News & Events

News & Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Dr. Kerri Raissian presented with the School of Social Work […]
    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
  • Week 4: Conversations and Commitment to Public Service
    Week 4: Conversations and Commitment to Public Service This week the Department of Public Policy (DPP) engaged with individuals committed to social change. Monday, we attended the Boston Idealist Fair with the School of Social Work.   On Tuesday, we visited Communication classes in Storrs and spoke about the Fast-Track and Master of Arts in […]
    Posted on September 20, 2019
  • Welcome from the Department of Public Policy
      Welcome from the Department of Public Policy A few days ago we held our annual Department of Public Policy Welcome Back reception. The 150 students, alumni, faculty, staff and community partners added to our excitement about what our community of faculty, students and alumni accomplished last year and what we are well positioned to […]
    Posted on September 17, 2019
  • Week 3 Recap: Admissions Season Has Begun And Faculty Are Being Recognized
      Week 3 Recap: Admissions Season Has Begun And Faculty Are Being Recognized It was a busy week here in the Department of Public Policy as students, faculty, and staff hit their third week of the semester. Monday marked the first GAPPS-ICMA meeting. They spent time introducing association goals for the year and soliciting ideas […]
    Posted on September 13, 2019
  • DPP Begins Search for Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management
    DPP Begins Search for Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management (PDF version) The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020. The Department of Public Policy is home to a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), a […]
    Posted on September 6, 2019
  • Week 2 Recap: Building Partnerships and A Potential Presidential Debate
      Week 2 Recap: Building Partnerships and A Potential Presidential Debate This week was a markedly busy week as Department of Public Policy students and faculty fall into the rhythm of UConn Hartford. After the whirl of the first week of classes, the Labor Day rest on Monday was appreciated by all.   On Tuesday, […]
    Posted on September 6, 2019
  • Alumni Promotions and Career Changes: Fall 2019
    Alumni Promotions and Career Changes: Fall 2019   Along with excellent job placement for our Class of 2019, our alumni from previous classes are being promoted and taking on leadership roles at different organizations.  Throughout the summer we posted a few of these alumni on Instagram and Twitter. Below is a list of their career […]
    Posted on September 4, 2019
  • The Class of 2019! Where Are They Now?
      The Class of 2019! Where Are They Now? For a number of years our department has proudly announced a 100% job placement rate within six month of graduation. The class of 2019 is on track to match our previous years statistics! Throughout the summer we posted a few of the job placements for the […]
    Posted on September 3, 2019
  • Week 1 Recap: Welcome Back!
    Week 1 Recap: Welcome Back! The Department of Public Policy (DPP) was happy to welcome over 80 new students to our graduate programs this fall semester. We have had a fantastic 3rd Annual Welcome Reception following New Student orientation on Thursday, August 22nd. At the reception, our new students not only had a chance to […]
    Posted on August 30, 2019
  • The Year Ahead – Encore!, Interns, Mentorship
      The Year Ahead – Encore!, Interns, and Mentorship Encore!Connecticut For nearly a decade, Encore!Hartford and Encore!Fairfield County have assisted over 100 professionals transition to managerial careers in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. After nearly a decade of success we have retooled the program to meet the needs of Connecticut’s transitioning professional — as Encore!Connecticut. The […]
    Posted on August 28, 2019