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Friendly Cities Lab studies location's role in romantic relationships

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck had their holiday in Rome. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had their meeting at the top of the Empire State Building in New York. And of course, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris.

Cities have long played an important role in romantic relationships, both on and off screen. Couples met in coffee shops, had picnics in the park and went on dates at the bowling alley. But a Penn State research team says that’s begun to change with the rise of online dating and weekend-long Netflix binges.

Alexander Klippel awarded grant from COIL for iVR in Education research

Alexander Klippel’s proposal has been selected by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) as one of only three to be funded during our Spring 2016 round of Research Initiation Grants (RIGs). These grants offer up to $40,000 in seed funding for the most innovative projects related to improving learning at Penn State and beyond.

The project is called: Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR): The Printing Press of the 21st Century and How Learning About Place and Space Will Never be the Same.

Affiliated Research Labs

GeoVISTA faculty and students are busy people with varied interests! While still falling under GeoVISTA's wide-ranging research interests, these Labs pursue more targeted topics. Learn more about the great work these affiliate Labs are doing:

ChoroPhronesis: Applied Spatial Intelligence

The Geoinformatics and Earth Observation Laboratory

The Friendly Cities Lab

Geographic Social Capital

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