Necrology

In Memoriam: Michael Harrison

Mike Harrison, a geographer with broad interests across physical geography and environmental studies, passed away on November 21, 2015, aged 55. John Michael Harrison completed his bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute followed by a master’s degree at the University of Georgia. He then moved to the University of Florida for doctoral studies, funded by the…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors: Linda Mearns

The 2016 AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors is presented to Linda Mearns. The 2016 Distinguished Scholarship Award is going to Linda Mearns for her pioneering and agenda-setting contributions to the field of climate change assessment science, particularly her sustained efforts to understand how climate change will be translated into climate variability and extremes and to model…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

William R. Strong to Receive AAG Gilbert Grosvenor Geographic Education Honors

The 2016 Gilbert Grosvenor Geographic Education Honors are presented to William R. Strong in recognition of his extensive contributions to geographic education. Through his foundational work with the Alabama Geographic Alliance and the National Geographic Society’s education program, Strong has worked, and continues to work, with educators and geographers to improve the teaching of geography…
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National Endowment for the Humanities Requests Applications for Public Scholar Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for the 2016 round of the Public Scholar Program, which is intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of…
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Member News

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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Necrology

In Memoriam: Victor Winston

Victor Winston, founder of Bellwether Publishing, which published leading geography journals for over 50 years, passed away on November 23, 2015, aged 90. Victor Henry Winston was born in Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania) on February 22, 1925. He belonged to a vibrant Jewish community which was subsequently destroyed in the Holocaust. A week before the…
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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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New Books Received — November 2015

The AAG Review of Books office has released the list of the books received during the month of November. Following are the references: November, 2015 Advanced Land-use Analysis for Regional Geodesign: Using LUCISplus by Paul D. Zwick, Iris E. Patten, and Abdulnaser Arafat (ESRI Press 2015, ;Product_ID=1470&Category_ID=54) The Black Christ of Esquipulas: Religion and Identity…
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Necrology

In Memoriam: Campbell W. Pennington

Campbell Pennington, a distinguished geographer who spent his career studying the material cultures and languages of indigenous peoples of northern Mexico, passed away on June 13, 2015, aged 97. Campbell White Pennington was born on February 2, 1918 in Campbell's Corner (now Farragut), Tennessee, moving to Austin, Texas, in the early 1920s with his parents,…
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University of Tennessee Invites GFDA and Department Leaders for 2016 Workshops

The Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee (Twitter: @UTKGeography) is proud to announce that it will host, in summer 2016, the GFDA (Geography Faculty Development Alliance) Early Career Workshop and the AAG Department Leadership Workshop. The GFDA workshop is for graduate students and faculty who are beginning their careers in higher education—instructors, lecturers,…
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