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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.

News from the ZSR Library

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ZSR faculty were recently elected to professional organization offices for terms starting July 1, 2014:

Wanda Brown (Associate Dean): Chair-Elect of the Human Resources Section of the Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association (LLAMA-HRS); Board of Trustees of LYRASIS.

Thomas Dowling (Director of Technologies): Vice President/President-Elect of the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Sarah Jeong (Science Librarian): Secretary of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).

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June 2014 faculty and staff milestones

See a list of faculty and staff milestones:

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Faculty publications: May updates

Abigail Perdue

Abigail Perdue

Perdue, Abigail, & Randall Lockwood. (School of Law). Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech: When Worlds Collide. Purdue University Press. May 2014.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Voss Roberts

Michelle Voss Roberts

Voss Roberts, Michelle. (School of Divinity). Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion. Fordham University Press. May 2014.

Kersh to present on Generation Y

Rogan KershWake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh will speak on Generation Y at a June 25 event at Wake Forest Biotech Place. Free and open to the public, the event will be presented by the Technology Council of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.  Online registration is requested.

Kersh’s presentation is titled “Generation Y: A Field Guide and Business Impact.”

The event will start at 9 a.m. Following Kersh’s presentation, there will be a 15-minute period for attendees to ask questions. The program, expected to last approximately one hour, will be held in the auditorium.

Kersh’s talk is part of the Tech Council’s Speaker Series, which features discussions on topics related to Winston-Salem’s innovation-based economy. In part, the events are intended to offer opportunities to meet people involved and interested in developing Winston-Salem’s future.

Wake Forest Biotech Place is at 575 N. Patterson Ave. in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Parking is available in the lot directly north of Biotech Place.

Morant named GWU law dean

dean.morant.300x175President Nathan Hatch sent the following message to faculty, staff and students:

After seven years of exemplary service to Wake Forest University as Dean of the School of Law, Blake D. Morant will become Dean of George Washington University Law School on Sept. 1, 2014.

Under Dean Morant’s leadership, the Wake Forest School of Law has thrived despite the turbulent times legal education and the industry have faced nationally. As Dean since 2007, his tenure has seen a 13-point rise in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings to 31st, the law school’s highest-ever ranking. That rise also represents the highest jump by any law school ranked in the Top 50 in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Professor Gloria Muday receives Outstanding Alumni Award

Gloria MudayGloria Muday, the director for the Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling and professor in the department of biology at Wake Forest University, has received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the department of biochemistry at Virginia Tech.

Each year the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honors one alum from each department who graduated more than 10 years ago for achievements since graduation. Muday received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1984.

Leadership Development Program focuses on a global WFU

ironwork.300x175Congratulations to the 2013-14 Leadership Development Program (LDP) participants: Miriam Ashley-Ross, Nate French, Allison McWilliams, Tim Auman, Anne Hardcastle, Paige Meltzer, Alessandra Beasley Von Burg, Robert Hellyer, Matt Merrick, Andrea Bohn, Beth Hoagland, Lori Messer, Christy Buchanan, Brad Jones, José Villalba, Thomas Dowling, Angela Mazaris, Ron Von Berg

Program participants included 18 faculty and staff from various departments across campus that serve in leadership roles.

The nine-month program kicked off last August with a two-day intensive session structured around a 360° assessment for each member. The developmental topics offered throughout the year included: Leading Authentically, Communicating Authentically, Powerful Conversations, Reinventing Diversity, Thriving in Times of Change, Leading with Your Strengths, and Leading Authentically: Putting it all Together.

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Marsh elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

tanya.marsh.300x175Professor Tanya Marsh has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers.

Admission to ACREL is by invitation only, following nomination and a rigorous peer review process, according to the organization. An election to fellowship is extended only to those with outstanding legal ability who observe high standards of professional and ethical conduct and have contributed substantially to the improvement of real estate law. Members of ACREL are distinguished, nationally-known lawyers who have a minimum of 10 years experience in real estate law.

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Summer Technology Exploration Program grants awarded

The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of the College are pleased to announce this year’s STEP Grant recipients. Faculty of the College and ZSR were encouraged to explore technology-enhanced teaching, learning, research, scholarly and creative work, or the development of course materials and online courses for summer 2014 and the academic year 2014-15.

Proposals for development of online courses for non-resident students in summer school were reviewed by the Online Education Committee (OLEC), while proposals for other exploration of technology were evaluated by the Committee on Information Technology (CIT).

The awarded recipients and respective projects are as follows:

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