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

Updates from the
Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs

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Pro
Humanitate
Insti-
tute continues
support
for
engaged teaching

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News
from
the Division
of
Campus
Life

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Provost’s
Newsletter

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

October 9:
Sweet
Honey
in
the
Rock presented
by
the
Secrest
Artists
Series
|
7:30
PM |
Wait
Chapel

October 16: Campus
Con-
nections
|
8:45 - 10:00 AM
|
Benson
401

November 4:
Make
Every
Bite
Count
keynote
Vandana Shiva | 7:00-9:00
PM |
Wait
Chapel

November 13: Faculty/Staff
Social |
4:00-5:30 PM |
Location
TBD

November 21: North
Caroli-
na Diversity
&
Inclusion
Partners
(NCDIP) Fall
2014
Conference |
9:00 AM—
4:30 PM |
Benson
401

Message from the Provost...

Happy
new
academic year
to
all!
Four weeks
ago we
welcomed
a
record
number of students,
across
all Wake
Forest schools.
As
our newcomers settled
in,
we
also
honored
the
75
th
anniversary
of
Ed
Wilson’s
first day
on
the
Old
Campus: it was
on
September 1, 1939, as German
tanks blitzed
into
Poland,
that
the
future
“Mr. Wake
Forest”
began
his magnificent career here.
We
are
actively
seeking new
position-holders
as well, with
searches
for the
College,
Law,
and
ZSR
Library
deans
all underway,
as
is
our search
for a chief
information
officer.
As
featured
on
Inside
WFU
and
other sources,
we
recently
welcomed
Charles
Iacovou
as
dean
of
the
Business School, as
well as
a
new
dean
of students,
well-being director (funded by
BCBS-NC)
and
Title IX coordinator.
All these
recent searches
have
attracted a gratifying level of
experienced
talent,
often
from
those
in
similar positions
at other highly-ranked
colleges/universities.
Amid
this
season
of
transition,
we
continue
to
emphasize a source
of vital continuity
as
well as
es-
sential agents
of
change: our faculty.
The ‘Wake
Will’
capital campaign
is
focused
in
important part
on
faculty
support and
academic programs
this
year
(details
differ by
school, but the
theme
is
con-
stant).
My
office
is expanding funds
and
other support for a
more robust program of faculty
devel-
opment,
again
with
nuances
across
our schools.
I continue
to
enjoy
greatly
the
fruits
of
Wake
Forest faculty’s
creative
work
and
scholarship.
Paul
Escott’s Lincoln’s
Dilemma,
just out from
Virginia,
is
a
masterful and
poignant study
of
slavery
and
racism
in
Lincoln’s
views,
as
well as
those
of
Americans
more
generally,
during the
Civil War
and
subsequent years.
Brilliantly
dissecting related
themes—especially
the
juxtaposition
of
grand
proc-
lamations
of
our “color-blind”
society
with searing evidence
of
racial bias—in
the
contemporary
U.S. is Gregory
Parks’s
co-authored
study The
Wrongs
of
the
Right,
published
last month
by
NYU.
Visitors
to
my
office,
especially
during the
summer,
were
regularly
greeted
by
the
gorgeous
strains
of
Dan
Locklair’s
latest CD, Tapestries,
featuring a
rich array
of
choral compositions.
Our Mainstage
in
Scales
ushered
in
the
year
in
high style
with
Cindy
Gendrich’s
direction
of These
Shining
Lives, a
heart-rending staging of
the
true
story
about 1930s-40s
Chicago-area women
who
painted
radium
dials
on
watches
and
clocks.
And
my
understanding of
masculinity
and
fatherhood
has been
greatly
enhanced
by
reading Melissa Jenkins’s
definitive study
of
those
themes
in
British
reading culture
during the
Victorian
era.
My
admiration
and
gratitude
to
these
and
so many
other faculty
colleagues
whose
research
and
creative
imaginings
continue
to
inform
our minds
and
invigorate our lives.

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