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Sustainable Jobs in CT Postings

Sustainable CT is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to racial, economic, and social justice. We understand that current systems limit opportunity for all and we value the insights, learning, and thought leadership that a diverse team brings to the complex challenges of creating healthy communities for all. We seek to expand the diversity of our team and welcome applications from professionals who identify with one or more marginalized communities including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+.

Please contact us if you seek accommodation in order to apply for this position.

Current Job Listings:

Communications Manager – application deadline is February 22, 2021, 8:00 am EST
Program Assistant – application deadline is March 1, 2021, 8:00 am EST
2021 Sustainable CT Fellows – application deadline is February 16, 2021, 5 pm EST

Disclaimer:

Please note: Job and internship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting

New UCS Student Worker Position

Deadline to apply is February 3rd.

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Upcoming spring events on climate and much more

All the best for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the start of the semester.

A couple of events that might of interest to our majors and minors.

  • On Thursday, 1/21, CT Attorney General William Tong will lead a discussion on The Future of Climate and Environmental Policyfrom 12:30-1:30 EST at  uconn.edu/futureofclimate2021.  A recent UCS graduate, Michelle Skowronek will be part of the student panel involved. 

Professor Ken Foote continues to coordinate a national webinar series for the American Association of Geographers. These events are free and open to anyone. 

 

2)     Building a Strong Professional Network – A Research Approach, with Dr. Nicole Reiz (University of Kansas) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 at 3 – 4:15pm EST.

This webinar is free and open to all interested parties and more information and a registration link can be found at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1WRb0c9URL2FRYyH8v67DA.

 

A bit further out:

3) Geography, Demography, and Enrollments in US Higher Education through the 2020s is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 3 – 4:15pm EST.  Panelists include Joshua Hagen (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), Kathleen Schroeder (Appalachian State University), Grady Dixon (Fort Hays State University), and LaDona Knigge (California State University Chico).

Again, this webinar is free and open to all interested parties and more information and a registration link can be found at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ocSDM_9ZRf6rnpn9qYyuJQ.

For more information on these and other sessions in the webinar series, please visit: http://www.aag.org/careerwebinars.

 

Public Policy Information Sessions

The Department of Public Policy will be holding information sessions regarding their graduate degree programs as well as the Fast-Track program. Students may also schedule individual meetings via DPP’s Meet with Us to learn more about their various programs.

DPP Info Session Flyer

Undergrad Conf. Proposal on Social Justice – Deadline 2/10/21

Scholarship and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference

Every spring, the Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship at Harvard College has the pleasure of hosting the Scholarship and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference. We are happy to announce that the 2021 Scholarship and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on April 8th  & 9th, 2021.  We are soliciting proposals from undergraduates who are conducting independent research.  This is an opportunity for undergraduates to present research and findings to faculty and peers.

For 2021, we are primarily interested in research that focuses on groups, communities, or issues underrepresented in research. This year, we are looking for proposals that address health, education, and political access.  Below are some examples of previous successful proposals. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact me.

Link to RFP: SSJ Request for Proposals 

  • The Politics of Representation: A Study on the Impact of Electoral Systems in the United States- Mills College
  • Incorporating Native Hawaiian Knowledge, Community, and Culture in Health Research: The Challenges of Multicultural Settler Colonialism- Harvard College
  • Speaking for Ourselves: The Evolving Activism of Black Psychiatry from Integration to Black Power- Harvard College
  • Whose Schizophrenia? How Race, Class, and Gender Intersect with Conceptions of Psychiatric Diagnosis- Wesleyan University

 

Summer Internships at the Republican-American Newspaper

The award-winning, punch-above-our-weight Republican-American of Waterbury, Conn. seeks two summer 2021 news interns. Reporters, copy editors and photographers who share our drive to be accurate, ethical, engaging, unique and vital to the communities we serve are welcome to apply. 

Bring your desire to work hard while learning how to report, shoot and edit with clarity and purpose across multiple platforms. We treat our interns as staffers and help them climb as high as they are able. They live up to a high bar: Past rep-am interns have carried front pages, produced special projects and videos, and built portfolios worthy of any first-year reporter looking to stand out in the field. These paid internships run up to 15 weeks and are available starting May 1; exact schedule may depend on the state of the pandemic this summer. All beats are general assignment; schedule depends on your editor’s needs. Requirements include experience on a college newspaper or a previous internship; an insured car and a driver’s license from your state of residence; a mobile phone with camera and/or camera equipment, a desire to learn. You’ll need to find a place to live. Email ra-hr@rep-am.com a letter telling us why you should land one of these competitive spots; at least three clips; and any photo or video samples with RA News Intern in your subject line. Deadline to apply: Feb. 1.

Anne Karolyi

Managing editor
Republican-American, The Sunday Republican and rep-am.com
desk 203-574-3636, ext. 1492
twitter @annekarolyi

Disclaimer

Please note: Job and internship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting

Announcing the Joseph R. Marfuggi Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that Nate Simpson a UCS major on the Hartford campus was awarded the Joseph R. Marfuggi Memorial Scholarship Fund for Leadership in Urban and Community Studies. This scholarship was created on behalf of Joseph Marfuggi, former president and CEO of Riverfront Recapture in Hartford by his wife Sherry Brown-Marfuggi.
 
Congratulations from all of us at UCS.

Leadership Opportunities for Your Students

Students can get involved and unleash their leadership potential with the Leadership Certificate Series, a program run by the Department of Student Activities-Leadership and Organizational Development! The Leadership Certificate Series encourages students to unpack and explore different areas of leadership. Spring 2021 Workshops will be offered online, with both synchronous and asynchronous modalities, as well as one in-person/hybrid section. Workshops run for nine weeks from February 1st to March 29th. The workshop registration form can be found here.

Three workshops to choose from:

Discovery Leadership Program offers a fun and innovative experience to help you develop leadership competencies and begin your leadership journey. (Offered synchronously Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM)

Emotional Intelligent Leadership is designed to develop students’ emotional intelligence and leadership abilities with an intentional focus on self, others, and environment. Students will improve their capacity to influence their environment, develop relationships, and navigate interactions with others. (Offered synchronously Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM or asynchronously).

Impact Delta is designed for all students who have demonstrated an interest in leadership, social change, and social justice that also have a desire to make a large and positive impact on the Storrs community. (Offered in-person/hybrid Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm, location is yet to be determined, but will be on Storrs Campus) This modality is not guaranteed and based on COVID-19 restrictions. If we are unable to conduct this workshop in person, we will change to a synchronous modality.

Registration deadline: Friday, December 18th at 11:59pm

Register here: https://leadership.uconn.edu/certificate-series-registration/

For more information, contact: Leadership & Org Development at studentleadership@uconn.edu

UCS major Maddie Chasse and Prof. Birge-Liberman receive SHARE Award

Urban and Community  Studies is happy to announce that Professor Phil Birge-Libermand and UCS major, Maddie Chasse, have received one of this year’s 2021 SHARE Awards.

The Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Awards are provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research to introduce students to research in their chosen field and help them develop skills they will need for further research projects.

The project Prof. Birge-Liberman and Maddie proposed will examine ways of redeveloping Keney Park to fulfill, in part, the goals of the Hartford 400 plan. Numerous reports and service learning projects have been completed by many UConn classes in the effort to restore particular portions of the park. However, these were completed in an ad-hoc manner and there has been no effort to organize or prioritize these plans. This project is an attempt to make sense of these documents and assess the feasibility of implementing these plans.

Congrats to Phil and Maddie!

Best, Ken Foote

UCS Director

UCS Spring 2021 Course Flyer

If you have not made an appointment with your faculty advisor, please do so. This version does include a partial list of Related Courses as well as information regarding courses we are spotlighting this spring.

Please note there has been a change to the Storrs schedule. We will be offering  URBN 2302 instead of URBN 2301Q in our Methods group.

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