Month: March 2021

DPP Ranked 2nd in New England for Public Affairs Programs

UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) is proud to announce that the U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Department’s public finance and budgeting offerings once again in the Top 10 in the nation. The DPP’s public affairs program was ranked 45th nationally and 2nd in New England. The top three in New England included […]

Thank You For Giving: Recapping UConn Gives 2021

First and foremost, thank you. Thank you for generously supporting Department of Public Policy (DPP) students who are facing hardship. Thank you for being a network that supports one another. Thank you for sharing your stories and celebrating the accomplishments of others. This year has been hard, but your commitment to public service and the […]

MPP Student is Educating CT Youth on Environmental Policy

Master of Public Policy (MPP) student Spencer Kinyon is currently completing an Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) placement at Save the Sound as a Climate Policy Intern. Last semester Spencer developed an engagement strategy to improve relationships with youth in Connecticut. The engagement strategy included an advocacy tool-kit for youth organizations to explore to better […]

DPP Awards Night and Pi Pi Alpha Induction Ceremony 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021 6:00pm – 7:15pm Welcome Remarks: Mohamad Alkadry, DPP Department Head President’s Welcome: Thomas Katsouleas, President, University of Connecticut Dean’s Welcome: Juli Wade, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Welcome: Larisa Kottke, President, DPP Alumni Council, MPA ‘13 Introduction: Robert T. Ross, Executive Director, CT Office of Military Affairs, MPA ‘04   

MPA Student Hopes to Utilize Finance to Solve Public Sector Problems

While researching careers as an undergraduate student, Laurel Bailey noticed that many of the jobs she wanted to pursue required a Master of Public Administration (MPA) as a future requirement. After studying Economics and Urban and Community Studies as an undergraduate at UConn, Laurel decided to continue her education as a UConn Husky because of […]

2021 DPP Awards Night and Pi Pi Alpha Induction Ceremony

Friday, March 26, 2021 6:00pm – 7:15pm RSVP Schedule of Events Welcome Remarks Mohamad Alkadry, DPP Department Head President’s Welcome Thomas Katsouleas, President, University of Connecticut Dean’s Welcome Juli Wade, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Welcome Larisa Kottke, President, DPP Alumni Council, MPA ‘13 Introduction Robert T. Ross, Executive Director, CT Office […]

36 Hours Can Make An Impact

UConn Gives kicked off at 7am this morning and for a 36 hour period the Department of Public Policy (DPP) is all paws in to raise money and make an impact on our amazing students. DPP alumni are working all across the country to impact their communities, and many of them are serving our local […]