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School partners with community to promote sustainable development

SustainabilityWhen you see the word “sustainability” you most likely think of environmental preservation and eco-friendly phrases such as “reduce, reuse and recycle” and “building green.” But did you know that it also applies to living wages, accessible health care and affordable housing? At UNC’s School of Social Work, students and faculty have long understood the value of building social equity. Now, they are helping to educate others.

Asheville Distance Education MSW Program renamed, relocated

The School of Social Work's Asheville Distance Education MSW Program, housed at the UNC-Asheville campus, is moving -- and expanding.

Carolina employees donate record-breaking $814,000 to charity

SECC logoThe annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) ended with UNC-Chapel Hill employees raising about $814,000 – the highest in the campaign's 23-year history.

Jack Richman, Ph.D., dean of the School of Social Work, served as chair of the University’s arm of the statewide campaign. More than 250 team leaders and volunteers were organized across campus to facilitate the effort, themed “Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares.”

Faculty publish two new books on innovative research techniques

Reading a bookSchool of Social Work faculty members Mark Fraser, Jack Richman, Maeda Galinsky and Steve Day have authored a new book, "Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs." This guide will serve as a solid reference for social workers in the field, as well as help the next generation of social workers develop skills to contribute to the evolving field of intervention research.

Expert on helping low-income earners build savings and assets to speak at UNC

SherradenSocial development expert Michael Sherraden, Ph.D., will give a public lecture titled “Savings, Assets and Financial Inclusion in the U.S. and Globally: Promises and Challenges,” on March 12 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

Sherraden is the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University at St. Louis, and the founder and director of the school’s Center for Social Development.