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The Law and Finance Division: A guide to the substantive work of its faculty

July 20, 2022

Serving North Carolina’s state and local government officials, the UNC School of Government’s Law and Finance Division provides research, advising, and training for audiences including elected officials, government attorneys, local government managers and department heads, and state agency officials.



Rebecca Badgett Adds Grants Management Expertise to School Faculty Ranks

June 29, 2022

After serving five years as a research attorney and legal educator with the UNC School of Government, Rebecca Badgett has joined the School’s faculty as a teaching assistant professor.



Crista Cuccaro Joins Law and Finance Faculty as Procurement and Contracting Expert

June 24, 2022

The UNC School of Government is excited to welcome the newest addition to its faculty ranks. Crista M. Cuccaro joined the School’s Law and Finance division in June 2022 as teaching assistant professor of public law and government. In this role, she will focus her expertise on legal and ethical issues related to local government procurement and contracting, and property disposal.



Summer Reads and Podcasts from the School of Government

June 24, 2022

While summer is a quiet time on most university campuses, work and training for public officials doesn’t cease during the warmer months at the UNC School of Government. Many School faculty are using summer vacations and staycations to read new books, delve into recent publications, and plug into podcasts.

We recently caught up with six School faculty members to find out what they’re reading, listening to, and learning about this summer.



NC Communities: Submit Projects for Free Revitalization Analysis by Students

June 22, 2022

Shortly after its founding in 2011, the Development Finance Initiative at the UNC School of Government began creating opportunities for graduate students to apply key community revitalization methods in real-world settings.



NC Judicial College faculty member Cheryl Howell honored with Liberty Bell Award

June 2, 2022

The UNC School of Government congratulates North Carolina Judicial College faculty member Cheryl D. Howell on her recent receipt of the 2022 Liberty Bell Award.



N.C. Association of Municipal Attorneys honors Frayda Bluestein with scholarship gift

May 27, 2022

The UNC School of Government is pleased to announce a generous gift from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys in honor of faculty member Frayda Bluestein. The gift of $15,000 will support the Frayda S. Bluestein Scholarship Fund for Municipal and County Administration.



UNC MPA graduates celebrate Spring 2022 Commencement with return to in-person ceremony

May 12, 2022

Faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered on May 7, 2022, to celebrate the graduation of the UNC School of Government’s Master of Public Administration students. The event, held in person at the William and Ida Friday Center for the first time since 2019, celebrated the accomplishments of Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 MPA graduates.



Renewal funding from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation supports Lead for North Carolina's work in local communities

April 19, 2022

While riding in a sanitation truck along its route in McDowell County, Maëva Hassani realized that county government touches everyone. During her year as a Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Fellow, she has helped with a project that hooks more McDowell County residents up to water service; ridden along with paramedics; and visited the Emergency Operations Center, public library, and more.



UNC MPA Maintains Position as Top 20 Public Affairs Program in United States

March 29, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration program at the School of Government has once again been named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023 rankings.



Community Leadership and Connection in Eastern Carteret County

March 22, 2022

The UNC School of Government has long rooted its work in meaningful community partnerships. Long-term working relationships and a legacy of trust allow local leaders and practitioners working with School faculty and staff to create meaningful, tangible outcomes.



Mary E. Guy delivers 2022 Wright Lecture

March 8, 2022

Mary E. Guy delivered the 2022 Deil S. Wright Lecture on Thursday, March 3, speaking to an in-person audience at the UNC School of Government as well as a large crowd of virtual attendees from across the country.

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