Necrology

In Memoriam: Robert J. Mason

Robert J. Mason, a professor in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, died on November 15, 2017. Rob was known for his work on environmental policymaking and land use management. He believed in international educational opportunities for students and was passionate about teaching the next generation of environmental leaders. A prolific…
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In Memoriam: Carol L. Hanchette

Carol L. Hanchette, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Louisville, died unexpectedly on a hiking adventure in the mountains of Wyoming on October 9, 2017.  Hanchette received her from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1998 after having worked in a variety of fields including archeology and as a land surveyor…
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In Memoriam: Anne Buttimer

Anne Buttimer Anne Buttimer (1938-2017) Anne Buttimer, emeritus professor of geography at University College Dublin, died July 15, 2017. Buttimer was Fellow of Royal Irish Academy, Royal Geographical Society (UK) and Academia Europaea. She served as Council Member of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) from 1974 to 1977; of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)…
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In Memoriam: Masatoshi Yoshino

Masatoshi Yoshino (1928-2017) Masatoshi Yoshino, a distinguished Japanese physical geographer who served the IGU as the founder and the Chair of the Commission on Climatology (1988-1992) and as a Vice President (1992-1996), died on July 4, 2017, at the age of 89. He was a devoted scholar and kept writing and publishing quality articles till…
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AAG Guide to Programs

Publicize Your Department in the AAG Guide to Geography Programs

The American Association of Geographers is accepting entries from geography programs to be included in the 2017 edition of the Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas. The deadline for submitting a listing has been extended to Friday, June 2, 2017. The 2017 edition of the Guide will be available exclusively online. The Guide serves as a complete and invaluable reference for faculty, prospective students,…
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Policy Update

Federal Research Agencies Avoid Cuts in Congressional Budget Deal

Late last week, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that will fund the federal government through September 30. The bipartisan deal has generally been viewed favorably by science advocates, as it maintains or increases funding levels for most agencies that provide research support. Under the deal, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will remain…
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Necrology

In Memoriam: Marvin W. Mikesell

Marvin W. Mikesell June 16, 1929–April 26, 2017 Marvin W. Mikesell, Professor of Geography in the Committee on Geographical Studies, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017, at the University of Chicago Hospital in Hyde Park, aged 88, in the midst of teaching his seminar on problems in the human geography of the Middle East…
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In Memoriam: John Davey

John Charles Armstrong Davey April 19, 1945–April 21, 2017 John Davey, a prodigious figure in academic, trade and reference publishing for almost 50 years, died at home with family at his side on April 21, 2017. He had just celebrated his 72 birthday days earlier. After making his mark in publishing in the 1970s, John…
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In Memoriam: Ray Henkel

Ray Henkel January 28, 1931–March 11, 2017 Ray Henkel was born Jan. 28, 1931 on a farm along the Cimarron River about 30 miles west of Tulsa. He died March 11, 2017, at age 86. Ray attended a one-room elementary school, and in 1948 graduated from Kellyville H. S. in a class of 15, earning…
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AAG Accepting Nominations for New Fellows Program

The American Association of Geographers invites its members to nominate qualified geographers for the newly minted AAG Fellows program, which recognized geographers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of geography. In addition to the honorific, AAG Fellows will serve the Association as an august body to address key AAG initiatives, including creating and…
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