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Comings and Goings for July 2016

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August 2016 faculty milestones

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July 2016 faculty milestones

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June 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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Proposals funded: Kirkman, Messier, Mihalko

Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “A Study of Undergraduate Programs in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in the United States and the Publications of the Results” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by [subaward/subcontract from] American Mathematical Society (AMS) (WFU funding agency).

 

Congratulations to Steve Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Strength Training and Arthritis Trial (START)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 5R01AR059105-05.

 

Congratulations to Shannon Mihalko, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Predicting CV Injury and Events After Adjuvant and Neo-adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1R01CA199167-01 and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Proposals funded: Jurchescu, Kirkman, Welker

Jurchescu

Jurchescu

Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Large-area, low-cost organic thin-film transistors by laser printing” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

 

Ellen Kirkman

Kirkman

Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simons Foundation.

 

 

Members of the Wake Forest community have their portraits made in a photo booth at the Constant and True donor club event at Graylyn on Friday, September 9, 2011. Interim Provost Mark Welker.

Welker

Congratulations to Mark Welker, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “MRI: Acquisition of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for interdisciplinary application in science and technology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

August 2015 faculty milestones

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July 2015 comings and goings

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Innovative solution for WFU blind student leads to journal article

Michael Shuman and Robert Erhardt recently published an article in the Journal of Statistics Education, “Assistive Technologies for Second-Year Statistics Students who are Blind.” The article written by Shuman, interim director of Wake Forest’s Learning Assistance Center (LAC) and Erhardt, assistant professor of mathematics, focuses on the technology they developed to assist Kathryn Webster, an aspiring mathematician who also happens to be blind.

Michael Shuman, associate director of the Wake Forest Learning Assistance Center, poses in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Thursday, August 18, 2011.

Shuman

Kathryn, a junior from Greenwich, Conn., enrolled in a course in statistics covering topics requiring her to both interpret and produce three sets of materials: mathematical writing, computer programming, and visual displays of data. While some resources for blind students taking mathematics courses or introductory statistics courses were available, none were adequate to assist Kathryn.

New Wake Forest faculty members pose for headshots during their orientation on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.  Robert Erhardt, Mathematics.

Erhardt

In addition to providing academic support to all Wake Forest students through coaching and peer tutoring, the LAC exists to enable students with disabilities to experience equal access to the academic, social, and recreational activities and programs at the University.

Though Wake Forest is a smaller institution than other similar private schools, the University still has a number of undergraduates with disabilities who request accommodations. Though Kathryn brought some of her own assistive technology with her to campus, Shuman was struggling with a novel way of representing visual data for her related to her math courses.

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July 2015 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2015. (The wrong list was posted earlier, briefly.)

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