AAG Honors Nominations Deadline Extended to Friday, July 15, 2016

  Please consider nominating outstanding colleagues for the AAG Honors, the highest awards offered by the American Association of Geographers! AAG Honors are offered annually to recognize outstanding accomplishments by members in research and scholarship, teaching, education, service to the discipline, public service outside academe and for lifetime achievement. Individual AAG members, specialty groups, affinity groups,…
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‘Annals of the AAG’ Among Top 10 Ranked Geography Journals

The Annals of the American Association of Geographers, the flagship journal of the association, has once again been ranked among the top ten geography journals worldwide continuing a 15-year trend. According to the Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters this month, the Annals of the AAG placed eighth out of 77 journals in the…
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[Webinars] Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities

Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools and how to find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. They also provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing…
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Upcoming Award Deadlines for AAG Honors, Media Achievement, AAG Publication Award

Get a head start on upcoming award nominations. Nominations for AAG Honors, Media Achievement Award, and AAG Publication Award are due June 30, 2016. AAG Honors recognize outstanding accomplishments by members in research & scholarship, teaching, education, service to the discipline, public service outside academe and for lifetime achievement. The Media Achievement Award is presented for…
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Request for Proposals: Transformative Research in Geography Education

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) is now inviting proposals to support the development of a research coordination network for transformative research in geography education. Synopsis: This program will establish thematic research groups with the goal of advancing the implementation of the Road Map Project research agenda. Funds may be requested to…
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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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