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UCS Spring 2019 Schedule

Below is the UCS Spring 2019 course schedule. Please remember that course information may periodically change. We will update the schedule on the website and/or send out emails when significant changes occur. If you have not already made an appointment to meet with your UCS advisor, please do so as soon as possible since some classes have limited seats.

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If you are interested in taking a course in Hartford or Storrs, please be aware that CT Transit has an express bus route no. 913 available to students. Below are links to UConn’s Transit Pass and CT Transit’s Route 913 Schedule:

UConn U-Pass

Route 913 CT Transit Express – Downtown Hartford to Storrs Schedule (8/2018)

 

10/4 – Engaging Stakeholders in the I-84 HTFD Project… HTFD Event

Please join us for a presentation and discussion regarding I-84’s Hartford project planning process. Planners, Marcy Miller and Mike Morehouse, from Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., one of the Hartford firms leading the redesign of I-84 through the city will lead the discussion.

Urban Semester Program 50 Years Strong – Daily Campus Article

This year mark’s the 50th anniversary of the Urban Semester Program.

To download the article visit the Daily Campus website.

Funding Opportunities for student Research Projects – Fall Deadlines

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers a variety of funding programs for students. Below is a brief description of the various funding opportunities as well as  fall 2018’s application deadlines. Click on the links below for further information.

 

SHARE Awards: Monday, October 22, 2018 deadline

The Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Awards are a research apprenticeship program that pairs undergraduate research assistants with faculty mentors so students can develop research skills while contributing to a research project in the spring semester. Student-faculty teams apply jointly for $2,000 awards, which comprise a $1,500 student stipend and a $500 faculty mentor stipend. This is an opportunity to involve a beginning researcher in one of your active projects or to pursue a project you develop together.

UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 deadline

This award program provides undergraduates the opportunity to pursue summer research projects, service initiatives, and creative endeavors that represent the legacy of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovation, and social impact. Selected students will complete a series of activities in spring 2019 to develop their projects and enhance their leadership skills. Fellows will receive up to $5000 to support summer project expenses.

UConn IDEA Grant Program: Monday, December 17, 2018 deadline for summer funding

This UConn IDEA Grant program provide funding and support for student-designed projects, including artistic and creative endeavors, research projects, prototyping and entrepreneurial ventures, and service initiatives. There are two application cycles per year, with deadlines in the fall and in the spring.  Students can apply individually or as part of a small group working collaboratively on a project. Grants of up to $4000 per student are available.

 

 

P/T Communications Coordinator – CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs

CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs has a new half-time Communications Coordinator position, the individual will help implement a strategic communications plan to support organizational growth and successful issue campaigns.  They are seeking candidates with at least two years’ experience in grassroots community organizing, labor/student organizing or political campaigns.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s skills and experience, and the position could expand to full-time, as funding allows.

Download the full position announcement with instructions for applying.

 

DISCLAIMER:

Please note: Job 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.

Foodshare – Community Network Builder Job Opportunity

Job Posting – July 2018

 

Title:  Community Network Builder – Part Time or Full Time

 

Position Summary:  Foodshare seeks a Community Network Builder to develop and organize local projects and partnerships consistent with Foodshare’s mission and strategic plan to end hunger in greater Hartford.  Responsibilities include community organizing; developing and facilitating Hunger Action Teams (HATs) to ask and answer the question, “Why are people hungry in this community?”

 

Responsibilities:

Support and facilitate the inspiration and engagement of the community at large, Foodshare’s volunteers, partner agencies, and people who have experienced hunger, through the following:

  • Recruit individuals and organizations to support Foodshare in its short- and long-term work to end hunger.
  • Connect people, organizations, and HATs to agencies that deliver food and services in a two-way communication that ensures each other’s success.
  • Pursue local, state, and federal government action that will result in a positive agenda for lasting change.
  • Create community-level bodies (HATs), that bring together many elements within a community, including representatives from schools, businesses, government, social services, academic research, nonprofits, and religious organizations to work together to understand the problem in their community and to find solutions that are custom-designed for their community’s particular circumstances.
  • Coordinate HATs on a regional basis so that solutions can be shared and ideas disseminated more broadly.
  • Take advantage of existing infrastructure of food delivery agencies—pantries, community kitchens, shelters, etc.—and Foodshare’s connection with them to build out a suite of services that can address the root causes of hunger even as they fill the immediate need (prioritizing nutritious food and encouraging healthy choices).

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in advocacy, community organizing or related discipline or comparable work experience.
  • 3+ years direct work experience in community organizing, coalition building, asset-based community development or similar efforts with a proven track record of strategic relationship building.

 

Key Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Survey Monkey. Raiser’s Edge proficiency a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Ability to efficiently manage 40-80 meetings annually, including invitations, agendas, minutes, and guest speakers.
  • Ability to think creatively and work independently to build and strengthen community ties between stakeholders.
  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and communicate government regulations.
  • Ability to articulate an inspiring and motivating vision through individual and group presentations.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

 

Other

This is a part-time hourly position generally working 20 hours (4 days) Monday-Friday, mornings or afternoons.  Full time hours (40 hours/week) are also a possibility.

 

To apply please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements:

HFDhiring-047@foodshare.org

No phone calls please.

Foodshare is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Foodshare maintains a drug-free workplace.

 

DISCLAIMER:

Please note: Job 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 2018 Course Schedule

Dear Students,

Below is UCS’ course flyer for Fall 2018.  If you have any questions regarding our course offerings, please contact your UCS faculty advisor or the program at 959-200-3771.

To download the schedule click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Dear Students,

UCS has updated our Spring 2018 course flyer. The information for our Storrs’ courses now appears to be up-to-date in the Student Admin System. If you have any questions regarding our course offerings, please contact your UCS faculty advisor or the program at 959-200-3771. Please disregard previous version dates 10.18.17.

SPRING 2018 Course Schedule 11.1.17

 

 

 

 

 

Fall and Summer 2017 UCS Schedules

It’s that time again. Students who have not made appointments with their advisor are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the schedule, please contact your advisor.

 

 

UCS-Fall 2017-Course-Flyer-with-timeslots-4.4.17

Learn How to Knit a Scarf Event Related Videos

Below are a number of different knitting tutorial videos that can help you knit a scarf. These are just a few available online. For hands-on instruction or help, the UKnit Club meets on Wednesdays, in the Undergrad Building, Room 208 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Knit Stitch – Video shown at event:

 

How to Knit – Cast on Beginner (with closed captions)

A casting on example – video takes the process slowly for begginers

 

How to Knit – Knit Stitch Beginner (with closed Captions CC)

 

How to Bind Off – Beginner (with closed captions)

 

This video also has step by step instructions – To view one way to hold you hands while knitting view the video at the 16:00 mark.

 

How to Knit a Scarf  – To learn how to avoid creating additional stitches, uneven rows, view video at the 2:40 mark.

This video has some real good tips to make your knitting a success.

This video demonstrates one way to incorporate a new bolt of yarn if your original bolt runs out.