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November 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in November 2014:

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December 2014: Faculty and staff milestones

Annemarie Buwalda, a faculty assistant in the law school, is celebrating 25 years at Wake Forest! See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for December 2014.

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Marsh appointed one of seven Associate Reporters

t_marshWake Forest Law Professor Tanya Marsh has been appointed as one of seven Associate Reporters to work on the first comprehensive Restatement of Property Law for the American Law Institute (ALI).

The Institute, through a careful and deliberative process, publishes restatements of various law and propositions for legal reform. The purpose of a restatement is to provide clarity for courts as to the meaning of different laws. Marsh will have primary responsibility for the volume entitled “Titles and Transfers,” which will tentatively include title recording, real estate transactions and mortgages.

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November faculty publications

Cunningham, Patricia M., & James W. Cunningham. (Education). Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards: 20 Lesson Frameworks for Elementary Grades. Solution Tree. August 2014.

Leonard, Bill J. (Divinity). A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the United States. Abingdon Press. November 2014.

Wiethaus, Ulrike. (Religion). German Mysticism and the Politics of Culture (American University Studies – Theology and Religion series). Peter Lang. September 2014.

Young, Julian. (Philosophy). The Philosophies of Richard Wagner. Lexington Books. September 2014.

Wake Foresters attend international climate change conference

Miles Silman

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Justin Catanoso

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An important international conference on climate change is taking place in Lima, Peru and Wake Forest University has three distinguished voices in attendance.

The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) is taking place Dec. 1-12.

Justin Catanoso, director of Wake Forest’s journalism program, is a freelance journalist who covers environmental and climate change issues. His reporting is sponsored in part by the Wake Forest Center on Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C. He is producing stories for WFDD, National Geographic NewsWatch, BusinessInsider.com and the Pulitzer Center.

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E-learning at Wake Forest: A Q&A with Kyle Denlinger

kyle.denlinger.175x200The concept of learning is typically thought of as something that happens with strictly tangible objects— with books and papers in a brick-and-mortar building. But with the advent of educational technology, education that is translated through the internet— otherwise known as e-learning— is rapidly gaining pace, not necessarily as a complete replacement for conventional learning, but a supplement to it.

Q: Vision 2020: Charting a Course for Academic Computing at Wake Forest makes three overall recommendations regarding teaching and learning- to align resources, focus our efforts and commit to innovative learning spaces. Where and how does e-learning fit into that?

A: E-learning happens all the time both in and out of the classroom. Professors who deliver content electronically outside of class or who use collaborative or instructional technologies to enhance their face-to-face instruction are engaging their students in at least some form of e-learning. Students who supplement their learning by seeking out materials like YouTube videos or other openly-accessible educational resources are engaging in a kind of informal e-learning. It’s a reality that these technologies are changing how many of us teach and how all of our students learn.

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Holiday concerts to include compositions by Locklair

Professor and Wake Forest’s Composer-in-Residence Dan Locklair’s “Canzona for the Music Makers” for 15 players will be performed by the University Orchestra with David Hagy conducting tonight, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Locklair’s “O Magnum Mysterium” (from his Three Christmas Motets), will be performed by the University Concert Choir, led by Brian Gorelick, on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

“Canzona for the Music Makers” was commissioned by the Charlotte Symphony as part of the orchestra’s educational partnership with the school. More about the music and the project is available here.

Three Christmas Motets, which were recorded and broadcast (BBC Radio 3) by the BBC Singers last December, is one of Locklair’s most popular choral works. The piece was originally composed for and has been dedicated to the Wake Forest Concert Choir and Brian Gorelick.

Both performances will be held in Brendle Recital Hall and the events are free and open to the public.

5 Wake Foresters named to list of Triad’s most influential people

hatch.mostinfluential.300x175President Nathan Hatch and four other Wake Forest leaders have been recognized among the “Triad’s Most Influential People.” The Triad Business Journal’s special publication, now in its 10th edition, is devoted to recognizing the importance of the region’s pivotal leaders.

The following have been named to the list:

  • Anthony Atala, Director of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; and Chairman, Department of Urology, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • David Carroll, Director of Wake Forest’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials and Professor of Physics
  • Nathan Hatch, President, Wake Forest University
  • John McConnell, CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Eric Tomlinson, Chief Innovation Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and President, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

The Triad Business Journal chooses individuals who have made leadership — in their organization and in their community — a priority. Leaders on this list have given sacrificially of their time, talents and resources to make a difference in this region.

Thonhauser to lead program at SciWorks on alternative fuels

Timo Thonhauser

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Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, will conduct an interactive outreach program at SciWorks science museum Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 -10 a.m. to teach school children about using alternative fuels like hydrogen. One of the highlights is a hydrogen fuel cell car that allows students to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen to form a gas that will power the car across the floor. Students from local and regional schools will be in attendance.

Thonhauser is a condensed matter theorist whose research is supported by a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which recognizes a select few junior faculty nationwide who excel as teacher-scholars.

Roniger serves on international academic committee

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Roniger

Luis Roniger served on the international academic committee of the University of the Republic (Uruguay) and the National University of La Plata (Argentina) organizing the Second International Congress on Southern Cone Exile, held in Montevideo on Nov. 5-7.

He was also invited by the Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to participate in a central panel on the politics of memory and human rights at the IX Meetings of the ABCP held on Aug. 4-7 in Brasilia.

Roniger has published the book Destierro y exilio en América Latina. Nuevos estudios y avances teóricos (University Press of Buenos Aires – EUDEBA, September 2014) and co-authored “Tres estudios sobre el exilio. Condición humana, experiencia histórica y significación política (Madrid: EDAF and Mexico: Universidad de Puebla, September 2014).