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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Annual Meeting

Save the Date: AAG 2014

The association looks forward to its next meeting in Tampa, set for April 8 to April 12, 2014. The conference will feature over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips. Sessions will be organized around featured themes and relevant topics, such as Florida and the Global South, Climate Change, Migration and Immigration, Hazards: Resilience and…
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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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Association News

Threats to Geography and Social Science Funding

In recent months, various threats to geography and social science research funding have arisen as the result of Congressional actions. This page details the most-serious threats and suggests ways in which AAG members can engage on these critical issues.  Coburn Amendment & Political Science AAG & APSA Coordination Social Science Funding Sequestration AAG Resolution on…
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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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Annual Meeting

Jared Diamond and Charles Mann to Discuss Their New Books at AAG Annual Meeting

Jared Diamond and Charles Mann will speak on their most recent books in a special session at the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles at 6:45 on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. This session is hosted by the AAG and its new publication, The AAG Review of Books. Diamond In his latest book, The World Until…
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Annual Meeting

Los Angeles, the Improbably Sustainable City

By Stephanie Pincetl To many, even Angelenos, Los Angeles is the poster child of all that is unsustainable. Sprawling, polluted, car dependent, center-less, the importer of water, devoid of culture and urbanity, Los Angeles is seen as the antithesis of a sustainable city. But some basic indicators show how Los Angeles, and its surrounding county,…
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