18 Sep

Former AGS Councilor Allan Shapiro Passing

Allan M. Shapiro, longtime resident of Scarsdale, NY and former American Geographical Society (AGS) Councilor, passed away on September 2nd, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 21, 1936,  Shapiro graduated from high school in 1954 and from Cornell University...
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14 Sep

Honoring the Life of Jennie Darlington

  The American Geographical Society (AGS) Fliers and Explorer’s Globe signer, Jennie Darlington, passed away due to heart failure on August 30, 2017 at her home in Marshall, Virginia.  Jennie signed the Globe in 2005 for her 1948 accomplishment of...
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28 Aug

AGS Leadership Welcomed in China

The American Geographical Society (AGS) had the enriching experience of attending a seminar in Shanghai, China, at the East China Normal University (ECNU) from August 7-10. AGS President Dr. Marie Price, Senior Vice-President Dr. Alexander Murphy, Councilor Dr. Robert Chen,...
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18 Feb

Geocaching

  May 1st, 2000 8:00 pm EDT. The Clinton Administration announced the removal of satellite signal scrambling devices. In a matter of moments, civilian GPS receivers became ten times more accurate, effectively increasing location accuracy from 100 yards to 10...
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