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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
Sunday January 6, 2008
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Joint Meetings Registration
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Organizers: William O. Martin , North Dakota State University william.martin@ndsu.edu
Bernard L. Madison , University of Arkansas
Maura B. Mast , University of Massachusetts-Boston
Kimberly M. Vincent , Washington State University
7:30 a.m.
Doing Away with Grades: A Mastery-Based Approach to Assessment.
Jonathan K Hodge* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-A5-437)
7:45 a.m.
The Effect of Grading Quizzes on Subsequent Student Performance.
John J. Schiller* , Temple University
(1035-A5-678)
8:00 a.m.
Using statistical methods for assessment of student learning.
Jacob B Sloujitel* , Globe Institute of Technology
(1035-A5-1092)
8:15 a.m.
Developing a Survey to Assess Pre-Service Teachers Views and Uses of Problem-Solving in Mathematics.
Jane R Cushman* , Buffalo State College, SUNY
(1035-A5-1350)
8:30 a.m.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! Or Decision analysis of avoiding the prerequisite.
Joe Liddle* , University of Alaska Southeast
(1035-A5-1390)
8:45 a.m.
Mathematics Assessment at One Four-Year Institution: Closing the Loop.
Kevin E. Charlwood* , Washburn University
(1035-A5-881)
9:00 a.m.
Assessment 101: Creating and Implementing an Assessment Plan for a Mathematics Program.
Lisa A Lister* , Bloomsburg University
(1035-A5-1990)
9:15 a.m.
Improving the Validity of Assessments in Undergraduate Mathematics: Lessons We Can Learn From the Analysis of High Stakes Tests.
Erica Slate Young* , United States Military Academy at West Point
(1035-A5-1785)
9:30 a.m.
Out the Door: Using Exit Interviews as an Assessment Tool.
Sarah V. Cook* , Washburn University
(1035-A5-613)
9:45 a.m.
Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills in Introductory Business Statistics.
Sue B. Schou* , Idaho State University
(1035-A5-1036)
10:00 a.m.
Mathematics Readiness Assessment and Remediation Using Maple T.A. - A Model for Creating and Implementing Computer-Based Assessment and Remediation.
Salvatrice F Keating* , Eastern Connecticut State University
Marsha Davis , Eastern Connecticut State University
Christian Yankov , Eastern Connecticut State University
(1035-A5-53)
10:15 a.m.
Using SP Analysis to Detect Unexpected Test Item Performance.
James H Fife* , Educational Testing Service
(1035-A5-1643)
10:30 a.m.
The Evolving Process of Mathematics Placement.
Daniel Ray Miller* , Millikin University
(1035-A5-929)
10:45 a.m.
Assessing student attitude toward mathematics, their mathematical skills and critical thinking abilities in general education classrooms.
Debasree Raychaudhuri* , California State University at Los Angeles
(1035-A5-1981)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Employment Register
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, I
Organizers: Curtis D. Bennett , Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar , Loyola Marymount University
8:00 a.m.
Developing scholarship of teaching and learning mathematics with in-service K-8 teachers.
David S. Allen , Kansas State University
Andrew G. Bennett , Kansas State University
Julia E. Bergner* , Kansas State University
Melisa J. Hancock , Kansas State University
(1035-97-1127)
8:30 a.m.
Engaging graduate student teaching assistants and prospective teachers in expository research.
Elena Anne Marchisotto* , California State University, Northridge
Michael Cole , California State University, Northridge
(1035-97-697)
9:00 a.m.
Comparing Methods of Instruction in Intermediate Algebra for College Students.
Susan Elaine Thompson* , Otterbein College
(1035-97-222)
9:30 a.m.
What Really Happens When Students Work Online?
Andrew G Bennett* , Kansas State University
(1035-97-1310)
10:00 a.m.
Interactive Internet-based Teaching and Learning in Calculus and Geometry.
Thomas F Banchoff* , Brown University
(1035-97-725)
10:30 a.m.
Building the Capacity of a Department of Mathematics to Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Simei Tong* , University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Donald F. Reynolds , University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
(1035-97-108)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, I
Organizers: Diego Dominici , SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy , U.S. Naval Academy
8:00 a.m.
A $\Gamma$-convergence Result in Nonlinear Plate Theory.
Cristina Popovici* , North Dakota State University
(1035-49-487)
8:30 a.m.
Difference equations: Asymptotics, Borel summability and applications.
Ovidiu Costin* , The Ohio State University
(1035-41-2019)
9:00 a.m.
Integral Formulas for the Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process.
Craig A Tracy* , UC Davis
Harold Widom , UC Santa Cruz
(1035-60-131)
9:30 a.m.
Efficient evaluation of propagation and scattering of high-frequency acoustic and electromagnetic waves.
Oscar P Bruno* , Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech
(1035-78-180)
10:00 a.m.
On the Shortest Queue Version of the Erlang Loss Model.
Charles Knessl* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Haishen Yao , Queensborough Community College, CUNY
(1035-41-755)
10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic estimation of $\xi^{(2n)}(1/2)$: Proof of a conjecture of Farmer and Rhoades.
Mark W Coffey* , Colorado School of Mines
(1035-30-718)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, I
Organizers: Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North , Texas A\&M University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS-ASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, I
Organizers: Christian Rosendal , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic , University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS-AWM Special Session on Zeta Functions of Graphs, Ramanujan Graphs, and Related Topics, I
Organizers: Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego aterras@ucsd.edu
Matthew Horton , Wellesley College
8:00 a.m.
Ihara zeta functions of graphs and digraphs.
Matthew D. Horton* , Wellesley College
(1035-05-390)
8:30 a.m.
Hypergraph zeta functions and isospectral digraphs.
Christopher K. Storm* , Adelphi University
Barry Balof , Whitman College
(1035-05-368)
9:00 a.m.
Determinants associated to Zeta matrices of posets and their relation to graph theory.
Cristina M Ballantine* , College of the Holy Cross
Sharon M Frechette , College of the Holy Cross
John B Little , College of the Holy Cross
(1035-05-381)
9:30 a.m.
Zeta functions of buildings and Shimura varieties.
Jerome William Hoffman* , Louisiana State University
(1035-14-1054)
10:00 a.m.
Equi-transmitting scattering matrices for quantum graphs.
Jonathan Harrison* , Baylor University
Brian Winn , Loughborough University
Uzy Smilansky , The Weizmann Institute of Science
(1035-43-70)
10:30 a.m.
Zeta functions of infinite graphs.
Sam Northshield* , SUNY-Plattsburgh
(1035-05-1297)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, I
Organizers: Olav K. Richter , University of North Texas richter@unt.edu
Kathrin Bringmann , University of Minnesota
Harold M. Stark , University of California San Diego
8:00 a.m.
Heegner divisors, $L$-functions, and Maass forms.
Ken Ono* , University of Wisconsin at Madison
(1035-11-507)
8:30 a.m.
Durfee symbol congruences and higher rank moments.
Kathrin Bringmann , University of Minnesota
Frank Garvan , University of Florida
Karl Mahlburg* , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1035-11-1693)
9:00 a.m.
Irreducibility of Hecke Polynomials.
Scott Ahlgren* , University of Illinois
(1035-11-1651)
9:30 a.m.
Paramodular Cusp Forms.
David S Yuen* , Lake Forest College
(1035-11-763)
10:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Trace Formula.
Bernhard Heim* , MPI Mathematics Bonn
(1035-11-883)
10:30 a.m.
Averages and asymptotics of automorphic L-functions over families.
Paul Garrett* , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(1035-11-1385)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, I
Organizers: Linda J. S. Allen , Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lih-Ing W. Roeger , Texas Tech University
8:00 a.m.
Phenotypic oscillations and frequency-dependent selection.
J. M. Cushing* , University of Arizona
Sheree Lynn Arpin , University of Arizona
(1035-92-782)
8:30 a.m.
A two compartment model of the marine phage-host system.
Joseph M. Mahaffy* , San Diego State University
(1035-92-1689)
9:00 a.m.
The Basic Reproduction Number in a Discrete-Time Model for Hantavirus in Rodents.
P. van den Driessche* , University of Victoria
Linda J.S. Allen , Texas Tech University
(1035-92-597)
9:30 a.m.
Reproductive Synchrony: An Egg-laying Model for Glaucous-winged Gulls.
Shandelle M. Henson* , Andrews University
James L. Hayward , Andrews University
Joseph G. Galusha , Walla Walla University
J. M. Cushing , University of Arizona
(1035-92-1513)
10:00 a.m.
Resonant and Attenuant Cycles in Periodically Forced Population Models.
John E Franke* , North Carolina State University
(1035-92-1017)
10:30 a.m.
Optimal Dynamic Harvest in a Diffusive Renewable Resource.
Suzanne Lenhart* , University of Tennessee
G. Herrera , Bowdoin College
H. R. Joshi , Xavier University
M. Neubert , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
(1035-92-218)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Progress in Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers: Janet Striuli , University of Nebraska, Lincoln jstriuli2@math.unl.edu
Sean M. Sather-Wagstaff , North Dakota State University
Lars Winther Christensen , Texas Tech University
8:00 a.m.
A length inequality on multiplicities.
C. Huneke* , University of Kansas
M. Mustata , University of Michigan
S. Takagi , Kyushu University
K. Watanabe , Nihon University
(1035-13-856)
8:30 a.m.
Matrix factorizations of the classical discriminant.
Bradford G Hovinen* , University of Toronto
(1035-13-1563)
9:00 a.m.
An extension of Hilbert-Samuel and Hilbert-Kunz multiplicities to non-m-primary ideals.
Neil Epstein* , University of Michigan
Yongwei Yao , Georgia State University
(1035-13-1759)
9:30 a.m.
Multiplicity Bounds for Quadratic Monomial Ideals.
Manoj Kummini* , University of Kansas
(1035-13-501)
10:00 a.m.
Dedekind-like rings and their module categoies.
Greg Piepmeyer* , Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Lee Klingler , Florida Atlantic University
(1035-13-1224)
10:30 a.m.
Connected Sums and the Gorenstein Colength of an Artinian Local Ring.
Ananthnarayan Hariharan* , University of Kansas
(1035-13-1181)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, I
Organizers: Todd L. Fisher , Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu
Boris Hasselblatt , Tufts University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Organizers: Daniel S. Rogalski , University of California San Diego drogalsk@math.ucsd.edu
Lance W. Small , University of California San Diego
James J. Zhang , University of Washington
8:00 a.m.
Some recent developments in quadratic growth.
Jason P Bell* , Simon Fraser University
(1035-16-766)
8:30 a.m.
The Poisson Dixmier-Moeglin equivalence.
K R Goodearl* , University of California at Santa Barbara
S Launois , University of Kent at Canterbury
(1035-16-798)
9:00 a.m.
A Shephard-Todd-Chevalley Theorem for Skew Polynomial Rings.
Ellen E. Kirkman , Wake Forest University
James Kuzmanovich* , Wake Forest University
James J Zhang , University of Washington
(1035-16-1192)
9:30 a.m.
Reflections of Regular Algebras.
Ellen E. Kirkman* , Wake Forest University
James J. Kuzmanovich , Wake Forest University
James J. Zhang , University of Washington
(1035-16-1293)
10:00 a.m.
Watts Theorem for Schemes.
Adam Nyman* , University of Montana
S. Paul Smith , University of Washington
(1035-14-627)
10:30 a.m.
The geometry of birationally commutative graded rings.
Susan J. Sierra* , University of Michigan
(1035-16-1700)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, I
Organizers: Nitu Kitchloo , University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen , Stanford University
James P. Lin , University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts , University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner , University of California Berkeley
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. AMS Special Session on Groups, Representations, and Character Theory, I
Organizers: Manouchehr Misaghian , Johnson C. Smith University mmisaghian@jcsu.edu
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh , University of Tehran, Iran
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, I
8:00 a.m.
Computational modeling of chemical transport in blood and plasma flow coupled with a visco-elastic arterial wall model.
Shelly M McGee* , Texas Tech University
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer , George Mason University
(1035-35-1058)
8:15 a.m.
Singular Limits of Reaction Diffusion Equations of KPP type in an Infinite Cylinder.
Fernando Carreon* , Arizona State University
(1035-35-1174)
8:30 a.m.
Existence and Estimates of solutions to a singular Dirichlet problem for the Monge-Amp\`{e}re equation.
Ahmed Mohammed* , Ball State University
(1035-35-1366)
8:45 a.m.
Long-time Error Estimation for the Extended Fisher-Kolmogorov Equation.
Champike Attanayake* , Bowling Green State University
(1035-35-1447)
9:00 a.m.
Local Solvability of Some Partial Differential Equations with Polynomial Coefficients: Criteria Arising from ODE Asymptotic Estimates.
Christopher J Winfield* , UW - Oshkosh
(1035-35-1453)
9:15 a.m.
On a unique solution to equations modeling incompressible fluid flow.
Diane L. Denny* , Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
(1035-35-1608)
9:30 a.m.
Rigorous asymptotic-numeric examination of the dynamics of semilinear parabolic equations.
Michael Robinson* , Cornell University
(1035-35-1473)
9:45 a.m.
Break
10:00 a.m.
Methane activity in soils.
R. Thelwell* , James Madison University
J. von Fischer , Colorado State University
G. Butters , Colorado State University
P. DuChateau , Colorado State University
(1035-35-1620)
10:15 a.m.
Black Monotone Iterative Method for Parabolic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions.
Xin Lu* , UNC Wilmington
(1035-35-1686)
10:30 a.m.
Flow of a surfactant-laden thin liquid film down an inclined plane.
Rachel Levy* , Harvey Mudd College
(1035-35-1832)
10:45 a.m.
Asymptotics of the Semiclassical Sine-Gordon Equation.
Robert J. Buckingham* , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Peter D. Miller , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1035-35-1837)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, I
8:00 a.m.
Spectrally arbitrary patterns: the 2$n$ conjecture for $n=5$.
Luz Maria DeAlba* , Drake University
(1035-15-247)
8:15 a.m.
Spectral Radius and Infinity Norm of Matrices.
Baodong Zheng , Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Liancheng Wang* , Kennesaw State University, USA
(1035-15-434)
8:30 a.m.
Break
8:45 a.m.
Submatrices of Laplacian Matrices for Graphs with Cut Vertices.
Jason J Molitierno* , Sacred Heart University
(1035-15-610)
9:00 a.m.
Use of Leibniz Matrices to Compute Determinants of Matrices With Generated Entries.
Yongzhi Yang , University of St Thomas
Luke D. Edholm* , University of St Thomas
Jason Q. McClintic , University of St Thomas
(1035-15-1358)
9:15 a.m.
Break
9:30 a.m.
Iterative Methods for Leontief Input-output Model.
Lala B. Krishna* , The University of Akron
(1035-15-1038)
9:45 a.m.
Generalizations of Frobenius algebras and representation theoretic proofs of fundamental results in Hopf algebras.
Miodrag Cristian Iovanov* , State University of New York, Buffalo NY
(1035-16-1827)
10:00 a.m.
Noncommutative Algebras Associated to Polynomials over Skew Fields.
David Nacin* , William Paterson University
(1035-16-1168)
10:15 a.m.
Rings determined by covers of groups.
G Alan Cannon , Southeastern Louisiana University
Carl J Maxson , Texas A\&M University
Kent M Neuerburg* , Southeastern Louisiana University
(1035-16-44)
10:30 a.m.
On the commutativity of certain weakly periodic-like rings.
Adil Yaqub* , University of California, Santa Barbara
(1035-16-186)
10:45 a.m.
Rings Generated by Units.
Ashish K. Srivastava* , St. Louis University, MO
(1035-16-242)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, I
8:00 a.m.
Number-Theoretic Weighted Transform for Large-Integer Arithmetic.
Mark G Yarbrough* , University of Sioux Falls
(1035-11-1094)
8:15 a.m.
Nathanson Heights in Finite Vector Spaces.
Joshua D. Batson* , Yale University
(1035-11-1139)
8:30 a.m.
The Mathematical Magic Of Triangular and Perfect Numbers.
Mulatu Lemma* , Savannah State University
(1035-11-1153)
8:45 a.m.
An Asymptotic Formula for the Number of Abelian Extensions of a Number Field.
Behailu Mammo* , Hofstra University
(1035-11-1300)
9:00 a.m.
On uniform bounds for rational points on rational curves and thin sets.
Patrick X Rault* , UW Madison
(1035-11-1235)
9:15 a.m.
Feedback, Control and the Distribution of Prime Numbers.
Susan Hammond Marshall* , Monmouth University
Donald R. Smith , Monmouth University
(1035-11-1345)
9:30 a.m.
Sums of cyclotomic polynomials.
Carrie E Finch* , Washington & Lee University
Lenny Jones , Shippensburg University
(1035-11-1455)
9:45 a.m.
On the Unit Group Analogue of Carmichael's Conjecture.
Jonathan Bayless* , Dartmouth College
(1035-11-1485)
10:00 a.m.
Algebraic Properties of a Family of Jacobi Polynomials.
John T Cullinan* , Bard College
(1035-11-1626)
10:15 a.m.
A Few Remarks on Congruent Numbers.
Terutake Abe* , Texas A&M International University
Ashvin Rajan , Baltimore, MD
Francois Ramaroson , Howard University
(1035-11-1640)
10:30 a.m.
Is the sum SS := 1 + sqrt(2) + ln(1 + sqrt(2)) a special number?
Sylvester Reese* , QCC-CUNY
(1035-11-1699)
10:45 a.m.
Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture.
Badih N. Ghusayni* , Lebanese University
(1035-11-47)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Session on History of Mathematics
8:00 a.m.
Math as solace, math as addiction.
Reuben Hersh , University of New Mexico
Vera John-Steiner* , University of New Mexico
(1035-01-13)
8:15 a.m.
Roger Boscovich and the notion of continuity.
Radoslav Dimitric* , DIBR, Pittsburgh
(1035-01-86)
8:30 a.m.
History of the Movement for Applications of Undergraduate Mathematics: Advocacy and Outcome.
Walter Meyer* , Adelphi University
(1035-01-107)
8:45 a.m.
The history of origami geometric constructions.
Thomas Hull* , Merrimack College
(1035-01-138)
9:00 a.m.
Al-Risala al-Muhitiyya (The Treatise on the Circumference).
Mohammad K. Azarian* , University of Evansville
(1035-01-248)
9:15 a.m.
Ten Principles in Teaching the Course History of Mathematics.
Zengxiang Tong* , Otterbein College
(1035-01-560)
9:30 a.m.
Rare Chinese Mathematical Books in the David Eugene Smith Collection.
Yibao Xu* , CUNY/BMCC
(1035-01-617)
9:45 a.m.
Development of Korean Mathematics in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Sang-Gu Lee* , Sungkyunkwan University
Jihwa Noh , University of Northern Iowa
Sung-Yell Song Song , Iowa State University
(1035-01-717)
10:00 a.m.
The Mathematics of the Mayan Cross.
M. Alejandra Sorto* , Texas State University - San Marcos
(1035-01-1142)
10:15 a.m.
Weierstrass's construction of the real numbers.
J Christopher Tweddle* , University of Evansville
(1035-01-1143)
10:30 a.m.
The Enigma of Stanislaw Ulam: Mathematical Triumph in the Face of Brain Injury.
Alexander G. Atwood* , Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
(1035-01-1841)
10:45 a.m.
Influence of the French on Elementary American Mathematics Textbooks, 1820-1850.
Andrew B Perry* , Springfield College
(1035-01-1932)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Crossing the ``Bridge to Higher Mathematics": What Works and Why, I
Organizers: George J. Davis , Georgia State University gdavis@gsu.edu
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Ethnomathematics and Its Uses in Teaching
Organizers: Dorothee J. Blum , Millersville University dorothee.blum@millersville.edu
Ximena P. Catepillan , Millersville University
Robert E. Jamison , Clemson University
Shemsi I. Alhaddad , University of South Carolina
Amy Shell-Gellasch , Pacific Lutheran University
8:00 a.m.
South Africa Social Influences and Mthematics Education.
Anass Bayaga* , University of Fort Hare - South Africa
(1035-J1-235)
8:20 a.m.
A Java Drawing Program for Nitus, Kolam, Celtic Knots, etc.
Darrah P. Chavey* , Beloit College
(1035-J1-1925)
8:40 a.m.
Teaching an Ethnomathematics Course through the Lens of Geometry.
Ann Robertson* , Connecticut College
(1035-J1-1451)
9:00 a.m.
Mathematics and Culture: A critical inquiry into the development of Mathematics.
Ann E Moskol* , Rhode Island college
(1035-J1-1894)
9:20 a.m.
Cultural study through mathematics.
Kevin Hartshorn* , Moravian College
(1035-J1-1454)
9:40 a.m.
The Locus of Islamic Mathematics.
William Branson* , St Cloud State University
(1035-J1-1724)
10:00 a.m.
The Ethnomathematics of Weaving.
Thomas E. Gilsdorf* , University of North Dakota
(1035-J1-200)
10:20 a.m.
Maya Calendar Conversions.
Waclaw Szymanski* , West Chester University
Ximena Catepillan , Millersville University
(1035-J1-1459)
10:40 a.m.
A Critical Thinking Assignment Involving Plimpton 322.
Dorothee Jane Blum* , Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(1035-J1-1867)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Great Activities for an Introductory Statistics Class, I
Organizers: Patricia B. Humphrey , Georgian Southern University phumphre@georgiasouthern.edu
Christopher J. Lacke , Rowan University
Ginger Holmes-Rowell , Middle Tennessee State University
8:00 a.m.
Some (Fast) Food For Thought - Gathering and Using a Meaningful Data Set for College Students.
Chris Lacke* , Rowan University
(1035-K1-1889)
8:20 a.m.
Where Does Data Come From?? The Class!
Sarah L Mabrouk* , Framingham State College
(1035-K1-1909)
8:40 a.m.
"Two-Third of the Average" a Simple Day One Game to Jump Start an Introductory Statistics Course.
William H Rybolt* , Babson College
(1035-K1-1705)
9:00 a.m.
Hands-on Correlation Activities in Introductory Statistics.
Melvin G Royer* , Indiana Wesleyan University
(1035-K1-206)
9:20 a.m.
Motivating Statistics-based Problem Solving through Monte-Carlo Simulation.
Randal E. Hickman* , United States Military Academy, West Point
(1035-K1-1895)
9:40 a.m.
Innovative, Research-Based Activities for a First Course in Statistics.
Robert delMas* , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Joan Garfield , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Andrew Zieffler , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(1035-K1-1351)
10:00 a.m.
Live Science-based Data Collection in Introductory Statistics.
Timothy M Hendrix* , Meredith College
(1035-K1-1059)
10:20 a.m.
What works? An overview of several group and individual activities implemented in Introductory Statistics.
Catherine A Matos* , Clayton State University
Aprillya Lanz , Virginia Military Institute
(1035-K1-1822)
10:40 a.m.
Which Team is the Most Popular?
Klay Kruczek* , Western Oregon University
(1035-K1-1836)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m. MAA Session on Preparing Faculty for Success in a Problem-Solving and Technology-Rich Curriculum
Organizers: Alex J. Heidenberg , U.S. Military Academy alex.heidenberg@usma.edu
Gerald C. Kobylski , U.S. Military Academy
Barbra Melendez , U.S. Military Academy
Rodney Sturdivant , U.S. Military Academy
8:00 a.m.
An interactive website to help faculty incorporate applications of core mathematics courses.
Fusun Akman* , Illinois State University
(1035-S1-1327)
8:30 a.m.
Practice What You Preach: The Use of Problem Solving and Literature Review in Faculty Development.
Bradley A Warner , United States Air Force Academy
Jadonna Brewton* , United States Air Force Academy
Christopher Nelson , United States Air Force Academy
(1035-S1-1379)
9:00 a.m.
Preparing Liberal Arts Faculty to Teach Modeling and Problem Solving at the College Algebra Level at Francis Marion University.
Richard D West* , Francis Marion University
William P Fox , Naval Postgraduate School
(1035-S1-640)
9:30 a.m.
The IBL Workshop: A Model for Training Faculty to Teach Using Inquiry-Based Learning.
Stan Yoshinobu* , California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1035-S1-1114)
10:00 a.m.
Professional Development for Adjunct Mathematics Faculty: Professional Development through Structured Lesson Planning.
Matthew G Jones* , California State University, Dominguez Hills
(1035-S1-371)
10:30 a.m.
A Faculty Development Program Designed to Motivate Faculty to Reflect on How They Teach.
Gerald Kobylski* , United States Military Academy
Heather Jackson , United States Military Academy
(1035-S1-1600)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Research and Professional Development Activities for Math Majors, I
Organizers: Suzanne M. Lenhart , University of Tennessee lenhart@math.utk.edu
Mike O'Leary , Towson University
Margaret M. Robinson , Mount Holyoke College
8:00 a.m.
Undergraduate Research in Imaging Science.
Larry A Gratton* , Berea College
(1035-T1-2003)
8:20 a.m.
The Benefit of Locally Hosted Undergraduate Conferences and Speaker Series.
Jacqueline A Jensen* , Sam Houston State University
(1035-T1-1206)
8:40 a.m.
Change begins with a WiSH: the Women in Science House at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Katherine Socha* , St. Mary's College of Maryland
Julia Burton , St. Mary's College of Maryland
(1035-T1-1246)
9:00 a.m.
A Professional Skills Preparation for the Senior Research Experience.
Theresa L. Friedman* , Mesa State College
(1035-T1-1951)
9:20 a.m.
Industrial Student Research at SJSU.
B. Cayco* , San Jose State University
(1035-T1-1900)
9:40 a.m.
Promoting Professional Development by Integrating the Mathematics Curriculum with Co- and Extra-Curricular Activities.
G. Daniel Callon* , Franklin College
(1035-T1-1586)
10:00 a.m.
Spirographs, Encryption, and other fun student research projects!
Kevin Lee Anderson* , Missouri Western State University
(1035-T1-1419)
10:20 a.m.
My Experiences Researching With Undergraduate Mathematicians: The Collaboration Model.
Joshua D Laison* , Willamette University
(1035-T1-1380)
10:40 a.m.
Statistical consulting for a local high school.
Wiebke S. Diestelkamp* , University of Dayton
Karen A. Eckberg , University of Dayton
(1035-T1-1353)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, I
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Melvin A. Nyman , Alma College
J.Marshall Ash , DePaul University
Jesse W. Byrne , University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K. Simmons , University of Central Oklahoma
8:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling, MCM, and HiMCM.
William P Fox* , Naval Postgraduate School
(1035-Z1-579)
8:15 a.m.
You Too Can Be a \nxs{M}\nxs{a}\nxs{t}\nxs{h}\nxs{e}\nxs{m}\nxs{a}\nxs{t}\nxs{i}\nxs{c}\nxs{i}\nxs{a}\nxs{n} a Magician.
John P Bonomo* , Westminster College
(1035-Z1-438)
8:30 a.m.
Hybrids: They're Not Just Cars or Roses.
Kristi D. Jarman* , Eastern New Mexico University
(1035-Z1-339)
8:45 a.m.
Preparatory mathematics: working with challenged students to get them ready for college level math courses.
Susan J Diesel* , Norwich University
(1035-Z1-1222)
9:00 a.m.
Using the Sympodium to Support the Teaching and Learning of Modeling.
Michael Huber* , Muhlenberg College
(1035-Z1-534)
9:15 a.m.
Math Masters: An Innovative Inservice Program for Middle School Teachers.
Robert L. Wilson* , University of Wisconsin - Madison
Brian Sniff , Madison Metropolitan School District
(1035-Z1-1298)
9:30 a.m.
Loaded Dice and Dreidels.
Allan Alexander Struthers* , Michigan Technological University
(1035-Z1-185)
9:45 a.m.
Chebyshev's Inequality for Fuzzy Random Variables.
Larry Wayne Lewis* , Spalding University
(1035-Z1-1829)
10:00 a.m.
Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions to the Backward 2D Stochastic Navier-Stokes Equations.
Padmanabhan Sundar , Louisiana State University
Hong Yin* , Michigan Tech University
(1035-Z1-1103)
10:15 a.m.
The Introductory Session of College Algebra.
Hongbiao Zeng* , Fort Hays State University
(1035-Z1-1771)
10:30 a.m.
Approximating a Function.
Yajun Yang* , Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
Sheldon P. Gordon , Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
(1035-Z1-1511)
10:45 a.m.
Creative Homework in Effective Teaching.
Edward L Mason , Prairie View A & M University
Natali Hritonenko* , Prairie View A & M University
Jason Rouse , Prairie View A & M University
(1035-Z1-1375)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Education and Applied Mathematics
Organizers: William L. Briggs , University of Colorado at Denver William.Briggs@cudenver.edu
8:00 a.m.
Modeling and Simulation in the Mathematics Program at the United States Military Academy.
Frank Wattenberg* , United States Military Academy
(1035-97-663)
8:30 a.m.
Modeling as Motivation in an Online Calculus Text.
David A. Smith* , Duke University
(1035-97-1053)
9:00 a.m.
Project Based Calculus: Stretching and Retaining Students.
Carl V Lutzer* , Rochester Institute of Technology
(1035-97-1627)
9:30 a.m.
Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis at Olin College of Engineering.
John B. Geddes* , F. W. Olin College of Engineering
Mark H. Somerville , F. W. Olin College of Engineering
(1035-00-1101)
10:00 a.m.
Integrated Calculus and Physics Projects Based on Roller Coaster Design.
K R Fowler* , Clarkson University
J Skufca , Clarkson University
A Alhakim , Clarkson University
T Nishikawa , Clarkson University
(1035-97-657)
10:30 a.m.
Controlling Epidemics: Modeling the Spread of SARS.
Deborah Hughes Hallett* , University of Arizona/Harvard University
(1035-92-703)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Workshop: Part I
Grant writing in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Michelle Wagner , National Security Agency
Deborah F. Lockhart , National Science Foundation
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, I
Organizers: Peter W. Jones , Yale University jones@math.yale.edu
James G. Glimm , SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale , Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#12: Part A
Developing department self-studies.
Organizers:
Donna L. Beers , Simmons College
Richard Alan Gillman , Valparaiso University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Teaching a Galois theory course for undergraduates.
Organizers:
John R. Swallow , Davidson College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MAA Minicourse \#7: Part A
Directing undergraduate research.
Organizers:
Aparna W. Higgins , University of Dayton
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. MAA-Project NExT and Young Mathematicians Network Joint Panel Discussion
Tenure (and promotion)---You know you want it.
Organizers:
James E. Hamblin , Shippensburg University
Kimberly A. Roth , Juniata College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. MAA Special Presentation
National Science Foundation programs supporting learning and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Lloyd E. Douglas , National Science Foundation
Daniel P. Maki , National Science Foundation
Elizabeth J. Teles , National Science Foundation
Lee L. Zia , National Science Foundation
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m. SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Panel Discussion
Making the connection between research and teaching in undergraduate mathematics education.
Organizers:
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
Marilyn P. Carlson , Arizona State University
David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Student Hospitality Center
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. MAA Department Liaisons Meeting
Sunday January 6, 2008, 9:40 a.m.-10:55 a.m. MAA Session on Using Ideas from Asian Mathematics in the Classroom, I
Organizers: Victor J. Katz , University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
Kim L. Plofker , Brown University
Frank Swetz , Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
Sunday January 6, 2008, 10:05 a.m.-10:55 a.m. AMS Invited Address
Combinatorics and Number Theory.
Wen-Ching Winnie Li* , Pennsylvania State University
(1035-11-05)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AMS-MAA Invited Address
Structure and randomness in the prime numbers.
Terence Tao* , University of California Los Angeles
(1035-11-08)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 12:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibits and Book Sales
Come to the Grand Opening at 12:15!
Sunday January 6, 2008, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture I
Random conformally invariant pictures (Part I).
Wendelin Werner* , University of Paris-Sud
(1035-00-09)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:05 p.m. MAA Invited Address
Three-dimensional crystallographic groups: The thirty-five prime space groups.
John H. Conway* , Princeton University
(1035-A0-15)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS-MAA Special Session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, II
Organizers: Curtis D. Bennett , Loyola Marymount University cbennett@lmu.edu
Jacqueline M. Dewar , Loyola Marymount University
2:15 p.m.
Do students learn more from quizzes or homework?
Edwin P Herman* , University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(1035-97-1102)
2:45 p.m.
Integrative Learning in a Mathematics Classroom.
Michael C. Burke* , College of San Mateo
(1035-97-271)
3:15 p.m.
Declarative and Procedural Knowledge in Quantitative Reasoning: Knowing "What" and Knowing "How".
Lloyd Bond* , Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
(1035-97-1402)
3:45 p.m.
A Definition of Mathematics and Its Pedagogical Consequences.
Guershon Harel* , University of California at San Diego
(1035-97-157)
4:15 p.m.
Pride and Prejudice - Resistance to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in a Research Oriented Mathematics Department.
Jack Bookman* , Duke University
(1035-97-965)
4:45 p.m.
Guided Discovery in Linear Algebra.
David E Meel* , Bowling Green State University
(1035-97-907)
5:15 p.m.
Communicating Mathematically by Presenting and Validating Proofs.
Hortensia Soto-Johnson* , University of Northern Colorado
(1035-97-326)
5:45 p.m.
A Model Teacher-Scholar Program in Mathematics.
Saad I. El-Zanati* , Illinois State University
Cynthia Langrall , Illinois State University
Wendy A. Ohanlon , Illinois Central College
(1035-97-1833)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Asymptotic Methods in Analysis with Applications, II
Organizers: Diego Dominici , SUNY New Paltz dominicd@newpaltz.edu
Peter A. McCoy , U.S. Naval Academy
2:15 p.m.
Asymptotics in the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.
Daniel W. Lozier* , National Institute of Standards and Technology
(1035-33-1221)
2:45 p.m.
Sampling Expansions for a Class of Analytic Functions and Their Asymptotics.
Ahmed I Zayed* , DePaul University
(1035-41-779)
3:15 p.m.
Effective Computation of Bessel Functions.
Jonathan M. Borwein* , Dalhousie University
(1035-41-2020)
3:45 p.m.
Asymptotics and Connection Formulae for the Painlev\'e Equations.
Peter A Clarkson* , University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
(1035-33-190)
4:15 p.m.
A Turning-Point Theory for Second-Order Difference Equations.
Roderick Wong* , City University of Hong Kong
(1035-41-407)
4:45 p.m.
Liouville-Green (WKB) asymptotics for second-order systems of difference equations.
Renato Spigler* , University ``Roma Tre''
(1035-41-178)
5:15 p.m.
Nonlinear integral-equation formulation of orthogonal polynomials.
Eli Ben-Naim* , Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1035-12-926)
5:45 p.m.
Imaginary Axis Coverage of the Stability Domains of Adams Multistep Methods.
Michelle L Ghrist* , U.S. Air Force Academy
Jonah A Reeger , Rice University
(1035-65-1820)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS-SIAM Special Session on Environmental Mathematics: Some Mathematical Problems on Climate Change and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, II
Organizers: Samuel S. Shen , San Diego State University shen@math.sdsu.edu
Gerald R. North , Texas A \& M University
2:15 p.m.
Stochastic treatments of cloud-radiation interactions in climate models.
Richard C. J. Somerville* , Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California
(1035-86-732)
2:45 p.m.
Combining climate models and weather observations using dynamical systems and statistics.
Douglas W Nychka* , National Center for Atmospheric Research
Jeffrey L Anderson , National Center for Atmospheric Research
(1035-62-1998)
3:15 p.m.
Robust climate projections and stochastic structural stability of dynamical systems.
Michael Ghil* , Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and UCLA
Mickael Chekroun , Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and IPSA, France
Eric Simonnet , Institut Non-Lineaire de Nice, France
Ilya Zaliapin , University of Nevada, Reno
(1035-37-1713)
3:45 p.m.
Mathematics and Climate Change: Two Examples.
Dale R Durran* , Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA
(1035-86-1422)
4:15 p.m.
Stochastic Climate Models.
Timothy M DelSole* , George Mason University
(1035-60-1583)
4:45 p.m.
Stochastic PDEs in GFD and Climate Prediction.
Joseph Tribbia* , National Center for Atmospheric Research
(1035-76-1738)
5:15 p.m.
Analysis of Biases in a Tropical Channel Climate Simulation and Implications to Climate Prediction.
L. Ruby Leung* , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(1035-86-1587)
5:45 p.m.
New Algorithms and Applications of the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem for Climate Response.
Rafail V. Abramov* , University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew J. Majda , Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(1035-82-1299)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS-ASL Special Session on Set Theory and Banach Spaces, II
Organizers: Christian Rosendal , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rosendal@math.uiuc.edu
Stevo B. Todorcevic , University of Toronto and CNRS, Universit\'e Paris 7
2:15 p.m.
Global aspects of ergodic group actions and equivalence relations.
Alexander S. Kechris* , California Institute of Technology
(1035-37-683)
3:15 p.m.
On the complexity of uniform homeomorphism of Banach spaces.
Su Gao , University of North Texas
Steve Jackson , University of North Texas
Bunyamin Sari* , University of North Texas
(1035-46-1223)
4:15 p.m.
Oscillation stability from a metric point of view.
Jordi Lopez-Abad , Université Paris 7
Lionel Nguyen Van Th\'e* , University of Calgary
Norbert Sauer , University of Calgary
(1035-51-1078)
5:15 p.m.
Banach spaces of bounded Szlenk index.
Edward W Odell , University of Texas at Austin
Thomas B Schlumprecht* , Texas A&M University
Andras Zsak , University of Leads, UK
(1035-46-873)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS-AWM Special Session on Zeta Functions of Graphs, Ramanujan Graphs, and Related Topics, II
Organizers: Audrey A. Terras , University of California San Diego aterras@ucsd.edu
Matthew Horton , Wellesley College
2:15 p.m.
Zeta functions of complexes.
Ming-Hsuan Kang , Penn State University
Wen-Ching Winnie Li* , Penn State University
(1035-11-324)
2:45 p.m.
$L^2$ zeta functions and infinite cyclic covers of graphs.
Bryan Clair* , Saint Louis University
(1035-05-404)
3:15 p.m.
Two-variable Riemann-Roch zeta-functions of graphs.
Dino Lorenzini* , University of Georgia
(1035-05-1120)
3:45 p.m.
A Synopsis of Old and New Results about Gassmann Triples.
Robert Perlis* , Louisiana State University
(1035-20-155)
4:15 p.m.
An application of the edge zeta function to coding theory.
Judy L Walker* , University of Nebraska
(1035-94-1334)
4:45 p.m.
Ihara Zeta Functions for Self-Similar Fractal Graphs.
Daniele Guido , Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Tommaso Isola , Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Michel L. Lapidus* , University of California, Riverside
(1035-46-472)
5:15 p.m.
Poles of Zeta Functions of Graphs and Coverings.
H. M. Stark* , UCSD
(1035-05-1133)
5:45 p.m.
Nonbacktracking spectrum and surprises in non-regular graphs.
Joel Friedman* , University of British Columbia
(1035-05-1097)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics, II
Organizers: Olav K. Richter , University of North Texas richter@unt.edu
Kathrin Bringmann , University of Minnesota
Harold M. Stark , University of California San Diego
2:15 p.m.
On 2nd order Poincare series.
Ozlem Imamoglu* , ETH Zurich
Cormac O`Sullivan , Bronx Community College
(1035-11-1361)
2:45 p.m.
Metaplectic Eisenstein series and Gelfand-Tsetlin patterns.
Daniel Bump , Stanford University
Ben Brubaker , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solomon Friedberg* , Boston College
(1035-11-379)
3:15 p.m.
Modified Atkinson's Formulas for the Mean Square of the Riemann Zeta Function.
Jennifer Beineke* , Western New England College
Daniel Bump , Stanford University
(1035-11-224)
3:45 p.m.
On U(p)-congruences.
Pavel Guerzhoy* , University of Hawaii at Manoa
(1035-11-805)
4:15 p.m.
On symmetry in q-series transformations.
George E. Andrews* , The Pennsylvania State University
(1035-11-148)
4:45 p.m.
Odd coefficients of weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Boylan* , University of South Carolina
(1035-11-1199)
5:15 p.m.
Rank generating functions as weakly holomorphic modular forms.
Scott Ahlgren , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephanie Treneer* , Dartmouth College
(1035-11-1742)
5:45 p.m.
An investigation of $k$-component multipartitions.
Holly Swisher* , Oregon State University
Joanna Furno , Wisconsin Lutheran College
Patrick Waters , Oregon State University
(1035-11-1376)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology, II
Organizers: Linda J. S. Allen , Texas Tech University linda.j.allen@ttu.edu
Sophia R. Jang , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lih-Ing W. Roeger , Texas Tech University
2:15 p.m.
Evolution of conditional dispersal: a reaction-diffusion-advection model.
Yuan Lou* , Ohio State University
Xinfu Chen , University of Pittsburgh
Richard Hambrock , Ohio State University
(1035-35-776)
2:45 p.m.
Derivation of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations for Size-Structured and Age-Structured Populations.
Edward Allen* , Texas Tech University
(1035-92-204)
3:15 p.m.
A Fetal Energy Balance Equation Based on Maternal Exercise and Diet.
Diana M Thomas* , Montclair State University
James F Clapp , MetroHealth Medical Campus of Case Western Reserve University
Susan Shernce , Montclair State University
(1035-92-263)
3:45 p.m.
A Selection-Mutation Model.
Azmy S Ackleh* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
John Cleveland , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Shuhua Hu , North Carolina State University
(1035-92-897)
4:15 p.m.
Population Models with Allee Effect: A New Model.
Saber Elaydi , Trinity University, San Antonio
Robert J Sacker* , University of Southern California
(1035-92-1621)
4:45 p.m.
Dynamics of Some Nonlinear Discontinuous Difference Equations.
V. L. Kocic* , Xavier University of Louisiana
(1035-39-823)
5:15 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior for a cellular replication and maturation model.
Keng Deng* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-35-936)
5:45 p.m.
Competition of Two Species for Two Limited Resources with One Species Mediated by Parasites.
Sze-Bi Hsu , National Tsing-Hua University
Lih-Ing W. Roeger* , Texas Tech University
(1035-92-445)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. AMS Special Session on The Mathematics of Information and Knowledge, II
Organizers: Peter W. Jones , Yale University jones@math.yale.edu, peterwjones@comcast.net
James G. Glimm , SUNY at Stony Brook
Steve Smale , Toyota Institute of Technology at Chicago
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems, II
Organizers: Todd L. Fisher , Brigham Young University tfisher@math.byu.edu
Boris Hasselblatt , Tufts University
2:15 p.m.
Hyperbolic attractors in foliations.
Steven Hurder* , University of Illinois at Chicago
(1035-37-1500)
2:45 p.m.
Iterated Holomorphic Function Systems.
Kourosh Tavakoli* , Fordham University
(1035-37-769)
3:15 p.m.
Anosov rigidity: Pointwise nonuniform hyperbolicity implies uniform hyperbolicity.
Boris Hasselblatt* , Tufts University
Yakov B Pesin , The Pennsylvania State University
Jorg Schmeling , Lunds Institute of Technology
(1035-37-1672)
3:45 p.m.
Moduli of smooth conjugacy for Anosov systems.
Andrey Gogolev* , PennState
(1035-37-1279)
4:15 p.m.
Rigidity of abelian cocycles with values in diffeomorphisms groups.
Viorel Nitica* , West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Anatole Katok , Pennsylvania State University
(1035-37-550)
4:45 p.m.
Rigidty of partially hyperbolic higher-rank actions obtained as restrictions of the Weyl chamber flow.
Danijela Damjanovic* , Harvard University
(1035-37-533)
5:15 p.m.
On smooth conjugacy of dynamical systems.
Anatole Katok* , Pennsylvania State University
(1035-37-1641)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS Special Session on Interactions Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, II
Organizers: Daniel S. Rogalski , University of California San Diego drogalsk@math.ucsd.edu
Lance W. Small , University of California San Diego
James J. Zhang , University of Washington
2:15 p.m.
The homology and geometry of truncated path algebras.
A S Dugas , University of California at Santa Barbara
B Huisgen-Zimmermann* , University of California at Santa Barbara
J Learned , University of California at Santa Barbara
(1035-16-796)
2:45 p.m.
Spaces of Linear Modules on Regular Graded Clifford algebras.
Colin J Ingalls* , University of New Brunswick
(1035-16-1639)
3:15 p.m.
Elliptically fibred orders on surfaces.
Daniel Chan , University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Rajesh S Kulkarni* , Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
(1035-16-1791)
3:45 p.m.
Representations of some Hopf algebras associated to the symmetric groups.
Andrea Jedwab , University of Southern California
Susan Montgomery* , University of Southern California
(1035-16-1339)
4:15 p.m.
Generalizing the notion of Koszul Algebras.
Brad Shelton* , University of Oregon
Thomas Cassidy , Bucknell University
(1035-16-1664)
4:45 p.m.
Equidimensionality of characteristic varieties over Cherednik algebras.
I Gordon , Edinburgh University
J T Stafford* , Manchester University
(1035-16-1010)
5:15 p.m.
Generalized Graded Clifford Algebras.
Thomas Cassidy , Bucknell University
Michaela Vancliff* , University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-16-787)
5:45 p.m.
Algebras of infinite differential operators with pathological properties.
E. Zelmanov* , UCSD
(1035-16-1824)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Special Session on Algebraic Topology, II
Organizers: Nitu Kitchloo , University of California San Diego nitu@math.ucsd.edu
Ralph L. Cohen , Stanford University
James P. Lin , University of California San Diego
Justin Roberts , University of California San Diego justin@math.ucsd.edu
Peter Teichner , University of California Berkeley
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:05 p.m. AMS Special Session on Groups, Representations, and Character Theory, II
Organizers: Manouchehr Misaghian , Johnson C. Smith University mmisaghian@jcsu.edu
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh , University of Tehran, Iran
2:15 p.m.
Clifford-Fischer theory applied to split and non-split group extensions.
Jamshid Moori* , University of KwaZulu-Natal
(1035-20-708)
2:45 p.m.
Recent Progress in Block Theory of Finite Groups.
Jiping Zhang* , Peking University
(1035-20-761)
3:15 p.m.
Division algebras over surfaces.
David J Saltman* , CCR-Princeton/University of Texas
(1035-12-1775)
3:45 p.m.
Computing characters of groups with a solvable normal subgroup.
Vahid Dabbaghian* , The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University
John D. Dixon , Carleton University
(1035-20-538)
4:15 p.m.
On recognition property of the projective special linear group over GF(3).
M. R. Darafsheh* , University of Tehran
(1035-20-156)
4:45 p.m.
Bases for the Center of the Symmetric Group Algebra Using Jucys--Murphy Elements.
Lenny Jones* , Shippensburg University
Andrew Francis , University of Western Sydney
(1035-20-128)
5:15 p.m.
Finding Proper Supplements in Finite Groups.
Joseph Kirtland* , Marist College
(1035-20-113)
5:45 p.m.
Trace Forms of Abelian Extensions of Number Fields.
Karli A. Morris* , Louisiana State University
(1035-11-1707)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#13: Part A
Teaching and the philosophy of mathematics.
Organizers:
Martin E. Flashman , Humboldt State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Some deterministic models in mathematical biology and their simulations.
Organizers:
Cammey Cole Manning , Meredith College
Huseyin Kocak , University of Miami
James F. Selgrade , North Carolina State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Classroom response systems: Teaching with clickers.
Organizers:
Derek Bruff , Vanderbilt University
Matthew Leingang , Harvard University
Kelly Cline , Carroll College
Mark R. Parker , Carroll College
Holly S. Zullo , Carroll College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Session on Combinatorics, I
2:15 p.m.
On the Representation of Certain Type of Real Numbers Using Combinatorial Identities.
Aklilu Zeleke* , Michigan State University
(1035-05-800)
2:30 p.m.
A New Proof of the Ballot Theorem.
Marc S. Renault* , Shippensburg University
(1035-05-730)
2:45 p.m.
A Family of Non-orientable matroids of rank three in a projective plane.
Rigoberto Florez* , University of South Carolina Sumter
David Forge , Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique Universite Paris-Sud.
(1035-05-1788)
3:00 p.m.
Eavesdropping on Graphs.
Jeffrey Stuart* , Pacific Lutheran University
(1035-05-1983)
3:15 p.m.
Matchwebs and their enumeration.
Tim Hsu , San Jose State University
Katherine Shelley* , San Jose State University
(1035-05-88)
3:30 p.m.
On $\gamma$-labeling almost-bipartite graphs.
Desiree L. Bowman* , Illinois State University
Saad I. El-Zanati , Illinois State University
Keri A. Sebesta , Illinois State University
(1035-05-1821)
3:45 p.m.
Forbidding and Enforcing Graphs.
Daniela Genova* , University of North Florida
Natasha Jonoska , University of South Florida
(1035-05-1760)
4:00 p.m.
Dynamic Domination in Graphs.
Ralucca Michelle Gera* , Naval Postgraduate School
Jean Blair , United States Military Academy West Point, NY
Horton Steve , United States Military Academy West Point, NY
(1035-05-66)
4:15 p.m.
Finite Groups of derangements on the n-cube.
Larry W Cusick* , California State University, Fresno
(1035-05-75)
4:30 p.m.
The Necklace Poset as a Symmetric Chain Order.
Kelly Kross Jordan* , University of South Carolina
J. Griggs , University of South Carolina
(1035-05-95)
4:45 p.m.
On the Tightness of the 5/14 Independence Ratio.
Christopher Carl Heckman* , Arizona State University
(1035-05-169)
5:00 p.m.
Adjacent vertex distinguishing edge-colorings of planar graphs with girth at least six.
Yuehua Bu , Zhejiang Normal University
Ko-Wei Lih* , Academia Sinica
Weifan Wang , Zhejiang Normal University
(1035-05-232)
5:15 p.m.
On Shephard's Conjecture for Special Classes of Polyhedra.
Pinciu Val* , Southern Comnnecticut State University
(1035-05-284)
5:30 p.m.
The solution to the partition reconstruction problem.
Maria J Monks* , MIT
(1035-05-286)
5:45 p.m.
Fixing numbers of hypercubes and hypercube variants.
Hannah L Breckbill* , Carleton College
(1035-05-303)
6:00 p.m.
On the feasible number of monochromatic triangles.
Brett Frankel* , Johns Hopkins University
Rebecca Payne , Pomona College
(1035-05-1381)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:10 p.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Group Theory, II
2:15 p.m.
Completions of quantum coordinate rings.
Linhong Wang* , Temple University
(1035-16-432)
2:30 p.m.
Action of the symmetric group on the universal algebra related to factorization of noncommutative polynomials.
Colleen Duffy* , Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(1035-16-758)
2:45 p.m.
Characterization of Square-Free Rings.
Martin W Montgomery* , Piedmont College
(1035-16-1304)
3:00 p.m.
Classifications of Pseudo-Local Rings.
Jason P Huffman* , Georgia College & State University
(1035-16-1728)
3:15 p.m.
Centralizers in R. Thompson's group V.
Jenya Sapir* , University of Chicago
Alison Gordon , University of Delaware
(1035-20-594)
3:30 p.m.
More results on the capability of finite groups of class two and prime exponent.
Arturo Magidin* , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1035-20-84)
3:45 p.m.
Cohomology Groups in Algebra and in Geometry.
Jorge Maciel* , The City University of New York-BMCC
(1035-20-237)
4:00 p.m.
Low-dimensional complex representations of odd characteristic symplectic groups.
Hung Ngoc Nguyen* , University of Florida
(1035-20-291)
4:15 p.m.
Continuous Control in Exact Non-Split Categories.
Timothy K Lance* , Francis Marion University
(1035-19-413)
4:30 p.m.
A brief introduction to cubulating groups.
Tim Hsu* , San Jose State University
(1035-20-175)
4:45 p.m.
On Some Subnormality Conditions in Metabelian Groups.
Luise-Charlotte Kappe* , SUNY at Binghamton
David Garrison , Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego
(1035-20-547)
5:00 p.m.
Null Decomposition of Conformal Algebras.
Daniela Mihai* , Carnegie Mellon University
(1035-20-257)
5:15 p.m.
Fast Fourier Transforms for Inverse Semigroups.
Martin Malandro* , Dartmouth College
(1035-20-401)
5:30 p.m.
Decomposing $p$-groups via Jordan algebras.
James B. Wilson* , University of Oregon
(1035-20-960)
5:45 p.m.
Frobenius complements of exponent dividing $2^m \cdot 9$.
Enrico Jabara , Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata, Universit\'{a} di Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italy
Peter Mayr* , Institut f\"ur Algebra, Johannes Kepler Universit\"at Linz, Austria
(1035-20-970)
6:00 p.m.
$S_n$-normal Semigroups of Partial Transformations.
Roberto Palomba* , University of Mary Washington
Sean Droms , University of Mary Washington
Janusz Konieczny , University of Mary Washington
(1035-20-976)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:55 p.m. AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations, II
2:15 p.m.
Population Models with Diffusion, Strong Allee Effect and Constant Yield Harvesting.
Jaffar Ali* , Mississippi State University
Ratnasingham Shivaji , Mississippi State University
Kellan Wampler , Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
(1035-35-81)
2:30 p.m.
Computation of the wave forces on a floating cylinder due to scattering and radiation due to surge, heave and pitch.
Dambaru Bhatta* , University of Texas-Pan American
(1035-35-283)
2:45 p.m.
On the Gevrey wave-front set of traces of CR functions on maximally real submanifolds.
Ziad Adwan , Texas University at Brownsville
Gustavo Hoepfner* , Temple University
(1035-35-447)
3:00 p.m.
Lower bounds for blow-up time in some porous medium problems.
Philip W Schaefer* , University of Tennessee
(1035-35-474)
3:15 p.m.
A constructive method for finding critical points of a Ginzburg-Landau type functional.
Parimah T Kazemi* , University of North Texas
(1035-35-258)
3:30 p.m.
Adjoint-Based Optimization Applied to a System of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
David C. Szurley* , Francis Marion University
(1035-35-690)
3:45 p.m.
Wave Scattering in In-homogeneous Strings.
Nezam Iraniparast* , Western Kentucky University
(1035-35-807)
4:00 p.m.
Infinitely Many Radially Symmetric Solutions to a Superlinear Dirichlet Problem in a Ball.
Sridevi Pudipeddi* , University of North Texas
(1035-35-821)
4:15 p.m.
Travelling Solution of a Variational Wave Equation on Two Space Dimension.
Tae-Wan Park* , Grand Valley State University
(1035-35-912)
4:30 p.m.
Coefficient recovery in parabolic initial boundary value problems.
Paul D DuChateau , Colorado State University
Trent C Kull* , Winthrop University
(1035-35-1057)
4:45 p.m.
Variatiohal Approach for Free Bboundary Problems: A Seepage Problem With Singularity.
Sadia M. Makky* , Owens College
Fadhel S. Fadhel , University of Baghdad
(1035-76-270)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. AMS Session on Algebra and Number Theory, II
2:15 p.m.
New estimates for multidimensional Weyl sums.
Scott T. Parsell* , Butler University
(1035-11-1726)
2:30 p.m.
Sign Ambiguities.
Heon Kim* , Louisiana State University
(1035-11-1823)
2:45 p.m.
On the equation $X^{2p} +Y^{2p} =Z^{2p}$.
Adeniran Adeboye* , Howard University
(1035-11-1871)
3:00 p.m.
Class Numbers and Lengths of Hilbert Class Tower Fields.
Michael W Daub* , Williams College
(1035-11-1872)
3:15 p.m.
Approximating the $U_{11}$ operator on overconvergent modular forms.
Lloyd J Kilford* , University of Bristol
(1035-11-79)
3:30 p.m.
Sum of powers of integers and binomial coefficients.
George W Grossman* , Central Michigan University
Zinyun Zhu , Central Michigan University
(1035-11-309)
3:45 p.m.
On Solving the Diophantine Equation $ x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = n $.
Susil Kumar Jena* , KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
(1035-11-378)
4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic valuations of sequences satisying first order recurrences.
Luis A. Medina* , Tulane University
Tewodros Amdeberhan , Tulane University
Victor H. Moll , Tulane University
(1035-11-728)
4:15 p.m.
Waring's number in a finite field.
James Arthur Cipra* , Kansas State University
(1035-11-794)
4:30 p.m.
Poincar\'e Series of Weil and Igusa Type for Elliptic Curves.
Samuel Paul Ruth* , Northwestern University
(1035-11-127)
4:45 p.m.
A special case of rational thetas for terminating $\theta$-expansions.
Santanu Chakraborty* , University of Texas - Pan American
(1035-11-844)
5:00 p.m.
Singular Moduli of Shimura Curves.
Eric Errthum* , Winona State University
(1035-11-872)
5:15 p.m.
Error Zeta Function.
Abdul Hassen* , Rowan University
Hieu D Nguyen , Rowan University
(1035-11-905)
5:30 p.m.
A simple prime-generating recurrence.
Eric S. Rowland* , Rutgers University
(1035-11-986)
5:45 p.m.
Upper bounds for Discrete Moments of the Riemann Zeta-Function.
Micah B. Milinovich* , University of Rochester
(1035-11-1040)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. MAA Session on College Algebra: Concepts, Data, and Models, I
Organizers: Florence S. Gordon , New York Institute of Technology fgordon@nyit.edu
Laurette Foster , Prairie A&M University
Mary R. Robinson , University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus
Yajun Yang , Farmingdale State University of New York
2:15 p.m.
Application of Dutch Curriculum Design Principles in College Algebra: Meaningful Contexts that Promote Mathematical Insight.
David C. Webb* , University of Colorado at Boulder
Henk van der Kooij , Freudenthal Institute, University of Utrecht
Monica Geist , Front Range Community College
(1035-D1-1931)
2:30 p.m.
The Impact of Curriculum Change on Teacher Practice: The Case of College Algebra.
Monica R. Geist* , Front Range Community College
David C. Webb , University of Colorado at Boulder
Henk van der Kooij , Freudenthal Institute
(1035-D1-832)
2:45 p.m.
Beat the Pumps with Algebra.
Kimberly J. Burch* , Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(1035-D1-195)
3:00 p.m.
Integrating College Algebra Modularity and Technology.
Dale Magoun* , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Steve Richters , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Serpil Saydam , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Charlotte Owens , University of Louisiana at Monroe
Beth Smith , University of Lousiana at Monroe
(1035-D1-1845)
3:15 p.m.
Algebra, Guided Discovery and a handheld Computer Algebra System: The Perfect Trio.
Thomas Fox* , University of Houston-Clear Lake
(1035-D1-1680)
3:30 p.m.
Why Teach Transformations of Graphs?
Heidi Burgiel* , Bridgewater State College
Ward Heilman , Bridgewater State College
(1035-D1-591)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MAA Session on Curriculum Materials for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers, I
Organizers: Laurie J. Burton , Western Oregon University burtonl@wou.edu
Maria G. Fung , Western Oregon University
Klay T. Kruczek , Western Oregon University
2:15 p.m.
A Discrete Mathematics Course for Preservice Middle School Mathematics Teachers.
Bonnie Gold* , Monmouth University
(1035-H1-815)
2:35 p.m.
Using Precalculus and Calculus to Develop Mathematical Connections Surrounding Middle School Mathematics.
Theresa A. Jorgensen* , University of Texas at Arlington
(1035-H1-1091)
2:55 p.m.
Visual College Algebra for Middle School Teachers.
Laurie J. Burton* , Western Oregon University
(1035-H1-620)
3:15 p.m.
Promoting understanding of middle school mathematics.
Elizabeth George Bremigan , Ball State University
Ralph Bremigan* , Ball State University
John Lorch , Ball State University
(1035-H1-1074)
3:35 p.m.
Going 'Round in Circles.
Jeff McLean* , University of St. Thomas
(1035-H1-1087)
3:55 p.m.
Algebra for Elementary and Middle School Teachers:An Inquiry Approach.
Sheryl Stump* , Ball State University
Kay Roebuck , Ball State University
(1035-H1-1030)
4:15 p.m.
Supplemental Materials from Number Systems for Middle School Teachers.
Maura A. Murray* , Salem State College
(1035-H1-1271)
4:35 p.m.
Exploring Concepts of Euclidean Geometry Through Comparison with Spherical and Taxicab Geometries.
Maria G. Fung* , Western Oregon University
Tevian Dray , Oregon State Univeristy
David Damcke , University of Portland
Lyn Riverstone , Oregon State University
Dianne Hart , Oregon State University
(1035-H1-877)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:10 p.m. MAA Session on the Power of Inductive and Recursive Thinking
Organizers: William A. Marion , Valparaiso University bill.marion@valpo.edu
2:15 p.m.
Two Inquiry based learning tasks to help students think inductively and recursively.
Morton Brown* , University of Michigan
(1035-R1-1745)
2:30 p.m.
Using Integer Rods to Visualize Induction.
Elizabeth A. Burroughs* , Montana State University
(1035-R1-123)
2:45 p.m.
Induction: It's Only Natural.
J. Winston Crawley* , Shippensburg University of PA
Douglas E Ensley , Shippensburg University of PA
(1035-R1-1333)
3:00 p.m.
Examples of Inductive Reasoning and Recursive Thinking in Undergraduate Mathematics.
Jialing Dai* , The University of the Pacific
(1035-R1-1808)
3:15 p.m.
Teaching Induction using Fractals.
David J Hunter* , Westmont College
(1035-R1-1817)
3:30 p.m.
Strong Induction.
Brian P. Kelly* , Bryant University
(1035-R1-1619)
3:45 p.m.
The Blarney's Party: An Exercise in Mathematical Induction.
Linda McGuire* , Muhlenberg College
Elyn Rykken , Muhlenberg College
(1035-R1-1258)
4:00 p.m.
Self-discovery Techniques for Bridging the Gap between Precalculus and Calculus.
Susan Schmoyer* , United States Military Academy
Heather A Jackson , United States Military Academy
(1035-R1-1901)
4:15 p.m.
Checkerboard Tiling and Mathematical Induction.
Melinda Schulteis* , Concordia University, Irvine
(1035-R1-985)
4:30 p.m.
Some Examples of Induction in Combinatorial Geometry.
Norton Starr* , Amherst College
(1035-R1-55)
4:45 p.m.
Patterns in Biology.
Anthony Tongen* , James Madison University
(1035-R1-1935)
5:00 p.m.
Using Spreadsheets to Help Students Think Recursively.
Robert P. Webber* , Longwood University
(1035-R1-317)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. MAA Session on Serving Students Who Have Taken Calculus in High School
Organizers: Ann E. Watkins , California State University, Northridge ann.watkins@csun.edu
Daniel J. Teague , North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
2:15 p.m.
Calculus in High School - The Numbers.
David Bressoud* , Macalester College
(1035-V1-860)
2:35 p.m.
A National Survey About the Choices Made by Students Who Take Calculus before 12th Grade.
Ann E. Watkins* , California State University, Northridge
(1035-V1-1130)
2:55 p.m.
A Creative Way for High Schools to Serve Post AP Mathematics Students.
Harrison W. Straley* , Wheaton College, Norton, MA
(1035-V1-753)
3:15 p.m.
Thematic Calculus: Approximations and Primes.
Shahriar Shahriari* , Pomona College
(1035-V1-1710)
3:35 p.m.
Graph Theory as an Introduction to Proofs Course for Post Calculus High School Students.
Daniel J Teague* , NC School of Science and Mathematics
(1035-V1-1716)
3:55 p.m.
Using Integrated First-Year College Mathematics Courses to Challenge and Motivate Students Who Have Had Calculus and to Level the Playing Field for Those Who Haven't.
John L. Scharf* , Carroll College
(1035-V1-1464)
4:15 p.m.
Foundations of Abstract Mathematics.
Suzanne Hamon* , John Burroughs School
(1035-V1-151)
4:35 p.m.
An Applied Calculus Course for Everyone.
Rachel M Dunwell* , Rhodes College
Christopher W Seaton , Rhodes College
(1035-V1-1630)
4:55 p.m.
Linear Algebra in High School.
Al Cuoco* , Centerfor Mathematics Education, EDC
(1035-V1-406)
5:15 p.m.
College ``Calculus" for students who have already had some Calculus.
Sarah-Marie Belcastro* , Smith College and Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
(1035-V1-971)
5:35 p.m.
Linear Algebra at Strath Haven H.S.
Catherine Stambaugh* , Strath Haven H.S., Wallingford PA 19086
Stephen B Maurer , Swarthmore College
(1035-V1-922)
5:55 p.m.
Redesigning the Advanced Mathematics Program at the United States Military Academy.
Donald A. Outing* , United States Military Academy
Todd P. Retchless , United States Military Academy
Randy Boucher , United States Military Academy
(1035-V1-810)
6:15 p.m.
Selecting Students for the Advanced Mathematics Program At The United States Military Academy.
Todd P Retchless* , United States Military Academy
Randy Boucher , United States Military Academy
Donald A Outing , United States Military Academy
(1035-V1-191)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. MAA Session on Topics and Techniques for Real Analysis, I
Organizers: Erik O. Talvila , University College of the Fraser Valley erik.talvila@ucfv.ca
Robert W. Vallin , Slippery Rock University
James E. Peterson , Benedictine College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:50 p.m. MAA Session on Using Ideas from Asian Mathematics in the Classroom, II
Organizers: Victor J. Katz , University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
Kim L. Plofker , Brown University
Frank Swetz , Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
2:15 p.m.
A beginning college class reviews basic algebra by way of ancient and medieval Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, and Islam.
Rachelle M Ankney* , North Park Uninversity
(1035-X1-367)
2:35 p.m.
Origins of Trigonometric Functions.
Julie Belock , Salem State College
Kate McGivney* , Shippensburg University
(1035-X1-892)
2:55 p.m.
Use of Original Asian Sources in a Liberal Arts Class on the History of Mathematics.
Homer S White* , Georgetown College, Kentucky
(1035-X1-340)
3:15 p.m.
The Geometric Series: Visually.
Chiru Bhattacharya* , Randolph-Macon College
(1035-X1-546)
3:35 p.m.
``The Net of Numbers'': Combinatorics in Ancient India Engaging Early Examples for Contemporary Classrooms.
Clemency J. Montelle* , University of Canterbury, New Zealand
(1035-X1-1378)
3:55 p.m.
Kuttaka and Ta-Yen:a Comparison of Indian and Chinese Methods of Solving Linear Indeterminate Equations.
James F Kiernan* , Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY)
(1035-X1-482)
4:15 p.m.
Heavenly Mathematics: The Mathematics of the Chinese, Indian, and Islamic calendars.
Helmer Aslaksen* , National University of Singapore
(1035-X1-1444)
4:35 p.m.
A Sangaku problem with a western proof.
Michael Woltermann* , Washington and Jefferson College
Katelin Ennis , Washington and Jefferson College
Roman Wong , Washington and Jefferson College
(1035-X1-233)
4:55 p.m.
An Ancient View on Proportionality in Similar Triangles.
Jerry Lodder* , New Mexico State University
(1035-X1-557)
5:15 p.m.
Illustrating the use of The Nine Chapters in the classroom.
Joel Haack* , University of Northern Iowa
(1035-X1-928)
5:35 p.m.
The Gougu Theorem, etc. in a Euclidean Geometry class.
David Gove* , California State University, Bakersfield
(1035-X1-1405)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:55 p.m. MAA General Contributed Paper Session, II
Organizers: Sarah L. Mabrouk , Framingham State College smabrouk@frc.mass.edu
Moderators: Cynthia J. Woodburn , Pittsburg State University
Peter Staab , Fitchburg State College
Albert W. Schueller , Whitman College
Leon Hardy , Valencia Community College
2:15 p.m.
Improving Student Performance in a Problem Solving Curriculum by Emphasizing Fundamental Mathematical Skills, a Follow-Up Discussion.
Heather A Jackson* , United States Military Academy
Gerald Kobylski , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-1897)
2:30 p.m.
Normal distribution as the limit of the binomial distribution -a graphical argument-.
Aldo R Maldonado* , Park University
(1035-Z1-1491)
2:45 p.m.
Sharing The Students' Classroom: Joint Teaching Tales.
Amy H Lin Erickson* , United States Military Academy
Leigh L Noble , United States Military Academy
(1035-Z1-1272)
3:00 p.m.
Simplicity of Endomorphism Centralizer Nearrings.
G. Alan Cannon* , Southeastern Louisiana University
Gary Walls , West Texas A&M University
(1035-Z1-2011)
3:15 p.m.
Efficacy of Peer-led Team Learning in Calculus I at Morehouse College.
John C. Merkel* , Morehouse College
(1035-Z1-1811)
3:30 p.m.
Differentiated Problem Solving for Prospective K-8 Teachers.
Trisha A Bergthold* , San Jose State University
David Foster , Robert Noyce Foundation
(1035-Z1-1152)
3:45 p.m.
Translating Euler's works: How to get your students' feet wet in undergraduate research.
Hieu D Nguyen* , Rowan University
Thomas Osler , Rowan University
(1035-Z1-806)
4:00 p.m.
Higher Math: An Introduction.
Jean Bee Chan* , Sonoma State University
(1035-Z1-963)
4:15 p.m.
Exploring Loci with Dynamic Geometry Software.
Owen D Byer , Eastern Mennonite University
Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer* , Eastern Mennonite University
(1035-Z1-1762)
4:30 p.m.
Augustus De Morgan: The Man Behind the Scenes.
Jesse W Byrne* , University of Central Oklahoma
Charlotte K Simmons , University of Central Oklahoma
(1035-Z1-210)
4:45 p.m.
Psychology, pedagogy and epistemology in context of secondary mathematics: A content course for secondary mathematics teachers.
Debasree Raychaudhuri* , California State University, Los Angeles
(1035-Z1-1982)
5:00 p.m.
Oreos and Experimental Design.
Michelle Everson* , University of Minnesota
(1035-Z1-321)
5:15 p.m.
From Chinese Mathematics to Calculus and Beyond.
Youyu Phillips* , Keystone College
(1035-Z1-1000)
5:30 p.m.
On the Distribution of the Number of Simplex Iterations to Optimality.
Susan Kim* , Claremont Graduate University
(1035-Z1-58)
5:45 p.m.
The potential of Cognitively Guided Instruction facets in the preparation of under-prepared and anxious students in 7th to 12th grades.
Stephen Max Lancaster* , California State University, Fullerton
(1035-Z1-889)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-6:40 p.m. SIAM Minisymposium on Analysis and Computation of Stochastic Equations
Organizers: Jack Xin , University of California Irvine jxin@math.uci.edu
2:15 p.m.
From Stochastic Variational Integrators to super-diffusive transport at uniform temperature with fluctuation-driven magnetic motors.
Houman Owhadi* , California Institute of Technology
Nawaf Bou-Rabee , Caltech
(1035-60-457)
2:45 p.m.
Inertial particles and explosive diffusions.
Leonid Piterbarg* , U
(1035-60-762)
3:15 p.m.
Almost sure stability for a stochastic beam equation.
Peter Baxendale* , University of Southern California
(1035-60-676)
3:45 p.m.
Reaction-diffusion fronts in random flows.
Jack Xin* , UC Irvine
(1035-35-792)
4:15 p.m.
Phase Transitions and Limit Reults for Homopolymers.
Michael C. Cranston* , University of California, Irvine
Stanislav Molchanov , UNiversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
(1035-60-1667)
4:45 p.m.
Nested Stochastic Simulation Algorithms for Chemical Kinetic Systems with Multiple Time Scales.
Di Liu* , Michigan State University
(1035-60-908)
5:15 p.m.
Time reversal and super-resolution in random medium.
Hongkai Zhao* , University of California, Irvine
(1035-65-830)
5:45 p.m.
Simulation and Measurement of Time-Reversal in an Indoor Environment using Wide-angle Antennas.
Peter Blomgren* , San Diego State University
(1035-35-1662)
6:15 p.m.
Monte Carlo simulations for 2-dimensional Maxwell equations in random media.
Chang-Yeol Jung* , The institute for Scientifice computing and Applied Mathematics
(1035-35-509)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Math on the Web, I
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. MAA-Project NExT and Young Mathematicians Network Joint Poster Session
2:15 p.m.
Kevin E. Charlwood , Washburn University
Michael C. Axtell , Wabash College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. AMS Workshop: Part II
Grant writing in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
Michelle Wagner , National Security Agency
Deborah F. Lockhart , National Science Foundation
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m. SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts Panel Discussion
Mathematics and Hollywood: A conversation with mathematical Hollywood writers and mathematics faculty.
Organizers:
Christopher Goff , University of the Pacific
Sarah J. Greenwald , Appalachian State University
Panelists:
David M. Bressoud , Macalester College
Ken Keeler , Futurama, 20th Century Fox
Alice Silverberg , University of California Irvine
Eric Weisstein , Wolfram Research, Inc.
Jeff Westbrook , The Simpsons, 20th Century Fox
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m. MAA Committee on Graduate Students-Young Mathematicians Network Joint Panel Discussion
How to interview for a job in the mathematical sciences.
Organizers:
David C. Manderscheid , University of Iowa
Panelists:
Allen Butler , Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
Sharon M. Clarke , Pepperdine University
James H. Freeman , Cornell College
Sarah Ann Stewart , Belmont University
David C. Manderscheid ,
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m. MAA Session for Chairs
What every chair should know about NSF funding.
Organizers:
Catherine M. Murphy , Purde University Calumet
Daniel P. Maki , Indiana University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. AWM Panel Discussion
The unseen AWM opportunities
Moderators:
Cathy Kessel , Berkeley, CA
Panelists:
Victoria E. Howle , Sandia National Laboratiries
Elizabeth G. Yanik , Emporia State University
Rachel A. Kuske , University of British Columbia
Suzanne Lenhart , University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cathy Kessel ,
Sunday January 6, 2008, 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. MAA Section Officers
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Session for Math Club Advisors
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:20 p.m.-4:10 p.m. MAA Invited Address
Mathematics and the law: The apportionment of the House of Representatives.
Paul H. Edelman* , Vanderbilt University
(1035-A0-18)
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. AWM Business Meeting
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m.-5:50 p.m. MAA Committee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years Panel Discussion
Tracking our students from college algebra to calculus: Where they come from, where they go, and where they don't.
Organizers:
Sheldon P. Gordon , Farmingdale State College
Panelists:
Barbara E. Edwards , Oregon State University
Steven R. Dunbar , University of Nebraska
Aimee Ellington , Virginia Commonwealth University
Scott Herriott , Maharishi International University
Mercedes McGowen , William Rainey Harper College
William A. Wallter , University of Houston-Downtown
Sunday January 6, 2008, 3:50 p.m.-5:10 p.m. MAA Panel Discussion
Engaging students in college mathematics courses.
Organizers:
Juli D'Ann Ratheal , West Texas A&M University
Panelists:
James A. Epperson , Universit of Texas-Arlington
Winifred A. Mallam , Texas Woman's University
Kimberly M. Childs , Stephen F. Austin State University
Bowen Brawner , Tarleton State University
Rebecca Walls , West Texas A&M University
Juli D'Ann Ratheal ,
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m. MAA Session on Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, I
Organizers: David E. Meel , Bowling Green State University meel@bgsu.edu
Michelle J. Zandieh , Arizona State University
Chris Rasmussen , San Diego State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Reception for Undergraduate Students and Math Club Advisors
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Guest Lecture and Business Meeting
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. AMS Special Presentation on Congressional Fellowships
Organizers:
Samuel M. Rankin, III , AMS
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#14: Part A
Beyond formulas and algorithms: Teaching a conceptual/thematics single variable calculus course.
Organizers:
Shahriar Shahriari , Pomona College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Introduction to the mathematics of modern cryptography.
Organizers:
Jeffrey Ehme , Spelman College
Colm K. Mulcahy , Spelman College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. MAA Minicourse \#8: Part A
Mathematics and geometry of voting.
Organizers:
Donald G. Saari , University of California Irvine
Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. MAA Special Film Presentation
Flatland: The Movie.
Organizers:
Thomas F. Banchoff , Brown University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
Help for undergraduates: Negotiating the Joint Meetings.
Organizers:
Elizabeth Mayfield , Hood College
Panelists:
Dan Kalman , American University
Jacqueline A. Jensen , Sam Houston State University
Sunday January 6, 2008, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants
The AMS and MAA warmly invite these special groups to meet the leadership of your sponsoring organization.
Sunday January 6, 2008, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics Guest Lecture, Business Meeting, and Reception
Sunday January 6, 2008, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. MAA Special Presentation
Dancing mathematics and the mathematics of dance.
Organizers:
Sarah-Marie Belcastro , Smith College
Karl Schaffer , DeAnza College
Sunday January 6, 2008, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture
Randomness---A computational complexity view.
Avi Wigderson* , Institute for Advanced Study
(1035-68-01)
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