Prof. Bob Fisher Awarded Career Achievement Award

UCS would like to congratulate Bob Fisher who was recently chosen as the recipient of the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA) 2023 Career Achievement Award. Below is the article from the School of Social Works website.


School of Social Work Posting: Professor Bob Fisher Receives Career Achievement Award

Posted on October 19, 2023 by Kashef, Ziba


Open Positions at SCCOG

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) has opened its search to fill two full-time positions at SCCOG and a fall-semester internship.


  1. They are hiring for their first-ever Municipal Services Manager, responsible for managing and expanding their municipal services program, which currently includes planning, zoning enforcement, and building official services.


  1. They are also seeking an individual to join their team as a Planner, to assist with ongoing regional planning, municipal support, and grant development activities.

Applications should be sent to by August 31st.


About the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments 

SCCOG serves 22 municipalities with a total population of 280,430 and functions as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. SCCOG also counts as affiliate members Connecticut’s two federally recognized Native American Tribes and works closely with the region’s two military installations, the United States Naval Submarine Base and the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Primary focus areas of SCCOG are regional planning; transportation planning and prioritization of State and Federal transportation funding; and municipal services, which includes technical assistance, the provision of specialized staff, and facilitating intermunicipal coordination. SCCOG’s office is located in Norwich, CT, at the center of a dynamic region known for its diverse assets including Mystic and the southeastern Connecticut shoreline, entertainment/casino destinations, and opportunities for urban, suburban, and rural living. The region is critically important to Connecticut’s economy for its tourism, defense, and defense manufacturing, and is New England’s hub for the growing offshore wind industry.

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.

Fall 1-credit Field Class

Dear UCS majors and minors,

This fall 1-credit class on mapping and surveying tools in urban and field applications will be offered, with a focus on looking at the Storrs campus. This course may be of interest to our majors and minors.

Field Study: Spatial Applications and Tools for Urban and Environmental Planning (GEOG 4095)

This class will meet on Monday afternoons from 2:30-3:50 until the end of October and is open to any student, including incoming Freshmen. Those taking the class will learn about drone mapping, surveying, and collecting human data using mobile apps. Students will also be studying ways to make the Storrs campus a more environmentally friendly place! See attached Fall 2023 Flyer.

Course Flyer

Course Syllabus

Virtual Green Days Panel, University of Iceland

This panel will showcase work being done in US cities by three graduates of UConn’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the intellectual frontier of Sustainable Transportation.  Featured speakers are Anaka Maher, Solutions Engineer at Optibus;  Steven Luglio, Transportation Engineer at Sam Schwartz;  and Lauren Romeo, Transportation Engineer at Arup.  All three speakers participated in the global experiential learning experience, Sustainable Amsterdam, in Summer 2018, with Professors Atkinson-Palombo and Garrick (Emeritus Professor of CEE).


CLAS Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an array of need-based and merit-based undergraduate student scholarships and graduate student fellowships. There is one standard application for most scholarships and the application will close on Sunday, February 26th.

Students can find more information about available scholarships and fellowships and apply by visiting

For more information, contact: CLAS at 860-486-2713