Contemporary Mathematics 2005; 172 pp; softcover Volume: 386 ISBN10: 0821834010 ISBN13: 9780821834015 List Price: US$69 Member Price: US$55.20 Order Code: CONM/386
 This proceedings volume resulted from the John H. Barrett Memorial Lecture Series held at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). The articles reflect recent developments in algebraic geometry. It is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in algebra and algebraic geometry. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry. Table of Contents  F. Campana and Q. Zhang  Compact Kähler threefolds of \(\pi_1\)general type
 S. D. Cutkosky and L. Ghezzi  Completions of valuation rings
 A. Ebin, D. Hur, A. Katz, and V. Shchogolev  A new construction of maximal curves
 S. J. Kovács  Strong nonisotriviality and rigidity
 S. J. Kovács  Spectral sequences associated to morphisms of locally free sheaves
 T. Luo and Q. Zhang  Holomorphic forms on threefolds
 K. Matsuki  A note on toroidalization: The problem of resolution of singularities of morphisms in the logarithmic category
 R. J. Pries  Jacobians of quotients of ArtinSchreier curves
 K. Schwede  Gluing schemes and a scheme without closed points
