Fall 2007 and Spring 2008

The list below contains the presentations of the Coffee Hour series for Fall 2007 and Spring 2008.

Fall 2007

September 7, 2007
Bill Easterling, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography and Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
"Can EMS Transform Society or is it the Other Way Around?"

September 14, 2007
Amy Glasmeier, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography
"Reframing Poverty: Geography, Economics, Politics and Policy"

September 21, 2007
Amy Trauger, The Pennsylvania State University, Women's Agricultural Network in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
"Our Market is Our Community": Women Farmers and Civic Agriculture in Pennsylvania"

September 28, 2007
David DiBiase, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography and Dutton e-Education Institute
"What We've Learned About e-Learning"

October 5, 2007
Alex Klippel, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography
"Sapient Interfaces"

October 12, 2007
Alan Taylor, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography
"Top down and bottom up controls on forest fire regimes in the southern Cascades, USA"

October 19, 2007
Sanford Schram, Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
"Neoliberal Poverty Governance: Race, Place and the Punitive Turn in Poverty Management"

October 26, 2007
Robert P. Brooks and Gianluca Rocco, The Pennsylvania State University, Cooperative Wetlands Center
"How bog turtles form a nexus among urban development, agriculture, law and conservation"

November 2, 2007
Rob Crane, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography and AESEDA
"Future Climates for Sub-Saharan Africa"

November 9, 2007
Andrew Millington, Texas A&M University, Department of Geography and Environmental Programs
"Chapare (Bolivia): Coca economic, Coca Policies and Land Cover Change"

November 16, 2007
Nina Jablonski, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Anthropology
"The Evolution of Human Skin Color, Meeting Place of Geography and Physiology"

No Coffee Hour on November 23, 2007 (Thanksgiving holiday)

November 30, 2007
Anthony Kaye, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of History
"Towards a Human Geography of Slave Rebellion: Reinterpreting Nat Turner's Revolt"

December 7, 2007, Coffee Hour has been cancelled


Spring 2008

January 18, 2008
Karl Zimmerer, Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Penn State
"Common Ground?: The Challenge of Four-Field Geography and the Restructuring Academy"

January 25, 2008
Nathan Wood, Research Geographer, Western Geographic Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
"Variations in Community Vulnerability to Cascadia-related Tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest"

February 1, 2008
Bruce Logan, Director, H2E Center & Engineering Environmental Institute
"Bioenergy Production using Microbial Fuel Cell Technologies"

February 8, 2008
Menno-Jan Kraak, Department of Geo-Information Processing, International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands
"The Space-Time Cube Beyond Time-Geography"

February 15, 2008
Carlo Pantano, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director, Materials Research Institute
"Nanotechnology: Views from Both Sides of the Valley"

February 22, 2008
Clare Hinrichs, Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, Penn State University
"Selective Patronage and Social Justice: Local Food Campaigns in Comparative Historical Context" 

February 29, 2008
E. Willard Miller Lecture
Don Mitchell, Professor and Chair of Geography, Director, People's Geography Project, Syracuse University
"Battle/Fields: Braceros, Agribusiness, and the Violent Transformation of the California Agricultural Landscape during World War II"

No Coffee Hours on March 7 or March 14, 2008

March 21, 2008
Tiyanjana Maluwa, Associate Dean of International Programs, Director, School of International Affairs, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
"Do International Organizations Matter?"

March 28, 2008
L.J. Gorenflo, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Penn State
"Geographic Insights on the Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation"

April 4, 2008
Celia Nyamweru, Professor of Anthropology, St. Lawrence University
"Indigenous Culture and Biodiversity Conservation: The Sacred Kaya Forests of Coastal Kenya"

April 11, 2008
Linda Pickle, Principal and Chief Statistician,StatNet Consulting, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD
"U.S. Cancer Atlases: Pretty Maps or Public Health Tools"

No Coffee Hour on April 18, 2008 (AAG meeting)

April 25, 2008
David R. Easterling, Chief, Scientific Services Division, NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC
"Drought: Past, Present and Future"

Coffee Hour on May 2, 2008, has been cancelled

For more information, please contact Coffee Hour committee chairs Greg Knight or Melissa Wright.