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Robert P. Brooks (right) receives the 2013 National Wetlands Award for Science Research from Nancy Stoner, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Brooks and six other award recipients were honored at a ceremony at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC on May 9, 2013. Read more. (Photo provided by the
Environmental Law Institute.)
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• New grad reps elected: Amanda Young, Audrey Lumley-Sapanski, and Sam Stehle will be joining Sasha Savelyev as the graduate representatives. The new reps’ terms will run from now to May of 2014.For more information on the GSDoGs
• Ariel Alvarez is profiled on the University Office of Undergraduate Education's Research Opportunities for Undergraduates site.
Andrew Homka recently accepted a GIS Analyst summer internship with TerraSim in Pittsburgh.
• Paaijmans, K.P., Heinig, R.L., Seliga, R.A., Blanford, J.I., Blanford, S., Murdock, C.C. & Thomas, M.B. (2013). Temperature variation makes ectotherms more sensitive to climate change. Global Change Biology. Available through http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12240/abstract
• New SWIG officers elected: Four new SWIG officers will be taking the reigns next year—Azita Ranjbar, Amy Thissel, Jamie Shinn, and Yooin Hong. Current officers—Jenna Christian, Arielle Hesse, Amanda Young, and Catherine Jampel— will be transitioning responsibilities into their capable hands.
Professor Emeritus Wilbur Zelinsky passes at age 91.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Wilbur Zelinsky, professor emeritus, long-time faculty member in the Department of Geography, and renowned scholar. Read more.
Important information for graduate students now online
Annual EMS Alumni Reunion Luncheon
The Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) Traditional Reunion Weekend will be held May 30-June 2, 2013. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of 1963 graduates, and they have been invited back to campus along with those who have graduated prior to 1963 for a weekend full of social and educational events. If you or someone you know graduated from EMS prior to 1963, and did not get an invitation, please let us know.
from the allegheny front
Federal Program Benefits Threatened Bog Turtles A few years ago, The Allegheny Front followed George Gress of the Nature Conservancy as he followed a bog turtle outfitted with a radio transmitter. Gress and volunteers were tracking the turtles to learn what they were up to in the open wetlands they call home. It’s not an easy process. Gress calls bog turtles secretive. Plus they are just a few inches long. In the summer, waist-high grasses make them almost impossible to spot. Gress says the biggest threat to bog turtles is a loss of wetlands. Read more.
May 30–June 2 Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) Traditional Reunion Weekend
May 13–17 Summer Institute on Contested Landscapes at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
May 21–24 POSTPONED The National Map Users Conference in Denver, Colorado
May 23–25 GeoComputation International Conference in Wuhan, China.
June 3–5 2013 PA GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) Conference in
State College, Pennsylvania
July 8–12 Esri International User Conference
July 16–18 The Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, California
August 15–17 Asian Urbanism and Beyond
August 25–30 International Cartographic Conference (ICC) in Dresden, Germany
October 9–11 NACIS Conference in Greenville, South Carolina
October 9 –12 Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and
Landscapes (PAS:APAL) Utica, New York.
October 18-19 AAG Middle States Division Annual Meeting
October 24–26 Geographies of Labor, 35th Annual North American Labor History Conference
at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
October 27–31 Imaging and Mapping for Disaster Management: From the Individual to the
Global Community, joint conference of the CaGIS and ASPRS
October 30–November 2 AAG Middle Atlantic Division Regional Meeting
(jointly with AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group)
November 6–8 International Greening Education Event in Karlsruhe, Germany
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