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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
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
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