Month: September 2020

DPP Professors Awarded 2020 InCHIP Seed Grant

UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) awards yearly Seed Grants to fund innovative research on a wide range of health topics. Each year the Seed Grants are used to fund pilot projects and examine significant health-related research questions.  Department of Public Policy (DPP) Associate Professor In-Residence Jennifer Dineen and Associate Professor […]

MPA First-Year Student Collaborates to Create a BIPOC Resource Guide

Earlier this year, first-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Paula Alejandra Norato co-founded “Movement United Recognizing Afro-Latinidad, Movimiento Unido Reconociendo Afro-Latinidad” (MURAL) in response to the systemic problems of COVID-19. Norato, who is at high risk of contracting COVID-19, was unable to physically protest and felt that donations and educating herself was not enough. […]

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 […]