AMS Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:09:21
1995 Burlington Mathfest
Burlington, VT, August 68, 1995
Meeting #902
Associate secretaries: Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
Sunday August 6, 1995

Sunday August 6, 1995, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Mathfest Registration 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
It's as easy as ABC.
Andrew J. Granville*, University of Georgia
(90200300) 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
The Catalan conjecture.
Paulo Ribenboim*, Queen's University
(90200314) 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Committee on Student Chapters Hospitality Center 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Book Sales and Exhibits 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 9:35 a.m.10:25 a.m.
MAA Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture I
The fascination of tiling.
Doris J. Schattschneider*, Moravian College
(90200306) 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 10:40 a.m.12:10 p.m.
AMS Progress in Mathematics Lecture
Fully nonlinear elliptic second order equations: Recent development.
Nicolii V. Krylov*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(90200305) 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 12:25 p.m.12:55 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
PME Council Meeting 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.2:05 p.m.
MAAMu Alpha Theta Lecture
A mathematical kaleidoscope for motivation and understanding.
Jeanne F. Nelson*, Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, Hawaii
(90200309) 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Interdisciplinary lively applications.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, United States Military Academy
David C. Arney, United States Military Academy 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
An activitybased approach to teaching introductory statistics.
Organizers:
Richard L. Scheaffer, University of Florida
Ann E. Watkins, California State University, Northridge 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
MAA Session on Implications of the NCTM Standards for College Level Teaching, I
Organizers:
Darien Lauten, University of New Hampshire
Karen J. Graham, University of New Hampshire

1:15 p.m.
Introduction 
1:20 p.m.
The interactive mathematics program.
Edward F. Wolff*, Beaver College
Carla Oblas, Northeastern University
(90200225) 
1:50 p.m.
Break 
1:55 p.m.
Design and implementation of the CorePlus Mathematics Project (CPMP) curriculum.
Christian R. Hirsch*, Western Michigan University
(90200221) 
2:25 p.m.
Break 
2:30 p.m.
Application Reform in Secondary Mathematics (ARISE).
Solomon A. Garfunkel*, COMAP Incorporated, Lexington, Massachusetts
(90200220) 
3:00 p.m.
Break 
3:05 p.m.
The MATH connections project and its implications.
William P. Berlinghoff*, Colby College
(90200216) 
3:35 p.m.
Break 
3:40 p.m.
Panel Discussion

1:15 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
MAA Session on Symbolic Computation in the Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom, I
Organizers:
Ronald I. Sklar, St. John's University, St. Vincent's College
Richard C. O'Lander, St. John's University

1:15 p.m.
The graphical viewpoint and a symbolic computation system.
Nancy L. Hagelgans*, Ursinus College
(90200255) 
1:35 p.m.
Programming with polynomials.
Douglas E. Ensley*, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
(90200253) 
1:55 p.m.
Using a CAS to investigate polynomials and commuting matrices.
Jerry A. Johnson*, University of Nevada
(90200256) 
2:15 p.m.
Using MAPLE in a real analysis course.
Thomas C. Ratliff*, Saint Olaf College
(90200259) 
2:35 p.m.
MAPLE as an effective teaching/learning tool in the classroom.
Herbert I. Brown*, The University of Albany
(90200252) 
2:55 p.m.
A computational algebra course.
Cynthia J. Woodburn*, Pittsburg State University
(90200264) 
3:15 p.m.
MAPLE demonstrations in differential equations.
Linda C. Thiel*, Ursinus College
(90200263) 
3:35 p.m.
Technology in the classroom: Computerbased math courses with MAPLE.
David E. Betounes, University of Southern Mississippi
Mylan Redfern*, University of Southern Mississippi
(90200260) 
3:55 p.m.
Calculus results examined in MAPLE, DERIVE and MATHEMATICA.
Carl M. Koreen*, Monmouth University
(90200257)

1:15 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics Courses, I
Organizers:
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka
Howard L. Penn, U.S. Naval Academy

1:15 p.m.
Calculus and precalculus augmented by computers.
Karen Hills*, Fairfield University
(90200236) 
1:35 p.m.
Teaching calculus with a laboratory component.
Barbara Victor*, Illinois Benedictine College
(90200248) 
1:55 p.m.
Data analysis and partial sums.
Marc J. Dancer*, Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts
(90200230) 
2:15 p.m.
An analysis of a calculus reform project.
Mary Ann Connors*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(90200229) 
2:35 p.m.
Revitalizing college algebra in Framingham State College.
Mohammad Salmassi*, Framingham State College
(90200242) 
2:55 p.m.
Rewriting the textbook.
Scott A. Smith*, Columbia College
(90200247) 
3:15 p.m.
Essay assignments in calculus.
Susan L. Callahan*, Cottey College
(90200227) 
3:35 p.m.
Leaping into statistics: Data on the first day.
Lynne A. Baur*, Carleton College
(90200226) 
3:55 p.m.
A calculus experience for liberal arts students.
Richard Alan Gillman*, Valparaiso University
(90200234)

1:15 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
AMS Special Presentation
eMATH on the World Wide Web.
Organizers:
Ralph E. Youngen, AMS
Wendy A. Bucci, AMS 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:15 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
NCTM: A vision of algebra.
Organizers:
Gail Burrill, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Panelists:
Steve Monk, University of Washington
Richard D. Anderson, Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:40 p.m.5:25 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topological Graph Theory, I
Organizers:
Dan Archdeacon, University of Vermont

1:40 p.m.
Planar graphs on nonplanar surfaces.
Bojan Mohar*, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Neil Robertson, Ohio State University, Columbus
(90205101) 
2:05 p.m.
$2$competition graphs and $3$representative embeddings.
Richard P. Vitray*, Rollins College
(90205130) 
2:30 p.m.
2connected spanning subgraphs of graphs on surfaces.
Daniel P. Sanders*, Ohio State University, Columbus
Yue Zhao, Ohio State University, Columbus
(9020557) 
2:55 p.m.
Walks in graphs in surfaces.
Xingxing Yu*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9020591) 
3:20 p.m.
Separating cycles in doubly toroidal embeddings.
Mark N. Ellingham, Vanderbilt University
Xiaoya Zha*, Vanderbilt University
(9020554) 
3:45 p.m.
Separating and nonseparating disjoint homotopic cycles in graph embeddings.
Richard Brunet*, Carleton University
Bojan Mohar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
R. Bruce Richter, Carleton University
(9020579) 
4:10 p.m.
Unavoidable disjoint essential cycles.
Neil Robertson*, Ohio State University, Columbus
Bojan Mohar, Ohio State University, Columbus
(90205167) 
4:35 p.m.
On the zeros of some genus polynomials.
Saul Stahl*, University of Kansas
(9020549) 
5:00 p.m.
Four colorings of spheres, and labeled knot drawings on surfaces.
Steve Fisk*, Bowdoin College
(9020582)

1:40 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:40 p.m.5:15 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algorithms for Graphs and Matroids, I
Organizers:
Olivia M. Carducci, Lafayette College
Gary P. Gordon, Lafayette College

1:40 p.m.
Algorithms and interval based graphs.
Garth T. Isaak*, Lehigh University
(9020590) 
2:10 p.m.
Algorithmic problems arising from generalizations of interval graphs and interval orders.
Kenneth P. Bogart*, Dartmouth College
(90205105) 
2:40 p.m.
Wheels, fans, and a recurrence relation.
Anthony C. Nance*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(9020568) 
3:10 p.m.
Enumerating Hamiltonian paths in rectangular grids.
Karen L. Collins*, Wesleyan University
Lucia Beth Krompart, Rochester, Michigan
(9020540) 
3:40 p.m.
Decomposing graphs into trees.
Ruth Haas*, Smith College
(9020587) 
4:10 p.m.
Algorithms for cases of the common covector problem for oriented matroid pairs.
Seth D. Chaiken*, State University of New York, Albany
(9020688) 
4:40 p.m.
Problem Session

1:40 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:40 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Classical Harmonic Analysis, I
Organizers:
Roger Lee Cooke, University of Vermont
Mike Wilson, University of Vermont

1:40 p.m.
A minimal principle in the phase problem of Xray crystallography.
Herbert Aaron Hauptman*, HauptmanWoodward Medical Foundation of Buffalo
(9024307) 
2:10 p.m.
Restricted BMO in product spaces.
Mischa Cotlar, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
Cora S. Sadosky*, Howard University
(9024264) 
2:40 p.m.
Symmetry of solutions of the GinzburgLandau equation.
Sagun Chanillo*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(9023538) 
3:10 p.m.
Norm estimates and representations for CalderonZygmund operators.
David K. Watson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Richard L. Wheeden*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(9024205) 
3:40 p.m.
A program to estimate the harmonic dimension of a twodimensional Cantor set.
Mitchell H. Taibleson*, Washington University
(90242174)

1:40 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:40 p.m.4:30 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Analysis on Lie Groups and Homogeneous Spaces, I
Organizers:
Hongming Ding, Saint Louis University

1:40 p.m.
Dolbeault cohomology and covariant differential operators.
Ronald J. Stanke*, Baylor University
(90222126) 
2:10 p.m.
Harmonic analysis on polar homogeneous spaces.
JingSong Huang*, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
(9024356) 
2:40 p.m.
A Plancherel formula for homogeneous spaces of completely solvable Lie groups.
Bradley N. Currey*, Saint Louis University
(90222124) 
3:10 p.m.
The automorphism group of an open orbit in a flag variety.
Edward G. Dunne*, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Roger Craig Zierau, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
(90222128) 
3:40 p.m.
Poisson transforms for homogeneous vector bundles.
Adam Koranyi*, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
Hans M. Reimann, University of Berne, Switzerland
(90222117) 
4:10 p.m.
Intertwining operators and exceptional representations.
John E. Gilbert*, University of Texas, Austin
(90222166)

1:40 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:40 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Number Theory Related to Stark's Conjecture, I
Organizers:
David R. Dorman, Middlebury College
David S. Dummit, University of Vermont
Jonathan Winslow Sands, University of Vermont

1:40 p.m.
Computating special values of $L$functions.
Harold M. Stark*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(9021173) 
2:10 p.m.
On Stark's conjecture for function fields.
Cristian Dumitru Popescu*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(9021160) 
2:40 p.m.
Change of base for the BrumerStark conjecture.
David R. Hayes*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(9021141) 
3:10 p.m.
A question of Stark.
Brett A. Tangedal*, University of Vermont
(9021176) 
3:40 p.m.
Unramified elliptic units.
Farshid Hajir*, California Institute of Technology
(90211104) 
4:10 p.m.
On the refined Stark formula over function fields.
KiSeng Tan*, Rutgers University, Newark
(90211106) 
4:40 p.m.
Some computations related to Stark's conjecture.
Jonathan Winslow Sands*, University of Vermont
Brett A. Tangedal, University of Vermont
(9021170)

1:40 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:40 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Soap Bubble Geometry, I
Organizers:
Frank Morgan, Williams College

1:40 p.m.
Soap bubble geometry.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(9024931) 
2:00 p.m.
Bubble beginnings.
Frederick J. Almgren, Jr.*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(9024915) 
2:40 p.m.
Soap film singularities in higher dimensions.
Kenneth A. Brakke*, Susquehanna University
(9024918) 
3:05 p.m.
On convex soap bubble clusters.
Aladar Heppes*, Budapest, Hungary
(9024923) 
3:30 p.m.
The standard double soap bubble in ${\bf R}^2$ uniquely minimizes perimeter.
Joel S. Foisy*, Duke University
Jeffrey F. Brock, University of California, Berkeley
Manuel Alfaro, Williams College
Nich Hodges, Williams College
Jason Zimba, University of California, Berkeley
(9024917) 
3:55 p.m.
The double bubble on $S^2$.
Joseph David Masters*, University of Texas, Austin
(9024946) 
4:20 p.m.
The structure of areaminimizing double bubbles.
Michael L. Hutchings*, Harvard University
(9024922) 
4:45 p.m.
The double bubble conjecture.
Joel Hass*, University of California, Davis
Roger Schlafly, Real Software, Soquel, California
(9024934)

1:40 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 1:45 p.m.2:40 p.m.
AMS Session on Probability and Statistics

1:45 p.m.
Vector bundles and the Hida calculus.
David E. Betounes*, University of Southern Mississippi
(9026098) 
2:00 p.m.
Spectral multiplicity of some stochastic processes.
Slobodanka Mitrovic*, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
(9026045) 
2:15 p.m.
Selfavoiding random walks on a horizontal strip.
Robert E. Bradley*, Adelphi University
(90260157) 
2:30 p.m.
Some nonstandard estimation procedures for the parameters of the generalized Weibull distribution.
Manmohan S. Arora*, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
(90262141)

1:45 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on MAA Student Papers

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on MAA Student Papers

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Paper Sessions

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

2:45 p.m.
Student Papers

2:45 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

2:45 p.m.
Student Papers

2:45 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Session

2:45 p.m.
Student Papers

2:45 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:45 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Sessions

2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 2:50 p.m.4:10 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
The SSIs and systemic reform in mathematics.
Moderators:
Stephanie Williamson, Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program
Panelists:
James Lewis, Nebraska SSI
Johnny Lott, Montana SSI 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 3:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
AMS Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory

3:00 p.m.
Elementary theory of simple special nlists and their spindle lattices. Simple proof of ${\bf Lp}$.
Dov Tamari*, New York, New York
(90206114) 
3:15 p.m.
The ArkinHoggatt original construction of the generalized Fibonacci numbers combined with the generalized Pascal triangle.
Joseph Arkin*, United States Military Academy
David C. Arney, United States Military Academy
(9021137) 
3:30 p.m.
Generalized $2N$ color problem.
Joseph Edward Brierly*, United States Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command
(9020513) 
3:45 p.m.
A short ``proof'' of the fourcolor theorem.
Peter R. Christopher*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(90205165) 
4:00 p.m.
On signed degrees in signed graphs.
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University
Heather D. Gavlas*, Western Michigan University
Michelle Schultz, Western Michigan University
Frank Harary, New Mexico State University
(90205122) 
4:15 p.m.
Strongly multiplicative graphs.
Lowell W. Beineke*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Ft.\ Wayne
Shankar Hedge, Karnataka Regional Engineering College, India
(90205155) 
4:30 p.m.
Step domination in graphs.
Kelly Lynne Schultz*, Western Michigan University
(90205123) 
4:45 p.m.
A privately taped interview with Paul Erd\H os.
Judith L. Arkin*, Spring Valley, New York
Joseph Arkin, United States Military Academy
David C. Arney, United States Military Academy
(9021124)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
AWM Panel Discussion
Do women and men have different career trajectories?
Panelists:
Margaret B. Cozzens, National Science Foundation
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College
Claudia A. Henrion, Dartmouth College
Joyce R. McLaughlin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Moderators:
ChuuLian Terng, Northeastern University 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Calculus: An active approach with projects.
Organizers:
Stephen R. Hilbert, Ithaca College
John C. Maceli, Ithaca College
Diane D. Schwartz, Ithaca College
Stanley E. Seltzer, Ithaca College
Eric E. Robinson, Ithaca College 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
The use of software in an introductory linear algebra course.
Organizers:
Homer F. Bechtell, University of New Hampshire 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 4:10 p.m.6:10 p.m.
MAA Session on Achieving K12 and Higher Education Collaboration in Systemic Reform Programs, I
Organizers:
Richard D. Anderson, Louisiana Systemic Initiative Program, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

4:10 p.m.
Systemic change at a small K$12$ school.
James T. Sandefur*, Georgetown University
(90200208) 
4:35 p.m.
Local systemic change through teacher enhancement, grades K$8$.
Joyce Evans*, National Science Foundation
(90200203) 
5:00 p.m.
A problem solving program for grades {\rm 36}.
Kenneth J. Preskenis*, Framingham State College
(90200207) 
5:25 p.m.
Design, technology and engineering for America's children $(D/TEACH)$.
Eric M. York*, New Mexico State University
Mary Anne Staffeldt, New Mexico State University
Patricio A. Rojas, New Mexico State University
M. Pelking, New Mexico State University
S. Brown, New Mexico State University
(90200209)

4:10 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 4:10 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Popularizing Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Eric R. Muller, Brock University, Canada
Bernard Ralph Hodgson, University Laval, Canada

4:10 p.m.
Introduction 
4:15 p.m.
MATHGAPP: The mathematical games and puzzles project.
David E. Kullman*, Miami University
(90200271) 
4:45 p.m.
Growth and symmetryA popular combination for undergraduates in liberal arts.
Kay M. Gura*, Ramapo College of New Jersey
(90200269) 
5:15 p.m.
Toys in the classroom.
Teresa Engel Moore*, Ithaca College
(90200274) 
5:40 p.m.
Fair allocation and equity.
John Charles Maceli*, Ithaca College
(90200272)

4:10 p.m.

Sunday August 6, 1995, 4:25 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Reform of the preparation of mathematics teachers.
Moderators:
Genevieve M. Knight, Coppin State College
Panelists:
Bradd Evans Clark, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Joan FerriniMundy, University of New Hampshire 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 4:25 p.m.5:45 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Using real data in an introductory statistics course.
Moderators:
Robert W. Hayden, Plymouth State College
Panelists:
Richard J. Cleary, St. Michaels College
Richard L. Scheaffer, University of Florida
J. Laurie Snell, Dartmouth College 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 4:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AWM Membership Meeting 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 5:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.
MAAPME Student Reception 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Optional Dinner and Cruise on Lake Champlain 
Sunday August 6, 1995, 9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
AWM Open Reception