May 8th, 2014 | Faculty News
Professor and composer-in-residence Dan Locklair’s “Salem Sonata” for organ will be performed by world-renowned organist Marilyn Keiser on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center. The concert celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Old Salem’s 1800 Tannenberg Organ.
For more information, click here.
Locklair’s music is widely performed throughout the U.S. and around the world. His catalog includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral compositions.
More information about him, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.
May 6th, 2014 | Faculty News
Physics professor Dave Carroll’s proposal, “Organic Thermoelectrics: The Matrix Composite Approach,” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (WFU funding agency).
In health and exercise science, a proposal submitted by professors Tony Marsh and Jack Rejeski, “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Project (CLIP II),” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
May 5th, 2014 | Faculty News
The world premiere of Professor and Composer in Residence Dan Locklair’s, “Canzona for the Music Makers” was held at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte on Sunday, May 4.
“Canzona for the Music Makers” for chamber ensemble was commissioned in 2013 by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for the Northwest School of the Arts. The new piece was supported by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council.
Locklair worked closely with the students in preparing the piece, which has a secret stamp on the six-minute work — the school’s initials are used for a four-note theme that recurs throughout.
The premiere was covered in the Charlotte Observer, “A world premiere for Northwest School of the Arts,” and Subito Music Corporation, “Locklair: Learning from a composer.”
Carolina Impact was on-site covering Locklair working with the students. Watch the video here.
Listen to a preview of the piece on WDAV Public Radio.
April 25th, 2014 | Faculty News
Gillespie, author of “Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South,” was interviewed for CSPAN’s BookTV about her biography of R.J. Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and his wife, Katharine.
The program will air:
- Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Gillespie talks about the couple’s influence on progressive movements in the South during the early 20th century and Katharine Reynold’s philanthropic pursuits following her husband’s death.
She is Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History at Wake Forest. Her books include “Free Labor in an Unfree World” and “Southern Society and its Transformations.”
Click here to read more about the book.
April 24th, 2014 | Faculty News, University Announcement
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected Nathan Hatch, president of Wake Forest University, among its newest members.
One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts and education.
“It is a privilege to honor these men and women for their extraordinary individual accomplishments,” said Don Randel, chair of the Academy’s board of directors. “The knowledge and expertise of our members give the Academy a unique capacity – and responsibility – to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing challenges of the day. We look forward to engaging our new members in this work.”
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April 17th, 2014 | Faculty News
Ana-Maria Wahl, associate professor of sociology, was elected a council member of the North Carolina Sociological Association (NCSA) at the joint annual meeting of the NCSA and Southern Sociological Society held in Charlotte on April 2-5. Wahl will serve a three-year term.
As a council member, she will provide policy guidance for the organization as well as serve on the planning committee for the annual meeting.
Other sociology faculty who have served the NCSA include Steven Gunkel, who served as a council member, and Ian Taplin, who served as the NCSA president. Catherine Harris has served twice as NCSA president.
The NCSA promotes the discipline of sociology throughout the state and also publishes Sociation Today.
April 14th, 2014 | Faculty News
Blee, Lisa. (History). Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice. The University of North Carolina Press. March 2014.
Duke, Steven T. (Center for Global Programs and Studies). Forwards by Steven S. Reinemund (School of Business) & Ken Bouyer. Preparing to Study Abroad: Learning to Cross Cultures. Stylus Publishing. February 2014.
Escott, Paul D. (History). Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States. University Press of Florida. March 2014.
Garrison, Ray H., Eric W. Noreen, & Peter C. Brewer. (School of Business). Managerial Accounting, 15th ed. McGraw-Hill. January 2014.
Johnston, Lucas F., & Whitney Bauman, Eds. (Religion). Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities. Routledge. February 2014.
Miller, Christian B. (Philosophy). Character and Moral Psychology. Oxford University Press. March 2014.
Newsome, Deborah W., & Samuel T. Gladding (Counseling). Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings, 4th ed. Pearson. July 2013.
Yamane, David. (Sociology). Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape. Oxford University Press. February 2014.
April 9th, 2014 | Faculty News
Chelcie Rowell, digital initiatives librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been selected as a scholar to the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). The IRDL is an intensive nine-day residential program designed to provide training and support to a diverse group of academic and research librarians who are motivated to conduct research. The Institute will take place at Loyola Marymount University in June.
April 8th, 2014 | Faculty News
Professor John Korzen (’81 BA, ’91 JD) will argue one of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic appeals, CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, in the Supreme Court of the United States on April 23.
Korzen is the director of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic. “All 10 of the Clinic’s current students have been helping with the research, briefing, and the oral argument preparation, and they will all attend the argument, too,” Korzen said. “Since 2007, we have gone every year to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court, and this year’s visit coincides perfectly with one of our own appeals.”
The Appellate Advocacy Clinic is a two-semester course for 3Ls.
“Having a case at the Supreme Court is simply the most challenging and most rewarding experience one can have in the practice of law,” Korzen said.
Read more on the law school’s news and events page.
April 4th, 2014 | Faculty News
Saylor Breckenridge is completing his two-year rotation as the director of the National Science Foundation’s sociology program, where he manages the program’s approximately $10 million annual budget. He recently presented on “big data” research at the “The Big (Data) Bang: Prospects and Challenges for the Future” session as part of The Dupont Summit, in Washington D.C.
In March, Hana Brown and her co-researcher from the University of Notre Dame, Jennifer Jones, were awarded $22,954 by the Russell Sage Foundation to research the determinants of state immigration policy in new immigration destinations.
Throughout March, Joseph Soares participated in the discussions of both the first national study of test-optional colleges and the upcoming reforms to the SAT in outlets such as Inside Higher Ed, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and The New York Times Magazine.
In January, Ian Taplin gave the annual Global Futures Lecture at The Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design & Media, University of Southampton, England. In February, he was one of the keynote speakers at the N.C. Wine Growers annual meeting in Winston-Salem.
In February David Yamane published, “Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape” (Oxford University Press) — the first book-length study of Roman Catholic converts in contemporary America.