NSF Appoints Daniel Sui as Division Director, Social and Economic Sciences

The National Science Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Sui as Division Director, Social and Economic Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), effective as of July 25, 2016. Sui is currently Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University, where he served for four years…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 AAG Dissertation Research Grants

  Every year the AAG provides support for doctoral research in the form of small grants to PhD candidates of any geographic specialty. Three recipients were chosen this year from among 25 applicants and will each receive $1,000. Clifton Barrineau from the Department of Geography at Texas A&M University is a quaternary scientist studying a large…
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2016 William T. Pecora Award: Call for Nominations

Nominations Accepted through June 10, 2016 The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) jointly sponsor the award. The award was established in…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 Harm J. de Blij Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Geography Teaching

The 2016 Harm J. de Blij Award is presented to Donald J. Zeigler of Old Dominion University for his long and distinguished career as a teacher of geography to undergraduate students. The Harm J. de Blij Award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate geography including the use of innovative teaching methods. This award is generously…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 Miller Award

The AAG is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s AAG E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award is Professor Mei-Po Kwan from the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This award recognizes members of the Association who have made truly outstanding contributions to the geographic field…
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Annual Meeting

AAG-Esri ConnectED GeoMentors Program Activities at the AAG Annual Meeting

Now in its second year, the AAG-Esri ConnectED GeoMentors Program will be featured at the AAG 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Attendees can learn more about the program, speak with program staff, and sign up to be a GeoMentor through program activities throughout the week. Follow @AAGGeoMentors on Twitter and use/search for #GeoMentors. Visit…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography

The AAG is pleased to announce that the Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography is awarded in 2016 to Hannah Cooper from the Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She receives a grant of $2,000 to support field research in Everglades National Park.  Hannah is currently a third-year PhD student developing innovative…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 Anne U. White Fund

Every year the AAG provides funding to enable a member of the AAG to take their domestic partner on a research trip, regardless of them having any formal training in geography. One recipient was chosen this year from among eight applicants and receives $1,200. Shouraseni Roy, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies at…
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2016 AAG Research Grants

Every year the AAG provides small grants to support research and fieldwork that address questions of major importance to the discipline. Three recipients were chosen this year from among 15 applicants and will each receive $500. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is Assistant Professor of Food Studies in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition at Syracuse…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2015 AAG Book Awards 

The AAG’s three annual book awards recognize outstanding works written by geographers and published by during the previous year.  The Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography goes to a volume that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography. This year’s winner is Concrete Revolution: Large Dams,…
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AAG Invites Members to Join Mentoring Network for Women in Geography

A Special Kickoff Event is Planned for the AAG Annual Meeting The AAG Committee on the Status of Women in Geography will hold a special session at the AAG Annual Meeting to help launch the Mentoring Network for Women in Geography. The CSWG also invites faculty, staff, and professionals to serve as mentors in the…
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Annual Meeting

GeoPoetics Poetry: A New GeoHumanities Annual Event

The second issue of the GeoHumanities journal is available now. Learn more. Tuesday, March 29, 4:40 :20 Continental 2, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level The first GeoHumanities Annual Event, organized by the editors of the new AAG journal GeoHumanities, will feature readings from four internationally known Bay Area poets. These poets engage with the interface between…
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