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1994 Joint Mathematics Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, January 1215, 1994
Meeting #889
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on Topology of High Dimensional Manifolds

Friday January 14, 1994, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topology of High Dimensional Manifolds, I

9:00 a.m.
Dimensionraising actions of compact groups.
A. N. Dranishnikov, Cornell University
J. E. West*, Cornell University
(88955232)

9:30 a.m.
Extension theory.
Jerzy Dydak*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(88957208)

10:00 a.m.
A variant of Sternfeld's counterexample to a conjecture of Chogoshvili.
Fredric D. Ancel, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Tadeusz Dobrowolski*, University of Oklahoma
(88957773)

10:30 a.m.
Celllike images of topological manifolds.
A. N. Dranishnikov*, Cornell University
S. Ferry, State University of New York, Binghamton
(88957231)

Friday January 14, 1994, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topology of High Dimensional Manifolds, II

1:00 p.m.
Resolutions of homology manifolds with the DDP.
John L. Bryant*, Florida State University
Washington Mio, Florida State University
(88957206)

1:30 p.m.
The dimension of the discontinuity set of a manifold decomposition.
Frank Shaw*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(88957500)

2:00 p.m.
Equivariant approximate fibrations.
Stratos Prassidis*, Vanderbilt University
(88957282)

2:30 p.m.
Large Riemannian manifolds and degenerations of compact manifolds.
A. S. Dranishnikov, Cornell University
S. Ferry, State University of New York, Binghamton
S. Weinberger*, University of Chicago
(88957793)

3:00 p.m.
A handle decomposition of an exotic R^4.
\v Zarko Bizaca*, University of Texas, Austin
(88957127)

3:30 p.m.
Blowup equivalence of smooth manifolds.
Grigory Mikhalkin*, Institute for Advanced Study
(88957398)

4:00 p.m.
Local homotopy properties of topological embeddings in codimension two.
Gerard A. Venema*, Calvin College
(88957283)

4:30 p.m.
Group actions on contractible manifolds.
David G. Wright*, Brigham Young University
(88957262)

Saturday January 15, 1994, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Topology of High Dimensional Manifolds, III

9:00 a.m.
Ends of complexes, I.
Bruce Hughes*, Vanderbilt University
(88957284)

9:30 a.m.
Exponents for topological Kgroups.
Frank Connolly*, University of Notre Dame
Stratos Prassidis, Vanderbilt University
(88957224)

10:00 a.m.
Unitary nilpotent groups and the stability of pseudoisotopies.
Slawomir Kwasik*, Tulane University
(88957397)

10:30 a.m.
Ends without nice neighborhoods.
Frank Connolly, University of Notre Dame
Bogdan Vajiac*, University of Notre Dame
(88957225)

Saturday January 15, 1994, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Topology of High Dimensional Manifolds, IV

2:15 p.m.
Busemann's conjecture is true when n=4.
Paul Thurston*, Cornell University, Ithaca
(88957267)

2:45 p.m.
Progress on mixed spaceforms.
C. W. Stark*, University of Florida
(88957281)

3:15 p.m.
Interiors of compact contractible manifolds are hyperbolic.
Fredric D. Ancel, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Craig R. Guilbault*, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(88957477)

3:45 p.m.
The Euler characteristic of a nonpositively curved, piecewise Euclidean manifold.
Michael Davis*, Ohio State University, Columbus
Ruth Charney, Ohio State University, Columbus
(88957252)

4:15 p.m.
Manifolds which can not be leaves of foliations.
Oliver Attie*, McMaster University
Steven Hurder, University of Illinois, Chicago
(88953786)

4:45 p.m.
Flexible uniformly contractible manifolds.
Steven C. Ferry*, State University of New York at Binghamton
Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago
(88953207)
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