November 12th, 2013 | Events
In celebration of Public Relations Week, the Wake Forest PR and Marketing Clubs are hosting several events this week. They are free to faculty, staff and students:
- Matt Hall, Chief Communications Officer – Hanesbrands - Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. – Broyhill Auditorium.
- Captain Phillips: PR in Crisis Management – Clint Eisenhauer, Vice President of Government Relations for AP Moller/Maersk Group - Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. – Farrell Hall A17 – The movie “Captain Phillips” tells the true story of the capture of a US-flag cargo vessel in April 2009. What the movie does not address is the global media drama that the incident sparked and the implications of that drama on the families, colleagues governments, law enforcement agencies, companies and organizations directly involved in the incident. This presentation will deal with the communications, crisis management and reputational control issues that were erupting behind the scenes.
- Design Talk: The Biology of Symbols – Robert Bringhurst, author of “The Elements of Typographic Style” - Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. – Byrum Welcome Center -Bringhurst’s talk will focus on helping people understand elements of typography and how they play into the work of designers.
November 12th, 2013 | Staff News
Chief Investment Officer Jim Dunn has been named to aiCIO’s 2013 Power 100 List. This is the second year that aiCIO, an international finance magazine, has published its list of the 100 most influential asset owners. Dunn is one of only 10 endowment managers to make the list.
The list appeared in the magazine’s October issue.
To compile the list, the magazine looks at positive trends in the industry, specifically risk-factor approaches, infrastructure investments and novel advances in risk management. The aiCIO team interviews industry professionals for their thoughts on these questions: Who are the CIOs leading the charge in these areas? Who is taking the risks that other, more timid CIOs, refuse to?
“Because we’re benchmark agnostic and use a factor-based asset allocation model, we don’t have traditional asset class ‘buckets’ to fill,” Dunn said. “We are able to be creative and opportunistic in our investment choices.”
Dunn also made aiCIO’s Power List in 2012.
November 12th, 2013 | Staff News
Matt Clifford, director of Residence Life, co-wrote an article entitled “Advancing Professional Development and Knowledge Community Resources for NASPA Members: A Member-Driven Assessment” in the fall 2013 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Knowledge Communities publication.
November 11th, 2013 | Events
Members of the Wake Forest community are invited to join staff colleagues who are celebrating their service milestones in a celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The celebration will take place from 4-5 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.
Brief remarks will be made at 4:15 p.m.
To view the honorees, visit the Human Resources website »
November 11th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Role of nitrite reduction to NO by hemoglobin in control of fetal vascular tone” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number R01 HL095973 and LLU Banner No. 600360-2973 and the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Megan Mulder, special collections librarian, whose proposal entitled “Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection” has been funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) and the Duke University (WFU funding agency).
November 8th, 2013 | Faculty News
Angela Kocze, a visiting assistant professor in sociology, will receive the 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Kocze is a leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and scholar and is a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Kocze has an international reputation for interdisciplinary approach, combining political activism and policy-making with in-depth participatory research studies on the Roma situation in Hungary and elsewhere. Kocze also worked as a founding director of the European Roma Information Office (ERIO) in Brussels (2003-2004), as well as the former director of the human rights education program at the European Roma Rights Centre (1998-2003) in Budapest. Kocze was the founding director of the Romaversitas program (1996) in Budapest, which offers a scholarship and mentorship for underprivileged Roma minority university students.
Established in 2005, the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) aims to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. It brings recognition to the importance of the work carried out by democracy activists around the world. The event expresses the deep commitment to democracy of the late Ion Ratiu through his contributions as a Romanian politician as well as his interest in democratic change worldwide.
Kocze will be hosted in Washington, D.C., by the Wilson Center for up to one month to allow for broad and in-depth interaction with representatives of Washington’s policy, NGO and academic communities. She will present the results of her experience at a workshop at the Wilson Center on Dec. 5.
For more information, visit the IRDA website www.wilsoncenter.org/ratiu.
November 8th, 2013 | Staff News
Dedee DeLongpre Johnston, the director of sustainability, presented two workshops at the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Nashville, Tenn., in October. last week. The conference theme was “Resiliency and Adaptation.”
Johnston also served as the emcee for the conference. Her workshops were:
- “STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment”
- “From the Ground Up: Strategies for Building a New Sustainability Program”
November 8th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Richard T. 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 National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (WFU funding agency). In addition, his proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: ARI-MA:Realizing high performance inorganic scintillators at low cost” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Adam Friedman, associate professor of education, whose proposal entitled “Creating Videos of Exemplary Social Studies Instruction” has been funded by the NC Ready for Success.
November 7th, 2013 | Events
Are you gifted in woodworking, arts, crafts, etc., and wish to share/show your handmade products with other Wake Foresters?
Plans are being made for the ninth annual Artisans’ Fair to be held on campus on Friday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you are a Wake Forest employee (staff or faculty), spouse of a WFU employee, retiree, or student, you are eligible to participate.
Restrictions are as follows:
- Vendors must be WFU employees (faculty, staff or their spouses), retirees or students who wish to sell or display their work. Outside vendors will not be permitted.
- All items to be sold must be handmade by the representative.
- Vendors must arrange to staff their booth. Tables cannot be left unattended.
- All vendors must pay a $10 registration per table fee, two table maximum. This fee will be used to cover event expenses. No refunds available.
- The Planning Committee reserves the right to refuse any exhibit not appropriate for this event.
To register, you must complete this form [DOC] and turn it in with your $10 cash [$10 per table, 2 table maximum] to one of the committee members: Dana Hutchens (758.5246, Farrell, Rm. A54), Gale Newport (758.5230, Benson, Rm. 335), or Gloria Stickney (758.4971, Olin, Rm. 305A).
All registrations MUST BE received by Nov. 15, and spots are on a first-come, first served basis.
November 7th, 2013 | University Announcement
Next time you’re on your way through the Starbucks in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, be sure to browse the latest (if littlest) collection available at the “Little Free Library” installation in the back corner near the East Entrance.
Z Little Free Library (as it’s called locally) offers, you guessed it, free books to share: take one, leave one, maybe just grab something to read while you’re having your coffee. Unlike the perhaps more popular reading materials found in the “Outdoor Reading Rooms,” the books in Z Little Free Library are all a) straight-up donations, b) free, and c) inside. Please enjoy responsibly.
To learn more about the Little Free Library movement, go to: http://littlefreelibrary.org/