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February 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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‘Truth, Lies, and Politics’ panel discussion to be held Feb. 16

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A panel discussion called “Truth, Lies, and Politics” will be  held at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in Wait Chapel.

The panel’s moderator will be Melissa Harris-Perry, Presidential Endowed Professor in Politics and International Affairs.

Panelists will include:

  • Naomi Oreskes – Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University
  • Anthony Appiah – Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University
  • Dan Kahan – Professor of Law and Psychology at Yale Law School

The panel discussion will focus on various topics, including the impact of media in our democracy and citizens’ obligations to be informed about issues such as the human impact on climate change or the causes of economic inequality.

This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability; the Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability; Department of Philosophy and the Thomas Jack Lynch Philosophy Fund; Department of Psychology; School of Law; Department of Politics and International Affairs; Department of Communication; Wake the Vote; College Democrats; The Arch Society; and The Euzelian Society.

For more detailed information, please visit the event page.

Proposals funded: Beavers, Jayawickreme, Katula

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Beavers

Congratulations to Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Effect of Exercise Modality During Weight Loss on Bone Health in Older Adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number 1K01AG047921-01A1.

 

 

Eranda Jayawickreme

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Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Does Adversity Make Us Wiser Than Before? Beginning to Address a Foundational Question Through Deep Intergration” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.

 

 

Jeff Katula

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Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “HELP PD II” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Faculty publications: October updates

Amoureux, Jack L., & Brent J. Steele, Eds. (Politics & International Affairs). Reflexivity and International Relations: Positionality, Critique, and Practice (New International Relations series). Routledge. October 2015.

 

Lanzoni, Rémi Fournier. (Romance Languages). French Cinema: From Its Beginnings to the Present, 2nd ed. Bloomsbury Academic. October 2015.

 

Miller, Christian B., R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, & William Fleeson, Eds. (Philosophy, Psychology, Psychology). Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Oxford University Press. October 2015.

 

Rahman, M. Raisur. (History). Locale, Everyday Islam, and Modernity: Qasbah Towns and Muslim Life in Colonial India. Oxford University Press. October 2015.

November 2015 faculty and staff milestones

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Proposals funded: Griffith, Jayawickreme, Jurchescu, Rice-Jalloh

Wake Forest economics professor Amanda Griffith, Thursday, August 9, 2012.

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Congratulations to Amanda Griffith, associate professor of economics, whose proposal entitled “An Engineer Like Me: How perceived Similarity and Peer Effects Influence Major Choice” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by [subaward/subcontract from] Purdue University (WFU funding agency).

 

Eranda Jayawickreme

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Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Promoting Intellectual Humility Among Middle-School Students: Developing and Educational Film & Preliminary Intervention Strategy” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.

 

Jurchescu

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Congratulations to Oana Jurchescu, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite FETs for Electronically-Injected Laser Action” has been funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

 

 

K. Monet Rice

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Congratulations to Kellee Rice-Jalloh, associate university chaplain, whose proposal entitled “Recruitment for Ministry” has been funded by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).

 

Proposals funded: Anderson, Carroll, Kiang

T. Michael Anderson

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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

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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

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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).

September 2015 staff milestones

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Fleeson awarded the Carol and Ed Diener Award

Will FleesonThe Society for Personality and Social Psychology has awarded Professor of Psychology Will Fleeson with the Carol and Ed Diener Award in Personality Psychology. The Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology is designed to recognize a mid-career scholar whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the social psychology field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

Fleeson will be honored at the annual convention in San Diego on January 28, 2016.