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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. [...]
Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress
People are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, according to a pilot study led by Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun Neupert. [...]
Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services
A pilot study led by psychologists at NC State finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States. [...]
Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'
No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library. [...]
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4/24/15
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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. [...]

4/15/15
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History Weekend Asks: Climate Science -- Whom Do You Trust?

NC State's Department of History plays a critical role in the discussion of climate change. Join us for History Weekend, featuring Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, who will give a historian's perspective in her address, "Climate Science: Whom Do You Trust?" [...]

4/8/15
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The Linguists Are Coming! The Linguists Are Coming!

NC State linguistics has been cited as the gold standard of community-based research and engagement. Professor Jeffrey Reaser explains why, tells us about a forthcoming national conference for linguists taking place at NC State, and explains why we're so fascinated by dialects and language variation. [...]

4/6/15
Image for story Philanthropy Journal Returns from Hiatus

Philanthropy Journal Returns from Hiatus

The Philanthropy Journal is resuming publishing after more than a year of hiatus. The free, online publication was re-launched April 6, 2015, under new leadership. [...]

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Learn Japanese Theater the Noh Way

Watching a performance of Japanese Noh theater is like traveling in time and space to medieval Japan. Now's your chance to visit that era: the co-founder of a modern Noh troupe will lead a four-day program of workshops and demonstrations at NC State to explore this fascinating art form. [...]

Symposium Tackles Hot Topics in Science, Technology, Human Values

The Buchdahl Symposium on Science, Technology and Human Values covers some hot topics, including nuclear waste, the gamergate controversy and ethics in science and technology. [...]

Digital Humanities: Get Certified

A brand-new graduate certificate in digital humanities will support a growing interdisciplinary community of thinkers and do-ers. Now accepting applications. [...]

Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress

People are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, according to a pilot study led by Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun Neupert. [...]