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1996 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Baton Rouge, LA, April 1921, 1996
Meeting #911
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

Friday April 19, 1996, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Room 125, A. P. Tureaud Building
Organizers:
Stephen G. Brick, University of South Alabama
Jon M. Corson, University of Alabama
Barry S. Spieler, BirminghamSouthern College

2:15 p.m.
Elements of finitely generated groups which belong to no proper tree factor.
John R. Stallings*, University of California, Berkeley
(9112042)

2:45 p.m.
Branched coverings of cubical complexes and subgroups of hyperbolic groups.
Noel Patrick Brady*, University of Utah
(9112075)

3:15 p.m.
Remarks on some triangles of finite groups.
Roger C. Alperin*, San Jose State University
(91120166)

3:45 p.m.
Embedded planes and torsion free subgroups of finite index in triangles of groups.
Paul R. Brown*, University of California, Berkeley
(9112039)

4:15 p.m.
Finite covering spaces of graphs.
Daniel Wise*, Princeton University
(91120250)

4:45 p.m.
Nonpositively curved piecewise Euclidean structures on hyperbolic manifolds.
Gabor Moussong, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
Ruth M. Charney*, Ohio State University, Columbus
Michael W. Davis, Ohio State University, Columbus
(91153194)

Saturday April 20, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 125, A. P. Tureaud Building
Organizers:
Stephen G. Brick, University of South Alabama
Jon M. Corson, University of Alabama
Barry S. Spieler, BirminghamSouthern College

8:30 a.m.
Aspherical group presentations.
Robert F. Craggs*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(91157145)

9:00 a.m.
On ribbon disc complements and related $2$complexes.
Catherine E. Cavagnaro*, University of the South
(91120218)

9:30 a.m.
On split $2$complexes.
Will Haight, II*, University of the South
(91120216)

10:00 a.m.
An equivariant Whitehead algorithm and conjugacy in Aut($F_n$).
Sava Krstic, Tufts University
Martin Lustig, Ruhr University, Germany
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
(91120249)

10:30 a.m.
The conjugacy problem in $C"(2,p)T"(q)$ groups.
Karin Luisa Johnsgard*, Cornell University
Mile P. Krajcevski, University of South Florida
(91120122)

Saturday April 20, 1996, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 125, A. P. Tureaud Building
Organizers:
Stephen G. Brick, University of South Alabama
Jon M. Corson, University of Alabama
Barry S. Spieler, BirminghamSouthern College

2:15 p.m.
Tame combings of groups.
Michael L. Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
(91120165)

2:45 p.m.
Kernels of actions on nonpositively curved spaces.
Robert Bieri, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Ross Geoghegan*, State University of New York, Binghamton
(9112087)

3:15 p.m.
An algebraic annulus theorem.
Peter Scott*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
G. A. Swarup, University of Melbourne, Australia
(91120246)

3:45 p.m.
Test elements, primitivity and automorphisms.
Benjamin Fine, Fairfield University
Gerhard Rosenberger*, University of Dortmund, Germany
(91120157)

4:15 p.m.
Generalized small cancellation theory.
Guenther P. Huck*, Northern Arizona University
Stephan Rosebrock, Kelkheim, Germany
(91120223)

4:45 p.m.
Type $K$ equations over torsionfree groups.
Andrew P. Clifford*, University of Wisconsin, Parkside
(91120233)

5:15 p.m.
Geometric realization of algebraic $2$complexes after stabilization.
M. Paul Latiolais*, Portland State University
Wolfgang Metzler, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany
(91157217)

Sunday April 21, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 125, A. P. Tureaud Building
Organizers:
Stephen G. Brick, University of South Alabama
Jon M. Corson, University of Alabama
Barry S. Spieler, BirminghamSouthern College

8:30 a.m.
Artin groups, rewriting systems, and three manifolds.
Susan M. Hermiller*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
John E. Meier, Lafayette College
(91120196)

9:00 a.m.
Finiteness conditions and abelian quotients of graph groups.
John E. Meier*, Lafayette College
Leonard A. VanWyk, Hope College
(91120231)

9:30 a.m.
Boundaries of $G\times H$ CAT $(0)$ groups.
Kim E. Ruane*, Florida State University
(91120247)

10:00 a.m.
Generating functions for finite group actions on surfaces.
Colin Maclachlan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Andy Miller*, University of Oklahoma
(91120248)

10:30 a.m.
Higher order Dehn functions of groups.
Juan M. Alonso, Stockholm University, Sweden
William Aubrey Bogley*, Oregon State University
Robert M. Burton, Jr., Oregon State University
Stephen J. Pride, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
X. Wang, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
(91120163)
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