Midwest Topology Seminar

Saturday, September 27, 1997

245-247 Altgeld Hall
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1409 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois

http://www.math.uiuc.edu/K-theory/Calendar/970927/

Speakers
  • 10:30 AM, Tom Goodwillie, On spaces of embeddings
  • 1:30 PM, Eric Friedlander, Graph mappings and Poincare duality
  • 3:00 PM, Jim Davis, On the cohomology of the MacPhersonian
  • 4:30 PM, Peter Teichner, Pulling 2-spheres apart in 4-space
  • 6 PM - 11 PM, buffet supper party.
  • Organizers
  • Daniel R. Grayson, <dan@math.uiuc.edu>, phone: 217-333-6209.
  • Randy McCarthy, <randy@math.uiuc.edu>
  • Hotel

    We were holding a block of 20 rooms for two nights, September 26 and 27, at the Illini Union until September 2. Call 217-333-1241 to make a reservation. If they are out of rooms, the University Inn is only four blocks West of Altgeld, and their phone number is 217-384-2277. Or you could try the new Hampton Inn at U of I, about five blocks north of Altgeld Hall, 217-337-5130.

    Parking

    Parking is available in the parking structure at Sixth and John Streets, one block west of Altgeld. Enter it from John Street eastbound from Fifth Street.

    Maps on line

  • The campus with the main quadrangle marked.
  • The quad with Altgeld Hall marked.
  • Altgeld Hall with room 245 marked.
  • Directions by car

    Altgeld Hall is on the southeast corner at the intersection of Green and Wright Streets. The directions below will get you to this intersection. The parking structure is one block south and one block west of there, so if you are heading there, modify the instructions appropriately.
  • Northbound on I-57 (from Effingham): Exit east at Monticello exit (a few miles south of Champaign), go east five miles until the road ends at Route 45, turn left, go north three or four miles into town (the highway becomes Neil Street), turn right at Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street.
  • Northbound on I-57 (after missing the Monticello exit): Exit east onto University Avenue where eastbound I-72 terminates, go east two miles, turn right onto Neil Street (traffic signal), go south 0.25 miles, turn left onto Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: University Avenue is one way eastbound in this area, so on the return trip take Church Street, which is two blocks further north.)
  • Southbound on I-57 (from Chicago): Switch onto I-74 eastbound at Champaign. Exit south at Neil Street, go south two miles, turn left on Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: a few blocks of Neil Street north of Green Street are one-way, so watch out for this on the return trip.)
  • Eastbound on I-72 (from Decatur and Springfield): Continue into Champaign onto University Avenue, go east two miles, turn right onto Neil Street, go south 0.25 miles, turn left onto Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: University Avenue is one way eastbound in this area, so on the return trip take Church Street, which is two blocks further north.)
  • Eastbound on I-74 (from Normal, Bloomington, and Peoria): Exit south at Neil Street (second and last exit in Champaign), go south two miles, turn left on Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: a few blocks of Neil Street north of Green Street are one-way, so watch out for this on the return trip.)
  • Westbound on I-74 (from Indianapolis): Exit west on University Avenue, go west two miles, turn left on Lincoln Avenue (traffic signal) and go south half a mile, turn right on Green Street (traffic signal), go west 0.5 mile to Wright Street.
  • Westbound on I-74 (after missing the University Avenue exit): Exit south on Lincoln Avenue (third and last exit in Urbana), go south two miles, turn right on Green Street (traffic signal), go west 0.5 mile to Wright Street.
  • Directions by air

    Airlines serving Champaign (no big jets): Northwest Airlink via Detroit or Minneapolis/St. Paul, 1-800-225-2525; Trans World Express, tiny planes via St. Louis International 1-800-221-2000; USAir Express via Indianapolis, 1-800-428-4322; and American Eagle via Chicago O'Hare, 1-800-433-7300. Take a taxi or Corky's Limousine (phone 217-352-3121) for $8 to Altgeld Hall (at John and Wright Streets).