Annual Meeting

Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Division Team Takes 2017 World Geography Bowl Title

AAG President Glen MacDonald (far right) presented prizes to winners, including the winning Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Division team above. (Photograph for AAG by Becky Pendergast) The Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Division team won first place in the 2017 World Geography Bowl (WGB), an annual quiz competition for teams of college-level geography students representing the AAG’s regional…
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Recommend Candidates for AAG Honors and Nominating Committees

Call for Nominations: AAG Honors and Nominating Committees The AAG Council seeks nominations for candidates to serve on the AAG Honors Committee and the AAG Nominating Committee. The Council will prepare the final slate of candidates for both committees from the nominations received, and committee members will be elected by a vote of the AAG membership. The Honors Committee submits to the Council nominations for awards at least two weeks before the council’s Fall meeting,…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2017 J. Warren Nystrom Award

Four recent geography PhDs, finalists in the 2017 J. Warren Nystrom Award competition, presented high-quality research papers on April 6 during a special session at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. The Nystrom Award is an annual prize for a paper based upon a recent doctoral dissertation in geography. In Fall 2016 the Nystrom Award…
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Association News

AAG Seeks Interns for Fall Semester

The AAG is currently seeking interns for the fall semester, although the organization offers opportunities on a year-round basis for the spring, summer and fall semesters. Interns participate in most AAG programs and projects such as education, outreach, research, website, publications, or the Annual Meeting. The AAG also arranges for interns to accompany different AAG staff…
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AAG Accepting Nominations for New Fellows Program

The American Association of Geographers invites its members to nominate qualified geographers for the newly minted AAG Fellows program, which recognized geographers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of geography. In addition to the honorific, AAG Fellows will serve the Association as an august body to address key AAG initiatives, including creating and…
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Annals of the AAG

May 2017 Issue of the ‘Annals of the AAG’ Now Available

The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 107, Issue 3 (May 2017) of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers is now available. A full list of contents is below. The Annals contains original, timely, and innovative articles that advance knowledge in all facets of the discipline. Articles are divided into four major areas: Environmental Sciences;…
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Member News

Geographers Farhana Sultana and Tim Beach Lecture at Vatican Workshops

Tim Beach, Centennial Professor of Geography and Environment at UT Austin, presented an invited lecture on “Societal Collapses from the Maya to Mesopotamia and Beyond” at the Vatican in a workshop on Biological Extinction sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. His talk included discussions of extinctions in soil…
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Library of Congress Publishes New Book, “Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps”

Designed to educate, amuse, or advertise, pictorial maps were a clever and colorful component of print culture in the mid-20th century, often overlooked in studies of cartography. A new book published by the Library of Congress in association with the University of Chicago Press, “Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps,” by Stephen J.…
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Resources & Opportunities

Job Announcement for a Geography and Spatial Sciences Program Director at NSF

The Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks applicants for a Program Director position that will become available in Summer 2017. The job description for this new GSS program director position has been posted at While applications may be submitted as late as May 11, 2017, applicants are encouraged…
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Association News

Geography and the New Administration: Twitter Chat

The AAG will host the next installment of its Twitter Chat series on May 17, 2017, from 3 to 4 Eastern Time. “Geography and the New Administration” will focus on the first 100 days of the Trump administration and how new and proposed policies impact geography and geographers. To participate in the chat, follow @theAAG…
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AAG Review of Books

Spring 2017 Issue of ‘The AAG Review of Books’ Now Available

Volume 5, Issue 2 of The AAG Review of Books has now been published online. This quarterly online journal publishes scholarly reviews of recent books related to geography, public policy and international affairs. It also features review essays reflecting on several books on a particular theme, and book review with multiple contributors discussing a title. In the first four years of the journal's…
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