AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: June 2016

June 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 Listening to Our Members: Part 2 By Sarah Witham Bednarz Bednarz This is my last column as AAG president and it is perhaps the most important because I seek your input on a very…
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GreenShorts: An Environmental Film Contest for L.A. Students

Los Angeles high school students: grab your cell phones, video cameras and microphones—your voice and creativity can change the planet. This environmental short film contest is a platform to showcase your ideas, commentary and vision for our city and the world. You may submit one short film for each category and films must feature the…
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Call For Papers: Narratives by BRAVE Women of Color Academics

Description: In this book, we will feature narratives of women of color academics who embody what we call academic bravery. These are women who have demonstrated courage in their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service, activism, and leadership, despite the potential professional risks. As with any academic, these scholars work in contexts wherein academic cowardice is the…
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Annals of the AAG

July 2016 Issue of the ‘Annals of the AAG’ Now Available

The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 106, Issue 4 (July 2016) of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers is now available. The Annals contains original, timely, and innovative articles that advance knowledge in all facets of the discipline. Articles are divided into four major areas: Environmental Sciences; Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Science;…
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Recent News

May 2016 Issue of ‘The Professional Geographer’ Now Available

The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 68, Issue 2 (May 2016) of The Professional Geographer is now available. The focus of The Professional Geographer is on short articles in academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies. These features may range in content and approach from rigorously analytic to broadly philosophical or prescriptive. The journal…
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Member News

Greg Elmes, Retired WVU geography Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Greg Elmes, professor emeritus in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement award by the West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals for his dedication to the study and promotion of geographic information systems (GIS). Though Elmes retired from teaching courses at West Virginia University in…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: May 2016

May 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 Listening to Our Members: Part 1 Bednarz By Sarah Witham Bednarz For me, one of the best sessions at our annual meeting reported the results of our first membership survey. A stellar crew, including past…
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Featured News

AAG Now Accepting Entries for the 2015-2016 edition of the Guide

The American Association of Geographers is accepting entries from geography programs to be included in the 2015-2016 edition of the Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas. The deadline for submitting a listing has been extended to Friday, May 20, 2016. The 2015-2016 edition of the Guide will be available exclusively online. The Guide serves as a complete and invaluable reference for faculty, prospective students,…
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Association News

NSF Funds Research Coordination Network for Geography Education

The National Science Foundation, through its Geography and Spatial Sciences program, has awarded the AAG and Texas State University a five-year, $400,000 grant to develop a research coordination network (RCN) for transformative research in geography education. The RCN will be a project of the National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) under the direction…
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Member News

Donna Peuquet named 2016 UCGIS Fellow

AAG member Donna J. Peuquet, professor of geography in the Penn State Department of Geography, has been selected as a 2016 Fellow by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). Fellows are individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research. Peuquet was chosen as Fellow for her…
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