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In memoriam: Robert Thomas Kuhlken

Robert Thomas Kuhlken, retired professor of geography and former geography department chair at Central Washington University, died on January 1, 2021. He was 67. Kuhlken was a lifelong scholar, educator, and tireless observer of the natural world. He was more comfortable outdoors than in, and always eager to explore new terrain. He studied at the…
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In Memoriam: William A. Dando

William A. Dando, Distinguished Professor of Geography and professor emeritus at Indiana State University, passed away on January 1, 2021, at the age of 86, after a brief illness. Throughout his life, he was an exemplar of a balanced academic life, excelling at research and teaching while also serving his communities: a true “gentleman” of…
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Association News

AAG Joins in Support for Faculty Rights

On Tuesday, January 26, AAG sent a letter to the Chancellor of the University of Kansas, asking him not to act on the recent Kansas Board of Regents' decision to allow the suspension and termination of university employees, including tenured faculty, without formally declaring a financial emergency. Chancellor Girod recognized our letter and thoughtfully acknowledged…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: January 2021

January 2021 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Advocate for Geography in Austerity Part 2 By Amy Lobben This is Part 2 of a two-part column I started last month on what geography departments can do (and should not do) to advocate…
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AAG Holds Workshops on Public Scholarship at Virtual Regional Division Meetings

In response to the growing need and opportunity for geographers to enter into public scholarship, AAG recently developed a workshop to help our members--at all stages of your careers--share research and perspectives across different forms of public media.  Chief Scientist at Esri, Dawn Wright, often uses her LinkedIn page to share blog-style articles on topics…
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Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of ‘Annals’ on “Race, Nature, and the Environment”

Annals of the American Association of Geographers Special Issue 2023 Call for Abstracts The Annals of the American Association of Geographers is seeking contributions for a Special Issue on “Race, Nature, and the Environment”. The 2023 Special Issue of the Annals invites new and emerging geographic scholarship situated at the crossroads of Race, Nature, and…
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