Faculty member Jessie Smith led a group of 18 North Carolina Superior Court judges to Washington, D.C., in January. They visited the US Supreme Court while in session and met with Justice Antonin Scalia. Participants were selected in part for their unpaid service on behalf of the NC Conference of Superior Court Judges, which split the cost of the trip with the School's Judicial College.
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolinais a useful reference for school personnel, mental health professionals, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, child care providers, and social workers. Written by faculty member Janet Mason, it reflects changes to the NC Juvenile Code through the 2013 session of the General Assembly. The Governor’s Crime Commission of the Department of Public Safety provided funding for the production of this book and distribution to agencies across the state. Contact Janet Mason at email@example.com for a copy.
Carl Stenberg is the first School of Government faculty member to be awarded the James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professorship. Created in 2007 in honor of former Governor Holshouser, the award recognizes Stenberg's leadership as former director of the UNC Master of Public Administration program, his work with North Carolina managers, and his national work in the field of public administration. This professorship was made possible by generous contributions from financial supporters of the School.
Frayda Bluestein is the first faculty member to be awarded the David M. Lawrence Distinguished Professorship. Created in honor of longtime faculty member David Lawrence, the award recognizes Bluestein’s support of North Carolina’s public officials through her work in local government law, as well as her service to the School of Government and the University of North Carolina. This professorship was made possible by generous contributions from financial supporters of the School.
Faculty member Shannon Tufts, director of the center for public technology, will be the keynote speaker for the rescheduled Government Innovation Grant Awards Luncheon on April 9 at the Quorum Center in Raleigh. She will present "Great by Choice: Thriving Amid Chaos and Turbulance."