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March 2016 comings and goings

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January 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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Faculty publications: December 2015 Updates

These works have been recently published or reported by Reynolda campus faculty:

Anderson, David R., Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffery D. Camm, & James J. Cochran. (Business). An Introduction to Management Science: Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making, 14th ed. South-Western College Publishing. January 2015.

Anderson, David R., Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffery D. Camm, & James J. Cochran. (Business). Quantitative Methods for Business, 13th ed. South-Western College Publishing. February 2015.

Esch, Gerald. (Biology). Ecological Parasitology: Reflections on 50 Years of Research in Aquatic Ecosystems. Wiley-Blackwell. December 2015.

Formisano, Luciano, Roberta Morosini, & Gale Sigal, Eds. (Romance Languages & English). Boccaccio Veneto: Settecento anni di incroci mediterranei a Venezia. Aracne editrice. October 2015.

Gandolfo, Elizabeth O’Donnell. (Divinity). The Power and Vulnerability of Love: A Theological Anthropology. Fortress Press. February 2015.

Meredith, Jack R., & Scott M. Shafer. (Business). Operations and Supply Chain Management for MBAs, 6th ed. Wiley. December 2015.

Rocklin, Joan M., Robert B. Rocklin, Christine Coughlin, & Sandy Patrick. (Law). An Advocate Persuades. Carolina Academic Press. December 2015.

Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia. (Politics & International Affairs) Partners or Rivals?: Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century. University of Virginia Press. November 2015.

December 2015 staff milestones

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Proposals funded: Anderson, Carroll, Kiang

T. Michael Anderson

Anderson

Congratulations to Michael Anderson, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Spatiotemporal dynamics of woody cover in East African savannas” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to David Carroll, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic Thermoelectrics: the matrix composite approach” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Texas A & M Engineering Experiment Station (WFU funding agency).

 

Lisa Kiang

Kiang

Congratulations to Lisa Kiang, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Gratitude, Well-being, and the Decline of Materialism: A Cross-cultural Study of Character Formation in Children and Adolescents” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation and by [subaward/subcontract from] UNC-Greensboro (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: King, Messier, Silman

Bruce King

King

Congratulations to Bruce King, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “New Reagents for Tracking Protein Oxidation in Cells by MS and Imaging Methods” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

 

 

Stephen Messier

Messier

Congratulations to Steve Messier, professor of health & exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities with Arthritis in North Carolina (WE-CAN)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1U01AR068658-01.

 

 

Miles Silman

Silman

Congratulations to Miles Silman, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “FESD  Type 1: The Dynamics of mountains, landscape, and Climate in the Distribution and Generation of Biodiversity in the Amazon/Andean Forest” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Duke University (WFU funding agency).

August 2015 comings and goings

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September 2015 faculty milestones

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Faculty offer workshops on preparing for tests

Science faculty and the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) are collaborating this fall to help first-year students deal with exam panic through a three-part workshop, “How to prevent a panic attack on your first college science exam.”

Michael Shuman, interim director, and Shelly Cardi, staff psychologist, of LAC, as well as Pat Lord, director of Health Professions Program and associate teaching professor of biology, and David Wren, assistant teaching professor and director of the Chemistry Center, have planned the workshops to help first-year students prepare for their first college science exam.

Wren described the LAC as the “emergency department” for students where triage takes place to help deal with test anxiety. He and his colleagues believe a pre-emptive strike like these workshops will be more effective in the long run.

“All of us have had experience with students not knowing how to study, how to prepare, how to take the exam – and not panic – or how to analyze how they performed,” said Lord. “We’ve got some amazing things planned to help our students learn and do their best and we guarantee they will learn at least one technique that will help them improve their study skills.”

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