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 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...
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 15, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkClimate change litigation has expanded massively over the past decade. There have been cases filed across 6 continents in twenty-four countries and the European Union. In the United States alone, there have been 655 cases involving climate...
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 8, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkResilience is about complexity, change, and coping with uncertainty. It depends on a deep understanding of intertwined socio-ecological systems. However, uncertainty and complexity in both socio-ecological systems increasingly hinders...
Location: Alan Taylor's home: 250 Dunkirk Drive, Warrior's Mark PA 16877
Time: August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
All geographers are invited to the  annual fall festivities,including a welcome for our new faculty and graduate students at House Taylor of Warriors Mark on Saturday, August 26, 4:00 pm until dusk. Rain date is August 27. All are welcome; it is...
Location: Walker Building, University Park campus
Time: April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Penn State Department of Geography cordially invites you to the 2017 Geography Recognition Reception to be held on Friday, April 28, at 3:00 p.m. Walker Building• Reception and Poster Display: 3:00 p.m., second floor• Dedication of the C. Gregory...
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: April 21, 2017 - 3:30pm
About the talkPlants produce a wide variety of so-called “secondary compounds” which they use for many different functions, including deterring their herbivores or attracting their pollinators. Many of these compounds are familiar to us since we have co...
Location: Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:00 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m.
Time: April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
About the Miller LectureThe department's Miller Lecture Series is designed to bring eminent geographers to Penn State and is a gift to the Department of Geography from the late E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller. E. W. Miller was a Professor of Geography,...