Dept.of Geography News & Events this Week - 7/16/13

July 16, 2013                                                        
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Science City from close to the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii, on January 10, 2013.  Photo by Lance C. Armstrong, current online GIS student.


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• Erica A. Smithwick has been promoted to associate professor.


Call for papers
Register and submit abstracts for AAG 2014 meeting
Online registration is now open for the AAG Annual Meeting to be held in Tampa, Florida, April 8–12, 2014. Presenters and speakers may submit their abstracts after registering to attend the meeting. Read the Call for Papers and Abstract Guidelines for more information.

Penn State approves costlier campus route for natural gas pipeline

The university will absorb the $9.6 million extra it will cost to run a natural gas pipeline through campus to a steam plant and avoid a shorter, but controversial, route through State College’s Highlands neighborhood. Columbia Gas will supply the fuel as the university plans to transition the West Campus steam plant, at the corner of Burrowes Road and West College Avenue, from coal to natural gas. Read more.

The following two stories are written by geography undergraduate Marina Burka.

'Citizen science' leads to new Pennsylvania birding atlas

With the dedication of more than 2,000 volunteers, 52 authors, and a number of trained ornithologists, geographic information specialists, and other professionals, the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania was published in November by the Penn State University Press.  Read more.

Professor brings classroom to the natural world

Matt Hurteau spends a lot of time climbing trees. The assistant professor in the Department of Ecosystems Science and Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences, joined Penn State in July 2011, filling an Earth Systems Ecologist position jointly funded by PSIEE and the college. Read more. 


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See more events and deadlines on the Student Calendar. 
July 16 and every Tuesday  Millennium Café, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

                                     on the 3rd floor of the Millennium Science Complex

July 17 EMS Ice Cream Social, Walker Building courtyard, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

July 23 SCRiM Network Brown Bag at noon in 541 Deike Building “Four Million Years and Counting: Designing and analyzed the RAPIT GCM Ensemble" Presented by: Peter Challenor, University of Exeter

August 13–15 Ag Progress Days at Rock Springs in Centre County
August 19–23 New graduate student orientation
October 26  Wilbur Zelinsky Memorial Service and Reception, more details TBA


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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

August 27–30 International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning in Bremen, Germany

September 2–6 Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) Scarborough, United Kingdom

September 27–28 Internationalizing the Campus, College and Classroom, Penn State

                          University Park Campus
October 7–8   Susquehanna Water Science Forum, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
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 13–16 GEOINT Symposium, Tampa, Florida
October 18–19  AAG Middle States Division Annual Meeting
October 25–26  Pennsylvania Geographical Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaOctober 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, Annapolis, Maryland
November 1–3  Graduate Climate Conference at Woods Hole, Massachusetts
November 6–8   International Greening Education Event in Karlsruhe, Germany 
April 8–12  AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida
and moreMay 18–21 ISCRAM at Penn State, more details TBA

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