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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.

Is tanning addictive? UNC addictions expert on disturbing trend

woman using a tanning bedFor many sun worshippers, tanning is a summertime ritual. With the arrival of June, they take off in droves to the nearest recreational body of water, spread out their blankets, and prop up their lounge chairs to bask in the warmth and glory.

But for some, baking their bodies isn’t just a once-a-year event. Studies, though limited in number, have spotted a disturbing trend: tanning is addictive.

School launches Graduate Certificate Program in Global Transmigration

Starting this fall, the School of Social Work will launch a new program that aims to better prepare students for working with immigrant populations.

Applications are now being accepted for the Graduate Certificate in Global Transmigration—a program that is open to all UNC graduate students who wish to acquire a specialization in issues of human migration, immigration, transnational migration, or refugee work, whether internationally or domestically focused.