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School of Divinity
July 23rd, 2014 | Faculty News
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Perdue, Abigail, & Randall Lockwood. (School of Law). Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech: When Worlds Collide. Purdue University Press. May 2014.
Voss Roberts, Michelle. (School of Divinity). Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion. Fordham University Press. May 2014.
June 5th, 2014 | University Announcement
For his lifetime service to the community, Michael “Mike” Aiken received this year’s Bill J. Leonard Distinguished Service Award Pro Fide Et Humanitate from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Aiken, who graduated from Wake Forest in 1971, has served as executive director of Greensboro Urban Ministry, a non-profit organization that serves the Greater Greensboro area, for more than 25 years. The agency offers food and emergency financial assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, and rapid rehousing.
The award, established by James M. Dunn, Resident Professor of Christianity and Public Policy, and his wife, Marilyn, honors the life contributions of Bill J. Leonard as teacher, scholar, historian, and first dean of the School of Divinity.
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December 27th, 2013 | Faculty News
Congratulations to Gail O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity, whose proposals entitled “Financial Well-Being for Pastoral Leaders” and “Clergy Making a Place: Early Career Pastors as Generative Community Leaders” have been funded by the Lilly Foundation.
Congratulations to Gary D. Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Parents &Children Together Preventing Diabetes (PACT PD) (A1 Resubmission)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).
December 17th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following letter is adapted from director of Research and Sponsored Programs Lori Messer’s introduction to the October issue of Research News:
Reynolda Campus research had an excellent year. For fiscal year 2013, total external support for projects exceeded $9.8 million, the second-highest amount in campus history, and that was not including five fellowships for scholarship in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The total is even more remarkable when you consider that $8.4 million, about 86 percent, comes from federal sources limited by sequestration budget cuts.
FY13 saw 22 departments and centers receive sponsored research funding, and nearly all increased its total over FY12. Health and exercise science received the most, with physics running a close second.
Faculty and staff in 32 departments and centers submitted 152 external proposals, requesting more than $38 million. Chemistry submitted the most proposals and requested the most funding.
We would like to recognize two of our former CRADLE program participants, Oana Jurchescu and Timo Thonhauser, both in physics, who received prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. WFU has received five such awards, with Patricia Dos Santos and Rebecca Alexander in chemistry and Dave Anderson in biology already gaining that distinction.
CRADLE (Creative Research Activities Development and Enrichment) is a two-year program that helps Wake Foresters develop competitive external funding proposals.
The NSF CAREER Award is a $400,000 award given to the nation’s top junior faculty members and is meant to support their research, encourage excellent teaching, mentorship and community outreach.
Another graduate of the CRADLE program, assistant professor of chemistry Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson, received her first independent federal funding. The following faculty and staff also received their first individual external grants at WFU:
December 12th, 2013 | Faculty News
The following faculty had books published:
Antliff, Mark, & Scott W. Klein, Eds. (English). Vorticism: New Perspectives. Oxford University Press. November 2013.
Leonard, Bill J. (Divinity). Can I Get a Witness?: Essays, Sermons, and Reflections. Mercer University Press. November 2013.
Sehnbruch, Kirsten, & Peter M. Siavelis, Eds. (Politics & International Affairs). Democratic Chile: The Politics and Policies of a Historic Coalition, 1990-2010. Lynne Rienner. November 2013.
Tupper, E. Frank. (Divinity). Scandalous Providence: The Jesus Story of the Compassion of God, 2nd ed. Mercer University Press. May 2013.
November 25th, 2013 | Faculty News
Bill Leonard, the Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and a professor of Church History in the School of Divinity, received the Distinguished Alumni Medal from his alma mater, Texas Wesleyan University, at a dinner in Fort Worth, Texas, in October.
Leonard was the founding dean of the School of Divinity. After retiring as dean in 2010, Leonard has continued to teach church history in the divinity school and the religion department.
September 20th, 2013 | University Announcement
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