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Marsh appointed one of seven Associate Reporters

t_marshWake Forest Law Professor Tanya Marsh has been appointed as one of seven Associate Reporters to work on the first comprehensive Restatement of Property Law for the American Law Institute (ALI).

The Institute, through a careful and deliberative process, publishes restatements of various law and propositions for legal reform. The purpose of a restatement is to provide clarity for courts as to the meaning of different laws. Marsh will have primary responsibility for the volume entitled “Titles and Transfers,” which will tentatively include title recording, real estate transactions and mortgages.

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Wake Foresters attend international climate change conference

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Justin Catanoso

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An important international conference on climate change is taking place in Lima, Peru and Wake Forest University has three distinguished voices in attendance.

The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) is taking place Dec. 1-12.

Justin Catanoso, director of Wake Forest’s journalism program, is a freelance journalist who covers environmental and climate change issues. His reporting is sponsored in part by the Wake Forest Center on Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C. He is producing stories for WFDD, National Geographic NewsWatch, BusinessInsider.com and the Pulitzer Center.

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Open forum scheduled for ZSR Library dean search

The search committee for the new dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library is hosting an open forum for all Wake Forest faculty and staff on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium.

In preparation for the gathering, please consider the following questions and  come prepared to share your thoughts.

  1. Which major highlights about our nationally-recognized ZSR Library should be emphasized in order to attract top-notch candidates to the position?
  2. What challenges and opportunities might the next dean face in her or his first three years in this role?
  3. What are the most important professional skills and personal attributes required to be considered a strong candidate?

For those unable to attend the forum, please share your thoughts and suggestions by emailing wfuzsrdean@nullwfu.edu.

October 2014 comings and goings

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

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November 2014 staff milestones

Elide Vargas, administrative coordinator in Politics and International Affairs, is celebrating her 30 year milestone this month. See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for November 2014.

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October faculty publication announcements

Ilesanmi, Simeon O. (Religion), Win-Chiat Lee (Philosophy), & J. Wilson Parker (Law), Eds. The Rule of Law and the Rule of God. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2014.

Lanzoni, Rémi Fournier. (Romance Languages). French Comedy on Screen: A Cinematic History. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2014.

McFall, Todd A. (Economics). The (Peculiar) Economics of NCAA Basketball. Palgrave Macmillan. October 2014.

Mitra, Ananda. (Communication). Digital DNA: Social Networking and You. Rupa Publications. September 2014.

Otteson, James R. (Business). The End of Socialism. Cambridge University Press. October 2014.

Wood, John H. (Economics). Central Banking in a Democracy: The Federal Reserve and its Alternatives (Routledge Explorations in Economic History series). Routledge. October 2014.

Law library specialist leaves her mark on the walls of Worrell

swenson.mural.300x175Law library specialist Holly Swenson is a designer and artist who, in addition to her other responsibilities, also helps produce the law school’s alumni magazine, The Jurist.

When construction began in the basement of the Worrell Professional Center, Swenson saw the opportunity to use one of the walls as a canvas to practice painting a mural. The result is a modern take on a portion of Michaelangelo’s “Creation of Adam.”

Read more about the mural in a Q&A with Swenson written by School of Law Communications student intern, Rachel Wallen (’17)

Visit the law school library’s service desk for help in finding the mural, which will be available for viewing through the fall semester.

September 2014 comings and goings

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Coan named law school’s asst. dean for academic engagement

14742621531_82d85c3b6e_zWake Forest law professor Tracey Banks Coan has been named the law school’s first assistant dean for academic engagement.

“Professor Coan stays on top of the literature about the best teaching and best learning techniques in legal education,” says Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77). “This new position helps insure that her insights will shape what faculty and students experience at Wake Forest Law.”

Coan teaches commercial law courses and directs the Academic Engagement Program (AEP).  The AEP enhances law students’ academic performance through skills workshops, study groups, specialized courses and individual mentoring.

“Over the years, Tracey has optimally led our academic achievement efforts and garnered huge dividends for our students and the law school,” says former Dean Blake D. Morant, who appointed Coan. “During these challenging times in legal education, Wake Forest Law has, and will continue to benefit, from Tracey’s adroit guidance and efforts.”

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September 2014 faculty milestones

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