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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

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in June 2014.

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July 2014 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones in July 2014:

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Proposals funded: Dan Johnson, Erik Johnson, Gary Miller

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

Gary Miller

Miller

Congratulations to Dan Johnson, associate teacher professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Project SEARCH” has been funded by the North Carolina AHEC.

Congratulations to Erik Johnson, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Dissection of Signaling Networks Maintaining Metabolic Homeostasis” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Gary Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Exercise in the workplace: Effect of an exercise desk in an office setting on workers’ physical & mental health” has been funded by the Northwest AHEC.

Proposals funded: Alexander, Guthold and Jones

Alexander

Alexander

Martin Guthold

Guthold

Jones

Jones

Congratulations to Rebecca Alexander, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Beckman Scholars Program” has been funded by the Beckman Foundation.

Congratulations to Martin Guthold, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Lab-on-Bead Enabled Next-Generation Sequencing for Cancer Drug Discovery” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NanoMedica LLC (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Amanda Jones, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Mechanism as a Driving Force in Gold (l) Catalyzed Alkyne Functionalizations” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Faculty publications: June update

This includes Reynolda campus faculty books – and one sound recording:

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, 6th ed. Pearson. June 2014.

Jenkins, Melissa Shields. (English). Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907. Ashgate. June 2014.

Locklair, Dan. (Music). Tapestries – Choral Music of Dan Locklair [CD recording]. Performed by The Choral Art Society, conducted by Robert Russell, and Bel Canto Company, led by David Pegg. MSR Classics. June 2014.

Palmiter, Alan R. (School of Law). Securities Regulation, 6th ed. (Examples and Explanations series). Wolters Kluwer Law and Business. April 2014.

Palmiter, Alan R., Frank Partnoy, & Amy D. Westbrook (School of Law). Corporations: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd ed. (Interactive Casebook series). West Academic Publishing. April 2014.

Venegas, José Luis. (Romance Languages).  Transatlantic Correspondence: Modernity, Epistolarity, and Literature in Spain and Spanish America, 1898-1992 (Transoceanic series). Ohio State University Press. April 2014.

Proposals funded: Fahrbach, Jennings, Rejeski

Susan Fahrbach

Fahrbach

Congratulations to Reynolds Professor of Biology Susan Fahrbach, whose proposal entitled “Allatrotropic actions on insulin in honey bees” has been funded by the National Science Foundation. 

Jennings

Jennings

Congratulations to Janine Jennings, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “LIFE DMAQC” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LIFE DMAQC (Data Management, Analysis and Quality Control Center)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences.

 

Faculty proposals: Alexander, Dos Santos, Williams

Alexander

Alexander

Dos Santos

Dos Santos

Williams

Williams

Congratulations to Rebecca Alexander, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Dissecting catalytic features of diverse methionyl-tRNA synthetase enzymes” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Patricia Dos Santos, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Target specificity of cysteine desulfurase in Bacillus subtilis” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Richard T. Williams, Reynolds professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Physics of Scintillator Nonproportionality” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (WFU funding agency).

Department of Communication faculty highlights

From awards to publications to presentations, the Department of Communication has written a roundup of faculty news to share:

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‘Living in the Overlap’ wins 2014 Audience Award

Mary Dalton

Dalton

Hill

Hill

 

“Living in the Overlap,” a documentary co-directed by Mary M. Dalton and Cindy Hill, won the 2014 Audience Award for Best Short Film at The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto.

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards are voted on by its fans. Founded in 2000 and featuring unique categories, the annual prize has become a favorite of a community that thrives on the energy of it’s audiences.