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1996 Seattle Mathfest
Seattle, WA, August 1012, 1996
Meeting #913
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA
dv@christa.unh.edu
Thursday August 8, 1996
Friday August 9, 1996

Friday August 9, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA CRAFTY Workshop on Calculus, II
The dynamics of change.
Organizers:
Wayne Roberts, Macalester College
Donald B. Small, U. S. Military Academy

Friday August 9, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Board of Governors

Friday August 9, 1996, 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Friday August 9, 1996, 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMS Council

Friday August 9, 1996, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Preparing Ourselves and our Students for Careers in Mathematics.
Organizers:
Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College crannell@thuban.ac.hmc.edu

3:00 p.m.
AMS Career Resources (information session).
Annalisa Crannell*, Franklin & Marshall College

3:20 p.m.
Experience and advice from recent graduates.
Margaret Holen*, Lehman Brother
Francis Edward Su*, Harey Mudd College
Sandra L. Rhoades*, Smith College

4:15 p.m.
Preparing for academic careers.
Anita Solow*, Grinell College
Ray E. Collings*, DeKalb College

5:10 p.m.
Preparing for nonacademic careers.
Jim Schatz*, NSA
William Browning*, Applied Math.,Inc.

Friday August 9, 1996, 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
MAAPME Student Reception

Friday August 9, 1996, 6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Opening Banquet/Prizes
Saturday August 10, 1996

Saturday August 10, 1996, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Saturday August 10, 1996, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Influences on graph theory from computing and mathematical sciences.
Alan Tucker*, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Saturday August 10, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Saturday August 10, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Hospitality Center

Saturday August 10, 1996, 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: Seattle City Highlights

Saturday August 10, 1996, 9:35 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture I
Some of the history of the binomial theorem and its extensions.
Richard Askey*, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Saturday August 10, 1996, 10:40 a.m.11:30 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Casting about: About casting.
Colin C. Adams*, Williams College
Edward B. Burger*, Williams College

Saturday August 10, 1996, 11:40 a.m.12:10 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting

Saturday August 10, 1996, 12:15 p.m.12:45 p.m.
AMSMAA Research Session on Commutative Algebra Special Address

12:15 p.m.
Some open questions in commutative algebra.
Craig L. Huneke*, Purdue University

Saturday August 10, 1996, 12:15 p.m.2:50 p.m.
PME Council

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part A
Low cost visualization training for multivariable calculus: Drawing.
Organizers:
Caspar R. Curjel, University of Washington
Rose L. Pugh, Bellevue Community College

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part A
Computability and computational complexity: What is this all about?
Organizers:
William A. Marion, Valparaiso University

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on A Tour through Applications to the Social Sciences, I
Organizers:
Robin Forman, Rice University forman@rice.edu

1:00 p.m.
Spatial models of voting power and voting outcomes.
Philip D. Straffin, Jr.*, Beloit College

1:40 p.m.
On the median procedure for group decision making.
Fred S. Roberts*, Rutgers University

2:20 p.m.
Multicandidate voting systems: Design, strategy, and equilibrium.
Samuel Merrill, III*, Wilkes University

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student Lecture

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Combinatorics, I
Organizers:
Andrew J. Radcliffe, University of Nebraska ajr@unlinfo.unl.edu

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers:
Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~rwiegand

1:00 p.m.
Test ideals in quotients of $F$finite regular local rings.
Janet Cowden*, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles

1:20 p.m.
Valuations of function fields.
David Fu*, Purdue University

1:40 p.m.
Tight closure in rings defined by binomial ideals.
Doug McCulloch*, University of Michigan

2:00 p.m.
$F$rationality and $F$regularity of Veronese subrings.
Anurag Kumar Singh*, University of Michigan

2:20 p.m.
On the structure of universal resolutions.
Alexandre Tchernev*, Purdue University

2:40 p.m.
Behavior of socle dimensions in $R/(f_{1}^{n}, \ldots, f_{d}^{n})$ for large n.
Carolyn Yackel*, University of Michigan

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Group Representation Theory, I
Organizers:
Benjamin J. Ford, University of Washington ford@math.washington.edu
George J. McNinch, University of Oregon mcninch@euclid.uoregon.edu

1:00 p.m.
$U(3,q)$ and analogues of classical Gauss sums.
Julianne Rainbolt*, University of Illinois at Chicago

1:25 p.m.
Calculating a modular character table on the example of the sporadic simple group of O'Nan.
Anne Henke*, University of Heidelberg

1:50 p.m.
Determining structure constants with domino tableaux.
Brian Hopkins*, University of Washington

2:15 p.m.
The rank of the derivative of the quotient map for $\theta$group actions.
Craig Tingey*, University of Oregon

2:40 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Optimization, I
Organizers:
Paul Y. Tseng, University of Washington tseng@math.washington.edu

1:00 p.m.
Examples of convex programming.
Jonathan Borwein*, Simon Fraser University

1:40 p.m.
Finding support in Hilbert space.
Heinz Bauschke*, Simon Fraser University

2:00 p.m.
Global convergence of collinear scaling algorithms under inexact line searches.
Negash Begashaw*, Washington State University

2:20 p.m.
Title to be announced.
Mark Coodey*, University of California, Santa Barbara

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.navy.mil
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka zzstuc@acc.wuacc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Problem solving in college algebra.
Aaron I. Stucker*, Washburn University

1:20 p.m.
Geometric models, history, and art in a liberal arts mathematics course.
Kay M. Gura*, Ramapo College of New Jersey

1:40 p.m.
Teaching college algebra & trigonometry using cooperative learning groups.
Emmett C. Dennis*, Southeastern Louisiana University

2:00 p.m.
The system of lessons as an alternative to combined lessons.
Victor Y. Kutsenok*, St. Francis College

2:20 p.m.
Using undergraduates to teach remedial courses.
Mariarosa F. Allodi*, Utica College of Syracuse University

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Reformed Calculus in Performance: What Works, What to Fix, I
Organizers:
Walter Gill Kelley, University of Oklahoma wkelley@uoknor.edu
Curtis C. McKnight, University of Oklahoma

1:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction

1:10 p.m.
Calculus and Mathematica in its seventh year: Lessons learned.
Jerry Uhl*, University of Illinois
Bill Davis, Ohio State University

1:30 p.m.
Calculus reform methods in the large classroom.
Sandy Cooper*, Washington State University
Tom LoFaro, Washington State University
Marsha LoFaro, Washington State University

1:50 p.m.
Identifying difficulties in a comprehensive implementation of reformed calculus.
Curtis McKnight*, University of Oklahoma

2:10 p.m.
Which way did they go? Which way did they go? Examinging transcript records of students who took workshopstyle calculus.
Teri J. Murphy*, University of Illinois

2:30 p.m.
Assessment of appropriate uses of graphing calculators in Calculus I.
Trisha Bergthold*, University of Oklahoma

Saturday August 10, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
AMSMAA Joint Panel Discussion
Integrating calculus and physics courses: Three case studies.
Organizers:
Phillip L. Zenor, Auburn University zenorpl@mail.auburn.edu
Presenters:
Martin A. Jackson, University of Puget Sound martinj@ups.edu
David B. Johnson, Diablo Valley College johnson@ms.uky.edu

Saturday August 10, 1996, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
AMS Committee on Meetings and Conferences Discussion
What makes a good talk?
Organizers:
Steven George Krantz, Mathematical Science Research Institute and Washington University
Jerrold E. Marsden, California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley
Sylvia M. Wiegand, University of Nebraska

Saturday August 10, 1996, 3:05 p.m.3:50 p.m.
MAAMu Alpha Theta Lecture
The role of secondary schools in calculus reform.
Deborah Hughes Hallett*, Harvard University
Daniel Kennedy, Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part A
Technology, modeling, cooperative learning: Putting it all together.
Organizers:
James T. Sandefur, Georgetown University
Rosalie Dance, Georgetown University

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part A
How to test mathematics taught using graphing calculators.
Organizers:
Jan J. Vandever, South Dakota State University
Katherine P. Layton, Beverly Hills High School

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@sma.usna.navy.MIL
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka

4:00 p.m.
Military projects for calculus.
Howard Lewis Penn*, U.S. Naval Academy

4:20 p.m.
The mathematics of powered flight.
George T. Rublein*, College of William and Mary

4:40 p.m.
An efficient alternative to lecturing.
Jack Bookman*, Duke University

5:00 p.m.
A jump start for students illprepared but needing calculus.
Michael N. Bleicher*, University of Wisconsin  Madison

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematicians in the K8 Classroom, I
Organizers:
Una M. Bray, Skidmore College ubray@skikmore.edu
R. Daniel Hurwitz, Skidmore College hurwitz@skikmore.edu

4:00 p.m.
My visits to the K6 classroom.
Una Bray*, Skidmore College

4:20 p.m.
My visits to the junior high: Lessons and experiences.
Peter Tannenbaum*, CSU at Frescno

4:40 p.m.
I was a volunteer 6th grade math teacher.
Susan Addington*, California State University, San Bernardino

5:00 p.m.
New PhDs in school classrooms:The Cleveland Collaborative's Postdoctoral Fellows.
Ben Ford*, University of Washington

5:20 p.m.
Middle school mathematics: An historical approach.
Arlene Goldblatt*, The Foote School

5:40 p.m.
Musings of a vagabond mathematics consultant.
Dan Hurwitz*, Skidmore College

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Mathematics Courses beyond Linear Algebra, I
Organizers:
Janet L. Beery, University of Redlands beery@ultrix.uor.edu
Steven W. Morics, University of Redlands

4:00 p.m.
Group activities in abstract algebra.
Steven W. Morics*, University of Redlands

4:15 p.m.
Groups for proofs: Using small groups to teach students how to write proofs.
Daniel S. Alexander*, Drake University

4:30 p.m.
Teaching students to solve geometry problems using the method of auxiliary circles.
Victor Kutsenok*, St. Francis College

4:45 p.m.
Using electronic mail for peer review.
Bryan Smith*, University of Puget Sound

5:00 p.m.
Dynamical systems and chaos at the undergraduate level.
Mario Martelli*, California State University, Fullerton

5:15 p.m.
Student attitudes toward abstract algebra: A comparative research study.
Clare T. Hemenway*, University of WisconsinMarathon Center

5:30 p.m.
Cooperatively learning abstract algebra.
Nancy L. Hagelgans*, Ursinus College

5:45 p.m.
A unified approach to the study of mathematics.
Catherine Gorini*, Maharishi University of Management

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Sessions

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Presentation
The research mathematician as an educator: How do we use the mathematics that we create to motivate students? Part I.
Presenters:
William Yslas Velez, University of Arizona
James A. Powell, Utah State University
Nancy Pullman, Logan (Utah) High School
Joseph C. Watkins, University of Arizona

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Committee on the Participation of Women Panel Discussion
Women and mathematics: Case studies of intervention programs
Organizers:
Virginia E. Knight, Meredith College
Moderators:
Carole B. Lacampagne, U. S. Department of Education

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion
How can you defend your graduate program in mathematics?
Organizers:
Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota
Presenters:
John B. Conway, University of Tennessee
William H. Jaco, Oklahoma State University
William Rundell, Texas A & M University

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
MAA Section Officers

Saturday August 10, 1996, 4:10 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Research Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Organizers:
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~swiegand
William J. Heinzer, Purdue University, West Lafayette heinzer@gauss.math.purdue.edu

4:10 p.m.
Every local ring is dominated by a onedimensional local ring.
Robert Gilmer*, Florida State University

4:35 p.m.
Cofiniteness of local cohomology modules.
Donatella Delfino*, Univ. of Michigan

5:05 p.m.
Existence of joint reductions in polynomial rings.
Irena Swanson*, New Mexico State University

5:30 p.m.
Coprimely packed Noetherian polynomial rings.
David E. Rush*, University of California, Riverside

Saturday August 10, 1996, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Luau

Saturday August 10, 1996, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Event

Saturday August 10, 1996, 9:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Special Reception
Sunday August 11, 1996

Sunday August 11, 1996, 7:00 a.m.8:20 a.m.
Breakfast for MAA Student Chapter Faculty Advisors, Section Coordinators, and PME Advisors

Sunday August 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Sunday August 11, 1996, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Reflections on mathematics reform, mathematics literacy, and citizenship.
Robert Moses*, The Algebra Project

Sunday August 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Sunday August 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Hospitality Center

Sunday August 11, 1996, 9:35 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture II
Refined counting and a noncommutative version of the binomial theorem.
Richard Askey*, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sunday August 11, 1996, 10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: Cruise the Locks and Seattle Harbor

Sunday August 11, 1996, 10:40 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Moderators:
Frank Morgan, Williams College
Panelists:
Jenny Kelley, Rutgers University
Helen E. Moore, Bowdoin College
Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers University
The double bubble conjecture.
Joel Hass*, University of California, Davis

Sunday August 11, 1996, 12:15 p.m.12:45 p.m.
AMSMAA Research Session on Commutative Algebra Special Address

12:15 p.m.
The Picard group of an affine domain.
Roger A. Wiegand*, Univ. of Nebraska

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Dynamic geometry lab with Sketchpad.
Organizers:
James R. King, University of Washington

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
Projects for precalculus.
Organizers:
Janet Lynn Andersen, Hope College
Todd M. Swanson, Aquinas College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on A Tour through Applications to the Social Sciences, II
Organizers:
Robin Forman, Rice University forman@math.rice.edu

1:00 p.m.
The price is right: Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem and economic equilibria.
Michael Olinick*, Middlebury College

1:40 p.m.
Formal approaches to cooperative games.
James D. Laing*, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
(913M1215)

2:20 p.m.
Measuring utility: Axioms, representations, and functional equations.
R. Duncan Luce*, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Combinatorics, II
Organizers:
Andrew J. Radcliffe, University of Nebraska

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Group Representation Theory, II
Organizers:
Benjamin J. Ford, University of Washington ford@washington.edu
George McNinch, University of Oregon ncnich@euclid.uoregon.edu

1:00 p.m.
Problems and progress in representation theory of finite groups.
Charles W. Curtis*, University of Oregon

1:40 p.m.
Quadratic subspaces of matrices.
Chris Pappacena*, University of Southern California

2:05 p.m.
Complete reducibility and dimensions of representations.
George McNinch*, University of Oregon

2:30 p.m.
Character correspondences and constituency.
Christopher Puin*, Ohio University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Optimization, II
Organizers:
Paul Y. Tseng, University of Washington

1:00 p.m.
On the complexity of an alggorithm for convex minimax optimiztion.
Peilei Jiang*, Washington State University

1:20 p.m.
An application of a LevenbergMarquardt algorithm to a parameterrecovery problem on the real line.
Jennifer Mueller*, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

1:40 p.m.
Limited memory qusiNewton methods in a trustregion framework.
Andreas Wiegmann*, University of Washington

2:00 p.m.
Algorithms for box constrained optimization problems.
Song Xu*, University of Washington

2:20 p.m.
Selfcomplementary variable metric algorithms.
Min Zhu*, Washington State University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.navy.mil
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka zzstuc@acc.wuacc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Calculus for underprepared students: A justintime approach in a variety of settings.
Kay B. Somers*, Moravian College

1:20 p.m.
A comparison of teaching calculus in USA and China.
Dali Luo*, Dept. of Math, Cedarville College, Cedarville, Ohio 45314
Jimin Tian, Math Dept. Richland College, Dallas, TX 75243

1:40 p.m.
Group projects and a "Poster Session Final Exam" in a 100level mathematical modeling course.
Melvin A. Nyman*, Alma College
John S. Berry, University of Plymouth

2:00 p.m.
Some methods to find a limit using the graphics calculator TI85.
Wenyao Zhang*, Union County College

2:20 p.m.
Fundamental concepts of calculus on computers.
Wenzhi Sun*, Salem College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching and Learning Mathematics as a Laboratory Science, I
Organizers:
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University mbessma@junix.ju.edu
David A. Smith, Duke University das@math.duke.edu

1:00 p.m.
Is it sixteen?
Herb I. Brown*,

1:10 p.m.
Stochastic modeling of plant growth and treelike structures.
Anne M. Burns*,

1:20 p.m.
Exploring numerical methods in the computer lab.
Li Chao*,

1:30 p.m.
The impact of objectoriented technology on mathematics software.
Lawrence D'Antonio*,

1:40 p.m.
Diverse spreadsheet applications in mathematics.
Robert S. Fisk*,

1:50 p.m.
An interactive lesson for teaching linear programming.
K.L.D. Gunawardena*,

2:00 p.m.
Learning discrete mathematics with a computer algebra system.
Nancy L. Hagelgans*,

2:10 p.m.
Classrooms as learning laboratories: Mathematics at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Leonard J. Kelly*,

2:20 p.m.
Centers of triangles of fixed center: Adventures in undergraduate research.
William Mueller*,

2:30 p.m.
Calculatorassisted Fourier analysis.
John D. Neff*,

2:40 p.m.
Groups for hundreds.
Al Shenk*,

2:50 p.m.
A laboratory approach to calculus using interactive features of the WorldWide Web.
Frederick J. Wicklin*,

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Sessions

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:40 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers:
Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~rwiegand

1:40 p.m.
Coefficient modules over a twodimensional regular local domain.
JungChen Liu*, Purdue University

2:00 p.m.
$\delta$stable ideals and minimal resolutions.
Todd Deery*, Queen's University

2:20 p.m.
Generators for fat point ideals on ${\bf P}^2$.
Stephanie Fitchett*, University of Nebraska

2:40 p.m.
Submodules of the quotient field of a Pr\"ufer domain.
Bruce Olberding*, Wesleyan University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part I
How NOT to excite people about mathematics: A live demonstration.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 3:05 p.m.3:50 p.m.
NAM David Blackwell Lecture
An update on the nothreein line problem.
Johnny L. Houston*, Elizabeth City State University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Low cost visualization training for multivariable calculus: Drawing.
Organizers:
Caspar R. Curjel, University of Washington
Rose L. Pugh, Bellevue Community College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Computability and computational complexity: What is this all about?
Organizers:
William A. Marion, Valparaiso University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMSMAA Research Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers:
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~swiegand
William J. Heinzer, Purdue University, West Lafayette

4:00 p.m.
Birational maps.
Dale Cutkosky*, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

4:25 p.m.
Excellent rings with local generic formal fibers.
Susan R. Loepp*, Univ. of Nebraska and Williams College

4:55 p.m.
An intersection property of the Henselization.
Christel Rotthaus*, Michigan State Univ.

5:20 p.m.
Can lofty ideals shed light on the Jacobian conjecture?
Eloise Hamann*, San Jose State Univ.

5:50 p.m.
On the prime spectrum of a Mori domain.
Evan Houston*, University of North Carolina
Valentina Barucci, University of Rome

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, IV
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.navy.mil
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka zzstuc@acc.wuacc.edu

4:00 p.m.
Course questions and topic leters: Writing projects for liberal arts students.
Janet Heine Barnett*, University of Southern Colorado

4:20 p.m.
A liberal arts mathematics course.
Barbara Trader Faires*, Westminster College

4:40 p.m.
Math & society: making mathematics meaningful for nonmajors.
Teresa Engel Moore*, Ithaca College

5:00 p.m.
A tried and true approach for assigning writing in mathematics.
Annalisa Crannell*, Franklin & Marshall
Tommy Ratliff, St. Olaf College

5:20 p.m.
Switching from math appreciation to quantitative literacy.
Judith A. Silver*, Marshall University
Evelyn Mary PupploCody, Marshall University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Reformed Calculus in Performance: What Works, What to Fix, II
Organizers:
Walter Gill Kelley, University of Oklahoma
Curtis C. McKnight, University of Oklahoma

4:00 p.m.
Project CALC at DukeHow do we know if it works?
Jack Bookman*, Duke University

4:20 p.m.
Teaching calculus with laboratory Activities.
Aihua Li*, Loyola University, New Orleans

4:40 p.m.
Calculus reform against all odds.
Dora Ahmadi*,

5:00 p.m.
Evaluating student learning in the calculus reform movement:A comparative study.
Susan L. Ganter*,

5:20 p.m.
Differences between instructors and students in perception of function representations using multidimensinal scaling.
Nancy Matthews*,

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Mathematics Courses beyond Linear Algebra, II
Organizers:
Janet L. Beery, University of Redlands
Steven W. Morics, University of Redlands

4:00 p.m.
New topics and pedagogy in multivariable calculus.
Alan Knoerr*, Occidental College

4:15 p.m.
Student projects in real analysis: One model.
C. Ara Pehlivanian*, United States Military Academy

4:30 p.m.
A projectsbased course in modeling.
Alexander Koonce*, University of Redlands

4:45 p.m.
Mathematical modeling projects with Mathematica.
Allan A. Struthers*, Michigan Technological University

5:00 p.m.
Graphic display of Newton's interpolation polynomials.
Wenzhi Sun*, Salem College

5:15 p.m.
Computer algebra systems and constructive Galois Theory: Ideas for a new secondsemester abstract algebra course.
John Swallow*, Davidson College

5:30 p.m.
Productive thinking and applications: Computer ccienceoriented graph theory.
Mingshen Wu*, University of WisconsinStout

5:45 p.m.
A second semester of discrete mathematics based on computeraided student investigations in Ramsey Theory.
Daniel Schaal*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching and Learning Mathematics as a Laboratory Science, II
Organizers:
Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University mbessma@junix.ju.edu
David A. Smith, Duke University

4:00 p.m.
Teaching a projectbased differential equations course.
Robin A. Pennington*, Wartburg College

4:15 p.m.
Envelopes.
Mark Schwartz*,

4:30 p.m.
Teaching probability as a laboratory course.
Peter Tannenbaum*,

4:45 p.m.
Diverse spreadsheet applications in mathematics.
Robert S. Fisk*,

5:00 p.m.
Technology throughout the math curriculum.
Scott Smith*,

5:15 p.m.
Interactive learning of mathematics and computer in a distributed laboratory.
Margret Hoft,
Harmut Hoft,
Kevin Burke*,

5:30 p.m.
Problems designed for creating cooperative learning in lab environment.
Han Jongsook*,

5:45 p.m.
Using the World Wide Web as a mathematical laboratory tool.
Thomas LoFaro*,
Kevin Cooper,

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Sessions

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2A
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Presentation
The research mathematian as an educator: How do we use the mathematics that we create to motivate students? Part II.
Presenters:
William Yslas Velez, University of Arizona
James A. Powell, Utah State University
Nancy Pullman, Logan (Utah) High School
Joseph C. Watkins, University of Arizona

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Presentation
eMATH on the World Wide Web.
Organizers:
Wendy A. Bucci, American Mathematical Society
Ralph E. Youngen, American Mathematical Society

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA CUPM Panel Discussion
Promoting interdisciplinary activities: Mathematics across the curriculum.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, Carroll College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2B
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 6:30 p.m.8:15 p.m.
PME Banquet

Sunday August 11, 1996, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture
Nets, sieves, and money: Number theory's rubber hits the Iway road.
J. Kevin Colligan*, National Security Agency
Monday August 12, 1996

Monday August 12, 1996, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Monday August 12, 1996, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
New geometrical approaches to comparing discrete summation and integration.
Sylvain Cappell*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Monday August 12, 1996, 8:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: Whidbey Island

Monday August 12, 1996, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Monday August 12, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Hospitality Center

Monday August 12, 1996, 9:35 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture III
Integral analogues of the binomial theorem, orthogonal polynomials and education.
Richard Askey*, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Monday August 12, 1996, 10:40 a.m.11:30 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
The many lives of binomial coefficients.
GianCarlo Rota*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday August 12, 1996, 11:40 a.m.12:10 p.m.
MAA Business Meeting

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#3: Part B
Technology, modeling, cooperative learning: Putting it all together.
Organizers:
James T. Sandefur, Georgetown University
Rosalie Dance, Georgetown University

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#4: Part B
How to test mathematics taught using graphing calculators.
Organizers:
Jan J. Vandever, South Dakota State University
Katherine P. Layton, Beverly Hills High School

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Innovations in Teaching Introductory Logic and Proof, I
Organizers:
Douglas E. Ensley, Shippensburg University deensl@ark.ship.edu
Heather A. Hulett, Miami University hhulett@miavxl.acs.muohio.edu

1:00 p.m.
Essentials of mathematical reasoning.
Aparna W. Higgins*, University of Dayton

1:30 p.m.
A framework for teaching logic and proof.
Susanna S. Epp*, DePaul University

2:00 p.m.
What if they gave a theorem, and no proof came?
Steven George Krantz*, Washington University and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

2:30 p.m.
Introducing proof techniques using the logical game Mine Hunter.
Allan Alexander Struthers*, Michigan Technological University

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Combinatorics, III
Organizers:
Andrew J. Radcliffe, University of Nebraska

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers:
Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~rwiegand

1:00 p.m.
Lifting chains of primes,
Steve McAdam*, University of Texas

1:30 p.m.
Some generalizations of GCDdomains.
Roy Quintero*, University of Iowa

1:50 p.m.
Interplay between complexity and the vanishing of tor's.
Claudia Miller*, University of Illinois

2:10 p.m.
Multiplicative structures on short resolutions.
Srikant Iyengar*, Purdue University

2:45 p.m.
Euler characteristic and finite injective dimension.
Kewen Yao*, Northwestern University

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Group Representation Theory, III
Organizers:
Benjamin J. Ford, University of Washington ford@washington.edu
George McNinch, University of Oregon ncnich@euclid.uoregon.edu

1:00 p.m.
Some aspects of the KazhdanLusztig representations of the symmetric group.
Francis Fung*, Princeton University

1:25 p.m.
Representation theory of quivers.
Pete Goetz*, University of Washington

1:50 p.m.
On the cohomology of finite Chevalley groups.
Corneliu G. Hoffman*, University of Wouthern California

2:15 p.m.
The noncommutative geometry of enveloping algebras.
Walt Pohl*, University of Washington

2:40 p.m.
Discussion

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.1:35 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Optimization, III
Organizers:
Paul Y. Tseng, University of Washington tseng@math.washington.edu

1:00 p.m.
On optimization problems in signal processing in magnetic recording and digital communications.
Andrei E. Vityaev*, University of California, San Diego and University of Washington

1:20 p.m.
Automatic differentiation and the reverse mode algorithm.
Michael Monogan*, Simon Fraser University

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, V
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.navy.mil
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka zzstuc@acc.wuacc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Using the calculatorbased laboratory in the undergraduate classroom.
Joanne C. Caniglia*, Eastern Michigan University

1:20 p.m.
Implementing the standards in college algebra.
Dennis C. Ebersole*, Northhampon Community College

1:40 p.m.
A mastery learning format for precollege mathematics courses at a 4year college.
D. James Tooke*, EasternOregon State College

2:00 p.m.
An interdisciplinary approach to algebra classes involving technology, writing, and collaborative learning.
Scott A. Smith*, Columbia College

2:20 p.m.
Projects on firstyear mathematics: The Georgia State college experience.
Paul Houston Schuette*, Georgia College

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Panel Discussion
Providing mathematics over the Internet: What's been done? What's to do?
Organizers:
Gerhard Hans Klotz,
Patrick D. F. Ion, Mathematical Reviews

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2C
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Monday August 12, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Student Workshop
MatricesWindows to information and behavior.
Presenters:
David R. Hill, Temple University

Monday August 12, 1996, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2D
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Monday August 12, 1996, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Poster Session
Providing mathematics over the Internet: What's been done? What's to do?
Organizers:
Gerhard Hans Klotz,
Patrick D.F Ion, Mathematical Reviews

Monday August 12, 1996, 3:05 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AWM Invited Lecture
Calculus mod p.
Karen E. Smith*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MAA Student Lecture
The mathematics of card shuffling.
Kenneth A. Ross*, University of Oregon

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part B
Dynamic geometry lab with Sketchpad.
Organizers:
James R. King, University of Washington

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part B
Projects for precalculus.
Organizers:
Janet Lynn Andersen, Hope College
Todd M. Swanson,

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Research Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Organizers:
Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~swiegand
William J. Heinzer, Purdue University

4:00 p.m.
The plus closure in mixed characteristic,
Ray C. Heitmann*, University of Texas at Austin

4:25 p.m.
Ideals of reduction number 1 in a twodimensional regular local ring.
David Lantz*, Colgate University
William Heinzer, Purdue University

4:50 p.m.
Seminormalization of Rees Rings.
Marie A. Vitulli*, University of Oregon

5:15 p.m.
On multiplicities of Gorenstein ideals.
Hema Srinivasan*, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

5:40 p.m.
Direct summands and $p^{n\hbox{TH}}$ root extensions.
Daniel Katz*, University of Kansas

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on What's the Focus at DIMACS for 199697?
Organizers:
Fred Stephen Roberts, Rutgers University froberts@dimacs.rutgers.edu

4:00 p.m.
Overview of Session, {\bf Fred S. Roberts}

4:05 p.m.
On a combinatorial generalization of some models in statistical mechanics.
Peter W. Winkler*, AT&T Bell Laboratories

4:40 p.m.
Decentralized trust management.
Joan Feigenbaum*, AT&T Research

5:15 p.m.
Errorresilient molecular computation.
Richard Karp*, University of Washington

5:45 p.m.
Discussion

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Innovations in Teaching Introductory Logic and Proof, II
Organizers:
Douglas E. Ensley, Shippensburg University deens@ark.ship.edu
Heather A. Hulett, Miami University hhulett@miavxl.acs.muohio.edu

4:00 p.m.
On teaching logic and proof.
Ed Dubinsky*, Purdue University

4:30 p.m.
Nontraditional texts for a first course in proofs.
Elena A. Marchisotto*, California State University Northridge

5:00 p.m.
Activities in logic and their use in discrete math.
Jose H. Giraldo*, Texas A&M University  Corpus Christi

5:30 p.m.
Counterexamples in teaching proof techniques.
Douglas E. Ensley*, Shippensburg University

6:00 p.m.
What I learned at Potsdam: How to go fast slowly.
Cheri L. Boyd*, Nazareth College

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.4:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, VI
Organizers:
Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.navy.mil
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka zzstuc@acc.wuacc.edu

4:00 p.m.
Intuitive geometry: a firstyear liberal arts mathematicscourse.
Mohammad Salmassi*, Framingham State College

4:20 p.m.
Mathematical exploration: Match or no match game.
Jacqueline E. Barab*, California State University, Dominguez Hills

4:40 p.m.
A cooperative learningbased precalculus course.
Barney Krinsky*, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematicians in the K8 Classroom, II
Organizers:
Una M. Bray, Skidmore College ubray@skidmore.edu
R. Daniel Hurwitz, Skidmore College hurwitz@skikmore.edu

4:00 p.m.
Connecting with the K8 classroom: A yearround professional development model.
Daisy McCoy*, Lyndon State College

4:20 p.m.
Profession development in statistics for K6 teachers and data analysis projects in the classroom.
Dargan Frierson,, Jr.*, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

4:40 p.m.
Four courses for middle school mathematics teachers.
Bob Stutts*, Columbia College

5:00 p.m.
Teaching and learning mathematics: Working with K8 teachers and students.
Richard Bisk*, Fitchburg State College

5:20 p.m.
An exploration, conjecture, and "proof" course in arithmetic for elementary teachers.
Donald Hooley*, Bluffton College

5:40 p.m.
K8 mathematics with projects, calculators, and the arithmetic of real numbers.
Patricia Baggett*, New Mexico State University
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht, University of Colorado

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2E
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Panel Discussion and Workshop
Multivariable calculus and industrial applications.
Organizers:
Yves Nievergelt, Eastern Washington University

Monday August 12, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
SUMMA Special Presentation
Intervention projects for minority precollege students
Organizers:
William A. Hawkins,
Presenters:
Viji K. Sundar, California State University, Stanislaus
David R. Scott, University of Puget Sound

Monday August 12, 1996, 5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2F
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Monday August 12, 1996, 5:05 p.m.6:00 p.m.
American Institute of MathematicsMAA Invited Address
The history of the prime number theorem.
Atle Selberg*, Institute for Advanced Study

Monday August 12, 1996, 6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
MAA Reception and Banquet for 25Year Members

Monday August 12, 1996, 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Computations in Commutative Algebra
Organizers:
Donal B. O'Shea, Mount Holyoke College doshea@mhc.bitnet
Tuesday August 13, 1996

Tuesday August 13, 1996, 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: Mount Rainier

Tuesday August 13, 1996, 9:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
AIMMAA Symposium On the Riemann Hypothesis, I
In celebration of the centenary of the prime number theorem.
Organizers:
J. Brian Conrey, Oklahoma State University
Amit Ghosh, Oklahoma State University
Douglas A. Lind, University of Washington
Stephen R. Sorenson, American Institute of Mathematics
Presenters:
Andrew M. Odlyzko, AT&T Research
Hugh L. Montgomery, University of Michigan
Michael Berry, University of Bristol
Dennis A. Hejhal, University of Minnesota
James L. Hafner, IBM
K. Soundararajan, Princeton University
Daniel Willis Bump, Stanford University
Wednesday August 14, 1996

Wednesday August 14, 1996, 9:00 a.m.6:45 p.m.
AIMMAA Symposium On the Riemann Hypothesis, II
In celebration of the centenary of the prime number theorem.
Organizers:
J. Brian Conrey, Oklahoma State University
Amit Ghosh, Oklahoma State University
Douglas A. Lind, University of Washington
Stephen R. Sorenson, American Institute of Mathematics
Presenters:
William D. Duke, Rutgers University
Samuel J. Patterson, University of Gottingen
Henryk Iwaniec, Rutgers University
Alain Connes, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
J. Keating, Bristol University
D. Farmer, Bucknell University
Thursday August 15, 1996

Thursday August 15, 1996, 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
AIMMAA Symposium On the Riemann Hypothesis, III
In celebration of the centenary of the prime number theorem.
Organizers:
J. Brian Conrey, Oklahoma State University
Amit Ghosh, Oklahoma State University
Douglas A. Lind, University of Washington
Stephen R. Sorenson, American Institute of Mathematics
Presenters:
Peter Sarnak, Princeton University
Nobushige Kurokawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Dorian Goldfeld, Columbia University
Roger HeathBrown, Oxford University
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