Social Work

Mar 3, 2017 | MIT Technology Review

Big Questions Around Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools

Facebook has rolled out a handful of tools it hopes will be helpful in preventing suicide. Will they help? Willa Casstevens, associate professor of social work at NC State, studies suicide prevention efforts. She's hopeful such intervention might be positively received by younger people in particular, since they’re used to interacting via social media. “In the moment, a caring hand reached out can move mountains and work miracles,” she says. “The question would then be if they would still be in a position to take advantage of it.”

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.

Feb 8, 2017

Research Gives Social Work Student New Perspective

Katherine McCallister’s interest in social work is clear: “I want to help improve the communities I’m a part of,” she says. Through undergraduate research at NC State, she is able to do just that.

Feb 6, 2017 | NC State News

5 Questions With Jim Gates, 2017 Diversity Lecture Speaker

Theoretical physicist Jim Gates explains why the dichotomy between seeking equity and seeking excellence is false in science and society. Join us for the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.

Jan 23, 2017

Spend a Day with the Dean

As a Humanities and Social Sciences student, you've got a busy schedule. Your dean, Jeff Braden, wants to learn what it’s like to be a student and also share what it’s like to be a dean. So step right up and enter the "Side by Side with the Dean" contest. Tell us why the dean should experience your day, and why you’d like to walk in his shoes.

Jan 13, 2017

Student of the Month: Edwin Maldonado

Edwin Maldonado, a junior in Social Work, successfully combines academics and athletics as a Dean's List student on NC State's championship-winning cheerleading team. With a passion for helping others, he looks forward to obtaining a Master's in Social Work, and working with disabled populations.

Dec 14, 2016 | NC State News

Trading ‘Academese’ for Plain English

One scholar argues: If we don’t seek to baffle and bewilder our readers, it should be worth investing a bit of time and effort in putting our messages across clearly and concisely. Why bother otherwise?

Dec 1, 2016

The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.

Nov 3, 2016

Conference to Explore Environment’s Role in Healthy Aging

NC State researchers, local agencies and community members will come together this week to discuss the critical role the environment plays in healthy aging. Aging and the Environment, a mini-conference organized by NC State’s Department of Psychology and its Daily Well-Being in Adulthood Lab, will take place from 1-7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at NC State’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Oct 3, 2016

Mentoring Program Aims to Help Grad Students Land Jobs

A mentoring program for grad students, by grad students — that’s the idea behind a new leadership initiative in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.