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Andreas Raptopoulos: No Roads? There’s a Drone for That

In early December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos scored what many saw as a publicity coup by announcing that his company is working on a plan to transport merchandise with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—more commonly referred to as drones. Although Bezos isn’t ready to say when customers can expect to see their books delivered by drones, entrepreneur Andreas Raptopoulos is actively working with UAVs as the foundation for a new kind of transportation system for communities in developing countries that lack all-weather roads...

Is Ride Sharing the Future of Transportation?

Vehicle sharing is gaining traction in cities across the United States. Many consumers are discovering that vehicle sharing makes it easier to skip taxis, forgo public transportation, and avoid car ownership while enjoying the short-term benefits of a private car. Vehicle sharing is a cost-effective transportation option that also benefits the environment...

Career Management with Elisabeth: 8 Ways to Take Charge of Your Career in 2014

We’re excited to introduce a new feature on our blog “Career Management” with Elisabeth Zimowski, the MPA@UNC career services director. Each month, Elisabeth will share career management advice for professionals looking to change or advance their careers...

Announcing the #HowIServe Campaign: January 20-31 [Call For Submissions]

While January is a great time to set personal goals for what you want to accomplish throughout the year, it’s also a great time to reflect on how you hope to make an impact on your community...

 

Volunteerism In America [Infographic]

In honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 20th, MPA@UNC has created a graphic that features fast facts on volunteerism in the United States. Find out about current trends in civic engagement and learn more about major milestones in volunteerism, from the establishment of the Peace Corps to the creation of AmeriCorps VISTA.

Weekly News Roundup: December 22 – 28

If you are like me at this time of year, busy with last-minute gift shopping, you may have the sinking feeling that every year it costs more and more to buy presents for our loved ones. To put it another way, a dollar just doesn’t seem to go as far as it used to...