Accomplishments and Activities
Prof. Marius Petraru recently contributed an historical manuscript titled "The Romanian Government in Exile in the United States: 1947-1975" in an upcoming publication release of political and historical essays on Cold War activities. The volume of essays,titled The Inauguration of ‘“Organized Political Warfare”: The Cold War Organization, is sponsored by the National Committee for a Free Europe/Free Europe Committee. Read more about the upcoming release on the Helena History Press website.
Prof. Michael Schmandt, Vice-President of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, served as the emcee at the annual meeting, which was held this year in Olympia, Washington on October 3-6th.
Several Sac State Geography faculty will participate in the UCDavis Geography Graduate Group speaker series this fall. Prof. Schmidtlein will be speaking on "Modeling Pedestrian Evacuations for Near-Field Tsunamis" on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Prof. Michael Schmandt will be leading a walking tour of Sacramento's R St neighborhood Friday Nov. 2nd. A lecture will be given by Prof. Jim Wanket titled "Reconstructing Prehistoric Vegetation and Climate in Northern California and Nevada" on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. On Oct. 10th one of the fathers of spatial analysis in American geography, Waldo Tobler, Professor Emeritus at UC Santa Barbara, will talk about "Migration, Maps and Models". The series was put together by two UCD geography grad students, one of whom, Jenny McHenry, is an alumna of our program. Download the pdf flyer for date/time/location details.
Prof. Michele Tobias danced her PhD thesis, “California Beach Plant Biogeography: biogeomorphology and ecological succession, effects of foot-traffic concentration, and low-altitude aerial photography” in her 2012 entry to the “Dance Your Ph.D. Contest.” She explains her research and dance HERE.
Prof. Matt Schmidtlein gave a paper, “Location/Allocation Analysis of the Primary Health Care System Capacity for Sacramento County, California” (co-authored with Dale Ainsworth) at the California Geographical Society annual meeting held at UC Davis, April 27-29, 2012. Faculty Robin Datel, Tom Krabacher, and Michael Schmandt were field trip leaders, and Jim Wanket, Vice-President of CGS, organized the vendors. Other Sacramento State geography students attended and volunteered at the meeting, some with the aid of ASI funding obtained through the Geography Club. Congratulations to all who helped make the 66th annual meeting of CGS, “A Taste of Geography,” the largest ever.