UConn-Stamford Expansion Project

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By my junior year all my classes were either 80 minutes twice a week or 3 hours once a week. 50 minute classes are for Jr high school.

Grow a sack and learn something beyond the bold print. Frisbee playing daffodils.
 

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UConn business school makes its mark in Stamford

The University of Connecticut’s downtown hub stands about 100 miles from its main campus. But it is no distant outpost.

UConn’s business school exemplifies the increasing prominence of the university in Stamford. Enrollment is growing and a major conference held last week reflects university officials’ view of the Stamford campus as an equal to the one in Storrs.


“It wasn’t so long ago that many people thought of Stamford as a regional campus where you started but everyone wanted to end up in Storrs,” John Elliott, dean of the business school, said in an interview last week. “But in the last five years in particular, we have made the Stamford campus a destination, a place to not only begin your connection to UConn, but finish your connection to UConn. That is, in large part, because of the economic vitality and excitement in Stamford.”


Growing prominence

In the past few years, enrollment of Stamford-based students in UConn’s business programs has grown significantly. Its 2016-’17 undergraduate contingent in the city totaled 188 this year, more than double the number in 2010-’11. After a drop at the beginning of the decade, graduate business participation has surged nearly 80 percent in the past four years to 466 this past year.

At the same time, the business school’s local course offerings have expanded. This fall, the business school is opening in Stamford another section of its graduate program in business analytics and project management that had been available only at the Hartford campus. Also in the fall, the school will introduce upper-level accounting courses for undergraduates.


“Data analytics is simply so important to the corporate community; they’re dying for talent to support those needs,” Elliott said. “We believe that there will be a lot of students in Stamford who want to take advantage of the program.”

Across all UConn campuses, undergraduate business-school enrollment has risen 36 percent since 2012 and about 77 percent in the past four years. At the end of last month, the business school had enrolled a systemwide total of 2,115 graduate students and 2,541 undergraduates.
 
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New UConn-Stamford dorms offer convenience for students

>>UConn-Stamford has nearly reached its occupancy goal for the first year of housing as city life draws local students looking to save money and time.

University spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said the downtown campus has filled 275 of the school's projected 290 spots for the new apartments at 900 Washington Blvd. The resident students are “about evenly split” by gender and more than three-quarters are from Connecticut, she said. Some 50 students are from outside the state and 16 are international.<<
 

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Stamford's New Computer Science Track Responds to Demand - UConn Today

On a recent day, the UConn Bookstore in Stamford is crowded, as are the coffee café and restaurant next to it.

People are playing table tennis and there is a student at the lobby piano playing a remarkably outstanding version of Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” that is turning heads throughout the building.

Providing opportunities for students at UConn Stamford is critical. That’s why the regional campus recently added computer science as its 14th “start-to-finish” major. It joins other degrees that can be achieved entirely through study at that campus such as psychology, economics and political science, four business concentrations, and digital media and design.

“We have to be strategic about the way we serve students, the local population, and the business community here at UConn Stamford,” says Terrence Cheng, campus director. “We can’t be all things to all people. This is why the computer science major is so important.”

There is a demand for the major from the high school population here and also a high demand for graduates of the major from industries in Fairfield County and New York City, says Cheng.

Two full-time Stamford faculty members in the computer science program are now teaching freshman and sophomore classes, with the first majors expected to graduate as part of the Class of 2020.

“The program offers great value for students and the resources they need,” says Augusto Casas, associate professor of computer science. A native of Colombia, Casas earned his master’s of business administration from UConn Stamford in 1992.

Located just 45 minutes from New York City, “there are opportunities here for everyone, not just computer scientists. You don’t find this anywhere else,” he adds.

The graduates will be a welcome addition all over Fairfield Country, notes Cynthia Lyon Marinstein, program director at the Business Council of Fairfield County.

“There is a digital and technology skills gap here in Fairfield County,” says Marinstein. “Every job has a digital knowledge component, and computer science is a basic cornerstone for these jobs. It’s a very important major for UConn to have on their Stamford campus.


“We are thrilled to have this major here in Stamford,” she adds. “The region will completely soak these graduates up.”
 
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Nice read: UConn Stamford students embrace downtown living

>>The six-story apartment complex that opened last August at 900 Washington Blvd. has transformed downtown Stamford — undeniably for the better, say residents and neighboring businesses.

Comprising the first dedicated college dormitory in Stamford, the residence hall at the corner of Main Street created a major new residential community all on its own in the city center. Students who moved in have embraced the urban experience, while neighboring establishments have welcomed the infusion of patrons. The success of the residential project now raises the question of whether the university could further expand its residential footprint in the state’s third-largest city.

“This first year of university housing in Stamford has been a smashing success,” Terrence Cheng, UConn-Stamford’s campus director, said in an interview. “The community has been very welcoming and warm toward our students and has been very flexible and accommodating as we continue to evolve and grow as a presence in the city.”<<
 

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Well they have a hell of a professor on campus starting next summer:

Herbst, an expert on public opinion, media, and American politics and is the author of four books and numerous articles, says that she will return to teaching and scholarly activitieHerbst, an expert on public opinion, media, and American politics and is the author of four books and numerous articles, says that she will return to teaching and scholarly activities as a faculty member on UConn’s Stamford campus. When she was appointed UConn president, she was simultaneously appointed as a professor of political science at the university.s as a faculty member on UConn’s Stamford campus. When she was appointed UConn president, she was simultaneously appointed as a professor of political science at the university.

UConn President Susan Herbst To Step Down In 2019
 

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Don't be surprised if they don't start to really build out the dorm living down there.
 
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Location, Location, Location - UConn Magazine

>>Small, urban, and ambitious, UConn Stamford keeps its head in the liberal arts but both feet in the job market. Meet six Stamford students doing the same.<<

>>In this kind of neighborhood, it’s no surprise that the students at UConn Stamford tend to have a strong preprofessional impulse, often landing jobs in their chosen fields years before they graduate. There are plenty of opportunities in finance, IT, design, and entertainment right in this city and the surrounding towns. And if the right position isn’t available locally, it surely is in New York City, just a 50-minute ride on the express train from Stamford station, itself just a few blocks from campus.<<
 
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