The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has announced a transition at the helm of the Institute for Computational Data Sciences (ICDS): Guido Cervone, a renowned expert in computational science and geoinformatics, will become the interim director of ICDS, effective April 1. He will take over from Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, who will retire in June after a distinguished career at Penn State.
Joshua Inwood, professor of geography and African American studies at Penn State, recently co-authored the article, "The Living Black Atlas: Learning Geospatial Ethics from the African American Freedom Struggle." The article delves into the historical significance of cartography within African American communities and its role in resistance, storytelling and community empowerment.
Halie Kampman, a postdoctoral scholar in Penn State’s Department of Geography, will present "Health in Transition: The Politics of Nutrition and Food Systems Change in Ghana" at the next Department of Geography's Coffee Hour lecture. The talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, and via Zoom.
Omi Salas-SantaCruz, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State, will give the talk "Wellness-Territorio: A Decolonial Feminist Geographical Method for the Study of Trans* Student World-Making" at the next Department of Geography's Coffee Hour lecture. The talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, and via Zoom.
Jamil Bey, who graduated with both his master’s degree and doctorate in geography from Penn State, has been awarded the President's Medal by the Geological Society of America (GSA) for 2023.
Penn State's Institute of Energy and the Environment’s "Growing Impact" podcast featured geography professors Andrew M. Carleton and Guido Cervone recently to discuss mitigating the climate impact of contrails.
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Department of Geography recently hosted a celebration to honor William Easterling’s legacy of leadership to the University. More than 100 faculty, staff, and former colleagues and students gathered on Nov. 9 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center to pay tribute to his extraordinary career and accomplishments.
As the world continues to warm, Antarctica is losing ice at an increasing pace, but the loss of sea ice may lead to more snowfall over the ice sheets, partially offsetting contributions to sea level rise, according to Penn State scientists.
Janet Adomako, assistant professor of geography, and environmental studies and sciences at Bucknell University, will discuss "Complex ontologies and gendered health vulnerabilities in Ghana’s small-scale gold mining industry" at the next Department of Geography's Coffee Hour lecture. Her talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 via Zoom.
Geovanni Siquihua, a Kichwa indigenous leader from Sani, a community in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest currently resisting oil extraction, will present "Oil extraction and Kichwa indigenous futurities in the Amazon rainforest: The experience of the Sani community" at the Department of Geography's Coffee Hour lecture series at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus and via Zoom.