Penn State Geography has a very active community of faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Events of importance to this community are listed below. To submit an event for inclusion on this list, please e-mail it to geography@psu.edu. Include time, date, location, and a brief description of the event.
Location: Deike Building and Walker Building, Penn State University Park campus
Time: March 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) works to support women’s participation and success in the discipline of geography, and we want to extend participation to young women in the community. Middle school students are invited to attend this event which...
Location: various locations
Time: January 8, 2018 (All day) to April 27, 2018 (All day)
 The following graduate-level seminars in geography will be offered during the 2017–18 academic year. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.Fall 2017GEOG 520: Seminar in Human Geography: Cities, Protest, and the Age of...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The talks begin in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: December 8, 2017 - 3:30pm
Project FA17b: India’s Beef ban and its Effect on Marginalized CommunitiesAparna Parikh and Clara MillerProject FA17d: Call Centers In The PhilippinesAparna Parikh And Stephanie KeyakaProject FA17c: Seed Project in NepalMarie Louise Ryan and Megha...
Location: Stuckeman Family Building School (Jury Space), Penn State University Park campus
Time: December 2, 2017 - 9:00am
AboutImmersive technologies are making our lives better. At the minimum they make them tremendously more exciting. While envisioned decades ago, immersive technologies only now enter mainstream as tech giants like Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, to...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: December 1, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkIceland provides a unique and dynamic environment to investigate the geodynamics of a mid-ocean ridge, including ridge-transform and magma-tectonic interactions and the role of central volcano – fissure swarm systems in accommodating...
Location: 229 Walker Building, Penn State University Park campus
Time: November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
In response to Hurricane Maria join us in putting the people of Puerto Rico on the map.What is a mapathon?A mapathon is a coordinated mapping event. The public is invited to make online map improvements to improve coverage and to help disaster risk...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: November 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkOn January 2, 2016, armed anti-government protestors took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) in rural Oregon. The takeover of the MNWR is part of a larger, much longer set of movements called the Sagebrush Rebellion that has...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: November 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
Poisoned Fulani cattle in Bali Village: an act of retaliation by disgruntled local farmers whose crops were damaged in the Western Highlands of CameroonAbout the talkPastoralism is livestock production through extensive grazing on open access rangelands....
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
About the talkIn this talk, I suggest that social and cultural geography as a discipline and pedagogical stream needs to pay more detailed attention to the ongoing production of what I call toxic geographies, or emotionally toxic material spaces, for...
Location: Walker Building, Penn State University Park campus
Time: October 27, 2017 (All day) to October 28, 2017 (All day)
Envisioning the future of critical geographies24th Annual Critical Geography ConferenceWalker Building, Penn State University Park campusOctober 27–28, 2017AboutRecent developments in U.S. politics, culture and government – occurring alongside political...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: October 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
The Arhuaco are indigenous people of Colombia. They are Chibchan-speaking people and descendants of the Tairona culture, concentrated in northern Colombia in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The initial activities of the Cacao for Peace project are...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: October 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
Representative screen capture from the Environmental Facilities and Cancer Mapping web site (https://apps.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/environmental_facilities/ma...).About the talkCancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States,...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: October 6, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkThe sociologists have it right. The average American, lacking access to the American Dream is tired of sharing the fragile benefits of a weakened economy. From the 1970s onward, American manufacturing jobs experienced a steady decline in...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: September 29, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkThe 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident resulted in a series of controlled and accidental releases of radioactive Cesium in the environment. The citizen science Safecast project was started immediately after the accident to map radiation...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m
Time: September 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkThe thought of translating fundamental research into a commercial product can appear mysterious and daunting to many in the research and academic community. However, there is a process, with multiple pathways, that can be followed to...