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Dean Smith remembered for social advocacy

To the nation and especially to North Carolina, Dean Smith was one of the most successful and admired college basketball coaches of all time. To UNC’s School of Social Work, Smith was an advocate for human rights and a generous supporter who helped educate others about the value of the social work profession.

“Dean often spoke very passionately about the need to support social work because he said social workers were the ones doing the important work in society,” said Associate Dean for AdvancementMary Beth Hernandez.

School to host annual Career Day on April 13

On April 13, 2015, the UNC School of Social Work will host its annual Career Day.

Clark wins prestigious national research achievement award

Assistant Professor Trenette T. Clark, Ph.D., is the winner of the 2015 Society for Social Work and Research Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award. In conferring the award, the Society recognizes that her accomplishments reflect innovative scholarship, a rigorous approach to social work research, and work that exhibits an emerging influence in the field and her contribution to advance the profession is noteworthy.

School awarded $1.24 million grant to address child trafficking in North Carolina

Researchers at the UNC School of Social Work have received a $1.24 million grant to address child trafficking in North Carolina.

The U.S. Children’s Bureau, Office of the Administration for Children & Families awarded the five-year grant to Research Prof. Dean Duncan to launch Project NO REST, a collaborative effort focused on increasing awareness of sexual and labor trafficking among children and youth involved in the state’s child welfare system, especially those in foster care.