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Riparia covers the watershed.
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 digitally available now will feature extensive Riparia coverage.
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• At the Middle States AAG Annual Meeting in Buffalo last weekend (October 18-19), the Penn State team won the Middle States Region Geography Bowl. The team was composed of grad students Ashlee Adams, Crista Livecchi, Adrienne Tucker, and Jase Bernhardt. Furthermore, Ashlee, Crista, and Jase qualified to represent the region at the World Geography Bowl at the 2014 AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa. Also, Jase Bernhardt won the award at the conference for Best Student Paper.
• Russell Hedberg and his wife Kaitlin announced the birth of their son, Jack Hiland Hedberg.
November 1 Coffee Hour: Tim Kelsey
- 3:30 p.m. Refreshments are offered in the E. Willard Miller seminar room, 319 Walker Building
- 4:00 p.m. The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m. in the John J. Cahir Auditorium, 112 Walker Building
Much of the public interest in developing Marcellus Shale has occurred due to the potential economic benefits, including employment, lease and royalty income, and local business activity. Most economic analysis on Marcellus Shale conducted during the first few years of its development was speculative, relying upon economic models and major assumptions about the flow of dollars, the share of workers who are local, and of spending. Six years after the onset of significant development, it is now possible to examine the economic impacts actually occurring in the counties with Marcellus shale drilling. Read more.
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The fall GEOGRAPHY newsletter is published
The fall 2013 Department of Geography newsletter is now available in digital format on our website and via issuu. Printed copies will be in the mail shortly. This newsletter features Riparia, in celebration of the center’s 20 years. Articles include:
• A retrospective dialogue between Rob Brooks and Denice Wardrop
• The online Floristic Quality Assessment tool
• Research on snakes
• A Q&A with new faculty member Kirby Calvert, community updates, and more!
Pittsburgh Area Penn State Alumni and Friends Reception
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and alumnus Jim Bryja (’79 Mining Eng.) and his wife Coral will be hosting an event in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rolling Hills Country Club. The event will feature a short presentation by Seth Blumsack, associate professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering. Representatives from the Dean's Office will be also be on hand to talk to you about exciting new programs from both the college and Penn State. For directions and to RSVP: www.ems.psu.edu/alumniandfriendsreception
OTHER GEOGRAPHY VIEWS
Got Science? Union of Concerned Scientists October 2013 e-newsletter
LOCAL EVENTS AND DEADLINES
October 30 Meteorology Colloquium: Xianglei Huang "Longwave band-by-band flux and
cloud radiative effect: derivation, validation, and application in GCM evaluation
and cloud feedback studies" at 3:30 p.m. in 112 Walker Building.
November 1 Coffee Hour: Tim Kelsey Local Economic Benefits Related to Marcellus Shale ...
by Eric Silver, at 3:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium in Pattee Library.
November 6 EMS Blood Drive Hintz Family Alumni Center from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
To make an appointment email Divya Ghorpade at firstname.lastname@example.org with a time
November 8 Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) is hosting a Sexual Harassment Training
in 319 Walker Building from 1:00–2:00 p.m. This training is open to all.
If you have questions, please contact Dana Cuomo at email@example.com.
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
November 13 2013 Geo Open Source Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(DMG-EH) in Dallas, Texas
February 14–15 Breaking Ground and Building Bridges: Communication, Gender, and
Social Change in Global Communities at Ohio University. For more information
May 18–21 ISCRAM at Penn State
June 15–21 Fifth Jubilee International Conference on Cartography & GIS, Riviera, Bulgaria
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