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January 2017 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones in January 2017:

1 Year

Peter Santago; Professor; Computer Science

5 Years

Frederic Fries Bahnson; Director/Professor; Divinity School
Jennifer Lindsey Rogers; Assistant Professor; Counseling

30 Years

Douglas Beets; Professor; WFUSB-Instruction
Mark E. Welker; Professor; Chemistry

45 Years

George K. Walker; Professor; Law: Instruction

Faculty books: December 2016 updates

Anderson, David R., Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffrey D. Camm, & James J. Cochran. (Business). Statistics for Business & Economics, 13th ed. Cengage. February 2016.

Baliga, Ram B., & Timo Santalainen. (Business). Escaping Business as Usual: Rethinking Strategy. Talentum Pro. June 2016.

 Coates, David. (Politics & International Affairs). The Progressive Case Stalled. Library Partners Press. December 2016.

West, Page. (Business). Strategic Management: Value Creation, Sustainability, and Performance, 4th ed. Riderwood Publishing [self-published]. July 2016.

Anthony Atala named 2016 Innovator of the Year

atala-350x175Dr. Anthony Atala, leader of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), has been named 2016 Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine. He also recently received a Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award in life sciences for his efforts to construct living organs using 3-D printing technology.

In the Richard H. Dean Biomedical Research Building on the southern end of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C., Atala and his team of researchers are creating living human tissues and organs.

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, home to Wake Forest University’s new academic programs in the biomedical sciences will literally and figuratively bring medical and liberal arts education together. Known as Wake Downtown, the new satellite campus opens next month in one of the nation’s fastest growing innovation parks.

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Proposals funded: Anderson, Gengler, Kiang, Rejeski

T. Michael Anderson

Anderson

Congratulations to Michael Anderson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Environmental Monitoring of the Serengti Ecosystem” has been funded by The Grumeti Fund and by [subaward/subcontract from] The University of Glasgow (WFU funding agency).

 

Amanda Gengler

Gengler

Congratulations to Amanda Gengler, assistant professor of sociology, whose proposal entitled “Turning Science Fiction into “Science Fact:” Selling the Promise of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” has been funded by the American Sociological Association (ASA).

 

Lisa Kiang

Kiang

Congratulations to Lisa Kiang, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Gratitude, Well-being, and the Decline of Materialism; A Cross-cultural Study of Character Formation in Children and Adolescents” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation and by [subaward/subcontract from] UNC-Greensboro (WFU funding agency).

 

Jack 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 by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Faculty publications: November 2016 updates

Jayawickreme, Eranda, & Laura E.R. Blackie. (Psychology). Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship: A Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth (SpringerBriefs in Psychology). Springer. November 2016.

Overing, Gillian R. (English), & Ulrike Wiethaus (Religion), Eds. American/Medieval: Nature and Mind in Cultural Transfer. V&R Unipress. October 2016.

Smith-Ruiz, Dorothy, Sherri Lawson Clark, & Marcia J. Watson, Eds. (Anthropology). Contemporary African American Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge. November 2016.

Comings and goings for November 2016

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in November 2016:

 Comings

Beale, Seth William; Tutor; Athletics: Student Athletes Svcs
Black, Kathy C; Protection Officer; Reynolda House: Security
Fleet, Gary Norman; Truck Driver; Athletics: Football
Jordan, Christopher Derrick; Director; Reynolda House: Public Programs
Madenyika, Tanyaradzwa Beverley; Coordinator; Law: LL.M. Program
McNear, Marla Lenise; Procurement Specialist II; Procurement Services
Merrill, Kimberly Himan; Director; WFUSB-Charlotte Program Admin
Ramsey, Mary Anne; Protection Officer; Reynolda House: Security
Rice, Diahann Carol; Administrative Assistant; Advancement: Divinity Sch Develop
Siverson, Dawn Michelle; Operations Manager; Real Estate
Watson, Golden Alan; Service Technician II; FACS: Maintenance & Utilities Oper.
Wicker, Preston B; Communications Officer; University Police
Womack, Katherine Lee; Assistant Director; Reynolda House: Collections Mgt
Wray, Leigh Anne; Administrative Assistant; College: Academic Support

Goings

Connelly, Belinda F.; FACS: Custodial Services
Espenschied, Thomas M.; Reynolda House: Event/Program Mgmt
Gibson, Felicia Ann; Graylyn: Food Services
Gomersall, Daryl ; Graylyn: Admin & General
Quinn, Laura J; History
Shah, Lopa Bansi; WFDD – Development
Sheff, Catherine E.; President’s Home

 

 

Levy participates in Beethoven conference in Jerusalem

Wake Forest University holds its annual Founders' Day Convocation in Wait Chapel on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Professor of Music and Associate Dean for Faculty Governance David Levy receives the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service.

Recently, Professor of Music and Beethoven scholar David Levy joined international scholars and musicians in Jerusalem, Israel, for a three-day conference.  Titled “Beethoven’s Creative Vision: Journeys and Worlds,” the conference focused on Ludwig van Beethoven’s major instrumental works.

Levy, author of “Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony,” taught a string-quartet seminar at the conference. He has been engaged in Beethoven scholarship throughout his academic career.

The conference was held at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies on Hebrew University’s Givat Ram campus.

The Jerusalem Post published a story about the conference and quoted Levy substantially.

“No other composer speaks to my intellect and soul in equal measure as Beethoven does with his music,” Levy is quoted as saying in The Jerusalem Post.

In the piece, Levy is reported as lamenting the lack of awareness of Beethoven by students in the United States’ school systems.

November 2016 staff and faculty milestones

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Comings and goings for October 2016

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Proposals funded: Kugler, Nixon, O’Day, Plemmons

Congratulations to Sara Kugler, director of external partnerships & initiatives at the Anna Julia Cooper Center, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: AGEP Transformation Alliance: Bridging the PhD to Postdoc to Faculty Transitions for Women of Color in STEM” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Pat Nixon, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pre-natal Events, Post-natal Consequences II (Competitive Renewal)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Gail O’Day, dean and professor of the School of Divinity, whose proposal entitled “Financial Well-Being for Pastoral Leaders” has been funded by the Lilly Endowment.

Congratulations to Bob Plemmons, professor of mathematics and statistics, whose proposal entitled “Innovations in Statistical Image Analysis and Applications to 3D Imaging for Improved SSA” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by [subaward/subcontract from] University of New Mexico (WFU funding agency).