Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 10/20/15

October 20, 2015


Penn Staters at NACIS
Penn State’s carto family in the house at NACIS 2015. Photo: Alethea Steingisser


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EMS to celebrate life of professor C. Gregory Knight

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, in Robb Hall at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus of Penn State to celebrate the life of beloved faculty member C. Gregory Knight. A faculty member for 40 years in College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), Knight was widely respected by his peers, the many students whose lives he touched and colleagues in his field.

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October 30: The Miller Lecture
Julie A. Winkler “Climate Change Impact Assessments for International Market Systems”
The vast majority of climate change impact assessments evaluate how local or regional systems and processes may be affected by a future climate. Alternative strategies that extend beyond the local or regional scale are needed when assessing the potential impacts of climate change on international market systems, including agricultural commodities. These industries have multiple production regions that are distributed worldwide and are likely to be differentially impacted by climate change.

  • 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:00 p.m.
  • The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m.
  • Coffee Hour To Go