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Saturday's picnic cancelled

Due to the rainy weather forecast for tomorrow (Sat., Sept. 24), the School of Social Work's annual potluck in Wilson Park has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled for the spring semester.

Six of our faculty among 100 most influential social work journal authors

The British Journal of Social Work has published a study, "Influential Publications in Social Work Discourse: The 100 Most Highly Cited Articles in Disciplinary Journals: 2000-09," that includes six UNC School of Social Work faculty members.  The article appears in the Journal's July 7, 2011 issue.

The study surveyed 79 social work journals published during the past decade and identified the 100 most cited articles. The list includes:

#9 - Matthew Howard

School to hold annual Open House on Sept. 19

The UNC School of Social Work's annual Open House for prospective students will be held Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Open House provides an opportunity to learn about our curriculum, field placements, financial aid and admissions requirements. The event will begin with registration and a light reception, followed by a program in the auditorium.

Go to India with the School of Social Work

The UNC School of Social Work is hosting a study abroad trip to India, Dec. 26, 2011 to Jan. 7, 2012.

We are having Trip Information Sessions on Tues., Sept. 20 at 1:00 in Room 135; Fri., Sept. 23 at 12:15 in room 500; and Tues., Oct. 4 at 1:00 in Room 135.

This Winter Study Abroad Course in India will examine social problems, social policies and the delivery of social services in India.  There will be a special emphasis on considering world view, both American and Indian, and in thinking about how each country approaches social concerns.

Cuddeback wins $665,000 NIMH grant to improve mental health courts

For years, states across the country have been using specialty courts, such as mental health courts, to connect offenders with mental health and substance abuse disorders with community-based treatment and services. Still, many have struggled to keep people with mental illnesses from cycling in and out of the criminal justice system. At UNC’s School of Social Work, Assistant Professor Gary Cuddeback is working to improve the impact of these courts.