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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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Proposals funded: Muday, Silman, King, Beavers, Marsh

Congratulations to Gloria K. Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Ethylene Signaling and Transcriptional Networks that Control Root Development” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Miles R. Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Monitoring Protected Areas in Peru to Increase Forest Resilience to Climate Change” has been funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Leeds (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Oxidation Sensing Probes to Evaluate Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lung Jury” 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 Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Effect of Exercise Modality During Weight Loss on Bone Health in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congratulations to Anthony P. Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation and Neuromuscular Function in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Faculty highlighted in Music Carolina SummerFest

Wake Forest arts faculty will be highlighted in the 2017 Music Carolina SummerFest, which includes several programs on the University’s campus and is co-directed by Jacqui Carrasco, professor of music.

The festival starts Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Carrasco and music faculty members Peter Kairoff and Evan Richey performing youthful works of Beethoven in the Byrum Welcome Center.

On Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Music Carolina SummerFest continues in Brendle Hall with “The Patsy Project” directed by dance faculty members Christina Soriano and Jessie Laurita-Spanglet. The work will feature live performances of the music of Patsy Cline and an intergenerational cast of professional and community dancers, including adults with Parkinson’s disease and children from Wake Forest’s community ballet program.

For more information and tickets, please visit http://musiccarolina.org/.

21 faculty members to serve as fellows in residence halls

Twenty-one University faculty members will serve as faculty fellows in first-year residence halls in 2017-18.

The faculty fellows program increases faculty-student engagement by promoting informal, regular interactions between students and faculty in the residence halls for first-year students. The program fosters exceptional faculty-student engagement and helps to educate the whole person through enriching the intellectual, cultural, and social lives of the first-year students.

Faculty Fellows work closely with first-year residents throughout the academic year, creating programs, hosting dinners and interacting with students in their assigned residence halls.

2017-18 faculty fellows:

Angelou

Barbara Lentz, senior fellow (School of Law)
John Friedenberg (Theatre and Dance)
Jed Macosko (Physics)

Babcock

Erica Still, senior fellow (English)
Michael Lamb (University Scholar)
Al Claiborne (Chemistry)

Bostwick

John Llewellyn, senior fellow (Communication)
Teresa Sanhueza (Spanish and Italian)
Sam Beck (School of Business)

Collins

Melissa Jenkins, senior fellow (English)
Eric Carlson (Physics)
Molly Knight (German and Russian)

Johnson

Ananda Mitra, senior fellow (Communication)
Swati Basu (Physics)
Brian Calhoun (Counseling)

Luter

Mark Scholl, senior fellow (Counseling)
Darlene May (Spanish and Italian)
Bernadine Barnes (Art)

South

Ron Von Burg, senior fellow (Communication)
Alessandra Von Burg (Communication)
Paul Jones (Chemistry)

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