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June 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in June 2014.

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July 2014 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones in July 2014:

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May 2014 comings and goings

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Congratulations to retiring faculty and staff

A letter from President Nathan Hatch to the community

Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

Commencement season is a time of celebration and new beginnings for those about to graduate. It is also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have made Wake Forest University their home.

Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are profoundly grateful for the countless contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 600 years of service to the University:

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Endowed Professors, Faculty Fellowships and promotions

ironwork.200x250Congratulations to the College’s newest endowed professors, this year’s Wake Forest Faculty Fellows and those faculty receiving promotions.

The Wake Forest Professorship award is an endowed chair position and is among the University’s highest honors. The selection criteria include exceptional skill and sustained dedication in the classroom; outstanding commitment to student learning and growth beyond the classroom; a wide-reaching and significant record in scholarly and creative work; a sustained exemplary service to the department, the discipline, the College, the University and the broader scholarly community.

Recipients of the Wake Forest Professorships are:

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Proposals funded: Carroll, Rejeski, Marsh

David Carroll

Carroll

Tony Marsh

Marsh

Jack Rejeski

Rejeski

Physics professor Dave Carroll’s proposal, “Organic Thermoelectrics: The Matrix Composite Approach,” has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (WFU funding agency).

In health and exercise science, a proposal submitted by professors Tony Marsh and Jack Rejeski, “Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Project (CLIP II),” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Wake Forest awarded $250,000 for e-textbook development

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Dan Johnson (left) and Jed Makosco

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have awarded Wake Forest University $250,000 for further development of Biobook, a new kind of e-textbook created by Teaching Associate Professor of Biology Dan Johnson and Associate Professor of Physics Jed Macosko.

Biobook offers content in an unconventional way. Unlike the traditional heavy and expensive textbooks of old, the $30 Biobook is accessible by smart-phone, tablet or computer. It breaks down complex and lengthy topics into small, manageable chunks of knowledge that can be changed and updated as educators see fit.

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Proposals funded: Carroll, Silman, Williams

David Carroll

Carroll

Congratulations to the following professors for proposals funded:

Physics professor David Carroll, whose proposal entitled “DragonSkin Development” has been funded by the International ThermoDyne, LLC.

Biology professor Miles R. Silman, whose proposal entitled “Biocharproduction for tropical agriculture and carbon sequestration” has been funded by the Blue Moon Foundation.

Miles Silman

Silman

Richard Williams

Williams

Physics professor Richard T. Williams, whose proposal entitled “Quantifying recombination dynamics in Srl2:Eu2+ with material variations: mechanisms and scintillator optimization” has been funded by the US Department of Energy and the Fisk University (WFU funding agency).

February 2014 milestones

See a list of faculty and staff milestones in February 2014:

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December 2013 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in December 2013:

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