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Learn more about collaborative technologies

Wake Forest offers the following collaborative tools to all faculty, staff and students. 

To learn more about any of these topics, check out the Professional Development Center (PDC) for classes and webinars. If you have any questions about collaborative technologies at WFU, let us know. Visit us at The Bridge, or contact us at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357.

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University hires first full-time Title IX coordinator

Tanya Jachimiak has been named Wake Forest’s first full-time Title IX coordinator. Jachimiak, who most recently served as executive associate director and Title IX coordinator for the University of Illinois at Chicago, will assume her duties on Nov. 3.

Her primary responsibilities at Wake Forest will be the coordination and implementation of the University’s Title IX compliance efforts, and helping to strengthen a culture that supports a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment.

Jachimiak holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a JD from DePaul University. In her early career, she practiced employment law, including class action litigation, for more than 10 years in the private sector. She then spent six years at her undergraduate alma mater as the Title IX coordinator.

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Wake Forest featured on CBS’ ‘Innovation Nation’

carroll.300x175Physics professor Dave Carroll, director of Wake Forest’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, was featured recently on CBS’ Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation for his research team’s development of Power Felt. Power Felt is a promising new thermoelectric device that converts body heat into an electrical current.

Watch the segment here.

Comprised of tiny carbon nanotubes locked up in flexible plastic fibers and made to feel like fabric, Power Felt uses temperature differences – room temperature versus body temperature, for instance – to create a charge.

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November tech classes and webinars

Google logoMultiple learning opportunities are available here and there and everywhere from the Information Systems Learning Team. Classes are available at various locations to accommodate busy schedules. Webinars make learning easy and convenient, and IS is offering several 15-minute online classes this month.

The IS Learning Team updates their class offerings regularly. Use the IS Learning Calendar for an at-a-glance look at educational opportunities or visit the Professional Development Center. If you have a question, email is-learning@wfu.edu.

Below are the classes offered in November.

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Mur Muchane named Assoc. VP for Information Technology & CIO

Mur.Muchane.300x175Wake Forest has named Mur Muchane Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He will assume his duties in January.

Muchane, who currently serves as CIO and Executive Director of Information Technology (IT) Services at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., is known for his creative leadership in exploring opportunities for managing campus needs through advances in technology.

In addition to improving transparency, service levels and responsiveness in IT Services, Muchane re-shaped the IT landscape at Davidson and expanded the sense of what to expect from this field. He led the effort to upgrade the campus to a fiber optic network, providing the capacity and performance necessary to meet Davidson’s rapidly growing needs of voice, video, data, high-end research and collaboration. He also helped forge Davidson’s partnership with edX — joining universities such as Harvard, University of Chicago, MIT and Georgetown — to produce a series of online courses and high school Advanced Placement online modules.

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Law library specialist leaves her mark on the walls of Worrell

swenson.mural.300x175Law library specialist Holly Swenson is a designer and artist who, in addition to her other responsibilities, also helps produce the law school’s alumni magazine, The Jurist.

When construction began in the basement of the Worrell Professional Center, Swenson saw the opportunity to use one of the walls as a canvas to practice painting a mural. The result is a modern take on a portion of Michaelangelo’s “Creation of Adam.”

Read more about the mural in a Q&A with Swenson written by School of Law Communications student intern, Rachel Wallen (’17)

Visit the law school library’s service desk for help in finding the mural, which will be available for viewing through the fall semester.

Campus-wide community dialogue to be held Nov. 3

Wake Forest students, faculty and staff are invited to join campus life on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel for  a campus-wide dialogue to discuss issues that face the Wake Forest community. 

What does it mean to be a member of a community?
What does it mean for all of us when some members of our community feel marginalized?
How should we proceed together? 

These important questions will be addressed within a spirit of open dialogue, collegiality and generous listening.

Please register here and read the linked ‘Issue Guide’ in preparation for the dialogue. The perspectives outlined in the issue guide will form the foundation for the conversation.

Siavelis delivers keynote at Chilean Political Science Association

141016 inauguracion congreso CP 2Peter Siavelis, professor of politics and international affairs and director of the Latin American and Latino studies program, delivered the keynote inaugural speech of the bi-annual meeting of the Chilean Political Science Association in Santiago, Chile, on Oct 15.

Following introductory remarks by Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Heraldo Muñoz and the President of the Chilean Political Science Association Claudia Heiss, Siavelis presented a talk entitled “25 Años De Democracia y 30 Años De Ciencia Política En Chile: Una Mirada Hacia El Futuro” (25 Years of Democracy and 30 Years of Political Science in Chile: Looking towards the Future).

October 2014 faculty and staff milestones

Keith M. Wise, superintendent in Facilities & Campus Services, is celebrating 40 years at Wake Forest.

See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for October 2014:

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