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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

  • UConn Accounting Undergraduates Promote Financial Literacy
    A dozen accounting undergrads traveled to Hartford last month to help teach Buckeley High School students about smart financial decisions. The Financial Reality Fair, sponsored by Connecticut’s Credit Unions, gave teens a hands-on experience in using a budget sheet to live within their expected monthly salary, while paying for housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food, […]
  • BRAVE Starts New Afterschool Program
    Through our AmeriCorps VISTA partnership, BRAVE has started a new afterschool program at Achievement First Summit Middle School in Hartford!  This 8-week program will run from February to April for a group of 10-20 7th and 8th grade students.  Topics to be covered include leadership, confidence, personal bravery, self-care, health and wellness, identity, and community […]
  • Museum Activities: 2018 Winter Escapes & Spring Adventures
    The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History presents WINTER ESCAPES AND SPRING ADVENTURES Recent Discoveries from the Office of State Archaeology, Boston Museum of Science, Day Trip, Mission to Mars: Creating the Ideal Team for Human Space Exploration, Pollination Syndromes – Traits That Make Plants Irresistible to Pollinators, Morning Tea with Mr. Darwin: Faith, Religion, […]
  • UConn Constitution Day discussion led by Dr. Susan Schmeiser (UCSPAN Video)
    The Office of Public Engagement hosted 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 […]
  • Museum & Archaeology Center: Fall of Fun & Discovery
    Mysterious Mushrooms, the Hammonassett Festival, Archaeology Field Workshop, Mr. Darwin: Big Man on Campus, Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery Walk, August First: A West Indian Jubilee in America, Exploring Connecticut’s Towns–South Windsor, Black Bears in Connecticut, and Recent Discoveries from the Office of State Archaeology are some of the activities and talks being offered this season […]
  • 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 […]


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