April 2010 Faculty Focus


  • Peggy Smith
    has published two articles: “The Building Boom” in Vol. 22, No. 1 of Skiing Heritage (March 2010) 33-39, and “Mountain Modernism” in The Spirit of Skiing: Papers From the 2009 International Ski History Congress, Mammoth, CA. She is a consultant for the city of Aspen on its modernist buildings.

Art and Communication

  • Peter Brunette
    reviewed films at the Berlin Film Festival. He wrote a book about the theatrical films of Austrian film director, “Michael Haneke,” (University of Illinois Press). Haneke’s latest film, “The White Ribbon,” won the Golden Palm and was nominated for an Academy Award.


  • Susan Fahrbach
    received funding from the National Science Foundation for her proposal, “Role of Nuclear Receptors in Neural Plasticity.”


  • Rebecca Alexander
    received funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for her proposal, “Symposium on RN Biology VIII: RNA Tool and Target.”
  • Ronald Noftle
    has been selected as a 2010 Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award will support his research with undergraduates on “Low Band-Gap Oligomers and Metal Organic Framework Ligands Based on Thiophene.”


  • Mary Dalton
    was quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal’s story on “Oscars: Top Ten.”
  • Michael Hazen
    has been awarded a Reynolds Leave for Fall 2010.
  • JP Lacy
    was voted the Debate Director of the Year at the District 6 Tournament in Atlanta.
  • John Llewellyn
    was a guest columnist in the March 4 Winston-Salem Chronicle. He wrote “What about Garber-Gaines Field?,” where he proposed honoring two Winston-Salem sports figures in the new downtown Winston-Salem BB&T Ballpark.


  • Sam Gladding
    received the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors’ Member Research Award, an award recognizing recent high-quality quantitative and qualitative research.


  • Sylvain Boko
    wrote a book, “Back on Track: Sector-Led Growth in Africa and Implications for Development,” advocating a new approach to fighting poverty in Africa.


  • Claudia Kairoff
    received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a study of poet Anne Finch’s works.

Health and Exercise Science

  • Paul Ribisl
    received the School of Education’s Department Alumni Award from the Department of Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh. This is the department’s highest award.


  • Emily Wakild
    has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend to complete her book research on the creation of national parks in Mexico in the 1930s, “An Unexpected Environment: National Park Creation, Resource Custodianship, and the Mexican Revolution.”


  • Susan Borwick
    had her composition of a setting of the words and spirit of Sojourner Truth, “And Ain’t I A Woman!,” performed as part of the program “Sister My Sister” in the Zipper Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
  • Peter Kairoff, Jacqui Carrasco and Kathryn Levy
    performed a recital of J.S. Bach music in Brendle Recital Hall.
  • Dan Locklair
    had his “Stirring the Silence” performed by the Providence Singers in Providence, RI. Videos for Summer and Autumn from his “Symphony of Seasons” are posted on YouTube with photographs by University Photographer Ken Bennett.


  • Julian Young
    published a book, “Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography” (Cambridge University Press).


  • Daniel Kim-Shapiro
    received funding from the National Institutes of Health for his proposal, “Non-Competitive Supplemental Application for R37 HL58091 (Effects of Nitric Oxide in Sickle Cell Blood).”
  • Fred Salsbury
    received funding from the National Institutes of Health for his proposal, “Targeting the MSH2-dependent Apopototic Pathway.”
  • Richard Williams
    received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and The Regents of the University of California for his proposal, “FS Laser Studies of Scintillation Processes and Materials – High Excitation Density, Transient Absorption Probes, and Role of Carrier Diffusion.”

Political Science

  • Wei-chin Lee
    published an article, “Yours, Mine, or Everyone’s Property: China’s Property Law in 2007,” in Vol. 15 No. 1 of the Journal of Chinese Political Science (2010) 25-47.
  • Sarah Lischer
    received funding from the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, for her proposal, “Going Home to Fight? Explaining Refugee Return and Violence.”


  • William Fleeson, Mike Furr and Elizabeth Arnold
    received funding from the National Institutes of Health for the proposal, “Integrating Process and Structure in Borderline Personality Disorder.”


  • Jonathan Christman
    has been named the scenic, lighting and projections designer for “Belfast Blues” at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City.


  • Jon Abramson
    (pediatrics) has been appointed to the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Executive Council.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

  • Audra Eagle
    published a book review of “Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage” in the Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists (Winter 2010).
  • Audra Eagle and Craig Fansler
    made a presentation, ”Preserving Forsyth’s Past: Archival Outreach in Practice,” at the Society of North Carolina Archivists’ annual meeting in Pinehurst, NC.

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