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GIScience Minor undergrad Alex Bauer featured among CLAS Class of 2017 stories

Alex was recently featured among the CLAS Class of 2017 student profiles.


See his feature here:

Professor Atkinson-Palombo a speaker/moderator for UConn Law School panel

Dr. Carol Atkinson-Palombo

The UConn School of Law’s Center for Energy and Environmental Law, along with the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, will be hosting a one day conference titled Climate, Carbon, and Cars.  The conference is devoted to the present and future of automobiles and their impact on climate change and the environment.

This is a great opportunity to hear and meet Michael Mann (Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State).  He is a remarkable scientist who has been at the center of climate change research and controversy.

The final panel discussion will feature representatives from Tesla, automotive industry experts, as well as UConn’s Norman Garrick and Geography’s Carol Atkinson-Palombo.  The topic of the panel is:  The Shifting Normative Implications of Disruptive Technologies on Law, and Technology.

More information about attending the conference can be found here:


Professor Carol Atkinson-Palombo appointed Director of the CLAS Environment Studies program

Dr. Carol Atkinson-PalomboWe are delighted of the announcement that Professor Carol Atkinson-Palombo has been appointed Director of the CLAS Environmental Studies Program, beginning on July 1, 2017 and continuing to June 30, 2022.

Professor Atkinson-Palombo has a distinguished record of serving on the Environmental Studies Advisory Board, and of teaching the introductory and capstone courses for the undergraduates during a period where student interest in this program has grown considerably.

Professor Atkinson-Palombo recognized by the Center for Real Estate.

Dr. Carol Atkinson-Palombo

Associate Professor Carol Atkinson-Palombo is being being recognized by the UConn Center for Real Estate for her contribution to real estate research.  The award honors University of Connecticut Professors who have performed outstanding research in real estate and provided service to the UConn Real Estate Program and the real estate profession.

Congratulations Professor Atkinson-Palombo.

Diane BenBella receives NIH pre-doctorial fellowship

Congratulations go out to Diane BenBellaDiane BenBella, who has been selected to receive a competitive multi-year pre-doctoral fellowship program funded by NIH starting in July 2017.

This fellowship is part of a T32-AIDS Training Grant with Dr. Seth Kalichman (UConn) as the PI and Dr. Debs Ghosh (Diane’s major advisor) as one of the five training faculty.

This is an institutional level grant for developing research and training opportunities for pre and postdoctoral fellows to be trained in social processes of AIDS research.

Here is the link:

in memoriam: Thomas Lewis

Dr. Thomas Lewis (150)It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Tom Lewis on January 26, 2017.

For those who did not know Tom, he spent 15 years as an Associate Professor-in-Residence here in the UConn Geography Department after teaching 29 years at Manchester Community College.  He also served as the Connecticut Geographic Alliance Coordinator for many years.  He had a tremendous impact on geography and geography education here in CT and much further afield.

Tom’s obituary which appeared in the Hartford Courant can be viewed HERE.

Professor Mark Boyer: Can’t we have an honest debate about climate change?

MarkBoyer-150Professor Mark Boyer recently had op-ed published in the New Haven Register concerning climate change.

You can read it here:


Professor Ouimet on WNPR discussing LiDAR and the Hidden Secrets of CT’s Industrial Past

Dr. William Ouimet (150)Professor Ouimet was recently interviewed on WNPR about finding charcoal mounds using LiDAR.

Geography graduate student Joey Danko wins NESTVAL award

Joe DankoCongratulations go out to Joey Danko for winning the Graduate Student Paper Award at the 2016 NESTVAL meeting.

Joey’s paper, titled The Local Socioeconomic Impact of Destination Redevelopments in Las Vegas (1990-2010): A Shift-Share Analysis Approach, was presented in the Urban Geography 2: City Planning and Development session of the New England – St. Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) Geographical Society Annual Fall Conference at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC, CAN on October 15, 2016.

Professor Ghosh to give lectures at Winter School on Geospatial Technologies

Dr. Debs Ghosh (150)

Professor Ghosh to give lectures at Winter School on Geospatial Technologies, Chitakara University, Himachal Pradesh, India Dec 7th-9th 2016.

Dr. Ghosh has been invited as a guest lecturer to a Winter School on Geospatial technologies and Applications held at the Chitkara University.  The 21-day (1st December – 21st December, 2016) Winter School focuses on the theory, technology, and applications of Geospatial Technologies.

Dr. Ghosh will deliver lectures and a brief demonstration of how to innovatively combine Geographic Information Science and open source data from social media such as Twitter and Google Maps.