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SSW to host memorial service for Maeda Galinsky on Oct. 13

Maeda GalinskyUNC School of Social Work will host a memorial service for Maeda Galinsky on Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. in the School's auditorium. A reception will follow the service. All friends and colleagues, past and present, are invited to join us.

Lanier appointed Wallace Kuralt Early Career Distinguished Scholar

Associate professor Paul Lanier, Ph.D., has been appointed a Wallace Kuralt Early Career Paul LanierDistinguished Scholar. The appointment acknowledges a faculty member’s high level of productivity in teaching, publishing, research, and service, as well as overall contributions to the School of Social Work community, including through mentoring of other junior faculty and doctoral students. 

Tate Talks annual series kicks off on Sept. 26


Carl Castro, Ph.D., will present "Military Transitions and Veteran Health and Wellbeing" for the first Tate Talk of the 2019–2020 academic year.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. It is free and open to the public.

Mourning Maeda Galinsky, a legend at our School

Maeda Galinsky, Ph.D.Maeda Galinsky, Ph.D., a long-time social work scholar, researcher, teacher and mentor, died on Sept. 9, 2019. She was 84.

Known as the “Grand Dame of the School of Social Work,” Galinsky retired from the UNC School of Social Work in 2015 following 50 years of service. A pioneer scholar for her work with groups and with intervention research, Galinsky was the longest-serving member of the School’s faculty.

Goings to lead $1.5 million SAMHSA project

Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D.A new $1.5 million intervention research project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed to help prevent substance abuse among youth in North Carolina’s rural communities, with project activities centered in Robeson County.

UNC School of Social Work associate professor Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D., will develop “Substance Use Prevention and Education for Robeson (SUPER)” with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The five-year project will begin in October 2019.