News & Events

News & Events

  • GAPPS-ICMA Gave Back and Makes Plans for a Housing Panel
      GAPPS-ICMA Gave Back and Makes Plans for a Housing Panel The Graduate Association of Public Policy Students – International City/County Management Association (GAPPS-ICMA) kicked off the semester with a networking event with Pi Pi Alpha. The event brought together current students and alumni at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro.  Members of GAPPS-ICMA went on […]
    Posted on December 23, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Employment Updates
      Fall 2019 Employment Updates This semester both our alumni and current students have excelled to new careers. Current MPA Fellow Jessica Muirhead (MPA 20’) recently became the Senior Program Manager at Capitol Region Council of Governments. MPA 2020 Sarah Croucher was recently named the Director of Academic Policy at the University of Connecticut. Our […]
    Posted on December 18, 2019
  • Weekly Recap: Good Luck On Finals!
    Weekly Recap: Good Luck On Finals! Last Week: Associate Professor Kerri Raissian kicked off our week on Monday with a research feature on UConn Today’s newsletter. Her research, completed in collaboration with Megan Feely of UConn Social Work, Lindsey Bullinger of Georgia Tech, William Schneider of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, focuses on macro-level factors of […]
    Posted on December 9, 2019
  • Weekly Recap: The Final Stretch
    Weekly Recap: The Final Stretch Finals are next week, but we still have one more week of classes. Last week was Fall Recess for the Huskies We rounded out the final days of classes with with Professor Yusun Kim attending the National Tax Association Conference in Tampa, Florida from November 21-23, 2019. Professor Kim presented […]
    Posted on December 2, 2019
  • Melissa McCaw Named a Women of Distinction in Connecticut
    Melissa McCaw Named a Women of Distinction in Connecticut The Hartford Courant recently named Melissa McCaw, MPA 2014 a “Women of Distinction in Connecticut”. McCaw was one of thirty women selected this year based on her contributions in making a “…significant difference in the life of [her] community”. Currently, McCaw is the Secretary of the […]
    Posted on November 28, 2019
  • Weekly Recap: It’s Still Time For A Turkey-Thirty
    Weekly Recap: It’s Still Time For A Turkey-Thirty Before we left for Thanksgiving Recess, here at the Department of Public Policy (DPP) we traveled around Connecticut and to Tampa, Florida! On Monday, we hosted a Fast-Track and Survey Research online information session. Our final session for the semester is December 11th at 8:30am. To RSVP […]
    Posted on November 25, 2019
  • DPP Faculty Conference Recap: Fall 2019
      DPP Faculty Conference Recap: Fall 2019 This semester UConn DPP Department Head, Dr. Mohamad Alkadry, Director of Communications for the CT Office of the State Comptroller, Tara Downes (MPA Fellow 20’), and Assistant State Comptroller Michelle Gilman presented their findings on “The Connecticut State Workforce: An Analysis of Representations and Compensation Equity Across Gender […]
    Posted on November 21, 2019
  • Jessica Weaver Named to Newington’s Board of Education
    Jessica Weaver Named to Newington’s Board of Education In 2018, Jessica Weaver, MPP 2020 voiced her sister’s difficulty in enrolling in Advanced Placement Science courses to a mentor. This conversation inspired her to run for a seat on Newington’s Board of Education. Earlier this month she became one of the newest members of Newington Board […]
    Posted on November 18, 2019
  • Weekly Recap: Data and Communication in the Workplace
      Weekly Recap: Data and Communication in the Workplace Our professional development seminars were in full swing last this week! On Wednsesday, students and alumni heard from Lindsey Leininger, Clinical Professor of Business Administration at the Tucks School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dr. Leininger discussed with students what it means to be a Data […]
    Posted on November 18, 2019
  • Nicole Tomassetti Named to the City of Meriden’s Town Council
      Nicole Tomassetti Named to the City of Meriden’s Town Council Nicole Tomassetti, MPP 2018 was just named to the City of Meriden’s Town Council garnering 57.5% of the vote in Area Two. A lifelong resident of Meriden, Tomasetti’s family has been serving the community since the 1880’s. She currently works as a Lobbying Associate […]
    Posted on November 16, 2019
  • Relaunch of Encore!Connecticut
      Relaunch of Encore!Connecticut Coming March 2020, Encore!Hartford and Encore!Fairfield are relaunching as Encore!Connecticut. The redesign is changing to a Saturday format in order to be more accessible to individuals with varying goals. Individuals seeking immediate employment, and those currently working but planning for a career change, can both engage and benefit from this nationally […]
    Posted on November 12, 2019
  • Weekly Recap: Voting and Public Service
    Weekly Recap: Voting and Public Service On this Veterans Day, the Department of Public Policy (DPP) would like to thank all of the military Veterans for their service! Thank you for protecting our freedoms! The DPP celebrated our alumni, current students, and made lots of new friends last week. Our GAPPS-ICMA Chapter met on Monday, […]
    Posted on November 11, 2019
  • Big Data, Careers, and Economic Growth: Fall 2019 Professional Development
    Big Data, Careers, and Economic Growth: Fall 2019 Professional Development Alumni Panels The DPP kicked of professional development for the 2019-2020 academic year with two alumni panels in October. Panelists shared how they chose their program, the skill sets they utilize from the DPP everyday, and the DPP resources they utilized to be successful.  Our […]
    Posted on November 8, 2019
  • Weekly Recap: Engaging Communities About Sustainability and Economic Growth
      Weekly Recap: Engaging Communities About Sustainability and Economic Growth Last week with the DPP: We kicked off Monday 10/28 with a launch celebration for the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative. Our distinguished visiting professor, Robert Wilson, is the Interim Director for this project, which is an interdisciplinary approach to researching and examining the challenges of […]
    Posted on November 4, 2019
  • Week 9 Recap: It May Be Fall, But We’re Already Thinking Of Spring
    Week 9 Recap: It May Be Fall, But We’re Already Thinking Of Spring Lots going on in the DPP networks this week – friendly faces, awards and accolades all around. Course registration for Spring Semester 2020 opened on Monday! For more information about registration requirements, please read the announcements on the UConn DPP HuskyCT site. […]
    Posted on October 25, 2019
  • Week 8 Recap: In the Golden State with Public Service On Our Minds
    Week 8 Recap: In the Golden State with Public Service On Our Minds This week the Department of Public Policy (DPP) championed runners and public servants. Last Saturday members of GAPPS-ICMA volunteered at the Hartford Marathon and cheered on the runners. On Wednesday, Associate Professor Kerri Raissian presented with the School of Social Work Assistant […]
    Posted on October 18, 2019
  • Week 7: A Marathon of Fairs, Networking, and, Well, A Marathon
    Week 7: A Marathon of Fairs, Networking, and, Well, A Marathon This week, the Department of Public Policy (DPP) crossed the state, traveling to meet prospective students and our graduate students held their first networking event. We kicked of the week by attending the UConn Grad School Fair on the Storrs Campus. In a room […]
    Posted on October 11, 2019
  • Two Encore!Connecticut Fellows Become Nonprofit Executive Directors
    Two Encore!Connecticut Fellows Become Nonprofit Executive Directors Two Encore!Connecticut graduates have recently been selected as Nonprofit Executive Directors. Encore! Connecticut is a program designed to assist corporate and public sector professionals transition their skill-sets and experience into successful professional and managerial opportunities in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. Craig Adler, Encore! Fairfield County, 2016 The former […]
    Posted on October 9, 2019
  • Week 6 Recap: Alumni News and a Career Panel
    Week 6 Recap: Alumni News and a Career Panel Week six has arrived and so have our first round of exams! Between studying and taking assessments, we have been interacting with undergraduates and sharing network updates! We kicked of the week by congratulating Sarah Croucher, MPA 2020 on being named the new Director of Academic […]
    Posted on October 4, 2019
  • Week 5 Recap: Budgets, Finance & Prospective Students
    Week 5 Recap: Budgets, Finance & Prospective Students The Department of Public Policy spent the 5th week of classes speaking with prospective students and showcasing research about fellow budgeting and finance colleagues. Current MPP student and DPP Ambassador Adam Michael Murphy and DPP Outreach Coordinator Lian Kish chatted with prospective students at Eastern Connecticut State […]
    Posted on September 27, 2019