Recent News

Center for Legislative Studies: 2016 Spring Lecture Series

Overwhelmed: The Causes and Consequences of the Global Migration Crisis

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Resettlement, and the Role of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees."

Larry Yungk, Senior Resettlement Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium*

*Located on the corner of Tate Street and Spring Garden Street

**A reception follows this free public lecture**

International Programs Center's Kohler Fund
Department of Political Science
International and Global Studies Program
Lloyd International Honors College

For disability accomodations, please contact Ritchie Ciceron at

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. David Holian for being selected to receive the senior faculty Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Arts and Sciences this year. This prestigious award is given annually to faculty by nomination to recognize dedication to our students and achieving success inside and outside the classroom.

Reaccreditation News

Our MPA program has been fully reaccredited by NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration) for seven years, as of July 2014. This reaccreditation affirms the quality of our program, our faculty and our students.

CONGRATULATIONS to Price Felker and Malbert Smith who won the Student Excellence Award. This is UNCG's highest academic honor for undergraduates!

CONGRATULATIONS to Melissa Midget, PSC Alumnus ('01), who won the 2014 Young Democrats of North Carolina Public Service Award!

Congratulations to the Summer 2015 MPA and Nonprofit Management Certificate Students!!

The Summer 2015 MPA Graduates are: Rachael Burrello and Kevin Jacobs!

The Summer 2015 Nonprofit Management Certificate Graduates are: Tana Barnes, Rochelle Blakeney, Medina Jolly, Julie Ann Morrill, Casey Starkweather and Ashley Watkins!

The Summer 2015 Urban and Economic Development Certificate Graduate is: Ryan Byers!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!

Online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Starting Its Fourth Year!

Students can complete the entire program of 15 credits online within one year, or take some or all courses on campus. Financial Aid is an option. For the curriculum details and application information, go to

Congratulations to the MPA Student Award Winners for 2014-2015

  • North Carolina City/County Managers Association Scholarship - Joseph Furstenberg
  • Next Generation Graduate Award - Hunter Frank, Lamar Lee
  • Cemala Scholarship Fellow -Madison Sampson
  • Graduate Dean's Scholarship Award - Kim Cothran, Sara Hancock, Melissa Lawrence, Nicole Lindahl, Jacob Neal, Sara Pilling-Kellogg, Brianna Salamone, Lana Skrypnyk, Molly Walsh, Allison Wray
  • May Davidson Scholarship Fund - Ritchie Ciceron, Hugh Sandoe, Matt Sutter

Congratulations to Student Award Winners for 2015-2016

 Undergraduate Research Awards

  Amarandi Barret is working with Professor Greg McAvoy on a research project entitled "The Role of Race and Income in Community Environmental Protection" Amarandi received an award of $1,500 from the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office to work on this project that focuses on a long-standing concern among scholars of environmental policy, the differential impact that environmental risks pose to those living in communities with a high percent of racial minorities or those living in poverty.

¬†¬† Sean Norton has received the Globally Engaged Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award. Sean Norton and faculty mentor Dr. Crowther are currently working on a project titled “Caught Between: Transnistria’s Separatist Conflict the Regional Context.” This project will evaluate the shift in the Transnistrian separatist conflict that has occurred as a consequence of the current crisis in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Transnistria a non-recognized separatist region bordering Ukraine to the east and the Republic of Moldova to the west.  It emerged as a consequence of the break-up of the USSR.

Other Awards:

  • Political Science Outstanding Student - Simone Cappati
  • Annie Moring Alexander Scholarship Recipient - Jason Robertson, Taylor Allen, Mark Parent, Rachel Blackburn
  • May Davidson Scholarship Recipients - Marian Burroughs, Zandra Cuff, Greyden Toone, Kaitlin Ayers, Andrea Pascal, Carlee Taber