Member News

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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Russian, Central Eurasian and East European SG Now Accepting Submissions for 2015-16 Student Awards

The Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group (RCEEE SG) is pleased to announce two student award opportunities (Paper Award, and Field Research Travel Award) for the 2015-16 academic year. We offer a Student Paper Award ($150) and a Field Research Travel Award ($250). Student Paper Award We invite submissions from all students who…
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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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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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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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