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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of Communications, (919) 843-7952


Adverse weather alert

UNC has announced that evening classes are canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, starting at 5 p.m.

Former Obama administration official speaks on child welfare

On Oct. 22, 2013, Bryan Samuels, executive director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and former commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke on “Leadership, Evidence and Accountability in Child Welfare.”

UNC researchers to investigate whether art can enhance health care of Latino adolescents

UNC School of Social Work Associate Professor Mimi Chapman has shown that art can be used as a teaching tool for helping students, educators, and social workers to better understand the migration and cultural life experiences of Latinos and other diverse populations. Now, thanks to a $300,000 federal grant, Chapman and a trans-disciplinary team of UNC scholars are preparing to investigate whether art can also help to enhance the health care of Latino adolescents.

Annual evening information session event to be held Sept. 23

On Monday, Sept. 23, the School will hold its 2013 evening MSW Program Information Session from 5:30-8:00 p.m. All prospective students are invited to attend. Registration and a light reception will begin in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. The program will start at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium.

• Meet the Dean of the School of Social Work, faculty, staff, current students and alumni.
• Learn the distinctions of Carolina’s MSW Program.
• Listen to faculty panel discuss program options.
• Learn how to become a competitive applicant.
• Receive information on financial aid resources.

New study aims to improve mouth care, reduce disease in older adults

In recent years, research has suggested that pneumonia, the leading cause of infectious death in nursing homes, could be prevented if residents received better daily mouth care. Now, a new UNC study could pinpoint just how significant an effect improved brushing and flossing could have on infection prevention in older adults.