Below is an archive of news about Penn State Geography faculty, students, staff, and alumni in descending order by date.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 9:29am
Description: Members of the Human Factors in GIScience Lab publish half a dozen peer-reviewed papers this summer. <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-...
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:45am
Description: David Knoppers of State College, Pa., has been selected as the student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences during the Penn State University Park summer commencement on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Knoppers’s faculty...
Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:06pm
Description: The GEMS Board of Directors has formally approved the formation of a new Department of Geography Affiliate Program Group (APG) that will work closely with the Department of Geography. Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Earth...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:19am
Description: Two faculty members and one Ph.D. student have been awarded Gladys Snyder Education Grants from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences for two projects using technology to enhance undergraduate learning. The purpose of Gladys Snyder...
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 2:38pm
Description: —Land use and land cover change to have its own chapter   A number of Penn Staters, including several geographers, are contributing to the National Climate Assessment (NCA) 2013 Report, to be published next year by the United...
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:52am
Description: While geographers often study far-off places, important lessons about how humans interact with the planet can also be learned in our own backyards.   The Geography 430: Human Uses of the Environment class during Maymester 2012...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 2:34pm
Description: Unique GIS course harnesses key trend in information technologyBy Angela Rogers     Frank Hardisty, assistant director of the GeoVISTA Center and faculty member for the online MGIS program received an Amazon Web...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 11:51am
Description:    By Angela Rogers     Signage placed ineffectivelyTrying to find a book in the stacks of the University Park Libraries can be frustrating and make you feel like a mouse lost in a maze—but it’s not all your fault! In fact, it’...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 10:55am
Description: “Good policies can and do make the University a better place.”   Associate Head in the Department of Geography Brent Yarnal was elected as the 2012–13 Chair-Elect for the University Faculty Senate. This means he will be the...
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:03am
Description: The Department of Geography annual spring Recognition Reception was held Friday, April 27, 2012 at The Nittany Lion Inn.  Nearly 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors attended. "What a great turnout!" remarked Department Head Karl Zimmerer...
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...

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