When Julia Becker ’13 came to Ithaca College, she was unsure of where her story would lead. She never imagined that she would spend weeks in the Rare Books Reading Room of the British Library, transcribing an original work by Renaissance-era humanist Sir Thomas Elyot.
What makes autistic children laugh? This is what associate psychology professor Bill Hudenko and his research team set out to study.
Professor Hudenko recently published the paper “Laughter Differs in Children with Autism: An Acoustic Analysis of Laughs Produced by Children with and without the Disorder,” in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, which...
After losing her brother to suicide, University of Pennsylvania student Allison Malman was determined to find a way to change the conversation about mental health and help students become more aware of the mental health resources available to them. The student organization Active Minds, originally called Open Minds, was her answer.
Started by Malman in 2001, Active Minds was officially...
When I was applying to colleges, the only thing I knew for certain was that I wanted to be an attorney. But one thing I didn’t know was what my major would be. As the oldest of six kids, two of whom have autism, I had dabbled in psychology in high school. I started thinking that having a background in the human mind would be useful for a future law career. I looked through all of the...
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