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


Heart of Social Fund honors those who inspired us

Heart of Social Work Fund graphic with heartsA new fund at UNC School of Social Work will honor faculty and staff and create a resource to help students with unexpected financial crises.

Kim Strom, the Smith P. Theimann Distinguished Professor for Ethics and Professional Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, founded the Heart of Social Work Fund with two purposes. Primarily, she wanted to recognize former colleagues who have been especially giving of their time in service of others.

Wilson appointed to junior professorship

Amy Wilson portraitAssociate professor Amy Blank Wilson has been appointed as the Prudence F. and Peter J. Meehan Early Career Distinguished Scholar. Wilson joins associate professor Melissa Lippold in holding this distinguished title.

Students selected for Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse scholarship

(From left: Laura Humphrey, Annie Grant, Ashley Esry, and Charles Sapp)

Final year MSW students Laura Humphrey, Annie Grant, Ashley Esry and Charles Sapp were recently awarded the Frank Allison UNC School of Social Work scholarship from the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse.

Chowa, Ansong and Bohley receive faculty promotions

Dean Gary Bowen recently announced the following faculty promotions, effective Jan. 1:

GSDI brings digital economy expert to UNC

Arun Sundararajan headshotArun Sundararajan will discuss "The Sharing Economy, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and The Global Future of Work" on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., with a book signing and reception preceding the lecture at 5:45 p.m.

Sundararajan's presentation is part of the Michael Sherraden Lecture Series hosted by the Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center within UNC School of Social Work.