• Congratulations to the former Kary Blaschak, now Kary Isett. She married Roger Isett on October 5, 2013.
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October 11 Coffee Hour: Leonie Newhouse
“Can my mother forget about me?” Land, authority, and return migration in post-conflict South Sudan
• Refreshments offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m.
• Lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m.
Since 2005, more than 2 million displaced people have returned to villages, towns, and cities across South Sudan to begin rebuilding their lives and livelihoods. The case of high volume return migration to South Sudan poses the question of what such significant population movement means for property relations and political authority in a struggling economy seeking to recover from more than five decades of violent conflict. Read more.
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Homecoming parade will bring multiple traffic, parking changes
The Penn State University Parking Office is advising travelers of multiple traffic and parking changes associated with the 2013 Homecoming parade Oct. 11. Read more.
Recently published research
Roger T. Anderson, Tse-Chang Yang, Stephen A. Matthews, Fabian Camacho, Teresa Kern, Heath B. Mackley, Gretchen Kimmick, Christopher Louis, Eugene Lengerich, Nengliang Yao Instructor. “Breast Cancer Screening, Area Deprivation, and Later Stage Breast Cancer in Appalachia: Does Geography Matter?” Health Services Research. 30 September 2013.
Exploratory spatial analysis revealed geographically varying effects of area deprivation and screening on LSBC. In the negative binomial regression model, predictors of LSBC included receipt of screening, area deprivation, supply of mammography centers, and female population aged >75 years. The most deprived counties had a 3.31 times greater rate of LSBC compared to the least deprived. Effect of screening on LSBC was significantly stronger in northern Appalachia than elsewhere in the study region, found mostly for high-population counties. Read more.
Penn State, DEP collaborate on digital Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas
The Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas is a new initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Penn State’s Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access Program (PASDA). This Web-based mapping application and downloadable data allow residents and stakeholders to see detailed underground mine maps that were once only available in hard copies. It not only allows homeowners to view previously unavailable mine maps, but also allows them to see their home’s proximity to the nearest underground mine. Read more.
Penn State ranked among top universities worldwide
Penn State has been cited as one of the top universities in the world, according to the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University ranks at 49 worldwide, joining schools from the United States and 15 other nations in the top 100. Read more.
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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 15 Union of Concerned Scientists Webcast: Toward Effective Biofuels Policy 3:00 p.m. EST
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 25–26 Pennsylvania Geographical Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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
January 28–30 NCSE Building Climate Solutions National Conference and Global Forum,
February 14–15 Breaking Ground and Building Bridges: Communication, Gender, and
Social Change in Global Communities at Ohio University. For more information
or to submit a proposal, email: OU.WGSP.Conference@gmail.com
April 8–12 AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida
May 18–21 ISCRAM at Penn State
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