AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: January 2017

January 2017 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Strengths and Challenges of Diversity MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald It is fair to say that the recent election has created deep concerns in our community regarding issues of diversity and gender equity. This unease…
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Necrology

IN MEMORIAM: Susan Christopherson

Susan Christopherson, Professor and Department Chair of the City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, passed away on December 14, 2016. Christopherson was a geographer committed to the integration of scholarly work and public engagement. She was awarded the 2016 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors for her considerable and long standing contributions to economic geography research,…
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Jobs & Careers in Geography

Nina Feldman: A Career in GIS and Geography

Nina Feldman, a former intern with AAG and the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, shares why she chose a career in GIS and Geography in a very poignant guest blog post for Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress. She discusses the family members, professors and supervisors who…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: December 2016

December 2016 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Geography in a Post-Truth World MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald This past month the Oxford Dictionary named “post-truth” as its 2016 Word-of-the-Year. The word was chosen because it has seen a “spike in frequency this…
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Of Note

AAG Member Bailey Anderson Wins 2017 British Marshall Scholarship

Bailey Anderson, a Liberal Arts Honors/Geography, and International Relations and Global Studies major, at the University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2017 British Marshall Scholarship. As a Marshall Scholar, Bailey will pursue a Master in Philosophy Degree at Oxford University in Geography and The Environment: Water Science, Policy and Management. The University of Texas…
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Resources & Opportunities

Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program is now accepting applications through December 15, 2016. This opportunity is for tenure-track faculty who are committed not only to research and teaching but also to building a more inclusive scholarly community. Applicants may not be going up for tenure during the award year (2017–18). Supported by the…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: November 2016

November 2016 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Geography, Institutions and the Fate of People and Planet in the 21st Century MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald Let’s talks about Geographical Determinism. Got your attention? I thought so. The term, along with its cousin,…
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Association News

AAG Unveils New Disciplinary Data Dashboard

The AAG receives numerous requests for data related to geography and geographers. Often such requests come from members who are doing research on the discipline, or who are interested in knowing, for example, the proportion of women who hold the rank of associate professor or the average value of a graduate student assistantship. Academic departments…
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Association News

Act Now to Support the AAG’s AP GIS&T Proposal

The AAG’s proposal for a new Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science and Technology (AP GIS&T) continues to receive strong interest from high schools, colleges, and universities across the To complete the proposal package for the College Board, the AAG needs to collect attestations of interest from at least 100 postsecondary institutions and 250…
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AAG Newsletter: October 2016

October 2016 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 Long, Hot Summer MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald It has been a long, hot summer. In July, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released its analysis of global temperatures for the first six…
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AGS Council Fellowship Call for Applications

The American Geographical Society (AGS) is now accepting applications for the AGS Council Fellowship. The fellowship is open to all student members of the American Geographical Society, both Masters and Doctoral students. Each fellowship is worth $1,500 and four will be awarded in the spring. Upon completion of the research, fellowship recipients are strongly encouraged…
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AAG Newsletter: September 2016

September 2016 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 World of the City MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald Those of us alive today are witnessing one of the most profound events in all of human history — and it is an event, which…
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