November 5th, 2013 | Faculty News
Terry Blumenthal recently was named the president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, an international organization of neuroscientists. The appointment came while he was attending the group’s annual meeting, held this year in Florence, Italy.
Blumenthal is a professor of psychology who has taught at Wake Forest since 1987.
October 30th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, assistant professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “What are the Real Benefits of hardship: Examining Possibilities for Behavior Growth Following Adversity” has been funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Congratulations to Timothy (Nate) French, Magnolia Scholars Program director, whose proposal entitled “Summer Bridge” has been funded by the US Department of Education and the NC Independent Colleges and Universities (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Ellen Kirkman, professor of mathematics, whose proposal entitled “Invariant Theory of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras” has been funded by the Simon Foundation.
September 20th, 2013 | University Announcement
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August 30th, 2013 | Staff News
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August 30th, 2013 | Faculty News
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August 27th, 2013 | Faculty News
Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus of Wake Forest have published a book which includes their own work as well as that of many other Wake Forest authors: “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History.” It was published by Peter Lang Publishing in April.
Parent is a professor of history and American ethnic studies, and Wiethaus is a professor of religion and American ethnic studies, as well as being a 2013 Community Solutions Fellow with the Institute for Public Engagement.
Parent and Wiethaus wrote the introduction (“Un-doing Southern Silences”), and Parent wrote two chapters: “‘Home’ and ‘House’ in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” and “Slave Songs as a Public Poetics of Resistance.”
Other Wake Forest authors and their chapter titles:
- Beth Hopkins, director of outreach for the School of Law, “The Making of an African American Family”
- Margaret Bender, associate professor of anthropology, “Language Loss and Resilience in Cherokee Medicinal Texts”
- Margaret Zulick, associate professor of communication, “The Suppression of Native American Presence in the Protestant Myth of America”
- Nina Maria Lucas; associate professor, director of dance, artistic director of the Dance Company; “Dancing as Protest: Three African American Choreographers, 1940–1960″
- Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology; Joseph Grzywacz, associate director for research, Center for Worker Health, associate professor, department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine; “African-American Mothers of Adolescents: Resilience and Strengths”
- Stephen Boyd, John Allen Easley Professor of Religion, “The Visceral Roots of Racism”
- Ronald Neal, visiting assistant professor of religion, “Race, Class, and the Traumatic Legacy of Southern Masculinity”
- Ana-Maria Wahl, associate professor of sociology; and Steven Gunkel, lecturer in sociology; “‘Living High on the Hog’? Race, Class and Union Organizing in Rural North Carolina”
August 4th, 2013 | Faculty News
Christian Miller, associate professor of philosophy and director of The Character Project at Wake Forest, has written a new book, “Moral Character: An Empirical Theory,” published in July by Oxford University Press.
In the book, Miller outlines a new picture of our moral character, which involves what are called mixed character traits.
He says, “Most of our friends, colleagues, and even family members are not virtuous people. They may not have virtues such as compassion, honesty, or courage. But at the same time, they are not vicious people either. They do not have vices such as cruelty, dishonesty, or cowardice. Instead most people today have characters which do not qualify as either virtuous or vicious. They have many positive moral features, but many negative ones, too. Our characters are decidedly mixed, and are much more complex than we might have thought.”
Miller studies meta-ethics, moral psychology, moral character, action theory, and philosophy of religion. He is also the author of “Character and Moral Psychology” (forthcoming), and the editor of “The Continuum Companion to Ethics” (Continuum 2011) and “Essays in the Philosophy of Religion” (Oxford University Press 2006). The Character Project is funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
July 10th, 2013 | Staff News
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July 3rd, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to R. Michael Furr, professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Binge Drinking: Individual differences in the Capacity to alter Drinking Patterns” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (WFU funding agency).
Congratulations to Paul R. Anderson, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Studies of Particle Production, Vacuum Polarization, and the Validity of the Semiclassical Approximation in Gravity” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).