Announcements

Share Award Deadline Fast Approaching – 10/18

The Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Award program supports undergraduate research projects in the social sciences, humanities, and arts. SHARE is designed especially for students in the earlier stages of their college careers as a means of introducing students to research in their chosen field and of developing skills they will need for further research projects.

Student-faculty teams apply jointly for $2,000 awards, which comprise a $1,500 student stipend and a $500 faculty mentor stipend. Faculty members are encouraged to identify early career students who would benefit from a SHARE apprenticeship and invite student apprentices to work with them on a potential SHARE project. Students interested in the program may also approach faculty members to express their interest in a potential SHARE apprenticeship.

More information on the SHARE Award can be found at https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/share/.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 18, 2021.

For more information, contact: Melissa Berkey, Office of Undergraduate Research at melissa.berkey@uconn.edu

Attorney General Office Intern Position

Administration Intern Job Description

Provides a wide range of duties in support of the Office of the Attorney General’s outreach, policy and constituent goals, including but not limited to:
• Assist in coordinating outreach activities and facilitating engagement with schools, nonprofit organizations, community leaders and elected officials;
• Maintain list of outreach activities and organization list;
• Assist on various special projects for Administration;
• Participate in Policy Team and Outreach Team meetings;
• Draft and edit various documents, acknowledgement letters, citations and other correspondence for the AG;
• Staffing the AG at events when needed.
This position reports to the Principal Assistant for the Attorney General.

For further information please visit the Attorney Generals site.

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

Get Involved

Involved

Unleash your 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. Fall 2021 Workshops will be offered in-person with an option of one virtual workshop. Workshops run for nine weeks from September 20th to November 15th.

 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 virtually via Zoom on Mondays from 7:30pm-9pm (open to regional students) and in-person on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm in McHugh Hall).

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 on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm in McHugh Hall).

The Student Leadership Challenge is designed to give student leaders the opportunity to further develop their skills and take their organization, community, or program to the next level. (Offered in-person on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm in McHugh Hall).

Registration deadline: Sunday, September 5th at 11:59pm

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

UCS Scholarship Winners 20/21

We are pleased to announce the following Urban and Community Studies majors who have been awarded the following scholarships during the 2020/2021 academic year.

Joseph R. Marfuggi Award Winner – Hartford Campus Scholarship:

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.

 

Bastow and Binnie Award Winners – Any Campus:

Jacob Knowlton on the Storrs campus and Adriel Hernandez on the Hartford campus were awarded the Bastow and Binnie Scholarship. The award was created by Marc Bastow, an Urban Studies graduate, and his wife Nancy Binnie to assist UCS undergraduate majors in pursuing their Urban and Community Studies degree. Applications for this scholarship are accepted at the begging of each spring semester.

Congratulations from all of us at UCS.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities, please visit our scholarship page.

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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