Fall 2003 and Spring 2004

Fall 2003: "Politics of Space Series*

September 5, 2003
Larry Knopp Professor of Geography, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Department of Geography
"Ontologies of Place, Placelessness, and Movement: Queer Quests for Identity and Their Impacts on Comtemporary Geographic Thought"

September 12, 2003
Donald Kunze, Associate Professor, Penn State Department of Architecture and Integrative Arts
"The Topology of Boundaries"

September 19, 2003
Henry Taylor, Director for the Center of Urban Studies, University of Buffalo, Center for Urban Studies
"Reinventing Cuba: Linking Tourism and Community Development"

September 26, 2003
Ghazi Falah, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Akron, Department of Geography
"How Israel Envisions a Palestinian State for the Palestinians"

October 3, 2003
Carol Liebler, Chair, Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications
"When Missing Women Are(n't) News"

No Coffee Hour on October 10, 2003 (Study Day)

October 17, 2003
Jamie Peck, Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Department of Geography
"Neoliberalism on the Loose"

October 24, 2003
Art Lembo, Lecturer, Cornell University, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
"Lessons Learned From the World Trade Center Disaster About Critical Utility Systems"

October 31, 2003
George Lovell, Professor, Queens University, Department of Geography
"A Reading From A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala"

November 7, 2003
Anna Secor, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Geography
"Belaboring Gender: the Spatial Practice of Work and the Politics of Everyday Life in Istanbul"

November 14, 2003
CANCELLED: Lisa L. Miller, Assistant Professor, Penn State, Crime, Law, and Justice Program
"Constituency Size and Interest Representation: The Politics of Crime in a Federal Political System"
INSTEAD: Dr. Amy Glasmeier will present "How to Get Your Research Funded" for graduate students at 3:30pm in 319 Walker on Friday, November 14, 2003

November 21, 2003
Linda Burton, Director, Penn State, Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts
"Ethnography and Geography: A Match Made in Heaven"

No Coffee Hour on November 28, 2003 (Thanksgiving holiday)

December 5, 2003
Wilbur Zelinsky, Emeritus Professor, Penn State, Department of Geography
"Globalization Reconsidered: The Historical Geography of Modern Western Men's Clothing"

December 12, 2003
Amy Griffin, Instructor, Penn State, Department of Geography
"Interactive Visual Computing and Hypothesis Generation"

*This series is sponsored by: the EMS Diversity Fund, the EMS Globalization Fund, the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, the Rock Ethics Institute, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG), and the Women's Studies Program.

Spring 2004 Coffee Hour Schedule: "And Now for Something Completely Different!"*

January 16, 2004
Ray Najjar Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University, Department of Meteorology, Earth and Mineral Sciences Environment Institute (EMSEI)
"Potential Response of Chesapeake Bay to Climate Change"

January 23, 2004
Dr. Mark Hayward, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Penn State University, Department of Sociology; Director, Social Science Research Institute, Penn State University
"The Long Arm of Childhood: The Influence of Early Life Conditions on Adult Morbidity and Mortality"

January 30, 2004
Dr. Bronson Griscom, Landscape Ecologist, Canaan Valley Institute, West Virginia
"A New Model of Forest Dynamics in Southwestern Amazonia"

February 6, 2004
Dr. Lisa Miller, Assistant Professor of Crime, Law, Justice, and Political Science, Penn State University, Department of Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice
"Constituency Size and Interest Representation: The Politics of Crime Control in a Federal Political System"

February 13, 2004
Dr. Marieta Staneva, Assistant Professor of Geography, Penn State University, Altoona Division of Math and Natural Sciences
Center for Integrated Regional Assessment (CIRA)
"Drought in Bulgaria-An Analog for Future Climate Change"

No Coffee Hour on February 20, 2004 (Faculty retreat)

February 27, 2004
Dr. Paul Desanker, Associate Professor of Geography, Penn State University Department of Geography; The Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Development in Africa (AESEDA)
"Climate Change and the Developing World: Adaptation and Technologies"

March 5, 2004
Dr. Ann Fisher, Professor of Environmental Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Penn State Institutes of the Environment (PSIE); Consortium for Atlantic Regional Assessment (CARA)
"Informing Decisions Affected by Changes in Climate or Land Use"

No Coffee Hour on March 12 (Spring Break)

No Coffee Hour on March 19 (AAG annual meeting)

March 26, 2004
Dr. David Travis, Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Department of Geography and Geology
"Role of Jet Aircraft Contrails in U.S. Climate"

April 2, 2004
Dr. Eric Conrad, Deputy Secretary for Field Operations, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
"Creating Digital Neural Networks"

April 9, 2004
Dr. Amy Glasmeier, Professor of Geography & Regional Science, Penn State University Department of Geography, Penn State Institutes of the Environment (PSIE)
"The Paradox of Prosperity: Growing Inequality and Limited Opportunity in America"

April 16, 2004
Dr. Glenn Guntenspergen, Landscape Ecologist, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, United States Geological Survey (USGS), Duluth, Minnesota
"Predicting Wetland Responses to Climate Change"

April 23, 2004
Dr. Bruce Hewitson, Associate Professor of Climatology, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Climate System Analysis Group
"Assessing Regional Climate Change Using Downscaling of Climate Model Output"

April 30, 2004
Dr. Greg Jenkins, Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University Department of Meteorology; Earth and Mineral Sciences Environment Institute (EMSEI)
"Recent Climate Changes in West Africa: Modeling and Observations"

*Accolades-and apologies! to BBC TV's "Monty Python's Flying Circus," 1969-75.