Congratulations to Shamayeta Bhattacharya and Debs Ghosh for their StoryMap SHAKTHI: Transforming transgender healthcare. Their Storymap (found here: https://arcg.is/0mym9C ) was a finalist in the ESRI 2020 StoryMap competition.
Research from the Transportation Technology & Society (TTS) research group suggests that struggling countries in road safety should put more efforts into safety of active road users (cyclists & pedestrians) and embrace safe system approach to pursue VisionZero at a lower cost and less burden. https://news.engr.uconn.edu/looking-to-the-netherlands-as-the-transportation-gold-standard.php
Professor Mark Boyer recent had an Op-Ed piece in the Hartford Courant. Here is a link if you are interested in reading it: https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-looking-ahead-to-2021-20201227-jelblmmb6jczfoigzdjmll7i2q-story.html
Congratulations to Fabian Terbeck (2020 Ph.D.) for being one of 3 finalists for the AAG’s J. Warren Nystrom Award (http://www.aag.org/nystrom) for his paper “The Suburbanization of Poverty and Minorities: Two Parallel or Interrelated Processes? (abstract below). This is the top national award in American geography for dissertation research across all subfields of the discipline. The […]
Two UConn Geography graduates were recently recognized at the recent (virtual) GIS Day events. Congratulations to Adam Gallaher and Ji Won Suh for being selected by the GIS Day committee and attendees as having outstanding posters. Their topics were: Adam Gallaher: “Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Connecticut by Town- ArcGIS Dashboard” Ji Won Suh: “Connecticut […]
Professor Mark Boyer was recently on a USC podcast discussing the key foreign policy issues on the ballot for the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. You can listen to the podcast here: http://www.armoudian.com/scholars-circle-journalist-and-media-role-in-us-elections-us-foreign-policy-at-stake-in-2020-presidential-election-october-25-2020
Congratulations to Shamayeta Bhattacharya who recently received the student research presentation award at 2020 Race, Place Ethnicity conference for her paper titled ““What Happened Afterwards?” Transgender Community’s Successes and Challenges in Substantively Accessing their Human Rights in India”.
Professor Mark Boyer has an Op-Ed piece in the Hartford Courant titled: With everything else going wrong, the climate crisis is being downplayed. But it’s the most important thing. Read Professor Boyer’s Op=Ed here: https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-boyer-climate-voting-0927-20200927-stjj5mqzyfbprnliq5vahgainq-story.html
Professor Anji Seth was recently interviewed for an article appearing on the InsideClimateNews site. The article, titled Fading Winters, Hotter Summers Make the Northeast America’s Fastest Warming Region, can be read here: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26062020/hotter-summers-northeast-united-states-warming.
Congratulations to Fabian Terbeck for successfully defending his dissertation. His dissertation title is: Rising Poverty and Diversity in Suburbs: A Decomposition Analysis of Poverty Trends in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metropolitan Area in the 2000s.