News & Events

News & Events

  • 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
  • Special Edition Newsletter: 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
  • Weekly Recap: Political Science Info Session
    Weekly Recap: Political Science Info Session Last Week: IPP candidates attended Resume Review sessions with the Center for Career Development last week in preparation for their internship applications. The next step is Mock Interview night on March 4th. On Wednesday, the DPP attended a Research Workshop Lunch Series with DPP, School of Social Work, and […]
    Posted on February 17, 2020
  • Weekly Recap: Preparing for the Future
    Weekly Recap: Preparing for the Future Last Week: On Monday, GAPPS-ICMA held their first meeting of the semester. They worked on plans for volunteer events this Spring as well as discussed next year’s Leadership Team. If you are interested in being part of the Leadership Team on GAPPS-ICMA for Academic Year 2020-2021, email GAPPS-ICMA for […]
    Posted on February 10, 2020
  • Weekly Recap: What’s in Storrs for the DPP?
    Weekly Recap: Getting Involved on Campus Our second week of classes, are now on the books! First year students have begun the IPP process, and our graduating students are applying for graduation. Last Week: On Monday, the DPP hosted two information sessions. The first was for the Fast-Track & Survey Research programs, which was held […]
    Posted on February 3, 2020
  • Weekly Recap: Welcome Back To Spring 2020
    Weekly Recap: Welcome Back To Spring 2020 Happy New Year Everybody! Here at the UConn DPP we have had quite the Winter Break. We skated around Bushnell Park, cheered on our Husky Basketball teams, and spoke with prospective students from across the country! For our first week of classes we hosted a Pizza Party to […]
    Posted on January 27, 2020
  • 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