Month: February 2022

Favorite Course Friday: PP 5344 / PP 4034 Social Policy

Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email dpp@uconn.edu for more information! This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to social policy. Students will examine the power structures […]

DPP Faculty Set to Edit a Special Edition of the ANNALS Dedicated to Gun Violence Prevention

Department of Public Policy (DPP) Professors Jennifer Dinnen and Kerri Raissian are set to join Professor Cassandra Crifasi (John Hopkins University) to edit a special edition of the ANNALS dedicated to gun violence prevention.  The ANNALS is a guest edited periodical that covers societies and politics. Since 1890, The American Academy of Political and Social […]

Favorite Course Friday: PP 5363 / PP 3098 Administrative Functions of Local Government

Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email dpp@uconn.edu for more information! In this course students will examine the characteristic functions of local government management, such as finance & administration, human […]

New Faces of the DPP

This winter the Department of Public Policy (DPP) welcomed two new members to staff! Luciano Lawrence serves as the DPP’s Outreach Coordinator. Since mid-December Luc has been coordinating recruitment efforts and assisting with marketing initiatives for the department’s professional graduate and undergraduate academic programs. He holds a Bachelor of  Arts in English and a Master […]

IMRP: Police Transparency & Accountability Task Force Issues Final Report

In January the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) Police Transparency & Accountability Task Force (PTATF) issued its final report of recommendations. After two years of evaluating how the State’s police do their jobs, their report was unanimously approved. The Force’s proposals was sent for consideration at the start of this year’s legislative session, which […]

Alumni Council President Named to Connecticut Magazine’s 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Department of Public Policy (DPP) Alumni Council President Larisa Kottke, who was recently named to Connecticut Magazine‘s 40 Under 40! The Class of 2022 includes “shootings stars” from across the state, including Larisa who serves as President and CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH). As a Public Administration graduate, Larisa embodies leadership and aims to […]