Month: February 2021

“Exploring American Identities” Awarded Provost’s General Education Course Enhancement Grant

  The faculty of El Instituto, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Africana Studies Institute, Asian and Asian-American Studies Institute, and American Studies, have developed a new General Education lecture course: “Exploring American Identities: From Theory to Practice.” The aim of the course is to foster meaningful collaboration with students early on in their academic […]

“Voices From the Pack” Awarded Pr​esident’s Commitment to Community Initiative Grant

  Together, the School of Social Work, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of “Voices From the Pack: Stories for Racial Justice and Healing.”  Funded by $12,000 grant awarded from the Pr​esident’s Commitment to Community Initiative, the project aims to collect student testimonies […]

4/9 Screening & Dialogue: Crip Camp

Friday, April 9, 2020 3:00-6:00pm Join us for a virtual screening of the film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, followed by a dialogue on disability rights and disability history. People who are unable to attend the documentary screening are still welcome to join us for the dialogue portion which will begin at roughly 4:55 pm. […]

Dodd Impact Outreach Hosts ‘American Dreams’ Online

From UConn Today: Read full article on UConn Today October 26, 2020 | Kenneth Best – UConn Communications Dodd Human Rights Impact is relaunching with an online presentation of a dark theatrical comedy about what it means to be an American citizen. The dark-themed comedy “American Dreams,” will be presented online by Dodd Human Rights Impact as part […]

Humanities For All, a program of the National Humanities Alliance, features The Encounters Series

Humanities for All, a project of the National Humanities Alliance, showcases over 1,800 examples of publicly engaged humanities work at colleges and universities across the United States. In 2017, Humanities for All did a profile feature on The Encounters Series.  To read the full profile, visit: https://humanitiesforall.org/projects/encounters/  The Encounters Series The Encounters Series is facilitating […]

3/11 & 3/18 Race and Community Dialogue

Thursday March 11, 6:00-8:00pm -or- Thursday March 18, 6:00-8:00pm This dialogue provides the opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to discuss, share experiences, and ask questions about race. There are two opportunities to attend: Thursday March 11 or Thursday March 18. Given the immense amount of diversity on the UConn campus, it is important to […]

CT Humanities Awarded $50,000 to Further Dialogue, Civics Education, and Participation in our Democracy

Read full article from CT Humanities HERE October 23, 2020 • Features & News, Grants CT Humanities has been awarded $50,000 by the Federation of State Humanities Councils through the Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CT Humanities has brought together our statewide partners CT Public, the Democracy and […]

3/24 Bushnell Park: Paradoxes of Urban Renewal

Wednesday, March 24, 6:00-8:00pm Hosted by Connecticut’s Old State House ‘Urban renewal’ and ‘beautification’ initiatives bring multiple benefits to our lives and communities. But what are the costs of such projects? We invite you to explore the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of urban revitalization through an evaluation of Bushnell Park on Hartford’s neighborhoods and residents. Nineteenth-century […]