January 14th, 2014 | Faculty News
Ajami, Riad A., & G. Jason Goddard. (Business). International Business: A Course on the Essentials, 3rd ed. M.E. Sharpe. October 2013.
Barnhart, Bruce E. (English, Visiting). Jazz in the Time of the Novel: The Temporal Politics of American Race and Culture. University of Alabama Press. October 2013.
Curley, John J. (Art). Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War. Yale University Press. December 2013.
Shi, Yaohua. (East Asian Languages & Cultures). Pimsleur® Mandarin Chinese IV [Audio CD]. Simon & Schuster. December 2013.
January 10th, 2014 | Faculty News
Dean of the Wake Forest School of Law Blake D. Morant was recently appointed to the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. The purpose of the board is to review and accept proposed gifts for the work of the Federal Judicial Center.
Morant was also listed among the most influential people in legal education by the National Jurist. He is one of the nation’s best known and respected legal educators and scholars. He has served in numerous leadership positions in the American Association of Law Schools and the American Bar Association, and he regularly speaks across the country and abroad on legal education and diversity.
January 10th, 2014 | Staff News
An op-ed, “Freedom, to live, must be understood,” written by David Coates, Worrell Chair in Anglo-American Studies, generated so much response when it ran in the Greensboro News & Record in December that editorial writer Doug Clark followed up with a column of his own on Jan. 8 about Coates’ ideas and the discussion that followed.
Clark wrote: “Coates, a professor of Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University, used the example of the Affordable Care Act to briefly examine the conflict between “negative” and “positive” freedoms. ‘We enjoy negative freedom when we are free from rules blocking our ability to act,’ Coates wrote. ‘We enjoy positive freedom when we possess enough resources to act as we wish.’”
Read Clark’s full editorial in the Greensboro News & Record. Coates regularly writes about U.S. politics on Huffington Post (see www.davidcoates.net), and is the author of several books.
January 9th, 2014 | Alumni News
No one was more emotional about Wake’s 73-67 home win over 19th-ranked North Carolina than Julie Griffin, who accepted coach Jeff Bzdelik’s request to deliver a pre-game speech to his players, writes Bret Strelow in the Fayetteville Observer.
“Julie Griffin, a former Wake cheerleader who started working at the university two years after her 1969 graduation and retired from an athletics department position six months ago, entered the locker room with a notecard featuring a long list of Demon Deacon wins over UNC. She went through a game-by-game rundown, finishing with a 2010 road victory that occurred when Wake’s Travis McKie was a high school senior.…Griffin ended her speech by telling the players, ‘I’ll see you in the quad,’ and tossing a roll of toilet paper at them.”
Read the full story: “Emotional win for Wake Forest puts pregame speaker in tears“
January 9th, 2014 | Staff News
John Shenette will join Wake Forest University as associate vice president for Facilities & Campus Services. Shenette brings extensive experience in facilities operations, including leadership roles at several institutions of higher education. Most recently, he served as associate vice president for facilities management at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. As a member of the President’s senior staff, Shenette has overseen areas such as Smith College’s construction management and planning, facilities renovations, grounds maintenance and utilities generation/cogeneration. He has earned a number of industry awards for excellence and innovation, and has conducted comprehensive research on opportunities facing the facilities environment.
Shenette will join the University in March.
January 8th, 2014 | University Announcement
A public meeting will be held on Thurs., Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. to present the recommendations of the Wake Forest University Area Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Study. The meeting will be held in the Winston Room of the Joel Coliseum located at 2825 University Parkway.
The study addresses both infrastructure and policy recommendations to improve bicycle, pedestrian and transit amenities and usage between the Wake Forest campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The general boundary for the study area is an approximate two-mile radius around the Reynolda campus.
Visit the bicycle, pedestrian and transit study website for more information.
January 7th, 2014 | Staff News
Associate Clinical Professor of Law Steve Virgil has been named executive director of experiential education for the Wake Forest University School of Law.
In his new role, Virgil will both support existing programs, including clinics, internships, externships and practicum extensions, and seek out new opportunities for meaningful experiential education. He will also provide support to faculty who integrate practical training into their doctrinal courses.
The position was created, in part, to help the law school adhere to proposed new standards set by the American Bar Association for oversight of experiential learning.
Virgil has served as founding director of Wake Forest’s Community Law and Business Clinic since 2008 and is also the founding director of the Institute for Public Engagement, a university-wide institute that promotes community based participatory research and engaged teaching.
He has practiced law for more than 20 years with an emphasis on community economic development and the nonprofit sector. His clients include nonprofit organizations of all sizes and scope, from neighborhood associations to major private foundations and he maintains an active pro bono public interest litigation practice.
He teaches courses on community economic development, poverty, evidence and the nonprofit sector.
January 6th, 2014 | University Announcement
Faculty and staff are invited to register their children ages 4-10 to participate in the 5th Annual MLK Read-In. The event will be held in Benson University Center, Room 401 on Saturday, Jan. 18th from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Children will be assigned a reading buddy who will serve as their guide as they visit a variety of “service stations.” Each child will be given at least one donated age-appropriate book and one new civil-rights-themed book.
Please complete the required PDF registration form and return to Benson 506 by Friday, January 10. MLK Read-In Information and Registration Form [PDF]
The purpose of the event is to celebrate Dr. King’s life and promote his message about civil rights, literacy and the importance of community service. The MLK Read-In is organized by the following partners: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, Girl Talk Triad Chapter and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina.
January 6th, 2014 | Staff News
Khalid Griggs, assistant chaplain at Wake Forest University and imam of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem, toured the United Kingdom addressing audiences in six cities and at five universities.
The tour was underwritten by Like Media, a Birmingham, England-based company that hosts Muslim speakers from around the world to lecture on a variety of subjects. Dubbed “Reflections,” Griggs’ tour included stops at Bristol, Nottingham Trent and Oxford universities.
Read more in the Winston-Salem Chronicle.
January 3rd, 2014 | Faculty News
The communication department has provided a roundup of activities and accomplishments from fall 2013.
Keep up with the Wake Forest communication department on Twitter @WakeComm and through the Communication at WFU Facebook group.
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