Department of Geography announces spring 2016 Coffee Hour speakers

January 13, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State geography professor and director of Riparia Rob Brooks will talk about how to link ecological indicators and ecosystem services provided by wetlands during his Coffee Hour lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in 112 Walker Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

The talk is free and open to the public and will also be streamed live. Refreshments are served at 3:30 p.m. in 319 Walker Building. For those who cannot view it live, the webcast will be archived for later viewing.

Coffee Hour has been presented weekly by the Department of Geography for 48 years to promote collegiality and discussion around entertaining and thought-provoking topics. Topics have included climate change, online learning, social justice, mass transit, carbon sequestration and cartography.

For the webstream links and more information about speakers and topics, visit:

Spring 2016 Coffee Hour speakers

  • Jan. 15: Rob Brooks
  • Jan. 22: Alton Byers, The Mountain Institute
  • Jan. 29: Qunying Huang, University of Wisconsin, Department of Geography
  • Feb. 5: Hamil Pearsall, Temple University, Department of Geography and Urban Studies
  • Feb. 12: Doug Peterson, University of Georgia, School of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Feb. 19: Corina Graif, Penn State, Department of Sociology and Criminology
  • Feb. 26: Tom Serfass, Frostburg State University, Department of Biology
  • March 4: Department of Geography Graduate Students
  • March 18: Kirk Maasch, University of Maine, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, Climate Change Institute
  • March 25: Gian Rocco, Penn State, Department of Geography
  • April 8: Sarah Battersby, Tableau Software
  • April 15: Anouk Patel-Campillo, Penn State, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
  • April 22: The Miller Lecture David Cowen, Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina, Department of Geography

Anyone can sign up for for a Friday morning announcement about the upcoming lectures.

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Last Updated January 15, 2016