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

November 14  Matt Wilson "Geography, Harvard, and Digital Mapping"


Fall 2014 Coffee Hour Schedule

Subject to change. Speakers and topics will be added as they are confirmed.

August 29   Kirby Calvert "Mapping Energy Futures"
September 5   Tess Russo "Groundwater Depletion in the United States ..."
September 12   Matthew Royer "The Conewago Creek Initiative ..."    

September 19 Laurel Larsen "Structural and functional connectivity of complex aquatic landscapes"

September 26  Alberto Cervone "International Migration and its management..."

October 3  Marcus Shaffer "The Machine in an Architectural Context: Construction, Destruction, and the Culture of Miracles"

October 10 Clio Andris "The Rise of Partisanship and the Emergence of Super-Cooperators in the U.S. Congress"

October 17 Lightening Talks with Department of Geography Graduate StudentsOctober 24   Armen Kemanian "The Soil Carbon Balance, Nitrous Oxide Emissions, and Biofuels"October 31    Mark Blumler "Agricultural History in Geographical and Evolutionary Perspective"  
November 7   Ingrid Nelson "
Feminist political ecology and the (un)making of 'heroes': Encounters in Mozambique" 

November 14  Matt Wilson "
Geography, Harvard, and Digital Mapping"

November 21 Ted Stets "Century of Trends: Historical perspectives on the evolution of water quality in the United States"

December 5   Gabeba Baderoon "Slavery, Islam and the Making of a South African Landscape"