The Criminal Justice Innovation Lab: Adding an Exponent to Impact

January 13, 2020

As a bipartisan, national conversation on criminal justice reform emerges, criminal justice experts like School of Government faculty member Jessica Smith see a chance to enact meaningful and lasting change. In an initiative led by Smith, the School has launched the Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (CJIL).

LFNC Seeks Local Government Hosts to Employ College Graduates as 2021 Fellows

December 5, 2019

The Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) program is currently recruiting local governments to host and employ recent college graduates as LFNC Fellows. Trained by the UNC School of Government, these Fellows have an invested interest in strengthening public service across the state. Local governments can request to host a Fellow through the application.

School of Government Celebrates Veterans Day

November 11, 2019

Today, the School of Government and University celebrate Veterans Day by honoring all those who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

The School is proud to recognize our faculty, staff, and Master of Public Administration students who are veterans of the United States military. The School would also like to take this opportunity to thank those among us who are currently serving as active duty members in the armed forces.

Longtime Faculty Member Milton Heath Passes Away at 91

October 29, 2019

Former School of Government faculty member Milton S. Heath Jr. died at age 91 on October 20, 2019. 

Tar Heel Bus Tour Journeys to School Projects Across North Carolina

October 22, 2019

Ninety faculty and staff from UNC-Chapel Hill traveled across the state on October 16-18 on the Tar Heel Bus Tour, a three-bus journey to 26 towns and cities throughout North Carolina. Through the three-day, two-night trip, bus tour participants learned about the issues facing North Carolinians and the people who are working to effect change—including community members and their University partners.

David Ammons Selected for 2019 Paul Posner Pracademic Award

October 3, 2019

Faculty member David N. Ammons has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Paul Posner Pracademic Award. This award recognizes the important contributions that recipients have made to their field as both practitioners and academics. David received the award this past September at a conference in Washington, D.C. He is only the second recipient of this award.

LGFCU and DFI Are Supporting Local Revitalization Projects

September 30, 2019

Local Government Federal Credit Union, an ongoing supporter of the School's Development Finance Initiative (DFI), published an article in their membership magazine, Aim, titled "The Power of Partnership: How LGFCU and DFI Are Helping NC Towns Plan for Bright Futures."

School of Government To Host MPA Fall Open House on October 9

September 24, 2019

The School of Government will host the annual Fall Open House for its top-ranked Master of Public Administration program on Friday, October 9 from 6-8pm.  This is an opportunity for interested individuals to gain first-hand information from our staff, current students, faculty, and alum about the program. 

Margaret Henderson Named Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge Finalist

September 18, 2019

School of Government faculty member Margaret Henderson is one of four finalists in the Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge.

Research Fellow Teshanee Williams Joins the School of Government

September 10, 2019

The School of Government is pleased to welcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow Teshanee Williams. She is a recipient of the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fellowship. Over the next two academic years, she will work with the School of Government as a Research Fellow and will continue her research on topics like policy implementation and management of public sector and nonprofit partnerships.

Download the NC Drinking Water Incident Response Toolkit Online

July 30, 2019

When drinking water systems fail or water becomes unsafe, communities may be left unprepared. Incidents such as floods, infrastructure failures, or contaminations may create real or perceived threats to the safety of drinking water.

Margaret Henderson Interviewed by the N&O for Her Work on Human Trafficking

July 9, 2019

Faculty member Margaret Henderson was quoted in a June 27 News & Observer article about illegal massage businesses and human trafficking in North Carolina. The article describes how traffickers fraudulently recruit women from abroad, bring them to the United States to work in these businesses, and keep them in line using force or coercion, or both.