From Igor Burban:
Yuriy Drozd, Gert-Martin Greuel and myself organize a summer school on Cohen-Macaulay modules over surface singularities and McKay Correspondence in Oberwolfach:
The application deadline is September 15. We have already a number of applications, but there are still some free places available and so far there were no applications from North America. Since the commutative algebra community in US is rather big, so I would like to encourage your students interested in this activity to apply. As usual, MFO covers all living expanses but additionally it offers some moderate travel support (about 200 Euro).
The Seminar runs November 20–26, 2011. For more information, see the programme on the MFO website.