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day, ethicist William F. May delivered a keynote address, “The Public Obligation of
the Professional,” in Wait Chapel. He explored how the professions of medicine, law,
politics, engineering, media, ministry, business, and academia struggle with their
dual identity as a means to a livelihood and a calling to public service.
In spring 2005, the English Department launched its first annual Kenan Lecture
Series, Chaos in American Literature and Science. Its three lectures were free, open
to the public, and funded by the W.R. Kenan Jr. Professorship of Humanities. On
March 23 at the Scales Fine Arts Center, Roger Gilbert, English Professor at Cor-
nell University, discussed poet A.R. Ammons (’49): “From Whiteville to Ithaca: A.R.
Ammons’ Scenic Route.” Gilbert was working on a critical biography of the North
Carolina native at the time.
On March 24, Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Director and
Chair of the Citigroup, Inc., executive committee, delivered the 2005 Broyhill Execu-
tive Lecture. Judge John G. Roberts Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit spoke at the second annual Jeff Rupe Memorial Lecture
in the Law School’s courtroom-auditorium.
Wake Forest University Press, the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North
America, hosted the eighth annual Irish Festival. It started on March 12 with Irish
Festival Community Day on Davis Field, which drew more than 3,500 people and
featured Irish cultural activities, including music, dancing, storytelling, and arts and
crafts. Other events had a small cover charge but included a concert, dancing, story-
telling, a poetry contest, and poetry readings.
The Calloway School of Business and Accountancy named three Account-
ing faculty members to PricewaterhouseCoopers-endowed appointments in fall
2004: Terry Baker, George Aldhizer, and Yvonne Hinson. Hinson already had
an appointment, but her PricewaterhouseCoopers endowment was extended
Deborah A. Nolan, Associate Director of Z. Smith Reynolds Library, was selected
as one of the fifteen best academic library leaders in the nation to participate in the
2005 UCLA Senior Fellows Program.
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