Member News

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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Events

Leading Geography Historian and AAG Archivist Geoffrey Martin To Speak at Library of Congress

Dr. Geoffrey Martin, a prominent historian of American geography, will discuss “On the History of the Book — American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science” at 7 on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Library of Congress. This special event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on Martin’s most recent major work, and will include a…
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Member News

Janet Franklin Honored for Ecosystems Work

Janet Franklin, a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This recognition adds to a growing list of honors for Franklin, including election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 and selection as an ASU Regents’ Professor…
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Richardson Elected as AAAS Fellow

Douglas Richardson, Executive Director of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Richardson was elected as an AAAS Fellow for “distinguished contributions to the field of…
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Esri Chief Scientist Dawn J. Wright, PhD, Receives Award From Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America (GSA) conferred the 2015 Bromery Award for Minorities on Esri chief scientist Dawn J. Wright. The award recognizes Dr. Wright’s lifetime accomplishments that have advanced geologic and geographic science as well as influenced the professional careers of her students. GSA members presented the award to Wright during the annual GSA meeting November…
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Beth Schlemper Attends White House Summit on Next Generation Schools to Highlight STEM Education

Dr. Beth Schlemper, associate professor in the University of Toledo Department of Geography and Planning, was among the students, educators, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs invited to Washington for the first-ever event to share their efforts to reinvent the high school experience to better empower students to seize opportunities in today’s economy, and prepare students for success in…
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Naomi Simmonds To Receive Award for Doctoral Thesis

Naomi Simmonds, a lecturer in the University of Waikato's geography and environmental planning programmes and AAG member, will receive the 2015 President’s Award for Best Doctoral Thesis from the New Zealand Geographical Society for her research the experiences with Māori women and whānau in relation to pregnancy and childbirth. Read More.
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International AAG Members Contribute to Timely Book

Four AAG members Tiit Tammaru, University of Tartu; Szymon Marcińczak, University of Łódź; Maarten van Ham, Delft University of Technology & University of St. Andrews; and Sako Musterd, University of Amsterdam, make up an international team of researchers which has edited a new book, Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities. East meets West. The book offers an account of the spatial dimension of rising…
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Grants & Awards Received

Stuart Hamilton and Research Team Receive $1.8-million NSF Award

AAG member and geographer Stuart Hamilton, assistant professor of geography at Salisbury University, is part of a research team that has been awarded $ by the NSF to research Aquaculture in Lake Victoria, Africa. This project investigates the dynamic links between the ecology of Lake Victoria (a natural system), the economy of its surrounding fisheries…
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Member News

John Frazier Recognized by Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society

John Frazier gathers with members of the 2014 Binghampton Enrichment Program. John Frazier, professor at Binghampton University, was inducted as an honorary member of the Gamma Delta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society at their 11th annual induction ceremony on October 24, 2015. Professor Frazier was honored for his decades of work with the Educational Opportunity Program…
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Martin Pasqualetti to receive Melamid Medal

  Martin J. Pasqualetti, Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University and Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, has been selected to receive the American Geographical Society’s Alexander and Ilse Melamid Memorial Medal. The medal will be presented on November 20 during the Society’s…
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Alexander Diener Named Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Davis Center

Alexander C. Diener, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas, has been named a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies for the 2015-16 school year. This year’s fellows will participate in a seminar on the theme “Mobility, Boundaries and the Production of Power in Eurasia.” Diener earned…
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