The link to the Google Group is here.
We meet on Thursdays at 10:00 AM (sharp) in room Evans 939.
Organizers: Anton Dochtermann and Alex Engstrom .
This semester we are studying DavisJanuszkiewicz spaces, and related constructions in toric geometry/topology and algebra. We're loosely following the text `Torus Actions and Their Applications in Topology and Combinatorics' by Buchstaber and Panov. Click on the title to download an early draft of the book.
Some other interesting papers along these lines:
`Momentangle complexes, monomial ideals, and Massey products' by Denham and Suciu.
`Momentangle manifolds and complexes' (lecture notes) by Panov.
`Cupproducts in generalized momentangle complexes' by Bahri, Bendersky, Cohen, and Gitler.
Also, a whole page devoted to Toric Topology in Manchester, with more relevant material.
Some other ideas for future topics include:
Here is the list of talks
Date  Topic  Speaker 

Aug 19, 2010 

Alex E. 
Aug 26, 2010 

Anton 
Sept 2, 2010 

Jacob 
Sept 9, 2010 

Benjamin 
Sept 16, 2010 

Matthew 
Sept 23, 2010 

Matthew 
Sept 30, 2010 

Chris 
Oct 21, 2010 

Anton 
Oct 28, 2010 

Anton 
Nov 4, 2010 

Alex P. 
Nov 11, 2010 

Jacob 
Nov 18, 2010 


Nov 25, 2010 

Not the turkey 
Literature
[BBCG]  Bahri, Bendersky, Cohen, Gitler "The polyhedral product functor". 
[BP]  Buchstaber, Panov, "Torus Actions and Their Applications in Topology and Combinatorics". 
[BH]  Bruns, Herzog, "CohenMacaulay rings". 
[BHV]  Brenner, Herzog, Villamayor et al., "Three Lecture on Commutative Algebra". 
[P]  Panov, "Momentangle manifolds and complexes" (lecture notes). 
[P2]  Panov, "Cohomology of face rings, and torus actions". 
[WZZ]  Welker, Ziegler, Zivaljevic, "Homotopy colimits  comparison lemmas for combinatorial applications". 
[S]  Shulman, Michael "Homotopy limits and colimits and enriched homotopy theory". 
[MS]  Miller, Sturmfels, "Combinatorial commutative algebra". 
[St]  Stanley "Combinatorics and Commutative Algebra", Second Edition. 
[Z]  Zivaljevic, "Combinatorial groupoids, cubical complexes, and the Lovasz conjecture". 