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Seeking Optimal Outcomes for Children with Autism

The brains of autistic girls appear to be wired more normally than those of autistic boys — and that can be both a blessing and a curse, according to Kevin Pelphrey (Psychology ’96), the Harris Professor at Yale University and director of Yale’s Center for Developmental Neuroscience. Pelphrey is the principal investigator on a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that is investigating why autism is more prevalent in boys than in girls. His grant is one of the largest awards the NIH has given for autism research.


April Student of the Month

Christopher Stock is a political science freshman who is already a very active member of our college. He is an NC Republican Party intern, university ambassador, incoming president of the mock trial team, and a member of several other student groups. He aspires to have a career in law.


Department of Social Work at NC State's Masters of Social Work Program Partners with International NGO

  In 2013, the NC State Department of Social Work formed a partnership with Stop Hunger Now, an international NGO focused on hunger relief, and started the Capacity Building Collaborative. This Collaborative, led by Dr. Marcie Fisher-Borne, puts graduate students in charge of a research and evaluation effort focused on helping Stop Hunger Now deepen their understanding of how their [...]


Gaining Confidence While Studying Down Under

Spending six months studying in Australia challenged Kianna Freitag to navigate a new environment on her own, increased her awareness of other cultures, and gave her an enormous sense of accomplishment. She wouldn't trade the experience for anything.


Updates from the Department of Social Works' Student Organizations

The Student Affairs Committee meets once a month and is currently chaired by Dr. Willa Casstevens. The Student Affairs Committee reviews and updates policies/procedures for the Department of Social Work, including material in the Student Handbooks of the BSW and MSW programs. Under the auspices of Dr. Natalie Ames, its previous Chair, the Student Affairs Committee initiated development of a [...]