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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
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

Saturday October 11, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Room 10, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Cut vertices in commutative graphs.
James Conant, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Ferenc Gerlits, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
(99020108)

9:00 a.m.
An Analogue of the Johnson Homomorphism for $Aut(F_n)$.
KaiUwe Bux*, Cornell University
(99020209)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic cones of uniform lattices.
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9902037)

10:00 a.m.
Proper $3$realizability.
Francisco F. Lasheras*, University of Seville, Spain
Manuel CardenasEscudero, University of Seville, Spain
(9905723)

Saturday October 11, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 10, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Upper distortion functions and the membership problem.
Stuart W Margolis, BarIlan University, Israel
John Meakin, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Zoran Sunik*, Texas A&M University
(9902088)

3:00 p.m.
Forest Diagrams for Elements of Thompson's Group $F$.
James M Belk*, Cornell University
Kenneth S Brown, Cornell University
(99020258)

3:30 p.m.
Picture Groups: Homological and CAT(0) properties.
Daniel S. Farley*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99020260)

4:00 p.m.
On bilipschitz imbeddings into a product of trees.
Alexander Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
Viktor Schroeder, University of Zurich
(99051131)

4:30 p.m.
On finitely generated subgroups in a certain torsion group of intermediate growth.
Rostislav I Grigorchuk*, Texas A&M University
John S Wilson, University of Oxford
(9902086)

5:00 p.m.
Extensions of surface groups by irreducible groups of mapping classes.
Lee Mosher*, Rutgers University, Newark
(99020229)

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, 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)
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