November 1st, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
From developing innovative solar technologies to coming up with new ways to sequester carbon, Wake Forest researchers are helping drive the future of advanced manufacturing in North Carolina.
Wake Forest students and professors will showcase their engineering research during a prestigious two-day conference hosted by Duke University and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), “The New Engineering Frontier: Manufacturing for the Grand Challenges,” on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Cary, N.C.
The event will bring leading researchers from across the state, manufacturing moguls and government officials together to discuss how North Carolina will help realize the 14 grand challenges in engineering set forth by the NAE.
“Today, the field of engineering encompasses a lot more than it did a decade ago,” says Bruce King, the associate provost of research. “At Wake Forest, we are engineering new ways to produce clean energy, clean our air of carbon and enhance our security needs, to name only a few projects.”
Members of Wake Forest’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) will showcase several new initiatives focused on making energy production cleaner and more affordable both here at home and abroad in developing countries.
David Carroll, the director of Wake Forest’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, and his students will present on an innovative new solar technology that utilizes both solar and thermal energy and a novel method to spray organic electronics on surfaces, to name only a few of the many projects currently under development at the Center.
November 1st, 2013 | Staff News
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November 1st, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
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October 31st, 2013 | Events
Please join the School of Business as it dedicates and celebrates the official grand opening of Farrell Hall on Friday, Nov. 1.
The opening of Farrell Hall unifies Wake Forest’s undergraduate and graduate business programs under one roof with one vision. The generous donors intended for Farrell Hall to be a welcoming place and a valuable resource for the entire campus community, so come join in a day of camaraderie and celebration.
11 a.m.– noon: Dedication of Farrell Hall (outside Farrell Hall front entrance closest to Wait Chapel)
Noon–2 p.m.: Campus & Community Open House
2–4 p.m.: Keynote Broadcast (Broyhill Auditorium)
Moderator: Al Hunt (’65, D.Litt. ’91), columnist for Bloomberg View and host of “Political Capital” with Special Guests & Alumni Panel:
“The Noble Profession of Business”
- Charlie Ergen (MBA ’76), Co-Founder & Chairman, DISH Network Corporation and EchoStar Corporation
- David Farr (’77, P’07), Chairman and CEO, Emerson
- Eric Wiseman (’77, MBA ’88, P ’07), Chairman, President and CEO, VF Corporation
“The Legacy of Mike Farrell (P’10, LLD ’13)
- Mary Farrell (P’10), University Trustee
- Wellington Denahan, Chairman and CEO, Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
October 31st, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Michael J. Berry, professor and chair of Health and Exercise Science, whose proposal entitled “Standardized Rehabilitation for ICU patients with Acute Respiratory Failure” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number RG0928 and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Wayne L. Silver, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Undergraduate Neuroscience Training Cooperative between WFU and WSSU” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R25NS065778-05.
Congratulations to Christian Miller, associate professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “The Developing Character Project: Research and Dissemination on the Existence, Nature, and Cultivation of Character” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Susan Fahrbach, Reynolds professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Allatrotropic actions on insulin in honey bees” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
October 30th, 2013 | University Announcement
President Nathan Hatch dressed as the original Demon Deacon at the United Way kickoff event.
The 2013 Wake Forest United Way Campaign will conclude on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Your United Way pledge and your personal involvement are appreciated by many individuals in our community. Please make every effort to complete your United Way pledge.
As a reminder, you should have received an email with a personalized link to an online pledge process. Check out the United Way website, unitedway.wfu.edu, for information on how to make your pledge, even if you no longer have that email.
The website also includes information about upcoming events and video messages from Hatch and four other WFU employees, as well as a link to a photo gallery of WFU employees saying why they give.
October 30th, 2013 | Events
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the 25th annual Project Pumpkin on Hearn Plaza (the Quad) on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 3-7 p.m.
The event, created in 1989 by a group of first-year students led by Libby Bell, will celebrate the 25th anniversary with a Golden Ticket theme. The event will welcome 1,000 area children to campus from after-school programs and schools for Halloween-themed education and fun.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to bring their families to the free event, participate in the carnival, and enjoy performances from Wake Forest’s student performance groups.
October 30th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “What are the Real Benefits of hardship: Examining Possibilities for Behavior Growth Following Adversity” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Timothy (Nate) French, Magnolia Scholars Program director, whose proposal entitled “Summer Bridge” has been funded by the US Department of Education and the NC Independent Colleges and Universities (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simon Foundation.
October 29th, 2013 | Staff News
Wake Forest recently was featured on an episode of “Hear It From a Peer” on the PeopleAdmin website. The episode was called “Collective Unity,” and it focused on organizational development in higher education.
Wake Forest’s Professional Development Center, which won CUPA-HR’s 2012 Innovation Award, was highlighted as an example of being a change agent that brought unity across departments and successful aligned them with the mission of the university.
The summary said, “With professional development activities for both faculty and staff, WFU has been able market this through one location, thus generating a sense of community across the campus, and encouraging collaboration between departments.”
Featured from WFU were: Andrea Ellis, the director of recruitment and organizational development; and John Champlin, the manager of professional and leadership development.
See and hear the episode here »
October 29th, 2013 | University Announcement
Would you like a weekend free of chores? Let the Baptist Student Union do them for you!
This year’s Baptist Student Union fall work days will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2. The BSU would love to help you with any odd jobs, including painting, cleaning out garages and raking leaves.
Help the BSU raise money for its missions fund by allowing them to shorten your to-do list. Contact Candice Denton at email@example.com for information or to request help.