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New Part-time Master's Degree in Social Work

A new master’s program in the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work will make it possible for enrollees to earn a graduate degree as a part-time student while taking many classes remotely.

The School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services will begin offering a part-time plan of study for its Master of Social Work (MSW) degree beginning in summer 2016. Created with working professionals in mind, the curriculum is the same as that offered in the full-time MSW program but allows students to earn the degree in three years, rather than two.

The School of Social Work developed the program in concert with conversations with regional program managers and service staff in disciplines that employ social workers.

Speaker Series to Focus on Food Production

Four talks comprise the series “Food Production, Marketing and Consumption in the United States – Colonial Era to Present.” The campus community is invited to these free presentations, sponsored by the History Department and the Dowd Foundation.

The first presentation, scheduled for 3:30 PM on Nov. 4, features Baldemar Velasquez, founder and president of the Ohio-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee. Velasquez has dedicated his life to improving the working and living conditions for migrant laborers and their families.

Other speakers include Gavin Gibbons, vice president of communications for the National Fisheries Institute, on Nov. 9; Jeanine Davis, associate professor, North Carolina State University, on Nov. 18; and Robin Emmons, founder and executive director of Charlotte-based Sow Much Good Inc., on Dec. 2.