Association News

AAG Holds Workshops on Public Scholarship at Virtual Regional Division Meetings

In response to the growing need and opportunity for geographers to enter into public scholarship, AAG recently developed a workshop to help our members--at all stages of your careers--share research and perspectives across different forms of public media.  Chief Scientist at Esri, Dawn Wright, often uses her LinkedIn page to share blog-style articles on topics…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

AAG Announces 2021 AAG Award Recipients

The American Association of Geographers congratulates the individuals and entities named to receive an AAG Award. The awardees represent outstanding contributions to and accomplishments in the geographic field. 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Award The AAG Diversity and Inclusion Award (formerly the Enhancing Diversity Award) honors those geographers who have pioneered efforts toward, or actively participate…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: December 2020

December 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 Advocate for Geography in Austerity By Amy Lobben This month I will begin a two-part column on what geography departments can do (and should not do) to advocate for their work in budget talks,…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

Regional Divisions Announce Outstanding Student Papers During their Fall Meetings

While most of the 2020 AAG Regional Division Meetings shifted to an online format due to the effects of COVID-19, students continued to present outstanding work in their respective regions. An exciting addition to the student presentations this year was the creation of a new award to recognize the increased participation of undergraduate students at…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: November 2020

November 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 Vote for Geography By Amy Lobben No matter what happens with this week’s election, the United States will pivot…We need leadership who understands that we cannot stay in the Stage of Anger/Expression without causing…
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Association News

Ethical Research in the Age of COVID-19: A Participatory Forum

Introduction AAG assembled the following perspectives from the discussions during the AAG Participatory Forum on New Requirements for Ethical Geographic Science in Rapid Research held October 1st, 2020.  We worked with AAAS’s Science and Human Rights Coalition to experiment with a format that could help us overcome the lack of face-to-face exchanges and networking. We…
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Annals of the AAG

Free Access: 49 Articles on Black Geographies and Racial Justice

In response to the call for more open access to vital scholarship on anti-Blackness and racism, issued by the Black Geographies Specialty Group last June and supported by 37 other AAG Specialty and Affinity Groups in their own letters, AAG and Taylor & Francis are providing free access to 49 articles from our journals through…
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Geographic Centers

Geographers Recognized for National Research on COVID-19

Projects address mobility patterns, access to health care and food systems, racial and disability disparities during the pandemic WASHINGTON, DC…Geographers have been recognized in 16 research and educational fellowships from The Geospatial Software Institute (GSI) Conceptualization Project. The fellowships support 14 projects that tackle COVID-19’s challenges for public health, social networks and contact tracing, housing…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: October 2020

October 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 2) By Amy Lobben Last month I shared Part 1 of an interview I conducted with AAG's Executive Director Gary Langham to help the membership…
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Member News

AAG Highlights Advancing Discipline Diversity During Geography Awareness Week at Michigan State University

Photo 1 Yoruba Richen, filmmaker and director, speaks during the AAG ceremony at MSU during Geography Awareness Week in 2019. (Photo credit: Jacqueline Hawthorne) As part of its annual celebration of Geography Awareness Week, the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU), featured a screening of The Smithsonian Channel's The…
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