Coffee Hour and Coffee Hour To Go

Coffee Hour is a weekly lecture hosted by the Department of Geography celebrating interdisciplinary scholarship and collegiality. Topics range from innovations in GIScience, to food security, to land use and justice issues, among others.

All members of the Geography, Penn State, and Centre County community are invited to attend.

Days and Times

Fridays during the spring and fall semesters

  • 3:30 p.m.  Refreshments are offered  in the  E. Willard Miller seminar room, 319 Walker Building
  • 4:00 p.m.  The lecture begins in the John J. Cahir Auditorium, 112 Walker Building

Coffee Hour To Go
If you cannot attend the weekly coffee hour in person, the department offers Coffee Hour To Go as a webcast. Viewers can see the speaker live in one frame and the slides in another frame.

The link for each Coffee Hour To Go is included with each talk's specific event information.
Current Season of Coffee Hour To Go on Mediasite

Anyone can sign up for for a Friday morning announcement about the upcoming lectures.



You can help support Coffee Hour To Go by contributing to the

 Coffee Hour To Go Endowment (XCMCH)


This Week

April 25       Iliana B. Baums "The health of corals in our modern oceans" 

Spring 2014 Coffee Hour Schedule

Details will be added as they are confirmed.

January 17   Mona Domosh "From the U.S. South to the Global South..."

January 24   Paul Torrens "Simulating mobile pedestrians on model streetscapes"

January 31   Tim Beach "The Mayacene: Wetlands and Ecological Change in Maya History"

February 7   Margot Kaye "Influences of global change on central Appalachian forest assembly"

February 14   Doug Kennet "Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems ..."

February 21  Kate Freeman "... Molecular signatures of plants, animals and water in early human ..."

February 28  Mona Atia "A Space and Time for Giving: Islamic Charitable Practices in Cairo"

March 7       Beginning of spring break, no Coffee Hour

March 14     End of spring break, no Coffee Hour

March 21     Chris Fowler "Multiscale measures of diversity and the identification of ethnic enclaves ..."

March 28     The Miller Lecture at Coffee Hour

                  Ann Bisantz "Meta-Information Visualization: A Human Factors Approach"

April 4         Barry Lee "Rainbow Communities? The Local Contours of Racial and Ethnic Diversity..."

April 11       AAG meeting, no Coffee Hour

April 18       Harvey Miller "Green accessibility: Calculating the environmental costs ..."

April 25       Iliana B. Baums "The health of corals in our modern oceans" 

May 2             Last day of classes, no Coffee Hour