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Proposals funded: Lachgar, Rejeski, Williams

Wake Forest chemistry professor Abdou Lachgar.

Lachgar

Congratulations to Abdessadek Lachgar, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Empowering Pakistani Women through Scientific Research, Technology Development, and Entrepreneurship: Waste-to-Energy Technology Development” has been funded by the USAID and by [subaward/subcontract from] National Academy of Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pepper Center Clinical Research Core” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

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Williams

Congratulations to Richard Williams, Reynolds Professor of Physics, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research:ARI-MA: Realizing High Performance Inorganic Scintillators at Low Cost” has been funded by the US Department of Homeland Security.

Proposals funded: Griffith, Jayawickreme, Jurchescu, Rice-Jalloh

Wake Forest economics professor Amanda Griffith, Thursday, August 9, 2012.

Griffith

Congratulations to Amanda Griffith, associate professor of economics, whose proposal entitled “An Engineer Like Me: How perceived Similarity and Peer Effects Influence Major Choice” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Purdue University (WFU funding agency).

 

Eranda Jayawickreme

Jayawickreme

Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Promoting Intellectual Humility Among Middle-School Students: Developing and Educational Film & Preliminary Intervention Strategy” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.

 

Jurchescu

Jurchescu

Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite FETs for Electronically-Injected Laser Action” has been funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

 

 

K. Monet Rice

Rice-Jalloh

Congratulations to Kellee Rice-Jalloh, associate university chaplain, whose proposal entitled “Recruitment for Ministry” has been funded by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).

 

Rallings chairs foreign language conference

Yasuko Takata Rallings, Wright Family Faculty Fellow and associate professor of the practice in Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, chaired the 49th Annual Fall Conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina in late October in Durham.

Approximately 700 world language educators from across the state were in attendance. Among the presenters were Wake Forest faculty members Mary Lynn Redmond, professor and chair of education; Mary Pendergraft, professor of classical languages; T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, assistant professor of classical languages; Alyssa Howards, associate professor of German & Russian; and Claudia Vestal, visiting assistant professor of Romance Langues. (Romance Languages).

Faculty members take leadership roles in language education

A number of Wake Forest professors are taking leadership roles in the field of language education.

Mary Pendergraft, professor of classical languages, is chair of the National Committee for Latin and Greek; Claudia Vestal, visiting assistant professor of Romance languages, is the incoming president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese; and Yasuko Rallings, associate professor of the practice in East Asian Languages & Cultures, is the president of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina.

Mary Lynn Redmond, chair and professor of education, is past president of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Chemistry research team members to receive award

This is a guest post from the Department of Chemistry:

Chemistry department research team members supported by the Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Wake Forest have been selected to receive the SERMACS Industrial Innovation Award.

They are Abdou Lachgar, professor of chemistry; Marcus Wright, NMR laboratory manager; Chinmay Deshmane (a former post-doctoral fellow in Lachgar’s group); and Brian Hanson, a Virginia Tech faculty member who was part of the research team.

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New faculty publications (Aug. 2015)

Gladding, Samuel. (Counseling). Groups: A Counseling Specialty, 7th ed. Pearson. July 2015.

Hena, Omaar. (English). Global Anglophone Poetry: Literary Form and Social Critique in Walcott, Muldoon, de Kok, and Nagra (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics series). Palgrave Macmillan. August 2015.

Marsh, Tanya D., & Daniel Gibson. (Law). Cemetery Law: The Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States. God’s Acre Publishing. August 2015.

Proposals funded: Anderson, Carroll, Kiang

T. Michael Anderson

Anderson

Congratulations to Michael Anderson, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Spatiotemporal dynamics of woody cover in East African savannas” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic Thermoelectrics: the matrix composite approach” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Texas A & M Engineering Experiment Station (WFU funding agency).

 

Lisa Kiang

Kiang

Congratulations to Lisa Kiang, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Gratitude, Well-being, and the Decline of Materialism: A Cross-cultural Study of Character Formation in Children and Adolescents” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation and by [subaward/subcontract from] UNC-Greensboro (WFU funding agency).

October 2015 faculty and staff milestones

See a list of staff and faculty milestones for October 2015:

1 year

Erin G Angel; Coordinator of Assignments; Residence Life & Housing

Thomas Blain Brown; Director, Account Mgmt. & Plan; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations

Erika Lynn Carrubba; Asst Dir, Athletic Communicati; Athletics: Media Relations

Adina Dabu; Research Assistant Professor; WFUSB-Instruction

Chelsea Ivana Hosch; Business Mgr, Comm & Ext Rel; Advncmt:Comm. & External Relations

Taeg hyun Kang; Visiting Assistant Professor; Computer Science

Amelia Mabel Knight; User Tech Support Coord, Assoc; IS: Knowledge & Service Support

Matthew McKay Nelkin; Sr. Developer/Asst. Dir of IT; Law: Computing Support

Malika Dawn Roman Isler; Director of Well-Being; Wellbeing

Sarah J Tooley; Asst Dean of Students,Case Mgr; Office of Dean of Students

5 years

Ann Boardman Bell; Operations Manager; Graduate School: Documentary Film

Christopher Lee Holt; Police Officer; University Police

George Anderson Roland; Asst Coach, Women’s Tennis; Athletics: Tennis – Women

10 years

Christopher Todd Hairston; Assoc Athl Director Compliance; Athletics: Compliance Office

15 years

Ann Setien Gibbs; Assoc Dean, Admin&Student Svcs; Law: School Adm Expense

William Norman Giroux; Maintenance Technician; Graylyn: Maintenance

20 years

Ellen Anna Daugman; Librarian, Research & Instruct; Library – ZSR

Kimberly K. Flowers; Exec Asst to AVP, Advancement; Advancement: VP Office

25 years

Antonio A. Broome; Custodian; 3rd Shift; Facilities & Campus Services

30 years

Lynne G. Heflin; Administrative Assistant; Athletics: Basketball – Men

Proposals funded: King, Messier, Silman

Bruce King

King

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Reagents for Tracking Protein Oxidation in Cells by MS and Imaging Methods” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Stephen Messier

Messier

Congratulations to Steve Messier, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities with Arthritis in North Carolina (WE-CAN)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1U01AR068658-01.

 

 

Miles Silman

Silman

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “FESD  Type 1: The Dynamics of mountains, landscape, and Climate in the Distribution and Generation of Biodiversity in the Amazon/Andean Forest” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Duke University (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: Jurchescu, Kirkman, Welker

Jurchescu

Jurchescu

Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Large-area, low-cost organic thin-film transistors by laser printing” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

Ellen Kirkman

Kirkman

Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simons Foundation.

 

 

Members of the Wake Forest community have their portraits made in a photo booth at the Constant and True donor club event at Graylyn on Friday, September 9, 2011. Interim Provost Mark Welker.

Welker

Congratulations to Mark Welker, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “MRI: Acquisition of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for interdisciplinary application in science and technology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).