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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
Sunday October 12, 2003

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 13, Lecture Hall

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, III
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.
DNA codes for biological computing and assays.
Anthony J. Macula*, SUNY Geneseo
Wendy Knapp Pogozelski, SUNY Geneseo
Vyacheslav V. Rykov, University Nebraska Omaha
(99092130)

8:30 a.m.
Structure Free Sequences for Biomolecular Computing.
Satoshi Kobayashi*, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of ElectroCommunications
(99068125)

9:00 a.m.
Genome Rearrangement, Random Walks on the Permutation Group, and Phase Transitions in Random Graphs.
Nathanael Berestycki, Cornell U and U. Pierre and Marie Curie
Rick Durrett*, Cornell U.
(99060105)

10:00 a.m.
Modelling Genetic Gymnastics: The mathematics of gene scrambling in ciliates.
Mark Daley*, University of Saskatchewan
(9906898)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 10, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

8:00 a.m.
Simplicial nonpositive curvature.
Tadeusz Januszkiewicz*, The Ohio State Univrsity
Jacek Swiatkowski, Wroclaw University
(99051197)

8:30 a.m.
Relatively hyperbolic groups and almost convexity.
Inna Bumagin*, McGill University
(99020245)

9:00 a.m.
Periodic rank one geodesics in foldable cubical complexes.
Xiangdong Xie*, Washington University
(9905317)

9:30 a.m.
Relative hyperbolicity of limit groups.
Emina Alibegovic*, University of Michigan
(99051109)

10:00 a.m.
Rapid Decay and Geometry  Part I.
Indira Chatterji*, Cornell University
(99020194)

10:30 a.m.
Rapid Decay and Geometry  Part II.
Kim E. Ruane*, Tufts University
(99020192)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, III
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.
The maximal and minimal conditions for normal subgroups of infinite order or index.
F de Giovanni, University of Naples
D H Paek, Busan Normal University
Derek J.S. Robinson*, University of Illinois
A Russo, University of Lecce
(9902019)

8:30 a.m.
Groups with the maximal condition on nonFCsubgroups.
Martyn R. Dixon*, University of Alabama
Leonid A. Kurdachenko, University of Dnepropetrovsk
(9902041)

9:00 a.m.
Embedding in simple locally (solublebyfinite) groups. Preliminary report.
Martin J Evans*, Universtiy of Alabama
(99020222)

9:30 a.m.
Uncountably many basic sequences of commutators.
David A Jackson*, Saint Louis University
(9902024)

10:00 a.m.
Recent developments in the theory of Fuchsian and Kleinian groups.
Gerhard Rosenberger*, Dortmund/University
(9902020)

10:30 a.m.
Most recent results on test ranks of free nilpotent groups.
C K Gupta*, University of Manitoba
V A Romankov, Omsk State University
E I Timoshenko, Novosibirsk University
(99020242)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems and Tomography, III
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

8:00 a.m.
Anisotropic Inverse Problems in Two Dimensions.
Ziqi Sun*, Wichita State University
(9903535)

8:30 a.m.
A New Look at an Old Result of Smith and Keinert on the Inversion of the $k$  Plane Transform.
Andrew Markoe*, Rider University
(99044140)

9:00 a.m.
Analysis of a family of exact inversion formulas for cone beam transform.
Alexander Katsevich*, University of Central Florida
Alexander Zamyatin, University of Central Florida
(99044156)

9:30 a.m.
Reconstruction of the convection term via a RiemannHilbert problem.
Alexandru C Tamasan*, University of Toronto
(99035182)

10:00 a.m.
An eigensystem decomposition method for an inverse medium problem in a waveguide.
Sava Dediu*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Joyce R McLaughlin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(99035212)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory: Honoring Peter Hilton on his Eightieth Birthday, III
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.
Geometric applications of the BersteinHilton Hopf invariant.
Octavian Cornea*, University of Montreal
(99055121)

8:30 a.m.
Also on Systems of Interlocking Exact Sequences.
C. Joanna Su*, Providence College
(9905558)

9:00 a.m.
Recent advances in $v_1$ periodic homotopy theory.
Martin Bendersky*, CUNY/ Hunter College
(9905546)

9:30 a.m.
3local Hspaces of rank 2.
John R Harper*, University of Rochester
(9905590)

10:00 a.m.
Implications of the Equation $\mathrm{cat}(X\times A) =\mathrm{cat(X)}$.
Donald Stanley, University of Ottawa
Jeffrey Strom*, Western Michigan University
(99055185)

10:30 a.m.
The Genus and SNT Sets of Certain Connective Covering Spaces: Work of Huale Huang.
Joseph Roitberg*, Hunter College (CUNY)
(9905576)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Character Theory of Finite Groups and Algebraic Combinatorics, III
Room 5, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University kwj1@psu.edu
Eirini Poimenidou, New College of Florida poimenidou@ncf.edu

8:00 a.m.
Characters of large degree.
Tom Wolf*, Ohio U.
(99020265)

8:30 a.m.
Automorphism groups of finite monolithic $p$groups.
Jeffrey M Riedl*, University of Akron
(99020206)

9:00 a.m.
Products of Charactes of Finite $p$groups.
Edith AdanBante*, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
(9902016)

9:30 a.m.
Sylow subgroups and the number of conjugacy classes of $p$elements.
Alexandre Turull*, University of Florida
(99020238)

10:00 a.m.
Diameters of Degree Graphs of Nonsolvable Groups, Part I.
Mark L Lewis, Kent State University
Donald L White*, Kent State University
(9902059)

10:30 a.m.
Diameters of Degree Graphs of Nonsolvable Groups, Part II.
Mark L. Lewis*, Kent State University
Donald L. White, Kent State University
(9902015)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 13, Lecture Hall

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, III
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

8:20 a.m.
On radical of vertex algebras.
Michael Roitman*, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
(99017282)

9:00 a.m.
Dual pairs and primitive quotients of enveloping algebras.
Victor Protsak*, Cornell University
(99017199)

9:40 a.m.
Cohomology of Borcherds Lie algebras.
Elizabeth G Jurisich*, The College of Charleston
(99017161)

10:20 a.m.
Representations of quantum toroidal algerbas.
Naihuan Jing*, North Carolina State University
(99017186)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, III
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.
The extremal dependence measure, hidden regular variation and asymptotic independence.
Sidney I Resnick*, Cornell University
(9906091)

9:05 a.m.
Density dependent Markov chains generated by iteration of iid random maps on R+.
Krishna B. Athreya*, School of ORIE, Cornell University
(9906097)

9:40 a.m.
Natural wavelet expansions for GaussianMarkov processes.
Vladimir Dobric*, Lehigh University
Francisco M. Ojeda, Lehigh University
(99060271)

10:15 a.m.
Wonham Filters with random parameters.
Xin Guo*, School of ORIE, Cornell University
(99060219)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Statistics, III
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.
Poissonization of Statistical Experiments.
Mark G Low*, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvan
Michael Nussbaum, Cornell University
Sara Van de Geer, University of Leiden
Harrison H Zhou, Cornell University
(99062193)

9:05 a.m.
Statistical Equivalence and StochasticProcess Limit Theorems.
Lawrence D. Brown*, University of Pennsylvania
(99062122)

9:40 a.m.
Combining Information From Independent Sources Through Confidence Distributions.
Kesar Singh*, Rutgers Univ.
Minge Xie, Rutgers Univ.
William E Strawderman, Rutgers Univ.
(9906248)

10:15 a.m.
Asymptotic equivalence of spectral density estimation and Gaussian white noise.
Michael Nussbaum*, Cornell University
Harrison H. Zhou, Cornell University
(99062202)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, III
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.
Periodic Methods and Fixity.
Alejandro Adem*, University of Wisconsin
Jim Davis, Indiana University
Ozgun Unlu, University of Wisconsin
(9905782)

9:00 a.m.
Thickenings of $Z/nZ$ manifolds and applications.
Laurence R Taylor*, University of Notre Dame
(9905778)

9:30 a.m.
Splitting With Continuous Control in Algebraic $K$theory.
David Rosenthal*, McMaster University
(99057112)

10:00 a.m.
Controlled exact categories.
Manuel Cardenas*, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
(9901930)

10:30 a.m.
Obstructions to transversality for exotic homology manifolds.
Heather M Johnston*, Vassar College
(99057257)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, III
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.
Bilinear spaces with unimodular automorphism group.
Dragomir Djokovic, University of Waterloo
Fernando Szechtman*, University of Regina
(99020244)

9:00 a.m.
Extensions of Generalized Armendariz Rings.
Chan Y. Hong, Kyung Hee University
Tae Keun Kwak, Daejin University
S. Tariq Rizvi*, The Ohio State University
(99016237)

9:30 a.m.
Baer And QuasiBaer Modules.
S. Tariq Rizvi, The Ohio State University
Cosmin S Roman*, The Ohio State University
(99016232)

10:00 a.m.
Associative algebras related to the representations of Lie algebras.
Vlastimal Dlab*, Carleton University
(99016280)

10:30 a.m.
Properly stratified endomorphism algebras.
Xueqing Chen*, University of Ottawa
Vlastimil Dlab, Carleton University
(99016171)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, III
Room 3, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Asymptotic results for the WDVV ring of physics.
Margaret A. Readdy*, University of Kentucky
(99005252)

9:00 a.m.
Inequalities for Zonotopes.
Richard Ehrenborg*, University of Kentucky
(99005254)

9:30 a.m.
Modularly Contractible Representable Matroids.
Kenneth P Bogart*, Dartmouth College
David L Neel, Seattle University
(99005246)

10:00 a.m.
The structure of biased expansion graphs and multary quasigroups.
Thomas Zaslavsky*, Binghamton University (SUNY)
(99005221)

10:30 a.m.
Cographic Excluded Minors for GainGraphic Matroids.
Thomas Dowling*, The Ohio State University
Hongxun Qin, The Ohio State University
(99005203)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, III
Room 2, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

8:30 a.m.
Unfolding convex polyhedral manifolds.
Ezra Miller*, University of Minnesota
Igor Pak, MIT
(99052279)

9:00 a.m.
On face numbers of manifolds with symmetry.
Isabella Novik*, University of Washington
(99005114)

9:30 a.m.
Inequalities for the hvector and flag hvector of geometric lattices.
Ed Swartz, Cornell University
Kathryn Nyman*, Texas A&M University
(99006251)

10:00 a.m.
Angle Sums of Polytopes: A new proof of Perles' result.
Kristin A. Camenga*, Cornell University
(99005214)

10:30 a.m.
The angle defect for odddimensional simplicial manifolds.
Ethan D. Bloch*, Bard College
(99052148)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, III
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

9:00 a.m.
Zeta functions with nonstandard poles.
Robert T. Seeley*, University of Massachusetts at Boston
(99058104)

9:40 a.m.
Mellin Transform and Global Optimization Techniques for Elliptic Boundary Problems.
Irina Mitrea*, Cornell University
(9904563)

10:20 a.m.
Strictly pseudoconvex $b$CR manifolds.
Gerardo A Mendoza*, Temple University
(9903257)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Quantum graphs and their applications.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Peter Kuchment*, Texas A\&M University
(9903504)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Diophantine geometry over groups and the elementary theory of free and hyperbolic groups.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Zlil Sela*, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
(9902002)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, IV
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.
Mathematics of Giant Hexagonal Bilayer Hemoglobins.
Leonid G. Hanin*, University of Rochester
(9909251)

3:30 p.m.
Biomolecular Computing To Solve Hard Problems.
Rani Siromoney*, Chennai Mathematical Institute
Bireswar Das, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(99068136)

4:00 p.m.
StemLoop Rewrite Rules.
Julia Khodor*, MIT
(99092163)

4:30 p.m.
Universality and Complexity Aspects in Networks of Evolutionary Processors.
Erzsebet CsuhajVarju, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Carlos MartinVide*, Rovira i Virgili University
Victor Mitrana, Rovira i Virgili University
(99068201)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 10, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Garside structures for Artin groups.
Jon McCammond*, U.C. Santa Barbara
(99020123)

3:00 p.m.
Polyfree constructions for Artin groups.
Susan M. Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University
(99020248)

3:30 p.m.
The Even Isomorphism Theorem for Coxeter Groups.
Mike Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
(99020150)

4:00 p.m.
Loops in Coxeter diagrams: what do they get us?
Patrick Bahls*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(9902053)

4:30 p.m.
The cohomology of right angled Artin groups with group ring coefficients.
John Meier*, Lafayette College
(99020149)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, IV
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.
A multidirectional Neumann problem in $R^4$.
Gregory C Verchota*, Syracuse University
Andrew L Vogel, Syracuse University
(9903565)

3:10 p.m.
SobolevBesov estimates for elliptic PDE's in nonsmooth Riemannian manifolds.
Marius Mitrea*, University of Missouri
(99035239)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, IV
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.
Some solvable automaton groups.
Laurent Bartholdi, University of California  Berkeley
Zoran Sunik*, Texas A&M University
(9902089)

3:00 p.m.
Superrigidity and the classification problem for the torsionfree abelian groups of finite rank.
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9902036)

3:30 p.m.
Onerelator groups with torsion  computing presentations with SCHEME.
Gilbert Baumslag*, City College of New York
Douglas Troeger, City College of New York
(99020200)

4:00 p.m.
The Finitary AndrewsCurtis Conjecture.
Alexei Myasnikov*, McGill University
(99020135)

4:30 p.m.
Groups Normal in the Unit Groups of Their Group Rings.
Marcin Mazur*, Binghamton University
(99020116)

5:00 p.m.
On finite presentability of some prop groups.
Mikhail V. Ershov*, Yale University
(99020117)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, IV
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.
On Rigidity of Vertex Tensor Categories.
Antun Milas*, University of Arizona / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(99017266)

3:10 p.m.
Openstring vertex algebras.
YiZhi Huang, Rutgers University
Liang Kong*, Rutgers University
(99017106)

3:50 p.m.
On the Decomposition Rules for $E_9$.
Eric C. Rowell*, Indiana University
(99020128)

4:30 p.m.
Computing type A fusion rules by using $S_k$orbits of $\mathbb{Z}_N ^k$.
Omar D Saldarriaga*, State university of New York at Binghamton
(99016172)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, IV
Room 321, Student Wing
Organizers:
Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Sample path regularity for Brownian motions on compact groups.
Laurent SaloffCoste*, Cornell University
Alexander Bendikov, Cornell University
(99060205)

3:05 p.m.
Stochastic differential equations on noncommutative $L^2$spaces.
Maria Gordina*, University of Connecticut
(9906072)

3:40 p.m.
Moment characterizing operators.
Luigi Accardi, Centro Vito Volterra
HuiHsiung Kuo, Louisiana State University
Aurel Iulian Stan*, University of Rochester
(9906081)

4:15 p.m.
Markov chains, moment problems and discrete quantum gravity.
Patrick T. McDonald*, New College of Florida
Avner Ash, Boston College
(99060115)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Statistics, IV
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.
Asymptotic Analysis of A TwoWay Semiparametric Regression Model for Microarray Data.
Jian Huang, University of Iowa
CunHui Zhang*, Rutgers University
(99062269)

3:05 p.m.
On efficient estimation of parameters in functional partly linear regression models.
Hanxiang Peng*, University of Mississippi
Hawking Wang, University of Mississippi
(99062264)

3:40 p.m.
Aysmptotics of the TheilSen estimator in simple linear regression model with a random covariate.
Xueqin Wang*, University of Mississippi
(9906273)

4:15 p.m.
Maximum bias curves for Mestimates of regression with general scale.
Jose R. Berrendero, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Beatriz V.M. Mendes, Universidade Federal do Rio Janeiro
David E. Tyler*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ruben H. Zamar, University of British Columbia
(99062210)

4:50 p.m.
A probabilistic method for detecting multivariate outliers.
Shafiu Jibrin, Northern Arizona University
Irwin S. Pressman*, Carleton University
Matias SalibanBarrera, Carleton University
(9906232)

5:25 p.m.
Contour regression: a general approach to dimension reduction.
Bing Li*, Dept of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
Hongyuan Zha, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Francesca Chiaromonte, Dept of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University
(9906284)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Solvable Groups and Their Representations, III
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.
Subgroup Containment Properties of Finite Solvable Groups.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(9902070)

3:00 p.m.
An Overview of Permutability in Direct Products.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(9902067)

3:30 p.m.
Finite minimal nonnilpotent groups.
Adolfo BallesterBolinches, Universitat de Val\`encia
Ramon EstebanRomero*, Universitat Polit\`ecnica de Val\`encia
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99020124)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, IV
Room 9, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

2:30 p.m.
Lipschitz cohomology, coronas, and the Novikov conjecture.
Alexander Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
(99057132)

3:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Stationary Lagrangian Surfaces in $CP^2$.
Hui Ma*, Dept. of Math. & Stat., GANG, Umass, Amherst
Franz Pedit, Dept. of Math. & Stat., GANG, Umass, Amherst
(9905139)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, IV
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.
Rings in which elements are uniquely the sum of a unit and an idempotent.
W Keith Nicholson, The University of Calgary
Yiqiang Zhou*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(9901677)

3:00 p.m.
Duo Rings and Ore Extensions.
Greg Marks*, St. Louis University
(9901611)

3:30 p.m.
Orders in artinian rings.
Vijay Kumar Bhat*, Banasthali VidyapithRajasthan304022.India.
(9901605)

4:00 p.m.
How distributivity influences commutativity in rings.
Mark Farag*, Wagner College
(99016179)

4:30 p.m.
CSProperty and Matrix Rings.
K. I. Beidar, National ChengKung University
S. K. Jain, Ohio University
Pramod Kanwar*, Ohio UniversityZanesville
J. B. Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology
(99016178)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, IV
Room 3, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.
Extensor Valued $P$ported Parametrized Tuttelike Functions and Invariants of Graphs and Oriented Matroids.
Seth Chaiken*, Computer Science Dept., Univ. at Albany
(9900527)

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, IV
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.
A $GL_n(q)$analogue of the partition lattice.
Phil Hanlon, University of Michigan
Patricia Hersh*, University of Michigan
John Shareshian, Washington University in St. Louis
(99005208)

3:00 p.m.
A poset structure on multichains in the noncrossing partition lattice.
Drew D Armstrong*, Cornell University
(99005218)

3:30 p.m.
On the topology of multigraph picture spaces.
Jeremy L Martin*, University of Minnesota
(9900587)

4:00 p.m.
Graphs, Syzygies and Multivariate Splines.
Lauren L Rose*, Bard College
(99052267)

4:30 p.m.
Abelianizing the Real Permutation Action via Blowups.
EvaMaria E Feichtner*, ETH Zurich
Dmitry N Kozlov, KTH Stockholm
(99051176)
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