News & Events

News & Events

  • Week Seven: A Marathon of Fairs, Networking, and, Well, A Marathon
    Week Seven: 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 Director
    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
  • The New Faces of the DPP
      The New Faces of the DPP Incoming Students UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) is happy to welcome 80 students to graduate study with the department this fall. Over 35 undergraduate institutions are represented among our three masters degrees. Students sought undergraduate degrees in social science, humanities, business and STEM fields. Both online and […]
    Posted on August 26, 2019
  • Thomas Craemer – Reparations
      Thomas Craemer – Reparations Since the spring, Professor Thomas Craemer has been regularly featured in the media regarding reparations, a topic he’s been discussing for almost a decade. When the topic became a mainstream issue for Democratic 2020 candidates, Craemer became part of the regular discussion.  Most recently he was on the Capitol Report […]
    Posted on August 18, 2019
  • Eric Brunner – Education Policy
      Eric Brunner – Education Policy Professor and MPA and MPP Program Director Eric Brunner has recently been highlighted for his research regarding education in Connecticut and California. Together with Jeffrey Vincent from University of California Berkeley, Brunner published a technical report on “Financing School Facilities in California: A Ten-Year Perspective” last fall. The report […]
    Posted on August 14, 2019
  • Kerri Raissian – Gun Control Reform
    Kerri Raissian – Gun Control Reform In August, Assistant Professor Kerri Raissian discussed gun violence, domestic violence and the role of regulation and public policy on The Full Story WHSU, an NPR news podcast. The podcast is hosted by journalist Ron Ropiak and was aimed toward discussing the possibility of Connecticut and New York being […]
    Posted on August 12, 2019
  • DPP Collaborates with CT Office of the State Comptroller
      DPP Collaborates with CT Office of the State Comptroller The Department of Public Policy (DPP) and the Connecticut Office of State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, recently collaborated on a report on behalf of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls. The report entitled “The Connecticut State Workforce: An Analysis of Representations and Compensation Equity Across […]
    Posted on July 26, 2019
  • DPP to Host Annual Welcome Reception on August 22
    DPP to Host Annual Welcome Reception Save the date! On Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:00pm, the Department of Public Policy invites all new and returning students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and colleagues to their annual welcome reception. Held in the Zachs Atrium of the Hartford Times Building at UConn’s Hartford Campus, this […]
    Posted on June 20, 2019
  • Members of the DPP Network Selected By the Obama Foundation
    Members of the DPP Network Selected By the Obama Foundation Yahaira Escribano, MPA 2019, Steven Della-Giustina, MPP 2020, and Jessica Weaver, MPP 2020 have been selected as participants in the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps (CLC). The CLC is a six-month program that tasks young participants (age 18-25) to develop projects that address opportunities and […]
    Posted on June 10, 2019