Public Engagement through Engaged Scholarship, Community Outreach, and Service Learning is an essential component of the land-grant mission of the University of Connecticut. The Office of Public Engagement coordinates, advocates, and builds capacity for all facets of engagement: scholarship, community based learning, civic engagement, and community outreach. The work of OPE is through and with others across all disciplines and all campuses.
Public Engagement News
- Marine biologists and UConn alumni discuss penguin rehabilitationBy Marlese Lessing - UConn Daily Campus Marine biologists and UConn alumni, Josh Davis, Laurie Macha, and Eric Fox discussed African penguin conservation in a lecture hosted by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History on Saturday, Nov. 12. (Songqing Zhao/The Daily Campus) Marine biologists and University of Connecticut alumni Josh Davis, Laurie Macha […]
- Be a Part of The New EngagementThe Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) convened a group of member institutions last spring to help make plans for a new Task Force on The New Engagement. The goal of the eventual task force is to establish a bold new vision for university engagement that is institution-wide—connecting across university purposes of teaching and […]
- UConn Faculty Invited to White House Workshop on Research and University Engagement in Promise ZonesSince 2009, the Obama Administration has led the charge away from an outdated, top-down federal approach to investing in communities, in favor of a collaborative federal role that is driven by partnership with local officials, and reliance on data and evidence to guide what works. Today, more than 15 government agencies are executing coordinated efforts […]
- Dr. Michael Menard named Associate Director of UConn’s Office of Public EngagementDr. Michael Menard Announcement from the Office of the Provost:We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Menard has accepted a new role as Associate Director of the University’s Office of Public Engagement, working closely with Director Carol Polifroni, who also serves as Dean of Nursing. The Office of Public Engagement coordinates, advocates, and […]
- Museum & Archaeology Center: Fall of Fun and DiscoveryDon’t miss out on a number of natural history and cultural history day trips, workshops, field learning programs, and presentations this Fall with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the Office of Public Engagement at UConn. For registration information visit www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar or call 860.486.4460. 2016 Fall Museum Programs […]
- Natural History Museum to Relocate, Expand Public Outreach
- Moving the Conversation Forward
- UConn Expands Program for Careers in Nonprofit Sector
- BioBlitz Species Count Sets New U.S. Record
- Pilot Reading Initiative Shows Dramatic Results
- A Vehicle Fit for Space Exploration
- Social Work Students Head to Capitol Hill
- Improving the Water Supply in a Drought-Stricken Village
- Climate Resiliency Project Wins Federal Competition
- UConn Leading State’s Open Textbook Initiative
Campus Engagement Events
Saturday, December 10th, 2016
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Storrs CampusBiology/Physics Building, Room 130
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History presents âConnecticutâs Early European SettlersâYear 2 Excavations,â a lecture by State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones. The lecture will be held Saturday, December 10th, 3 pm at the Biology/Physics Building, Room 130, UConn.
At ongoing archaeological digs the past two summers, archaeologists unearthed rich data about Connecticutâs early colonial past. Join Dr. Brian Jones, Connecticutâs State Archaeologist who led these excavations, and discover what these recent archaeological explorations in Windsor and Glastonbury tell us about Connecticutâs earliest European settlers.
This program is free and advanced registration is not required. To contact the Museum, visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860-486-4460.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
OtherTolland County Extension Center
FDA Veterinary Feed Directive effective January 1, 2017- What does it mean? - Isaac Carney, Veterinary Drug Specialist, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Agricultural Applications for Antimicrobials. A Danger to Human Health: An Official Position Statement of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists - Michael D. Nailor, PharmD, UConn School of Pharmacy
UConn Animal Science Department - moving forward
Dairy and Pharmaceutical industry - update
Date:December 14, 2016
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Tolland County Extension Center 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT
Register at this link -
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
OtherKnox Inc. â 75 Laurel St, Hartford, CT
Hey New Farmers!Check out this upcoming Solid Ground Farmer Training!
Wednesday Dec. 14th, 2016 (4-7pm) at Knox Inc. â 75 Laurel St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
OtherMiddlesex Extension Center, Haddam
Are you still wondering how the FSMA Produce Safety Rule will affect your life and your livelihood? The University of Connecticut Extension in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture/USDA Specialty Crops program is providing an opportunity for farmers to learn more about FSMA.
We will discuss the rule, exemptions from the rule, key provisions, resources for keeping up to date on implementation and training. We can update you on the training programs that will be provided in February and March. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
More information: http://s.uconn.edu/3fo
Friday, December 16th, 2016
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
A full day networking and learning for emerging farmers in their first 1-10 years. Co-hosted by UConn Extension.
158 Auer Farm Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Storrs CampusStorrs & Cromwell Pick Up
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural Historyâs day trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will take place on Saturday, December 17. The bus will leave Storrs at 8 am and have a second pick-up in Cromwell at 8:45 am. The bus will depart AMNH for Connecticut at 4 pm.
Explore the world's largest natural history museum, the American Museum of Natural History. It is one of the world's preeminent institutions for scientific research and education, with collections of more than 32 million specimens. Special temporary exhibits include The Titanosaur, Dinosaurs Among Us, and Crocs. The spectacular permanent exhibits feature dinosaurs, world cultures, gems, minerals, animals of the world, biodiversity, and the Hayden Planetarium. This is also a festive time to visit NYC in all its holiday splendor!
The bus fee is $60, $50 for Museum members. Open to adults and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration for the bus is required. For bus registration information please visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar or call (860) 486-4460. Admission to the Museum is not included and should be paid at the door or online. For a preview, and prices for admission packages, go to the AMNH website http://www.amnh.org.
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