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AAG Members Speak at 5th International Hurricane and Climate Change Summit

Photo courtesy of Andy Johnson Five members of the AAG were invited speakers of the 5th International Hurricane and Climate Change Summit held in Chania, Greece June 9-14. Co-organised by Climate Specialty Group Chair, Jennifer Collins, the following AAG members presented on topics such as paleo-tempestology, hurricane intensities and tropical cyclone risk assessments: Kelsey Ellis,…
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Jenny Zorn Named Provost at CSU Bakersfield

Zorn Dr. Jenny Zorn will join CSU Bakersfield on July 31, 2015 as provost and vice president for academic affairs, succeeding Dr. Soraya Coley, who was named president of Cal Poly Pomona last fall.  As the chief academic officer, Zorn will oversee the academic enterprise of the University, including the four schools, Extended University, Antelope…
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GIS Professor Daniel Griffith Elected ASA Fellow

Daniel A. Griffith, Asbhel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences at the University of Texas/Dallas, was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the preeminent professional statistical society in the United States, in recognition of his reputation in and outstanding contributions to the field of statistical science. His citation by the ASA reads:…
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Anne Knowles Named Guggenheim Foundation Fellow at Univ. of Maine

Anne Kelly Knowles  (Geography Department, Middlebury College) has been awarded a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation for a project titled Telling the Spatial Story of the Holocaust.  This project grew from her ongoing work with the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, an international group of geographers and historians exploring the geographical dimensions of the Holocaust with spatial…
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Two Geographers Receive ACLS Fellowships for 2015

Two geographers, Jessica Barnes and Eric Carter have received American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowships for the 2015 program. Jessica Barnes will be examining the longstanding and widespread identification of food security in Egypt with wheat and bread self-sufficiency. She will be working towards completing a book project entitled “Making Bread: The Cultural Politics…
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AAG Member David López-Carr Named AAAS Fellow for 2014

AAG member David López-Carr has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2014. He is being recognized for advancing the scientific understanding of the couple process of human population dynamics and environmental change. “I’m honored to receive this award from my peers,” said López-Carr, a professor in UCSB’s Department…
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USGS Scientist Roger Sayre Honored for Public Service with Esri Award

Geological Survey scientist Dr. Roger Sayre was honored with the annual Making A Difference Award at the Esri Federal Users Conference in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2015. The award recognized Sayre's vision and leadership in recent collaboration between the USGS and Esri to produce a new map of global ecosystems at an unprecedented level of detail.…
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AAG Cartography Specialty Group Announces Next Master’s Thesis Grant Awardee

The AAG Cartography Specialty Group is pleased to announce the winner of its Spring 2015 Master’s Thesis Grant award. Meghan Kelly from the University of Kansas’ Department of Geography will receive $500 to be applied towards expenses related to her master’s thesis, “Mapping Syrian Refugee Border Crossings: A critical feminist perspective.” Meghan Kelly is studying…
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Michael Webb Publishes Report on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Moving to Work Demonstration

AAG member Michael Webb has recently published a report on the Moving to Work demonstration, a program introduced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1996 that allows high-performing housing authorities the flexibility to respond to local housing needs. This report offers comments meant to guide current debates about the extension of…
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Susan Hanson to Serve on National Academy of Sciences Governing Council

Susan Hanson, Distinguished University Professor Emerita in the School of Geography at Clark University, has been elected by the members of the National Academy of Sciences to serve a three-year term on its governing council. Hanson currently serves as Chair of the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Subcommittee for National Research Council Oversight (NRC) and is a…
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2 Geographers Named Professors of the Year

Eric Fournier, left, and John Knox John Knox of the University of Georgia and Eric Fournier of Samford University, Alabama, were named CASE/Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year for their respective states. The Professors of the Year awards program celebrates outstanding instructors across the country. Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement…
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