"Department of Anthropology" Archive

Faculty and staff books: September and October 2021

Congratulations to Wake Forest University faculty and staff from the Reynolda Campus who reported publishing books in September and October 2021:

Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology receives naming gift

The following is a guest post from the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology.

Headshot of Wake Forest University alumnus Timothy S. Y. Lam (’60)In 2012, Wake Forest alumnus Timothy S. Y. Lam (’60) donated his collection of more than 500 pieces of Tang Dynasty Chinese ceramics to the Museum of Anthropology shortly before he passed away. The collection is the largest and most comprehensive group of artifacts in the United States from the Changsha kilns, an important archaeological site linked to the medieval Silk Roads. Since the donation, two long-term exhibitions have focused on this world-class collection, and individual pieces have been featured in several additional exhibits.

This year, Mr. Lam’s family continued the spirit of his original gift. Ellen Lam, his wife, and their sons, Tim Jr. (’93) and Marcus (’98) created a new academic excellence fund for the Museum. The Museum will be renamed the Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology in honor of Tim Sr. and the Lam family’s support of our mission.

This gift is transformational for the Museum. MOA Academic Director Dr. Andrew Gurstelle said, “We will be able to pursue new projects that wouldn’t be feasible if not for this support. The Timothy S. Y. Lam Collection is a perfect example. Several years ago, we entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Changsha Museum in Hunan, China, to collaborate on research into medieval Chinese pottery. A co-curated traveling exhibit was discussed, but it was hard to imagine being able to shoulder an expense like that, even with willing partners. Funding for new projects like this can now be realized.”

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Free, online webinar on housing loss in Forsyth County

A guest post by Wake Forest University News:

Last week, the University news office posted a story sharing Wake Forest’s research contribution to a groundbreaking study on housing loss. The study was conducted by New America, an organization based in Washington, DC. The report looks at housing loss nationwide and spotlights Forsyth County, (one of three deep-dive counties in the study) to determine who is most impacted and why. The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Wake Forest Law and the Department of Anthropology were key contributors to the project. Several apartment buildings with cars parked on the street outside

For those interested in the research findings and how they may be used to inform policies to help reduce eviction, foreclosures and housing loss, New America has scheduled a free webinar.

“Displaced in Forsyth County: Economic Mobility, Concentrated Poverty & Home Loss” will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. More information and registration are available on the New America website here.

Anthropology professor and housing policy expert Sherri Lawson Clark and Steve Virgil, professor and executive director of Experiential Education in the law school are among the panelists. The “Displaced in America” report and data are available here.

Proposals funded: Rejeski, Brubaker, Holzwarth, Soriano, Good

Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “LookAHEAD-E (Action for Health in Diabetes Biostatistics Research Center Continuation/Extension)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Peter Brubaker, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Transition from risk factors to early HF; Prevalence, pathogenesis, and phenomics (MESA 6)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).

Congratulations to Natalie Holzwarth, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Computational Studies of Solid Electrolytes” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Christina Soriano, director of dance and associate professor of dance, whose proposal entitled “A Randomized Trial of Dance on Mood, Balance and Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Mary Good, assistant professor of anthropology, whose proposal entitled “Learning ‘Entrepreneurship’ but Preserving ‘Tradition:’ Tongan Youth Moving in Employment” has been funded by the Spencer Foundation.

Categories: Faculty News

Faculty Books: January/February 2017 updates

January 2017

Dalton, Mary M. (Communication). The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies, 3rd rev. ed. Peter Lang. January 2017.

Dalton, Mary M., & Laura R. Linder, Eds. (Communication). Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies. Peter Lang. January 2017.

 Gladding, Samuel T. (Counseling). Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession, 8th ed. Pearson. January 2017.

McMullen, Patrick R. (Business). A Visual Approach to Statistics with R. [self-published]. December 2016.

February 2017

 Gendrich, Cynthia M., & Stephen Archer. (Theatre & Dance). Theatre: Its Art and Craft, 7th ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. February 2017.

Harnois, Catherine E. (Sociology). Analyzing Inequalities: An Introduction to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Using the General Social Survey. SAGE. February 2017.

 Jones, Eric E., & John L. Creese, Eds. (Anthropology). Process and Meaning in Spatial Archaeology: Investigations into Pre-Columbian Iroquoian Space and Place. University Press of Colorado. January 2017.

Kellett, Lucas C., & Eric E. Jones, Eds. (Anthropology). Settlement Ecology of the Ancient Americas. Routledge. September

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