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Prestigious journal recognizes Meredith’s work

February 19, 2009  |   Uncategorized

The Journal of Operations Management has recognized Jack Meredith, professor of management and Broyhill Distinguished Scholar and Chair in Operations at the Babcock School, for his scholarly contributions.

From the bakery to IS: ‘Little Miss Muffin’

February 19, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Rebecca Griffin Jones, an administrative coordinator in the Information Systems Department, had to leave the bakery business after she developed an allergy to gluten, a protein found in wheat. But now she’s self-published some of her most popular recipes in “Recipes From Little Miss Muffin Bakery and more.”

Deacons roll by Georgia Tech, 87-69

February 18, 2009  |   Athletics

Wake Forest stormed out to a 23-point first-half lead, then withstood a Georgia Tech rally that cut the lead to five in the second half, before rolling to an 87-69 rout Wednesday night in Joel Coliseum.

Oscar’s choice?

February 18, 2009  |   Uncategorized

The surprise hit “Slumdog Millionaire” may take home an Oscar at the Academy Awards Sunday night, but don’t confuse it with the real India, says Professor and Chair of Communication Ananda Mitra.

Student entrepreneurs compete in contest

February 17, 2009  |   Uncategorized

MBA student Kevin Cain and undergraduates Ben Comer and Brett Apter will compete against student entrepreneurs from other schools for $85,000 in cash and prizes during the Babcock School’s annual Elevator Competition in March.

Serving the community

February 17, 2009  |   Uncategorized

The School of Law has opened a new Community Law and Business Clinic to provide experience for students and free legal aid for small-business owners and nonprofits. The clinic, directed by Steve Virgil, will host its first “Ask A Lawyer” day on Wednesday.

Recognizing excellence

February 16, 2009  |   Faculty, Research

Professor of Physics Daniel Kim-Shapiro has been named the first Harbert Family Distinguished Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. The chair was established by Kathryn and Raymond Harbert of Birmingham, Ala., to recognize an especially accomplished faculty member whose work is of international renown and who is an outstanding teacher. The Harberts are former […]

Deacons run by Florida State, 86-63

February 15, 2009  |   Athletics

Seventh-ranked Wake Forest bounced back from several disappointing losses with a convincing 86-63 rout of No. 25 Florida State at the Joel Coliseum on Saturday.

The real Abraham Lincoln

February 12, 2009  |   Faculty, Research

On the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, a new book by Reynolds Professor Paul Escott offers some provocative arguments that challenge what we thought we knew about the 16th president. In “’What Shall We Do with the Negro?’: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America” (University of Virginia Press), Escott argues that Lincoln was a complex politician of his time, with often conflicting attitudes and policies toward black Americans, rather than the enlightened Great Emancipator.

Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederacy

February 12, 2009  |   Uncategorized

Paul Escott delivered this essay at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Feb. 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. He is the author of numerous books on the Civil War, Reconstruction and the South, including most recently, “‘What Shall We Do with the Negro?’: Lincoln, White Racism, and […]

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