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Wilkinson receives Best Book Award

Betina Wilkinson, assistant professor of politics and international affairs, was presented with the Best Book Award for Inter-Race Relations at the Sept. 2 annual meeting of the Racial and Ethnic Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

Wilkinson’s book is entitled, “Partner or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black and White Relations in the 21st Century.” It was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2015.

Her research has been published in several political science and multidisciplinary journals.  She joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2010.

Proposals funded: Beavers, Bonin, Carroll, Rejeski

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Beavers

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “MediFast for Seniors Study” has been funded by (a private sponsor).

 

 

Keith Bonin

Bonin

Congratulations to Keith Bonin, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Predicting therapy-induced leukemia in breast cancer patients [Cayuse 16-0040]” has been funded by the Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

 

 

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations for David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Sustainable Water Purification” has been funded by the NASA and by [subaward/subcontract from] Streamline Automation (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients (CLIP-OA)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01AG050725-01A1 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Ohio State University (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Proposals funded: Anderson, Brubaker, Messier

T. Michael Anderson

Anderson

Congratulations to Michael Anderson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Fire, Fear and Foraging: Understanding Multi-trophic Interactions in a Savanna Foodweb” has been funded by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

Peter Brubaker

Brubaker

Congratulations to Pete Brubaker, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Transition from risk factors to early HF: Prevalence, pathogenesis, and phenomics (MESA 6)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

Stephen Messier

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Congratulations to Steve Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities with Arthritis in North Carolina (WE-CAN)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5U01AR068658-02.

Faculty publications: August 2016 update

Bennett, Arnold, Author, & Saloman, Randi, Ed. (English). Grand Babylon Hotel: A Fantasia on Modern Times (Broadview Editions series). Broadview Press. August 2016.

 

Voss Roberts, Michelle, Ed. (Divinity). Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection (Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions series). Fordham University Press. August 2016.

 

Whaples, Robert M., Christopher J. Coyne, & Michael C. Munger, Eds. (Economics). Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? Independent Institute. August 2016.

Locklair’s ‘Gloria’ CD released, available on campus, too

Dan Locklair

Dan Locklair

Wake Forest Professor of Music Dan Locklair’s “Gloria (Sacred Choral Works)” CD is now available worldwide.  At Wake Forest, the newly-released CD is sold at the University’s Bookstore.  It is also easily available online through various sources for recordings.

Available from England’s Convivium Records, the CD was recorded in the U.K. and features performances by Sospiri, Winchester College Chapel Choir and The Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir, with conductors Christopher Watson and Malcolm Archer.

“This CD brings together pieces composed with texts that come from across the liturgical year,” according to an official announcement for the recording.

Locklair, who is also composer-in-residence at Wake Forest, has composed music that is widely performed throughout the U.S. and around the world.  His catalog includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral compositions.

Other recent choral CDs include “Requiem,” recorded by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem with members of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and “Tapestries, Choral Music of Dan Locklair.”

Montague wins American Accounting Association award

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This is a guest post from the School of Business:

Norma Montague, assistant professor of accounting in Wake Forest’s School of Business, received the Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award at the AAA annual meeting in New York City on August 10. Montague, at the far left in the photo, co-authored “Witnessing Your Own Cognitive Bias: A Compendium of Classroom Exercises” with Rebecca G. Fay of East Carolina University. The award is presented to the best paper published each calendar year.

The case contains a collection of exercises that enables faculty members to teach students how to identify bias in their own judgements. It highlights five frequently occurring biases that may cloud business judgements, using psychology literature to spark student interest.

AAA is an organization of more than 7,000 members around the world and is celebrating its centennial year.

August 2016 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones for August 2016: Continue reading »

Proposals funded: Carroll, Jurchescu, Rejeski

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor physics, whose proposal entitled “Exploring topological insulators for flexible/conformal power harvesters” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

 

 

Jurchescu

Jurchescu

Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Carrier Transport in Organometal Halide Perovskite Devices [Cayuse 16-0020]” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Intervening on sedentary behavior to prevent weight regain 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).

 

MTV series on controversial cases to feature Wake Forest faculty

A new MTV television series, “Unlocking the Truth,” is expected to feature Wake Forest faculty in an examination of a criminal case that has involved the School of Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Interviews for the new documentary series were filmed, in part, at Wake Forest for an episode focused on Kalvin Michael Smith, a man from Winston-Salem convicted in the assault of Jill Marker at a Winston-Salem retail business.  Smith is incarcerated at a North Carolina prison.

The series premieres at 11 p.m. Aug. 17.  The case associated with Smith is introduced in the first episode, but is examined closely in the second episode.

Some of the filming occurred at the offices of the Innocence and Justice Clinic at the School of Law in Worrell Professional Center.  The center is directed by Mark Rabil, who is among those interviewed for the series.

More information is available on the School of Law website.

Faculty publications: July updates

Coates, Benjamin Allen. (History). Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press. July 2016.

Yamane, David. (Sociology). Handbook of Religion and Society. Springer. June 2016.