Below is an archive of news about Penn State Geography faculty, students, staff, and alumni in descending order by date.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 2:35pm
Description: Geography students Brian Bates and M. Chelsea Gilliam won awards for their research posters at the April 11 Undergraduate Research Exhibition Poster Session sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Schreyer Honors...
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:29am
Description:    Archaeologist Odolín Rodríguez, exploring a mill outside of the city of Pomabamba (Ancash Department) Photo by Martha Bell     Martha Bell, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:21am
Description: The annual Department of Geography graduate student interdisciplinary conference, no)Boundaries was held on March 31, 2012, breaking new ground this year with a series of panels. The panels throughout the day provided both students and faculty a chance...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:19pm
Description: The work of GeoVISTA undergraduate interns, Matt Murdock and Nick Maziekas (previously highlighted here), has now been published in the Journal of Maps and is available online. GeoVISTA alumnus Rob Roth, now Assistant Professor of Geography at UW Madison...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 9:38am
Description: Chelsea Gilliam, Greg Milbourne, and Everleigh Stokes, all geography bachelor of science degree students, have won academic achievement awards.Chelsea Gilliam won the 2012 Evan Pugh Scholar Award (Junior).  The Evan Pugh scholars are thos juniors and...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:36pm
Description: Nicole Laliberté and Gregory Lankenau have both been recognized with the 2012 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards.The Office of the Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President and Dean...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:57am
Description: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT by Colleen Hart Sampson   Alexandra McNally is fascinated by transportation systems, hoping to one-day increase ridership and efficiency. She is not an engineer, and while interested in economics,...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 2:03pm
Description: Department of Geography Alumnus Brendon Wesdock was named president of Camp Hill, Pa. -based GeoDecisions, an information technology company specializing in geospatial solutions. In this role, Wesdock is responsible for the strategic direction...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 1:32pm
Description: The spring 2012 issue of the Geography Newsletter is now available to read online via issuu.  You can access the online version of the newsletter on this web site by going to the Newsletters page.Get community updatesTake the Coffee Hour quiz. ...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 4:31pm
Description: Karl Zimmerer's research findings on the environmental science and global agrobiodiversity hotspot of Andean potato biodiversity in the Andes of Peru is quoted in "The Eyes Have It: How the Potato Changed the World"  newly written by Charles C. Mann...
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 10:32am
Description: Shaunna Barnhart contributed a chapter on “Advancing Human Rights through Community Forestry in Nepal” to the book, Forests and People: Property, Governance, and Human Rights, published in 2011 by Earthscan.   Download a PDF of...
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:41am
Description: Alan Taylor and Andrew Carleton collaborated with geographers Carl Skinner, of the U.S. Fire Service, and Valerie Trouet, an assistant professor at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona, to study the...
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:07am
Description: December Undergraduate Student Spotlightby Colleen Hart Sampson When Joe Bowser lost two fingers to a table-sized slab of concrete, he made up his mind. “It was a defining moment,” said Bowser, who crushed his hand doing wage work...
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:12am
Description: Department faculty member Petra Tschakert organized a side event on "Gender, Justice and Social Learning: Exploring Theory and Practice in Adaptation" at the Durban Climate Change Conference held November 28 through December 9, 2011.  Tschakert...
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 3:12pm
Description: Two Penn State-affiliated geographers won CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) program. They are faculty member Brian King, assistant professor, Department of Geography at Penn...

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