Newsletter

Election Day is November 3rd

With so many uncertainties and changes in our day to day life, one thing hasn’t changed. Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day. Whether you’re in our home state of Connecticut, or across the country in Washington, you have the opportunity on Tuesday, November 3rd to vote in the General Election.  In preparation for the big […]

Fall 2020: Meet the New Faces of the DPP

New Students This fall the Department of Public Policy (DPP) is welcoming over 130 new students across our graduate and undergraduate programs. Our incoming graduate students hail from twelve states, and Canada. Sixteen individuals have advanced degrees in a variety of fields including architecture, business, engineering, fire science, international relations, medicine and psychology.  Almost 90 […]

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence

On June 25th, the Department of Public Policy (DPP) and the University of Cincinnati will be hosting a webinar from 5pm – 7pm entitled “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Strategies to Eradicate Anti-Black Police Violence”.  Modern anti-Black police violence predates the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. This present-day abuse […]

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Join us in Celebrating the Class of 2020! Congratulations to all our graduates! Over the past few years, you have put in valiant efforts in your courses, made new connections, and gained invaluable experiences in the public and nonprofit fields. We are sad not to be celebrating in-person, but wish our graduates well in their […]

A Letter From Department Head Mohamad Alkadry

Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends, Much has happened in our world since our January newsletter. Our economy is struggling and the organizations that typically employ our students and interns are witnessing unprecedented fiscal and/or service demand challenges. Our students are learning online for the rest of the Spring semester as well as all Summer Session […]

Spring 2020 Alumni Job Updates

We take great pride in our Alumni and their accomplishments. This spring, we have some exciting news about several of our alumni: Lara Beecher accepted a International Trade Analyst position with a federal contractor at the Department of Commerce, ITA. Lara graduated with her MPA in 2016 with a certificate in Leadership and Public Management. […]

A One Credit COVID Course and Public Policy

Specializing in Disaster Response, there is arguably no better person to have helping COVID-19 response than our own Professor Amy K. Donahue. Last month Professor Donahue assisted in the development and distribution of the University’s one-credit COVID-19 course. “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Health, Business and Society” finished May 1st and drew upon faculty from […]

Addressing Child Neglect and Policy-making with UConn DPP and SSW

April was Child Abuse Awareness month, and Department of Public Policy (DPP) Associate Professor Kerri Raissian and School of Social Work (SSW) Assistant Professor Megan Feely with their collaborators published both a brief and alert with UConn’s Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) on preventing child neglect. Their briefing argued that researchers and policymakers […]