Focus on Boston

Family-Friendly Boston

Family fun in Boston is around every corner.  From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented attractions.  We make history fun with tours of the Freedom Trail and interactive exhibits at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.  Don’t worry about those…
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Of Note

Paulette Marie Hasier Named LOC Chief of Geography & Map Division

Hasier is the ninth person and first woman to be named chief of the division Hasier. Photo courtesy Library of Congress. Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed Chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Hasier has nearly 20 years of library and geospatial information program management experience, most recently as…
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Award Deadlines

Call for Nominations: GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR) is now accepting nominations for its annual award that highlights the importance of mentoring undergraduate research activities. The award annually recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to…
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Transformative Research in Geography Education

A Special Track of Sessions for the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting Boston, Massachusetts April 5-9, 2017 Sponsored by the National Center for Research in Geography Education  The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) is a NSF-funded research coordination network headquartered at the AAG and Texas State University. For the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston,…
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Focus on Boston

Boston: Geography in a Sanctuary City

Thousands of geographers will convene in Boston from April 5-9 to discuss geographic research, education, and innovation, and form new collaborations with like- and differently-minded scholars, researchers, and practitioners. They will strive to interpret, understand, and respond to the current political climates using their expertise in and perspectives of geography and its many diverse sub-disciplines.…
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Member News

Bruce Rhoads Elected AAAS Fellow

Bruce L. Rhoads Bruce L. Rhoads, a professor of geography and geographic information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, been elected a 2016 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was honored “for distinguished contributions to physical geography and fluvial geomorphology, particularly for defining flow and sediment dynamics of stream confluences and…
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Focus on Boston

The Neighborhoods of Boston … and Beyond

Boston - Newbury Street Brownstones. Creative Commons License David Ohmer via Compfight. Every day is a new day in Boston. Parks and green spaces are sprouting up all over, new hotels have recently opened, and more are soon to break ground. New restaurants are joining Boston’s distinctive dining scene and the vibrant Seaport District has…
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Association News

AAG Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order

The following is a Statement by the AAG Council on the recent Trump Executive Order limiting travel to the US from several countries. The AAG is committed to supporting all AAG members who are impacted by this executive order. We also are taking action in concert with several other organizations in Washington, DC., to attempt…
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AAG Launches New Fellows Program: AAG Fellows

The AAG is honored to announce it has launched AAG Fellows, a new program to recognize geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography. In addition to honoring geographers, AAG Fellows will serve the AAG as an august body to address key AAG initiatives including creating and contributing to AAG initiatives; advising on AAG strategic…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2017 AAG Honors Recipients Announced

The AAG is pleased to announce the selection of seven Honorees who will receive the 2017 AAG Honors in one of four categories. Recipients to be honored at an annual awards luncheon during the AAG Annual Meeting are: Patrick Bartlein, University of Oregon, AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors Ruth Fincher, University of Melbourne, AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors Kent Mathewson, Louisiana State…
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Association News

Jennifer Cassidento Appointed as AAG Publications Director

The American Association of Geographers is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Cassidento as its new Publications Director. Cassidento brings a wealth of editorial expertise and experience to the AAG publications. She has worked previously with major scholarly publishing houses, and for several years with the AAG on its journals, serving as managing editor…
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