Professor Ghosh invited to speak at the NY Geospatial Summit

Dr. Debs GhoshProfessor Debs Ghosh is an invited speakers at the  2018 New York State Geospatial Summit ( , to be held on September 26, 2018, at the Welch Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, New York.

Her talk is titled: “Connecting People, Things, and Places in GIS”.  Dr. Ghosh will share thoughts, lessons learned, and examples from her research on understanding the interplay of spaces of everyday life, facilitators and barriers, and social connections in which HIV infected drug users live and interact.

Dr. Atkinson-Palombo appointed to Autonomous Vehicles Task Force

Dr. Carol Atkinson-Palombo
Dr. Carol Atkinson-Palombo

Dr. Atkinson-Palombo has been appointed to the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles for the State of Connecticut.  The task force will evaluate the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding state responsibilities for regulating fully autonomous vehicles, evaluate laws, legislation and regulations proposed or enacted by other states to regulate fully autonomous vehicles, recommend how the state should regulate fully autonomous vehicles through legislation and regulation, and evaluate the pilot program to be established in Connecticut.

For more details on the Task Force and their responsibilities:

Dr. Atkinson-Palombo to chair Environmental Literacy Task Force

Dr. Carol Atkinson-PalomboDr. Atkinson-Palombo to chair General Education Environmental Literacy Task Force for UConn Senate.

At its meeting on February 5, 2018 the Senate approved the following motion:

All University of Connecticut students will be required to take a 3-credit Environmental Literacy course as part of the General Education Requirements that will not add to the total General Education course requirement.

Consequently, the SEC established a Task Force with the following charge:

  1. Determine a model whereby Environmental Literacy can be included in the current General Education program.
  2. Recommend criteria to determine which courses may be used to meet the Environmental Literacy requirement.

The Task Force will consult with the Delta GE Task Force to help ensure that their recommendations are consistent with the longer term plans of that group and will report back to the Senate at its April 30th meeting.

Prof. DasGupta gives lectures at three universities in India

Prof. DasGupta receives certificate of appreciation for his lecture from Prof. Soumendu Chatterjee, Head of the Department of Geography, Presidency University.

Professor Debanuj DasGupta traveled to Mumbai and Kolkata, India to give talks at three research universities. Prof. DasGupta is currently developing links between the Women’s Studies Research Centre at the S.N.D.T. University in Mumbai and the Department of Geography at Presidency University.

Here are the details of the three talks:

Title: “Understanding Gender Based Violence Across the Gender Spectrum”
December, 18, 2017.  Research Centre for Women’s Studies, S.N.D.T. University


Title. “The Geography of Transgender Rights in India.”
January, 04, 2018.  The Presidency University, Kolkata.


Title. “Towards Trans/Matters: Situating Transgender Spaces in Peri Urban Kolkata.”
January, 09. 2018.  St. Xavier’s College & University, Kolkata.