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Gladding writes new volume in history of Wake Forest University

Sam Gladding, Chair, Department of Counseling, Wake Forest University, Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

Sam Gladding

Counseling professor Sam Gladding, whose dozens of books about counseling are read worldwide, is focused now on a topic very close to home and his heart—Wake Forest University and its history.

Recently, he completed a nine-year project to write “The History of Wake Forest University: Volume 6.”  The book tells the story of the University when it was led by Thomas K. Hearn Jr.  From 1983 until his retirement in 2005, Hearn served as Wake Forest’s 12th president.  He also was the University’s second-longest serving president with 22 years at the helm.

“Wake Forest went from a strong regional, Baptist-affiliated university to a top 30 national, independent institution of higher learning,” according to Gladding, a Wake Forest alumnus who returned to the University in 1990 as assistant to the president for special projects and professor of counseling.  He later spent several years as associate provost before focusing all of his efforts at the University on the Department of Counseling.

An opportunity to have the book signed by Gladding is ahead.  On April 9, he will be signing on campus at Words Awake 2, a two-day celebration of Wake Forest-associated writers and writing.  The signing will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Benson University Center, fourth floor.  Also signing books will be Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson, author of “The History of Wake Forest University, Volume V,” which focused on the University between 1967-83, when James Ralph Scales was president.

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Thonhauser named Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics

Timo ThonhauserTimo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, has been named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics.

Thonhauser is one of 14 university professors named by the Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences for the fellows program that provides funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations.

The announcement of this year’s fellowship recipients appeared in the March 22 “Science Times” section of the New York Times. Other recipients represent Cornell, Harvard and Columbia universities, UC Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.

Thonhauser is a condensed matter theorist whose research focuses on using condensed matter theory to solve currently outstanding problems in physics, biophysics, chemistry and materials science, with applications to nano-, bio- and energy-related materials.

Combined with a sabbatical from the University, Thonhauser will be on research leave for the 2016-17 academic year. He is planning to spend time at MIT to work on better understanding fundamental interactions in materials from a theoretical perspective. “With this newly gained understanding and insight, we hope to improve all kinds of materials for challenges and demands of novel devices in the 21st century – ranging from cell-phones and computers to energy production and storage.”

School of Business faculty receive awards, recognition

The following School of Business faculty have been recognized recently for their achievements:

Assistant Professor of Accounting Andrea Kelton received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 Accounting Information Systems Midyear Meeting held January 22-23. The award was for a paper she co-authored with Robin Pennington at N.C. State entitled “If you tweet, they will follow: CEO tweets, social capital and investor say-on-pay judgements.”

Assistant Professor of Accounting Norma Montague received the 2016 Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Award from the American Accounting Association. Montague and her co-author Rebecca Fay of East Carolina University received the award January 15 for a case they developed entitled “Witnessing Your Own Cognitive Bias: A Compendium of Classroom Exercises.”

Providing a rundown of the “who’s who” of the tax world, the International Tax Review’s Global Tax 50 recognizes individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on taxation. The group named Coca-Cola Fellow and Associate Professor of Accounting Ya-wen Yang for her research. The recognition mentions her research with Assistant Professor of Accounting Andrea Kelton on the relationships between gender diversity in the boardroom and c-suite, and levels of abusive tax behavior.

Dan Locklair’s music performed at service for Justice Scalia

Professor of Music Dan Locklair’s “The Peace May Be Exchanged” for organ solo was included in the service music of the Feb. 20 funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

 The presentation of the piece may be heard at 2:13:00 into the following broadcast link – http://www.c-span.org/video/?404962-1/justice-antonin-scalia-funeral-mass&start=3196. There is also a discussion of the music used in the service at http://insanity.blogs.lchwelcome.org/2016/02/20/the-peace-may-be-exchanged/.

 “The Peace May Be Exchanged” is a movement from Locklair’s internationally performed “Rubrics,” a liturgical suite for organ. It was a 1988 commission from the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh, Pa., for their 10th anniversary year celebration. It has been recorded four times, including by organists Marilyn Keiser and Thomas Trotter. The piece was also part of the funeral of President Ronald Reagan. More about it is available at http://www.locklair.com/compositions/organ/rubrics-a-liturgical-suite-for-organ.  

Faculty publications: January updates

Brewer, Peter, Ray Garrison, & Eric Noreen. (Business). Introduction to Managerial Accounting, 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education. January 2016.

Ford, James L. (Religion). The Divine Quest, East and West: A Comparative Study of Ultimate Realities. SUNY Press. January 2016.

Shi, Yaohua, Translator. (East Asian Language & Cultures). After Baptism. Renmin Wenxue (People’s Literature Press). July 2015.

Whitley, M. Stanley, & Luis González. (Romance Languages). Gramática para la composición, 3rd ed. Georgetown University Press. December 2015.

Locklair’s ‘Requiem’ to be broadcast Jan. 31 on WFDD

Dan Locklair

The first two movements of last year’s world premiere performance of Professor of Music Dan Locklair’s “Requiem” will be featured on the Jan. 31 national radio broadcast of the program With Heart and Voice, which can be heard on 88.5 WFDD at 7 a.m.

Performers included the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, guest soloists and string orchestra members of the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Cummins, organist/choirmaster of St. Paul’s.  Choir members included two University staff members: Bill Wells, director of financial aid, and Jill Carson, senior designer in Communications and External Relations.

The broadcast will also include a recording of Locklair’s “Remembrance,” performed by the Choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.

Recently, a CD of Locklair’s “Requiem” became available through cdbaby.com and at St. Paul’s book store.

Faculty publications: December 2015 Updates

These works have been recently published or reported by Reynolda campus faculty:

Anderson, David R., Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffery D. Camm, & James J. Cochran. (Business). An Introduction to Management Science: Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making, 14th ed. South-Western College Publishing. January 2015.

Anderson, David R., Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffery D. Camm, & James J. Cochran. (Business). Quantitative Methods for Business, 13th ed. South-Western College Publishing. February 2015.

Esch, Gerald. (Biology). Ecological Parasitology: Reflections on 50 Years of Research in Aquatic Ecosystems. Wiley-Blackwell. December 2015.

Formisano, Luciano, Roberta Morosini, & Gale Sigal, Eds. (Romance Languages & English). Boccaccio Veneto: Settecento anni di incroci mediterranei a Venezia. Aracne editrice. October 2015.

Gandolfo, Elizabeth O’Donnell. (Divinity). The Power and Vulnerability of Love: A Theological Anthropology. Fortress Press. February 2015.

Meredith, Jack R., & Scott M. Shafer. (Business). Operations and Supply Chain Management for MBAs, 6th ed. Wiley. December 2015.

Rocklin, Joan M., Robert B. Rocklin, Christine Coughlin, & Sandy Patrick. (Law). An Advocate Persuades. Carolina Academic Press. December 2015.

Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia. (Politics & International Affairs) Partners or Rivals?: Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century. University of Virginia Press. November 2015.

Proposals funded: Beavers, Jayawickreme, Katula

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Beavers

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) under award number 1K01AG047921-01A1.

 

 

Eranda Jayawickreme

Jayawickreme

Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Does Adversity Make Us Wiser Than Before? Beginning to Address a Foundational Question Through Deep Intergration” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.

 

 

Jeff Katula

Katula

Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “HELP PD II” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Triad City Beat honors Gail Bretan, Justin Catanoso

Gail Bretan, the Director of Jewish Student Life, Wake Forest University, Monday, January 13, 2014.

Gail Bretan

Two members of the Wake Forest University community, Gail Bretan and Justin Catanoso, were among a group of 15 Triad residents recognized this week as 2016’s Citizens of the Triad.

Annually, Triad City Beat, a news organization in the area, recognizes people in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point area who “make culture and commerce, build relationships and play, and generally create a singular thread in this region we call the Triad.”

Wake Forest journalism professor Justin Catanoso talks about his work as the new director of the journalism program in Tribble Hall on Monday, October 3, 2011. Catanoso is a former newspaper editor.

Justin Catanoso

Bretan is recognized as director of Jewish Life at Wake Forest and as an active participant in several interfaith groups in Winston-Salem. She is a staff member in the Office of the Chaplain. Catanoso is recognized as a faculty member and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest, while maintaining an active career as a journalist (including often-traveling foreign correspondent).  Just recently, he travelled for the UN Climate Summits in Paris and Lima.

Kóczé speaks at Budapest conference on minority rights

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Angéla Kóczé

Angéla Kóczé, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, was one of the speakers, recently, at a conference focused on minority rights in the United States and in Europe.

The Central European University web site reported that Kóczé and other experts gathered in Budapest Dec. 7-8 for CEU’s conference called “Inside the Struggle: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement & the European Roma Rights Crisis.”

The conference juxtaposed the situation of Roma communities in Europe that face discrimination, violence and poverty with the U.S. civil rights movement’s successes and continued challenges.

Read more about the conference here.