Geography Colloquia


FRIDAYS, 3:00 TO 4:15 PM (Central)
Armstrong Hall 15 (Zoom option only as marked *)
Passcode: derecho
Questions: Dr. Donald Friend, 507-389-2618,

The Geography Colloquium is the longest running speaker series at Minnesota State University


**September 16: Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Supply Chain and Other Sources

Dr. Amy Townsend-Small
Professor – Dept. of Geography and Dept. of Geology University of Cincinnati; Jefferson Science Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences
** Zoom option available.

September 23: Restoring Natural Systems: How to Plan, Monitor, and Assess Restoration of Dynamic Landscapes?

Dr. Zach Hilgendorf – Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

September 30: Minnesota GIS/LIS Student Competition presentations

Mr. Namidu DeSilva – Minnesota State Mankato Geography Graduate Student, "Identifying Areas Within the Midwest to Improve Renewable Power Infrastructure and Energy Distribution"
Mr. Carter Hayes – Minnesota State Mankato Geography Undergraduate Student, "A Watershed and Impact Analysis of the Proposed Twin Metals Mine – BWCA"

October 7: Galicia: Pluralism and National Projects in the Borderlands of Ukraine

Mr. Joseph Koncur – Independent Researcher; Staff Officer, United States European Command

**October 21: Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

Dr. Mark Serreze – Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC); Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES); Professor of Geography, University of Colorado
** Zoom option available.

October 28: What Soils Can Reveal About Past Climates and Modern Agriculture

Dr. Mark Bowen – Associate Professor of Geography, Co-Director – EARTH Systems Laboratory, Minnesota State University

November 4: SPECIAL SESSION: Was the Younger Dryas Triggered by a Lake Agassiz Flood?

Jointly Sponsored with the Minnesota State Mankato EARTH Systems Lab
Dr. Andy Breckenridge – Professor of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin, Superior

**November 11: USAID's New Climate Strategy: Advancing Equitable and Ambitious Actions to Confront the Climate Crisis

Dr. Geoffrey Blate – Senior Policy Advisor, Climate & Cross Sectoral Strategies Team,US Agency for International Development (USAID)
** Zoom option available.

November 18: Mapping Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Locations in Greater Mankato Area to Better Understand Community Response to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Ms. Suchismita Swain – Team Manager, HearthCertCPR
Dr. Rama Mohapatra, Professor of Geography, Minnesota State University

December 2: A Guide to the Development Process

Mr. Mark Konz – Associate Director of Planning and Development Services
Ms. Molly Westman, Planning Coordinator, City of Mankato