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Public Engagement through Engaged ScholarshipCommunity 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.

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Public Engagement News

  • Mystic Seaport, UConn to receive grants for maritime history projects
    From The Day Newspaper: 7/7/2017 “Mystic Seaport and the University of Connecticut are among recipients of grants announced Friday by the National Park Service. Mystic Seaport will receive $46,659 for its “Clippers to Containers” project, while UConn will receive $22,780 to create a “Blue Heritage Trail” for southeastern Connecticut, the park service said in a news […]
  • Dr. Michael Menard, Associate Director Public Engagement Retires
    Dr. Michael Menard has retired as of July 1, 2017 after a long career at UConn. Dr. Menard served in extensive leadership roles since he joined UConn in 1994. Most recently as Associate Director for Public Engagement, Dr. Menard worked to strengthen the University’s partnerships with local communities. Beginning in 1999, serving as the Director […]
  • The Next Generation on Farming – UConn Magazine
    “Many CAHNR students join the learning community EcoHouse, which provides a culture of sustainability for students who are passionate about environmental issues. A select group of students has the opportunity to live at the student-run Spring Valley Farm, which is a collaboration among EcoHouse and First Year Programs, Dining Services, Residential Life, CAHNR, the Office […]
  • Army Ants March into New Exhibition – UConn Today
    “The seven four-foot ants crawling along the entrance to the Biology/Physics Building on North Eagleville Road are not a cause for alarm; instead, they invite visitors to follow them inside to view “Be Our Guest: An Exhibit on the Complex Society of Army Ants and Their Guests.” The exhibit is the first public introduction to […]
  • CT Innovation nights comes to Storrs
    CT Innovation night comes to Storrs, by Julia Mancini, The Daily Campus. LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE WITH PICTURES “Innovation Nights” is a series of events organized by a grassroots company with the goal of supporting local start up companies and innovators. The first of these events was held right here at UConn, at the Ballard Institute […]

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Phone: (860) 486-4854
engagement@uconn.edu
Address: 233 Glenbrook Road
U-4201
Storrs, CT 06269
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