December 6th, 2013 | Events
Wake Forest biologist Miles Silman will speak on “Real-World Sustainability in Winston-Salem: Solving today’s Environmental and Energy Challenges” at a Dec. 10 event at Wake Forest Biotech Place. Free and open to the public, the event will be presented by the Technology Council of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. Online registration is requested.
Silman is professor of biology and director of the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. He will offer an overview of the Center, discuss how it is generating novel technologies in the areas of sustainability and explain how it is taking them out of the lab and into applications in the real world.
The event will start at 9 a.m. Following Silman’s presentation, there will be a 15-minute period for attendees to ask questions. The program will be held in the auditorium. At 10 a.m., there will be free coffee, light snacks and a networking opportunity in the atrium.
Silman’s talk is part of the Tech Council’s Speaker Series, which features discussions on topics related to Winston-Salem’s innovation-based economy. In part, the events are intended to offer opportunities to meet people involved and interested in developing Winston-Salem’s future.
Wake Forest Biotech Place is at 575 N. Patterson Avenue in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Parking is available in the lot directly north of Biotech Place.
The Tech Council’s Speaker Series is sponsored by Cook Medical, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
December 5th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Patricia Nixon, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Pre-natal Events, Post-natal Consequences II (Competitive Renewal)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5P01HD047584-08 and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Miles R. Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Ecosystem effects and carbon content of Amazonian bamboo-dominated forests” has been funded by NASA.
November 27th, 2013 | Staff News
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November 6th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Robert (Bob) Plemmons, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Comprehensive Space-Object Characterization using Spectrally Compressive Polarimetric Imaging” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the University of New Mexico (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to David J. Anderson, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Life History evolution in Galapagos boobies” has been funded by the Galapagos Conservancy.
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).
September 20th, 2013 | University Announcement
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September 20th, 2013 | Faculty News
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September 13th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had writings published in August 2013:
Fahrbach, Susan E. (Biology). Developmental Neuroscience: A Concise Introduction. Princeton University Press. August 2013.
Graham, Laura P., & Miriam E. Felsenburg. (School of Law). The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step-by-Step Guide. Carolina Academic Press. June 2013.
McGuigan, James R., R. Charles Moyer, & Frederick H.deB. Harris. (Schools of Business). Managerial Economics: Applications, Strategies and Tactics, 13th ed. Cengage. July 2013.
Redmond, Mary Lynn. (Education). Action Research in the World Language Classroom. Information Age Publishing. June 2013.
Swier, Patricia, & Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Eds. (Romance Languages). Dictatorships in the Hispanic World: Transatlantic and Transnational Perspective. Fairleigh Dickinson. July 2013.
Zanish-Belcher, Tanya, & Anke Voss, Eds. (ZSR Library). Perspectives on Women’s Archives. Society of American Archivists. August 2013.
September 12th, 2013 | News You Can Use, University Announcement
After a vote of the College faculty this week, Wake Forest joined the Semester Online Consortium, the first-of-its-kind program to offer for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of top-tier universities.
Semester Online offers rigorous, small, online, for-credit courses in real time, to qualified college students from anywhere in the world. Wake Forest joins the Semester Online growing roster of nationally renowned colleges and universities including Boston College, Brandeis University, Emory University, Northwestern University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis.
In spring 2014, Wake Forest will offer its first Semester Online course, Introduction to Bioethics, which will be taught by professor of biology Carole Browne. The course will examine contemporary issues in bioethics, including responsible conduct in research, implications of technological advances in biology, environmental issues, and controversies in health care and medical practices.
“Wake Forest’s time-tested model of education, defined by a highly personal approach and a focus on educating the whole person, is characterized by small classes and a tight-knit community,” said Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh. “We have engaged in an ongoing campus-wide dialogue about how Wake Forest might best utilize online tools and other technological innovations to effectively enhance our high-touch, face-to-face educational experience. Semester Online is the first online program that is able to offer this level of engagement to our students and faculty.”
The full news release announcing the new initiative is posted on the Wake Forest news site, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
September 6th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Todd Michael Anderson, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Mechanisms of tree recruitment limitation across a savanna soil moisture availability gradient” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Power Generating Coverings and Casings” has been funded by the NASA and the Streamline Automation (WFU funding agency).