Member News

Elizabeth Wentz Appointed ASU Dean of Social Sciences

Elizabeth Wentz, professor and director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, has been appointed dean of social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Wentz received her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, and her master’s and bachelor’s from Ohio State University. She came to ASU in…
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Share Your Experiences About Being a Visiting Geographical Scientist

Invitation to submit your experiences to promote VGSP The AAG and Gamma Theta Upsilon are planning a new section of the Visiting Geographical Scientist Program (VGSP) website by highlighting past events that inform potential hosts and speakers about this important and beneficial funding opportunity. If you have hosted or been a speaker at a VGSP event, we are interested…
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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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Visiting Geographical Scientist Program Accepting Applications

Apply for Geographical Scientists to Visit, Stimulate Your Department The Visiting Geographical Scientist program (VGSP) is accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to small departments or institutions that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest in…
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Geographic Centers

Janet Franklin inducted into National Academy of Science; joins the other NAS members at Arizona State University

April 25, 2015 saw the induction of Janet Franklin, professor of geography at Arizona State University, into the National Academy of Sciences, following her election in April 2014. This was a memorable week for Dr. Franklin, who two days later was informed that she had been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.…
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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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Annual Meeting

Geo Slam at AAG 2015: Call for Participants

Inspired by the poetry slam born 30 years ago in the jazz clubs of Chicago, the AAG Graduate Student Affinity Group and the AAG Subconference are organizing an inaugural Geo Slam at the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting in an effort to bridge the gap between creative and academic endeavors. The Geo Slam is a non-competitive opportunity for geographers…
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