"Hana Brown" Archive

Proposals funded: Brown, Dagenbach, Rejeski

Congratulations to Hana Brown, associate professor of sociology, whose proposal entitled “Enforcement or Embrace: The Determinants of State-Level Immigration Policies in New Immigrant Destinations,” has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by (subaward/subcontract from) the University of Illinois.

Congratulations to Dale Dagenbach, professor of psychology, whose proposal entitled “Analytical Tools for Complex Brain Networks: Fusing Novel Statistical Methods and Network Science to Understand Brain Function” 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 “Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Coordinating Center” Clinical Research Core” 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: McDonald, Johnson, Brown, Ballard

Congratulations to Sarah McDonald, associate professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Roto Virus” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congratulations to Dan Johnson, professor of teaching in biology, whose proposal entitled “Improving Scientific Writing in STEM Classrooms: A Training Program for Students and Teaching Assistants Aided by Information Extraction Technology” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Hana Brown, associate professor of sociology, whose proposal entitled “Enforcement or Embrace? The Determinants of State-Level Immigration Policy in New Immigrant Destinations” has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Notre Dame.

Congratulations to Grey Ballard, assistant professor of computer science, whose proposal entitled “Scalable MTTKRP for Non-Negative Tensor Factorization” has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy-DOI and UT-Batelle, LLC.

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Panel discussion planned Feb. 3 on refugee, immigration policy

A moderated panel discussion on “The New Administration’s Refugee and Immigration Policy” will be held at Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.  Three Wake Forest faculty members and a Winston-Salem attorney will participate.

Panelists will be Hana Brown, associate professor of sociology; Hank Kennedy, professor of politics and international affairs; Margaret Taylor, professor of law; and Winston-Salem immigration attorney Helen Parsonage.  The moderator will be Phoebe Zerwick, associate professor of the practice in the Department of English.

The event is sponsored by the programs in Middle East and South Asia Studies and American Ethnic Studies.

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Wake Forest hosts public forums on key election issues

From foreign policy to education policy, Wake Forest University will host “Election 2016: Debating the Issues,” a three-day series of forums featuring national and regional experts offering different perspectives on key election issues. Free and open to the public, the sessions will be held Oct. 25, 26, and 27.

“The purpose of the conference is to leave the audience better briefed on key issues now in debate in this election, and better informed about the various candidates’ policy positions on these issues,” said David Coates, professor of politics and international affairs and one of the organizers of the event.

Conservative and liberal voices are represented on panels moderated by Wake Forest professors. Speakers include members of the Council on Foreign Relations, immigration policy analysts from the Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress, a member of President Obama’s economic team, an economics columnist from the American Enterprise Institute, an education policy researcher, leading journalists covering North Carolina politics and a high school teacher.

Two 90-minute moderated panels ending with a question-and-answer session will be held each day beginning in the late afternoon.  All sessions will be held in Pugh Auditorium in Benson University Center on the Wake Forest campus.  The schedule is below.  Additional details are posted on the conference website.

TUESDAY, OCT. 25

 Foreign Policy and National Security

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Moderator: David Coates, politics professor at Wake Forest

Speakers:

Jennifer Harris is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft.”  She previously served on the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State and was responsible for global markets, geoeconomic issues and energy security. She is a Wake Forest graduate.

Henry Nau, professor at George Washington University, is a Council on Foreign Relations member and author of “Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman and Reagan.” He served on President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council and currently co-directs the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program which organizes semiannual meetings with members of the U.S. Congress, Japanese Diet and Korean National Assembly.

Economic Policy

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Moderators:  Robert Whaples and Todd McFall, Wake Forest economics professors

Speakers:

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, served as chief economist and economic advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden from 2009 to 2011, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.

James Pethokoukis is a columnist and blogger at the American Enterprise Institute.  He has previously served as the Washington columnist for Reuters Breakingviews, the opinion and commentary wing of Thomson Reuters and as business editor and columnist for U.S. News & World Report.

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WFU law school to host discussion on community/police tension

closetohomeA campus-wide discussion, “Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The event is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available here.

A panel discussion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. focusing on recent events of police brutality and public unrest — including last week’s police shooting in Charlotte and the subsequent riots — will be followed by a student leadership roundtable and small group discussions. Light refreshments will be served.

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