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  • December Events 2021
    Welcome to December with UConn DPP!   Wednesday, December 8 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Over the past few years there has been considerable media attention paid to youth car thefts in a number of parts of the state. This webinar is directed at establishing the facts of the situation and possible policy responses. This, our third panel […]
    Posted on December 1, 2021
  • DPP Hiring for Director of Engagement
    The University of Connecticut (UConn) Department of Public Policy (DPP) is looking for applicants for the position of Director of Engagement (Educational Program Administrator). The Director of Engagement will be charged with implementing the outreach, fieldwork, and lifelong learning missions of the Department of Public Policy and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The tasks […]
    Posted on November 29, 2021
  • Favorite Course Friday: PP 5303 Race and Public Policy
    Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email dpp@uconn.edu for more information! This course focuses on an examination of contemporary public policy through the lens of race. Students will […]
    Posted on November 26, 2021
  • MPA Student Aims to Help Fellow Student Athletes
    Recently the Department of Public Policy (DPP) had a conversation with Master of Public Administration (MPA) Student Olivia Sappington. Check out our Q&A with Olivia below. Where did your love of public service begin? I believe I have a different perspective compared to a lot of my peers. I have a desire to work in […]
    Posted on November 24, 2021
  • Teaching Tuesday with Kerri Raissian
    Question 1: Why did you decide to become a professor? I am not sure there was one “aha” moment. Prior to pursuing my MPA, I was a victim advocate for victims of DV and a I also managed a DV Shelter.  I first went to grad school to learn more about nonprofit management. But at […]
    Posted on November 23, 2021
  • Favorite Course Friday: PP 5349 Public Procurement and Contracting
    Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email dpp@uconn.edu for more information! The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the principles of contract formulation and administration […]
    Posted on November 19, 2021
  • Connecticut Foodshare’s Turkey and 30 Campaign
    This holiday season the Department of Public Policy (DPP) is highlighting Connecticut Foodshare‘s Turkey and 30 campaign. This year’s edition seeks to collect over 50,000 turkeys for families across Connecticut. The additional $30 donation will help Connecticut Foodshare throughout the year. Visit their website for more information about how to donate and ways to volunteer. Earlier this […]
    Posted on November 18, 2021
  • MPA Student Presents COACHE Survey to UConn Community
    Recently the Department of Public Policy (DPP) had a conversation with Master of Public Administration (MPA) Student Phillip Hyman. Check out our Q&A with Phillip below. Where did your interest in public service begin? I suppose I have always been interested in public service, but I did not seriously consider a career in it until […]
    Posted on November 17, 2021