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2002 Central Section Meeting
Ann Arbor, MI, March 13, 2002
Meeting #974
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Commutative Algebra

Friday March 1, 2002, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 205, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, University of Utah enescu@math.utah.edu.
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Karen E. Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor kesmith@math.lsa.umich.edu

1:00 p.m.
A "Strong Factorization Theorem" and some applications.
Ana Bravo*, University of Michigan
Santiago Encinas, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Orlando Villamayor U., Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
(97414124)

1:30 p.m.
Blowup algebras and homological degree.
Moira A. McDermott*, Gustavus Adolphus College
(97413121)

2:00 p.m.
Squarefree monomial ideals via facet ideals.
Sara Faridi*, George washington University
(97413139)

2:30 p.m.
Free resolutions for multigraded modules.
Hara Charalambous, University at Albany, SUNY
Alexandre Tchernev*, University at Albany, SUNY
(97413128)

3:00 p.m.
Multiplicities of Monomial Ideals.
Hema Srinivasan*, University of Missouri
Juergen Herzog, University of Essen
(97413120)

3:30 p.m.
Minimality for complexes and differential graded modules.
Luchezar L. Avramov*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(9741841)

4:00 p.m.
Gorenstein Liaison and the Construction of Gorenstein Algebras.
Jan Oddvar Kleppe, Oslo University College
Chris S Peterson*, Colorado State University / Purdue University
(97413170)

4:30 p.m.
BernsteinSato polynomials and cohomology of Milnor fibers.
Uli Walther*, Purdue University
(97414150)

Saturday March 2, 2002, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 205, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, University of Utah enescu@math.utah.edu.
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Karen E. Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor kesmith@math.lsa.umich.edu

8:30 a.m.
Generalizing $k$configurations and Macaulay's Osequences.
Sindi Sabourin*, Queen's University
(97413207)

9:00 a.m.
Hilbert coefficients of normal ideals.
Claudia Polini*, University of Notre Dame
Alberto Corso, University of Kentucky
Maria Evelina Rossi, University of Genova
(97413181)

9:30 a.m.
The CastelnuovoMumford regularity of systems of linear ideals and modules.
Harm Derksen, University of Michigan
Jessica Sidman*, University of Michigan
(9741367)

10:00 a.m.
Associated primes of the MayrMeyer ideals.
Irena Swanson*, New Mexico State University
(97413106)

10:30 a.m.
A power series problem motivativated by lifting higher derivations.
William N Traves*, U.S. Naval Academy
(9741316)

11:00 a.m.
A linear function for stability of asymptotic primes.
Daniel Katz*, University of Kansas
Eric West, Benedictine College
(97413155)

Saturday March 2, 2002, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Room 205, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, University of Utah enescu@math.utah.edu.
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Karen E. Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor kesmith@math.lsa.umich.edu

3:00 p.m.
Big CohenMacaulay algebras in dimension three via Heitmann's theorem.
Melvin Hochster*, University of Michigan
(9741396)

3:30 p.m.
Almost Mathematics and the Homological Conjectures.
Paul C Roberts*, University of Utah
(9741372)

4:00 p.m.
The $F$signature of a ring of characteristic $p$.
Craig Huneke, University of Kansas
Graham J Leuschke*, University of Kansas
(9741322)

4:30 p.m.
$F$signatures of local rings.
Ian M Aberbach*, University of Missouri
Graham Leuschke, University of Kansas
(9741355)

Sunday March 3, 2002, 10:00 a.m.1:20 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, IV
Room 205, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Florian Enescu, University of Utah enescu@math.utah.edu.
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Karen E. Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor kesmith@math.lsa.umich.edu

10:00 a.m.
On the vanishing of local cohomology modules.
Gennady Lyubeznik*, University of Minnesota
(97413100)

10:30 a.m.
Properties of the Frobenius endomorphism.
Claudia Miller*, University of Toronto
(97413253)

11:00 a.m.
Core, adjoint and coefficient ideals (Preliminary report).
Eero Hyry*, University of Helsinki
Karen E Smith, University of Michigan
(9741343)

11:30 a.m.
Special tight closure and big ideals.
Craig Huneke, University of Kansas
Adela Vraciu*, University of Kansas
(9741394)

12:00 p.m.
Intersection homology Dmodules and tight closure.
Manuel Blickle*, Universität Essen, Germany
(9741344)

12:30 p.m.
Ramification of Valuations.
S Dale Cutkosky*, University of Missouri
Olivier Piltant, CMATEcole Polytechnique
(97413162)

1:00 p.m.
Divisorial valuations of function fields with irrational volume.
Alex Kuronya*, University of Michigan
(97414239)
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