EPA to Provide UNC EFC $500K to Help 10 Communities with Water Infrastructure Development

March 28, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided $500,000 in funding to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ‘s Environmental Finance Center (EFC) to assist communities addressing water infrastructure challenges. The funding also goes to partner organization, Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico.

Faculty Member Maureen Berner Challenges TEDx Audience to Find Solution for Childhood Hunger

March 24, 2016

On February 20, 2016, Maureen Berner addresssed an audience of 2,000 at TEDx WakeForestU. She challenged the audience to think of cihldhood hunger as a local economic development opportunity.

UNC EFC Awarded Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Grant to Support Programs in Rural North Carolina

March 17, 2016

Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a grant to the Environmental Finance Center at the UNC School of Government to work in partnership with the North Carolina On-Bill Working Group to provide education, support, and other resources to rural cooperative utilities to expand energy efficiency opportunities across the state.

Carolina MPA Program Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools in the Country

March 16, 2016

Once again, the School of Government's Master of Public Administration program has ranked among the top 25 programs in the country according to US News and World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate School Rankings.

Faculty Member John Rubin Honored by NC Commission on Indigent Defense Services

March 4, 2016

Faculty member John Rubin was recently honored by the North Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense Services (IDS), which has created a new training award in his name.

Faculty Member Jeff Welty Advises Caution When Implementing Police Body Camera Initiatives

February 5, 2016

In a February 3 op-ed for The News & Observer, faculty member Jeffrey Welty urged law enforcement to balance privacy, transparency, and other issues when implementing police body camera programs. 

SERVICE Mural Celebrates African American History in North Carolina

February 2, 2016

The SERVICE mural at the UNC School of Government, created in 2010, honors the Greensboro Four. On February 1, 1960, these North Carolina A&T State University students launched a nonviolent sit-in movement that spread to 54 cities in nine states in protest of racial segregation. The mural also celebrates the contributions of dozens of African Americans to North Carolina.

Faculty Member Charles Szypszak Honored with UNC Teaching Award

January 25, 2016

Following a rigorous selection process, Charles Szypszak has been awarded the prestigious 2016 J.

Public Service: A Family Affair

January 8, 2016

Allison Hawkins is a first-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at the School of Government. She was interviewed by MPA student Audrey Shore for Impact, the program's alumni newsletter. Her father, Translyvania County Commissioner Mike Hawkins, was interviewed separately.

Allison Hawkins: It started at the dinner table

UNC Undergraduate Scholarship Offered to Local Government Families

January 7, 2016

The Warren Jake Wicker Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who has been accepted by and will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill as a freshman in 2020. The $1,000 award is offered to freshmen with at least one parent who has been continuously employed full-time by a North Carolina city or county government for at least five years prior to January 1, 2020.

Faculty Member Kim Nelson Appointed to Public Administration Review Editorial Board

January 4, 2016

Faculty member Kimberly Nelson has been appointed to the editorial board for Public Administration Review, a journal dedicated to the theory and practice in public administration.

ICMA's Top 10 Articles Feature Work of Leisha DeHart-Davis

January 4, 2016

The editors of ICMA's Public Management magazine have posted a list of favorite articles in 2015, and faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis' article, "Improving Grievance Policies: N