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Posted: Friday, 08/04/17

In May of this year, four Carolina MPA students presented their research at a national conference hosted by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), a national organization founded by Carolina MPA alumni Kirsten and Kent Wyatt. The students’ presentation was a unique example of exciting research being done in the classroom and being presented on a larger stage, due in part to a strong relationship between the program and alumni. 

Kirsten Wyatt ’02 shared some of her thoughts about how these students both excelled in their presentation and set the example for similar research in other states to support ELGL’s Diversity Dashboard. 

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Posted: Thursday, 07/20/17

Assistant Professor Whitney Afonso's article, "State LST Laws: A Comprejensive Analysis of the Laws Governing Local Sales Taxes," has been published in the top-ranked Public Budgeting and Finance journal.

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Posted: Tuesday, 07/18/17

The creation of rules that govern processes or behavior is essential to any organization, but these rules are often maligned for creating inefficiencies.

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Posted: Thursday, 07/06/17

In the video, "Food for the Summer," School of Government and MPA faculty members Maureen Berner and Margaret Henderson highlight how one mayor convened local government and community organizations to expand efforts to feed hungry kids during the summer.

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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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