Necrology

In Memoriam: Shiloh Sundstrom

Shiloh Sundstrom Shiloh Sundstrom, a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Department of Geography at Oregon State University, and a keen rancher, forester and conservationist, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident near Corvallis on November 22, 2015. He was 34. Shiloh Forest Sundstrom was born in 1981 on Rock Creek Ranch in Deadwood,…
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Necrology

In Memoriam: Susan R. Brooker-Gross

Susan R. Brooker-Gross Susan Brooker-Gross, who spent almost 40 years at Virginia Tech, first in the geography department then in university administration, passed away suddenly on January 2, 2016, at the age of 65, due to complications after surgery. Susan Ruth Gross was born in 1950 in Ohio. She was intellectually precocious and, after excelling…
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Association News

AAG-Esri ConnectED GeoMentors Program Begins Second Year

The AAG and Esri continue to develop a nationwide network of GeoMentors to assist schools and teachers with introducing GIS and associated geographic concepts into classrooms across the country. The GeoMentors program is in support of the Department of Education’s ConnectED Initiative for which Esri has donated $1 billion of ArcGIS Online software to all…
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Kirstin Dow Named Among First Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows at AAAS

Fellows to focus on climate change issues in first year of program Kirstin Dow, a University of South Carolina geography professor and former AAG National Councillor, has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Leshner Leadership Institute. All members in this first cohort of 15 fellows are…
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Free Webinar: A landscape restoration puzzle: When “natural” isn’t what you thought it was

Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Webinar: A landscape restoration puzzle: When “natural” isn’t what you thought it was Friday, January 29, 2016, at 1:00  Eastern The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has organized a free webinar featuring a presentation and Q&A session with Dorothy Merritts of Franklin & Marshall College, on “A Landscape Restoration Puzzle:…
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