:45 p.m.
The hitting time for a sequence pattern in a Markov chain.
Shiliang Cui*, Lafayette College
Evan Fisher, Lafayette College
(104660517)

5:15 p.m.
Classifying the simplices of the 4dimensional cube.
Natalie Durgin*, Harvey Mudd College
Helen Highberger, Harvey Mudd College
Jacob Scott, Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(104652157)

5:45 p.m.
The Strong Symmetric Genus of Small Generalized Symmetric Groups.
Michael A. Ginter, Grove City College
Susannah E. Johnson, Grove City College
James E. McNamara*, Grove City College
(10462036)

6:10 p.m.
Discussion.

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Logic and Dynamical Systems, I
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Stephen G. Simpson, Pennsylvania State University simpson@math.psu.edu

2:15 p.m.
Symbolic dynamics and degrees of unsolvability.
Stephen G. Simpson*, Pennsylvania State University
(104603292)

2:35 p.m.
Complex dynamics and Turing degrees.
C. T. Chong*, National University of Singapore
(1046031162)

2:55 p.m.
Using orbit equivalence as a model for ergodic systems.
Daniel J. Rudolph*, Colorado State University
(104637705)

3:15 p.m.
Decidability of countable closed subshifts.
Douglas Cenzer*, University of Florida
S. Ali Dashti, University of Florida
(104603710)

3:35 p.m.
Generic isometries and measure preserving homeomorphisms are conjugate to their powers.
Christian Rosendal*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104603716)

3:55 p.m.
The classification problem for separable von Neumann factors.
Asger Tornquist*, University of Toronto
(104603724)

4:15 p.m.
Computable dynamics of real functions.
S. Ali Dashti*, University of Florida
Douglas Cenzer, University of Florida
(104603786)

4:35 p.m.
Bernoulli Actions of Property ($\tau$) Groups.
Scott Schneider*, Rutgers University
(104603976)

4:55 p.m.
Matrix models for discrete and topological groups.
Vladimir G. Pestov*, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(1046031104)

5:15 p.m.
Computability in Ergodic Theory.
Jeremy Avigad*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1046031123)

5:35 p.m.
Proof mining in topological dynamics.
Philipp Gerhardy*, Universitetet i Oslo
(1046031219)

5:55 p.m.
The isomorphism problem for subshifts.
John D. Clemens*, Penn State University
(1046031523)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry, I
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu

2:15 p.m.
General affine surface areas.
Monika Ludwig*, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
(1046521252)

2:45 p.m.
Finite Sets as Complements of Finite Unions of Convex Sets.
Jim Lawrence, George Mason University
Walter Morris*, George Mason University
(104652643)

3:15 p.m.
Generalized Averages of Section and Projection Functions.
Paul R. Goodey, University of Oklahoma
Wolfgang Weil*, University of Karlsruhe
(104652586)

3:45 p.m.
On Orthogonal Chords in Minkowski Spaces.
Javier Alonso, University of Extremadura, Spain
Horst Martini, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany
Zokhrab Mustafaev*, University of HoustonClear Lake, USA
(104652192)

4:15 p.m.
Special convex sets in normed linear spaces.
Horst Martini*, University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
(104652151)

4:45 p.m.
Outer linear measure of connected sets via Steiner trees.
Konrad J Swanepoel*, Chemnitz University of Technology
(104628119)

5:15 p.m.
Convex polytopes with abelian vertextransitive symmetry.
Jim Lawrence*, George Mason University
(1046521257)

5:45 p.m.
Class Preserving Dissections of Convex Polygons.
Dan Ismailescu*, Hofstra University
(1046521692)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Trends in Coding Theory, II
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gretchen L. Matthews, Clemson University gmatthe@clemson.edu
Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska

2:15 p.m.
On decoding multipoint algebraic geometry codes.
Nathan Drake*, Clemson University
(1046141768)

2:40 p.m.
Efficient List Decoding of Explicit Codes with Optimal Redundancy.
Atri Rudra*, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
(104668464)

3:05 p.m.
Trellis Pseudocodewords.
Deanna Dreher*, University of Nebraska
(1046941612)

3:30 p.m.
LDPC codes and Ramanujan graphs.
Chenying Wang*, Penn. State Univ.
(1046151807)

3:55 p.m.
On rightregular graphs for cascaded LDPC codes.
Abigail G. Mitchell*, University of Zürich
(1046942012)

4:20 p.m.
Golay, Heisenberg and Weyl.
Robert Calderbank*, Princeton University
(104694465)

5:15 p.m.
On the Growth Rate of the Weight Distribution of Irregular DoublyGeneralized LDPC Codes.
Mark F. Flanagan*, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Enrico Paolini, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Chiani, DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy
Marc P.C. Fossorier, ETIS ENSEA / UCP / CNRS UMR8051, Cergy Pontoise, France
(104694841)

5:40 p.m.
Enumerating Pseudocodewords in Fundamental Cones.
Min Lu*, University Park, PA
(1046941490)

6:05 p.m.
Extrinsic Tree Decoding of LDPC Codes.
Eric Thomas Psota*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046941540)

6:30 p.m.
Polytope Representations for LinearProgramming Decoding of Nonbinary Linear Codes.
Mark F. Flanagan, Universitat Zurich
Vitaly Skachek*, Claude Shannon Institute, University College Dublin
Eimear Byrne, University College Dublin
Marcus Greferath, University College Dublin
(104694685)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
GuiQiang G. Chen, Northwestern University
Cleopatra C. Christoforou, University of Houston cleopatra@math.uh.edu

2:15 p.m.
SelfSimilar Multidimensional Conservation Laws: An Excursion into Linear Equations.
Nedyu I Popivanov, Sofia University
Barbara Lee Keyfitz*, Fields Institute and the Ohio State University
(104635424)

2:45 p.m.
Transonic flows past wedges governed by full Euler equations.
G.Q. Chen, Northwestern Univeristy
J. Chen*, University of Houston
M. Feldman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(104635555)

3:15 p.m.
Mixed type problems and semihyperbolic waves in twodimensional compressible Euler systems.
Yuxi Zheng*, Penn State
(104635516)

3:45 p.m.
Transonic shocks of multidimensional compressible flow through divergent nozzles with arbitrary crosssections.
Myoungjean Bae*, University of WisconsinMadison
Mikhail Feldman, University of WisconsinMadison
(104635411)

4:15 p.m.
Optimal Transport for the System of Isentropic Euler Equations.
Michael Westdickenberg*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(104635641)

4:45 p.m.
On the structure of solutions of multidimensional systems of conservation laws.
Monica Torres*, Purdue University
(104635669)

5:15 p.m.
Largedata solution of the Cauchy problem for a model system for singular shocks.
Michael Sever*, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(104635174)

5:45 p.m.
Shock reflection, free boundary problems, and degenerate elliptic equations.
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University
Mikhail Feldman*, University of WisconsinMadison
(104635663)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Modeling in Medicine
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David Chan, Virginia Commonwealth University dmchan@vcu.edu
John W. Cain, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca A. Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University

2:15 p.m.
Oscillations of Calcium, Metabolism, and Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Betacells.
Arthur S Sherman*, National Institutes of Health
(104634863)

2:45 p.m.
Statistical Geometry of Pancreatic Islets.
Harold M Hastings*, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hofstra University
Bruce S Schneider, Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies
(1046921728)

3:15 p.m.
Tubuloglomerular Feedback Signal Transduction in a Compliant Thick Ascending Limb.
Anita T. Layton*, Duke University
(104692438)

3:45 p.m.
A Methodology For Performing Global Uncertainty And Sensitivity Analysis In Systems Biology.
Simeone Marino*, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
Ian B Hogue, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
Christian J Ray, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
Denise E Kirschner, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology
(1046341639)

4:15 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling in Nasal Drug Delivery and Surgery.
J. S. Kimbell*, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
J. D. Schroeter, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
G. J. M. Garcia, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
(1046921940)

4:45 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of bloodflow interaction with deformable arterial wall with applications in medicine.
Javed I. Siddique*, George Mason University
Daniel M. Anderson, George Mason University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
(10466576)

5:15 p.m.
Optimal Control Model for Cancer Chemotherapy Subject to Drug Resistance.
Daniel L Kern*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(1046921815)

5:45 p.m.
Optimal intervention strategies for a cholera outbreak.
Rachael L Miller*, University of Tennessee
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
Elsa Schaefer, Marymount University
(104634409)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Stochastic, LargeScale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, II
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott
Organizers:
Aghalaya S. Vatsala, University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde, University of South Florida
K. Ramachandran, University of South Florida

2:15 p.m.
Perturbation of a Gradient Temperature Field due to the Presence of Two Spheres.
Abhinandan Chowdhury*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1046351305)

2:45 p.m.
Nonlinear Stochastic Modeling and Statistic Analysis.
Ling Wu*, University of South Florida
Gangaram S. Ladde, University of South Florida
(1046601254)

3:15 p.m.
Behrens Fisher's Distribution for selecting Genes and its Application in Cancer Classification.
Nabin K. Shrestha*, University of South Florida
K. M. Ramachandran, University of South Florida
(1046621572)

3:45 p.m.
Hybrid Dynamic Inequalities Under Random Perturbations and Applications.
Gangaram S. Ladde*, University of South Florida
(1046931307)

4:15 p.m.
Generalized Quasilinearization for Differential Equations with Causal Operators.
Farzana A. McRae*, The Catholic University of America
J. Vasundhara Devi, GVP Institute for Advanced Studies, Visakhapatnam, India
Zahia Drici, Illinois Wesleyan University
(1046341853)

4:45 p.m.
Fixedpoint Theorems for Differential Equations with Causal Operators.
Zahia Drici*, Illinois Wesleyan University
Farzana A. Mcrae, The Catholic University of America
Vasundhara J. Devi, G.V.P. Institute for Advanced Studies, Visakhapatnam, India
(1046341700)

5:15 p.m.
A multitimescale analysis of biochemical reaction networks.
Chang Hyeong Lee*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1046921968)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Experimental Mathematics, II
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Luis A. Medina, Tulane University
Victor H. Moll, Tulane University vhm@math.tulane.edu

2:15 p.m.
On the greatest common divisor of $a^n1$ and $b^n1$.
Joseph H. Silverman*, Brown University
(104611361)

2:45 p.m.
Algorithmic Proofs for Special Function Identities.
Flavia Stan*, RISC, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
(1046331638)

3:15 p.m.
Isodiametric problems for equilateral polygons.
Michael J. Mossinghoff*, University of South Carolina and Davidson College
(1046521511)

3:45 p.m.
Break

4:15 p.m.
New formulas for Euler logtrigonometric integrals.
Olivier Oloa*, University of Versailles
(1046331183)

4:45 p.m.
Asymptotics and Zeros for Polynomials from Combinatorics.
Robert P. Boyer*, Drexel University
William M. Y. Goh, University of Science and Technology of China
(104605276)

5:15 p.m.
Asymptotics of Bernoulli, Euler, and Strodt Polynomials.
Timothy B Flowers*, Clemson University
Neil J Calkin, Clemson University
(104633404)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Structures in Knot Theory
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College knots@esotericka.org
Alissa S. Crans, Loyola Marymount University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonsmooth Analysis in Inverse and Variational Problems, I
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida znashed@mail.ucf.edu
Otmar Scherzer, University of Innsbruck

2:15 p.m.
Missing Data Recovery by Tightframe Algorithms with Flexible Wavelet Shrinkage.
Raymond H Chan*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(104665959)

2:45 p.m.
Finite volume scheme for the nonlinear tensor anisotropic diffusion.
Olga Drblikova, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Angela Handlovicova*, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Karol Mikula, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
(104665987)

3:15 p.m.
On singularity reconstruction in thermoacoustic tomography.
Yulia Hristova, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment*, Texas A&M University
Linh Viet Nguyen, Texas A&M University
(104635926)

3:45 p.m.
Convergence rates in regularization when the solutions are nonsmooth with respect to forward operators.
Bernd Hofmann*, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz/Germany
(104647154)

4:15 p.m.
MinimumVariance PseudoUnbiased ReducedRank Estimator and Its Applications.
Isao Yamada*, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tomasz Piotrowski, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(1046411541)

4:45 p.m.
On weakly bounded noise in illposed, nonquadratic minimization problems.
P. P. B. Eggermont*, Food and Resource Economics, Univeristy of Delaware
M. Z. Nashed, University of Central Florida
(104647985)

5:15 p.m.
Regularization of Quasi Variationaal Inequalities.
Akhtar A. Khan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Baasansuren Jadamba, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1046491066)

5:45 p.m.
The derivation of a heterogeneous plate theory from nonlinear elasticity.
Cristina Popovici*, North Dakota State University
(10464998)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Difference Equations, II
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

2:15 p.m.
Global behavior of solutions to $x_{n+1} = \frac{\alpha + \betax_n+\gammax_{n1}}{A + Bx_n+Cx_{n1}}$ with nonnegative parameters when prime periodtwo solutions exist.
Sukanya Basu*, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
(104639219)

2:45 p.m.
Positive solutions for systems of threepoint nonlinear discrete boundary value problems.
Johnny Henderson*, Baylor University
Sotiris K. Ntouyas, University of Ioannina
Ioannis K. Purnaras, University of Ioannina
(10463930)

3:15 p.m.
Adiabatic invariants for 2D Linear Dynamic Systems on Time Scales.
Gro Hovhannisyan*, Kent State University
(104634291)

3:45 p.m.
A Bimodal System.
Candace Marie Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hassan Sedaghat, Virginia Commonwealth University
(104639605)

4:15 p.m.
Trends and oscillations in the dynamics of linear vs. nonlinear difference equation models describing populations.
Tamara E AwerbuchFriedlander*, Harvard School of Public Health
(1046921551)

4:45 p.m.
Modeling HIV outbreaks: The Male to Female Prevalence Ratio in the Core Population.
James A Yorke*, Univ. of Maryland
(104634933)

5:15 p.m.
Dynamic Classification of Escape Time Sierpinski Curve Julia Sets.
Robert L. Devaney*, Boston University
(104637324)

5:45 p.m.
The Complex Dynamics of Singularly Perturbed Rational Maps.
Elizabeth D Russell*, Boston University
(104637631)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, II
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ronald R. Coifman, Yale University
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
Stephen Smale, Toyota Institute

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications, II
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dmitry Y. Kleinbock, Brandeis University kleinboc@brandeis.edu
Gregory A. Margulis, Yale University
Hee Oh, Brown University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Tracking Moving Interfaces in Complex Phenomena, I
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
James A. Sethian, University of California Berkeley sethian@math.berkeley.edu

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part A
SNAP Math Fairs in elementary education.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Andrew C.F. Liu, University of Alberta
Tanya Thompson, ThinkFun, Inc.

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part A
Using GeoGebra to create activities and applets for visualization and exploration.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Michael K. May, Saint Louis University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part A
A Game Theory path to quantitative literacy.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
David L. Housman, Goshen College
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, I
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
The Biplanar Crossing Number of $C_k \times C_l \times C_{2m} \times P_n$.
Joshua K. Lambert*, North Dakota State University
(10460581)

2:30 p.m.
Fully Orientability of Graphs with at Most One Dependent Arc.
HsinHao Lai, Academia Sinica
KoWei Lih*, Academia Sinica
LiDa Tong, National Sun Yatsen University
(104605223)

2:45 p.m.
Tiling Bijections via Finite Automata.
Katherine P. Benedetto, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Nicholas A. Loehr*, Virginia Tech
(104605376)

3:00 p.m.
The $r$reduced cutting numbers of cycles, sequences of cycles and graphs.
Brad Bailey*, North Georgia College & State University
Dianna Spence, North Georgia College & State University
John Holliday, North Georgia College & State University
(104605446)

3:15 p.m.
Progress on the Skew Hadamard Difference Set existence problem.
Carlos Harold SalazarLazaro*, Caltech
(104605495)

3:30 p.m.
Some combinatorial problems over finite Euclidean and nonEuclidean graphs.
Anh Vinh Le*, Harvard University
(104605532)

3:45 p.m.
Random Difference Graphs and Their Properties.
Elizabeth Perez Reilly*, The Johns Hopkins University
Edward R. Scheinerman, The Johns Hopkins University
(104605721)

4:00 p.m.
Forcing faces in plane bipartite graphs.
Zhongyuan Che*, Penn State University, Beaver Campus
Zhibo Chen, Penn State University, McKeesport Campus
(1046051048)

4:15 p.m.
Pattern avoidance in binary trees.
Eric S. Rowland*, Rutgers University
(104605546)

4:30 p.m.
Other Critical Exponents in Coordinate Percolation.
Elizabeth Moseman*, US Military Academy, West Point
(104605588)

4:45 p.m.
On sums of permutations and sequences with distinct terms.
D. Jacob Wildstrom*, University of Louisville
(104605593)

5:00 p.m.
Graph Model for Pattern Recognition in Text.
Qin Wu*, West Virginia University
CunQuan Zhang, West Virginia University
Eddie Fuller, West Virginia University
(104605734)

5:15 p.m.
Minimum cycle bases of direct products of complete graphs.
Zachary Bradshaw*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(104605737)

5:30 p.m.
A forest formula for the antipode in incidence Hopf algebras.
Hillary Einziger*, The George Washington University
(104605746)

5:45 p.m.
The Clique Number of $\Gamma(\mathbb{Z}_{p^{n}}(\alpha))$.
Omar A. AbuGhneim*, Jordan University
Emad E. AbdAlJawad, AlZaytoonah Private University
Hasan AlEzeh, Jordan University
(104605763)

6:00 p.m.
Paley partial difference sets in groups with order not a prime power.
John Bowen Polhill*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(104605794)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Functional Analysis and Operator Algebras
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
Generalizations of Triangular Algebras.
Mohan Ravichandran*, University of New Hampshire
(1046471917)

2:30 p.m.
The Projective Unitary Group is Algebraically Determined Polish group.
Alexandru Gabriel Atim*, University of South Carolina Lancaster
Robert R Kallman, University of North Texas
(1046461678)

2:45 p.m.
Proper Actions of Groupoids on $C^*$algebras.
Jonathan Henry Brown*, Dartmouth College
(104647244)

3:00 p.m.
QuasiMultipliers and Algebrizations of Operator Spaces.
Masayoshi Kaneda*, The University of Mississippi
(1046462044)

3:15 p.m.
On projective rigidity of Banach spaces.
Matthew Neal, Denison University
Bernard Russo*, University of California Irvine
(1046461930)

3:30 p.m.
NonCommutative majorant ergodic theorem for subsequences.
Genady Ya Grabarnik*, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Larisa Shwartz, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
(1046461611)

3:45 p.m.
Constructive Representation of the Feynman Operator Calculus in Banach Spaces.
Woodford W. Zachary*, Howard University
Tepper L. Gill, Howard University
(104646437)

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:15 p.m.
Shifts on product spaces E X F.
Minakshisundaram Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University
(104646307)

4:30 p.m.
Smooth and extreme points in Marcinkiewicz function spaces.
Anna Kamińska, University of Memphis
Anca M. Parrish*, University of Memphis
(104646835)

4:45 p.m.
The Corona Theorem for Infinitely Many Functions on the Multiplier Algebra of the Weighted Dirichlet Spaces.
Berhanu T. Kidane*, The University of Alabama
Tavan T. Trent, The University of Alabama
(104646149)

5:00 p.m.
Geometric Properties inherited by Ordered Tensor Products.
Michelle R Craddock*, University of Mississippi
(1046461364)

5:15 p.m.
On the sum of superoptimal singular values.
Alberto A. Condori*, Michigan State University
(1046461140)

5:30 p.m.
Partial unconditionality on a regular array in a Banach space.
Frank Sanacory*, SUNY  College at Old Westbury
(1046461988)

5:45 p.m.
Normlinear Operators Between Uniform Algebras.
Rebekah B Yates*, University of Montana
(104646294)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Associative and NonAssociative Rings and Algebras
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
A Domain Test for Lie Color Algebras.
Kenneth L. Price*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(104616943)

2:30 p.m.
Nonsplit module extensions over a nonnoetherian ring.
Linhong Wang*, Southeastern Louisiana University
(1046161084)

2:45 p.m.
SquareFree Rings and their Automorphism Group.
Martin W Montgomery*, Piedmont College
(1046161091)

3:00 p.m.
An isomorphism between the fusion algebras of $V_L^+$ and type $D^{(1)}$ level $2$.
Michael Cuntz, Universität Kaiserslautern
Christopher Goff*, University of the Pacific
(1046161202)

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
The Yoneda algebra of a monomial $\mathcal{K}_2$ algebra.
Christopher Phan*, University of Oregon
Thomas Cassidy, Bucknell University
Brad Shelton, University of Oregon
(1046161855)

4:00 p.m.
Representation theory of finite $W$algebras and twisted Yangians.
Jonathan Scott Brown*, University of Oregon
(1046161877)

4:15 p.m.
Strongly clean matrix rings.
Thomas J. Dorsey*, Center for Communications Research  La Jolla
Alexander J. Diesl, Bowling Green State University
(1046162001)

4:30 p.m.
Seven dimensional Lie algebras with a fourdimensional nilradical.
Firas Y Hindeleh*, Grand Valley State University
Gerard Thompson, The University of Toledo
(104622334)

4:45 p.m.
Noncommutative linear algebra and primitive ideals.
Victor Protsak*, Cornell University
(10461770)

5:00 p.m.
Simple and Nearly Simple Deep Matrix Algebras.
Chris Kennedy*, Christopher Newport University
(104617871)

5:15 p.m.
4Dimensional NonAssociative Division Algebras.
John Massman*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046171334)

5:30 p.m.
Intersection Matrix Algebras.
Sandeep Bhargava*, University of Windsor
(1046171546)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, I
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

2:15 p.m.
padic properties of Stirling numbers.
Ana Berrizbeitia*, University of Texas at Austin
Alexander Moll, Columbia University
Laine Noble, Tulane University
(10461160)

2:30 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.
Rational Points and Hypergeometric Functions.
Adriana Julia Salerno*, University of Texas at Austin
(104611311)

3:00 p.m.
Mahler's order functions and $p$adic algebraic approximation.
Brian C. Dietel*, Oregon State University
(104611453)

3:15 p.m.
On the Iteration of a Function Related to Euler's $\phi$Function.
Joshua Harrington*, Shippensburg University
Lenny Jones, Shippensburg University
(104611573)

3:30 p.m.
Polynomials Built Using Lucas Sequence Pairs.
Donald Mills*, Wittenberg University
(104611579)

3:45 p.m.
Explicit constructions of infinite families of MSTD sets.
Daniel C Scheinerman*, Brown University
Steven J Miller, Williams College
(104611761)

4:00 p.m.
Hilbert 90 for Finite Abelian Extensions.
Andrew Schultz*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(104612623)

4:15 p.m.
Convergence of Singular Series for a Pair of Quadratic Forms.
Thomas J. Wright*, Johns Hopkins University
(104611725)

4:30 p.m.
On uniform bounds for rational points on rational curves and thin sets.
Patrick X Rault*, SUNY Geneseo
(104611624)

4:45 p.m.
Orthogonal polynomials and ranks of abelian varieties.
John Cullinan*, Bard College
Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts
(104611707)

5:00 p.m.
On the cyclotomic Littlewood polynomials.
Yi Sun*, Harvard University
(104611762)

5:15 p.m.
On Integers $n$ that Divide $\phi(n)+\sigma(n)$.
Kelley Harris*, Harvard University
(104611811)

5:30 p.m.
Happy Numbers and Semihappy Numbers.
Helen G. Grundman*, Bryn Mawr College
(104611980)

5:45 p.m.
Stable Reduction of $X_0(625)$, with Implications.
Ken McMurdy*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(104611974)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Patricia L. Hale, California State Polytechnic University Pomona phale@csupomona.edu
Abbe Herzig, University at Albany

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Chris Christensen, Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand, Goucher College

2:15 p.m.
Teaching the Group Theory of Permutation Ciphers.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046D11479)

2:35 p.m.
Finding Irreducible Polynomials Using Miller Rabin Type Tests.
Jeffrey A Ehme*, Spelman College
(1046D11613)

2:55 p.m.
The Vigenere Cipher: A historical cipher with a modern day application.
Tamara B Veenstra*, University of Redlands
(1046D11127)

3:15 p.m.
The ElGamal Cryptosystem on the TI83.
Blake Rice, N/A
Neil Sigmon, Radford University
Bill Yankosky*, North Carolina Wesleyan College
(1046D141)

3:35 p.m.
Quantum Computing for Undergraduates.
Thomas R. Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
(1046D11645)

3:55 p.m.
The Venona Project.
Maryam Vulis*, Fordham University
(1046D12016)

4:15 p.m.
An Introduction to Algebraic Cryptanalysis.
Amber M Rogers*, Northern Kentucky University
(1046D1717)

4:35 p.m.
Arithmetic in the field $F_{2^8}$ as used in the Advanced Encryption Standard.
Eric West*, Benedictine College
(1046D12060)

4:55 p.m.
An Interactive Demonstration of the Navajo Code of World War II.
Neil P Sigmon*, Radford University
Jonathan D Dixon, Radford University
(1046D11363)

5:15 p.m.
Cryptology as FirstYear Seminar: Challenges and Rewards.
Alan Koch*, Agnes Scott College
(1046D1170)

5:35 p.m.
Explorations of elliptic curves in undergraduate cryptography with minimal student background through the use of Maple worksheets.
Mike May*, Saint Louis University
(1046D1230)

5:55 p.m.
Investigations with Privatekey Ciphers.
Annela R Kelly*, Roger Williams University
(1046D11859)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Environmental Mathematics
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Karen Bolinger, Clarion University kbolinger@clarion.edu
Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University

2:20 p.m.
A Curriculum Module for Modeling Bioaccumulation, Biomagnification, and Elimination of Toxins.
Frederick A. Adkins*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1046G11881)

2:40 p.m.
Starting in your own Backyard: Looking at Local Enviromental Risks in a Mathematical Modeling Class.
Jennifer A Gorman*, Gannon University
(1046G11537)

3:00 p.m.
Teaching Applied Calculus through Environmental Modeling.
Rachel M Dunwell*, Rhodes College
Christopher W Seaton, Rhodes College
(1046G11423)

3:20 p.m.
Quantitative and Citizen Literacy through Key Environmental Issues of our time.
Harel Barzilai*, Salisbury University
(1046G1958)

3:40 p.m.
Weatherquakes, Earthquakes, Mathematics and Climate Change.
Martin E. Walter*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1046G1432)

4:00 p.m.
Modelphobia  How does it arise; what can we do about it?
Ben Fusaro*, Florida State University
(1046G12058)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gerald Kobylski, U.S. Military Academy gerald.kobylski@usma.edu
Josh Helms, U.S. Military Academy
William Fox, Naval Post Graduate School

2:15 p.m.
Using Interactive Pedagogies to teach Operations Research.
Ronald M. Brzenk*, Hartwick College, Oneonta NY 13820
(1046P1401)

2:45 p.m.
Mathematical Methods of Operations Research.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1046P163)

3:20 p.m.
Recursive formulae for Steady State Distribution of a Certain Class of Markov Process.
Mark Evans, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lilinoe Harbottle, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ken Shun, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1046P11562)

3:55 p.m.
Data Envelopment Analysis in Operations Research.
William C. Bauldry*, Appalachian State University
(1046P121)

4:25 p.m.
The "Artist Guild" Strike: An Example of Game Theory.
William P Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1046P11225)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Session on Performing Mathematics
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Timothy P. Chartier, Davidson College tichartier@davidson.edu
Karl Schaffer, De Anza College

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Productive Roles for Math Faculty in the Professional Development of K12 Teachers, I
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University dale.oliver@humboldt.edu
Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University

2:15 p.m.
Mathematics Content Knowledge and Classroom Practice in Middle School.
Julie A. Belock*, Salem State College
(1046R1754)

2:35 p.m.
An Update of a Professional Development Project focused on Preparing Students for Algebra.
Matthew J Haines*, Augsburg College
Tracy Bibelnieks, Augsburg College
Linda Stevens, Augsburg College
(1046R12076)

2:55 p.m.
Math Faculty as Partners in Team Teaching a NonEuclidean Geometry Course for K12 Teachers.
Maria G Fung*, Worcester State College
Tevian Dray, Oregon State University
Dave Damcke, University of Portland
Dianne Hart, Oregon State University
Dianne Riverstone, Oregon State University
(1046R11559)

3:15 p.m.
InService Teachers' Proof Schemes in Transition.
Evan Fuller*, UC San Diego
Osvaldo Soto, UC San Diego
Guershon Harel, UC San Diego
Alfred Manaster, UC San Diego
(1046R1950)

3:35 p.m.
Brazos Valley Math Teachers' Circle: Formation and Activities.
Philip B. Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
(1046R1589)

3:55 p.m.
Supporting Mathematics Teachers to Increase Retention Through Professional Development: Overview, Models and Research.
Davida Fischman*, California State University, San Bernardino
(1046R1550)

4:15 p.m.
Contributing to the Professional Development of K12 Mathematics Teachers.
Katherine J. Mawhinney*, Appalachian State University
(1046R11295)

4:35 p.m.
Creating Active Learning Environments with Improved Student/Teacher Relationships and State Assessement Scores.
Juli D'Ann Ratheal*, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(1046R1621)

4:55 p.m.
Teaching for understanding through a professional development partnership.
Jennifer J. Kosiak*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jon Hasenbank, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1046R11310)

5:15 p.m.
Mathematicians vs. Future K8 Teachers: Is Real Communication Possible? Is Deep Learning Achievable?
Betsy Darken*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(1046R1812)

5:35 p.m.
"If only I had known then what I know now " : A look back at six years of professional development programs.
Linda Braddy*, East Central University
(1046R1486)

5:55 p.m.
The Kentucky Center for Mathematics.
Kirsten Fleming*, Kentucky Center for Mathematics at Northern Kentucky University
(1046R1181)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on Mathematical Sociology
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Barbara F. Meeker, University of Maryland, College Park bmeeker@socy.umd.edu
Moderators:
Joseph Auslander, University of Maryland, College Park jna@math.umd.edu

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, II
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross croberts@holycross.edu

2:15 p.m.
Spatial Optimal Control in Fishery Models.
Suzanne Lenhart*, University of Tennessee
(104692485)

2:45 p.m.
Liapunov Exponents and Persistence in some Discrete Dynamical Systems.
Paul Leonard Salceanu*, Arizona State University
Hal L. Smith, Arizona State University
(104637460)

3:15 p.m.
Economics of harvesting agestructured fish populations.
Olli Ilari Tahvonen*, Finnish Forest Research Institute
(104692344)

3:45 p.m.
Fish Biomass Structure at Pristine Coral Reefs and Degradation by Fishing.
Howard Weiss*, Georgia Tech
(104692614)

4:15 p.m.
A comparison of the distributions of two stochastic models for metapopulation models.
Amy J Ekanayake*, Texas Tech University
Linda J.S. Allen, Texas Tech University
(104692625)

4:45 p.m.
Models of Disease Dispersal for populations with overlapping and nonoverlapping discrete populations.
Carlos CastilloChavez*, School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Mathematical and Computational Modeling Sciences Center, Arizona State U
Karen RiosSoto, Departamento de Matematicas y Estadistica, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Kailash Patidar, Mathematical and Computational Modeling Sciences Center
(1046921942)

5:15 p.m.
Decentralized Multinational Management of a Highly Migratory Marine Fish Stock.
Robert W. McKelvey*, University of Montana
(104691630)

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:35 p.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Graduate school: Choosing one, getting in, staying in.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Kirsti Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Vanessa Garcia, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Alan Alewine, McKendree University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Panel Discussion
The art of testmaking and alternative assessments.
Palladian Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Suzanne Caulk, Regis University
Gertrud L. Kraut, Southern Virginia University
Laurie Lenz, Marymount University
Beth Schaubroeck, U. S. Air Force Academy
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud, Macalester College
Richard J. Cleary, Bentley College
Gary Hagerty, Black Hills State University
Barbara E. Reynolds, Cardinal Stritch University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Project NExTYoung Mathematicians' Network Poster Session
Blue Room and Foyer, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Michael C. Axtell, Wabash College
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
What and where will the jobs be? Trends in mathematics and in employment.
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Moderators:
Cathy B. Kessel, Mathematics Education Consultant
Panelists:
Deanna Egelston, National Security Agency
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University
Sandy Landsberg, U. S. Department of Energy
Mary E. Morley, Ocean County College

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers
Marshall Ballrooms South/West, Mezz. Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
MAA Calculus Readiness Task Force
Cleveland Room 2, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Integral Appollonian packings and thin orbits.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Peter Sarnak*, Princeton University
(1046A012)

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:45 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, III
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Cathy W. Carter, Christian Brother University
Heather Lewis, Nazareth College
Vonda K. Walsh, Virginia Military Institute

3:45 p.m.
Solution Matching for a Second Order Boundary Value Problem on a Time Scale.
Aprillya Lanz*, Virginia Military Institute
Ana Tameru, Alabama State University
(1046Z11852)

4:00 p.m.
How precise is your calibration? Multiple linear regression and prediction error in Excel.
Terje Hoim*, Wilkes Honors College, FAU
Eugene Belogay, Wilkes Honors College, FAU
Eugene T Smith, Wilkes Honors College, FAU
(1046Z12109)

4:15 p.m.
Calculating the void fraction of carbon foam using a tetrahedron model.
Rika Paul*, Florida A&M University
Rohini Mankee, Florida A&M University
G. Dale Wesson, Florida A&M University
Desmond Stephens, Florida A&M University
(1046Z12116)

4:30 p.m.
Statistical significance of ranking paradoxes.
Raymond N Greenwell*, Hofstra University
(1046Z1111)

4:45 p.m.
Historical Resources for Multivariable Calculus and Differential Geometry.
Sarah J Greenwald*, Appalachian State University
Gregory Rhoads, Appalachian State University
(1046Z1150)

5:00 p.m.
Posing and Pursuing One's Own Questions: Comparing Experiences of Graduate Students in Math Education and Mathematics.
Juliana V. Belding*, Harvard University
Eden M. Badertscher, Institute For Learning, University of Pittsburgh
(1046Z11776)

5:15 p.m.
Methods of estimating inbreeding coefficients by jointly estimating allele frequencies and accounting for the presence of null alleles.
Daisy L Phillips*, Western Washington University
Nathan W Hall, Western Washington University
Laina Mercer, University of Washington
Amy D Anderson, Western Washington University
(1046Z11415)

5:30 p.m.
A simulation study comparing methods of estimating inbreeding coefficients.
Nathan W Hall*, Western Washington University
Daisy L Phillips, Western Washington University
Laina Mercer, University of Washington
Amy D Anderson, Western Washington University
(1046Z11411)

5:45 p.m.
Mathematics Immersion for Freshman Engineers (MIFE).
Pascal Bedrossian, Christian Brothers University
Cathy W Carter*, Christian Brothers University
(1046Z11324)

6:00 p.m.
Continual Compounding of a Conventional Mortgage.
William M. Wagner*, Wagner Machine Works
(1046Z1167)

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.
AWM Business Meeting
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 3:50 p.m.5:10 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Research by Undergraduates Panel Discussion
Starting and maintaining an academic year undergraduate research program.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael J. Dorff, Brigham Young University
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Valparaiso University
Panelists:
Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Rebecca Garcia, Sam Houston State University
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Daniel J. Schaal, South Dakota State University

Monday January 5, 2009, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Reception for Undergraduate Students and Math Club Advisors
Atrium, Lower Level, outside Hall C, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 4:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate StudentsYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
How to apply for jobs.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid, University of Nebraska
Panelists:
Sharon M. Clarke, Pepperdine University
James H. Freeman, Cornell College
David C. Manderscheid,

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Guest Lecture and Business Meeting
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Business Meeting and Reception
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Reception for Graduate Students and FirstTime Participants
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Business Meeting and Reception
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Special Dramatic Presentation
The CNN United States of Mathematics Presidential Debate.
Regency Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Thomas Garrity, Williams College

Monday January 5, 2009, 6:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Circles Guest Lecture
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Speakers:
Paul Zeitz, University of San Francisco

Monday January 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics and SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Guest Lecture
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Monday January 5, 2009, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Integrable systems: A Modern View.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Percy Deift*, Courant InstituteNew York University
(10460001)
Tuesday January 6, 2009

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Marriot Ballroom Lobby, Lobby Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu

8:00 a.m.
Understanding, abstracting, and building upon students' mathematical reasoning: a new course for prospective elementary and middle school Teachers.
Guadalupe I. Lozano*, University of New Mexico
(1046971846)

8:30 a.m.
Creating Regional Networks of Elementary and Middle School Teachers through Professional Development.
Jonathan Rogness*, University of Minnesota
Harvey B Keynes, University of Minnesota
(104697701)

9:00 a.m.
The impact of challenging mathematics courses on middle school teachers.
Bernadette Mullins*, BirminghamSouthern College
John Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tommy Smith, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rachel Cochran, Center for Educational Accountability
(1046971481)

9:30 a.m.
Changing K16 Classroom Practice.
Rachel Cochran, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bernadette Mullins, Birmingham Southern College
(104697594)

10:00 a.m.
Math in the Middle Institute Partnership.
W James Lewis*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(104697990)

10:30 a.m.
The Work of the Institute for Mathematics and Education in Developing Partnerships between Mathematicians, Educators, and Teachers.
William G McCallum*, The University of Arizona
(1046972077)

11:00 a.m.
MIME at IM&E: Professional Development for Mathematicians in Mathematics Education.
Deborah Loewenberg Ball*, University of Michigan
Hyman Bass, University of Michigan
(1046972075)

11:30 a.m.
A Review of NSFsupported Research and Development on Instructional Innovations in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
Karen A. Marrongelle*, National Science Foundation
Larry Suter, National Science Foundation
(1046971401)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, I
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Diego Dominici, SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy pam@usna.edu

8:00 a.m.
Asymptotic formulae for eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of qSturmLiouville problems.
Mahmoud H. Annaby*, Cairo University
Zeinab S. Mansour, Cairo University
(1046411887)

8:30 a.m.
A Finite Family of $q$Orthogonal Polynomials.
Jemal E Gishe*, Western Kentucky University
Mourad Ismail, University of Central Florida
(104633140)

9:00 a.m.
Characterizations of Continuous and Discrete $q$Ultraspherical Polynomials.
Mourad E. H. Ismail*, University of Central Florida
Josef Obermaier, Helmholtz Zentrum München
(104633658)

9:30 a.m.
A quick distributional way to the prime number theorem.
Jasson Vindas*, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University
Ricardo Estrada, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University
(104611992)

10:00 a.m.
Another look at the Stirling series.
Valerio De Angelis*, Xavier University of Louisiana
(1046411679)

10:30 a.m.
Some linear statistics of random Hermitean matrices that are Painlevé functions.
Yang Chen*, Imperial College London
(104641971)

11:00 a.m.
Global asymptotic analysis of the Painlevé transcendents. The RiemannHilbert Approach.
Alexander Its*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
(1046411304)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Logic and Dynamical Systems, II
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Stephen G. Simpson, Pennsylvania State University simpson@math.psu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Models for measure preserving transformations.
Matthew D Foreman*, UC Irvine
(104628414)

8:20 a.m.
A coloring property for countable groups.
Su Gao*, University of North Texas
Steve Jackson, University of North Texas
Brandon Seward, University of North Texas
(104637454)

8:40 a.m.
Fixedpoint aperiodic tilings.
Bruno Durand, LIF Marseille, CNRS, University AixMarseille (France)
Andrei Romashchenko, LIF Marseille, CNRS, University AixMarseille (France) and IITP RAS, Moscow (Russia)
Alexander Shen*, LIF Marseille, CNRS, University AixMarseille (France), www.lif.univmrs.fr, on leave from IITP RAS, Moscow (Russia)
(104603498)

9:00 a.m.
$\mathbb{Z}^d$actions on the Cantor set: Approximation, Rohlin properties and recursion theory.
Michael Hochman*, Princeton University
(104637656)

9:20 a.m.
Recursive and algorithmic aspects of growth complexity for multidimensional SFTs.
Tom Meyerovitch*, Tel Aviv University
(104637764)

9:40 a.m.
Random Closed Sets Viewed As Random Recursions.
R. Daniel Mauldin*, University of North Texas
Alexander P. McLinden, University of North Texas
(104637785)

10:00 a.m.
A compactness theorem for markers and group colorings.
Steve C Jackson*, University of North Texas
Su Gao, University of North Texas
Brandon Seward, University of North Texas
(1046031348)

10:20 a.m.
Two notes on subshifts.
Joseph S Miller*, University of WisconsinMadison
(1046031128)

10:40 a.m.
Mortality and periodicity of dynamical systems.
Jarkko Kari*, University of Turku, Finland
(1046371568)

11:00 a.m.
Computability and Complexity of Julia sets.
Mark Braverman*, Microsoft Research, New England
(104637637)

11:20 a.m.
Equivalence relations with infinitely many ends and percolation.
Inessa Epstein*, California Institute of Technology
Greg Hjorth, University of Melbourne, Australia
(1046031669)

11:40 a.m.
A Ramsey theorem and dynamics.
Slawomir Solecki*, University of Illinois
(1046052024)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Models of Biological Structures and Function
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin
Andrew K. Gillette, University of Texas at Austin agillette@math.utexas.edu

8:00 a.m.
Applications of the Hodge Decomposition to Biological Structure and Function Modeling.
Andrew Gillette*, University of Texas at Austin
Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin
(1046921079)

8:30 a.m.
Hidden symmetries in virus architecture and their implications on virus assembly.
Thomas Keef*, University of York
Reidun Twarock, University of York
(104692317)

9:00 a.m.
Molecular Solvation Models and Minimal Surfaces.
Chandrajit Bajaj*, University of Texas at Austin
Guoliang Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Qin Zhang, University of Texas at Austin
(1046921080)

9:30 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
MultiScale Morse Theory for Scientific Data Analysis.
Valerio Pascucci*, Scientific Computing and Imageing Instititute, School of Computing, University of Utah
(104668474)

10:30 a.m.
A Model of Cellular Motility: Focusing on the "Feet" of the Cell.
Hannah L Callender*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Hans G Othmer, University of Minnesota
(104692919)

11:00 a.m.
Numerical Simulation of Fluid Membranes in Stokesian flow.
Veerapaneni Shravan, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Denis Gueyffier, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
George Biros, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Denis Zorin*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1046741857)

11:30 a.m.
Multiscale modeling of rare events with applications in biology.
Bjorn Engquist*, University of Texas at Austin
(1046651904)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Algebra, I
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Greg Marks, St. Louis University marks@slu.edu
Ashish K. Srivastava, St. Louis University

8:00 a.m.
Essential dimension of central simple algebras.
Zinovy Reichstein*, University of British Columbia
(1046161359)

8:30 a.m.
Quaternion algebras and their subfields.
David J. Saltman*, Center for Communications Research, Princeton NJ
(1046161863)

9:00 a.m.
Properties of injective hulls of a ring having a compatible ring structure.
Gary F. Birkenmeier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Barbara L. Osofsky*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick/Piscataway
Jae Keol Park, Busan National University, Korea
S. Tariq Rizvi, Ohio State University, Lima
(104616420)

9:30 a.m.
On $\Sigma$$q$ rings.
S. K. Jain*, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
Surjeet Singh, Panjab University, India
Ashish K. Srivastava, St. Louis University
(104616419)

10:00 a.m.
A Characterization of Certain Morphic Trivial Extensions.
Alexander J Diesl*, Bowling Green State University
Thomas J Dorsey, Center for Communications Research
Warren Wm. McGovern, Bowling Green State University
(1046161602)

10:30 a.m.
Quasiduo skew polynomial rings and graded rings.
Andre G. Leroy*, Université d'Artois
(1046171045)

11:00 a.m.
On Noetherian Skew Power Series Rings.
Edward S. Letzter*, Temple University
(1046161021)

11:30 a.m.
An inner automorphism is only an inner automorphism, but an inner endomorphism can be something strange.
George M. Bergman*, University of California, Berkeley
(104616259)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics of Computation, II
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Susanne C. Brenner, Louisiana State University brenner@math.lsu.edu
ChiWang Shu, Brown University

8:00 a.m.
Dynamic defect morphology of sheared nematic polymers.
X. Yang*, University of North Carolina at Chapel hill
Gregory M Forest, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
William M. Mullins, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel hill
Qi Wang, Univ of South Carolina
(1046651662)

8:30 a.m.
Computation of Spatial Dynamics in Systems Biology.
ChingShan Chou*, Department of Mathematics, UC Irvine
(1046651956)

9:00 a.m.
Application of inexact and truncated Krylov subspace methods to the solution of parabolic control problems.
Daniel B. Szyld*, Temple University
(104665767)

9:30 a.m.
New Efficient Sparse SpaceTime Algorithms for Superparameterization on Mesoscales.
Yulong Xing*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Andrew J. Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Wojciech W. Grabowski, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
(1046651531)

10:00 a.m.
Finite element approximations of fully nonlinear second order PDEs.
Michael Neilan*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(104665402)

10:30 a.m.
A New SpectralGalerkin Method for HighDimensional PDEs.
Jie Shen*, Purdue University
(1046651047)

11:00 a.m.
Computational Methods for fluidstructure interaction problems.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, George Mason University
Eugenio Aulisa, Texas Tech University
Sandro Manservisi, Univeristy of Bologna, Italy
(10466597)

11:30 a.m.
Generalized Prolate Spheroidal Wave Functions and Spectral Methods on Quasiuniform Grids.
LiLian Wang*, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
(1046651206)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Path Integrals and Related Fields
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Tepper L. Gill, Howard University tgill@access4less.net
Lance W. Nielsen, Creighton University
Woodford W. Zachary, Howard University

8:00 a.m.
Disentangling in Feynman's operational calculi for noncommuting operators.
Gerald W. Johnson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(104646782)

8:30 a.m.
Convolution Products, Integral Transforms and Inverse Integral Transforms of Functionals in $ L_{2}( C_{0}[ 0, T] ) $.
Seung Jun Chang, Dankook University, Korea
Hyun Soo Chung, Dankook University, Korea
David Skoug*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(104628670)

9:00 a.m.
Stochastic Feynman integral: Perspectives from fractional stochastic calculus.
Anna Amirdjanova*, University of Michigan
(1046441497)

9:30 a.m.
Phase space Feynman path integrals via piecewise bicharacteristic paths and their semiclassical approximations.
Naoto Kumanogo*, Kogakuin University
(104646468)

10:00 a.m.
On the Holonomy of the Coulomb Connection over Manifolds with Boundary.
William E. Gryc*, Morehouse College
(104658827)

10:30 a.m.
A Weak Hilbert Space not Isomorphic its Subspaces.
Kevin James Beanland*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Spiros Argyros, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Haris Raikoftsalis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
(104646599)

11:00 a.m.
Nonrenormalizability Tamed!
John R. Klauder*, University of Florida
(104681255)

11:30 a.m.
The Power of Functional Integration.
Cecile M DeWittMorette*, University of Texas at Austin Dept. Physics, Center for Relativity
(104646178)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic and Analytic Geometry for Lowdimensional Varieties, I
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott
Organizers:
Mika K. Seppälä, Florida State University seppala@mail.math.fsu.edu
Tanush Shaska, Oakland University shaska@oakland.edu
Emil J. Volcheck, Association for Computing Machinery volcheck@acm.org

8:00 a.m.
Generators of the ideal of an algebraic space curve.
Elisabetta Fortuna, Universita di Pisa
Patrizia Gianni, Universita di Pisa
Barry Trager*, IBM Resarch
(1046141921)

8:30 a.m.
KhovanskiiRolle continuation for real solutions.
Dan Bates, Colorado State University
Frank Sottile*, Texas A&M University
(1046141272)

9:00 a.m.
Polyhedral Methods to find Common Factors of Algebraic Plane Curves.
Danko Adrovic, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jan Verschelde*, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
(1046651885)

9:30 a.m.
OpenMath Library for Computing on Riemann Surfaces.
Yuri Lebedev*, Florida State University
Mika Seppala, Florida State University
(104614633)

10:00 a.m.
Explicit models for Siegel modular varieties.
Reinier Broker*, Microsoft Research
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
(104614429)

10:30 a.m.
Arithmetic Aspects of a Cubic Function Field in Characteristic Three.
Jonathan Webster*, University of Calgary
(1046111720)

11:00 a.m.
Tabulation of Cubic Function Fields Via Reduction.
Pieter Rozenhart*, University of Calgary
Renate Scheidler, University of Calgary
(1046111642)

11:30 a.m.
Abelian Manifolds of arbitrary genus with Complex Multiplication.
Harvey Cohn*, IDA, Center for Communications Research
(104614889)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Automorphic and Modular Forms in Number Theory, II
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ken Ono, University of WisconsinMadison
Amanda Folsom, University of WisconsinMadison
Sharon A. Garthwaite, Bucknell University Sharon.Garthwaite@bucknell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Indefinite Theta Functions.
Sander Zwegers*, University College Dublin
(104611501)

8:30 a.m.
Number theoretic properties of generating functions related to Dyson's rank for partitions into distinct parts.
Maria J Monks*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(104611398)

9:00 a.m.
On singular values of Maass forms.
Paul Jenkins*, Brigham Young University
(1046111778)

9:30 a.m.
Mock Jacobi forms and the $_1\psi_1$ summation formula.
SoonYi Kang*, Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology
(104611777)

10:00 a.m.
Explicit computations of Hecke operators on automorphic forms.
Lloyd J Kilford*, University of Bristol
(10461128)

10:30 a.m.
Congruences for level four cusp forms.
Scott Ahlgren, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Dohoon Choi, Korea Aerospace University
Jeremy Rouse*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1046111223)

11:00 a.m.
Value Distribution of Automorphic $L$functions.
Qiao Zhang*, Texas Christian University
(1046111323)

11:30 a.m.
Experiments with Siegel Modular Forms.
Nathan C Ryan*, Bucknell University
Lauren Grainer, Bucknell University
Kevin McGoldrick, Bucknell University
Sharon Anne Garthwaite, Bucknell University
Cris Poor, Fordham University
David W Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
David S Yuen, Lake Forest College
Ralf Schmidt, University of Oklahoma
(104611265)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Categorification and Link Homology, I
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Aaron Lauda, Columbia University lauda@math.columbia.edu
Mikhail Khovanov, Columbia University

8:00 a.m.
Construction of Hthick knots in Khovanov Homology.
Andrew W. Elliott*, Rice University
(104655617)

8:25 a.m.
Functoriality for the $\mathfrak{su}_{3}$ Khovanov homology.
David A Clark*, RandolphMacon College
(104657602)

8:50 a.m.
Twin TQFTs and Frobenius algebras.
Carmen L Caprau*, California State University, Fresno
(1046571025)

9:15 a.m.
Equivariant sl(n)link homology.
Daniel Krasner*, Columbia University
(104681615)

9:40 a.m.
The 2point and 4point Khovanov categories.
Scott Morrison*, Microsoft Station Q
Clark David, RandolphMacon College
Kevin Walker, Microsoft Station Q
(104654955)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Transverse knots and knot homologies.
Lenny Ng*, Duke University
(104657622)

10:40 a.m.
Involutions on 3manifolds and Khovanov homology.
Liam Watson*, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
(104657969)

11:05 a.m.
Patterns in odd Khovanov homology.
Alexander N. Shumakovitch*, The George Washington University
(1046572050)

11:30 a.m.
Link Homologies via Instanton Counting.
S Gukov*, Cal Tech
(1046542085)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Tracking Moving Interfaces in Complex Phenomena, II
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
James A. Sethian, University of California Berkeley

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Teichmüller Theory and LowDimensional Topology, I
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Richard P. Kent, Brown University rpkfour@gmail.com
Madlena Tomova, University of Iowa mtomova@math.uiowa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Surface subgroups of doubles of free groups.
Cameron McA Gordon*, University of Texas at Austin
Henry Wilton, University of Texas at Austin
(104657675)

8:30 a.m.
Finiteness Theorems for Hyperbolic 3Manifolds.
Ian Biringer*, University of Chicago
Juan Souto, University of Michigan
(104651310)

9:00 a.m.
Natural Volumes on Character Varieties of ThreeManifolds.
Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
KaniaBartoszynska, Naitonal Science Foundation
(104657130)

9:30 a.m.
The Local Topology of Deformation Spaces of Kleinian Surface Groups.
Aaron D Magid*, University of Michigan
(104651281)

10:00 a.m.
Reducible and toroidal Dehn filling with distance 3.
Sungmo Kang*, The University of Texas at Austin
(10465756)

10:30 a.m.
Complex projective structures with Schottky holonomy.
Shinpei Baba*, UC Davis
(104651368)

11:00 a.m.
Heegaard surfaces and the distance of amalgamation.
Tao Li*, Boston College
(104657202)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part A
Educating about the state of the planet and sustainability while enhancing calculus.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part A
Taking symbols seriously: Teaching form and function in college algebra.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Deborah Hughes Hallett, University of Arizona and Harvard University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Patricia D. Shure, University of Michigan

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Geometry
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Upper bound for the length of an $n^{th}$shortest closed geodesic in a hyperbolic knot complement in $S^3$.
Sreekrishna Palaparthi*, SUNY University at Buffalo
(104651231)

8:15 a.m.
A Categorification of the Burau Representation using Contact Geometry.
Sandra E Ritz*, University of Southern California
(104651290)

8:30 a.m.
Integer Sequences from Polygonal Chains in the Geometry of Compact Sets.
Schlicker Steven*, Grand Valley State University
(104651321)

8:45 a.m.
Two Neat Results In Elementary Geometry.
R. KillGrove*, Vista, CA
L Taylor, CSUB
D Koster, UWLC
(104651756)

9:00 a.m.
An index formula related to a conjecture of Loewner.
Steven E. Broad*, University of Notre Dame
(104651856)

9:15 a.m.
Tiling the Plane with Squares.
Alison McDonough*, Smith College
Amanda Cangelosi, Smith College
Alethea Tschetterwood, Smith College
Alexandra Berkoff, Smith College
Amy Wesolowski, Smith College
(104651998)

9:30 a.m.
Flat flocks and generalized $j$planes.
Oscar Vega*, California State University, Fresno
(1046511013)

9:45 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Which sets are resilient to erosion?
Wesley Pegden*, Rutgers University (New Brunswick)
(10465277)

10:15 a.m.
Eellipses inscribed in, and circumscribed about, convex quadrilaterals.
Alan Horwitz*, Penn State University/Brandywine Campus
(1046511709)

10:30 a.m.
7Point Bundle Forms in Laguerre Planes.
Robert D Knight*, Ohio UniversityChillicothe
(1046512014)

10:45 a.m.
Squaring and Not Squaring One or More Planes.
James M. Henle*, Clark Science Center, Smith College
Frederick V. Henle, athenahealth, Inc.
(104652838)

11:00 a.m.
Unfolding Convex Polyhedra.
Emma Schlatter*, Smith College
Jessica Peterson, Smith College
Sarah Rathnam, Smith College
Emily Gunawan, Smith College
(104652999)

11:15 a.m.
Nonconvex Polygons and Deformations of Associahedra.
Satyan Devadoss, Williams College
Rahul Shah, Williams College
Xuancheng Shao, MIT
Ezra M Winston*, Bard College
(1046521955)

11:30 a.m.
Supergaussian directions and the Hyperplane Conjecture.
Grigorios Paouris*, Texas A&M University
(1046522073)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Probability
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
A strictly stationary, $N$tuplewise independent counterexample to the central limit theorem.
Richard C. Bradley*, Indiana University
Alexander R. Pruss, Baylor University
(104660146)

8:15 a.m.
Stationary Solutions for OneDimensional Stochastic Delay Differential Equations with Reflection.
Michael S. Kinnally*, University of California San Diego
Ruth J. Williams, University of California San Diego
(104660455)

8:30 a.m.
Large deviations for Ergodic Processes in Split Spaces.
Adina Oprisan*, The University of Texas at Arlington
Andrzej Korzeniowski, The University of Texas at Arlington
(104660545)

8:45 a.m.
Break

9:00 a.m.
Transforming renewal processes for simulation of nonstationary point processes.
Ira Gerhardt*, Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Barry L. Nelson, Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
(104660604)

9:15 a.m.
Is the distribution exponential when the record median equals the record midrange, on average?
George P Yanev*, The University of Texas  Pan American
(104660745)

9:30 a.m.
A Singleserver Poison Queueing System with Splitting and Delayed Batched Feedback (Case k = N = 1).
Aliakbar Montazer Haghighi*, Praire View A&M University
Stefanka S. Chukova, Victoria University of Wellington
Dimitar P. Mishev, Prairie View A&M University
(104660833)

9:45 a.m.
Expected Time to See Flat Path of $\alpha$ Stable Process.
Sarah Bryant*, Purdue University
(1046601171)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Coalescence Time for a Nonuniform Allocation Process with Applications to Biology and Computer Science.
John K McSweeney*, Ohio State University
(1046601330)

10:30 a.m.
Existence of almost periodic solutions to some functional integrodifferential stochastic evolution equations.
Paul H Bezandry*, Howard University
(1046601293)

10:45 a.m.
Intersection exponents for biased random walks on discrete cylinders.
Brigitta K Vermesi*, University of Rochester
(1046601317)

11:00 a.m.
Stochastic limiting averages of zeroone sequences.
Ryan S. Gantner*, Saint John Fisher College
(1046601325)

11:15 a.m.
On Certain Sequences of Dependent Random Variables.
Stephanie Sapp*, Johns Hopkins University
Amol Kapila, Brown University
(1046601367)

11:30 a.m.
No Feedback Card Guessing For Top To Random Shuffles.
Lerna Pehlivan*, University of Southern California
(1046601469)

11:45 a.m.
Generalized Spaces of Random Variables.
Mark Burgin, University of California, Los Angeles
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1046601501)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic and General Topology
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Gorenstein model structures and generalized derived categories.
James R. Gillespie*, Penn State Greater Allegheny
(104655160)

8:15 a.m.
Recovering Topology of a Camera Networ Coverage.
Edgar J Lobaton*, UC Berkeley
(1046551008)

8:30 a.m.
Homotopy Invariants for OneDimensional and Planar Spaces.
Mark H. Meilstrup*, Brigham Young University
Gregory R. Conner, Brigham Young University
(1046551697)

8:45 a.m.
The Cohomology of $PSL(3,p)$, $p$ an odd prime.
Jane H Long*, Stephen F. Austin State University
(1046551734)

9:00 a.m.
A (Co)Homology Invariant of Topological Manifolds and its Interface with Boundary Value Problems in Riemannian Geometry.
Adeniran Adeboye*, Howard University
(1046552033)

9:15 a.m.
A projective version of the Poincare polyhedron theorem.
Benjamin J Benoy*, University of Redlands
(10465493)

9:30 a.m.
Categorified Bundles and Classifying Spaces.
Weiwei Pan*, Wesleyan University
(104655177)

9:45 a.m.
A 32 dimensional manifold which is a rational analog of the projective plane.
Zhixu Su*, Indiana University
(104657309)

10:00 a.m.
A new cardinality bound on homogeneous topological spaces via the ErdösRado theorem.
Nathan A Carlson*, University of Arizona
GuitJan Ridderbos, Vrije Universiteit
(104654215)

10:15 a.m.
NonUniform Thickness of Smooth Knots.
Kim J Huerter*, University of Iowa
(104654305)

10:30 a.m.
An open C*(D)filter process of compactifications and generalized StoneWeierstrass theorems.
Hueytzen J. Wu*, Texas A&M UniversityKingsville
WanHong Wu, University of TexasHealth Science Center
(104654575)

10:45 a.m.
Finite Image Braid Group Representations from the Yang Baxter Equation.
Jennifer M Franko*, The University of Scranton
(1046541247)

11:00 a.m.
Some Extensions of Semiclosure Spaces.
Shing S So*, University of Central Missouri
(1046541273)

11:15 a.m.
Fixed point theorems for ncontinuous L*operators.
Wladyslaw Kulpa, Card. S.Wyszynski University
Andrzej Szymanski*, Slippery Rock University
(1046541444)

11:30 a.m.
The lattice of locally convex topologies on an ordered set.
Frederic Mynard, Georgia Southern University
Tom Richmond*, Western Kentucky University
(1046541528)

11:45 a.m.
A Math Classic: The Tale of Three Links.
Samuel Jacob Behrend*, Denison University
(1046541711)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Analytic Function Theory
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
On Analytic Multivalent Functions.
Rosihan M. Ali*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(104630133)

8:15 a.m.
Chracterizing Compact Composition Operators on the HardySimirnov Spaces.
Abebaw Tadesse*, Langston University
(104630145)

8:30 a.m.
An Identical Function Theorem for Functions of Slow Growth in the Disk.
Paul A. Gunsul*, Northern Illinois University
(104630494)

8:45 a.m.
Weak Subordination for Convex Univalent Harmonic Functions.
Stacey Muir*, University of Scranton
(104630912)

9:00 a.m.
The MacLane Class and Complex Differential Equations in the Unit Disk.
Kari Fowler*, The University of Tampa
Linda Sons, Northern Illinois University
(104630946)

9:15 a.m.
Continuity of Extremal Elements in Uniformly Convex Spaces and Ryabykh's Theorem.
Tim Ferguson*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(104630968)

9:30 a.m.
$L^p$  Bounded Point Evaluations and Uniform Rational Approximation.
Erin Rita Militzer*, University of Kentucky
(104630187)

9:45 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Clunie Type Theorems for Annuli.
Mark E. Lund*, Northern Illinois University
(1046301442)

10:15 a.m.
An effective proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra via Sturm chains.
Michael Eisermann*, Institut Fourier, Universite Grenoble
(104630981)

10:30 a.m.
A Value Distribution Result for Functions of Small Growth in the Unit Disk.
Jonathan Meshes*, Northern Illinois University
(1046301309)

10:45 a.m.
A Sufficient Condition For Equality Of Hyperbolic metric And Generalized Kobayashi Metric.
Kourosh Tavakoli*, Fordham University
(1046301691)

11:00 a.m.
Extension of Convex Mappings of Order $\alpha$ of the Unit Disk in $\mathbb{C}$ to Convex Mappings of the Unit Ball in $\mathbb{C}^n$.
Jerry R Muir, Jr.*, University of Scranton
(104632901)

11:15 a.m.
Sums of products of real globally subanalytic functions and their logarithms are stable under integration.
Daniel J. Miller*, Emporia State University
Raf Cluckers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
(1046321809)

11:30 a.m.
pCapacity formulas for ${Z}^n$ and $T_{d}$.
Lucio M.G. Prado*, Deparment of Mathematics  BMCC  The City University of New York
(1046311467)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, II
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Matching extendability in the hypercube.
Jennifer R. Vandenbussche*, Southern Polytechnic State University
Douglas B. West,
(104605333)

8:15 a.m.
Bounded number of components of 2factors in line graphs.
HongJian Lai, West Virginia University
Liming Xiong, Beijing Institute of Technology
Huiya Yan*, West Virginia University
(104605481)

8:30 a.m.
Combinatorics on Border Correlations of Partial Words.
F. BlanchetSadri, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M. Cordier, Kent State University
R. Kirsch*, University of Maryland
(104605831)

8:45 a.m.
$\mathcal{R}$parametric Chains.
Anne C. Sinko*, Oberlin College
(104605979)

9:00 a.m.
Elementary Techniques for ErdosKoRadolike Theorems.
Bill Kay*, University of South Carolina
Greg Brockman, Harvard University
(1046051065)

9:15 a.m.
ErrorCorrection Coding using Combinatorial Representation Matrices.
Li Chen*, University of the District of Columbia
(1046051212)

9:30 a.m.
Semantic paradoxes and graph dynamical systems.
Matthew Macauley*, Clemson University
Brian Rabern, Australian National University
Landon Rabern, Bolder, CO
(1046051069)

9:45 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Growth of sumsets and polytopes.
Jaewoo Lee*, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
(1046051521)

10:15 a.m.
Generalized Dice: An Investigation of Dice Families.
William M Ella*, University of Mary Washington
Michael L Follett, Lafayette College
Chelsey A Cooley, North Carolina State University
Eric A Gilson, University of Rochester
Lorenzo Traldi, Lafayette College
(1046051506)

10:30 a.m.
On decomposing complete graphs of odd order into Hamilton cycles and fixed length cycles.
Jeffrey A Mudrock*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
Kyle King, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Josephine Witkowski, Illinois State University
(1046051558)

10:45 a.m.
Fulkerson Coloring of Some Families of Snarks.
Xiaofeng Wang*, West Virginia University
(1046051658)

11:00 a.m.
An Injective Proof of Strong qLogConvexity for Bell Polynomials.
Sebastian H Moore*, Haverford College
Sonia Gilbukh, Haverford College
Lynne M. Butler, Haverford College
(1046051723)

11:15 a.m.
Minimal Triangulations of Contractible Spaces and Random Collapsing of nsimplices.
Katherine D. Crowley, Washington and Lee University
Abigail Ebin, Yale University
Bena M. Tshishiku*, Washington and Lee University
(1046051842)

11:30 a.m.
Dominating Cartesian Products of Petersen and Grötzsch Graphs.
Robert R Rubalcaba*, United States Department of Defense
Peter J Slater, University of Alabama in Huntsville
(1046052000)

11:45 a.m.
On an Exact Formula for the Coefficients of Han's Generating Function.
Ameya A. Velingker*, Harvard University
(1046052002)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Classes of Infinite Semipositone Systems.
Eun Kyoung Lee, Pusan National University
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Mississippi State University
Jinglong Ye*, Mississippi State University
(10463554)

8:15 a.m.
Poroelasticity.
Chadia Affane Aji*, Tuskegee University
A. J. Meir, Auburn University
(104635206)

8:30 a.m.
Existence of Solutions to Semilinear Elliptic Differential Equations: Approximation and Verification.
Lisa Termine Hollman*, Trinity College
(104635226)

8:45 a.m.
Loss of Compactness for Nonlinear Elliptic PDE's.
Florin Catrina*, St. John's University
(104635491)

9:00 a.m.
A study on the solution of complex KdVBurgers equation.
Netra P. Khanal*, Oklahoma State University
Jiahong Wu, Oklahoma State University
Bingyu Zhang, University of Cincinnati
JuanMing Yuan, Providence University in Taiwan
(104635537)

9:15 a.m.
The physical model of a Variational Nonlinear Wave Equation.
Taewan Park*, Millersville University
(1046351851)

9:30 a.m.
Critical Exponents for Semilinear Wave Equations with SpaceTime Dependent Potential.
Maisa M Khader*, University of Tennessee
(104635269)

9:45 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Observation Based PDE Models for Stochastic Production Systems.
Ali Kemal Unver*, Arizona State University
(1046351699)

10:15 a.m.
An Accurate Riemann Solver for Euler Equation with Phase Change.
Chunguang Chen*, West Virginia University
Harumi Hattori, West Virginia University
(104635709)

10:30 a.m.
Dafermos regularization of a modified kdV Burgers equation.
Monique R Taylor*, North Carolina State University
(104635733)

10:45 a.m.
A new vaiational principle for Hamiltonian PDEs with nonlinear boundary conditions.
Abbas Momeni*, Queen's University
(104635783)

11:00 a.m.
Traveling Wave Solutions for a Nonlinear Equation which Appears in Fluid Dynamics.
Sridevi Pudipeddi*, Augsburg College
(104635908)

11:15 a.m.
Soliton solutions to the nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
Samuel Rivera*, University of Texas at Arlington
(104635970)

11:30 a.m.
Elliptic Equations with BMO Coefficients with singularity in Reifenberg flat Domains.
Ko Woon Um*, University of Iowa
(1046351096)

11:45 a.m.
NonFickian delay reactiondiffusion equations : theoretical and numerical study.
Joao Ricardo Branco*, Coimbra Institute of Engineering
Jose Augusto Ferreira, University of Coimbra
Pascoal Martins Silva, Coimbra Institute of Engineering
(1046351703)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, I
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U.S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.edu

8:00 a.m.
Jump Shot Mathematics.
Howard Penn*, U.S. Naval Academy
(1046N11582)

8:20 a.m.
Fixed Points and Free Throws.
C. W. Groetsch*, The Citadel
(1046N1128)

8:40 a.m.
Take a Good Look, using Mathematics.
Jacqueline Brannon Giles*, HCC Central College, Houston, Texas
(1046N139)

9:00 a.m.
How fair are BCS ratings? Analysis of Colley Methods for Sports Ranking.
Erich Kreutzer*, Davidson College
(1046N11217)

9:20 a.m.
Football Rankings Using Linear Algebra.
R. Drew Pasteur*, The College of Wooster
(1046N11477)

9:40 a.m.
The Superbowl Box Pool.
Michael A. Jones*, Mathematical Reviews
(1046N11991)

10:00 a.m.
Hitting golf balls and tee balls as far as possible.
Robert Kantrowitz*, Hamilton College
Michael M. Neumann, Mississippi State University
(1046N1702)

10:20 a.m.
G.H. Hardy's Golfing Adventure.
Roland Minton*, Roanoke College
(1046N11236)

10:40 a.m.
Mission Impossible  Hitting .400 for a Season.
Stanley Rothman*, Quinnipiac University
(1046N153)

11:00 a.m.
Major League Baseball Meets Facebook: Modeling Trades Using Social Network Theory.
David J Hunter*, Westmont College
(1046N11548)

11:20 a.m.
A Markov Chain Model of Baseball.
Eric W Kuennen*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1046N11731)

11:40 a.m.
Modeling Cumulative Home Run Frequencies and the Recent Home Run Explosion.
Mike Huber*, Muhlenberg College
Gabriel Costa, United States Military Academy
John Saccoman, Seton Hall University
Brandon SternCharles, Muhlenberg College
(1046N1210)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Teaching Calculus in High School: Ideas that Work
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics teague@ncssm.edu
John F. Mahoney, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

8:00 a.m.
Developing an interest in the conceptual meaning of calculus.
Carlos R. Bovell*, Northern Burlington County Regional High School
(1046X169)

8:20 a.m.
The Aha! Experience in AP Calculus: Projects Designed for a Stimulating Journey on a Road of Discovery.
Gail Kaplan*, Towson University
(1046X1359)

8:40 a.m.
Numerical Integration before Antidifferentiation.
Doug Kuhlmann*, Phillips Academy Andover, MA
(1046X11927)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching Calculus Course using Creative handson Activities.
Ryo Ohashi*, King's College
(1046X1544)

9:20 a.m.
A Substitute for the USubstitution.
Queen W. Harris*, Georgia Perimeter College
(1046X1915)

9:40 a.m.
The Clemson Calculus Challenge: A Calculus Competition for High School Students.
P. M. Dearing, Clemson University
Shari Prevost*, Clemson University
(1046X11214)

10:00 a.m.
Let them eat cake: an introduction to volumes by cross section.
H. Smith Risser*, Montana Tech
(1046X1476)

10:20 a.m.
Metaphors that work, calculus and the real world.
Aldo Maldonado*, Park University
(1046X11333)

10:40 a.m.
Modeling the Spread of a Disease.
Mary Ann Connors*, Westfield State College
(1046X11235)

11:00 a.m.
Written Papers and Oral Examinations to Deepen Students Understanding of Calculus.
Christine M Malone*, Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center
Marie B. Copeland, Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center
(1046X11590)

11:20 a.m.
Introducing Series Using Error.
Mark Howell*, Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC
(1046X1967)

11:40 a.m.
Teaching series convergence effectively.
Robert Sachs*, George Mason University
(1046X11883)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
MAA Session on Undergraduate Mathematical Biology, I
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University

8:00 a.m.
Modeling Logistic Growth and Extinction.
Sheldon P. Gordon*, Farmingdale State College
(1046Y1176)

8:25 a.m.
BioCalculus: First Steps at a Small Liberal Arts College.
Margaret M Sullivan*, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
(1046Y11275)

8:55 a.m.
Activities Designed to Prepare Undergraduates for Research in Mathematical Biology.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
(1046Y11234)

9:20 a.m.
Translating the principles of BIO2010 into practice.
Kelly E Matthews*, University of Queensland
Merrilyn Goos, University of Queensland
Peter Adams, University of Queensland
(1046Y11567)

9:45 a.m.
Active Learning in the Symbiosis Project.
Jeff R Knisley*, East Tennessee State University
(1046Y11606)

10:10 a.m.
UBMResearch and Education Program in Biology and Ecology.
S. Koksal*, Florida Institute of Technology
(1046Y12010)

10:35 a.m.
Training Undergraduates in Mathematical Biology Using Research With Faculty.
E Miller Jason*, Truman State University
(1046Y11987)

11:00 a.m.
The Standard Genetic Code and Equivalence Classes.
Brian Hopkins*, Saint Peter's College
(1046Y1548)

11:25 a.m.
Bioinformatics on the Cheap.
Jennifer R. Galovich*, St. John's University/College of St. Benedict
(1046Y1289)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IV
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Anthony D. Berard, Jr., King's College
Louise M. Berard, Wilkes University
Mahmoud Yousef, University of Central Missouri
Richard Stout, Gordon College

8:00 a.m.
Teaching calculus through experimentation and empiricism.
Travis Kowalski*, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
(1046Z12107)

8:15 a.m.
Online Homework Delivery in an Introductory Statistics Course.
Leyla Batakci*, Elizabethtown College
Keri A. Speicher, Elizabethtown College
(1046Z11969)

8:30 a.m.
A Simple Geometer's Sketchpad Sketch for Exploring Ideas of Function.
Ian Whitacre*, San Diego State University
(1046Z11958)

8:45 a.m.
Mathematica Laboratory Assignments Inspired by the History of Mathematics.
Gabriela R Sanchis*, Elizabethtown College
(1046Z11892)

9:00 a.m.
Break

9:15 a.m.
The Advanced Mathematics Program at the United States Military Academy: Exposing Students to Technology through a Rigorous Mathematics Curriculum.
Randy Boucher*, U.S. Military Academy
Janet Braunstein, U.S. Military Academy
Donald Outing, U.S. Military Academy
(1046Z11729)

9:30 a.m.
Strategies for Effective Use of Online Homework in Calculus.
Jenna P Carpenter*, Louisiana Tech University
(1046Z1806)

9:45 a.m.
Using Personal Response Systems (Clickers) for Preservice Teacher Candidates in Elementary Content and Secondary Methods Courses.
Janet A. White*, Millersville University of PA
Travis K. Miller, Millersville University of PA
(1046Z1703)

10:00 a.m.
A Data Gathering Demo Using Three Stooges Films.
Robert L. Davidson, East Tennessee State University
Robert B. Gardner*, East Tennessee State University
(1046Z1484)

10:15 a.m.
Using a Personal Response System.
John Hawkins, Georgia Southern University
T. Bruce McLean*, Georgia Southern University
(1046Z1449)

10:30 a.m.
Illustrating Algorithms for Computing Computer Graphics.
Paul Raymond Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1046Z1236)

10:45 a.m.
Discovering the Derivative and Its Meaning with the Graphing Calculator.
Murray H. Siegel*, Central Arizona College
(1046Z1165)

11:00 a.m.
Integrating College Algebra with Modularity and Technology (iCAM&T): A first year Followup.
A. Dale Magoun*, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA
A. Serpil Saydam, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA
Charlotte H. Owens, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA
Elizabeth T. Smith, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA
Stephen Richters, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA
(1046Z1112)

11:15 a.m.
Incorporating Software into College Algebra: Who Wins? We All Do, If...
Michelle R DeDeo*, Univ. of North Florida
(1046Z179)

11:30 a.m.
Spreadsheet Modeling and Applications.
Morteza ShafiiMousavi*, Indiana University South Bend
(1046Z167)

11:45 a.m.
Fluidstructure interaction mathematical models for studying biological systems.
Kevin Yorke Kelbaugh*, George Mason University
Minerva Venuti, George Mason University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University
(1046Z165)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Global Climate and Energy Processes
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University margot.gerritsen@stanford.edu

8:00 a.m.
Performance prediction of thermal recovery processes, or how we can produce heavy oil in an environmentally friendly way.
Margot Gerritsen*, Stanford University
J V lambers, Stanford University
Z Zhu, Stanford University
(1046352013)

9:00 a.m.
Marine Energy Technology: Riding the current.
Yin Lu Young*, Princeton University
Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University
(1046652115)

9:30 a.m.
Climate response through fluctuationdissipation: A new algorithm for lowfrequency dynamics.
Rafail V. Abramov*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew J. Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(1046862111)

10:30 a.m.
Detection and Correction of Forecast Bias Due To Parameter and Initial Condition Errors.
S. Lakshmivarahan, University of Oklahoma, Department of Computer Science
S. Crowell*, University of Oklahoma/National Severe Storms Laboratory
(1046372102)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall A, Lower Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 8:20 a.m.11:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Demos and Strategies with Technology that Enhance Teaching and Learning Mathematics, I
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David R. Hill, Temple University dhill001@temple.edu
Scott Greenleaf, University of New England
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College & State University

8:20 a.m.
PenTechnology and Evolving WebBased Instruction Tools in Freshman Calculus.
Marilyn Reba*, Clemson University
(1046E11169)

8:40 a.m.
All You Add is Webassign and Maple.
Denise J LeGrand*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1046E1897)

9:00 a.m.
Auditory Graphs in Excel for Calculus.
Steven Hetzler*, Salisbury University
Robert Tardiff, Salisbury University
(1046E1793)

9:20 a.m.
Interactive, DataDriven and TechnologyEnhanced Approach for Probability and Statistics Education.
Ivo D. Dinov*, University of California, Los Angeles
(1046E126)

9:40 a.m.
Dynamic Visualization Tools for Multivariable Calculus.
Paul Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1046E1911)

10:00 a.m.
Developing a Video Tutorial Library to Service Upper Level MSE Courses.
Christopher M Smith*, United States Military Academy
Frank Wattenberg, United States Military Academy
Josh W. Helms, United States Military Academy
Rodney Sturdivant, United States Military Academy
(1046E11354)

10:20 a.m.
ProofBuilder, a Tool for Showing Students How to Construct Basic Proofs.
Hugh W. McGuire*, Grand Valley State University
(1046E11399)

10:40 a.m.
Using 3Dimensional Bifurcation Diagrams to Enhance Student Learning.
Itai Seggev*, Knox College
(1046E11695)

11:00 a.m.
On the combined use of algebra and technology in the study of a family of sequences.
Sandra Schroeder*, Ohio Northern University
Mihai Caragiu, Ohio Northern University
(1046E11715)

11:20 a.m.
Conjecturing the Sum of an Infinite Series: CAS Lab Exercise in Calculus I.
Bill Marion*, Valparaiso University
(1046E124)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Stacking Bricks and Stoning Crows.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Peter Winkler*, Dartmouth College
(1046A015)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, III
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ronald R. Coifman, Yale University
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
Stephen Smale, Toyota Institute

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:40 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications, III
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dmitry Y. Kleinbock, Brandeis University kleinboc@brandeis.edu
Gregory A. Margulis, Yale University
Hee Oh, Brown University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part A
Directing undergraduate research.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Gil Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David C. Lay, University of Maryland

9:00 a.m.
Using Linear Algebra for Image Processing.
Paul Raymond Bouthellier*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1046I1233)

9:20 a.m.
Geometric Representations of a 4x4 determinant.
Dean J Caffentzis*, New Port Richey, FL
(1046I1751)

9:40 a.m.
Using the Discrete Wavelet Transform to Illustrate Concepts from Linear Algebra.
Patrick J Van Fleet*, University of St. Thomas
(1046I1450)

10:00 a.m.
Algorithms for Multivariable Polynomial Interpolation.
Richard D. Neidinger*, Davidson College
(1046I11637)

10:20 a.m.
The MoorePenrose inverse of a vector: Coping with a sometimes tricky case differentiation.
Karsten K. Schmidt*, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, Germany
(1046I1497)

10:40 a.m.
Teach illconditioning to introductory linear algebra students in a single lecture!
Jeffrey Stuart*, Pacific Lutheran University
(1046I12078)

11:00 a.m.
The Linear Package and its Integration into an Undergraduate Linear Algebra Course.
Don Spickler*, Salisbury University
(1046I11430)

11:20 a.m.
Getting Your Hands Dirty in Linear Algebra.
Murphy Waggoner*, Simpson College
(1046I11440)

11:40 a.m.
Using Projects and Oral Reports in the First Linear Algebra Course.
Stephen Hilbert*, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
(1046I12023)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics of Games and Puzzles, I
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University taal@math.jmu.edu

9:00 a.m.
La Loubere magic squares.
James Z Klingensmith*, Washington and Jefferson College
Roman Wong, Washington and Jefferson College
(1046L1801)

9:20 a.m.
Magic Tortoise Puzzles.
Heakyung Lee*, Winthrop University
(1046L1374)

9:40 a.m.
Leapin' lizards! It's mathematics!
Doug Ensley*, Shippensburg University
(1046L11993)

10:00 a.m.
On determining Paint by Numbers puzzles with non unique solutions.
Ryan Mullen*, Sacred Heart University
(1046L1507)

10:20 a.m.
The AlarmOff puzzle.
Roman Wong*, Washington and Jefferson College
Shunika Hamilton, Washington and Jefferson College
Sarah Charley, Washington and Jefferson College
(1046L1619)

10:40 a.m.
Should you take the bet? A problem from Marilyn Vos Savant.
Daniel Schaal*, South Dakota State University
(1046L11840)

11:00 a.m.
Using Game Theory to Get a Date: Strategy Selection for Two (or more) Suitors.
Darryl K Nester*, Bluffton University
(1046L11836)

11:20 a.m.
Be Rational! An Examination of Player Motives and Utility.
Charles Andrew Tannouri*, Johns Hopkins University
(1046L12049)

11:40 a.m.
Elementary Farkle Strategy: Have You Farkled Lately?
Donald E. Hooley*, Bluffton University
(1046L1891)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAAYoung Mathematicians' Network Panel Discussion
Career options for undergraduate mathematics majors.
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Vanessa Garcia, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Dov N. Chelst, ICMA

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Multidisciplinary projects that hook those not usually interested in mathematics.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Alex J. Heidenberg, U.S. Military Academy
Gerald C. Kobylski, U.S. Military Academy
Panelists:
Laurie J. Heyer, Davidson College
Shawnee L. McMurran, California State University , San Bernardino
Michael Huber, Muhlenberg College
Barbra S. Melendez, U. S. Military Academy

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Profession Special Presentation
Session for chairs.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Daniel P. Maki, Indiana University
Cahterine M. Murphy, Purdue University Calumet
Presenters:
Susan C. Geller, Texas A&M University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women/Women and Mathematics Network Poster Session
Mathematical outreach programs for underrepresented populations.
Blue Room and Foyer, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Elizabeth G. Yanik, Emporia State University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center
Atrium, Lower Level, outside Hall C, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Hall C, Lower Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Diplomat Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Chairs:
Amy ShellGellasch, Pacific Lutheran University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
The geometry of graphs.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Fan Chung Graham*, University of California San Diego

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part A
An introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College
Colm A. Mulcahy, Spelman College

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part A
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematic single variable calculus course.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics and SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Panel Discussion
The intersection of the history and philosophy of mathematics.
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
Amy ShellGellasch, Pacific Lutheran University
Panelists:
Thomas L. Drucker, University of WisconsinWhitewater
Kenneth L. Manders, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel C. Sloughter, Furman University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Workshop
Proposal writing for grant applications to the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Daniel P. Maki, NSF
Ginger H. Rowell, NSF
Elizabeth J. Teles, NSF
Lee L. Zia, NSF

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 10:45 a.m.12:05 p.m.
MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Picture this! Geometry software.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Marina Vulis, University of New Haven
Lawrence Moore, Duke University
Panelists:
Michael D. Hvidsten, Gustavus Adolphus College
David Fowler, University of NebraskaLincoln
Jon Choate, Groton School
David Austin, Grand Valley State University
Moderators:
Mary L. Platt,
Marina Vulis,

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Cengage
Focus Group
Cleveland Room 2, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
SIAM Invited Address
Mathematics of sea ice to help predict climate change.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Kenneth M. Golden*, University of Utah
(104686122)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture II
Homogeneous dynamics and number theory II.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Gregory Margulis*, Yale University
(10463703)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Morgan Prize talk.

1:30 p.m.
On the realizability of certain graphs as Delaunay Tessellations.
Nicholas L Michaud*, Bard College
Liz Anet, Bard College
Adam Chodoff, Bard College
Viriya Ratanasangpunth, Bard College
(104651527)

2:00 p.m.
Local Edge Detection with Wavelet Coefficients.
Taylor Edward Burmeister*, Haverford College
(10464386)

2:30 p.m.
Modeling the Dynamics of FeedForward Biological Networks.
Lauren E Pace*, Virginia Commonwealth University
John W Cain, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dewey T Taylor, Virginia Commonwealth University
(10469289)

3:00 p.m.
Examining the Evolution of Molecular Gas in the Interstellar Medium: The Case of the Singular Ordinary Differential Equations.
Benjamin Baxter*, Northern Kentucky University
Lisa J. Holden, Northern Kentucky University
(104634104)

3:30 p.m.
Numerical Evidence on the Uniform Distribution of Power Residues for Elliptic Curves.
Jeffrey Hatley*, The College of New Jersey
Amanda Hittson, Bryn Mawr College
(104611115)

4:00 p.m.
An upper bound for the number of graceful labelings of a path with $n$ edges.
Sylvia R. Naples*, Bard College
(104600301)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, I
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

1:00 p.m.
Using Video CaseStudies to Enhance Both Teaching and Learning in a Transition Course.
James Sandefur*, Georgetown University
Connie M Campbell, Millsaps College
Kay Somers, Moravian College
Manya Raman, Ume\r a University
Geoffrey D. Birky, Georgetown University
(104697853)

1:30 p.m.
Making the Most of PreClass Reading Assignments in Statistics.
Derek Bruff*, Vanderbilt University
(1046971657)

2:00 p.m.
Questions You Might Want Answered Using Data from the Registrar.
Jack Bookman*, Duke University
(1046971739)

2:30 p.m.
Collaborative Concept Mapping in Calculus.
David E. Meel*, Bowling Green State University
(104697847)

3:00 p.m.
Paperless InternetBased Calculus Across All Levels, Updated.
Thomas F. Banchoff*, Brown University
(104600972)

3:30 p.m.
What makes effective online feedback in college algebra?
Andrew G Bennett*, Kansas State University
(1046971758)

4:00 p.m.
Comparing Methods of Instruction in Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Round 2.
Susan Elaine Thompson*, Otterbein College
(104697664)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMSSIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, II
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Diego Dominici, SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy pam@usna.edu

1:00 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior of solutions of a class of nonlinear difference equations.
Faruk F AbiKhuzam*, American University of Beirut
(104639975)

1:30 p.m.
Asymptotics of the padic valuations of solutions of linear recurrences.
Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Luis A. Medina, Rutgers University
Victor H. Moll*, Tulane University
(1046111158)

2:00 p.m.
Stochastic Epidemic Model Reduction: A Normal Form Approach.
Eric Forgoston*, Naval Research Laboratory
Lora Billings, Montclair State University
Ira B. Schwartz, Naval Research Laboratory
(104637612)

2:30 p.m.
Fluid limits, diffusion limits, and event horizons for the response times of processor sharing queues with time varying rates.
William A. Massey*, Princeton University
(104641747)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical Analysis of DoubleWalled Carbon Nanotube Model.
Marianna A Shubov*, University of New Hampshire
Miriam RojasArenaza, University of New Hampshire
(1046351118)

3:30 p.m.
Pulse Propagation in a Debye Material with Static Conductivity: The Search for a Uniform Expansion.
Natalie A. Cartwright*, State University of New York at New Paltz
Kurt E. Oughstun, University of Vermont
(104678852)

4:00 p.m.
The Riesz Energy of the Nth Roots of Unity: An Asymptotic Expansion for Large N.
Edward B. Saff*, Vanderbilt University
Johann S. Brauchart, Graz University of Technology
Douglas Hardin, Vanderbilt University
(1046412128)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Model Theoretic Methods in Finite Combinatorics, I
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Martin Grohe, Humboldt University
Johann A. Makowsky, Technion Israel Institute of Technology janos@cs.technion.ac.il

1:00 p.m.
Discussion

1:30 p.m.
Symmetrized Ramsey theorems for graphs and for countably categorical structures.
Menachem Kojman*, Ben Gurion University, Bersheva, Israel
(104605342)

2:00 p.m.
Universal graphs with forbidden subgraphs.
Gregory L. Cherlin*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
(104603366)

2:30 p.m.
Partition theorems and permutation groups.
Andreas Blass*, University of Michigan
(104603471)

3:00 p.m.
A Geometric ZeroOne Law.
Robert Gilman, Stevens Institute of Technology
Yuri Gurevich, Microsoft Research
Alexei Myasnikov*, McGill University
(104605373)

3:30 p.m.
Laplace transforms and zeroone laws.
Jason P. Bell*, Simon Fraser University
(104605448)

4:00 p.m.
The SpeckerBlatter theorem revisited.
Eldar Fischer*, Faculty of Computer Science, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Johann A. Makowsky, Faculty of Computer Science, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
(104605343)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry, II
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University
Valeriu Soltan, George Mason University vsoltan@gmu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Blocking numbers for $l_p$ balls in three dimensions.
David G Larman*, University College London
(104652576)

1:30 p.m.
On the Hadwiger numbers of topological disks.
Zsolt Langi*, Budapest University of Technology, Budapest, Hungary
(104652608)

2:00 p.m.
On partial coverings of convex bodies by planks.
Karoly Bezdek*, University of Calgary
(1046521527)

2:30 p.m.
Extremal Coin Graphs in the Euclidean Plane.
Geir Agnarsson, George Mason University
Jill Bigley Dunham*, George Mason University
(104605371)

3:00 p.m.
Shortest path among circles.
Gábor Fejes Tóth*, Rényi Institute, Budapest
(1046521143)

3:30 p.m.
On Covering a Convex Set with Its Smaller Copies.
Marton Naszodi*, University of Alberta
(1046521767)

4:00 p.m.
On a new proof of the Malfatti's problem.
Andras Bezdek*, Auburn Univ and Renyi Inst. of the Hungarian Acad. of Sci., Budapest, Hungary
Jan P. Boronski, Auburn University
Wesley Brown, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Braxton Carrigan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Matt Noble, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
(1046521395)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras, II
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Pinhas Grossman, Vanderbilt University pinhas.grossman@vanderbilt.edu
Remus Nicoara, University of Tennessee

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Noncommutative Algebra, II
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Greg Marks, St. Louis University marks@slu.edu
Ashish K. Srivastava, St. Louis University

1:00 p.m.
Hopf algebras of low GKdimension.
James J Zhang*, University of Washington
(104616204)

1:30 p.m.
Centralizers in domains of low GelfandKirillov dimension.
Jason P. Bell*, Simon Fraser University
(104616451)

2:00 p.m.
Homology of a Ring.
Ivo Herzog*, Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea) and Ohio State University at Lima
(1046161418)

2:30 p.m.
Nichols algebras in positive characteristic.
Aaron Lauve, Texas A&M University
Sarah Witherspoon*, Texas A&M University
(1046162035)

3:00 p.m.
VonNeumannalgebralike rings and the answer to a S. K. Berberian's question.
Lia Va{s}*, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
(104616994)

3:30 p.m.
Big Projective Modules over Noetherian Semilocal Rings.
Dolors Herbera*, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Pavel Prihoda, Charles University, Prague
(1046161580)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebraic and Analytic Geometry for Lowdimensional Varieties, II
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott
Organizers:
Mika K. Seppälä, Florida State University seppala@math.fsu.edu
Tanush Shaska, Oakland University shaska@oakland.edu
Emil J. Volcheck, Association for Computing Machinery volcheck@acm.org

1:00 p.m.
Palindromes and Discreteness Algorithms.
Jane Gilman*, Rutgers University, Newark
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY
(104620682)

1:30 p.m.
On the maximal order of an automorphism of a trigonal Riemann surface.
Milagros Izquierdo*, Linköping University
Antonio F. Costa, UNED
(104614405)

2:00 p.m.
WIT: A Structured and Comprehensive Package for Computations in Intersection Theory.
Sebastian XambóDescamps*, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
(1046141435)

2:30 p.m.
Riemann Surfaces via Circle Packing.
G. Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
(1046301803)

3:00 p.m.
Hyperbolic Polygons, Fuchsian groups and Helling Matricies.
K.D. Semmler*, EPF Lausanne
(1046531585)

3:30 p.m.
Thetanulls of curves with automorphisms.
Emma Previato*, Boston University
T. Shaska, Oakland University
(104614800)

4:00 p.m.
Graphical representation of the BirmanSeries set on hyperbolic surfaces.
Peter Buser*, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL)
Hugo Parlier, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL)
(1046531093)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, I
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Paul A. Hagelstein, Baylor University paul_hagelstein@baylor.edu
Alexander M. Stokolos, DePaul University

1:00 p.m.
Bellman function in nonlocal settings.
Leonid Slavin*, University of MIssouriColumbia
(1046421177)

1:30 p.m.
Smooth functions associated with wavelet sets on $\mathbb{R}^d$, $d \geq 1$, and frame bound gaps.
John J Benedetto, University of Maryland, College Park
Emily J King*, University of Maryland, College Park
(1046431532)

2:00 p.m.
Growth properties of Fourier transforms via moduli of continuity.
William O. Bray*, University of Maine
(10464268)

2:30 p.m.
Weighted Inequalities for Multilinear Fractional Integral Operators.
Kabe A. Moen*, University of Kansas
(1046421064)

3:00 p.m.
A sharp inequality for the Stricharz norm.
Emanuel Carneiro*, University of Texas at Austin
(104642743)

3:30 p.m.
BesovLebesgue mapping properties for bilinear operators.
Diego Maldonado, Kansas State University
Virginia Naibo*, Kansas State University
(104642511)

4:00 p.m.
Pointwise convergence of fourier series of the indicator of a ball in euclidean space, following Kuratsubo.
Mark A. Pinsky*, Northwestern University
(104642163)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, IV
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ronald R. Coifman, Yale University
James G. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
Peter W. Jones, Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
Stephen Smale, Toyota Institute

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Methods in Applied Mathematics, II
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@gwu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Topology and data.
Gunnar Carlsson*, Stanford University
(1046681631)

1:30 p.m.
Estimating the topology of functions on manifolds from noisy samples.
Peter Bubenik*, Cleveland State University
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Peter T. Kim, University of Guelph
Zhiming Luo, University of Guelph
(104655916)

2:00 p.m.
Homology Computations for Random Nodal Domains.
Thomas Wanner*, George Mason University
(104655459)

2:30 p.m.
Euler characteristic, integration, and definable functions.
Yuliy Baryshnikov, Bell Labs
Robert Ghrist*, University of Pennsylvania
(104655479)

3:00 p.m.
Counting objects in dense sensor networks: a topological integral transform.
Yuliy Baryshnikov*, bell laboratories
(1046551554)

3:30 p.m.
Discrete curvature flows and their applications, I.
Feng Luo*, Rutgers University
David Gu, SUNY at Stony Brook
(1046521939)

4:00 p.m.
Discrete curvature flows and their applications, II.
David Gu*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Feng Luo, Rutgers University
(1046972091)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Teichmüller Theory and LowDimensional Topology, II
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Richard P. Kent, Brown University rpkfour@gmail.com
Madlena Tomova, Rice University mt2@rice.edu

1:00 p.m.
A normal surface calculus for Heegaard splittings.
Jesse E Johnson*, Yale University
(104657825)

1:30 p.m.
Asymptotics of WeilPetersson geodesics.
J. Brock*, Brown University
H. Masur, University of Chicago
Y. Minsky, Yale University
(1046511311)

2:00 p.m.
Uniform uniform exponential growth of subgroups of the mapping class group.
Johanna Mangahas*, University of Michigan
(104651362)

2:30 p.m.
Topological index theory for isotopy classes of surfaces.
David C Bachman*, Pitzer College
(104657139)

3:00 p.m.
A compactification for the space of singular Euclidean metrics on a surface.
Kasra Rafi*, University of Oklahoma
Moon Duchin, University of Michigan
Christopher Leininger, UIUC
(104651188)

3:30 p.m.
Surgery on a knot in (surface)x(I).
Martin Scharlemann, UCSB
Abigail Thompson*, UC Davis
(104657932)

4:00 p.m.
Geometry of splittings and models.
Hossein Namazi*, University of Texas at Austin
(104657390)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part A
The ubiquitous Catalan numbers and their applications.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State College

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part A
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, U.S. Military Academy
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part A
Developing departmental selfstudies.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers, Simmons College
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Thermal Blowup in a Subdiffusive Medium.
W E Olmstead, Northwestern University
Catherine A Roberts*, College of the Holy Cross
(104635706)

1:15 p.m.
Accurate resolution of a nonlinear PDE with corner singularities.
Qingshan Chen*, Indiana University at Bloomington
Roger Temam, Indiana University
(1046351492)

1:30 p.m.
A model for particle size segregation in granular flow under nonuniform shear.
Karen Daniels, North Carolina State University
Lindsay B.H. May*, North Carolina State University
Kasey Phillips, University of Cambridge
Michael Shearer, North Carolina State University
(1046351694)

1:45 p.m.
Minimizers of the LawrenceDoniach Model for Superconductors under Weak Coupling and a Parallel or Slightly Tilted Field.
Patricia E. Bauman, Purdue University
Zhenqiu Xie*, Purdue University
(1046351850)

2:00 p.m.
The Unique Determination of an Acoustic Speed from Thermoacoustic Tomography Data.
Kyle S Hickmann*, Oregon State University
(1046351925)

2:15 p.m.
Propagation of Solitons Under Colored Noise.
Russell L Herman*, University of North Carolina Wilmington
(1046351966)

2:30 p.m.
Complete integrability in Burgers turbulence.
Ravi Srinivasan*, Brown University
(1046352065)

2:45 p.m.
Using Distinguishability Criteria to Optimally Design Sources in Optical Tomography.
Taufiquar Khan, Clemson University
Peter Maass, University of Bremen, Germany
Bonnie McAdoo*, Clemson University
(1046351979)

3:00 p.m.
Nodal and multiple constant sign solutions for the $p$Laplacian.
Michael E. Filippakis*, National Technical University of Athens
Ravi P. Agarwal, Florida Institute of Technology
Donal O'Regan, National University of Ireland
Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou, National Technical University of Athens
(1046352127)

3:15 p.m.
Immiscible TwoPhase Flow Through Porous Media: A Case of Uniqueness of a Solution.
Koffi B Fadimba*, University of South Carolina Aiken
(1046351453)

3:30 p.m.
Homogenization of TimeHarmonic Acoustics of Bone: The Diphasic Case.
Ana Vasilic*, University of Delaware
Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
Robert P. Gilbert, University of Delaware
(1046351828)

3:45 p.m.
An optimal order error estimate of a linear finite element method for smooth solutions of 2D systems of conservation laws.
Xiaomei Ji*, Stony Brook University.
(1046001650)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Biology, II
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Gene Dispersal in an Insect Pollinated Tree Species.
David M Chan*, VCU
Rodney J Dyer, VCU
Erich Foster, VCU
Alex Feild, VCU
April McFarland, VCU
(10469274)

1:15 p.m.
The Estimation of the Effective Reproductive Number from Disease Outbreak Data.
Ariel CintronArias*, North Carolina State University
(104692162)

1:30 p.m.
3D In Vivo MRIBased FSI Models for Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques and PatientSpecific Plaque Progression Growth Functions with Validation.
Zijie Liao, Worcester Politechnic Institute
Xueying Huang*, Worcester Politechnic Institute
Chun Yang, Beijing Normal University
Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(104692253)

1:45 p.m.
Linkage Analysis for Categorical Traits on Complex Pedigrees.
Abra Brisbin*, Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University
Jason Mezey, Dept. of Computational Biology, Cornell University
Carlos Bustamante, Dept. of Computational Biology, Cornell University
(104692264)

2:00 p.m.
Computational Mutagenesis for Analysis of Protein Functional Changes Upon Mutation.
Majid Masso*, Laboratory for Structural Bioinformatics, George Mason University
(10469278)

2:15 p.m.
The Analysis of a Nonlinear Adaptive Elastic Plate Under Loading with Numerical Simulations of Its Displacement and Growth Under Various Boundary Conditions.
Robert J. Ronkese*, United States Military Academy
(104692389)

2:30 p.m.
A General Method to derive a Boolean Model from a Continuous Model for Gene Regulatory Networks.
Franziska B. Hinkelmann*, Virginia Tech
(104692306)

2:45 p.m.
Study on Critical Stress in Atherosclerotic Carotid Artery Using In Vivo MRIBased 3D MultiPhysics Models with FluidStructure Interactions.
Zhongzhao Teng*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xueying Huang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Zijie Liao, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(104692417)

3:00 p.m.
A gender structured model with singlebiased separation rate.
Daniel Maxin*, Valparaiso University
(104692469)

3:15 p.m.
A modified MitchellSchaeffer model of cardiac action potential which incorporates caveolaeassociated ionic currents.
Ian Besse*, University of Iowa
Colleen Mitchell, University of Iowa
Erwin Shibata, University of Iowa, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
(104692518)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory, I
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Decay of correlations of nonuniform geodesic flows.
Hongkun Zhang*, University of MassachusettsAmherst
(10463752)

1:15 p.m.
Break

1:30 p.m.
Endomorphisms of Various Substitution Systems.
Jeanette Olli*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(104637280)

1:45 p.m.
A Dynamical Study of a Cellular Automata Model of the Spread of HIV in a Lymph Node.
Emily G. Burkhead*, Meredith College
Jane M. Hawkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Donna K. Molinek, Davidson College
(104637314)

2:00 p.m.
Measurable TimeRestricted Sensitivity.
Domenico Aiello, Williams College
Hansheng Diao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Zhou Fan, Harvard College
Daniel O. King, Williams College
Jessica Lin*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Cesar E. Silva, Williams College
(104637953)

2:15 p.m.
Pinching Deformations of Rational Maps.
Robert W O'Connell*, Indiana UniversityBloomington
(104637428)

2:30 p.m.
Minimal Measures for Lagrangian Systems on 2Manifold.
Fang Wang*, Northwestern University
(1046371099)

2:45 p.m.
A Cellular Model for Spatial Population Dynamics.
James T Long*, Moravian College
Chu Yue (Stella) Dong, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Corey Staten, Ohio State University
Rytis Umbrasas, Lafayette College
Clifford A Reiter, Lafayette College
(1046371001)

3:00 p.m.
An Approach at the Binomial Transformation Problem.
Andy Q. Yingst*, University of South Carolina Lancaster
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas
(1046371094)

3:15 p.m.
Reducibility of skewproduct systems with Brjuno base flows.
Sasa Kocic*, University of Toronto
(1046371132)

3:30 p.m.
The Dynamics of Nonlinear Tentlike Maps.
Oumarou Njoya*, Michigan State University
Zach Flres, Michigan State University
(1046371141)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, II
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Bounding the Coefficients of $\Phi_{pqr}(x)$.
Brian Lawrence*, California Institute of Technology
(1046111150)

1:15 p.m.
Membership in an Ideal in the Group Ring, $\mathbb{Z}[{GL}_3(\mathbb{Z})]$.
Becky E Hall*, Wesleyan University
(1046111349)

1:30 p.m.
More results on "sum of cubes equal to square of sums".
Paul A Loomis*, Bloomsburg University
(1046111382)

1:45 p.m.
Finding Square Roots of $p$adic Numbers.
William D Taylor*, University of Nevada, Reno
(1046111446)

2:00 p.m.
Composites with large sets of strong liars.
Andrew Shallue*, University of Calgary
Eric Bach, University of WisconsinMadison
(1046111459)

2:15 p.m.
On a Conjecture Regarding the Coefficients of Cyclotomic Polynomials.
Sherry Gong*, Harvard University
(1046111518)

2:30 p.m.
Modular Forms for some Noncongruence Subgroups of $SL_2(Z)$.
Chris A Kurth*, Iowa State University
(1046111817)

2:45 p.m.
Groups of linear functions on Zn.
Tue Ngoc Ly*, University of South Florida
(1046111530)

3:00 p.m.
Computation of Jacobsthal's Function $\mathbf{h(n)}$ for $\mathbf{n<50}$.
Thomas R Hagedorn*, The College of New Jersey
(1046111633)

3:15 p.m.
Distribution of Integers with Smooth Square Free Parts.
Chaogui Zhang*, Marywood University
(1046111794)

3:30 p.m.
Waring's number in a finite field.
James Arthur Cipra*, Kansas State University
(1046111944)

3:45 p.m.
On Prime Factors of $A^{n} \pm 1$.
John H. Jaroma*, Ave Maria University
(104611873)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Demos and Strategies with Technology that Enhance Teaching and Learning Mathematics, II
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David R. Hill, Temple University
Scott Greenleaf, University of New England
Mary L. Platt, Salem State College
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College & State University

1:00 p.m.
Math in Your Hands: The Use of Tablet PCs and Computer Algebra Systems in a Calculus Classroom.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046E11480)

1:20 p.m.
Using Tablet PCs and the Ubiquitous Presenter to engage students and enhance the learning experience in service courses.
Shemsi I Alhaddad*, University of South Carolina Lancaster
Greg Thomas, Waldorf College
(1046E11439)

1:40 p.m.
My First Semester Using 'Clickers' for Rapid Feedback: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Dexter C. Whittinghill*, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
(1046E11673)

2:00 p.m.
Turning Point Technology: Using Personal Response Systems to Stimulate Class Participation.
Kimberly J Presser*, Shippensburg University
(1046E1422)

2:20 p.m.
Effective Teaching and Learning with the Right WebBased Resources.
Douglas B Meade*, University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin, Texas A&M University
(1046E1650)

2:40 p.m.
A powerful, easytouse computer algebra alternative that students love, but (most) teachers have not yet discovered!
Anand L. Pardhanani*, Earlham College
(1046E1600)

3:00 p.m.
Integrating Engineering Technology into the Teaching of Mathematics.
Mary Ann Connors*, Westfield State College
(1046E1198)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and Sports, II
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U.S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.edu

1:00 p.m.
SiSSYS: A Senior Capstone Course Based on Statistics in Sports.
Robin H Lock*, St. Lawrence University
Michael E Schuckers, St. Lawrence University
Travis Atkinson, St. Lawrence University
(1046N12020)

1:20 p.m.
Traditional Introductory Statistics Restricted to Sports.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(1046N11773)

1:40 p.m.
The Effects of Wind and Altitude on 400m Sprint Performances with Various IAAF Track Geometries.
Michael Frantz*, University of La Verne
Vanessa Alday, California State University, Fullerton
(1046N11882)

2:00 p.m.
Walking or Running in the Rain: Myth Busted?
Eugene Belogay*, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University
(1046N11931)

2:20 p.m.
Mathematics of the Olympics: From the Ancient Greeks to the Present.
Elizabeth C Rogers*, Piedmont College
(1046N12062)

2:40 p.m.
How expert swing dancers exploit physics.
Megan Elise SelbachAllen*, United States Naval Academy
Sommer E. Gentry, United States Naval Academy
Kevin L. McIlhany, United States Naval Academy
(1046N11894)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematics and Collegiate Wrestling Tournaments.
T. S. Michael*, United States Naval Academy
(1046N1613)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:05 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Keith H. Weber, Rutgers University keith.weber@gse.rutgers.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh, Arizona State University
Karen A. Marrongelle, Portland State University

1:00 p.m.
A Multiage Examination of Students' Approaches to Mathematical Induction Tasks.
Stacy A Brown*, Pitzer College
(1046U11771)

1:35 p.m.
Bringing a Formative Approach to Definitions in Undergraduate Real Analysis: Theoretical Considerations and Preliminary Results.
Paul C Dawkins*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1046U11871)

2:00 p.m.
An Investigation of Students' Problem Solving Abilities: Where's the quantity?
Kevin C. Moore*, Arizona State University
(1046U11471)

2:25 p.m.
Expert vs. Novice Understanding of Convergence of Taylor Series.
Jason Howard Martin*, University of Oklahoma
(1046U11716)

2:50 p.m.
Measuring Mathematical Sophistication.
Eric W Kuennen*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Jennifer E Szydlik, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Carol E Seaman, University of North Carolina Greensboro
(1046U11760)

3:20 p.m.
Students' Mental Models and Success on a Calculus Word Problem.
Dale J Winter*, Carnegie Mellon University
Matthew E DeLong, Taylor University
(1046U1564)

3:45 p.m.
A Two Semester Study of Interactions In MultiSection Undergraduate Mathematics Classes.
Jessica M Deshler*, West Virginia University
(1046U11414)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:40 p.m.
MAA Session on Undergraduate Mathematical Biology, II
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University
Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College
Eric S. Marland, Appalachian State University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Wavelets for Undergraduates
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
Caroline Haddad, SUNY Geneseo haddad@geneseo.edu
David Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patrick Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas

1:00 p.m.
An Image Compression Introduction to Wavelets.
Colm Mulcahy*, Spelman College
(1046YY1962)

1:25 p.m.
Zooming in on a Transformed Image: a Project for Students.
Caroline N Haddad*, State University of NY College at Geneseo
Dawit Haile, Virginia State University
Helmut Knaust, The University of Texas at El Paso
(1046YY1365)

1:50 p.m.
Wavelet Packets and Applications.
Bruce Atwood, Beloit College
Raouf Boules, Towson University
Patrick Van Fleet*, University of St. Thomas
(1046YY1920)

2:15 p.m.
A Student Project on Lifting Algorithms for Wavelet Transformations.
Catherine Beneteau*, University of South Florida
Kristin Pfabe, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Karen Shuman, Grinnell College
(1046YY1698)

2:40 p.m.
A Student Project on Matrix Completion for Discrete Wavelet Transformations.
Roger Zarnowski*, San Angelo State University
Tatyana Sorokina, Towson State University
David K Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1046YY1690)

3:05 p.m.
A student summer research project on image segmentation using wavelet methods and matrix completion.
David K Ruch*, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1046YY1696)

3:30 p.m.
Wavelets in Vocal Identification of Great Horned Owls (Part I).
Katherine L McCaffrey*, University of St. Thomas
Nicole F Kingsley, SUNY Geneseo
(1046YY1362)

3:55 p.m.
Wavelets in Vocal Identification of Great Horned Owls (Part II).
Nicole F. Kingsley*, State University of New York at Geneseo
Katherine L. McCaffrey, University of St. Thomas
(1046YY1441)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Edwin Herman, University of Wisconsin
Ana M. Tameru, Alabama State University
Aprillya Lanz, Virginia Military Institute
Deborah Koslover, University of Texas at Tyler

1:00 p.m.
The Promises of Clinical Instructological Research.
Clyde L. Greeno*, MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1046Z11174)

1:15 p.m.
Teaching Infinite Series: A Study on Students' Conceptual and Procedural Understanding of Infinite Series in Calculus.
Brian J Lindaman*, University of Minnesota, IT Center for Educational Programs
(1046Z12053)

1:30 p.m.
How was \it{that} picture helpful? Using online tabletPC software and corrective selfexplanation to increase student conceptual understanding in applied precalculus.
Aaron Wangberg*, Winona State University
(1046Z12011)

1:45 p.m.
Evaluating the Success of a Calculus Placement Test: Aligning the Basis for Placement and the Basis for Assessment.
Carrie Muir*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(1046Z11933)

2:00 p.m.
Role of Mathematical Definitions in Proof: A Case of Prospective Mathematics Teachers.
Nermin Bayazit*, Florida State University
(1046Z11952)

2:15 p.m.
Basic Mathematical Skills and Success in Introductory Level Statistics.
M. Leigh Lunsford, Longwood University
Phillip Poplin*, Longwood University
(1046Z11740)

2:30 p.m.
Effect of WeBWorK on Student Performance in Calculus II.
Christopher C Leary*, SUNY Geneseo
Aaron Heap, SUNY Geneseo
(1046Z11683)

2:45 p.m.
The Role of an InquiryBased Classroom in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Nancy Donaldson, Rockhurst University
Mairead Greene, Rockhurst University
Volker Ecke, Westfield State College
Christine VonRenesse*, Westfield State College
(1046Z11660)

3:00 p.m.
A Comparative Study of Online and Traditional Classroom Learning of College Algebra for NonTraditional Students in NonTraditional Higher Education Programs.
Michael Miner*, American Public University System
Darcel Ford, Strayer University
(1046Z11465)

3:15 p.m.
A Summary of Research about Perspectives on Knowledge with Implications for Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
Katherine SaffordRamus*, Saint Peter's College
(1046Z11267)

3:30 p.m.
Project Based Distance Delivered Elementary Statistics.
Joseph B. Liddle, University of Alaska Southeast
Colleen Ianuzzi*, University of Alaska Southeast
Chris HayJahans, University of Alaska Southeast
(1046Z11070)

3:45 p.m.
Extended NewtonLeibnitz Theorem.
Zengxiang Tong*, Otterbein College
(1046Z11004)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Theory, I
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Stephen G. Hartke, University of NebraskaLincoln hartke@unl.edu

1:00 p.m.
Random threshold graphs.
Elizabeth Reilly, Johns Hopkins University
Edward R. Scheinerman*, Johns Hopkins University
(104605354)

1:30 p.m.
Large induced trees in $K_r$free graphs.
Jacob Fox*, Princeton University
PoShen Loh, Princeton University
Benny Sudakov, UCLA
(104605533)

2:00 p.m.
Some observations on sorting pairs in bins.
Andre E. Kezdy*, University of Louisville
Adam Jobson, University of Louisville
(1046051250)

2:30 p.m.
An approximate version of Hadwiger's conjecture for clawfree graphs.
Alexandra Ovetsky Fradkin*, Princeton University
Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
(104605530)

3:00 p.m.
The Distinguishing Chromatic Number.
Karen L Collins*, Wesleyan University
(1046051539)

3:30 p.m.
Entire $(\Delta+4)$Choosability of Planar Graphs with $\Delta\geq 8$.
Daniel W Cranston*, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Rutgers
David Lapayowker, Harvey Mudd College
(104605514)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Using open source software for undergraduate courses.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
KarlDieter Crisman, Gordon College
Marshall E. Hampton, University of Minnesota, Duluth
David Joyner, U. S. Naval Academy
Panelists:
John A. Verzani, CUNY
Michael E. Gage, University of Rochester
David Joyner,
Robert Miller, University of Washington

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Committee on Graduate Students Panel Discussion
Teaching postdocs: A journey from graduate school to a position in the world of mathematics.
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Stephen M. Gagola, III, University of Arizona
Feryal Alayont, Grand Valley State University
Panelists:
Taliesin Sutton, University of Arizona
Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University
Nathan A. Carlson, University of Arizona
Steven J. Schlicker, Grand Valley State University
Matt Salomone, Bates College

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Research by UndergraduatesProject NExT Panel Discussion
Preparing students to communicate mathematics.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Lewis D. Ludwig, Denison University
Panelists:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael E. Orrison, Harvey Mudd College

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Panel Discussion
Establishing your identity as a posttenure professor
Palladian Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Linda Braddy, East Central University
Sharon M. Frechette, College of the Holy Cross
Jennifer McLoudMann, University of Texas at Tyler
Panelists:
Colin L. Adams, Williams College
Jaimie Hebert, Sam Houston State University
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross
Charlotte K. Simmons, University of Central Oklahoma
Judy L. Walker, University of NebraskaLincoln

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion
Empire Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Murli M. Gupta,

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 1:40 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics of Games and Puzzles, II
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University taal@math.jmu.edu

1:40 p.m.
Meet Colonel Blotto.
Andrew G Niedermaier*, University of California  San Diego
(1046L1330)

2:00 p.m.
TwoDimensional Abstract Games.
Matthew M Burke*, Department of Computer Science, George Washington University
(1046L11135)

2:20 p.m.
Rubik's Cubes in the Classroom: How a Puzzle of Logic, Patterns, and Algorithms Can Build Confidence in Mathematics.
Eric W. Drake*, The United States Military Academy
Robert E. Burks Jr, The United States Military Academy
(1046L1740)

2:40 p.m.
Using the Pile Splitting Puzzle to Enhance Student Learning of Mathematics.
Bill Marion*, Valparaiso University
(1046L123)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:20 p.m.
Chomp, chomp, bechewy chomp: research with undergraduates.
Alex Meadows*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1046L11989)

3:40 p.m.
Counting the Mathematical Faces of All Regular Flexagons.
Homeira Pajoohesh, City University of New York
T. Bruce McLean*, Georgia Southern University
Thomas Anderson, Emory University
Chasen Smith, Georgia Southern University
Emil Iacob, Georgia Southern University
John Nelson, Georgia Southern University
(1046L1412)

4:00 p.m.
You Gotta Know How to Fold 'Em.
Thomas C. Hull*, Western New England College
(1046L11378)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Actions on Homogeneous Spaces and Applications, IV
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dmitry Y. Kleinbock, Brandeis University kleinboc@brandeis.edu
Gregory A. Margulis, Yale University
Hee Oh, Brown University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Blue Room and Foyer, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Jon W. Scott, Montgomery Community College jon.scott@montgomerycollege.edu

2:00 p.m.
WeBWorK, a Webbased Interactive Homework System.
Arnold Pitzer*, University of Rochester
Michael Gage, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester

2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World.
Bernie Madison*, University of Arkansas
Caren Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University
Shannon Dingman, University of Arkansas

2:00 p.m.
Mathematics Across the Curriculum.
Carol Hay*, Middlesex Community College
Jessie Klein, Middlesex Community College

2:00 p.m.
A Phase II Expansion of the Development of a Multidisciplinary Course on Wavelets and Applications.
Caroline Haddad*, State University of New York College at Geneseo
Catherine Beneteau, University of South Florida
David Ruch, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patrick Van Fleet, University of St. Thomas

2:00 p.m.
Biocalculus: Text Development, Dialog, and Assessment.
Timothy Comar*, Benedictine University
Lisa Townsley, Benedictine University
Brenda Alberico, Benedictine University

2:00 p.m.
Real World STEM Application Modules.
Darren Narayan*, Rochester Institute of Technology
William Basener, Rochester Institute of Technology
Moises Sudit, Rochester Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
Math Images.
Gene Klotz*, Swarthmore College and the Math Forum
Stephen Maurer, Swarthmore College

2:00 p.m.
The National Curve Bank.
Shirley Gray*, California State University, Los Angeles
Mary Kay Abbey, Montgomery College
Chris Caldwell, University of Tennessee at Martin

2:00 p.m.
A Biomathematical Learning Enhancement Network for Diversity (BLEND).
Gregory Goins*, North Carolina A&T State University
Mingxiang Chen, North Carolina A&T State University
Dinitra White, North Carolina A&T State University
Thomas Redd, North Carolina A&T State University
Dominic Clemence, North Carolina A&T State University
Mary Smith, North Carolina A&T State University
Vinaya Kelkar, North Carolina A&T State University

2:00 p.m.
ResearchBased Video for Teaching Undergraduate Proof.
James Sandefur*, Georgetown University
Geoffrey Birky, Georgetown University
Connie Campbell, Millsaps College
Kay Somers, Moravian College
Manya Sundstrom, Umea University

2:00 p.m.
Learning Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science via Primary Historical Sources.
Jerry Lodder*, New Mexico State University
David Pengelley, New Mexico State University

2:00 p.m.
The MAA Online Book Project.
Lawrence Moore*, Duke University
David Smith, Duke University

2:00 p.m.
MathDL: The MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library.
Lawrence Moore*, Duke University
Roseanne Brown, Mathematical Association of America

2:00 p.m.
Biology and Mathematics in Population Studies (BioMaPS).
K. Renee Fister, Murray State University
Maeve McCarthy*, Murray State University
Terry Derting, Murray State University
Christopher Mecklin, Murray State University
Howard Whiteman, Murray State University

2:00 p.m.
Experimental Mathematics.
Marc Chamberland*, Grinnell College

2:00 p.m.
The PascGalois Project: Visualizing Abstract Mathematics.
Michael Bardzell*, Salisbury University
Kathleen Shannon, Salisbury University
Donald Spickler, Salisbury University

2:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Projects in Complex Analysis with Accompanying Applets.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University
Jim Rolf, U.S. Air Force Academy
Rich Stankewitz, Ball State University
Ken Stephenson, University of Tennessee
Mike Brilleslyper, U.S. Air Force Academy
Dov Chelst, ICMA
Jane McDougall, Colorado College
Beth Schaubroeck, U.S. Air Force Academy

2:00 p.m.
Renewal of College Algebra.
Norma Agras*, Miami Dade College
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America

2:00 p.m.
Maplets for Calculus, Tutoring without the Tutor.
Philip Yasskin*, Texas A&M University
Douglas Meade, University of South Carolina

2:00 p.m.
Integrating Field Trips into Calculus Courses.
Despina Prapavessi*, Diablo Valley College
Karen Edwards, Diablo Valley College
Sam Needham, Diablo Valley College

2:00 p.m.
Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith College.
Ruth Haas*, Smith College
James Henle, Smith College

2:00 p.m.
Long Beach Project in Geometry and Symmetry.
Scott Crass*, California State University, Long Beach

2:00 p.m.
Dynamic Visualization Tools for Multivariable Calculus.
Paul Seeburger*, Monroe Community College

2:00 p.m.
Proofs, functions, & computations: A webbased course as a laboratory for enhanced teaching and learning in logic, mathematics and computer science.
Wilfried Sieg*, Carnegie Mellon University
Alex Smith, Carnegie Mellon University

2:00 p.m.
Contemporary College Algebra & The HBCU Retreat and FollowOn Program.
Don Small*, U.S. Military Academy
Laurette Foster, Prairie View A&M University

2:00 p.m.
Sonification for Calculus Instruction.
Steven Hetzler*, Salisbury University
Robert Tardiff, Salisbury University

2:00 p.m.
Classroom Response Systems in Statistics Courses.
Teri Murphy*, University of Oklahoma
Curtis McKnight, University of Oklahoma
Michael Richman, University of Oklahoma
Robert Terry, University of Oklahoma

2:00 p.m.
Elementary Mathematics for Teachers.
Scott Baldridge, Louisiana State University
Thomas Parker*, Michigan State University

2:00 p.m.
PREP: Professional Enhancement Program.
J. Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America
Nancy Baxter Hastings, Dickinson College
Nathaniel Dean, Texas State University, San Marcos
Virginia Buchanan, Hiram College
Jon Scott*, Montgomery College

2:00 p.m.
MathQuest: Math Questions to Engage Students.
Holly Zullo*, Carroll College
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark Parker, Carroll College

2:00 p.m.
Beyond Crossroads Workshops.
Rikki Blair, American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges
Robert Farinelli*, College of Southern Maryland

2:00 p.m.
Paradigms in Physics: Multiple Entry Points.
Corinne Manogue, Oregon State University
Tevian Dray, Oregon State University
Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University
David McIntyre, Oregon State University
Emily van Zee, Oregon State University
Aaron Wangberg*, Winona State University

2:00 p.m.
Preparing Atrisk Students for CS1 and Calculus.
John Lusth*, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

2:00 p.m.
College Algebra in Context: A Learnercentered Approach Incorporating Datadriven Activities Related to Social Issues.
Michael Catalano*, Dakota Wesleyan University

2:00 p.m.
SyBRU: Synthetic Biology Research for Undergraduates.
Laurie Heyer*, Davidson College
Jeffrey Poet, Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell, Davidson College
Todd Eckdahl, Missouri Western State University

2:00 p.m.
Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum: A National Quantitative Literacy Initiative.
Jim Roznowski*, Delta College
Christie Gilliland, Green River Community College

2:00 p.m.
Math Biology Research at UNCG.
Jan Rychtar*, University of North Carolina Greensboro
M. Chhetri, University of North Carolina Greensboro
S. Gupta, University of North Carolina Greensboro
D. Remington, University of North Carolina Greensboro
O. Rueppell, University of North Carolina Greensboro
M. Crowe, University of North Carolina Greensboro

2:00 p.m.
Supplying Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics Education and Research Group Experiences to Students at the The University of Michigan.
Patrick Nelson*, University of Michigan
John Schiefelbein, University of Michigan
Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan

2:00 p.m.
Understanding the formation of the arabidopsis root epidermis through an intimate collaboration between modeling and experiment.
Luay Almassalha, University of Michigan
Asha Radhamohan, University of Michigan
Andrew Cheng, University of Michigan
David Gammack, University of Michigan
Stephen Gao, University of Michigan
Patrick Nelson, University of Michigan
Yana Panciera, University of Michigan
John Schiefelbein*, University of Michigan

2:00 p.m.
Dynamic analysis of bactericidal activity in patients with severe sepsis.
Moli Yin, University of Michigan
Alex Jacobsen, University of Michigan
Nick Streicher, University of Michigan
Patrick Nelson, University of Michigan
John Younger*, University of Michigan

2:00 p.m.
The Next Step: Integrating STEM Learning Communities.
Jason Miller*, Truman State University

2:00 p.m.
Researchfocused Learning Communities in Mathematical Biology.
Jason Miller*, Truman State University
Jon Beck, Truman State University
Michael Kelrick, Truman State University
Laura RechavFielden, Truman State University

2:00 p.m.
Discrete Mathematics in Computing Education.
David Klappholz*, Stevens Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
Appropriately Using WeBWorK, WebAssign and Maple in Calculus I and II.
Jeffrey Stuart*, Pacific Lutheran University
Bryan Dorner, Pacific Lutheran University
Daniel Heath, Pacific Lutheran University
Jessica Sklar, Pacific Lutheran University

2:00 p.m.
Research and Education Program in Biology and Ecology.
Semen Koksal*, Florida Institute of Technology
Jan Varada, Florida Institute of Technology
Adam Hernandez, Florida Institute of Technology
Robert van Woesik, Florida Institute of Technology
David Carroll, Florida Institute of Technology
Richard Sinden, Florida Institute of Technology
Jewgeni Dshalalow, Florida Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
A Model TeacherScholar Program in Secondary Mathematics.
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
David Barker, Illinois State University
Cynthia Langrall, Illinois State University
Sharon McCrone, Illinois State University
Wendy O'Hanlon*, Illinois State University

2:00 p.m.
REU Site: Mathematics Research Experience for Preservice and for Inservice Teachers.
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
David Barker*, Illinois State University
Cynthia Langrall, Illinois State University
Sharon McCrone, Illinois State University
Wendy O'Hanlon, Illinois State University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Unearthing the visions of a master: The web of Ramanujan's mock theta functions.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Ken Ono*, University of WisconsinMadison
(10461107)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
What I wish I had known or studied before going to graduate school.
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Moderators:
Craig L. Huneke, University of Kansas
Panelists:
Raegan Higgins, Texas Tech University
Manoj Kummini, Purdue University
Aaron D. Magid, University of Michigan
Marion Moore, University of California Davis
Andrew Niedermaier, University of California San Diego
Roger A. Wiegand, University of NebraskaLincoln

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education and ASAMAA Joint Committee on Statistics Panel Discussion
Hiring, tenuring, and promoting statisticians in a mathematics or mathematical sciences department.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
Chris J. Lacke, Rowan University
Michael A. Posner, Villanova University
Robin H. Lock, St. Lawrence University
Moderators:
Carolyn K. Cuff, Westminster College
Panelists:
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College & State University and Clayton State University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics Panel Discussion
Online homework systems: A pedagogical prospective.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University
Cheryl Miner, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Panelists:
Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University
Ellen E. Kirkman,
P. Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Special Film Presentation
The Story of Maths (Part I).
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Presenters:
Robin Wilson, The Open University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 3:20 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
Categorification of quantum groups and link invariants.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Mikhail Khovanov*, Columbia University
(10468108)

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 4:25 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Joint Prize Session
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Joint Prize Session Reception
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 5:45 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Web SIGMAA Business Meeting and Reception
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 5:45 p.m.7:30 p.m.
MAA TwoYear College Reception
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
MAA Reunion of College Algebra Workshops Participants
Diplomat Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy
William E. Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology Business Meeting and Reception
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Business Meeting
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
MAA Special Dramatic Presentation
Lewis Carroll in Numberland
Regency Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Presenters:
Robin Wilson, The Open University

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts Business Meeting
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Tuesday January 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Young Mathematicians' Network Town Meeting
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University
Moderators:
Joshua D. Laison, Willamette University
Wednesday January 7, 2009

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Marriot Ballroom Lobby, Lobby Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, I
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
James G. McLaughlin, West Chester University
Nancy J. Wyshinski, Trinity College nancy.wyshinski@trincoll.edu

7:30 a.m.
Some of Ramanujan's continued fraction identities  how and why.
Lisa Lorentzen*, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(1046401049)

8:00 a.m.
Vertical symmetries in continued fraction periods.
Richard K Guy*, The University of Calgary
Kell Cheng, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Renate Scheidler, The University of Calgary
(1046111264)

8:30 a.m.
Some relations between orthogonal Lpolynomials and orthogonal polynomials.
A. Sri Ranga*, Universidade Estadual Paulista
Regina da Silva Lamblém, Universidade Estadual Paulista
Heron Martins Felix, Universidade Estadual Paulista
(1046331328)

9:00 a.m.
On a Thermodynamic Classification for Real Numbers.
Thomas Garrity*, Williams
(104611858)

9:30 a.m.
Polynomials that take small values at an algebraic integer.
Doug Hensley*, Texas A&M University
(1046111738)

10:00 a.m.
Quadratics, continued fractions and divided cells.
Richard T Bumby*, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Mary E Flahive, Oregon State University
(104611832)

10:30 a.m.
Applying the divided cell algorithm.
Mary E. Flahive*, Oregon State University
Richard T. Bumby, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(104611750)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.8:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Jet spaces and the Zilber dichotomy.
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Rahim Moosa*, University of Waterloo
(104603107)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Least Perimeter Partitions of the Sphere into Equal Areas.
Max D. Engelstein*, Yale University
(104651611)

8:25 a.m.
Coloring Graphs.
Nora Youngs*, Smith College
Carolyn Gardner, Smith College
Marissa Neal, Smith College
Yoshi Merrybird, Smith College
Agnieszka Rec, Smith College
(104605997)

8:50 a.m.
Maximally NonMatching Covered Graphs.
Timothy B Muller*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kimberly Jordan Burch, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(104605475)

9:15 a.m.
Vector Coloring.
Gerald S Haynes*, Central Michigan University
(10460584)

9:40 a.m.
The Relaxed Coloring Game on Certain Classes of Trees.
Lynnette Snyder*, Simpson College
(104605159)

10:05 a.m.
A Tree with Maximum Degree Three and Game Chromatic Number Four.
Victor O. Larsen*, Middlebury College
(104605155)

10:30 a.m.
Multilevel and Multidimensional Hadamard Matrices.
Matthew Crawford*, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Caitlin Greeley, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Bryce Lee, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Mathav Kishore Murugan, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
(104605859)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAAMER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, III
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
William H. Barker, Bowdoin College
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Bonnie S. Saunders, University of Illinois at Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu

8:00 a.m.
Math as Exploration.
Scott Crass*, CSU, Long Beach
(104697876)

8:30 a.m.
Geometry is Natural.
David W. Henderson*, Cornell University
(104651963)

9:00 a.m.
Discrete, Combinatorial, and Computational Geometry for Undergraduates.
Joseph Malkevitch*, York College (CUNY)
(104697848)

9:30 a.m.
A course in axiomatic geometry.
Gerard A Venema*, Calvin College, MAA
(1046971598)

10:00 a.m.
Teaching the Erlanger Programm.
Roger Howe*, Yale University
William Barker, Bowdoin College
(1046511534)

10:30 a.m.
Panel on Teaching Undergraduate Geometry: Choices in Philosophy, Content, and Pedagogy.
William Barker*, Bowdoin College
(1046971874)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, II
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett, Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

8:00 a.m.
Teaching Math Majors How to Teach.
Yvonne Lai*, University of Michigan, Ann Harbor
Hillel M Raz, University of California Davis
Marion Moore, University of California Davis
(1046971880)

8:30 a.m.
TeacherScholars: Research Experiences for Preservice and InService Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
David Barker, Illinois State University
Saad I ElZanati*, Illinois State University
(1046971553)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching students to be lifelong learners of mathematics: Algebra I and Mathematics for Mathematics Education Doctoral Students.
Daniel I Chazan*, University of Maryland, Center for Mathematics Education
(1046971249)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematics + SENCER = Student Learning.
Mariah Birgen*, Wartburg College
(104697938)

10:00 a.m.
Teaching Introductory Statistics with Community Based Group Projects and Assessing with the SENCERSALG.
Cindy C. Kaus*, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul MN
(104697789)

10:30 a.m.
Mathematical and Statistical Reasoning in Compelling Contexts.
David L. Ferguson*, Stony Brook University
(1046971431)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Representation Theory of Lie Algebras and Algebraic Groups, II
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David G. Taylor, Roanoke College taylor@roanoke.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University
Daniel K. Nakano, University of Georgia

8:00 a.m.
Induced modules for Affine KacMoody algebras.
Vyacheslav Futorny*, University of Sao Paulo
Iryna Kashuba, University of Sao Paulo
(104617523)

8:30 a.m.
Type $Q$ Lie superalgebras and Degenerate Affine Sergeev Algebras.
David Hill*, University of California, Berkeley
Jon Kujawa, University of Oklahoma
Josh Sussan, University of California, Berkeley
(10462092)

9:00 a.m.
Representations of Lie Superalgebras in Prime Characteristic.
Lei Zhao*, University of Virginia
Weiqiang Wang, University of Virginia
(104617798)

9:30 a.m.
Motzkin Algebras and sl(2).
Georgia Benkart*, University of WisconsinMadison
Tom Halverson, Macalester College
(104605820)

10:00 a.m.
Normality of Enhanced Nilpotent Orbit Closures.
Benjamin F Jones*, University of Georgia
(1046221233)

10:30 a.m.
Cohomology and Support Varieties for Cartan Lie superalgebras.
Irfan Bagci*, The University of Georgia
(104617952)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Higher Categories, I
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas M. Fiore, University of Chicago
Mark W. Johnson, Penn State Altoona mwj3@psu.edu
James M. Turner, Calvin College
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University
Donald Yau, Ohio State University at Newark

8:00 a.m.
Stable splitting of Generalized MomentAngle Complexes.
A. Bahri, Rider University
M. Bendersky*, Hunter College
F. Cohen, University of Rochester
S. Gitler, Cinvestav
(104655655)

8:30 a.m.
Connective Ktheory of certain symmetric groups.
Son P Nguyen*, Wayne State University
(104655158)

9:00 a.m.
The $RO(G)$graded Serre Spectral Sequence.
William C Kronholm*, Swarthmore College
(104655563)

9:30 a.m.
Some properties of the $v_1$periodic spectra associated to exceptional Lie groups.
Xiaoxue H. Li*, Emory & Henry College
(104655135)

10:00 a.m.
New developments in the topology of representation spaces.
Daniel A Ramras*, Vanderbilt University
(104655807)

10:30 a.m.
Differentials in homotopy fixed point spectral sequences.
Michael A. Hill*, University of Virginia
Michael J. Hopkins, Harvard University
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester
(1046551595)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
Tim SiuTang Leung, Johns Hopkins University timleung@jhu.edu
Birgit Rudloff, Princeton University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations: Theory and Applications, I
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College annalisa.crannell@fandm.edu
Suzanne Sindi, Brown University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, II
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Paul A. Hagelstein, Baylor University paul_hagelstein@baylor.edu
Alexander M. Stokolos, DePaul University

8:00 a.m.
Almost everywhere convergence of a case of weighted averages.
Anna K Savvopoulou*, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Karin Reinhold, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
(104637526)

8:30 a.m.
The regularity problem for the Lame system of elastostatics on curvilinear polygons in two dimensions.
Katharine Ott*, University of Kentucky
Irinia Mitrea, University of Virginia
Warwick Tucker, University of Bergen
(104635773)

9:00 a.m.
Geometric configurations in Euclidean space and restriction theory.
Alex Iosevich*, University of Missouri
(1046422096)

9:30 a.m.
Maximal multipliers in $L^p$.
Ciprian Demeter*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(1046421290)

10:00 a.m.
Critical integrability exponent associated to multivariate polynomials.
Tristan Collins, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Malabika Pramanik*, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
(1046421120)

10:30 a.m.
Sharp weighted bounds for fractional operators.
Kabe Moen, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Carlos Pérez, University of Seville, Spain
Rodolfo H. Torres*, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
(104642934)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Automorphic and Modular Forms in Number Theory, III
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ken Ono, University of WisconsinMadison
Amanda Folsom, University of WisconsinMadison
Sharon A. Garthwaite, Bucknell University Sharon.Garthwaite@bucknell.edu

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebra and Convexity, I
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dan Bates, Colorado State University dbates1@nd.edu
TsungLin Lee, Michigan State University leetsung@msu.edu
Sonja Petrovic, University of Illinois at Chicago petrovic@math.uic.edu
Zach Teitler, Texas A&M University zteitler@tamu.edu

8:00 a.m.
How to draw tropical planes.
Sven Hermann, TU Darmstadt
Anders Jensen, U Göttingen
Michael Joswig, TU Darmstadt
Bernd Sturmfels*, UC Berkeley
(104605394)

8:30 a.m.
Tropical Implicitization and Mixed Fiber Polytopes.
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
Josephine Yu*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1046131502)

9:00 a.m.
A tropical approach to rational curves on general hypersurfaces in $\mathbb{P}^3$.
Tristram C Bogart*, Queen's University
(1046141410)

9:30 a.m.
Experimentation at the frontier of reality in Schubert calculus.
Frank Sottile*, Texas A&M University
(104614578)

10:00 a.m.
Geometrical aspects of control points for toric patches.
Luis D. GarciaPuente*, Sam Houston State University
Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University
(104614332)

10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Regularity: Are we almost at infinity yet?
David Eisenbud*, University of California, Berkeley
Bernd Ulrich, Purdue University
(104614524)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, I
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Constraint preconditioning for nonsymmetric indefinite linear systems.
Liying Sun*, Guangdong Education Institute
(10466532)

8:15 a.m.
A numerical method for fast integration.
Natasha A. Cayco Gajic*, Caltech
Nathan Kallus, UC Berkeley
Jessica L. Stigile, Washington University
(10466557)

8:30 a.m.
Numerical Solutions of Boundary Inverse Problems for the Laplace Equation.
Weifu Fang, Wright State University
Suxing Zeng*, West Virginia University
(104665132)

8:45 a.m.
Break

9:00 a.m.
Adaptive Quadtree Surface Representation for 3D Vortex Rings Motion and Collision.
Leon Kaganovskiy*, New College of Florida
Robert Krasny, University of Michigan
Feng Hualong, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang, China
(10466573)

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
Optimal Kernel via an Estimate to the Eigenvalues of Kernel Matrices.
Guohui Song*, Syracuse University
(104665896)

9:45 a.m.
A system of bilinear immersed finite elements.
Xiaoming He*, Virginia Tech
Tao Lin, Virginia Tech
Yanping Lin, University of Alberta
(104665795)

10:00 a.m.
GMRES Algorithm in the Meshless Generalized Finite Difference Method for Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression Simulation.
Peng Ni*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Homer Walker, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Chun Yang, Beijing Normal University
Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(104665352)

10:15 a.m.
Convergence Analysis of Mixed LDG Methods applied to 2D singularly perturbed problems.
Zhimin Zhang, Mathematics Department, Wayne State University
Huiqing Zhu*, Mathematics Department, Wayne State University
(104665353)

10:30 a.m.
Spline Wavelets, Finite Element Wavelets, and Wavelets with Composite Dilation.
TianXiao He*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(1046651000)

10:45 a.m.
Mathematical modeling and numerical simulations of cell signaling pathways.
Xinfeng Liu*, University of California at Irvine
Nie Qing, University of California at Irvine
Lee Bardwell, Department of Cell and Development Biology, UC Irvine
(1046651320)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Commutative Rings and Algebras
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
The core of points and the CayleyBacharach Property.
Louiza Fouli*, University of Texas, Austin
Claudia Polini, Univeristy of Notre Dame
Bernd Ulrich, Purdue University
(104613271)

8:15 a.m.
The Local Case Subalgorithm for Suslin's Stability Theorem.
Cynthia J Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(1046131075)

8:30 a.m.
The Gorenstein property for coherent rings.
Livia Hummel*, University of Indianapolis
Thomas Marley, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046131197)

8:45 a.m.
Uniqueness of Minimal Acyclic Complexes.
Meri T Florence*, TX
(1046131319)

9:00 a.m.
Break

9:15 a.m.
The Core of Monomial Ideals in $K[x,y]$.
Bonnie B. Smith*, University of Notre Dame
(104613297)

9:30 a.m.
Zerosum Sequence Designs.
Michael A Freeze*, University of North Carolina Wilmington
(1046131914)

9:45 a.m.
Generalized Gro\"bner Basis Method for Computing Multivariate Hilbert Polynomials.
Alexander B. Levin*, The Catholic University of America
(104613787)

10:00 a.m.
Squarefree Monomial Ideals Associated to Ferrers Graphs.
Rachelle Renee Bouchat*, Slippery Rock University
(1046131493)

10:15 a.m.
Goto Numbers in a Numerical Semigroup Ring.
Lance Bryant*, Purdue University
(1046131557)

10:30 a.m.
Initial algebra of multiplicative invariants.
Mohammed S Tesemma*, Spelman College
(1046131810)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Chordal Supergraphs and Minimum Semidefinite Rank.
Lon H Mitchell*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(10461585)

8:15 a.m.
The skew spectrum of an oriented tree.
Wasin So*, San Jose State University
(104615200)

8:30 a.m.
GCD and LCM Matrices on Factor Closed Sets Defined over Principal Ideal Domains.
Abdel Nasser ElKassar*, Lebanese American University
Samer S. Habre, Lebanese American University
Yehia Awad, Lebanese International University
(104615440)

8:45 a.m.
Minimum Rank of Looped Graphs with Cut Vertices.
Rana Mikkelson*, Iowa State University
(1046151403)

9:00 a.m.
Traces of matrix products.
John R. Greene*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(1046151404)

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
A Higherorder Generalization of the Matrix SVD as a Product of Higherorder Tensors.
Carla D Martin*, James Madison University
Misha E Kilmer, Tufts University
Lisa Perrone, Hawaii Pacific University
(1046151520)

9:45 a.m.
Complex spectrally arbitrary zerononzero patterns whose Jacobian is zero at every nilpotent realization.
Amy Ann Yielding*, Washington State University
Judith J McDonald, Washington State University
(1046151409)

10:00 a.m.
Diagonal and D convergence of matrices.
Olga Pryporova*, Iowa State University
(1046151455)

10:15 a.m.
Roots of Polynomials and Linear Programming.
Carla Fidalgo*, Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal
Alexander Kovacec, University of Coimbra
(1046151746)

10:30 a.m.
Linear Maps Preserving Diagonalizability on the Space of Upper Triangular Matrices.
A. A. Jafarian*, University of New Haven
(1046151831)

10:45 a.m.
On the structure of some classes of invariant kernels.
Troy Banks*, Salisbury University
(1046151998)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, III
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Local fields in Nonlinear Power Law Materials.
Silvia Jimenez*, Louisiana State University
Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
(104635203)

8:15 a.m.
Differential forms with mixed boundary conditions.
Tunde Jakab*, University of Virginia
Irina Mitrea, University of Virginia
Marius Mitrea, Universityof MissouriColumbia
(104635209)

8:30 a.m.
Modeling and Computation of Buoyant Flow during Alloy Solidification.
Dambaru Bhatta*, The University of TexasPan American, Edinburg, TX
M. Mallikarjunaiah, The University of TexasPan American
Daniel Riahi, The University of TexasPan American
(104635581)

8:45 a.m.
On the Uniqueness of Invariant Measures for the Stochastic Infinite DarcyPrandtl Number Model.
Rana Durga Parshad*, Florida State University
Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University
(104635693)

9:00 a.m.
A Global Existence Theorem for the NavierStokes Equations.
Guy Bernard*, Midwestern State University
(104635729)

9:15 a.m.
Precise Estimates for the Subelliptic Heat Kernel on Htype Groups.
Nathaniel Eldredge*, University of California, San Diego
(104635439)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
A uniqueness result for equations modeling the flow of a viscous, barotropic fluid under periodic boundary conditions.
Diane Denny*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1046351129)

10:00 a.m.
Nonlinear boundary value problem of the meniscus for the terrestrial dewetted Bridgman crystal growth technique.
Liliana Braescu*, West University of Timisoara, Romania
(104635771)

10:15 a.m.
A Lower Bound for Principal Eigenvalues in ParabolaShaped Regions.
Zhiren Jin*, Wichita State University
(104635828)

10:30 a.m.
Explicit Construction of a Robust Family of Compact Inertial Manifolds.
Joseph L. Shomberg*, Providence College
(1046351005)

10:45 a.m.
First order compatibility of the Cubic Schrodinger equation.
Daniel J Arrigo*, University of Central Arkansas
David A Ekrut, University of Central Arkansas
Jackson R Fliss, University of Central Arkansas
(1046351109)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory, II
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Symbolic dynamics for topological hyperbolic maps.
David Richeson, Dickinson College
Jim Wiseman*, Agnes Scott College
(1046371361)

8:15 a.m.
Long Time Error Estimate Using Contraction Properties of the Huxley's Equation.
Champike Attanayake*, Miami University
(1046371594)

8:30 a.m.
Centralizers in the Interval Exchange Group.
Christopher F. Novak*, University of MichiganDearborn
(1046371665)

8:45 a.m.
A chaotic day at the beach.
L. Loizou*, James Madison
M. Dankwa, James Madison
J. HerburtHewell, James Madison
J. C. Ortega, James Madison
(1046371821)

9:00 a.m.
The generlaized Gauss transformation.
Santanu Chakraborty*, University of Texas  Pan American
(1046371886)

9:15 a.m.
Fixed Point Shifts of Inert Involutions.
Nicholas E Long*, Stephen F Austin State University
(1046371664)

9:30 a.m.
Imaginary Circle Inversions and Sierpinski Carpets.
Daniel M. Look*, Williams College
(1046371389)

9:45 a.m.
Configuration Spaces in Phyllotaxis.
Cordelia McGehee*, Smith College
Christophe Golé, Smith College
Gillian Riggs, Smith College
Samantha Oestreicher, University of Minnesota
(1046371937)

10:00 a.m.
Pointwise Convergence of Ergodic Averages in Orlicz Spaces.
Andrew J.N. Parrish*, University of Memphis
(1046371983)

10:15 a.m.
On the Dynamics of NonLinear TentMaps.
Zachary Flores*, Michigan State University
Oumarou Njoya, Michigan State University
(1046371992)

10:30 a.m.
Scaling law for a global bifurcation.
Cecilia I Gonzalez Tokman*, University of Maryland
Brian R Hunt, University of Maryland
(1046372029)

10:45 a.m.
Nonsmoothable locally indicable group actions on the interval.
Danny Calegari*, California Institute of Technology
(1046372080)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Philip Gustafson, Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael Monticino, University of North Texas

8:00 a.m.
The Doppler Effect in Radar as a Source of Mathematics.
John E. Gray*, U S Navy
(1046M11671)

8:15 a.m.
Mathematical Surface Modeling Problems in Industry.
Edmond Nadler*, Eastern Michigan University
(1046M11556)

8:30 a.m.
Dynamical Systems Modeling for Iraq.
William P Fox*, Naval Postgraduate School
(1046M11230)

8:45 a.m.
Automated Torpedo Classification and Alerting Using Bayesian Methods.
Joni E. Baker*, Daniel H. Wagner Associates
C. Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates
W. Reynolds Monach, Daniel H. Wagner Associates
Thomas R. McSherry, Daniel H. Wagner Associates
(1046M11805)

9:00 a.m.
Least Cost Check Routing.
Michael G Monticino*, University of North Texas
(1046M1559)

9:15 a.m.
Break

9:30 a.m.
A short B.I.G. introduction to Sage.
David Joyner*, US Naval Academy
(1046M1757)

9:45 a.m.
A Mathematical Consideration of the Rule of Three.
Paul H Schuette*, FDA
(1046M1973)

10:00 a.m.
Reliability as a Field in Aerospace: A NASA Application.
Richard D Jarvinen*, Winona State University
(1046M1667)

10:15 a.m.
A measure of interrater reliability when one rater is rating on a continuous scale.
James H Fife*, Educational Testing Service
(1046M11682)

10:30 a.m.
Effective use of Controls in the Clinical Laboratory : Analysis of Traditional and new Algorithms.
George V Woodrow III*, River Vale, New Jersey
(1046M1443)

10:45 a.m.
Determining an Optimal Search Area for a Serial Criminal.
Mike P O'Leary*, Towson University
(1046M11312)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathlets for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas E. Leathrum, Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
David M. Strong, Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik, Emporia University

8:00 a.m.
How Fit is Your Model? Interactive Data Fitting in Excel.
Eugene Belogay*, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University
(1046O11876)

8:20 a.m.
Statlets: Statistics Applets and Activities.
Kady Schneiter*, Utah State University
(1046O11819)

8:40 a.m.
Mathlets for Continuous and Discrete Dynamical Systems.
Robert J. Decker*, University of Hartford
(1046O11153)

9:00 a.m.
Making Calculus Come Alive with Dynamic Visualization Tools.
Paul Seeburger*, Monroe Community College
(1046O1913)

9:20 a.m.
Java Mathlets with Blaise.
Elisha Peterson*, United States Military Academy
(1046O11377)

9:40 a.m.
Fractal applets in Flash.
Daniel Gries*, Hamilton College
(1046O1487)

10:00 a.m.
Toy Proofs.
Kenneth G Monks*, University of Scranton
Nathan C Carter, Bentley College
(1046O11261)

10:20 a.m.
A Flash Application Illustrating Napier's Bones.
Michael J. Caulfield*, Gannon University
(1046O1346)

10:40 a.m.
A Maplet for Encoding, Decoding, and Correcting Errors in Golay Codes.
Rick Klima*, Appalachian State University
(1046O1392)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Productive Roles for Math Faculty in the Professional Development of K12 Teachers, II
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dale R. Oliver, Humboldt State University dale.oliver@humboldt.edu
Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University

8:00 a.m.
Japanese Lesson Study: A Process to Build and Foster Communities of Practice Dedicated to the Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers.
Connie H. Yarema*, Abilene Christian University
Cheryl D. Schwiethale, Abilene Christian University
(1046R144)

8:20 a.m.
A Lesson Study Approach to Developing Productive Dialogue between University Mathematics Faculty and High School Teachers.
Randall E. Groth*, Salisbury University
Jennifer A. Bergner, Salisbury University
(1046R11984)

8:40 a.m.
Using Lesson Study to Enhance Content Knowledge and Use of Inquiry in Middle School Classrooms.
Elizabeth A. Burroughs*, Montana State University
(1046R1456)

9:00 a.m.
The Role of Mathematics Faculty in Supporting Teachers to Increase Retention: A Constructivist Model.
Terran D Felter*, California State University, Bakersfield
Axelle P Faughn, Western Carolina University
(1046R11730)

9:20 a.m.
Middle School Teachers Connecting Content and Student Thinking.
Brian J Lindaman*, University of Minnesota, IT Center for Educational Programs
Terry Wyberg, University of Minnesota, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
(1046R12064)

9:40 a.m.
Mathematical Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom after Teacher Participation in Professional Development.
Heather R Mathison*, Montana State University
(1046R11003)

10:00 a.m.
Sustained professional development in urban and suburban middle schools: is it effective?
Cathy S Liebars*, The College of New Jersey
(1046R1869)

10:20 a.m.
A Program of Courses to Prepare Highly Qualified Teachers of Middle School Mathematics.
Marie P. Sheckels*, University of Mary Washington
Debra Hydorn, University of Mary Washington
(1046R11798)

10:40 a.m.
Connecting Higher Education Mathematics Faculty to K12 Mathematics Teachers.
Kathryn Ernie*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
Erick B Hofacker, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
(1046R11476)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Kimberly M. Vincent, Washington State University vincent.kimberly@gmail.com
Cinnamon Hillyard, University of Washington

8:00 a.m.
Making Quantitative Reasoning Central to a PreCalculus Course.
Cinnamon Hillyard*, University of Washington Bothell
Nicole Hoover, University of Washington Bothell
(1046T11599)

8:20 a.m.
QL from a Service Division Perspective.
Gary T Franchy*, Davenport University
(1046T12057)

8:40 a.m.
Mathematics and Democracy.
Kira Hamman*, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto
(1046T11744)

9:00 a.m.
Using Media Article to Drive a QL Course.
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
Caren L Diefenderfer, Hollins University
Bernard L Madison, University of Arkansas
(1046T11299)

9:20 a.m.
Medical Accuracy: Content for a Quantitative Literacy Course.
Stuart Boersma*, Central Washington University
Teri Willard, Central Washington University
(1046T1570)

9:40 a.m.
Building the mathematical and computational skills of science students: what we are doing, what students think, and how it is working.
Kelly E Matthews*, University of Queensland
Merrilyn Goos, University of Queensland
Peter Adams, University of Queensland
(1046T11565)

10:00 a.m.
Toward a Numerate Culture: A Quantitative Literacy Project.
D. Scott Dillery*, Lindsey Wilson College
(1046T11464)

10:20 a.m.
Incorporating Quantitative Literacy into the Research Writing Classroom.
Kimberly M Vincent*, Washington State University
(1046T12069)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VI
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Katrina Palmer, Appalachian State University
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University
Hurlee Gonchigdanzan, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Jason Molitierno, Sacred Heart University

8:00 a.m.
Facing Up to the Realities of Quantitative Illiteracy: Do You Know What Your Students Do NOT Know about "Basic" Mathematics?
Betsy Darken*, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
(1046Z1817)

8:15 a.m.
Limit theorems for the product of partial sums.
Hurlee Gonchigdanzan*, Universiy of Wisconsin  Stevens Point
(1046Z1168)

8:30 a.m.
Zero Product Sequences in Commutative Rings.
Shane P Redmond*, Eastern Kentucky University
(1046Z11843)

8:45 a.m.
What Is a Mathematical Theory?
James R. Henderson*, University of PittsburghTitusville
(1046Z146)

9:00 a.m.
Exploring Goldbach's Conjecture Via CAS (Computer Algebra System)Technology.
Jay L. Schiffman*, Rowan University
(1046Z1248)

9:15 a.m.
Enumerating Graphs to Conveniently Produce Adjacency Matrices Using Maple or Mathematica.
Jason J Molitierno*, Sacred Heart University
(1046Z1784)

9:30 a.m.
Teaching Differential Equations OnLine: The Challenges and Changes.
Katrina Palmer*, NC
(1046Z1444)

9:45 a.m.
Teaching introductory differential equations courses through reallife case studies.
Anand L. Pardhanani*, Earlham College
(1046Z11119)

10:00 a.m.
The Positive Influence Generation (Our College Students).
John F. Loase*, Concordia College
(1046Z119)

10:15 a.m.
Math in Your Dorm Room  from Calculus to Number Theory  with Sage.
KarlDieter Crisman*, Gordon College
(1046Z11604)

10:30 a.m.
Characterization of Compactness in Classical Banach Spaces.
Julius N Esunge*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
(1046Z11725)

10:45 a.m.
Lessons Learned from a Calculus Redesign Project.
Jennifer C McLoudMann*, University of Texas at Tyler
(1046Z12104)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Theory, II
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Stephen G. Hartke, University of NebraskaLincoln hartke@unl.edu

8:00 a.m.
some results on graph linkage.
Mark Ellingham, Vanderbilt University
Michael Plummer, Vanderbilt University
Gexin Yu*, College of William and Mary
(1046051376)

8:30 a.m.
The number of cliques in graphs of given order and size.
Vladimir Nikiforov*, University of Memphis, TN
(1046051889)

9:00 a.m.
On $A_4$balanced graphs.
Michael D Barrus*, University of Illinois
Douglas B West, University of Illinois
(104605880)

9:30 a.m.
Structure of Bipartite Probe Interval Graphs.
David E Brown, Utah State University
Arthur H Busch, University of Dayton
Garth Isaak*, Lehigh University
(1046051543)

10:00 a.m.
Reconstructing a Graph from its VertexEdge Incidence Graph.
Stephen Hartke, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Geir Helleloid*, University of Texas at Austin
(104605874)

10:30 a.m.
Entropy inequalities.
Jonathan Cutler*, Montclair State University
A J Radcliffe, University of NebraskaLincoln
(1046051294)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
PME Council
Park Tower Suite 8229, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall A, Lower Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamical Systems in Periodic Environments, I
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
M. R. S. Kulenović, University of Rhode Island kulenm@math.uri.edu
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
AbdulAziz Yakubu, Howard University

8:30 a.m.
Population Models With Asymptotically Constant Or Periodic Solutions.
Youssef Naim Raffoul*, University of Dayton
(104639212)

9:00 a.m.
On the Dynamics of $x_{n+1}=p_{n}+\dfrac{x_{n1}}{x_{n2}}, \quad n=0,1,...$ with a Period$2$ and Period$3$ Coefficient.
Senada Kalabusic*, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nurkanovic Mehmed, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1046391601)

9:30 a.m.
Dynamics of the LeslieGower Model with Periodic Coefficients.
Orlando Merino*, University of Rhode Island
Sukanya Basu, University of Rhode Island
(104639928)

10:00 a.m.
The effect of periodization of parameters in some monotone difference equations.
Ann Brett*, University of Rhode Island
(1046391579)

10:30 a.m.
Stability of the GumowskiMira Equation with PeriodTwo Coefficient.
M. R. S. Kulenovic*, University of Rhode Island
(1046391576)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Cryptography and Generic Complexity, I
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Vladimir Shpilrain, The City College of New York
Yesem Kurt, Randolph College ykurt@randolphcollege.edu

8:30 a.m.
Thompson's group F has no generic subgroups.
Sean Cleary*, The City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center
Murray Elder, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Andrew Rechnitzer, University of British Columbia
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College
(104620129)

9:00 a.m.
AverageCase vs. GenericCase Complexity of Lattice Problems.
Antonio R. Nicolosi*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(1046681973)

9:30 a.m.
A Gateway to Group based Cryptography.
Delaram Kahrobaei*, CUNY Graduate Center and City Tech
Michael Anshel, CUNY Graduate Center and City College of New York
(104668735)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematics of Commutator Key Exchange.
Alexei Miasnikov*, McGill University
(1046201948)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMSMAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs.
Blue Room and Foyer, Omni Shoreham Hotel

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Making Math out of Style.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Daniel N. Rockmore*, Dartmouth College
(1046A013)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Descriptive set theory and the classification of separable Banach spaces.
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Christian Rosendal*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104603108)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #11: Part B
Planning and teaching mathematics capstone courses for preservice secondary school teachers.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Edward F. Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University
Richard Hill, Michigan State University
Bruce E. Sagan, Michigan State University
Sharon Senk, Michigan State University
Natasha M. Speer, Michigan State University
Rebecca Walker, Grand Valley State University
Kirk Weller, Ferris State University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #1: Part B
Discrete models in biology and simulations.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Saber N. Elaydi, Trinity University
Huseyin Kocak, University of Miami
David Ribble, Trinity University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #6: Part B
Teaching with clickers and classroom voting.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
Kelly Cline, Carroll College
Mark Parker, Carroll College
Holly Zullo, Carroll College

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
MAA Session on Statistics in K12 Education: How Will It Affect Statistics at the College Level?
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University phumphre@georgiasouthern.edu
Robin H. Lock, St. Lawrence University

9:00 a.m.
They Took AP, but Didn't Pass. Now What?
Patricia Humphrey*, Georgia Southern University
(1046V11649)

9:20 a.m.
Preparing Preservice Secondary Math Teachers to Teach Statistics.
Kady Schneiter*, Utah State University
Brynja Kohler, Utah State University
(1046V11830)

9:40 a.m.
Wikis, Forums, and Group Assignments: Building a Learning Community over the Internet.
Lothar A. Dohse*, UNC  Asheville
(1046V11854)

10:00 a.m.
Achieving Statistical Literacy in Elementary School Using Current Popular Curricula.
Anna E Bargagliotti*, University of Memphis
(1046V1195)

10:20 a.m.
The American Statistical Association's Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Workshop and Followup Activities for K12 Mathematics and Science Teachers: An Example K12 Statistics Education Outreach Program
Rebecca A. Nichols, American Statistical Association
Martha B. Aliaga, American Statistical Association
Katherine T. Halvorsen*, Smith College
(1046V11792)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
AMS Special Event
Conversation on nonacademic employment.
Diplomat Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
James G. Glimm, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Samuel M. Rankin, III, AMS
Panelists:
Christina Bahl, National Security Agency
William Browning, Applied Mathematics, Inc.
Douglas Costa, Susquehanna International Group
Eli Donkar, Social Security Administration
Rebecca Wasyk, Metron Scientific Solutions
David Weinreich, U. S. Congress

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Panel Discussion
Environmental mathematics: Getting it in the curriculum.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Karen D. Bolinger, Clarion State University
Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University
Panelists:
Charles R. Hadlock, Bentley College
Martin E. Walter, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ben A. Fusaro,
Moderators:
Lee Seitelman, United Technologies

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
MAANCTM Committee on Mutual ConcernsMAA Committee on Articulation and Placement Panel Discussion
Placement testing: Is it working?
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Jerry F. Dwyer, Texas Tech University
Susan L. Forman, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Panelists:
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas
Dan Miller, Millikin University
Kent Pearce, Millikin University
Judy E. Ackerman, Montgomery College

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center
Atrium, Lower Level, outside Hall C, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis, I
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Alexander E. Litvak, University of Alberta alexandr@math.ualberta.ca
Dmitry Ryabogin, Kent State University
Artem Zvavitch, Kent State University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Hall C, Lower Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Orbit equivalence and ergodic actions of countable groups.
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Inessa Epstein*, California Institute of Technology
(104603661)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematician.
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Michael A. Breen, AMS
William T. Butterworth, DePaul University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Non linear problems involving integral diffusions.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Luis A. Caffarelli*, University of Texas at Austin
(10463506)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Geometry of surfaces, laminations, and dynamics over the moduli space of Riemann surfaces.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Maryam Mirzakhani*, Princeton University
(10465134)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AMS Colloquium Lectures: Lecture III
Homogeneous dynamics and number theory III.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Gregory Margulis*, Yale University
(10463704)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
MAA Lecture for Students
Some elementary problems that remain unsolved.
Diplomat Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Nathaniel Dean*, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
AMS Current Events Bulletin
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David Eisenbud, University of California Berkeley de@math.berkeley,edu

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

1:00 p.m.
The Mathematics in Newton's {\it Principia Mathematica}.
George E. Smith*, Philosophy Department, Tufts University; Philosophy Department, Stanford University (Spring '09)
(1046011437)

2:00 p.m.
Mrs. Bean's Young Ladies: Mathematics Education in Early Modern England.
Kathryn James*, Beinecke Library, Yale University
(104601356)

2:30 p.m.
Insights into Cayley's work on the quintic.
Steven H. Weintraub*, Lehigh University
(10460133)

3:00 p.m.
What is at stake in Weierstrass' criticism of Riemann's function theory ?
Renaud G. Chorlay*, Universite Denis Diderot (Paris 7)
(104601525)

3:30 p.m.
Computing Devices, Mathematics Education and Mathematics  Sexton's Omnimetre in Its Time.
Peggy Aldrich Kidwell*, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
(104601287)

4:00 p.m.
Did Geometry Need Saving From Bourbaki?
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(104601282)

4:30 p.m.
The PolishAmerican mathematician Joseph Perott.
Roger L. Cooke*, University of Vermont
(104601384)

5:00 p.m.
Grading the Greats: What G. Castelnuovo and F. Severi thought of one another in the 1930s.
Donald G. Babbitt, UCLA
Judith R Goodstein*, Institute Archives, California Institute of Technology
(104601378)

5:30 p.m.
Hilbert and the origin myth of modern mathematics.
Colin McLarty*, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
(104601802)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSASL Special Session on Model Theoretic Methods in Finite Combinatorics, II
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Martin Grohe, Humboldt University
Johann A. Makowsky, Technion Israel Institute of Technology janos@cs.technion.ac.il

1:00 p.m.
Why is the chromatic polynomial a polynomial? A model theoretic interpretation.
Tomer Kotek*, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
Johann A. Makowsky, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
Boris Zilber, Oxford University, Oxford, Great Britain
(104603393)

1:30 p.m.
Towards a theory of graph polynomials.
Johann A. Makowsky*, Computer Science, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(104603338)

2:00 p.m.
Non standard methods in hypergraph theory.
Gabor Elek, The Alfred Renyi Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Balasz Szegedy*, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
(104605339)

2:30 p.m.
Homomorphism universal structures.
Jan Hubicka, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Jaroslav Nesetril*, Charles University Prague
(104605341)

3:00 p.m.
On the Monadic SecondOrder Transduction Hierarchy.
Achim Blumensath*,
Bruno Courcelle, Universite Bordeaux 1, LaBRI
(104603118)

3:30 p.m.
Ramsey Theory and Constraint Propagation Heuristics.
Albert Atserias*, Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
(104605496)

4:00 p.m.
Algorithmic MetaTheorems.
Stephan Kreutzer*, University of Oxford
(104605340)

4:30 p.m.
Counting constraint satisfaction problems.
Andrei A. Bulatov*, Simon Fraser University
(104605377)

5:00 p.m.
kClique Requires k/4 Variables.
Benjamin Rossman*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(104668387)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Rings, I
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Jay A. Shapiro, George Mason University jshapiro@gmu.edu
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shane P. Redmond, Eastern Kentucky University
Joe A. Stickles, Millikin University

1:00 p.m.
Finitely Generated Monoids of Fractional Ideals.
Daniel D. Anderson*, University of Iowa
Sangmin Chun, University of Iowa
(104613425)

1:30 p.m.
Nonunique Factorization in Integral Domains.
David F. Anderson*, University of Tennessee
D. D. Anderson, University of Iowa
(104613930)

2:00 p.m.
The annihilator condition for finite commutative rings.
John D. LaGrange*, Indiana University Southeast
(1046131229)

2:30 p.m.
On the maximal cardinality of chains of intermediate rings.
D. E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Gabriel Picavet, Laboratoire de Mathématique, Université Blaise Pascal
Martine PicavetL'Hermitte*, Université Blaise Pascal, France
(104613855)

3:00 p.m.
Ranks of Indecomposable Torsionfree Modules and a KrullSchmidt Theorem.
Nicholas R. Baeth*, University of Central Missouri
Melissa R. Luckas, University of NebraskaLincoln
(104613813)

3:30 p.m.
Semigroups of torsionfree modules.
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(104613814)

4:00 p.m.
Splitting sets and weakly Matlis domains.
Muhammad Zafrullah*, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209
(1046131344)

4:30 p.m.
Atomicity of certain pullback constructions.
Jason Greene Boynton, North Dakota State University
Jim Coykendall*, North Dakota State University
(104613939)

5:00 p.m.
Generally $t$linkative domains.
Thomas G. Lucas*, University of North Carolina Charlotte
(1046131133)

5:30 p.m.
Special sequences for local domains.
S. B. Mulay*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1046131332)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fiber Arts
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
SarahMarie Belcastro, The Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics smbelcas@toroidalsnark.net
Carolyn A. Yackel, Mercer University

1:00 p.m.
Temari Math and Geometry on the Sphere.
Carolyn Yackel*, Mercer University
(1046201195)

1:30 p.m.
Don't Blow a Gasket!
Ted Ashton*, Linthicum Heights, MD
(104600760)

2:00 p.m.
Diaper Pattern in Needlepoint.
Diane L. Herrmann*, University of Chicago
(104600899)

2:30 p.m.
Semiregular tessellations.
Irena Swanson*, Reed College
(104652674)

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical Fiber Arts Exhibit

3:30 p.m.
Visualizing Groups and Subgroups in Counted Cross Stitch.
Mary D. Shepherd*, Northwest Missouri State University
(104620903)

4:00 p.m.
Exploring twodimensional manifolds with crochet hook.
Daina Taimina*, Cornell University
(104697962)

4:30 p.m.
Braids, Cables, and Cells: An intersection of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Fiber Arts.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(10463782)

5:00 p.m.
Braid words in generalized helix stripe patterns.
SarahMarie Belcastro*, Sarah Lawrence College / HCSSiM
(1046541626)

5:30 p.m.
Calculating Patterns for Knitted Surfaces.
Amy F. Szczepański*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(1046001046)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Conformal Geometry, Twistor Theory, and Integrable Systems
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott
Organizers:
Dana Mihai, Carnegie Mellon University dmihai@andrew.cmu.edu
George Sparling, University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Discrete Dynamical Systems in Periodic Environments, II
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
M. R. S. Kulenović, University of Rhode Island kulenm@math.uri.edu
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
AbdulAziz Yakubu, Howard University

1:00 p.m.
Semigroups of Maps and Periodic Difference Equations.
Robert J Sacker*, University of Southern California
(1046371419)

1:30 p.m.
Why PeriodDoubling Cascades Occur.
James A Yorke*, Univ. of Maryland
(104637927)

2:00 p.m.
Unimodal periodic models with Allee effects.
Saber N Elaydi*, Trinity University
(1046391755)

2:30 p.m.
Two species competition in a periodic environment.
J. M. Cushing*, University of Arizona
(104639668)

3:00 p.m.
SIS Epidemic Models with Disease Induced Mortality in Periodic Environments.
John E. Franke*, North Carolina State University
AbdulAziz Yakubu, Howard University
(1046371256)

3:30 p.m.
Periodic Versus Constant Harvesting Of Discretely Reproducing Fish Populations.
AbdulAziz Yakubu*, Howard University
Michael Fogarty, National Marince Fisheries Service
(1046921215)

4:00 p.m.
Attractors for a periodic, discrete selectionmigration model with partial dominance.
James F. Selgrade*, North Carolina State University
Jordan West Bostic, North Carolina State University
James H. Roberds, USDA Forest Service
(104692890)

4:30 p.m.
Impact of Harvesting in a DiscreteTime PredatorPrey Model.
Shari Wiley*, Howard University
AbdulAziz Yakubu, Howard University
Michael Fogarty, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(1046371748)

5:00 p.m.
Dynamics of a discretetime lottery model and its approximation by ODEs.
Ryusuke Kon*, Department of Biology, Kyushu University
(1046921584)

5:30 p.m.
On a property of plane curves.
Mohammad Javaheri*, Trinity College
(104637582)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Higher Categories, II
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas M. Fiore, University of Chicago
Mark W. Johnson, Penn State Altoona mwj3@psu.edu
James M. Turner, Calvin College
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University
Donald Yau, Ohio State University at Newark

1:00 p.m.
Classifying Spaces for Topological 2Groups.
John C. Baez*, U. C. Riverside
(104655597)

1:30 p.m.
Morita theory and Azumaya objects in bicategorical contexts.
Niles Johnson*, University of Chicago
(1046181466)

2:00 p.m.
Permutative and bipermutative categories revisited.
J. Peter May*, The University of Chicago
(104655416)

2:30 p.m.
Limits, derived functors, and homotopical category theory.
Michael A. Shulman*, University of Chicago
(104618395)

3:00 p.m.
Homotopical versions of Hall algebras.
Julie Bergner*, University of California, Riverside
(104655355)

3:30 p.m.
Some $Ext$ groups in motivic cohomology theory.
Armira Shkembi*, Wayne State University
(104655799)

4:00 p.m.
Some remarks on 2completed motivic homotopy theory and the motivic $J$homomorphism.
Kyle M. Ormsby*, University of Michigan
(10465555)

4:30 p.m.
Generating spaces for $S(n)$acyclics.
Aaron C Leeman*, University of Oregon
(1046551893)

5:00 p.m.
Completion of real JohnsonWilson theory $E(n)$ yields fixed points of Morava $E$theory.
Maia Averett*, Mills College
(1046551513)

5:30 p.m.
Extensions of motives and cell bundles.
Jack Morava*, Johns Hopkins University
(1046552092)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Cryptography and Generic Complexity, II
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Vladimir Shpilrain, The City College of New York
Yesem Kurt, Randolph College ykurt@randolphcollege.edu

1:00 p.m.
PublicKey Cryptography from a (Theoretical) Cryptographer's Perspective.
Jonathan Katz*, University of Maryland
(104668860)

2:00 p.m.
Group Theory in Authenticated Key Establishment: What Assumption(s) Do We Make?
Rainer Steinwandt*, Florida Atlantic University
(1046941447)

2:30 p.m.
Bilinear Groups and Algebraic Cryptography.
Nelly Fazio*, City University of New York
(1046681974)

3:00 p.m.
An Identification Scheme for OneTime Private Key Systems (OTPK).
Yesem Kurt*, Randolph College
(1046941517)

3:30 p.m.
Cryptanalysis of the shifted conjugacy authentication protocol.
Alexander V Ushakov*, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jonathan Longrigg, University of Newcastle
(1046681496)

4:00 p.m.
Challenge Response Password Security Using Combinatorial Group Theory.
Gilbert Baumslag, City College od CUNY
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University
Douglas Troeger, City College of CUNY
(1046201006)

4:30 p.m.
Authentication schemes.
Dima Grigoriev, Institut de Recherche Mathématique, Campus de Beaulieu, Rennes, France
Vladimir Shpilrain*, The City College of New York
(104694503)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis, II
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Alexander E. Litvak, University of Alberta alexandr@math.ualberta.ca
Dmitry Ryabogin, Kent State University
Artem Zvavitch, Kent State University

1:00 p.m.
Variational formulas for the isotropic constant.
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina
(1046531898)

1:30 p.m.
Remark on isotropic constant of projections of convex bodies.
David AlonsoGutiérrez, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Jesús Bastero, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Julio Bernués, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Paweł Wolff*, Case Western Reserve University
(1046521772)

2:00 p.m.
Local and Equatorial characterization of unit balls of subspaces of $L_p,p>0$ and properties of the generalized cosine transform.
Jeffrey Schlaerth*, Kent State University
(1046522006)

2:30 p.m.
ErdélyiKober integrals on the cone of positive definite matrices and Radon transforms on Grassmann manifolds.
Elena Ournycheva*, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
(1046441483)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:30 p.m.
Quaternionic BusemannPetty problem.
Boris Rubin*, Louisiana State University
(1046521393)

4:00 p.m.
On embeddings of normed spaces in $L_{k}$.
Vladyslav Yaskin*, University of Alberta
(1046461823)

4:30 p.m.
Algorithmic approximation of convex polytopes by simpler convex polytopes.
Shlomo Reisner*, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
(1046521564)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonsmooth Analysis in Inverse and Variational Problems, II
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
M. Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida znashed@mail.ucf.edu
Otmar Scherzer, University of Innsbruck

1:00 p.m.
Infinite dimensional duality and applications to equilibrium problems.
Patrizia Daniele*, University of Catania, Italy
Sofia Giuffre', D.I.M.E.T. Mediterranean University, Italy
Antonino Maugeri, University of Catania, Italy
(1046462083)

1:30 p.m.
Inverse Potential Theory on the Sphere.
Willi Freeden*, Geomathematics Group, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
(1046861185)

2:00 p.m.
On some mathematical aspects of the illposed determination of the Earth's interior.
Volker Michel*, University of Siegen, Germany
(104645426)

2:30 p.m.
Sparse Regularization with lq Penalty Term.
Otmar Scherzer*, University Innsbruck
(1046491182)

3:00 p.m.
Adaptive kernel methods using the balancing principle.
Sergei V. Pereverzev*, Johann Radon Institute For Computational and Applied Mathematics, Austrian Academy of Sciences
(104665610)

3:30 p.m.
Tikhonov Regularization Methods with General DataFit Term.
Christiane Poeschl*, University of Innsbruck
(104600768)

4:00 p.m.
Current Density based Electrical Impedance Tomography.
Adrian Nachman, University of Toronto
Alexandru Tamasan*, University of Central FLorida
Alexandre Timonov, University of South Carolina Upstate
(1046351408)

4:30 p.m.
Nonsmooth Analysis in Infinite Dimensions with Applications to Stability of Variational Systems.
Mordukhovich Boris, Wayne State University
Nguyen Mau Nam*, University of TexasPan American
(10464951)

5:00 p.m.
A Hierarchy of Differential Approximations for Nonsmooth Operators and Variational Problems.
M. Zuhair Nashed*, University of Central Florida
(1046461899)

5:30 p.m.
A Nonsmooth Feedback Solution for a Class of Quantum Control Problems.
Qin Zhang*, North Carolina State University
Kazufumi Ito, North Carolina State University
(104649458)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Categorification and Link Homology, II
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Aaron Lauda, Columbia University lauda@math.columbia.edu
Mikhail Khovanov, Columbia University

1:00 p.m.
A categorification of quantum tangle invariants via quiver varieties.
Ben Webster*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1046181244)

1:25 p.m.
Discussion

1:50 p.m.
Towards a geometric categorification of the coloured ReshetikhinTuraev sl(m) knot invariants.
Sabin Cautis*, Rice University/MSRI
(1046141164)

2:15 p.m.
How to categorify dynamical zeta functions.
Alexander Fel'shtyn*, University of Szczecin and Boise State University
(1046571010)

2:40 p.m.
Gram determinants of planar states and Lagrangian tangles.
Jozef H. Przytycki*, George Washington University
(1046571710)

3:05 p.m.
Crossingless matchings and the Springer representation.
Heather M. Russell*, University of Iowa
Julianna S. Tymoczko, University of Iowa
(1046571373)

3:30 p.m.
Plane diagrammatics and categorification.
Radmila Sazdanovic*, The George Washington University
Mikhail Khovanov, Columbia University
(1046161241)

3:55 p.m.
Sheaves of modules over posets and Khovanov homology.
Paul R Turner*, HeriotWatt University/ Universite de Fribourg
Brent J Everitt, University of York
(104657638)

4:20 p.m.
Discussion

4:45 p.m.
Every modular category is the category of modules over an algebra.
Hendryk Pfeiffer*, The University of British Columbia
(1046201762)

5:10 p.m.
Groupoidification.
John C. Baez*, University of California, Riverside
(104618596)

5:35 p.m.
A categorification of Hecke algebras.
Alexander E Hoffnung*, University of California, Riverside
(1046181057)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on the Role of Generalized Maximal Monotonicity Frameworks in Optimization and Control Theory with Applications, II
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Ram U. Verma, International Publications rverma@internationalpubls.com

1:00 p.m.
Optimality Conditions and Efficiency in solving nonsmooth multiobjective programming problems.
S K Mishra, Banaras Hindu University
R N Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida
Vinay Singh, Banaras Hindu University
(1046492017)

2:00 p.m.
Fixed point iterations.
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
(104647229)

3:00 p.m.
Hybrid OverRelaxed Proximal Point Procedure and Generalized Yosida Regularization for FirstOrder Evolution Inclusions.
Ram. U. Verma*, International Publications (USA)
(104649791)

4:00 p.m.
Representability of Monotone Operators.
M. D. Voisei*, Towson University
(104646442)

5:00 p.m.
Input Identification to Linear Differential Systems.
Gheorghe Morosanu*, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
(104693452)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computational Algebra and Convexity, II
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dan Bates, Colorado State University
TsungLin Lee, Michigan State University
Sonja Petrovic, University of Illinois at Chicago
Zach Teitler, Texas A&M University zteitler@tamu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Diagonal ideals of determinantal rings.
KueiNuan Lin*, Purdue University
(1046131207)

1:30 p.m.
Finite atomic lattices and resolutions of associated monomial ideals.
Sonja Mapes*, Columbia University
(104613982)

2:00 p.m.
A Numerical Local Dimension Test for Algebraic Sets.
Andrew Sommese*, University of Notre Dame
(104665687)

2:30 p.m.
Partial decomposition of radical ideals through numerical homotopy and lattice basis reduction.
Dan Bates, Colorado State University
Jon Hauenstein, University of Notre Dame
Tim McCoy, Colorado State University
Andrew Sommese, University of Notre Dame
Christopher Peterson*, Colorado State University
(1046141451)

3:00 p.m.
Numerical primary decomposition.
Anton Leykin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104614520)

3:30 p.m.
On numericalsymbolic exact irreducible decomposition of cyclic12.
Rostam Sabeti*, Michigan State University
TienYien Li, Michigan State University
(104665577)

4:00 p.m.
Computational Algebraic Geometry for Mechanism Synthesis.
HaiJun Su*, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(1046141124)

4:30 p.m.
F,G,H,I Bases for Polynomial Rings and their Relations.
Wenyuan Wu*, the Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University
(104613421)

5:00 p.m.
Estimates for orders of derivatives in differential Nullstellensatz.
Oleg Golubitsky, University of Western Ontario
Marina Kondratieva, Moscow State University
Alexey Ovchinnikov*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Agnes Szanto, North Carolina State University
(10461399)

5:30 p.m.
padic Descartes' Bounds.
Ashraf A Ibrahim*, Texas A&M University
(104614315)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematics Education
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Instructor Resources for Elementary Mathematics for Teachers.
Scott J Baldridge*, Louisiana State University
Thomas H Parker, Michigan State University
(1046972072)

1:15 p.m.
Integrated, Multidisciplinary and TechnologyEnhanced Science Education: The Next Frontier.
Ivo D. Dinov*, University of California, Los Angeles
Nicolas Christou, University of California, Los Angeles
(10469725)

1:30 p.m.
InquiryBased Learning: An Educational Reform Based Upon ContentCentred Teaching.
M. Padraig McLoughlin*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(104697644)

1:45 p.m.
What Do MD & VA Teachers Believe About Mathematics and What Do They Know About Mathematics History?
Danielle M Goodwin*, Vincennes University
(104697755)

2:00 p.m.
The Hybrid Mathematics Class: The best of both worlds, or No Man's Land?
Catherine A Matos*, Clayton State University
Mary HudachekBuswell, Clayton State University
(1046971489)

2:15 p.m.
Bluma's Method: A Different Way to Solve Quadratics.
Richard Millman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Eric L Clark*, University of Kentucky
(10469775)

2:30 p.m.
How redesigning freshman classes can impact a whole department.
Tristan M Denley*, University of Mississippi
(1046971495)

2:45 p.m.
A Constructivist Theory of Teaching Mathematics: from concept to context.
Wendy Hageman Smith*, Longwood University
(1046971550)

3:00 p.m.
Refocused Algebra versus POGIL: Chemistry's Solution and What Mathematics can Derive from it.
Robert E. Wieman*, Virginia State University
(1046971561)

3:15 p.m.
What will students do for 1 point in the land of no bonus?
Robin Leigh Blankenship*, Morehead State University
(1046972090)

3:30 p.m.
Problems encountered in trying to collaborate with mathematicians in the third world.
Melvin Henriksen*, Harvey Mudd College
(104600940)

3:45 p.m.
Building a highperforming mathematics program in the City of Baker using the Singapore mathematics curriculum.
Scott J Baldridge*, Louisiana State University
Johnette Winfrey, The City of Baker School System
(1046972036)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Financial Mathematics
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Volatility Models of the Yield Curve.
Victor Goodman*, Indiana University
(10469048)

1:15 p.m.
Stochastic Optimization For Portfolio Selection Problem With Mean Absolute Negative Deviation Measure.
Anton Abdulbasah Kamil*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Adli Mustafa, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Khlipah Ibrahim, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(104690381)

1:30 p.m.
Option Pricing in the Presence of Random Arbitrage Return.
Jungmin Choi*, Florida State University
Max Gunzburger, Department of Computational Science, Florida State University
(1046901288)

1:45 p.m.
On the Convergence of Adaptive Stochastic Search Methods for Continuous Global Optimization.
Rommel G. Regis*, Saint Joseph's University
(1046901976)

2:00 p.m.
Sensitivity analysis of asset flow differential equations and a new volatility approach.
Ahmet Duran*, University of MichiganAnn Arbor
(10469194)

2:15 p.m.
Stable trading strategy involving several options.
Anirban Dutta*, Western Michigan University
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University
(1046911095)

2:30 p.m.
A Turán Type Inequality for the Kummer Function Arising in Finance. Part I: The Application.
Roger W. Barnard, Texas Tech University
Michael B. Gordy*, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Board
Kendall C. Richards, Southwestern University
(104691182)

2:45 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
A Turán Type Inequality for the Kummer Function Arising in Finance. Part II: The Verification.
Roger W. Barnard, Texas Tech University
Michael B. Gordy, Federal Reserve Board
Kendall C. Richards*, Southwestern University
(104633183)

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
On Moment Conditions for Girsanov Theorem.
See Keong Lee*, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(104660558)

3:45 p.m.
A Markov state model for wakesleep transitions.
Badal Joshi*, Ohio State University
Janet Best, Ohio State University
(1046601835)

4:00 p.m.
An Exact Malliavin Weight for Variance Gamma and Normal Inverse Gaussian Processes: Sensitivity Analysis of European Style Options.
Dervis Bayazit*, Florida State University
Craig A. Nolder, Florida State University
(1046601860)

4:15 p.m.
American Option Pricing under Stochastic Volatility.
Hari P. Adhikari*, University of South Florida
(1046001413)

4:30 p.m.
Possible Evolutions of Financial Markets in a Keynesian Economy.
James M. Haley*, Point Park University, Economics
(1046971919)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Number Theory, III
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
An Identity Involving Generalized Fibonacci Numbers.
Curtis N Cooper*, University of Central Missouri
(1046111706)

1:15 p.m.
Chebyshev's bias in function fields.
Byungchul Cha*, Muhlenberg College
(10461142)

1:30 p.m.
A Hecke Correspondence Theorem for Automorphic Integrals with Symmetric Rational Period Functions on the Hecke Groups.
Wendell Ressler*, Franklin & Marshall College
(10461149)

1:45 p.m.
New Lower Bounds for the Ihara Function $A(q)$.
Laura L. HallSeelig*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(104611283)

2:00 p.m.
On the Frequency of Anomalous Primes for Elliptic Curves.
Penny C Ridgdill*, University of Massachusetts
(104611308)

2:15 p.m.
Characterizing Limits of Analytic Continued Fractions.
Kristen J Campbell*, Northern Illinois University
(104611316)

2:30 p.m.
BrauerManin obstructions and Sha of genus2 jacobians.
Patrick Corn*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1046111329)

2:45 p.m.
Maximal subbundles in coding theory.
Emma Previato*, Boston University
Drue Coles, Bloomsburg University
(1046111007)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Characteristic classes and root numbers for motives associated to $\mathbf{GO}_n$.
Asher N. Auel*, University of Pennsylvania
(1046111655)

3:30 p.m.
The search for base2 Fibonacci pseudoprimes.
Dominic W Klyve*, Carthage College
(1046111391)

3:45 p.m.
A Note on Disjoint Covering Systems of Congruences: Variations on a 2002 AIME Problem.
John W. Hoffman, Youngstown State University
W. Ryan Livingston, Youngstown State University
Jared M. Ruiz*, Youngstown State University
(1046111549)

4:00 p.m.
Eichler Cohomology Theorem for Small Weights.
M Knopp, Temple University
H. Mawi*, Temple University
(1046111751)

4:15 p.m.
On some fundamental properties and applications of continued fractions to coding theory.
Ahlam E Tannouri*, Morgan State University
Sam F Tannouri, Morgan State University
(1046112048)

4:30 p.m.
On integer polynomials that are small at a given cubic irrational.
Kiryl I Tsishchanka*, DePaul University
(1046112071)

4:45 p.m.
Weyl Group Multiple Dirichlet Series for Type C.
Jennifer Beineke*, Western New England College
Ben Brubaker, MIT
Sharon Frechette, College of the Holy Cross
(1046111954)

5:00 p.m.
A Refinement of Stark's Conjecture Over Complex Cubic Number Fields.
Tian Ren*, Queensborough Community College, The City University of New York
Robert Sczech, Rutgers University  Newark
(1046111144)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on College Algebra: Focusing on Conceptual Understanding, RealWorld Data, and Mathematical Modeling, I
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Laurette B. Foster, Prairie View A&M University
Yajun Yang, Farmingdale State College
Ray E. Collings, Georgia Perimeter College

1:00 p.m.
A DataBased Project to Enhance the Teaching of Functions in College Algebra.
Murray H. Siegel*, Central Arizona College
(1046C1164)

1:20 p.m.
Revitalizing College Algebra: A Success Story.
Kimberly Muller*, Lake Superior State University
(1046C129)

1:40 p.m.
Infusing RealLife Opportunities, Questions, and Concepts into the Mathematics Curriculum.
Erick B Hofacker*, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
Kathryn Ernie, University of Wisconsin  River Falls
(1046C11478)

2:00 p.m.
Getting Students to DIGMath: Dynamic Interactive Graphics in College Algebra.
Sheldon P. Gordon*, Farmingdale State College
(1046C1175)

2:20 p.m.
Technology driven investigations for Intermediate Algebra for Business Majors.
Wendiann R Sethi*, Seton Hall University
(1046C11879)

2:40 p.m.
Three Interesting Projects for College Algebra.
Rich West*, Francis Marion University
(1046C11641)

3:00 p.m.
A math teacher sees the light: Photonics labs in an algebra class.
June I. Decker*, Three Rivers Community College
(1046C11136)

3:20 p.m.
Make College Algebra More Meaningful for NonCalculusBound Majors.
Xuhui Li*, California State University  Long Beach
(1046C11941)

3:40 p.m.
Social Science Applications in an Applied College Algebra Course.
Lisa S. Yocco*, Georgia Southern University
(1046C1319)

4:00 p.m.
Making First Year Mathematics More Relevant To Science Students: Connecting mathematics and science courses.
Jose H. Giraldo*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1046C12027)

4:20 p.m.
How mathematics can contribute to solving the problems facing the world; Building civic engagement into mathematics courses as a way to motivate and inspire students.
Victor J. Donnay*, Bryn Mawr College
(1046C11681)

4:40 p.m.
College Algebra in Context: A Learnercentered Approach Incorporating Datadriven Activities Related to Social Issues.
Michael T Catalano*, Dakota Wesleyan University
(1046C11816)

5:00 p.m.
Focusing on Algebraic Understanding using a StudentCentered Questioning Framework.
Jennifer J. Kosiak*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Jon Hasenbank, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1046C11417)

5:20 p.m.
Mathematical readiness of incoming college freshmen.
Marko Kranjc*, Western Illinois University
(1046C1723)

5:40 p.m.
News Ways to compare NFL players, using Model Building.
Jacqueline Brannon Giles*, HCC Central College, Houston, Texas
(1046C1180)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Statistics Resources on the Web
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Dorothy W. Anway, University of Wisconsin, Superior danway@uwsuper.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke, Rowan University

1:00 p.m.
Statistics Resources in a "Math for Practical Arts" Course.
Mary R Parker*, Austin Community College
Hunter D Ellinger, Exemplar Technologies
(1046W11646)

1:20 p.m.
The Challenges and Benefits of Using ebooks and Web Companion Sites to Organize Statistics Resources on the Web for Statistics Education.
Deborah Lurie*, Saint Joseph's University
(1046W11462)

1:40 p.m.
Utilizing Webbased Statistical Resources in Teaching Nontraditional Undergraduate Students in Online Learning Environments.
Michael Miner*, American Public University System
Darcel Ford, Strayer University
(1046W11482)

2:00 p.m.
A collection of resources for use in teaching statistics, including assessments, group activities, in and out of class calculator simulations, and several applets to demonstrate statistical concepts.
Rob Eby*, Blinn College  Bryan Campus
(1046W11686)

2:20 p.m.
Two Applets for Teaching IID Sampling, Sampling Distributions, and the Central Limit Theorem.
Mark H. Inlow*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046W11172)

2:40 p.m.
Interactive Tools for exploring the standard normal curve and more.
Susan M Barton*, WVU Tech
(1046W11357)

3:00 p.m.
Should Statistics Tables be Banned from the Curriculum?
Robin H Lock*, St. Lawrence University
(1046W12031)

3:15 p.m.
Discussion

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Bernard L. Madison, University of Arkansas

1:00 p.m.
"PairQuizzes": An Instructional and an Evaluative Tool in Mathematics Classes.
Harrison W. Straley*, Wheaton College
Lauren Dupee, Wheaton College
(1046A5137)

1:20 p.m.
Students' understanding of slope and direction fields in a nontraditional differential equations class.
Samer S Habre*, Lebanese American University
(1046A5173)

1:40 p.m.
Designing Benchmarks for Assessing Undergraduate Students' Mathematics Performances in General Education.
Xuhui Li*, California State University Long Beach
(1046A5379)

2:00 p.m.
Outcomes Based Assessment of Student Learning in Mathematics.
Ronald M. Brzenk*, Hartwick College
(1046A5400)

2:20 p.m.
An Examination of the Mathematics and Technology Attitude Scale(MTAS): Implication to Assessment of Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jerry Obiekwe*, The University of AkronWayne College
(1046A51067)

2:40 p.m.
Basic Skills Exam in College Algebra.
Karla Marie Childs*, Pittsburg State University
(1046A51131)

3:00 p.m.
Calculus Assessment: Then and Now.
Sarah V. Cook*, Washburn University
(1046A51347)

3:20 p.m.
Assessment Across the Curriculum; Varying Strategies for Varying Situations.
J Winston Crawley*, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
James E Hamblin, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
(1046A51346)

3:40 p.m.
Evolution of a Capstone Course for Prospective High School Mathematics Teachers.
Michael D. Bice*, California State University, Stanislaus
(1046A51884)

4:00 p.m.
Challenges of Assessing Mathematics Content Courses Designed Specifically for Middle Childhood Education Majors.
Joy Moore*, Xavier University
(1046A51875)

4:20 p.m.
Assessment working instead of working for assessment.
Heather Coughlin*, California State University, Stanislaus
(1046A51848)

4:40 p.m.
Assessing Quantitative Literacy Using a Wide Range of News Stories.
Milo Schield*, W. M. Keck Statistical Literacy Projet
(1046A51820)

5:00 p.m.
A Control versus treatment evaluation of the chemistry in calculus project at William and Mary.
George Rublein*, College of William and Mary
(1046A51806)

5:20 p.m.
Assessment of the undergraduate mathematics program.
Melvin A Nyman*, Alma College
Robert Molina, Alma College
(1046A51759)

5:40 p.m.
Portfolio Assessment of General Education Mathematics.
Rich West*, Francis Marion University
(1046A51615)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VII
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Thomas Philip Wakefield, Slippery Rock University
Larry Lewis, Spalding University
Kyle Riley, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Jim Fulmer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

1:00 p.m.
10 Questions about Numbers: A College Algebra Writing Assignment.
Elliott S. Elliott*, University of Tennessee at Martin
(1046Z11114)

1:15 p.m.
Why is One Usually First?
Sandra J Schroeder*, Ohio Northern University
(1046Z11138)

1:30 p.m.
Are You In Or Out? Mathematical Lessons From Fashion Design.
Jeff A Suzuki*, Brooklyn College
(1046Z1536)

1:45 p.m.
The Continuous Birthday Problem.
Dale K Hathaway*, Olivet Nazarene University
(1046Z1918)

2:00 p.m.
Discovering Bernoulli Number Identities via EulerMaclaurin Summation.
Hieu D Nguyen*, Rowan University
(1046Z1406)

2:15 p.m.
The Role of External Consultants as Part of a Departmental Self Study.
Kyle L Riley*, SD School of Mines & Technology
(1046Z1147)

2:30 p.m.
Reconstructing graphs given only a few marked cards.
Michael D. Barrus*, University of Illinois
Douglas B. West, University of Illinois
(1046Z1978)

2:45 p.m.
Promoting Responsibility and Cooperation Through the Use of Discussion Boards.
Janet L. Braunstein*, United States Military Academy at West Point
(1046Z11516)

3:00 p.m.
Visualizing Continuity and Differentiability of Functions of Two Variables.
Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Jim Fulmer*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1046Z11895)

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Studying Affect in Undergraduate Mathematics: Efforts to Clarify Students' Experiences of Learning Mathematics.
MarjaLiisa Hassi*, Universiy of Colorado at Boulder
Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado at Boulder
(1046Z1810)

3:45 p.m.
Teacher versus Student Motivation: Who wins the game?
Laura J Schmidt*, University of WisconsinStout
(1046Z1772)

4:00 p.m.
Pre/post tests for undergraduate mathematics.
Jacob Sloujitel*, Globe Institute of Technology
(1046Z1592)

4:15 p.m.
Geometry: the hardest course?
H A Dye*, McKendree University
(1046Z1388)

4:30 p.m.
An Examination of the Social Class Backgrounds of California's Mathematics Professors.
Chris Pavone, California State University, Chico
Sophy Huck, California State University, Chico
Megan K O'Connor, Western Michigan University
Carol A Wilson*, California State University, Sacramento
Elizabeth Zapata, California State University, Chico
(1046Z1386)

4:45 p.m.
Traditional vs. Online Homework in College Algebra.
Kimberly Jordan Burch*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
YuJu Kuo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1046Z1375)

5:00 p.m.
The Role of the Sampling Distribution in Student Learning of Inferential Statistics.
Barbara Bennie*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
(1046Z1372)

5:15 p.m.
Elementary Statistics: To Lecture or Not To Lecture? That is the question.
Pamela K Wovchko*, West Virginia Wesleyan College
(1046Z1239)

5:30 p.m.
Teaching Technology to First Year Students.
Luz M. DeAlba*, Drake Universtiy
(1046Z1399)

5:45 p.m.
The Kean STEM Scholarship Program: Successes in Recruitment and Retention of Math and Science Majors.
Pablo Zafra, Kean University
Louis M Beaugris*, Kean University
Kikombo Ngoy, Kean University
(1046Z11514)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:10 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VIII
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
William Goldbloom Bloch, Wheaton College
James Henderson, University of PittsburghTitusville

1:00 p.m.
Stabilizing vibrating beams with pointload damping.
Richard J. Marchand*, Slippery Rock University
Timothy J. McDevitt, Elizabethtown College
(1046Z11452)

1:15 p.m.
Duplication, Trisection, and Quadrature by Cheating.
Charlie Smith*, Park University
(1046Z11263)

1:30 p.m.
Digital Signal Processing in the Service of Mathematics Courses.
Mohamed Allali*, Chapman University
(1046Z11110)

1:45 p.m.
Waring's Problem in Number Fields.
Ala' Jamil Alnaser*, Kansas State University
(1046Z11454)

2:00 p.m.
Ghosts of Departed Errors: Berkeley's Mathematical Objections to the Calculus of Newton and Leibniz.
Eugene C. Boman*, Penn State, Harrisburg campus
(1046Z11676)

2:15 p.m.
Estimating Relatedness Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Techniques.
Jennifer K Angelosante*, Western Washington University
Amy Anderson, Western Washington University
(1046Z11869)

2:30 p.m.
Arbitrary Roughness.
Elijah Miguel Allen*, Armstrong Atlantic State Univeristy
(1046Z11891)

2:45 p.m.
The Evolution of Cooperation on Random Networks.
Stephen Devlin*, University of San Francisco
Thomas Treloar, Hillsdale College
(1046Z12079)

3:00 p.m.
Toughness Extended to Infinite Graphs.
Kevin K Ferland*, Bloomsburg Univeristy of PA
(1046Z12097)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IX
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Jose Maria Menendez, University of Arizona
Anand L. Pardhanani, Earlham College

1:00 p.m.
Mathematics From Work and Home: Lessons Learned.
José María Menéndez*, The University of Arizona
(1046Z1875)

1:15 p.m.
Optimizing data returned by pop up satellite tags.
Joseph B. Liddle*, University of Alaska Southeast
Michael Musyl, University of Hawaii, Pelagic Fisheries Research Programme, Kewalo Research Facility/NOAA.
(1046Z11068)

1:30 p.m.
Mathematical Models for Call Options on Stocks.
Nicole Stawasz*, King's College
(1046Z1923)

1:45 p.m.
Examples of Embedded Minimal Spheres without Area Bounds.
Joel I. Kramer*, The Johns Hopkins University
(1046Z1726)

2:00 p.m.
Partial Fraction Decomposition Extensions.
Kevin E. Charlwood*, Washburn University
(1046Z1561)

2:15 p.m.
Models of Undergraduate Computational Science Curricula.
Ignatios Vakalis*, Computer Science Department
(1046Z1508)

2:30 p.m.
Chances of a Cruise Ship Birthday Match.
David T. Atkinson*, Olivet Nazarene University
(1046Z1909)

2:45 p.m.
Synthetic Mathematical Thought.
Timothy G Hall*, PQI Consulting
(1046Z1172)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
MAA Invited Paper Session on the Beauty and Power of Number Theory
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State College tkoshy@frc.mass.edu
Thomas Moore, Bridgewater State College moore@bridgew.edu

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on Polar Climate Modeling
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah golden@math.utah.edu
David M. Holland, Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNYU
Moderators:
Deborah L. Sulsky, University of New Mexico

1:00 p.m.
Observations and Modeling of Ice Sheet  Ocean Interaction.
David M Holland*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(104676748)

1:30 p.m.
Polar Ice Sheets: Observations and Models.
Kenneth Jezek*, The Ohio State University
(1046001301)

2:00 p.m.
Sea Ice Modeling in the GCM Context.
Elizabeth C. Hunke*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1046861242)

2:30 p.m.
Sunlight, water, and ice: The sea icealbedo feedback in a changing climate.
Donald K Perovich*, ERDC  Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
(1046861056)

3:00 p.m.
Sea ice thickness and kinematics.
Ron Kwok*, CA
(1046861424)

3:30 p.m.
Sea Ice: Fracture and Frictional Sliding on Small and Large Scales.
Erland M Schulson*, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
(104600941)

4:00 p.m.
Modeling SeaIce Mechanics.
Deborah Sulsky*, University of New Mexico
Kara Peterson, University of New Mexico
Giang Nguyen, University of Sydney
Howard Schreyer, University of New Mexico
(104686900)

4:30 p.m.
An optmization approach to modeling seaice dynamics.
Esteban G. Tabak*, Courant Institute of Math. Science, New York University
Helga S. Huntley, University of Delaware, College of Marine & Earth Science
(1046761687)

5:00 p.m.
Climate change and the peculiar Antarctic ocean.
Thorsten Markus*, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
(1046001227)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
NAM GranvilleBrownHaynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Refocusing the courses below calculus: The view from the Dean's office.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sheldon P. Gordon, Farmingdale State College
Panelists:
Bruce C. Crauder, Oklahoma State University
Judi H. Morrel, Butler University
Rhonda Mandel, SUNY Oswego
Reggie K. U. Luke, Middlesex County College

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Power of Three: How the public, private, and academic sector need to work together to restore education in America.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Jim Whaley, Siemens Foundation
Panelists:
Lydia M. Logan, Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Alexander J. Hahn, University of Notre Dame
Max Warshauer, Texas State UniversitySan Marcos
Wendy Hawkins, Intel Foundation

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Ordinary Differential Equations
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott

1:15 p.m.
Multiplicity of positive solutions for an evenorder nonhomogeneous boundary value problem.
Britney Hopkins*, Baylor University
(10463440)

1:30 p.m.
Basic results and stability criteria for set valued differential equations on time scales.
S. Sivasundaram*, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
(104634547)

1:45 p.m.
A numerical solution for a nonlinear integrodifferential equation in a population model.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Mississippi State University
(104634657)

2:00 p.m.
A Mass, a Spring, and a String.
Don Hinton, University of Tennessee
Maeve L McCarthy*, Murray State University
(104634698)

2:15 p.m.
Stability of Perturbed Almost Periodic Ordinary Differential Equations.
Zhivko S. Athanassov*, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(104634840)

2:30 p.m.
Poisson stability and chaos of relay systems.
Marat Akhmet*, Middle East Technical University
(104634845)

2:45 p.m.
A periodically forced, cubiclike, single neuron equation with multiple attractors.
Robert J Decker*, University of Hartford
V W Noonburg, University of Hartford
(104634984)

3:00 p.m.
Regular Bursting Emerging from Synaptically Coupled Elliptic Bursters.
Jianzhong Su, University of Texas at Arlington
Humberto Perez*, University of Texas at Arlington
(1046341074)

3:15 p.m.
The Ultimate $N$Body Algorithm: ParameterFree, Adaptive, and Parallel.
C. David Pruett*, James Madison University
William H. Ingham, Department of Physics and Astronomy, James Madison University
(104634949)

3:30 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
Existence and uniqueness of traveling waves in a class of unidirectional lattice differential equations.
Aaron Hoffman, Boston University
Benjamin Kennedy*, Gettysburg College
(104634790)

4:00 p.m.
On singular solutions of Clairauttype differential equations.
M Affouf*, Kean University
(1046341161)

4:15 p.m.
Uniqueness Implies Existence and Uniqueness Conditions for a Class of $(k+j)$Point Boundary Value Problems for $n$th Order Differential Equations.
Paul W Eloe*, University of Dayton
Johnny Henderson, Baylor University
(1046341253)

4:30 p.m.
On the Aizerman Problem for SecondOrder Systems with Multiple Delays.
Dmitry Altshuller*, Crane Aerospace & Electronics
(1046341258)

4:45 p.m.
An application of the leftdefinite spectral theory to the Jacobi differential equation for nonclassical parameters.
Andrea Bruder*, Baylor University
(1046341355)

5:00 p.m.
Existence of Bounded Monotonic Solutions of Second Order Differential Equations.
Lianwen Wang, University of Central Missouri
Rhonda McKee*, University of Central Missouri
(1046341425)

5:15 p.m.
Uniqueness Implies Existence for Nonlinear FocalLike Boundary Value Problems.
Jeffrey A Ehme*, Spelman College
Aprillya Lanz, Virginia Military Institute
(1046341628)

5:30 p.m.
Continuability and Boundedness of Solutions of Differential Equations Without Bounded Assumption on Nonlinear Functions.
Brittney N Hinds*, University of Central Missouri
(1046341769)

5:45 p.m.
Circuit Approach to Modeling Neurons: New Dynamical Structures and Chaotic Behavior.
Tyler Y Takeshita*, University of Northern Colorado
Adrienne Amador, Kenyon College
(1046341922)

6:00 p.m.
Newtonlike Methods for ConvexConcave Functions via the Method of Generalized Quasilinearization.
Cesar Martinez Garza*, Pennsylvania State University  Berks Campus
(1046342039)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott

2:00 p.m.
The MP axiom of intensionality: connecting types and sets.
Sandro Skansi*, Department of Philosophy, University of Zagreb

2:30 p.m.
Some theories concerning deontic implications of proof for belief.
Billy Joe Lucas*, Philosophy Department, Manhattanville College

3:00 p.m.
Canonicity in symmetric generalized Galois Logics.
Katalin Bimbo*, Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta
J. Michael Dunn, School of Informatics, Indiana University

3:30 p.m.
Nonisomorphic automorphism groups of short recursively saturated models of PA.
Erez Shochat*, St. Francis College

4:00 p.m.
Automorphisms of certain filters of $\mathcal{L}^{\ast }(V_{\infty })$.
Rumen D. Dimitrov*, Western Illinois University

4:30 p.m.
Coding Turing degrees in geometric objects.
W. Calvert*, Murray State University
V.S. Harizanov, The George Washington University
A. Shlapentokh, East Carolina University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #12: Part B
SNAP Math Fairs in elementary education.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Andrew C.F. Liu, University of Alberta
Tanya Thompson, ThinkFun, Inc.

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #2: Part B
Using GeoGebra to create activities and applets for visualization and exploration.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Michael K. May, Saint Louis University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #7: Part B
A Game Theory path to quantitative literacy.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
David L. Housman, Goshen College
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
RMMC Board of Directors
Capital Boardroom, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Presentations by Teaching Awards Recipients
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Presentation
Future federal science and technology budgets.
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Presenters:
Kei Koizumi, AAAS

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
From the trenches: Middle school teachers look at their training.
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Florence D. Fasanelli, AAAS
George M. Rosenstein, Franklin & Marshall College
Panelists:
Beth Cole, St. Patrick Episcopal School
Michelle Johncock, Edmund Burke School
Brieta DoughertyBrill, Maya Angelou Public Charter School
Marcia Cole, Clark Elementary School
Moderators:
Hyman Bass, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Open House
Come see the MAA Dolciani Mathematical Center, the Halmos Carriage House, and the River of Bricks; bus service from the Marriott.

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
MAA Special Film Presentation
The Story of Maths (Part II).
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Presenters:
Robin Wilson, The Open University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 3:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Keith H. Weber, Rutgers University keith.weber@gse.rutgers.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh, Arizona State University
Karen A. Marrongelle, Portland State University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Research by Undergraduate Students
Blue Room and Foyer, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas, Montclair State University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 4:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Behavioral Sciences
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

4:15 p.m.
Studying Voting Paradoxes Through Representation Theory.
Gregory Minton*, New York, NY
(1046911603)

4:30 p.m.
Dice Voting: A Deterministic Method for Aggregating Pairwise Preferences.
Eric A Gilson*, University of Rochester
Chelsey A Cooley, North Carolina State University
William M Ella, University of Mary Washington
Micheal L Follett, Lafayette College
Lorenzo Traldi, Lafayette College
(1046911485)

4:45 p.m.
Clubs, Beliefs, and Entrapment.
Scott Duke Kominers*, Harvard University
(1046911432)

5:00 p.m.
Uncertainty Quantification: Improved Stochastic Finite Element Approach.
Oleg Roderick*, Argonne National Laboratory / Portland State University
Mihai Anitescu, Argonne National Laboratory
Paul Fischer, Argonne National Laboratory
(104690666)

5:15 p.m.
Rational behavior in response to pandemic influenza, and consequences for control.
Timothy C Reluga*, Pennsylvania State University
(1046911547)

5:30 p.m.
An Optimal Strategy for Energy Allocation in a Multiple Resource Environment.
Anthony Tongen*, James Madison University
D Brian Walton, James Madison University
Deena Hannoun, James Madison University
Leslie Hindman, James Madison University
(1046911791)

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation on Congressional Fellowships
Taylor Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin, III, AMS

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government Guest Lecture
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
MAA Information Session
Actuarial education; cosponsored by ACTEX, CAS, and SOA.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Robert E. Buck, Slippery Rock University
Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University
Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University
Steve P. Paris, Florida State University
Panelists:
James W. Daniel, University of Texas at Austin
Ken Guthrie, Society of Actuaries
Bryan Hearsey, Lebanon Valley College
Emily Kessler, Society of Actuaries
Hwa Chi Liang, Washburn University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Circles Business Meeting
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Mathematical Reviews Reception
Wilson Rooms A/B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 6:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.
BIG SIGMAA RECEPTION
Park Tower Suite 8216, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
AMS Special Film Presentation
Wolfgang DoeblinA Mathematician Rediscovered.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts Special Presentation
Mathematics and love: A poetry reading.
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
JoAnne Growney, Silver Spring, MD
Moderators:
Sarah Glaz, University of Connecticut
Presenters:
Karren LaLonde Alenier, Chevy Chase, MD
Patrick Bahls, University of North Carolina, Ashville
Judith Baumel, Adelphi University
Marion Deutsche Cohen, Arcadia University
Jennifer Crow, West Falls, NY
Kathryn DeZur, SUNY Technical College at Delhi
Ruth Favro, Lawrence Technological University
Sarah Glaz,
Emily Grosholz, Pennsylvania State University
JoAnne Growney,
Bob Grumman, Port Charlotte, FL
Charlotte Henderson, A K Peters. Ltd.
Rosanna Iembo, University of Calabria
Israel Lewis, Silver Spring, MD
Kaz Maslanka, D3 Technologies
Wilmer Mills, University of North Carolina
Wendy Mnookin, Emerson College
Kyoko Mori, George Mason University
Deanna Nikaido, Baltimore, MD
Becky Dennison Sakellariou, Kifissia, GR
Elizabeth Anne Socolow, Evergreen Forum
Alissa Valles, San Francisco, CA
John Vieira, Potomac, MD

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
NAM CoxTalbot Address
State of a M.A.D. Union.
Marshall Ballroom West, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Leon Woodson*, Morgan State University

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
MAAProject NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Thursday January 8, 2009

Thursday January 8, 2009, 7:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
MAA Minority Chairs Breakfast Meeting
Nathan Hale Room, Wardman Tower, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 7:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration
Marriot Ballroom Lobby, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 7:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Their Applications, I
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gaston N'Guerekata, Morgan State University
Alexander A. Pankov, Morgan State University
Guoping Zhang, Morgan State University hyzgp73@yahoo.com
Xuming Xie, Morgan State University
Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas Pan American

7:30 a.m.
Stability of a combustion front.
Yuri Latushkin*, University of Missouri
(1046352125)

8:30 a.m.
Standing Wave of the discrete nonlinear Schroedinger equations with growing potentials.
Guoping Zhang*, Morgan State University
Alexander Pankov, Morgan State University
(104639722)

9:00 a.m.
Bilinear equations, integrable semidiscretization, and novel numerical computations of the CamassaHolm equation.
BaoFeng Feng*, The University of TexasPan American
Yasuhiro Ohta, Kobe University, Japan
Kenichi Maruno, The University of TexasPan American
(1046351426)

9:30 a.m.
On a Method of Resolution of Controllability Problems for a Semilinear Heat Equation: Application to the Sentinels.
Gisele Massengo Mophou*, Université des Antilles et de la Guyanne(Campus de Fouillole)
Ousseynou Nakoulima, Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane(Campus de Fouillole)
(104693961)

10:00 a.m.
Stepanovlike almost automorphy and monotone evolution equations.
Gaston M. N'Guerekata*, Morgan State University
Alexander Pankov, Morgan State University
(104635842)

10:30 a.m.
Traveling Wave Solutions for a Modified Fisher PDE Having SquareRoot and Linear Reaction Terms.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(104635126)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 7:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions, II
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
James G. McLaughlin, West Chester University
Nancy J. Wyshinski, Trinity College nancy.wyshinski@trincoll.edu

7:30 a.m.
Some Types of MultiDimensional Continued Fractions.
Khrystyna Kuchmins'ka*, Pidstryhach Institute of Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine
(104640606)

8:30 a.m.
Sequential Closures of Continued Fractions.
Douglas Bowman*, Northern Illinois University
(1046401793)

9:00 a.m.
Classifying Sequential Closures of $q$continued Fractions.
D Bowman, Northern Illinois University
K J Campbell*, Northern Illinois University
(104611598)

9:30 a.m.
Nearest Square Continued Fractions, and Related Results.
Keith R. Matthews, Univ. Of Queensland, Brisbane, and Australian Nat'l Univ., Canberra
John P. Robertson*, Actuarial and Economic Services Division, National Council on Compensation Insurance, Boca Raton, FL
Jim White, Australian National University, Canberra
(104611418)

10:00 a.m.
Polynomial Continued Fractions and Iterated Function Systems.
Eugen Andrei Ghenciu*, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(104611142)

10:30 a.m.
Some new Families of Tasoevian and Hurwitzian Continued Fractions.
James G Mc Laughlin*, West Chester University, PA
(104611127)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on InquiryBased Learning, I
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
William B. Jacob, University of California Santa Barbara
Paul J. Sally, University of Chicago
Ralf J. Spatzier, University of Michigan
Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin starbird@math.utexas.edu

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Function Theoretic Operator Theory, I
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
John B. Conway, George Washington University conway@gwu.edu
Sherwin Kouchekian, University of South Florida
William T. Ross, University of Richmond

8:00 a.m.
Nehari's problem and matrix $A_2$.
Alexander L Volberg*, Michigan State University, University of Edinburgh
Peter Yuditskii, Univ. of Linz, Austria, MSU
(104630457)

8:30 a.m.
Toeplitz kernels and Polya sets.
Alexei Poltoratski*, Texas A&M University
(104630320)

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotics of polynomials orthogonal over planar regions with analytic boundary.
Erwin MiñaDíaz*, University of Mississippi
Peter Dragnev, IndianaPurdue University Fort Wayne
(104630651)

9:30 a.m.
ToeplitzComposition Algebras with Several Generators.
Tom Kriete, University of Virginia
Barbara MacCluer, University of Virginia
Jennifer Moorhouse*, Colgate University
(1046461433)

10:00 a.m.
Multiplication Operators on the Bloch Space of a Bounded Homogeneous Domain.
Robert F. Allen*, George Mason University
(104647567)

10:30 a.m.
Hypercyclic Operators with a Prescribed Spectrum.
Nathan S. Feldman*, Washington & Lee University
(104647914)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Rings, II
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Jay A. Shapiro, George Mason University jshapiro@gmu.edu
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shane P. Redmond, Eastern Kentucky University
Joe A. Stickles, Millikin University

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on SAGE and Mathematical Research Using Open Source Software, I
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David Saunders, University of Delaware
David Harvey, Harvard University
David Joyner, U.S. Naval Academy wdjoyner@gmail.com

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Higher Categories, III
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Thomas M. Fiore, University of Chicago
Mark W. Johnson, Penn State Altoona mwj3@psu.edu
James M. Turner, Calvin College
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University
Donald Yau, Ohio State University at Newark

8:00 a.m.
The Homotopy Theory of nfold Categories.
Thomas M. Fiore*, University of Chicago
Simona Paoli, University of Haifa
Dorette Pronk, Dalhousie University
(104655156)

8:30 a.m.
Defining the units of equivariant ring spectra.
Rekha Santhanam*, Johns Hopkins University
(1046551248)

9:00 a.m.
Orientations and $p$adic Analysis.
Barry John Walker*, Northwestern University
(1046552105)

9:30 a.m.
Level structures, Igusa tower and topological modular forms.
Valentina Joukhovitski*, University of Michigan
(1046551845)

10:00 a.m.
The homology of topological modular forms.
Paul Thomas Pearson*, University of Rochester
(1046551436)

10:30 a.m.
Unstable module presentations for the cohomology of real projective spaces.
David Pengelley*, New Mexico State University
Frank Williams, New Mexico State University
(104655279)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Spectra of Matrix Patterns and Applications to Dynamical Systems, I
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Bryan L. Shader, University of Wyoming bshader@uwyo.edu
Luz M. DeAlba, Drake University
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
InJae Kim, Minnesota State University

8:00 a.m.
Spectra of Matrix Patterns.
Leslie Hogben*, Iowa State University & American Institute of Mathematics
(104615671)

8:30 a.m.
Spectra of Matrices Applied to Dynamical Models of Infectious Disease.
Pauline van den Driessche*, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
(104615568)

9:00 a.m.
Spectral properties of nonnegative and eventually nonnegative matrices.
Judith J. McDonald*, Washington State University
(1046151339)

9:30 a.m.
Should I stay or should I go? On the evolution of dispersal.
Sebastian J. Schreiber*, University of California, Davis
(104692434)

10:00 a.m.
Eigenvalues and the scrambling index for stochastic matrices.
Mahmud Akelbek, Weber State University
Steve Kirkland*, University of Regina
(1046151029)

10:30 a.m.
Low Rank Perturbations and Inertias of Full Symmetric Sign Patterns.
Charles Waters, Minnesota State University, Mankato
InJae Kim*, Minnesota State University, Mankato
(104615541)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
Tim SiuTang Leung, Johns Hopkins University timleung@jhu.edu
Birgit Rudloff, Princeton University

8:00 a.m.
The Recent Financial Turmoil and Related Research Problems.
Steven Kou*, Columbia University
(104691744)

8:30 a.m.
Stability and equilibria of financial markets.
Gordan Zitkovic*, University of Texas at Austin
(104691759)

9:00 a.m.
Stock Market Insider Trading in Continuous Time with Imperfect Dynamic Information.
Albina Danilova*, Carnegie Mellon University
(1046911297)

9:30 a.m.
A Markov Model for the Dynamics of a Limit Order Book.
Sasha F Stoikov*, Cornell
Rama Cont, Columbia
Rishi Talreja, Columbia
(1046901450)

10:00 a.m.
No Arbitrage Conditions For Simple Trading Strategies.
Hasanjan Sayit*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
(104660778)

10:30 a.m.
A note on admissible strategies for general stochastic processes and applications.
Sara Biagini, Universita' di Perugia.
Mihai Sirbu*, University of Texas at Austin
(1046601427)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations: Theory and Applications, II
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College annalisa.crannell@fandm.edu
Suzanne Sindi, Brown University

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Orderings in Logic and Topology, I
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Valentina S. Harizanov, George Washington University
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Scientific Computing and Advanced Computation, I
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Edward Castillo, Jr, University of California Irvine ecastill@math.uci.edu
James M. Rath, University of Texas at Austin organism@ices.utexas.edu
Sarah A. Williams, University of California Davis saw@email.unc.edu

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Algebraic Geometry and KTheory
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Differential Tannakian categories.
Alexey Ovchinnikov*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104614100)

8:15 a.m.
Motivic ZetaFunctions for Curves with Group Actions.
Justin D Mazur*, Indiana University
(104614515)

8:30 a.m.
On splice quotients of the form ${z^n=f(x,y)}$.
Elizabeth A. Sell*, Millersville University
(104614169)

8:45 a.m.
K3 Surfaces and Modular Parametrizations.
Ursula A Whitcher*, University of Washington
(104614312)

9:00 a.m.
Translation Covers Among Triangular Billiards Surfaces.
Jason P. Schmurr*, Oregon State University
(104614535)

9:15 a.m.
Birational Geometry of the Moduli Space of Curves with Marked Points.
David Jensen*, University of Texas at Austin
(104614996)

9:30 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m.
Weighted Homogeneous Polynomials and the Jacobian in Two Variables.
James Price*, Purdue University
(104614935)

10:00 a.m.
Bounded Category of an Exact Category.
Seshendra Pallekonda*, King's College
(104619700)

10:15 a.m.
Localization Formulae in odd $K$theory.
Florentiu Daniel Cibotaru*, University of Notre Dame
(1046191134)

10:30 a.m.
Solving Polynomial Systems on a Parallel Computer with PHCpack and PHClab.
Yun Guan*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jan Verschelde, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1046141873)

10:45 a.m.
Some syzygies of the generators of the ideal of a border basis scheme.
Mark E Huibregtse*, Skidmore College
(1046141239)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, III
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Reduced Decompositions with Few Repetitions and Permutation Patterns.
Daniel Daly*, University of Denver
(104605836)

8:15 a.m.
Subsets of finite groups exhibiting additive regularity.
Todd M. Gutekunst*, King's College
(104605888)

8:30 a.m.
On the Erdos Sos and Komlos Sos Conjecture for graphs without a K(2,s).
Suman Balasubramanian*, Mississippi State University
Edward Dobson, Mississippi State University
(104605986)

8:45 a.m.
The Critical Independence Number of a Graph and an Independence Decomposition.
Craig Larson*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1046051042)

9:00 a.m.
Extremal Functions of Forbidden Double Permutation Matrices.
Jesse T. Geneson*, Harvard University Math Department
(104605829)

9:15 a.m.
Break.

9:30 a.m.
Secondary Domination Graphs of Tournaments.
Kim A.S. Factor, Marquette University
Larry J. Langley*, University of the Pacific
(104605868)

9:45 a.m.
Extending Generating Functions to $S_k \wr S_n$.
Andrew G Niedermaier*, University of California  San Diego
(104605816)

10:00 a.m.
The HallPaige conjecture in nonassociative contexts.
Kyle Pula*, University of Denver
(1046051168)

10:15 a.m.
Nonembeddable Quasiresidual Menon Designs.
Tariq A Alraqad*, Northern State University
Mohan Shrikhande, Central Michigan University
(1046051184)

10:30 a.m.
Enumerating Rook Paths and Queen Paths.
Martin J. Erickson*, Truman State University
(1046051220)

10:45 a.m.
The Rainbow Index of a Graph.
Futaba Okamoto*, University of Wisconsin  La Crosse
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University
Ping Zhang, Western Michigan University
(1046051226)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
AMS Session on Manifolds and Cell Complexes
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

8:00 a.m.
Dean Knots.
Brandy J Guntel*, The University of Texas at Austin
(10465764)

8:15 a.m.
Surgery equivalence invariants of generalized colored knots.
Steven D Wallace*, Macon State College
(104657552)

8:30 a.m.
Circular thin position for knots.
ManjarrezGutierez Fabiola*, UC Davis
(1046571282)

8:45 a.m.
The bridge number of knots and links which differ from a split link by a rational tangle replacement.
Scott A Taylor*, Colby College
(1046571340)

9:00 a.m.
The growth of the quantum hyperbolic invariants of the figure eight knot.
Heather M Molle*, The University of Iowa
(1046571702)

9:15 a.m.
On knot Floer homology of satellite $(1,1)$ knots.
Philip J.P. Ording*, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
(104657676)

9:30 a.m.
Three Manifold Cobordisms and Homotopy Lie Algebras.
Benjamin J Cooper*, University of California, San Diego
(1046571470)

9:45 a.m.
High Distance knots in 3manifolds.
Marion Moore*, University of California at Davis
Matt Rathbun, University of California at Davis
(1046571872)

10:00 a.m.
Relative Critical Sets: structure and application.
Jason E Miller*, Truman State University
(1046571950)

10:15 a.m.
Pictures of the second homotopy module of a twocomplex.
Katherine S. Byler Kelm*, California State University, Fresno
(1046571764)

10:30 a.m.
The Space of Regular Polygons.
Angela L Pile*, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
(104657616)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on College Algebra: Focusing on Conceptual Understanding, RealWorld Data, and Mathematical Modeling, II
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Florence S. Gordon, New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Laurette B. Foster, Prairie View A&M University
Yajun Yang, Farmingdale State College
Ray E. Collings, Georgia Perimeter College

8:00 a.m.
Engaging Precalculus Students in the Complete Process of Mathematical Modeling.
Paula Shorter*, Rockhurst University
Mairead Greene, Rockhurst University
Zdenka Guadarrama, Rockhurst University
(1046C11878)

8:20 a.m.
Involving Students in Conceptual Learning in College Algebra and PreCalculus.
Joyati Debnath*, Winona State University
(1046C11146)

8:40 a.m.
Elementary Modeling Across the TwoYear College Curriculum.
Alice Eiko Pierce*, Georgia Perimeter College
Ray E. Collings, Georgia Perimeter College
(1046C11745)

9:00 a.m.
Teaching Modeling College Algebra for 2000 students: Garnering support from Faculty and Administrators.
Bill Haver*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kim Shannon, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1046C11858)

9:20 a.m.
Teaching Modeling College Algebra for 2000 students: Providing Professional Development and Course Materials for Instructors.
Ed Eades*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bill Haver, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1046C11862)

9:40 a.m.
Changing the Culture: Professional Development for an ActivityBased Modeling Approach to Teaching College Algebra.
Barbara E Edwards*, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
(1046C11808)

10:00 a.m.
Students' Conceptual Understanding and Attitudes in an ActivityBased Modeling Approach to Teaching College Algebra.
Stephanie Bowers*, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Barbara E Edwards, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Charisse Hake, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Gulden Karakok, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Chingchia Ko, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
(1046C11800)

10:20 a.m.
Implementation of Refocused College Algebra at Howard University.
J F McGowan*, Howard University
(1046C11276)

10:40 a.m.
"I'd rather be approximately right than precisely wrong": moving beyond mathematicians' natural obsession with the exact in college algebra.
Suzanne I Dorée*, Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)
(1046C1408)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Developmental Mathematics Education:Helping UnderPrepared Students Transition to CollegeLevel Mathematics
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
J. Winston Crawley, Shippensburg University jwcraw@ship.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburg University

8:00 a.m.
Building Bridges to College Mathematics.
Dora Cardenas Ahmadi*, Morehead State University
(1046F11167)

8:20 a.m.
"Rock Math"  Helping Underprepared Students make the Transition to College Mathematics.
Robert E. Burks Jr.*, United States Military Academy
(1046F11199)

8:40 a.m.
Females in mathematics: Why aren't they persisting? And what can we do to encourage them to stay?
Carla V. Gerberry*, Purdue University
(1046F1686)

9:00 a.m.
Combination of Formative and Summative Assessment Instruments in Elementary Algebra Classes at the College.
Euguenia V. Peterson, Richard J. Daley College
M. Vali Siadat*, Richard J. Daley College
(1046F1358)

9:20 a.m.
Some thoughts from teaching math for business course.
Yun Lu*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1046F1830)

9:40 a.m.
RASM Reconstruction of the Developmental Mathematics Program.
Clyde L. Greeno*, MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1046F11178)

10:00 a.m.
Statistics: The Key to College Success for Educationally UnderPrepared Students.
John F Loase*, Concordia CollegeNY Mathematics Chair
(1046F118)

10:20 a.m.
Integration of the Keystone Methodology with Computer Technology.
Cyrill Oseledets, Richard J. Daley College
Vali Siadat, Richard J. Daley College
MingJer Wang*, Richard J. Daley College
(1046F1921)

10:40 a.m.
Successfully Transitioning UnderPrepared FirstYear PreCalculus Students.
Joy Moore*, Xavier University
(1046F11302)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, II
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu

8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Photo Scavenger Hunt.
Dale K Hathaway*, Olivet Nazarene University
(1046J1920)

8:20 a.m.
On the beauty of mathematics.
Olya V Sahakyan*, Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan
(1046J11180)

8:40 a.m.
Cracking Open the Books: Encouraging Undergraduates to Interact with Mathematic(al) Texts.
Jeffrey P. Smith*, Otterbein College
(1046J145)

9:00 a.m.
Newton and Fibonacci: Estimating The Golden Ratio.
Michelle Y Penner*, Central Virginia Community College
(1046J11707)

9:20 a.m.
Mathematics of Southern Appalachian Folk Pottery.
Michelle Krolikowski*, Piedmont College
Elizabeth C Rogers, Piedmont College
(1046J12021)

9:40 a.m.
Recreating a Decagonal Star Polygon Design.
B Lynn Bodner*, Monmouth University
(1046J1461)

10:00 a.m.
On Ricochet Compositions for Ngons.
Gary R. Greenfield*, University of Richmond
(1046J1407)

10:20 a.m.
A Brief Study of Designs on the Surfaces of Some SwingHinged Dissections.
Reza Sarhangi*, Towson University
(1046J1436)

10:40 a.m.
The symmetry of M.C. Escher's {\em Circle Limit IV} pattern and related patterns.
Douglas Dunham*, University of Minnesota Duluth
(1046J11965)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Promoting Deep Learning for Mathematics Majors through Experiential Learning, Writing, and Reflection, I
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Murphy Waggoner, Simpson College murphy.waggoner@simpson.edu
Chuck Straley, Wheaton College

8:00 a.m.
Semi InquiryBased Learning in Undergraduate Real Analysis.
Jialing Dai*, The University of the Pacific
(1046S12070)

8:20 a.m.
How to Stop a British Ship: Projectile Motion, the Revolutionary War, and West Point.
Doug M Fletcher*, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
Gary Kramlich, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC
(1046S11578)

8:40 a.m.
Inquirybased learning in a discrete mathematics with graph theory course.
Feryal Alayont*, Grand Valley State University
(1046S11900)

9:00 a.m.
Discussion and Revisiting of Calculus Concepts to Gain Understanding of Main Concepts.
Jose H. Giraldo*, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi
(1046S12045)

9:20 a.m.
Calculus Field Trips.
Despina Prapavessi*, Diablo Valley College
Karen Edwards, Diablo Valley College
C. Samuel Needham, Diablo Valley College
(1046S1482)

9:40 a.m.
Midwest Mathin: 24 Hours of Math.
Benjamin J. Galluzzo*, University of Iowa
(1046S11524)

10:00 a.m.
Escalating Writing Assignments in Calculus 1.
Brian P Kelly*, Bryant University
(1046S11747)

10:20 a.m.
Developing Future Secondary Teachers' Mathematics Knowledge (for Teaching) with Student Presentations.
Erica L Johnson*, St. John Fisher College
(1046S11905)

10:40 a.m.
Implementing SENCER ideals into an introductory statistics course.
Katarzyna Potocka*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1046S1528)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, X
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Lawrence D'Antonio, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Stephen Szydlik, University of WisconsinOshkosh
Stan VerNooy, College of Southern Nevada
Carlos Bovell, Mercer Community College

8:00 a.m.
A few new approaches to teach remedial math in the college.
Haishen Yao*, CUNY Queensborough Community College
(1046Z11689)

8:15 a.m.
Bilingual and English language learners understanding and solving mathematics problems.
Heather Cavell, University of Arizona
Liana Dawson, University of Arizona
Kathleen Ross, University of Arizona
Belin Tsinnajinnie*, University of Arizona
(1046Z11779)

8:30 a.m.
Coordinating Tutoring with the Calculus I Classroom.
Sharon S EmersonStonnell*, Longwood University
Robert D Markey, Longwood University
(1046Z1844)

8:45 a.m.
Engagement Across the Disciplines.
Laura J Schmidt*, University of WisconsinStout
Eileen M Zito, University of WisconsinStout
(1046Z1741)

9:00 a.m.
What is mathematics and what kind of answers will satisfy this question?
Carlos R. Bovell*, Northern Burlington County Regional High School
(1046Z171)

9:15 a.m.
What if Your PreCalculus Student Asks a Good Question?
Stan VerNooy*, College of Southern Nevada
(1046Z11063)

9:30 a.m.
The WiVaM Consortium REURET.
Colin L Starr*, Willamette University
Inga Johnson, Willamette University
(1046Z1870)

9:45 a.m.
Is Mathematics an Exact Science?
Lawrence A. D'Antonio*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1046Z1403)

10:00 a.m.
A Moment of Truth: Teaching an Honors Seminar Course.
Stephen D Szydlik*, University of WisconsinOshkosh
(1046Z11688)

10:15 a.m.
Tiings, Compositions, and Generalizations.
Ralph P. Grimaldi*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046Z1904)

10:30 a.m.
Making Effective Use of the Uniform Distribution in an Introductory Probability Theory Course.
Paul S. Rossi*, College of Saint Elizabeth
(1046Z11300)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
SIAM Minisymposium on the Mathematics of Energy Conversion
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Keith Promislow, Michigan State University kpromisl@math.msu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Intercalation dynamics in rechargeable batteries.
Martin Z. Bazant*, Stanford University
(1046001142)

8:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Dynamics of Transport and Mechanical Properties in PEM Fuel Cells.
Jay Benziger*, Princeton University
(1046741243)

9:00 a.m.
Proton Conduction in Polymer Electrolyte Membranes.
Keith S. Promislow*, Michigan State University
(104670881)

9:30 a.m.
Existence of positive solutions to a nonlinear PDE system, modeling fuel cell dynamics near a triple phase boundary.
Arian Novruzi*, University of Ottawa, Canada
AlArydah Mo'Tassem, University of Ottawa
(1046351416)

10:00 a.m.
Simulation of Microstructures in Energy Conversion Systems.
Katsuyo Thornton*, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
(1046801529)

10:30 a.m.
Gamma convergence for Functionalized Energies.
Yang Li*, Michigan State University
Keith S Promislow, Michigan State University
(1046351982)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Hall C, Lower Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:20 a.m.4:30 p.m.
AWM Workshop
This session has several parts that will be listed separately by time in this program. All presentations are open to all JMM participants.
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Approximations and Expansions
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott

8:30 a.m.
Functions with strongly unique best approximates are dense in vector valued approximation.
Martin Bartelt*, Christopher Newport University
John Swetits, Old Dominion University
(104641331)

8:45 a.m.
Statistical Learning Methods for Uniform Approximation Bounds in Multiresolution Spaces.
Mark A. Kon, Boston University
Louise A. Raphael*, Howard University
(104641473)

9:00 a.m.
On Smoothness of Nonlinear Subdivision Schemes.
Esfandiar NavaYazdani*, Drexel University
(104641803)

9:15 a.m.
A generalization of a result of G. Pólya and its application to a continuous extension of the de la Vallée Poussin means.
Alfred S. Cavaretta, Kent State University
Terence G. Hanchin*, Kent State University
(1046411246)

9:30 a.m.
Statistical Approximation for Stochastic Processes.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
Oktay Duman, TOBB Economics and Technology University
Esra ErkusDuman, Gazi University
(10464158)

9:45 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Vector Field Decomposition on the Sphere using Radial Basis Functions.
Edward J Fuselier*, United States Military Academy
Grady B Wright, Boise State University
(104641572)

10:15 a.m.
A context for Sylvester's theorem on sums of shifted monomial powers.
Alfred S. Cavaretta*, Kent State University
Terence Hanchin, Kent State University
(1046411318)

10:30 a.m.
Approximating Bessel Functions of the First Kind Using SuperGaussians.
Patricia Mellodge*, University of Hartford
S. S. Townsend, University of Hartford
(1046411474)

10:45 a.m.
Applying expansion techniques of multivariate expansion base method and extended Hensel construction to cryptography.
Maki Iwami*, Osaka University of Economics and Law
(1046412040)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Mechanics
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott

8:30 a.m.
A Family of Orbits in the Newtonian ThreeBody Problem.
Elizabeth A Zollinger*, HIram College
(104670256)

8:45 a.m.
Explicit Symplectic Integration of Compact Lie Poisson Systems.
Steven Benzel*, Berry College
(1046701274)

9:00 a.m.
Threedimensional equilibrium crystal shapes with corner energy regularization.
Antonio Mastroberardino*, Penn State Erie
Brian J Spencer, University at Buffalo
(1046701429)

9:15 a.m.
Quadraturerule type approximations to the quasicontinuum method.
Yanzhi Zhang*, Florida State University
Max Gunzburger, Florida State University
(104674225)

9:30 a.m.
A 3D Nonlinear Anisotropic Elastodynamic Model for Rapid Enlargement of Intracranial Saccular Aneurysms.
Janet Chen Daniel, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
Paul G Warne, James Madison University
Debra Polignone Warne*, James Madison University
(1046741314)

9:45 a.m.
Break

10:00 a.m.
Relaxed Matching for Stabilization of Mechanical Systems.
David A Long*, North Carolina State University
Anthony M Bloch, University of Michigan
Jerrold E Marsden, California Institute of Technology
Dmitry V Zenkov, North Carolina State University
(104670549)

10:15 a.m.
Stability Results for a Multilayer MeadMarkus Beam.
Aaron A. Allen*, Iowa State University
Scott W. Hansen, Iowa State University
(104674809)

10:30 a.m.
Numerical Results for Energy Decay in Thermoelastic Beams.
Tim McDevitt*, Elizabethtown College
(1046741714)

10:45 a.m.
F dot ds...Simple Calculus, Deep Physics.
Lawrence S. Braden*, St. Paul's School
(104601166)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Logic and Computer Science
Park Tower Suite 8219, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, I
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
The future of school mathematics education.
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Moderators:
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Panelists:
Scott J. Baldridge, Louisiana State University
Daniel Chazan, University of Maryland
Solomon A. Garfunkel, COMAP
Kristin Umland, University of New Mexico

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
On Nash, Brouwer, and other nonconstructive proofs.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Christos Papadimitriou*, University of California Berkeley

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Computable Structure Theory.
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Barbara Csima*, University of Waterloo
(104603105)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on New Connections Between Topology, Combinatorics, and Physics, I
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Paul Fendley, University of Virginia
Slava Krushkal, University of Virginia krushkal@virginia.edu

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #13: Part B
Directing undergraduate research.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #3: Part B
Educating about the state of the planet and sustainability while enhancing calculus.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
MAA Minicourse #8: Part B
Taking symbols seriously: Teaching form and function in college algebra.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Deborah Hughes Hallett, University of Arizona and Harvard University
Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University
William G. McCallum, University of Arizona
Patricia D. Shure, University of Michigan

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Session on Calculus of Variations and Control
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

9:00 a.m.
Finding Explicitely the Value Function for an Optimal Control Problem.
Jesus A. Pascal*, American University of Nigeria
(104649683)

9:15 a.m.
Optimal quadrature formulae related to solutions of initial boundary value problems.
Anna S Bulanova*, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Sergei A Avdonin, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dmitri A Ovsyannikov, Saint Petersburg State University
(1046492063)

9:30 a.m.
Convexity in HamiltonJacobi theory with measurable dependent time.
Lingyan Huang*, Louisiana State University
(1046492103)

9:45 a.m.
Variational characterizations of the yield set of a polycrystal: some model cases.
Marian Bocea*, North Dakota State University
(10464996)

10:00 a.m.
Multiobjective optimization and nonlinear programming.
Qingxia Li*, Louisiana State University
Peter Wolenski, Louisiana State University
(1046492099)

10:15 a.m.
A Distribution Approach to (Bi)Simulation Relations for Nonlinear Control Systems.
Laura Munteanu*, The State University of New York, College at Oneonta
(1046931160)

10:30 a.m.
Controlling the Motion of Charged Particles in a Vacuum Electromagnetic Field from Boundary.
Luis R Suazo*, University of Central Arkansas
Weijiu Liu, University Of Central Arkansas
(1046931438)

10:45 a.m.
Tracking control of nonlinear systems with uncertainties in the presence of hysteresis and saturation.
Dinesh B Ekanayake*, Texas Tech University
Ram V Iyer, Texas Tech University
(1046932046)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, III
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Keith H. Weber, Rutgers University keith.weber@gse.rutgers.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh, Arizona State University
Karen A. Marrongelle, Portland State University

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Panel Discussion
Technology in statistics education.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
Chris J. Lacke, Rowan University
Michael A. Posner, Villanova University
Panelists:
Patricia B. Humphrey,
John D. McKenzie, Babson College
Paul L. Myers, Woodward Academy
Chris J. Lacke,
Moderators:
Michael A. Posner,

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
NAM Panel Discussion
Title to be announced.
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Student Hospitality Center
Atrium, Lower Level, outside Hall C, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Employment Center
Hall A, Lower Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 9:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
MAAProject NExT Panel Discussion
Designing and teaching a geometry course for preservice secondary mathematics teachers.
Palladian Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
James E. Hamblin, Shippensburg University
William O. Martin, North Dakota State University
Todd D. Oberg, Illinois College
Panelists:
William E. Fenton, Bellarmine University
Angela M. Hodge, North Dakota State University
Barbara E. Reynolds, Cardinal Stritch University
Thomas Q. Sibley, St. John's University

Thursday January 8, 2009, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
ASL Invited Address
Set theoretic methods in model theory.
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Jouko Väänänen*, University of Amsterdam, ILLC
(104603110)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 10:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
NAM Business Meeting
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 10:05 a.m.10:55 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
Geometreks.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Ivars Peterson*, MAA
(1046A010)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott

10:30 a.m.
Planar Algebras and knots.
Emily Peters*, University of California, Berkeley
Scott Morrison, Microsoft, Station Q
Noah Snyder, University of California, Berkeley
(104657197)

10:30 a.m.
Embedded minimal surfaces with finite topology.
Christine Breiner*, Johns Hopkins University
(104653211)

10:30 a.m.
Bockstein basis and resolution theorems in extension theory.
Vera Tonic*, University of Oklahoma
(104654213)

10:30 a.m.
State Complexes and Special Cube Complexes.
Valerie J. Peterson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(104655214)

10:30 a.m.
Noise Tolerant Planar Curve Matching Using Invariants.
Kathleen M Iwancio*, North Carolina State University
(104614232)

10:30 a.m.
Reconstructing free surfaces for a flow of ideal fluid around supercavitating wedges.
Yuri Antipov, Louisiana State University
Anna Zemlyanova*, Louisiana State University
(104676235)

10:30 a.m.
Some results on approximate liftings.
Weihua Li*, University of New Hampshire
Don Hadwin, University of New Hampshire
(104646246)

10:30 a.m.
Prior Knowledge and Calculus Performance.
Jana R. Talley*, University of Oklahoma
(104697250)

10:30 a.m.
An uncoupled EMP formulation of a Bianchi I scalar field cosmology.
Jennie D'Ambroise*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(104683261)

10:30 a.m.
Yang Mills functional on a deformed Heisenberg $C^{\ast}$algebra.
Sooran Kang*, University of Colorado, at Boulder
(104653267)

10:30 a.m.
Weighted $L^{2}$ Estimates for Dissipative Nonlinear Wave Equations with SpaceTime Dependent Potential.
Maisa M Khader*, University of Tennessee
(104635268)

10:30 a.m.
The Effect of Diffusion on Calcium Oscillations.
Nessy Tania*, University of Utah
James P. Keener, University of Utah
(104692273)

10:30 a.m.
A New Approach to Killing Forms.
Audrey Malagon*, Emory University
(104617296)

10:30 a.m.
A geometric and combinatorial construction of the Springer representation.
Heather M. Russell*, University of Iowa
Julianna S. Tymoczko, University of Iowa
(104657304)

10:30 a.m.
Homogenizing the Acoustics of Cancellous Bone.
Ana Vasilic*, University of Delaware
(104635325)

10:30 a.m.
The Mechanics and Dynamics of DNA as an Elastic Rod.
Eva M Strawbridge*, University of California, Davis
(104692326)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 11:10 a.m.11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel, Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian, University of MinnesotaDuluth

Thursday January 8, 2009, 11:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 12:15 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Luncheon in Honor of Retiring MAA Associate Secretary James Tattersall
Marshall Ballroom West, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
NAM ClaytorWoodard Lecture
The HoffmanWielandt inequality revisited.
Maryland Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Earl R. Barnes*, Morgan State University

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
ASL Invited Address
Can we make the Second Incompleteness Theorem coordinate free?
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Albert Visser*, Utrecht University
(104603109)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Marshall Ballroom South, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College jdauben@att.net
Karen H. Parshall, University of Virginia
Patti Hunter, Westmont College
Deborah Kent, Hillsdale College

1:00 p.m.
Saving the phenomena: limits from Maclaurin to Cauchy.
Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
(104601720)

1:30 p.m.
Euler, Lagrange and Cauchy: Three perspectives on the "Euler Identity".
C Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State University
(104601769)

2:00 p.m.
Andrew Ellicott: mathematician, surveyor, teacher.
Florence D Fasanelli*, AAAS
(104601413)

2:30 p.m.
Edwin Abbott and the mathematics of Flatland.
William Lindgren*, Slippery Rock University
Joan Richards, Brown University
(104601696)

3:00 p.m.
Elliptic Functions via Invariant Theory: Cayley's partial anticipation of the Weierstrass $\wp $function.
Adrian Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(104601369)

3:30 p.m.
Teacher and Mentor: Gösta MittagLeffler's influence on the Swedish mathematical community through his role as professor at Stockholms högskola.
Laura E. Turner*, University of Aarhus
(104601688)

4:00 p.m.
What Led Ronald Fisher to the Concept of Randomization? A ReExamination.
Nancy S. Hall*, University of Delaware
(104601538)

4:30 p.m.
Integral Equations: a "Revolution" in Mathematics in the early 20th Century?
William T Archibald*, Simon Fraser University
Rossana Tazzioli, Universit'{e} de Lille I, Lille, France
(104601506)

5:00 p.m.
The Center Problem in Complex Dynamics, 19131942.
Daniel S. Alexander*, Drake University, Department of Mathematics & Computer Sciences
(1046011126)

5:30 p.m.
The real inventor of the computer.
Sanford L Segal*, University of Rochester
(104601562)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on InquiryBased Learning, II
Marshall Ballroom North, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
William B. Jacob, University of California Santa Barbara
Paul J. Sally, University of Chicago
Ralf J. Spatzier, University of Michigan
Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin starbird@math.utexas.edu

1:00 p.m.
Inquiry Based Learning at University of Michigan.
Ralf J Spatzier*, University of Michigan
(1046971002)

1:30 p.m.
Two very different Inquiry Based Learning courses at the University of Michigan.
Morton Brown*, University of Michigan
(104697513)

2:00 p.m.
Upperlevel undergraduate IBL mathematics classes at the University of Chicago.
John D. Boller*, University of Chicago
(104697728)

2:30 p.m.
Real Analysisan inquirybased approach.
Carol S Schumacher*, Kenyon College
(104697642)

3:00 p.m.
Restraint and Coverage: A Characterization of Instructor Change.
Stan T Yoshinobu*, Cal State Dominguez Hills
(1046971341)

3:30 p.m.
StudenttoStudent Discussions: The Roles of the Instructor and Students in Discussions in an InquiryOriented Transition to Proof Course.
Stephanie R Nichols*, AnokaRamsey Community College
(1046971545)

4:00 p.m.
Inquiring about Inquiry: Progress on Research and Evaluation Studies of InquiryBased Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics at Four Campuses.
Sandra L. Laursen*, University of Colorado, Boulder
MarjaLiisa Hassi, University of Colorado, Boulder
(104697742)

4:30 p.m.
Incorporating InquiryBased Learning in the Calculus Sequence: A Most Challenging Endeavour.
M. Padraig McLoughlin*, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(104697553)

5:00 p.m.
IBL in Freshman Calculus at the University of Chicago.
Diane Herrmann*, University of Chicago
(104697730)

5:30 p.m.
Guided Discovery: Teaching Mathematics/Transforming Lives.
Michael Starbird*, The University of Texas at Austin
(104697627)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Function Theoretic Operator Theory, II
Balcony D, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
John B. Conway, George Washington University conway@gwu.edu
Sherwin Kouchekian, University of South Florida
William T. Ross, University of Richmond

1:00 p.m.
"Fingerprints" of the Two Dimensional Shapes and Lemniscates.
Peter Ebenfelt, UCSD La Jolla
Dima Khavinson*, University of South Florida
Harold S. Shapiro, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
(104630134)

1:30 p.m.
One to one compressions of composition operators and the KleinGordon equation.
Hakan Hedenmalm, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Alfonso MontesRodriguez*, Universidad de Sevilla
(104647731)

2:00 p.m.
Examples in Bergman and Hardy Spaces.
John R. Akeroyd*, University of Arkansas
(104630351)

2:30 p.m.
Multiplicative isometries and isometric zerodivisors.
Alexandru Aleman, Lund University
Peter L. Duren, University of Michigan
Maria J. Martin*, University of Michigan
Dragan Vukotic, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
(104630653)

3:00 p.m.
On some bilinear symmetric forms and meromorphic continuation of analytic functions.
Vasiliy A. Prokhorov*, University of South Alabama
Dmitri V. Prokhorov, University of South Florida
(104641595)

3:30 p.m.
Zeros of certain kernel functions in the Fock space.
Catherine Beneteau*, University of South Florida
Brent Carswell, Allegheny College
Sherwin Kouchekian, University of South Florida
(1046301052)

4:00 p.m.
Invariant Subspaces and Composition Operators.
Manuel PonceEscudero*, Universidad de Sevilla
Alfonso MontesRodríguez, Universidad de Sevilla
Stanislav Shkarin, Queen's University Belfast
(1046471753)

4:30 p.m.
Weighted composition operators on the Bloch space in $\mathbb C^n$.
Robert F. Allen, George Mason University
Flavia Colonna*, George Mason University
(104647660)

5:00 p.m.
Compact approximation of integral operators with applications to composition operators.
Pekka J. Nieminen*, University of Helsinki
(1046471577)

5:30 p.m.
Extremals for the families of commuting spherical contractions and their adjoints.
Stefan Richter*, University of Tennessee
Carl Sundberg, University of Tennessee
(104647884)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Complex Dynamics and Complex Function Theory
McKinley Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Stephanie Edwards, Hope College sedwards@hope.edu
Rich L. Stankewitz, Ball State University

1:00 p.m.
Boundaries of Bounded Fatou Components of Quadratic Maps.
Ross Flek, Graduate Center, CUNY
Linda Keen*, Graduate Center and Lehman College, CUNY
(104630882)

1:30 p.m.
A Generalized Version of the McMullen Domain.
Elizabeth D Russell*, Boston University
(104637632)

2:00 p.m.
Singular Perturbations of Complex Polynomials.
Sebastian M Marotta*, University of the Pacific
(104637635)

2:30 p.m.
Holomorphic Motions and Hénon Maps.
Philip P. Mummert*, Taylor University
(1046301463)

3:00 p.m.
Approximable Quasidisks.
NginTee Koh*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(104630681)

3:30 p.m.
Convex combinations of harmonic mappings.
Michael Dorff*, Brigham Young University
Magdalena Woloszkiewicz, Brigham Young University
(104630113)

4:00 p.m.
discrete conformal flows in circle packing.
Ken Stephenson*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Elias Wegert, University of Freiberg, Germany
David Bauer, University of Freiberg, Germany
(104630350)

4:30 p.m.
Multiplier Sequences for Generalized Laguerre Bases.
Tamas Forgacs, California State University, Fresno
Andrzej Piotrowski*, University of Alaska Southeast
(104630565)

5:00 p.m.
Behavior of $\int \exp(rzb(r))dr$ for Smooth $b$: Connections with the Szegö Projection Operator.
Jennifer Halfpap*, University of Montana
(1046321713)

5:30 p.m.
Weighted homogeneous pluripotential theory.
Malgorzata S Stawiska*, University of Kansas
Maritza M. Branker, Niagara University
(104632191)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Commutative Rings, III
Balcony B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Jay A. Shapiro, George Mason University jshapiro@gmu.edu
David E. Dobbs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shane P. Redmond, Eastern Kentucky University
Joe A. Stickles, Millikin University

1:00 p.m.
Derivations, formal fibers and bad Noetherian rings.
Bruce M Olberding*, New Mexico State University
(104613603)

1:30 p.m.
On the $t$spectrum of a Noetherian domain.
Evan Houston*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Abdeslam Mimouni, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
(1046131308)

2:00 p.m.
Seminormality and Weak Normality.
Marie A Vitulli*, University of Oregon
(104613410)

2:30 p.m.
On nabsorbing ideals of commutative rings.
David F. Anderson, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ayman R Badawi*, American University Of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
(104613478)

3:00 p.m.
Some characterizations of generalized GCD domains.
Hwankoo Kim*, Department of Information Security, Hoseo University, Korea
(104613179)

3:30 p.m.
Krulldimension of a power series ring over a nonSFTdomain.
Byung Gyun Kang*, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Phan Thanh Toan, Pohang University of Science and Technology
(1046131636)

4:00 p.m.
Elasticity of Krull Domains with Infinite Class Groups.
Benjamin R Lynch*, University of Tennessee
(1046131255)

4:30 p.m.
Block diagonalization and 2unit sums of matrices over Prufer domains.
Peter Vamos, University of Exeter
Sylvia Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(104613862)

5:00 p.m.
Cut Vertices and ZeroDivisor Graphs.
M. Axtell*, University of St. Thomas
J. Stickles, Millikin University
(1046131345)

5:30 p.m.
Generalized Boolean rings, idealizations, and zerodivisor graphs.
Ryan E. Clark*, University of Tennessee Knoxville
(1046131266)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
AMS Special Session on New Connections Between Topology, Combinatorics, and Physics, II
Virginia Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Paul Fendley, University of Virginia
Slava Krushkal, University of Virginia krushkal@virginia.edu

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometry, Algebra, and Topology of Character Varieties
Wilson Room C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sean Lawton, Instituto Superior Tecnico slawton@math.ist.utl.pt
Elisha Peterson, United States Military Academy

1:00 p.m.
Metabelian SL(n,C) representations of knot groups.
Hans U. Boden*, McMaster University
Stefan Friedl, University of Warwick
(1046571240)

1:30 p.m.
Characteristic subsurfaces, character varieties and Dehn fillings.
Marc Culler*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Steve Boyer, Université du Québec à Montréal
Peter B Shalen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Xingru Zhang, State University of New York at Buffalo
(1046571507)

2:00 p.m.
3manifolds whose character varieties are not Lagrangian.
S Adam Sikora*, SUNY Buffalo
(1046531081)

2:30 p.m.
Bers slices are Zariski dense.
David Dumas*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Richard P. Kent, Brown University
(1046301260)

3:00 p.m.
Deformations of maximal representations in the real symplectic group.
Steven Bradlow, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
Oscar GarciaPrada, CSIC, Madrid
Peter Gothen*, Centro de Matematica da Universidade do Porto
(104614441)

3:30 p.m.
Ergodicity of subgroups of mapping class groups on $\mathsf{SU}(2)$character varieties.
William M. Goldman*, University of Maryland
Eugene Z. Xia, National Center for Theoretical Science (South), National ChengKung University
(1046571191)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamics of the modular group action on certain character varieties of the two generator free group.
William M. Goldman, University of Maryland College Park
Greg McShane, Laboratoire Emile Picard Universite Paris Paul Sabatier, France
George Stantchev, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modelling, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Ser P. Tan*, National University of Singapore
(104657752)

4:30 p.m.
Cohomology of SL(2,C) character varieties of surface groups and the action of the Torelli group.
Georgios D. Daskalopoulos, Brown University
Richard A. Wentworth*, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland
(1046321208)

5:00 p.m.
The topology of the moduli of free group representations.
Sean Lawton*, University of Maryland
Carlos Florentino, Instituto Superior Tecnico
(104614749)

5:30 p.m.
Trace Diagram Recurrences and Central Functions of SL(2,C)Character Varieties.
Elisha Peterson*, United States Military Academy (West Point)
Sean Lawton, Instituto Superior Técnico
(1046141394)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on SAGE and Mathematical Research Using Open Source Software, II
Delaware Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
David Saunders, University of Delaware
David Harvey, Harvard University
David Joyner, U.S. Naval Academy wdjoyner@gmail.com

1:00 p.m.
Siegel modular forms in Sage.
Craig Citro, University of California  Los Angeles
Alexandru Ghitza, University of Melbourne
Nathan C. Ryan*, Bucknell University
NilsPeter Skoruppa, Universitat Siegen
(104611266)

1:30 p.m.
Nilpotent Orbits Associated to Coxeter Cells.
Steven Glenn Jackson, The University of Massachusetts Boston
Alfred G. Noël*, The University of Massachusetts Boston
(104622272)

2:00 p.m.
Coding theory and combinatorics in Sage.
David Joyner*, US Naval Academy
Robert Miller, University of Washington, Seattle
(104605758)

2:30 p.m.
Numerical analysis tools for LLL lattice basis reduction.
Gilles Villard*, CNRS, University of Lyon, France
(1046681571)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
UltraSparse Matrix Reduction to Reduced RowEchelon Form for matrices over $GF(2)$.
Gregory V Bard*, Fordham University
Robert Miller, The University of Washington
(1046151959)

4:00 p.m.
Modular ranks of the adjacency matrices of strongly regular graphs arising from semifields.
Qing Xiang*, University of Delaware
(1046051752)

4:30 p.m.
On matrix rank modulo small primes.
B David Saunders*, University of Delaware
(1046152007)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Group Actions on Curves
Virginia Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Darren Glass, Gettysburg College dglass@gettysburg.edu
Amy E. Ksir, United States Naval Academy

1:00 p.m.
Fields of moduli of three point covers.
Andrew S Obus*, University of Pennsylvania
(104614199)

1:30 p.m.
Cartier operator on Kummer covers of the projective line.
Arsen Elkin*, Colorado State University
(1046141009)

2:00 p.m.
Abelian formulas for cyclic curves.
Emma Previato*, Boston University
Shigeki Matsutani, Sagamihara, Japan
(1046141062)

2:30 p.m.
Admissible group actions on curves.
David Harbater*, University of Pennsylvania
Julia Hartmann, RWTH Aachen
Daniel Krashen, University of Georgia
(1046161155)

3:00 p.m.
Minimalgenus $G$actions.
Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California
Michael Zieve*, Rutgers University
(104614433)

3:30 p.m.
Katz Gabber covers of curves with extra automorphisms.
Ted Chinburg*, University of Pennsylvania
Frauke M. Bleher, University of Iowa
Peter Symonds, University of Manchester
(104614247)

4:00 p.m.
Bounding the Number of Group Actions on a Surface of Fixed Genus.
Aaron D Wootton*, University of Portland
J W Anderson, University of Southampton
(104614519)

4:30 p.m.
Decomposing Jacobian varieties using automorphism groups.
Jennifer Paulhus*, Kansas State University
(1046111159)

5:00 p.m.
Automorphism groups of cyclic curves defined over finite fields of any characteristics.
Rakinawasan Sanjeewa*, Oakland University
Tanush Shaska, Oakland University
(104614275)

5:30 p.m.
Class numbers of function fields.
Jing Long Hoelscher*, University of Arizona
(104611995)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Their Applications, II
Virginia Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Gaston N'Guerekata, Morgan State University
Alexander A. Pankov, Morgan State University
Guoping Zhang, Morgan State University hyzgp73@yahoo.com
Xuming Xie, Morgan State University
Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas Pan American

1:00 p.m.
Wellposedness in Sobolev space of an unsteady crystal growth problem.
Xuming Xie*, Morgan State University
(104635383)

1:30 p.m.
Optical solitons with timedependent dispersion, nonlinearity and attenuation.
Anjan Biswas*, Delaware State University
(104678295)

2:00 p.m.
Nonlinear dynamical phenomena in mesoscale modeling of polycrystals.
Maria Emelianenko*, George Mason University
David Kinderlehrer, Carnegie Mellon University
Dmitry Golovaty, University of Akron
(1046601912)

2:30 p.m.
A numerical study of optical solitonlike structures resulting from the nonlinear Schrödinger equation with squareroot law nonlinearity.
Dawn Alisha Lott*, Delaware State University
Anjan Biswas, Delaware State University
(104678318)

3:00 p.m.
Peakon Equations.
Zhijun George Qiao, UTPA
X Li*, UTPA
(104635542)

3:30 p.m.
Pseudo Almost Automorphic Solutions to the $N$Dimensional Heat Equation with $S^p$Pseudo Almost Automorphic Coefficients.
Toka Diagana*, Howard University
(1046341915)

4:00 p.m.
Rigidity of Landau's solutions to the NavierStokes equations.
Hongjie Dong*, Brown University
(104635123)

4:30 p.m.
Dynamics of superGaussian Optical Solitons by Collective Variables Method.
Patrice Green*, Delaware State University
Dawn Lott, Delaware State University
Anjan Biswas, Delaware State University
(104678300)

5:00 p.m.
Soliton perturbation theory for the phifour equation.
Ryan Sassaman*, Delaware State University
Anjan Biswas, Delaware State University
(104635298)

5:30 p.m.
Quenching phenomena due to a concentrated nonlinear source in $\mathbb{R}^{N}$.
Patcharin Tragoonsirisak*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(10463562)

6:00 p.m.
{$C^{(n)}$Almost Automorphic Solutions of Some Nonautonomous Differential Equations}.
Valerie N. Nelson*, Morgan State University
Gaston M. N'Guerekata, Morgan State University
Khalil Ezzinbi, Universite Cadi Ayyad, Faculte des Sciences Semlalia
(104634910)

6:25 p.m.
Spherical Averaged Endpoint Strichartz Estimate for the Twodimensional Schrödinger Equation with Inverse Square Potential.
IKun Chen*, University of Maryland, College Park
(104635591)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Spectra of Matrix Patterns and Applications to Dynamical Systems, II
Coolidge Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Bryan L. Shader, University of Wyoming bshader@uwyo.edu
Luz M. DeAlba, Drake University
Leslie Hogben, Iowa State University
InJae Kim, Minnesota State University

1:00 p.m.
Spectrally arbitrary patterns over finite fields.
Elizabeth J Bodine*, Washington State University
(1046151342)

1:30 p.m.
Potentially Nilpotent Full Sign Patterns.
I.J. Kim, Minnesota State University, Mankato
D. D. Olesky, University of Victoria
B. L. Shader, University of Wyoming
P. van den Driessche, University of Victoria
H. van der Holst, Eindhoven University of Technology
K. N. Vander Meulen*, Redeemer University College
(104615628)

2:00 p.m.
Minimum Rank of Various Matrix Patterns.
Shaun M Fallat*, University of Regina
(1046151268)

2:30 p.m.
Minimum rank of graph powers.
Richard Brualdi, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Louis Deaett, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Luz DeAlba, Drake University
Jason Grout*, Iowa State University
InJae Kim, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Steve Kirkland, University of Regina
Raphael Loewy, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
Judith McDonald, Washington State University
Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria
Amy Yielding, Washington State University
(1046151422)

3:00 p.m.
Minimum rank of skewsymmetric matrices described by a graph.
Colin Garnett*, University of Wyoming
(1046151903)

3:30 p.m.
Discovery of Principles of Nature from Mathematical Modeling of DNA Microarray Data: Computational Prediction and Experimental Verification.
Orly Alter*, University of Texas at Austin
(104615766)

4:00 p.m.
On $m$convertible matrices.
Adam H Berliner*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(104615708)

4:30 p.m.
Graphtheoretic criteria for injectivity and unique equilibria in biochemical reaction networks.
Gheorghe Craciun*, University of WisconsinMadison
(104637788)

5:00 p.m.
Signed Domination Number of a Matrix.
Adam Berliner, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Richard A Brualdi*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Louis Deaett, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Kathleen P Kiernan, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Seth Myer, University of Wisconsin  Madison
Michael Schroeder, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(104605574)

5:30 p.m.
Problem Session

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, III
Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
Tim SiuTang Leung, Johns Hopkins University timleung@jhu.edu
Birgit Rudloff, Princeton University

1:00 p.m.
Smooth Fit Principle for Impulse Control of Multidimensional Diffusion Processes.
Xin Guo*, UC Berkeley
Guoliang Wu, Dept of Math, UC Berkeley
(1046491505)

1:30 p.m.
Regularity of the American put price in exponential Lévy models.
Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
Hao Xing*, University of Michigan
(1046601287)

2:00 p.m.
Formulas for Stopped Diffusion Processes with Stopping Times based on Drawdowns and Drawups.
Libor Pospisil, Columbia University
Jan Vecer, Columbia University
Olympia Hadjiliadis*, Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y.
(1046601475)

2:30 p.m.
Exponential Hedging with Optimal Stopping and Staticdynamic Hedging.
Tim S.T. Leung*, Johns Hopkins University
(1046602042)

3:00 p.m.
Volatility Derivatives on TimeChanged Levy Processes.
Roger Lee*, University of Chicago
Peter Carr, Bloomberg LP and NYU Courant Institute
(1046602032)

3:30 p.m.
A Stochastic Volatility Alternative to SABR.
Chris Rogers, University of Cambridge
Luitgard Veraart*, University of Karlsruhe
(1046601107)

4:00 p.m.
A Hilbert transform approach to options pricing.
Liming Feng*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(1046001232)

4:30 p.m.
Time Changed Markov Processes in Unified CreditEquity Modeling.
Rafael Mendoza*, Northwestern University
Vadim Linetsky, Northwestern University
Peter Carr, New York University, Courant Institute
(104660365)

5:00 p.m.
An information reduction model for credit risk based on level crossings of a diffusion.
A Deniz Sezer*, University of Calgary
(104660907)

5:30 p.m.
Credit Portfolio Optimization.
Jack Kim*, Stanford University
Kay Giesecke, Stanford University
(1046601193)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Redistricting Problem
Balcony C, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Daniel Goroff, Harvey Mudd College dgoroff@mac.com
Daniel Ullman, George Washington University

1:00 p.m.
The Mathematical Redistricting Problem.
Daniel H Ullman*, The George Washington University
(104691917)

1:20 p.m.
The Law and Policy of Redistricting.
Richard Pildes*, NYU School of Law
(1046001412)

1:40 p.m.
A Proposal for Redistricting Reform: A Model State Constitutional Amendment.
Sam Hirsch*, Jenner & Block LLP
(1046911674)

2:10 p.m.
The Promises and Perils of Optimal Redistricting.
Micah Altman*, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
(1046901592)

2:30 p.m.
The Redistricting Problem: SecondOrder Bias.
Michael P McDonald*, George Mason University
(1046911498)

3:00 p.m.
Lessons from a CourtAppointed Nonpartisan Redistricter.
Nathaniel Alfred Persily*, Columbia University
(104600796)

3:20 p.m.
Partisan Fairness in Districting.
Andrew Gelman*, Dept of Statistics and Dept of Political Science, Columbia Univ
David Epstein, Dept of Political Science, Columbia Univ
(104691834)

3:40 p.m.
Empirical Consequences of Redistricting in the U.S.
James M Snyder*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1046912101)

4:20 p.m.
A Fair Division Solution to the Problem of Redistricting.
Zeph Landau*, Berkeley Quantum Information & Computation Center, University of California, Berkeley
Ilona Yershov, City College of New York
Oneil Reid, City College of New York
(104691680)

4:40 p.m.
A Measure of Bizarreness.
Christopher P. Chambers, California Institute of Technology
Alan D Miller*, California Institute of Technology
(1046911166)

5:00 p.m.
A New Approach to Measuring the Racial Impact of Redistricting.
Jonathan N. Katz*, California Institute of Technology
Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
Gary King, Harvard University
(104691947)

5:30 p.m.
Drivers of redistricting trends.
Michael S Teitelbaum*, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
(1046001353)

5:50 p.m.
Will contiguous redistricting create competitive races for legislative elections?
Richard B. Freeman*, harvard university
(1046051653)

6:10 p.m.
Reflections upon almost 30 years involvement with redistricting.
Charles R Hampton*, The College of Wooster and Calvin College
(1046001372)

6:30 p.m.
Continuing Discussion of the Redistricting Problem.
Daniel L. Goroff*, Harvey Mudd College
(1046911888)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Orderings in Logic and Topology, II
Harding Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Valentina S. Harizanov, George Washington University
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Nonrightorderable $3$manifold groups.
Rachel Roberts*, Washington University in St Louis
John Shareshian, Washington University in St Louis
(1046571765)

1:30 p.m.
Computability theoretic aspects of ordered groups.
David Reed Solomon*, University of Connecticut
(1046031298)

2:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.
Real Computability and Manifolds.
Wesley Calvert, Murray State University
Russell Miller*, Queens College & The Graduate Center, C.U.N.Y.
(1046031667)

3:00 p.m.
A geometrical approach to the braid conjugacy problem.
Ivan A. Dynnikov*, Moscow State University
(1046572121)

3:30 p.m.
Countable groups and their orderings.
Jennifer Chubb*, George Washington University
(1046031054)

4:00 p.m.
Palindromes and orderings in Artin groups.
Florian L Deloup*, Institut de Mathématiques, Université de Toulouse III, France
(1046201844)

4:30 p.m.
Compactness of the space of left orders.
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski*, UTD
Malgorzata A. Dabkowska, UTD
Valentina S. Harizanov, GWU
Jozef H. Przytycki, GWU
Michael A. Veve, GWU
(1046542061)

5:00 p.m.
Limit points in the space of left orderings of a group.
Adam J Clay*, University of British Columbia
Dale P O Rolfsen, University of British Columbia
(104606942)

5:30 p.m.
Pseudotrees under the interval topology.
Jennifer Anne Brown*, California State University, Channel Islands
(1046062095)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Scientific Computing and Advanced Computation, II
Balcony A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Edward Castillo, Jr, University of California Irvine ecastill@math.uci.edu
James M. Rath, University of Texas at Austin organism@ices.utexas.edu
Sarah A. Williams, University of California Davis saw@email.unc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Networking Meet & Greet for Scientific Computing Community

2:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.
Computational Methods in Coastal Engineering.
Jerry L. Bona*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1046861620)

3:00 p.m.
Low Mach Number Modeling of Type Ia Supernovae.
Ann S Almgren*, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
John B Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Andy J Nonaka, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mike Zingale, Stony Brook University
(1046851795)

3:30 p.m.
Numerical methods and software for hazardous freesurface geophysical flows.
David L George*, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
(104665877)

4:00 p.m.
Linear Algebra Challenges in Parallel Circuit Simulation.
Erik G. Boman, Sandia National Laboratories
David M. Day, Sandia National Laboratories
Robert J. Hoekstra, Sandia National Laboratories
Heidi K. Thornquist*, Sandia National Laboratories
(1046151902)

4:30 p.m.
Scalable Solution Methods via Optimal Control Reformulation.
Denis Ridzal*, Sandia National Labs
Pavel Bochev, Sandia National Labs
(1046491923)

5:00 p.m.
Generalized Finite Element Methods, Meshless Methods, and Quadrature.
John E. Osborn*, University of Maryland at College Park
(104665906)

5:30 p.m.
GoalOriented Error Estimation and Multilevel Preconditioning for the PoissonBoltzmann Equation.
Stephen D. Bond*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Burak Aksoylu, Louisiana State University
Eric C. Cyr, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Michael J. Holst, University of California at San Diego
(1046651472)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #14: Part B
Teaching a course in the history of mathematics.
Congressional Room B, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
V. Frederick Rickey, U.S. Military Academy
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #4: Part B
An introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College
Colm A. Mulcahy, Spelman College

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #9: Part B
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematic single variable calculus course.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, II
Wilson Room B, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
The Schur Aggregation and Ill Conditioned Linear System.
Abdramane Serme*, BMCC  The City University of New York
Lucio M.G. Prado, BMCC The City University of New York
(1046651460)

1:15 p.m.
JacobiGauss quadrature and nearoptimal Lebesgue constants.
Akil Narayan*, Brown University
(1046651588)

1:30 p.m.
Break

1:45 p.m.
A new spectralelement method in polar and spherical geometries.
YuenYick Kwan*, Center for Computational Science, Tulane University
Jie Shen, Purdue University
(1046651868)

2:00 p.m.
On the stability of a numerical scheme for a system of ordinary differential equations with a large skewsymmetric component.
Katharine F Gurski*, Howard University
Stephen O'Sullivan, University College Dublin
(1046651351)

2:15 p.m.
Break

2:30 p.m.
Approximation by Bivariate Linear Splines for Adaptive Mesh Generation.
Edmond Nadler*, Eastern Michigan University
(1046651555)

2:45 p.m.
Higher Order Convergence of an SDG method for Scalar Conservation Laws.
Yangsuk Ko*, California State University, Bakersfield
(1046651910)

3:00 p.m.
Developing 3rd, 4th and 5th order Difference Techniques on a Singular Perturbation Problem and Their Stability Comparison.
F. Olcay Ilicasu*, Rowan University
David H Schultz, UWMilwaukee (Prof. Emeritus)
Bakhadirzhon Siddikov, Ferris State University
(1046651935)

3:15 p.m.
A fast inversion algorithm for linearized diffuse optical tomography with large data sets.
Gunay Dogan*, NIST
George Biros, Georgia Tech
(1046652025)

3:30 p.m.
On the orthogonal expansion of functions on the cylinder.
Jeremy Wade*, University of Oregon
(1046652047)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics, IV
Washington Room 3, Lower Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
On Seymour's Second Neighborhood Conjecture.
James N Brantner*, Erskine College
(1046051278)

1:15 p.m.
Structure and Randomness in Additive Combinatorics.
Philip Matchett Wood*, Rutgers University
Linh Tran, Rutgers University
Van Vu, Rutgers University
(1046051281)

1:30 p.m.
The diameter of random spanning trees in a given graph.
Fan Chung, UC San Diego
Paul K Horn*, UC San Diego
Linyuan Lu, University of South Carolina
(1046051400)

1:45 p.m.
Towards a general tree decomposition theory for matroids.
Jeremy M. Aikin*, Louisiana State University
James Oxley, Louisiana State University
(1046051406)

2:00 p.m.
Universal Cycles on Simple Graphs.
Emma E. Snively*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Bill Kay, University of South Carolina
Greg Brockman, Harvard College
(1046051457)

2:15 p.m.
The GaleBerlekamp Switching Game.
Garry S Bowlin*, Binghamton University
(1046051610)

2:30 p.m.
On $\gamma$labeling almostbipartite 2regular graphs.
Ryan Bunge*, Illinois State University
Saad ElZanati, Illinois State University
Charles Vanden Eynden, Illinois State University
(1046051712)

2:45 p.m.
Elements of Finite Order in the Riordan Group.
Marshall M Cohen*, Morgan State University
(1046051782)

3:00 p.m.
Enumeration of the distinct shuffles of permutations.
Camillia Smith*, Department of Mathematics
(1046051352)

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Haar Graphs For Groups That Are NonCyclic.
Charlie A. McIntosh*, Wesleyan University
(1046052019)

3:45 p.m.
Further results on labeling the $r$path with a condition at distance two.
John P. Georges, Trinity College
David W. Mauro*, Trinity College
Yan Wang, Millsaps College
(1046051811)

4:00 p.m.
Selectivity Schur Numbers for a Finite Number of Colors.
Daniel Schaal*, South Dakota State University
Mike Bergwell, Southeast Technical Institute
Scott Jones, Milliman Inc.
(1046051812)

4:15 p.m.
A DeletionContraction Theorem for Internally 4connected Graphs.
Carolyn B Chun*, Louisiana State University
James Oxley, Louisiana State University
Dillon Mayhew, Victoria University of Wellington
(1046051946)

4:30 p.m.
Isomorphic components of direct products of bipartite graphs.
Richard Hammack*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(1046052084)

4:45 p.m.
The incidence game chromatic number.
John Y. Kim*, MIT
(1046052119)

5:00 p.m.
Binary rank and path invariance for reductions of signed graphs.
Nathan K Pflueger*, Stanford University
(1046052120)

5:15 p.m.
Superexponential families of nonisomorphic matroids having the same Tutte polynomial.
Ken Shoda*, The George Washington University
(1046051262)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Statistics and Probability
Hoover Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
On Anticipating Linear Stochastic Differential Equations.
Julius N Esunge*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
HuiHsiung Kuo, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
(1046601721)

1:15 p.m.
Time discretization of Markov chains: kick it up a notch.
Bogdan Doytchinov*, Elizabethtown College
(1046601790)

1:30 p.m.
Evolution systems of measures for nonautonomous stochastic differential equations with Lévy noise.
Robert D Wooster*, University of Connecticut
(1046601938)

1:45 p.m.
On Mean Advantage Over Inferiors Ordering and Weighted Distributions.
Broderick Oluyede*, Georgia Southern University
Norou Diawara, Old Dominion University
(104662483)

2:00 p.m.
Measurement Errors in the Generalized PoissonPoisson Regression Model.
Mavis Pararai*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(104662125)

2:15 p.m.
Tests for the Equality of the Means in the Analysis of Clustered Count Data.
K K Saha*, Central Connecticut State University
(104662580)

2:30 p.m.
Allpairwise Comparisons for populations with Unequal Error Variances.
Hong Li*, Bowling Green State University
(104662629)

2:45 p.m.
Image Reconstruction in MultiChannel Model under Gaussian Noise.
Veera Holdai*, Wayne State University/Salisbury University
Alexander Korostelev, Wayne State University
(104662699)

3:00 p.m.
A Spectral Look at the Serial test of Randomness.
Abbas M. Alhakim*, Clarkson University
(104662797)

3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
A Hypothesis Test for Evaluating the Spectral Purity of Fuzzy Clusters.
Rhonda D. Phillips*, Virginia Tech
Layne T. Watson, Virginia Tech
Randolph H. Wynne, Virginia Tech
(1046601591)

3:45 p.m.
The Generalized MLE With IntervalCensored And Masked Competing Risks Data.
Jiaping Wang*, SUNY at Binghamton
Qiqing Yu, SUNY at Binghamton
George George Y. C. Wong, Strang Cancer Prevention Center
(104662977)

4:00 p.m.
Spatial Analysis of Archaeological Sites Associated with Subsistence Resources in Coastal South Central Alaska.
Joseph B. Liddle*, University of Alaska Southeast
Aron Crowell, Arctic Studies center, Smithsonian Institution, Anchorage Alaska.
Mark Matson, MatanuskaSusistna Bourough, Palmer, Alaska.
(1046621061)

4:15 p.m.
On the TwoSided Power Distribution.
Amol Kapila*, Brown University
Stephanie Sapp, Johns Hopkins University
(1046621198)

4:30 p.m.
Statistical Analysis of Aggregated, Spatiotemporally Clustered Proportions.
Boubakari Ibrahimou*, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics/ University of South Florida
(1046621245)

4:45 p.m.
Rainflow Cycles Counting Method to Assess Time Series Models for Terrain Profiles.
Jinfeng Wei*, Maryville University of St. Louis
T.C. Sun, Wayne State University
(1046621519)

5:00 p.m.
Proving the 100 Swiss Francs conjecture.
Mingfu Zhu*, Clemson University
Shuhong Gao, Clemson University
Guangran Jiang, Department of Computer Science, Zhejiang University
(1046621535)

5:15 p.m.
Omnibus Sequences.
Greg Brockman*, Harvard College
Sunil Abraham, The University of Oxford
(1046621542)

5:30 p.m.
Nonparametric statistics applied on simulated data and some Gene Expression data.
Akram M. Almohalwas*, Central Michigan University
(1046621783)

5:45 p.m.
A Computational Model for Functional Mapping of Genes that Regulate HIV Drug Therapy and Virus Load.
William W. Hager, University of Florida Gainesville
Jiangtao Luo*, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville
Rongling Wu, Institute of Food and Agrcultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
(1046621901)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Session on Group Theory
Park Tower Suite 8226, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Residual Solvability of Onerelator Groups.
Delaram Kahrobaei*, City Univesity of New York
(104620124)

1:15 p.m.
New classification of $2$generated $p$groups of class $2$.
Arturo Magidin*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Robert F Morse, University of Evansville
Azhana Ahmad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
(104620218)

1:30 p.m.
Hyperbolic groups which fiber in infinitely many ways.
Taralee Mecham*, University of Oklahoma
Antara Mukherjee, University of Oklahoma
(104620262)

1:45 p.m.
Cartesian Products of Sets Satisfying the Central Sets Theorem.
Neil Hindman*, Howard University
Dona Strauss, University of Leeds
(104620364)

2:00 p.m.
The probability that a product of $n$ group elements is equal to a rearrangement of itself.
Thomas Langley*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
David Levitt, Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph Rower, California Lutheran University
(104620397)

2:15 p.m.
Singleton doublytwisted conjugacy classes in free groups.
P. Christopher Staecker*, Messiah College
(104620648)

2:30 p.m.
The Structure of Finite Groups with conditions on fixedpointfree Automorphims.
Gary L Walls*, Southeasern Louisiana University
(104620865)

2:45 p.m.
On $n$Scorza groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe*, State University of New York at Binghamton
(104620866)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
The pointpushing subgroup of the punctured mapping class group is not realizable by diffeomorphisms.
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
Thomas Church*, University of Chicago
Juan Souto, University of Michigan
(1046201928)

3:30 p.m.
The development of Sylow $p$subloops in finite Moufang loops.
Stephen M Gagola III*, The University of Arizona
(1046202055)

3:45 p.m.
Characterizing Subgroups Satisfying the Strong Frattini Argument in a Direct Product.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(104620929)

4:00 p.m.
A note on irreducible, infinite Coxeter groups.
Dongwen Qi*, Georgia Southwestern State University
(1046201089)

4:15 p.m.
QuasiMultiplicative Bases for the Center of the IwahoriHecke Algebra of Type $A_n$.
Andrew Francis, University of Western Sydney
Lenny Jones*, Shippensburg University
(1046201211)

4:30 p.m.
On an algorithm for low dimensional group homology.
Josh Roberts*, University of Kentucky
(1046201321)

4:45 p.m.
Centers of cyclotomic Sergeev superalgebras.
Oliver Ruff*, University of Toledo
(1046201336)

5:00 p.m.
On the Covering Number of Small Alternating Groups.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York at Binghamton
Joanne L Redden*, Elmira College
(1046201504)

5:15 p.m.
$IA$automorphisms of center by metabelian groups.
Margaret H. Dean*, Borough of Manhattan Community College / CUNY
Marcos Zyman, Borough of Manhattan Community College / CUNY
Katalin A. Bencsáth, Manhattan College
(1046201670)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Difference and Functional Equations
Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Oscillation of sublinear EmdenFowler dynamic equations on time scales.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Lynn H. Erbe, University of NebraskaLincoln
Baoguo Jia, Univesity of NebraskaLincoln
(104639805)

1:15 p.m.
The Dynamic Lyapunov Equation on Time Scales:.
Alice A. Ramos*, Baylor University, Waco, TX
(1046391360)

1:30 p.m.
Homoclinic Orbits for a 2n$^{th}$ Order Nonlinear Difference Equation.
Heidi Berger*, Simpson College
(1046391461)

1:45 p.m.
Adaptive Control in the Nabla Setting.
Billy J Jackson*, Valdosta State University
(1046391473)

2:00 p.m.
Nonhyperbolic Dynamics for Competitive Systems in the Plane and Global Perioddoubling Bifurcations.
Senada Kalabusic*, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(1046391575)

2:15 p.m.
The use of formative assessment in university level mathematics courses.
Judith C Stull*, Temple University
(1046391593)

2:30 p.m.
Symmetric functions and difference equations with asymptotically periodic solutions.
Richard T Guy*, Wake Forest University
Kenneth S Berenhaut, Wake Forest University
(1046391963)

2:45 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Morphing Lord Brouncker's Continued Fraction for pi into the product of Wallis.
Thomas J Osler*, Rowan University
(104640522)

3:15 p.m.
Weakly Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems on Time Scales.
Rebecca Burton Kalhorn*, North Carolina State University
Jesus Rodriguez, North Carolina State University
(1046391781)

3:30 p.m.
Equations of convolution type with monotone coefficients.
Kenneth S. Berenhaut, Wake Forest University
Nathaniel G Vish*, Wake Forest University
(1046391890)

3:45 p.m.
Some conditions for convergence and subsequential convergence of regularly generated sequences.
Ibrahim Canak*, Adnan Menderes University
Umit Totur, Adnan Menderes University
(104640534)

4:00 p.m.
Treating Power Series Through Topoliogical Concepts.
Mokhtar Aouina*, Jackson State University
Mohammad Khadivi, Jackson State University
(104640905)

4:15 p.m.
Reverse Sharp Inequalities for the Sequenceto Function Hausdorff Transformation.
Constantine Georgakis*, DePaul University
(1046401975)

4:30 p.m.
Sequence Design in Wireless Communication.
Corneliu Alexandru Bodea*, University of Richmond
Matthew F Der, University of Richmond
Calina Anamaria Copos, University of Richmond
David O'Neal, University of Richmond
(1046402037)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Fields, Polynomials, Homological Algebra
Park Tower Suite 8219, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Order in the Conjugacy Poset of a Reductive Monoid.
Ryan K Therkelsen*, North Carolina State University
(104606121)

1:15 p.m.
MVpairs.
Elena Vinceková*, Mathematical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Silvia Pulmannová, Mathematical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
(104606774)

1:30 p.m.
A topology on lattice ordered groups.
Homeira Pajoohesh*, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
(1046061071)

1:45 p.m.
Natural Poset Extensions of the Lattice of Integer Partitions.
Michael E Detlefsen*, Slippery Rock University
(1046061630)

2:00 p.m.
Some result in Lattices.
Omid Ghayour*, Shahid Chamran University
Mehrdad Namdari, Shahid Chamran University
M. Motamedi, Chamran University
(1046061777)

2:15 p.m.
Break

2:30 p.m.
Commutative semifields via DembowskiOstrom polynomials.
Pamela Kosick*, University of Delaware
Robert S. Coulter, University of Delaware
(104612278)

2:45 p.m.
SquareVinegar Signature Scheme.
Crystal Clough*, University of Cincinnati
(104612284)

3:00 p.m.
ESSENCE: A Family of Cryptographic Hashing Algorithms.
Jason Worth Martin*, James Madison University
(1046081990)

3:15 p.m.
Rational and irrational series over the free group.
Aaron Lauve*, Texas A&M University
Christophe Reutenauer, University of Quebec at Montreal
(1046122066)

3:30 p.m.
The Limits of the Attack on SFLASH.
Daniel C Smith*, Indiana University
(1046121387)

3:45 p.m.
Break

4:00 p.m.
On Certain Towers of Extensions by Antiderivatives.
V Ravi Srinivasan*, University of Oklahoma
(104612898)

4:15 p.m.
Hilbert's Seventeenth Problem in Valued Fields.
Laurel MillerSims*, McMaster University
(1046121832)

4:30 p.m.
Solving an Intellectual Property Problem via A System of Polynomial Equations over GF(2).
Gregory V Bard*, Fordham University
(1046121953)

4:45 p.m.
Further Remarks on Fibration and Cofibration in Module Theory.
C. Joanna Su*, Providence College
(1046181839)

5:00 p.m.
Homology of a chain complex over pcomplete abelian groups.
Ruth E Vanderpool*, University of Oregon
(1046182112)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session on Mathematical Physics
Tyler Room, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Spatial Bounds on the Effective Complex Permittivity for TimeHarmonic Waves in Random Media.
Lyubima Boteva Simeonova*, University of Utah
David C. Dobson, University of Utah
(104678260)

1:15 p.m.
Calculation of the EM Fields for scattering from Large Cavities.
Weiwei Zhang*, King's College
(1046781154)

1:30 p.m.
Existence and uniqueness of the critical wave number for the asymmetric planar Bénard problem.
Matthew Glomski*, Marist College
(1046801866)

1:45 p.m.
Quantum NonSingularity of Spacetimes with Higher Order Diverging Differential Curvature Invariants.
Deborah A. Konkowski*, U.S. Naval Academy
Thomas M. Helliwell, Harvey Mudd College
(1046831833)

2:00 p.m.
Collinear fourbody problem.
Tiancheng Ouyang, Provo, UT
Duokui Yan*, Provo, UT
(1046851188)

2:15 p.m.
Fourorder acoustooptic diffraction for Bragg incident light.
Deborah A Koslover*, University of Texas at Tyler
Ron Pieper, University of Texas at Tyler
(1046781704)

2:30 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.
A new family of periodic orbits with singularities in the 2D nbody problem.
Skyler C. Simmons*, Brigham Young University
Duokui Yan, Brigham Young University
Tiancheng Ouyang, Brigham Young University
(1046851818)

3:00 p.m.
Type Ia Supernova Luminosity Data and the LTB Model: A Wellposedness Problem.
Christopher J. Winfield*, UWOshkosh
(1046851012)

3:15 p.m.
Long's Equation in Terrain Following Coordinates.
Mayer Humi*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute(WPI)
(104686144)

3:30 p.m.
An algorithm for seismic imaging and amplitude correction derived from scattering theory.
Bogdan G. Nita*, Montclair State University
(104686382)

3:45 p.m.
Inverse problem of heat conduction, reconstruction of the temperature profile.
Elchin E Jafarov*, Univ Alaska Fairbanks
Dmitry J Nicolsky, Univ Alaska Fairbanks
Victor S Mikhaylov, Univ Alaska Fairbanks
Vladimir E Romanovsky, Univ Alaska Fairbanks
(1046861569)

4:00 p.m.
Parameter Determination for Subsurface Fluid Flow Modeling.
Benjamin J. Galluzzo*, University of Iowa
(1046862074)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
MAA Session on Guided Discovery in Mathematics Education
Washington Room 2, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Jerome S. Epstein, Polytechnic University jerepst@att.net

1:00 p.m.
Introduction, Jerome Epstein

1:05 p.m.
Using "real world problems" to guide mathematics learning: Challenges in instructional practice and research.
Joan FerriniMundy*, National Science Foundation
Karen Marrongelle, National Science Foundation
(1046H11949)

1:40 p.m.
Discussion

2:15 p.m.
The Calculus Concept Inventory  New Data. Correlation with Teaching Methodology.
Jerome Epstein*, The STEM Center for Research in Educational Assessment and Teaching Enhancement
(1046H11458)

2:40 p.m.
Guided Inquiry and Mathematical Sophistication.
Jennifer Earles Szydlik*, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Carol E. Seaman, University of North Carolina at Greensborro
(1046H1780)

3:00 p.m.
An Electronic Classroom Model for Mathematics Content Courses: Influences on K12 Classroom Teaching.
Brooke Evans*, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patricia McKenna, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1046H1954)

3:20 p.m.
Break

3:45 p.m.
Embedded Assessments of DiscoveryBased Learning.
Susan D. Nickerson*, San Diego State University
Cassondra Brown, San Diego State University
(1046H11957)

4:05 p.m.
Assessing the Effectiveness of InquiryOriented Teaching in the Context of TA Professional Development.
Ian Whitacre*, San Diego State University
Susan D Nickerson, San Diego State University
(1046H11943)

4:25 p.m.
Teaching Calculus Coherently.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
(1046H11780)

4:45 p.m.
Student Proof Scheme Development in an Introductory Proof Course.
Todd CadwalladerOlsker*, California State University, Fullerton
Nicole Engelke, California State University, Fullerton
(1046H11761)

5:05 p.m.
Guided Discovery in a Discrete Mathematics Course for Middle School Teachers.
Reva Kasman*, Salem State College
(1046H11350)

5:25 p.m.
Comparisons of Guided Discovery and Problem Based Learning.
Marie P. Sheckels*, University of Mary Washington
(1046H11331)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, III
Washington Room 4, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Douglas E. Norton, Villanova University

1:00 p.m.
The Four R's in Math Education: Reading, WRiting, ARithmetic, and Rhyme.
Karen D. Ivy*, New Jersey City University
(1046J1983)

1:20 p.m.
Potential literature and group theoretical poetry.
Patrick Bahls*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
(1046J11600)

1:40 p.m.
Playing with Poetry: using mathematics to discover new verses.
JoAnne Growney*, Silver Spring, MD (emerita professor Bloomsburg University, PA)
(1046J1470)

2:00 p.m.
Fractal Gardens.
Anne M. Burns*, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
(1046J1328)

2:20 p.m.
Weaving Mathematics.
Susan McBurney*, Western Springs, Illinois
(1046J1327)

2:40 p.m.
Cut My Cote: When Geometry Met Fashion.
Jeff A Suzuki*, Brooklyn College
(1046J1540)

3:00 p.m.
Symmetry Groups of Chokwe Sona Drawings.
Darrah P. Chavey*, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisc.
(1046J11908)

3:20 p.m.
Modeling Heraldry using Shape Grammars.
Barbara Ashton*, Borough of Manhattan Community Collge , CUNY
(1046J11596)

3:40 p.m.
Group Theory Art.
Hayden Harker*, Vassar College
(1046J1715)

4:00 p.m.
How long was Vermeer's studio?
Helmer Aslaksen*, National University of Singapore
Aditya Liviandi, National University of Singapore
(1046J11050)

4:20 p.m.
The Golden Ratio in the Arts: A Skeptic's Inquiry.
John F. Putz*, Alma College
(1046J11396)

4:40 p.m.
Albrecht Dürer's Trochoidal Woodcuts.
Andrew J Simoson*, King College
(1046J1190)

5:00 p.m.
Complex Visualizations and Sculpture: An interdisciplinary project for undergraduates.
Zdenka Guadarrama*, Rockhurst University
(1046J12068)

5:20 p.m.
Parameters, Patterns, and the Phase Plane.
Douglas E Norton*, Villanova University
(1046J11680)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Promoting Deep Learning for Mathematics Majors through Experiential Learning, Writing, and Reflection, II
Washington Room 5, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Murphy Waggoner, Simpson College
Chuck Straley, Wheaton College

1:00 p.m.
Deepening Mathematical Concepts through Presentations and Writing Research Findings.
Joyati Debnath*, Winona State University
(1046S11147)

1:20 p.m.
Using Discussion Boards to Enhance Understanding in Mathematics Courses.
Edwin P Herman*, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(1046S11488)

1:40 p.m.
Using Peer Reviews in ProofBased Mathematics Courses.
Ryan J Zerr*, University of North Dakota
Jessica M Zerr, University of North Dakota
(1046S1692)

2:00 p.m.
Thoughts on a modified moore method course in undergraduate analysis.
Alex Meadows*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1046S11972)

2:20 p.m.
The Role of an InquiryBased Classroom in Promoting Deep Learning for Mathematics Majors: A Case Study.
Mairead Greene*, Rockhurst University
(1046S11986)

2:40 p.m.
Writing in Undergraduate Mathematics: From Special Topics Course to an Integrated Approach.
Jeffrey W. Clark*, Elon University
(1046S1161)

3:00 p.m.
Does ServiceLearning Make Sense When I Hate Math?
Rachelle M Ankney*, North Park University
(1046S11719)

3:20 p.m.
Learning Through Generalization: Using First Semester Calculus Concepts to Teach Multivariable Calculus.
Thomas W Milligan*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1046S11420)

3:40 p.m.
Why Should I Take Statistics?  Let's "Talk".
Sarah L Mabrouk*, Framingham State College
(1046S11173)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XI
Washington Room 1, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State College
Moderators:
Thomas B. Fox, University of HoustonClear Lake
Jay L. Schiffman, Rowan University
Russell Blyth, Saint Louis University
Ximena Catepillan, Millersville University

1:00 p.m.
ProblemCentered Learning in Mathematics Education.
Tracey Keck*, WSSU
(1046Z12038)

1:15 p.m.
Break

1:30 p.m.
Circluar Insights into Geometry.
Jeffery T McLean*, University of St. Thomas
(1046Z11583)

1:45 p.m.
A ProjectOriented Undergraduate Course in Discrete Geometry.
Bill Wood*, Hendrix College
(1046Z11508)

2:00 p.m.
The Sheffer BType 1 Orthogonal Polynomial Sequences.
Daniel Joseph Galiffa*, University of Central Florida
(1046Z11116)

2:15 p.m.
Examining the box topology on the Cartesian product of connected spaces.
Jeremy D Hauze*, Kings College
(1046Z1886)

2:30 p.m.
Ancient Inca Mathematics.
Ximena Catepillan*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Waclaw Szymanski, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(1046Z11801)

2:45 p.m.
Recent Developments in DerivativeFree Optimization.
Rommel G. Regis*, Saint Joseph's University
(1046Z12054)

3:00 p.m.
Discovering Theorems in Abstract Algebra using GAP.
Russell D Blyth*, Saint Louis University
Julianne G Rainbolt, Saint Louis University
(1046Z11978)

3:15 p.m.
Developing Conceptual Underpinnings of the Derivative in courses before Calculus.
Thomas B Fox*, University of HoustonClear Lake
(1046Z12015)

3:30 p.m.
Do the Ends Justify the Lengths? Actin Polymer Length Distribution.
Csilla Szabo*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Donald Drew, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(1046Z12056)

3:45 p.m.
Group Work: Motivation, Challenges, and How to Make it Work.
Theresa Lynn Jeevanjee*, Fontbonne University
(1046Z11468)

4:00 p.m.
Retention Programs for Women in STEM Fields with a Significant Mathematical Emphasis.
Elizabeth K. Mauch*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1046Z1493)

4:15 p.m.
Multipliers for the Lower Central Series of Strictly Upper Triangular Matrices.
Louis A. Levy*, North Carolina State University
(1046Z143)

4:30 p.m.
Generalizations of Varignon's and Steiner's Theorems to Simplexes Using Set Partitions.
John D Pesek*, University of Delaware
(1046Z12004)

4:45 p.m.
A Geometric Complexity Problem in a Length Space.
David W Shoenthal*, Longwood University
(1046Z11072)

5:00 p.m.
A Cunning Trap Must be Set!
Maria C. Walpole*, Kings College
(1046Z11456)

5:15 p.m.
Group Presentations, Cayley Graphs, & Markov Processes.
Peter T Olszewski*, City University of New York
(1046Z1184)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
SIAM Education Minisymposium: Professional Development and Career Choices for Students
Maryland Suite C, Lobby Level, Marriott
Organizers:
William L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver William.Briggs@cudenver.edu

1:00 p.m.
Good Choices for Great Careers in the Mathematical Sciences.
Mac Hyman*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1046001736)

2:00 p.m.
Career Preparation of Mathematics and Statistics Students through Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting.
Matthias K Gobbert*, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Nagaraj K Neerchal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(104697618)

2:30 p.m.
Opportunities in Mathematics at the National Institutes of Health.
Arthur S Sherman*, National Institutes of Health
(104600867)

3:00 p.m.
How to Thrive as a Mathematician at a Small College.
Kurt M. Bryan*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(1046001125)

3:30 p.m.
Job Opportunities for Mathematics students in the Navy Labs.
Angela Mejeur*, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
(1046971221)

4:00 p.m.
Being Applied in a Pure World.
Keith E Howard*, Mercer University
(1046371322)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Beyond T.A. training: Calculus curriculum development by graduate teaching assistants.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Timothy Lucas, Pepperdine University
Joseph A. Spivey, Wofford College
Panelists:
Jack Bookman, Duke University
Paul L. Bendich, Pennsylvania State University
Abraham D. Smith, Duke University
Rann BarOn, Duke University
Timothy Lucas,
Moderators:
Joseph A. Spivey,

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Math Club in a Box.
Washington Room 6, Lower Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Kay B. Somers, Moravian College
Elizabeth Mayfield, Hood College

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
AWM Workshop Panel Discussion
What is the right job for me?
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott
Moderators:
Gail D. L. Ratcliff, East Carolina University
Panelists:
Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College
Magnhild Lien, California State University Northridge
David C. Manderscheid, University of NebraskaLincoln
Carol S. Wood, Wesleyan University

Thursday January 8, 2009, 1:15 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Biology, III
Wilson Room A, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

1:15 p.m.
Bifurcations in an SEIQR Model for Childhood Diseases.
David J Gerberry*, Purdue University
(1046921486)

1:30 p.m.
Average Distance and the Cantor Set.
Christopher C Leary*, SUNY Geneseo
(1046921668)

1:45 p.m.
An Integral Projection Model Analysis for an Endangered Plant.
Joseph Briggs, North Carolina State University
Kathryn Dabbs*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Daniel RiserEspinoza, Swarthmore College
(1046921701)

2:00 p.m.
Predicting viscoelastic properties of the arterial wall.
Kasey Crompton, University of South Carolina
Andrew Davis, Clarkson University
Satoru Ito*, NC State University
Amanda Olsen, LaGrange College
Gregory Morton, Morehouse College
Daniela Valdez, NC State University
Mette Olufsen, NC State University
(1046921717)

2:15 p.m.
A Mathematical Model of Erythropoiesis Subject to Malaria Infection.
Jeremy J. Thibodeaux*, University of Central Oklahoma
(1046921718)

2:30 p.m.
A Mathematical Model for the Nociceptive Withdrawal Response of Rats.
Deena M Hannoun*, James Madison University
Joseph Schutte, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
Corey Cleland, James Madison University
(1046921726)

2:45 p.m.
Exploring Male Dimorphism in the Dung Beetle using a Discretetime Stochastic Population Model.
D Brian Walton*, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
Phillip Andreae, Emory University
Adam Falk, Grand Valley State University
Sarah Mecholsky, Agnes Scott College
Theresa Klinkhammer, Saint Mary's College
(1046921847)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Modeling MicroRNA Targets via Clustering of mRNA Microarray Data.
Frederick A. Adkins*, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1046921896)

3:30 p.m.
Mathematical models of kleptoparasiting behavior.
Jan Rychtar*, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mark Broom, University of Sussex, UK
(1046921757)

3:45 p.m.
On the forest transient dynamics in the Perfect Plasticity Approximation model.
Nikolay S. Strigul*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(1046921947)

4:00 p.m.
Modeling frequencydependent selection in a population of fish.
Sheree L. Arpin*, Framingham State College
J. M. Cushing, University of Arizona
(1046921995)

4:15 p.m.
Extracting information from genotype data of closely related individuals.
Giulio Genovese*, Dartmouth College
(1046922026)

4:30 p.m.
Horizontal Gene Transfer of Kinetic Network in Aquifer media.
Mahbubur M Rahman*, University of North Florida
(1046922098)

4:45 p.m.
Interaction of tumor with its microenvironment : A mathematical model.
Yangjin Kim*, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
Avner Friedman, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
Julie Wallace, Human Cancer Genetics, Ohio State University
Fu Li, Human Cancer Genetics, Ohio State University
Michael Ostrowski, Human Cancer Genetics, Ohio State University
(1046922114)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
ASL Contributed Paper Session
Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, II
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3, Lobby Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Mathematics and public policy.
Marshall Ballroom East, Mezzanine Level, Marriott
Organizers:
Philippe M. Tondeur, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Panelists:
Vernon J. Ehlers, U. S. Congressman, Michigan
Jerry McNerney, U. S. Congressman, California
Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota
Daniel Ullman, George Washington University
Chairs:
Philippe Tondeur,

Thursday January 8, 2009, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #10: Part B
The ubiquitous Catalan numbers and their applications.
Congressional Room A, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Thomas Koshy, Framingham State College

Thursday January 8, 2009, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse #5: Part B
Developing departmental selfstudies.
Hampton Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers, Simmons College
Richard A. Gillman, Valparaiso University

Thursday January 8, 2009, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture
The story of a mathematical friendship.
Marriott Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Lobby Level, Marriott
Steven Strogatz*, Cornell University
(1046001405)

Thursday January 8, 2009, 7:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Joint Reception
Marshall Ballroom Foyer, Mezzanine Level, Marriott

Thursday January 8, 2009, 7:45 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMS Banquet
Marshall Ballrooms North/East, Mezz. Level, Marriott
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