Grants & Awards Received

Geoffrey Martin Receives the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography

The AAG Review of Books (AAGRB) is proud to announce the selection of Prof. Geoffrey Martin’s monumental book, American Geography and Geographers, as the inaugural recipient of the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography. The award was selected from all of the books reviewed during the first four years of the AAG Review…
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Greg Elmes, Retired WVU geography Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Greg Elmes, professor emeritus in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement award by the West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals for his dedication to the study and promotion of geographic information systems (GIS). Though Elmes retired from teaching courses at West Virginia University in…
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Donna Peuquet named 2016 UCGIS Fellow

AAG member Donna J. Peuquet, professor of geography in the Penn State Department of Geography, has been selected as a 2016 Fellow by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). Fellows are individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research. Peuquet was chosen as Fellow for her…
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Tarek Rashed Announced as New Director of GeoInformatics at The Polis Center at IUPUI

Rashed The Polis Center at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has announced that Tarek Rashed has joined the Center to direct and further develop the GeoInformatics project portfolio of partners in the fields of emergency management, hazard risk analysis, disaster mitigation, land-use planning, and economic development. The Polis Center at IUPUI specializes in…
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NSF Appoints Daniel Sui as Division Director, Social and Economic Sciences

The National Science Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Sui as Division Director, Social and Economic Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), effective as of July 25, 2016. Sui is currently Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University, where he served for four years…
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Three Prominent Geographers Honored with Guggenheim Awards

Mei-Po Kwan, Katharyne Mitchell and Laura Pulido have been named 2016 fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Mei-Po Kwan, a professor of geography and geographic information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was selected for her ground-breaking contributions to the discipline of geography in fields spanning environmental health, sustainable cities, human mobility, socio-economic…
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Scott Carlin of LIU Post to Co-Chair UN Conference

Dr. Scott Carlin, an associate professor of geography at Long Island University Post, has been named Co-Chair of the 66th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization Conference to be held in the city of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from May 30 – June 1, 2016. The theme of this year’s conference is “Education for…
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AAG Member and First Female Pakistani Geomorphologist Khalida Khan Honored as ISDR Researcher of the Year

Dr. Khalida M. Khan has been honored as ISDR Researcher of the Year at the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) by the Inter-regional Directors' Board of the SAARC-ASEAN Post-doc Academia. Khan is an Associate Professor in Geology and Mountain Research at the University of Punjab. She also founded the Centre for Integrated Mountain Research (CIMR) at…
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AAG Members Elect New Officers

The AAG Tellers Committee reports that AAG members have elected Glen MacDonald, UCLA, as president, and Derek Alderman, University of Tennessee, as vice president during the 2016 election cycle. Eight additional officers and committee members were also elected. All of the newly elected officers and committee members will begin their terms on July 1, 2016. See…
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Kirstin Dow Named Among First Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows at AAAS

Fellows to focus on climate change issues in first year of program Kirstin Dow, a University of South Carolina geography professor and former AAG National Councillor, has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Leshner Leadership Institute. All members in this first cohort of 15 fellows are…
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AAG Archivist Geoffrey Martin Provides Rare Glimpses into the History of Geography 

A near-capacity crowd gathered on January 21, 2016, in the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, , to hear a talk by the doyen of the history of geography, Dr. Geoffrey J. Martin, Professor Emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University and the official archivist of the American Association of Geographers…
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Kavita Pandit Named Associate Provost at Georgia State U.

Georgia State University recently announced the appointment of Kavita Pandit as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, effective March 1, 2016. Pandit was AAG President in 2006 and currently serves as associate provost for international education at the University of Georgia. Her previous academic administrative positions include senior vice provost for the State University of New York,…
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