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AAG Newsletter: July 2020

July 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 The Spatial Scale of ‘We’ By Amy Lobben “Every day around my town, I see signs of encouragement, most frequently – “We’re All In This Together.” That statement refers to the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting…
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AAG Newsletter: June 2020

June 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 Making Data Meaningful Or Geography’s Contribution to Data Science By David Kaplan Geography has always been about data. After all, the field was founded and developed over the search for more and better information.…
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AAG Newsletter: May 2020

May 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 Facing an Existential Crisis or COVID-19 and the Long-Term Future of Geography By David Kaplan It does not seem so long ago that people were talking about the compression of space and time, about…
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AAG Newsletter: April 2020

April 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 Doing Geography in the Age of Coronavirus, or How is Everybody Coping? By David Kaplan You hear it from everyone you know: these are strange and frightening times. While most of us have witnessed…
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AAG Newsletter: March 2020

March 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 Going Global or How Best to Recognize the Internationalization of the AAG By David Kaplan We have always been the “AAG” but five years ago the membership overwhelmingly decided to change the full title…
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AAG Newsletter: February 2020

February 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 Beyond the Academic 1 Percent Or How to Create a More Inclusive and Equitable Academic Culture By David Kaplan “Social media can be dangerous. I recently read a post on Twitter, sent by a…
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AAG Newsletter: January 2020

January 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 The Publishing Paradox or How the Publishing Model May be Broken By David Kaplan Among the familiar litany of New Year’s resolutions, many of you may have promised yourselves that 2020 would be the…
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AAG Newsletter: December 2019

December 2019 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Going Local or How the AAG Can Help Enhance its Regional Divisions By David Kaplan The region is one of geography’s main concepts and, true to these roots, regional divisions—mostly within the United States…
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AAG Newsletter: November 2019

November 2019 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Finding your Parachute or The PhD is Not Just for Academics By David Kaplan Graduate students are haunted by the specter of future job uncertainty. Many Master’s students wonder what they will do with…
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AAG Newsletter: October 2019

October 2019 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN A Golden Opportunity for Geography or How Can we Harness the Growth in AP Human Geography? By David Kaplan Geography was not taught in my high school and I expect that was true in…
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AAG Newsletter: September 2019

September 2019 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 Mental Health Challenge or Relieving Anxiety and Depression for Students and Faculty By David Kaplan I remember stress from college, graduate school and as a professor. High levels of tension were considered a…
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AAG Newsletter: August 2019

August 2019 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Who’s sorting who? Or the explosion of metrics and how we can take back control By David Kaplan For those of us still working with paper student evaluations, we receive our spring semester results…
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