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Candice Luebbering Joins AAG Staff as Research Geographer

The AAG is pleased to announce that Candice Luebbering has joined the AAG staff as a Research Geographer at the association’s headquarters in Washington, Candice has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech, teaching undergraduate courses in cartography, map reading, human geography, and environmental issues, while also mentoring…
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Sundberg Selected for Glenda Laws Award

Juanita Sundberg, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Glenda Laws Award for her commitment to social justice. The annual award and honorarium recognize outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. This award is named in memory of Glenda Laws—a geographer who brought energy…
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Efforts of AAG and Others Defeat Coburn Amendment

The omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014 that was signed into law by President Obama on January 17 was widely hailed as a rare departure from the recent cycle of federal budget battles. The legislation received significant bipartisan support in both houses of Congress and headed off any chance of a government shutdown until…
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AAG Supports Upcoming National Geography Youth Summit in India

Through its GeoCapabilities project (), the AAG is supporting the first National Geography Youth Summit (NGYS-2014) which will be held from 9-11 June in Bangalore, India. NGYS-2014 is being organized by The Indian Institute of Geographical Studies (TIIGS). The summit’s theme is “Envisioning Geography Education for 21st Century India”. NGYS-2014’s organizing committee consists of five…
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Call for Nominations: AAG Standing Committees

The AAG Council will make appointments to several of the AAG Standing Committees at its spring 2014 meeting. These appointments will replace members whose terms will expire on July 1, 2014. If you wish to nominate yourself or other qualified individuals for one or more of these vacancies, please notify AAG Secretary Laura Smith or before March 1,…
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AAG Announces Its 2014 Elections Slate

AAG's 2014 elections will take place through an online voting system again this year, opening Jan. 31, and closing Feb. 28. The online procedure makes voting easier for AAG members, and votes cast online are conveniently managed, confidential, secure, backed-up, and certified. All eligible voters will receive an email with an ID voting password and a link to…
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AAG Names Warren Washington its 2014 Honorary Geographer

The Association of American Geographers has chosen Warren M. Washington to receive the 2014 AAG Honorary Geographer Award for his contributions as a pioneer in the development of coupled climate models and recognizes him as a leading scientist in the area of climate variability and change. Coupled climate models are now a foundation of climate…
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Call for Youth Participation: TechCamps on Geotechnologies for Climate Change and Environment

The Global Connections and Exchange Youth TechCamps: My Community, Our Earth Program (GCE MyCOE) is looking for current high school students in the United States, Bolivia, Panama and South Africa. High school students from each of these countries will be selected to form teams and will collaborate online and in person at one of three…
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Important 2014 Election Information: Update Your Email Address with AAG

The AAG election will be conducted online again, and will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2014. Each member who has an email address on record with the AAG will receive a special email with a code that will allow them to sign in to our AAG SimplyVoting website and vote. It's important to update your…
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AAG Honors Five Geographers with 2014 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award

AAG Honors Five Geographers with 2014 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award The AAG Enhancing Diversity Award honors those geographers who have pioneered efforts toward or actively participated in efforts toward encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years. To learn more, visit This year the AAG Council and the AAG Enhancing Diversity Committee…
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AAG Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

NOAA satellite image of Typhoon Haiyan shown approaching the Philippines. Earlier this month Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded, swept through portions of the Philippines. Over 5000 people lost their lives, and the damage to homes and infrastructure is massive. Natural hazards research is an integral part of geography, and,…
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