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Long Distance Caregiving: North Carolina Research Study

Researchers at the UNC Charlotte are looking for Long Distance Caregivers for a Research Study
   October 1, 2018

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are looking for Long Distance Caregivers to participate in a focus group discussion. A Long Distance Caregiver (LDC) is a family or friend who provides care to a loved one who lives one hour or more from the care recipient. If you qualify, you will be asked to participate in a 90- minute discussion about LDC, what it means to you and...

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Social Work Student Wins Award for Summer Research

   September 18, 2018

Social work student Brittany Anderson is among the top honorees from the Charlotte Research Scholar Symposium, where undergraduate students from various fields share projects annually. Anderson’s research surrounding pediatric onset multiple sclerosis landed her first place in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, and the Arts category.

The symposium takes place in the Barnhardt...

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New Faces in School of Social Work

   August 22, 2018

We proudly welcome four new faculty members this fall:

Assistant Professor Tianca Crocker is a social worker who received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas in May 2018.  Her research interests include social policy, economic mobility, digital inclusion, subjective well-being, measurement instrument design, and program evaluation.

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"Communiversity" Provides Support to Region's Latino Immigrant Community

   May 1, 2018

UNC Charlotte and the Camino Community Center have officially dedicated The Communiversity at Camino. The program, whose name recognizes the combined power of the pair, builds on and amplifies the efforts of Camino, a community-based organization that has provided resources to the Latino immigrant community of Charlotte since 2004, and serves over 20,000 people annually. 

Camino offers...

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UNC Charlotte and Tresata Announce Partnership to Make Charlotte One of the Healthiest Cities by 2025

   April 5, 2018

In celebration of Public Health Week, UNC Charlotte and Tresata today announced a far reaching new partnership designed to make Charlotte, NC one of the healthiest cities in the world by 2025. This goal will be met using advanced data analytics, empowering the local community with actionable knowledge, and advancing health entrepreneurship in Charlotte.

Through this partnership faculty...

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Survey Seeks to Assess Students Perception of Campus Safety

   March 30, 2018

UNC Charlotte is collaborating with the University of Kentucky for the third year to implement a campus safety survey to all undergraduate students aged 18-24.

“Last year over 2,000 students used their voices to give the university feedback about their experiences at UNC Charlotte. This year, we are hoping to hear from over 5,000 students so we can make real, tangible changes to the...

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Social Work Graduate Program Ranked in Top 25% Nationally

   March 27, 2018

The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work graduate program is tied for 54th in the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The program improved four places from the previous year and ranks in the top 25% of all graduate social work programs nationally.

"The upward trend in national rankings is a testament to our mission to prepare social work leaders in areas of...

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Fifth Annual UNC Charlotte Veterans' Conference to Address Women Veterans’ Health and Reintegration

   January 23, 2018

A daylong conference will bring top experts to UNC Charlotte’s campus to discuss strategies to serve women veterans transitioning from active military to civilian lives.

“Joining Forces for Women Veterans’ Health and Reintegration,” is free and open to the public, and will be held February 27, 2018 at the UNC Charlotte Student Union.

National, state, and regional experts,...

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Professor Lori Thomas: We Need to Expand the Conversation on Affordable Housing and Homelessness

   January 9, 2018

This post originally appeared on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Dashboard and is republished with permission.

by: Dr. Lori Thomas

I took for granted as a young professional that affordable housing and homelessness were a part of the same conversation.

In the late 1990s, I worked for a...

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UNC Charlotte Peer Educators Lead Dialogue on Sexuality and Sexual Health

   December 7, 2017

Social work professor Jessamyn Bowling and a team of students are leading a new sexuality education initiative for UNC Charlotte, and in its first semester, the program is already making a difference.

The Peer Leader-...

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