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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 6-9, 2008 (Sunday - Wednesday)
Meeting #1035
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus , AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu , lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall , MAA tat@providence.edu
Friday January 4, 2008
Saturday January 5, 2008
Saturday January 5, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Employment Register
Saturday January 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MAA Short Course on Combinatorics: Past, Present, and Future (Part II)
Organizers: Robin Wilson , The Open University
9:00 a.m.
Triple systems, schoolgirls, and designs.
Robin Wilson* , The Open University
9:45 a.m.
Graphs and games: The game of Hex.
Bjarne Toft* , Southern Denmark University
10:30 a.m.
Break.
11:00 a.m.
20th-century graph theory.
Lowell W. Beineke* , Indiana University-Purdue University
2:00 p.m.
Sister Celine as we knew her.
Herbert S. Wilf* , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Lily Yen* , Capilano College
2:45 p.m.
Combinatorics: The future and beyond.
Ronald L. Graham* , University of California San Diego
Doron Zeilberger* , Rutgers University
3:30 p.m.
Break.
4:00 p.m.
General Discussion.
Saturday January 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MAA Board of Governors
Saturday January 5, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. AMS Short Course on Applications of Knot Theory (Part II)
Organizers: Dorothy Buck , Imperial College of London
Erica L. Flapan , Pomona College
Saturday January 5, 2008, 1:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. AMS Council
Saturday January 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Sunday January 6, 2008
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Organizers: William O. Martin , North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Bernard L. Madison , University of Arkansas
Maura B. Mast , University of Massachusetts-Boston
Kimberly M. Vincent , Washington State University
7:30 a.m.
Doing Away with Grades: A Mastery-Based Approach to Assessment.
Jonathan K Hodge* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-A5-437)
7:45 a.m.
The Effect of Grading Quizzes on Subsequent Student Performance.
John J. Schiller* , Temple University
(1035-A5-678)
8:00 a.m.
Using statistical methods for assessment of student learning.
Jacob B Sloujitel* , Globe Institute of Technology
(1035-A5-1092)
8:15 a.m.
Developing a Survey to Assess Pre-Service Teachers Views and Uses of Problem-Solving in Mathematics.
Jane R Cushman* , Buffalo State College, SUNY
(1035-A5-1350)
8:30 a.m.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! Or Decision analysis of avoiding the prerequisite.
Joe Liddle* , University of Alaska Southeast
(1035-A5-1390)
8:45 a.m.
Mathematics Assessment at One Four-Year Institution: Closing the Loop.
Kevin E. Charlwood* , Washburn University
(1035-A5-881)
9:00 a.m.
Assessment 101: Creating and Implementing an Assessment Plan for a Mathematics Program.
Lisa A Lister* , Bloomsburg University
(1035-A5-1990)
9:15 a.m.
Improving the Validity of Assessments in Undergraduate Mathematics: Lessons We Can Learn From the Analysis of High Stakes Tests.
Erica Slate Young* , United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035-A5-1785)
9:30 a.m.
Out the Door: Using Exit Interviews as an Assessment Tool.
Sarah V. Cook* , Washburn University
(1035-A5-613)
9:45 a.m.
Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills in Introductory Business Statistics.
Sue B. Schou* , Idaho State University
(1035-A5-1036)
10:00 a.m.
Mathematics Readiness Assessment and Remediation Using Maple T.A. - A Model for Creating and Implementing Computer-Based Assessment and Remediation.
Salvatrice F Keating* , Eastern Connecticut State University
Marsha Davis , Eastern Connecticut State University
Christian Yankov , Eastern Connecticut State University
(1035-A5-53)
10:15 a.m.
Using SP Analysis to Detect Unexpected Test Item Performance.
James H Fife* , Educational Testing Service
(1035-A5-1643)
10:30 a.m.
The Evolving Process of Mathematics Placement.
Daniel Ray Miller* , Millikin University
(1035-A5-929)
10:45 a.m.
Assessing student attitude toward mathematics, their mathematical skills and critical thinking abilities in general education classrooms.
Debasree Raychaudhuri* , California State University at Los Angeles
(1035-A5-1981)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Employment Register
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, I
Organizers: Curtis D. Bennett , Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar , Loyola Marymount University
8:00 a.m.
Developing scholarship of teaching and learning mathematics with in-service K-8 teachers.
David S. Allen , Kansas State University
Andrew G. Bennett , Kansas State University
Julia E. Bergner* , Kansas State University
Melisa J. Hancock , Kansas State University
(1035-97-1127)
8:30 a.m.
Engaging graduate student teaching assistants and prospective teachers in expository research.
Elena Anne Marchisotto* , California State University, Northridge
Michael Cole , California State University, Northridge
(1035-97-697)
9:00 a.m.
Comparing Methods of Instruction in Intermediate Algebra for College Students.
Susan Elaine Thompson* , Otterbein College
(1035-97-222)
9:30 a.m.
What Really Happens When Students Work Online?
Andrew G Bennett* , Kansas State University
(1035-97-1310)
10:00 a.m.
Interactive Internet-based Teaching and Learning in Calculus and Geometry.
Thomas F Banchoff* , Brown University
(1035-97-725)
10:30 a.m.
Building the Capacity of a Department of Mathematics to Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Simei Tong* , University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Donald F. Reynolds , University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
(1035-97-108)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, I
Organizers: Diego Dominici , SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy , U.S. Naval Academy
8:00 a.m.
A $\Gamma$-convergence Result in Nonlinear Plate Theory.
Cristina Popovici* , North Dakota State University
(1035-49-487)
8:30 a.m.
Difference equations: Asymptotics, Borel summability and applications.
Ovidiu Costin* , The Ohio State University
(1035-41-2019)
9:00 a.m.
Integral Formulas for the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process.
Craig A Tracy* , UC Davis
Harold Widom , UC Santa Cruz
(1035-60-131)
9:30 a.m.
Efficient evaluation of propagation and scattering of high-frequency acoustic and electromagnetic waves.
Oscar P Bruno* , Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech
(1035-78-180)
10:00 a.m.
On the Shortest Queue Version of the Erlang Loss Model.
Charles Knessl* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Haishen Yao , Queensborough Community College, CUNY
(1035-41-755)
10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic estimation of $\xi^{(2n)}(1/2)$: Proof of a conjecture of Farmer and Rhoades.
Mark W Coffey* , Colorado School of Mines
(1035-30-718)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, I
Organizers: Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North , Texas A\&M University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS-ASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, I
Organizers: Christian Rosendal , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic , University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-AWM Special Session on Zeta Functions of Graphs, Ramanujan Graphs, and Related Topics, I
Organizers: Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego aterras@ucsd.edu
Matthew Horton , Wellesley College
8:00 a.m.
Ihara zeta functions of graphs and digraphs.
Matthew D. Horton* , Wellesley College
(1035-05-390)
8:30 a.m.
Hypergraph zeta functions and isospectral digraphs.
Christopher K. Storm* , Adelphi University
Barry Balof , Whitman College
(1035-05-368)
9:00 a.m.
Determinants associated to Zeta matrices of posets and their relation to graph theory.
Cristina M Ballantine* , College of the Holy Cross
Sharon M Frechette , College of the Holy Cross
John B Little , College of the Holy Cross
(1035-05-381)
9:30 a.m.
Zeta functions of buildings and Shimura varieties.
Jerome William Hoffman* , Louisiana State University
(1035-14-1054)
10:00 a.m.
Equi-transmitting scattering matrices for quantum graphs.
Jonathan Harrison* , Baylor University
Brian Winn , Loughborough University
Uzy Smilansky , The Weizmann Institute of Science
(1035-43-70)
10:30 a.m.
Zeta functions of infinite graphs.
Sam Northshield* , SUNY-Plattsburgh
(1035-05-1297)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, I
Organizers: Olav K. Richter , University of North Texas richter@unt.edu
Kathrin Bringmann , University of Minnesota
Harold M. Stark , University of California San Diego
8:00 a.m.
Heegner divisors, $L$-functions, and Maass forms.
Ken Ono* , University of Wisconsin at Madison
(1035-11-507)
8:30 a.m.
Durfee symbol congruences and higher rank moments.
Kathrin Bringmann , University of Minnesota
Frank Garvan , University of Florida
Karl Mahlburg* , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1035-11-1693)
9:00 a.m.
Irreducibility of Hecke Polynomials.
Scott Ahlgren* , University of Illinois
(1035-11-1651)
9:30 a.m.
Paramodular Cusp Forms.
David S Yuen* , Lake Forest College
(1035-11-763)
10:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Trace Formula.
Bernhard Heim* , MPI Mathematics Bonn
(1035-11-883)
10:30 a.m.
Averages and asymptotics of automorphic L-functions over families.
Paul Garrett* , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(1035-11-1385)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, I
Organizers: Linda J. S. Allen , Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lih-Ing W. Roeger , Texas Tech University
8:00 a.m.
Phenotypic oscillations and frequency-dependent selection.
J. M. Cushing* , University of Arizona
Sheree Lynn Arpin , University of Arizona
(1035-92-782)
8:30 a.m.
A two compartment model of the marine phage-host system.
Joseph M. Mahaffy* , San Diego State University
(1035-92-1689)
9:00 a.m.
The Basic Reproduction Number in a Discrete-Time Model for Hantavirus in Rodents.
P. van den Driessche* , University of Victoria
Linda J.S. Allen , Texas Tech University
(1035-92-597)
9:30 a.m.
Reproductive Synchrony: An Egg-laying Model for Glaucous-winged Gulls.
Shandelle M. Henson* , Andrews University
James L. Hayward , Andrews University
Joseph G. Galusha , Walla Walla University
J. M. Cushing , University of Arizona
(1035-92-1513)
10:00 a.m.
Resonant and Attenuant Cycles in Periodically Forced Population Models.
John E Franke* , North Carolina State University
(1035-92-1017)
10:30 a.m.
Optimal Dynamic Harvest in a Diffusive Renewable Resource.
Suzanne Lenhart* , University of Tennessee
G. Herrera , Bowdoin College
H. R. Joshi , Xavier University
M. Neubert , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
(1035-92-218)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers: Janet Striuli , University of Nebraska, Lincoln jstriuli2@math.unl.edu
Sean M. Sather-Wagstaff , North Dakota State University
Lars Winther Christensen , Texas Tech University
8:00 a.m.
A length inequality on multiplicities.
C. Huneke* , University of Kansas
M. Mustata , University of Michigan
S. Takagi , Kyushu University
K. Watanabe , Nihon University
(1035-13-856)
8:30 a.m.
Matrix factorizations of the classical discriminant.
Bradford G Hovinen* , University of Toronto
(1035-13-1563)
9:00 a.m.
An extension of Hilbert-Samuel and Hilbert-Kunz multiplicities to non-m-primary ideals.
Neil Epstein* , University of Michigan
Yongwei Yao , Georgia State University
(1035-13-1759)
9:30 a.m.
Multiplicity Bounds for Quadratic Monomial Ideals.
Manoj Kummini* , University of Kansas
(1035-13-501)
10:00 a.m.
Dedekind-like rings and their module categoies.
Greg Piepmeyer* , Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Lee Klingler , Florida Atlantic University
(1035-13-1224)
10:30 a.m.
Connected Sums and the Gorenstein Colength of an Artinian Local Ring.
Ananthnarayan Hariharan* , University of Kansas
(1035-13-1181)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, I
Organizers: Todd L. Fisher , Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu
Boris Hasselblatt , Tufts University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Organizers: Daniel S. Rogalski , University of California San Diego drogalsk@math.ucsd.edu
Lance W. Small , University of California San Diego
James J. Zhang , University of Washington
8:00 a.m.
Some recent developments in quadratic growth.
Jason P Bell* , Simon Fraser University
(1035-16-766)
8:30 a.m.
The Poisson Dixmier-Moeglin equivalence.
K R Goodearl* , University of California at Santa Barbara
S Launois , University of Kent at Canterbury
(1035-16-798)
9:00 a.m.
A Shephard-Todd-Chevalley Theorem for Skew Polynomial Rings.
Ellen E. Kirkman , Wake Forest University
James Kuzmanovich* , Wake Forest University
James J Zhang , University of Washington
(1035-16-1192)
9:30 a.m.
Reflections of Regular Algebras.
Ellen E. Kirkman* , Wake Forest University
James J. Kuzmanovich , Wake Forest University
James J. Zhang , University of Washington
(1035-16-1293)
10:00 a.m.
Watts Theorem for Schemes.
Adam Nyman* , University of Montana
S. Paul Smith , University of Washington
(1035-14-627)
10:30 a.m.
The geometry of birationally commutative graded rings.
Susan J. Sierra* , University of Michigan
(1035-16-1700)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, I
Organizers: Nitu Kitchloo , University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen , Stanford University
James P. Lin , University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts , University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner , University of California Berkeley
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Groups, Representations, and Character Theory, I
Organizers: Manouchehr Misaghian , Johnson C. Smith University mmisaghian@jcsu.edu
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh , University of Tehran, Iran
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I
8:00 a.m.
Computational modeling of chemical transport in blood and plasma flow coupled with a visco-elastic arterial wall model.
Shelly M McGee* , Texas Tech University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer , George Mason University
(1035-35-1058)
8:15 a.m.
Singular Limits of Reaction Diffusion Equations of KPP type in an Infinite Cylinder.
Fernando Carreon* , Arizona State University
(1035-35-1174)
8:30 a.m.
Existence and Estimates of solutions to a singular Dirichlet problem for the Monge-Amp\`{e}re equation.
Ahmed Mohammed* , Ball State University
(1035-35-1366)
8:45 a.m.
Long-time Error Estimation for the Extended Fisher-Kolmogorov Equation.
Champike Attanayake* , Bowling Green State University
(1035-35-1447)
9:00 a.m.
Local Solvability of Some Partial Differential Equations with Polynomial Coefficients: Criteria Arising from ODE Asymptotic Estimates.
Christopher J Winfield* , UW - Oshkosh
(1035-35-1453)
9:15 a.m.
On a unique solution to equations modeling incompressible fluid flow.
Diane L. Denny* , Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
(1035-35-1608)
9:30 a.m.
Rigorous asymptotic-numeric examination of the dynamics of semilinear parabolic equations.
Michael Robinson* , Cornell University
(1035-35-1473)
9:45 a.m.
Break
10:00 a.m.
Methane activity in soils.
R. Thelwell* , James Madison University
J. von Fischer , Colorado State University
G. Butters , Colorado State University
P. DuChateau , Colorado State University
(1035-35-1620)
10:15 a.m.
Black Monotone Iterative Method for Parabolic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
Xin Lu* , UNC Wilmington
(1035-35-1686)
10:30 a.m.
Flow of a surfactant-laden thin liquid film down an inclined plane.
Rachel Levy* , Harvey Mudd College
(1035-35-1832)
10:45 a.m.
Asymptotics of the Semiclassical Sine-Gordon Equation.
Robert J. Buckingham* , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Peter D. Miller , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1035-35-1837)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, I
8:00 a.m.
Spectrally arbitrary patterns: the 2$n$ conjecture for $n=5$.
Luz Maria DeAlba* , Drake University
(1035-15-247)
8:15 a.m.
Spectral Radius and Infinity Norm of Matrices.
Baodong Zheng , Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Liancheng Wang* , Kennesaw State University, USA
(1035-15-434)
8:30 a.m.
Break
8:45 a.m.
Submatrices of Laplacian Matrices for Graphs with Cut Vertices.
Jason J Molitierno* , Sacred Heart University
(1035-15-610)
9:00 a.m.
Use of Leibniz Matrices to Compute Determinants of Matrices With Generated Entries.
Yongzhi Yang , University of St Thomas
Luke D. Edholm* , University of St Thomas
Jason Q. McClintic , University of St Thomas
(1035-15-1358)
9:15 a.m.
Break
9:30 a.m.
Iterative Methods for Leontief Input-output Model.
Lala B. Krishna* , The University of Akron
(1035-15-1038)
9:45 a.m.
Generalizations of Frobenius algebras and representation theoretic proofs of fundamental results in Hopf algebras.
Miodrag Cristian Iovanov* , State University of New York, Buffalo NY
(1035-16-1827)
10:00 a.m.
Noncommutative Algebras Associated to Polynomials over Skew Fields.
David Nacin* , William Paterson University
(1035-16-1168)
10:15 a.m.
Rings determined by covers of groups.
G Alan Cannon , Southeastern Louisiana University
Carl J Maxson , Texas A\&M University
Kent M Neuerburg* , Southeastern Louisiana University
(1035-16-44)
10:30 a.m.
On the commutativity of certain weakly periodic-like rings.
Adil Yaqub* , University of California, Santa Barbara
(1035-16-186)
10:45 a.m.
Rings Generated by Units.
Ashish K. Srivastava* , St. Louis University, MO
(1035-16-242)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, I
8:00 a.m.
Number-Theoretic Weighted Transform for Large-Integer Arithmetic.
Mark G Yarbrough* , University of Sioux Falls
(1035-11-1094)
8:15 a.m.
Nathanson Heights in Finite Vector Spaces.
Joshua D. Batson* , Yale University
(1035-11-1139)
8:30 a.m.
The Mathematical Magic Of Triangular and Perfect Numbers.
Mulatu Lemma* , Savannah State University
(1035-11-1153)
8:45 a.m.
An Asymptotic Formula for the Number of Abelian Extensions of a Number Field.
Behailu Mammo* , Hofstra University
(1035-11-1300)
9:00 a.m.
On uniform bounds for rational points on rational curves and thin sets.
Patrick X Rault* , UW Madison
(1035-11-1235)
9:15 a.m.
Feedback, Control and the Distribution of Prime Numbers.
Susan Hammond Marshall* , Monmouth University
Donald R. Smith , Monmouth University
(1035-11-1345)
9:30 a.m.
Sums of cyclotomic polynomials.
Carrie E Finch* , Washington & Lee University
Lenny Jones , Shippensburg University
(1035-11-1455)
9:45 a.m.
On the Unit Group Analogue of Carmichael's Conjecture.
Jonathan Bayless* , Dartmouth College
(1035-11-1485)
10:00 a.m.
Algebraic Properties of a Family of Jacobi Polynomials.
John T Cullinan* , Bard College
(1035-11-1626)
10:15 a.m.
A Few Remarks on Congruent Numbers.
Terutake Abe* , Texas A&M International University
Ashvin Rajan , Baltimore, MD
Francois Ramaroson , Howard University
(1035-11-1640)
10:30 a.m.
Is the sum SS := 1 + sqrt(2) + ln(1 + sqrt(2)) a special number?
Sylvester Reese* , QCC-CUNY
(1035-11-1699)
10:45 a.m.
Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture.
Badih N. Ghusayni* , Lebanese University
(1035-11-47)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on History of Mathematics
8:00 a.m.
Math as solace, math as addiction.
Reuben Hersh , University of New Mexico
Vera John-Steiner* , University of New Mexico
(1035-01-13)
8:15 a.m.
Roger Boscovich and the notion of continuity.
Radoslav Dimitric* , DIBR, Pittsburgh
(1035-01-86)
8:30 a.m.
History of the Movement for Applications of Undergraduate Mathematics: Advocacy and Outcome.
Walter Meyer* , Adelphi University
(1035-01-107)
8:45 a.m.
The history of origami geometric constructions.
Thomas Hull* , Merrimack College
(1035-01-138)
9:00 a.m.
Al-Risala al-Muhitiyya (The Treatise on the Circumference).
Mohammad K. Azarian* , University of Evansville
(1035-01-248)
9:15 a.m.
Ten Principles in Teaching the Course History of Mathematics.
Zengxiang Tong* , Otterbein College
(1035-01-560)
9:30 a.m.
Rare Chinese Mathematical Books in the David Eugene Smith Collection.
Yibao Xu* , CUNY/BMCC
(1035-01-617)
9:45 a.m.
Development of Korean Mathematics in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Sang-Gu Lee* , Sungkyunkwan University
Jihwa Noh , University of Northern Iowa
Sung-Yell Song Song , Iowa State University
(1035-01-717)
10:00 a.m.
The Mathematics of the Mayan Cross.
M. Alejandra Sorto* , Texas State University - San Marcos
(1035-01-1142)
10:15 a.m.
Weierstrass's construction of the real numbers.
J Christopher Tweddle* , University of Evansville
(1035-01-1143)
10:30 a.m.
The Enigma of Stanislaw Ulam: Mathematical Triumph in the Face of Brain Injury.
Alexander G. Atwood* , Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
(1035-01-1841)
10:45 a.m.
Influence of the French on Elementary American Mathematics Textbooks, 1820-1850.
Andrew B Perry* , Springfield College
(1035-01-1932)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Crossing the ``Bridge to Higher Mathematics": What Works and Why, I
Organizers: George J. Davis , Georgia State University gdavis@gsu.edu
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Ethnomathematics and Its Uses in Teaching
Organizers: Dorothee J. Blum , Millersville University dorothee.blum@millersville.edu
Ximena P. Catepillan , Millersville University
Robert E. Jamison , Clemson University
Shemsi I. Alhaddad , University of South Carolina
Amy Shell-Gellasch , Pacific Lutheran University
8:00 a.m.
South Africa Social Influences and Mthematics Education.
Anass Bayaga* , University of Fort Hare - South Africa
(1035-J1-235)
8:20 a.m.
A Java Drawing Program for Nitus, Kolam, Celtic Knots, etc.
Darrah P. Chavey* , Beloit College
(1035-J1-1925)
8:40 a.m.
Teaching an Ethnomathematics Course through the Lens of Geometry.
Ann Robertson* , Connecticut College
(1035-J1-1451)
9:00 a.m.
Mathematics and Culture: A critical inquiry into the development of Mathematics.
Ann E Moskol* , Rhode Island college
(1035-J1-1894)
9:20 a.m.
Cultural study through mathematics.
Kevin Hartshorn* , Moravian College
(1035-J1-1454)
9:40 a.m.
The Locus of Islamic Mathematics.
William Branson* , St Cloud State University
(1035-J1-1724)
10:00 a.m.
The Ethnomathematics of Weaving.
Thomas E. Gilsdorf* , University of North Dakota
(1035-J1-200)
10:20 a.m.
Maya Calendar Conversions.
Waclaw Szymanski* , West Chester University
Ximena Catepillan , Millersville University
(1035-J1-1459)
10:40 a.m.
A Critical Thinking Assignment Involving Plimpton 322.
Dorothee Jane Blum* , Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1035-J1-1867)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Great Activities for an Introductory Statistics Class, I
Organizers: Patricia B. Humphrey , Georgian Southern University phumphre@georgiasouthern.edu
Christopher J. Lacke , Rowan University
Ginger Holmes-Rowell , Middle Tennessee State University
8:00 a.m.
Some (Fast) Food For Thought - Gathering and Using a Meaningful Data Set for College Students.
Chris Lacke* , Rowan University
(1035-K1-1889)
8:20 a.m.
Where Does Data Come From?? The Class!
Sarah L Mabrouk* , Framingham State College
(1035-K1-1909)
8:40 a.m.
"Two-Third of the Average" a Simple Day One Game to Jump Start an Introductory Statistics Course.
William H Rybolt* , Babson College
(1035-K1-1705)
9:00 a.m.
Hands-on Correlation Activities in Introductory Statistics.
Melvin G Royer* , Indiana Wesleyan University
(1035-K1-206)
9:20 a.m.
Motivating Statistics-based Problem Solving through Monte-Carlo Simulation.
Randal E. Hickman* , United States Military Academy, West Point
(1035-K1-1895)
9:40 a.m.
Innovative, Research-Based Activities for a First Course in Statistics.
Robert delMas* , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Joan Garfield , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Andrew Zieffler , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(1035-K1-1351)
10:00 a.m.
Live Science-based Data Collection in Introductory Statistics.
Timothy M Hendrix* , Meredith College
(1035-K1-1059)
10:20 a.m.
What works? An overview of several group and individual activities implemented in Introductory Statistics.
Catherine A Matos* , Clayton State University
Aprillya Lanz , Virginia Military Institute
(1035-K1-1822)
10:40 a.m.
Which Team is the Most Popular?
Klay Kruczek* , Western Oregon University
(1035-K1-1836)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. MAA Session on Preparing Faculty for Success in a Problem-Solving and Technology-Rich Curriculum
Organizers: Alex J. Heidenberg , U.S. Military Academy alex.heidenberg@usma.edu
Gerald C. Kobylski , U.S. Military Academy
Barbra Melendez , U.S. Military Academy
Rodney Sturdivant , U.S. Military Academy
8:00 a.m.
An interactive website to help faculty incorporate applications of core mathematics courses.
Fusun Akman* , Illinois State University
(1035-S1-1327)
8:30 a.m.
Practice What You Preach: The Use of Problem Solving and Literature Review in Faculty Development.
Bradley A Warner , United States Air Force Academy
Jadonna Brewton* , United States Air Force Academy
Christopher Nelson , United States Air Force Academy
(1035-S1-1379)
9:00 a.m.
Preparing Liberal Arts Faculty to Teach Modeling and Problem Solving at the College Algebra Level at Francis Marion University.
Richard D West* , Francis Marion University
William P Fox , Naval Postgraduate School
(1035-S1-640)
9:30 a.m.
The IBL Workshop: A Model for Training Faculty to Teach Using Inquiry-Based Learning.
Stan Yoshinobu* , California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1035-S1-1114)
10:00 a.m.
Professional Development for Adjunct Mathematics Faculty: Professional Development through Structured Lesson Planning.
Matthew G Jones* , California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1035-S1-371)
10:30 a.m.
A Faculty Development Program Designed to Motivate Faculty to Reflect on How They Teach.
Gerald Kobylski* , United States Military Academy
Heather Jackson , United States Military Academy
(1035-S1-1600)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Research and Professional Development Activities for Math Majors, I
Organizers: Suzanne M. Lenhart , University of Tennessee lenhart@math.utk.edu
Mike O'Leary , Towson University
Margaret M. Robinson , Mount Holyoke College
8:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Research in Imaging Science.
Larry A Gratton* , Berea College
(1035-T1-2003)
8:20 a.m.
The Benefit of Locally Hosted Undergraduate Conferences and Speaker Series.
Jacqueline A Jensen* , Sam Houston State University
(1035-T1-1206)
8:40 a.m.
Change begins with a WiSH: the Women in Science House at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Katherine Socha* , St. Mary's College of Maryland
Julia Burton , St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1035-T1-1246)
9:00 a.m.
A Professional Skills Preparation for the Senior Research Experience.
Theresa L. Friedman* , Mesa State College
(1035-T1-1951)
9:20 a.m.
Industrial Student Research at SJSU.
B. Cayco* , San Jose State University
(1035-T1-1900)
9:40 a.m.
Promoting Professional Development by Integrating the Mathematics Curriculum with Co- and Extra-Curricular Activities.
G. Daniel Callon* , Franklin College
(1035-T1-1586)
10:00 a.m.
Spirographs, Encryption, and other fun student research projects!
Kevin Lee Anderson* , Missouri Western State University
(1035-T1-1419)
10:20 a.m.
My Experiences Researching With Undergraduate Mathematicians: The Collaboration Model.
Joshua D Laison* , Willamette University
(1035-T1-1380)
10:40 a.m.
Statistical consulting for a local high school.
Wiebke S. Diestelkamp* , University of Dayton
Karen A. Eckberg , University of Dayton
(1035-T1-1353)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Melvin A. Nyman , Alma College
J.Marshall Ash , DePaul University
Jesse W. Byrne , University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K. Simmons , University of Central Oklahoma
8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling, MCM, and HiMCM.
William P Fox* , Naval Postgraduate School
(1035-Z1-579)
8:15 a.m.
You Too Can Be a \nxs{M}\nxs{a}\nxs{t}\nxs{h}\nxs{e}\nxs{m}\nxs{a}\nxs{t}\nxs{i}\nxs{c}\nxs{i}\nxs{a}\nxs{n} a Magician.
John P Bonomo* , Westminster College
(1035-Z1-438)
8:30 a.m.
Hybrids: They're Not Just Cars or Roses.
Kristi D. Jarman* , Eastern New Mexico University
(1035-Z1-339)
8:45 a.m.
Preparatory mathematics: working with challenged students to get them ready for college level math courses.
Susan J Diesel* , Norwich University
(1035-Z1-1222)
9:00 a.m.
Using the Sympodium to Support the Teaching and Learning of Modeling.
Michael Huber* , Muhlenberg College
(1035-Z1-534)
9:15 a.m.
Math Masters: An Innovative Inservice Program for Middle School Teachers.
Robert L. Wilson* , University of Wisconsin - Madison
Brian Sniff , Madison Metropolitan School District
(1035-Z1-1298)
9:30 a.m.
Loaded Dice and Dreidels.
Allan Alexander Struthers* , Michigan Technological University
(1035-Z1-185)
9:45 a.m.
Chebyshev's Inequality for Fuzzy Random Variables.
Larry Wayne Lewis* , Spalding University
(1035-Z1-1829)
10:00 a.m.
Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions to the Backward 2D Stochastic Navier-Stokes Equations.
Padmanabhan Sundar , Louisiana State University
Hong Yin* , Michigan Tech University
(1035-Z1-1103)
10:15 a.m.
The Introductory Session of College Algebra.
Hongbiao Zeng* , Fort Hays State University
(1035-Z1-1771)
10:30 a.m.
Approximating a Function.
Yajun Yang* , Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
Sheldon P. Gordon , Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
(1035-Z1-1511)
10:45 a.m.
Creative Homework in Effective Teaching.
Edward L Mason , Prairie View A & M University
Natali Hritonenko* , Prairie View A & M University
Jason Rouse , Prairie View A & M University
(1035-Z1-1375)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Education and Applied Mathematics
Organizers: William L. Briggs , University of Colorado at Denver William.Briggs@cudenver.edu
8:00 a.m.
Modeling and Simulation in the Mathematics Program at the United States Military Academy.
Frank Wattenberg* , United States Military Academy
(1035-97-663)
8:30 a.m.
Modeling as Motivation in an Online Calculus Text.
David A. Smith* , Duke University
(1035-97-1053)
9:00 a.m.
Project Based Calculus: Stretching and Retaining Students.
Carl V Lutzer* , Rochester Institute of Technology
(1035-97-1627)
9:30 a.m.
Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis at Olin College of Engineering.
John B. Geddes* , F. W. Olin College of Engineering
Mark H. Somerville , F. W. Olin College of Engineering
(1035-00-1101)
10:00 a.m.
Integrated Calculus and Physics Projects Based on Roller Coaster Design.
K R Fowler* , Clarkson University
J Skufca , Clarkson University
A Alhakim , Clarkson University
T Nishikawa , Clarkson University
(1035-97-657)
10:30 a.m.
Controlling Epidemics: Modeling the Spread of SARS.
Deborah Hughes Hallett* , University of Arizona/Harvard University
(1035-92-703)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Workshop: Part I
Grant writing in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Michelle Wagner , National Security Agency
Deborah F. Lockhart , National Science Foundation
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, I
Organizers: Peter W. Jones , Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
James G. Glimm , SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale , Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Developing department self-studies.
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers , Simmons College
Richard Alan Gillman , Valparaiso University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Teaching a Galois theory course for undergraduates.
Organizers:
John R. Swallow , Davidson College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins , University of Dayton
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. MAA-Project NExT and Young Mathematicians Network Joint Panel Discussion
Tenure (and promotion)---You know you want it.
Organizers:
James E. Hamblin , Shippensburg University
Kimberly A. Roth , Juniata College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. MAA Special Presentation
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Lloyd E. Douglas , National Science Foundation
Daniel P. Maki , National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles , National Science Foundation
Lee L. Zia , National Science Foundation
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Making the connection between research and teaching in undergraduate mathematics education.
Organizers:
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
Marilyn P. Carlson , Arizona State University
David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. MAA Department Liaisons Meeting
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:40 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Using Ideas from Asian Mathematics in the Classroom, I
Organizers: Victor J. Katz , University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
Kim L. Plofker , Brown University
Frank Swetz , Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
Sunday January 6, 2008, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Invited Address
Combinatorics and Number Theory.
Wen-Ching Winnie Li* , Pennsylvania State University
(1035-11-05)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AMS-MAA Invited Address
Structure and randomness in the prime numbers.
Terence Tao* , University of California Los Angeles
(1035-11-08)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 12:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibits and Book Sales
Come to the Grand Opening at 12:15!
Sunday January 6, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture I
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part I).
Wendelin Werner* , University of Paris-Sud
(1035-00-09)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:05 p.m. MAA Invited Address
Three-dimensional crystallographic groups: The thirty-five prime space groups.
John H. Conway* , Princeton University
(1035-A0-15)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, II
Organizers: Curtis D. Bennett , Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar , Loyola Marymount University
2:15 p.m.
Do students learn more from quizzes or homework?
Edwin P Herman* , University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(1035-97-1102)
2:45 p.m.
Integrative Learning in a Mathematics Classroom.
Michael C. Burke* , College of San Mateo
(1035-97-271)
3:15 p.m.
Declarative and Procedural Knowledge in Quantitative Reasoning: Knowing "What" and Knowing "How".
Lloyd Bond* , Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
(1035-97-1402)
3:45 p.m.
A Definition of Mathematics and Its Pedagogical Consequences.
Guershon Harel* , University of California at San Diego
(1035-97-157)
4:15 p.m.
Pride and Prejudice - Resistance to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in a Research Oriented Mathematics Department.
Jack Bookman* , Duke University
(1035-97-965)
4:45 p.m.
Guided Discovery in Linear Algebra.
David E Meel* , Bowling Green State University
(1035-97-907)
5:15 p.m.
Communicating Mathematically by Presenting and Validating Proofs.
Hortensia Soto-Johnson* , University of Northern Colorado
(1035-97-326)
5:45 p.m.
A Model Teacher-Scholar Program in Mathematics.
Saad I. El-Zanati* , Illinois State University
Cynthia Langrall , Illinois State University
Wendy A. Ohanlon , Illinois Central College
(1035-97-1833)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, II
Organizers: Diego Dominici , SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy , U.S. Naval Academy
2:15 p.m.
Asymptotics in the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.
Daniel W. Lozier* , National Institute of Standards and Technology
(1035-33-1221)
2:45 p.m.
Sampling Expansions for a Class of Analytic Functions and Their Asymptotics.
Ahmed I Zayed* , DePaul University
(1035-41-779)
3:15 p.m.
Effective Computation of Bessel Functions.
Jonathan M. Borwein* , Dalhousie University
(1035-41-2020)
3:45 p.m.
Asymptotics and Connection Formulae for the Painlev\'e Equations.
Peter A Clarkson* , University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
(1035-33-190)
4:15 p.m.
A Turning-Point Theory for Second-Order Difference Equations.
Roderick Wong* , City University of Hong Kong
(1035-41-407)
4:45 p.m.
Liouville-Green (WKB) asymptotics for second-order systems of difference equations.
Renato Spigler* , University ``Roma Tre''
(1035-41-178)
5:15 p.m.
Nonlinear integral-equation formulation of orthogonal polynomials.
Eli Ben-Naim* , Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1035-12-926)
5:45 p.m.
Imaginary Axis Coverage of the Stability Domains of Adams Multistep Methods.
Michelle L Ghrist* , U.S. Air Force Academy
Jonah A Reeger , Rice University
(1035-65-1820)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, II
Organizers: Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North , Texas A \& M University
2:15 p.m.
Stochastic treatments of cloud-radiation interactions in climate models.
Richard C. J. Somerville* , Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California
(1035-86-732)
2:45 p.m.
Combining climate models and weather observations using dynamical systems and statistics.
Douglas W Nychka* , National Center for Atmospheric Research
Jeffrey L Anderson , National Center for Atmospheric Research
(1035-62-1998)
3:15 p.m.
Robust climate projections and stochastic structural stability of dynamical systems.
Michael Ghil* , Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and UCLA
Mickael Chekroun , Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and IPSA, France
Eric Simonnet , Institut Non-Lineaire de Nice, France
Ilya Zaliapin , University of Nevada, Reno
(1035-37-1713)
3:45 p.m.
Mathematics and Climate Change: Two Examples.
Dale R Durran* , Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA
(1035-86-1422)
4:15 p.m.
Stochastic Climate Models.
Timothy M DelSole* , George Mason University
(1035-60-1583)
4:45 p.m.
Stochastic PDEs in GFD and Climate Prediction.
Joseph Tribbia* , National Center for Atmospheric Research
(1035-76-1738)
5:15 p.m.
Analysis of Biases in a Tropical Channel Climate Simulation and Implications to Climate Prediction.
L. Ruby Leung* , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1035-86-1587)
5:45 p.m.
New Algorithms and Applications of the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem for Climate Response.
Rafail V. Abramov* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew J. Majda , Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1035-82-1299)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS-ASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, II
Organizers: Christian Rosendal , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic , University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7
2:15 p.m.
Global aspects of ergodic group actions and equivalence relations.
Alexander S. Kechris* , California Institute of Technology
(1035-37-683)
3:15 p.m.
On the complexity of uniform homeomorphism of Banach spaces.
Su Gao , University of North Texas
Steve Jackson , University of North Texas
Bunyamin Sari* , University of North Texas
(1035-46-1223)
4:15 p.m.
Oscillation stability from a metric point of view.
Jordi Lopez-Abad , Université Paris 7
Lionel Nguyen Van Th\'e* , University of Calgary
Norbert Sauer , University of Calgary
(1035-51-1078)
5:15 p.m.
Banach spaces of bounded Szlenk index.
Edward W Odell , University of Texas at Austin
Thomas B Schlumprecht* , Texas A&M University
Andras Zsak , University of Leads, UK
(1035-46-873)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS-AWM Special Session on Zeta Functions of Graphs, Ramanujan Graphs, and Related Topics, II
Organizers: Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego aterras@ucsd.edu
Matthew Horton , Wellesley College
2:15 p.m.
Zeta functions of complexes.
Ming-Hsuan Kang , Penn State University
Wen-Ching Winnie Li* , Penn State University
(1035-11-324)
2:45 p.m.
$L^2$ zeta functions and infinite cyclic covers of graphs.
Bryan Clair* , Saint Louis University
(1035-05-404)
3:15 p.m.
Two-variable Riemann-Roch zeta-functions of graphs.
Dino Lorenzini* , University of Georgia
(1035-05-1120)
3:45 p.m.
A Synopsis of Old and New Results about Gassmann Triples.
Robert Perlis* , Louisiana State University
(1035-20-155)
4:15 p.m.
An application of the edge zeta function to coding theory.
Judy L Walker* , University of Nebraska
(1035-94-1334)
4:45 p.m.
Ihara Zeta Functions for Self-Similar Fractal Graphs.
Daniele Guido , Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Tommaso Isola , Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Michel L. Lapidus* , University of California, Riverside
(1035-46-472)
5:15 p.m.
Poles of Zeta Functions of Graphs and Coverings.
H. M. Stark* , UCSD
(1035-05-1133)
5:45 p.m.
Nonbacktracking spectrum and surprises in non-regular graphs.
Joel Friedman* , University of British Columbia
(1035-05-1097)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, II
Organizers: Olav K. Richter , University of North Texas richter@unt.edu
Kathrin Bringmann , University of Minnesota
Harold M. Stark , University of California San Diego
2:15 p.m.
On 2nd order Poincare series.
Ozlem Imamoglu* , ETH Zurich
Cormac O`Sullivan , Bronx Community College
(1035-11-1361)
2:45 p.m.
Metaplectic Eisenstein series and Gelfand-Tsetlin patterns.
Daniel Bump , Stanford University
Ben Brubaker , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solomon Friedberg* , Boston College
(1035-11-379)
3:15 p.m.
Modified Atkinson's Formulas for the Mean Square of the Riemann Zeta Function.
Jennifer Beineke* , Western New England College
Daniel Bump , Stanford University
(1035-11-224)
3:45 p.m.
On U(p)-congruences.
Pavel Guerzhoy* , University of Hawaii at Manoa
(1035-11-805)
4:15 p.m.
On symmetry in q-series transformations.
George E. Andrews* , The Pennsylvania State University
(1035-11-148)
4:45 p.m.
Odd coefficients of weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Boylan* , University of South Carolina
(1035-11-1199)
5:15 p.m.
Rank generating functions as weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephanie Treneer* , Dartmouth College
(1035-11-1742)
5:45 p.m.
An investigation of $k$-component multipartitions.
Holly Swisher* , Oregon State University
Joanna Furno , Wisconsin Lutheran College
Patrick Waters , Oregon State University
(1035-11-1376)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, II
Organizers: Linda J. S. Allen , Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lih-Ing W. Roeger , Texas Tech University
2:15 p.m.
Evolution of conditional dispersal: a reaction-diffusion-advection model.
Yuan Lou* , Ohio State University
Xinfu Chen , University of Pittsburgh
Richard Hambrock , Ohio State University
(1035-35-776)
2:45 p.m.
Derivation of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations for Size-Structured and Age-Structured Populations.
Edward Allen* , Texas Tech University
(1035-92-204)
3:15 p.m.
A Fetal Energy Balance Equation Based on Maternal Exercise and Diet.
Diana M Thomas* , Montclair State University
James F Clapp , MetroHealth Medical Campus of Case Western Reserve University
Susan Shernce , Montclair State University
(1035-92-263)
3:45 p.m.
A Selection-Mutation Model.
Azmy S Ackleh* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
John Cleveland , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Shuhua Hu , North Carolina State University
(1035-92-897)
4:15 p.m.
Population Models with Allee Effect: A New Model.
Saber Elaydi , Trinity University, San Antonio
Robert J Sacker* , University of Southern California
(1035-92-1621)
4:45 p.m.
Dynamics of Some Nonlinear Discontinuous Difference Equations.
V. L. Kocic* , Xavier University of Louisiana
(1035-39-823)
5:15 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior for a cellular replication and maturation model.
Keng Deng* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-35-936)
5:45 p.m.
Competition of Two Species for Two Limited Resources with One Species Mediated by Parasites.
Sze-Bi Hsu , National Tsing-Hua University
Lih-Ing W. Roeger* , Texas Tech University
(1035-92-445)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, II
Organizers: Peter W. Jones , Yale University jones@math.yale.edu, peterwjones@comcast.net
James G. Glimm , SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale , Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, II
Organizers: Todd L. Fisher , Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu
Boris Hasselblatt , Tufts University
2:15 p.m.
Hyperbolic attractors in foliations.
Steven Hurder* , University of Illinois at Chicago
(1035-37-1500)
2:45 p.m.
Iterated Holomorphic Function Systems.
Kourosh Tavakoli* , Fordham University
(1035-37-769)
3:15 p.m.
Anosov rigidity: Pointwise nonuniform hyperbolicity implies uniform hyperbolicity.
Boris Hasselblatt* , Tufts University
Yakov B Pesin , The Pennsylvania State University
Jorg Schmeling , Lunds Institute of Technology
(1035-37-1672)
3:45 p.m.
Moduli of smooth conjugacy for Anosov systems.
Andrey Gogolev* , PennState
(1035-37-1279)
4:15 p.m.
Rigidity of abelian cocycles with values in diffeomorphisms groups.
Viorel Nitica* , West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Anatole Katok , Pennsylvania State University
(1035-37-550)
4:45 p.m.
Rigidty of partially hyperbolic higher-rank actions obtained as restrictions of the Weyl chamber flow.
Danijela Damjanovic* , Harvard University
(1035-37-533)
5:15 p.m.
On smooth conjugacy of dynamical systems.
Anatole Katok* , Pennsylvania State University
(1035-37-1641)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, II
Organizers: Daniel S. Rogalski , University of California San Diego drogalsk@math.ucsd.edu
Lance W. Small , University of California San Diego
James J. Zhang , University of Washington
2:15 p.m.
The homology and geometry of truncated path algebras.
A S Dugas , University of California at Santa Barbara
B Huisgen-Zimmermann* , University of California at Santa Barbara
J Learned , University of California at Santa Barbara
(1035-16-796)
2:45 p.m.
Spaces of Linear Modules on Regular Graded Clifford algebras.
Colin J Ingalls* , University of New Brunswick
(1035-16-1639)
3:15 p.m.
Elliptically fibred orders on surfaces.
Daniel Chan , University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Rajesh S Kulkarni* , Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
(1035-16-1791)
3:45 p.m.
Representations of some Hopf algebras associated to the symmetric groups.
Andrea Jedwab , University of Southern California
Susan Montgomery* , University of Southern California
(1035-16-1339)
4:15 p.m.
Generalizing the notion of Koszul Algebras.
Brad Shelton* , University of Oregon
Thomas Cassidy , Bucknell University
(1035-16-1664)
4:45 p.m.
Equidimensionality of characteristic varieties over Cherednik algebras.
I Gordon , Edinburgh University
J T Stafford* , Manchester University
(1035-16-1010)
5:15 p.m.
Generalized Graded Clifford Algebras.
Thomas Cassidy , Bucknell University
Michaela Vancliff* , University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-16-787)
5:45 p.m.
Algebras of infinite differential operators with pathological properties.
E. Zelmanov* , UCSD
(1035-16-1824)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, II
Organizers: Nitu Kitchloo , University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen , Stanford University
James P. Lin , University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts , University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner , University of California Berkeley
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS Special Session on Groups, Representations, and Character Theory, II
Organizers: Manouchehr Misaghian , Johnson C. Smith University mmisaghian@jcsu.edu
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh , University of Tehran, Iran
2:15 p.m.
Clifford-Fischer theory applied to split and non-split group extensions.
Jamshid Moori* , University of KwaZulu-Natal
(1035-20-708)
2:45 p.m.
Recent Progress in Block Theory of Finite Groups.
Jiping Zhang* , Peking University
(1035-20-761)
3:15 p.m.
Division algebras over surfaces.
David J Saltman* , CCR-Princeton/University of Texas
(1035-12-1775)
3:45 p.m.
Computing characters of groups with a solvable normal subgroup.
Vahid Dabbaghian* , The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University
John D. Dixon , Carleton University
(1035-20-538)
4:15 p.m.
On recognition property of the projective special linear group over GF(3).
M. R. Darafsheh* , University of Tehran
(1035-20-156)
4:45 p.m.
Bases for the Center of the Symmetric Group Algebra Using Jucys--Murphy Elements.
Lenny Jones* , Shippensburg University
Andrew Francis , University of Western Sydney
(1035-20-128)
5:15 p.m.
Finding Proper Supplements in Finite Groups.
Joseph Kirtland* , Marist College
(1035-20-113)
5:45 p.m.
Trace Forms of Abelian Extensions of Number Fields.
Karli A. Morris* , Louisiana State University
(1035-11-1707)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
Teaching and the philosophy of mathematics.
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman , Humboldt State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
Cammey Cole Manning , Meredith College
Huseyin Kocak , University of Miami
James F. Selgrade , North Carolina State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers.
Organizers:
Derek Bruff , Vanderbilt University
Matthew Leingang , Harvard University
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
Mark R. Parker , Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, I
2:15 p.m.
On the Representation of Certain Type of Real Numbers Using Combinatorial Identities.
Aklilu Zeleke* , Michigan State University
(1035-05-800)
2:30 p.m.
A New Proof of the Ballot Theorem.
Marc S. Renault* , Shippensburg University
(1035-05-730)
2:45 p.m.
A Family of Non-orientable matroids of rank three in a projective plane.
Rigoberto Florez* , University of South Carolina Sumter
David Forge , Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique Universite Paris-Sud.
(1035-05-1788)
3:00 p.m.
Eavesdropping on Graphs.
Jeffrey Stuart* , Pacific Lutheran University
(1035-05-1983)
3:15 p.m.
Matchwebs and their enumeration.
Tim Hsu , San Jose State University
Katherine Shelley* , San Jose State University
(1035-05-88)
3:30 p.m.
On $\gamma$-labeling almost-bipartite graphs.
Desiree L. Bowman* , Illinois State University
Saad I. El-Zanati , Illinois State University
Keri A. Sebesta , Illinois State University
(1035-05-1821)
3:45 p.m.
Forbidding and Enforcing Graphs.
Daniela Genova* , University of North Florida
Natasha Jonoska , University of South Florida
(1035-05-1760)
4:00 p.m.
Dynamic Domination in Graphs.
Ralucca Michelle Gera* , Naval Postgraduate School
Jean Blair , United States Military Academy West Point, NY
Horton Steve , United States Military Academy West Point, NY
(1035-05-66)
4:15 p.m.
Finite Groups of derangements on the n-cube.
Larry W Cusick* , California State University, Fresno
(1035-05-75)
4:30 p.m.
The Necklace Poset as a Symmetric Chain Order.
Kelly Kross Jordan* , University of South Carolina
J. Griggs , University of South Carolina
(1035-05-95)
4:45 p.m.
On the Tightness of the 5/14 Independence Ratio.
Christopher Carl Heckman* , Arizona State University
(1035-05-169)
5:00 p.m.
Adjacent vertex distinguishing edge-colorings of planar graphs with girth at least six.
Yuehua Bu , Zhejiang Normal University
Ko-Wei Lih* , Academia Sinica
Weifan Wang , Zhejiang Normal University
(1035-05-232)
5:15 p.m.
On Shephard's Conjecture for Special Classes of Polyhedra.
Pinciu Val* , Southern Comnnecticut State University
(1035-05-284)
5:30 p.m.
The solution to the partition reconstruction problem.
Maria J Monks* , MIT
(1035-05-286)
5:45 p.m.
Fixing numbers of hypercubes and hypercube variants.
Hannah L Breckbill* , Carleton College
(1035-05-303)
6:00 p.m.
On the feasible number of monochromatic triangles.
Brett Frankel* , Johns Hopkins University
Rebecca Payne , Pomona College
(1035-05-1381)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, II
2:15 p.m.
Completions of quantum coordinate rings.
Linhong Wang* , Temple University
(1035-16-432)
2:30 p.m.
Action of the symmetric group on the universal algebra related to factorization of noncommutative polynomials.
Colleen Duffy* , Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(1035-16-758)
2:45 p.m.
Characterization of Square-Free Rings.
Martin W Montgomery* , Piedmont College
(1035-16-1304)
3:00 p.m.
Classifications of Pseudo-Local Rings.
Jason P Huffman* , Georgia College & State University
(1035-16-1728)
3:15 p.m.
Centralizers in R. Thompson's group V.
Jenya Sapir* , University of Chicago
Alison Gordon , University of Delaware
(1035-20-594)
3:30 p.m.
More results on the capability of finite groups of class two and prime exponent.
Arturo Magidin* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-20-84)
3:45 p.m.
Cohomology Groups in Algebra and in Geometry.
Jorge Maciel* , The City University of New York-BMCC
(1035-20-237)
4:00 p.m.
Low-dimensional complex representations of odd characteristic symplectic groups.
Hung Ngoc Nguyen* , University of Florida
(1035-20-291)
4:15 p.m.
Continuous Control in Exact Non-Split Categories.
Timothy K Lance* , Francis Marion University
(1035-19-413)
4:30 p.m.
A brief introduction to cubulating groups.
Tim Hsu* , San Jose State University
(1035-20-175)
4:45 p.m.
On Some Subnormality Conditions in Metabelian Groups.
Luise-Charlotte Kappe* , SUNY at Binghamton
David Garrison , Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego
(1035-20-547)
5:00 p.m.
Null Decomposition of Conformal Algebras.
Daniela Mihai* , Carnegie Mellon University
(1035-20-257)
5:15 p.m.
Fast Fourier Transforms for Inverse Semigroups.
Martin Malandro* , Dartmouth College
(1035-20-401)
5:30 p.m.
Decomposing $p$-groups via Jordan algebras.
James B. Wilson* , University of Oregon
(1035-20-960)
5:45 p.m.
Frobenius complements of exponent dividing $2^m \cdot 9$.
Enrico Jabara , Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata, Universit\'{a} di Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italy
Peter Mayr* , Institut f\"ur Algebra, Johannes Kepler Universit\"at Linz, Austria
(1035-20-970)
6:00 p.m.
$S_n$-normal Semigroups of Partial Transformations.
Roberto Palomba* , University of Mary Washington
Sean Droms , University of Mary Washington
Janusz Konieczny , University of Mary Washington
(1035-20-976)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:55 p.m. AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II
2:15 p.m.
Population Models with Diffusion, Strong Allee Effect and Constant Yield Harvesting.
Jaffar Ali* , Mississippi State University
Ratnasingham Shivaji , Mississippi State University
Kellan Wampler , Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-35-81)
2:30 p.m.
Computation of the wave forces on a floating cylinder due to scattering and radiation due to surge, heave and pitch.
Dambaru Bhatta* , University of Texas-Pan American
(1035-35-283)
2:45 p.m.
On the Gevrey wave-front set of traces of CR functions on maximally real submanifolds.
Ziad Adwan , Texas University at Brownsville
Gustavo Hoepfner* , Temple University
(1035-35-447)
3:00 p.m.
Lower bounds for blow-up time in some porous medium problems.
Philip W Schaefer* , University of Tennessee
(1035-35-474)
3:15 p.m.
A constructive method for finding critical points of a Ginzburg-Landau type functional.
Parimah T Kazemi* , University of North Texas
(1035-35-258)
3:30 p.m.
Adjoint-Based Optimization Applied to a System of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
David C. Szurley* , Francis Marion University
(1035-35-690)
3:45 p.m.
Wave Scattering in In-homogeneous Strings.
Nezam Iraniparast* , Western Kentucky University
(1035-35-807)
4:00 p.m.
Infinitely Many Radially Symmetric Solutions to a Superlinear Dirichlet Problem in a Ball.
Sridevi Pudipeddi* , University of North Texas
(1035-35-821)
4:15 p.m.
Travelling Solution of a Variational Wave Equation on Two Space Dimension.
Tae-Wan Park* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-35-912)
4:30 p.m.
Coefficient recovery in parabolic initial boundary value problems.
Paul D DuChateau , Colorado State University
Trent C Kull* , Winthrop University
(1035-35-1057)
4:45 p.m.
Variatiohal Approach for Free Bboundary Problems: A Seepage Problem With Singularity.
Sadia M. Makky* , Owens College
Fadhel S. Fadhel , University of Baghdad
(1035-76-270)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, II
2:15 p.m.
New estimates for multidimensional Weyl sums.
Scott T. Parsell* , Butler University
(1035-11-1726)
2:30 p.m.
Sign Ambiguities.
Heon Kim* , Louisiana State University
(1035-11-1823)
2:45 p.m.
On the equation $X^{2p} +Y^{2p} =Z^{2p}$.
Adeniran Adeboye* , Howard University
(1035-11-1871)
3:00 p.m.
Class Numbers and Lengths of Hilbert Class Tower Fields.
Michael W Daub* , Williams College
(1035-11-1872)
3:15 p.m.
Approximating the $U_{11}$ operator on overconvergent modular forms.
Lloyd J Kilford* , University of Bristol
(1035-11-79)
3:30 p.m.
Sum of powers of integers and binomial coefficients.
George W Grossman* , Central Michigan University
Zinyun Zhu , Central Michigan University
(1035-11-309)
3:45 p.m.
On Solving the Diophantine Equation $ x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = n $.
Susil Kumar Jena* , KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
(1035-11-378)
4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic valuations of sequences satisying first order recurrences.
Luis A. Medina* , Tulane University
Tewodros Amdeberhan , Tulane University
Victor H. Moll , Tulane University
(1035-11-728)
4:15 p.m.
Waring's number in a finite field.
James Arthur Cipra* , Kansas State University
(1035-11-794)
4:30 p.m.
Poincar\'e Series of Weil and Igusa Type for Elliptic Curves.
Samuel Paul Ruth* , Northwestern University
(1035-11-127)
4:45 p.m.
A special case of rational thetas for terminating $\theta$-expansions.
Santanu Chakraborty* , University of Texas - Pan American
(1035-11-844)
5:00 p.m.
Singular Moduli of Shimura Curves.
Eric Errthum* , Winona State University
(1035-11-872)
5:15 p.m.
Error Zeta Function.
Abdul Hassen* , Rowan University
Hieu D Nguyen , Rowan University
(1035-11-905)
5:30 p.m.
A simple prime-generating recurrence.
Eric S. Rowland* , Rutgers University
(1035-11-986)
5:45 p.m.
Upper bounds for Discrete Moments of the Riemann Zeta-Function.
Micah B. Milinovich* , University of Rochester
(1035-11-1040)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. MAA Session on College Algebra: Concepts, Data, and Models, I
Organizers: Florence S. Gordon , New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Laurette Foster , Prairie A&M University
Mary R. Robinson , University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus
Yajun Yang , Farmingdale State University of New York
2:15 p.m.
Application of Dutch Curriculum Design Principles in College Algebra: Meaningful Contexts that Promote Mathematical Insight.
David C. Webb* , University of Colorado at Boulder
Henk van der Kooij , Freudenthal Institute, University of Utrecht
Monica Geist , Front Range Community College
(1035-D1-1931)
2:30 p.m.
The Impact of Curriculum Change on Teacher Practice: The Case of College Algebra.
Monica R. Geist* , Front Range Community College
David C. Webb , University of Colorado at Boulder
Henk van der Kooij , Freudenthal Institute
(1035-D1-832)
2:45 p.m.
Beat the Pumps with Algebra.
Kimberly J. Burch* , Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1035-D1-195)
3:00 p.m.
Integrating College Algebra Modularity and Technology.
Dale Magoun* , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Steve Richters , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Serpil Saydam , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Charlotte Owens , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Beth Smith , University of Lousiana at Monroe
(1035-D1-1845)
3:15 p.m.
Algebra, Guided Discovery and a handheld Computer Algebra System: The Perfect Trio.
Thomas Fox* , University of Houston-Clear Lake
(1035-D1-1680)
3:30 p.m.
Why Teach Transformations of Graphs?
Heidi Burgiel* , Bridgewater State College
Ward Heilman , Bridgewater State College
(1035-D1-591)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MAA Session on Curriculum Materials for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers, I
Organizers: Laurie J. Burton , Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Maria G. Fung , Western Oregon University
Klay T. Kruczek , Western Oregon University
2:15 p.m.
A Discrete Mathematics Course for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Bonnie Gold* , Monmouth University
(1035-H1-815)
2:35 p.m.
Using Precalculus and Calculus to Develop Mathematical Connections Surrounding Middle School Mathematics.
Theresa A. Jorgensen* , University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-H1-1091)
2:55 p.m.
Visual College Algebra for Middle School Teachers.
Laurie J. Burton* , Western Oregon University
(1035-H1-620)
3:15 p.m.
Promoting understanding of middle school mathematics.
Elizabeth George Bremigan , Ball State University
Ralph Bremigan* , Ball State University
John Lorch , Ball State University
(1035-H1-1074)
3:35 p.m.
Going 'Round in Circles.
Jeff McLean* , University of St. Thomas
(1035-H1-1087)
3:55 p.m.
Algebra for Elementary and Middle School Teachers:An Inquiry Approach.
Sheryl Stump* , Ball State University
Kay Roebuck , Ball State University
(1035-H1-1030)
4:15 p.m.
Supplemental Materials from Number Systems for Middle School Teachers.
Maura A. Murray* , Salem State College
(1035-H1-1271)
4:35 p.m.
Exploring Concepts of Euclidean Geometry Through Comparison with Spherical and Taxicab Geometries.
Maria G. Fung* , Western Oregon University
Tevian Dray , Oregon State Univeristy
David Damcke , University of Portland
Lyn Riverstone , Oregon State University
Dianne Hart , Oregon State University
(1035-H1-877)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:10 p.m. MAA Session on the Power of Inductive and Recursive Thinking
Organizers: William A. Marion , Valparaiso University bill.marion@valpo.edu
2:15 p.m.
Two Inquiry based learning tasks to help students think inductively and recursively.
Morton Brown* , University of Michigan
(1035-R1-1745)
2:30 p.m.
Using Integer Rods to Visualize Induction.
Elizabeth A. Burroughs* , Montana State University
(1035-R1-123)
2:45 p.m.
Induction: It's Only Natural.
J. Winston Crawley* , Shippensburg University of PA
Douglas E Ensley , Shippensburg University of PA
(1035-R1-1333)
3:00 p.m.
Examples of Inductive Reasoning and Recursive Thinking in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jialing Dai* , The University of the Pacific
(1035-R1-1808)
3:15 p.m.
Teaching Induction using Fractals.
David J Hunter* , Westmont College
(1035-R1-1817)
3:30 p.m.
Strong Induction.
Brian P. Kelly* , Bryant University
(1035-R1-1619)
3:45 p.m.
The Blarney's Party: An Exercise in Mathematical Induction.
Linda McGuire* , Muhlenberg College
Elyn Rykken , Muhlenberg College
(1035-R1-1258)
4:00 p.m.
Self-discovery Techniques for Bridging the Gap between Precalculus and Calculus.
Susan Schmoyer* , United States Military Academy
Heather A Jackson , United States Military Academy
(1035-R1-1901)
4:15 p.m.
Checkerboard Tiling and Mathematical Induction.
Melinda Schulteis* , Concordia University, Irvine
(1035-R1-985)
4:30 p.m.
Some Examples of Induction in Combinatorial Geometry.
Norton Starr* , Amherst College
(1035-R1-55)
4:45 p.m.
Patterns in Biology.
Anthony Tongen* , James Madison University
(1035-R1-1935)
5:00 p.m.
Using Spreadsheets to Help Students Think Recursively.
Robert P. Webber* , Longwood University
(1035-R1-317)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. MAA Session on Serving Students Who Have Taken Calculus in High School
Organizers: Ann E. Watkins , California State University, Northridge ann.watkins@csun.edu
Daniel J. Teague , North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
2:15 p.m.
Calculus in High School - The Numbers.
David Bressoud* , Macalester College
(1035-V1-860)
2:35 p.m.
A National Survey About the Choices Made by Students Who Take Calculus before 12th Grade.
Ann E. Watkins* , California State University, Northridge
(1035-V1-1130)
2:55 p.m.
A Creative Way for High Schools to Serve Post AP Mathematics Students.
Harrison W. Straley* , Wheaton College, Norton, MA
(1035-V1-753)
3:15 p.m.
Thematic Calculus: Approximations and Primes.
Shahriar Shahriari* , Pomona College
(1035-V1-1710)
3:35 p.m.
Graph Theory as an Introduction to Proofs Course for Post Calculus High School Students.
Daniel J Teague* , NC School of Science and Mathematics
(1035-V1-1716)
3:55 p.m.
Using Integrated First-Year College Mathematics Courses to Challenge and Motivate Students Who Have Had Calculus and to Level the Playing Field for Those Who Haven't.
John L. Scharf* , Carroll College
(1035-V1-1464)
4:15 p.m.
Foundations of Abstract Mathematics.
Suzanne Hamon* , John Burroughs School
(1035-V1-151)
4:35 p.m.
An Applied Calculus Course for Everyone.
Rachel M Dunwell* , Rhodes College
Christopher W Seaton , Rhodes College
(1035-V1-1630)
4:55 p.m.
Linear Algebra in High School.
Al Cuoco* , Centerfor Mathematics Education, EDC
(1035-V1-406)
5:15 p.m.
College ``Calculus" for students who have already had some Calculus.
Sarah-Marie Belcastro* , Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1035-V1-971)
5:35 p.m.
Linear Algebra at Strath Haven H.S.
Catherine Stambaugh* , Strath Haven H.S., Wallingford PA 19086
Stephen B Maurer , Swarthmore College
(1035-V1-922)
5:55 p.m.
Redesigning the Advanced Mathematics Program at the United States Military Academy.
Donald A. Outing* , United States Military Academy
Todd P. Retchless , United States Military Academy
Randy Boucher , United States Military Academy
(1035-V1-810)
6:15 p.m.
Selecting Students for the Advanced Mathematics Program At The United States Military Academy.
Todd P Retchless* , United States Military Academy
Randy Boucher , United States Military Academy
Donald A Outing , United States Military Academy
(1035-V1-191)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Real Analysis, I
Organizers: Erik O. Talvila , University College of the Fraser Valley erik.talvila@ucfv.ca
Robert W. Vallin , Slippery Rock University
James E. Peterson , Benedictine College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:50 p.m. MAA Session on Using Ideas from Asian Mathematics in the Classroom, II
Organizers: Victor J. Katz , University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
Kim L. Plofker , Brown University
Frank Swetz , Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
2:15 p.m.
A beginning college class reviews basic algebra by way of ancient and medieval Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, and Islam.
Rachelle M Ankney* , North Park Uninversity
(1035-X1-367)
2:35 p.m.
Origins of Trigonometric Functions.
Julie Belock , Salem State College
Kate McGivney* , Shippensburg University
(1035-X1-892)
2:55 p.m.
Use of Original Asian Sources in a Liberal Arts Class on the History of Mathematics.
Homer S White* , Georgetown College, Kentucky
(1035-X1-340)
3:15 p.m.
The Geometric Series: Visually.
Chiru Bhattacharya* , Randolph-Macon College
(1035-X1-546)
3:35 p.m.
``The Net of Numbers'': Combinatorics in Ancient India Engaging Early Examples for Contemporary Classrooms.
Clemency J. Montelle* , University of Canterbury, New Zealand
(1035-X1-1378)
3:55 p.m.
Kuttaka and Ta-Yen:a Comparison of Indian and Chinese Methods of Solving Linear Indeterminate Equations.
James F Kiernan* , Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY)
(1035-X1-482)
4:15 p.m.
Heavenly Mathematics: The Mathematics of the Chinese, Indian, and Islamic calendars.
Helmer Aslaksen* , National University of Singapore
(1035-X1-1444)
4:35 p.m.
A Sangaku problem with a western proof.
Michael Woltermann* , Washington and Jefferson College
Katelin Ennis , Washington and Jefferson College
Roman Wong , Washington and Jefferson College
(1035-X1-233)
4:55 p.m.
An Ancient View on Proportionality in Similar Triangles.
Jerry Lodder* , New Mexico State University
(1035-X1-557)
5:15 p.m.
Illustrating the use of The Nine Chapters in the classroom.
Joel Haack* , University of Northern Iowa
(1035-X1-928)
5:35 p.m.
The Gougu Theorem, etc. in a Euclidean Geometry class.
David Gove* , California State University, Bakersfield
(1035-X1-1405)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Cynthia J. Woodburn , Pittsburg State University
Peter Staab , Fitchburg State College
Albert W. Schueller , Whitman College
Leon Hardy , Valencia Community College
2:15 p.m.
Improving Student Performance in a Problem Solving Curriculum by Emphasizing Fundamental Mathematical Skills, a Follow-Up Discussion.
Heather A Jackson* , United States Military Academy
Gerald Kobylski , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-1897)
2:30 p.m.
Normal distribution as the limit of the binomial distribution -a graphical argument-.
Aldo R Maldonado* , Park University
(1035-Z1-1491)
2:45 p.m.
Sharing The Students' Classroom: Joint Teaching Tales.
Amy H Lin Erickson* , United States Military Academy
Leigh L Noble , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-1272)
3:00 p.m.
Simplicity of Endomorphism Centralizer Nearrings.
G. Alan Cannon* , Southeastern Louisiana University
Gary Walls , West Texas A&M University
(1035-Z1-2011)
3:15 p.m.
Efficacy of Peer-led Team Learning in Calculus I at Morehouse College.
John C. Merkel* , Morehouse College
(1035-Z1-1811)
3:30 p.m.
Differentiated Problem Solving for Prospective K-8 Teachers.
Trisha A Bergthold* , San Jose State University
David Foster , Robert Noyce Foundation
(1035-Z1-1152)
3:45 p.m.
Translating Euler's works: How to get your students' feet wet in undergraduate research.
Hieu D Nguyen* , Rowan University
Thomas Osler , Rowan University
(1035-Z1-806)
4:00 p.m.
Higher Math: An Introduction.
Jean Bee Chan* , Sonoma State University
(1035-Z1-963)
4:15 p.m.
Exploring Loci with Dynamic Geometry Software.
Owen D Byer , Eastern Mennonite University
Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer* , Eastern Mennonite University
(1035-Z1-1762)
4:30 p.m.
Augustus De Morgan: The Man Behind the Scenes.
Jesse W Byrne* , University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K Simmons , University of Central Oklahoma
(1035-Z1-210)
4:45 p.m.
Psychology, pedagogy and epistemology in context of secondary mathematics: A content course for secondary mathematics teachers.
Debasree Raychaudhuri* , California State University, Los Angeles
(1035-Z1-1982)
5:00 p.m.
Oreos and Experimental Design.
Michelle Everson* , University of Minnesota
(1035-Z1-321)
5:15 p.m.
From Chinese Mathematics to Calculus and Beyond.
Youyu Phillips* , Keystone College
(1035-Z1-1000)
5:30 p.m.
On the Distribution of the Number of Simplex Iterations to Optimality.
Susan Kim* , Claremont Graduate University
(1035-Z1-58)
5:45 p.m.
The potential of Cognitively Guided Instruction facets in the preparation of under-prepared and anxious students in 7th to 12th grades.
Stephen Max Lancaster* , California State University, Fullerton
(1035-Z1-889)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:40 p.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Analysis and Computation of Stochastic Equations
Organizers: Jack Xin , University of California Irvine jxin@math.uci.edu
2:15 p.m.
From Stochastic Variational Integrators to super-diffusive transport at uniform temperature with fluctuation-driven magnetic motors.
Houman Owhadi* , California Institute of Technology
Nawaf Bou-Rabee , Caltech
(1035-60-457)
2:45 p.m.
Inertial particles and explosive diffusions.
Leonid Piterbarg* , U
(1035-60-762)
3:15 p.m.
Almost sure stability for a stochastic beam equation.
Peter Baxendale* , University of Southern California
(1035-60-676)
3:45 p.m.
Reaction-diffusion fronts in random flows.
Jack Xin* , UC Irvine
(1035-35-792)
4:15 p.m.
Phase Transitions and Limit Reults for Homopolymers.
Michael C. Cranston* , University of California, Irvine
Stanislav Molchanov , UNiversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
(1035-60-1667)
4:45 p.m.
Nested Stochastic Simulation Algorithms for Chemical Kinetic Systems with Multiple Time Scales.
Di Liu* , Michigan State University
(1035-60-908)
5:15 p.m.
Time reversal and super-resolution in random medium.
Hongkai Zhao* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-65-830)
5:45 p.m.
Simulation and Measurement of Time-Reversal in an Indoor Environment using Wide-angle Antennas.
Peter Blomgren* , San Diego State University
(1035-35-1662)
6:15 p.m.
Monte Carlo simulations for 2-dimensional Maxwell equations in random media.
Chang-Yeol Jung* , The institute for Scientifice computing and Applied Mathematics
(1035-35-509)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Math on the Web, I
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA-Project NExT and Young Mathematicians Network Joint Poster Session
2:15 p.m.
Kevin E. Charlwood , Washburn University
Michael C. Axtell , Wabash College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. AMS Workshop: Part II
Grant writing in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Michelle Wagner , National Security Agency
Deborah F. Lockhart , National Science Foundation
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m. SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts Panel Discussion
Mathematics and Hollywood: A conversation with mathematical Hollywood writers and mathematics faculty.
Organizers:
Christopher Goff , University of the Pacific
Sarah J. Greenwald , Appalachian State University
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud , Macalester College
Ken Keeler , Futurama, 20th Century Fox
Alice Silverberg , University of California Irvine
Eric Weisstein , Wolfram Research, Inc.
Jeff Westbrook , The Simpsons, 20th Century Fox
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m. MAA Committee on Graduate Students-Young Mathematicians Network Joint Panel Discussion
How to interview for a job in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid , University of Iowa
Panelists:
Allen Butler , Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
Sharon M. Clarke , Pepperdine University
James H. Freeman , Cornell College
Sarah Ann Stewart , Belmont University
David C. Manderscheid ,
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m. MAA Session for Chairs
What every chair should know about NSF funding.
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy , Purde University Calumet
Daniel P. Maki , Indiana University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. AWM Panel Discussion
The unseen AWM opportunities
Moderators:
Cathy Kessel , Berkeley, CA
Panelists:
Victoria E. Howle , Sandia National Laboratiries
Elizabeth G. Yanik , Emporia State University
Rachel A. Kuske , University of British Columbia
Suzanne Lenhart , University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cathy Kessel ,
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. MAA Section Officers
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Session for Math Club Advisors
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:20 p.m.-4:10 p.m. MAA Invited Address
Mathematics and the law: The apportionment of the House of Representatives.
Paul H. Edelman* , Vanderbilt University
(1035-A0-18)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. AWM Business Meeting
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m.-5:50 p.m. MAA Committee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Tracking our students from college algebra to calculus: Where they come from, where they go, and where they don't.
Organizers:
Sheldon P. Gordon , Farmingdale State College
Panelists:
Barbara E. Edwards , Oregon State University
Steven R. Dunbar , University of Nebraska
Aimee Ellington , Virginia Commonwealth University
Scott Herriott , Maharishi International University
Mercedes McGowen , William Rainey Harper College
William A. Wallter , University of Houston-Downtown
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m.-5:10 p.m. MAA Panel Discussion
Engaging students in college mathematics courses.
Organizers:
Juli D'Ann Ratheal , West Texas A&M University
Panelists:
James A. Epperson , Universit of Texas-Arlington
Winifred A. Mallam , Texas Woman's University
Kimberly M. Childs , Stephen F. Austin State University
Bowen Brawner , Tarleton State University
Rebecca Walls , West Texas A&M University
Juli D'Ann Ratheal ,
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Organizers: David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh , Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Reception for Undergraduate Students and Math Club Advisors
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Guest Lecture and Business Meeting
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. AMS Special Presentation on Congressional Fellowships
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin, III , AMS
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematics single variable calculus course.
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari , Pomona College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme , Spelman College
Colm K. Mulcahy , Spelman College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari , University of California Irvine
Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. MAA Special Film Presentation
Flatland: The Movie.
Organizers:
Thomas F. Banchoff , Brown University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
Help for undergraduates: Negotiating the Joint Meetings.
Organizers:
Elizabeth Mayfield , Hood College
Panelists:
Dan Kalman , American University
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants
The AMS and MAA warmly invite these special groups to meet the leadership of your sponsoring organization.
Sunday January 6, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Guest Lecture, Business Meeting, and Reception
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
Dancing mathematics and the mathematics of dance.
Organizers:
Sarah-Marie Belcastro , Smith College
Karl Schaffer , DeAnza College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Randomness---A computational complexity view.
Avi Wigderson* , Institute for Advanced Study
(1035-68-01)
Monday January 7, 2008
Monday January 7, 2008, 7:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Employment Register
Monday January 7, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Monday January 7, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-11:55 a.m. AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, I
7:45 a.m.
The Bundle Theorem in Laguerre Geometry--A Synthetic Approach.
Robert D Knight* , Ohio University, Chillicothe
(1035-51-1178)
8:00 a.m.
On $m$-accretive Schr\"odinger operators with singular potentials on Riemannian manifolds.
Ognjen Milatovic* , University of North Florida
(1035-58-1306)
8:15 a.m.
Liouville properties, stochastic completeness, and self-adjointness.
Jun Masamune* , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(1035-58-1611)
8:30 a.m.
Small Time Heat Kernel Behavior for Riemannian Polytopal Complexes.
Melanie Anne Pivarski* , Texas A&M University
(1035-58-1852)
8:45 a.m.
Fixed hypersurfaces of holomorphic $\mathbb{C}^*$ actions on exotic complex projective spaces.
Ryan Brown* , Georgia College & State University
(1035-53-1598)
9:00 a.m.
Hypersurfaces of low type in real space forms via the immersions by projectors.
Ivko M Dimitric* , Penn State University Fayette
(1035-53-1666)
9:15 a.m.
The Geometry of Landmark-based Shape Manifolds.
Mario Micheli* , Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
(1035-53-1172)
9:30 a.m.
Gromov-Lawson concordance implies isotopy.
Mark G Walsh* , University of Oregon
(1035-53-1831)
9:45 a.m.
On the classification of low-dimensional fixed point homogeneous Riemannian manifolds with nonnegative sectional curvature.
Fernando Galaz-Garcia* , University of Maryland, College Park
(1035-53-1180)
10:00 a.m.
On the moduli space of triply periodic minimal surfaces.
Adam G. Weyhaupt* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035-53-2006)
10:15 a.m.
Nonorientable Contact Structures on 3-manifolds.
David H Crombecque* , Bryn Mawr College
(1035-57-428)
10:30 a.m.
Menasco Normal Form and Recognizing Unknot Diagrams.
Chan-Ho Suh* , University of California, Davis
(1035-57-1441)
10:45 a.m.
Torus leveling for $(1,1)$ knots.
Arim Seo* , University of Oklahoma
(1035-57-1601)
11:00 a.m.
The self-linking of algebraic knots.
Alan Durfee* , Mount Holyoke College
(1035-57-1743)
11:15 a.m.
An invariant for flat virtual knots.
Neil R. Nicholson* , William Jewell College
(1035-57-161)
11:30 a.m.
Isoperimetric Inequalities on Manifolds with Density.
Max D. Engelstein* , Yale University
(1035-51-1879)
11:45 a.m.
Nonarchimedean Cantor Set and String.
Hung Lu* , Hawaii Pacific University
Michel L. Lapidus , University of California, Riverside
(1035-51-71)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. AMS-ASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, III
Organizers: Christian Rosendal , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic , University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, I
Organizers: Jennifer R. Daniel , Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck , North Carolina State University
8:00 a.m.
Making the Lie correspondence effective for algebraic groups in characteristic 0.
Willem A. de Graaf* , University of Trento
(1035-20-288)
8:30 a.m.
A new approach to computing generators for the centralizer of $K$ in the universal enveloping algebra of $\mathfrak g$.
Steven Glenn Jackson , University of Massachusetts Boston
Alfred G. No\"el* , University of Massachusetts Boston
(1035-22-193)
9:00 a.m.
Computational Problems Concerning Kac-Moody Algebras and Groups.
William Casselman* , University of British Columbia
(1035-20-1035)
9:30 a.m.
Some invariant theoretic computations related to quantum computing.
Nolan R Wallach* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-22-1409)
10:00 a.m.
Spin Flips and KAK Decompositions.
Stephen S. Bullock* , IDA Center for Computing Sciences
(1035-81-624)
10:30 a.m.
Compact symmetric spaces, triangular factorization, and Cayley coordinates.
Derek Habermas* , SUNY Potsdam
(1035-22-1374)
11:00 a.m.
Combinatorics of Blattner's formula.
Jeb F. Willenbring* , University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Gregg J. Zuckerman , Yale University
(1035-22-240)
11:30 a.m.
Tau signatures, cells and nilpotent orbits.
B. Binegar* , Oklahoma State University
(1035-22-1764)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Stochastic, Large-Scale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, I
Organizers: Aghalaya S. Vatsala , University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde , University of Texas at Arlington
8:00 a.m.
Stochastic Systems: A Class of Hybrid Systems.
G. S. Ladde* , University of South Florida at Tampa
(1035-60-1084)
8:30 a.m.
Interacting Markovian systems.
Andrzej Korzeniowski* , UT Arlington
(1035-60-1489)
9:00 a.m.
Stochastic Modeling of Global Warming Entities.
Chris P. Tsokos* , University of South Florida at Tampa
(1035-60-1226)
9:30 a.m.
Restoration the Coefficient in Euler-Bernoulli Equation from Over-posed Data.
Tchavdar T. Marinov* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Aghalaya S. Vatsala , University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
(1035-34-418)
10:00 a.m.
The Semilinear Evolution Equation for American Contingent Claims: Successive Approximations and Bounds.
Valery A. Kholodnyi* , Platts Analytics
(1035-91-392)
10:30 a.m.
A Numerical Comparison of Three State Estimation Schemes Applied to a Nonlinear Stochastic System.
Elaine T. Hale* , Rice University
(1035-93-1135)
11:00 a.m.
Uniqueness of weak solutions of semilinear wave equations with interior-boundary supercritical sources and damping.
Lorena Bociu* , University of Virginia
(1035-35-361)
11:30 a.m.
Improved Generalized Quasilinearization Method and Rapid Convergence for Nonlinear Volterra Integral Equations.
Tanya G. Melton* , LSU at Alexandria
Aghalaya S. Vatsala , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-45-338)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Time-Frequency Analysis: Hilbert Huang Transform and Wavelet Analysis, I
Organizers: Yuesheng Xu , Syracuse University yxu06@syr.edu
Sherman D. Riemenschneider , West Virginia University
Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University
8:00 a.m.
Basic Elements of Empirical Mode Decomposition and Hilbert Spectral Analysis.
Norden E Huang* , National Central University
(1035-41-2014)
9:00 a.m.
A characterization of wavelet frames by the multiplicative Zak transform.
John J. Benedetto* , Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Wojciech Czaja , University of Maryland, College Park
Justin C. Flake , University of Maryland, College Park
(1035-42-656)
9:30 a.m.
Quantization for Finite Frame Expansions and the White Noise Hypothesis.
Yang Wang* , Michigan State University
(1035-94-1807)
10:00 a.m.
Image analysis using two-dimensional empirical mode decomposition.
Lixin Shen* , Syracuse University
(1035-94-2009)
10:30 a.m.
Decomposition into Intrinsic Mode Functions.
Vesselin I Vatchev* , The University of Texas at Brownsville
(1035-41-1767)
11:00 a.m.
Hilbert-Huang Transform and signals with positive instantaneous frequency.
Daniel R Van Vliet* , West Virginia University
(1035-41-1673)
11:30 a.m.
Orthonormal Bases with Nonlinear Phase.
Tao Qian , FST, University of Macau
Rui Wang , Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yuesheng Xu , Syracuse University
Haizhang Zhang* , Syracuse University
(1035-41-422)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, III
Organizers: Linda J. S. Allen , Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lih-Ing W. Roeger , Texas Tech University
8:00 a.m.
Species disappearance: a combination of infectious disease and Allee effect?
Horst R Thieme* , Arizona State University
(1035-92-430)
8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Analysis of the Interaction of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes and Epithelial Cells in the Influenza Infection.
Abdessamad Tridane* , Arizona State university
Karl P Hadeler , Arizona State University
Yang Kuang , Arizona State University
(1035-92-63)
9:00 a.m.
Heterogeneous mixing in epidemic models.
Fred Brauer* , University of British Columbia
(1035-92-452)
9:30 a.m.
Spatial patterns in a discrete-time epidemic patch model.
Linda J.S. Allen , Texas Tech University
Yuan Lou , The Ohio State University
Andrew L Nevai* , Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
(1035-92-955)
10:00 a.m.
SIR Models with Square-Root Dynamics.
Ronald E Mickens* , Clark Atlanta University
(1035-39-234)
10:30 a.m.
The 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic in England and Wales: Spatial Patterns in Transmissibility and Mortality Impact.
Gerardo Chowell* , Arizona State University
Luis MA Bettencourt , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Niall Johnson , Sidney Sussex College
Wladimir Alonso , Fogarty International Center
Cecile Viboud , Fogarty International Center
(1035-92-403)
11:00 a.m.
Malaria Model In Seasonal Environments.
Bassidy Dembele* , Howard University
Avner Friedman , Ohio State University
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu , Howard University
(1035-34-619)
11:30 a.m.
Continuous-time predator-prey models with parasites.
Sophia Jang* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
James Baglama , University of Rhode Island
(1035-92-1596)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers: Janet Striuli , University of Nebraska, Lincoln jstriuli2@math.unl.edu
Sean M. Sather-Wagstaff , North Dakota State University
Lars Winther Christensen , Texas Tech University
8:00 a.m.
Ascent of module structures, vanishing of Ext, and extended modules.
Anders J. Frankild , University of Copenhagen
Sean Sather-Wagstaff , North Dakota State University
Roger Wiegand* , University of Nebraska
(1035-13-715)
8:30 a.m.
Hilbert Functions for Ext-Modules.
Andrew Crabbe* , University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Janet Striuli , University of Nebraska - Lincoln
(1035-13-1136)
9:00 a.m.
On the projective dimension of four quadrics.
Bahman Engheta* , University of California
(1035-13-1880)
9:30 a.m.
Vanishing conditions which force regularity in local rings of prime characteristic.
Ian Aberbach , University of Missouri
Jinjia Li* , Syracuse University
(1035-13-1068)
10:00 a.m.
On the nonrigidity of Frobenius.
Jinjia Li , Syracuse University
Claudia Miller* , Syracuse University
(1035-13-1392)
10:30 a.m.
Cohomology of connected sums of artinian Gorenstein rings.
Luchezar L Avramov , University of Nebraska - Lincoln
W. Frank Moore* , University of Nebraska - Lincoln
(1035-13-1512)
11:00 a.m.
Contracting Endomorphisms and Gorenstein Modules.
Hamid Rahmati* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-13-1141)
11:30 a.m.
On homological properties of Gorenstein rings.
David A Jorgensen* , University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-13-1332)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Monotone Discrete Dynamical Systems with Applications, I
Organizers: M. R. S. Kulenovic , University of Rhode Island kulenm@math.uri.edu
Orlando Merino , University of Rhode Island
Hal L. Smith , Arizona State University
8:00 a.m.
Global Bifurcation for Competitive Systems in the Plane.
Orlando Merino* , University of Rhode Island
Mustafa Kulenovic , University of Rhode Island
(1035-39-1027)
8:30 a.m.
Positive Difference Equations with Several Equilibrium Points: Attractivity and Basins of Attraction.
Ann Brett* , University of Rhode Island
M. R. S. Kulenovic , University of Rhode Island
(1035-37-899)
9:00 a.m.
On the Global Behavior of Nonnegative Solutions to $x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha +\beta\,x_{n}+\gamma\,x_{n-1}}{A+B\,x_{n}+C\,x_{n-1}}$ with positive parameters.
Sukanya Basu* , University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino , University of Rhode Island
(1035-39-1242)
9:30 a.m.
Non-hyperbolic Dynamics for Competitive Systems in the Plane.
M. R. S. Kulenovic* , University of Rhode Island
Dz. Burgic , University of Tuzla
Senada Kalabusic , University of Sarajevo
(1035-37-859)
10:00 a.m.
A nonautonomous model with Allee effect.
Saber N Elaydi* , Trinity University
(1035-39-1996)
10:30 a.m.
Existence, uniqueness and asymptotic phase in the carrying simplex for certain competitive maps.
Morris W Hirsch* , University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin, Madison
(1035-37-209)
11:00 a.m.
Global Stability for Mixed Monotone Systems.
Hal L Smith* , Arizona State University
(1035-37-942)
11:30 a.m.
Two Applications of Monotone Systems to Quasilinear Elliptic Problems.
Peter Takac* , University of Rostock, Germany
(1035-35-1073)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, III
Organizers: Peter W. Jones , Yale University jones@math.yale.edu, peterwjones@comcast.net
James G. Glimm , SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale , Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Mathematics for Teaching: Educating Elementary and Middle School Teachers for Success, I
Organizers: Babette M. Benken , California State University, Long Beach bbenken@csulb.edu
Lynn C. McGrath , University of San Diego
Perla L. Myers , University of San Diego
8:00 a.m.
Evaluating Mathematics Courses for Elementary Teachers: Mathematical Knowledge and Dispositions for Teaching.
Jim Gleason* , The University of Alabama
(1035-97-73)
8:30 a.m.
Mathematics classes for elementary and middle school teacher certification.
Raven S. McCrory* , Michigan State University
(1035-97-549)
9:00 a.m.
The Mathematics Semester: Educating Future Elementary Teachers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
W. James Lewis* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ruth Heaton , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-97-1813)
9:30 a.m.
Using Technology to Build Understanding in Teaching and Learning Mathematics.
Laurie J. Riggs* , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1035-97-412)
10:00 a.m.
Non-traditional Content Courses for Prospective and Practicing Mathematics Teachers: A Unique Program.
Babette M. Benken* , California State University, Long Beach
Lindsay Tartre , California State University, Long Beach
(1035-97-1418)
10:30 a.m.
Focusing on Justification in the Context of Computation: A First Course for Prospective Teachers.
Kate Kline* , Western Michigan University
Theresa J Grant , Western Michigan University
Judy Flowers , University of Michigan-Dearborn
(1035-97-582)
11:30 a.m.
Oakland/East Bay Middle School Math Circle.
Brandy S. Wiegers* , University of California, Davis
(1035-97-134)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Conformally Flat Lorentzian Manifolds, I
Organizers: Virginie Charette , Universit\'e de Sherbrooke virginie.charette@usherbrooke.ca
William M. Goldman , University of Maryland
Karin H. Melnick , Yale University
Kevin Scannel , Saint Louis University
8:00 a.m.
Conformal actions of nilpotent Lie groups on compact Lorentz manifolds.
Karin Melnick* , Yale University
Charles Frances , Universite Paris-Sud XI
(1035-53-1414)
8:30 a.m.
Admissible Decomposition of Complex Projective Structures.
Shinpei Baba* , UC Davis
(1035-53-1171)
9:00 a.m.
Earthquakes on hyperbolic surfaces with geodesic boundary and multi black holes.
Francesco Bonsante* , Universita degli Studi di Pavia
(1035-53-726)
10:00 a.m.
Actions on Hermitian symmetric spaces.
Alessandra Iozzi* , ETH Zurich
(1035-22-1193)
10:30 a.m.
Fundamental domains of properly convex real projective structures.
Jaejeong Lee* , University of California, Davis
(1035-53-1399)
11:00 a.m.
Holomorphic Riemannian metrics on compact complex 3-manifolds.
Abdelghani Zeghib* , CNRS, UMPA, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
(1035-51-992)
11:30 a.m.
Rigidity of boundaries in conformal Lorentz geometry.
Charles Frances* , Universit\'e Paris-Sud
(1035-51-853)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Voting Theory, I
Organizers: Michael A. Jones , Montclair State University jonesm@mail.montclair.edu
Eric I. Gottlieb , Rhodes College
Brian P. Hopkins , Saint Peter's College
8:00 a.m.
Symmetry of Nonparametric Statistical Tests on Three Samples.
Anna E Bargagliotti* , University of Mephis
Donald G Saari , University of California Irvine
(1035-62-280)
8:30 a.m.
A geometric approach to judgement aggregation.
Christian Klamler* , University of Graz
Daniel Eckert , University of Graz
(1035-91-608)
9:00 a.m.
A voting rule based on the spatial median.
William S. Zwicker* , Union College
(1035-91-716)
9:30 a.m.
Applications of Topology to Decisions.
Jason Kronewetter* , University of California, Irvine
Donald G Saari , University of California, Irvine
(1035-91-1177)
10:00 a.m.
How to Elect A Representative Committee using Approval Balloting.
D. Marc Kilgour* , Wilfrid Laurier University
Steven J. Brams , New York University
M. Remzi Sanver , Istanbul Bilgi University
(1035-91-596)
10:30 a.m.
Are Societies Agreeable?
Francis Edward Su* , Harvey Mudd College
Kristen Huff , Harvey Mudd College
Alex Izsak , University of British Columbia
(1035-91-1857)
11:00 a.m.
Voting Systems That Combine Approval and Preference.
Steven J. Brams* , New York University
M. Remzi Sanver , Istanbul Bilgi University
(1035-91-316)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, I
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid , California State University, San Marcos
8:00 a.m.
Cost parameterization in dynamic location problems.
D. Jacob Wildstrom* , University of Louisville
(1035-05-351)
8:30 a.m.
Graphs with Champions.
W. D. Wallis* , Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(1035-05-83)
9:00 a.m.
Bootstrap percolation in regular graphs.
Jacques A Verstraete* , University of California San Diego
(1035-05-1443)
9:30 a.m.
Spectra of $(3,6)$-Fullerenes.
Matt DeVos , Simon Fraser University
Luis Goddyn* , Simon Fraser University
Robert \v{S}\'amal , Simon Fraser University
Bojan Mohar , Simon Fraser Universtiy
(1035-05-174)
10:00 a.m.
The search for cages of girth 5 and 7.
Allen J Schwenk* , Western Michigan University
(1035-05-756)
10:30 a.m.
How Useful is the Mathematics Subject Classification? Share Your Ideas on Improving It!
Jerrold W. Grossman* , Oakland University and Mathematical Reviews
(1035-05-354)
11:00 a.m.
The Distinguishing Chromatic Number.
Karen L. Collins , Wesleyan University
Mark Hovey , Wesleyan University
Ann N. Trenk* , Wellesley College
(1035-05-858)
11:30 a.m.
Distance graph -- $p$-adic approach.
Jeong-Hyun Kang* , University of West Georgia
Hiren Maharaj , Clemson University
(1035-05-1163)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, I
Organizers: Ling Long , Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
Wen-Ching Winnie Li , Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu , University of Pennsylvania
8:00 a.m.
Modularity of certain K3-fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds.
Noriko Yui* , Queen's University
(1035-14-572)
8:30 a.m.
Zeta-functions and L-series of certain Calabi-Yau threefolds.
Yasuhiro Goto* , Hokkaido Univ. of Education
(1035-11-995)
9:00 a.m.
Cuspidal divisor class groups of the modular curves $X_1(N)$.
Yifan Yang* , National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
(1035-11-529)
9:30 a.m.
Heights of higher weight Heegner cycles.
Hui Xue* , Clemson University
(1035-11-882)
10:00 a.m.
Dyson's challenge for the future: The mock theta functions.
Ken Ono* , University of Wisconsin at Madison
(1035-11-515)
10:30 a.m.
Odd coefficients of weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren* , University of Illinois
Matthew Boylan , University of South Carolin
(1035-11-1682)
11:00 a.m.
Half-integral weight Maass form correspondences and vector valued forms.
Amanda Folsom* , University of Wisconsin, Madison
(1035-11-1275)
11:30 a.m.
Traces of singular values of Maass forms.
William Duke , UCLA
Paul Jenkins* , UCLA
(1035-11-1286)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, III
Organizers: Nitu Kitchloo , University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen , Stanford University
James P. Lin , University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts , University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner , University of California Berkeley
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
Wavelets and applications: A multidisciplinary undergraduate course with an emphasis on scientific computing.
Organizers:
Patrick J. Van Fleet , University of St. Thomas
David K. Ruch , Metropolitan State College of Denver
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, I
8:00 a.m.
A $g$-function and Hermite expansion.
Javad Namazi* , Fairleigh Dickinson University
(1035-28-1218)
8:15 a.m.
``Lifting" Bailey pairs to WP-Bailey pairs.
James McLaughlin , West Chester University of PA
Andrew V Sills , Georgia Southern University
Peter J Zimmer* , West Chester University of PA
(1035-33-1612)
8:30 a.m.
Harmonic functions via restricted mean-value theorems.
Mohammad Javaheri* , University of Oregon
(1035-31-1818)
8:45 a.m.
Oscillation of second-order forced functional dynamic equations with oscillatory potentials.
Douglas R Anderson* , Concordia College-Moorhead
(1035-34-40)
9:00 a.m.
Positive solutions of second-order nonlinear differential equations.
Zhivko S. Athanassov* , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(1035-34-349)
9:15 a.m.
Zeta Functions of Multifractals.
John A. Rock* , California State University, Stanislaus
(1035-00-1476)
9:30 a.m.
Dynamics and stability of impulsive hybrid set valued delay integro-differential equations.
Seenith Sivasundaram* , Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
(1035-34-385)
9:45 a.m.
Preliminary Results on Two New Oscillatory Functions: Lcn(t) and Lsn(t).
Ronald E Mickens* , Clark Atlanta University
(1035-34-387)
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Optimal Selling Rules in a Regime-Switching Exponential Gaussian Diffusion Model.
Paul Eloe* , University of Dayton
Ruihua Liu , University of Dayton
(1035-34-937)
10:30 a.m.
Uniqueness Implies Existence for Nonlinear Conjugate-Like Boundary Value Problems.
Jeffrey A. Ehme* , Spelman College
Aprillya Lanz , Virginia Military Institute
(1035-34-1081)
10:45 a.m.
Stepanov-like Almost Automorphic Solutions of Semilinear Evolution Equations with Deviated Argument.
Haewon Lee , Dillard University
Hadi Alkahby* , Dillard University
Gaston N'Guérékata , Morgan State University
(1035-34-1112)
11:00 a.m.
Blow-up Behavior of Solutions for Riccati Initial-Value Problems.
Nadejda Dyakevich* , California State University at San Bernardino
Sarah Bahk , California State University at San Bernardino
Stefan Johnson , California State University at San Bernardino
(1035-34-1809)
11:15 a.m.
$\Gamma$-Convergence Approximation to Piecewise Smooth Medical Image Segmentation.
Jung-Ha An* , California State University, Stanislaus
Mikael Rousson , Siemens Corporate Research, Imaging and Visualization dept
Chenyang Xu , Siemens Corporate Research, Imaging and Visualization dept
(1035-49-1492)
11:30 a.m.
Sufficient Conditions for the Existence of (Bi)Simulation Relations for Nonlinear Control Systems.
Munteanu Laura* , University of Oklahoma
(1035-49-1860)
11:45 a.m.
An $L^p$ Inequality for Polynomials.
Mohammed A. Qazi* , Tuskegee University
(1035-41-843)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, I
8:00 a.m.
Dynamical Behavior of a Two-Inhibin Model for Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle.
R. Drew Pasteur* , North Carolina State University
James F. Selgrade , North Carolina State University
(1035-92-449)
8:15 a.m.
Numerical Methods for an Immunology Model Using Reaction-Diffusion Equations with Stochastic Source Terms.
Timothy A Lucas* , Duke University
(1035-92-1080)
8:30 a.m.
Modeling aspects of neural-glial networks.
Anne J. Catlla* , Duke University
(1035-92-1373)
8:45 a.m.
Three-Dimensional Internal Source Primary Root Growth Model.
Brandy S. Wiegers* , University of California, Davis
Angela Y. Cheer , University of California, Davis
Wendy K. Silk , University of California, Davis
(1035-92-69)
9:00 a.m.
Nonlinear dynamics of a double bilipid membrane.
Christine Sample* , Northwestern University
Alexander Golovin , Northwestern University
(1035-92-254)
9:15 a.m.
Harvesting in biological populations: models and analysis.
Natalia Hritonenko* , Prairie View A&M University
Renan Ulrich Goetz , Universitat de Girona
Yuri Yatsenko , Houston Baptist University
Angels Xabadia , Universitat de Girona
(1035-92-322)
9:30 a.m.
A model of the acute inflammatory response with immune mediators in both the blood and tissue and the effects of linking multiple tissue units to the same blood compartment.
Angela Reynolds* , University of Pittsburgh
Gilles Clermont , Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Rubin , University of Pittsburgh
G. Bard Ermentrout , University of Pittsburgh
(1035-92-1169)
9:45 a.m.
Conditions under which Vectors Develope Resistance to Spray.
Jemal S. Mohammed-Awel* , Valdosta State University
Blayneh W. Kebenesh , Florida A and M University
(1035-92-285)
10:00 a.m.
A New Mathematical Model of Schistosomiasis.
Ruijun Zhao* , Purdue University
Fabio A. Milner , Purdue University
(1035-92-337)
10:15 a.m.
Stability analysis of a model of atherogensis: An energy estimate approach.
L R Ritter* , Southern Polytechnic State University
A I Ibragimov , Texas Tech University
J R Walton , Texas A & M University
C J McNeal , Department of Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital
(1035-92-359)
10:30 a.m.
The Role of Time Dependence in the Exchange of Oxygen and Substrates in a Multi-Capillary System of the Skeletal Muscle.
Akongnwi C Mformbele* , Georgia Gwinnett College, University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA30043
(1035-92-788)
10:45 a.m.
The interplay of abstinence and infertility with the existence of sub-threshold endemic states in epidemic models of persistent sexually transmitted diseases.
Daniel Maxin* , Valparaiso University
(1035-92-1164)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m. AMS Session on Abstract Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory, I
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m. MAA Session on College Algebra: Concepts, Data, and Models, II
Organizers: Florence S. Gordon , New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Laurette Foster , Prairie A&M University
Mary R. Robinson , University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus
Yajun Yang , Farmingdale State University of New York
8:00 a.m.
Factors that Shape Community College Mathematics Faculty Members' Reasoning About College Algebra Reform: A Multiple Case Study.
Helen E Burn* , Highline Community College
(1035-D1-398)
8:20 a.m.
Phase Two In Developing Effective Teaching Techniques For Undergraduate College Algebra Courses.
Jonathan P Lambright* , Savannah State University
(1035-D1-1255)
8:40 a.m.
A Modeling Alternative to College Algebra--Lessons Learned.
Mary Ellen Davis* , Georgia Perimeter College
(1035-D1-723)
9:00 a.m.
Redesigning College Algebra: Combining Educational Theory, Forward Thinking Pedagogy and Web-Based Learning to Improve Student Performance.
Gary W. Hagerty* , Black Hills State University
Stan S. Smith , Black Hills State University
Danielle Marie Goodwin , Penn State Erie
(1035-D1-1411)
9:20 a.m.
Time to Change the Name.
Sol Garfunkel* , COMAP
(1035-D1-1262)
9:40 a.m.
A Taxonomy of Mathematical Modeling in High School.
Eric Robinson* , Ithaca College
John C Maceli , Ithaca College
(1035-D1-1248)
10:00 a.m.
Environmental Mathematics Modeling in Connections: College Algebra and English Composition.
Ken Smith , Indianan University South Bend
Morteza Shafii-Mousavi* , Indiana University South Bend
(1035-D1-201)
10:20 a.m.
An Inconvenient Truth: College Algebra courses study applications from climate change in a campus wide teach-in at Framingham State College.
Victoria A Sapko* , Framingham State College
(1035-D1-1029)
10:40 a.m.
Honey, I Shrunk the Dollar.
Ronald J Harshbarger* , University of South Carolina - Beaufort
Lisa S. Yocco , Georgia Southern University
(1035-D1-1393)
11:00 a.m.
Shocking Applications of Mathematical Modeling in the Undergraduate Classroom.
Christopher M. Smith* , United States Military Academy at West Point
Jon Roginski , United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035-D1-1761)
11:20 a.m.
Mathematics in Industry.
Caroline Maher Boulis* , Lee University
(1035-D1-350)
11:40 a.m.
Developing Algebraic Understanding With Excel.
Eileen Fernandez* , Montclair State University
(1035-D1-1494)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Crossing the ``Bridge to Higher Mathematics": What Works and Why, II
Organizers: George J. Davis , Georgia State University gdavis@gsu.edu
8:00 a.m.
Logic and Axiomatics at King's College: A Bridge Course for First Semester Freshmen.
Joseph Evan* , King's College
Anthony D Berard , King's College
(1035-F1-1219)
8:20 a.m.
A Sophomore-Level Transition Course: from Conception to Maturity.
Michael A Jones , Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Aruo Mukherjee* , Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
(1035-F1-1243)
8:40 a.m.
Student Generated Examples of Proof Techniques.
Morteza Seddighin* , Indiana University East
(1035-F1-1257)
9:00 a.m.
Learning to Be a Mathematician.
David C Haines* , Bates College
(1035-F1-1331)
9:20 a.m.
Repercussions of Eliminating a Bridge Course.
Jeremy Case* , Taylor University
(1035-F1-1338)
9:40 a.m.
Active Learning in a Bridge Course.
Magnhild Lien* , California State University Northridge
Katherine Stevenson , California State University Northridge
(1035-F1-1362)
10:00 a.m.
Teachers, Majors, Data Structures Takers: Learning proofs in a very mixed class.
Terry A Loring* , University of New Mexico
(1035-F1-1425)
10:20 a.m.
A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics.
Tom Richmond* , Western Kentucky University
(1035-F1-1495)
10:40 a.m.
Inquiry based learning in a proofs course.
Feryal Alayont* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-F1-1847)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m. MAA Session on Demos and Strategies with Technology that Enhance Teaching and Learning Mathematics, I
Organizers: David R. Hill , Temple University dhill001@temple.edu
Scott Greenleaf , University of New England
Mary L. Platt , Salem State College
Lila F. Roberts , Georgia College \& State University
8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Opportunities in Robotics.
Jong H Chung* , United States Military Academy
(1035-I1-1359)
8:20 a.m.
Ramanujan and Fourier with GeoGebra.
David Fowler* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-I1-884)
8:40 a.m.
Visualizing Lagrange multipliers: a discovery approach to constrained optimization.
Elisha Peterson* , United States Military Academy
(1035-I1-1195)
9:00 a.m.
Demos and Strategies that work in a Mathematical Modeling Course.
William P Fox* , Naval Postgraduate School
(1035-I1-580)
9:20 a.m.
Sliding Into Calculus Lab.
Roland B Minton* , Roanoke College
(1035-I1-1690)
9:40 a.m.
A Java Simulator for Voting Methods.
Richard E Klima* , Appalachian State University
(1035-I1-62)
10:00 a.m.
Spreadsheet-based Modeling and Applications.
Morteza Shafii-Mousavi* , Indiana University South Bend
(1035-I1-106)
10:20 a.m.
Analyzing the Solutions, Approximations, and Stability of Time-Varying Difference and Differential Equations with Excel and Flash.
Paul R Bouthellier* , University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
(1035-I1-1001)
10:40 a.m.
Calculus from the mouths of babes: Improving Students' Math Communication Skills Using Formal Problem Briefs.
Kimberly R. Swetz* , United States Air Force Academy
Jadonna Brewton , United States Air Force Academy
(1035-I1-1774)
11:00 a.m.
Cool Tools for the Tablet PC.
Denise LeGrand* , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1035-I1-165)
11:20 a.m.
Interactive Modules (Produce with Flash) to Facilitate the Construction of Knowledge in Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students.
J. Alfredo Jimenez* , Penn State Hazleton
(1035-I1-1470)
11:40 a.m.
Presenting Fully-Interactive Mathematics Within Web Browsers.
Kunio Mitsuma* , Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1035-I1-857)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:35 a.m. MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Real Analysis, II
Organizers: Erik O. Talvila , University College of the Fraser Valley erik.talvila@ucfv.ca
Robert W. Vallin , Slippery Rock University
James E. Peterson , Benedictine College
8:00 a.m.
The Euler-Stirling Correspondence.
Robert L. Brabenec* , Wheaton College (IL)
(1035-W1-54)
8:20 a.m.
Introducing Computation and Numerical Examples in Real Analysis Courses.
Paul S Rossi* , College of Saint Elizabeth
(1035-W1-1165)
8:40 a.m.
A Project on Baire Class One Functions.
Robert A Fontenot* , Whitman College
(1035-W1-829)
9:00 a.m.
Applications of Elementary Analysis.
Richard B Darst* , Colorado State University
(1035-W1-1751)
9:20 a.m.
From Classical Analysis to Neoclassical Analysis: Extending the Scope of Analysis.
Mark Burgin* , UCLA
(1035-W1-188)
9:35 a.m.
Break.
10:00 a.m.
Using regulated functions to teach integration.
Franklin Mendivil* , Math Dept, Acadia University
(1035-W1-536)
10:20 a.m.
A Local Maximal Function Simplifying Measure Differentiation.
Peter A. Loeb* , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
(1035-W1-565)
10:40 a.m.
Distributional integrals.
Erik Talvila* , University College of the Fraser Valley
(1035-W1-1886)
11:00 a.m.
Henstock-Kurzweil integration for linear operators.
Woodford W. Zachary* , Howard University
(1035-W1-693)
11:20 a.m.
Ergodic theory examples to illustrate concepts from real analysis.
Cesar E. Silva* , Williams College
(1035-W1-837)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, III
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Mike Huber , Muhlenberg College
Jihwa Noh , University of Northern Iowa
Salar Alsardary , University of the Sciences
Heather A. Jackson , United States Military Academy
8:00 a.m.
Investigating Graphs using Handheld Technology.
C. C. Edwards* , Western Kentucky University
(1035-Z1-1945)
8:15 a.m.
Classroom Response Systems in Calculus: Facilitating Student Discussion and Preparation for Class.
David G. Taylor* , Roanoke College
Chris R. Lee , Roanoke College
Jeff L. Spielman , Roanoke College
Roland B. Minton , Roanoke College
Jan G. Minton , Roanoke College
(1035-Z1-410)
8:30 a.m.
On the relationship between the Hausdorff dimension and the integration order.
Leon C Hardy* , Valencia Community College
(1035-Z1-314)
8:45 a.m.
A Talk Without Words: Visualizing Group Theory.
Nathan C Carter* , Bentley College
(1035-Z1-1062)
9:00 a.m.
Student Generated Demonstrations.
Albert W Schueller* , Whitman College
(1035-Z1-1261)
9:15 a.m.
Teaching Linear Algebra in a Finite Mathematics Course using WebCAS.
Peter L Staab* , Fitchburg State College
(1035-Z1-1207)
9:30 a.m.
Using a Smartboard in Abstract Algebra.
Cynthia J Woodburn* , Pittsburg State University
(1035-Z1-411)
9:45 a.m.
"In America", the combinatorics are not "as simple as pie".
Michael David Smith* , Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
(1035-Z1-789)
10:00 a.m.
Cardinality and Measure.
H. Vic Dannon* , San Diego, California
(1035-Z1-477)
10:15 a.m.
A Transition Course using improvisation guided by metacognition, experience, and mathematical knowledge and culture.
Ward Heilman* , Bridgewater State College
Heidi Burgiel , Bridgewater State College
(1035-Z1-1070)
10:30 a.m.
A Hybrid (Half On-Line) Model for a Large Enrollment Mathematical Ideas Course.
Alexander Alekseenko , California State University Northridge
Elena Anne Marchisotto , California State University Northridge
Mark F Schilling* , California State University Northridge
Michael Cole , California State University Northridge
(1035-Z1-1336)
10:45 a.m.
Using writing to help Mathematics Education students connect to the curriculum.
Kelleen H. Bonomo* , Grove City College
(1035-Z1-1551)
11:00 a.m.
A Team-Taught Biometry Course With Lectures and Labs.
Dexter C. Whittinghill* , Rowan University
(1035-Z1-1606)
11:15 a.m.
Connect your preservice teachers to real, live middle school students using a free (grant supported) MathNerds Mentoring Network.
W. Ted Mahavier* , Lamar University
(1035-Z1-1212)
11:30 a.m.
Sudoku Calculus.
Q.een W Harris* , Georgia Perimeter College
(1035-Z1-1994)
11:45 a.m.
Preparing to Teach an Online Sophomore Differential Equations Course.
William M. Kinney* , Bethel University
(1035-Z1-290)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, I: Dynamical Systems Challenges in Climate Change
Organizers: Inez Fung , Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones , University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman , Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m. MAA Session on Philosophy of Mathematics
Organizers: Kevin M. Iga , Pepperdine University kiga@pepperdine.edu
Bonnie Gold , Monmouth University
8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Rigor in the Classroom.
Laura Mann Schueller* , Whitman College
(1035-Q1-1936)
9:00 a.m.
Mathematics is a Meme(plex).
Andrew G. Borden* , Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
(1035-Q1-25)
9:30 a.m.
Are Euclid's Postulates Really Essences?
Carl E. Behrens* , Alexandria, VA
(1035-Q1-1360)
10:00 a.m.
The \em{De Continuo} of Thomas Bradwardine.
Daniel C. Sloughter* , Furman University
(1035-Q1-181)
10:30 a.m.
Ignoring the Obvious in Philosophical Applications of the Goedel Incompleteness theorems.
Jeff Buechner* , Rutgers University and the Kripke Center, CUNY Graduate Center
(1035-Q1-1461)
11:00 a.m.
What Does It Mean for One Problem to Reduce to Another?
James R Henderson* , Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
(1035-Q1-94)
11:30 a.m.
Remarks about the notion of EXISTENCE in mathematics.
Ruggero Ferro* , University of Verona, Italy
(1035-Q1-1722)
Monday January 7, 2008, 8:40 a.m.-11:55 a.m. MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, I
Organizers: David M. Strong , Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8:40 a.m.
A Java Applet and Tutorial for the Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel and SOR Methods.
David Strong* , Pepperdine University
(1035-M1-1567)
9:00 a.m.
The Effects of Perturbations on Matrix Multiplication-Interactive Flash Simulation.
Paul R Bouthellier* , University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
(1035-M1-408)
9:20 a.m.
Making Transition to Linear Independence through Set Theory and a Web Module.
Hamide Dogan-Dunlap* , University Of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
(1035-M1-1060)
9:40 a.m.
A Double-Minded Fractal.
Andrew J Simoson* , King College
(1035-M1-167)
10:00 a.m.
Computational Linear Algebra and Social Networks.
Mason Alexander Porter* , University of Oxford
(1035-M1-51)
10:20 a.m.
The Problem with the ``Junk Food Problem".
Stephen Szydlik* , University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
(1035-M1-1147)
10:40 a.m.
Matrices and Their Adjoints.
Jack W. Rogers, Jr.* , Auburn University
(1035-M1-1159)
11:00 a.m.
Homogeneous Coordinates: They work, but where do they come from?
Jonathan R Senning* , Gordon College
(1035-M1-1553)
11:20 a.m.
Getting Down with Determinants: Defining det(A) via the PA = LU Decomposition.
Henry J. Ricardo* , Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
(1035-M1-1702)
11:40 a.m.
Computing the Moore-Penrose Inverse of a Matrix with a Computer Algebra System.
Karsten K. Schmidt* , Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, Germany
(1035-M1-41)
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. MAA Invited Address
4000 years of algebra: An historic tour from BM 13901 to \em{Moderne Algebra}.
Karen H. Parshall* , University of Virginia
(1035-A0-17)
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#10: Part A
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#15: Part A
Evaluating student presentations in mathematics.
Organizers:
Suzanne Dor\'ee , Augsburg College
Richard Jardine , Keene State College
Thomas Linton , Central College
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MAA Invited Paper Session on Using the New Technologies in Teaching Mathematics
Organizers: Lawrence C. Moore , Duke University lang@math.duke.edu
Bruce W. Yoshiwara , Los Angeles Pierce College yoshiwbw@piercecollege.edu
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Poster Session on Outreach Programs for Underrepresented Populations in Mathematics
9:00 a.m.
Elizabeth Yanik , Emporia State University
Jennifer Hontz , Meredith College
Kathleen Sullivan , Seattle University
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. MAA Special Presentation
Proposal writing workshop for grant applications to the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education.
Panelists:
Daniel P. Maki , National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles , National Science Foundation
Lee L. Zia , National Science Foundation
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. MAA Panel Discussion
Exciting, surprising, and satisfying: Why and how to teach proof.
Organizers:
Carol S. Schumacher , Kenyon College
Diane L. Herrmann , University of Chicago
Panelists:
T. Christine Stevens , Saint Louis University
Susanna S. Epps , DePaul University
Lisa A. Mantini , Oklahoma State University
Diane Hermann ,
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. MAA Panel Discussion
Research and outreach focusing on the mathematics education of K--8 Latino/a students.
Organizers:
Taliesin Sutton , University of Arizona
Laura Kondek McLeman , University of Arizona
Panelists:
Richard Kitchen , University of New Mexico
Virginia Horak , University of Arizona
Laura Kondek McLeman ,
Jos\'e Maria Men\'endez , University of Arizona
Taliesin Sutton ,
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. AMS Session on Dynamical Systems
9:15 a.m.
A General Criterion for Control of Chaos with Feedback.
Dmitry A Altshuller* , Crane Aerospace and Electronics
(1035-37-943)
9:30 a.m.
Angular-Asymmetric Binary Branching Trees.
Parousia Rockstroh* , Harvey Mudd College
David Brown , Ithaca College
(1035-37-1988)
9:45 a.m.
Sequences and Cycles of Schwarzian Derivatives.
Stephen M. Zemyan* , Penn State Mont Alto
(1035-37-1729)
10:00 a.m.
One Dimensional Stochastic Cellular Automata.
Donna Molinek* , Davidson College
Jane Hawkins , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(1035-37-1574)
10:15 a.m.
Particle-Tracking Simulations: Evolving Curves and Surfaces in Time-Dependent Velocity Fields.
Paul von Dohlen* , William Paterson University
Patrick D. Miller , Stevens Institute of Technology
(1035-37-1157)
10:30 a.m.
Superlattice patterns in oscillatory systems with multi-frequency forcing.
Jessica M Conway* , Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
Hermann Riecke , Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
(1035-37-1236)
10:45 a.m.
Fixed Point Sets of Finite Order Automorphisms on Mixing Shifts of Finite Type.
Nicholas Long* , University of Maryland
(1035-37-1432)
11:00 a.m.
Chain recurrence rates and topological entropy.
David Richeson , Dickinson College
Jim Wiseman* , Agnes Scott College
(1035-37-1009)
11:15 a.m.
Smoothness of density functions for random maps.
Md. Shafiqul Islam* , University of Prince Edward Island
Pawel Gora , Concordia University
(1035-37-748)
11:30 a.m.
Bowen's Formula in Graph Directed Markov Systems.
Eugen Andrei Ghenciu* , University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1035-37-696)
11:45 a.m.
An $n$-cell in ${\bf }R ^{n+1}$ that is not the attractor of any IFS on ${\bf R}^{n+1}$.
Manuel J Sanders* , University of South Carolina Beaufort
(1035-37-574)
12:00 p.m.
Example of a mean ergodic $L^1$ operator with the linear rate of growth.
Wojciech K Kosek* , Colorado College
(1035-37-1613)
Monday January 7, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibits and Book Sales
Monday January 7, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Math on the Web, II
Monday January 7, 2008, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AWM Emmy Noether Lecture
Fun with zeta functions of graphs.
Audrey A. Terras* , University of California San Diego
(1035-05-99)
Monday January 7, 2008, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Visualizing abstract mathematics with cellular automata.
Organizers:
Michael J. Bardzell , Salisbury University
Donald E. Spickler , Salisbury University
Monday January 7, 2008, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Chairs:
Amy Shell-Gellasch , Pacific Lutheran University
Monday January 7, 2008, 10:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
Undergraduate career paths in math: What can you do with a math degree?
Organizers:
Vanessa Garcia , Texas State University-San Marcos
Dov N. Chelst , DeVry University
Monday January 7, 2008, 10:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. MAA Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics Panel Discussion
Classroom voting comes to the mathematics classroom.
Organizers:
Mark R. Parker , Carroll College
Cheryl L. Olsen , Nebraska Wesleyan University
Panelists:
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
David O. Lomen , University of Arizona
Maria S. Terrell , Cornell University
Monday January 7, 2008, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. SIAM Invited Address
From global predictions to local action: Mathematical challenges in global warming.
Inez Fung* , University of California Berkeley
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture II
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part II).
Wendelin Werner* , University of Paris-Sud
(1035-00-10)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
1:00 p.m.
On Ramsey Numbers for Quadrilaterals in 3 and 4 Colors.
Evan Heidtmann* , The College of Wooster
Timothy Hopper , Grove City College
Stanislaw Radziszowski , Rochester Institute of Technology
(1035-05-1189)
1:30 p.m.
Minimal $k$-rankings and the rank number of $P_{n}^{2}$.
Sarah Novotny* , Sacred Heart University
Juan Ortiz , California Lutheran University
Darren A Narayan , University of South Carolina
(1035-05-236)
2:00 p.m.
Non-negative expressions of certain matrix minors.
Kristen DiGiacomo , Providence College
Gary Gordon , Lafayette College
Garth Isaak , Lehigh University
Chor Ham Lam , Dartmouth College
Joe Tenini , Furman University
Olga Turanova* , Bard College
(1035-05-460)
2:30 p.m.
Characterization of the Vertex-Reinforced Random Walk and Trapping Subgraphs.
Aaron M Yeager* , Missouri State Universtiy
Thomas A Gassert , Bowdoin College
(1035-60-282)
3:00 p.m.
External Cavity Mode Solutions to the Lang-Kobayashi Equations.
Sara Reynolds* , Nazareth College
Stanley Snelson , Columbia University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
(1035-37-614)
3:30 p.m.
Topological Anomaly Detection in Hyperspectral Satellite Images.
Jennifer Mahle* , Florida Atlantic University
Paul Prue , University of California - Davis
William F Basener , National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and RIT
(1035-62-616)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, II
Organizers: Jennifer R. Daniel , Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck , North Carolina State University
1:00 p.m.
Computation of gradient flows in flag manifolds.
Ralph Bremigan* , Ball State University
(1035-22-867)
1:30 p.m.
On the omega-regular unitary dual of the Metaplectic group.
A. Pantano , University of California, Irvine
A. Paul , Western Michigan University
S. A. Salamanca-Riba* , New Mexico State University
(1035-22-1437)
2:00 p.m.
Signed Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials and the Unitary Dual Problem.
Wai Ling Yee* , University of Windsor
(1035-22-894)
2:30 p.m.
The Combinatorics of Involutions and Twisted Involutions in Weyl groups.
Ruth Haas* , Smith College
(1035-05-1311)
3:00 p.m.
On the classification of orbits of minimal parabolic $k$-subgroups acting on symmetric $k$-varieties of $\rm{SL}(n,k)$.
Stacy L. Beun* , North Carolina State University
Aloysius G. Helminck , North Carolina State University
(1035-22-435)
3:30 p.m.
Representations associated with $\mathfrak{p}$-adic symmetric spaces.
Gerardus Franciscus Helminck* , University of Twente
Aloysius Gerardus Helminck , NCSU Raleigh NC
(1035-43-1427)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Stochastic, Large-Scale, and Hybrid Systems with Applications, II
Organizers: Aghalaya S. Vatsala , University of Louisiana at Lafayette vatsala@louisiana.edu
G. S. Ladde , University of Texas at Arlington
1:00 p.m.
Perturbation of a Gradient Temperature Field Due to the Presence of Two Spheres.
Abhinandan Chowdhury* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Christo I. Christov , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-65-734)
1:30 p.m.
Variation of Constants Method for Stochastic Discrete Systems.
G. S. Ladde , University of South Florida
M. Sambandham* , Morehouse College
(1035-34-812)
2:00 p.m.
Dynamic Models For Social Networks.
Chung-Chien Hong* , Albany State University
N G Medhin , North Carolina State University
(1035-60-633)
2:30 p.m.
Analysis of Gene Expression Data using Johnson's system of distributions.
Florence George* , Florida International University
Ramachandran M. Kandethody , University of South Florida
(1035-62-1107)
3:00 p.m.
Generalized Monotone Method for Functional Differential Equations with Retardation and Anticipation.
Aghalaya S Vatsala* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-34-751)
3:30 p.m.
McKean-Vlasov equations driven by fractional Brownian motion.
Mark A McKibben* , Goucher College
David N Keck , Ohio University
(1035-60-77)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Time-Frequency Analysis: Hilbert Huang Transform and Wavelet Analysis, II
Organizers: Yuesheng Xu , Syracuse University yxu06@syr.edu
Sherman D. Riemenschneider , West Virginia University
Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers: Janet Striuli , University of Nebraska, Lincoln jstriuli2@math.unl.edu
Sean M. Sather-Wagstaff , North Dakota State University
Lars Winther Christensen , Texas Tech University
1:00 p.m.
Universal Gr\"obner bases of varieties of minimal degree.
Sonja Petrovic* , University of Kentucky
(1035-13-1150)
1:30 p.m.
Modules with prescribed intersection properties.
Erin E Chamberlain* , University of Utah
(1035-13-555)
2:00 p.m.
Commutativity of Intersection with Divisors.
Paul Roberts , University of Utah
Sandra Spiroff* , Seattle University
(1035-13-1408)
2:30 p.m.
Structure on the set of closure operations of a commutative ring.
Janet C. Vassilev* , University of California, Riverside
(1035-13-742)
3:00 p.m.
Joint Hilbert-Kunz multiplicities and a-tight closure.
Adela Vraciu* , University of South Carolina
(1035-13-890)
3:30 p.m.
Liaison addition and the structure of a Gorenstein liaison class.
Robin Hartshorne , University of California, Berkeley
Juan Migliore , University of Notre Dame
Uwe Nagel* , University of Kentucky
(1035-14-1842)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Monotone Discrete Dynamical Systems with Applications, II
Organizers: M.R.S. Kulenovic , University of Rhode Island kulenm@math.uri.edu
Orlando Merino , University of Rhode Island
Hal L. Smith , Arizona State University
1:00 p.m.
An application of planar monotone maps to synchronized cohort oscillations in population dynamics.
J. M. Cushing* , University of Arizona
(1035-92-760)
1:30 p.m.
Globally Attracting Attenuant versus Resonant Cycles in Periodic Compensatory Leslie Models.
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu , Howard University
John E Franke* , North Carolina State University
(1035-39-777)
2:00 p.m.
A monotone difference equation for pulse circulation in a loop of cardiac tissue.
Hassan Sedaghat* , Virginia Commonwealth University
(1035-39-902)
2:30 p.m.
Dynamics of cooperative discrete systems.
Winfried Just* , Ohio University
German A Enciso , Harvard Medical School and Mathematical Biosciences Institute
(1035-39-1302)
3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Stability for Difference Equations with Decreasing Arguments.
Candace M. Kent* , Virginia Commonwealth University
Hassan Sedaghat , Virginia Commonwealth University
David M. Chan , Virginia Commonwealth University
Eun R. Chang , Virginia Commonwealth University
Mehdi Dehghan , Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Reza Mazrooei-Sebdani , Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
(1035-37-1442)
3:30 p.m.
Fractional Multivariate Opial Type Inequalities Over Spherical Shells.
George A Anastassiou* , University of Memphis
(1035-26-61)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, IV
Organizers: Peter W. Jones , Yale University jones@math.yale.edu, peterwjones@comcast.net
James G. Glimm , SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale , Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Mathematics for Teaching: Educating Elementary and Middle School Teachers for Success, II
Organizers: Babette M. Benken , California State University, Long Beach bbenken@csulb.edu
Lynn C. McGrath , University of San Diego
Perla L. Myers , University of San Diego
1:00 p.m.
Engaging Prospective Elementary School Teachers in Mathematics Through Children's Thinking.
Randolph Philipp* , San Diego State University
Bonnie Schappelle , San Diego State University
John Zig Siegfried , San Diego State University & University of California-San Diego
(1035-97-711)
2:00 p.m.
Mathematics for Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Incorporating Japanese Curriculum Materials.
Tad Watanabe* , Kennesaw State University
(1035-97-553)
2:30 p.m.
Place Value for Future Teachers: A Lesson Study.
Edith Prentice Mendez* , Sonoma State University
Brigitte Lahme , Sonoma State University
Rick Marks , Sonoma State University
Ben Ford , Sonoma State University
(1035-97-959)
3:00 p.m.
Teacher-Student Parallels in Concepts of Unit.
Christopher M. Kribs Zaleta* , University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-97-397)
3:30 p.m.
Exposing Pre-service Elementary and Middle School Teachers to Mathematics in Depth.
Jerrold W. Grossman* , Oakland University
(1035-97-352)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, I
Organizers: Kristin E. Lauter , Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen , Leiden University
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Conformally Flat Lorentzian Manifolds, II
Organizers: Virginie Charette , Universit\'e de Sherbrooke virginie.charette@usherbrooke.ca
William M. Goldman , University of Maryland
Karin H. Melnick , Yale University
Kevin Scannel , Saint Louis University
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Voting Theory, II
Organizers: Michael A. Jones , Montclair State University jonesm@mail.montclair.edu
Eric I. Gottlieb , Rhodes College
Brian P. Hopkins , Saint Peter's College
1:00 p.m.
Voting, the Symmetric Group, and Representation Theory.
Michael E Orrison* , Harvey Mudd College
(1035-20-946)
1:30 p.m.
Points-based rules respecting a pairwise-change-symmetric ordering.
Karl-Dieter Crisman* , Gordon College
(1035-91-1128)
2:00 p.m.
Characterizations of Arrovian Social Welfare Functions.
Alan D Taylor* , Union College
(1035-91-1525)
2:30 p.m.
A Characterization of the Maxmin Rule in the Context of Voting.
R Vincent Merlin* , CREM, CNRS and University of Caen
Ronan Congar , CARE and University of Rouen
(1035-91-525)
3:00 p.m.
Multilinear Extensions and Semivalues for Multichoice Games.
Jennifer M. Wilson* , Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Michael A. Jones , Montclair State University
(1035-91-1469)
3:30 p.m.
Anonymous voting games with multiple levels of approval: classification and counting.
Josep Freixas* , Department of Applied Mathematics 3 and Engineering School of Manresa, Technical University of Catalonia
William S. Zwicker , Union College
(1035-91-1185)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, II
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid , California State University, San Marcos
1:00 p.m.
A Class of Interval Digraphs.
Shilpa Das Gupta , University of Colorado at Denver
J. Richard Lundgren* , University of Colorado at Denver
Elena Ortega , University of Colorado at Denver
(1035-05-699)
1:30 p.m.
Characterizing Interval Tournaments.
David E Brown , Utah State University
Arthur H Busch* , University of Dayton
J. Richard Lundgren , University of Colorado at Denver
(1035-05-636)
2:00 p.m.
Hypergraph transversals and kernels in digraphs.
Hortensia Galeana-Sanchez* , UNAM
Matej Stelik , Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
(1035-05-179)
2:30 p.m.
On the Number of Proper Nodes in Rooted Trees.
J. W. Moon* , University of Alberta
Laura L.M. Yang , University of Alberta
(1035-05-462)
3:00 p.m.
Cycle Lengths Occurring in Hamiltonian Graphs.
Michael S. Jacobson* , University of Colorado at Denver
Michael J. Ferrara , University of Akron
Angela Harris , University of Colorado at Denver
(1035-05-1066)
3:30 p.m.
Some recent results on strong connectivity.
Ronald J. Gould* , Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
(1035-05-414)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m. AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, II
Organizers: Ling Long , Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
Wen-Ching Winnie Li , Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu , University of Pennsylvania
1:00 p.m.
Iwasawa theory, Hida families, and vanishing of $L$-functions.
Trevor S Arnold* , University of Washington
(1035-11-662)
1:30 p.m.
Congruences among automorphic forms on unitary groups and the Bloch-Kato conjecture.
Krzysztof Klosin* , University of Utah
(1035-11-313)
2:00 p.m.
Congruences between modular forms and ranks of new parts of completed Hecke rings.
Ravi Ramakrishna* , Cornell University
(1035-11-878)
2:30 p.m.
Hodge, Newton, and tame inertia polygons.
Xavier Caruso , Univ. de Rennes 1
David Savitt* , Univ. of Arizona
(1035-11-906)
3:00 p.m.
On lattices in semi-stable representations.
Tong Liu* , University of Pennsylvania
(1035-11-506)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#11: Part A
More music and mathematics.
Organizers:
Leon Harkleroad , Wilton, ME
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#16: Part A
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett , Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar , Loyola Marymount University
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:10 p.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, II
1:00 p.m.
Jacobi polynomials ($\alpha$=$\beta$=-1), their Sobolev orthogonality, and self-adjoint operators.
Andrea S Bruder* , Baylor University
(1035-33-1426)
1:15 p.m.
Chapter 23 of Abramowitz and Stegun.
Jonathan M. Borwein , Dalhousie University
Neil J. Calkin , Clemson University
Dante Manna* , Dalhousie University
(1035-33-681)
1:30 p.m.
A continuous version of the Grothendieck inequality.
Adam Bowers* , University of Connecticut
(1035-28-1347)
1:45 p.m.
On entire solutions of nonlinear differential and difference equations.
Chung-Chun Yang* , The Hong Kong University of Sci.&Tech.
(1035-34-182)
2:00 p.m.
The Schwarzian Operator on Fuchsian Connections.
David J Pinchbeck* , St. Joseph's College (Maine)
(1035-30-458)
2:15 p.m.
Computation of the Ahlfors map for multiply connected domains with nonsmooth boundaries.
Thomas J Tegtmeyer* , Truman State University
(1035-30-1330)
2:30 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m.
Various types of convexity of Banach spaces and solutions to dual extremal problems.
Irina Peterburgsky* , Suffolk University
(1035-30-1456)
3:00 p.m.
Distribution of Polynomial Zeros.
Andrzej Piotrowski* , California State University, Fresno
(1035-30-1389)
3:15 p.m.
Local Banach space theory and solutions to the $\bar \partial$ equation in infinite dimensions.
Andreas Defant , University of Oldenburg
Aaron Zerhusen* , Purdue University
(1035-32-1530)
3:30 p.m.
Accuracy of computer generated pictures of Julia sets for the family $\lambda \tan(z)$.
John W Hoggard* , Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
(1035-30-1753)
3:45 p.m.
Canonical Products Over the Roots of Certain Dirichlet Polynomials.
Scot Paul Childress* , University of California at Riverside
(1035-30-80)
4:00 p.m.
Finite rank Toeplitz operators on Bergman space.
Daniel H. Luecking* , University of Arkansas
(1035-30-1805)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:25 p.m. AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, II
1:00 p.m.
On an $A_\infty$-structure on $H^*(C_n\times C_m)$.
Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson* , Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
(1035-55-111)
1:15 p.m.
Surgery description of colored knots.
Richard A. Litherland , Louisiana State University
Steven D Wallace* , Louisiana State University
(1035-55-177)
1:30 p.m.
Generalized Quandle Polynomials.
V. Sam Nelson* , Pomona College
(1035-55-384)
1:45 p.m.
$RO(G)$-Graded Serre Spectral Sequence.
William C Kronholm* , University of Oregon
(1035-55-950)
2:00 p.m.
The $\ell^2$-homology of even Coxeter groups.
Timothy A Schroeder* , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(1035-55-968)
2:15 p.m.
A new invariant of virtual knots.
Allison K Henrich* , Dartmouth College
(1035-55-1077)
2:30 p.m.
$Qd(p)$ Groups and Free Actions on Products of Spheres.
Jane Holsapple Long* , University of Maryland
(1035-55-1532)
2:45 p.m.
Using Unstable Modules over the Steenrod Algebra to Obtain $H^*(X^{S^{1}};R)$ from $H^*_{S^{1}}(X;R)$.
Courtney K. Taylor* , Purdue University
(1035-55-1555)
3:00 p.m.
Fibration and Cofibration in Module Theory.
C. Joanna Su* , Providence College
(1035-55-1898)
3:15 p.m.
$p$-adic $K$-theory and the Bousfield-Kuhn Functor.
Kristen Joy Schemmerhorn* , Dominican University
(1035-55-1943)
3:30 p.m.
Volumes of p-adic Analogues of Rational Polyhedra.
Wesley S. Cross* , Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
(1035-52-136)
3:45 p.m.
Diameter graphs of polygons and the proof of a conjecture of Graham.
Jim Foster , Weber State University
Tamas Szabo* , University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
(1035-52-682)
4:00 p.m.
Describing Conjugacy Classes of Properly Discontinous Affine Groups of Euclidean Space.
Robert M. Sulman* , Pennsylvania State University
(1035-52-1421)
4:15 p.m.
Algorithm and pseudo-code for a contour construction of a smooth closed surface when it is given by its approximate triangulation.
Avraham Goldstein* , BMCC / The City University of New York
Chokri Cherif , BMCC / The City University of New York
(1035-68-1435)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:25 p.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, III
1:00 p.m.
Reflexive Covers and Envelopes.
Richard G. Belshoff* , Missouri State University
(1035-13-772)
1:15 p.m.
On Infinite Syzygies.
Meri T Hughes* , University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-13-1318)
1:30 p.m.
Factorization in Krull Domains with Cyclic Divisor Class Group.
Karl Kattchee* , University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Mike Fitzpatrick , University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
(1035-13-1493)
1:45 p.m.
On Computating A Minimal Generating Set of Covariants for a Binary Form of Degree 10.
Thomas R. Hagedorn* , The College of New Jersey
(1035-13-1920)
2:00 p.m.
The Dieudonn\'e module of a Hopf algebra generatedby two elements.
Alan Koch* , Agnes Scott College
(1035-13-1253)
2:15 p.m.
A new factorization invariant.
Jack Maney , University of South Dakota
Vadim Ponomarenko* , San Diego State University
(1035-13-528)
2:30 p.m.
Two Types of Zariski-Samuel Associated Prime Ideals.
Tracy Dawn Hamilton* , California State University Sacramento
Howard B. Hamilton , California State University Sacramento
(1035-13-446)
2:45 p.m.
The Arithmetic Degree of Squarefree Strongly Stable Ideals.
Erik Stokes* , University of Kentucky
(1035-13-130)
3:00 p.m.
A local version of Gotzmann's Persistence.
Morgan Sherman* , California State University, Channel Islands
(1035-13-1885)
3:15 p.m.
The Image of the Totalling Functor.
Kristen A Beck* , The University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-13-1660)
3:30 p.m.
The Character Variety's New Clothes: how trace diagrams reveal new structure and simplify computations in the coordinate ring.
Elisha Peterson* , United States Military Academy
(1035-14-1203)
3:45 p.m.
List Decoding BCH Codes.
Philip R Busse* , University of Kentucky
(1035-14-96)
4:00 p.m.
On a class of reducible determinantal varieties arising in computer vision.
GianMario Besana* , DePaul University
Marina Bertolini , Universita' degli Studi di Milano
Cristina Turrini , Universita' degli Studi di Milano
(1035-14-1828)
4:15 p.m.
A Basis For Covariants of Degree 3 for a Binary Form.
Thomas R. Hagedorn , The College of New Jersey
Glen M. Wilson* , The College of New Jersey
(1035-13-1635)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:25 p.m. AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, II
1:00 p.m.
Finite Element Methods Applied to Computational Neuroscience.
Felix J Apfaltrer* , BMCC/CUNY
(1035-92-1230)
1:15 p.m.
Deterministic Models of Initiation and Propagation of Unidirectional Excitations (Action Potentials) In Excitable Media.
John Gordon Alford* , Sam Houston State University
(1035-92-1340)
1:30 p.m.
Process based modeling of soil respiration fluxes in a subalpine forest.
John M Zobitz* , Augsburg College
David Moore , King's College London
William Sacks , University of Wisconsin
Russell Monson , University of Colorado
David Schimel , NCAR/UCAR
David Bowling , University of Utah
(1035-92-1372)
1:45 p.m.
Complex Analysis and Dynamics of Polynomial Hele-Shaw Cells.
Kim I. Meyer* , University of Louisville
(1035-92-1801)
2:00 p.m.
Fast and slow traveling wave solutions of the modified FitzHugh model.
Faina Berezovskaya* , Howard University
(1035-92-1888)
2:15 p.m.
Mathematical predictions for surgical and endovascular aneurysm repair.
Dawn A. Lott* , Delaware State University
Charles J. Prestigiacomo , University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Anwar Atif , Delaware State University
Sami Atif , Delaware State University
Darius Wheeler , Delaware State University
(1035-92-1995)
2:30 p.m.
An Enzyme Kinetic Model of Blood Island Formation.
Andrew Lewis Matteson* , Texas A&M University
(1035-92-1732)
2:45 p.m.
Pedestrian Motion in Complex Geometries Using Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Approach.
Rossitza S Marinova* , Edmonton
(1035-92-145)
3:00 p.m.
Weight Distributions of Hamming codes.
Dae San Kim* , Sogang University
(1035-94-972)
3:15 p.m.
On the Taylor Series of Asymptotic Weight Enumerators.
Sarah L Sweatlock* , California Institute of Technology
Srinivas Aji , California Institute of Technology
Robert J McEliece , California Institute of Technology
(1035-94-1131)
3:30 p.m.
Foliating Metric Spaces: A Generalization of Frobenius' Theorem.
Craig Calcaterra* , Metropolitan State University
(1035-93-599)
3:45 p.m.
Synchronization analysis of a network model in mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus.
Menaka B Navaratna* , Florida Gulf Coast University
Channa N Navaratna , Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1035-93-1475)
4:00 p.m.
Determination of Stress Tensor by Wavelet Analysis.
George Roy* , Natural Resources Canada, CANMET/MTL
(1035-74-1955)
4:15 p.m.
Key Management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks using Cryptography.
Biswajit Panja* , Morehead State University
(1035-94-770)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:10 p.m. MAA Session on Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Organizers: William O. Martin , North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Bernard L. Madison , University of Arkansas
Maura B. Mast , University of Massachusetts-Boston
Kimberly M. Vincent , Washington State University
1:00 p.m.
Bridging the Perceived Gap between Content and Process Standards: Incorporating a Content Portfolio into Math Methods Courses for Pre-service Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
Janet A. White* , Millersville University of PA
(1035-A5-909)
1:15 p.m.
Student placement in calculus courses. A case study.
Radoslav Dimitric* , DBRI, Pittsburgh
(1035-A5-87)
1:30 p.m.
Blending Individual and Group Assessment: A Model for Measuring Student Performance.
Elana Epstein* , St. Joseph's College
(1035-A5-158)
1:45 p.m.
What is wrong with this picture? A rich type of assignment.
Greisy Winicki Landman* , Cal Poly Pomona
(1035-A5-207)
2:00 p.m.
The Validity of Assessing College Algebra Learning Outcomes from a Conceptual point of View: Implications to deep and surface learning.
Jerry C Obiekwe* , University of Akron-Wayne College
(1035-A5-305)
2:15 p.m.
Assessment of Student Learning in Quantitative Reasoning.
Joe A. Stickles, Jr.* , Millikin University
(1035-A5-369)
2:30 p.m.
QL Outcomes Assessment within an Integrative Studies Program.
Dick Jardine* , Keene State College
(1035-A5-1570)
2:45 p.m.
Assessing How a Mathematics Degree Program Contributes to Core Competencies.
Tom McMillan* , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Jim Fulmer , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1035-A5-1636)
3:00 p.m.
Revising a Portfolio Assessment Program to Make It Work.
Susan Hammond Marshall* , Monmouth University
Bonnie Gold , Monmouth University
(1035-A5-658)
3:15 p.m.
Including Faculty and Tutors in Math Placement.
Nicole A Hoover , University of Washington Bothell
Cinnamon Hillyard* , University of Washington Bothell
(1035-A5-1252)
3:30 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy: Methods for developing appropriate assessment instruments.
Susan L. Ganter* , Clemson University
Jack Bookman , Duke University
(1035-A5-757)
3:45 p.m.
Assessment of General Education Math Courses.
James E. Hamblin* , Shippensburg University
(1035-A5-863)
4:00 p.m.
The Impact of the Mathematics Across the Community College (MAC$^3$) Project on Students' Learning and Attitudes about Mathematics.
Deann A. Leoni* , Edmonds Community College
(1035-A5-1984)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m. MAA Session on Curriculum Materials for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers, II
Organizers: Laurie J. Burton , Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Maria G. Fung , Western Oregon University
Klay T. Kruczek , Western Oregon University
1:00 p.m.
A Stimulating Journey on a Road of Discovery: Mathematical Projects Designed to Engage both Student and Teacher during a Dynamic Exploration of Mathematics.
Gail Kaplan* , Towson University
(1035-H1-312)
1:20 p.m.
Mathematics Books for Middle School Teachers.
Ira J Papick* , University of Missouri-Columbia
(1035-H1-749)
1:40 p.m.
A Framework for Integrating Mathematics and Science in Middle School.
George Rublein* , College of William and Mary
(1035-H1-1623)
2:00 p.m.
An On-Line Course to Encourage Prospective Teachers to Develop Habits for Life-Long Learning.
Elena Anne Marchisotto* , California State University, Northridge
Michael Cole , California State University, Northridge
(1035-H1-583)
2:20 p.m.
A Textbook in Geometry for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Carol E. Seaman* , University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-H1-1115)
2:40 p.m.
Discrete Mathematics Materials for Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Klay Kruczek* , Western Oregon University
(1035-H1-1239)
3:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of Change for Middle Grades Teachers, an Alternative to Calculus.
David C. Carothers* , James Madison University
(1035-H1-1642)
3:20 p.m.
Developing an Online Statistics Class for Middle School Teachers.
Alexander Kevin White* , Texas State University
(1035-H1-1815)
3:40 p.m.
A Course for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers That Integrates Mathematics and Science.
Philip Wagreich* , Learning Sciences Research Inst.;University of Illinois-Chicago
(1035-H1-122)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:55 p.m. MAA Session on Demos and Strategies with Technology that Enhance Teaching and Learning Mathematics, II
Organizers: David R. Hill , Temple University dhill001@temple.edu
Scott Greenleaf , University of New England
Mary L. Platt , Salem State College
Lila F. Roberts , Georgia College \& State University
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Session on Great Activities for an Introductory Statistics Class, II
Organizers: Patricia B. Humphrey , Georgian Southern University phumphre@georgiasouthern.edu
Christopher J. Lacke , Rowan University
Ginger Holmes-Rowell , Middle Tennessee State University
1:00 p.m.
Show Me Your Data: Statistics for Millennials.
Penelope H Dunham* , Muhlenberg College
(1035-K1-1043)
1:20 p.m.
Statistics Projects.
Queen W. Harris* , Georgia Perimeter College
(1035-K1-1992)
1:40 p.m.
The first three days of introductory statistics: Who knew it was going to be fun.
Kathryn G. Shafer* , Bethel College
(1035-K1-220)
2:00 p.m.
Activities to Illustrate Standard Error in Regression Modeling.
Jan O. Case* , Jacksonville State University
(1035-K1-593)
2:20 p.m.
Using Humming to Teach Experimental Design in Elementary Statistics.
Cora Neal* , Sonoma State University
(1035-K1-816)
2:40 p.m.
Threading a Topic Throughout a Statistics Course: Two Examples.
William R. Harris* , Georgetown College
Homer S. White , Georgetown College
(1035-K1-1594)
3:00 p.m.
Service Learning Projects in an Introductory Statistics Class.
Cathy L Whitlock* , UNC - Asheville
(1035-K1-1282)
3:20 p.m.
Base-ic Statistical Concepts: Using Baseball to Bring Statistics to Life.
Stanley Rothman* , Quinnipiac University
(1035-K1-231)
3:40 p.m.
The Pythagorean Won-Loss Theorem: An introduction to modeling.
Steven J Miller* , Brown University
(1035-K1-91)
4:00 p.m.
Anthrax, Killer Bees and Murder to Motivate Statistics.
Rodney X Sturdivant* , United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
(1035-K1-1269)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m. MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, I
Organizers: Douglas E. Norton , Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu
1:00 p.m.
Algorithmic Art from Streams of Interacting Particles.
Gary R Greenfield* , University of Richmond
(1035-N1-393)
1:20 p.m.
A formula for the intersection angle of backbone arcs with the bounding circle for general {\em Circle Limit III} patterns.
Douglas Dunham* , University of Minnesota Duluth
Luns Tee , University of California Berkeley
(1035-N1-1891)
1:40 p.m.
Which 17 Planar Crystallographic Groups Are Represented at the Alhambra?
B Lynn Bodner* , Monmouth University
(1035-N1-56)
2:00 p.m.
Some Historical Geometric Constructions and their Arts.
Reza Sarhangi* , Towson University
(1035-N1-1727)
2:20 p.m.
Geometry, Perspective and Proportion in Art: A Traveler's Guide.
Elizabeth C Rogers* , Piedmont College
(1035-N1-1964)
2:40 p.m.
Pattern Analysis of Traditional Thai Designs.
Susan A. McBurney* , Western Springs, Illinois
(1035-N1-819)
3:00 p.m.
Hyperbolic Pillows.
Samuel R Kaplan* , Universitry of North Carolina, Asheville
(1035-N1-296)
3:20 p.m.
Perspective, Mathematics, and the Renaissance.
Andrius Tamulis* , Cardinal Stritch University
(1035-N1-1370)
3:40 p.m.
The Artist's Eye Was Not Enough.
John F. Putz* , Alma College
(1035-N1-1781)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Session on Research and Professional Development Activities for Math Majors, II
Organizers: Suzanne M. Lenhart , University of Tennessee lenhart@math.utk.edu
Mike O'Leary , Towson University
Margaret M. Robinson , Mount Holyoke College
1:00 p.m.
CURM and Mini-grants for Undergraduate Research.
Michael Dorff* , Brigham Young University
(1035-T1-199)
1:20 p.m.
LURE-ing students at 4 different institutions: the science apprenticeship model applied to mathematics.
James A Davis* , University of Richmond
Sarah Spence-Adams , Olin College
Ken Smith , Sam Houston State University
Nicholas Eugene , Coppin State University
Sivaram Narayan , Central Michigan University
(1035-T1-919)
1:40 p.m.
Undergraduate Research for all Math Majors: Reality or Pipe Dream?
Anant P Godbole* , East Tennessee State University
(1035-T1-450)
2:00 p.m.
International Research Experience for Undergraduate Mathematics Students: A Collaboration between the U.S. and Hong Kong.
Graeme Fairweather* , Colorado School of Mines
Barbara M. Moskal , Colorado School of Mines
(1035-T1-1337)
2:20 p.m.
Mathematics Teacher Candidates and Model Eliciting Activities: A Journey Towards Research.
Paula R Stickles* , Millikin University
(1035-T1-362)
2:40 p.m.
Research Motivates Students.
Leslie Hogben* , Iowa State University & American Institute of Mathematics
(1035-T1-604)
3:00 p.m.
Math in the City - A Mathematical Modeling Program for Undergraduates.
Petronela Radu* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-T1-638)
3:20 p.m.
Field Trips Motivate Students to Pursue Mathematics.
Jason E Miller* , Truman State University
(1035-T1-775)
3:40 p.m.
Research Program for the Academic Year.
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo* , Valparaiso University
(1035-T1-1031)
4:00 p.m.
Successful Mentoring of Undergraduate Students on Research Projects.
Michael A. Jones* , Montclair State University
(1035-T1-818)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, II
Organizers: David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh , Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:10 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IV
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Susan J. Diesel , Norwich University
Michael Smith , Morningside College
Bruce S. Burdick , Roger Williams University
Hongbiao Zeng , Fort Hays State University
1:00 p.m.
Using Visual Cues in Teaching Exponent Rules.
Jim Brandt* , Southern Utah University
(1035-Z1-1072)
1:15 p.m.
Connecting Pascal's Triangle to Thirteen Number Sets.
Jim Fulmer* , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Tom McMillan , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(1035-Z1-1367)
1:30 p.m.
Applying interactive, learner-centered methods to teaching Mathematics.
Salar Alsardary* , University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Phyllis Blumberg , University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
(1035-Z1-74)
1:45 p.m.
On Generalized Alternating Galileo Sequences.
Hari Pulapaka* , Stetson University
(1035-Z1-162)
2:00 p.m.
Concept Acquisition in Linear Algebra.
Melvin A Nyman* , Alma College
John Berry , University of Plymouth
Douglas Lapp , Central Michigan University
(1035-Z1-828)
2:15 p.m.
How to "create" more class time for active learning.
Min-Lin Lo* , California State University San Bernardino
(1035-Z1-330)
2:30 p.m.
A quadrilateral inside another one.
J. Marshall Ash* , DePaul University
Michael A. Ash , Economic Dept., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Peter F. Ash , Cambridge College
(1035-Z1-1467)
2:45 p.m.
Limits of zeros of polynomial sequences.
Xinyun Zhu* , Central Michigan University
George Grossman , Central Michigan University
(1035-Z1-304)
3:00 p.m.
Chaos and Bifurcations in the Dynamical System of Student Attitudes toward Mathematics in Ten Undergraduate Classes.
Zaur Berkaliev* , Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035-Z1-1487)
3:15 p.m.
Numbers Simultaneously Polygonal and Centered Polygonal.
Steven Schlicker* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-Z1-281)
3:30 p.m.
Educating about Sustainability while Teaching Calculus.
Thomas J Pfaff* , Ithaca College
(1035-Z1-685)
3:45 p.m.
Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Stability of Linear Equations.
Avraham Goldstein* , BMCC / The City University of New York
Chokri Cherif , BMCC / The City University of New York
(1035-Z1-1301)
4:00 p.m.
Baseball and general education mathematics.
Fred Worth* , Henderson State University
(1035-Z1-949)
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, II: Mathematics of Social and Economic Feedback in Climate Change
Organizers: Inez Fung , Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones , University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman , Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. MAA Panel Discussion
Creating and implementing a capstone course in mathematics for preservice secondary teachers.
Organizers:
David W. Dempsey , Jacksonville State University
Matthew Winsor , University of Texas at El Paso
Panelists:
Edward E. Aboufadel , Grand Valley State University
Rebecca Walker , Grand Valley State University
Gail Burrill , Michigan State University
Henry S. Kepner , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
David W. Dempsey ,
Matthew Winsor ,
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Panel Discussion
The political dimension of ethnomathematics.
Organizers:
Amy Shell-Gellasch , Pacific Lutheran University
Janet L. Beery , University of Redlands
Presenters:
Ubiratan D'Ambrosio , Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Ana L\'ucia Bras Dias , Central Michigan University
Arthur B. Powell , Rutgers University
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA-AMS Special Presentation
Putting math on the Web the correct way.
Organizers:
Paulo Ney de Souza , University of California Berkeley and Mathematical Sciences Publishers
William F. Hammond , SUNY at Albany
Patrick D. F. Ion , {\it Mathematical Reviews} and W3C MathML Working Group
Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion
Organizers:
Murli M. Gupta , George Washington University
Monday January 7, 2008, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Organizers: Jon W. Scott , Montgomery Community College Jon.Scott@montgomerycollege.edu
2:00 p.m.
PRofessional Enhancement Program (PREP).
J. Michael Pearson , Mathematical Association of America
William Haver , Virginia Commonwealth University
Nancy Baxter Hastings , Dickinson College
Nathaniel Dean , Texan State University-San Marcos
Jon Scott* , Montgomery College
2:00 p.m.
Renewal of College Algebra.
Norma Agras* , Miami Dade College
J. Michael Pearson , Mathematical Association of America
2:00 p.m.
Collaborative Research: Lessons in Mathematics and Art.
Annalisa Crannell* , Franklin and Marshall College
Marc Frantz , Indiana University
2:00 p.m.
Adapting and Implementing Innovative Materials in Statistics Courses (AIMS).
Robert delMas , University of Minnesota
Joan Garfield* , University of Minnesota
Andrew Zieffler , University of Minnesota
2:00 p.m.
WeBWorK, a Web-based Interactive Homework System.
Michael Gage* , University of Rochester
Arnold Pizer , University of Rochester
Vicki Roth , University of Rochester
2:00 p.m.
Research-focused Learning Communities in Mathematical Biology.
Jason Miller* , Truman State University
Jon Beck , Truman State University
Michael Kelrick , Truman State University
Laura Rechav-Fielden , Truman State University
2:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences at ASU.
Yang Kuang* , Arizona State University
Hal Smith , Arizona State University
Carlos Castillo-Chavez , Arizona State University
James Elser , Arizona State University
John Anderies , Arizona State University
2:00 p.m.
The National Curve Bank Project: A MATH Archive.
Shirley Gray* , California State University, Los Angeles
Bill Austin , University of Tennessee at Martin
Chris Caldwell , University of Tennessee at Martin
Phillip Johnson , Appalachian State University
Lou Talman , Metropolitan State College of Denver
2:00 p.m.
Technically Speaking.
Lew Ludwig* , Denison University
2:00 p.m.
Paradigms in Physics: Multiple Entry Points.
Corinne Manogue , Oregon State University
Tevian Dray* , Oregon State University
Barbara Edwards , Oregon State University
David McIntyre , Oregon State University
Emily van Zee , Oregon State University
2:00 p.m.
Adapting K-8 Mathematics Curricular Materials for Pre-Service Teacher Education.
William Moss* , Clemson University
2:00 p.m.
SOCR Analyses: A Free Internet-based Statistical Analysis Toolkit.
Annie Che , University of California at Los Angeles
Nicolas Christou , University of California at Los Angeles
Jenny Cui , University of California at Los Angeles
Ivo Dinov* , University of California at Los Angeles
2:00 p.m.
Biocalculus: Text Development, Dialog, and Assessment.
Timothy Comar* , Benedictine University
Lisa Townsley , Benedictine University
Brenda Alberico , Benedictine University
2:00 p.m.
The STEM Real World Applications Modules Project.
Darren Narayan* , University of South Carolina
William Basener , National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Moises Sudit , Rochester Institute of Technology
2:00 p.m.
The Next STEP: Integrating STEM Learning Communities.
Jason Miller* , Truman State University
Maria Nagan , Truman State University
Jennifer Thompson , Truman State University
2:00 p.m.
Math Questions to Engage Students (Math QUEST).
Holly Zullo* , Carroll College
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
Mark Parker , Carroll College
2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World.
Bernard Madison* , University of Arkansas
Stuart Boersma , Central Washington University
Caren Diefenderfer , Hollins University
Shannon Dingman , University of Arkansas
2:00 p.m.
CSUMS: Computational Science Training in the Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer.
Victor Roytburd* , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mark Holmes , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Isom Herron , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gregor Kovacic , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Peter Kramer , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2:00 p.m.
Enhancing the Teaching of Linear Algebra Using Digital Image Processing.
Mohamed Allali* , Chapman University
2:00 p.m.
The PascGalois Project: Visualizing Abstract Mathematics.
Michael Bardzell* , Salisbury University
Kathleen Shannon , Salisbury University
Donald Spickler , Salisbury University
2:00 p.m.
Training Undergraduate Students in Mathematics and Biology at UL Lafayette.
Azmy Ackleh* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jacoby Carter , USGS National Wetlands Research Center
Susan Mopper , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
2:00 p.m.
Classroom Response Systems in Statistics Courses.
Teri J. Murphy* , University of Oklahoma
Curtis McKnight , University of Oklahoma
Michael Richman , University of Oklahoma
Robert Terry , University of Oklahoma
2:00 p.m.
Research and Education Program (REP)in BioMath.
Semen Koksal* , Florida Institute of Technology
Richard Sinden , Florida Institute of Technology
Jewgeni Dshalalow , Florida Institute of Technology
David Carroll , Florida Institute of Technology
Robert van Woesik , Florida Institute of Technology
2:00 p.m.
College Algebra in Context: A Learner-centered Approach Incorporating Data-driven Activities Related to Social Issues.
Michael Catalano* , Dakota Wesleyan University
2:00 p.m.
Synthetic Biology Research for Undergraduates (SyBR-U).
Laurie Heyer* , Davidson College
Jeffrey Poet , Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell , Davidson College
Todd Eckdahl , Missouri Western State University
2:00 p.m.
Refocusing College Algebra.
Laurette Foster* , Prairie View A&M University
Don Small , U.S. Military Academy
2:00 p.m.
Developing a Mathematics Curriculum to Serve the Biosciences: The First Step.
Sheldon Gordon* , Farmingdale State College
John Winn , Farmingdale State College
Matthew Bahamonde , Farmingdale State College
Linda Sabatino , Suffolk County Community College
James Fulton , Suffolk County Community College
2:00 p.m.
A Comprehensive WeBWorK Problem Library.
Jeff Holt* , University of Virginia
John Jones , Arizona State University
William Ziemer , California State University, LongBeach
2:00 p.m.
Long Beach Project in Geometry and Symmetry.
Scott Crass , California State University-Long Beach
Temma Leiman* , California State University-Long Beach
2:00 p.m.
From ILAP to iLabAP--Linking Investigative Biology Laboratories to the Mathematics Curriculum.
Kirk Bartholomew* , Sacred Heart University
Hema Gopalakrishnan , Sacred Heart University
Rose Kinik , Sacred Heart University
Jennifer Mattei , Sacred Heart University
2:00 p.m.
BioGrapher: An Excel Front-End for Computation of Graph Theoretical Properties and Graphical Visualization of Networks.
Rama Viswanathan* , Beloit College
Han Lai , Beloit College
Hlaing Lin , Beloit College
Khalid Qumsieh , Beloit College
John Jungck , Beloit College
2:00 p.m.
A Phase II Expansion of the Development of a Multidisciplinary Course on Wavelets and Applications.
Patrick Van Fleet* , University of St. Thomas
Catherine Beneteau , University of South Florida
Caroline Haddad , SUNY Geneseo
David Ruch , Metropolitan State College of Denver
2:00 p.m.
PHASER: A Universal Simulator for Dynamical Systems.
Huseyin Kocak* , University of Miami
Brian Coomes , University of Miami
Burton Rosenberg , University of Miami
2:00 p.m.
Team Research Training Program in Biology and Mathematics.
Edwin Tecarro , University of Houston-Downtown
Steve London* , University of Houston-Downtown
Youn-Sha Chan , University of Houston-Downtown
Jeong-Mi Yoon , University of Houston-Downtown
Aaron Krochmal , University of Houston-Downtown
2:00 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum in a Liberal Arts Setting.
Semra Kilic-Bahi* , Colby-Sawyer College
Lavonne Batalden , Colby-Sawyer College
Ben Steele , Colby-Sawyer College
2:00 p.m.
Integrating Field Trips into Calculus Courses.
Despina Prapavessi* , Diablo Valley College
Karen Edwards , Diablo Valley College
2:00 p.m.
Foundation in Mathematical Biology through Interdisciplinary Research, Training, and Curriculum Development.
Elissa Schwartz* , Washington State University
Richard Gomulkiewicz , Washington State University
Robert Dillon , Washington State University
Judith McDonald , Washington State University
Charlotte Omoto , Washington State University
Bala Krishnamoorthy , Washington State University
2:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Training of Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences with Emphasis on Fisheries Stock Assessment.
Tor Kwembe* , Jackson State University
Hyung Cho , Jackson State University
2:00 p.m.
A Radical Approach to Teaching Object-Oriented Programming.
Ann Moskol* , Rhode Island College
Kate Sanders , Rhode Island College
2:00 p.m.
A Model Teacher-Scholar Program in Secondary Mathematics.
Saad El-Zanati* , Illinois State University
Sharon McCrone , Illinois State University
Cynthia Langrall , Illinois State University
2:00 p.m.
Preparing Computational Biologists by Encouraging an Academic Minor.
Dmitry Gokhman* , University of Texas at San Antonio
David Senseman , University of Texas at San Antonio
Kay Robbins , University of Texas at San Antonio
James Bower , University of Texas at San Antonio
Nandini Kannan , University of Texas at San Antonio
2:00 p.m.
Computer Interfaces for Enhancing Visual Learning for Students with Visual Processing Disabilities.
Karen Luxton Gourgey* , Baruch College
Annette Gourgey , Baruch College
Steven Landau , Touch Graphics Company
2:00 p.m.
Transforming Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation.
James Curry* , University of Colorado, Boulder
Richard McCray , University of Colorado, Boulder
Carl Wieman , University of Colorado, Boulder
Valerie Otero , University of Colorado, Boulder
William Wood , University of Colorado, Boulder
2:00 p.m.
History Across the Mathematics Curriculum for Preservice Teachers.
Gabriela R. Sanchis* , Elizabethtown College
2:00 p.m.
Mathematics Research Experience for Pre-service and for In-service Teachers.
Wendy O'Hanlon* , Illinois State University
Saad El-Zanati , Illinois State University
2:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Teaching: Using The Study Of Sprouts To Teach Mathematics And Science At A Liberal Arts College.
Cheri Boyd* , Nazareth College of Rochester
Beverly Brown , Nazareth College of Rochester
William Lammela , Nazareth College of Rochester
2:00 p.m.
Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum.
Deann Leoni* , Edmonds Community College
Caren Diefenderfer , Hollins University
Christie Gilliland , Green River Community College
2:00 p.m.
Appropriately Using WeBWorK, WebAssign and Maple in Calculus I and II.
Bryan Dorner* , Pacific Lutheran University
Daniel Heath , Pacific Lutheran University
Jessica Sklar , Pacific Lutheran University
Jeffrey Stuart , Pacific Lutheran University
Monday January 7, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:05 p.m. AMS Invited Address
Quantum field theory and generalized cohomology.
Peter Teichner* , University of California Berkeley
(1035-81-07)
Monday January 7, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Project NExT Panel Discussion
Making the math major work for the under-prepared student.
Organizers:
Linda Braddy , East Central University
Pamela B. Pierce , The College of Wooster
Panelists:
Bonnie Gold , Monmouth University
John Ramsay , The College of Wooster
Laura A. Taalman , James Madison University
Monday January 7, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. MAA Panel Discussion
Dueling platforms: Java vs. Flash.
Organizers:
Mary L. Platt , Salem State College
Lawrence C. Moore , Duke University
Moderators:
Mary L. Platt ,
Panelists:
Thomas E. Leathrum , Jacksonville State University
Kyle T. Siegrist , University of Alabama, Huntsville
Doug Ensley , Shippensburg University
Barbara Kaskosz , University of Rhode Island
Monday January 7, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government Guest Lecture
Monday January 7, 2008, 3:20 p.m.-4:10 p.m. AMS Retiring Presidential Address
Semisimple groups as universal examples.
James G. Arthur* , University of Toronto
(1035-22-03)
Monday January 7, 2008, 4:25 p.m.-5:25 p.m. Joint Prize Session
Monday January 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Joint Prize Session Reception
Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics Business Meeting, Guest Lecture, and Reception
Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
Sharing residues from College Algebra Workshops.
Organizers:
Donald B. Small , U.S. Military Academy
William E. Haver , Virginia Commonwealth University
Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting and Reception
Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting
Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. BIGSIGMAA Reception for Mathematicians in Business, Industry, and Government
Monday January 7, 2008, 5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m. MAA Two-Year College Reception
Monday January 7, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
The proof is in the pudding: Humorous theater of the mathematical variety.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams , Williams College
Monday January 7, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. SIGMAA-ARTS Business Meeting
Monday January 7, 2008, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MAA Committee on Minority Participation-North American Institutes Informal Gathering
Conversations with minority scientists.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr , University of the District of Columbia
Robert E. Megginson , University of Michigan
Camille A. McKayle , University of the Virgin Islands
Ivelisse M. Rubio , University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Monday January 7, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MAA Music Presentation
Tones are real functions, rhythms are sequences.
Presenters:
Erich Neuwirth , University of Vienna
Monday January 7, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Clay Mathematics Institute Film Presentation
Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem.
Presenters:
George Csicsery , Zala Films
Tuesday January 8, 2008
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Modular Forms and Modularity, III
Organizers: Ling Long , Iowa State University linglong@iastate.edu
Wen-Ching Winnie Li , Pennsylvania State University
Tong Liu , University of Pennsylvania
7:30 a.m.
On modular forms for some noncongruence subgroups.
Chris A. Kurth , Iowa State University
Ling Long* , Iowa State University
(1035-11-978)
8:00 a.m.
L-functions and $l$-adic representations for noncongruence subgroups.
Jerome William Hoffman* , Louisiana State University
Helena Verrill , Louisiana State University
(1035-11-791)
8:30 a.m.
Farey Symbols and Finite Index Subgroups of $PSL_2(Z)$.
Chris Kurth* , Iowa State University
(1035-11-1604)
9:00 a.m.
Computing with Modular Forms Using SAGE.
William A Stein* , University of Washington
(1035-11-382)
9:30 a.m.
The module of vector-valued modular forms on $SL(2, Z)$.
Geoff Mason* , University of California, Santa Cruz
(1035-11-124)
10:00 a.m.
The Local Langlands Correspondence for GSp(4).
Wee Teck Gan* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-11-239)
10:30 a.m.
Actions of finite groups on modular forms and coherent sheaves.
Ted C Chinburg* , University of Pennsylvania
Amy Ksir , United States Naval Academy
(1035-14-89)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Employment Register
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, II
7:45 a.m.
Graph energy change due to single edge deletion.
Wasin So* , San Jose State University
(1035-05-1307)
8:00 a.m.
Some Results on Antidesigns.
Ian Rogers* , Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-05-508)
8:15 a.m.
Combinatorial Enumeration of rectangular kolam designs of the Tamil land.
Rethinasamy K Kittappa* , Millersville University
(1035-05-543)
8:30 a.m.
Extremal systems for the fair and biased Erd\H{o}s--Selfridge theorem.
Eric Lars Sundberg* , Occidental College
(1035-05-544)
8:45 a.m.
A New Lower Bound on the Number of Oblivious Questions Required to Guess Two Secrets.
Kelley Harris* , Harvard University
(1035-05-650)
9:00 a.m.
Three-Dimensional Generalized Solitary Waves via a Spatial Dynamical Approach.
Shengfu Deng* , Virginia Tech
Shu-Ming Sun , Virginia Tech
(1035-05-672)
9:15 a.m.
Sequences with small subsum sets.
Aaron Pixton* , Princeton University
(1035-05-677)
9:30 a.m.
Boundaries of the minimum $P_k$ total weights.
Ji Young Choi* , Shippensburg University of PA
(1035-05-695)
9:45 a.m.
Almost avoiding classes of permutations.
Robert Brignall , University of Bristol
William Griffiths , Southern Polytechnic State University
Rebecca Smith* , SUNY Brockport
Vincent Vatter , DIMACS
Daniel Warren , Ohio State
Doron Zeilberger , Rutgers
(1035-05-804)
10:00 a.m.
On $(64,28,12)$ Difference Sets.
Omar A. AbuGhneim* , Jordan University
(1035-05-871)
10:15 a.m.
New families of non-embeddable quasi-derived designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad* , Central Michigan University
(1035-05-918)
10:30 a.m.
Some results on $\lambda_x$-invertible graphs.
John P. Georges , Trinity College, Hartford, CT
David Mauro , Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Yan Wang* , Trinity College, Hartford, CT
(1035-05-939)
10:45 a.m.
A Combinatorial Approach to the Distinguishing Number of a Tournament and Other Digraphs.
Michael Babcock , University of the Pacific
Larry J. Langley , University of the Pacific
Sarah K. Merz* , University of the Pacific
(1035-05-1354)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, III
7:45 a.m.
A Characterization of the Interior of a Triangle.
Shing S So* , University of Central Missouri
Alvin R Tinsley , University of Central Missouri
(1035-51-1213)
8:00 a.m.
Upper Bound of Edge Number for Links.
Lucas Bennett* , University of Iowa
(1035-54-187)
8:15 a.m.
A modified Wallman method for compactifications of certain arbitrary topological spaces and an arbitrary Hausdorff compactification.
Hueytzen J Wu* , Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Wan-Hong Wu , Institute of Drug Development, Cancer Therapy & Research Center
(1035-54-173)
8:30 a.m.
The Kauffman-Harary Conjecture.
P R Solis* , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1035-54-225)
8:45 a.m.
New Metrization Theorems in Terms of Semi-open Covers.
Gangadhar R. Hiremath* , University of North Carolina Pembroke
(1035-54-295)
9:00 a.m.
Covering Properties Extending Several Special Base Properties.
Brad Bailey* , North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(1035-54-710)
9:15 a.m.
Problems of scalable topology.
Mark Burgin* , UCLA
(1035-54-189)
9:30 a.m.
Asphericity of Random Equilateral Knots.
Eric J Rawdon* , University of St. Thomas
Andrzej Stasiak , University of Lausanne
John C Kern , Duquesne University
Patrick Plunkett , University of California Santa Barbara
Michael Piatek , University of Washington
Kenneth C Millett , University of California Santa Barbara
(1035-57-342)
9:45 a.m.
Quantum invariants can provide sharp bounds on Heegaard genus.
Helen Wong* , Bowdoin College
Andrew Casson , Yale University
(1035-54-1655)
10:00 a.m.
{\bf Quasi-conformal Homeomorphisms on Compact Ultrametric Spaces}.
Mozhgan Mirani* , The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
(1035-54-1605)
10:15 a.m.
Homological Codimension.
Kailash C Ghimire* , Georgia Southwestern State University
(1035-54-1229)
10:30 a.m.
Intrisically $n$-linked spatial graphs.
Danielle O'Donnol* , UCLA
(1035-54-1382)
10:45 a.m.
The qo-topology - an order topology on a space of quasicontinuous functions.
Rodica Cazacu* , Georgia College & State University
(1035-54-1457)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS General Session
7:45 a.m.
Shortest paths and optimal solutions for evacuation in emergency situations.
Mitch A. Phillipson* , University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Simei Tong , University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
(1035-00-163)
8:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Evolution of the ABO Blood Group System.
Sara Jensen , Carthage College
Anna Sparacino* , Westminster College, PA
(1035-00-1862)
8:15 a.m.
Discovery Precalculus projects: Modeling with a graphing calculator TI-84+.
Nataliya I. Latushkina* , Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
(1035-00-48)
8:30 a.m.
Reducts of Countably Categorical Graphs.
Yun Lu* , Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
(1035-03-1064)
8:45 a.m.
On the classification of torsion-free abelian groups up to quasi-isomorphism.
Samuel Gregory Coskey* , Rutgers University
(1035-03-1806)
9:00 a.m.
Characterizing ``Planar" Abstract Simplicial Complexes by Excluded Minors (Generalizing Kuratowski's Theorem to Higher Dimensions).
Taylor Dupuy* , University of New Mexico
(1035-06-72)
9:15 a.m.
On the local multiple-valued logic algebras.
Lavinia Corina Ciungu* , State University of New York at Buffalo
(1035-06-444)
9:30 a.m.
Fractional Weak Discrepancy, Interval Orders, and Forbidden Configurations.
Alan Shuchat* , Wellesley College
Randy Shull , Wellesley College
Ann Trenk , Wellesley College
(1035-06-1481)
9:45 a.m.
A Priestley Style Duality for Meet Semi Lattices.
Aditya Kumar Nagrath* , University of Denver
(1035-06-1906)
10:00 a.m.
On the Natural Density of the $k$-Zeckendorf Niven Numbers.
Curtis Cooper* , University of Central Missouri
(1035-11-1254)
10:15 a.m.
Direct Sum Decompositions over Two-dimensional Local Domains.
Nicholas R Baeth* , University of Central Missouri
(1035-13-688)
10:30 a.m.
On Compact Connected Mobs.
Phoebe H McLaughlin* , University of Central Missouri
Shing So , University of Central Missouri
Haohao Wang , Southeast Missouri State University
(1035-22-1210)
10:45 a.m.
Point spectra for generalized Hausdorff matrices.
B. E. Rhoades* , Indiana University
(1035-40-276)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
Modeling Atomic Force Microscope Deformation of Fibrin Fibers.
Callie A Johnson* , James Madison University
Anthony Tongen , James Madison University
(1035-74-1780)
8:30 a.m.
Cardinal Invariants Beyond the Continuum.
E. T. Brown , James Madison University
J. L. Bruno , James Madison University
C. L. Wingfield* , James Madison University
(1035-03-1752)
9:00 a.m.
Existence of Asymptotic Solutions to Semilinear Partial Difference Equations on Graphs.
Jason Dean Lee* , Duke University
John Neuberger , Northern Arizona University
(1035-35-261)
9:30 a.m.
Nested Chain Partitions of Normalized-Matching Posets.
Elinor Gardner Escamilla , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Andreea Cristina Nicolae , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Paul Russell Salerno , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Shahriar Shahriari , Pomona College, Claremont CA
Jordan Olliver Tirrell* , Lafayette College, Easton PA
(1035-06-132)
10:00 a.m.
Minimum Semidefinite Rank of a Graph with Cut Sets of Size 2 and Graphs with msr($G$) = $vrule height1.5ex G\vrule height 1.5ex - 2$.
Jonathan E. Beagley* , Illinois Institute of Technology
Eileen L. Radzwion , Central Michigan University
Andrew M. Zimmer , University of Puget Sound
(1035-15-119)
10:30 a.m.
Hadamard Difference Sets in Groups of Order 144 and the Spread Construction.
Nicole Kroeger , North Carolina State University
Marcus Miller* , Harvard University
Christopher Mooney , Transylvania University
Kathleen Shepard , Grinnell College
(1035-05-120)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces, III
Organizers: Jennifer R. Daniel , Lamar University jennifer.daniel@lamar.edu
Aloysius G. Helminck , North Carolina State University
8:00 a.m.
Modules of covariants in modular invariant theory.
Abraham Broer , Universit\'{e} de Montr\'{e}al
Jianjun Chuai* , Memorial University of Newfoundland
(1035-13-483)
8:30 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
H. E. A. Eddy Campbell* , Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. James Shank , University of Kent at Canterbury
David L. Wehlau , Royal Military College and Queen's University
(1035-13-562)
9:00 a.m.
A Proof of The First Main Theorem for the Two Dimensional Modular Representation of $C_p$.
Eddy Campbell , Memorial University of Newfoundland
R. J. Shank , University of Canterbury at Kent
David L. Wehlau* , Royal Military College of Canada
(1035-20-498)
9:30 a.m.
Separating Invariants.
Emilie Dufresne* , Queen's University
(1035-13-588)
10:00 a.m.
A Step Towards the Determination of the Unitary Dual.
Alessandra Pantano* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-20-1276)
10:30 a.m.
Quotients of finite and affine Weyl groups by maximal parabolic subgroups and applications.
Markus Hunziker* , Baylor University
W. Andrew Pruett , Baylor University
(1035-22-1465)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
8:00 a.m.
Extracting and Using Credit Information in Hybrid Models.
Sanjiv R Das* , Santa Clara University
(1035-91-466)
9:00 a.m.
Two-Dimensional Markovian Model for Dynamics of Aggregate Credit Loss.
Andrei Lopatin* , NumeriX LLC
Timur Misirpashaev , Merrill Lynch
(1035-60-566)
9:30 a.m.
Multiname and Multiscale Default Modeling.
Knut Solna* , University of California at Irvine
(1035-60-1315)
10:00 a.m.
Calibration of portfolio credit risk models: solution of an inverse problem via intensity control.
Rama Cont* , Columbia University
Andreea Minca , Ecole Polytechnique
(1035-60-535)
10:30 a.m.
Default Correlation, Cluster Dynamics and Single Names: The GPCL Dynamical Loss Model.
Damiano Brigo* , Q-SCI, Derivativefitch, Fitch Ratings QFR, London
(1035-60-567)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, I
Organizers: Christopher S. Peterson , Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo , University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita , Queen's University and University of Genoa
8:00 a.m.
Secant varieties of Grassmann and Segre varieties.
Giorgio Ottaviani* , Universita' di Firenze, Italy
(1035-14-607)
9:00 a.m.
Secant varieties and polynomial interpolation.
Maria Chiara Brambilla* , University of Florence (Italy)
(1035-14-1510)
9:30 a.m.
The Fibers of a General Projection.
David Eisenbud* , University of California, Berkeley
Roya Beheshti-Zavareh , Washington University, St. Louis
(1035-14-1498)
10:30 a.m.
Secant varieties and optimal low-rank approximations of tensors.
Vin de Silva* , Pomona College
Lek-Heng Lim , University of California, Berkeley
(1035-14-1942)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, I
Organizers: Kathy D. Merrill , Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett , University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer , University of Colorado, Boulder
8:00 a.m.
A Characterization Of Two and Three Interval Wavelet Sets.
Kenneth R. Hoover* , California State University, Stanislaus
(1035-42-1838)
8:30 a.m.
Construction and reconstruction of tight framelets and wavelets via matrix mask functions.
Marcin Bownik* , University of Oregon
Ziemowit Rzeszotnik , University of Wroclaw, Poland
(1035-42-424)
9:00 a.m.
Simple smooth wavelet frames approximating Parseval frames.
John J. Benedetto* , Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Emily J. King , University of Maryland, College Park
(1035-42-655)
9:30 a.m.
$\beta$-Expansion and the Golden Ratio Encoder.
Yang Wang* , Michigan State University
(1035-41-1797)
10:00 a.m.
Wavelet sets that are finite unions of convex sets.
Kathy D. Merrill* , Colorado College
(1035-42-1288)
10:30 a.m.
Basic Ternary Digit Sets and Associated Tilings.
Jeffrey C Lagarias* , University of Michigan
(1035-11-1377)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, II
Organizers: Kristin E. Lauter , Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen , Leiden University
8:00 a.m.
An Efficient Time-Bound Hierarchical Key Management Scheme for Secure Broadcasting.
Ning Shang* , Purdue University
Elisa Bertino , Purdue University
Samuel S. Wagstaff , Purdue University
(1035-11-1146)
8:30 a.m.
Combinatorics of Elliptic Curves and Chip-Firing Games.
Gregg Musiker* , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1035-05-154)
9:00 a.m.
Tate-Lichtenbaum Self Pairings and Residuosity.
Susan L. Schmoyer* , U.S. Military Academy
(1035-11-1317)
9:30 a.m.
A Weil pairing on the $p$-torsion of ordinary elliptic curves over $K[\epsilon]$.
Juliana V. Belding* , University of Maryland, College Park
(1035-11-118)
10:00 a.m.
A new approach to the discrete log problem on an elliptic curve.
Samuel Maurycy Kadziela* , University of California at Irvine
(1035-11-448)
10:30 a.m.
Explicit Formulas for Real Hyperelliptic Curves of Genus 2.
Stefan Erickson* , Colorado College
Michael J. Jacobson, Jr. , University of Calgary
Ning Shang , Purdue University
Shuo Shen , Purdue University
Andreas Stein , University of Wyoming
(1035-11-669)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, I
Organizers: Diana M. Thomas , Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker , Brigham Young University
Donald Mills , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
Shift Dynamics on Partitions.
Brian Hopkins* , Saint Peter's College
(1035-05-731)
8:30 a.m.
Spatzier's Conjecture and Generalized Symmetries.
Lennard F Bakker* , Brigham Young University
(1035-37-1472)
9:00 a.m.
Ducci Sequences in Higher Dimensions.
Florian Breuer* , Stellenbosch University, South Africa
(1035-11-388)
9:30 a.m.
Module Shifts and Measure Rigidity in Linear Cellular Automata.
Marcus J. Pivato* , Trent University
(1035-37-739)
10:00 a.m.
Integer Points in Backwards Orbits.
Vijay Sookdeo* , University of Rochester
(1035-11-1479)
10:30 a.m.
Permutations for in-place matrix transpose.
Jeff Hooper , Math Dept, Acadia University
Franklin Mendivil* , Math Dept, Acadia University
(1035-11-299)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, I
Organizers: Olcay Akman , Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University
8:00 a.m.
Population dynamics and differential equations with discontinuities.
Marat Akhmet* , Middle East Technical University
(1035-92-706)
8:30 a.m.
A Computational Algebra Method for Biochemical Network Modeling.
Elena S Dimitrova* , Clemson University
Reinhard Laubenbacher , Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Abdul Salam Jarrah , Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
(1035-92-554)
9:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of the Drosophila Heart.
Genevieve Y. Toutain* , Arizona State University
Pamela Reitsma , University of Maine
Sharon Crook , Arizona State University
(1035-92-400)
9:30 a.m.
Haematopoietic modelling with stage-structure and variable lifespan.
Jacques Belair* , Universite de Montreal
(1035-92-1875)
10:00 a.m.
Detection of Optimal Protein Structures in Homology Modeling Using Various Sequence Fitness Scores.
Keith A. Erickson* , United States Military Academy
(1035-92-1749)
10:30 a.m.
A Mathematical Model of Cholesterol Metabolism.
Saziye Bayram* , SUNY-Buffalo State College
Joaquin Carbonara , SUNY-Buffalo State College
Mitra S. Feizabadi , Canisius College
(1035-92-1740)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, I
Organizers: Ricardo Carretero , San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky , University of San Diego
8:00 a.m.
Recent Results on Stability of Traveling Waves in Nonlinear, Dispersive Media.
Jerry L. Bona* , University of Illiniois at Chicago
(1035-35-57)
8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Ultraviolet light filament and vortex propagation in the atmosphere.
Alejandro B. Aceves* , University of New Mexico
Alexey Sukhinin , University of New Mexico
Jean-Claude Diels , Department of Physics and Astronomy, U. of New Mexico
(1035-78-2016)
9:00 a.m.
The pole dynamics of rational solutions of the viscous Burgers equation.
Bernard Deconinck* , University of Washington
(1035-70-463)
9:30 a.m.
Azimuthal Modulation Stability for Vortices in the Focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.
Ronald Meyer Caplan* , Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University
Ricardo Carretero , Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Group, San Diego State University State University
Enam Hoq , Western New England College
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis , University of Massachusetts
(1035-37-1803)
10:00 a.m.
The piston dispersive shock wave problem.
Mark Hoefer* , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
(1035-35-738)
10:30 a.m.
Detection of Ocean Bathymetry from Surface Wave Measurements.
David P. Nicholls* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Mark Taber , University of Illinois at Chicago
(1035-76-842)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
K. Brooks Reid , California State University, San Marcos
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, I
8:00 a.m.
Standardized conditional expectation and its applications in finance.
Radoslav Dimitric* , DBRI, Pittsburgh
(1035-60-85)
8:15 a.m.
Quest for the constant in the expected length of longest common subsequences.
Ilona Yershov* , City College of New York
(1035-60-577)
8:30 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem I.
Eduardo Espinola* , University of Texas El Paso
Paige Shy , University of North Carolina at Asheville
Megan Watson , University of Texas Austin
(1035-60-581)
8:45 a.m.
Variations on the M\'enage Problem II.
Megan Watson* , University of Texas, Austin
Eduardo Espinola , University of Texas, El Paso
Paige Shy , University of North Carolina at Asheville
(1035-60-586)
9:00 a.m.
How close are pairwise and mutual independence?
Roger B. Nelsen* , Lewis & Clark College
(1035-60-589)
9:15 a.m.
Biased monotonic random walks in the plane.
Mohammad Javaheri* , University of Oregon
(1035-60-644)
9:30 a.m.
Tail Dependence of Multivariate Distributions.
Yannan Sun* , Washington State University
(1035-60-652)
9:45 a.m.
Probability of ruin with dependent marginal mortality distribution.
Guangwei Fan* , Maryville University
(1035-60-850)
10:00 a.m.
Backward Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps and Quadratic Growth.
Jin Ma , University of Southern California
Meike Niederhausen* , University of Portland
(1035-60-1650)
10:15 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning tree.
Wenbo Li , University of Delaware
Xinyi Zhang* , University of Delaware
(1035-60-1684)
10:30 a.m.
Checking the Censored Two-Sample Accelerated Life Model using Integrated Cumulative Hazard Difference.
Seung-Hwan Lee* , Illinois Wesleyan University
(1035-62-904)
10:45 a.m.
Toward Quandle Dichotomy.
Robert W McGrail , Bard College
Mona B Merling* , Bard College
Japheth Wood , Bard College
(1035-68-686)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, III
8:00 a.m.
Reduction and reconstruction aspects of Lagrangian systems with symmetry.
Tom Mestdag* , University of Michigan
(1035-70-1260)
8:15 a.m.
The Planar, Circular, Restricted Four-Body Problem.
Gareth E Roberts* , College of the Holy Cross
Julianne Kulevich , College of the Holy Cross
Christopher J. Smith , College of the Holy Cross
(1035-70-1701)
8:30 a.m.
Applications of reduction in the separation of overall rotation and internal motion in the Hamiltonian dynamics of a three-body system.
F. J. Lin* , University of Southern California
(1035-70-1776)
8:45 a.m.
A Finite Difference Calculation Procedure for the Navier-Stokes Equation on a Staggered Cartesian Grid.
Bashar Zogheib* , Nova Southeastern University
R. M. Barron , University of Windsor
(1035-76-649)
9:00 a.m.
On the stability of KdV equation with negative forcing.
Jeongwhan Choi* , Korea University
Sungim Whang , NIMS
(1035-76-941)
9:15 a.m.
Particle capture by a freezing front in a binary alloy.
Justin C.T. Kao* , Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Alexander A. Golovin , Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
Stephen H. Davis , Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics / Northwestern University
(1035-76-1049)
9:30 a.m.
Granular flow on erodible surface.
Long H Le* , University of Central Arkansas
(1035-76-1122)
9:45 a.m.
Implicit Interfacing in a $C^k$ Least Squares Finite Element Method for a Fluid Structure Interaction Problem.
Wayne M. McGee* , Texas Tech University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer , George Mason University
(1035-76-1937)
10:00 a.m.
Shape analysis of droplets on patterned surfaces.
Yousef Daneshbod* , Universty of La Verne
(1035-76-1391)
10:15 a.m.
Polytopes and Arrangements: Diameter and Curvature.
Yuriy Zinchenko* , CAS, McMaster University
Antoine Deza , CAS, McMaster University
Tamas Terlaky , CAS, McMaster University
(1035-90-336)
10:30 a.m.
Ensemble Based Simulated Annealing as Applied to Conformal Radiotherapy Planning.
Abebaw Tadesse* , Langston University
(1035-90-358)
10:45 a.m.
Robustness in Nonlinear Parameter Estimation with Interval Arithmetic.
Humberto Munoz* , Southern University at Baton Rouge
Baker R Kearfott , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-90-1483)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. MAA Session on Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: Models that Work
Organizers: Abbe H. Herzig , University at Albany, SUNY aherzig@albany.edu
Patricia L. Hale , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
8:00 a.m.
Diversity in Graduate Education: Learning by Example.
Abbe H. Herzig* , University at Albany, State University of New York
Amy Cohen , Rutgers University
David Manderscheid , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-C1-1217)
8:15 a.m.
Diversifying a Math Graduate Program at a large Public University.
James P Lin* , University of California at San Diego
(1035-C1-521)
8:30 a.m.
Building Diversity in Advanced Mathematics: The North Carolina State University Model.
Aloysius G Helminck* , North Carolina State University
Steve Campbell , North Carolina State University
(1035-C1-495)
8:45 a.m.
Professional Socialization as a tool to Recruit and Retain Women in Graduate Mathematics.
Orpha K. Ongiti* , University at Albany
(1035-C1-1204)
9:00 a.m.
The Women's Education Equity Act: Increasing the Representation of Women in Advanced Mathematics.
Patricia Hale* , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(1035-C1-1754)
9:15 a.m.
A Model of Academic Choice for Mathematically Talented College Women.
Judith Lynn Gieger* , Oglethorpe University
(1035-C1-253)
9:30 a.m.
The Infinite Possibilities Conference: Creating Opportunities for Connectedness and Success for Underrepresented Minority Women in the Mathematical Sciences.
Kimberly S. Weems* , North Carolina State University
Tanya A. Moore , City of Berkeley, Division of Public Health
Leona A. Harris , The College of New Jersey
(1035-C1-1397)
9:45 a.m.
Evaluation of a Program to Help Minorities Succeed at College Math: U. C. Berkeley's Professional Development Program.
Steven Chin* , Uninversity of California at Berkeley - Professional Development Program
Jeffrey Perloff , University of California at Berkeley
Maoyong Fan , University of California at Berkeley
Guido Imbens , Harvard University
(1035-C1-1784)
10:00 a.m.
African Americans and STEM: An Examination of One Intervention Program.
Deborah L Gochenaur* , Elizabethtown College
(1035-C1-1448)
10:15 a.m.
Montgomery College: Project Portal to Success in Engineering.
Miriam Carter , Montgomery College, Rockville
Sanjay Rai , Montgomery College, Rockville
Zine Boudhraa* , Montgomery College, Rockville
(1035-C1-409)
10:30 a.m.
The MESA model: Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement in California.
Alyson L Ponomarenko* , San Diego City College
(1035-C1-68)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Countering ``I Can't Do Math": Strategies for Teaching Under-Prepared Math-Anxious Students Interested in Business and the Sciences
Organizers: Kimberly J. Presser , Shippensburg University kjpres@ship.edu
J. Winston Crawley , Shippensburg University
8:00 a.m.
The Math Inquiry Course: A Gentle Introduction to Sophisticated Mathematical Thinking.
Andrew B Perry* , Springfield College
(1035-E1-1907)
8:20 a.m.
Using Reading Questions in Trigonometry and Calculus.
Dianne S. Marquart* , National Park Community College, Hot Springs, AR
(1035-E1-1843)
8:40 a.m.
Precalculus with Review for Math-Intensive Majors.
Annela R Kelly* , Roger Williams University
(1035-E1-1644)
9:00 a.m.
"I can't do math" What Helps Some Students Overcome the Attitude?
Jean M Horn* , Northern Virginia Community College - Woodbridge Campus
Toni T Robertson , NVCC-Woodbridge
(1035-E1-319)
9:20 a.m.
Dealing with Anxiety and Attitudes Towards Mathematics in an Algebra Classroom.
Laura Schmidt* , University of Wisconsin-Stout
(1035-E1-370)
9:40 a.m.
Successful use of software in college developmental classes: Now being used in our high schools!
Sue R. Beck* , Morehead State University
(1035-E1-439)
10:00 a.m.
Coping With Mathematics Anxiety in College: An Analysis of Successful Strategies for Precalculus.
Fred Peskoff* , Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Leonid Khazanov , Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
(1035-E1-1166)
10:20 a.m.
How to shift a math-anxious student into a "can do" place using language patterns and belief changing strategies.
Wendiann R Sethi* , Seton Hall University
(1035-E1-1756)
10:40 a.m.
Individualized Remedial Prescriptions for Mathematically Underprepared Students via ALEKS.
Ken W Lee* , Missouri Western State University
(1035-E1-1522)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra, II
Organizers: David M. Strong , Pepperdine University david.strong@pepperdine.edu
Gilbert Strang , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
More Linear Algebra for All.
C. L. Greeno* , MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035-M1-244)
8:20 a.m.
Developing Reading Comprehension in an Introductory Linear Algebra Course.
J. Alfredo Jimenez* , Penn State Hazleton
(1035-M1-1477)
8:40 a.m.
Using WeBWorK in linear algebra labs.
Karen Clark* , The College of New Jersey
Thomas Hagedorn , The College of New Jersey
(1035-M1-724)
9:00 a.m.
Classroom Voting in Linear Algebra.
Holly Zullo* , Carroll College
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
Mark Parker , Carroll College
(1035-M1-747)
9:20 a.m.
Connecting Linear Algebra to the Real World through Group Presentations.
Elaine T. Hale* , Rice University
(1035-M1-1322)
9:40 a.m.
More Quantum Mechanics and Linear Algebra: The Neutrinos and Other Subatomic Particles.
Itai Seggev* , Knox College
(1035-M1-1624)
10:00 a.m.
Biological Applications Illustrating Linear Algebra Concepts.
D. Brian Walton* , James Madison University
(1035-M1-1591)
10:20 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Digital Image Processing.
Mohamed Allali* , Chapman University
(1035-M1-1342)
10:40 a.m.
A Remote Sensing Demo Using ENVI.
Elyn Rykken* , Muhlenberg College
Linda McGuire , Muhlenberg College
(1035-M1-1270)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. MAA Session on Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government
Organizers: Philip Gustafson , Mesa State College pgustafs@mesastate.edu
Michael G. Monticino , University of North Texas
8:00 a.m.
Opening remarks and BIG SIGMAA announcements.
8:10 a.m.
Set Partitions of a Union.
R. Peter DeLong* , Math C2 Inc
(1035-O1-1765)
8:30 a.m.
Using mathematics to improve the automated scoring of short constructed-response answers.
James H Fife* , Educational Testing Service
(1035-O1-1730)
8:50 a.m.
Binary Code Imbalance and DC Bias Rejection for a Simple Hard-Limited Radar Detection Chain.
Gregory Emmett Coxson* , Technology Service Corporation
(1035-O1-1933)
9:10 a.m.
Billiards and signal processing.
David S Mazel , Technology Service Corporation
Greg E Coxson* , Technology Service Corporation
(1035-O1-1991)
9:30 a.m.
What I did on my sabbatical: Experiencing the ``real world".
Mark A Mills* , Central College
(1035-O1-183)
9:50 a.m.
Longer Hamming Codes Are Better Over BPSK Channels.
Peter M. Jarvis* , Castle Rock, CO
(1035-O1-1723)
10:10 a.m.
Problems and Solutions in Efficient, Accurate Computation of the Airy Functions in the Complex Plane.
James K Beard* , Medford NJ
(1035-O1-1238)
10:30 a.m.
Differential Hierarchical Game Between Manufacturer and Retailer.
Ellina Grigorieva* , Texas Woman's University
Evgenii Khailov , Moscow State Lomonosov University
(1035-O1-365)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, V
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Nissa Yestness , University of Northern Colorado
Kristi Jarman , Eastern New Mexico University
Mahmoud Yousef , University of Central Missouri
8:00 a.m.
Using the Math Fair to Connect Mathematics Curricula and Teaching Experience.
Mary D Beisiegel* , University of Alberta
(1035-Z1-551)
8:15 a.m.
A Bridge to Higher Mathematics for Science and Engineering majors.
Ralph W Carr* , St. Cloud State University
(1035-Z1-140)
8:30 a.m.
A Minimax Entropy Principle Arising in the Treatment of Certain Multivariate Ill-Posed Problems.
Fred Samuel Greensite* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-Z1-300)
8:45 a.m.
On a conjecture posed by Bertram Huppert.
Thomas P Wakefield* , Kent State University
(1035-Z1-415)
9:00 a.m.
A Computer-Controlled Function Box for Plotting Surfaces.
Andrew E Long* , Northern Kentucky University
(1035-Z1-848)
9:15 a.m.
Functions, how well are they understood?
Firooz Khosraviyani* , Texas A&M International University
Terutake Abe , Texas A&M International University
Faridoun Farrokh , Texas A&M International University
Juan R. Lira , Texas A&M International University
James J. McCarry , Laredo Community College
(1035-Z1-1541)
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Problems from the Maine Farmer's Almanac.
Bruce S. Burdick* , Roger Williams University
(1035-Z1-1914)
9:45 a.m.
A Means for Updating and Validating Mathematics Programs.
Laurie A Dunlap* , University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
(1035-Z1-1144)
10:00 a.m.
Animations Easily Generated and Adapted For Use in Pre-Calculus through Calculus III.
Brad Bailey* , North Georgia Coll. & State Univ.
(1035-Z1-709)
10:15 a.m.
Encouraging Critical Thinking With Mathematical Uncertainties.
Mike Pinter* , Belmont University
(1035-Z1-888)
10:30 a.m.
Online homework systems and student outcomes: Results of a two year study.
Laurie Lenz* , Marymount University
(1035-Z1-846)
10:45 a.m.
Biographical podcasts in a history of mathematics course.
David S Richeson* , Dickinson College
(1035-Z1-875)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, III: Working Groups and Round Table Discussion
We will summarize the outstanding problems from Monday's sessions and define steps toward the development of integrated economic and climate models.
Organizers:
Inez Fung , Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones , University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman , Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PME Council
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:15 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, I
8:15 a.m.
Newton's Method with Fewer Bits.
Raymond B Moberly* , San Diego State University
(1035-65-197)
8:30 a.m.
Discretized Picard's Method.
James H Money* , North Carolina Central University
(1035-65-211)
8:45 a.m.
Wavelet Collocation Solution to Boundary Integral Equation on a Domain with Corners.
Michael Cheng* , Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University
Tzu-chu Lin , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(1035-65-262)
9:00 a.m.
An Adaptive Finite Element Method with Lumped Masses for Second Order Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in One Space Dimension.
M. Ziaul Haque* , Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
(1035-65-622)
9:15 a.m.
A New Wavelet Multigrid Method Applied to the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Problem.
Doreen De Leon* , CSU Fresno
(1035-65-632)
9:30 a.m.
GNUFFT: A Geometric Nonuniform Fast Fourier Transform.
Ian Sammis* , UC Berkeley
John Strain , UC Berkeley
(1035-65-1137)
9:45 a.m.
Adjoint-Based algorithm for optimal control of flow with discontinuities.
Wenyuan Liao* , University of Calgary
(1035-65-1363)
10:00 a.m.
The Discrete Fourier Transform and Fractal Dimension of a Sequence of Hexagonal Arrays for a Multiresolution Digital Earth Model.
Xiqiang Zheng* , University of Florida
(1035-65-344)
10:15 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Biological Arterial Wall-Flow Interaction.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer* , George Mason University
Elizabeth McGinnis , Monterey High School
Eugenio Aulisa , Texas Tech University
Kurt Litsch , Lubbock High School
(1035-65-1614)
10:30 a.m.
The RBF-QR method on the surface of the sphere and two applications: stable interpolation and solution of a convective PDE with near-flat radial functions.
Bengt Fornberg , University of Colorado
Cecile Piret* , University of Colorado
(1035-65-1488)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, I
Organizers: Peter A. Perry , University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon , Dartmouth College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. MAA Invited Address
The covering congruences of Paul Erdös.
Carl Pomerance* , Dartmouth College
(1035-A0-19)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Model Theory and algebraic groups.
Gregory L. Cherlin* , Rutgers University
(1035-03-267)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#12: Part B
Developing department self-studies.
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers , Simmons College
Richard Alan Gillman , Valparaiso University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Teaching a Galois theory course for undergraduates.
Organizers:
John R. Swallow , Davidson College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#7: Part B
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins , University of Dayton
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, I
Organizers: Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder , University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley , Benedictine University
9:00 a.m.
Concepts from Biocalculus: The Spread of a Benevolent Disease.
Eric S Marland* , Appalachian State University
(1035-B1-964)
9:20 a.m.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Mathematics, Biology, and History.
Sheila K. Miller* , United States Military Academy
Josh Helms , United States Military Academy
(1035-B1-1816)
9:40 a.m.
Predicting Flu Season Requirements: An Undergraduate Modeling Project.
G R Kramlich* , United States Military Academy
J Braunstein , United States Military Academy
(1035-B1-1251)
10:00 a.m.
Laboratory Projects for a Second Semester of Biocalculus.
Timothy D. Comar* , Benedictine University
(1035-B1-634)
10:20 a.m.
A Two-Semester Sequence in Calculus and Modeling.
Laurie J Heyer* , Davidson College
(1035-B1-1658)
10:40 a.m.
Probability and dynamical systems for biology students with minimal calculus background.
Glenn Ledder* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-B1-1800)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. AMS-MAA Committee on Teaching Assistants and Part-Time Instructors Panel Discussion
Becoming a teacher of college mathematics: Research on mathematics graduate students' professional development.
Organizers:
Kevin E. Charlwood , Washburn University
Larry Chrystal , University of California Irvine
Natasha M. Speer , Michigan State University
Panelists:
Jason K. Belnap , Brigham Young University
Shandy Hauk , University of Northern Colorado
David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University
Natasha M. Speer ,
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AMS-MAA Grad School Fair
Undergrads! Take this opportunity to meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs.
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibits and Book Sales
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Answer Set Programming.
Victor Marek* , University of Kentucky
(1035-03-100)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Math on the Web, III
10:00 a.m.
Student answers to math homework on the Web using proper mathematical notation: A scalable, universal approach.
John Risley* , WebAssign
12:30 p.m.
One source, two outputs: Using a single LaTeX-like markup to generate both PDF and XHTML+MathML.
William Hammond* , University at Albany, State University of New York
1:30 p.m.
Maplets for calculus.
Doug Meade* , University of South Carolina
Philip Yasskin* , Texas A&M University
2:30 p.m.
Project CALC on the Web.
Lawrence Moore* , Duke University
David Smith* , Duke University
3:30 p.m.
The use of MathML and interactive online oracles through Maplesoft's new student help center.
Tom Lee* , Maplesoft
4:30 p.m.
MathType $\in$ Word $\cap$ TeX $\cap$ Wikipedia.
Robert Miner* , Design Science, Inc.
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Presentation
Who wants to be a mathematician.
Organizers:
Michael A. Breen , AMS
William T. Butterworth , DePaul University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Invited Address
A new mathematical frontier: The social and behavioral sciences.
Donald G. Saari* , University of California Irvine
(1035-91-04)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AMS-MAA Invited Address
The mathematics of PageRank.
Fan Chung* , University of California San Diego
(1035-05-21)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture III
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part III).
Wendelin Werner* , University of Paris-Sud
(1035-00-11)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. ASL Invited Address
Proof complexity after NP $\not=$ coNP.
Pavel R. Hrubes* , Czech Academy of Sciences
(1035-03-102)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. MAA Lecture for Students
The Riemann Hypothesis.
J. Brian Conrey* , The American Institute of Mathematics
(1035-A0-39)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. AMS Current Events Bulletin
Organizers: David Eisenbud , University of California Berkeley cxm@ams.org
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
1:00 p.m.
Shifts of Generators and Delta Sets of Numerical Monoids.
Tyler Lemburg* , University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Christina Zlogar , Cornell University
Andrew Niles , University of Rochester
Nathan Kaplan , Princeton University
Scott Chapman , Trinity University
(1035-20-150)
1:30 p.m.
An Algebraic Approach to Characterizing Graph Invariants, with an Emphasis towards Computation.
Elliot Andrew Paquette* , Kalamazoo College
(1035-05-380)
2:00 p.m.
The Lie Symmetry Groups of Minimal Surfaces.
Evelyn Leigh Crofts* , UC Berkeley
Darren Ong , Texas Christian University
(1035-22-704)
2:30 p.m.
Pricing the Asian Call Option.
Harrison Potter* , Marietta College, Brigham Young University REU
Vinh Xuan Dang , Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University REU
Scott Glasgow , Brigham Young University
Stephen Taylor , Brigham Young University, SUNY Stony Brook
(1035-60-637)
3:00 p.m.
Analytical connections between nonlinear coupled oscillator models.
Rytis Umbrasas* , Lafayette College
(1035-34-630)
3:30 p.m.
A Buckling Problem for Graphene Sheets.
J. Gallagher , Rochester Institute of Technology
Y. Milman , City University of New York
S. Ryan* , The University of Akron
D. Golovaty , The University of Akron
J. P. Wilber , The University of Akron
A. Buldum , The University of Akron
(1035-74-612)
4:00 p.m.
Self-intersection properties of generalized Koch curves.
Michael Cantrell* , Yale University
Robert Price* , Rider University
(1035-51-552)
4:30 p.m.
Classification of Subgroups of a Matrix Group of Prime Power Order.
Natalie J. Bowlus* , Swarthmore College
Alex Halperin* , Rochester University
(1035-20-440)
5:00 p.m.
Lost on a Torus.
Marc Allen Pereira* , Westfield State College
Mark Andrew Tokarz , Westfield State College
(1035-54-1558)
5:30 p.m.
Flat cyclotomic polynomials.
Nathan Kaplan* , Princeton University
(1035-11-2058)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
1:00 p.m.
The early history of $F=ma$: approaches to central force motion at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Niccol\'o0 Guicciardini* , Universita' di Bergamo (Italy)
(1035-01-334)
1:30 p.m.
Richard Dedekind (1831-1916): a path-breaking mathematician.
Israel Kleiner* , York University
(1035-01-374)
2:00 p.m.
Publishing Research: Specialized Mathematical Journals in Italy (1850-1914).
Laura Martini* , Siena, Italy
(1035-01-347)
2:30 p.m.
Lord Kelvin--the Irish connection..
Raymond G. Flood* , Kellogg College, Oxford University
(1035-01-391)
3:00 p.m.
Formulas, concepts, and the ``Jacobi limit'': observations on change in late-nineteenth-century mathematics.
Tom Archibald* , Simon Fraser University
(1035-01-221)
3:30 p.m.
Jacques Hadamard (1865-1963) and the Calculus of Variations.
Craig G. Fraser* , University of Toronto
(1035-01-592)
4:00 p.m.
How influential was mechanics in the development of neo-classical economics?
Ivor Grattan-Guinness* , Middlesex University, UK
(1035-03-318)
4:30 p.m.
``Anti-aircraft guns all day long": computing for the Ministry of Munitions.
June E Barrow-Green* , The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
(1035-01-279)
5:00 p.m.
L.S. Pontrjagin's letters to I.I. Gordon.
Evgeny I Gordon* , Eastern Illinois University
(1035-01-278)
5:30 p.m.
Mathematicians fleeing from Hitler's Germany.
Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze* , University of Agder, Kristiansand (Norway)
(1035-01-332)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
1:00 p.m.
Toric models for correlated defaults.
Xin Guo* , UC Berkeley
Onur Filiz , UC Berkeley
Jason Morton , UC Berkeley
Bernd Sturmfels , UC Berkeley
(1035-60-1554)
1:30 p.m.
Modeling dependence between stochastic processes with applications to finance.
Tomasz R Bielecki* , Illinois Institute of Technology
Jacek Jakubowski , Warsaw University
Andrea Vidozzi , Illinois Institute of Technology
Luca Vidozzi , Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035-60-1365)
2:00 p.m.
Local Volatility Stochastic Dynamics as a Building Block for Equity Market Models.
Rene A Carmona* , Princeton University
(1035-60-308)
3:00 p.m.
Geometries and Smile Asymptotics for a Class of Stochastic Volatility Models.
Alan L. Lewis* , optioncity.net
(1035-60-203)
3:30 p.m.
Multiscale Stochastic Volatility Diffusion Models.
Jean-Pierre Fouque , U.C. Santa Barbara
George Papanicolaou , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar* , Princeton University
Knut Solna , U.C. Irvine
(1035-91-1368)
4:00 p.m.
Developments in Volatility Derivatives Pricing.
Jim Gatheral* , Merrill Lynch, NY and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
(1035-91-356)
5:00 p.m.
Hedging Variance Options on Continuous Semimartingales.
Roger Lee* , University of Chicago
(1035-60-297)
5:30 p.m.
On the Finite Time Horizon American Put Option for Jump Diffusions: A Smoothness Proof and an Exponentially Fast Algorithm.
Erhan Bayraktar* , University of Michigan
(1035-60-252)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Representation Theory and Nonassociative Algebras
Organizers: Murray R. Bremner , University of Saskatchewan bremner@math.usask.ca
Irvin R. Hentzel , Iowa State University
Luiz A. Peresi , University of Sao Paulo
1:00 p.m.
Nonassociative algebra structures on representations of Lie algebras.
Andrew Douglas* , New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
(1035-17-1387)
1:30 p.m.
Fine gradings on $\mathfrak e{_6}$.
Cristina Draper* , Universidad de M\'alaga
C\'andido Mart\'\i n , Universidad de M\'alaga
Antonio Viruel , Universidad de M\'alaga
(1035-17-855)
2:00 p.m.
Free split-null extensions of Lie triple systems.
Nora C. Hopkins* , Indiana State University
(1035-17-1083)
2:30 p.m.
Weyl modules for hyper loop algebras.
Dijana Jakelic* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Adriano A. Moura , University of Campinas
(1035-17-1052)
3:00 p.m.
Leibniz algebras and their coquecigrues.
Michael K Kinyon* , University of Denver
(1035-17-1599)
3:30 p.m.
Finite-Dimensional Representations of Hyper Loop Algebras Over Non-Algebraically Closed Fields.
Dijana Jakelic , University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Adriano Moura* , University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
(1035-20-1018)
4:00 p.m.
Nonassociative bialgebras and loops.
Jacob Mostovoy , Instituto de Matemáticas (Unidad Cuernavaca), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jos{\'e} M. P{\'e}rez-Izquierdo* , Universidad de La Rioja
(1035-17-1188)
4:30 p.m.
Pro-finite $p$-adic Lie algebras.
David M Riley* , The University of Western Ontario
(1035-17-1208)
5:00 p.m.
Finite Semifields: Theory and Computational Methods.
Ignacio Fernandez Rua* , Universidad de Oviedo
(1035-17-885)
5:30 p.m.
The isomorphism problem for restricted enveloping algebras.
Hamid Usefi* , University of British Columbia
(1035-17-759)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Secant Varieties and Related Topics, II
Organizers: Christopher S. Peterson , Colorado State University peterson@math.colostate.edu
Hirotachi Abo , University of Idaho
Anthony V. Geramita , Queen's University and University of Genoa
1:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and ideals.
Luca Chiantini* , Universita' di Siena, Italy
(1035-14-1184)
2:00 p.m.
Hilbert functions of fat points in P2 whose support is a pseudo-linear configuration.
Susan Cooper , California Polytechnic State University
Brian Harbourne* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Zach Teitler , Texas A&M University
(1035-14-1113)
2:30 p.m.
Comparing Powers and Symbolic Powers of Ideals.
Cristiano Bocci* , ITIS A. Avogadro, Abbadia S.S., Italy
Brian Harbourne , University of Nebraska at Lincoln
(1035-14-654)
3:00 p.m.
Regularity and normality of secant varieties.
Peter Vermeire* , Central Michigan University
(1035-14-275)
3:30 p.m.
Multisecants of surfaces in projective fourspace.
Kristian Ranestad* , University of Oslo
(1035-14-1089)
4:30 p.m.
Rational normal curves in projective space.
Enrico Carlini* , Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Maria Virginia Catalisano , University of Genoa
(1035-14-1021)
5:00 p.m.
Secant varieties and statistical models.
Elizabeth S. Allman* , University of Alaska Fairbanks
John A. Rhodes , University of Alaska Fairbanks
(1035-60-1182)
5:30 p.m.
Algebraic factor analysis.
Mathias Drton , University of Chicago
Bernd Sturmfels , University of California, Berkeley
Seth Sullivant* , Harvard University
(1035-14-255)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Wavelet Sets and Tilings of $R^n$, II
Organizers: Kathy D. Merrill , Colorado College kmerrill@coloradocollege.edu
Lawrence W. Baggett , University of Colorado, Boulder
Judith A. Packer , University of Colorado, Boulder
1:00 p.m.
Wavelets and Coxeter Groups.
Mihaela Dobrescu* , CNU
Gestur Olafsson , LSU
(1035-47-1433)
1:30 p.m.
Coxeter Groups and Wavelet Sets.
David R. Larson* , Texas A&M University
Peter Massopust , Technische University, Munich
(1035-42-1550)
2:00 p.m.
Three-way tiling sets in the plane.
Gestur Olafsson* , Louisiana State University
David Larson , Texas A&M
Peter Massopust , GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health and the University of Munich
(1035-42-1356)
2:30 p.m.
The Steinhaus tiling problem for lattices in $R^n$.
R. Daniel Mauldin* , University of North Texas
(1035-51-1121)
3:00 p.m.
Minimally supported frequency composite dilation wavelets.
Jeffrey D. Blanchard* , University of Utah
(1035-42-1413)
3:30 p.m.
Orthogonal exponentials with respect to convolution measures and iterated function systems.
Keri Kornelson* , Grinnell College
Palle Jorgensen , University of Iowa
Karen Shuman , Grinnell College
(1035-42-1063)
4:00 p.m.
Moments and iterated function systems.
Palle Jorgensen , University of Iowa
Keri Kornelson , Grinnell College
Karen Shuman* , Grinnell College
(1035-46-1065)
4:30 p.m.
Use of radix representations and solenoid in understanding geometries of wavelet sets.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen* , University of Iowa
(1035-42-24)
5:00 p.m.
Fractal Wavelet Frames.
Jonas D'Andrea* , University of Colorado at Boulder
(1035-43-1787)
5:30 p.m.
Entropy Encoding using Karhunen-Lo\`{e}ve transform in Wavelet Image Compression.
Myung-Sin Song* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035-42-673)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS Special Session on Low Genus Curves and Applications, III
Organizers: Kristin E. Lauter , Microsoft Research klauter@microsoft.com
Peter Stevenhagen , Leiden University
1:00 p.m.
Isogenies and the Discrete Logarithm Problem in genus three.
Benjamin Smith* , INRIA Futurs / Royal Holloway, University of London
(1035-11-1289)
2:00 p.m.
Using complex multiplication to count points on elliptic curves.
Alice Silverberg* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-11-729)
2:30 p.m.
Modular polynomials for genus 2.
Reinier Broker* , Microsoft Research
(1035-14-1227)
3:30 p.m.
Break.
4:00 p.m.
Elliptic factors in the Jacobian varieties of low genus curves.
Jennifer Paulhus* , Kansas State University
(1035-11-1638)
4:30 p.m.
Nonisomorphic curves that become isomorphic over extensions of coprime degree.
Daniel Goldstein , Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Robert M. Guralnick , University of Southern California
Everett W. Howe* , Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Michael E. Zieve , Center for Communications Research, Princeton
(1035-11-765)
5:00 p.m.
Elliptic Nets.
Katherine E Stange* , Brown University
(1035-11-1830)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. AMS Special Session on Learning and Math Graduate Students in K--12 Classroom
Organizers: Richard S. Millman , University of Kentucky millman@ms.uky.edu
Loyce M. Adams , University of Washington
Overtoun M. Jenda , Auburn University
M. Helena Noronha , California State University, Northridge
1:00 p.m.
The Algebra Cubed GK12 program of the University of Kentucky in Bath and Powell counties.
Richard S. Millman* , University of Kentucky
(1035-97-160)
1:30 p.m.
The University of Washington's GK-12 Program in Mathematics.
Loyce M. Adams* , University of Washington
(1035-97-320)
2:00 p.m.
Panel 3: Graduate Student panel on the effect of graduate students on content knowledge issues in the K-12 classroom.
Daniel Kiteck* , University of Kentucky
Emily Schnitger* , California State University, Northridge
Matthew Wells* , University of Kentucky
(1035-97-1278)
3:00 p.m.
The Effects of a K-12 Classroom Experience on Graduate Fellows' Personal Pedagogies.
Rachelle R Bouchat* , University of Kentucky
Erin Militzer* , University of Kentucky
Cynthia Shepherd* , California State University, Northridge
Emily Schnitger* , California State University, Northridge
(1035-97-1292)
4:00 p.m.
FERMAT, a GK-12 Project at California State University Northridge.
M. Helena Noronha* , California State University Northridge
(1035-97-790)
4:30 p.m.
Panel 7: Effects of the University of Washington's GK-12 project on fellows' teaching pedagogy and on elementary school teachers' and students' content knowledge.
Kim Gunnerson* , University of Washington
Federico Prado* , University of Washington, Biology Department
Christiine Lind* , University of Washington
Mebbie Landsness* , Stoughton High School
(1035-97-745)
5:30 p.m.
Panel 8: Discussion of Integration of math research in the K-12 classroom.
Cynthia Flores* , California State University, Northridge
Tricia Muldoon* , University of Kentucky
Yeranuhi Semerdjian* , California State Universtiy, Northridge
(1035-97-1215)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Dynamics, II
Organizers: Diana M. Thomas , Montclair State University thomasdia@mail.montclair.edu
Lennard F. Bakker , Brigham Young University
Donald Mills , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
1:00 p.m.
Interval-exchange transformations over algebraic number fields.
Franco Vivaldi* , Queen Mary, University of London
John H Lowenstein , New York University
(1035-37-172)
2:00 p.m.
Twist-wise flow equivalence and matrices over a non PID ring.
Michael C. Sullivan* , Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
(1035-15-147)
2:30 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits, and a dynamical Mordell-Lang conjecture.
Dragos Ghioca , University of Lethbridge
Thomas J. Tucker* , University of Rochester
Michael E. Zieve , Princeton, NJ
(1035-11-264)
3:00 p.m.
$S$-Integral Preperiodic Points for Dynamical Systems over Number Fields.
Clayton Petsche* , CUNY Graduate Center
(1035-11-1474)
3:30 p.m.
The algebraic entropy of the automorphism group of a cubic polynomial on $\mathbb R^3$.
Richard J Brown* , Johns Hopkins University
(1035-37-845)
4:00 p.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits.
Dragos Ghioca , University of Lethbridge
Thomas J Tucker , University of Rochester
Michael E Zieve* , Center for Communications Research (Princeton)
(1035-12-82)
4:30 p.m.
Dynamical systems on the Riemann sphere.
Morgan Sherman* , California State University, Channel Islands
(1035-53-2000)
5:00 p.m.
The branch locus in one-dimensional Pisot substitution tiling spaces.
Marcy Barge* , Montana State University
Beverly Diamond , College of Charleston
Richard Swanson , Montana State University
(1035-55-345)
5:30 p.m.
Algebraic actions of the discrete Heisenberg group.
Douglas Lind* , University of Washington
(1035-37-152)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Applications of Computer Algebra in Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics
Organizers: Akalu Tefera , Grand Valley State University teferaa@gvsu.edu
Moa Apagodu , Virginia Commonwealth University
1:00 p.m.
Further developments in MacMahon's partition analysis.
George E. Andrews* , The Pennsylvania State University
Peter Paule , Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler University Linz
(1035-05-149)
1:30 p.m.
How to Cleverly Count Pattern-Avoiding Words.
Lara K. Pudwell* , Rutgers University
(1035-05-1086)
2:00 p.m.
Solving Multivariate Linear Recurrences in Wedges.
Marko Petkov\v sek* , University of Ljubljana
(1035-05-1216)
2:30 p.m.
Multi-Summation in Difference Fields.
Carsten Schneider* , RISC, J. Kepler University
(1035-33-1044)
3:00 p.m.
The q-WZ Method for Infinite Sums.
William Y. C. Chen* , Nankai University
Ernest X. W. Xia , Nankai University
(1035-33-1631)
3:30 p.m.
Smoothness and Rational Smoothness in Affine Grassmannians.
Sara C. Billey* , University of Washington
Stephen A. Mitchell , University of Washington
(1035-05-1637)
4:00 p.m.
Computer-Generated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory.
Doron Zeilberger* , Rutgers University
Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda , Rutgers University
(1035-05-1237)
4:30 p.m.
Computer-Generated Conjectures(!) and Proofs(!!) in Combinatorial Game Theory (II).
Thotsaporn Aek Thanatipanonda* , Rutgers University
(1035-05-1296)
5:00 p.m.
Enumerating the Saneblidze-Umble diagonal in Haskell.
Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson* , Friedrich-Schiller-Universit\"at Jena, Germany
(1035-05-110)
5:30 p.m.
Implementing Algebraic Combinatorics Some feedbackfrom the development of MuPAD-Combinat.
Nicolas Thi\'ery* , Univ Paris-Sud, Laboratorie de Mathematiques d'Orsay; UC Davis
(1035-05-1853)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Biomathematical Modeling, II
Organizers: Olcay Akman , Illinois State University oakman@ilstu.edu
Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University
1:00 p.m.
Angiogenic Signaling in Tumor Development: Pharmacological Inhibition, Analysis, and Models.
Mike Martin* , Johnson County Community College
(1035-92-1950)
1:30 p.m.
Stability in a simplified version of the Jia Li population model for wild and transgenic mosquitoes including heterogeneity.
Hubertus F von Bremen* , California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Pomona, California
Shyanah D'Amico , California Edison
(1035-92-1899)
2:00 p.m.
Predator-prey interaction in a size-structured model.
Glenn Ledder* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
J David Logan , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-92-1790)
2:30 p.m.
An Application of Kohonen Self-Organizing Feature Maps in Ecology.
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Andrew L Thurman* , Illinois State University
(1035-62-666)
3:00 p.m.
The Dynamics of One-Predator Two-Prey Systems.
Timothy D. Comar* , Benedictine University
Joy Holowicki , Benedictine University
Debra Witczak , Benedictine University
(1035-92-635)
3:30 p.m.
Parameter Estimation for a Mathematical Model of Erythropoiesis.
Azmy S Ackleh , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Jeremy J Thibodeaux* , University of Central Oklahoma
(1035-92-1167)
4:00 p.m.
Computational Strategies in the Evaluation of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Raina S. Robeva* , Sweet Briar College
Tim Loboschefski , Department of Psychology, Sweet Briar College
(1035-92-1125)
4:30 p.m.
Length-Biased and Current Duration Sampling.
Broderick Oluyede* , Georgia Southern University
(1035-62-598)
5:00 p.m.
Modeling Mammalian Hibernation.
Marshall Hampton* , Univ. Minnesota Duluth
Matthew T Andrews , Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035-92-1571)
5:30 p.m.
Continuum Models for the Spread of Alcohol Abuse.
Zeynep Teymuroglu* , University of Cincinnati
(1035-92-241)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, I
Organizers: Michael T. Krebs , California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen , California State University, Los Angeles ashahee@exchange.calstatela.edu
Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego
1:00 p.m.
Zigzag product, expander constructions, connections and applications.
Avi Wigderson* , Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
(1035-68-659)
2:00 p.m.
On the Ramanujancy of Heisenberg graphs or order 6 or more.
Michelle DeDeo* , Univ. of North Florida
Vincent Dang , Jacksonville, FL
Yang Ge , Jacksonville, FL
(1035-11-1076)
2:30 p.m.
Constructing Expander Graphs using the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis.
David Y Jao* , University of Waterloo
(1035-11-1490)
3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Group Characters and Applications.
Yuval Roichman* , Bar-Ilan University, Israel
(1035-05-994)
4:00 p.m.
Exact Groups, K-theory, and Expanders.
Paul Frank Baum* , Penn State University
(1035-20-774)
5:00 p.m.
Expansion and Product Decompositions of Finite Groups: Variations on a Theme of Gowers.
L\'aszl\'o Babai* , University of Chicago
Nikolay Nikolov , Imperial College, London
L\'aszl\'o Pyber , R\'enyi Institute, Budapest
(1035-05-802)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, II
Organizers: Ricardo Carretero , San Diego State University carreter@sciences.sdsu.edu
Jennifer M. Gorsky , University of San Diego
1:00 p.m.
Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Method.
Robert M. Miura* , New Jersey Institute of Technolody
(1035-35-486)
1:30 p.m.
Formation of vortices, vortex lines and vortex rings in sliced condensates.
Ricardo Carretero* , San Diego State University
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis , University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Nathaniel Whitaker , University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis , University of Athens
Brian P. Anderson , University of Arizona
(1035-37-2023)
2:00 p.m.
Krein Signature for Non-selfadjoint Spectral Problems.
Richard Kollar* , University of Michigan
(1035-34-1721)
2:30 p.m.
Defect Eigenvalues and Diophantine Equations via the Evan's function.
Jared C Bronski* , University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Zoi Rapti , University of Illinois
(1035-34-1468)
3:00 p.m.
Semi-strong pulse interaction in thermally detuned PNLS equation.
Keith Promislow* , Michigan State University
Richard Moore , NJIT
(1035-35-1160)
3:30 p.m.
Unique continuation for Camassa-Holm and Degasperis-Procesi equations.
A. Alexandrou Himonas* , Unviersity of Notre Dame
(1035-35-1012)
4:00 p.m.
Breather solutions in the discrete NLS with parametric forcing.
Panayotis Panayotaros* , Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(1035-37-360)
4:30 p.m.
Wave Propagation in Phononic Crystals.
Mason Alexander Porter* , University of Oxford
(1035-70-50)
5:00 p.m.
Numerical experiments on the propagation and interaction of well-prepared and non-well-prepared pulses in dispersive media.
Christopher Chong* , University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Guido Schneider , University of Stuttgart, Germany
(1035-35-226)
5:30 p.m.
A diagnostic tool for ergodicity.
Sherry E Scott* , Marquette University
Chris Jones , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Igor Mezic , University of California Santa Barbara
Thomas Corey Redd , Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Leonid Kuznetsov , Susquehanna International Group, LLP
(1035-37-116)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Inverse Problems in Geometry, II
Organizers: Peter A. Perry , University of Kentucky perry@ms.uky.edu
Carolyn S. Gordon , Dartmouth College
1:00 p.m.
Can you hear the shape of an analytic drum: higher dimensions.
Steve Zelditch* , Johns Hopkins University
(1035-35-839)
1:30 p.m.
Counting nodal lines which touch the boundary of an analytic domain.
John A. Toth* , McGill University
Steve Zelditch , Johns Hopkins University
(1035-58-849)
2:00 p.m.
Upper and lower bounds on resonances for manifolds hyperbolic near infinity.
David Borthwick* , Emory University
(1035-58-999)
2:30 p.m.
Metric Degeneration and Spectral Convergence.
J M Rowlett* , University of California at Santa Barbara
(1035-58-1187)
3:00 p.m.
Scattering with Singular Muira Potentials on the Line.
Christopher S Frayer* , University of Kentucky
(1035-00-1013)
3:30 p.m.
Break.
4:00 p.m.
A negative mass theorem for the 2-torus.
Kate Okikiolu* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-58-1835)
4:30 p.m.
Length and eigenvalue equivalence.
D. B. McReynolds* , University of Chicago
Christopher J Leininger , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Walter D. Neumann , Barnard College, Columbia University.
Alan W. Reid , University of Texas
(1035-51-854)
5:00 p.m.
Semiclassical analogues of the heat invariants.
Alejandro Uribe* , University of Michigan
(1035-58-1225)
5:30 p.m.
Equivalence of geometric quantizations of isospectral manifolds.
William D Kirwin* , Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
(1035-53-1502)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#13: Part B
Teaching and the philosophy of mathematics.
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman , Humboldt State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
Cammey Cole Manning , Meredith College
Huseyin Kocak , University of Miami
James F. Selgrade , North Carolina State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers.
Organizers:
Derek Bruff , Vanderbilt University
Matthew Leingang , Harvard University
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
Mark R. Parker , Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:55 p.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, III
1:00 p.m.
Finite Index Subgroups of R. Thompson's Group F.
Bronlyn Wassink* , SUNY at Binghamton
Collin Bleak , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-20-1099)
1:15 p.m.
Endomorphism Rings of Representations of $S_5$ in Characteristic 2.
Jennifer Froelich* , The University of Iowa
(1035-20-1118)
1:30 p.m.
An Examination of Subgroups that Satisfy the Frattini Argument or Strong Frattini Argument.
Joseph Evan* , King's College
(1035-20-1228)
1:45 p.m.
The Probability that Two Elements of a Semigroup Commute.
Berit Nilsen Givens* , Cal Poly Pomona
(1035-20-1384)
2:00 p.m.
If You Can Expand a Group to a Semigroup, What Can You Expand a Semgroup to?
Rebecca Noonan Heale* , Department of Mathematics and the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
(1035-20-1585)
2:15 p.m.
Pseudo-Levi subgroups and finite double coset collections.
W Ethan Duckworth* , Loyola College in Maryland
(1035-20-1697)
2:30 p.m.
Examples of Non-Rigid CAT(0) Groups from the Category of Knot Groups.
Christopher P Mooney* , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(1035-20-1814)
2:45 p.m.
Subsemigroups of $\beta S$ containing the idempotents.
Neil Hindman* , Howard University
Dona Strauss , University of Leeds
(1035-22-891)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Realizations of intersection matrix algebras.
Sandeep Bhargava* , York University, Toronto
(1035-17-476)
3:30 p.m.
The Centroid of the Cheng-Kac Jordan Superalgebras.
Pamela A Richardson* , Westminster College
(1035-17-660)
3:45 p.m.
Vertex Algebras and Strongly Homotopy Lie Algebras.
Daniel F. Pinzon* , University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
(1035-17-1887)
4:00 p.m.
Combinatorics of Crystal Bases for Certain Demazure Modules.
Julie C Beier* , North Carolina State University
(1035-17-1989)
4:15 p.m.
The structure of endomorphism monoids in conjugate categories.
Randall D. Helmstutler* , University of Mary Washington
Roberto Palomba , University of Mary Washington
(1035-18-1045)
4:30 p.m.
Covers for Interpretations.
Daniel Kiteck* , University of Kentucky
(1035-18-1930)
4:45 p.m.
The minimum rank problem over finite fields.
Jason Grout* , Iowa State University
(1035-15-1905)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. AMS Session on Abstract Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory, II
1:00 p.m.
Variation of the Radon Transform.
James V. Peters* , Long Island University
(1035-44-20)
1:15 p.m.
A Class of Calderon-Zygmund Integral Operators.
Jean-Paul Pemba* , Prairie View A&M University
(1035-44-712)
1:30 p.m.
A Rees Product for topological Semihypergroup.
Norbert N. Youmbi* , Saint Francis University
(1035-43-920)
1:45 p.m.
Admissibility for Generalized $2d$ Oscillator Groups.
Brad Currey , St. Louis University
Tom McNamara* , St. Louis University
(1035-43-1396)
2:00 p.m.
Discrete and Continuous Optimization of Asset Replacement in Economics and OR.
Yuri Yatsenko* , Houston Baptist University
Natali Hritonenko , Prairie View A&M University
(1035-45-386)
2:15 p.m.
On the Mean Value Theorems for Functions of Two Variables.
Nasser Dastrange* , Buena Vista University
(1035-26-944)
2:30 p.m.
A New Approach to Totally Positive Functions and Sequences.
Michael I. Ganzburg* , Hampton University
(1035-26-105)
2:45 p.m.
Strongly Quasibounded Maximal Monotone Perturbations for the Berkovits-Mustonen Topological Degree Theory.
Dhruba R. Adhikari* , Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
Athanassios G. Kartsatos , University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
(1035-47-468)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Block matrix operators and $p$-hyponormality.
George R. Exner* , Bucknell University
Il Bong Jung , Kyungpook National University
Mi Ryeong Lee , Kyungpook National University
(1035-47-568)
3:30 p.m.
On nonstandard nonlinear spectral theory.
Dan D. Pascali* , Courant Institute, New York University
(1035-47-578)
3:45 p.m.
Toeplitz-composition $C^*$-algebras with piecewise continuous symbols.
Rebecca Schmitz* , University of Virginia
(1035-47-692)
4:00 p.m.
Linear Operators on Some Fractional p-adic Hilbert Spaces.
Toka Diagana* , Howard University
(1035-47-827)
4:15 p.m.
Topological Degree Theory for Multivalued Densely Defined $(S_+)_L$- Perturbation of Multivalued Maximal Monotone Operators in Reflexive Banach Spaces.
Boubakari Ibrahimou* , University of South Florida
(1035-47-940)
4:30 p.m.
Stepanov-like Almost Automorphic Solutions for Nonlocal Cauchy Problems.
Peter Frempong-Mireku* , Dillard University
Haewon Lee , Dillard University
(1035-47-974)
4:45 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Unitary Group.
Alexandru G Atim* , University of North Texas
(1035-47-1098)
5:00 p.m.
Classes of Stable Complex Matrices Defined via the Theorems of Ger\v{s}gorin and Lyapunov.
Sivaram K. Narayan* , Central Michigan University
(1035-47-1404)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m. AMS Session on Numerical Analysis, II
1:00 p.m.
On the Validity and Order of Convergence of a Novel Numerical Method for Models in Population Biology.
Kailash C. Patidar* , University of the Western Cape
Jo-anne Wyngaardt , University of the Western Cape
(1035-65-117)
1:15 p.m.
An application of quaternions to a problem in position registration.
Carl Toews* , Duquesne University
(1035-65-1997)
1:30 p.m.
Numerical Analysis of Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence.
Iuliana Stanculescu* , University of Pittsburgh
(1035-65-1911)
1:45 p.m.
An Iterative Substructuring Algorithm for $C^0$ Interior Penalty Methods.
Kening Wang* , University of North Florida
Brenner , Louisiana State University
(1035-65-1877)
2:00 p.m.
Numerical study of a set of differential boundary conditions for a problem of constrained evolution.
Alexander M. Alekseenko* , California State University, Northridge
(1035-65-1798)
2:15 p.m.
An efficient algorithm for the solution of high-frequency scattering by infinite rough surfaces.
Harun Kurkcu* , University Of Minnesota
Fernando Reitich , University Of Minnesota
(1035-65-1509)
2:30 p.m.
Adaptive panel method for partical simulation fo three dimensional vortex sheet motion.
Leon Kaganovskiy* , New College of Florida
Robert Krasny , University of Michigan Ann Arbor
(1035-65-1652)
2:45 p.m.
Unorthodox Approach to Solve an Overdetermined System.
Saadat Moussavi* , University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-65-1825)
3:00 p.m.
A Parametric Sensitivity Analysis for Fluid Models.
Faranak Pahlevani* , The City University of New York, Medgar Evers College
(1035-65-1634)
3:15 p.m.
On Numerical Solutions of a Nonlinear Differential Equation with Square Root Dissipative Term.
Ron Buckmire* , Occidental College
Ron S. Mickens , Clark Atlanta University
Karl McMurtry , Occidental College
(1035-65-170)
3:30 p.m.
Optimized waveform relaxation methods for circuit simulations.
Mohammad Al-Khaleel* , Yarmouk University
Martin J. Gander , University of Geneva
(1035-65-1497)
3:45 p.m.
Computing the complete CS decomposition.
Brian D. Sutton* , Randolph-Macon College
(1035-15-564)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:25 p.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, I
1:00 p.m.
Bochner-Riesz Means With Respect to a 2 by 2 Cylinder.
Paul T Taylor* , Shippensburg University
(1035-42-1042)
1:15 p.m.
Size and Derivative Estimates for the Szeg\"o Kernel on a Model Non-Pseudoconvex Domain.
Christine Carracino* , Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Jennifer Halfpap , University of Montana-Missoula
(1035-42-1321)
1:30 p.m.
Estimates for multilinear singular integral operators associated with Borel measures.
Geoff Diestel* , University of South Carolina
Loukas Grafakos , University of Missouri
(1035-42-1357)
1:45 p.m.
Multivariate Hausdorff Transformations Generated by the Linear Group.
Constantine Georgakis* , DePaul University
(1035-42-1938)
2:00 p.m.
An Examination of Fingerprint Analysis using the Fourier Transform.
Micah J Smith , Berea College
Jonathan Hunt* , Berea College
(1035-42-2005)
2:15 p.m.
Vieta like products involving Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.
Thomas J. Osler* , Rowan University
(1035-40-606)
2:30 p.m.
The periodic character of some rational difference equations of arbitrary order with truncation.
Kenneth S. Berenhaut , Wake Forest University
Richard T Guy* , Wake Forest University
(1035-39-1132)
2:45 p.m.
Basic uniqueness and approximation results for positive solutions to nonlinear dynamic equations on time scales.
Allan C. Peterson* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lynn Erbe , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
C. C. Tisdell , University of New South Wales
(1035-39-1138)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Singular second order boundary value problems on purely discrete time scales.
Curtis J Kunkel* , University of Tennessee at Martin
(1035-39-665)
3:30 p.m.
An Update on the Trichotomy Character of $x_{n+1} = \frac{\beta_n x_n +\gamma_n x_{n-1}}{A_n+B_nx_{n}} $ with Period-two Coefficients.
Carol H. Gibbons , Salve Regina University RI
Senada Kalabusic , University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Carol B Overdeep* , Saint Martin's University, Lacey, WA
(1035-39-97)
3:45 p.m.
Forced second order nonlinear oscillation on time scales.
Lynn H. Erbe* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Allan Peterson , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Samir Saker , Mansoura University
(1035-39-1313)
4:00 p.m.
Oscillation for a Certain Nonlinear Second Order Dynamic Equation on a Time Scale.
Raegan J Higgins* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-39-1145)
4:15 p.m.
Global Attractivity of the Positive Equilibrium of $x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha +\beta\,x_{n}+\gamma\,x_{n-1}}{A+B\,x_{n}+C\,x_{n-1}}$ with positive parameters in the Non-Hyperbolic Case.
Sukanya Basu* , University of Rhode Island
(1035-39-1324)
4:30 p.m.
On Dual Space Characterizations of Real Locally C*- and Locally JB-Algebras.
Alexander A. Katz , St. John's University
Oleg Friedman* , University of South Africa
(1035-46-1582)
4:45 p.m.
The Radon-Nikodym Property for Tensor Products of Banach Lattices II.
Q. Bu , The University of Mississippi
G. Buskes , The University of Mississippi
W. Lai* , The University of Mississippi
(1035-46-1625)
5:00 p.m.
Operators Determined by Subspaces.
Elizabeth M Bator* , University of North Texas
Rhonda Huettenmueller , Texas Woman's University
(1035-46-1715)
5:15 p.m.
Cyclic Behavior of Certain Operators on the Disc Algebra.
Gabriela Bulancea* , University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
(1035-46-1926)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:35 p.m. MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, I
Organizers: Chris Christensen , Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand , Goucher College
1:00 p.m.
Finding Large Primes: Miller-Rabin and Beyond.
Jeffrey A. Ehme* , Spelman College
(1035-G1-1090)
1:20 p.m.
Using Maple worksheets to enable explorations of cryptography with minimal background.
Mike May* , Saint Louis University
(1035-G1-825)
1:40 p.m.
Zero-Knowledge Proofs: How to convince someone you know everything without telling them anything.
Cheryl Beaver* , Western Oregon University
(1035-G1-293)
2:00 p.m.
Cryptology on Campus During World War II.
Craig Bauer* , York College of Pennsylvania
(1035-G1-114)
2:20 p.m.
Cryptology as Outreach to Prospective College Students in a Summer Enrichment Program.
David E Boliver* , University of Central Oklahoma
(1035-G1-651)
2:40 p.m.
Teaching Cryptography in a Wireless Environment using Maplets.
Neil P Sigmon* , Radford University
(1035-G1-1126)
3:00 p.m.
Cyclic Patterns of Points on Koblitz Curves.
John H. Wilson* , Centre College
(1035-G1-913)
3:20 p.m.
Public Key Cryptography with TI Voyage 200.
Jerzy Wojdylo* , Southeast Missouri State University
(1035-G1-1202)
3:40 p.m.
The Pohlig-Hellman exponentiation cipher as a bridge between classical and modern cryptography.
Joshua Brandon Holden* , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-G1-836)
4:00 p.m.
Lessons from a Course in Cryptography.
Yesem Kurt* , Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
(1035-G1-1259)
4:20 p.m.
Are You Talking to Me? An Introduction to Identity Based Encryption.
Kristen A. Meyer* , Wisconsin Lutheran College
(1035-G1-674)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. MAA Session on Guided Discovery in Mathematics Education
Organizers: Jerome S. Epstein , Polytechnic University jepstein@duke.poly.edu
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
1:00 p.m.
Introduction.
1:05 p.m.
Applying Physics Education Research to math education.
John M Clement* , St. Pius X High School, Houston, TX
(1035-L1-1868)
1:45 p.m.
Using Contextual Problems to Support Student Discovery in Pre-Calculus Mathematics: Exemplars and Efficacy.
Christian Hirsch* , Western Michigan University
(1035-L1-2025)
2:25 p.m.
An Integrated Math and Physical Science Laboratory Program for Cognitive Development.
Jerome Epstein* , Polytechnic University, Dept. of Mathematics
(1035-L1-694)
3:05 p.m.
Guided Discovery: Theoretical Implications and Practical Considerations.
Robert G Stein* , California State University, San Bernardino
(1035-L1-1273)
3:25 p.m.
Concept Development Using Guided Discovery.
Nathaniel Miller* , University of Northern Colorado
Frieda Parker , University of Northern Colorado
(1035-L1-328)
3:45 p.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Majors' and Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Conceptions of Proof after Lecture-Based and the Problem-Based Instruction.
Sera Yoo* , The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer C. Smith , The University of Texas at Austin
(1035-L1-1839)
4:05 p.m.
An Inquiry-Oriented Approach to Undergraduate Mathematics.
Chris L Rasmussen* , San Diego State University
Oh Nam Kwon , Seoul National University
(1035-L1-1819)
4:25 p.m.
Guided Discovery at the Riverbend Community Math Center.
Amanda Katharine Serenevy* , Riverbend Community Math Center
(1035-L1-1011)
4:45 p.m.
Effects of Teacher Practices on Mathematics Achievement Gain of First-Grade Children of Different Racial-Ethnic Backgrounds.
Anna E. Bargagliotti* , University of Memphis
Cassandra Guarino , Michigan State University
William Mason , University of California, Los Angeles
(1035-L1-520)
5:05 p.m.
Teaching Calculus Coherently.
Tevian Dray* , Oregon State University
(1035-L1-1140)
5:25 p.m.
Providing Support for Pre-service Teachers' Development of Mental Computation Strategies.
Ian Whitacre* , San Diego State University
Susan D. Nickerson , San Diego State University
(1035-L1-1970)
5:45 p.m.
Teaching Finite Mathematics Using Learner-Centered Pedagogy.
Debra L Hydorn* , Unversity of Mary Washington
(1035-L1-1714)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VI
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Mihaela D. Iftime , Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Marc Brodie , Wheeling Jesuit University
Gavin Waters , Missouri Western State University
J. Alan Alewine , McKendree University
Andrew B. Perry , Springfield College
Robert L. Wilson , University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:00 p.m.
How Would Muppets Multiply? Using Base 6 in Courses for Future Mathematics Teachers.
John R. Prather* , Ohio University--Eastern
(1035-Z1-720)
1:15 p.m.
Using the internet/computers as a tool for developing critical thinking skills within a general educational mathematics course.
Gavin J Waters* , Missouri Western State University
(1035-Z1-526)
1:30 p.m.
Review and Refinement: An Update on a Mathematics Capstone Course in a Small Department.
Alan Alewine* , McKendree University
(1035-Z1-419)
1:45 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part I.
Jeffrey K Denny* , Mercer University
Keith E Howard , Mercer University
(1035-Z1-1343)
2:00 p.m.
Transitioning to higher mathematics via programming and proofs, Part II.
Keith E Howard* , Mercer University
Jeffrey K Denny , Mercer University
(1035-Z1-1344)
2:15 p.m.
A Na\"ive Introduction to Trans-Elliptic Diophantine Equations.
Donald E Hooley* , Bluffton University
(1035-Z1-680)
2:30 p.m.
The MacLane Class and the Interaction Between Coefficient Conditions and Solution Conditions of Differential Equations in the Unit Disk.
Kari Fowler* , University of Tampa
(1035-Z1-202)
2:45 p.m.
Explaining Standard Deviation Geometrically.
Michael S Marion* ,
(1035-Z1-664)
3:00 p.m.
4-Moves on Links up to Two Components.
Ramanjit K Sahi* , Austin Peay State University
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski , The University of Texas at Dallas
(1035-Z1-1056)
3:15 p.m.
Building a Learning Community for Instructors of Remedial Courses.
Janet Nichols* , Colorado State University - Pueblo
(1035-Z1-1622)
3:30 p.m.
Bacterial Computers: Can E. coli solve a Hamilton Path Problem?
Jeffrey L. Poet* , Missouri Western State University
A. Malcolm Campbell , Davidson College
Todd T. Eckdahl , Missouri Western State University
Laurie J. Heyer , Davidson College
(1035-Z1-1047)
3:45 p.m.
Revising and Studying a Capstone Course for Future High School Mathematics Teachers.
Richard O. Hill* , Michigan State University
(1035-Z1-1739)
4:00 p.m.
Active Learning and Teaching with Technology.
Mihaela D Iftime* , MCP & Boston U.
(1035-Z1-478)
4:15 p.m.
It is time to integrate dynamic geometry with computer algebra system.
Wei-Chi Yang* , Radford University
(1035-Z1-208)
4:30 p.m.
What do Korean preservice secondary teachers learn during their university teacher education program?
Jin-Ah Kwon , Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Jun-Soo Choa , Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Jihwa Noh* , University of Northern Iowa
(1035-Z1-1151)
4:45 p.m.
Calculus Activities Inspired by the History of Mathematics.
Gabriela R Sanchis* , Elizabethtown College
(1035-Z1-1834)
5:00 p.m.
Generating random numbers using chaotic equations.
Ken S. Li* , Southeastern Louisiana University
(1035-Z1-1993)
5:15 p.m.
Analysis of optimal solutions and its tiling in $m \times n$ size Black-Out Game.
Duk-Sun Kim* , Sungkyunkwan University
Sang-Gu Lee , Sungkyunkwan University
(1035-Z1-838)
5:30 p.m.
Teaching Mathematics Course using Creative hands-on Activities.
Ryo Ohashi* , King's College
(1035-Z1-675)
5:45 p.m.
Improving Teaching and Learning at MidSemester.
Diane L Johnson* , Humboldt State University
(1035-Z1-1034)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VII
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Jim Fulmer , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Tom McMillan , University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Carolyn Yackel , Mercer University
Barbara Pence , San Jose State University
Janet Nichols , Colorado State University-Pueblo
Vicky Williams Klima , Appalachian State University
1:00 p.m.
Summer Bridge vs. non Summer Bridge Students' First Year Retention and Achievement in Calculus: Addressing Undergraduate Mathematics Achievement for Underrepresented Ethnic Students.
Joy Moore* , Xavier University
(1035-Z1-1508)
1:15 p.m.
Kinesthetic Math: Is that like Mathematical Calisthenics? (No.).
Carolyn Yackel* , Mercer University
(1035-Z1-1547)
1:30 p.m.
Using DyKnow Vision and Tablet PCs to Facilitate Active Learning in Calculus.
Matthew DeLong* , Taylor University
(1035-Z1-1194)
1:45 p.m.
Group Projects Reinforcing Most Crucial Concepts of an Introductory Statistics Class.
Katarzyna Potocka* , Ramapo College of New Jersey
(1035-Z1-822)
2:00 p.m.
The unexpected expected value.
Roman Wong* , Washington and Jefferson College
Tyler Raspat , Washington and Jefferson College
(1035-Z1-453)
2:15 p.m.
Multidisciplinary research and training for enhancing teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer* , George Mason University
(1035-Z1-1657)
2:30 p.m.
An old tool revisited; what liberal arts students can learn from spreadsheet mathematics.
Margaret L Morrow* , SUNY Plattsburgh
(1035-Z1-1927)
2:45 p.m.
Teacher's Attitude in the Classroom: A Student's Perspective.
Mahmoud Yousef* , University of Central Missouri
Khaled Al-Agha , Wiley College
(1035-Z1-1200)
3:00 p.m.
What Is Studied In, Written For, and Remembered From Western Oregon University's Bridge Course.
Michael B Ward* , Western Oregon University
(1035-Z1-429)
3:15 p.m.
Quantitative Literacy, A Lesson Plan Revision and Curriculum Development Workshop for In-Service K-12 Teachers.
Lisa E Marano* , West Chester University of PA
(1035-Z1-548)
3:30 p.m.
Using Discussion Activities in the Abstract Algebra Classroom.
Vicky Williams Klima* , Appalachian State University
(1035-Z1-1319)
3:45 p.m.
Geometric Forensics.
James W Mauch* , Cedar Crest College
(1035-Z1-399)
4:00 p.m.
Using student-created digital learning objects in mathematics and science.
Rebecca L LeDocq* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Jennifer J Kosiak , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Bob Hoar , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-Z1-1734)
4:15 p.m.
Students Don't Do Optional.
Tristan Denley* , University of Mississippi
(1035-Z1-1430)
4:30 p.m.
Some Puzzling Results.
Marc A. Brodie* , Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035-Z1-874)
4:45 p.m.
Teacher Retention through Building Professional Learning Communities.
Barbara Johnson Pence* , San Jose State University
(1035-Z1-1355)
5:00 p.m.
Using Maple to Enhance Understanding of 3D Problems in Multivariable Calculus Courses.
David Brian Williams* , Clayton State University
(1035-Z1-1874)
5:15 p.m.
Road Rage and the FTC.
Jody M Sorensen* , Augsburg College
Maureen T Carroll , University of Scranton
Elyn K Rykken , Muhlenberg College
(1035-Z1-1954)
5:30 p.m.
Enriching Calculus with Montessori Materials.
Theodore S. Erickson* , Wheeling Jesuit University
(1035-Z1-1028)
5:45 p.m.
Adaptive Error Control for an Elliptic Optimization Problem.
Sheldon Lee* , Colorado State University
Don Estep , Colorado State University
(1035-Z1-1629)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, VIII
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College y smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: David B. Williams , Clayton State University
Gary L. Walls , West Texas A \& M University
Joy Moore , Xavier University
Theodore S. Erickson , Wheeling Jesuit University
Dominic Klyve , Carthage College
Paul R. Coe , Dominican University
1:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Case Studies for an Intermediate Statistics Course.
Terje Hoim* , Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
Stephanie Fitchett , Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
(1035-Z1-1240)
1:15 p.m.
Analog-modeling scientific activities as a vehicle for exploration basic statistical concepts: case study in future teachers' statistics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva* , University of Texas at El Paso
Laura Serpa , University of Texas at El Paso
(1035-Z1-1873)
1:30 p.m.
Vector Measures and the Strong Operator Topology.
Paul Lewis* , University of North Texas
Kimberly Muller , Lake Superior State University
Andy Yingst , University of South Carolina Lancaster
(1035-Z1-721)
1:45 p.m.
Large-Lecture Techniques.
Patrick X Rault* , UW Madison
(1035-Z1-924)
2:00 p.m.
Using Force Fields to Construct 1-1 Complex Polynomials.
Alan D. Gluchoff* , Villanova University
Frederick W. Hartmann , Villanova University
(1035-Z1-42)
2:15 p.m.
An algorithm for creating ``equal" regions.
Mark A Mills* , Central College
(1035-Z1-184)
2:30 p.m.
Minimum Sets Forcing Monochromatic Triangles.
Arie Bialostocki , University of Idaho
Mark J. Nielsen* , University of Idaho
(1035-Z1-1428)
2:45 p.m.
Inverse Preserving Functions.
David J Schmitz* , North Central College
Charles W Gatz , North Central College
(1035-Z1-366)
3:00 p.m.
A search for Wieferich primes to $6 \times 10^{15}$.
Dominic W. Klyve* , Carthage College
Fran\c cois G. Dorais , Cornell University
(1035-Z1-1546)
3:15 p.m.
Comparing Mechanical and Thermal Damping in Elastic Beams.
Richard J. Marchand* , Slippery Rock University
(1035-Z1-1718)
3:30 p.m.
A Uniqueness Result for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Initial Value Problems.
Greg S Spradlin* , Embry-Riddle University
(1035-Z1-1506)
3:45 p.m.
Authorship and Statistical Profiling.
Alan Safer* , California State University, Long Beach
Eric Chuk , California State University, Long Beach
(1035-Z1-646)
4:00 p.m.
Improving Undergraduate Calculus Students' Learning through Ability Group Sectioning.
Randal E. Hickman* , United States Military Academy, West Point
(1035-Z1-1597)
4:15 p.m.
A generalization of Ceva's Theorem and Menelaus' Theorem.
Kelly B Funk* , University of Louisville
Robert Powers , University of Louisville
(1035-Z1-841)
4:30 p.m.
A Construction of Convex Figures of Constant Width.
Zokhrab Mustafaev* , University of Houston-Clear Lake
(1035-Z1-153)
4:45 p.m.
What is geometric superspace ?
James S Cook* , North Carolina State University
(1035-Z1-298)
5:00 p.m.
Active Learning through Classroom Voting.
Kelly S. Cline* , Carroll College
Mark R. Parker , Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
(1035-Z1-750)
5:15 p.m.
Models of Computational Science Curricula.
Ignatios E Vakalis* , Prof. of Computer Science, CalPoly , San Luis Obispo
(1035-Z1-1973)
5:30 p.m.
A Seminar for Pre-Service Teachers on the Teaching of College Algebra.
Angela Marie Hodge* , North Dakota State University
(1035-Z1-1846)
5:45 p.m.
On Orbits of Automorphism Groups.
Marian Deaconescu , Kuwait University
Gary L Walls* , West Texas A&M University
(1035-Z1-917)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. NAM Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences
Organizers: Dawn A. Lott , Delware State University dlott@desu.edu
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
Making teacher preparation our business
Organizers:
William G. McCallum , The University of Arizona
Panelists:
Solomon Friedberg , Boston College
Theodore W. Gamelin , University of California Los Angeles
James Lewis , University of Nebraska
Magnhild Lien , California State University, Northridge
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
A quick introduction to \em{WebWork}, a web-based interactive homework system.
Organizers:
Michael E. Gage , University of Rochester
Arnold K. Pizer , University of Rochester
Vicki Roth , University of Rochester
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Project NeXT Panel Discussion
Capstone and one-semester research projects for a variety of students.
Organizers:
Steven W. Morics , University of Redlands
Mary D. Shepherd , Northwest Missouri State University
Panelists:
William E. Fenton , Bellarmine University
Steven W. Morics ,
Barbara Reynolds , Cardinal Stritch University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. SIAM Minisymposium on From Global Predictions to Local Action, IV: Working Groups and Panel Discussion
This session includes a panel discussion on how to develop the training required to tackle the mathematical challenges in modeling climate change.
Organizers:
Inez Fung , Berkeley Institue of the Environment, University of California Berkeley ifung@berkeley.edu
Christopher K. Jones , University of North Carolina ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Mary Lou Zeeman , Bowdoin College mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. ASL Session for Contributed Papers, I
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. AMS Special Presentation
Wiki math.
Organizers:
William Casselman , University of British Columbia
David Austin , Grand Valley State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:10 p.m. RMMC Board of Directors
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-4:25 p.m. MAA Presentations by Teaching Award Recipients
Organizers: Martha J. Siegel , Towson University
Moderators: Joseph A. Gallian , University of Minnesota-Duluth
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. SUMMA Special Presentation
Summer research programs.
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins, Jr , MAA
Robert E. Megginson , University of Michigan
Panelists:
Tuncay Aktosum , University of Texas at Arlington
Minerva Cordero , University of Texas at Arlington
Monica Stephens , Spelman College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion
Advocating for mathematics: Influencing policymakers through congressional visits in districts and states.
Organizers:
Sheldon H. Katz , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Poster Session for Undergraduates
Organizers:
Diana M. Thomas , Montclair State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#14: Part B
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematics single variable calculus course.
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari , Pomona College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme , Spelman College
Colm K. Mulcahy , Spelman College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#8: Part B
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari , University of California Irvine
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 3:45 p.m.-4:40 p.m. AMS Session on Applications of Mathematics, IV
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. MAA Information Session
Current issues in actuarial science education.
Organizers:
Robert E. Buck , Slippery Rock University
Bettye Anne Case , Florida State University
Matthew J. Hassett , Arizona State University
Steve Paris , Florida State University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. SIGMAA on Mathematics and Computational Biology Business Meeting and Reception
Organizers:
Jennifer R. Galovich , St. Johns University
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. MAA Film Presentation and Reception
{\rm Hard Problems}: A documentary about the USA team's participation in the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad.
Organizers:
George P. Csicsery , Zala Films
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. AMS {\bit Mathematical Reviews} Reception
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Business Meeting
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MAA Dramatic Presentation
So you want to teach environmental math, do you?
Presenters:
Martin E. Walter , University of Colorado at Boulder
Patricia Clark Kenschaft , Bloomfield College
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Young Mathematicians Network Town Meeting
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. MAA-Project NExT Reception
All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.
Organizers:
T. Christine Stevens , St. Louis University
Joseph A. Gallian , University of Minnesota, Duluth
Aparna W. Higgins , University of Dayton
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. NAM Cox-Talbot Address
Title to be announced.
Earl R. Barnes* , Morgan State University
Wednesday January 9, 2008
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. MAA Minority Chairs Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, III
7:45 a.m.
On k-ordered hamiltonian connectivity of graphs.
Bing Wei* , University of Mississippi
(1035-05-1250)
8:00 a.m.
On Chromatic, Flow, and Tutte Polynomial Unique Graphs.
Yinghua Duan , Nankai University
Haidong Wu* , University of Mississippi
Qinglin Yu , Nankai University and Thompson Rivers University
(1035-05-1400)
8:15 a.m.
Critical Pebbling Numbers of Graphs.
Joshua D Laison* , Willamette University
Courtney R. Gibbons , University of Nebraska Lincoln
Erick J. Paul , University of California Santa Barbara
(1035-05-1415)
8:30 a.m.
Skew Hadamard Difference Sets from the Ree-Tits Slice Symplectic Spreads in ${\rm PG}(3,3^{2h+1})$.
Cunsheng Ding , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Zeying Wang* , University of Delaware
Qing Xiang , University of Delaware
(1035-05-1463)
8:45 a.m.
Hamiltonian cycles in subspace graphs.
Petre I Ghenciu* , University of Wisconsin-Stout
(1035-05-1484)
9:00 a.m.
Latin squares especially order 8 and planes.
Robert W Sternfeld , Indiana State University
David Koster , University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Larry Taylor , California State University, Bakersfield
Raymond Killgrove* , Vista, California
(1035-05-1504)
9:15 a.m.
Semiorders and Riordan Numbers.
Barry A Balof* , Whitman College
Jacob V Menashe , Whitman College
(1035-05-1618)
9:30 a.m.
The subconstituent algebra of a Latin square.
Ibtisam Daqqa* , University of South florida
(1035-05-1632)
9:45 a.m.
Higher Dimensional Spanning Trees.
Molly Maxwell* , Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(1035-05-1654)
10:00 a.m.
Forbidden characterization of the fractional weak discrepancy of posets.
Jeong Ok Choi* , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(1035-05-1659)
10:15 a.m.
Classification of Hadamard matrices by switching and codes.
William P. Orrick* , Indiana University, Bloomington
(1035-05-1581)
10:30 a.m.
Infinite families of non-embeddable quasi-residual Menon designs.
Tariq A. Alraqad , Central Michigan University
Mohan S. Shrikhande* , Central Michigan University
(1035-05-1543)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:45 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Statistics, Game Theory, and Social Sciences
7:45 a.m.
Utility functions for vaccination games with delay-strategies.
Timothy C. Reluga* , Penn State
(1035-91-1912)
8:00 a.m.
Partitioning k Multivariate Normal Populations with Respect to a Standard Vector and its Equivalence in Multiple Testing.
Weixing Cai* , Syracuse University
Pinyuen Chen , Syracuse University
(1035-62-1779)
8:15 a.m.
Some Properties of the Exact and Score Methods for Binomial Proportion and Sample Size Calculation.
Jie Peng* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
K. Krishnamoorthy , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-62-764)
8:30 a.m.
Compressed Sensing Signal Recovery in the Presence of Noise.
Elaine T. Hale* , Rice University
(1035-62-1284)
8:45 a.m.
Bayesian Mark Recapture for Small Samples.
Joe Liddle* , University of Alaska Southeast
(1035-62-1395)
9:00 a.m.
Parametric Estimation for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).
Arkady Shemyakin , University of St Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Jason Q McClintic* , University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN
(1035-62-1410)
9:15 a.m.
Inference on the Common Variance of Correlated Normal Random Variables.
Daniel J. Ghezzi* , King's College
(1035-62-1615)
9:30 a.m.
Singular Value Decomposition and Its Applications to Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Studies of Amyloid Protein Dynamics.
Taylor R Pressler* , Mount Holyoke College
Sean M Decatur , Mount Holyoke College
(1035-62-1859)
9:45 a.m.
Inflationary Trends with Bayesian Learning.
Barbara A Bennie* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Jarod V Hart , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-91-416)
10:00 a.m.
Separable Preferences and Referendum Elections.
Jonathan K Hodge* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-91-436)
10:15 a.m.
Restricted Truthful Combinatorial Auction Mechanisms.
Andrei Lapets , Harvard University
Alex Levin* , Harvard University
(1035-91-1482)
10:30 a.m.
Using evolutionary models to infer leadership structure from linguistic data.
W. Garrett Mitchener* , College of Charleston
(1035-91-1736)
10:45 a.m.
Voting by Proportional Representation: Theory and Practice.
Richard H. Burkhart* , Seattle, WA
(1035-91-129)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
8:00 a.m.
A combinatorial Lusternik-Schnirelman-Borsuk theoerem on the $d$-cube.
Kyle E. Kinneberg , Claremont McKenna College
Aaron Mazel-Gee* , Brown University
Mutiara Sondjaja , Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su , Harvey Mudd College
(1035-52-135)
8:30 a.m.
Effects of Localized Forcing on Driven Thin Liquid Films.
Rachel Levy , Harvey Mudd College
Steven Rosenthal* , Harvey Mudd College
(1035-35-137)
9:00 a.m.
A probability model in population genetics.
Eline Boghaert* , Cooper Union
Sandhya Ramakrishnan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evan Fisher , Lafayette College
(1035-60-962)
9:30 a.m.
The Stick Index of Satellite Knots.
Tirasan Khandhawit* , Duke University
(1035-54-954)
10:00 a.m.
Bishop's Volume Comparison Theorem with Integral Curvature-Bounds on Lorentz Manifolds.
Bryon Aragam* , University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Justin Corvino , Lafayette College
Andrew Karl , University of Notre Dame
Austin Rochford , University of Maryland - Baltimore County
(1035-53-930)
10:30 a.m.
Alexander Polynomials of Central Braid Knots.
Nathan Brothers* , University of North Carolina, Asheville
Sean Evans , Millersville University
(1035-57-834)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA-MER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, I
Organizers: Bonnie S. Saunders , University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker , Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver , Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird , University of Texas, Austin
8:00 a.m.
Helping Students Cross the Bridge.
Susanna S. Epp* , DePaul University
(1035-97-1263)
8:30 a.m.
How do your students think about proof? A DVD resource for mathematicians.
Lara J. Alcock* , Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, UK
(1035-97-768)
9:00 a.m.
The Necessity Principle and Its Implementation in Mathematics Instruction.
Guershon Harel* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-97-733)
9:30 a.m.
The Learning of Infinity-Related Topics in Bridge Courses.
Kirk Weller* , University of Michigan - Flint
(1035-97-691)
10:00 a.m.
A Beginning Graduate Transition-to-Proof Course.
Annie Selden* , New Mexico State University
John Selden , New Mexico State University
(1035-97-797)
10:30 a.m.
Discussion of the Bridge to the Upper Division: From Pedagogical Research into Pedagogy and Back Again.
George R. Exner* , Bucknell University
Christopher C. Leary , SUNY Geneseo
(1035-97-1024)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, III
Organizers: Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North , Texas A \& M University
8:00 a.m.
Hysteresis in a Rotating Differentially Heated Spherical Shell of Boussinesq Fluid.
William F. Langford* , University of Guelph
Gregory M. Lewis , University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(1035-76-45)
8:30 a.m.
On the dissipativity of the two-layer quasi-geostrophic beta plane equations.
R. Lee Panetta* , Texas A&M University
(1035-86-1394)
9:00 a.m.
Macroturbulence and the General Circulation of the Atmosphere.
Tapio Schneider* , California Institute of Technology
(1035-76-817)
9:30 a.m.
Bayesian Climate Change Assessments.
Richard A. Levine* , San Diego State University
(1035-62-735)
10:00 a.m.
Reconstruction of Meteorological Fields Using Spatial Functions With Examples.
Thomas M Smith* , NOAA/STAR/SCSB
Samuel Shen , San Diego State University
Phillip A Arkin , CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
Mathew Sapiano , CICS/ESSIC, University of Maryland
(1035-86-569)
10:30 a.m.
A Theory for Estimating Uncertainties in the Assessment of Global, Hemispherical and Regional Surface Air Temperature Changes Since 1861.
Samuel S Shen* , San Diego State University
(1035-86-431)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, III
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
8:00 a.m.
Inverse problems in option pricing: a probabilistic solution via random mixtures of martingales.
Rama Cont* , Columbia University
(1035-60-363)
9:00 a.m.
On a second order numerical scheme for computing exercise regions of American lookback options.
Stephane Villeneuve* , Department of Statistics and Applied Probability University of California Santa Barbara and Toulouse School of economics
Antonino Zanette , Dipartimento di Finanza d'ell impresa e dei mercati Finanziari universita di Udine
(1035-65-545)
9:30 a.m.
Markovian projection on stochastic volatility models.
Alexandre Antonov , NumeriX
Timur Misirpashaev* , Merrill Lynch
Vladimir Piterbarg , Barclays Capital
(1035-60-372)
10:00 a.m.
Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Effect of Commitment and Competition on Mutual Fund Allocations.
Ron Kaniel , Duke University
Stathis Tompaidis* , University of Texas at Austin
Ti Zhou , University of Texas at Austin
(1035-91-364)
10:30 a.m.
A Multi Time Scale Microstructure Model --- An Empirical Study.
Zhifeng Zhang* , LaBranche Structured Products, LLC
(1035-62-702)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, I
Organizers: Jesse Johnson , Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson , University of California Davis
Robin Wilson , University of California Santa Barbara
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on E-Theory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, I
Organizers: Constantin D. Dumitrascu , University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout , Dartmouth College
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, I
Organizers: Baofeng Feng , University of Texas-Pan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma , University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno , University of Texas-Pan American
Zhijun Qiao , University of Texas-Pan American
Taixi Xu , Southern Polytechnic State University
8:00 a.m.
A New Multi-component KP Hierarchy.
Yunbo Zeng* , Tsinghua University
(1035-35-1429)
8:30 a.m.
The Generic Dimension of the Space of Smooth Splines of Degree 7 on Tetrahedral Partitions.
Xiquan Shi* , Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Ben Kamau , Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
Baocai Yin , College of Computer Science, Beijing Polytechnic University
Fengshan Liu , Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Delaware State University
(1035-65-60)
9:00 a.m.
Multicusped solitons of the Camassa-Holm equation.
Allen Parker* , Newcastle University
(1035-35-2001)
9:30 a.m.
Cupsons and Smooth Solitons of the Degasperis-Procesi Equation Under Inhomogeneous Boundary Condition.
Guoping Zhang* , Morgan State University
Zhijun Qiao , University of Texas-Pan American
(1035-35-1108)
10:00 a.m.
Finite-Dimensional Integrable Systems Associated with the Modified Dispersive Water Wave Equation.
Taixi Xu* , Southern Polytechnic State University
(1035-35-1678)
10:30 a.m.
A connection between HH3 and KdV with one source.
Junxiao Zhao* , School of Mathematical Sciences of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Robert Conte , SPEC/CEA Saclay,
(1035-35-1505)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, II
Organizers: Michael T. Krebs , California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen , California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, I
Organizers: Itai Benjamini , Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner , University of Paris-Sud
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, I
Organizers: Ram U. Verma , University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:35 a.m. MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, II
Organizers: Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder , University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley , Benedictine University
8:00 a.m.
A Joint Computer Lab can Serve Both Biocalculus and Traditional Calculus Students.
Lisa Townsley* , Benedictine University
(1035-B1-576)
8:20 a.m.
S$^3$: Sand, Surf, and Slopes - Integration of Marine Science (and Computing Sciences) into Precalculus.
Pam Crawford* , Jacksonville University
Anne Acker , Jacksonville University
Daniel Mc Carthy , Jacksonville University
(1035-B1-799)
8:40 a.m.
Evolution of a Statistics/Biology Learning Community.
William Ardis* , Collin County Community College
Sukanya Subramanian , Collin County Community College
(1035-B1-1783)
9:00 a.m.
Linking The Mathematics Curriculum to Investigative Biology Exercises.
Hema Gopalakrishnan* , Sacred Heart University
Kirk Bartholomew , Sacred Heart University
(1035-B1-1303)
9:20 a.m.
An Extension of Tajima's D Statistic by a Student-Faculty Cross-Interdisciplinary Team.
Pam J Ryan* , Truman State University
(1035-B1-740)
9:40 a.m.
Inspiring Examples from Biology for Teaching Limit Theorems in Probability.
Raina S. Robeva* , Sweet Briar College
(1035-B1-1129)
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Visualizations of Quantitative Biology: The ESTEEM Collection.
Rama Viswanathan* , Beloit College
Gretchen A. Koch , Goucher College
(1035-B1-1967)
10:20 a.m.
Programming bioinformatics: using biopython and sage to make life easier.
Marshall Hampton* , Univ. Minnesota Duluth
(1035-B1-1561)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Cryptology for Undergraduates, II
Organizers: Chris Christensen , Northern Kentucky University christensen@nku.edu
Robert E. Lewand , Goucher College
8:00 a.m.
Art and Science of Secret Communication.
Semra Kilic-Bahi , Colby-Sawyer College
LaVonne Batalden* , Colby-Sawyer College
(1035-G1-808)
8:20 a.m.
Cryptology as a Pedagogical Tool.
Manmohan Kaur* , Benedictine University
(1035-G1-1946)
8:40 a.m.
ECrypting Images and Sound.
Tim McDevitt* , Elizabethtown College
(1035-G1-1746)
9:00 a.m.
Applications of Galois Field to Coding Theory and Cryptology.
Ahlam E Tannouri* , Morgan State University
Sam F Tannouri , Morgan State University
(1035-G1-1961)
9:20 a.m.
Cryptology with Spreadsheets: A Computer Course for Everyone.
James M, Belk* , Texas A&M University
(1035-G1-1918)
9:40 a.m.
``Codes, Ciphers, and Cryptography'': An Honors Colloquium in Mathematics.
Michael Karls* , Ball State University
(1035-G1-1534)
10:00 a.m.
Attacking Digraphs using Singular Value Decomposition.
Bill Linderman* , King College
Andrew Simoson , King College
(1035-G1-1795)
10:20 a.m.
Cryptology Course: a Perfect Marriage of Theory and Applications.
Izabela Kanaana* , Sonoma State University
(1035-G1-1709)
10:40 a.m.
Coding Theory Topics for Your Cryptology Course.
Keith E. Mellinger* , University of Mary Washington
(1035-G1-1093)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, II
Organizers: Douglas E. Norton , Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu
8:00 a.m.
The Aesthetics of Rectangles.
Kevin Hartshorn* , Moravian College
(1035-N1-1452)
8:20 a.m.
Origami Fold Patterns as Patchwork: An Origami Crane Quilt.
Elaine T. Hale* , Rice University
(1035-N1-1323)
8:40 a.m.
Teaching Symmetry with Depression Glass.
Darrah P. Chavey* , Beloit College
(1035-N1-1916)
9:00 a.m.
Fractal Patchwork Quilts.
Pedro Teixeira* , Knox College
(1035-N1-1096)
9:20 a.m.
Design, Fabrication, and Properties of a Fractal Crystal.
Robert W. Fathauer* , Tessellations Company
Nicholas Duchnowski , Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hank Kaczmarski , Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(1035-N1-1305)
9:40 a.m.
Kaleidoscopes and Other Reflections.
Anne M. Burns* , Long Island University
(1035-N1-306)
10:00 a.m.
Blackwork embroidery and algorithms for maze traversals.
Joshua Brandon Holden* , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-N1-826)
10:20 a.m.
Knitting Uniformly Curved Pants.
Sarah-Marie Belcastro* , Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1035-N1-956)
10:40 a.m.
Models of Surfaces and Abstract Art in the Early 20th Century.
Angela G. Vierling-Claassen* , Lesley University
(1035-N1-626)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, I
Organizers: Thomas E. Leathrum , Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey , Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke , Rowan University
David M. Strong , Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik , Emporia State University
8:00 a.m.
Flash mathlets incorporating student-drawn graphs.
Daniel Gries* , Merrimack College
(1035-P1-192)
8:20 a.m.
Steal this Applet!
Doug Ensley* , Shippensburg University
Barbara Kaskosz , University of Rhode Island
(1035-P1-417)
8:40 a.m.
Parametric Functions in a Flash.
Therese Shelton* , Southwestern University
(1035-P1-618)
9:00 a.m.
Applying the Lessons of Flash at the Beach (MAA PREP 2007 Workshop) to developing mathlets for Calculus.
Barbara H Margolius* , Cleveland State University
(1035-P1-1769)
9:20 a.m.
Incorporating Conceptual Software into an Introductory Statistics Service Course.
John D McKenzie* , Babson College
(1035-P1-1840)
9:40 a.m.
ComplexTool: An applet and discovery activities to visualize complex functions.
Beth Schaubroeck* , U.S. Air Force Academy
Jim Rolf , U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035-P1-1100)
10:00 a.m.
Maplets for Calculus - Intuition, Computation, Drill and Simple Proofs.
Philip B. Yasskin* , Texas A&M University
Douglas B. Meade , University of South Carolina
(1035-P1-1661)
10:20 a.m.
Spreadsheets Make EXCELlent Tools for Exploring Statistics.
Sarah L Mabrouk* , Framingham State College
(1035-P1-1959)
10:40 a.m.
Demonstrating a Tool for Content MathML Authoring.
Thomas E Leathrum* , Jacksonville State Univ.
(1035-P1-1267)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Using Innovative Technologies to Implement Active Learning in Mathematics (and in other STEM disciplines)
Organizers: Marilyn A. Reba , Clemson University mreba@clemson.edu
Beth Simon , University of California San Diego
8:00 a.m.
Realizing active learning in a physics classroom using Ubiquitous Presenter and Tablet PCs.
Ed Price* , Physics Department, California State University San Marcos
Beth Simon , Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, University of British Columbia
(1035-Y1-1757)
8:20 a.m.
Active Learning in Stem Courses via Tablet PCs with Web-Based Classroom Interaction Software.
Marilyn Reba* , Clemson University
(1035-Y1-1864)
8:40 a.m.
Tablet PC as a Gateway to Calculus.
Kyle Riley* , South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Jill Trimble , South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(1035-Y1-1616)
9:00 a.m.
Successful implementation of Tablet PC technology in future teachers' mathematics education classes.
Olga Kosheleva* , The University of Texas at El Paso
Ana Medina-Rusch , University of Georgia
Vera Ioudina , University of California at Los Angeles
(1035-Y1-1364)
9:20 a.m.
PRAXIS Project: Interactive Materials for Future Teachers.
Erick B Hofacker , University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Kathryn T Ernie* , University of Wisconsin - River Falls
(1035-Y1-1858)
9:40 a.m.
Using Clickers in Introductory Statistics to Enhance Conceptual Understanding.
Teri J Murphy* , University of Oklahoma
(1035-Y1-679)
10:00 a.m.
Claiming Virtual Worlds for Mathematics Education.
Jon Roginski* , United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035-Y1-1766)
10:20 a.m.
Using the TI-Navigator Network of Graphing Calculators in College Algebra.
Bernadette M. Mendoza-Spencer* , University of Northern Colorado
Joe Champion , University of Northern Colorado
Robert Powers , Univeristy of Northern Colorado
(1035-Y1-1653)
10:40 a.m.
Integrating Clickers into Calculus.
Kimberly A. Roth* , Juniata College
(1035-Y1-1793)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, IX
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: Elizabeth A. Stanhope , Lewis \& Clark College
Leigh L. Noble , USMA West Point \& Army Research Lab
K. Scott Alberts , Truman State University
Brad Bailey , North Georgia College \& State University
8:00 a.m.
The Advent Of Sound Pedagogy In Early Nineetnth Century Elementary American Textbooks.
Andrew B Perry* , Springfield College
(1035-Z1-1758)
8:15 a.m.
Mathematics legends: real, purely imaginary, and complex.
David Fowler* , University of Nebraska - Lincoln
(1035-Z1-1646)
8:30 a.m.
Just-in-time precalculus reviews for calculus students.
Jeffry L. Hirst* , Appalachian State University
William C. Bauldry , Appalachian State University
(1035-Z1-259)
8:45 a.m.
Illustrating Economic Inequality Analysis Techniques with Major League Baseball Salary Data.
J Travis Hale* , LBJ School of Public Affairs -- University of Texas at Austin
(1035-Z1-343)
9:00 a.m.
Toward Free, Open Source Textbooks.
David R Guichard* , Whitman College
(1035-Z1-402)
9:15 a.m.
New Math Faculty.
Nissa R Yestness* , University of Northern Colorado
Shandy Hauk , University of Northern Colorado
(1035-Z1-1741)
9:30 a.m.
Fishing for Estimates.
Paul R. Coe* , Dominican University
(1035-Z1-1969)
9:45 a.m.
Fostering Technical Writing in the Undergraduate Math Classroom.
Leigh L Noble* , USMA West Point & Army Research Lab
(1035-Z1-1881)
10:00 a.m.
Using Ideas from Asian Mathematic in the Classroom.
Shinemin Lin* , Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia
(1035-Z1-451)
10:15 a.m.
A fundamental theorem of algebra for the perplex numbers.
Robert D. Poodiack* , Norwich University
Kevin J. LeClair , Norwich University
(1035-Z1-925)
10:30 a.m.
Magic squares and a magic tortoise developed in the 17th century in Korea.
Heakyung Lee* , Winthrop University
(1035-Z1-323)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, I
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi , California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu
8:00 a.m.
Recent results and open problems in mixed hypergraph coloring.
Vitaly Voloshin* , Troy University
(1035-05-287)
8:30 a.m.
Computer methods for finding graph decompositions.
Stephen G. Hartke* , University of Nebraska--Lincoln
(1035-05-1022)
9:00 a.m.
Coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces.
Zdenek Dvorak* , Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Kral , Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Robin Thomas , Georgia Institute of Technology
(1035-68-570)
9:20 a.m.
Break.
9:35 a.m.
List-coloring outerplanar graphs.
Joan P. Hutchinson* , Macalester College
(1035-05-934)
10:00 a.m.
Star coloring planar graphs.
Craig M. Timmons* , California State University San Marcos
(1035-05-1406)
10:30 a.m.
On-line Ramsey theory in bounded-degree graphs.
Jane Butterfield , University of Illinois - Urbana
Tracy Grauman , University of Illinois - Urbana
Bill Kinnersley , University of Illinois - Urbana
Kevin Milans , University of Illinois - Urbana
Christopher Stocker , University of Illinois - Urbana
Douglas B. West* , University of Illinois - Urbana
(1035-05-605)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. ASL Session for Contributed Papers, II
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:20 a.m.-4:20 p.m. AWM Workshop
This session has several parts that will be listed separately by time in the program. All presentations are open to all JMM participants.
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations, III
8:30 a.m.
Compactness of the $\overline{\partial}$-Neumann operator.
Mehmet Celik* , Texas A&M University
(1035-32-786)
8:45 a.m.
A sufficient condition and higher regularity of strong local minimizers.
Worku T. Bitew* , Temple University
Yury Grabovsky , Temple University
(1035-49-78)
9:00 a.m.
Hybrid Functios Approach for the Solution of Nonlinear Problems in the Calculus of Variations.
Mohsen Razzaghi* , Mississippi State University
(1035-49-219)
9:15 a.m.
Lipschitzian Stability and Optimal Value Functions via Generalized Differentiation.
Boris Mordukhovich , Wayne State University
Mau Nam Nguyen* , University of Texas-Pan American
(1035-49-485)
9:30 a.m.
The Power-Law Asymptotics for Some Model Problems of Polycrystal Plasticity.
Marian Bocea* , North Dakota State University
(1035-49-492)
9:45 a.m.
On a Verification Theorem for an Optimal Control Problem.
Jesus A Pascal* , American University of Nigeria
(1035-49-1111)
10:00 a.m.
Optimal control of a time dependent thermistor problem.
Volodymyr Hrynkiv* , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Suzanne Lenhart , University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Vladimir Protopopescu , ORNL
(1035-49-1348)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:25 a.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, IV
8:30 a.m.
Killing-Coxeter Diagrams in the Root Lattice.
Miriam H. Lamb* , University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-22-1717)
8:45 a.m.
A Grothendieck Module with Applications to Rationality of the Poincar\'{e} Series.
Daniel R Jordan* , Columbia College Chicago
(1035-18-104)
9:00 a.m.
Non-connective delooping of K-theory of exact categories.
Seshendra Pallekonda* , SUNY at Binghamton
(1035-19-1067)
9:15 a.m.
Supercharacter theories of cyclic $p$-groups.
Anders O.F. Hendrickson* , University of Wisconsin - Madison
(1035-20-1855)
9:30 a.m.
Structure Theorems for Subgroups of Homeomorphisms Groups of the Unit Circle.
Collin Bleak , University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Martin Kassabov , Cornell University
Francesco Matucci* , Cornell University
(1035-20-1849)
9:45 a.m.
$IA$-automorphisms and localization of nilpotent groups.
Marcos Zyman* , City University of New York-BMCC
(1035-20-1910)
10:00 a.m.
Restricting supercharacters of the finite group of unipotent uppertriangular matrices.
Nat Thiem , University of Colorado at Boulder
Vidya Venkateswaran* , University of Chicago
(1035-20-1974)
10:15 a.m.
Braids Without Twists.
James M. Belk* , Texas A&M University
Francesco Matucci , Cornell University
(1035-20-1861)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m. AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, I
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. AMS Invited Address
Progress in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.
Constantine M. Dafermos* , Brown University
(1035-35-02)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Applications of set theory to operator algebras.
Ilijas Farah* , York University
(1035-03-103)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AMS Special Session on The Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, I
Organizers: Lance W. Nielsen , Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#10: Part B
The Fibonacci and Catalan numbers.
Organizers:
Ralph P. Grimaldi , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#15: Part B
Evaluating student presentations in mathematics.
Organizers:
Suzanne Dor\'ee , Augsburg College
Richard Jardine , Keene State College
Thomas Linton , Central College
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
Wavelets and applications: A multidisciplinary undergraduate course with an emphasis on scientific computing.
Organizers:
Patrick J. Van Fleet , University of St. Thomas
David K. Ruch , Metropolitan State College of Denver
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. NAM Panel Discussion
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Exhibits and Book Sales
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Employment Register
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Project NExT Panel Discussion
New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers.
Organizers:
Mason A. Porter , University of Oxford
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
Panelists:
Joy L. Becker , University of Wisconsin, Stout
Kris Green , St. John Fisher College
Jean McGivney-Burelle , University of Hartford
Steven W. Morics , University of Redlands
Reva Narasimhan , Kean University
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. ASL Invited Address
Measures and their random reals.
Jan Reimann* , University of California Berkeley
(1035-03-266)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. NAM Business Meeting
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Retiring Presidential Address
The teaching-technology linkage in mathematics.
Carl C. Cowen* , Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
(1035-A0-16)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students
Organizers: Bettye Anne Case , awm@awm-math.org
10:30 a.m.
Computing Cryptographic Curves using the Canonical Lift of Supersingular Elliptic Curves.
Juliana Belding* , University of Maryland
10:30 a.m.
Minimal Distortion Bending and Morphing of Compact Manifolds.
Oksana Bihun* , University of Missouri-Columbia
10:30 a.m.
Using Regularized Singularities and Spectral Deferred Correction Methods to Model Fluid Flow Generated by a.
Elizabeth Bouzarth* , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:30 a.m.
Prime Ideals in Rings of Power Series over the Integers.
Christina Eubanks-Turner* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:30 a.m.
On the Classification of Orbits of Minimal Parabolic $k$-Subgroups Acting on Symmetric $k$-Varieties of SL($n,k$).
Stacy Beun* , North Carolina State University
10:30 a.m.
Solving Boundary Value Problems Using Critical Point Theory.
Heidi Feller* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:30 a.m.
Representations of Some Hopf Algebras Associated to the Symmetric Group.
Andrea Jedwab* , University of Southern California
10:30 a.m.
The Relative Strength of the Atomic Homogeneous Model Theorems.
Karen Lange* , University of Chicago
10:30 a.m.
Redefining Gorenstein: Toward a Theory of Non-Noetherian Gorenstein Rings.
Livia Miller* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:30 a.m.
Computing Distance in the Space of Phylogenetic Trees.
Megan Owen* , Cornell University
10:30 a.m.
The Geometry and Topology of Reconfiguration.
Valerie Peterson* , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:30 a.m.
Nonlinear Dynamics of a Double Bilipid Membrane.
Christine Sample* , Northwestern University
10:30 a.m.
Cabling Homomorphisms and the Knot Concordance Group.
Cornelia Van Cott* , Indiana University
10:30 a.m.
Expected Length of Random Minimum Spanning Tree.
Xinyi Zhang* , University of Delaware
10:30 a.m.
Universal Deformation Rings Related to the Symmetric Group S5.
Jennifer Froelich* , University of Iowa
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m. MAA Business Meeting
Organizers:
Martha J. Siegel , Towson University
Moderators:
Joseph A. Gallian , University of Minnesota-Duluth
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. AMS Business Meeting
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. NAM Claytor-Woodard Lecture
Box Products 25 Years Later.
Scott W. Williams* , SUNY at Buffalo
(1035-22-2054)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. ASL Invited Address
A Descriptive View of Geometric Group Theory.
Simon R. Thomas* , Rutgers University
(1035-03-101)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, V
Organizers: Darren A. Narayan , Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks , Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko , San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt , Rochester Institute of Technology
1:00 p.m.
Normal Subgroups of the Free Group.
Natasha Komarov , Carnegie Mellon University
Reagin Taylor McNeill* , Smith College
Justin Webster , University of San Diego
(1035-55-1075)
1:30 p.m.
The Genus and m-alternating Excess of Central Braid Knots.
Carolyn M Yarnall* , University of San Diego
Debra Witczak , Benedictine University
(1035-57-1020)
2:00 p.m.
Combinatorics and Characterizations for Involutions and Twisted Involutions of Weyl Groups.
Constance G. Baltera* , Smith College
Kathryn A. Brenneman , North Carolina State University
Ashley E. Hatfield , Smith College
(1035-08-1117)
2:30 p.m.
Arc presentations: A new way to look at knots.
Matt Steinke* , Denison University
(1035-55-1205)
3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Permutations Avoiding a Pattern of Length Three and a Pattern of Length Four.
Jonah K Ostroff* , Carleton College
David Lonoff , Carleton College
(1035-05-1266)
3:30 p.m.
Energy Decay Estimates for the Dissipative Wave Equation with Space-Time Dependent Potential.
Jonathan J. Kenigson* , University of Tennessee
Jessica S. Kenigson , University of Tennessee
(1035-35-1320)
4:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Derivatives and Number Theory.
Arielle M Leitner* , California State University, Chico
(1035-11-1386)
4:30 p.m.
Synchronization in Coupled Phase Oscillators.
Natasha A. Cayco Gajic* , California Institution of Technology
(1035-37-1440)
5:00 p.m.
Some Reamrks on a Fibonacci-Type Polynomial Sequence.
Tom McCollum* , Michigan State University
Aklilu Zeleke , Michigan State University
(1035-05-1462)
5:30 p.m.
Parseval-Type Relations for Laplace Transform and their Applications.
Matthew R Rogala* , Ithaca College
(1035-44-1556)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS-MAA-MER Special Session on Mathematics and Education Reform, II
Organizers: Bonnie S. Saunders , University of Illinois, Chicago saunders@math.uic.edu
William H. Barker , Bowdoin College
Dale R. Oliver , Humboldt State University
Michael Starbird , University of Texas, Austin
1:00 p.m.
Focus on Mathematics: Mathematicians working in Schools.
Al Cuoco* , Center for Mathematics Education, EDC
(1035-97-2002)
1:30 p.m.
Teachers' Circles.
Tom Davis* , San Jose Math Circle
(1035-97-1610)
2:00 p.m.
The SMARTS (Science and Mathematics Avenues to Renewed Teachers and Students) project.
Walter I Seaman* , University of Iowa
(1035-97-895)
2:30 p.m.
Influence on Content Courses for Preservice Teachers resulting from the participation of mathematicians and math graduate students in the ALGEBRA CUBED project.
Richard Millman* , University of Kentucky
(1035-97-957)
3:00 p.m.
Classroom experiences with new curriculum materials during the implementation of performance standards in mathematics: A case study of teachers coping with change.
Samuel Obara* , Texas State University, San Marcos Texas
(1035-97-1770)
3:30 p.m.
Physical Manipulatives for Visualizing Multivariable Concepts and How They Can Reform Mathematics Courses such as Basic Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus.
Daniel Lee McGee* , University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Deborah Moore-Russo , SUNY - Buffalo
David Lomen , University of Arizona
Dennis Ebersole , Northhampton Community College
Maider Marin Quintero , University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
(1035-97-38)
4:00 p.m.
Women in the Mathematical Sciences: The University of California Context.
Kenneth C Millett* , University of California, Santa Barbara
(1035-00-1116)
4:30 p.m.
Project Catalyst: Positive Actions to Recruit and Retain Women Faculty in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
Margaret-Ann Armour* , University of Alberta
(1035-97-1085)
5:00 p.m.
Recommendations for Change: Why and How.
Cathy Kessel* , Berkeley, California
(1035-97-1884)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Organizers: Joseph W. Dauben , Lehman College, CUNY jdauben@att.net
Patti Hunter , Westmont College
Victor J. Katz , University of District of Columbia
Karen H. Parshall , University of Virginia
1:00 p.m.
Sophie Germain's manuscripts on Fermat's Last Theorem: A further evaluation of their scope, depth, and original techniques.
Reinhard Laubenbacher , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
David Pengelley* , New Mexico State University
(1035-01-348)
1:30 p.m.
Hubert Newton and the study of mathematics in the mid-nineteenth century.
Steve Batterson* , Emory University
(1035-01-490)
2:00 p.m.
The Mathematics of \em{Nature}, 1869-1900.
Sloan Evans Despeaux* , Western Carolina University
(1035-01-302)
2:30 p.m.
The Algorithmic Side of Riemann's Mathematics.
Harold M. Edwards* , New York University
(1035-01-443)
3:00 p.m.
Paucissima et Maturissima: Kurt Goedel's Reluctance to Publish in the Philosophy of Mathematics.
Thomas Drucker* , University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
(1035-01-505)
3:30 p.m.
American Mathematicians and School Reform: A Survey of Motives, Methods, and Outcomes from the 1890s to the Present.
David Lindsay Roberts* , Prince George's Community College
(1035-01-473)
4:00 p.m.
Who was Miss Mullikin?
Thomas L. Bartlow , Villanova University
David E. Zitarelli* , Temple University
(1035-01-571)
4:30 p.m.
Tracing curve tracing.
John McCleary* , Vassar College
(1035-14-1557)
5:00 p.m.
Mathematician In Search of War Work: Alice Bache Gould, 1917-1918.
Deborah Kent* , Hillsdale College
(1035-01-1026)
5:30 p.m.
Priority arguments are not priority disputes.
John W Dawson* , Pennsylvania State University, York (Emeritus)
(1035-01-396)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Financial Mathematics, IV
Organizers: Jean-Pierre Fouque , University of California Santa Barbara fouque@pstat.ucsb.edu
Kay Giesecke , Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar , Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
1:00 p.m.
Stochastic partial differential equations and portfolio choice.
Marek Musiela , BNP Paribas
Thaleia Zariphopoulou* , University of Texas at Austin
(1035-60-1416)
2:00 p.m.
Interacting Particle Systems for the Efficient Computation of CDO Tranche Spreads with Rare Defaults.
Doug Vestal* , UC Santa Barbara
Rene Carmona , Princeton University
Jean-Pierre Fouque , UC Santa Barbara
(1035-60-125)
2:30 p.m.
Monte Carlo Simulations with Skews of Implied Volatilities.
Jean-Pierre Fouque* , University of California Santa Barbara
Ronnie Sircar , ORFE, Princeton University
Knut Solna , University of California Irvine
(1035-60-389)
3:00 p.m.
Investing and Pricing for the Long Run.
Paolo Guasoni* , Boston University
Scott Robertson , Boston University
(1035-91-527)
3:30 p.m.
A new approach to singular stochastic control with applications to optimal hedging and investment-consumption under transaction costs.
Tze Leung Lai , Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Tiong Wee Lim , Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore
Kevin J Ross* , Stanford University
(1035-60-595)
4:00 p.m.
Optimal portfolio liquidation: market impact models, algorithms, and competition.
Aurélien Alfonsi , Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Marne-la-vallée, France
Alexander Schied* , TU Berlin and Cornell University
Torsten Schöneborn , QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
Antje Schulz , QP Lab and TU Berlin, Germany
(1035-90-274)
5:00 p.m.
Indifference Pricing with $L^2$ convex risk measures: a first step towards risk calibration.
Antoine Toussaint* , Stanford Unviersity
(1035-60-1161)
5:30 p.m.
The correlation-neutral measure for counting processes.
Kay Giesecke* , Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering
(1035-60-497)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. AMS Special Session on the Feynman Integral in Mathematics and Physics, II
Organizers: Lance W. Nielsen , Creighton University lnielsen@creighton.edu
1:00 p.m.
Disentanglement in the Construction Formulation of the Feynman Operator calculus.
Tepper L. Gill* , Department of E&CE, Howard University
Woodford W. Zachary , Department of E&CE, Howard University
(1035-47-752)
1:30 p.m.
Inverse integral transforms and the generalized convolution product.
Seung Jun Chang* , Dankook University
(1035-44-700)
2:00 p.m.
The Weyl-McCoy operational calculi as a subfamily of Feynman's operational calculi for non-commuting operators.
Gerald W. Johnson* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lisa M. Rezac , University of St. Thomas
(1035-28-587)
2:30 p.m.
Feynman Integrals with Higly Singular Potentials.
Michel L. Lapidus* , University of California, Riverside
(1035-58-471)
3:00 p.m.
Feynman-Kac formulas, backward stochastic differential equations and Markov processes.
Jan A. Van Casteren* , University of Antwerp
(1035-60-489)
3:30 p.m.
The Generalized Feynman-Kac formula a Lebesgue-Stieltjes measure.
Jun Tanaka* , University of California Riverside
(1035-81-481)
4:00 p.m.
Multiple stochastic integrals with respect to Volterra random fields: Properties and Applications.
Anna Amirdjanova* , University of Michigan
(1035-60-311)
4:30 p.m.
Integral Transforms of Functions in $L_{2}(C{a,b}[0,T])$.
Seung Jun Chang , Dankook University
Hyun Soo Chung , Dankook University
David L. Skoug* , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(1035-28-470)
5:00 p.m.
Quantum Hidden Subspace Algorithm.
Jeremy James Becnel* , Stephen F. Austin State University
(1035-46-249)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Heegaard Splittings, Bridge Positions, and Low Dimensional Topology, II
Organizers: Jesse Johnson , Yale University jessee.johnson@yale.edu
Abigail A. Thompson , University of California Davis
Robin Wilson , University of California Santa Barbara
1:00 p.m.
Lower bounds for the distance of a Heegaard splitting.
John Hempel* , Rice University
(1035-57-1669)
1:30 p.m.
Heegaard splittings of amalgamated 3-manifolds and distance in the curve complex.
Tao Li* , Boston College
(1035-57-833)
2:00 p.m.
Constructing knot tunnels using giant steps.
Sangbum Cho , University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough* , University of Oklahoma
(1035-57-811)
2:30 p.m.
Bridge numbers of tunnel number one knots.
Sangbum Cho* , University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough , University of Oklahoma
(1035-57-973)
3:00 p.m.
Surface Homeomorphisms That do not Extend to any Handlebody and the Johnson Filtration.
Jamie B. Jorgensen* , Rice University
(1035-57-194)
3:30 p.m.
Random Heegaard Splittings.
Joseph Maher* , Oklahoma State
(1035-57-168)
4:00 p.m.
Finiteness properties of 3-manifolds related by non-zero degree maps.
J Hyam Rubinstein* , University of Melbourne
M. Boileau ,
S. Wang ,
(1035-57-1985)
4:30 p.m.
Curvature bounds for strongly irreducible Heegaard surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds.
William Breslin* , University of California at Davis
(1035-57-1810)
5:00 p.m.
Creating small Seifert fiber spaces by Dehn surgery on knots in $S^3$.
Kenneth Baker* , Georgia Institute of Technology
Cameron Gordon , University of Texas at Austin
John Luecke , University of Texas at Austin
(1035-57-573)
5:30 p.m.
Lens space surgeries and tunnel number one knots.
Michael J. Williams* , University of California, Davis
(1035-57-1401)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on The Linear Diophantine Problem of Frobenius
Organizers: Matthias Beck , San Francisco State University beck@math.sfsu.edu
Stanley Wagon , Macalester College
Kevin M. Woods , Oberlin College
1:00 p.m.
On a linear Diophantine problem of Frobenius in three variables.
Amitabha Tripathi* , Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and SUNY at Oswego
(1035-11-1569)
1:30 p.m.
Integer Linear Programming, Frobenius Instances, and Frobenius Numbers.
Daniel A Lichtblau* , Wolfram Research
(1035-11-456)
2:00 p.m.
My Favorite Simplicial Complex and Applications to the Frobenius Problem.
Herbert E. Scarf* , Yale University
(1035-05-953)
2:30 p.m.
When is the Frobenius Problem Easy?
David M Einstein* , Structured Decisions Corporation
(1035-05-824)
3:00 p.m.
Computing Frobenius Numbers Using Test Sets.
Bjarke Hammersholt Roune* , University of Aarhus
(1035-11-1032)
3:30 p.m.
Automated Proofs of Quadratic Frobenius Formulas.
Stan Wagon* , Macalester College
(1035-11-141)
4:00 p.m.
Frobenius number, covering radius, and well-rounded lattices.
Lenny Fukshansky* , Claremont McKenna College
Sinai Robins , Temple University
(1035-11-109)
4:30 p.m.
The Frobenius Problem in a Free Monoid.
Jeffrey O. Shallit , School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Zhi Xu* , School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
(1035-05-355)
5:00 p.m.
Fibonacci semigroups and their duals.
Gretchen L Matthews* , Clemson University
(1035-20-713)
5:30 p.m.
The Multi-Dimensional Frobenius Problem.
J. Amos , Kansas State University
Iuliana Pascu , Wellesley College
Vadim Ponomarenko* , San Diego State University
Enrique Trevino , Dartmouth College
Yan Zhang , Harvard University
(1035-15-880)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on E-Theory, Extensions, and Elliptic Operators, II
Organizers: Constantin D. Dumitrascu , University of Arizona dumitras@math.arizona.edu
John D. Trout , Dartmouth College
1:00 p.m.
First steps towards a noncommutative theory of nonlinear elliptic equations.
Jonathan M. Rosenberg* , University of Maryland
(1035-46-1039)
2:00 p.m.
Functional analytic properties of cubical complexes.
Erik Guentner* , University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nigel Higson , Pennsylvania State University
Jacek Brodzki , University of Southampton
Sarah Campbell , University of Southampton
Graham Niblo , University of Southampton
Nick Wright , University of Southampton
(1035-57-1573)
2:30 p.m.
Lefschetz-type invariants for correspondences.
Heath Emerson* , University of Victoria
(1035-97-542)
3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms on separable metrisable algebras.
Edwin J Beggs* , Swansea University
(1035-19-1446)
3:30 p.m.
$K$-theory for non-Hausdorff groupoids.
Radu Popescu* , Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
(1035-19-1247)
4:00 p.m.
Traces and Determinants of Toeplitz Operators.
Efton Park* , Texas Christian University
(1035-47-1088)
4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Tensor Norms.
Oscar Antonio Campos* , Dartmouth College
(1035-46-783)
5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic morphisms and extensions of $C^*$-algebras (after V.~Manuilov and K.~Thomsen).
Constantin Dorin Dumitra\c{s}cu* , University of Arizona
(1035-46-1869)
5:30 p.m.
Open problems/Discussions.
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems, II
Organizers: Baofeng Feng , University of Texas-Pan American feng@utpa.edu
Wenxiu Ma , University of South Florida
Kenichi Maruno , University of Texas-Pan American
Zhijun Qiao , University of Texas-Pan American
Taixi Xu , Southern Polytechnic State University
1:00 p.m.
On Head-on Collisions Between Two Solitary Waves of general Boussinesq Model.
Chen Chunli* , Shanghai Jiao Tong University
(1035-76-1501)
1:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and invariant geometrical flows in Klein geometry.
Changzheng Qu* , Nothwest University, Xi'an, P.R. China
(1035-53-1890)
2:00 p.m.
Integrable systems associated to Hopf surfaces.
Ruxandra Moraru* , University of Waterloo
(1035-51-467)
2:30 p.m.
On the classical inhomogeneous Heisenberg spin chain.
Atsushi Mukaihira* , Ohio State University
(1035-35-1458)
3:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Structures of Integrable Couplings.
Wen-Xiu Ma* , University of South Florida
(1035-37-464)
3:30 p.m.
A dispersionless limit of the Calogero-Bogoyavlenskii-Schiff hierarchy.
K Toda* , Department of Mathematical Physics, Toyama Prefectural University
(1035-35-653)
4:00 p.m.
Cable Knot Solutions of the Vortex Filament Flow.
Thomas A. Ivey* , College of Charleston
Annalisa M. Calini , College of Charleston
(1035-35-1134)
4:30 p.m.
Integrable systems and soliton theory on noncommutative spaces.
Masashi Hamanaka* , University of Nagoya
(1035-35-993)
5:00 p.m.
The Pfaff lattice and the symplectic eigenvalue problem.
Yuji Kodama , The Ohio State University
Virgil U. Pierce* , The Ohio State University
(1035-34-1211)
5:30 p.m.
Vector soliton and multi-component KP hierarchy.
Kenichi Maruno* , The University of Texas-Pan American
Yasuhiro Ohta , Kobe University
Masayuki Oikawa , Kyushu University
(1035-35-1679)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS Special Session on Expanders and Ramanujan Graphs: Construction and Applications, III
Organizers: Michael T. Krebs , California State University, Los Angeles mkrebs@calstatela.edu
Anthony M. Shaheen , California State University, Los Angeles
Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego
1:00 p.m.
Covering graphs and block diagonalization techniques.
Howard Skogman* , SUNY Brockport
Marvin Minei , University of California, Irvine
(1035-05-911)
1:30 p.m.
Rigidity of Ramanujan graphs.
Brigitte Servatius* , WPI
(1035-05-801)
2:00 p.m.
Ramanujan hypergraphs and Drinfeld modules.
Alireza Sarveniazi , University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
Stefan Wiedmann* , Mathematics Institute Goettingen
(1035-05-852)
3:00 p.m.
Eigenvalues and the structure of graphs.
Sebastian M Cioab\u{a}* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-05-394)
4:00 p.m.
Ramanujan Graphs and Optimal Expander Graphs from Algebraic Geometric Codes.
Heeralal Janwa* , University of Puerto Rico
(1035-94-1794)
5:00 p.m.
Graphs whose subgraphs tend to be acyclic.
Eitan Bachmat* , Ben-Gurion U.
(1035-05-795)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. AMS Special Session on Probability Theory and Statistical Mechanics, II
Organizers: Itai Benjamini , Weizmann Institute and Microsoft Research itai.benjamini@weizmann.ac.il
Wendelin Werner , University of Paris-Sud
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Global Optimization and Operations Research Applications, II
Organizers: Ram U. Verma , University of Central Florida verma99@msn.com
1:00 p.m.
Global invertibility for ray-proper and related operators in optimization and nonlinear functional analysis.
M. Zuhair Nashed* , University of Central Florida
(1035-49-2029)
1:30 p.m.
Some Global Optimization Methods and Applications of Inequalities.
R N Mohapatra* , University of Central Florida
(1035-49-1295)
2:00 p.m.
Mellin and global optimization techniques for singular integrals in two dimensions.
Katharine A Ott* , University of Virginia
(1035-35-1349)
2:30 p.m.
Discrete Optimization Models for the Number Partitioning Problem.
Bala Krishnamoorthy* , Washington State University, Pullman
William Webb , Washington State University, Pullman
Nathan Moyer , Washington State University, Pullman
(1035-11-139)
3:00 p.m.
On the Semilocal Convergence Analysis of Newton's Method.
Ioannis Konstantinos Argyros* , Cameron University
(1035-65-357)
3:30 p.m.
Necessary and sufficient conditions for global weak Pareto solutions in constrained multiobjective optimization.
Bao Quang Truong* , Wayne State University
Boris S Mordukhovich , Wayne State University
(1035-49-90)
4:00 p.m.
Second Order Necessary Optimality Conditions for Problems with Locally Lipschitz Data.
Elena Constantin* , University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(1035-90-333)
4:30 p.m.
Generalizations of the Concept of Almost Automorphy and their Applications to Abstract Differential Equations.
Haewon Lee* , Dillard University
Peter Frempong-Mireku , Dillard University
(1035-47-969)
5:00 p.m.
The Lying Oracle With a Biased Coin.
Robb T Koether , Hampden-Sydney College
Marcus Pendergrass , Hampden-Sydney College
John K Osoinach* , Millsaps College
(1035-91-121)
5:30 p.m.
Design of Electron Devices using 3D Simulation Codes and Computer Optimization.
Adam R Attarian* , North Carolina State University
John David , North Carolina State University
Hien Tran , North Carolina State University
(1035-49-1016)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. AMS Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Biological Formations
Organizers: Yuanwei Qi , University of Central Florida yqi@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
1:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of Dirichlet Problem for Parabolic and Elliptic Equations on a Domain with Coated Boundary.
Jingyu Li , Northeast Normal University
Steve Rosencrans , Tulane University
Xuefeng Wang* , Tulane University
Kaijun Zhang , Northeast Normal University
(1035-35-1744)
1:30 p.m.
Strange Attractors for PDE's.
Kening Lu* , Brigham Young University
Qiudong Wang , University of Arizona
Lai-Sang Young , New York University
(1035-35-1287)
2:00 p.m.
Formation of Morphogen Gradients in Dorsal Ventral Patterning.
Qing Nie* , Department of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering, U. of California, Irvine
(1035-92-886)
2:30 p.m.
Approximating the Ideal Free Distribution via Reaction-Diffusion-Advection Equations.
Yuan Lou* , Ohio State University
Robert Stephen Cantrell , University of Miami
Chris Cosner , University of Miami
(1035-35-778)
3:00 p.m.
Pattern Formation on Growing Square Domains: A Case Study via Mode Interactions.
Adela Nicoleta Comanici* , Virginia Tech
Martin Golubitsky , University of Houston
(1035-35-736)
3:30 p.m.
Solvability conditions for inhomogeneous reaction diffusion equations.
Qi S. Zhang* , Math. Dept. UC Riverside
J. M. Wrkich , Math. Dept. UC Riverside
(1035-35-641)
4:00 p.m.
Analysis on a reaction-diffusion system in pattern formation.
Huiqiang Jiang* , University of Pittsburgh
(1035-35-621)
4:30 p.m.
Some recent results on Auto-catalytic chemical reactions.
Yuanwei Qi* , University of Central Florida
(1035-35-488)
5:00 p.m.
Stability of Travelling Waves with Noncritical Speeds for Double Degenerate Fisher-Type Equations.
Yi Li* , University of Iowa
Yaping Wu , Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
(1035-35-376)
5:30 p.m.
Stability of the Bicarbonate System in the Blood.
Jisun Lim* , University of Colorado at Boulder
Seungjoon Choi , Ajou University School of Medicine (South Korea)
(1035-35-133)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#11: Part B
More music and mathematics.
Organizers:
Leon Harkleroad , Wilton, ME
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#16: Part B
A beginner's guide to the scholarship of teaching and learning in mathematics.
Organizers:
Curtis D. Bennett , Loyola Marymount University
Jacqueline M. Dewar , Loyola Marymount University
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Visualizing abstract mathematics with cellular automata.
Organizers:
Michael J. Bardzell , Salisbury University
Donald E. Spickler , Salisbury University
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, IV
1:00 p.m.
The 2-color Rado Number of $x+y+kz=3w$.
Dan Saracino , Colgate University
Brian Wynne* , Colgate University
(1035-05-1681)
1:15 p.m.
Feedback Arc Sets and Girth in Digraphs.
Blair Dowling Sullivan* , Princeton University
(1035-05-1568)
1:30 p.m.
Path and Cycle Decomposition Numbers.
Hosien S. Moghadam* , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
G. Bullington , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
L. Eroh , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
S. Winters , Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-05-1725)
1:45 p.m.
Making Your House Safe from Zombie Attacks.
Maria T. Belk* , Texas A&M University
James M. Belk , Texas A&M University
(1035-05-1763)
2:00 p.m.
Linear Diophantine Equations in Graph Decompositions.
Robert A. Beeler* , East Tennessee State University
(1035-05-1033)
2:15 p.m.
Uniquely pairable graphs.
Zhongyuan Che* , Penn State University Beaver Campus
(1035-05-945)
2:30 p.m.
Tree Pegging.
Ariel R Levavi* , Carnegie Mellon University
(1035-05-952)
2:45 p.m.
A Non-Tableaux Proof for Duality of the Euclidean Property for Oriented Matroids.
Leandro Junes* , SUNY at Binghamton
(1035-05-1025)
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Differentials on Paths and Grids.
Sandra L. Gaskins , Appalachian State University
Mark C Ginn* , Appalachian State University
(1035-05-1095)
3:30 p.m.
Rainbow Connectivities of Graphs.
Futaba Okamoto* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-05-1158)
3:45 p.m.
The spectral gap of a random subgraph of a graph.
Fan Chung , University of California, San Diego
Paul K Horn* , University of California, San Diego
(1035-05-1176)
4:00 p.m.
The Tableaux Graph of a Permutation.
Eric S Egge* , Carleton College
Kristina Garrett , St. Olaf College
(1035-05-1201)
4:15 p.m.
Edge Coloring of Multigraphs: Some Results on the Chromatic Structure of Overflow Subgraphs Under Optimal Colorings.
Christopher McClain* , The Ohio State University
(1035-05-1249)
4:30 p.m.
Degree sum conditions in graph pebbling.
Anna Blasiak , Cornell University
John Roger Schmitt* , Middlebury College
(1035-05-1290)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Session on Mathematics Education
1:00 p.m.
Effect of a Web-based Instruction on Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Fraction.
Cheng-Yao Lin* , Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(1035-97-251)
1:15 p.m.
Mathematical Analyis of Diabetes in America.
Jon Roginski* , United States Military Academy
Tyler B. Smith , United States Military Academy
(1035-97-1735)
1:30 p.m.
The Relationships Between California High School Teachers' Mathematics History Knowledge and Their Images of Mathematics.
Danielle M Goodwin* , Penn State Erie
(1035-97-59)
1:45 p.m.
An Electronic Classroom Model for Content Courses: Influences on Classroom Teaching.
Brooke Evans* , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Patty McKenna , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Jim Loats , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Don Gilmore , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Lew Romagnano , The Metropolitan State College of Denver
(1035-97-98)
2:00 p.m.
U.C. Davis Explore Math: A model for bringing together graduate, undergraduate, and high school students.
Y. Yvonne Lai* , UC Davis Explore Math: Math Circle Program
(1035-97-126)
2:15 p.m.
Impact of Human Resource Capital on Student Engagement in Communities of Practice and Mathematics Identities.
Tracey L Keck* , Winston-Salem State University
(1035-97-196)
2:30 p.m.
Strategies and Content Every Prospective Mathematics Teacher Should Know.
Elizabeth K. Mauch* , Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(1035-97-230)
2:45 p.m.
Enhancing Middle School Teachers Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching.
Harvey B. Keynes* , University of MN
(1035-97-277)
3:00 p.m.
Some topics for undergraduate research using computer algebra systems.
Duane M Broline , Eastern Illinois University
Evgeny I Gordon* , Eastern Illinois University
(1035-97-420)
3:15 p.m.
Calculus I Oral Assessments: Improved Grades, Retention, and Calculus II Success.
Mary Ann Nelson* , University of Colorado,Boulder
Michael Ruston , University of Colorado, Boulder
(1035-97-433)
3:30 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m.
The Sound of Mathematics and The Standards for Introductory College Mathematics.
Ann H Pham* , Washington State University
Andy Wekin , Washington State University
(1035-97-1294)
4:00 p.m.
Research Experience for All!
Timothy G. Feeman* , Villanova University
(1035-97-441)
4:15 p.m.
Why Do Chinese Students Excel on the International Mathematical Olmpiad?
Zengxiang Tong Tong , Otterbein College
Zhaochi Zhang* , The Northwestern polytechnical University
(1035-97-741)
4:30 p.m.
A Model for Shifts in Viewpoint, as Applied to Mathematics Education.
Paul S Prueitt* , Talladega College
(1035-97-813)
4:45 p.m.
Assisting Students Be Successful on the Mathematics PRAXIS II Exam.
Kenneth J Bernard* , Virginia State University
(1035-97-914)
5:00 p.m.
The Use of On-Line Quiz and Homework Systems in Precalculus Mathematics.
Steven E. Rigdon* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035-97-1628)
5:15 p.m.
An Intermediate Algebra experimental class.
Dan Boros* , Otterbein College
(1035-97-1695)
5:30 p.m.
Using a Wiki for a Mathematics Class.
John F Carter* , Franklin and Marshall College
(1035-97-1772)
5:45 p.m.
Cryptology: An Attractor Set for Undergraduate Research.
Manmohan Kaur* , Benedictine University
(1035-97-1792)
6:00 p.m.
Choosing the right representation: a key to successful proof.
May F Hamdan* , Lebanese American University
(1035-97-1977)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. AMS Session on Probability, Statistics, and Applications, II
1:00 p.m.
Recurrence and Transience of Some Vertex Reinforced Random Walks.
Noah Dean* , Purdue University
(1035-60-1196)
1:15 p.m.
System Reliability: A Dynamic Model Using Counting Processes.
Marcus Agustin* , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(1035-60-1280)
1:30 p.m.
Quenched limits for a transient one-dimension random walk in random environment.
Jonathon Peterson* , University of Minnesota
(1035-60-737)
1:45 p.m.
On a Form of Coordinate Percolation.
Elizabeth R Moseman* , United States Military Academy
Peter Winkler , Dartmouth College
(1035-60-1281)
2:00 p.m.
The long-range dependence of unbalanced log-fractional stable motion.
Joshua B. Levy* , The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
(1035-60-475)
2:15 p.m.
Supremum concentration inequality and modulus of continuity for generalized sub-Gaussian processes using Malliavin derivatives and generic chaining.
Andrew B Vizcarra* , Purdue University
(1035-60-1325)
2:30 p.m.
An Optimal Pension Funding under Stochastic Investment Returns.
J Tao* , University of Central Missouri
(1035-60-1812)
2:45 p.m.
A notion of robust geodesic distance between data points.
Maxim J. Goldberg* , Ramapo College of New Jersey
Seonja Kim , The College of New Jersey
(1035-60-1934)
3:00 p.m.
Possible biological applications of Time Scales.
Unal Ufuktepe* , Izmir University of Economics
(1035-60-698)
3:15 p.m.
Stochastic extinction of epidemics in large populations and role of vaccinations.
Alexandra Sasha Landsman* , Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Ira B Schwartz , Dynamical Systems Section, Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Mark I Dykman , Physics Dept., Michigan State University
(1035-60-1645)
3:30 p.m.
Estimating linear functionals of indirectly observed input functions.
Eun-Joo Lee* , Millikin University
F Ruymgaart , Texas Tech University
(1035-62-910)
3:45 p.m.
Generating Functions: Web-based SOCR Applets and Computational Library Interfaces.
Rahul A Gidwani* , UCLA
Nicolas Christou , UCLA
Ivo D Dinov , UCLA
(1035-62-1789)
4:00 p.m.
A New Approach to Learning Game Theory and Its Applications.
James Kuodo Huang* , California Information Technology
(1035-68-43)
4:15 p.m.
Exactness of Grover's original quantum search algorithm.
Zijian Diao* , Ohio University Eastern Campus
(1035-68-1434)
4:30 p.m.
On the standard deviation of position distribution for a quantum walk on the line.
Chaobin Liu* , Bowie State University
(1035-81-668)
4:45 p.m.
Eigenvalue Statistics for Random CMV Matrices.
Mihai V Stoiciu* , Williams College
(1035-82-2004)
5:00 p.m.
The Highly Damped Quasinormal Modes of Extremal Non-Rotating, Charged Black Holes.
Ramin G. Daghigh , Metropolitan State University
Michael D. Green* , Metropolitan State University
(1035-83-1398)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. AMS Session on Analysis and Functional Analysis, II
1:00 p.m.
A reexamination of the structure of the irrational numbers.
Emily H Sprague* , Edinboro University of PA
Berhane T. Ghaim , Baldwin-Wallace College
(1035-46-49)
1:15 p.m.
On locally Kaplansky algebras and abstract characterization of locally W*-algebras.
Alexander A Katz* , St. John's University, NY, USA
(1035-46-238)
1:30 p.m.
L*-structures and Nash equilibrium theorems.
Wladyslaw Kulpa , Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and C.S. Wyszynski University, Warszawa, Poland
Andrzej Szymanski* , Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(1035-46-375)
1:45 p.m.
Applications of Schwartz functions to wavelet analysis and random fields.
George K Yang* , Tennessee State University
(1035-46-623)
2:00 p.m.
Normalizers of Subalgebras of II$_1$ Factors.
Alan D Wiggins* , Vanderbilt University
(1035-46-670)
2:15 p.m.
Some constructive proofs of Bollob\'{a}s' Extension to the Bishop-Phelps Theorem for the spaces $C(K)$ and $c_0$.
Antonia E. Cardwell* , Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1035-46-809)
2:30 p.m.
The tracial Rokhlin property: very outer group actions.
Dawn Archey* , University of Oregon
(1035-46-840)
2:45 p.m.
Spaces of Operators with $c_0$ and $l_\infty$.
Polly Schulle* , University of North Texas
(1035-46-948)
3:00 p.m.
Flows of weights and automorphism groups of real a.f.d. factors of type $III_{\lambda}, 0 < \lambda < 1$.
Shukhrat M Usmanov* , Ashford University
(1035-46-1119)
3:15 p.m.
Unitarily Invariant Norms Related to Factor von Neumann Algebras.
Junsheng Fang* , University of New Hampshire
Don W. Hadwin , University of New Hampshire
(1035-46-1173)
3:30 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m.
Noncompact Operators on a Banach Space.
Frank Sanacory* , SUNY-Old Westbury
(1035-46-1314)
4:00 p.m.
An $A^1$ Function that is Not in $\textup{Lip}_{\alpha}$ For Any Positive $\alpha$.
Ryan Mullen* , Sacred Heart University
(1035-46-887)
4:15 p.m.
On the existence of eigenvalues of self-adjoint Toeplitz operators associated with representing measures on multiply connected planar regions II.
Cyrus Parsi Aryana* , Saginaw Valley State University
(1035-46-1407)
4:30 p.m.
Homotopy Class of projections in Corona algebras of a non-simple stable $C\sp{*}$-algebra.
Larry G Brown , Purdue University in West Lafayette
Hyun Ho Lee* , Purdue University in West Lafayette
(1035-46-1424)
4:45 p.m.
On Stochastic Ergodic Theorem for Besicovitch Bounded Sequences in Jordan Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik* , T. J. Watson IBM Reserach Center
Alexander A Katz , St. John's University
Laura Shwartz , University of South Africa
(1035-46-1431)
5:00 p.m.
Criteria of Stochastic Banach Principal for the JBW Algebras.
Genady Ya Grabarnik , IBM TJWatson Research
Larisa Shwartz* , IBM TJWatson Research
(1035-46-1460)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m. MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, III
Organizers: Timothy D. Comar , Benedictine University tcomar@ben.edu
Olcay Akman , Illinois State University
Glenn W. Ledder , University of Nebraska
Lisa G. Townsley , Benedictine University
1:00 p.m.
Helping Calculus Students Predict the Health of a Natural Water System.
Gregory H. Graves* , U.S. Military Academy
Lance Edling , U.S. Military Academy
(1035-B1-1706)
1:20 p.m.
BioMath I: Getting Biology Students Prepared for a Course in Mathematical Biology.
James P. Peirce* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
(1035-B1-629)
1:40 p.m.
Media to Motivate: Math in the Middle.
Mike Martin* , Johnson County Community College
(1035-B1-1958)
2:00 p.m.
Teaching a course on biodiversity.
Paul H. Schuette* , Meredith College
(1035-B1-1683)
2:20 p.m.
On The Mathematics Component of a Biological Imaging Course.
Gary Greenfield* , University of Richmond
Carolyn Marks , University of Richmond
Gary Radice , University of Richmond
(1035-B1-243)
2:40 p.m.
Geometry and biology---a project-based course.
Greg Huber* , University of Connecticut
(1035-B1-1768)
3:00 p.m.
Mathematics and Biology Student Engagement in Biomathematics Research Projects.
Olcay Akman* , Illinois State University
(1035-B1-1647)
3:20 p.m.
Math-Biophysics in the class room.
Hala Jadallah* , Purdue University
(1035-B1-1403)
3:40 p.m.
If You Build It (Carefully), They Will Come.
Christopher N Hay-Jahans* , University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau Campus
(1035-B1-1665)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-3:35 p.m. MAA Session on Mathematics and the Arts, III
Organizers: Douglas E. Norton , Villanova University douglas.norton@villanova.edu
1:00 p.m.
Learning Geometry in the Dance Studio.
Jason Parsley* , Wake Forest University
Christina Soriano , Wake Forest University
(1035-N1-1893)
1:20 p.m.
Mathematics in International Folk Dances.
Leon Harkleroad* , Wilton, ME
(1035-N1-265)
1:40 p.m.
Group Structure in Musical Inversions.
Craig M Johnson* , Marywood University
(1035-N1-423)
2:00 p.m.
Demonstrating Fourier Series and Its Applications Through Music.
Michelle L Ghrist* , U.S. Air Force Academy
(1035-N1-1341)
2:20 p.m.
Making Pictures of Music.
James S. Walker* , University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
(1035-N1-743)
2:40 p.m.
Juggling Permutations.
Nate M Iverson* , Bowling Green State University
(1035-N1-1593)
3:00 p.m.
Building Reason: Baroque History and Mathematics.
Barbara T Faires* , Westminster College
(1035-N1-1737)
3:20 p.m.
How many books \emph{are} there in the Library of Babel?
David L. Neel* , Seattle University
Charles Tung , Seattle University
(1035-N1-1733)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. MAA Session on Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, II
Organizers: Thomas E. Leathrum , Jacksonville State University leathrum@jsu.edu
Patricia B. Humphrey , Georgia Southern University
Christopher J. Lacke , Rowan University
David M. Strong , Pepperdine University
Joe Yanik , Emporia State University
1:00 p.m.
A Simulation Application for the Exponential.
Richard Cornez* , University of Redlands, Redlands, CA.
(1035-P1-46)
1:20 p.m.
Interactive Web-Based Probability Distribution Mathlets: www.SOCR.ucla.edu.
Rahul Ashok Gidwani* , UCLA
Christou , UCLA
Dinov , UCLA
(1035-P1-707)
1:40 p.m.
Mathlets for Problem Analysis.
Michael E. Mays* , West Virginia University
(1035-P1-67)
2:00 p.m.
Modeling data with linear, quadratic, exponential, and other functions.
Mary R. Parker* , Austin Community College
Hunter D. Ellinger , Exemplar Technologies, Inc.
(1035-P1-1939)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, III
Organizers: David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh , Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
1:00 p.m.
Mathematics teaching assistants learning to teach: Recasting early teaching experiences as rich learning opportunities.
Natasha Speer* , Michigan State University
David Kung , St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1035-U1-611)
1:35 p.m.
The Development of Covariational Reasoning in a College Algebra Course.
Stacey A. Bowling* , Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Kevin C. Moore , Arizona State University (CRESMET)
Marilyn P. Carlson , Arizona State University (CRESMET)
(1035-U1-1675)
2:00 p.m.
Exploring Rational Numbers with K-5 Mathematics Specialists: A Case for Examining the Density Property.
Joy W. Whitenack* , Virginia Commonwealth University
Laurie O. Cavey , James Madison University
Aimee J. Ellington , Virginia Commonwealth University
(1035-U1-915)
2:25 p.m.
An Analysis of Students' Development of Understanding of Number Systems.
Joyce A Cutler* , Framingham State College
(1035-U1-1436)
2:50 p.m.
Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Performance in Undergraduate Survey of Calculus.
Ted R Hodgson* , Northern Kentucky University
Gaye W Fearn , Montana State University
(1035-U1-176)
3:15 p.m.
The Impact of an Algebra Framework on Understanding and Skill in College Algebra.
Jon F Hasenbank* , University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Ted Hodgson , Northern Kentucky University
(1035-U1-373)
3:40 p.m.
Measuring Mathematical Sophistication.
Jennifer E. Szydlik* , University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
(1035-U1-820)
4:05 p.m.
Addressing Students' Misconceptions About Probability in an Introductory College Statistics Course: The Instructors' Perspectives.
Leonid Khazanov* , Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
Annette F Gourgey , City University of New York
Frederick Peskoff , Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
(1035-U1-584)
4:30 p.m.
Evaluating the effectiveness of remediation: Longitudinal effects of developmental coursework on mathematics achievement.
H. Smith Risser* , Texas Woman's University
(1035-U1-1439)
4:55 p.m.
Teaching a Beginning College Student to Read a Mathematics Textbook, a Case Study.
Mary D Shepherd* , Northwest Missouri State University
(1035-U1-1580)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, X
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: Srilal Krishnan , Iona College
Bryan Nankervis , Texas State University-San Marcos
Maegan Bos , St. Lawrence University
John Villalpando , Gonzaga University
Joy L. Becker , University of Wisconsin-Stout
Aldo R. Maldonado , Park University
1:00 p.m.
NIMbly Bridging the Gap.
Maegan K Bos* , St. Lawrence University
(1035-Z1-1590)
1:15 p.m.
Irreducible no-hole colorings of grid graphs, hypercube and other bipartite graphs.
John J Villalpando* , Gonzaga Univeristy
Renu C Laskar , Clemson University
(1035-Z1-1104)
1:30 p.m.
An "advanced perspectives" course for prospective high school math teachers.
Erica L Johnson* , St. John Fisher College
(1035-Z1-1748)
1:45 p.m.
A Follow-Up Investigation on the Effects of a Refocused College Algebra Course.
Erick B Hofacker* , University of Wisconsin-River Falls
(1035-Z1-1854)
2:00 p.m.
Engaging Students through Applications and Discussion Boards.
Joy L Becker* , University of Wisconsin-Stout
(1035-Z1-454)
2:15 p.m.
A Conceptual Booster for Mathematically Distressed Students.
C. L. Greeno* , The MALEI Mathematics Institute
(1035-Z1-1175)
2:30 p.m.
WeBWorK to stimulate reading: computational versus conceptual problems.
George R. Exner* , Bucknell University
Mary D Shepherd , Northwest Missouri State University
(1035-Z1-961)
2:45 p.m.
Having fun in classroom with Mathematics from India.
Srilal N Krishnan* , Iona College
(1035-Z1-329)
3:00 p.m.
Building a Foundation for Algebra: How Fluency with Rational Numbers and Proportionality is Key to Achievement.
Bryan Nankervis* , Texas State University-San Marcos
(1035-Z1-1061)
3:15 p.m.
Studying Math Anxiety: A Case Study in Cooperation between a University and a Community College.
K. Scott Alberts* , Truman State University
Jane Roads , Moberly Area Community college
(1035-Z1-523)
3:30 p.m.
Spiral Knots.
Leonard A. Van Wyk* , James Madison University
Laura A. Taalman , James Madison University
(1035-Z1-1685)
3:45 p.m.
NoteBlogging in the Classroom.
Beth Simon* , Department of Computer Science, University of California at San Diego
(1035-Z1-1856)
4:00 p.m.
Improving high school geometry by carefully selecting what and how we teach prospective high school teachers.
Shlomo Libeskind* , University of Oregon
(1035-Z1-1960)
4:15 p.m.
Spherical Superbowl? In Search of a Round Football.
Elizabeth A. Stanhope* , Lewis & Clark College
Emily Dryden , Bucknell University
Jeanie Karns , Lewis & Clark College
Wai Chit Lam , McGill University
Matt Lang , Lewis & Clark College
(1035-Z1-1802)
4:30 p.m.
The Most Fundamental Inequality.
Anand Kumar* , Ramanujan School of Mathematics, Patna, India
(1035-Z1-227)
4:45 p.m.
Nonlinear filtering of random fields in the presence of long-memory noise.
Matthew Linn* , University of Michigan
(1035-Z1-93)
5:00 p.m.
To Infinity and Beyond.
Jeffrey M. Groah* , Montgomery College
(1035-Z1-268)
5:15 p.m.
Distributing Vertices on a Hamiltonian Cycle.
Ralph J. Faudree , University of Memphis
Ronald J. Gould , Emory University
Michael S. Jacobson , University of Colorado at Denver
Colton R. Magnant* , Emory University
(1035-Z1-383)
5:30 p.m.
Pedagogy of Arithmetic.
L Franklin Kemp* , Collin County Community College
(1035-Z1-847)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning, II
Organizers: Andre Kundgen , California State University, San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Radhika Ramamurthi , California State University, San Marcos ramamurt@csusm.edu
1:00 p.m.
Circular consecutive choosability for cvery cycle and for $\theta_{2,2,4}$ is 2.
Daphne Der-Fen Liu* , California State University, Los Angeles
(1035-05-537)
1:25 p.m.
Circular choosability of graphs.
Serguei Norine* , Princeton University
(1035-05-771)
1:50 p.m.
Algebraically Solvable Problems: Describing Polynomials as Equivalent to Explicit Solutions.
Uwe Schauz* , T\"ubingen Germany
(1035-05-722)
2:10 p.m.
Break.
2:30 p.m.
Level three graph sums.
Sam Vandervelde* , St. Lawrence University
(1035-05-341)
2:55 p.m.
Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Graphs.
Jeong-Ok Choi , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Hartke , University of Nebraska
Hemanshu Kaul* , Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035-05-1155)
3:20 p.m.
Degree Sequences for Edge Colored Graphs.
Garth Isaak* , Lehigh University
(1035-05-947)
3:40 p.m.
Break.
4:00 p.m.
Edge-colorings avoiding rainbow and monochromatic subgraphs.
Maria Axenovich* , Iowa State University
Perry Iverson , Lousiana State University
(1035-05-1232)
4:30 p.m.
Dominating Sets in Triangulations.
Erika L. C. King , Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Michael J. Pelsmajer* , Illinois Institute of Technology
(1035-05-1209)
5:00 p.m.
On the existence of a rainbow 1-factor in 1-factorizations of $K_{rn}^{(r)}$.
Saad I. El-Zanati* , Illinois State University
Michael J. plantholt , Illinois State University
Papa A. Sissokho , Illinois State University
Lawrence Spence , Illinois State University
(1035-05-1949)
5:30 p.m.
A new look at Szemeredi's regularization.
Y Ishigami* , University of Electro-Communications
(1035-05-1450)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. AWM Workshop Panel Discussion
Establishing a career in mathematics.
Moderators:
Magnhild Lien , California State University Northridge
Panelists:
Megan M. Kerr , Wellesley College
Elizabeth S. Allman , University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Elana J. Fertig , Matron, Inc.
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:00 p.m.-5:35 p.m. ASL Session for Contributed Papers, III
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m. AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.'s, II
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:45 p.m.-5:10 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XI
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: Firooz Khosraviyani , Texas A\&M International University
Andrew E. Long , Northern Kentucky University
G. Alan Cannon , Southeastern Louisiana University
Larry Wayne Lewis , Spalding University
2:45 p.m.
Re-thinking How We Introduce Mathematics to First Year Students.
Colm Mulcahy* , Spelman College
Ed Burger , Williams College
(1035-Z1-1882)
3:00 p.m.
Gender Differences in Mathematics Performance-A Pilot Study.
Melissa A Desjarlais* , Valparaiso University
(1035-Z1-1778)
3:15 p.m.
Kernels of an Integro-Differential Equation from an Initial Pulse.
J. Angela Hart Murdock* , Middle Tennesee State University
(1035-Z1-1986)
3:30 p.m.
1. NCTM Focal Points for K-8 avoid 2-step Arithmetic Word Problems with Math content. 2. K-8 Math textbooks avoid Word Problems with Reading content.
Jerome Dancis* , Univ. of Maryland
(1035-Z1-1896)
3:45 p.m.
Batteries Not Included: Using the Abacus to Motivate Liberal Arts Mathematics Students.
Sandra E. Boer* , Borough of Manhattan Community College
(1035-Z1-1883)
4:00 p.m.
How to Asses Effective Teaching in a Problem Solving Mathematics Curriculum.
Charles Anthony Sulewski* , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-933)
4:15 p.m.
The Central Ideas of the First-Year Calculus: Views from Calculus Textbook Authors and Other Well-Known Experts, Preliminary Report.
Kimberly S. Sofronas* , Emmanuel College
Nicholas Gorgievski , Nichols College
Larissa Schroeder , University of Connecticut
Chris Hamelin , University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco , University of Connecticut
Charles Vinsonhaler , University of Connecticut
(1035-Z1-975)
4:30 p.m.
So You Want to Be an Engineering Major but You're Afraid of Math.
Robert E Burks* , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-1274)
4:45 p.m.
Effective Teaching in Discrete Mathematics.
Weiwei Zhang* , King's College
(1035-Z1-1283)
5:00 p.m.
Using Writing Techniques To Enhance Learning In The Pre-Calculus Mathematics Classroom.
Jonathan P Lambright* , Savannah State University
Josephine Foster , Armstrong Atlantic State University
(1035-Z1-1291)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 4:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, XII
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College
Moderators: David Taylor , Roanoke University
Robert D. Poodiack , Norwich University
4:00 p.m.
A Comparison of Quantitative (Aiken \& Dreger's Mathematics Attitude Scale and a Semantic Differential) and Qualitative (Open-response) Methods in Measuring Student Attitudes toward Mathematics.
Mike J Simmers* , University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
(1035-Z1-1549)
4:15 p.m.
Increasing Student Success in Engineering and Science through a Freshman Enrichment Program.
Galen E. Turner III* , Louisiana Tech University
James D. Nelson , Louisiana Tech University
Kelly B. Crittenden , Louisiana Tech University
Alicia Boudreaux , Louisiana Tech University
(1035-Z1-1579)
4:30 p.m.
Students' Perceptions of Partial Notes in Promoting Understanding of Calculus.
Larissa B. Schroeder* , Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
Thomas C. DeFranco , Center for Research in Mathematics Education/ University of Connecticut
(1035-Z1-1595)
4:45 p.m.
Surreal Numbers and Combinatorial Game Theory in Undergraduate Research Projects at Penn State Erie.
Paul D. Olson* , Penn State Erie , the Behrend College
(1035-Z1-1617)
5:00 p.m.
How to help calculus students understand more and memorize less.
Wojciech K Kosek* , Colorado College
(1035-Z1-1633)
5:15 p.m.
Teaching and Learning Calculus Using Maplets for Calculus.
Douglas B Meade* , University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin , Texas A&M University
(1035-Z1-1704)
5:30 p.m.
Bracelets with Magic Applications.
Colm Mulcahy* , Spelman College
Neil Calkin , Clemson University
(1035-Z1-1870)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. AMS Banquet Reception
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. AMS Banquet
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