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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
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
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