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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of External Communications and Marketing, 919-962-1532


Wu wins honors for research writing

Congratulations to doctoral student Shiyou Wu, who recently received recognition from Social Work Education (The International Journal) for his article, "Is social work really recognized? Problems with social work employment opportunities in Mainland China," published in February 2016. The journal selected the article as the "Best Empirical Article of 2016."

Mark Fraser, Wu's research supervisor and mentor, noted, "[Wu and his colleagues] are going to change the face of social work in China. Full kudos to them!"

Nominate a deserving candidate for our Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

Do you know UNC School of Social Work alumni who shine in their professional roles? Of course you do! Please help them receive the recognition they deserve by nominating them for our Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Awards program. Nominations are due April 10, and you can get all the information you need on our Alumni Awards page.

You're Invited: UNC SSW Macro Night at American Underground

Come to UNC SSW Macro Night at American Underground on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (6-8 p.m.) to enjoy fun and inspiring activities:

  • Network with old and new friends
  • Get an update on our SSW program in refugee mental health and wellness from assistant professor Josh Hinson
  • Tour our Social Innovation Lab in the American Underground campus, known as the "start-up hub of the South" (tours offered 5:30-6 p.m.)
  • Meet our new dean, Gary Bowen
  • Enjoy hors d'oeuvres as our guest (cash bar available)

This is a "can't-miss" event for SSW alumni. Join us at the American Underground campus (201 W. Main St., Durham, N.C. -- there are several parking decks and lots in the area). See you there!

Update: UNC Social Work Challenge

refugee with suitcase


Generous donors raised more than $20,000 during March (National Social Work Month) for the "Now More Than Ever: UNC Social Work Challenge," supporting the work of assistant professor Josh Hinson and UNC School of Social Work students with refugee populations in North Carolina.

Thank you for helping expand services provided by the Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Program in North Carolina!

Free camp directory for children with special needs

The Family Support Program, offered through the UNC School of Social Work, works with families, communities and service providers to promote and support families with children who have special needs. Each year, the Family Support Program compiles a directory of summer camp programs that serve these children. The 2017 Summer Camp Directory is available now, and it’s free — parents can download the PDF file directly from this web page.