Month: November 2021

Professor Ruodan Zhang Researches Embedding Methods for Nonprofit Identification

Ruodan Zhang with co-author Haohan Chen at the University of Hong Kong recently published an article “Identifying Nonprofits by Scaling Mission and Activity with Word Embedding” in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. This research applies word embedding methods for nonprofit identification based on their mission and program service activity descriptions. She is also […]

IMRP: Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3)

In 1999 Connecticut enacted the anti-racial profiling law known as the The Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act (Public Act 99-198). Under Connecticut General Statues this law prohibited law enforcement agency from stopping, detaining, or searching any motorist when the stop is motivated solely by considerations of the race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or […]

DPP Faculty Awarded Grant By NASA

Congratulations to Department of Public Policy (DPP) professor Nina Brooks who was recently awarded a NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) grant alongside co-PI Dr. Tuholske from Columbia Climate School Earth Institute. Their project will provide information to support adaptation responses to extreme heat and LCLUC. Specifically the team will look at women in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) […]

Native American Heritage Month 2021

University of Connecticut Land Acknowledgement Statement We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett,  Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in […]

November Events 2021

Join the DPP in our upcoming events!     Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Live virtual session Register Here Historically, cannabis and drug laws enforcement has affected communities unevenly. Cannabis legalization legislation brought with it a focus on social equity and efforts to remediate historic injustice. This panel discusses the historic […]