AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: January 2018

January 2018 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Creating Safe Spaces at AAG Meetings for All By Derek Alderman with Lorraine Dowler Hollywood, The Hill, and the nation’s newsrooms have been exposed as spaces of sexual harassment, misconduct, and even assault. Yet, sexual harassment…
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Policy Update

Enacted Tax Bill Protects Tuition Waivers

A massive tax reform package signed into law by President Trump shortly before the holidays drew attention primarily for slashing corporate rates and amending individual filing rules.  The legislation, however, was also of significance for the higher education community. The original bill that passed the House of Representatives included language that would have counted graduate…
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Grants & Competitions

Nominations Sought for the ‘Journal of Geography in Higher Education’ Prize for Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Since 2001 the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE) has presented an award to the author(s) of the paper published in the previous three years on the subject of teaching and learning geography in higher education judged most outstanding. The purpose of the award is to promote excellence in the field of geographic education…
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Recent News

AAG Snapshot: Service to Geography through the AAG

Have you ever considered being more involved in the American Association of Geographers? Are you looking to enhance your resume or CV with service experience? Consider volunteering for one of the many positions available for members of the AAG and help support the ongoing efforts of the Association in serving and representing our large community…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

AAG Announces Inaugural Class of AAG Fellows

The AAG Fellows is a new program to recognize geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography. In addition to honoring geographers, AAG Fellows will serve the AAG as an august body to address key AAG initiatives including creating and contributing to AAG initiatives; advising on AAG strategic directions and grand challenges; and mentoring…
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