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AAG Members Publish New Book on Florida Weather and Climate

AAG members Jennifer M. Collins, associate professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida; Robert V. Rohli, professor of geography at Louisiana State University; and colleague Charles H. Paxton, an American Meteorological Society certified consulting meteorologist, just published, Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine. The book explores the conditions, forces, and…
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Camelia Kantor Named USGIF Director of Academic Programs

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has appointed Camelia Kantor as its new Director of Academic Program. In this position, she will manage USGIF’s Collegiate GEOINT Accreditation Program, which awards students GEOINT Certificates accompanying their college degrees. Kantor was formerly an associate professor of geography at Claflin University in South Carolina. Most recently, she…
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Geographers Kristine DeLong and Grant Harley featured in New Documentary, “The Underwater Forest”

Kristine L. DeLong, associate professor of geography at Louisiana State University and Grant Harley, assistant professor of Geography at the University of Southern Mississippi, were both part of a team of scientists featured in the new documentary, “The Underwater Forest.” The documentary is about an ancient cypress forest discovered in 60 feet of water and…
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Geographers Farhana Sultana and Tim Beach Lecture at Vatican Workshops

Tim Beach, Centennial Professor of Geography and Environment at UT Austin, presented an invited lecture on “Societal Collapses from the Maya to Mesopotamia and Beyond” at the Vatican in a workshop on Biological Extinction sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. His talk included discussions of extinctions in soil…
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Blake Gumprecht Joins News Publishing Industry

Blake Gumprecht, the only two-time winner of the AAG's John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for his books The Los Angeles River and The American College Town, has resigned from his faculty position at the University of New Hampshire and is leaving academe. He has purchased a weekly newspaper in Clayton, Alabama, that he will publish and…
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Annual Meeting

AAG to Support Geographers from Countries Affected by Trump Travel Restrictions

The AAG will refund the conference registration fees for any AAG member or attendee who is a citizen of one of the seven countries affected by the Travel Ban and who by virtue of being outside the United States at this time will not be able to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. In…
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Bruce Rhoads Elected AAAS Fellow

Bruce L. Rhoads Bruce L. Rhoads, a professor of geography and geographic information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, been elected a 2016 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was honored “for distinguished contributions to physical geography and fluvial geomorphology, particularly for defining flow and sediment dynamics of stream confluences 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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William Easterling To Head Geosciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation

William E. Easterling (photo courtesy Penn State U.) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected William E. Easterling to serve as Assistant Director for Geosciences and as head of the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). GEO supports fundamental research at academic institutions covering atmospheric, earth, ocean and polar sciences through federal funding. Learn more.
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Association News

AAG Honors its First Archivist, the Library of Congress’ Ralph Ehrenberg

AAG Executive Director Doug Richardson and Chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Ralph Ehrenberg The AAG honored Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, during his retirement from the Library of Congress on October 13, 2016. The AAG's Executive Director Doug Richardson presented him with a certificate…
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David Lowenthal Receives the British Academy Medal

David Lowenthal was awarded the 2016 British Academy medal for The Past Is a Foreign Country—Revisited (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The medal honors "a landmark academic achievement which has transformed understanding in the humanities and social sciences" in a book that explores "the manifold ways in which history engages, illuminates and deceives us in the…
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