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MPA Fast-Track Hopes to Pursue a Career in Environmental Policy

UConn senior Sylvie Boucher joined the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Fast-Track program because of an interest in pursuing a career in environmental policy. Currently she is pursuing a bachelor’s in environmental science as well as minors in public policy and urban and community studies. Next fall Sylvie plans to complete a Master of Public […]

Incoming MASR Fast-Track Looks To Study Interpersonal Communication

Nikolletta Panagiotakopoulos is an incoming Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track student in the Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) program. This Spring Nikolletta will be joining the Media and Communication Campaigns Track of the MASR, which launched this fall. Earlier this semester Nikolletta had a conversation with a friend about an interest in […]

DPP Alumni Council Calls for Nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Alumni Council is calling for nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award! Members of the DPP community are invited to nominate a stand-out colleague that is making an impact on their field. Award Criteria: Open to any graduate of the DPP’s Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Policy (MPP), […]

Encore!Connecticut 2020 Graduation

On the beautiful Saturday morning of November 7 the 2020 Encore!Connecticut class and their friends and family met virtually to celebrate the conclusion of eight months of training and fellowships.  These twenty-seven corporate executives have taken their first steps to transitioning into the nonprofit sector. Dr. David Garvey welcomed everyone via zoom including graduates, fellowship […]

Vote November 3rd

In September we published a voter registration article that started with the words “With so many uncertainties and changes in our day to day life, one thing hasn’t changed. Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day.” The big day is tomorrow, and we thought we would share more quick info for those still looking to vote. Who […]

Recapping “Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic: Moving CT Ahead” with UConn DPP

During the month of October, stakeholders across Connecticut came together for a two-part virtual panel entitled “Bouncing Forward from the Pandemic – Moving CT Ahead”.  Panelists discussed the opportunities that COVID-19 has provided when it comes to public service delivery and addressing economic and social justice issues. The event was co-hosted by UConn’s Department of […]

DPP Fast-Track Student Hopes to Utilize a MPP and JD to Make the World Better

Hi I’m Danielle! I am an undergraduate Political Science and Psychological Sciences double major. I joined the Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track program after interning at the Connecticut General Assembly in Spring 2020. While my aim is to attend law school, the internship exposed me to the world of policy research and policy analysis. I […]

Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline with GVP-RIG

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, UConn’s InCHIP Gun Violence Prevention Research Interest Group (GVP-RIG) organized a panel on S. 4360: Counseling Not Criminalization Act. The panel entitled “Promoting Alternatives to Police in Schools: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline” featured a variety of speakers who gathered virtually in front of over three hundred participants. Below […]