Month: February 2020

SGCI Launches Online Faculty Affiliate Directory

screenshot of FA directory

The SGCI is happy to announce that our long-anticipated online Faculty Affiliate directory is now up and running! This is an important milestone for the SGCI’s initial messaging strategy, as we hope to make it easier than ever for colleagues and members of the public to find scholars and researchers of urban topics at UConn.

In addition to contact information, our new directory prominently displays research themes, self-described research interests, project descriptions, and recent cities-related publications for our 80+ Faculty Affiliates, who represent 30 departments and 6 colleges and schools. The directory can be viewed alphabetically by last name, or sorted by each Affiliate’s self-selected primary Research Theme.

The breadth of expertise among our Faculty Affiliates is one of the strongest arguments for a strengthened focus on city-related research at UConn, and the SGCI is dedicated to developing a long-term messaging strategy that will promote their collective work to both internal and external constituencies.  For our next phase of development, we plan on incorporating a more thorough listing of recent cities-related publications for each Faculty Affiliate.  Online profiles are added and updated on a rolling basis; if you are a Faculty Affiliate who wishes to add more information to their SGCI online profile, email us at To learn more about the SGCI’s Faculty Affiliates program, visit our FA Program overview page.


UConn Co-sponsors Interdisciplinary Symposium on GIS and Geohumanities

Symposium announcement - Frontiers in Historical GIS

The Frontiers in Historical GIS, the Geohumanities, and Narrative Visualization Symposium is an interdisciplinary, cross-institution event co-sponsored by UConn, Trinity College, and Capital Community College that will take place in Storrs and Hartford on February 27 and 28.

Event highlights include: On Thursday, 2/27, UConn Associate Professor of History and SGCI Faculty Affiliate Fiona Vernal will be presenting “Race, Ethnicity and Community Succession in Post-War Hartford: Using Historical GIS to Explore the Racial Dynamics of Neighborhood Change,” followed by a roundtable discussion involving Dr. Vernal, Chris Vials, Ken Foote, and Peter Chen (all of whom are SGCI Faculty Affiliates) as well as other visiting scholars.  On Friday, 2/28, an afternoon presentation will be held at the Trinity College Action Lab, located in Constitution Plaza in Hartford — a short walk from the UConn Hartford Campus.

Please click here or the image above to view a PDF detailing the full agenda of the two-day Symposium.  The Symposium is free and open to the public.  An RSVP is requested for all attendees who plan to participate in lunch on Thursday.  For information on how to RSVP, please visit the official Symposium event page or call Maria Winnick at (959) 200-3771.