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School to launch new 20-month Advanced Standing Program

Starting next year, working professionals will have a new opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in social work at UNC.

The School of Social Work is preparing to launch a new 20-month Advanced Standing Program. This program is designed for candidates who have graduated from an accredited BSW program, including students who are eager to continue working as they complete their graduate degree. Students would begin classes in January 2021 and complete the program in May 2022.

Heart of Social Fund honors those who inspired us

Heart of Social Work Fund graphic with heartsA new fund at UNC School of Social Work will honor faculty and staff and create a resource to help students with unexpected financial crises.

Kim Strom, the Smith P. Theimann Distinguished Professor for Ethics and Professional Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, founded the Heart of Social Work Fund with two purposes. Primarily, she wanted to recognize former colleagues who have been especially giving of their time in service of others.

Wilson appointed to junior professorship

Amy Wilson portraitAssociate professor Amy Blank Wilson has been appointed as the Prudence F. and Peter J. Meehan Early Career Distinguished Scholar. Wilson joins associate professor Melissa Lippold in holding this distinguished title.

GSDI brings digital economy expert to UNC

Arun Sundararajan headshotArun Sundararajan will discuss "The Sharing Economy, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The Global Future of Work" on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., with a book signing and reception preceding the lecture at 5:45 p.m.

Sundararajan's presentation is part of the Michael Sherraden Lecture Series hosted by the Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center within UNC School of Social Work.