International students have always been vital members of UNC’s School of Social Work. By bringing cultural and intellectual diversity to the classrooms, these students help their social work classmates better understand international, foreign affairs, and immigration issues and help to … Read more
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Associate professor David Ansong is collaborating on a new international initiative that aims to improve the financial capability and security of socially and financially marginalized populations in Africa and further strengthen the continent’s overall economic well-being. The project, known as … Read more
Faculty, staff and students affiliated with UNC School of Social Work, Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI), recently participated in the Virtual International Consortium for Development (ICSD) 22nd Biennial Conference. GSDI co-hosted the conference in partnership with the Centre for Social Development … Read more
For nearly 20 years, Joy Noel Baumgartner, professor in the School of Social Work and Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has focused much of her research on interventions that promote … Read more
The National Association of Social Workers Foundation has awarded MSW student Teresa Rivera Capcha the Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes master’s degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have … Read more
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work has launched a student exchange program with Australia Catholic University (ACU). The initiative, which is organized through the School’s Field Education Program, offers the School the opportunity to … Read more
The UNC School of Social Work could soon be expanding its reach into Latin America, thanks to a potential partnership with the Galápagos Science Center, a joint effort between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador.
Faculty members from the UNC School of Social Work are helping a task force from the nation of Uzbekistan to prevent children from being placed inappropriately in residential care, such as orphanages. From April 29 to May 2, 2019, the … Read more
Gina Chowa, director of UNC’s Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center, is considered a pioneer in global intervention research, due to her groundbreaking work on the effects of asset ownership on youth and families in resource-limited countries. Her projects … Read more
In this new role, Chowa, an associate professor and director of Global Social Development Innovations at Carolina, will be responsible for creating and advancing the School’s vision for making an impact around the world and for leading and coordinating the efforts needed to fulfill the University’s overall global strategic plan and initiatives, said Dean Gary L. Bowen.