News and Events

The Department of Geography produces news and events to promote geography and inspire geographers.

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DoG enews blog

Keep up-to-date on current news and events within the Department of Geography

Coffee Hour lecture series

Coffee Hour is a weekly lecture hosted by the Department of Geography celebrating interdisciplinary scholarship and collegiality. Topics range from innovations in GIScience, to food security, to land use and justice issues, among others. 

News about geographers

Read about geographers in the news.


The Miller Lecture

The 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, department head, and associate dean emeritus in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Recognition Reception

Students, faculty, staff, alumni,and friends of the Department of Geography gather to socialize, to give awards, and to honor achievements for the year.

Geography department newsletter

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