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Faculty Books: December 2017

Miller, Christian B. (Philosophy). The Character Gap: How Good Are We? (Philosophy in Action series). Oxford. December 2017.

Ragsdale, Bruce, & Page West. (Business). George Washington: Innovative Farmer & Businessman. George Washington Leadership Institute. October 2017.

Voss Roberts, Michelle. (Divinity). Body Parts: A Theological Anthropology. Fortress Press. December 2017.

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Plageman awarded 2018 NEH fellowship

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced, recently, that it has awarded a fellowship to Nate Plageman, associate professor of history, to support his completion of a book currently titled “State Planning and City Life in Western Ghana, 1900-1970.”  His was one of 74 fellowships for 2018 announced by the NEH.

According to the NEH, fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.  Recipients usually produce articles, mongraphs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities.

Plageman said the book he is writing “is a longitudinal study of Sekondi-Takoradi, a small coastal settlement that became the West African nation of Ghana’s principal port and first ‘planned city.'”

“I am deeply honored to receive an NEH Fellowship,” Plageman said.  “With its support, I hope to help people see how present-day urban environments, including Sekondi-Takoradi, are contested settings with long histories. This is particularly important in regards to African cities, which are often characterized as “chaotic” locales that have failed to develop on pace with their non-African counterparts.”

Plageman added that stereotypes about Africa and Africans have played a part in making “it too easy to ignore how past efforts to ‘develop’ them have gone awry or even led to conditions that subsequent planning efforts sought to fix. More importantly, it prevents us from thinking about the aspirations and efforts of ordinary people and the ways in which they have actively made—not passively occupied—the urban landscapes in which they live.”

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Proposals funded: Soriano, Berry

Congratulations to Christina Soriano, director of dance and associate professor of dance, whose proposal entitled “A Randomized Trial of Dance on Mood, Balance and Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Michael Berry, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “The Effects of Chronic Dietary Nitration Supplementation on Constant Work Rate Exercise  in High Functioning Middle Aged and Older Adults” has been funded by Isagenix International LLC.

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Complimentary basketball tickets offered for faculty, staff for Dec. 23 game

Wake Forest Athletics will provide complimentary tickets to faculty and staff and their families at the men’s basketball game on Dec. 23 when the Demon Deacons play the University of Tennessee.

The game is set for 12:30 p.m. at the Coliseum.

On the day of the game, complimentary tickets will be distributed beginning at 11 a.m. at tables marked Faculty/Staff in the Coliseum’s main lobby at the East entrance.  Complimentary t-shirts will be given to faculty and staff, too, as long as the shirt supply lasts..

Staff and faculty, including retirees, may come to the tables and show their Wake Forest ID to request the number of tickets needed for their family.  Athletics staff will distribute tickets at that time.

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Faculty Books: November 2017

Coates, David, Ed. (Politics & International Affairs). Reflections on the Future of the Left (Building Progressive Alternatives series). Agenda Publishing. November 2017.

Persels, Jeff, Kendall Tarte, & George Hoffman, Eds. (French). Itineraries in French Renaissance Literature: Essays for Mary B. McKinley (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions series; Andrew Colin Grow, Series Ed.). Brill. November 2017.

Roniger, Luis, Leonardo Senkman, Saul Sosnowski, & Mario Sznajder. (Politics & International Affairs). Exile, Diaspora, and Return: Changing Cultural Landscapes in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Oxford. November 2017.

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