AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: September 2020

September 2020 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN An Interview with AAG Executive Director Gary Langham (Part 1) By Amy Lobben “While the AAG membership elects some of its governance ( president, vice president, Council), the temporal constant in leadership is the…
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Member News

Welcome to Clancy Wilmott, and thank you to John Kelmelis: AAG representatives on the Board of Directors of the GIS Certification Institute

The GIS Certification Institute or GISCI was established in 2002 by member organizations: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA), National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), to provide the GIS community with a complete certification program, leading…
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Funding Opportunities

News from the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF), September 2020

Update 9/15/2020: In response to concerns raised by members of the AAG, the NSF has clarified its announced changes to the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences program (HEGS), formerly known as the Geography and Spatial Sciences program (GSS).  AAG appreciates the time many of our members have taken to bring  questions and concerns about the program…
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Resources

Participate in AAG’s New Career and Research Mentors Program

Within AAG’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force, members proposed the creation of a mentoring program in a time when students and colleagues may have limited access to previous peer and professional contacts and mentors, while also facing new challenges. In response, the AAG has created a new program with the goal of facilitating more connections…
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Recent News

Participatory Forum on New Requirements for Ethical Geographic Science in Rapid Research

COVID-19 calls upon researchers to navigate a fast-paced scientific inquiry process under enormous public scrutiny. The rapid funding mechanisms, abundance of geographic data from emerging technologies, and the “real-time” expectations and needs of governments have posed new challenges to traditionally accepted research methods and timelines, collaborative relationships, parameters for data sharing, and public expectations of…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: August 2020

August 2020 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN The Invisible and The Silent By Amy Lobben “I am the parent of an adult child with intellectual and developmental disabilities and have spent the past two decades watching how society (dis)engages with him.…
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Resources

Digging Deeper into K-12 Geography Achievement and Why It Matters: A NAEP Data Workshop

One of the most powerful sources of data for understanding student achievement is the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program. Although many people know about NAEP through media coverage of its reports on the status of K-12 education, the program also offers an array of practical tools and resources that put assessment data into…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: July 2020

July 2020 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN The Spatial Scale of ‘We’ By Amy Lobben “Every day around my town, I see signs of encouragement, most frequently – “We’re All In This Together.” That statement refers to the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting…
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AAG Review of Books

AAG Welcomes New Editor of AAG Review of Books, Thanks Outgoing Editor

The AAG is pleased to announce Debbie Hopkins as the new editor of the AAG Review of Books. The AAG sincerely thanks founding editor Kent Mathewson, whose vision and ideas have shaped the AAG Review of Books since its beginnings eight years ago. Hopkins will take the helm when Mathewson steps down on July 1.…
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Recent News

Summer Series on questions of Geoethics and Human Rights highlighted by COVID-19 Conditions

Introduction By Coline Dony and Emily Fekete This series developed from discussions that took place at the AAG’s Virtual Annual Meeting, April 6-10, 2020, during publicly available panels of the breaking theme “Geographers Respond to COVID-19”. The panels were set up by AAG specialty groups and their chairs who wanted to initiate discussions about the…
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Annals of the AAG

July 2020 Issue of the ‘Annals of the AAG’ Now Available

The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 110, Issue 4, July 2020 of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers is now ;A full list of contents is below. The Annals contains original, timely, and innovative articles that advance knowledge in all facets of the discipline. Articles are divided into four major areas: Geographic…
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