Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 9/3/13

September 3, 2013                                                         
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tree Arboretum

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.

Other geography news
AAG Newsletter

The Allegheny Front

Living on Earth
LOCAL EVENTS AND DEADLINES(New additions to this list are highlighted.)
See more events and deadlines on the Student Calendar. 

September 3 and every Tuesday  Millennium Café, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
                                                on the 3rd floor of the Millennium Science Complex
September 5  5:30–8:30 p.m. EMS Graduate Student Pizza in the Park  (in Glenna's Garden, a

                                            courtyard just behind Deike Building)

                                            sponsored by EMS Grad Student Council 
September 6   Department "Congratulations and Welcome" Reception, The Nittany Lion Inn
September 1 Postdoctoral Research Exhibition 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn.
September 15–18  Zero Waste Conference, CANCELED
September 16 Indigenous Geography workshop, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Mann Assembly Room,
                      Paterno Library on the University Park Campus

September 20  GEMS board Biennial Showcase Seminar at the Millennium Science Complex

                      RSVP by September 17
(New additions to this list are highlighted.)

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

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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