The Association of American Geographers
(AAG) has honored 19 scholars for their research, writing, or
teaching on geographic topics. The association was founded in
1904 to advance professional studies in geography and to encourage
its application in business, education, and government. The
awards were presented on March 8 during the association's annual
meeting, in New Orleans. The recipients [include]:
* 2002 Lifetime Achievement Honors: Gilbert White, a professor
emeritus of geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder,
for contributions including pioneering research on water resources,
natural hazards, and the human dimensions of global change.
A notation from Haverford:
Gilbert White also served as Haverford's
seventh president from 1946 to 1956. At the time of his appointment,
he was only 35 years old. Under his tenure the College saw an
increase in the number of faculty. Professor White also increased
the endowment and initiated a formal annual giving program.
Leeds dormitory was completed and construction began on the
Alumni Field House.