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Urban Studies posted by Xiangming Chen

Pursuing Diverse and Successful Urban Careers

Officially launched in 2013, Trinity’s youngest major of Urban Studies has just turned eight years old but will graduate over 150 majors with the Class of 2022. While these graduates have gone into a variety of careers, a good number of them have pursued diverse and successful urban planning- and architecture-related careers.

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Urban Studies posted by Emeline Avignon (2024)

Trinity College Student, Archana Adhikari, Helps Nepalese High School Students ‘Fly Beyond the Horizon’ through Building an Online Platform

Trinity College senior Archana Adhikari dreams for Nepalese students to be able to ‘Fly Beyond the Horizon.’ Adhikari, from Nepal herself, experienced the many barriers that high school students in Nepal come across in the college application process. From this experience, and her strong determination to improve education and socioeconomic conditions in her community, Adhikari embarked on a project to create a solution to the inaccessibility of resources for the college application process.

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Urban Studies posted by Emeline Avignon (2024)

Trinity Students Host Conference to Promote Regional Collaboration in Southeastern Europe through Davis Projects for Peace

In August of 2021, Belgrade, Serbia hosted its first youth conference to foster peace among Southeastern European countries. Ex-Yu Youth Leadership Conference: Networking for Peace.” This event, the first of its kind, was the brainchild of two recent Trinity graduates of the class of 2021, Ana Stambolic and Stanislav Knezevic.

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Meet the Team posted by Emeline Avignon (2024)

Introducing Prof. Leniqueca Welcome

In September, Dr. Leniqueca Welcome joined us as at the Center for Urban and Global Studies as the new Assistant Professor for Urban Studies and International Studies. Learn more about Leniqueca in this blog.

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Urban Studies posted by Xiangming Chen

Urban Studies — Back to the Future

While the youngest major at Trinity, formally launched in Fall 2013, the Urban Studies program has been continuing to improve since its audacious start. In Fall 2020, we refashioned the curriculum from a less coherent three-cluster structure to a more focused two-track one with courses organized around the broad areas of Urban Society and Urban Planning and Policy, respectively. Clearly forward looking, this curricular reform also harkens back to two underlying strengths in our majors pursuing graduate studies and urban planning-related careers.

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From the CUGS Director posted by Garth Myers

Note from the CUGS Director July 2021

It is a quiet Summer at CUGS so far. The usual annual excitement with the China Program is missing, thanks to the pandemic, and we still have not returned to a “normal” state of activity on campus at 70 Vernon Street. We have a ton of things to look forward to and to plan for, though, and that is keeping us busy.

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Urban Studies posted by Gabby Nelson

Samia Khoder ’21 Writes Thesis Inspired by Study Away in Berlin and London, Receives Three Awards

Samia Khoder ’21 ended her senior year at Trinity with awards and accolades recognizing her for the academic rigor and unique experiences that defined her four years. This spring, Khoder was awarded first prize of the Jeffrey E. Kelter ’76 Student Urban Research Prize for her thesis titled “Urban Authenticity: The Changing Meaning of Racial Difference in the Making and Remaking of the City.” Khoder also received the Outstanding Urban Studies Senior Award and received a W.H. Russell Fellowship. The fellowship includes a scholarship for graduate school, which Samia will use as she furthers her studies at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.

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Urban Studies posted by Gabby Nelson

“Urban and Global Rome” Course Brings Rome to Life from Afar

Rome campus Professor Piero Vereni's course "Urban and Global Rome" is being offered online this semester and is cross-listed with urban studies. Vereni has been teaching the course at Trinity’s Rome campus since 2009. Prior to teaching the class, he had never taught English native speakers before and took the opportunity as a welcome challenge. Though he has now become a veteran at teaching students in English, this year brought a new challenge to teaching American students about Rome.