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Posted: Tuesday, 03/20/18

The School of Government's Master of Public Administration program is ranked 23rd in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings. The program has improved two spots since 2017.

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Posted: Tuesday, 02/20/18

Alice Rivlin, former director of the Office Management and Budget and founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, will deliver the 2018 Deil S. Wright Lecture at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the UNC School of Government.  An expert in monetary and fiscal policy, Rivlin currently serves as a senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution and is a visiting professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown.

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Posted: Monday, 02/19/18

Nearly 200 are enrolled in MPA@UNC, the online format of the Master of Public Administration program housed at the UNC School of Government. One of those students, Lorrie Fair Allen, is returning to UNC more than a decade after her undergraduate tenure at Carolina, which included three NCAA women’s soccer championships. 

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Posted: Monday, 02/12/18

On February 3, 2018, UNC Master of Public Administrationalumna and current City of Rocky Mount Manager Rochelle Small-Toney was recognized and honored as a “Tar Heel Trailblazer” at the halftime of the UNC men’s basketball game. 

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Posted: Monday, 02/12/18

On Thursday, March 8, the UNC School of Government will host a discussion on “Administrative Courts in the Polish Legal System” with Agata Hauser, PhD, a lecturer at the Constitutional Law Department of the Adam Mickiewicz University. Hauser’s research focuses on judicial protection of individuals by the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) and the European Court of Human Rights as well as interactions between the EU and the Council of Europe and application of the EU law by national courts of member states. 

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Posted: Thursday, 12/21/17

On October 12, 2017, the University's Distinguished Alumni Award was bestowed on triple Tar Heel and Carolina MPA grad Richard Stevens. The award is presented annually to alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill who “have made an outstanding contribution to humanity in any walk of life.” We congratulate Stevens ’70, JD ’74, MPA ’78, who has dedicated his life to the improvement of his home state and his alma mater, on receiving this prestigious award.

From UNC’s website on University Day

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Posted: Tuesday, 12/12/17

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Government Whitney Afonso was elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM).  An expert in public finance, Afonso will serve a three-year term beginning January 2018.

“It is an essential part of our mission when Carolina MPA faculty members like Whitney Afonso assume such important leadership roles within the public administration community, said William C. Rivenbark, Professor of Public Administration and Government and MPA Program Director. 

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Posted: Tuesday, 12/12/17

Faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis, associate professor of public administration and government, was quoted in a News & Observer article that examines the increasing number of women running for public office.

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Posted: Thursday, 10/05/17

We all know that our MPA alumni believe in public service, so much in fact they are willing to spend their Saturday improving the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. Before the MPA Alumni Picnic, a group of 24 MPA alumni and students spent the day working with Rebuilding Together of the Triangle. Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing home repair and renovation services free of charge to those in need.

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Posted: Wednesday, 10/04/17

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) honored the UNC School of Government with their Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1970, the award celebrates an individual or an entity that “has rendered a truly outstanding and distinctive service to the cause of improving local government above and beyond his usual duties or occupation.” 

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