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“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UConn hosts Democracy & Community Dialogue event on Inauguration Day

UConn hosts Democracy & Community Dialogue event on Inauguration Day By Jake Kelly, Reporter, Daily Campus January 20, 2021 The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (pictured above) is where Congress converges to make decisions on legislature. The Democracy and Community Dialogue hosted by UConn hopes to encourage discussion of topics from transfer of power to […]

DDI Intern Feature: Megan Villanova

Megan is a MSW student at UConn’s School of Social Work  What was the inspiration or motivation for pursuing the internship with Democracy and Dialogues Initiative? When I first was introduced to community dialogues, I had never heard of anything like them but was drawn to the idea of communities coming together to discuss issues […]

ICD Fellowship Project Highlight: a Q & A with Réme Bohlin

Student Perceptions of Shakespeare as a Pedagogical Resource Project Summary: The debate about Shakespeare’s relevance in the twenty-first century, indeed the relevance of literary studies in general, is long-standing. However, undergraduate students are often absent from these debates. My project seeks to recruit undergraduate voices in the creation of an online, open-source Shakespeare class that […]