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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
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
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