Proposals funded: McDonald, Johnson, Brown, Ballard

Congratulations to Sarah McDonald, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Roto Virus” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congratulations to Dan Johnson, professor of teaching in biology, whose proposal entitled “Improving Scientific Writing in STEM Classrooms: A Training Program for Students and Teaching Assistants Aided by Information Extraction Technology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Hana Brown, associate professor of sociology, whose proposal entitled “Enforcement or Embrace? The Determinants of State-Level Immigration Policy in New Immigrant Destinations” has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Notre Dame.

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Scalable MTTKRP for Non-Negative Tensor Factorization” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy-DOI and UT-Batelle, LLC.

August 2017 faculty milestones

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Categories: Faculty News

Tags: Adam M FriedmanAdrian BardonAna M. WahlAnna Maria CianciAnne Elizabeth HardcastleAnthropologyArtBiologyBrook Marie DavisCatherine E. SetaChemistryChrista Lee ColyerChristy Miller BuchananClifford W. ZeylCommunicationComputer scienceDale R. MartinDan Steven LocklairDaniel Alberto CanasDarlene Ray MayDavid J. JohnDavid John AndersonDilip Kumar KondepudiEast Asian Language and CulturesEllen Ruth MillerEnglishErica Lynn StillFreddi R. SalsburyFrench StudiesGale SigalGerman and RussianHealth L. GreeneHugh Nelson HowardsIngrid Liliana Mendoza-BatistaJames Branson HarperJames S. HansJane W. AlbrechtJefferson M. HoldridgeJennifer Beth FeyJennifer Grayson HudsonJessica A. RichardJohn J. DinanJohn R. PickelJohn T. TomlinsonJohn V. PetrocelliJudy K. KemKathryn A. LevyKeith D. BoninKenneth Michael LambKurt ShawKyle David DenlingerKyonghwa JungLeah Elyce RoyLuis GonzalezMary F. FoskettMary Lusky FriedmanMathematics and StatisticsMiriam Adele Ashley-RossMusicNeal Hugh WallsPage H. LaughlinPhysicsPolitics and International AffairsPsychologyQiaona YuReligious StudiesRobert C. NashRobert D. Morris Eastman-MullinsSchool of BusinessSchool of DivinityShannon D. GilreathSociologySpanish and ItalianStephen MurphySteven M. GilesSteven R. KelleyStewart A. CarterTanisha RamachandranTerry D. BlumenthalTheatre and DanceUniversity ScholarVictor Paul PaucaWei-Chin LeeYaohua ShiZ. Smith Reynolds Library

August 2017 staff milestones

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Categories: Staff News

Tags: AdmissionsAhtleticsAlexis Chad GallagherAllison Leigh HellengaAngelika Franziska DowningAnita K. McCauleyAnna Marterarian Danorris BryantAshley Flynn BlanchardAshley Joy WalkerAustin John WechterBeverly Christina TylerBioethicsBiology DepartmentBobby D. Wiles\Brian Emmanuel MondscheinBrian J. CohenByron Neal Van NestByron Todd NailCampus RecreationChelsea Lynne KleinChristopher Lee HanksCody John RybergColeman Philip NationCorey A. JenkinsCounseling CenterCraig Gerard ZakrzewskiDamion R. CampbellDavid Swain LewisDeborah D. HallsteadDemetrius Elaine RichardsonDepartment of Theatre and DanceEducation DepartmentElizabeth Merle HicksEllie Renee ShannonEmily Teague PalmieriEric Boyd ProctorErin Kathleen MeyerFacilities and Campus ServicesFinancial AidFinancial and Accounting ServicesGlen Stanley MarrsGlobal Abroad ProgramsGlobal AffairsGraylynHannah Elizabeth JohnsonHealth and Exercise DepartmentHenri Payton SladeHuman ResourcesInformation SystemsJackson Carter HamiltonJanie T. ClarkJennifer Ann WindellJohn W. HayesJoseph J. DuncanJoshua Eric CrawfordJoshua R. WentworthJovita Jolla NewmanKevin Antonio SmithLaura M. CaskeyLeigh LovelaceLewis Chase KimmelLinda Diane NicholsLori Jean GabrielMatthew GfellerMegan Leigh RatleyMichael Steven PrenticeMichelle RoehmMolly CosbyMuriel H. HaseldenNancy T. KeshianNotori Dante PattersonOffice of Parking and TransportationOffice of Personal and Career DevelopmentOffice of SustainabilityOwen Smith StonePsychology DepartmentQuentin B. HuffRegistrar's OfficeRichard Andrew WilliamsRichard T. AndersonRobin H. HawkinsSamantha Annette GabrielSarah Frances OlineSchool of LawShaida Jarrahi HornerShannon DubuissonShannon Marie MallisonShannon Seal BadgettStudent Health ServiceTeaching and Learning CollaborativeTeresa B. JacksonThomas Owen PhillipsThomas P. SmithTomika Haney-SpringsUniversity AdvancementVicky Lee ZickmundWake Forest ScholarsWake Forest School of BusinessWanda ErvinWesley C. MerrillWilliam Frederick HymanWilliam Hundley

Message from Information Systems regarding cybersecurity

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff Aug. 16 by Mur Muchane, associate vice president for information technology and chief information officer:

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the cybersecurity of campus technology services, Information Systems will implement Cisco Umbrella/OpenDNS on August 17, 2017. This new service provides an additional layer of protection for all your devices as they connect to the wired and wireless campus network. This includes devices connected via the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Cisco Umbrella/OpenDNS works by determining if your device is trying to connect to a known malicious site and then automatically redirects your device to a warning page. The service will help protect devices and the campus network from:

  • Ransomware – malware that encrypts computer files until a sum of money is paid
  • Phishing – email that contains requests to visit malicious sites
  • Botnets – software that makes your computer part of a network that can be activated to launch attacks
  • Drive-by-downloads – a malware delivery mechanism that happens by simply clicking on a malicious banner or advertisement

Please visit our Cisco Umbrella webpage to learn more.

If you have questions concerning this message or need assistance, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Traffic, parking information about student move-in starting Aug. 23

This message was emailed to faculty and staff Aug. 16 on behalf of Residence Life and Housing:

New Wake Forest students move into their residence halls in 2016

Wake Forest will welcome a new freshman class on Wednesday, August 23, when new student move-in begins at 8:00 a.m. For faculty and staff scheduled to be on campus that busy morning, the University has recommendations for where to enter campus and park.

On August 23, the University asks that faculty and staff enter campus through the Polo Road entrance. New students and their families will be encouraged to enter campus via the University Parkway and Reynolda Road entrances.

Traffic is expected throughout the day and will begin around 7 a.m. as families arrive for move-in. Due to the increased traffic, faculty and staff seeking to park on campus are encouraged to arrive on campus early. The Hearn Plaza lots will be available for faculty and staff parking. However, the University asks that faculty and staff avoid parking on South Campus (Lots E, F, G and J) and in Lots Q and W1/W2 to allow parking for our new students and their families.

Faculty and staff may park in the lots on either side of Long Drive, near Winston-Salem First Church and Polo Road.  A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from those lots and campus from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. The University will continue to run the Gray Line shuttle that will be operating on an on-call demand schedule on Wednesday, August 23.

Additionally, the University will welcome back returning students on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26. Parking for faculty/staff in the Hearn Plaza lots (Lots A, B, C, M, N, P) will be limited due to move-in. Additionally, faculty and staff are encouraged to avoid Lots Q, R and Z to allow our returning students a smooth move-in.

For Friday, August 25, additional parking for faculty and staff will be available in the lots on either side of Long Drive, near Winston-Salem First Church and Polo Road.  A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from those lots and campus from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To aid with traffic management, the University asks that departments instruct vendors to assist by not delivering to campus until after noon on August 23; vendors are asked to park only in designated parking spaces and to remove their own trash from campus. Delivery vehicles larger than a box truck should not plan to enter campus on August 23 due to limited parking and increased traffic. Deliveries taking place on August 25 thru 27 should expect slower travel due to limited parking and increased traffic as well.

The University is committed to making the move-in experience the best possible time for our students and their families, and as convenient as possible for faculty and staff. Thank you in advance for your assistance and flexibility as we welcome the newest Demon Deacons to campus!

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations


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