September Events 2022

Join the School of Public Policy (SPP) this month for a variety of events!


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Encore!Connecticut: Starts September 10th

Encore!Connecticut begins September 10th and will convene on September 24th, October 8th, October 22nd and November 5th. Graduation is December 10th.

Email David Garvey for more information at

A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017.

A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Fellowships, Private Sector, and Washington D.C. Career Horizons: September 20th

Join SPP for an alumni panel that will offer both in-person (Hartford Times Building 138) and Zoom attendance options. This event will occur from 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT.

The panel will feature:

  • Parashar Patel:
  • Barbara Mendard: Branch Chief for the Health, Education, VA, and Social Programs Branch of the Legislative Review Division of the Office of Management and Budget
  • Jayhon Ghazzem-Zadeh : Incoming at Capgemini

Email Director of Engagement Ryan Baldassario for more information at

    A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017.

    A view of the UConn Hartford campus on Aug. 22, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

    MPA/MPP/Fast-Track Information Session: September 24th

    Hosted by the Outreach Coordinator Luc Lawrence, our virtual session provides a 30 minute overview of our Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Fast-Track programs. This session will also provide information about our school and the student experience. Luc is also happy to meet with you individually after a session!

    Join us virtually via Slate and register today for this 12:00pm EDT session!

      Caitlin Knowles Myers Headshot

      Caitlin Knowles Myers

      What Happens Now that Roe Has Been Overturned: September 29th

      UConn SPP Speaker Series presents "What Happens Now that Roe Has Been Overturned" with Caitlin Knowles Myers, Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.

      Join us on Thursday, September 29th from 2:00pm - 3:15pm.

      Register to attend either in-person or online!

      About the Event

      Within hours of the end of Roe, state abortion bans began to take effect and clinics began to close, leaving would-be patients with little time to lose scrambling to figure out where to go next in a shifting and unstable landscape. As stunning as this moment may be, its neither unprecedented nor unpredictable. Weve seen changes in abortion access before, and economists have used data and statistics to study these natural experiments—situations where sudden localized change in access affords us an opportunity to isolate and measure causal effects. This type of quantitative research wont tell the unique stories of women trying to figure out their next steps, but it can tell us something about their resolutions, providing a forecast of how many will likely ultimately reach a provider and how many, trapped by poverty and distance, will not find a way out. Professor Myers will describe these insights, providing a forecast for a post-Roe America covering changes in abortions and births and downstream effects on the economic lives of women and their families.

      About Professor Caitlin Knowles Myers

      Caitlin Knowles Myers is the John G. McCullough Professor of Economics at Middlebury College. She teaches Regression Analysis, Empirical Economic Research, Data Science Across Disciplines, and supervises senior research workshops.

      Professor Myers’ research examines issues related to gender, race, and the economy, with particular focus on the effects of reproductive policies. Her work been published in journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of Public Economics. It also has been featured by media outlets such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Salon, Vice, and Vox.

      Professor Myers also serves as the co-host of Middlebury's Faculty at Home webinar series and as the co-director of the Middlebury Initiative for Data and Digital Methods (

      Anne McIntyre-Lahner

      Anne McIntyre-Lahner

      Putting Your Data To Work: Using Results-Based Accountability to Improve Services and Outcomes: September 30th

      With Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Evaluation and Impact Consultant, 35-plus years of experience in state and nonprofit leadership, and author of "Stop Spinning Your Wheels: Using Results Based Accountability to Steer Your Agency to Success"

      Friday, September 30, 2022
      9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with 30 minute break)
      Hartford Times Building, UConn Hartford Campus

      Register Today!

      About the Program

      You have collected the data about the program(s) you run or fund – now what do you do with it? Especially if you don’t have advanced data analytic skills.

      Learn how to utilize Results-Based Accountability, combined with complementary, straightforward tools that can be used for planning, assessment of current performance, and identifying how to improve services. Put your data to work answering the key questions that will guide you toward better services and improved outcomes for the people you serve.

      This full day workshop is appropriate for program staff, staff from oversight agencies, and staff from public and private funders, and is especially useful for professionals without significant data analysis skills, but who want to understand program performance in order to improve it.

      Posted by Kish, Lian in Events