Wilbur Zelinsky: December 21, 1921-May 4, 2013

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Wilbur Zelinsky, professor emeritus, long-time faculty member in Penn State Geography, and renowned scholar. Wilbur passed peacefully at home on Saturday, May 4, 2013, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

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Spring 2012 Geography newsletter now available

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February 1, 2012 - 1:32pm

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.

Coffee Hour with Lorraine Dowler and Jenna Christian: Landscapes of Impunity and the Deaths of LaVena Johnson and Sandra Bland

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February 23, 2018 - 3:30pm
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Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m

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On July 19, 2005, Army Private First Class Lavena Johnson died in Balad, Iraq, just eight days shy of her twentieth birthday. On July 13, 2015, almost twenty years later, twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland’s life came to an abrupt end in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Both women’s deaths were ruled suicides, and both women’s families and friends reject these judgments. Instead, the they insinuate foul play by the state, which directly governed the militarized spaces within which the women both died.

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Coffee Hour with Victoria Sanchez: Diversity initiatives in the college and how you can get involved

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February 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
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Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m

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Victoria SanchezAssociate Dean for Educational Equity Victoria Sanchez will give a talk about diversity and inclusion initiatives in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, emphasizing ways that faculty, staff, and students can get involved. 
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Coffee Hour with Joshua Inwood: Civil Rights Geographies: Property and Whiteness

Time: 
November 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m

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Angela Rogers  office: 814-865-2493 email: geography@psu.edu

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Critical Geography Keynote with Minelle Mahtani: Toxic geographies: absences in critical race thought and practice in social and cultural geography

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October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m

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