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Urban Studies posted by Gabby Nelson

Remote Urban Studies Courses Prioritize Engaged Learning

While some urban studies courses were in-person this semester, including those taught by Garth Myers and David Lukens, others took place in a remote format. Professors Jonathan Elukin, Laura Delgado, ...

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posted by Gabby Nelson

NOTE FROM THE CUGS DIRECTOR, DECEMBER 2020

What a semester that was! As with Trinity, CUGS managed to cope with the unprecedented conditions of Fall 2020, and that meant several areas of programming went on – virtually – in an effective manner. The Global Vantage Points lecture series featured a set of excellent talks, and attendance via Zoom was above where it typically is for in-person seminars. The Cities Program, with two remote seminar classes, remained a lively forum for 14 outstanding first-year students. CUGS supported several terrific online events with the Connecticut World Affairs Council. The graduate certificate program in Urban Planning kicked off successfully and continues to attract more students, thanks in no small measure to instructors like Prof. Sean Fitzpatrick and Dr. Don Poland. The Urban Studies major is growing larger every month, with 17 seniors, a record-breaking 25 juniors, and already 9 sophomores making it the 10th-largst major at the college presently. Our Kelter Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Laura Delgado, successfully began her post-doc (virtually) with a terrific rendition of URST 301: Community Development Strategies.

Student Research posted by Gabby Nelson

SAMIA KHODER ’21 PHOTO ESSAY: A CASE STUDY OF FOZ DO IGUAÇU VS. COVID-19

Samia Khoder ’21 was intending to study London and Berlin for her summer 2020 research project. After the COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that international travel was out of the question this past summer, she pivoted to use her methodology- using photography to document cities- on a new topic. Her revised subject was the study of COVID-19 in her hometown, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. View the photo essay in a new window here.

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Senior Spotlight posted by Matin Yaqubi

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: AMANDA LAFFERTY ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Amanda Lafferty, a senior Urban Studies major and Writing, Rhetoric, and Media studies minor from Chicago, IL. 

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Senior Spotlight posted by Matin Yaqubi

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: CAROLINE MUNN ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Caroline Munn, a senior Urban Studies and American Studies double major from Garden City, N.Y.

Senior Spotlight posted by Matin Yaqubi

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: LILLIA SCHMIDT ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Lillia Schmidt ’21, an Urban Studies and Art History double major from Wilmington, Delaware!

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Senior Spotlight posted by Matin Yaqubi

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: ALI ODERMANN ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Ali Odermann ’23, a senior Urban Studies Major from Lenexa, Kansas!

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Senior Spotlight posted by Matin Yaqubi

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: SAMIA KHODER ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Samia Khoder ’21, a senior Urban Studies major from Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

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China posted by Xiangming Chen

TRINITY STUDENTS IN CHINA PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL PROGRAM AT FUDAN UNIVERSITY IN SHANGHAI FOR THE FALL SEMESTER

In Fall 2020, through a partnership between Trinity College and Fudan University, twenty-two of Trinity’s first-year students from the class of 2024 and twenty continuing students will enjoy a special semester by taking in-person classes at Fudan University in Shanghai. They will be enrolled over twenty classes through the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan and receive transferred credits for Trinity college and major requirements. These classes include Shanghai Studies, Political Economy of China, Big Data and Research Methods. A number of the Fudan faculty teaching the Trinity students this time have taught some of these Trinity students when they previously studied away at Fudan. The teaching faculty also includes two professors who have previously taught at Trinity supported through the Fudan-Trinity faculty exchange program and by the Karen and David Thomas Endowment at the Center for Urban and Global Studies. Two Trinity juniors including an Urban Studies major studying there will serve as mentors for the new students.