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.”
College Welcomes A Dozen New Tenure-Track Faculty in Fall 2016
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 12 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from the ethics of emerging science and technology to early identification and prevention services for emotional and behavioral health. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.
Staff Celebrated, Thanked at Annual Event
The college held its annual Awards for Excellence luncheon April 19 to recognize and celebrate Humanities and Social Sciences staff. Seven staff members were nominated by their peers or supervisors for the college's 2016 Awards for Excellence. Nominations were based on achievement in outstanding service, innovation, public service, safety, heroism and human relations. During the luncheon, the college also recognized noted staff members who have reached milestone years in their careers with the state.
2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievements
NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have a well-earned reputation for outstanding scholarship, research, teaching, advising and engagement. A number of faculty earned prestigious awards and other recognition in 2014-2015 from scholarly organizations, from NC State University, and from the college.
Sixteen(!) Tenure-Track Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences in Fall 2015
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 16 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from public budgeting and finance to adolescent mental health, creative writing, and strategic management. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.
Student Melds Business Entrepreneurship With Service
Meredith Davis, a sophomore majoring in social work, is combining business entrepreneurship and service as she works with staff from NC State's Social Entrepreneurship Initiative to establish a chapter of Nourish International on campus.
Swapping Schedules: Dean for a Day Jan 28
College Dean Jeff Braden will switch places with social work student Caterina Schenck on January 28. He'll take her classes and have lunch with her friends, while she runs the college. It's the annual Dean for a Day event.
Preparing the Next Generation of Mental Health Workers
Too many young people are at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. And not enough trained professionals are there to help them, especially in rural areas. With a $1.1M grant, NC State’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train the next generation of mental health professionals who work with young adults.
Tony Hale’s Chicken Tale
You may know Emmy-award winning actor Tony Hale as Buster Bluth on Arrested Development, or as Gary Walsh, the Veep’s personal aide. Less well known but equally important title roles include Children’s Book Author, and Brother. Hale is the brother […]
Dean Braden Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
CHASS Dean Jeff Braden took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge he received from Karen Bullock, Head of the CHASS Dept. of Social Work. And he issued a few challenges of his own. Heads up, arts and sciences deans at UNC-G, UNC-CH, and App State University.