AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award: Lawrence Estaville

The AAG is pleased to bestow an annual award honoring geographers who have pioneered efforts toward, or actively participated in efforts toward, encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years. Estaville Dr. Lawrence Estaville has been selected for this Award in recognition of his career-long dedication to championing greater inclusion of a…
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2016 AAG Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice: Joe T. Darden

The AAG Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice was created in 2012 to honor Harold M. Rose, who was a pioneer in conducting research on the conditions faced by African Americans. The award honors geographers who have demonstrated a record of this type of research which has both advanced the discipline and made an…
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Temple University Press Selected for AAG Publication Award

The AAG Publication Award is presented to the Temple University Press in recognition of its support for scholarship in geography and urban studies. At a time when many smaller University presses are shrinking, Temple University Press has distinguished itself by its continued commitment and excellence in publishing insightful, thorough, and well written scholarship and research…
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Matt Rosenberg to Receive AAG Media Achievement Award

The 2016 AAG Media Achievement Award is presented to Matt Rosenberg in recognition of his success in promoting greater understanding of geography through his work in the web and in social media. He has developed his website into one of the most popular in the internet devoted exclusively to geography. Through this work as well…
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Featured News

President Obama Signs New K-12 Law, Includes Key Geography Provisions

This morning, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law (the photo shown here was taken by John Wertman, the AAG’s Senior Program Manager for Government Relations, who attended the event). The ESSA is the given name for the new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the primary federal law dealing with…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: December 2015

December 2015 Welcome to the Newsletter of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN A New Year’s Resolution Bednarz By Sarah Witham Bednarz The fall semester is coming to an end and the new year is approaching. It is the season for reflection and resolution setting. What went…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

2016 AAG Honors Announced

The AAG is pleased to announce the selection of eight Honorees who will receive the 2016 AAG Honors in one of six categories. Recipients to be honored at an annual awards luncheon during the AAG Annual Meeting are: Susan Christopherson, Cornell University, Lifetime Achievement Award George Malanson, University of Iowa, Lifetime Achievement Award Aaron Wolf, Oregon State University, Gilbert White Public…
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AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors: Susan Christopherson, George Malanson

The 2016 AAG Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to Susan Christopherson and George Malanson. The AAG Honors Committee chose to recognize Susan Christopherson as one of the awardees for the Lifetime Achievement Award for her considerable and long standing contributions to economic geography research, public engagement, teaching, and service. Her work on media, optics, agriculture, renewable…
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Carrie Stokes, Aaron Wolf to Receive AAG Gilbert White Public Service Honors

The 2016 AAG Gilbert White Public Service Honors are awarded to Carrie Stokes and Aaron Wolf. Carrie Stokes has been selected as one of two recipients of this year’s AAG Gilbert White Public Service Award. Stokes epitomizes the ‘geographer as leader’ as demonstrated by her unwavering commitment to public service through advancing geography within and beyond…
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AAG Distinguished Teaching Award: Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo

The AAG is pleased to present the 2016 AAG Distinguished Teaching Award to Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo. The 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award is being given to Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo for her contributions to geographic education both within and outside the classroom. She has been a faculty member at SUNY College at Cortland for over 25 years where she is…
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AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors: Kavita Pandit

The AAG is pleased to award the 2016 AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors to Kavita Pandit. Kavita Pandit is awarded Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors in recognition of the broad impact of her extraordinary service to geography. She has also held several prominent editorial board memberships and contributed to numerous national and international institutions…
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