Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 6/3/14

June 3, 2014                                                      

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The Peter R. Gould Center in the Department of Geography has released the 2014–15 full-size University Park campus map.


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Justine Blanford, Rob Crane, Michael Mann, and others had a paper accepted in Climatic Change “Downscaling reveals diverse effects of anthropogenic climate warming on the potential for local environments to support malaria transmission” in press.
Christopher Fowler has accepted an appointment an affiliate faculty member in the Population Research Institute.
The Department of Geography is now a member of  the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). UCAR is a consortium of more than 100 member colleges and universities focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences.


SWIG announces co-winners of the Jennifer Fluri and Amy Trauger Paper Competition
Supporting Women in Geography has awarded Susanna Diller from Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Denver and Emma Gaalaas Mullaney from Geography and Women’s Studies at Penn State the top honor in the Jennifer Fluri and Amy Trauger Paper Competition.  To read their essays go to:


Full-size campus map available to download and print
The Peter R. Gould Center in the Department of Geography has released the 2014–15 full-size University Park campus map. This map is analogous to what used to be the Visitors’ Guide map.  The full-size University Park map presents most University Park buildings and facilities, including Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordan Center, and Innovation Park at Penn State. It includes a building index, campus bus routes, bike trails, travel and parking information, and an inset of the Penn State campus system map. The 18-by-24 inch map also shows downtown and areas east and west of campus.


Food Security and Urban Farming Field Notes
A slideshow by Lakshman Yapa, Jessica Adomako, and Susan Friedman
In 2012, 17.6 million American households (or 15.5 percent of total households) were food insecure, that is, a household where some members lacked access at some time during the year to enough food for an active healthy life. In seeking practical answers to food insecurity and poverty, it is imperative that we look beyond the official framework of the last 50 years.



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June 4 Community Diversity Conference  at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

June 5 Graduate Student Council Blood Drive 
July 4 Independence Day holiday

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

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

October 9–11 PAS:APAL Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City

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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