Weekly Recap: Engaging Communities About Sustainability and Economic Growth

Last week with the DPP:

  • We kicked off Monday 10/28 with a launch celebration for the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative. Our distinguished visiting professor, Robert Wilson, is the Interim Director for this project, which is an interdisciplinary approach to researching and examining the challenges of cities and city life in Connecticut and beyond.
  • On Thursday, 10/31, the Department had an information table in the Hartford Campus Atrium where they talked with prospective Fast Track students.
  • Thursday was also a great day for our DPP Professional Development Series. The Five Steps to Accelerate Economic Growth in Connecticut panel discussion was a huge hit! The panels panels were moderated by Jay Williams, President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Thank you to all who participated and attended the event!
    • The two panels featured:
      • Peter Gioia, Chief Economist, PGEcon LLC
      • Keith Phaneuf, State Budget Reporter, CT Mirror
      • David Souder, Interim Dean, UConn School of Business
      • Representative Jason Rojas, 9th House District, Chair, Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee
      • Glendowlyn Thames, Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Economic and Community Development
      • Matthew Nemerson, Vice-President, Budderfly Inc. and Past President, CT Technology
  • Friday 11/01 was the last day to apply for the spring semester. We look forward to reviewing all applicants!
  • The DPP also welcomed Anne Alzapiedi, HR Professional with GE Global and MPA alumna, on Friday to share her knowledge and experience with students for our 21st Century Job Search Professional Development Seminar.


Coming up this week with the DPP:

  • Monday, 11/04: GAPPS-ICMA Meeting 3:00 pm in DPP Seminar Room, 406
  • Tuesday, 11/05 is Election Day! Get involved with public service not just through your Masters with the DPP but also with your vote!
  • Also on Tuesday: MPA/MPP Info Sessions:
    • Storrs Campus: 12:30PM at Homer Babbidge Library, Class of 1947 Room
    • Hartford Campus: 12:30PM in HTB 209
  • CT Nonprofit Alliance is hosting their Annual Nonprofit Conference at the CT Convention Center on Wednesday, November 6. Look for photos and recap from our Outreach Coordinator Lian Kish and Program Director David Garvey.
  • Saturday, November 9: A Conversation with Spike Lee, 7:30 pm at the Bushnell. Students can purchase up to two tickets for $10 each when you call the Forum to order them at 860-987-5900.
Posted by Kish, Lian in Events