1. CMB Online first
 Lee, TsiuKwen

Adnilpotent elements of semiprime rings with involution
Let $R$ be an $n!$torsion free semiprime ring with
involution $*$ and with extended centroid $C$, where $n\gt 1$ is
a positive integer. We characterize $a\in K$, the Lie algebra
of skew elements in $R$, satisfying $(\operatorname{ad}_a)^n=0$ on $K$. This
generalizes both Martindale and Miers' theorem
and the theorem of Brox et al.
To prove it we
first prove that if $a, b\in R$ satisfy
$(\operatorname{ad}_a)^n=\operatorname{ad}_b$ on
$R$, where either $n$ is even or $b=0$, then
$\big(a\lambda\big)^{[\frac{n+1}{2}]}=0$
for some $\lambda\in C$.
Keywords:Semiprime ring, Lie algebra, Jordan algebra, faithful $f$free, involution, skew (symmetric) element, adnilpotent element, Jordan element Categories:16N60, 16W10, 17B60 

2. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 51)
 Fošner, Ajda; Lee, TsiuKwen

Jordan $*$Derivations of FiniteDimensional Semiprime Algebras
In the paper, we characterize Jordan $*$derivations of a $2$torsion
free, finitedimensional semiprime algebra $R$ with involution $*$. To
be precise, we prove the theorem: Let $deltacolon R o R$ be a Jordan
$*$derivation. Then there exists a $*$algebra decomposition
$R=Uoplus V$ such that both $U$ and $V$ are invariant under
$delta$. Moreover, $*$ is the identity map of $U$ and $delta,_U$ is a
derivation, and the Jordan $*$derivation $delta,_V$ is inner.
We also prove the theorem: Let $R$ be a noncommutative, centrally
closed prime algebra with involution $*$, $operatorname{char},R
e 2$,
and let $delta$ be a nonzero Jordan $*$derivation of $R$. If $delta$ is
an elementary operator of $R$, then $operatorname{dim}_CRlt infty$ and
$delta$ is inner.
Keywords:semiprime algebra, involution, (inner) Jordan $*$derivation, elementary operator Categories:16W10, 16N60, 16W25 

3. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 344)
 Goodaire, Edgar G.; Milies, César Polcino

Involutions and Anticommutativity in Group Rings
Let $g\mapsto g^*$ denote an involution on a
group $G$. For any (commutative, associative) ring
$R$ (with $1$), $*$ extends linearly to an involution
of the group ring $RG$. An element $\alpha\in RG$
is symmetric if $\alpha^*=\alpha$ and
skewsymmetric if $\alpha^*=\alpha$.
The skewsymmetric elements are closed under
the Lie bracket, $[\alpha,\beta]=\alpha\beta\beta\alpha$.
In this paper, we investigate when this set is also closed
under the ring product in $RG$.
The symmetric elements are closed under the Jordan
product, $\alpha\circ\beta=\alpha\beta+\beta\alpha$.
Here, we determine when this product is trivial.
These two problems
are analogues of problems about the skewsymmetric and
symmetric elements in group rings that have received a
lot of attention.
Categories:16W10, 16S34 

4. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 105)
 Klep, Igor

On Valuations, Places and Graded Rings Associated to $*$Orderings
We study natural $*$valuations, $*$places and graded $*$rings
associated with $*$ordered rings.
We prove that the natural $*$valuation is always quasiOre and is
even quasicommutative (\emph{i.e.,} the corresponding graded $*$ring is
commutative), provided the ring contains an imaginary unit.
Furthermore, it is proved that the graded $*$ring is isomorphic
to a twisted semigroup algebra. Our results are applied to answer a question
of Cimpri\v c regarding $*$orderability of quantum
groups.
Keywords:$*$orderings, valuations, rings with involution Categories:14P10, 16S30, 16W10 

5. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 14)
6. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 401)
 Swain, Gordon A.; Blau, Philip S.

Lie Derivations in Prime Rings With Involution
Let $R$ be a nonGPI prime ring with involution and characteristic
$\neq 2,3$. Let $K$ denote the skew elements of $R$, and $C$ denote
the extended centroid of $R$. Let $\delta$ be a Lie derivation of $K$
into itself. Then $\delta=\rho+\epsilon$ where $\epsilon$ is an
additive map into the skew elements of the extended centroid of $R$
which is zero on $[K,K]$, and $\rho$ can be extended to an ordinary
derivation of $\langle K\rangle$ into $RC$, the central closure.
Categories:16W10, 16N60, 16W25 
