UNC MPA Program Earns Top Ranking Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools

March 20, 2018

The Master of Public Administration program hosted at the UNC School of Government is ranked among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report. The program improved two positions since 2017, tying for 23rd in the public affairs category.

Maureen Berner Studied European Approaches to Food Insecurity Through Foreign Exchange

March 14, 2018

In fall 2017, Professor of Public Administration and Government Maureen Berner traveled to Belgium to conduct research on food insecurity and poverty as a visiting scholar at Ghent University and its Centre for Global Studies. Berner also exchanged homes with University of Antwerp historian Maarten Van Ginderachter, who visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to work on his book and collaborate with faculty here in the United States.

March 6 Informational Webinar Aims to Help Local Governments Address Opioid Crisis

February 28, 2018

The growing opioid epidemic in North Carolina has left local governments wondering how to construct an effective response. In partnership with BlueCross NC, the School of Government is offering a two-year program to ten teams across the state to support their policy efforts in combatting this crisis.

School of Government Launches Partnership with Blue Cross NC to Help Local Governments Address the Opioid Epidemic

February 22, 2018

On February 22, 2018, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced a $50 million investment in community health initiatives across the state, including $390,000 to support the School of Government’s work in assisting local governments in addressing the opioid crisis.

Advance Your Career: Master of Public Administration Applications Due March 6

February 21, 2018

Make a difference in your organization and your career. Join other driven public service professionals and take your interest in public service further by applying for the UNC School of Government’s Master of Public Administration program.

Apply by March 6 to start classes online in May 2018.

Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office Will Deliver the 2018 Deil Wright Lecture

February 20, 2018

Alice Rivlin, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, will deliver the 2018 Deil S. Wright Lecture at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the UNC School of Government.  An expert in monetary and fiscal policy, Rivlin currently serves as a senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution and is a visiting professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown.

UNC Visitors Center Hosts Black & Blue Tour, Including Visit to School’s SERVICE Mural

February 19, 2018

Each year, the UNC Visitors Center hosts a series of special tours related to Carolina’s history and landmarks, including the Black & Blue Tour, which focuses on African-American history of the University. At 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, teaching assistant professor Robert Porter will lead this Priceless Gem walking tour, stopping by the UNC School of Government to view the SERVICE mural.

Soccer Champion and Olympian Returns to Carolina to Earn Her MPA

February 19, 2018

Nearly 200 are enrolled in MPA@UNC, the online format of the Master of Public Administration program housed at the UNC School of Government. One of those students, Lorrie Fair Allen, is returning to UNC more than a decade after her undergraduate tenure at Carolina, which included three NCAA women’s soccer championships.

MPA Alumna Rochelle Small-Toney Recognized as a Tar Heel Trailblazer

February 12, 2018

On February 3, 2018, UNC Master of Public Administration alumna and current City of Rocky Mount Manager Rochelle Small-Toney was recognized and honored as a “Tar Heel Trailblazer” at the halftime of the UNC men’s basketball game.

Polish Scholar to Discuss Administrative Courts in the Polish Legal System on March 8

February 12, 2018

On Thursday, March 8, the UNC School of Government will host a discussion on “Administrative Courts in the Polish Legal System” with Agata Hauser, PhD, a lecturer at the Constitutional Law Department of the Adam Mickiewicz University.

School to Co-Host Event Educating Undergraduate Women Students about Careers in Local Government

February 12, 2018

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), a national association founded by Carolina MPA alumni Kirsten and Kent Wyatt, will host a free event on Friday, March 2, to educate undergraduate women students about careers in local government. The event is co-hosted by the UNC School of Government, Carolina Center for Public Service, and the Carolina Women's Center and will include lunch, an afternoon of learning and networking, and a social hour.

School Faculty Members Consult on Criminal Records Clearance

January 24, 2018

Faculty member John Rubin served as advisor in 2017 during the creation of the Clean Slate Clearinghouse <>, an online resource providing access to state statutory information related to criminal record clearance policies in all 50 states and U.S.