A group of geographers from UConn participated in the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2023 Annual Meeting held in Denver, CO from March 23-27. During the conference, the AAG honored geographers who received awards over the last several years. UConn Geographers receiving awards include:
- Sabina Bhandari (current PhD student) received Travel Awards from the Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) and the Applied Geography Specialty Groups. This was her 1st AAG!
- Aaron Adams (current PhD student) received was the AAG Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Papers at a Regional Meeting, NESTVAL.
- Shamayeta Bhattacharya (former PhD student) received the Jacques May Best Dissertation Award from the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group.
- Andy Jolly-Ballantine (faculty member) received the 2022 AAG Harm de Blij Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
- Debs Ghosh (faculty member) will be the Chair of the National Councilors.
On Thursday evening of the conference, the Geography department organized a social gathering at Gattara, an Italian restaurant located in downtown Denver, which was also attended by a number of faculty, graduate students, and several UConn Geography alumni.