Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 5/20/14

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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:
Tasks and sought skills include: qualitative research analysis, tree core processing, and ArcGIS.



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May 22 Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels for the Aviation Enterprise at the Coal Utilization Lab

May 23  Application Deadline for fall 2014 UROC projects

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 11–15 Summer School in Sustainable Climate Risk Management
August 18–22  Department of Geography new graduate student orientation

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AAG Calendar of Meetings and Events

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

June 24       PRI Graduate Student Methods Workshop at The Nittany Lion Inn 

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.

September 13 The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University

November 7–8 Pennsylvania Geographical Society annual meeting in State College, Pa.


April 21–25  AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois

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