Southwest Local Algebra Meeting

Texas State University, 27–28 February 2016


Saturday 27 February

12.30–1.00 pm  Check-in and coffee/snacks
1.00–2.00 pm  Poster session
2.00–2.50 pm  Thomas Keller
3.00–3.50 pm  Kristen Stagg Rovira
4.00–4.50 pm  Poster session
5.00–5.50 pm  Mark Johnson
6.30 pm  Social gathering

Sunday 28 February

8.30–9.00 am  Continental breakfast
9.00–9.50 am  Art Duval
10.00–10.50 am  Poster session
11.00–11.50 am  Marcus Webb
12.00–12.50 pm  Mark Walker

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To ease planning and reporting we request that all participants fill out the registration form before 11 February 2016. Early registrants have priority for support, and you must register by 15 January 2016 to be eligible for support.

Travel and Accommodation

The talks will take place in Derrick Hall, 105 Pickard Street; it is next to the Math department, the building marked DERR on the campus map. On Weekends parking is free except for reserved spots. A convenient place to park is the Matthews Street Garage.

The conference hotel is Holiday Inn San Marcos located at 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Please register by 15 January 2016 to book a room at the conference rate.

The social gathering on Saturday takes place at the home of Professor Max Warshauer. Directions will be provided in your participant's package.

From the Austin airport (AUS) there is shuttle service to San Marcos and several rental car options. If you drive, download directions.

Sponsors and Support

The meeting is supported by the National Security Agency
and the Department of Mathematics at Texas State University.

Registered Participants


Lars Winther Christensen  (Texas Tech University)

Louiza Fouli  (New Mexico State University)

David Jorgensen  (University of Texas at Arlington)

Susan Morey  (Texas State University)

Piyush Shroff  (Texas State University)


Art Duval  (University of Texas at El Paso)
A non-partitionable Cohen-Macaulay simplicial complex, and implications for Stanley depth

Mark Johnson  (University of Arkanses)
Ubiquity of complete intersection liaison classes

Thomas Keller  (Texas State University)
Groups meet graphs: On Prime Graphs of Finite Groups

Kristen Stagg Rovira  (California State University at Dominguez Hills)
Solvable Leibniz Algebras with Restricted Nilradicals

Mark Walker  (University of Nebraska)
Invariants of hypersurfaces and complete intersections

Marcus Webb  (Stephen F. Austin State University)
The Frobenius Functor and Rings of Prime Characteristic

Poster Presenters

Roberto Barrera  (Texas A&M University)  
Local cohomology of Gorenstein face rings have finitely many associated primes

Selvi Beyarslan  (Tulane University)  
Regularity of Powers of Forests and Cycles

Andrew Cavaness  (University of Texas–Arlington)
Classification of Simple Weight \(W_n\) Modules

Hyun Seung Choi  (University of California Riverside)  
Multiplicative lattices and semistar operations

Brittney Falahola  (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)  
Characterizing Gorenstein Rings Using Frobenius

Lauren Grimley  (Texas A&M University)  
Brackets on Hochschild cohomology

Christina Jamroz  (Purdue University)  
Betti Numbers of Piecewiselex Ideals

Jason Juett  (Texas State University)  
Completion of Matrices

Youngsu Kim  (University of California–Riverside)
The defining equations of certain special fiber rings

Erik Medina  (University of New Mexico)
Lifts of Frobenius on Arithmetic Jet Spaces of \(\mathbb{P}^n\)

Mehrzad Monzavi  (University of Texas–Arlington)
Fixed point properties of nilpotent and solvable lie group actions on nonpositively curved compact manifolds

Christopher O'Neill  (Texas A&M University)
Factorization properties of Leamer monoids

Raymond Paulino  (New Mexico State University)
The Core of Edge Ideals

Ata Firat Pir  (Texas A&M University)
Irrational Toric Varieties

Tony Se  (University of Kansas)
Coherent functors and asymptotic stability

Basanti Sharma Poudyal  (University of Texas–Arlington)
Existence of Exact zero Divisors in Artinian Gorenstein rings

Rebecca Rebhuhn-Glanz  (University of Michigan)
Closure operations that induce big Cohen-Macaulay modules and algebras

Nathan Steele  (University of Texas–Arlington)
Support and Rank Varieties of Totally Acyclic Complexes

Mengyao Sun  (Tulane University)
Regularity of edge ideal of vertex decomposable graphs

Azucena Tochimani Tiro  (CINESTAV-IPN)
Vanishing ideals over rational parameterizations

Matthew Toeniskoetter  (Purdue University)
Directed Unions of Local Quadratic Transforms of RLRs

Derek Tomlin  (University of Texas–Arlington)
The Quantum Space of \(A(\alpha)\)

Jacob White  (University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley)
Ehrhart-Hilbert polynomials arising from combinatorial Hopf monoids

Tianyuan Xu  (University of Oregon)
Asymptotic Hecke Algebras of Coxeter Groups

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2015 at Oklahoma State University   2014 at Texas A&M University   2013 at University of Arizona  

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