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
- Mystic Seaport, UConn to receive grants for maritime history projectsFrom 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 RetiresDr. 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 StorrsCT 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 […]
- CLEAR’s 2017 Webinar Series Kicks Off with MS4 Stormwater Management Plans, Road SaltCLEAR’s 2017 Webinars: MS4 Stormwater Plans; Road Salt
- Improving the Teaching of Writing
- Researchers Launch National Study on the Lives of LGBTQ Teens
- 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
Campus Engagement Events
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
OtherFour Town Fairgrounds, Somers CT
Hartford County 4-H Fair, held on August 18-20 at the Four Town Fairgrounds in Somers Connecticut.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
OtherWestport Town Hall
This August CT DEEP and UConn NEMO are holding three meetings across Connecticut's coastal region to update municipalities on: the status of nitrogen pollution in Long Island Sound, DEEP's strategy to address it and what communities can do to help. NEMO will also highlight tools and outreach materials available to help reduce nitrogen levels in stormwater and meet some of the requirements of the updated MS4 permit.
Please join us at the regional Long Island Sound Nitrogen Strategy meeting nearest you!
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
OtherMiddlesex County Extension Center
For a retail farm, your brand is as important as your product.
In this workshop you will learn tools to help you define your brand, stick to it and use it to guide all aspects of your farm marketing. Presented by Keith Padin & Allyson Angelini from Full Heart Farm
Joseph Bonelli from UConn Extension will discuss using Crop Insurance to manage Farm Risk and give a Risk Management Program update
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Litchfield County 4-H Fair Association meeting
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusHorsebarn Hill Arena
Why Microchip? Beginning in competition year 2018 all horses competing in USEF licensed and/or USHJA sanctioned competitions with Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Jumper and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes not restricted by breed will be required to be microchipped to receive points. By
competition year 2019 all horses competing in USEF licensed and/or USHJA sanctioned competitions with Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Jumper and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes not restricted by breed will be required to be microchipped. Learn more here: http://s.uconn.edu/whymicrochip.
Registration due no later than August 31st. All horses must have a completed equine health form prior to arriving on campus. Download a form at http://s.uconn.edu/visitinghorse
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusWilbur Cross- South Reading Room
This year the Office of Public Engagement will be hosting Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Wilbur Cross- South Reading Room from 12:30 pm -2pm. A poster presentation and discussion led by Susan Schmeiser, Ph.D, J.D on the 1967 landmark civil rights supreme court decision of Loving v. the State of Virginia is planned. This year is the 50th anniversary of the decision which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
|Address:||233 Glenbrook Road |
Storrs, CT 06269