There will be a set of special sessions on the geography of place names at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Washington D.C. on April 14 through 18, 2010.  Included will be a panel session conducted by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names.  For further information concerning the meeting visit .

At present there are no Research Assistant positions available with the Placenames Research Center but check this site for postings of future opening.