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Special Meeting Notice: Tuesday, October 16

October 8, 2018

The Social Services Working Group (SSWG) will meet on Tuesday, October 16 from 10-4 in Room 2601 at the UNC School of Government. The SSWG will (1) have a discussion with a representative from the Administrative Office of the Courts related to inter-county collaboration, (2) review revised recommendations related to inter-county collaboration, (3) review feedback from stakeholders related to regional administration, and (4) begin discussion of regional administration.



Special Meeting Notice: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 8, 2018

The H1031 Working Group, authorized by North Carolina Session Law 2018-83, will meet on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this meeting, the working group appointees will review their legislative charge and formulate a plan for carrying out their work.



School of Government Partners with Volcker Alliance on Government/University Initiative

October 3, 2018

The UNC School of Government and the New York City-based Volcker Alliance have partnered on the Government-to-University (G2U) Initiative, which focuses on building connections between government and universities to strengthen alignment on recruitment, skills development, and research.



Adam Lovelady to Host Webinar on the Use of Data in Addressing NC's Opioid Crisis

September 27, 2018

The Opioid Data for Local Governments in North Carolina Webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. As North Carolina communities respond to the opioid crisis, measurement is an essential element for identifying the challenges and crafting successful solutions.



Brian Dabson Published Book Chapter on Workforce Development in Rural Communities

September 20, 2018

Brian Dabson, a research fellow at the UNC School of Government, contributed a chapter on workforce development in rural communities in a forthcoming book titled, Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers.



Leisha DeHart-Davis Selected as NAPA Fellow

September 20, 2018

Faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.



Patrice Roesler Inducted into NCACC Hall of Fame

September 18, 2018

In August 2018, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners honored School of Government staff member Patrice Roeslerwith the Hall of Fame award. Roesler serves as manager of elected official programming for the School’s Center for Public Leadership and Governance after an esteemed 42-year career at the Association.



James Markham Named UNC’s Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy

September 18, 2018

Faculty member James Markham was named the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy. The award is a five-year term professorship t



Updates and resources from the UNC School of Government in anticipation of Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018

In accordance with the University’s policies and statements and to ensure safety of students, faculty, and staff in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, all School courses and MPA on-campus classes are canceled and the School of Government building is closed Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14.



Whitney Afonso to Moderate Virtual Roundtable on Retail Sales Taxes

September 5, 2018

UNC School of Government faculty member Whitney Afonso will moderate a virtual roundtable this Thursday, September 6 at 1p.m. to discuss more on the issue of retail sales taxes.



Leisha DeHart-Davis Recognized as Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar

August 24, 2018

In 2018, UNC School of Government faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis was recognized as one of nine Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars for their community engagement through scholarly endeavors. The program, an initiative of the Carolina Center for Public Service, brings together selected faculty from across campus for a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship.



School Faculty Member David Ammons Serves as Senior Scholar for International Young Scholars Workshop

August 23, 2018

In 2018, School of Government faculty member David Ammons was selected as one of seven senior scholars by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

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