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Elin Thorlund Joins AAG Staff as Research Assistant

The AAG is pleased to announce that Elin Thorlund has joined the association staff as a Research Assistant at its headquarters in Washington, Elin served as an intern at the association during the spring 2015 semester, as well as during the AAG annual meetings in Chicago and San Francisco.  She will contribute to numerous areas of…
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AGS Launches New Digital ‘FOCUS on Geography’

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has relaunched its FOCUS on Geography magazine as an online publication. FOCUS will continue in the tradition of the original paper magazine, but in a more dynamic and interactive format. The new FOCUS is a peer-reviewed digital publication that will include richly illustrated articles and essays from geographers and other…
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Call for Manuscripts for The Pennsylvania Geographer

The editors of The Pennsylvania Geographer, a peer reviewed, semi-annual journal of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, are soliciting manuscripts for the fall/winter 2016 edition. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2016, and the general topic is Applied Geography. In addition, any other geographical topic will be considered for publication. Please send manuscripts and/or inquiries…
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Earth Science Week 2016 Toolkits Now Available to Order

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2016 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Our Shared Geoheritage." Materials include the traditional program poster and school-year activity calendar, as well as a DVD, posters, activities, and other resources…
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GreenShorts: An Environmental Film Contest for L.A. Students

Los Angeles high school students: grab your cell phones, video cameras and microphones—your voice and creativity can change the planet. This environmental short film contest is a platform to showcase your ideas, commentary and vision for our city and the world. You may submit one short film for each category and films must feature the…
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AAG Seeks Observers To Attend United Nations Climate Change Conference

The American Association of Geographers has been granted Observer Organization status to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With this formal designation, the AAG is permitted to submit to the UNFCCC Secretariat its nominations for representatives to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference that will take place from November 7-18, 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco…
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[Webinars] Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities

Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools and how to find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. They also provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing…
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Katelyn Suranovic Interns at AAG for Spring Semester

Katelyn Suranovic is currently pursuing her master’s degree in geography at George Washington University. Her focus is climate change and weather-related phenomena in response to climatic changes. Previously, Katelyn earned her bachelor of science degree from James Madison University (JMU), where she majored in geographic science with a concentration in environmental conservation, sustainability and development. In…
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NEH Summer Seminar on “Mapping, Text, and Travel” Now Accepting Applications

The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is pleased to announce its 2016 NEH Summer Seminar, "Mapping, Text, and Travel." The five-week NEH Seminar, led by James Akerman and Jordana Dym, will examine the complex relationship between text, mapping, and travel from the emergence of the modern world to the…
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Free Webinar: A landscape restoration puzzle: When “natural” isn’t what you thought it was

Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Webinar: A landscape restoration puzzle: When “natural” isn’t what you thought it was Friday, January 29, 2016, at 1:00  Eastern The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has organized a free webinar featuring a presentation and Q&A session with Dorothy Merritts of Franklin & Marshall College, on “A Landscape Restoration Puzzle:…
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