AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: August 2017

August 2017 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN The Serious Business of Public Communication  By Derek Alderman If you have not yet examined the AAG Long Range Plan, 2015-2025, then I encourage you to do so. It provides a useful update on…
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Association News

Call for Photos/Videos from Undergraduate and Graduate Students of Geography

AAG just recently launched an Instagram account. Help us to raise awareness of geography and increase the visibility of your research! How can you help? You can start by submitting photos and/or videos of your summer research projects to feature on @theAAG Instagram account! We ask that you make sure to acknowledge if the submission is an independent…
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Policy Update

Washington Policy Updates

The August Congressional recess is in full swing in the nation’s capital, and while we’re hard at work at the AAG, President Trump and lawmakers have left Washington for most of this month.  Here are a few updates on key policy issues: OSTP Appointments As AAG members may recall, we led scientific community efforts in developing…
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Member News

AAG Members Publish New Book on Florida Weather and Climate

AAG members Jennifer M. Collins, associate professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida; Robert V. Rohli, professor of geography at Louisiana State University; and colleague Charles H. Paxton, an American Meteorological Society certified consulting meteorologist, just published, Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine. The book explores the conditions, forces, and…
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Funding Opportunities

Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications for 2017-18

The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest in geography, targeted for students, faculty members, and administrative officers. Participating institutions…
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The Department of Education Call for Applications for New Awards

The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2017 for the American History and Civics Education—National Activities Grants Program. The National Activities Grants Program promotes innovative instruction, learning strategies, and professional development in American history, civics and government, and geography, with an emphasis on activities and programs…
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AAG Guide to Programs

AAG Releases New Edition of Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas

The AAG's Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas, or The Guide, includes detailed information on undergraduate and graduate geography programs in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, including degree requirements, curricula, faculty qualifications, program specialties, financial assistance, and degrees completed, and more. The 2016-2017 edition of The Guide is now available for free online at The…
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Member News

Camelia Kantor Named USGIF Director of Academic Programs

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has appointed Camelia Kantor as its new Director of Academic Program. In this position, she will manage USGIF’s Collegiate GEOINT Accreditation Program, which awards students GEOINT Certificates accompanying their college degrees. Kantor was formerly an associate professor of geography at Claflin University in South Carolina. Most recently, she…
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AAG Newsletter

AAG Newsletter: July 2017

July 2017 Welcome to the Newsletter of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). For more up-to-date news, stories, and announcements, read PRESIDENT'S COLUMN Expanding and Empowering a Culture of Mentorship  By Derek Alderman Words cannot adequately capture my excitement and honor to be able to serve as President of the American Association of Geographers. I look forward…
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Member News

Geographers Kristine DeLong and Grant Harley featured in New Documentary, “The Underwater Forest”

Kristine L. DeLong, associate professor of geography at Louisiana State University and Grant Harley, assistant professor of Geography at the University of Southern Mississippi, were both part of a team of scientists featured in the new documentary, “The Underwater Forest.” The documentary is about an ancient cypress forest discovered in 60 feet of water and…
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Association News

Disciplinary Data Dashboard

AAG's Twitter Chat will review multiple ongoing data collection efforts On July 20 from 3 to 4 Eastern Time, the AAG will host a Twitter Chat entitled “The AAG Disciplinary Data Dashboard.” Guest speaker Mark Revell, AAG Workforce Development Specialist, will answer a variety of questions related to the AAG’s multiple ongoing data collection efforts…
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