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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
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
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