"Department of Communication" Archive

Proposals funded: Brunsting, Benfer, Giles, Kim-Shapiro

Congratulations to Nelson Brunsting, director of global research and assessment for global affairs and programs, whose proposal entitled “Investigating Linkages between International Students’ English Language Proficiency, Social-Contextual Outcomes, and Well-Being at U.S. Universities” has been funded by the International English Language Testing System.

Congratulations to Emily Benfer, visiting professor of law, whose proposal entitled “Analysis of COVID-19 Eviction and Rental Housing Policy” has been funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Congratulations to Steven Giles, department chair and associate professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “A Coordinated Parent/Child Dyad Weight Loss Intervention: Dyad Plus” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) WFU Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, department chair and professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “OMICS, Mice and Men. Development of Precision Transfusion Medicine” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) the University of Pittsburgh.

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Faculty books: June and July 2020

Dalton, Mary M., & Linda R. Linder. (Communication). Teacher TV: Seventy Years of Teachers on Television, 2nd ed. Peter Lang. 2020.

Koscak, Stephanie E. (History). Monarchy, Print Culture, and Reverence in Early Modern England: Picturing Royal Subjects (Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Cultures and Societies). Routledge. 2020.

Morosini, Roberta. (Spanish & Italian). Il mare salato. Il Mediterraneo di Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio. Viella. 2020.

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Proposals funded: Silman, Soriano, Canzona

Congratulations to Miles Silman, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Professor of Conservation Biology, whose proposal entitled “MAP-Resilience has been funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) Woods Hole Research Center.

Congratulations to Christina Soriano, associate professor of theatre and dance, whose proposal “A Randomized Trial of Dance on Mood, Balance and Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease” 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: Gross, Zeyl, Macosko, Von Burg, Ballard

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Parallel Tensor Decomposition for Massive Data” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and by (subaward/subcontract from) Sandia National Laboratories (WFU funding agency.

Congratulations to Ron Von Burg, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute-2017” has been funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Congratulations to Michael Gross, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “CAREER: Processing High Surface Area, Nanostructured Ceramic Scaffolds at High Temperatures via In-Situ Carbon Templating of Hybrid Materials (Cayuse 17-00050” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Congratulations to Jed Macosko, associate professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “ Searching for the Function of Centrioles” has been funded by the Discovery Institute.

Congratulations to Clifford W. Zeyl, professor of biology, whose proposal “Evolutionary Consequences of Experimental Transfer into Yeast Populations of an Animal Transposon (Cayuse 17-0010)” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Dalton appears in new documentary 'Teacher of the Year'

Mary Dalton

Professor of Communication Mary Dalton appears in the new documentary “Teacher of the Year,” which will premiere at Wake Forest on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.

Free and open to the public, the screening is part of the Teachers, Teaching and Media Conference at Wake Forest.

“Teacher of the Year” features social studies teacher Angie Scioli from Leesville Road High School in Raleigh and was created to start conversations about how much is required both professionally and personally from good educators.

More details here.

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