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This heat map shows the volume of calls from refugees to non-refugees in Turkey from January to early March, 2017.
Sifting through 50 million phone calls for patterns to aid refugees
10/30/2018

Clio Andris, assistant professor of geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is analyzing a year's worth of phone calls to find the clues to help address the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey.


Penn State University Libraries will celebrate GIS Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
GIS Day 2018: 'Visualize the World' to be held Nov. 13 at University Libraries
10/30/2018

Penn State University Libraries will celebrate GIS Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at an event aimed at the broader Penn State community -- students, staff, faculty and community members -- who are interested in learning about how geospatial information is being used on campus and beyond.


Attendees in line at the 2014 Military Appreciation Tailgate at the Pegula Ice Arena.
Military Appreciation Tailgate: Serving those who have served
10/24/2018

This year's Military Appreciation Week at the University begins with a Penn State football game at the University Park campus on Oct. 27, with other planned events leading up to a Veterans Day ceremony on Old Main's steps on Nov. 12. 


A new general education course at University Park — GEOG 197 — will immerse students in the world of virtual reality and more.
New course puts Penn State students in control of transformational technology
10/17/2018

Alex Klippel, professor of geography, has developed a new course, GEOG 197: Immersive Technologies - Transforming Society through Digital Innovation, that immerses students in the world of virtual reality, 360-degree video and more. 


“The Most Unknown” is an innovative documentary that explores some of the universe’s toughest questions.
Penn State to screen film that takes unique approach to science storytelling
10/10/2018

"The Most Unknown," a feature-length documentary that follows nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world, to be screened 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Pike Auditorium, 22 BBH (Biobehavioral Health Building) on the University Park campus.