Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 7/21/15

July 21, 2015

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Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award
From left to right: Todd Bacastow, Penn State; Geoffrey Krassy, 2015 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award Winner; David Alexander, Department of Homeland Security; and Jim Stokes, DigitalGlobe, at the 2015 GEOINT Symposium held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2015. See full story in this issue. Photo by Erin Long.

Good News

  • Sterling Quinn has received the individual GeoForAll: Global Educator of the Year Award for his course “Open Web Mapping.” The awards were announced at the FOSS4G 2015—Europe “Open Innovation for Europe” conference in Como, Italy.
  • Welcome Jia-Ching Chen as an assistant professor of geography. He started on July 1, 2015.
  • Welcome to Melissa Fischer (call her Missy) our new undergraduate administrative assistant. She started on July 15, 2015.

News

Krassy honored with Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award
Geoffrey D. Krassy was recently honored as the 2015 recipient of the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award. He was recognized at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium, held June 22–25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Krassy graduated in December 2014 with a master’s degree in homeland security, geospatial intelligence option, through Penn State World Campus.
Fall (and spring) graduate seminars announced
Graduate students may now register for fall graduate seminars on a variety of topics across all four subfields of geography and also get a sneak peak at spring seminars. “We want to inspire our students to plan their academic year more efficiently,” said Alex Klippel, “so all the seminar information for the year is in one place.” The page will be updated as details are confirmed.
New “Geography Community Resources,” a digital handbook for new students, faculty, and staff, now available online.
The department community handbook has been converted to a digital publication and now resides online. It can be accessed directly by this URL: http://sites.psu.edu/geogcommunity/ or from a link on the department website.

Recently (or soon to be) Published

  • Retchless, D. P. and Brewer, C. A. (2015), “Guidance for representing uncertainty on global temperature change maps.” Int. J. Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.4408
  • Harris, Lucas and Taylor, Alan H. (2015) “Topography, Fuels, and Fire Exclusion Drive Fire Severity of the Rim Fire in an Old-Growth Mixed-Conifer Forest, Yosemite National Park, USA.” Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s10021-015-9890-9
  • Klippel, A., Mark, D. M., Wallgrün, J. O., & Stea, D. (2015). Conceptualizing landscapes: A comparative study of landscape categories with Navajo and English-speaking participants. In S. I. Fabrikant, M. Raubal, M. Bertolotto, C. Davies, S. M. Freundschuh, & S. Bell (Eds.), Proceedings, Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2015), Santa Fe, NM, USA, Oct. 12-16, 2015 . Berlin: Springer.
    pdf: http://cognitivegiscience.psu.edu/pdfs/klippel2015conceptualizing.pdf
  • Sparks, K., Klippel, A., Wallgrün, J. O., & Mark, D. M. (2015). Citizen science land cover classification based on ground and aerial imagery. In S. I. Fabrikant, M. Raubal, M. Bertolotto, C. Davies, S. M. Freundschuh, & S. Bell (Eds.), Proceedings, Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2015), Santa Fe, NM, USA, Oct. 12-16, 2015 . Berlin: Springer.
    pdf: http://cognitivegiscience.psu.edu/pdfs/sparks2015citizen.pdf
  • Klippel, A., Sparks, K., & Wallgrün, J. O. (2015). Pitfalls and potentials of crowd science: A meta analysis of contextual influences. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences.
    pdf: http://cognitivegiscience.psu.edu/pdfs/klippel2015pitfalls.pdf