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Staff and faculty milestones April 2018

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Memorial service April 20 for James Schirillo

A memorial service for James Schirillo, former professor of psychology, will be held April 20 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem.

Professor Schirillo died March 31.

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Faculty books: 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.

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Catanzano to serve as inaugural poet in residence at Simons Center in April

Amy Catanzano

Wake Forest Poet-in-Residence Amy Catanzano will spend April 16-20 as the 2018 inaugural poet-in-residence at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University.

In the week-long residency, Catanzano will be giving a public poetry reading, exhibiting a poem on topological quantum computation that she has written for the Simons Center, and visiting a class on the intersections of math and poetry in the Stony Brook Southhampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature Program.

A press release from the Simons Center describes Catanzano as “a poet and cross-genre writer who explores the intersections of literature, science and, art.  In an integrated artistic practice and theory known as quantum poetics, she investigates shared principles in poetry and quantum mechanics to reinvent common notions of spacetime, language, and reality.”

At Wake Forest, Catanzano is also assistant professor of English in creative writing and co-director of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series.

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Hatch research grant awarded to Amy Lather

Amy Lather

Amy Lather, assistant professor of classical languages, was recently awarded the Nathan and Julie Hatch Research Grant for Academic Excellence.

The award includes a week of study at Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College.  It also covers numerous expenses associated with the trip.

Lather plans to conduct research at the Oxfordshire Archives, where she will study ancient Greek aesthetics, perception and cognition.

“I am incredibly grateful for this unique opportunity as a junior faculty member to delve deeply into research and writing for a full week,” said Lather, who looks forward to meeting international scholars during her studies.

Lather joined Wake Forest’s faculty in 2016.  Recently, she also was a recipient of the University’s Innovative Teaching Award.

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