Member of U.S. Census Bureau to speak at Bloomsburg University

For Immediate Release

Date: April 8, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—A U.S. Census Bureau official will discuss the creation of the U.S. Census Atlas at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Tuesday, April 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Hartline Science Center, room 79.

In a talk titled “Introducing the Census Atlas to the United States,” Trudy Suchan will discuss her role in creating the first comprehensive print collection of population and housing maps from the U.S. Census Bureau since the 1920s.

Suchan earned a master’s degree in geography at the University of Washington and a doctoral degree in geography at Pennsylvania State University in 1998. She is the co-author of the U.S. Census Special Report, “Mapping Census 2000: The Geography of U.S. Diversity.”

The presentation is sponsored by the department of geography and geosciences and supported by a grant from the College of Science and Technology.  For more information, contact Karen M. Trifonoff at (570) 389-4569.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.