Member News

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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Of Note

AAG Member Bailey Anderson Wins 2017 British Marshall Scholarship

Bailey Anderson, a Liberal Arts Honors/Geography, and International Relations and Global Studies major, at the University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2017 British Marshall Scholarship. As a Marshall Scholar, Bailey will pursue a Master in Philosophy Degree at Oxford University in Geography and The Environment: Water Science, Policy and Management. The University of Texas…
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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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Member News

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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AAG Newsletter

AAG Launches New Undergraduate Student Affinity Group

The American Association of Geographers will launch a new affinity group specifically for undergraduate students. The Undergraduate Student Affinity Group (USAG) will be an international community of students studying geography, offering opportunities to network and socialize, get advice on graduate study and careers, and take part in academic events. USAG will work closely with the…
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Recent News

Check out the New Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting

Becoming more involved in the AAG facilitates strengthening professional networks, volunteering, taking part in scholarly activities, advancing academic studies, etc. Graduate students can register to attend their fall regional division meeting and submit their paper at that time to be eligible to win the Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting. Each awardee will…
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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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Of Note

Canadian Academy to Name Medal for AAG Past President Ross Mackay

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has agreed to honor the memory of J. Ross Mackay, the world’s pre-eminent permafrost scientist of his generation, by striking a medal in his name that will recognize major, career-length achievements in Arctic research. Mackay served as President of the American Association of Geographers in 1969-70. J. Ross Mackay, Canada’s…
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Geographic Centers

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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Member News

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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Member News

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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Featured News

2016 Annual Specialty and Affinity Group Awards

The AAG has around 65 Specialty and Affinity Groups which bring together AAG members around interests in particular topics, regions or professional communities. Many of these groups bestow awards for outstanding achievement and service, prizes for papers and posters, and give grants for research and travel to students, faculty and professionals in their respective fields.…
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