1. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 757)
 Delanoë, Philippe; Rouvière, François

Positively Curved Riemannian Locally Symmetric Spaces are Positively Squared Distance Curved
The squared distance curvature is a kind of twopoint curvature the
sign of which turned out crucial for the smoothness of optimal
transportation maps on Riemannian manifolds. Positivity properties of
that new curvature have been established recently for all the simply
connected compact rank one symmetric spaces, except the Cayley
plane. Direct proofs were given for the sphere, an indirect one
via the Hopf fibrations) for the complex and quaternionic
projective spaces. Here, we present a direct proof of a property
implying all the preceding ones, valid on every positively curved
Riemannian locally symmetric space.
Keywords:symmetric spaces, rank one, positive curvature, almostpositive $c$curvature Categories:53C35, 53C21, 53C26, 49N60 

2. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1264)
 Chen, Jingyi; Fraser, Ailana

Holomorphic variations of minimal disks with boundary on a Lagrangian surface
Let $L$ be an oriented Lagrangian submanifold in an $n$dimensional
KÃ¤hler manifold~$M$. Let $u \colon D \to M$ be a minimal immersion
from a disk $D$ with $u(\partial D) \subset L$ such that $u(D)$ meets
$L$ orthogonally along $u(\partial D)$. Then the real dimension of
the space of admissible holomorphic variations is at least
$n+\mu(E,F)$, where $\mu(E,F)$ is a boundary Maslov index; the minimal
disk is holomorphic if there exist $n$ admissible holomorphic
variations that are linearly independent over $\mathbb{R}$ at some
point $p \in \partial D$; if $M = \mathbb{C}P^n$ and $u$ intersects
$L$ positively, then $u$ is holomorphic if it is stable, and its
Morse index is at least $n+\mu(E,F)$ if $u$ is unstable.
Categories:58E12, 53C21, 53C26 

3. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 1012)
 Karigiannis, Spiro

Deformations of $G_2$ and $\Spin(7)$ Structures
We consider some deformations of $G_2$structures on $7$manifolds. We
discover a canonical way to deform a $G_2$structure by a vector field in
which the associated metric gets ``twisted'' in some way by the
vector cross product. We present a system of partial differential
equations for an unknown vector field $w$ whose solution would
yield a manifold with holonomy $G_2$. Similarly we consider analogous
constructions for $\Spin(7)$structures on $8$manifolds. Some of
the results carry over directly, while others do not because of the
increased complexity of the $\Spin(7)$ case.
Keywords:$G_2 \Spin(7)$, holonomy, metrics, cross product Categories:53C26, 53C29 
