PHOTO OF THE WEEK
May is Wetlands month
A riverine wetland along Spruce Creek last spring. Photo provided by Rob Brooks.
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Tourist maps wanted
Donated maps add to library's collection.
Do you ever go on vacation and pick up tourist maps? Unless you plan to go back soon, you can donate these maps to the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library at Penn State University Park. Donated maps are one of the ways that the collection grows, and they supply valuable information in the future. Heather Ross, a supervisor in the Maps Library, noted, “In 20 years, someone may just want to look at a map that was donated.”
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Connection (UROC) now ready for applications
Undergraduate students looking for a way to gain research experience as well as 1 to 3 credits, can now apply for fall 2014 undergraduate research projects supervised by graduate students in the Department of Geography. The deadline to apply for fall 2014 is May 23, 2014.
To view the new projects and apply, go to: http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc
Tasks and sought skills include: qualitative research analysis, tree core processing, and ArcGIS.
- Lakshman Yapa published a book review of "Take Back the Economy" by JK Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy in The AAG Review of Books: 2(1) pp. 25-29.
- William Easterling is a lead author of the Northeast Region chapter in the recently released, Third National Climate Assessment, published by GlobalChange.gov.
- Tschakert P, Dietrich K, Tamminga K, Prins E, Shaffer J, Liwenga E, Asiedu A, 2014, "Learning and envisioning under climatic uncertainty: an African experience" Environment and Planning A 46(5) 1049–1067.
- Justine I Blanford, Jase Bernhardt, Alexander Savelyev, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Andrew M Carleton, David W Titley, Alan M MacEachren. “Tweeting and Tonadoes.” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
- Chris Oxendine, Emily Schnebele, Guido Cervone, Nigel Waters. “Fusing Non-Authoritative Data to Improve Situational Awareness in Emergencies.” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
The Equation Union of Concerned Scientists blog
May 22 Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels for the Aviation Enterprise at the Coal Utilization Lab
May 26 Memorial Day Holiday, no classes
June 4 Community Diversity Conference at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
July 9–13 The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
August 18–22 Department of Geography new graduate student orientation
(New additions to this list are highlighted.)
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 email@example.com
June 24 PRI Graduate Student Methods Workshop at The Nittany Lion Inn
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.
September 13 The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University
2015April 21–25 AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois
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