Of Note

Paulette Marie Hasier Named LOC Chief of Geography & Map Division

Hasier is the ninth person and first woman to be named chief of the division Hasier. Photo courtesy Library of Congress. Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed Chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Hasier has nearly 20 years of library and geospatial information program management experience, most recently as…
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African Geographical Review

April 2017 Issue of the ‘African Geographical Review’ Now Available

The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 36, Issue 1 (April 2017) of the African Geographical Review is now available. The full table of contents for this issue is below and can also be accessed here. The African Geographical Review is the journal of the Africa Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. It provides a medium for the…
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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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Focus on Boston

Boston: Geography in a Sanctuary City

Thousands of geographers will convene in Boston from April 5-9 to discuss geographic research, education, and innovation, and form new collaborations with like- and differently-minded scholars, researchers, and practitioners. They will strive to interpret, understand, and respond to the current political climates using their expertise in and perspectives of geography and its many diverse sub-disciplines.…
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Association News

AAG Announces 2017 Election Results

2017 AAG Election Results Dear AAG members, The AAG Tellers Committee has reported the results of the 2017 AAG Election. Those elected to office are as follows: President:  Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee. Vice President: Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas-Austin. National Councilors: Lorraine Dowler, Pennsylvania State University; Jamie Winders, Syracuse University. Nominating Committee: Perry Carter, Texas Tech University; Jennifer Clark,…
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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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New Books in Geography — January 2017

Every month the AAG compiles a list of newly-published books in geography and related fields. Some are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles should contact the Editor-in-Chief, Kent Mathewson Listed below are the books received from publishers in the last month. January 2017 An Aqueous…
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Recent News

Nicholas Kristof Reflects on a Refugee’s Journey

The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's recent op-ed "Mr. Trump, Meet My Family: A Refugee's Journey, and a Message of Thanks" draws on some historical comparisons and describes his father's experiences as he made his way from cold-war Europe to the During AAG's 2012 annual meeting in New York, Kristof spoke as part of a panel…
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Annual Meeting

AAG to Support Geographers from Countries Affected by Trump Travel Restrictions

The AAG will refund the conference registration fees for any AAG member or attendee who is a citizen of one of the seven countries affected by the Travel Ban and who by virtue of being outside the United States at this time will not be able to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. In…
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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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