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Professor Cassandra Davis discusses her Research on the Impacts of Hurricanes on Schools.

July 12, 2019

Through her NSF grant, Professor Davis looked at the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Matthew in NC and will discuss her findings at the Odum Institute’s speaker series highlighting the interdisciplinary impacts of social science research on September 27 at noon in Toy Lounge (Dey Hall).


Professor Doug MacKay and a former student publish in The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics

July 11, 2019

Professor MacKay and Samuel Fitz examine whether geographic disparities in access to donated livers are always unfair. The research was made possible by the Duncan MacRae Jr. Mentored Research Assistant Grant. Read more.


Professor Brigitte Seim’s Digital Society Project makes an impact

July 10, 2019

Professor Seim and colleagues started the project with the goal of analyzing the complex effects of Internet and social media on the different layers of society. A recent change in policy in Taiwan cited the project as a primary reason for the policy change.


2019 Lambeth Lecture

July 9, 2019

President of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels will deliver the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy “How Much ‘Higher’ is Higher Education?” on September 24 at 5pm in Moeser Auditorium (Hill Hall).


UNC Public Policy Welcome Back Reception | Thursday, August 22nd from 4:00-6:00 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor

July 6, 2019

UNC Public Policy and the Public Policy Majors Union will host a reception to celebrate the start of a new academic year. Stop by anytime to meet public policy majors and faculty. All students are welcome! Kindly click on “Read More” to RSVP.


Professor Doug Lauen participates in the education-themedNC Leadership Forum

July 3, 2019

Professor Lauen discussed his work on charter schools and segregation at a meeting of the forum, hosted by High Point University.


Public Policy graduating senior forged her path for success

May 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 Announced

May 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 Fellowship

March 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 Association

March 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 selection

March 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 board

March 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 14

March 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 Grant

March 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 Office

March 11, 2019

Sabrina Marcos, a newly hired assistant state attorney, won a mock trial opening statement contest.