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Jamie Markham Pens the School of Government’s First Graphic Novel

December 20, 2017

In October 2017, the School of Government published its first graphic novel, In Prison: Serving a Felony Sentence in North Carolina, written by School faculty member James Markham and North Carolina Department of Public Safety employee Shane Tharrington, with illustrati



Faculty Member Leisha DeHart-Davis Quoted in News & Observer Article about Women Running for Public Office

December 12, 2017

Faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis, associate professor of public administration and government, was quoted in a News & Observer article that examines the increasing number of women running for public office.



Whitney Afonso Named to Governing Board of National Budgeting Association

November 22, 2017

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Government Whitney Afonso was elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM).  An expert in public finance, Afonso will serve a three-year term beginning January 2018.



Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group Meeting on Nov. 28

November 10, 2017

The Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group will meet 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 28 at the UNC School of Government in room 2403.  

The Working Group, as established in S.L. 2017-41, will meet to discuss the potential roles and duties of regional offices in supervising county administration of social services.    



Faculty Member DeHart-Davis Releases Book on Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations

October 25, 2017

Associate Professor Leisha DeHart-Davis draws on a decade of original research and interdisciplinary scholarship in her new book, Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations.



Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group Meeting on Nov. 2

October 25, 2017

The Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group will meet 10:30 a.m.



Faculty Members Kimberly Nelson and Carl Stenberg Author New Local Government Management Publication

October 10, 2017

Associate Professor Kimberly Nelson and Professor Carl Stenberg have recently published a new book, titled Managing Local Government: An Essential Guide for Municipal and County Managers. The book offers a practical introduction to the changing structure, forms, and functions of local government. The authors incorporate real-life scenarios and case studies while providing historical context to U.S. local governments.



School of Government Partners with UNC Press

October 2, 2017

The School of Government has partnered with the University of North Carolina Press’s Office of Scholarly Publishing Services to distribute its publications.



NC Racial Equity Network Receives Award from National Association

September 29, 2017

The NC Racial Equity Network, housed at the UNC School of Government, was awarded a Program of Excellence Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Founded in 1915, UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education.



Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group Meeting on Oct. 3

September 28, 2017

The Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group will meet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 3 at the UNC School of Government in room 2403. 

The Working Group, as established in S.L. 2017-41, will meet to review the Working Group’s charge, begin discussing the role of state supervision in the social services system, and develop a plan for producing the first report.



Jessica Smith Receives “Friend of the Court” Award from NC Chief Justice

September 15, 2017

On Monday, Sept. 11, faculty member Jessica Smith received the Amicus Curiae Award from North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin.  The award, bestowing her with the title of “Friend of the Court,” recognizes Smith for her outstanding service to the Judicial Branch of North Carolina. 



New Course Page Design Live on sog.unc.edu

September 1, 2017

The School of Government is proud to release a new design of our course offerings on sog.unc.edu. The new page has been designed to make finding course details and registration easier and more efficient for all users. 

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