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University of Connecticut
1800 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2698
Phone: (860) 570-9092
Fax: (860) 570-9199
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusOak 104
The Urban Semester Program offers students a tremendous opportunity for service learning and public service in Hartford, Connecticut. As a participant in the program, you are offered the opportunity to work in the heart of the cityâs human services, government agencies, community and non-profit organizations. Depending on your area of interest and major, your internship can address issues facing the city, ranging from education to homelessness and youth issues, the criminal justice system and the changing welfare system. Students participate in two 3 credit seminars that meet weekly in addition to a 9-credit internship. For information about the program, contact the Urban Semester Program Director, Edith Barrett, UConn School of Social Work: Edith.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Visit http://abroad.uconn.edu/program/urban-semester/
This program is administered through UConn Education Abroad.
Many scholarships are available: http://abroad.uconn.edu/scholarships/
Education Abroad Office
Rowe 117, Storrs Campus Office
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Friday, October 7th, 2016
12:15 PM - 02:15 PM
Storrs CampusPRLACC, SUB-4th fl
Pre-election panel, "Trump vs. Clinton: Race, Immigration and the Future of American Politics." Panelists: Natalie Masuoka, Asian American Studies, Tufts; Juhem Navarrro-Rivera, Sr. Policy Analyst, Demos; Evelyn Simien, author of "Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes U.S. Politics"
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center
Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will give a talk entitled âJust Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, Living Within Limitsâ for the University of Connecticutâs Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, October 20, 4 pm at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Agyeman will explain that integrating social needs and welfare offers a more âjust,â rounded, and equity-focused definition of sustainability and sustainable development, while not negating the very real environmental threats we face. He will define it as âthe need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.â He will then look at examples of just sustainabilities in practice in the real world, focusing on ideas about âfair sharesâ resource distribution globally; planning for intercultural cities; achieving wellbeing and happiness; the potential in the new sharing economy, and finally the concept of âspatial justiceâ and how it complements the more established concept of social justice.
The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. The lectures are open to the public and do not require registration. For additional information please call 860.486.4460 or visit â http://lib.uconn.edu/about/events/tealelectures/
Contact Information: 860.486.4460 or visit â http://lib.uconn.edu/about/events/tealelectures/More
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Greater Hartford CampusLibrary Building, room 308
Every year the Department of Public Policy host a series called Speaker Series. Twice a semester, we invite academic professionals and practitioners to speak on issues and projects related to the field of of public administration and public policy. Topics range from education policy, economics, environmental policy, health policy, housing, children & families, finance, etc.
This semester our first speaker will be Dr. Laura Tach from Cornell University (Dept. of Human Ecology and http://Dept.of Policy Analysis and Management)
We invite and welcome students, faculty, and staff in and outside of the Dept of Public Policy to join us!
A light lunch will be served - RSVP needed by 10/25
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Friday, October 28th, 2016
12:20 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs CampusAUST 434
Covering the Losses: Quantifying the Burden of Decline in Shrinking U.S. Cities.
Internal patterns of loss (and the demography of affected areas) are important aspects of larger-scale measurements of urban shrinkage. The more concentrated the loss (both spatially and demographically), the more the burden of decline falls on fewer shoulders. This can result in large shares of city populations being ignorant of or immune to the occurrence and impacts of loss. On the other hand, loss that is widespread across large swathes of a city may indicate a more entrenched challenge that demands a different set of policy responses. This paper uses the sample of U.S. cities with at least 100,000 inhabitants in 2010 to ask how population loss manifests itself within these cities, the extent to which loss is clustered or more uniformly distributed, both spatially and demographically, and how demographic composition varies across different spatial patterns of loss. Measures that capture the demographic burden of decline are calculated and compared. Census tract and city-level change data for 2000 and 2010 are employed to capture population growth/loss at the two spatial scales.
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