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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.

MSW program ranked in Top 5 by US News & World Report

The UNC School of Social Work's Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been named one of the top 5 social work programs in the country, in the latest rankings by US News and World Report for the 2013 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." 

Go to South Africa with the School of Social Work

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 16 for our summer study abroad trip to South Africa. Scheduled for May 24–June 9, the course is entitled “Transformations Within the New South Africa.”
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School to launch social enterprise venture, The Middle Space

Professor Gary Nelson has long advocated for ideas that embrace social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Now he and his colleagues are preparing to launch a new venture that they say will not only fill a community need but hopefully, bring in some additional funding that can be reinvested to help the UNC School of Social Work better meet its mission.