Colloquium Series

Throughout the semester, the Department of Geography runs a Colloquium Series thematically tied to research and issues of a  geographical nature but intended to attract faculty, staff and students from across the disciplines. 

Unless otherwise specified, all Colloquia are at 3:15 pm in Fillmore 170.

All are welcome to join and attend. See the schedule below for further details. 

Current Schedule (Fall 2018)


Name and Organization


Faculty Host

Aug. 31

Dr. Sean Bennett, Department of Geography, University at Buffalo

"State of the Department"


Sept. 7

Dr. Glen MacDonald, Distinguished Professor and Inaugural UCLA John Muir Memorial Chair in Geography, Director of the White Mountains Research Center, Department of Geography, University of California Los Angeles

"The final nail: Sea level rise and the fate of US temperate coastal marshes in the 21st Century"


Dr. Chris Larsen

Sept. 21

Dr. Henry Yueng*, Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

"Rethinking East and Southeast Asia in the new global economy"

Dr. Jessie Poon

Sept. 28

Valery Lyman**, Artist-in-Residence, University at Buffalo's Creative Arts Initiative 

"Force of Place: An artist's view of the Bakken oil region 2013-2017" Dr. Trina Hamilton
Oct. 5 Dr. Harvey Miller***, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science and Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Department of Geography, Ohio State University "Data-driven Geography: Some big thoughts about Geographic Information Science in an era of plenty" Dr. Enki Yoo
Oct. 19 Dr. Conghe Song****, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  "The socioeconomic effects of China's forest restoration and conservation programs" Dr. Le Wang
Nov. 9 Dr. Mei-Po Kwan*****, Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science and Director, Space-Time Anlysis and Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  Human mobility, individual context, and environmental exposure: A spatiotemporal perspective Dr. Ling Bian

*Co-Sponsored by the Center for Trade, Environment, and Development ; Note earlier start time: 3:00pm

**Co-Sponsored by the Center for Trade, Environment, and Development 

***Co-Sponsored by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and the Vince Ebert Lecture Series

****Co-Sponsored by the UB Confucious Institute and the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis 

*****Co-Sponsored by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis