A dedicated team of faculty and staff have worked hard this summer preparing for classes to be
taught in downtown Winston-Salem beginning in January 2017! The Wake Downtown inifafve
is progressing on schedule, and Building 60 will be complete this December. If you’ve spent fme
near Bailey Park this summer, you have seen workers finish the north side of the building, now
named the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Educafon at Wake Forest School of Medicine. In-
coming medical students started taking classes last month and the space is beaufful and well-
equipped. On the south side, lab benches are installed and classroom walls are being painted.
Spring 2017 courses will be taught downtown for the new Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
major and Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery concentrafon; faculty will also teach History,
Educafon, Polifcs, and Entrepreneurship classes in Building 60. A department chair for our new
Engineering program is now being sought, and engineering classes will begin in Fall 2017. Stay
tuned for regular updates this semester and invitafons to events beginning in January!
Wake Forest University researchers received a record $16,486,711 during FY2016. For FY2017 a total of $1,586,943.20 millionhas already been
received and 12 proposals have been submitted.
Since May, several faculty and staff members received their first externally sponsored awards:
Dani Parker, Anna Julia Cooper Center and the Pro Humanitate Insftute will study Confidence and Social Media Habits with funding from
Elle Magazine (Hearst Communicafons, Inc.
Grey Ballard, Computer Science, was awarded funding to work at Sandia Nafonal Laboratories on the projectLinear and multiyear tech-
niques for data analysis.The funding was provided by the US Department of Energy through Sandia Nafonal Laboratories.
Fran Flanagan, Economics, received a grant from the Nafonal Science Foundafon forDo Peremptory Challenges Increase Bias on Juries?
Ron Wright, Law is a co-principal invesfgator on this project.
In addifon, Ke Zhang, Biology, received an NIH AREA grant, her first federally-funded grant as principal invesfgator. Congratulafons!
Fall deadlines for internal funds are posted athttp://research.wfu.edu/funding/:
Dean of the College’s Office, Archie Fund for the Arts & Humanifes, October 3
ORSP, Pilot Research Grants, October 21
Story, Health, and Healing: A Symposium on Narrative in Medicine will take place from10:00 am-4:00 pm onSaturday, October 1st at theBenson University
Center on theWake Forest University Reynolda campus. Registrafon begins at 9am, and the symposium will close with a recepfon at 4pm. The symposium
is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanifes Insftute and made possible in part by major grants from the Nafonal Endowment for the Humanifes
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundafon. This interdisciplinary symposium presents a broad look at narrafve medicine.Rafael Campo, American poet, doctor, and
author from Harvard Medical School, will deliver the opening keynote lecture,“Cultural Competence: Poetry and the Importance of Voice in Diverse Illness
Experience.” The closing keynote lecture,“Art and Soul,” will be given byLinda Friedlaender, pioneer of "The Observafonal Skills Workshop" and Senior Curator
of Educafon at the Brifsh Art Center at Yale University.
"Inside the Encounter: Stories in Medicine," a plenary session featuring an improvised simulafon of a medical encounter, performed by a team of actors and
including the parfcipafon of healthcare professionals, will take place during the afternoon (1:00-1:50 pm). Break-out sessions and workshops will be held
throughout the day. They will be led by faculty, staff, and students at Wake Forest University, Forsyth Hospital, and UNC Chapel Hill, and will fall under three
categories: narrafve in clinical pracfce, curriculum and teaching, and honing pracfces of listening, observafon, and storytelling. Also featured is a poster gallery
that will remain open throughout the day:"Show & Tell: Journeys Through Medicine."
Registrafon is well under way, so reserve your seat today athumanifesinsftute.wfu.edu/shh-symposium-registrafon.
DH Kitchen and Humanities Conversations for Faculty Co-host Special Guest Speaker Todd Presner
This fall, the WFU Humanifes Insftute’sDH Kitchen andHumanities Conversations for Faculty programs combine to co-host a series of events onDigital Human-
ities Assessment. The first event is a talk on this topic given by Special Guest SpeakerTodd Presner, Chair of the Digital Humanifes Program at UCLA at5:15
pm onTuesday, October 18 in theZ. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Presner is a Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparafve Literature, and Jewish
Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. Since 2011, he is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Centerfor Jewish Studies. As menfoned
above, he is the Chair of the Digital Humanifes Program, which offers an undergraduate minor and graduate cerfficate, and faculty co-PI on the "Urban Humani-
fes" inifafve at UCLA. His research focuses on European intellectual history, the history of media, visual culture, digital humanifes, and cultural geography. He
is also the founder and director ofHyperCities, a collaborafve, digital mapping platorm that explores the layered histories of city spaces.