Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 8/27/13

August 27, 2013                                                        
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Lago Tanguro

Lago Tanguro, a little piece of heaven. (Photo by: Amy Thissell) Read her blog for more on her
fieldwork in the Amazon this summer.

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Anna Brendle Kennedy (B.S. ’02) ) started a new job in July 2013 as the Executive Director of the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, focusing on children's behavioral health. Read more.


Wilbur Zelinsky memorial service
 A memorial service to celebrate the life Wilbur Zelinsky is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State University Park campus.  After the service there is a gathering at the home of Karen Zelinsky Kite.  For more information. 

Fall Coffee Hour schedule
The schedule for the fall 2013 Department of Geography Coffee Hour has been announced.  The Friday afternoon lecture series will kick-off on September 13 with Sue Brantley, distinguished professor of Geosciences and director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.  Her talk will focus on Sharing Water Quality Data in Pennsylvania: From the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory to Areas of Marcellus Shale Development.
Fall Coffee Hour Speaker list.

Energy Exchange seminar begins
The Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Energy Institute Energy Exchange Seminar Series begins on Sept. 4. Tom Richard, director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, will give a talk titled "Diet, Land Use and the Biofuel Nexus." The seminar will discuss the role of diet on land requirements for food production. Results from this study suggest a potentially large reduction in food-land requirements for the U.S. that could translate into a large biofuel supply.  For dates and speaker information.

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See more events and deadlines on the Student Calendar. 
August 27 and every Tuesday  Millennium Café, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

                                     on the 3rd floor of the Millennium Science Complex

August 28 Geography undergraduate program meeting at 7:00 p.m. in 319 Walker Building
September 6   Department "Congratulations and Welcome" Reception, The Nittany Lion Inn

September 12  Postdoctoral Research Exhibition 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn.

September 13  Coffee Hour: Sue Brantley  "Sharing Water Quality Data in Pennsylvania ..."

September 15  Pennsylvania Forest Fest

September 15–18  Zero Waste Conference, The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel 

September 16 Indigenous Geography workshop, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Mann Assembly Room,

                     Paterno Library on the University Park Campus

October 26  Wilbur Zelinsky Memorial Service and Reception



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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

December 7     IEEE ICDM Workshop on Data Mining for Geoinformatics and Environmental Hazards

                     (DMG-EH) in Dallas, Texas 
April 8–12  AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida
May 18–21 ISCRAM at Penn State

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