Announcements

Spring 2023 and Winter 2022 Course Flyer – Revised

The attached flyer has been updated. Any cell colored light blue has no seats as of November 15th. Any cell colored light yellow has limited seating. If you are interested in any of these courses, please confirm seat availability in Peoplesoft since students may drop the class. This is only a guide.

If you have not already scheduled an appointment with your UCS faculty advisors, please be sure to do so to ensure that you have sufficient time to enroll in classes.

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Spring 2023 Course Flyer Revised 11.15

UCS Spring 2023 Course Flyer – updated 10.27.22

At the bottom of this page is the  revised UCS course flyer for Spring 2023.  Here are a few key changes since last weeks edition.

Storrs

HIST/URBN 2541, Urban History – a Core in the major –  was added to the schedule on Tuesday and Thursday in the afternoon.

URBN 3998, Variable Topics course on Urban Farming will be offered this spring. This course is not offered every year, so please be sure to take it this spring if you are interested in the topic. The course meets a UCS’ Supporting requirement.

Hartford

Sociology of Carework, SOCI 2995 – will be offered this spring in Hartford.  We all need carework, including a variety of emotional and supportive resources, both paid and unpaid. However, for children, the elderly, disabled persons, and those with short and long-term illnesses, carework is essential. Carework takes place in a variety of contexts, from community groups to people’s homes, to facilities like daycare centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of the various forces that shape the social organization of carework through an examination of scholarly research, multimedia, and a recent memoir.

SOCI 3201, Methods of Social Research will be offered in Hartford and Stamford via Distance Learning. UCS majors in Storrs or Waterbury who may need a Methods course or would like to take this course should reach out to their UCS advisor for further information or possible guidance on attaining a permission number.

Waterbury

New course offering – GEOG 3000, Race, Sex, Space, and Place

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City Planner Position – Cranston, RI

The city of Cranston, Rhode Island is seeking a Senior City Planner. Those with a Bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience may also apply. See full job description.

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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.

Student Worker Position – UCS Office on the Hartford Campus

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The Urban and Community Studies Program on the Hartford campus is seeking a part time student worker to provide clerical (i.e., data entry, filing, scanning, copying, proofreading, stocking of supplies, and front desk coverage) and program support. The student will also assist with the planning and execution of program events including tabling to educate students about our program. The student worker may also perform other office duties as assigned. Must be available to work a minimum of three to eight hours per week depending on program needs during our regular program office hours.

Minimum:

Ability to speak clearly and communicate effectively with students, faculty, and staff
Good writing and organizational skills, with attention to detail
A solid understanding of Microsoft Word
A positive attitude
Must be able to use discretion and abide by university confidentiality standards
Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently
Ability to follow through with assignments
Ability to follow directions and complete tasks in a timely fashion

Preferred:

Experience proofreading
Undergraduate student familiar with the Urban and Community Studies Program/major
Experience with event planning, tabling and/or community engagement
Experience with Microsoft Excel, Publisher, and/or Canva.
Hourly rate: $14.15/hour to $14.50/hour

 

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Internship Opportunity – Hartford District Office of John B. Larson

The Hartford district office of Congressman John B. Larson are searching for interns for the upcoming semester who are eager to get involved in politics. Interns will learn the ins and outs of the functionality of a congressional office, conduct research related to district related issues and help with constituent casework and staff district events. Interns may also help with a variety of other tasks based on their experience and preference, including, communications, graphic design, video editing and event planning.

This internship will offer:

  • Trainings on communications, legislative, and administrative procurement
  • Q&A’s with community stakeholders, and legislators
  • The ability to research legislative and district related issues
  • Resume building opportunities
  • Ability to earn course credit
  • Assisting in writing letters to constituents and to federal, State, and Municipal government agencies
  • Assisting staff in district events planning and implementation

The deadline to apply is 09/02/22, and the internship will begin 9/19/22 and run through 12/02/22.

To apply, visit the website of Congressman John B. Larson 

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.

Job Opportunity – Senior Planner at Office of Transit in RI

The Rhode Island DOT’s Office of Transit is hiring a senior planner. This position includes working with MBTA commuter rail, Amtrak, and RIPTA bus in Rhode Island.

For more information and to apply, visit the Rhode Island State website.

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.

 

Summer Job Opportunity – Intern at Freedom School Project

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School is looking for young adults who are interested in education and would like to be in the classroom this summer. They will be hiring Servant Leader Interns at three sites this summer in Hartford’s North End neighborhood. This position is for a period of six weeks, from June 27th to August 5th. They are looking for passionate young people to work with scholars between grades K-5, those who want an experience in the education field, have a passion for working with children, and find value in giving back to their communities.

The applicant must be a distinguished college student or a recent college graduate. The position provides a total stipend of $3,630 over the course of 6 weeks.

For more information and to apply, contact Tieasha Gayle at freedomschool@cljct.org, or visit the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School website.

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,

 

BUILD Hartford – Course Opportunity

BUILD Hartford is looking to co-create opportunities for UConn students with the input of Launc[H], the City of Hartford, and community partners. These projects will be based around economic, innovative, and entrepreneurial opportunities in Hartford.

Students will work to understand opportunities in the Hartford Innovation Ecosystem, build connections to community organizations/stakeholders, and ideate solutions with attainable milestones within a specified timeline and budget. Students will also work with course instructors to pitch and identify mentors and community partners.

BUILD Hartford is a 3 credit course open to UConn undergraduate and graduate students in all majors from any campus. The program will be held in Downtown Hartford at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, from August 29 to December 9, 2022. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be open through August 26, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit the BUILD Hartford website.