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Adverse Weather Alert

Starting at 3 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, the University is operating under Condition 2, Suspended Operations. Classes are canceled on FridayMore info

Be sure to check for updates on university-wide cancellations. In the case of inclement weather, individual School of Social Work faculty may cancel a class at their discretion even if UNC has not canceled classes. Instructors will attempt to notify their students if class is canceled. Students are encouraged to check with their instructor to see if class is canceled.

Jordan Institute works to reform adult guardianship policies, practice

After spending the past year examining policies and practices around adult guardianship, the UNC School of Social Work’s Jordan Institute for Families is moving forward with a state-funded initiative to educate others and raise awareness about less restrictive alternatives to the court-ordered process. Read more

School receives $1 million gift to support students, faculty and innovation

The UNC School of Social Work has received a $1 million gift from philanthropists Prudence F. and Peter J. Meehan. The gift will support student scholarships, assist in the recruitment and retention of promising junior faculty, and fund new innovation initiatives to meet emerging needs in the field. Read more

Register to attend a live online MSW information session, Dec. 10 or Dec. 16

Take the first step toward obtaining your MSW by attending a live, online information session.

During the web-based event, we will review the application process and discuss how to be a competitive applicant to the UNC School of Social Work. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions related to the application and admissions process.

Researchers receive $3.4 million grant to study inappropriate and excessive use of antipsychotic medications

National Institute on Aging study targets use of medications in assisted living communities

Researchers in aging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a nearly $3.4 million federal grant to examine the inappropriate and excessive use of antipsychotic medications in assisted living communities, with a particular emphasis on examining what is behind the inappropriate and excessive use and potential alternate practices.