Update on Sequestration

Earlier this month, the AAG sent a message to the membership to follow up on the federal budget action known as sequestration, which is limiting funding to most federal programs, including scientific research accounts and urging AAG members to express their views on this issue to policymakers. The AAG had sent a similar message in February 2013…
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AAG and AGI to Conduct Collaborative Study of Geoscience Master’s Programs

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) will be conducting surveys of Geography and Geology Master's degree programs in an effort to determine the types of competencies taught and developed in graduate curricula (including internships and related professional training experiences). The results of the surveys, which will be administered in October and November 2013,…
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NSF Awards Grant to AAG for Learning Progressions Research

The National Science Foundation, through its Education and Human Resources Core Research program (Award DRL-1347859), has awarded a $292,491 grant to the Association of American Geographers (AAG) for a project designed to build capacity for conducting research on learning progressions in geography. Dr. Michael Solem (AAG) will direct the project with co-investigators Dr. Niem Tu…
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AAG and AGI to Conduct Collaborative Study of Geoscience Master’s Programs

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) will be conducting surveys of Geography and Geology Master's degree programs in an effort to determine the types of competencies taught and developed in graduate curricula (including internships and related professional training experiences). The results of the surveys, which will be administered in…
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Obama Nominates Cordova to Lead NSF

Obama Nominates Córdova to Lead NSF; Gutmann Departs SBE Post On July 31, President Obama nominated astrophysicist Frances Córdova to serve a six-year term as Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Córdova is President Emerita of Perdue University and led the school from 2007-2012.  She is also a former Chancellor of the University of…
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Threats to Geography and Social Science Funding

In recent months, various threats to geography and social science research funding have arisen as the result of Congressional actions. This page details the most-serious threats and suggests ways in which AAG members can engage on these critical issues.  Coburn Amendment & Political Science AAG & APSA Coordination Social Science Funding Sequestration AAG Resolution on…
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AAG Cartography Specialty Group Awards Spring Master’s Thesis Grant

The AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master's Thesis Grant for the spring round was awarded to Brooke Marston of the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University, advised by Dr. Bernard Jenny, for her thesis “Automating the Local Adaptation of Illumination in Analytical Relief Shading.”  Brooke will use the $500 grant for travel expenses to meet…
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From the Meridian: Columns by Doug Richardson

Richardson "From the Meridian" is a column by AAG Executive Director Doug Richardson, published in the AAG Newsletter from 2002 to 2012. 2012 December 2012 - AAG Newsletter To Go Online in 2013 July-August 2012 - Reluctantly Transitioning to the Inevitable: Online Publications June 2012 - Emerging Themes for the Los Angeles AAG Annual Meeting May 2012 - An International Call…
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