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4/26 – Symposium “Revitalizing Hartford for Everyone”

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Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 12:00pm 1:30pm

Location: Spotlight Theatres –  39 Front Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Symposium Admission: FREE

RSVP: Not required to attend the event. If you wish to RSVP, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

(Please Note: The first 50 members of the community including agency representatives that RSVP by April 12th, 2018 will receive a free parking voucher for the Connecticut Convention Center Parking Garage to attend the symposium. We will email those individuals that qualify for the free voucher with additional information prior to the date of the event.  (Limit one voucher per RSVP.) UConn Faculty, Staff and Students are not eligible for this offer.)


Parking: Available at various locations near and around Front Street, and Columbus Boulevard for a fee.

Accommodations: If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations, please contact as early as possible prior to the event. Please understand that failure to provide adequate notice may result in accommodations not being available

Map: Area map of Front Street and Columbus Boulevard


Revitalizing Hartford for Everyone

12:00 pm         Registration Sign-in  (Light lunch provided – first come, first serve)

12:15pm           Welcome and Panel Discussion

Moderator:     Sara Bronin, Professor, University of Connecticut Law School

                                    Community Panel:

                                          Bishop John Selders, Associate College Chaplain, Trinity College

                                            Wildaliz Bermudez, Council Member, Hartford City Council

                                          Renae Reese, Executive Director, CT Center for a New Economy

                                         Dr. Leslie Torres– Rodriguez,  Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools

                                      Q & A

 1:30 pm          Adjourn

To download event information 4.26.18 Revitalizing Hartford for Everyone postcard with map



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.






Study Abroad – Sustainable Amsterdam

The Sustainable Cities abroad program flyer is attached below.

Please note, UCS majors  may only earn 3 credits toward their degree through this study abroad program.

Majors interested in taking part in this abroad program should discuss their desire to do so with their UCS advisor.

Three credits could be earned in the major by either enrolling in GEOG 2400 – Sustainable Cities, or by enrolling in URBN 3993- Foreign Study. (Please note, if you which to enroll in URBN 3993 you will need to attain the UCS Director’s consent per UConn’s Undergraduate Catalog.)


URBN 3998 (HTFD) – Children in the City

Spring 2018: Urban Special Topics




Growing up in the city has its challenges and its rewards. Children need safe places to play, quality schools, access to healthy and affordable food, as well as protection from the dangers of urban living. In this seminar-style course, we will address the unique experience of an urban childhood, from birth through the teenage years, and explore the public policies that affect their lives. Students may be engaged in a community-based project around the themes of the course.

SOCI 3833 – Killing African Americans: Police & Vigilante Violence as a Radical Control Mechanism

To learn more, view the course description below.


New History course regarding Hartford’s Colt Factory

Below is information regarding a new Spring 2018 course offering in Storrs. If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please contact

New Elective Course in Geography – Race, Sex, Space, and Place (Storrs)

Dear Major and Minors,

Below is information regarding a course being offered in Spring of 2018 on the Storrs campus. This course is not in the URBN major but may be taken as a Related with the approval of your UCS advisor. Day and time to be announced soon in the Student Admin System.


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






10/26 & 11/2 – Who Should Be Here? Community Dialogue Event

9/28 – Income Inequality & Private School Enrollment a Philip E. Austin Lecture

Click on the link below to download a copy of the flyer.

Philip E. Austin Lecture Education Sept 28 2017