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Proposals funded: Dan Johnson, Erik Johnson, Gary Miller

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

Gary Miller

Miller

Congratulations to Dan Johnson, associate teacher professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH” has been funded by the North Carolina AHEC.

Congratulations to Erik Johnson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Dissection of Signaling Networks Maintaining Metabolic Homeostasis” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Gary Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Exercise in the workplace: Effect of an exercise desk in an office setting on workers’ physical & mental health” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Proposals funded: Alexander, Guthold and Jones

Alexander

Alexander

Martin Guthold

Guthold

Jones

Jones

Congratulations to Rebecca Alexander, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Beckman Scholars Program” has been funded by the Beckman Foundation.

Congratulations to Martin Guthold, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Lab-on-Bead Enabled Next-Generation Sequencing for Cancer Drug Discovery” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NanoMedica LLC (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Amanda Jones, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Mechanism as a Driving Force in Gold (l) Catalyzed Alkyne Functionalizations” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Chinese Pistache trees to be thinned

A message from Facilities and Campus Services

In an effort to create a more sustainable and pleasurable campus environment, Facilities and Campus Services, with the support of and in accordance with the bylaws of the Campus Tree Advisory Committee, will be thinning the existing row of Chinese Pistache trees along the north side of Lot E between the Library and Salem Hall.

The removal of every other tree will allow the light needed to establish grass on the bare eroding slope — preventing erosion of soil into the Lot E and the storm drains leading to Lake Katherine and Silas Creek. The remaining trees will also have more room to reach their full potential.

This work will occur during the week of July 21. If you have any questions,  contact David Davis at (336) 758-4622.

Faculty publications: June update

This includes Reynolda campus faculty books – and one sound recording:

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, 6th ed. Pearson. June 2014.

Jenkins, Melissa Shields. (English). Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907. Ashgate. June 2014.

Locklair, Dan. (Music). Tapestries – Choral Music of Dan Locklair [CD recording]. Performed by The Choral Art Society, conducted by Robert Russell, and Bel Canto Company, led by David Pegg. MSR Classics. June 2014.

Palmiter, Alan R. (School of Law). Securities Regulation, 6th ed. (Examples and Explanations series). Wolters Kluwer Law and Business. April 2014.

Palmiter, Alan R., Frank Partnoy, & Amy D. Westbrook (School of Law). Corporations: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd ed. (Interactive Casebook series). West Academic Publishing. April 2014.

Venegas, José Luis. (Romance Languages).  Transatlantic Correspondence: Modernity, Epistolarity, and Literature in Spain and Spanish America, 1898-1992 (Transoceanic series). Ohio State University Press. April 2014.

Sakai has new functionality, an updated look and feel

A message from Wake Forest University Information Systems

On July 5, 2014, Information Systems performed an upgrade to Sakai, Wake Forest University’s learning management system. Sakai has new functionality as well as an updated look and feel. Upgrades include improved features to the Resources, Gradebook, and Section Info tools as well as major additions and improvements to Lessons (which is now turned on by default), Test and Quizzes, Profile 2, Forums and Messages. Visit What’s New in Sakai 2.9 for more information.

A number of resources are available to help you navigate the new Sakai. Check out the Professional Development Center (PDC) for a list of Sakai related classes, find tips and how to’s on the Sakai page in help.wfu.edu, or contact your Instructional Technologist or technology support staff member.

Campus Kitchen needs summer volunteers

Image_1466_nkb5xamhSupport Campus Kitchen by volunteering for shifts during the summer. Volunteers are needed throughout each step of the process: cooking, produce redistribution and meal delivery.

All skill levels and ages are encouraged to participate. To view and sign up for shifts, visit the WFU Campus Kitchen website.

88.5 WFDD receives national awards, hires news director

WFDD.logo.forinside88.5 WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest University, has won three national awards for excellence in radio broadcasting.

The station received two awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), an organization committed to the highest standards of journalistic ethics and excellence, which recognizes the best of local public radio news in a wide array of categories, and one Gabriel Award from The Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals, which created the award in 1965 “to recognize outstanding artistic achievement in a television or radio program or series which entertains and enriches with a true vision or humanity and a true vision of life.”

Both are annual competitions. Continue reading »

Proposals funded: Fahrbach, Jennings, Rejeski

Susan Fahrbach

Fahrbach

Congratulations to Reynolds Professor of Biology Susan Fahrbach, whose proposal entitled “Allatrotropic actions on insulin in honey bees” has been funded by the National Science Foundation. 

Jennings

Jennings

Congratulations to Janine Jennings, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “LIFE DMAQC” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LIFE DMAQC (Data Management, Analysis and Quality Control Center)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences.

 

Parking lot and road closure information for July 7 – 13

A message from Facilities and Campus Services:

We wish to share the following parking and road closure information and provide parking recommendations/options for faculty and staff for Wed., July 9 through Sunday morning, July 13. These closures are being planned at a time that should cause the least disruption to faculty and staff parking choices.

Whenever parking lots are closed, we recommend alternative modes of transportation such as carpooling, bicycles or mass transit to reduce the demand for parking during these times.

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Faculty proposals: Alexander, Dos Santos, Williams

Alexander

Alexander

Dos Santos

Dos Santos

Williams

Williams

Congratulations to Rebecca Alexander, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Dissecting catalytic features of diverse methionyl-tRNA synthetase enzymes” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Patricia Dos Santos, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Target specificity of cysteine desulfurase in Bacillus subtilis” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Richard T. Williams, Reynolds professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Physics of Scintillator Nonproportionality” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (WFU funding agency).