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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.

July 2014 comings and goings

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Faculty milestones for August 2014

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Hallberg to teach drawing class at SECCA

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents “Ways of Looking: Summer Drawing Retreat” on Thursday, Aug. 14. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at SECCA. Registration is required.

Wake Forest University professor and artist Leigh Ann Hallberg will lead the workshop on observational drawing. “The retreat will focus not only on the artist’s relationship with subject matter,” say Hallberg, “but also on the subject matter’s relationship with materials and methodologies.” Chiaroscuro, careful observation, blind drawing, visual communication and line quality are a few of the topics that will be discussed throughout the evening.

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Proposals awarded: Fogel and Messier

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Fogel

Stephen Messier

Messier

Congratulations to Daniel Fogel, executive professor of strategy and director of the Masters of Sustainability program, whose proposal entitled “Food-Energy-Water Nexus Casebook for the Virtual Conservation College: A Project with the World Wildlife Fund” has been funded by the World Wildlife Fund.

Congratulations to Stephen Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pain Management in Osteoarthritis: Clinical Benefits and Cost Effectiveness” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R01AR064320-02 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Brigham and Women’s Hospital (WFU funding agency).

Phillips named associate dean for working professional programs

matthew.phillips.150x150Wake Forest University School of Business is pleased to announce Matthew T. Phillips has been named associate dean for working professional programs.

“Matthew brings a deep understanding of our working professional programs, as well as passion for these programs,” said Gordon McCray, vice dean of programs. “Given his multifaceted background and familiarity with our working professional offerings, I look forward to the diverse perspectives and creativity he will bring to his new position.”

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Working Professional MBA programs #1 in North Carolina and #20 in the nation and Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the program #27 in the nation. The part-time MBA program, designed for working professionals, is offered at Wake Forest’s main campus in Winston-Salem in the evening, and evenings and Saturdays at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center in Uptown.

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Proposals funded: Denlinger, Mitra, Thonhauser

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Denlinger

Ananda Mitra

Mitra

Timo Thonhauser

Thonhauser

Congratulations to Kyle Denlinger, assistant librarian, whose proposal entitled “RootsMOOC: A Massive Open Online Course for Genealogy Research” has been funded by the State Library of North Carolina.

Congratulations to Ananda Mitra, professor of communications, whose proposal entitled “Hospice needs Assessment” has been funded by the Hospice of the Piedmont.

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Kinetics and Reactivity in Metal Organic Framework Materials” has been funded by the US Department of Energy and the University of Texas-Dallas (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: Beavers, Carroll, Soriano

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Beavers

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Intentional Weight Reduction and Physical and Cognitive Function” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Partnership for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research – Technology Translation Graphenated-Carbon Nanotube (g-CNT) Composites for a Miniature, Fiber-Integrated Spectroscopy Light Source” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Duke University (WFU funding agency).

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Soriano

Congratulations to Christina Soriano, associate professor of theatre and dance, whose proposal entitled “Improvisational Dance Workshop for People with Parkinson’s Disease” has been funded by the National Parkinson Foundation.

 

Wake Forest hosting two national foreign language groups

Mary Lynn Redmond

Redmond

Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27, Wake Forest will host two national groups for their summer leadership meeting — the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL) and the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NCSSFL). Both are member groups of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, of which Professor of Education Mary Lynn Redmond is president.

Approximately 50 participants from all over the U.S. will be visiting campus.

Guests will arrive Thursday and attend a reception in the Magnolia Room where Provost Rogan Kersh and Associate Dean of Admissions Kevin Pittard will be present to welcome some of the top leaders and scholars in the field of foreign language education.

June 2014 comings and goings

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