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‘The International Encyclopedia of Geography’ receives CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title 2017

The AAG-Wiley International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology is the recipient of a prestigious CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 award from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The new international AAG publication is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference work in geography today,…
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Maya Peoples Making History Conference

AAG Vice President, Dr. Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, presenting her research at the Maya Peoples Making History conference. Presentations by Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, AAG VP, UT Austin Timothy Beach, UT Austin Geoffrey Wallace, McGill University Adrienne Kates, Georgetown University Bianet Castellanos, University of Minnesota Discussants John McNeill, Georgetown University Matthew Restall, Penn State University John Tutino, Georgetown University…
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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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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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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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Geographic Centers

NCRGE Announces New Grants for Transformative Research 

The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE), a research consortium headquartered at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and Texas State University, has approved awards for three new projects under its Transformative Research grant program. This investment by NCRGE continues a long-term and broad-based effort to develop a research coordination network supporting implementation…
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Geographers Farhana Sultana and Tim Beach Lecture at Vatican Workshops

Tim Beach, Centennial Professor of Geography and Environment at UT Austin, presented an invited lecture on “Societal Collapses from the Maya to Mesopotamia and Beyond” at the Vatican in a workshop on Biological Extinction sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. His talk included discussions of extinctions in soil…
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Blake Gumprecht Joins News Publishing Industry

Blake Gumprecht, the only two-time winner of the AAG's John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for his books The Los Angeles River and The American College Town, has resigned from his faculty position at the University of New Hampshire and is leaving academe. He has purchased a weekly newspaper in Clayton, Alabama, that he will publish and…
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