News & Events

News & Events

  • “Refusing to Surrender”, a DPP Student Helps Restore Homes in Beirut
    “Refusing to Surrender”, a DPP Student Helps Restore Homes in Beirut On Tuesday, August 4th an explosion in Lebanon’s capital of Beirut left at least 135 people dead and more than 4,000 injured. The impact could be heard almost 150 miles away, with neighborhood building’s closest to the blast being flattened. Lebanese Red Cross teams […]
    Posted on August 7, 2020
  • DPP Community Hour Recap – Answering Questions About Fall 2020
    DPP Community Hour Recap – Answering Questions About Fall 2020 UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) held an online Community Hour on the evening of Thursday, July 9, 2020 to give its students a chance to meet with faculty and staff, visit with their classmates, and ask questions.  There are a lot of questions this […]
    Posted on July 13, 2020
  • Recapping “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers” Panel Discussion
    Beyond Thoughts & Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the UConn Department of Public Policy partnered with Professor Brandi Blessett, Associate Professor and Director of the Masters of Public Administration Program at the University of Cincinnati, to present a conversation discussing solutions to the police violence against black people […]
    Posted on June 30, 2020
  • Defining Moments with UConn DPP
    Defining Moments with UConn DPP The Summer Edition of UConn Today was recently released and features two members of the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) network! This edition, entitled “Our Defining Moments,” highlighted Jason Jakubowski, MPA ’01. Jason is the CEO and President of Foodshare, and was featured for the nonprofit’s emergency distribution system at […]
    Posted on June 29, 2020
  • Passing of Ashley Hyon, A Positive And Dedicated DPP Alum
    The  Department of Public Policy (DPP) is sad to report the passing of one of our own. Ashley Hyon, a 2017 MASR alum passed away earlier this week. A supportive alumnus who helped us engage with prospective students across the globe, Ashley was a positive and dedicated member of our network. She embodied the DPP’s […]
    Posted on June 25, 2020
  • Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence
    Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence On June 25th, the Department of Public Policy (DPP) and the University of Cincinnati will be hosting a webinar from 5pm - 7pm entitled “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence".  Modern anti-Black police violence predates the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd […]
    Posted on June 10, 2020
  • Rising Up and Celebrating the DPP Class of 2020
    Rising Up and Celebrating the DPP Class of 2020 On the evening of Friday, May 22nd the Department of Public Policy (DPP) celebrated it’s 2020 graduates with a global online contingency to celebrate the 68 graduates. Our graduates included students from the Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR), MPA Fellows, Master of Public Administration […]
    Posted on May 27, 2020
  • Celebrating the Class of 2020
    Join us in Celebrating the Class of 2020! Congratulations to all our graduates! Over the past few years, you have put in valiant efforts in your courses, made new connections, and gained invaluable experiences in the public and nonprofit fields. We are sad not to be celebrating in-person, but wish our graduates well in their […]
    Posted on May 5, 2020
  • A Letter From Department Head Mohamad Alkadry
    A Message from the Department Head Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends, Much has happened in our world since our January newsletter. Our economy is struggling and the organizations that typically employ our students and interns are witnessing unprecedented fiscal and/or service demand challenges. Our students are learning online for the rest of the Spring semester […]
    Posted on May 5, 2020
  • Spring 2020 Alumni Job Updates
    Spring 2020 Alumni Job Updates We take great pride in our Alumni and their accomplishments. This spring, we have some exciting news about several of our alumni: Lara Beecher accepted a International Trade Analyst position with a federal contractor at the Department of Commerce, ITA. Lara graduated with her MPA in 2016 with a certificate […]
    Posted on May 3, 2020
  • A One Credit COVID Course and Public Policy
    A One Credit COVID Course and Public Policy Specializing in Disaster Response, there is arguably no better person to have helping COVID-19 response than our own Professor Amy K. Donahue. Last month Professor Donahue assisted in the development and distribution of the University’s one-credit COVID-19 course. “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Health, Business and Society” […]
    Posted on April 30, 2020
  • Addressing Child Neglect and Policy-making with UConn DPP and SSW
    Addressing Child Neglect and Policy-making with UConn DPP and SSW April was Child Abuse Awareness month, and Department of Public Policy (DPP) Associate Professor Kerri Raissian and School of Social Work (SSW) Assistant Professor Megan Feely with their collaborators published both a brief and alert with UConn’s Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) on […]
    Posted on April 27, 2020
  • Feeding Connecticut with Foodshare and Jason Jakubowski
    Feeding Connecticut with Jason Jakubowski The COVID-19 pandemic has brought intense hardships for many families around the country. In Hartford and Tolland counties, Foodshare works to provide millions of meals each year. A member of Feeding America, Foodshare has worked to provide up to date information regarding access to food assistance in the area. Jason […]
    Posted on April 23, 2020
  • Melissa McCaw Named to Hartford’s 2020 Power 50
    Melissa McCaw Named to Hartford’s 2020 Power 50 Last week, UConn DPP Alumna Melissa McCaw was named one of Hartford Business Journal’s 2020 Power 50. Coming in at #24, McCaw is noted for her major role regarding policy and fiscal decisions that impact communities across the State.  Currently, McCaw serves as the Secretary of the […]
    Posted on April 20, 2020
  • Take An Online Summer Course with UConn’s Department of Public Policy
    Take An Online Summer Course with UConn’s Department of Public Policy Whether you are fulfilling an undergraduate requirement or earning electives towards a graduate degree, UConn’s Department of Public Policy is offering a variety of online courses this summer! At the undergraduate level, the DPP is offering a Content Area 2, a W, and a […]
    Posted on March 31, 2020
  • DPP 2020 Teaching Recognition Awards
    DPP 2020 Teaching Recognition Awards Faculty Teaching Recognition Award: The first Distinguished Faculty Award, voted on by students, goes to a core faculty member who:  “has intriguing research, accessibility to students, and engaging teaching style.”  This year’s award goes to Bill Simonsen. Bill’s research focuses on public finance, financial management, capital finance, citizen participation techniques, and […]
    Posted on March 31, 2020
  • 2020 DPP Annual Awards & Pi Pi Alpha Induction
    Special Edition Newsletter: 2020 DPP Annual Awards & Pi Pi Alpha Induction Greetings from the DPP and welcome to a Special Edition Newsletter! Due to COVID-19, we are taking our Annual Awards and Pi Pi Alpha Induction online. Each year, the DPP network comes together with our students and their families to celebrate the hard […]
    Posted on March 30, 2020
  • DPP Ranked 9th in Public Finance & Budgeting and 38th in Public Affairs
    DPP Ranked 9th in Public Finance & Budgeting and 38th in Public Affairs UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) is proud to announce that the U.S. News & World Report continued to rank the Department’s public finance and budgeting offerings 9th in the nation. The DPP’s public affairs program was also ranked 38th. This public […]
    Posted on March 17, 2020
  • What’s Ahead with UConn DPP: March 10 – March 27
    What’s Ahead with UConn DPP: March 9 – March 27 Here’s the next two weeks with DPP: Monday, March 9 College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Career Night (3:30pm – 7pm, Student Union Ballroom) Tuesday, March 10 Professional Development: Microaggressions  UConn Hartford Fast-Track (FT), MPA, & MPP Info Session  (12:30pm – 1:30pm in HTB, […]
    Posted on March 9, 2020
  • What’s Ahead with UConn DPP: February 24 – March 6
    What’s Ahead with UConn DPP: February 24 – March 6 We have altered our format here at the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Instead of giving you a weekly recap of events that are already showcased on our socials, we have decided to present a bi-weekly “What’s Ahead with UConn DPP” to feature what is […]
    Posted on February 24, 2020