For a half century, the Department of Geography has hosted Coffee
Hour, the longest-running speaker series at the University of Minnesota and among Geography Departments in the United States.
On Friday afternoons, Geography students and faculty, other colleagues from throughout the University, and visitors gather to hear the speaker, exchange ideas, and enjoy a snack with colleagues.
2/1 Don Mitchell, Department of Geography, Syracuse University / Prospect: Organized Resistance, Persistent Landscapes, and Sculpted Futures at the End of the Bracero Program in California. TO BE HELD IN CARLSON 2-215
2/15 Landscape in Art Panel of Artists
2/22 Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison /
The mosquito state: Managing insects and citizens in the era of West Nile Virus
3/1 Kathy Klink, Department of Geography, Society and Environment, UMN / Patterns of change (or lack thereof) in strong winds along U.S. oceanic coasts
3/8 Kathleen Stewart (co-sponsored with the U-Spatial Initiative)
3/29 Ragui Assaad, Humphrey / Arab Labor Markets in the Run-up to the Arab Spring
4/5 Kathryn Yusoff, Lancaster Environment Centre (co-sponsored with the Critical Climate Change Workshop)
4/19 Michael Oakes, Public Health, UMN / The Identification of Place Effects and the End of Social Geography
4/26 Martin Swobodzinski, Department of Geography, Society and Environment, UMN / Individual decision making in web-based public participation in transportation planning