Month: August 2019

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 get to know each other […]

The Year Ahead – Encore!, Interns, 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 redesign will provide a Saturday format in order to […]

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 in Hartford, we have students attending class […]

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 “After Hours“ and Capitol Watch Podcast […]

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 for Getting Down To Facts, a […]

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 viewed as a model for the […]