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Adverse weather alert

UNC has announced that classes are canceled starting at noon on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

‘Bath salts’: Media hype or major national drug problem? Addiction expert weighs in

Over the past several years, designer drugs known as “bath salts” have gained widespread attention following national media reports linking the substances to overdoses, suicides, and even cannibalism. But are these drugs, which are considered among the most addictive of the psycho-stimulants, becoming a major national problem or are growing concerns simply a byproduct of media hype?

Lecture on needs of wounded and disabled veterans, Sept. 20

Please join us for a special lecture followed by a panel discussion on the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the UNC School of Social Work.

Col. Kevin McDonnell (ret.), Director of the U.S. Special Operations Command Care Coalition, will speak on the needs of wounded, ill, and disabled troops and how communities can support their successful transition to civilian life.

New project aims to prevent homelessness of people with severe mental illness

This fall, the UNC School of Social Work will launch a pilot intervention program that faculty members say could help to prevent homelessness and other adverse outcomes for adults with mental illness who have been discharged from hospitals, shelters, prisons, or other institutions.

School provides expertise to summer camp for military children

Camp CorralUNC’s School of Social Work is once again lending support to a summer camp that serves children from military families.