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Proposals awarded: Fogel and Messier

Fogel

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

Denlinger

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

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

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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.