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.
The spring 2020 EarthTalks series, "Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions," features scientists from Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making.
Is there a way to turn waste into a useful resource and at the same time reduce environmental degradation from closed mines? That's what visiting South African scholar Nemapate Ndivhuwo wants to find out.
Roughly 400 researchers and educators from more than 114 institutions across the nation recently explored how higher education can strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery in the face of growing threats posed by climate change and extreme weather.