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Stanton K. Tefft

This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on June 12 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

We are saddened to announce that Stanton K. Tefft, professor emeritus of anthropology, died June 9.

Information about a service for Dr. Tefft is not available at this time. When a service is announced by his family, information will be provided on the Inside WFU web site.  His family also plans for an obituary to appear soon in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Dr. Tefft was a cultural anthropologist who joined Wake Forest’s anthropology faculty in 1964.  He retired in 2000. Dr. Tefft was known in the Triad for working closely with the Montagnard community to help them resettle in this region.  Also known as the Degar people, they are indigenous to the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

We grieve Dr. Tefft’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

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Faculty books: May 2019

McMullen, Patrick R. (Business). Analytics for Liberal Arts Students. Kindle Digital Publishing [independent publishing]. May 2019.

Saikia, Yasmin, & M. Raisur Rahman, Eds. (History). The Cambridge Companion to Sayyid Ahmad Khan. Cambridge University Press. May 2019.

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School of Divinity appoints Jill Crainshaw as vice dean

Jill Crainshaw

The Wake Forest School of Divinity announced this week that Jill Y. Crainshaw has been appointed vice dean for faculty development and academic initiatives.  She will begin her new position July 1.

She has led the school, previously, as acting dean and interim dean.

As vice dean, she will continue to provide leadership during the fall of 2019.  Jonathan L. Walton, named dean earlier this year, will be on sabbatical completing research and writing projects. He will begin formally as dean on Jan. 1.

A member of the school’s faculty for 20 years, she has served in a variety of roles there.

For more information, read the school’s announcement here.

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Proposals funded: Macosko, Rejeski, Canzona

Congratulations to Jed Macosko, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Cellular Interactions of VSV Nucleocapsids” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Long-term function and health effects of intentional weight loss in obese elders” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Mollie Canzona, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Optimizing health related quality of life measurement in adolescent and young adult oncology: A PROMISing solution” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

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Proposals funded: Thonhauser, Brunsting, Anderson

Congratulations to Timo Thonhauser, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “A United Theory of van der Waals forces in Non-Local Density Functional Theory” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Nelson Brunsting, director of global research and assessment, who proposal entitled “Developing Secondary Teachers’ and Students’ Global Competency” has been funded by Tower Bridge International.

Congratulations to Paul Anderson, whose proposal entitled “Studies relating to black hole evaporation and to the validity of the semiclassical approximation in cosmology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

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