Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 3/22/16

March 22, 2016


Walker Building

Walker Building is ready for spring.



Paulo Raposo accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in GIScience at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to start in fall.

Doug Miller, Rob Brooks, and Erica Smithwick along with other colleagues were awarded a PSIEE grant for their project: Mapping and Measuring Forests and Wetlands with a UAS-Based Lidar/Multispectral System.

Eden Kinkaid received a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Hindi in Jaipur, India, this summer.

Jase Bernhardt has been offered a tenure-track assistant professor position in atmospheric science with the Department of Geology, Environment and Sustainability at Hofstra University.



Coffee Hour adjustments
We’ve had a slight change in the Coffee Hour schedule for this spring. There will not be a Coffee Hour this week on March 25 as originally planned. Due to AAG, there will be no Coffee Hour on March 1. Sarah Battersby will speak on April 8, and Gian Rocco will speak on April 15. View the updated schedule:


Spring department events
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend these important department events.
• March 31 Alumni and Friends Reception during AAG in San Francisco
For more details and to RSVP:
• April 29 Year-end Recognition Reception (note new location)

For more details and to RSVP:


DJs, drones and the sounds of data featured at 2016 Polar Day on March 22
The weather may be warming with spring on the horizon, but ice will be center stage at Penn State’s annual Polar Day on March 22, 2016 on the University Park campus. The annual event features performances, lectures and other events celebrating the natural and cultural value of the world’s polar regions.


Earth and Mineral Sciences museum selected for accreditation academy
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Museum and Art Gallery is one of 10 small museums recently selected to participate in the American Alliance of Museums’ pilot season of its new Small Museums Accreditation Academy.

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