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  • Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:24

    Thanks to the hard work of Steve Handwork, Donna Peuquet, Todd Bacastow, and many others, Penn State was named a Center of Excellence by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and US Geological Survey (USGS)! Todd Bacastow accepted the award on behalf of Penn State during the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Symposium in Washington, DC in June 2015.  The award was presented by Mr. Robert Cardillo, NGA Director.

  • Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:58

    Todd Bacastow, professor of practice, was featured in an article summarizing his work to investigate "how professionals learn new thinking styles to redefining the industry to educating about GEOINT at a global level through a massive, open online course (MOOC) — to advance the field as a whole." Read more at:

  • Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:00

    Lessons learned from teaching Anthony Robinson's Maps MOOC has been published in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education - see http://t.co/jVctTp4Vzq (Authors: Anthony C. Robinson, Joseph Kerski, Erin C. Long, Heng Luo, David DiBiase, & Angela Lee).

  • Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:59

    Vera Cole, lead faculty for the BA in Energy and Sustainability Policy program, was interviewed on NPR's Radio Times on March 27, 2015--"The Latest in Solar Energy Developments and Nationally and Locally." To hear the full interview, see https://whyy.org/episodes/the-latest-in-solar-energy-developments-nationally-and-locally-2/.

  • Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:26

    Lori O’Neill, of Arlington, Virginia, lead the college’s procession of graduates at the December 20, 2014 commencement ceremony, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in energy and sustainability policy. She was the first World Campus student to serve as student marshal for the College of EMS, and she earned a 4.0 grade-point average.

  • Wed, 05/14/2014 - 09:47

    When tourists visit Gettysburg National Military Park they see a picturesque landscape of open fields and rolling hills. However, for three days in 1863 this site was home to one of the most important battles in American history.
    Nicholas Wiley, a graduate of the Penn State geographic information system (GIS) certificate program, is trying to bring this experience to life with the InSite Gettysburg app.

  • Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:17

    During The Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2014 annual meeting, Richard Hinton, a graduate student studying geographic information systems (GIS) through the World Campus, presented his paper “Open Source Geospatial Technologies for Vulnerability Assessment and Disaster Risk Reduction.” Learn more in Penn State News!

  • Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:13

    At this year's annual Wilson Awards Banquet, two members of the Dutton community were honored for their outstanding teaching: Jeffrey Brownson and Anthony Robinson. To all who are familiar with these gentlemen, the awards probably come as no surprise! Read more about the banquet and the honors bestowed to Jeffrey and Anthony on the College's website.

    Congratulations, Jeffrey and Anthony!!

  • Wed, 04/30/2014 - 08:44
    Mark Staub, a student in the energy and sustainability policy program in the College of EMS, received top honors in the Award for Undergraduate Research in Sustainability and the Environment! See the full story on the Penn State News site...
  • Tue, 08/27/2013 - 13:11

    Anthony Robinson's Coursera-delivered MOOC, "Maps and the Geospatial Revolution," ended on August 26, 2013 and was, by all accounts, a huge success! Specific data on participation, completion rates, "click throughs" to our World Campus program websites, etc. will be forthcoming. For now, I am thrilled to share the feedback that has been voluntarily entered by participants on "CourseTalk," an independent website where individuals can share their personal reviews of MOOCs they've taken. You will see that Anthony successfully reached Rock Star status!

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