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The COVID mapping team receive 2022 Provost award

Congratulations to the COVID mapping team lead by Dr. Debs Ghosh as they have been awarded the 2022 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship (Student Team category) for their work on the Covid-19 Mapping project. This award is given by the UConn Office of the Provost in recognition of the exemplary work in […]

Andy Jolly-Ballantine promoted to Professor-in-Residence

Congratulations to Dr. Andy Jolly-Ballantine for his recent promotion to Professor-in-Residence The evaluation process for promotion apply the highest standards of professional achievement in scholarship, teaching, and service.  All applications for promotion are reviewed at the department level, school or college level, and finally at the Office of the Provost before recommendations are forwarded to […]

UConn GIScience Major receives SURF award

Aidan Caron, a GIScience major at UConn, has earned a 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Award.  His project is titled “Improving Access to Connecticut Summer Meal Programs with Geographic Information Systems”.  Aiden plans on developing an interactive web GIS platform to improve the participation of the Connecticut Summer Meal Programs which will help stakeholders […]

Professor Andy Jolly-Ballantine receives AAG Harm de Blij award

Congratulations to Dr. Andy Jolly-Ballantine for receiving the AAG 2022 Harm J. de Blij Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching This annual award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate Geography including the use of innovative teaching methods. The recipients are instructors for whom undergraduate teaching is a primary responsibility.  This award is generously funded by […]

Weixuan Lyu Receives Research Grant from Africana Studies

Congratulations to Weixuan Lyu, a second-year PhD student in Geography, who has received a research grant through Africana Studies at UConn.  This grant is part of the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research on Women and Girls of Color through Africana Studies at UConn. Weixuan’s proposed project, titled “Exploring Implicit Bias on African American Women’s […]

From Policy to Practical: UConn Students, Alumni Use Personal Strengths to Address Climate Change

A recent UConn Today article discussing the University’s initiatives to tackle climate change through research, policy advocacy, and more.  Featured in the first segment of the video is Anji Seth discussing the importance of UConn sending a group of undergraduates to the COP26 climate summit held in Glasgow this past fall. Check out the article […]

Six Geography Grads presenting At AAG

Six Geography Graduate student are presenting at the upcoming AAG conference.  Click talk name for abstract.   Shamayeta Batttacharya Analyzing access to healthcare among gender diverse communities using a critical accessibility framework Feb 25 / 9:40am – 11:00am Dan Kraemer Early-stage real estate dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic: A geospatial analysis of the New York […]