UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The nations that sent representatives to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, pledged to take actions to keep global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius. Penn State attendee and COP26 presenter Erica Smithwick, distinguished professor of geography, will discuss key takeaways from the climate conference and the need to change the climate narrative during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24. The talk will take place via Zoom.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — Three undergraduate students in geography are active at the Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Student Farm at Penn State. They each came to the farm for different reasons, but all perceive a strong connection between farming and geography.
Prior to her internship with Penn State’s Office of Investment Management, Morgan Keim, a Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, native and senior majoring in economics, did not know what her future held. After her remote internship experience this summer, that is no longer the case.
Within days of the University's shift to remote learning, faculty, instructors and teaching assistants in the Department of Geography moved 35 resident instruction courses into remote delivery mode to teach 1,947 students.
The halls and classrooms of Walker Building are empty and silent but undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Geography are finding ways to connect and support each other during remote learning. The students are holding virtual meetings to provide both academic and social support.