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Rouse awarded NSF grant to fund summer research program

jeremey.rouse.300x175Assistant professor of mathematics Jeremy Rouse has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $258,354 to begin a summer research program for undergraduates interested in number theory research.

The program will be operated in conjunction with Davidson College. Rouse, who has a particular interest in elliptic curves and modular forms, will run the program with Katherine Thompson, a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Davidson whose research interest is in quadratic forms.

The program is titled WADE INTO Research – Wake/Davidson Experience in Number Theory Research – and will give undergraduate participants the opportunity to conduct original mathematical research.

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Collective Actions: Celebrating our Legacy, Dr. Maya Angelou

maya.angelou.300x175The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Wake Forest’s Pro Humanitate Institute, IPLACe and the Humanities Institute in collaboration with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) are organizing an event to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou.

The celebration will be held on Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the new Loft Area at SECCA.

As part of Visiting Assistant Professor Angéla Kóczé’s course on researching feminism, social justice and public engagement, students are preparing for the event by exploring Angelou’s presence, teaching and activism at Wake Forest and beyond. Their collective portfolio, which includes oral histories, stories, photographs and images, will be donated to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections.

Serenus Churn Sr., senior pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, will open the event.

Wake Forest faculty and students as well as members of the Winston-Salem community will read poems. A selection of Angelou’s poems will be performed in song by Lynn Book, associate director of the Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and a professor in the department of theatre and dance.

The event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow the celebration.

Parking lot closures today

Message from Facilities and Campus Services:

We wish to share the following parking closure information and provide parking recommendations/options for faculty and staff.

Parking Lot Closures: Thursday, January 29 – Parking Lot B and C will be closed for event parking.

Faculty/Staff Parking Options: Parking Lot A, P and Wake Forest Road in front of Wait Chapel have routine openings on a daily basis.

Parking Lot J, located behind Collins and South Residence Halls, is also available for faculty, staff and general parking. This lot is the least utilized on campus and should provide parking on this day as well.

December 2014 faculty publications

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Coates, David. (Politics & International Affairs). America in the Shadow of Empire. Palgrave Macmillan. December 2014.

Allhoff, Fritz, & Mark Hall. (Law). The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosphical and Legal Implications. Routledge. February 2014.

Holdridge, Jefferson. (English). Devil’s Den and Other Poems. Split Oak Press. December 2014.

Jung, Kevin. (Divinity). Christian Ethics and Commonsense Morality: An Intuitionist Account. Routledge. November 2014.

Kondepudi, Dilip, & Ilya Prigogine. (Physics). Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, 2nd ed. Wiley. December 2014.

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Pro Humanitate Institute holds ‘Dress for Success’ clothing drive

seal.300x150Wake Forest’s Pro Humanitate Institute and the Office of Personal and Career Development are co-sponsoring a clothing drive for Dress for Success in honor of Nancy Lublin’s visit to campus for the Leadership Project. At age 23, Lublin founded Dress for Success using a $5,000 inheritance.

Dress for Success is a nonprofit that provides interview suits and career development training to women in Winston-Salem and in more than 125 cities in 15 countries. The organization promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. In 2014, the Winston-Salem affiliate assisted 149 women.

In addition to professional women’s clothing of all sizes (size 16 and above are a special need), the Pro Humanitate Institute is collecting:

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New annual pass for Reynolda House Museum of American Art

reynolda.house.300x175Reynolda House Museum of American Art is offering a new annual pass that gives free admission to all of the museum’s after-hours events in 2015.

Reynolda After Hours (RAH) is a series of programs held in the evening after the museum’s regular hours of operation end at 4:30 p.m. Events range from the popular summer events “Summertime Social” and “Cinema Under the Stars” to monthly extended gallery hours for major exhibitions.

The RAH pass, available for $55, offers a savings of more than $15 over individual admission to the same events.

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Wells Fargo Regional CIO John Lynch to speak at WFU

JohnLynchEmailWake Forest University School of Business will welcome John Lynch, SVP and Regional CIO of Wells Fargo Bank to campus to share his economic insights and outlook on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall.

His presentation titled “Focus 2015: Market Transformations and Risk” will be the latest in the Broyhill Executive Lecture Series “Leading Out Loud.” The event is free and open to the public. Wake Forest students and alumni will have priority seating.

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25 Years Later: President Hatch’s Book on American Christianity

Christianity-Democratization-headerA quarter century after it was published, scholars are still talking about the award-winning book, “The Democratization of American Christianity,” written by Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.

To mark the book’s 25th anniversary, Wake Forest will host a half-day symposium Feb. 6 featuring seven of the country’s most distinguished scholars of early American religion reflecting on the influence of the book.

The event will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. A detailed schedule is posted on the symposium website.

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Would you like to be a Faculty Fellow?

faculty.fellows.daltonBegun in 2013, the Faculty Fellows program has made a real difference in the lives of first-year students. The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase faculty-student engagement through informal interactions in the first-year residence halls,
  • Integrate the life of the mind into students’ social experiences, and
  • Enhance the sense of community at Wake Forest.

The first cohort of Fellows will be completing their initial two-year term in May. About half will be returning for another term, so there are opportunities to bring new Faculty Fellows into the program. Current Fellows would be happy to provide more information on what it means to participate in the program. They are listed under each of the six residence halls in “South Forest” here.

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Conference on intercultural learning, free to WFU community

The WISE_header1WISE Conference, Wake Forest’s premier conference focusing on intercultural learning will be held on Feb. 5-6 at the Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem in downtown Winston-Salem. The conference is free for Wake Forest faculty and staff; however, registration is required through Eventbrite.

Hosted by the Center for Global Programs and Studies, WISE helps faculty and staff leaders, program coordinators and student advisors develop the knowledge and skills they need to help study abroad students — including international students who “study abroad” in the U.S. or another country — develop intercultural skills and awareness.

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