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Biology professor and students win national competition

Wake Forest biology professor Gloria Muday, Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Gloria Muday

Biology professor Gloria Muday, and students Bethany Pan and Par Ranjbar, both senior biology majors, recently won an international contest, the Plant Teaching Tools competition, sponsored by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).

In Muday’s fall semester course, Pan and Ranjbar developed teaching tools (slides and accompanying text) that can be used in high school and college level biology courses to teach about the effects of climate change, drought, and water deficit on plants. Together this team is editing these tools and combining them with active-learning exercises that highlight how agricultural researchers use traditional plant-breeding and genetic engineering approaches to yield plants with increased drought tolerance.

This teaching tool will be peer reviewed and appear in the ASPB published journal entitled “The Plant Cell.”

“Participating in research and contributing to a research focused journal article is a valuable learning process for students,” Muday said. “Developing tools to be used in teaching is a complementary way for students to learn to be teacher-scholars.”

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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.

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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).

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