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Robert Johnson to discuss guardianship at 6th annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

Robert Johnson, Boyd Lecture speaker“Kinship Guardianship: Perspectives on Preserving Family Connections” will be the focus of the 6th annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

Robert Johnson will present the Boyd Lecture on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the School. The event begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.


Spears-Turner Roundtable Discussion: "Parenting Black Boys in America"

Debra JohnsonDebra Johnson will discuss “Parenting Black Boys in America” on Tuesday, March 19 (12 noon-2 p.m.) for the Spears-Turner Roundtable Discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. The moderated discussion is co-hosted by the UNC School of Social Work Black Student Caucus. It is free and open to the public in Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, Room 300, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.


MSW student receives 2019 NASW-NC President's Award


The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has named MSW student Mariah Cowell as the recipient of the 2019 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award for Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate students for the 2018-2019 academic year. The NASW-NC President’s Award honors Cowell’s involvement in her community, leadership capabilities in her program, and passion for macro social work through acclaimed research and policy practice.


Paul Lanier named as SSWR Fellow

Paul LanierPaul Lanier, Ph.D., has been named as a 2019 Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). The honor recognizes SSWR members for exemplary service, leadership and accomplishments in social work research.

Lanier is an assistant professor at UNC School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the Injury Prevention Research Center, all at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


School to host memorial service for Matthew Howard

UNC School of Social Work will host a memorial service for Matthew Howard, Ph.D., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in the School's auditorium. The service will be 2-4 p.m. Friends and colleagues are invited to attend.

Howard died on Dec. 15, 2018, following a lengthy hospitalization. He joined the School's faculty in 2007 and served as the Frank A. Daniels Distinguished Professor for Human Services Policy Information.

A formal obituary has been posted here.