Annual Meeting

East Lakes Division Team Takes 2014 World Geography Bowl Title

AAG East Lakes Regional Division 2014 World Geography Bowl Champions The East Lakes Team won first place in the 2014 World Geography Bowl, an annual quiz competition for teams of college-level geography students representing the AAG’s regional divisions. The event was its 21st year for hosting during its Annual Meeting. On April 11, seven teams,…
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AAG Celebrates Earth Day Throughout April with International Student Fellows

International Students Presented Climate Impact Studies Through My Community, Our Earth / SERVIR Fellowship Program Joel Kowsky, NASAIn April, 14 students traveled from all over the world to Washington, , to discuss their efforts using satellite data and mapping technologies to address climate change issues in their regions. The efforts are part of the My Community, Our Earth…
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AAG Department Leadership Workshop: Integrate Geography, Technology, Social Media and Web 2.0+

The 11th annual Department Leadership Workshop will focus on geography, technology, social media and Web +. Information and computer technologies (ICT) have changed and continue to change how we teach in the classroom and online; conduct research; communicate with colleagues, students and the public; publish; build community; and advance the discipline. Rather than face these opportunities…
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Launch a Strong Career with the Geography Faculty Development Alliance Workshop

Registration has begun for the 2014 Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA) workshop, which provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students and faculty who are beginning their careers in higher education -- instructors, lecturers, assistant professors, and other untenured faculty. The workshop is open to faculty from all types of teaching and research institutions inside and outside…
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New Books Received – February 2014

The AAG Review of Books office has released the list of the books received during the month of February. Following are the references, along with links to more detailed information: February, 2014 A Story of Six Rivers: History, Culture and Ecology by Coates, Peter (University of Chicago Press 2013, ) African Americans and Gentrification in…
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AAG’s GeoCapabilities Project Researching Purposes, Values of Geography in Schools

The AAG’s Michael Solem (pictured center) recently visited a class of pre-service geography teachers at Beijing Normal University. Dr. Solem taught a short course based on the AAG’s GeoCapabilities initiative. How does geography education contribute to human potential and wellbeing? How do different national curriculums express the purposes and values of geography? The AAG’s GeoCapabilities…
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AAG Plans Tribute to Roger Tomlinson at Tampa Conference

Roger Tomlinson, the man credited for fathering GIS, died  this week at age 80. In honor of his life, work and significant contributions to geography and GIS, the AAG is sponsoring a tribute to Roger Tomlinson. The tribute will be held in Tampa, Fla., at the AAG Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Details about the…
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Efforts of AAG and Others Defeat Coburn Amendment

The omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014 that was signed into law by President Obama on January 17 was widely hailed as a rare departure from the recent cycle of federal budget battles. The legislation received significant bipartisan support in both houses of Congress and headed off any chance of a government shutdown until…
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New Books Received – January 2014

The AAG Review of Books office has released the list of the books received during the month of January. Following are the references, along with links to more detailed information: January, 2014 The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills. Forgotten Narratives by Clark, Ian D. and Fred Cahir (CSIRO 2013, ) The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn…
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