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Can you identify this tree? It stands at the rear of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens of the Arboretum at Penn State.
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Undergraduate Eckerstrom starts as goalkeeper for Penn State women’s soccer
For the first time since the 2010 season, Penn State began its regular season without Erin McNulty between the goalposts. Losing such a standout goalkeeper like McNulty, who competed on Canada’s FIFA U-20 World Cup squad in 2008, could be a cause for concern on some teams. But the No. 9 Nittany Lions (1-0-1) have already shown they might have nothing to worry about. Redshirt sophomore Britt Eckerstrom has filled the vacancy left by McNulty and has been a major component of the team so far. Read more.
Researchers explore how geographic information systems can help in the West Bank
Businesses, governments and educators are increasingly turning to geographic information systems (GIS) to solve problems and improve processes. GIS integrates hardware, software and data for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. 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. 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.
Fall Coffee Hour Speaker list.
Living on Earth
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September 3 and every Tuesday Millennium Café, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
courtyard just behind Deike Building)sponsored by EMS Grad Student Council
September 6 Department "Congratulations and Welcome" Reception, The Nittany Lion Inn
September 15 Pennsylvania Forest Fest
September 20 GEMS board Biennial Showcase Seminar at the Millennium Science ComplexRSVP by September 17
September 27–28 Internationalizing the Campus, College and Classroom, Penn StateOctober 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
(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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