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Maintaining a History of Excellence: The Department of Social Work at NC State's Masters of Social Work Program

  The MSW program at NC State began in 2009 when then Department Head, Dr. Joan Pennell and Dr. Cheryl Waites recognized the need both within the university as well as within the broader community for advanced training in the field of social work. After the initial needs assessment, Dr. Jocelyn Taliaferro, who is the current Department of Social Work's [...]


Digital Humanities: Get Certified

A brand-new graduate certificate in digital humanities will support a growing interdisciplinary community of thinkers and do-ers. Now accepting applications.


The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls

NC State forensic anthropologist Ann Ross and other researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics.


Alum Returns to Coordinate NC Lit Fest

Jason Jefferies (MA, English, '08) is the programming coordinator for the NC Literary Festival taking place April 3 - 6 in and around NC State's Hunt Library. The Lit Fest theme is "the future of reading." And the future is looking very bright indeed. Visit the festival website to get all the details about this free event for all ages.


Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent/Child Relationships

Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology indicates that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent behaviors. In some circumstances, though, an unconventional work schedule can be a benefit for children.