CUGS 2017 Summer Programming

Since its founding, CUGS has been highly successful in developing an intellectual identity that encompasses academic study both on campus and abroad. Links to Hartford’s local communities were built into the package to create a smooth interface between global study efforts and our home base of Hartford. Summer programming in China and elsewhere in Asia […]

Trinity College Unveils New Liberal Arts Action Lab

The Liberal Arts Action Lab is a new partnership between Trinity College and Capital Community College. Based in downtown Hartford at 10 Constitution Plaza, the Action Lab is a space where community members, nonprofits, government agencies, and social entrepreneurs can come with research questions or problems that they want solved to help their own work […]

CUGS Celebrates 10 Years!

October 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) at Trinity College. Since its official launch in October 2007, CUGS has played a major role in developing and connecting urban and global initiatives and activities on campus, in Hartford, and around the world. In this special issue of The […]

Student Reflections on their Urban Research Grant Projects

The first Fall 2017 Global Vantage Point Lecture Series event featured three Trinity students who presented their summer 2017 field research.   Supported by a Student-Initiated Research Grant from the Faculty Research Committee and a Thomas China Urban Studies Endowment grant from CUGS, Archie Chen ’18 (an Economics and Anthropology double major) carried out research […]

Luce Initiative Celebration

Xiangming Chen, Dean and Director   Four years into the Henry Luce Foundation’s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) grant  to  Trinity  College,  we  are celebrating the main activities and accomplishments supported by this grant administered  by  CUGS  through  an international symposium on campus on April  3-4,  2017.  Entitled  “Urban Sustainability in […]

A Trio of Connected Initiatives

by Xiangming Chen, Dean and Director A key to the success of urban-global programming at Trinity over the last few years since the launch of the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) in 2007 is the consistent focus on linking and integrating local (Hartford-based) and global aspects of urban studies and engagement on one hand, […]