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Posted: Thursday, 05/25/17

“We decided we wanted to do something significant in our lives in gratitude for what the University has meant to us and our children,” said Richard Vinroot of the $1 million pledge he and his wife, Judy Vinroot, made in 2009 to the School of Government.

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Posted: Thursday, 05/25/17

Faculty member Charles A. Szypszak is teaching two courses at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) Faculty of Law and Administration in Poznań, Poland, from May 22 to June 10. One course, for law students, is Learning Law Through Analytical Dialog. It will enable students to enhance their analytical thinking and expression through legal analysis and engaged dialog.

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Posted: Thursday, 02/23/17

UNC President Margaret Spellings will deliver the 2017 Deil S. Wright Lecture on March 31 at the School of Government. The event is free and open to the public. Nationally known as an education thought leader and public policy expert, Spellings most recently served as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Posted: Wednesday, 01/18/17

MPA student Jon Cheek and his classmates are learning to bridge the military/civilian leadership divide, thanks to a new course taught by faculty member Charles Szypszak.

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Posted: Wednesday, 01/18/17

In a blog post for the Harvard Law and Policy Review, faculty member Maureen Berner proposes innovative ideas for reframing food insecurity as an economic development issue.

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Posted: Wednesday, 01/18/17

Faculty member Kimberly Nelson has been appointed to the editorial board for Public Administration Review, a journal dedicated to the theory and practice in public administration. She will serve for a three-year term.

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Posted: Wednesday, 01/18/17

Allison Hawkins is a first-year MPA student with a passion for public service. Her father, Transylvania County Commissioner Mike Hawkins, says his committment to service began with the birth of his daughter. They've learned a lot from each other.

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Posted: Wednesday, 01/18/17

Once again, the Carolina MPA program has ranked among the top 25 programs in the country according to US News and World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate School Rankings. The program's ranking in the public affairs category improved in some of its areas of expertise including city management (5th), public management administration (16th), and public finance and budgeting (17th). The program is also ranked 15th in the area of environmental policy and management.  

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Posted: Wednesday, 01/18/17

Save the date for the Carolina MPA 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebation on March 31, 2017 in Chapel Hill. We'll have a great half-day that will include an educational event, the Deil S. Wright Lecture, networking time with students, and a celebratory anniversary dinner! Details are being finalized now.

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Posted: Thursday, 12/01/16

Faculty member Michele Hoyman, together with MPA alum Jamie McCall ’06, published an article in Economic Development Quarterly on the connection between social capital and economic development in U.S. counties.

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