Below is an archive of news about Penn State Geography faculty, students, staff, and alumni in descending order by date.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:27pm
Description: by Hester Blum, for the Polar CenterPenn Staters have experienced exceptional exposure to Arctic and Antarctic conditions recently—and not just because of the unusually harsh winter. The second annual "Polar Day" (April 19, 2014), the signature event of...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:16pm
Description: Night map and letter-paper-size core map are among the new products   The Penn State University Park Campus is a big place with many academic, residence, and support buildings. As a service to the University community and the...
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:14pm
Description: Students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Department of Geography gathered on Friday, May 2, 2014 at The Nittany Lion Inn for the annual Recognition Reception to give awards and honor achievements for the year.View or download a PDF of the program...
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:59pm
Description: By David ZubenkoSometimes the best way to solve a problem is to observe it from a distance. That is the approach  Kaitlin Walsh (B.S. ’09) has chosen to take when it comes to studying ice sheets. Walsh is currently working on the ICESat2 satellite at...
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 2:06pm
Description: By David ZubenkoWhen tourists visit Gettysburg National Military Park they see a picturesque landscape of open fields and rolling hills.  However, for three days in 1863 this site was home to one of the most important battles in American history....
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 4:54pm
Description: More than 70 students (graduate and undergraduate, residential and online), faculty, and staff from the Department of Geography and other departments at Penn State are presenting at the AAG annual meeting in Tampa, Florida, April 8–12, 2014.View...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 2:39pm
Description: Undergraduate Student Spotlight by David ZubenkoGeography students often have unique stories and Melissa Peterson (senior, Physical Geography option, GIS minor) is no different. Peterson began her Penn State career as a meteorology major; however, as her...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:44am
Description:  In the 1970s, the Chesapeake Bay was discovered to contain one of the planet's first identified marine dead zones, where hypoxic waters were so depleted of oxygen that they were unable to support life, resulting in massive fish...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:25pm
Description: Description: The Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal, awarded by the American Geographical Society (AGS), is the latest of prestigious awards to be made by the Society and is presented to an internationally recognized Geographer for...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 4:52pm
Description: Geography students gain international experience in the BDSS traineeship[This article appears in the fall 2013 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Magazine] By Krista Kahler In 2012, Penn State was awarded an Integrative Graduate...
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 10:41am
Description: Alan M. MacEachren, professor of geography and director of the GeoVISTA Center, has been chosen as one of seven Penn State faculty members named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Continuing a...
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:29am
Description: While working on his dissertation on volunteered geographic information, Department of Geography doctoral student Sterling Quinn noticed that one of these kinds of applications, OpenStreetMap, was being used for typhoon Haiyan relief,...
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 9:36am
Description: Across the Mid-Atlantic region, state agencies, environmental groups, developers, and private landowners have struggled to assess the quality of their wetlands in a consistent and actionable way. Sarah Chamberlain, a senior research assistant with Riparia...
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:35am
Description: If you have ever gone hiking, you may have heard the saying that any snake you might encounter on the trail is more afraid of you than you are of it. Given the chance, a snake may retreat from a human on foot, but it is much less likely to recognize the...
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:12pm
Description:  "In fact, RE systems have inherent functional and strategic advantages over incumbent energy systems that strongly recommend widespread adoption, independent of climate change and fossil resource scarcity." Kirby Calvert joined the...

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