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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Member News

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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Member News

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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Grants & Awards Received

AAG Provides Awards to Students from Community Colleges

Three students were selected to receive an AAG award for students from community colleges. Every year the AAG provides support for students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions. Community college students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to major in geography in the coming academic year applied for the 2016…
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