Member News

AAG Members Elect New Officers

The AAG Tellers Committee reports that AAG members have elected Glen MacDonald, UCLA, as president, and Derek Alderman, University of Tennessee, as vice president during the 2016 election cycle. Eight additional officers and committee members were also elected. All of the newly elected officers and committee members will begin their terms on July 1, 2016. See…
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AAG Calls for Nominations for Standing Committees

The AAG Council will make appointments to several of the AAG Standing Committees at its spring 2016 meeting. These appointments will replace members whose terms will expire on June 30, 2016. If you wish to nominate yourself or other qualified individuals for one or more of these vacancies, please notify AAG Secretary Thomas or before March 1, 2016. Please…
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Addenda

Katelyn Suranovic Interns at AAG for Spring Semester

Katelyn Suranovic is currently pursuing her master’s degree in geography at George Washington University. Her focus is climate change and weather-related phenomena in response to climatic changes. Previously, Katelyn earned her bachelor of science degree from James Madison University (JMU), where she majored in geographic science with a concentration in environmental conservation, sustainability and development. In…
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Member News

AAG Archivist Geoffrey Martin Provides Rare Glimpses into the History of Geography 

A near-capacity crowd gathered on January 21, 2016, in the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, , to hear a talk by the doyen of the history of geography, Dr. Geoffrey J. Martin, Professor Emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University and the official archivist of the American Association of Geographers…
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Events

Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference Is Coming to Historic Kent, Ohio

REP VIII in Kent, Ohio: experience a small-town, urban environment with access to much more The eighth bi-annual Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference (REP VIII) will be held September 21-23, 2016, at the Kent State Hotel, locally hosted by Kent State University.  REP VIII already has attracted more than 150 registrants at the time of…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: August 2015

AUGUST 2015 Welcome to the Newsletter of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Survival in a Time of Disruption in Higher Education By Sarah Witham Bednarz This is a challenging time to be engaged in scholarship in higher education. Shrinking state budgets and rising tuition raise concerns…
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2015-16 ACLS Fellowship Competitions Now Open

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce that the 2015-16 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS offers fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and…
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Call for Participants: Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment

NOAA recently posted a Federal Register Notice announcing the formation of the new Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. Nominations for the committee will be accepted through Monday, September 14. More information about the Committee and about how to submit nominations is available below and at  The Committee will provide advice on sustained assessment activities…
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