390 The History of Wake Forest
Pulitzer Prize-winning
playwright Tony Kushner
gave a free, public lecture
on September 9 in Wait
Chapel. Lee Hamilton,
former congressional rep-
resentative from Indiana,
Director of the Woodrow
Wilson International Cen-
ter for Scholars in Washing-
ton, D.C., and Vice Chair
of the 9/11 Commission,
delivered the fall convoca-
tion address on October 28.
Charles Richman (Psychol-
ogy) was presented with the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Commu-
nity Service, and Sarah Watts (History) the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished
Teaching.
James Carville, Democratic Party strategist, author, and co-host of CNN’s Cross-
fire, was the Founders’ Day speaker in February 2005. His remarks emphasized the
importance of overcoming failure. After he spoke, James Powell (Classical Languages)
was awarded the Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award for contribution to
student life. The Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Martin
Guthold (Physics). The Award for Excellence in Research was presented to Ulrich
Bierbach (Chemistry). The Kienzle Teaching Award went to Jonathan Pinder and the
Cowan Faculty Research Prize to Timothy Smunt, both Babcock faculty. Simone Rose
(Law) was awarded the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award, and Wake For-
est’s highest honor, the Medallion of Merit was given to Timothy Pennell of Winston-
Salem and Willis “Doc” Murphrey III of Roanoke Rapids.
David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, was honored by the Smith-
sonian American Art Museum in the fall for his book Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the
Culture of Images. The book was published in November 2003 on the fortieth anni-
versary of the Kennedy assassination.
Mark Leary (Psychology) pub-
lished a new book in August 2004,
The Curse of the Self (Oxford Uni-
versity Press), discussing how self-
reflection was a mixed blessing,
helpful in planning ahead and solv-
ing problems but creating anxiety
about future performance. Leary
suggested quieting and reducing
unnecessary self-consciousness
through meditation.
David Evans (Anthropology)
published a novel, The Judas Bird: A
Nathan and Julie Hatch received Wake Forest tie-dye
shirts on their arrival to Wake Forest
James Carville
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