Public Policy graduating senior forged her path for successMay 6, 2019
Carolina Covenant Scholar Randi Thompson says “If you are willing to work hard and make sacrifices, you can overcome the barriers to coming to college.”
2019 Distinguished Commencement Speaker AnnouncedMay 4, 2019
Calyssa Zellars, UNC Public Policy alumna and attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, named commencement speaker.
Public Policy major Gabby Hubert awarded Burch FellowshipMarch 29, 2019
Gabby will travel to Yangon, Myanmar for two and a half months to work at the Asia Foundation.
Professors Rebecca Kreitzer and Candis Watts Smith and graduate student Feiya Suo win award from Midwest Political Science AssociationMarch 25, 2019
Their work, “The Dynamics of Racial Resentment Across the 50 U.S. States,” was chosen as a co-winner of the award for the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics.
Public Policy alum awarded prestigious Junior Fellows selectionMarch 22, 2019
Sandy Alkoutami has been chosen as a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in Middle Eastern studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Read more.
Professor Steve Hemelt elected to Association for Education Finance and Policy boardMarch 18, 2019
Professor Hemelt will serve a 3 year term with the organization whose mission is to promote understanding of means by which resources are generated, distributed, and used to enhance human learning.
Professor Jeremy Moulton participates in Brookings panel March 14March 15, 2019
As part of Brookings’ conference Can big data improve economic measurement?—offered simultaneously as a webcast—Professor Moulton’s work on using Zillow microdata to value housing services will be part of the discussion of case studies using big, privately gathered data.
Professor Gutierrez Wins GrantMarch 13, 2019
The Russell Sage Foundation awarded Professor Carmen Gutierrez a grant for her project “The ACA and the Demography of the U.S. Criminal Justice Population.”
Public Policy graduate shines in State Attorney’s OfficeMarch 11, 2019
Sabrina Marcos, a newly hired assistant state attorney, won a mock trial opening statement contest.
Carolina Forum: The Media as Superpower for Public GoodMarch 8, 2019
Stephen Friedman is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning creator of social impact campaigns. Using the power of storytelling and SYP’s experience in large-scale transformation, he partners with CEOs and philanthropists to tackle some of the biggest social challenges we face.
Public Policy major Priya Sridhar gains experience at OxfordDecember 20, 2018
Priya, whose academic interest is particularly focused on the intersection between criminal justice and mental health, and an Oxford University Professor of Forensic Psychiatry worked on a systematic review examining prison healthcare last summer.
Graduate student Averi Chakrabarti posts on the World Bank’s Development Impact siteDecember 5, 2018
Averi highlights the immediate human health impact of the rapid rates of deforestation in Indonesia due to forest loss-induced spikes in malaria in her guest post.
Professor Cassandra Davis in the SpotlightDecember 3, 2018
Highlighting her work for the NSF-funded research study “Investigating the Impact of Hurricanes and School Responses on Students in Texas and North Carolina,” Professor Davis is in the UNC Office of Research Development Faculty Spotlight.
Professor Carmen Gutierrez’s work on Patterns of Insurance Coverage is highlighted.December 1, 2018
In addition to publication of her findings on healthcare coverage before and after the Affordable Care Act, Professor Gutierrez discusses the roles of employment, marriage, and other factors in explaining patterns of insurance coverage on “The Measure of Everyday Life.”
Professors Kreitzer and Smith publish “Variation in Title X Leads to Contraception Deserts”November 29, 2018
The recent convergence of abortion and contraceptive politics has led to areas where affordable contraception is difficult to come by.