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EXTENDED DEADLINE

AAG Extends Early Registration Discount for Florida Meeting

Due to the recent government shutdown, the AAG has extended the early bird registration discount through December 3, 2013, to accommodate our colleagues working in the federal government. However, anyone registering by the Dec. 3 deadline is eligible for the lower, discounted rates.

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ANNUAL MEETING

Julian Bond to Speak at AAG Meeting

Julian Bond

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is pleased to announce that Julian Bond, a renowned civil rights pioneer and political leader, has been named the third recipient of the AAG Atlas Award. Professor Bond will receive the award at the AAG’s next Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida on Friday evening, April 11, 2014, where he will deliver a presentation on “Race Around the World,” focusing on how civil rights figures and organizations have shaped and changed American foreign policy. More than 8,000 geographers and others from around the world, including the media, are expected to attend the AAG meeting.

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Julie Winkler

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN

Physical Geography in the AAG Journals: Is It Time for a New Approach and a New Journal?

By Julie Winkler

A great deal of excellent research is conducted by physical geographers. Unfortunately, only a small portion of this research is published in the two AAG journals, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and The Professional Geographer. ... The submission rate of physical geography manuscripts is in sharp contrast to the overall substantial increase in manuscripts submitted to [these journals], but is consistent with trends observed for journals published by other geographical scholarly societies.

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BOOK REVIEWS

'The AAG Review of Books' Issue 2 Brings New Compilation of Critiques

The AAG Review of Books spring 2013 cover

The AAG is pleased to announce Issue 2 of The AAG Review of Books, featuring scholarly book reviews as formerly published in the Annals of the AAG and The Professional Geographer, along with reviews of significant current books related more broadly to geography and public policy and/or international affairs.

This journal is available exclusively online. Issue 1 is available for all to read.

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FOCUS ON FLORIDA

Little Havana: A Latin American Gateway

By Hilton Cordoba

Little Havana was formed when Cubans began settling in two Miami neighborhoods at the end of the 1950s, explains Hilton Cordoba of Florida Atlantic University. In this article, Cordoba traces Little Havana’s evolution from an ethnic enclave to a vibrant, multi-ethnic community. “The Cuban imprint in ‘Little Havana’ is a cultural layer that simultaneously underlies the current demographic structure of the neighborhood and provides glimpses into the neighborhood’s cultural and historical change.” 

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