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Wake Forest campus parking lot closures Thursday – Saturday

A message from Facilities and Campus Services on parking lot closures 

Here is a link to the campus parking map for reference to parking locations noted below.

Thursday, Sept. 18

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Friday, Sept. 19

  • Parking Lot B will be closed all day.
  • Parking Lot N will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot N prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.
  • Parking Lot A will be closed at 3 p.m. Vehicles that are already parked in Lot A prior to 3 p.m. will not need to be moved.

Saturday, Sept. 20

  • Lot N will be closed all day.

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Silman to speak at Tech Briefing

Miles Silman

Silman

Biology professor Miles Silman is one of 10 speakers to present at the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Tech Briefing on Thursday, Sept. 18. The Tech Briefing will be held at the Benton Convention Center from 8 to 10 a.m.

Silman, whose work focuses on plant-climate relationships, will discuss the use of drones to research and model the environmental impact of climate change.

The Tech Briefing is an entertaining, informative and fast-moving event open to the public and appealing to a broad audience. Presenters from a diverse range of local companies and organizations, from new start-up ventures to long-established existing companies, speak for just five minutes about their innovative technologies, designs and products.

The Tech Briefing is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Chairs, dance and Parkinson’s Disease

chrisina.soriano.200x200Chairs, dance and Parkinson’s Disease will come together Sunday, Sept. 14, in Dancing with Parkinson’s: Choreography for the Seated Position at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Led by Wake Forest dance professor Christiana Soriano, and performed by the participants of her Dancing with Parkinson’s class, the event will explore how improvisational dance in the seated position affects movement in people with Parkinson’s.

“We are looking at how chairs serve us in different and complex ways,” Soriano said. “The chair enables them to take greater risk with movement.”

Soriano began her Parkinson’s research in 2012 when she began a study that looked at the way improvisational dance intervention changed balance and mobility in adults with Parkinson’s. She led patients with Parkinson’s in dance on a weekly basis throughout the study. After the study ended, Soriano continued to hold weekly classes at the request of her participants.

The performance is presented in association with The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design, Reynolda House’s current exhibition. Learn more about Dancing with Parkinson’s: Choreography for the Seated Position on Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s website.

Faculty publications: August

Escott, Paul. (History). Lincoln’s Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle Over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era. University of Virginia Press. August 2014.

Young, Julian, Ed. (Philosophy). Individual and Community in Nietzsche’s Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. August 2014.

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Gaylord May dies

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By Kerry King (’85), Wake Forest Magazine

For decades, the May brothers — identical twins Gaylord and Graham — were synonymous with mathematics at Wake Forest.

J. Gaylord May, who retired in 2009 after teaching for 48 years, died on Aug. 30 in Columbia, S.C. He was 81. He was among the longest serving professors in Wake Forest history.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 8, at Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Winston-Salem. The family will receive guests after the service. He is survived by two sons, Michael and Gordon; and four grandchildren.

The May brothers began teaching at Wake Forest in 1961. Their similar appearance often confused students. One way students could tell them apart: Gaylord May smoked a cigar or cigarettes; his brother smoked a pipe.

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WFU welcomes alumna Malika Roman Isler as Director of Wellbeing

Malika Roman Isler with her family.

Malika Roman Isler relaxes with her family.

Malika Roman Isler (’99) has been named Wake Forest’s first Director of Wellbeing.

A doctoral level-trained health scientist, Roman Isler is currently a research administrator and faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will begin her new role on Oct. 1 with more than 10 years of experience integrating research and programming, developing strategic plans that guide health and wellbeing initiatives, and defining assessment tools to ensure research and program effectiveness.

Roman Isler brings a strong working knowledge of wellbeing as the intersection of emotional, social, physical, financial, occupational, spiritual, intellectual and environmental dimensions of life. At Wake Forest, she will be responsible for coordinating and developing programming for the various aspects of the University’s transformative new approach to wellbeing called “Thrive.” Equal parts education and inspiration, the campus-wide effort – which will be kicked off on Friday, Sept. 5 – aims to give students, faculty and staff the skills, knowledge and perspective to live healthier, balanced lives.

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Does your research impact healthcare in NC? Grants available

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After a $3 million gift to support Wake Forest’s new campus-wide approach to health and wellbeing, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is offering grants to Wake Forest for research supporting the development of creative solutions to health care challenges.

BCBSNC has generously provided funding for a multi-year faculty research grant program on the Reynolda Campus. The primary focus of this award is to support the development of high impact, externally funded creative research approaches to address current problems in modern health care in North Carolina. Preliminary or pilot data are not required to apply. These funds can be used to support new aims of already existing sponsored projects.

Please send the Letter of Intent as an attachment to Susan Edwards (edwardss@wfu.edu) by Sept. 19. Contact Associate Provost of Research, Bruce King at 336- 758-5774 (or Susan Edwards at 336-758-4189) for questions or additional information.

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Exterior window washing scheduled

Message from Facilities and Campus Services

Facilities and Campus Services is pleased to announce a new three (3) year contract for exterior window washing. The following buildings are scheduled for Phase I of the contract:

Dance Studio
Scales Fine Arts Center
Starling Hall
Byrum Welcome Center and Admissions
Winston Hall
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Presidents House
Olin Physical Laboratory
Salem Hall

Donnie Adams will be scheduling the work and will answer any questions or concerns. You may reach him at 336-758-4599.

ACA names National Award after Gladding

Sam GladdingThe American Counseling Association (ACA), the world’s largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings with over 55,000 members, has set up a new award in honor of Professor of Counseling Samuel T. Gladding (’67, MAEd ’71).

The award will be called the Samuel T. Gladding Unsung Heroes Award and will recognize professional counseling practitioners who often serve without any type of peer recognition.

The first individual to receive the Gladding Award will be announced in March, 2015, at the ACA National Awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. The award carries an honorarium of $1,000.

Gladding is a past president of the American Counseling Association and a past chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation. He served as chair of the counseling department from January 2003, when the department was established, until July 2014.

Faculty and staff publications: July updates

Faculty Publications

Dinan, John. (Politics & International Affairs). The Virginia State Constitution, 2nd ed. (Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States). Oxford University Press. April 2014.

Hughey, Matthew W., & Gregory S. Parks. (School of Law). The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama. New York University Press. May 2014.

Young, Julian. (Philosophy). The Death of God and the Meaning of Life, 2nd ed. Routledge. May 2014.

Staff Publication

Brittenham, Greg (Athletics), & Daniel Taylor. Conditioning to the Core. Human Kinetics. June 2014.