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“Campus Dialogues: Who and Where Do We Honor?” on Nov. 1

This message is shared on behalf of Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer José Villalba.

Informational flyer for the "Campus Dialogue" event titled, "What's in a name: Who and where do we honor." It has the black and gold compass logo for the WFU Honorifics Planning Group and the interlocking black and gold ring logo for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The flyer says "5 p.m. on November 1, 2021 in the ZSR Library Auditorium, moderated by José Villalba, VP of Diversity and Inclusion."The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is leading University efforts to advance our institutional commitment to promoting and sustaining a sense of belonging and inclusivity among our community. Toward that end, the ODI has established the Honorifics Planning Group (HPG) – composed of faculty, staff students and alumni – to engage with Wake Forest constituents and provide opportunities for feedback as the group carries on the next phase of work concerning the guiding principles for naming adopted in April 2021 by the Board of Trustees.

The ODI and HPG have been organizing structured, open dialogues throughout the semester and working with the Wake Forest community to collect names, themes and concepts which are not currently honored or remembered as fully as possible on campus.

The next campus dialogue – “What’s in a Name: Who and Where Do We Honor?” – will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. We invite you to join a conversation on the topic of naming, who we honor and where.

Participants include:

  • Corey D.B. Walker, professor of the humanities and director of the Wake Forest University Program in African American Studies;
  • Sherri Lawson Clark, associate professor of anthropology at Wake Forest;
  • Jon Bohland, associate professor and director of the International Studies Program at Hollins University; and
  • José Villalba, vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

The event will take place in person, but participants may register to join virtually via Zoom webinar.

Honoring and remembering our values should be central to our mission as a University. These initiatives will ensure that all in our community have an opportunity to share their perspectives and insights.

Categories: EventsGuest Post

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:

Faculty promotions announced 2021

Congratulations to Wake Forest faculty who have received promotions, effective July 1.

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Mollie Rose Canzona, Communication
Sherri Lawson Clark, Anthropology
Andrea Echeverria, Spanish and Italian
Andrius Gališanka, Politics and International Affairs
Elizabeth Gandolfo, School of Divinity
Staci A. White Hepler, Mathematics and Statistics

Promotion to Associate Professor of Accounting with Tenure

Lauren Reid, Accountancy School of Business

Promotion to Full Professor

Luis H. González, Spanish and Italian
José Luis Venegas, Spanish and Italian

Promotion to Associate Professor of Law

Meghan Boone, School of Law
Marie-Amelie George, School of Law

Promotion to Associate Librarian

Meghan Webb, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Promotion to Librarian

Jeff Eller, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Carrie Johnston, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Promotion to Teaching Professor

Elizabeth Anthony, French Studies
Jennifer Gentry, Art
Adam Kadlac, Philosophy

Promotion to Associate Teaching Professor

Melissa Maffeo, Psychology

Promotion to Professor of the Practice

Veronique McNelly, French Studies
Rebekah Morris, Spanish and Italian
Sharon Woodard, Health and Exercise Science

Categories: Faculty NewsInside WFU

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.

'Building the Dream' award winners named at MLK joint celebration

(left to right): Sherri Lawson Clark, Jenny Vu Mai, William Gibson, Jessica Lee Johnson and Dana Walker. Courtesy of Winston-Salem State University.

A Wake Forest faculty member and a student were among this year’s recipients of the “Building the Dream” award  announced at the Jan. 22 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Wait Chapel featuring author and scholar Michael Eric Dyson.  The event was a collaboration of Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University.

Sherri Lawson Clark, assistant professor of cultural anthropology, was named Wake Forest’s 2018 “Building the Dream” faculty award winner.  Senior sociology major Jenny Vu Mai was named Wake Forest’s 2018 “Building the Dream” student award winner.

Each year, both universities present the awards to faculty members, administrators and students who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity within their communities.

A news release announcing the awards for both universities is here.

Categories: Inside WFU