U. of Arizona Hires Former Arizona State Cartographer to Head GIST Center

Gene Trobia, who was Arizona State Cartographer for the last 17 years, is joining the University of Arizona to help establish and head the Center for Geospatial Innovation, Science and Technology (GIST). The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is creating the GIST Center to promote geospatial innovation and to establish long-term relationships with…
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Ruth Wilson Gilmore to Receive Award for Anti-Racism Research, Practice

The Association of American Geographers has selected Ruth Wilson Gilmore for the 2014 AAG Harold M. Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice. Wilson Gilmore is a Professor of Geography in the Earth and Environmental Sciences, and American Studies program and Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of…
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Bob Kates to receive AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography

Robert W. “Bob” Kates will receive the 2014 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography. The Association of American Geographers proudly confers this award to Kates in recognition of the many ways that his unrelenting creativity, energy, and care for the world around him have led him to enhance and ennoble nature-society research as…
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Armstrong Named Associate Dean at U. of Iowa

Marc Armstrong, professor in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences and the chair of the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, has been appointed associate dean for Graduate and Online Education in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In this new position, he will lead and develop innovations in online education within…
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Luzzadder-Beach Announced as Geography Department Chair at U. of Texas, Austin

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach will become the chair of the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas-Austin in January, 2014. She received her bachelor's degree from California State University-Chico and her master's and from University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.
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Monk Receives Honorary Degree from Autonomous University of Barcelona

Jan Monk The Autonomous University of Barcelona awarded Jan Monk of the University of Arizona with the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa. The award, presented on October 16, 2013, cited her contributions to gender and feminist geography, engagement with qualitative research in social and cultural geography, and extensive fostering of international ties in the discipline. In…
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Cynthia Brewer Recognized for Contributions to Topographic Mapping

Cynthia Brewer, of Penn State University, is this year's recipient of the USGS Henry Gannett Award for her involvement in the development of new symbology for the US Topo mapping project. Her innovations in the use of color, symbols and generalization are now incorporated into a USGS standard for generating topographic maps. Read More
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