Fall 2005 and Spring 2006

The list below contains the presentations of the Coffee Hour series for Fall 2005 and Spring 2006.

Fall 2005

September 2, 2005
Roger Downs, Department Head, Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Spatial Thinking in Science and Everyday Life"

September 9, 2005
No Coffee Hour - All are invited to attend President Graham B. Spanier's State of the University Address at 4 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. An ice cream social will be held at 3:15 p.m., prior to the address, on the portico of Eisenhower Auditorium.

September 16, 2005
Burrell Montz, Department of Geography, SUNY Binghamton
"Mobile Home Parks and Seasonal Lifestyles: Disaster Resilience in Senior Communities after Hurricane Charley"

September 23, 2005
David Baker, Departments of Education Policy Studies and Sociology, Penn State
"The Search for the Cause of Rising Fluid IQ and the Social Construction of Intelligence"

September 30, 2005
Karen Chapple, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
"Inequality, Opportunity, and Regional Innovation: Workforce Development Regimes in New York and San Francisco"

October 7, 2005
Patrick Kennelly, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Long Island University
"Terrain Representation and Non-Photorealistic Rendering: Tuning in to the Other NPR"

No Coffee Hour on October 14, 2005 (Study Day)

October 21, 2005
Jeremy Mennis, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University
"Does Place Matter in Environmental Equity Analysis? The Case of Air Pollution in New Jersey"

October 28, 2005
John Kelmelis, U.S. Department of State
"Discoveries in physical geography that can affect foreign policy"

November 4, 2005
James S. Shortle, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Penn State
"Using DEA and VEA to Evaluate Quality of Life in the Mid-Atlantic States"

November 11, 2005
Trudy Suchan, Ph.D. '98, U.S. Census Bureau
"Design for 281,421,906 Patrons: Developing the Census Atlas of the United States"

November 18, 2005
Chris Weaver, Department of Geography and the GeoVISTA Center, Penn State
"Improvisational Geovisualization"

No Coffee Hour on November 25, 2005 (Thanksgiving holiday)

December 2, 2005
Wilbur Zelinsky, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Religious Expression in North American Cemeteries across Region and Period: A Startling Revelation"

December 9, 2005
The Miller Lecture
- "Geographies of Care, Justice and Responsibilty: Thinking Beyond 'Neo-liberal Truths'"
Lynn Staeheli, Department of Geography, University of Colorado: "Justice, Governance and the Limits to Care"
Vicky Lawson, Department of Geography, University of Washington: "Care and Responsibility: Between the Near and Far"

Spring 2006

January 13, 2006
James C. Finley, School of Forest Resources, Penn State
"Sustaining forests: International dialogue for implementation in Pennsylvania"

No Coffee Hour on January 20, 2006

January 27, 2006
Melissa Wright, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Profit, Prostitutes and Protest: Reflections from the Mexico-US border"

February 3, 2006
Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada
"Representing the semantic and pragmatic aspects of geoscience ontologies"

February 10, 2006
Deryck Holdsworth, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Counting-house geographies: commercial dictionaries and merchant knowledge in the age of sail"

February 17, 2006
BARAKA (104 minutes) - Film and discussion, facilitated by Denice Wardrop
Location: Carnegie Cinema, Room 113, Carnegie Building. Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

February 24, 2006
Brent Yarnal, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Interested in buying beachfront property? Impacts of sea-level rise on coastal storm surge"

No Coffee Hour on March 3 (Spring Break)

No Coffee Hour on March 10 (AAG meeting in Chicago)

March 17, 2006
Petra Tschakert, Department of Geography, Penn State
"The Day after Tomorrow: Perceptions of Climate Change and Other Risks in the Sahel"

March 24, 2006
Ben Dixon, Department of Geography, SUNY Oneonta
"The Remaking of the Gettysburg Battlefield Five Times Over!: A Study in Landscape and Memory"

March 31, 2006
Mark Harrower, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"3D Animation and Fly-Over Maps: Mostly Hype or Useful Tools?"

April 7, 2006
Anu Sabhlok, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Women in Service: the political economy of relief in Gujarat, India"

April 14, 2006
Reuben Rose-Redwood, Department of Geography, Penn State
"The Making of a Geo-Coded World: Knowledge, Power, and the History of House Numbering in the United States"

April 21
Alistair Geddes, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Statistically modified farming: investigating the spatial politics of Scottish agricultural censuses"
On April 21, Coffee Hour will meet in 112 Walker Building. The reception will take place in 101 or 103 Walker Building.

No Coffee Hour on April 28 (last day of classes)

For more information, please contact faculty organizers Robert Brooks or Donna Peuquet.