Month: May 2021

Why DPP: Recapping Spring 2021

Since launching our #WhyDPP campaign last fall, we have had the unique opportunity to showcase how members of our community define public service and their purpose with the support of the Department of Public Policy (DPP).  We kicked off the New Year with Katarina Moroch, a public administration (MPA) ‘21 alum with an interest in […]

MPA Alum Finds Success in Economic Development

Sadie Colcord has always felt a calling to public service. Her educational and professional experiences have been driven by an ambition to change people’s lives. She discovered a particular passion for facilitating change through economic development, and came to realize how pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) could open more doors for her. From […]

GAPPS-ICMA 21: Meet Vice President Ryan Chester

The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter is happy to introduce our 2021 Chapter Officials. Over the next few days we will be featuring GAPPS-ICMA‘s newly elected leaders with a Q & A. Today’s feature is incoming Vice President Ryan Chester, MPA ’22. Why did […]

GAPPS-ICMA 21: Meet President Paula Norato

The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter is happy to introduce our 2021 Chapter Officials. Over the next few days we will be featuring GAPPS-ICMA‘s newly elected leaders with a Q & A. Today’s feature is incoming President Paula Norato, MPA ’22. […]

Celebrating the Resiliency of the Class of 2021

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) celebration kicked off with Professor Kerri Raissian who served as the Mistress of Ceremony. Professor Raissian welcomed faculty and the graduates through a “virtual procession” and introduced the speakers for the evening.  Professor and Department Head Mohamad Alkadry provided welcoming remarks and noted that the class of 2021 is […]

Members of DPP Community Join Hartford UBI Task Force

In April, Court of Common Council President Maly D. Rosado introduced a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program to the City of Hartford. Through this program the city would provide cash payments to residents on a monthly basis for specific expenses like food, shelter or medical prescriptions. The program was inspired by Stockton, California’s two-year experiment, […]

CLAS Professor & Associate Dean Edith Barrett is Named to UAA’s Distinguished Service Honor Roll

Earlier this week, UConn Professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Associate Dean, Edith Barrett, was named to the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Distinguished Service Honor Roll for 2021. UAA is an international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers and public/nonprofit service providers, and for a ninth year they have recognized impactful service […]