Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 5/6/14

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Students in Alexander Savelyev’s GEOG 160 class created videos to explore novel sources of geographic data, their properties, uses, and limitations. Team Quantal Quetzal prepared a video on "Traffic Management Systems and GIS,” which was one of the top videos in the class. Quantal Quetzal included the following students: Olivia Price, Patrick Stephens, Crosby Owens, Thomas Marsden, Barbara Munin, Riley Sunday, Marissa De Fratti, Micah Houston, Emerson Samoy, Gabe Loos, Delainey Loedding, David Costlow.

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Gregory Luna (B.S. '01) passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense (Modeling the Aztec Agricultural Waterscape of Lake Xochimilco: A GIS Analysis of Lakebed Chinampas and Settlement) in the Penn State Department of Anthropology. Erica Smithwick is a committee member.
Cynthia Brewer received the Wilson Award for Outstanding Service at the College of Earth and Mineral Science’s annual Wilson Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 27.
Anthony Robinson received the G. Montgomery and Marion Hall Mitchell Award for Innovative Teaching at the College of Earth and Mineral Science’s annual Wilson Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 27.
Yooinn Hong and Adrienne Tucker received 2014–2015 Centennial Research Travel Awards from the Earth and Mineral Sciences Graduate Student Council.
Guido Cervone’s article, “Using Social Media to fill the Gaps in Urban Areas During Emergencies,” was accepted at the NSF workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics Workshop.  He also received a grant to attend the meeting.
Penn State well represented at national geography conference
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) held its annual meeting April 8 to 12 in Tampa, Fla. More than 95 students, faculty and staff from Penn State joined fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability and GIScience.

Department recognizes achievements at annual reception
Students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Department of Geography gathered on Friday, May 2, 2014, at The Nittany Lion Inn for the annual Recognition Reception to give awards and honor achievements for the year.




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May 6   Polar Center Miniseries: Peter Wilf  “Patagonian Plant Fossils Show Antarctic Origins

            of the Orangutan's Mountain Forest” 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 541 Deike Building
May 9   Polar Center Miniseries: Michael Mann “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”

           2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in 341 Deike Building
May 9–11 Commencement

May 10  Department of Geography Annual End of the Year Picnic, noon to 3:00 p.m.

            at Tudek Memorial Park, Pavilion 2 

May 12  Maymester classes begin
May 14  Workshop “Creating Inclusive Courses: Practical Approaches that Advance Learning”

             9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at 315 Rider Building
May 26  Memorial Day Holiday, no classes

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 AAG Calendar of Meetings and Events

May 5–7       Pennsylvania GIS Conference takes place at the Penn Stater Conference Hotel

May 7           Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium

May 15–18  Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, why we do it,

                  at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

May 18–21  ISCRAM at Penn State.

May 19–21  UCGIS Symposium: Setting the Agenda: Research and Education for

                  Today & Tomorrow in Pasadena, California.

June 6–7      Education and Civil Rights interdisciplinary conference hosted by the

                   College of Education

June 15–21 Fifth Jubilee International Conference on Cartography & GIS, Riviera, Bulgaria.
June 18–20  Moving Mountains: Studies in Place, Society and Cultural Representation,

                   Edinburgh, United Kingdom

August 13–15 First International Workshop on Information Integration in Cyber Physical

                    Systems (IICPS 2014) in San Francisco, California, USA

August 19–21  Jointly held 10th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC 2014)

                    and 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

                   (FSKD 2014) in Xiamen, China.


April 21–25  AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois
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