HC:CH Coffee Hour

The schedule for the Fall 2019 Hamer Center Coffee Hours has been finalized.

Upcoming talks include:

November 5th @ 11:00am – Corey Griffin; Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Architecture, Penn State, Altoona

December 5th @ 6:00pm – Steven Rubin; Associate professor of Art, and Dr. Julia Spicher Kasdorf; Professor of English, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Schedule Poster

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Please join us for our Hamer Center | Coffee Hour presentation by Maddie Brown, Lacey Goldberg and Nastaran Tebyanian (Project Advisor: Tim Murtha)

GIS map of National Capital Region

Stemming from previous work in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, this project looks at inventorying scenic and cultural resources at the regional sale for conservation purposes. Using social media outlets as sources for crowdsourced data indicating scenic preference along with other cultural data collections, “scorecards” will be created at the county and watershed scales to assess scenic and cultural richness in relation to other social, cultural, and ecological factors.

The Energy Efficient Housing Research Group logo
For our final HC|CH of the semester, the EEHR will present its 2018 Race 2 Zero competition team’s update. The team had a summary due to the competition last week, so this is our opportunity to keep their positive momentum rolling so they’ll make us all proud in Colorado this spring. Come see how hard the team has been working and provide them valuable feedback and support!
Black and White photo of Old Havana with classic cars and old architecture
As a bonus to our series, on Tuesday, October 31, we were able to surprise and delight the Stuckeman community with a fantastic talk by Dr. Felix Lopez. Dr. Lopez has a Ph.D. in Historical Sciences and is Associate Professor at University College of San Gerónimo of Havana, with a focus on history, culture and preservation. With the aid of Dr. Pep Avilés, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Stuckeman Career Development Professor in Design, who translated for Dr. Lopez, the Hamer Center enjoyed a Coffee Talk delivered in Spanish. Dr. Lopez shared the socio-cultural, architectural, and historic preservation restoration work that his group has shepherded.
For our third of our four-part Community Partnerships Coffee Hour series this fall, we hosted representatives from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation to speak about Health, Wellness, and Community. The talk featured Stuckeman School faculty members Mallika Bose and Jawaid Haider who have had a history of collaboration and engagement with the foundation.
For information about our past engagement with the foundation – including the 2010 report that is still being used to inform action in Pottstown, please see:


“Engaging Water”
Tuesday, September 26 at 11:00 AM
in the Hamer Center (SFB Room 105)

Join us for a discussion with artists Stacy Levy and Eve Mosher about how art may be used as a medium to inform, educate, and engage people with environmental issues in their community. Event will complement an artists’ talk the same evening at the State College Downtown Area Theatre.



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