June 20th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Freddie Salsbury, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Computational Biosciences from the Cancer Center Support Grant” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5P30CA012197-38 and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Daniel B. Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Effects of Nitric Oxide in Sickle Cell Blood” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R37HL058091-17.
June 19th, 2013 | Faculty News
Front row, from left: Ellen Makaravage, Doris Jones, Travis Manning; Standing: Dean Lynn Sutton
Congratulations to the 2013 ZSR Staff Recognition award winners!
- Travis Manning (Jill M. Tiefenthaler Employee of the Year Award)
- Ellen Makaravage (Helping Hands Award)
- Doris Jones (Unsung Heroine Award)
- Patty Strickland (Dedicated Deacon of the Year Award)
June 18th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in May 2013:
Cunningham, Patricia. (Education). What Really Matters in Vocabulary: Research-Based Practices Across the Curriculum, 2nd ed. Pearson. March 2013.
Parent, Anthony S., Jr. (History), & Ulrike Wiethaus (Religion), Eds. Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History. Peter Lang. April 2013.
Yamagishi, Takakazu, & Michael C. Pisapia. (Politics & International Affairs). American Politics from American and Japanese Perspectives. Daigaku Kyoiku Shuppan. March 2013.
June 17th, 2013 | Faculty News
Eileen Young (left) conducts the Salem Band.
The Winston-Salem Journal recently highlighted the work of Eileen Young with the Salem Band. Young is an instructor of clarinet, saxophone and woodwind ensembles in the department of music.
The Journal said: “An old band is flourishing under new leadership. The Salem Band, which was founded in 1771, has been growing steadily since Eileen M. Young took over as the group’s music director and conductor in 2011.”
Read the full story here »
The band holds concerts on select Tuesdays in Salem Square in Old Salem, starting at 7:30 p.m. The next concert, titled “Movies and Musicals,” will be June 18. Admission is free, and the audience can bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Find out more on the band’s website »
June 17th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, assistant professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “High-Conductivity in Binary Organic Single Crystals for Electronic Applications” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the UNC-Chapel Hill (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to William W. Fleeson, professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Integrating Process and Structure in Borderline Personality Disorder” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R01MH070571-07 REVISED.
Congratulations to Ellen Miller, associate professor of anthropology, whose proposal entitled “Paleontological exploration and excavation at Buluk, northern Kenya” has been funded by the Leakey Foundation.
June 13th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
Dan Locklair’s “Hail the Coming Day (A Festive Piece for Orchestra)” can be heard on WDAV (http://www.wdav.org/) on June 13 at 7 p.m. and June 16 at 3 p.m., as part of broadcasts of the recording of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s season-finale concert. Locklair is a professor of music and the composer-in-residence at Wake Forest.
The piece was commissioned by the City of Winston-Salem to celebrate its centennial.
Locklair said: “Completed in January 2013, this approximately five-minute composition is in one movement and consists of five short sections. Scored for a large orchestra of triple woodwinds, triple brass, strings and percussion, the composition takes its title from an 1876 speech given by one of early Winston’s most influential leaders, Robert Gray.”
June 13th, 2013 | Faculty News, Hot Topics
Chair and professor of counseling Samuel T. Gladding is sharing his expertise with educators and students in China during a month-long stay as a Fulbright Specialist scholar. In May and June, he is presenting a series of lectures and demonstrations regarding counseling theories and group work.
“It is an opportunity to share my knowledge, to further the counseling profession in a different country, and to learn more about Chinese culture,” said Gladding, who also went to Turkey in 2010 as a Fulbright Specialist.
Gladding has written numerous books, book chapters and articles on family therapy and other counseling topics. His most recent book, “Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession” (Prentice-Hall, 7th edition), has been translated into Chinese.
Fulbright Specialists are selected for short-term teaching opportunities by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright programs for the U.S. state department. Once accepted as a Fulbright Specialist, professors must then be invited to teach in a country. He was invited by Zhangzhou Normal University.
Gladding is the first Wake Forest faculty member to be named a Fulbright Specialist. A former president of the American Counseling Association, he was once cited as among the top 1 percent of contributors to the Journal of Counseling and Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association.
June 6th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
Associate professor Barbara Lentz has been selected by the third-year class to be honored with the Wake Forest University School of Law Student Bar Association’s 2013 Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award.
Lentz has been teaching writing, drafting and art law courses to JD and international LLM students for more than a decade. She has developed an art law capstone course, which will be tied to an externship placement next year, and she has taught Comparative Art Law in London and in the Cross Disciplinary Professional Development course in Nicaragua.
Lentz has been selected by the University to serve as a Faculty Fellow and by the Institute for Public Engagement as an ACE Fellow. She is a faculty adviser to the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and has been a coach to the ABA national moot court teams for several years.
Dean Blake D. Morant made the announcement during the law school’s Hooding Ceremony on May 19. Security officer Charlie Digerolamo, affectionately known as Officer “D,” was chosen as Staff Member of the Year.
Read more on the School of Law website »
June 5th, 2013 | Faculty News, Hot Topics
Assistant professor of physics Oana Jurchescu is breaking records and generating attention for the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials.
Her team’s paper “High Mobility Field-Effect Transistors with Versatile Processing from a Small-Molecule Organic Semiconductor” records the highest electric conductivity for spray-coated organic field effect transistors in the world to date.
Jurchescu and fellow paper co-author Yaochuan Mei, who is also Jurchescu’s graduate student, have been recognized by a slew of national and local media outlets for their work. Most recently on May 21, the Winston-Salem Journal ran an editorial specifically praising Jurchescu’s research as being a big part of Winston-Salem’s future. This story followed a Sunday business feature on recent work by Jurchescu’s Organic Electronics Group.
May 30th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
Mary Dalton and Cindy Hill have produced an new documentary about a local lesbian couple, High Point residents Pearl Berlin, a retired professor, and Lennie Gerber, a retired attorney, who have been together 46 years.
The documentary includes public and private moments in Lennie and Pearl’s lives using interviews, archival material and sequences shot during their efforts to defeat North Carolina’s antigay marriage amendment.
“Lennie and Pearl have compelling personal stories, which is part of what draws them together, and overlapping interests, which is part of what keeps them together,” writes Dalton in an online director’s statement. “A big part of their relationship is their shared commitment to social justice issues, which stretches back decades and is represented in this film mainly by their LGBT advocacy work.”
In addition to co-directors Dalton and Hill, Wake Forest filmmakers Sandra Dickson, Peter Gilbert and Cara Pilson worked on the documentary.
A sneak preview, “Lenny and Pearl: Living in the Overlap,” is set for June 1, 6:30 p.m., at UNC Greensboro’s Elliott University Center Auditorium. The screening is free and the event is open to the public.
The film trailer and bonus footage not found in the documentary is available on the film’s website.
The Wake Forest LGBTQ Center and the Film Studies Program will sponsor a sneak preview of “Living in the Overlap” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., at the Byrum Hall Auditorium.
Read more about “Living in the Overlap:” “Greensboro couple star in documentary” (Greensboro News & Record)