Trailblazer Exhibit at UCONN

TRAILBLAZER: Connecticut Jewish Women Making History A New Exhibition from the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford October 4 – October 30, 2019 at the University of Connecticut Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT

Oct. 16, 2019 – Teacher Workshop: HR through Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Educator Workshop Human Rights through Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Developing Our Social Scientists Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:30am – 3:00pm Dodd Center FREE to Connecticut Educators   Join us for a teacher workshop on that will introduce participants to an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to build student empathy and civic skills.  Using human rights education approaches and methods, […]

Sept. 30, 2019 – Art, Education, and Social Movements

ART, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS PANEL DISCUSSION: Art, Education, and Social MovementsMonday, September 30 9:00am – 10:30am Konover Auditorium Join Nicolas Lampert, Paul Kjelland, and Meredith Stern of the artist cooperative Justseeds for a discussion of the role of art and artists in the struggle for educational justice.  Meredith Stern is a printmaker and ceramicist […]

Oct. 15, 2019 – Commemorating the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

A CHRONICLE OF HOPE Revisiting the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center Reception to Follow   To mark the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, the Dodd Center welcomes four survivors to share their stories of survival and their message of hope for the […]

Oct. 2, 2019 – Patrick Kennedy on Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

PATRICK J. KENNEDY “Mental Health is Essential Health” Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:00pm – 5:30pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center Reception to Follow   Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) is a lifelong mental health advocate and served as a Commissioner on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. He is the […]

Sept. 17, 2019 – Human Rights Film Series: THREADS

THREADS screening & discussion Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center   A visionary leader in Bangladesh frees herself and hundreds of other women and families from poverty and social hardships by creating timeless works of art. Torn from her family, her paintings, and her beloved Calcutta after the partition of […]

Art Exhibit: Unknown, 1942-45

Shaun Rock: Unknown: 1942-45 On exhibit at the Dodd Center April 30 – May 31, 2019   Opening Reception 3:00pm – 5:00pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Dodd Center Atrium   As a continuum, beginning with a collaboration through the 2018 Mansfield Middle School performance of the play, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, in Mansfield CT, […]

White Paper on Education Policy: edTPA in Connecticut

Confronting the edTPA in Connecticut: Recommendations for Teacher Candidate Quality, Sustainability, and Empowerment Co-authored by UConn faculty Cara Bernard, Douglas Kaufman, Mark Kohan, and Dodd Center Director Glenn Mitoma, the policy paper, Confronting the edTPA in Connecticut: Recommendations for Teacher Candidate Quality, Sustainability, and Empowerment, presents concerns and recommendations regarding the state’s adoption of the […]