AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: April 2017

April 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 Advancing Geography and the Association at Boston MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald This month geographers from around the country and the world will gather in Boston for the AAG Annual Meeting. This should be a…
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Association News

The AAG Wilbanks Award for Transformational Research in Geography

The Tom Wilbanks family has created a new award to memorialize Tom, the AAG Wilbanks Award for Transformational Research in Geography, to honor researchers from the public, private, or academic sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to Geography and GIScience. Wilbanks was a groundbreaking scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he conducted research and…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: March 2017

March 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 Telling Our Stories, Speaking Out and Being Heard as Geographers MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald Perhaps now more than ever geographers need to tell their stories, speak out and make their voices heard. In a…
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Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Transformative Research in Geography Education

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) invites proposals to develop new collaborative and interdisciplinary  research networks addressing major questions and challenges in geography education. Through this program, NCRGE aspires to strengthen geography education research processes and promote the growth of sustainable, and potentially transformative, lines of research. Synopsis: This program will establish…
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FEATURES

In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas J. Wilbanks

Dr. Thomas J. Wilbanks, age 78, a groundbreaking scientist and a devoted family man, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. He will be greatly missed. Dr. Wilbanks was a Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he had worked since 1977 and conducted research and published extensively on sustainable development, energy and environmental technology…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: February 2017

February 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 Creating and Preserving Actionable and Policy-Relevant Geography MacDonald By Glen M. MacDonald Ensconced in our academic environs, as students or as faculty, we are sometimes accused of being removed and aloof from the issues of…
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Recent News

AAAS Director Rush Holt to Address Challenges Facing Science at the AAG Annual Meeting

Rush D. Holt, , chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will deliver a  featured talk on emerging opportunities and challenges that science will face in the coming years at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston on April 6, 2017. Holt is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Carleton…
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Annual Meeting

Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

Nearly all geographers are concerned about human rights, and in their personal and professional lives seek meaningful ways to act on these concerns and values. The AAG and the discipline of geography intersects with human rights in numerous ways. This special theme within the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting will explore intersections of Human Rights and…
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Necrology

In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Emeritus John M. Hunter

John Melton Hunter was born in Windsor, Canada on January 1, 1928. His parents thereafter returned to the United Kingdom. John was educated at Bemrose School, Derby and went on to receive his in geography from the University of Reading in 1954. During his time at the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, he was planning officer…
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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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