March 20-22, 2009
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

You are cordially invited to attend the Southern Regional Algebra Conference 2009 at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. All participants are invited to present 25 minute talks. The first talks will be scheduled for Friday afternoon, beginning at 1:45 PM. The conference will end by noon on Sunday. As usual, there is no financial support provided for the participants by the University of South Alabama. However, Friday evening all participants are invited to a Conference Dinner sponsored by the Department and the College of Arts and Sciences. There will be a fee for non-participants (e.g., spouse or guests). On Saturday evening we are planning a picnic dinner, funded by the Conference. The talks will take place in room 370 of the ILB building on the campus of the University of South Alabama. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate.

About Mobile: General information about the Mobile Area can be found here. 

Schedule: Friday, March 20, 2009.

1:45 PM Andrzej Wierzbicki, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Welcoming Remarks
2:00 - 2:25 PM John Dauns, Tulane University Functors
2:30 - 2:55 PM Markus Schmidmeier, Florida Atlantic University The Entries in the LR-Tableau
3:15 - 3:40 PM Gary L. Walls, Southeastern Louisiana University On Orbits of Automorphism Groups II
3:45 - 4:10 PM Peter Mayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz Functions that are Compatible with Group Actions
4:30 - 4:55 PM Linhong Wang, Southeastern Louisiana University Noetherian Skew Inverse Power Series Rings
5:00 - 5:25 PM Mashhoor Al-Refai, Yarmouk University On Strongly Graded Rings and Graded Modules
7:00 PM
Conference Dinner at Wintzell's

Saturday, March 21, 2009.

9:00 - 9:25 AM Elena Poletaeva, University of Texas-Pan American On Realizations of Superconformal Algebras
9:30 - 9:55 AM Daniel Sage, Louisiana State University An Extension of the Theory of Perverse Coherent Sheaves and some Applications
10:15 - 10:40 AM Hung Nguyen, Michigan State University Restrictions of Representations of the Steinberg Triality Group to Proper Subgroups
10:45 - 11: 10 AM Thomas M. Keller, Texas State University, San Marcos Lower Bounds for the Number of Conjugacy Classes of a Finite Group
11:30 - 11:55 AM Aderemi Kuku, Grambling State University Representation Theory and Higher Algebraic K-theory
12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 2:25 PM Jennifer R. Daniel, Lamar University G-planar Groups
2:30 - 2:55 PM Sandra Spiroff, University of Mississippi A Comparison of Zero Divisor Graphs
3:15 - 3:40 PM Antonio Tortora, Universita di Salerno Groups with a Bell Condition on Infinite Subsets
3:45 - 4:10 PM Matt Ragland, Auburn University Montgomery Solvable PST-groups, Mutually Permutable Products, Strong Sylow Bases, and Semipermutability
4:30 - 4:55 PM Kent M. Neuerburg, Southeastern Louisiana University Rings Determined by Cyclic Covers of Groups
5:00 - 5:25 PM Lianyong Xue, Bradley University The Galois Extension with a Galois Commutator Subring
5:30 - 5:55 PM Martin Juras, Qatar University Commuting Probability in Rings
6:30 PM

Sunday, March 22, 2009.

8:30 - 8:55 AM Gary Birkenmeier, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Nilary and Primary Rings
9:00 - 9:25 AM Robert Raphael, Concordia University On Commutative Clean Rings
9:45 - 10:10 AM Basak Ay, Florida Atlantic University Unique Decompositions into Ideals for Reduced Commutative Noetherian Rings I
10:15 - 10:40 AM Lee C. Klingler, Florida Atlantic University Unique Decompositions into Ideals for Reduced Commutative Noetherian Rings II
11:00 - 11: 25 AM Ralph P. Tucci, Loyola University New Orleans The Semigroup of Right Ideals of a Semigroup
11:30 - 11:55 AM K.S. Enoch Lee, Auburn University Montgomery On Fibonacci Representations

Abstracts: Abstracts can be found here. 

Directions: The Mathematics and Statistics Department is located in ILB 325. Here are Directions  to the Department (Parking permits are not needed on the weekend), and a Campus Map  (ILB is number 60).  

By air you can arrive at Mobile Regional Airport. There are other options which may be cheaper:
By road from I-65 take exit 3, Airport Blvd.
Drive about 2 1/2 to 3 miles and turn right onto University Blvd. Continue driving about 1 1/2 miles.

Unfortunately there are no hotels within walking distance to campus. Here are some recommendations.

Ashbury Hotel & Suites,  Telefon 251-344-8030 or 1-800-752-0398. When booking mention "USA Algebra Conference" for the following rates: $69 for a single, $74 for a double, $79 for deluxe single, and $84 for a deluxe double. The hotel is located next to I-65, Exit Airport Boulevard, about 4 miles from campus (10 to 15 minutes). Includes hot breakfast buffet and some shuttle service but no shuttle service to the airport.

Wingate by Wyndham,  Telefon 251-441-1979 or 1-800-228-1000. Special conference rates of $89 for a single and $129 for a double are available until March 1st when mentioning "USA Algebra Conference". The hotel is located on I-65, exit Springhill Avenue, about 4 miles from campus (10 to 15 minutes). Free hot breakfast buffet, interior corridors, refrigerator and microwave, free high speed wireless internet, airport shuttle and free parking.

Homewood Suites by Hilton,  Special USA rate of $111 is offered for a 1 bedroom suite with 1 king or 2 doubles. Just ask for the University of South Alabama preferred rate when calling 1.800.Call Home or 251.634.8664 or visit here  to book on-line at the discounted rate. The hotel is located 7 minutes from USA and Mobile Regional Airport. Complimentary shuttle service is offered to USA main campus and Mobile Regional Airport, contact hotel directly for times. Includes hot breakfast buffet, all suites 450 sq ft or larger, include 2 separate rooms with 2 TVs, fully-equipped kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest suites and public areas.

Here is a link to more hotels.

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Cornelius Pillen
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