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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.



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CLAS Student Leadership Board

The CLAS Student Leadership Board is a group of engaged undergraduates from across the College whose mission is to enhance the academic and social experience for CLAS students.

In addition to coordinating College-wide programs that improve the CLAS student community, the Board’s activities include:

  • Liaising between the CLAS Dean, administration, alumni, and students
  • Serving as representatives of the College at open houses and alumni events
  • Planning specialized, CLAS-directed projects and communication efforts

Board members gain valuable professional skills in leadership, project and event management, marketing and communications, community development, and public speaking.

Applications for the 2017-2018 CLAS Student Leadership Board are now being accepted. Students from all majors in CLAS and those who will have completed one year of enrollment at UConn by August 2017 are encouraged to apply. We are looking for students who demonstrate a passion for leadership and possess excellent organizational skills.

The CLAS Student Leadership Board will provide ambitious students with the opportunity and resources to truly make a difference in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can learn more about the Board and apply here by Friday, February 24th:

For more information, contact: Kathy Pais at (860) 486-4155

Green Corps Recruitment

We’re the Field School for Environmental Organizing
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:

Part One: Classroom Training
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.
Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.
Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff.
Location And Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Our early application deadline is January 20th.

Apply today at!



(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.)

New Summer Study Abroad Program in the Netherlands

UConn Sustainable Amsterdam, Netherlands (Summer) (Faculty-led) – The overarching goal of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to do field-based research into various topics relating to sustainable urban and transportation planning. Methods will include standard qualitative approaches such as structured and unstructured interviews and direct observation. Research findings will be documented in a short film which the students will design, shoot, edit and produce during their time in the field.

The course has three main objectives:

1. To provide students with a solid foundation in seminal literature on alternative planning paradigms from both a theoretical and applied perspective, and to introduce them to emerging debates in sustainable transportation and sustainable cities.

2. To provide students with an opportunity to collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting to broaden their perspectives about and experience in addressing cross-cutting issues.

3. To provide students with training and guidance on how to distill complex ideas into clear and concise communications that are easily understood by a general audience through a variety of media, particularly short films. This objective is important because any approach that adopts a sustainability orientation requires public engagement. Too often, academics are not equipped with the necessary skills to be able to work with a variety of stakeholders beyond the academic realm. These courses therefore seek to enhance students’ communication skills to allow effective engagement to take place.

4. For Graduate Students only: In addition to the film, students taking the graduate course will prepare a 10-page research paper on their chosen theme.

For more information or to apply visit

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.

UCS Spring 2017 Schedule

The schedule can be downloaded from our Course Schedule page located under the Degree Information tab.


If you have any questions or have any issues enrolling in URBN courses, please contact our office at 860-570-9092 or our faculty advisor.


11/4 – Free Symposium on Urban Resilience & Sustainability

Yale’s Hixon Center for Urban Ecology is hosting a free symposium on urban resiliency and sustainability on Friday, Nov. 4.

Seeking Volunteers on the GHC – ConnectiKids

Volunteer opportunity on the Greater Hartford Campus to tutor 5th & 8th grade students from Hartford.



10/7 – Walk & Talk: Storrs Center and Historic Willimantic CT

Congress for the New Urbanism
New York Chapter
Walk & Talk: Storrs Center and Historic Willimantic Connecticut
Friday, October 7  — 10am – 4pm

Join CNU New York and CNU New England for a walking tour, lunch, and happy hour in Northeastern Connecticut. The tour will begin at the newly redone Storrs Center, a dense, walkable, and brand new traditional college town for Connecticut’s largest and premier public university. Next, hop on the tour bus to Willimantic, CT for a walk through the historical mill town, once called the “Thread City”. Explore both the historical hidden gems of the town, the new riverfront, and efforts to attract small tech startups.

Lou Marquet, Principal, Leyland Alliance
Joseph Vallone, President, Joe Vallone Architecture+Development Studio

Capacity is limited so register early to secure your spot. Regular admission is $60 / student $30 and includes lunch.

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New Hartford Campus Video – Construction Progress

Click on the YouTube videos below to view the progress of the new Hartford Campus construction.




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