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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Worldwide Team Assembles for the Gender & Geography Bibliography Hackathon

The Gender & Geography Bibliography Hackathon will take place November 15-21, 2015, as part of Geography Awareness Week. Work with a worldwide team of faculty, students, staff and citizens anytime and anywhere during that week to add to and edit the online database of feminist geographic sources now containing more than 3,000 citations. The project sponsors hope to…
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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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Abstracts for the AAG Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group Student Paper Competition due October 15

The Geographic Information Science and System Specialty Group (GISS-SG) is pleased to announce the 2016 Honors Competition for student papers on Geographic Information Science (GIS) topics, to be presented at the AAG Annual Meeting. The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field of GIS.…
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Abstracts for the AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group’s Student Paper Competition due October 23

The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The deadline for submitting an extended abstract is October 23, 2015. Single-authored and co-authored papers from any medical, health, disability and/or health systems related topic are encouraged.…
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Rudy Omri Wins AAG Cartography Specialty Group’s Spring 2014 Master’s Thesis Grant Award

The AAG Cartography Specialty Group is pleased to announce the winner of it Spring 2014 Master’s Thesis Grant award. Rudy Omri of the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon will receive $500 to be applied towards expenses related to his master’s thesis, “Where Neocartography & VGI Overlap: Examining the Spatial Variability of Twitter…
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Joseph Bencloski receives lifetime achievement award from PA geographical society

Dr. Joseph W. Bencloski received the 2014 Ruby S. and E. Willard Miller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) at its annual meeting in State College, Pa., on November 7, 2014. The award is given occasionally to an individual for exemplary long-term dedication to the discipline of Geography and to the PGS.…
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Member News

Elizabeth Wentz Appointed ASU Dean of Social Sciences

Elizabeth Wentz, professor and director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, has been appointed dean of social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Wentz received her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, and her master’s and bachelor’s from Ohio State University. She came to ASU in…
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