Month: September 2018

DPP Launches a Mentoring Effort to Connect Alumni and Students

Mentoring has been shown to benefit professional productivity and success for both mentors and mentees. This fall the Department of Public Policy (DPP) will announce the kickoff of the DPP Alumni-Student Mentoring Network!  The program was developed in response to alumni and student feedback in favor of more alumni-student engagement and professional mentoring opportunities.  With […]

Dr. Kerri Raissian co-authors “Washington Is Biased Against Babies” (Wall Street Journal)

“Washington Is Biased Against Babies” (WSJ Op-Ed, July 26, 2018) co-authored by Dr. Raissian, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UConn and Dr. Leonard Lopoo, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, considers “policies encouraging underpopulation pose a long-term threat to America’s vitality.”  Drs. Raissian and Lopoo address the impact, nationally […]

DPP Welcome Reception and Student Orientation

On August 23, 2018, the Department of Public Policy welcomed new and returning students to a full-day, information-filled department orientation followed by the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow students, DPP faculty, staff, alumni and colleagues at a welcome back reception. Students attended orientation sessions designed to offer information on their chosen degree of […]

Welcome Back from Dr. Alkadry

  Welcome back! It is my pleasure to welcome you to a new academic year. We had a very productive and successful 2017-2018 academic year. Thanks to Dr. Deneen Hatmaker’s exceptional leadership, and the work of DPP faculty and staff, our MPA program was reaccredited by NASPAA for 7 years. We received excellent reviews and […]