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Leveraging Geographic Information to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

The AAG was invited to participate in the Workshop on Leveraging Geographic Information to Combat Wildlife Trafficking hosted at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC on October 23, 2017. The workshop was led by Michigan State University Professor Meredith L. Gore in partnership with the Department of State’s Office of the Geographer. This was the…
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AAG Snapshot: AAG Disciplinary Data Dashboard

The Disciplinary Data Dashboard site on the AAG website. Are you interested in trends in geography? Have you been looking for openly available datasets to investigate aspects of our discipline for a report or research project? We have the answers for you in our freely accessible data resource, the AAG Disciplinary Data Dashboard. It is…
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Charles Christonikos Interns at AAG for Fall Semester

Charles Christonikos is currently a senior at The George Washington University, pursuing a in Geography with minors in GIS and Criminal Justice. Charles is passionate about urban geography and planning, and hopes to pursue a master’s in urban planning post-graduation. Outside of his academics and work with the AAG, Charles enjoys biking, language learning, and…
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Shane Colgan Interns at AAG for Fall Semester

Shane Colgan recently completed his bachelor of science in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. He will be attending the University of Maryland, College Park to pursue his masters in GIS starting this upcoming Spring semester. His geographic research deals with vegetation indexes and tree top canopy analysis to document the habitat…
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Tolu Ajayi Interns at AAG for Fall Semester

Tolu Ajayi is currently in his last semester at University of Maryland College Park, pursing a in Geographical Sciences. Some of Tolu's strengths include GIS, Computer Cartography, and Programming. After graduating Tolu plans on obtaining his masters in Computer Science, with hopes to become a Web Developer. Outside of school and his work at the…
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Undergraduate Student Affinity Group Elects Inaugural Board

The AAG’s new Undergraduate Student Affinity Group has elected their first board. Congratulations to the following: USAG Chair: Michelle Church; Michigan State University USAG Secretary-Treasurer: Lauren Gerlowski; Point Park University USAG General Board Member: Siobhan Flynn; Rutgers University USAG General Board Member: Erika Ornouski; California State University, Sacramento USAG General Board Member: Noah Irby; University…
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Coline Dony Joins AAG as Senior Geography Researcher

The AAG welcomes Coline Dony as a Senior Geography Researcher. Before joining the AAG staff in Washington, , Coline served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where she taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in GIS, geovisualization and programming for spatial data analysis. Coline also taught an undergraduate course…
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AAG Statement on Charlottesville Tragedy and White Supremacy

The American Association of Geographers is deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent deadly and violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Rallies supported by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members led to the killing of one counter-protester, the wounding of at least 19 other protesters, and the deaths of two law enforcement officers doing…
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Emily Fekete joins AAG as Communications, Education, and Media Specialist

The AAG welcomes Emily Fekete in the new position of Communications, Education, and Media specialist. Prior to the AAG, she was employed as a clinical assistant professor and undergraduate coordinator for the geography department at Oklahoma State University. While at the university, she taught courses in cultural geography, economic geography, and geographies of new media…
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Call for Photos/Videos from Undergraduate and Graduate Students of Geography

AAG just recently launched an Instagram account. Help us to raise awareness of geography and increase the visibility of your research! How can you help? You can start by submitting photos and/or videos of your summer research projects to feature on @theAAG Instagram account! We ask that you make sure to acknowledge if the submission is an independent…
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Washington Policy Updates

The August Congressional recess is in full swing in the nation’s capital, and while we’re hard at work at the AAG, President Trump and lawmakers have left Washington for most of this month.  Here are a few updates on key policy issues: OSTP Appointments As AAG members may recall, we led scientific community efforts in developing…
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