Faculty News Archive

Proposals funded: Muday, Silman, King, Beavers, Marsh

Congratulations to Gloria K. Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Ethylene Signaling and Transcriptional Networks that Control Root Development” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Miles R. Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Monitoring Protected Areas in Peru to Increase Forest Resilience to Climate Change” has been funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) University of Leeds (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Oxidation Sensing Probes to Evaluate Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lung Jury” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Effect of Exercise Modality During Weight Loss on Bone Health in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congratulations to Anthony P. Marsh, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation and Neuromuscular Function in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Faculty highlighted in Music Carolina SummerFest

Wake Forest arts faculty will be highlighted in the 2017 Music Carolina SummerFest, which includes several programs on the University’s campus and is co-directed by Jacqui Carrasco, professor of music.

The festival starts Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Carrasco and music faculty members Peter Kairoff and Evan Richey performing youthful works of Beethoven in the Byrum Welcome Center.

On Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Music Carolina SummerFest continues in Brendle Hall with “The Patsy Project” directed by dance faculty members Christina Soriano and Jessie Laurita-Spanglet. The work will feature live performances of the music of Patsy Cline and an intergenerational cast of professional and community dancers, including adults with Parkinson’s disease and children from Wake Forest’s community ballet program.

For more information and tickets, please visit http://musiccarolina.org/.

21 faculty members to serve as fellows in residence halls

Twenty-one University faculty members will serve as faculty fellows in first-year residence halls in 2017-18.

The faculty fellows program increases faculty-student engagement by promoting informal, regular interactions between students and faculty in the residence halls for first-year students. The program fosters exceptional faculty-student engagement and helps to educate the whole person through enriching the intellectual, cultural, and social lives of the first-year students.

Faculty Fellows work closely with first-year residents throughout the academic year, creating programs, hosting dinners and interacting with students in their assigned residence halls.

2017-18 faculty fellows:

Angelou

Barbara Lentz, senior fellow (School of Law)
John Friedenberg (Theatre and Dance)
Jed Macosko (Physics)

Babcock

Erica Still, senior fellow (English)
Michael Lamb (University Scholar)
Al Claiborne (Chemistry)

Bostwick

John Llewellyn, senior fellow (Communication)
Teresa Sanhueza (Spanish and Italian)
Sam Beck (School of Business)

Collins

Melissa Jenkins, senior fellow (English)
Eric Carlson (Physics)
Molly Knight (German and Russian)

Johnson

Ananda Mitra, senior fellow (Communication)
Swati Basu (Physics)
Brian Calhoun (Counseling)

Luter

Mark Scholl, senior fellow (Counseling)
Darlene May (Spanish and Italian)
Bernadine Barnes (Art)

South

Ron Von Burg, senior fellow (Communication)
Alessandra Von Burg (Communication)
Paul Jones (Chemistry)

Faculty books: July 2017 report

Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). The Counseling Dictionary, 4th ed. American Counseling Association. July 2017.

Leonard, Bill. (Divinity). The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Church History: Flaming Heretics and Heavy Drinkers (Homebrewed Christianity series). Fortress Press. July 2017.

Whaples, Robert M., Ed. (Economics). Pope Francis and the Caring Society. Independent Institute. September 2017 (made available in July).

Locklair's Symphony No. 2 'America' to be performed in Hickory

The world premiere of Dan Locklair’s Symphony No. 2 “America” will be presented by maestro John Gordon Ross and the Western Piedmont Symphony Oct. 7  at 7:30 p.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.  Locklair is professor of music.

The three-movement composition is scored for a large triple-wind symphony orchestra. Approximately 22 minutes in length, each movement is a reflection upon a holiday that is at the heart of America: 1. Independence Day; 2. Memorial Day; 3. Thanksgiving Day. A single, well-known melody associated with the essence of each of these American holidays is heard in each movement, according to Locklair.

For tickets and more concert information, please visit http://www.wpsymphony.org/.

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