College Celebrates Its Outstanding Faculty
NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored our top scholars, advisers and teachers earlier this fall during a reception for new and returning faculty and staff. Here are some of the faculty who were recognized, and the awards they received.
New Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences
NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new tenured or tenure-track faculty to its ranks in 2018. Their scholarship and research interests range from Chinese socio-cultural history to moral and social development in inter-group contexts and refugee and immigrant communities.
Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement
Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.
NC State, Campbell Law School Partner to Offer Dual Graduate Degree in Social Work, Law
A new dual degree program enables students to earn a Master of Social Work and a Juris Doctor simultaneously through NC State’s Department of Social Work and Campbell Law School.
Student Contest: Spend a Day With the Dean
Wanted: A Humanities and Social Sciences student with a busy schedule and a sense of adventure. Enter this contest to spend a day side by side with your dean, Jeff Braden. Show him your world, and learn about his.
Social Work Receives $3.1M to Train Next Generation of Practitioners
NC State’s Department of Social Work has received two federal grants totaling $3.1M to train the next generation of integrated behavioral health and primary care providers.
Meet Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes a dozen new tenured and tenure-track faculty to its ranks for the 2017-2018 year. Their scholarship and research interests range from race and immigration to organizational health psychology and urban food systems of the ancient world.
NC State Group Pushing to Help Revamp NC’s Foster Care System
NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement is helping revamp the state's child welfare system so that recipients of services have a voice. The state is establishing an advisory council of child welfare participants.
College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty
Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017.
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.”