Study Shows Innovative Program Helps Limit Domestic Violence
The statistics are horrifying. Nearly three in 10 women have been stalked or assaulted by their partner, and states reported investigating abuse cases involving 5.9 million children in 2010. Social workers and social work researchers are constantly searching for ways to address domestic violence, and new research from NC State shows that at least one recent program is making a difference.
What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren, an associate professor of journalism in the Department of English, teaches science writing, editing and reporting. In a completely different role, and working alongside the cadaver dog she trained, Warren also helps law enforcement officials search for missing and presumed-dead people. In her new book, What the Dog Knows (Touchstone Books, 2013), Warren has combined science, history and memoir to explore the world of working dogs that sniff out bodies, bombs and drugs, even unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers.
Nonprofit, International Studies Lead Grad to Address Global Women’s Health
CHASS alumna Tracy DiTucci (International Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Studies, '11) travels the world working with the nonprofit women's health organization, Ipas. Her studies provided her “with a framework for better understanding the unique role that nonprofits play in society and the different challenges and opportunities they face."
MSW Alum Raises Awareness of Birth Defects
Kayte Thomas (MSW 2013) is a recent graduate of the master's of social work program. In addition to being a mother, she is also a national award-winning advocate and a published researcher on the education and prevention of birth defects.
Here’s My Degree — Where’s My Job?
Classes are just starting up at NC State. As freshmen find their way to obscure classrooms (where's Caldwell G108, anyway?) and other students tweak their schedules for a perfect fit, at the back of everyone's mind lurks the question: What am I going to do with the rest of my life? Professor Susan Katz's new e-book is designed to help students find the right job after college.
COM Grad Gives Student Commencement Address
Communication major Jessica Ekstrom delivered an inspired and moving student address during NC State University's spring 2013 commencement exercises.
Alum Produces Show on Salvaging Antiques
Brenna Eckerson, a CHASS alum, has followed her passion of storytelling throughout her career. Now, she produces the DIY Network's "Salvage Dawgs."
Commissioned to Serve
Meet Susan Rabon (Political Science '82), a commissioner for the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the newest CHASS Distinguished Alumna.
Internships Lead to White House
On a whim, Jessica Green (Communication '12) researched White House Internships during her final semester at NC State. Now, just months after graduation, she finds herself working in the Office of Correspondence for the First Lady.
Recent Grad Advocates for Justice Abroad
For Ashley Honeycutt (Political Science, '12), a degree in political science was always a part of the trajectory of law school. But her experiences in CHASS and with the Susan Carter Scholarship inspired some changes in course. Honeycutt currently works with the International Justice Mission in La Paz, Bolivia.