"Ulrike Wiethaus" Archive

Wake Forest hosts filmmaker Julian Semilian

Professor of Religious Studies and American Ethnic Studies Ulrike Wiethaus, and Assistant Teaching Professor in Anthropology Andrew Gurstelle recently hosted a screening of Julian Semilian’s new documentary film, “The Unrestricted Life of Ted Fujioka.”

In the film, Semilian, a professor at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, examines the significance of Fujioka’s life – from being interned as a child during the Second World War to dispensing Buddhist wisdom as an adult. For more on the film, see this article in the Winston-Salem Journal.

This event was sponsored, in part, by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Conference to explore frontiers in consciousness research

Leading researchers in the fields of perceptual studies and neurobiology will explore the latest scientific findings on consciousness and near-death experiences at a two-day conference March 22-23 hosted by Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“Beyond Being: Frontiers in Consciousness Research: Science, Spirituality, and Wellness,” will bring scientists and thought leaders together to address the profound long-term impacts of these experiences and discuss the emerging research into a post-mortem existence.

This conference, which is free and open to the public, is designed for practitioners and others interested in the intersection of contemplative sciences, spirituality, and wellness, as well as the powerful effects of mindfulness meditation and other cognitive approaches in pain management, healing and related outcomes.

The conference will be live streamed at beyondbeing.wfu.edu. Additional information about the conference, panelists and sponsors is also available on the website.

More details available here.

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Faculty publications: November 2016 updates

Jayawickreme, Eranda, & Laura E.R. Blackie. (Psychology). Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Hardship: A Critical Reassessment of Posttraumatic Growth (SpringerBriefs in Psychology). Springer. November 2016.

Overing, Gillian R. (English), & Ulrike Wiethaus (Religion), Eds. American/Medieval: Nature and Mind in Cultural Transfer. V&R Unipress. October 2016.

Smith-Ruiz, Dorothy, Sherri Lawson Clark, & Marcia J. Watson, Eds. (Anthropology). Contemporary African American Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge. November 2016.

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August 2016 faculty milestones

See a list of faculty milestones for August 2016: Read more

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Provost's office spring grants

The Provost’s Office awarded the following grants for spring 2015:

Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus:

  • Amanda Gengler and David Yamane, Health Inequalities: Social Foundations and Social Consequences, $3,360.00
  • Ulrike Wiethaus, Margaret Bender, Ross Griffith, A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration: President James Ralph Scales and the Cherokee Heritage of Wake Forest University, $5,000.

Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence:

  • Angela Mazaris, Wake Forest LGBTQ Alumni Conference, $10,000.

Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation:

  • John Pickel, Art Department Trip to Washington, DC, $6,403.
  • Neil Walls, Muslim-Christian Dialogues: An Egyptian Pilgrimage, $12,000.
  • Kyle Denlinger, ZSRx WakeHistory: A Massive Online Learning Event for Connecting with and Contributing to our Institution’s Story, $20,000.

For more information, please visit http://provost.wfu.edu/current-faculty/faculty-resources/grants-and-funding/

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