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Understanding PlaceThis semester the Place Studies Initiative of the Bucknell University Environmental Center will host “Understanding Place,” a series of discussions about various concepts we use to define and comprehend “place.”

Everyone is welcome to attend; all talks will take place on Bucknell’s campus in the new Academic West building, room 211.
The talks will begin at noon with a 20-minute opening presentation about a specific concept and then will move on to a discussion.

On Sept. 11, Chris Martine, associate professor of biology, David Burpee Professor in Plant Genetics and Research and Director of the Manning Herbarium, “Rarity”
10/9 – Alf Siewers, associate professor of English and affiliated faculty environmental studies, “Headwaters”
10/23 – Duane Griffin, associate professor of geography, “Natural”
11/6 – Jason Cons, assistant professor of international relations, “Boundary”
11/20 – Clare Hinrichs, professor of rural sociology at Penn State and coordinator of PSU’s rural sociology graduate program, “Local”

If you have questions, please contact Brandn Green, Director of the Place Studies Initiative, at
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