The overall mission of the Department of Geography is to conduct theoretical and applied geographic research in a dynamic and responsive manner that educates and inspires students to become critical and committed citizens who contribute to solutions for our planet.
Guido Cervone, a renowned expert in computational science and geoinformatics, will become the interim director of ICDS, effective April 1. He will take over from Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, who will retire in June.
Joshua Inwood, professor of geography and African American studies at Penn State, recently co-authored the article, "The Living Black Atlas: Learning Geospatial Ethics from the African American Freedom Struggle." The article delves into the historical significance of cartography within African American communities and its role in resistance, storytelling and community empowerment.
To solar or not to solar? While a stable and predictable profit is an important factor to Pennsylvania farmers considering leasing out their land for solar energy development, it’s not enough on its own, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers
Halie Kampman, a postdoctoral scholar in Penn State’s Department of Geography, will present "Health in Transition: The Politics of Nutrition and Food Systems Change in Ghana" at the next Department of Geography's Coffee Hour lecture. The talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.