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Ryan Habron Interns at AAG for Spring Semester

Ryan Habron is a senior at the University of Maryland pursuing a in Geographical Sciences. His focuses include GIS, Computer Cartography, and Remote Sensing. He hopes to use these skills to monitor transportation, and other urban planning tasks in his future career. During his internship at the AAG, he will work on obtaining attestations from 250 high schools…
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AAG Calls for Nominations for Standing Committees

The AAG Council will make appointments to several of the AAG Standing Committees at its spring 2017 meeting. These appointments will replace members whose terms will expire on June 30, 2017. If you wish to nominate yourself or other qualified individuals for one or more of these vacancies, please notify AAG Secretary Thomas or before March 1, 2017. Please…
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Important Election Information: AAG Voting Begins Next Week

The AAG election will be conducted online again, and will take place Jan. 11-Feb. 2, 2017. Each member who has an email address on record with the AAG will receive a special email with a code that will allow them to sign in to our AAG SimplyVoting website and vote. Read about the candidates now.
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AAG Launches New Fellows Program: AAG Fellows

The AAG is honored to announce it has launched AAG Fellows, a new program to recognize geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography. In addition to honoring geographers, AAG Fellows will serve the AAG as an august body to address key AAG initiatives including creating and contributing to AAG initiatives; advising on AAG strategic…
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New AAG Position Opening: Senior Geography Researcher

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) has an immediate opening for the position of Senior Geography Researcher, to be located at the AAG’s central office in Washington, DC. We seek an individual with a passion for geography and strong writing and management skills, and who can initiate, support, and lead AAG programs in research, education, and…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

Graduate Students Honored During AAG Regional Division Annual Fall Meetings for Outstanding Work

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announces the recipients of the 2016 Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting. Graduate student AAG members from around the participated by submitting to their region's paper competition and attending their regional division fall meeting. A student paper from seven out of nine AAG regions…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2017 AAG Honors Recipients Announced

The AAG is pleased to announce the selection of seven Honorees who will receive the 2017 AAG Honors in one of four categories. Recipients to be honored at an annual awards luncheon during the AAG Annual Meeting are: Patrick Bartlein, University of Oregon, AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors Ruth Fincher, University of Melbourne, AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors Kent Mathewson, Louisiana State…
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Jobs & Careers in Geography

Nina Feldman: A Career in GIS and Geography

Nina Feldman, a former intern with AAG and the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, shares why she chose a career in GIS and Geography in a very poignant guest blog post for Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress. She discusses the family members, professors and supervisors who…
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Jennifer Cassidento Appointed as AAG Publications Director

The American Association of Geographers is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Cassidento as its new Publications Director. Cassidento brings a wealth of editorial expertise and experience to the AAG publications. She has worked previously with major scholarly publishing houses, and for several years with the AAG on its journals, serving as managing editor…
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AAG Unveils New Disciplinary Data Dashboard

The AAG receives numerous requests for data related to geography and geographers. Often such requests come from members who are doing research on the discipline, or who are interested in knowing, for example, the proportion of women who hold the rank of associate professor or the average value of a graduate student assistantship. Academic departments…
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Act Now to Support the AAG’s AP GIS&T Proposal

The AAG’s proposal for a new Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science and Technology (AP GIS&T) continues to receive strong interest from high schools, colleges, and universities across the To complete the proposal package for the College Board, the AAG needs to collect attestations of interest from at least 100 postsecondary institutions and 250…
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GeoCapabilities StoryMap Illustrates the ‘Power’ of Geographical Knowledge

Since 2012 the AAG has been participating in an international effort, known as GeoCapabilities, to support new approaches in geography teacher education. As previously reported earlier this year, the GeoCapabilities project launched a new website () that includes four training modules. Collectively, the modules are designed to promote a “curriculum of engagement” based on an appreciation…
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