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  • WE MOVED!
      Exciting news!  As of August 7, 2017, DPP offices have relocated to the 4th floor of the Hartford Times Building, 10 Prospect Street in Hartford, on UConn’s new downtown Hartford Campus. Our new office locations and phone numbers have been posted on our our Faculty and Staff directory listings. New DPP Contact Info: University of […]
  • UConn Survey Research Alumni Explore Pre-Election Polling Methods & Accuracy
      72nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion and Research May 17- 22, 2017, New Orleans, LA In the wake of the 2016 Presidential election, survey practitioners and scholars from across the country search for an explanation as to how so many public opinion polls could have been so wrong in their […]
  • Two DPP Programs Impact YWCA Hartford Region
      This past academic year, Angelica Daguplo (MPA 2017), chose to work in advocacy and public policy for the YWCA Hartford Region as her Internship and Professional Practice (IPP). Angelica worked directly with CEO Deborah Ullman. Through her IPP, Angelica crossed paths with a DPP alum of a different stripe, Terry Fitzgerald, Development Events Specialist […]
  • Congratulations 2017 DPP Graduates!
    On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Department of Public Policy proudly honored the accomplishments of our 2017 graduates with a ceremony and reception held at The Front Street Bistro and Spotlight Theatres in Hartford.  Degrees were bestowed on fifty-eight graduates with thirty-nine receiving a Master of Public Administration, nine receiving a Master of Public Policy […]
  • Jason Jakubowski Receives 2017 MPA Distinguished Alumni Award
      Jason Jakubowski Receives 2017 MPA Distinguished Alumni Award Jason Jakubowski, Vice President of External Relations, Hospital for Special Care (HSC), was honored with the 2017 MPA Distinguished Alumni Award at a gathering of Department of Public Policy alumni, faculty and staff at Real Art Ways in Hartford, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Prior to […]
  • Superintendent Visits Joshua Hyman’s EDLR Class
    Professor Joshua Hyman recently hosted Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, as a guest speaker during his April 24, 2017, EDLR 6322 course.  Please see the Neag School of Education’s article for more information on Dr. Torres-Rodriguez’s visit.
  • Pi Pi Alpha Annual Meeting and Induction of New Members
    On April 19, 2017, at the Town and County Club in Hartford, Pi Pi Alpha, the honors society for graduate professional students in public administration and public policy, proudly inducted 26 new members.  The purpose of Pi Pi Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding academic achievement and to support graduate public service education.  The […]
  • “Fake News” Discussed at DPP Student Forum
    Twenty students, faculty and staff met for a relaxed, yet informative conversation about “fake news.”  The participants first talked about what fake news means to them and who has interest in creating fake news. The group scrolled through President Trump’s Twitter account to see the number of times he called out something as being “fake news.” […]
  • Thomas Craemer Speaks at “Implicit Bias Exhibit” Opening Reception
      On January 23, 2017, Professor Thomas Craemer provided the keynote address at the opening of An Exhibit on Implicit Bias & How It Affects Our Everyday Thoughts and Behaviors. This exhibit is open for public viewing from January 16 through February 28, 2017, at the Homer D. Babbidge Library on the UConn Storrs Campus.