mastermind of the Bryant Park
renovation in NYC and lifestyle
improvements in many other
U.S. cities, we now feature bistro
-style chairs and tables sprinkled
across the south side of the
Quad, along with ‘game carts’
and ping-pong tables. As the
weather warms, join the many
members of our community who
have already found their way to
these low-key sources of stress
reduction and interpersonal
connection. We look forward to
continuing efforts to enhance
our collective well-being in
months ahead.
- Rogan

Dear Colleagues,

Fond new year’s/new semester’s
greetings to my Wake Forest
staff and faculty colleagues; I’m
hoping this finds you refreshed
as we sail into the Spring 2013
term. I remain immensely
grateful for the advice and
suggestions I’ve received during
these initial six months—please
keep your wise counsel coming.
My thanks also to the many of
you who conveyed such warm
wishes on the birth of our first
child, Graylyn Sage Kersh, on the
auspicious date of 12/12/12
(note the Wake/Winston theme
in her first name!).
Our university-wide well-being
initiative continues to take
shape, as discussed at Campus
Connections a few weeks back.
Much appreciation to our
planning committee of staff,
faculty, and students, hard at
work scoping existing WFU
wellness efforts and devising

next steps. Associate Provost
Jennifer Collins, along with
provost’s office Fellow Sam
Perrotta and special-projects
guru Meghan Haenn, have
launched ‘listening sessions’
across campus to provide broad
input. (If you’d like to host or
join such a session, contact any
of that trio.)
A pair of exciting early innova-
tions to describe, under the well-
being banner. Our inaugural
group of WFU Faculty Fellows
was recently announced: these
19 faculty members are
developing programs and
informal gatherings for first-year
students across our six freshman
residential halls, starting this fall.
Research affirms that connecting
with faculty outside the class-
room can significantly enhance
students’ reported quality of life
on campus. Another engaging
project arrived on the Quad
before Thanksgiving. With
guidance from Dan Biederman,

Message from the Provost…..

I N S I D E
T H I S I S S U E :

Women’s
Center News

2

Recognizing
Achievement

3

Supporting
Academic
Work

4

Reynolda
House News

8

B U S I N E S S N A M E

Provost’s Newsletter

J A N U A R Y 2 5 , 2 0 1 3

V O L U M E 1 , I S S U E 3

S P E C I A L
P O I N T S O F
I N T E R E S T :

Thursdays at
Byrum Welcome
Center—Special
“Fall in Love with
the Arts” program

Teaching Website
relaunched

NEW! Provost's
Office website
coming SOON!

ZSR Library
Joins
HathiTrust

ZSR Library
has
joined

HathiTrust

as
a
sustaining
partner. HathiTrust began
in
2008
as
a
collaboration
among
thirteen universities
to
archive
and
to
share
their
digitized
collections. Today, it is
an
international
community of over

60
research
libraries

committed
to
long-term
curation
and
availability
of the
cultural
record. Partners
are
building
a
comprehensive
archive
of published
literature
from
around
the
world and
collaborative
strategies
for
managing
and
developing
their
digital
and
print holdings. Currently, the
HathiTrust Digital
Library
contains
10,600,000
mono-
graphs
and
serials, including
both
copyrighted and
public-domain
materials
digitized
by
Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and
in-house
initiatives.

Sustaining
partnership
will
benefit the Wake
Forest community
in
a variety
of ways:

Ability
to view and
download public-domain
materials
and
materials
for
which
HathiTrust has
received
permissions;

Specialized
access
to
public-domain
and
in-copyright materials
for
users
who
have
print disabilities;

Other
lawful
uses
of in-copyright materials, such
as
those
afforded
by
US
copyright law Section
108
(print replacement copies, digital
access
to
applicable
works)
and
fair
use
of in-copyright materials; and

Ability to create virtual collections of volumes
held
in
the
repository.

ZSR Library
is
proud
to
join
a
community
of institutions
supporting
the
teaching
and
learning
activities
of faculty and
students at their
home
institutions
and
the
scholarly
needs
of the
broader
public.

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