Methods, Models, and GIS Section Editor Sought for ‘Annals of the AAG’

The American Association of Geographers seeks applications and nominations for the Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Sciences editor for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. This new editor will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence on January 1, 2018. The appointment will be made in the Fall of 2017.…
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Policy Update

Federal Research Agencies Avoid Cuts in Congressional Budget Deal

Late last week, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that will fund the federal government through September 30. The bipartisan deal has generally been viewed favorably by science advocates, as it maintains or increases funding levels for most agencies that provide research support. Under the deal, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will remain…
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Recommend Candidates for AAG Honors and Nominating Committees

Call for Nominations: AAG Honors and Nominating Committees The AAG Council seeks nominations for candidates to serve on the AAG Honors Committee and the AAG Nominating Committee. The Council will prepare the final slate of candidates for both committees from the nominations received, and committee members will be elected by a vote of the AAG membership. The Honors Committee submits to the Council nominations for awards at least two weeks before the council’s Fall meeting,…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2017 J. Warren Nystrom Award

Four recent geography PhDs, finalists in the 2017 J. Warren Nystrom Award competition, presented high-quality research papers on April 6 during a special session at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. The Nystrom Award is an annual prize for a paper based upon a recent doctoral dissertation in geography. In Fall 2016 the Nystrom Award…
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Association News

AAG Seeks Interns for Fall Semester

The AAG is currently seeking interns for the fall semester, although the organization offers opportunities on a year-round basis for the spring, summer and fall semesters. Interns participate in most AAG programs and projects such as education, outreach, research, website, publications, or the Annual Meeting. The AAG also arranges for interns to accompany different AAG staff…
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AAG Accepting Nominations for New Fellows Program

The American Association of Geographers invites its members to nominate qualified geographers for the newly minted AAG Fellows program, which recognized geographers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of geography. In addition to the honorific, AAG Fellows will serve the Association as an august body to address key AAG initiatives, including creating and…
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Association News

Geography and the New Administration: Twitter Chat

The AAG will host the next installment of its Twitter Chat series on May 17, 2017, from 3 to 4 Eastern Time. “Geography and the New Administration” will focus on the first 100 days of the Trump administration and how new and proposed policies impact geography and geographers. To participate in the chat, follow @theAAG…
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Association News

Updated AAG Schedule for the March for Science

Updated AAG Schedule for the March for Science We invite and encourage AAG members to attend the March for Science in Washington, or in satellite events around the globe this Saturday, April 22. We have updated the schedule below to include the just-released list of speakers. Saturday Schedule of Events 9:00 am – 6:30 pm:…
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Association News

The AAG Wilbanks Award for Transformational Research in Geography

The Tom Wilbanks family has created a new award to memorialize Tom, the AAG Wilbanks Award for Transformational Research in Geography, to honor researchers from the public, private, or academic sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to Geography and GIScience. Wilbanks was a groundbreaking scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he conducted research and…
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Recent News

AAG Accepting Registrations for Early Career and Department Leadership Workshops

The University of Tennessee will host two AAG-sponsored workshops in June designed for all geographers interested in 1) improving their programs and 2) graduate students and faculty who are beginning their careers in higher education. AAG Department Leadership Workshop June 21-24, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville » REGISTER The AAG Department Leadership Workshop is for all…
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Association News

AAG Partners with the March for Science

The American Association of Geographers has joined the March for Science, along with nearly 100 partnering organizations. Less than two months after the march was first announced, the growing number of partners includes global institutions, and ranges from scientific societies to unions. A large network of satellite marches, nearly 400 currently, will take place globally on Earth Day, April…
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Annual Meeting

AAG Emerging Workforce Scholars Program

This year, the AAG has launched a unique new initiative called the Emerging Workforce Scholars Program. The program allows aspirational high school and undergraduate students from underserved Boston-area communities to attend the Annual Meeting and interact with geography and geoscience professionals to learn about the work they perform and the preparation needed for careers in…
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