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Zhu appointed assistant dean for global initiatives in Graduate School

Chaowei Zhu has been appointed assistant dean for global initiatives in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Zhu, whose appointment was effective Jan. 1, joined the Graduate School in 2015.

He serves as co-director of the Chinese tracks in the Interpreting and Translation Studies Program in the school.  Zhu is also an assistant teaching professor.

“It is a privilege to be part of the leadership team at the Graduate School,” said Zhu. “I have expertise in both business administration and higher education and I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to advance the Graduate School’s strategic goals and fulfill its educational mission.”

He added that he is “most excited about promoting the Graduate School to attract more talented and diverse students, and looking forward to forging new relationships with many prestigious universities around the world.”

Zhu earned his MBA and doctorate from Renmin Business School at Renmin University of China in Beijing.  At Wake Forest, he earned a master’s in intercultural studies in health care.

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Faculty Books: 2018

January 2018

Lemke, Christiane, & Helga A. Welsh. (Politics & International Affairs). Germany Today: Politics and Policies in a Changing World (Europe Today series). Rowman & Littlefield. December 2017.

February 2018

 Furr, R. Michael. (Psychology). Psychometrics: An Introduction, 3rd ed. December 2017.

 Goldschmidt, Tyron, & Kenneth L. Pearce, Eds. (Philosophy). Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics. Oxford. February 2018.

Pasquarelli, Susan Lee; Robert A. Cole; & Michael J. Tyson, Eds. (Center for Global Programs and Studies). Passport to Change: Designing Academically Sound, Culturally Relevant, Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs. Stylus Publishing. December 2017.

Trachtenberg, Barry. (History). The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance (Perspectives on the Holocaust series). Bloomsbury Academic. February 2018.

March 2018

 Harlan, Susan. (English). Luggage (Object Lessons series). Bloomsbury Academic. March 2018.

Shaner, Katherine A. (Divinity). Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity. Oxford University Press. March 2018.

Smith, Sandra C., & Christopher T. Copeland. (Divinity). Heart of the Enneagram: A Companion for Deepening Personal and Spiritual Growth. Library Partners Press. February 2018.

Wilson, Eric G. (English). Polaris Ghost. Outpost19. March 2018.

April 2018

Dinan, John. (Politics & International Affairs). State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States. University of Chicago Press. April 2018.

 Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, 7th ed. Pearson. April 2018.

May 2018

 Coates, David. (Politics & International Affairs). Flawed Capitalism: The Anglo-American Condition and Its Resolution (Building Progressive Alternatives series). Agenda Publishing. May 2018.

 Curtis, Michael Kent, J. Wilson Parker, William G. Ross, Davison M Douglas, & Paul Finkelman. (Law). Constitutional Law in Context, 4th ed. Carolina Academic Press. March 2018.

Hall, Mark A., David Orentlicher, Mary Anne Bobinski, Nicholas Bagley, & I. Glenn Cohen. (Law). Health Care Law and Ethics, 9th ed. (Aspen Casebook series). Wolters Kluwer. February 2018.

Hogan, Sarah. (English). Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition. Stanford University Press. May 2018.

Lee, Wei-chin. (Politics & International Affairs). Taiwan’s Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges (Politics and Development of Contemporary China series). Palgrave Macmillan. May 2018.

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Proposals funded: Williams, Fernandez, Jayawickreme

Congratulations to Richard Williams, professor emeritus of physics, whose proposal entitled “Improvements of Scintillators mainly Experimental WFU subcontract from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) the University of California.

Congratulations to Luis Fernandez, assistant professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “PRO-Agua Project: Peru” has been funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) the Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University.

Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, associate professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Strengthening Character Through Challenge and Failure” has been funded by the John Templeton Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) Arizona State University.

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WakerSpace to be discussed at Jan. 8 meeting of SAC

A presentation on the University’s new WakerSpace will be made at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).  Paul Whitener of Information Systems will make the presentation.

The SAC will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404).  All staff and others are invited.

WakerSpace is a creative maker space for students, faculty and staff. It is open to all staff and others.

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Proposals funded: Rejeski, Iltis, Harris-Perry, Messier

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Mobile Intervention to reduce pain and improve health (MORPH) in obese older adults” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Ana Iltis, professor of philosophy, whose proposal entitled “Wake Forest Collaborative Application for an APOLLO Clinical Center” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair, whose proposal entitled “Reporting Across Divide: Telling the Stories of Race and Immigration” has been funded by the Online News Association.

Congratulations to Stephen Messier, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Strength Training and Running Study (STARS)” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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