Association News

Indigenous Activist, Economist, Author Winona LaDuke to Speak at AAG 2022

Rural development economist and environmental justice advocate Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabekwe, Ojibwe) will join AAG President Emily Yeh for a virtual keynote address and conversation during AAG 2022. LaDuke, an enrolled member of the Mississippi band of Ashinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Indian Reservation, founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in…
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Geophysicist Marcia McNutt Honored with 2022 AAG Atlas Award

Geophysicist Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, has been awarded the AAG’s highest honor, the AAG Atlas Award. Dr. McNutt will speak at AAG 2022, reflecting on what she has learned in a trailblazing career that includes serving as President and CEO of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and as the…
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In the Philippines, Local Knowledge Makes a Global Impact

We're celebrating Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20) with features on the fascinations of the world. Find out more about this year's theme, "The Future Is Here: Geographers Pursue the Path Forward" at our GeoWeek StoryMap, and follow the celebration at #GeoWeek or #GeoWeek2021.  The shy, nocturnal pangolin – an animal that looks like a cross…
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The Future Is Here: Sophia Garcia and the Intersections of GIS, Redistricting, and Social Justice

We're celebrating the accomplishments of geographers during Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20) and beyond. Find out more about this year's theme, "The Future Is Here: Geographers Pursue the Path Forward" at our GeoWeek StoryMap, and follow the celebration at #GeoWeek or #; Sophia Garcia, the GIS and Outreach Director for Redistricting Partners in Sacramento, CA,…
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The Future Is Here: Young Geographers Find Clue to Climate Change in the Andes

Maribel Herrera, Chloe Schneider, and Megan Raisle. Photo: Nehemiah Stewart We're celebrating the accomplishments of geographers during Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20) and beyond. Find out more about this year's theme, "The Future Is Here: Geographers Pursue the Path Forward" at our GeoWeek StoryMap, and follow the celebration at #GeoWeek or #GeoWeek2021.  It was a…
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The Future Is Here: Trang VoPham and the Spatial Context of Cancer Research

We're celebrating the accomplishments of geographers during Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20) and beyond. Find out more about this year's theme, "The Future Is Here: Geographers Pursue the Path Forward" at our GeoWeek StoryMap, and follow the celebration at #GeoWeek or #; Medical geographer and AAG member Trang VoPham appreciates what she calls “the seamlessness…
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Member News

In memoriam: Nancy B. Hultquist

Nancy B. Hultquist, retired Central Washington University (CWU) geography professor, died March 30th, 2021. During her geographic career she was an active member of the American Association of Geographers (over 50 years), the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), and the Washington Geographic Alliance (WGA). Nancy is remembered fondly by students, friends, and colleagues. She…
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In memoriam: Robert Thomas Kuhlken

Robert Thomas Kuhlken, retired professor of geography and former geography department chair at Central Washington University, died on January 1, 2021. He was 67. Kuhlken was a lifelong scholar, educator, and tireless observer of the natural world. He was more comfortable outdoors than in, and always eager to explore new terrain. He studied at the…
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In Memoriam: William A. Dando

William A. Dando, Distinguished Professor of Geography and professor emeritus at Indiana State University, passed away on January 1, 2021, at the age of 86, after a brief illness. Throughout his life, he was an exemplar of a balanced academic life, excelling at research and teaching while also serving his communities: a true “gentleman” of…
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Geographic Centers

Geographers Recognized for National Research on COVID-19

Projects address mobility patterns, access to health care and food systems, racial and disability disparities during the pandemic WASHINGTON, DC…Geographers have been recognized in 16 research and educational fellowships from The Geospatial Software Institute (GSI) Conceptualization Project. The fellowships support 14 projects that tackle COVID-19’s challenges for public health, social networks and contact tracing, housing…
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AAG Highlights Advancing Discipline Diversity During Geography Awareness Week at Michigan State University

Photo 1 Yoruba Richen, filmmaker and director, speaks during the AAG ceremony at MSU during Geography Awareness Week in 2019. (Photo credit: Jacqueline Hawthorne) As part of its annual celebration of Geography Awareness Week, the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU), featured a screening of The Smithsonian Channel's The…
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