This Week

Friday, April 13

G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture Series in Mineral Engineering
Lecture at President's Hall 2, The Penn Stater Conference Center @ 4:30 PM
Reception at President's Hall Lobby, The Penn Stater Conference Center @ 5:30 PM
Mr. Michael Murphy, Chief Engineer – Surface Mining & Technology, Caterpillar Inc.
"Digital and Automation - The Step Change in Safety and Productivity for Mining"


Monday, April 16

No Seminars Scheduled


Tuesday, April 17

Environment and Natural Resources Institute Water Insights Seminar Series
102 Forest Resources Building @ 12:00 PM (lunch will be provided)
Pete Kleinman, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit
"Haven't we figured that out yet? Reflections on persistent issues in agricultural phosphorus management"

Department of Geosciences Colloquium Speaker
Pre-talk Coffee and Cookies Speaker Reception at the EMS Museum, Ground Floor, Deike @ 3:45 PM
Lecture at 022 Deike Building @ 4:00 PM
Roberta Rudnick, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Glacial Diamictites and the Evolving Composition of the Upper Continental Crust"


Wednesday, April 18

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (EEEP) Seminar
157 Hosler Building @ 12:00 PM (a light lunch will be provided)
Tim Beatty, University of California, Davis
"Lost in Translation: What do Engel Curves Tell us about the Cost of Living?"

Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Meteo Colloquium
112 Walker Building @ 3:30 PM
Dr. Fred Carr, The University of Oklahoma
"Can the U.S. Become the World Leader in Numerical Weather Prediction?"


Thursday, April 19

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Distinguished Lectures in Materials Series
026 Hosler Building @ 3:00 PM
Jeffrey Breznak, Manager, Steam Turbine and Generator Materials, GE
"After 32 years, 3 Companies, 26 Patents, 100s of Great People, there are experiences to share, but many more to add"

Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) Center for Climate Risk Management (CLIMA) Seminar
117 Earth Engineering Sciences Building @ 3:30 PM
Mahkameh Zarekarizi, Portland State University
"Towards an Operational Probabilistic Drought Forecasting over the CONUS"


Friday, April 20

Dutton Institute Food for Thought Monthly Speaker Series – bring your own lunch
413 Earth Engineering Sciences Building @ 12:00 PM
Presented by Dutton Institute
"Putting Pedagogy First: 20 Instructional Uses of Video"
Also available virtually at (session will be recorded)

Department of Geography Miller Lecture Series
Refreshments begin in 319 Walker Building @ 3:00 PM
Lecture at 112 Walker Building @ 4:00 PM
Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University
"Education Through Exploration: Reimagining Learning In A Digital Age"




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