Eric Carter Is First Geographer to Receive Elinor Melville Prize

Eric Carter (Geography Department, Macalester College) has been awarded the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for his book, Enemy in the Blood: Malaria, Environment, and Development in Argentina, published by the University of Alabama Press in 2012. This prize honors the best book on Latin American environmental history in the previous year, and it is awarded by the Conference on Latin American History. The…
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Western Michigan U’s W.E. Upjohn Center Receives IMIA Map Awards

Western Michigan University's Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change  recently received two national awards from the International Map Industry Association (IMIA): Best Digital Map Product - Gold Award: Authoritative US Topo & GeoChange Maps Overall Americas All-Category Winner: Authoritative US Topo & GeoChange Maps The awards were presented at the IMIA (Americas) Map Conference on September 10, 2013, held in Cambridge,…
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Department of Geography and Planning at University of Toledo Celebrating 50 Years

Although geography classes had been taught at UT in the College of Arts and Sciences since its formation in 1909 — and in later years in various programs by part-time instructors, including within a combined geology and geography department — in September 1963 a stand-alone Department of Geography was established in the College of Arts…
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Specialty & Affinity Group News

Bible Geography Specialty Group Publishes New Holy Land Book

The Bible Geography Specialty Group’s new book, Geography of the Holy Land: New Insights, Volume II, was published in Taiwan on April 6, 2013. As directed, 500 copies of the book were sent to those interested in Bible Geography in South Asia and China, and 1,000 copies will be distributed to BGSG members and those…
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John Western Receives Syracuse University’s Meredith Teaching Professorship

John Western, professor of geography at Syracuse University, has been awarded the university’s highest instructional honor: the Meredith Teaching Professorship. The annual award is given to two professors across the university to reward and recognize outstanding teaching. During the award's 18 years of existence recognizing 39 instructors, Western is the first geographer honored. The award…
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AAG Cartography Specialty Group Awards Spring Master’s Thesis Grant

The AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master's Thesis Grant for the spring round was awarded to Brooke Marston of the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University, advised by Dr. Bernard Jenny, for her thesis “Automating the Local Adaptation of Illumination in Analytical Relief Shading.”  Brooke will use the $500 grant for travel expenses to meet…
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