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Alejandra Domic, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State, will deliver a talk titled "Holocene fire history in South America: responses to climate change and human activities" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.
Victor McCrary, vice chair of the U.S. National Science Board, will deliver a talk titled "National Science Board Vision 2030: Making a difference for America's research ecosystem" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18.
Karen Schuckman, associate teaching professor of geography and lead faculty for the certificate program in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation, was appointed as the executive director of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Christopher Fowler, associate professor of geography, and Lee Ann Banaszak, professor of political science and women's, gender and sexuality studies, have been named by Governor Tom Wolf to the newly formed Pennsylvania Redistricting Advisory Council.
Zuleima Karpyn, associate dean for graduate education and research in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, was named the inaugural Donohue Family Professor.
Penn State alumnus Cody Yackanicz, 2017, is a member of an exclusive club: He is one of only about 2,600 people to complete thru-hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), according to the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
The first seminar of the fall 2021 Energy of the Future seminar series, "Characterizing and controlling the propagation of mechanical discontinuity using unsupervised, supervised and reinforcement learning techniques," will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. via Zoom.
Prior to her internship with Penn State's Office of Investment Management, Morgan Keim, a Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, native and senior at Penn State did not know what her future held. After her remote internship experience this summer, that is no longer the case.
David Bowman, professor of pyrogeography and fire science at the University of Tasmania, will deliver a talk titled "Viewing the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire crisis through a pyrogeographic lens" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
Mohammad Rezaee, assistant professor of mining engineering in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, was selected to receive the Centennial Career Development Professorship in Mining Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.