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Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Binghamton, NY, October 1112, 2003
Meeting #990
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday October 11, 2003

Saturday October 11, 2003, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Outside Room 1, Lecture Hall

Saturday October 11, 2003, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 13, Lecture Hall

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, I
Room 12, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

8:00 a.m.
Welcome introductions, and a statement of goals for the session.

8:30 a.m.
Splicing to the Limit.
Elizabeth Goode*, Towson University
Dennis Pixton, Binghamton University
(99068216)

9:00 a.m.
Structural DNA Nanotechnology.
Nadrian C Seeman*, New York University
(9900014)

10:00 a.m.
Topological questions related to DNA graph self assembly.
Natasha Jonoska*, University of South Florida
(9909293)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, I
Room 14, Lecture Hall Organizers: LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Totally Permutable Products in Infinite Groups.
James C. Beidleman*, University of Kentucky
Hermann Heineken, University 0f Wuerzburg
(9902042)

8:30 a.m.
The Infinite Norm of a Group.
Hermann Heineken*, Universitaet of Wuerzburg
James C Beidleman, University of Kentucky
(9902056)

9:00 a.m.
Abelian sections in free groups.
Ted Hurley*, National University of Ireland, Galway
(9902085)

9:30 a.m.
Notions of Discrimination I.
Anthony M. Gaglione*, U.S. Naval Academy
Dennis Spellman, Temple University
Benjamin Fine, Fairfield University
(99020110)

10:00 a.m.
Notions of Discrimination II.
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University
Anthony M. Gaglione, U.S. Naval Academy
Dennis Spellman, Temple University
(99020111)

10:30 a.m.
Invariant ideals in abelian group algebras.
Donald S. Passman*, University of Wisconsin
(9901694)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory: Honoring Peter Hilton on His Eightieth Birthday, I
Room 8, Lecture Hall Organizers: Martin Bendersky, Hunter College (CUNY) mbenders@math.hunter.cuny.edu
Joseph Roitberg, Hunter College (CUNY) roitberg@math.hunter.cuny.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Sectional Category of a Map.
Martin Arkowitz*, Dartmouth College
Jeffrey Strom, Western Michigan University
(9905561)

8:30 a.m.
Homotopy Classification and Realization of Poincar\'{e} Duality Pairs in Dimension Three.
Bea Bleile*, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia
(9905774)

9:00 a.m.
On the Geoghegan Conjecture.
Guido Mislin*, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
(9905538)

9:30 a.m.
Homotopy theory with mod $p$ coefficients, from a homological viewpoint.
Dominique Arlettaz*, University of Lausanne
(9905525)

10:00 a.m.
$P$localizing finitebynilpotent groups.
Karl Lorensen*, Penn State, Altoona College
(99020146)

10:30 a.m.
On a Theorem of Schur.
Peter Hilton*, Binghamton University
(9902018)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, I
Room 2, Lecture Hall Organizers: Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Topological Obstructions to Graph Colorings.
Dmitry N Kozlov*, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Eric Babson, U WashingtonSeattle
(99005177)

8:30 a.m.
Homomorphisms of cycles and chromatic number.
Eric Babson*, University of Washington
Dmitry Kozlov, KTH
(99005268)

9:00 a.m.
Shifted simplicial complexes and algebraic shifting.
Art M. Duval*, University of Texas at El Paso
(99005198)

10:00 a.m.
Combinatorial Properties of Shifted Complexes.
Caroline J Klivans*, MSRI
(99005247)

10:30 a.m.
The Catalan matroid.
Federico Ardila*, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
(99005250)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Room 10, Lecture Hall Organizers: Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Cut vertices in commutative graphs.
James Conant, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Ferenc Gerlits, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
(99020108)

9:00 a.m.
An Analogue of the Johnson Homomorphism for $Aut(F_n)$.
KaiUwe Bux*, Cornell University
(99020209)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic cones of uniform lattices.
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9902037)

10:00 a.m.
Proper $3$realizability.
Francisco F. Lasheras*, University of Seville, Spain
Manuel CardenasEscudero, University of Seville, Spain
(9905723)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, I
Room 321, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Brownian loop soup.
Gregory F. Lawler*, Cornell University
(99060119)

9:05 a.m.
The heat equation with multiplicative timeindependent compound Poisson noise.
Carl E Mueller*, University of Rochester
Aurel Stan, University of Rochester
(9906055)

9:40 a.m.
Point processes associated with stationary stable processes.
Sidney I. Resnick, Cornell University
Gennady Samorodnitsky*, Cornell University
(9906047)

10:15 a.m.
Liquidity Risk and Arbitrage Pricing Theory.
Philip E. Protter*, Cornell University
Umut Cetin, Cornell University
Robert Jarrow, Cornell University
(99060100)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Statistics, I
Room 323, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
A new construction for skew multivariate distribution.
Dipak K Dey*, University of Connecticut
Junfeng Liu, University of Connecticut
(99062231)

9:05 a.m.
Generalized Likelihood Ratio Tests for Additive Models.
Jianqing Fan*, Princeton University
(99062187)

9:40 a.m.
On Likelihood Ratio Analysis Under Nonstandard Conditions.
Yongzhao Shao*, New York University
(99062158)

10:15 a.m.
The large deviation principle for Mestimators.
Miguel A Arcones*, Binghamton University
(9906234)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems and Tomography, I
Room 7, Lecture Hall Organizers: Peter Kuchment, Texas A\&M University kuchment@math.tamu.edu
Leonid A. Kunyansky, University of Arizona
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University

8:30 a.m.
A Physicist's Perspective on Mathematical Issues in SPECT and Other Tomographic Imaging.
Xiaochuan Pan*, The University of Chicago
(99044129)

9:00 a.m.
3D Exponential Xray and Radon Transforms and the RSH SPECT Application.
Rolf Clackdoyle*, University of Utah
JeanMarc Wagner, University of Liege
Frederic Noo, University of Utah
(99045236)

9:30 a.m.
Improved 2D rebinning of helical conebeam CT data using John's equation.
Frederic Noo*, University of Utah
Michel Defrise, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Hiroyuki Kudo, University of Tsukuba
(99041228)

10:00 a.m.
Inversion of the 3D exponential parallelbeam transform and the Radon transform with angledependent attenuation.
Leonid A Kunyansky*, University of Arizona
(9904462)

10:30 a.m.
Electrical Impedance Imaging.
David Isaacson*, RPI
(9903583)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, I
Room 9, Lecture Hall Organizers: Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

8:30 a.m.
Propagation and actions on a product of spheres.
Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin
James F Davis*, Indiana University
Ozgun Unlu, University of Wisconsin
(99057276)

9:00 a.m.
Virtual manifolds.
Frank Quinn*, Virginia Tech
(99057262)

9:30 a.m.
Resolving Homology Manifolds.
J. Bryant*, Tallahassee, FL
S. Ferry, Rutgers University
W. Mio, Florida State University
S. Weinberger, University of Chicago
(9905771)

10:00 a.m.
On the stable homology of $Aut(F_n)$.
Daniel K. Biss*, IAS & CMI
(99055227)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, I
Room 331, Student Wing Organizers: Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

8:30 a.m.
Generalized Rational Identities with Automorphisms, Antiautomorphisms, and Derivations.
Gordon A Swain*, Ashland University
(99016141)

9:00 a.m.
Multiplicative semiprimeness of skew Lie algebras.
W. S. Martindale*, Wyndmoor PA
J. C. Cabello, Universidad de Granada
M. Cabrera, Universidad de Granada
G. Lopez, Universidad de Granada
(9901654)

9:30 a.m.
Schur superalgebras in small characteristics.
Frantisek Marko*, Pennsylvania State University
Alexandr N. Zubkov, Omsk State Pedagogical University
(99016127)

10:00 a.m.
An application of equivalence of $G$algebras to the Schur indices of simple skew group algebras.
Allen Herman*, University of Regina
(9901680)

10:30 a.m.
On a Class of Separable Hopf Galois Extensions.
George Szeto*, Bradley University
Larry Lianyong Xue, Bradley University
(9901666)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, I
Room 325, Student Wing Organizers: Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona jgil@psu.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

9:00 a.m.
Symbolic Hierarchies of Operators on Manifolds with Singularities.
B. W. Schulze*, University of Potsdam
(99058243)

9:40 a.m.
Layer potentials for manifolds with cylindrical ends.
Victor Nistor*, Pennsylvania State Univ.
Marius Mitrea, University of Missouri
(99035138)

10:20 a.m.
A Fr{\'e}chet algebra of pseudodifferential boundary value problems on manifolds with cylindrical ends.
Thomas Krainer*, Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam, Germany
(99035190)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, I
Room 231, Student Wing Organizers: Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

9:00 a.m.
On the structure and characters of weight modules of Lie algebras and superalgebras.
Dimitar V. Grantcharov*, University of California, Riverside
(99017107)

9:40 a.m.
Intermediate Wakimoto modules for Affine $\mathfrak{sl}(n+1)$.
Ben L Cox*, College of Charleston
(9901749)

10:20 a.m.
Demazure crystals for quantum affine algebras.
Kailash C. Misra*, North Carolina state University
(99017157)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Solvable Groups and Their Representations, I
Room 4, Lecture Hall Organizers: Ben Brewster, SUNY at Binghamton ben@yggdrasil.math.binghamton.edu
Arnold Feldman, Franklin & Marshall College afeldman@fandm.edu

9:00 a.m.
Finite groups with subgroups subnormal or supersoluble.
John Cossey*, Australian National University
A. Ballester Bolinches, Universitat de Valencia
(99020225)

9:30 a.m.
Kirillov Theory for Finite Groups.
Dikran B Karagueuzian*, SUNYBinghamton
I Martin Isaacs, University of WisconsinMadison
(99020213)

10:00 a.m.
Classification of the finite $p$subgroups of ${\rm GL}(p,C)$ up to isomorphism.
Jeffrey M Riedl*, University of Akron
(99020204)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Character Theory of Finite Groups and Algebraic Combinatorics, I
Room 5, Lecture Hall Organizers: Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University kwj1@psu.edu
Eirini Poimenidou, New College of Florida poimenidou@ncf.edu

9:00 a.m.
Commutative Integral Table Algebras Generated by Elements of Degree Two.
Zvi Arad, BarIlan University
Elsa Fisman, BarIlan University
Mikhail Muzychuk, Netanya Academic College
Harvey I. Blau*, Northern Illinois University
(99020215)

9:30 a.m.
A combinatorial building for Chevalley groups over finite local rings.
Peter S Campbell*, University of Alberta
(9902031)

10:00 a.m.
A TwoParameter Chromatic Symmetric Function.
EllisonAnne Williams*, North Carolina State University
(9900579)

10:30 a.m.
Kronecker product of characters of $(Z/rZ) wr S_n$ and centralizer algebras.
Rosa C Orellana*, Dartmouth College
(99005180)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, I
Room 3, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

9:30 a.m.
Dowling lattices and poset fiber theorems.
Michelle L Wachs*, University of Miami
(99005249)

10:00 a.m.
On the homology of the $h, k$equal Dowling lattice.
Eric I. Gottlieb*, Rhodes College
(99006196)

10:30 a.m.
The Homology Character of the Automorphism Group of a Dowling Lattice.
Gary K Schwartz*, Northern Illinois University
(99006147)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Holomorphic disks and Floer homology for knots.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Zoltan Szabo*, Princeton University
(9905703)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Symmetric pairs.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Jeb F. Willenbring*, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
(9902001)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, II
Room 12, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

2:30 p.m.
Solving the FisherWright and coalescence problems with a discrete Markov chain analysis.
Peter G Clote*, Boston College
(99092220)

3:30 p.m.
On the construction and properties of bondfree DNA languages.
Lila Kari, University of Western Ontario
Petr Sosik*, University of Western Ontario
Stavros Konstantinidis, Saint Mary's University
(99068144)

4:00 p.m.
Formal Models of DNA Testtube Computing: Single and Multiple Tubes.
P. Sullivan*, Binghamton University
(99068166)

4:30 p.m.
Computing with Cells.
P. Andrei Paun*, Louisiana Tech University
(99092167)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 10, Lecture Hall Organizers: Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Upper distortion functions and the membership problem.
Stuart W Margolis, BarIlan University, Israel
John Meakin, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Zoran Sunik*, Texas A&M University
(9902088)

3:00 p.m.
Forest Diagrams for Elements of Thompson's Group $F$.
James M Belk*, Cornell University
Kenneth S Brown, Cornell University
(99020258)

3:30 p.m.
Picture Groups: Homological and CAT(0) properties.
Daniel S. Farley*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99020260)

4:00 p.m.
On bilipschitz imbeddings into a product of trees.
Alexander Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
Viktor Schroeder, University of Zurich
(99051131)

4:30 p.m.
On finitely generated subgroups in a certain torsion group of intermediate growth.
Rostislav I Grigorchuk*, Texas A&M University
John S Wilson, University of Oxford
(9902086)

5:00 p.m.
Extensions of surface groups by irreducible groups of mapping classes.
Lee Mosher*, Rutgers University, Newark
(99020229)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, II
Room 325, Student Wing Organizers: Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona gil@euclid.math.temple.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Regularity of the Heat Operator on a Cone.
Thalia D. Jeffres*, Universidad Michoacana
Paul Loya, SUNY Binghamton
(99035175)

3:10 p.m.
Green formulae for cone differential operators.
Ingo Witt*, University of Potsdam
(99035188)

3:50 p.m.
Exact Solutions: Subelliptic, Degenerate Elliptic, Transversally Elliptic.
Richard Beals*, Yale University
(99035195)

4:30 p.m.
Szeg\H{o} projections on Grauert tubes of small radius.
Grigore Raul Tataru*, Purdue University
(99058234)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, II
Room 14, Lecture Hall Organizers: LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Nonabelian Tensor Square of the Free $2$Engel Group of Rank $n$.
Russell D Blyth*, Saint Louis University
Robert Fitzgerald Morse, University of Evansville
Joanne L Redden, University of Evansville
(99020143)

3:00 p.m.
Computing homological functors of the free 2Engel groups.
Robert Fitzgerald Morse*, University of Evansville
(9902075)

3:30 p.m.
The Residual Finiteness of Ascending HNNExtensions of Certain Soluble Groups.
A. H. Rhemtulla*, University of Alberta
M. Shirvani, University of Alberta
(99020101)

4:00 p.m.
Profinite topologies in free products of groups.
Luis Ribes*, Carleton University
Pavel Zalesskii, University of Brasilia
(9902022)

4:30 p.m.
The distribution of the genus of groups.
Jay J Zimmerman*, Towson University
(99020151)

5:00 p.m.
Separability properties of certain polygonal products.
G. Kim, Yeungnam University,Korea
Francis C. Y. Tang*, University of Waterloo
(99020165)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, II
Room 231, Student Wing Organizers: Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Automorphism groups of certain rank 2 lattice type vertex operator algebras.
Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz
Robert L., Jr. Griess*, University of Michigan
(99017270)

3:10 p.m.
Rationality and regularity of vertex operator algebras.
Geoffrey W Buhl*, Rutgers University
(99017174)

3:50 p.m.
The space of graded traces for holomorphic $c=24$ vertex operator algebras.
Katherine L Hurley*, Penn State University
(99017256)

4:30 p.m.
Certain Lie algebras and vertex algebras associated with Lie algebroids.
Haisheng Li*, Rutgers University
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University
(99017211)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Statistics, II
Room 323, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Another approach to asymtotics and bootstrap of randomly trimmed means.
Zhiqiang Chen*, William Paterson University
Evarist Gin, University of Connecticut
(9906269)

3:05 p.m.
Bootstrap and Central Limit Theorem, when they are in tune and when they are not.
Dragan Radulovic*, Florida Atlantic University
(9906260)

3:40 p.m.
Nearly universal location and scatter parameters.
Richard M. Dudley*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(99062102)

4:15 p.m.
Estimating Default Risk Premia from Default Swap and EDF Data.
Antje Berndt*, Cornell University
Rohan Douglas, New York, NY
Darrell Duffie, Stanford University
Mark Ferguson, New York, NY
David Schranz, New York, NY
(99062259)

4:50 p.m.
A Martingale Approach to Scan Statistics.
Vladimir Pozdnyakov*, University of Connecticut
Joseph Glaz, University of Connecticut
Martin Kulldorff, Harvard Medical School
Michael Steele, University of Pennsylvania
(99062120)

5:25 p.m.
On the Number of Signals.
Pinyuen Chen*, Syracuse University
(9906240)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems and Tomography, II
Room 7, Lecture Hall Organizers: Peter Kuchment, Texas A\&M University kuchment@math.tamu.edu
Leonid A. Kunyansky, University of Arizona
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University

2:30 p.m.
Tomographic operators in the complex plane.
Eric Clarkson*, University of Arizona
(99044217)

3:00 p.m.
Spherical Means and Thermoacoustic Tomography.
David V. Finch*, Oregon State University
S. K. Patch, GE Medical Systems
Rakesh, University of Delaware
(99044183)

3:30 p.m.
Stationary Sets for the Wave Equation on Crystallographic domains.
Mark Agranovsky, Bar Ilan University
Eric Todd Quinto*, Tufts University
(9904464)

4:00 p.m.
Sonar transforms.
Aleksei I Beltukov*, Tufts University
(9904468)

4:30 p.m.
On injectivity of a circular Radon Transform.
Gaik Ambartsoumian*, Texas A&M University
Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University
(99044233)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory: Honoring Peter Hilton on his Eightieth Birthday, II
Room 8, Lecture Hall Organizers: Martin Bendersky, Hunter College (CUNY) mbenders@math.hunter.cuny.edu
Joseph Roitberg, Hunter College (CUNY) roitberg@math.hunter.cuny.edu

2:30 p.m.
Finite dimensional Gspaces.
William Browder*, Princeton Uniiversity
(99055155)

3:00 p.m.
On the degree $2$ map for a sphere.
Fred Cohen, University of Rochester
Inga Johnson*, University of Rochester
(99055241)

3:30 p.m.
On (Non)Cancellation of Certain Cell Complexes.
Imre Bokor*, University of New England
(99057126)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Solvable Groups and Their Representations, II
Room 4, Lecture Hall Organizers: Ben Brewster, SUNY at Binghamton ben@yggdrasil.math.binghamton.edu
Arnold Feldman, Franklin & Marshall College afeldman@fandm.edu

2:30 p.m.
Products of ${\cal C}$connected Finite Soluble Groups.
Peter Hauck*, Universitaet Tuebingen
(99020255)

3:00 p.m.
Modularity in the lattice of $\Sigma$permutable subgroups.
Thomas W Kimber*, SUNY Morrisville
(99020139)

3:30 p.m.
Discussion

4:00 p.m.
Solvable Permutation Groups and Partitions.
Tom Wolf*, Ohio Univ
(99020263)

4:30 p.m.
Modularity, Permutability and the CoverAvoidance Property.
Joseph A. Petrillo*, Franklin & Marshall College
(99020153)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, II
Room 331, Student Wing Organizers: Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

2:30 p.m.
When is every module with essential socle a direct sum of quasiinjectives?
K I Beidar, National Cheng Kung University
S K Jain*, Ohio University
(9901643)

3:00 p.m.
Some decomposition theory of pureprojective modules.
Philipp S Rothmaler*, OSU Lima
(99016137)

3:30 p.m.
A semilocal ring with a strange decomposition theory of projective modules.
Gena Puninski*, The Ohio State University at Lima
(9901621)

4:00 p.m.
On Pseudoinjective Modules.
Hai Quang Dinh*, North Dakota State Univ
(99016145)

4:30 p.m.
On some SemiArtinian Rings.
Hai Quang Dinh, North Dakota University
Dinh Van Huynh*, Ohio University, Athens
(99016173)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, II
Room 3, Lecture Hall Organizers: Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Hyperplane arrangements and graph orientations.
Daniel C Slilaty*, Wright State University
(99005272)

3:00 p.m.
Complete Principal Truncations of Dowling Lattices.
Hongxun Qin*, The Ohio State University
(99005160)

3:30 p.m.
Dowling lattices, supersolvability, and lineclosure.
Joseph E. Bonin*, The George Washington University
(99005142)

4:00 p.m.
Reconstructibility of Dowling Lattices.
William P. Miller*, Susquehanna University
(9900596)

4:30 p.m.
The critical problem and Dowling Lattices.
Irasema Sarmiento*, Cinvestav, Mexico
(9900595)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Character Theory of Finite Groups and Algebraic Combinatorics, II
Room 5, Lecture Hall Organizers: Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University kwj1@psu.edu
Eirini Poimenidou, New College of Florida poimenidou@ncf.edu

2:30 p.m.
Spectral properties of circulant graphs via Sring theory.
Andrew J Woldar*, Villanova University
Mikhail H Klin, BenGurion University of the Negev and University of Delaware
Milhail E Muzychuk, Netanya Academic College
(99005164)

3:00 p.m.
Chromatic polynomials and coherent configurations.
Mikhail H. Klin*, University of Delaware, Newark and BenGurion Univ
Christian Pech, Technological University Dresden
(99005191)

3:30 p.m.
Character tables of certain commutative association schemes.
Sung Yell Song*, Iowa State University
(99005152)

4:00 p.m.
Tridiagonal pairs, association schemes, and the quantum affine algebra $U_q({\widehat {sl}}_2)$.
Paul M. Terwilliger*, University of Wisconsin
Tatsuro Ito, Kanazawa University
(99005113)

4:30 p.m.
The Generalized Terwilliger Algebra of a Finite Group.
Eric S Egge*, Gettysburg College
(99016159)

5:00 p.m.
Basic structure theory of association schemes.
PaulHermann Zieschang*, University of Brownsville
(99005278)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, II
Room 2, Lecture Hall Organizers: Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

2:30 p.m.
Stokes Theorem and the Minkowski Problem: A combinatorial perspective.
Daniel A Klain*, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(99052224)

3:00 p.m.
The homotopy types of Alexander duals.
Xun Dong*, University of Miami
(99005261)

3:30 p.m.
Reflexive polytopes in dimension 2 and 3: the numbers 12, 24, and onion skins.
Christian Haase*, Duke University
(9900592)

4:00 p.m.
(The category of?) CD manifolds.
Daniel K. Biss*, IAS & CMI
(99057226)

4:30 p.m.
On Configurations of flats; manifolds of points in the projective line.
Javier Bracho*, UNAM
Jorge Arocha, UNAM
Luis Montejano, UNAM
(99052275)

5:00 p.m.
Configuration of 4 lines in affine 3space.
Luis Montejano*, National University of Mexico
Jorge Arocha, National University of Mexico
Javier Bracho, National University of Mexico
(99052274)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Quasigroups and Loops
Room 327, Student Wing Organizers: Tuval S. Foguel, North Dakota State University tuval.foguel@ndsu.nodak.edu
J. D. Phillips, Wabash College phillipj@wabash.edu

2:30 p.m.
Simple Power Associative Loops With Exactly One Covering.
Tuval S. Foguel*, Auburn University Montgomery
(9902013)

3:10 p.m.
Dedekind quasigroups and the connection with loops.
Kenneth W Johnson*, Penn State University
Petr Vojtechovsky, University of Denver
(9902050)

3:50 p.m.
Analytic loops and generalized fibre bundles.
Alexander I Nesterov*, Guadalajara University
(9905328)

4:30 p.m.
On loops with abelian inner mapping group.
J. D. Phillips*, Wabash College
(9902026)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:45 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 329, Student Wing

2:45 p.m.
Do Normal Subgroups Have Straight Tails? Representation questions from a combinatorics classroom.
Paul E Becker*, Penn State University  Erie
(99020207)

3:00 p.m.
A characterization of nonminimal tree actions.
Lisa Carbone, Rutgers University, NJ
Laura I Ciobanu*, Rutgers University, NJ
(99020235)

3:15 p.m.
Topological $p$groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(99022103)

3:30 p.m.
The conditions on the ordinary differential equation: $(1) y^(n)+f(y)=g(x)$, to get real solutions where $y^(n)$ means the derivative number $n$ of $y(x)$.
Fady A Gusin*, Cleveland State University
(9903409)

3:45 p.m.
Linear Operators on R Sequences.
Andrew B. Perry*, Springfield College
(99046181)

4:00 p.m.
On some spectral properties of abstract multiinterval boundary value problems.
Maksim S. Sokolov*, National University of Uzbekistan
(9904710)

4:15 p.m.
Uniform 1Cochains and Genuine Laminations.
Baris Coskunuzer*, Princeton University
(99057273)

4:30 p.m.
Using Online Quizzes: A Report on the Efficacy of a "Repeat Until Satisfied" Model of Using the Internet to Enhance Mathematics Education.
Jeff A. Suzuki*, Bard College
(99097253)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, II
Room 9, Lecture Hall Organizers: Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

3:00 p.m.
Higher Reidemeister Torsion.
Edward Bruce Williams*, U. of Notre Dame
(99057134)

3:30 p.m.
Some nondiffeomorphic harmonic cellular maps.
F. T. Farrell*, Binghamton University
P. Ontaneda, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco
(99053133)

4:00 p.m.
On the classification of simply connected $7$manifolds.
Diarmuid J Crowley*, Penn State
(99057184)

4:30 p.m.
A rational criminal.
Kasper K. S. Andersen, Aarhus University
Tilman Bauer, SFB 478 Munster
Jesper Grodal*, University of Chicago
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University
(99055240)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 3:05 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, II
Room 321, Student Wing Organizers: Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

3:05 p.m.
Old and New Results on the Asymptotic Distribution of SelfNormalized Sums.
David M Mason*, University of Delaware
(99060162)

3:40 p.m.
SelfNormalized Processes In Dependent Variables.
Victor H de la Pena*, Columbia University
Michael J Klass, UC Berkeley
TzeLeung Lai, Stanford University
(9906044)

4:15 p.m.
Central limit theorems in geometric probability.
Joseph E. Yukich*, Lehigh University
(9906045)

4:50 p.m.
Don't Be Fooled By Regular or Empirical Central Limit Theorems for Exchangeable Sequences vs I.I.D. Sequences.
Xinxin Jiang*, Rhodes College
Marjorie Hahn, Tufts University
(9906099)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Binghamton University Department of Mathematical Sciences Reception in Honor of the 80th Birthday of Peter Hilton
Chenango Room, Science 1 Building
Inquiries: meet@ams.org

