Geographic Centers

NCRGE Announces New Grants for Transformative Research 

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE), a research consortium headquartered at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and Texas State University, has approved awards for three new projects under its Transformative Research grant program. This investment by NCRGE continues a long-term and broad-based effort to develop a research coordination network supporting implementation…
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NCRGE Announces First Round of Transformative Research Grants

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE), a research coordination network funded by the National Science Foundation, has announced the first cohort of researchers funded by its Transformative Research grant program. This investment by NCRGE marks the beginning of a long-term and multifaceted project to elevate the quality, relevance, and visibility of geography…
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Share Your Experiences About Being a Visiting Geographical Scientist

Invitation to submit your experiences to promote VGSP The AAG and Gamma Theta Upsilon are planning a new section of the Visiting Geographical Scientist Program (VGSP) website by highlighting past events that inform potential hosts and speakers about this important and beneficial funding opportunity. If you have hosted or been a speaker at a VGSP event, we are interested…
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Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications

Apply for Geographical Scientists to Visit, Stimulate Your Department The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest in…
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Janet Franklin inducted into National Academy of Science; joins the other NAS members at Arizona State University

April 25, 2015 saw the induction of Janet Franklin, professor of geography at Arizona State University, into the National Academy of Sciences, following her election in April 2014. This was a memorable week for Dr. Franklin, who two days later was informed that she had been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.…
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Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications

Apply for Geographical Scientists to Visit, Stimulate Your Department The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest in…
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Research by geographers voted most influential in the nation in 2014

A research paper co-authored by student and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has been named as the most influential research related to health care disparities in 2014. The interdisciplinary team, many of whom are geographers, are looking to develop novel and innovative approaches to reduce health disparities and improve access to…
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First Graduates in Spatially Integrated Social Science Program at University of Toledo Receive Doctorates

From left: Lawrence, Wang, Lindquist, Ames, Eloff, Czajkowski The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo is pleased to announce that at the university fall 2014 commencement on December 20th, the first graduates of the PhD program in Spatially Integrated Social Science received their doctorate degrees: April Ames (advisor Dr Kevin Czajkowski),…
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Undergraduate Students Spotlight Geography with New Website

Syracuse University's seniors in the department of geography designed a new website from the perspective of undergraduates. Under the direction of Anne Mosher and as part of their senior seminar, the students created a way to highlight what they saw as the most exciting aspects of geography as a major and career. The project was a way to get students…
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Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications

Apply for Geographical Scientists to Visit, Stimulate Your Department The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest in geography…
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Geographer Wins Tight Mayoral Race

Geographer Serge Dedina is the newly-elected mayor of Imperial Beach, Calif., after winning a tight race within 50 votes against incumbent, two-year term mayor Jim Janney. Dedina, who has a in geography from UT-Austin, ran on a platform of improving neighborhoods, inclusiveness and environment. He grew up in Imperial Beach (on the border with Tijuana), is the first fluently Spanish-speaking…
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