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2008 Fall Central Section Meeting
Kalamazoo, MI, October 1719, 2008 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1043
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Saturday October 18, 2008

Saturday October 18, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book SAle
Lobby, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Special Session on Representations of Real and Padic Lie Groups, II
Room 1060, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Field Theory, II
Room 1010, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, II
Room 2030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York Binghamton menger@math.binghamton.edu
Arturo Magidin, University of LouisianaLafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Robert F. Morse, University of Evansville rfmorse@evansville.edu

8:30 a.m.
Extremely primitive groups.
Tim Burness, University of Southhampton, United Kingdom
Avinoam Mann, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Cheryl Praeger, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
Ákos Seress*, The Ohio State University
(104320112)

9:30 a.m.
Computer Algebra in Undergraduate Algebra Courses.
Alexander Hulpke*, Colorado State University
(104300116)

10:00 a.m.
Recent progress on nonabelian tensor squares of groups.
Russell D Blyth*, Saint Louis University
(104320169)

10:30 a.m.
Finite groups have short rewriting systems.
Jack Schmidt*, University of Kentucky
(10432098)

11:00 a.m.
Groups of minimal order such that for given n the $n$th powers of elements do not form a subgroup.
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, SUNY at Binghamton
Gabriela Mendoza*, Riverside Community College
(10432037)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Quasigroups, Loops, and Nonassociative Division Algebras, I
Room 2040, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Clifton E. Ealy, Jr., Western Michigan University ealy@wmich.edu
David Richter, Western Michigan University david.richter@wmich.edu
Petr Vojtechovsky, University of Denver petr@math.du.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the automorphism group of a finitely generated free loop. Preliminary report.
C E Ealy Jr.*, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
(104320177)

9:00 a.m.
The Burnside problem for power associative loops.
Tuval Foguel*, Auburn Montgomery
(10432026)

9:30 a.m.
On the pseudo normalizer of a homogeneous loop.
Patricia Zoungrana*, University of Ouagadogu, Burkina Faso
(104305183)

10:00 a.m.
A combinatorial description of the simple Bol loops arising from matched pairs in groups.
Kenneth W Johnson*, Penn State Abington
(10432056)

10:30 a.m.
On the smallest simple, unipotent Bol loop.
Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University Abington
Jonathan D.H. Smith*, Iowa State University
(10432061)

11:00 a.m.
The Zome system is not Desarguesian.
David A Richter*, Western Michigan University
(104308140)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, II
Room 1320, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, University of Western Ontario ssingh2@uwo.ca
Bruce B. Watson, Memorial University bruce2@math.mun.ca
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario msingh@uwo.ca

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Special Session on Computation in Modular Representation Theory and Cohomology, II
Room 2016/2018, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Christopher P. Bendel, University of WisconsinStout bendelc@uwstout.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University terrell.hodge@wmich.edu
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia bjp8w@virginia.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama pillen@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Labeling, Graph Coloring, and Topological Graph Theory, II
Room 2345, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Arthur T. White, Western Michigan University arthur.white@wmich.edu
David L. Craft, Muskingum College craft@muskingum.edu

8:30 a.m.
Recognizable Colorings of Graphs.
Gary Chartrand, Western Michigan University
Linda Lesniak*, Drew University
Donald VanderJagt, Grand Valley University
Ping Zhang, Western Michigan University
(10430520)

9:00 a.m.
Injective coloring of graphs.
Daniel Cranston, DIMACS, Rutgers University
SeogJin Kim, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
Gexin Yu*, College of Williams and Mary
(10430560)

9:30 a.m.
Rainbow Connectivities of Graphs.
Ping Zhang*, Western Michigan University
(104305101)

10:00 a.m.
Skolemtype Difference Sets for Cycle Systems.
Darryn Bryant, University of Queensland
Heather Jordon*, Illinois State University
Alan C. H. Ling, University of Vermont
(10430527)

10:30 a.m.
Recent Results on Saturation Numbers.
Ronald J Gould*, Emory University
(10430535)

11:00 a.m.
nmaps.
David L. Craft*, Muskingum College
(10430513)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Optimization/Midwest Optimization Seminar, II
Room 1350, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University iouri.lediaev@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Few of my Favourite Convexity Results.
Jonathan M Borwein*, Dalhousie University and University of Newcastle, NSW
(104346198)

9:30 a.m.
Applications of the Two Nonzero Component Lemma.
Morteza Seddighin*, Indiana University East
(104349195)

10:00 a.m.
A Simple and Elementary Proof of the KarushKuhnTucker Theorem for InequalityConstrained Optimization.
Olga A. Brezhneva*, Miami University, Ohio
Alexey A. Tret'yakov, University of Podlasie in Siedlce, Poland
Stephen E. Wright, Miami University, Ohio
(104390193)

10:30 a.m.
Fields of extremals and sufficient conditions for the simplest problem of the calculus of variations in $n$variables.
Dean A. Carlson*, American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Reviews
(104349200)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, II
Room 2335, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Kate Kline, Western Michigan University kate.kline@wmich.edu
Christine Browning, Western Michigan University christine.browning@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, I
Room 1030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College intermon@kzoo.edu
John R. Martino, Western Michigan University john.martino@wmich.edu
Jeffrey A. Strom, Western Michigan University jeff.strom@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Affine Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 1040/1050, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Shreeram Abhyankar, Purdue University ram@cs.purdue.edu
Anthony J. Crachiola, Saginaw Valley State University crachiola@member.ams.org
Leonid G. MakarLimanov, Wayne State University lml@math.wayne.edu

8:30 a.m.
StableTameness of TwoDimensional Polynomial Automorphisms Over a Regular Ring.
Joost Berson, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Arno van den Essen, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
David Wright*, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
(10431422)

9:30 a.m.
Revisiting a differential approach to the 2variable Jacobian Conjecture.
Hyman Bass*, University of Michigan
(104313131)

10:00 a.m.
Russell's hypersurface from a geometric point of view.
KarlHeinz Fieseler*, Dept. of Math., Uppsala University, Sweden
(10431484)

10:30 a.m.
Unipotent group quotients of affine varieties.
Harm Derksen*, University of Michigan
Gregor Kemper, Technical University Munich
(104313147)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Linear Codes Over Rings and Modules, II
Room 2020, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Steven T. Dougherty, University of Scranton doughertys1@Scranton.edu
Jay A. Wood, Western Michigan University jay.wood@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Finance, I
Room 1330, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University zhu@wmich.edu
George Yin, Wayne State University gyin@math.wayne.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Variational Analysis and its Applications, II
Room 1340, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University ledyaev@wmich.edu
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University qiji.zhu@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Representation theory via topological field theory.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
David Nadler*, Northwestern University
(10432202)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Mathematical problems and applications of elasticity and liquid crystals.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
M. Carme Calderer*, University of Minnesota

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Representations of Real and Padic Lie Groups, III
Room 1060, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Linear Codes Over Rings and Modules, III
Room 2020, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Steven T. Dougherty, University of Scranton doughertys1@Scranton.edu
Jay A. Wood, Western Michigan University jay.wood@wmich.edu

3:00 p.m.
Negacyclic codes over Galois rings.
Sergio R LópezPermouth*, Ohio University
Steve Szabo, Ohio University
(104394204)

3:30 p.m.
Isometries for convolutional codes.
Heide GluesingLuerssen*, U. of Kentucky, Dept. of Mathematics, 715 Patterson Office Tower, Lexington, KY 40506
(104394105)

4:00 p.m.
Repeatedroot constacyclic codes of prime power length over polynomial residue rings.
Hai Q Dinh*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kent State University, Warren, OH 44483, USA
(104394197)

4:30 p.m.
Problem Session

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Field Theory, III
Room 1010, Fetzer Center

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Group Theory, III
Room 2030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, State University of New York Binghamton menger@math.binghamton.edu
Arturo Magidin, University of LouisianaLafayette magidin@member.ams.org
Robert F. Morse, University of Evansville rfmorse@evansville.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quasigroups, Loops, and Nonassociative Division Algebras, II
Room 2040, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Clifton E. Ealy, Jr., Western Michigan University ealy@wmich.edu
David Richter, Western Michigan University david.richter@wmich.edu
Petr Vojtechovsky, University of Denver petr@math.du.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applications, III
Room 1320, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
S. P. Singh, University of Western Ontario ssingh2@uwo.ca
Bruce B. Watson, Memorial University bruce2@math.mun.ca
Mahi Singh, University of Western Ontario msingh@uwo.ca

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computation in Modular Representation Theory and Cohomology, III
Room 2016/2018, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Christopher P. Bendel, University of WisconsinStout bendelc@uwstout.edu
Terrell L. Hodge, Western Michigan University terrell.hodge@wmich.edu
Brian J. Parshall, University of Virginia bjp8w@virginia.edu
Cornelius Pillen, University of South Alabama pillen@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Finance, II
Room 1330, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University zhu@wmich.edu
George Yin, Wayne State University gyin@math.wayne.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Analysis and its Applications, III
Room 1340, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University ledyaev@wmich.edu
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu
Qiji J. Zhu, Western Michigan University qiji.zhu@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Labeling, Graph Coloring, and Topological Graph Theory, III
Room 2345, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Arthur T. White, Western Michigan University arthur.white@wmich.edu
David L. Craft, Muskingum College craft@muskingum.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Optimization/Midwest Optimization Seminar, III
Room 1350, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Jay S. Treiman, Western Michigan University jay.treiman@wmich.edu
Yuri Ledyaev, Western Michigan University iouri.lediaev@wmich.edu
Ilya Shvartsman, Penn State Harrisburg ius13@psu.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, III
Room 2335, Schneider Hall
Organizers:
Kate Kline, Western Michigan University kate.kline@wmich.edu
Christine Browning, Western Michigan University christine.browning@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, II
Room 1030, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College intermon@kzoo.edu
John R. Martino, Western Michigan University john.martino@wmich.edu
Jeffrey A. Strom, Western Michigan University jeff.strom@wmich.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Affine Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 1040/1050, Fetzer Center
Organizers:
Shreeram Abhyankar, Purdue University ram@cs.purdue.edu
Anthony J. Crachiola, Saginaw Valley State University crachiola@member.ams.org
Leonid G. MakarLimanov, Wayne State University lml@math.wayne.edu

Saturday October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
Contributed Paper Session
Room 2050, Fetzer Center

3:00 p.m.
Vertex operator algebras and integrable system.
SHRJING Chen*, Rutgers University
(104347106)

3:15 p.m.
Canonical decomposition of graphs and antimagic labeling.
Michael D Barrus*, University of Illinois
(104305175)

3:30 p.m.
The nonabelian tensor product of finite groups is finite: a homology free proof.
Viji Z Thomas*, Binghamton University
(104320187)

3:45 p.m.
Persisting mathematics and science high school teachers: A Qmethodology study.
Michelle M. LaVicka*, Little Rock, AR
(10439745)

4:00 p.m.
Multipliers and Operators on the Tempered Ultradistribution Spaces of Roumieu Type for the Distributional HankelType Transformation Spaces.
Shrideh Khalaf Alomari*, Assisstant Prof. ,faculty of Engineering Technology,Albalqa Applied University,Jordan
Pradeep K. Banerji, Prof.,j.n.v.University,India
(10430025)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 5:10 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Global Schrodinger maps: Small data in the critical Sobolev spaces.
Room 1005, Fetzer Center
Alexandru Ionescu*, University of Wisconsin
(10433503)

Saturday October 18, 2008, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Reception hosted by the Department of Mathematics
Lobby, Fetzer Center
Inquiries: meet@ams.org