MPA@UNC Blog


Weekly News Roundup: August 24 – 31

Local Food and Local Government – What You Need To Know Webinar This webinar on September 11, co-hosted by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will provide local government officials and others with a thorough understanding of why development of local food systems is an important tool for economic development, health promotion, and strengthening community connections...

Weekly News Roundup: August 18 – 24

Local Food and Local Government – What You Need To Know Webinar This webinar on September 11, co-hosted by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will provide local government officials and others with a thorough understanding of why development of local food systems is an important tool for...

National Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens Day was first observed on August 19, 1988, by proclamation of President Ronald Reagan. According to President Reagan, a special day was being set aside to honor older people who serve as leaders in their families and communities as well as provide a living link to the nation’s history...

Weekly News Roundup: August 11-17

Welcome To Faculty Member Kim Nelson The Carolina MPA program welcomes Associate Professor Kimberly L. Nelson, who joins us after seven years in the MPA program at Northern Illinois University, where she received the 2010 Professor of the Year award from students in the Division of Public Administration...

Regional Disparity: Is the “American Dream” Dead?

When it comes to the future of our children, Americans are less than optimistic. Polls show that we are no longer confident the next generation will achieve a higher standard of living than the one before it, as has historically been the case...

30 Emergency Management Organizations to Follow on Twitter

When disaster strikes, the government, nonprofit organizations, and citizens work together to restore order and provide assistance. Communication is critical to keeping the general public informed on the status of the disaster. While the media and word-of-mouth are common ways to provide information...