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AAG Announces Recipients of 2014 AAG Honors

The AAG will confer AAG Honors, the Association's highest honors, to nine individuals and one publishing press for their outstanding contributions to the advancement or welfare of geography. Each year, the AAG invites nominations from the membership, which are then presented to the AAG Honors Committee for consideration. The AAG Honors will be presented at…
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Race, Ethnicity and Place is Coming to Cowtown

The 2014 Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VII will be held October 22-26, 2014, in Ft. Worth, Texas. The conference's partners and sponsors are pleased to announce a call for papers. The Program Committee welcomes paper presentations on any theme related to race/ethnicity and place. Geographic perspectives are welcomed from a variety of disciplines and…
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Donate to the AAG-GTU Student Travel Awards Fund

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) and Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) have partnered to raise funds to support student attendance at the AAG annual meeting. The AAG-GTU Student Travel Awards provide travel subsidies of $200 to help undergraduate and graduate student members of GTU attend AAG meetings. Please support our geography students by making a…
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Support Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week 2013 is less than a month away -- November 17-23. This annual observance, held during the third week of November, is an ideal time to organize outreach and educational activities to raise awareness of the discipline and its contributions to society, the environment, education, and the workforce. The AAG, National Geographic, the…
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AAG Name Change Poll

In his April 2013 newsletter column, "An American Association of Geographers?," Past President Eric Sheppard proposed changing the name of the Association of American Geographers to the "American Association of Geographers,” to better reflect the international scope of the AAG’s current activities and membership. Please feel free to share your thoughts or to advocate for…
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NSF Cancels Fall Competition for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Proposals

The Fall 2013 competition for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) proposals submitted to the Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program has been cancelled. The next deadline for submission of DDRI proposals to GSS will be Thursday, February 13, 2014. The Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE); the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences…
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Spotlight profile: Yusuf Adamu, geographer and poet

Yusuf Adamu epitomizes the multidisciplinary tradition of geography. An associate professor of geography and head of the Strategic Planning Unit of Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, he is also a bilingual novelist and poet who has published works in the Hausa and English languages. A 2011 interview withSentinel Nigeria reveals how Adamu's training as a medical…
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Spotlight profile: Geliah Gloria, Research Assistant, Integrated Coastal Resources Management Program

In an interview for Filipino Geographers, Geliah Gloria discusses her experiences as a geography student, environmental researcher, and guardian of the Philippine coasts. At the time of her interview (2011), she worked as a Research Assistant with the Integrated Coastal Resources Management Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and was preparing to begin…
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Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Seeks Speaker Nominations

Gamma Theta Upsilon is looking for nominations to the Visiting Geographical Scientist Program (VGSP) list of speakers. The Visiting Geographical Scientist Program is funded through GTU (the geography honor society) and managed by the Association of American Geographers. VGSP speakers have the opportunity to bring new knowledge and interesting perspectives to geography departments across the country.…
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