Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 10/8/13

Photo of the Week, Good News, Coffee Hour, News, Local Events and Deadlines, and Conferences for Geographers.
 
Penn State Department of Geography News and Events this Week

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Pymatuming wetland. This month is the twentieth anniversary of Riparia, formerly called the Cooperative Wetland Center.  To celebrate, we’re featuring Riparia and wetland photos all this month, and the fall Department of Geography newsletter (coming out soon) will feature extensive Riparia coverage.

GOOD NEWS
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• Congratulations to the former Kary Blaschak, now Kary Isett.  She married Roger Isett on October 5, 2013.
NEWS
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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LOCAL EVENTS AND DEADLINES
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See more events and deadlines on the Student Calendar.   


October 9     Meteorology Colloquium "A Confidence Index for assessing risk in numerical
                    weather prediction forecasts" with William Capeheart  
October 10    “How you can help reporters tell the truth about your research” Scholarship and
                     Research Ethics Brownbag in 110 Henderson Building, noon to 1:00 p.m.
October 11    Reception and celebration for Rosie Long 
October 11    Coffee Hour: Leonie Newhouse
October 18    Coffee Hour: David Titley
October 21     BDSS Speaker Series event  
October 25   Annual pre-tenure symposium: "Equity and Inclusion: Successfully Navigating
                    the Promotion and Tenure Process” from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
                    in the Paterno Library  
October 25    Miller Lecture/Coffee Hour: Ken Young
October 26  Wilbur Zelinsky Memorial Service and Reception 
November 2  Geographies of Mass Incarceration mini-conference
CONFERENCES
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2013 
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

2014
January 28–30   NCSE Building Climate Solutions National Conference and Global Forum,
                         Washington, D.C. 
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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