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WFU law school begins online journal

Wake Forest University School of Law students and faculty have created an online graduate school journal that explores the growing field of bioethics, WFU said in a statement.

“Awaken: The Creative Journal of Contemporary Bioethics” is dedicated to exploring and understanding the field of bioethics through the publication of creative, fictionalized short stories. The stories published in “Awaken” utilize the creative literary process to discover and expound upon contemporary bioethics issues, its founders say.

The journal website “Awaken” was rolled out to the public last Wednesday under the direction of Law Professor of Legal Writing Christine Nero Coughlin, a law professor of legal writing, WFU said..

Professor honored for STEM diversity efforts

Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chairwoman of the Department of Biological Sciences and associate professor at Winston-Salem State University has received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM award, WSSU said in a news release.

The award, from Insight Into Diversity magazine, honors professionals from underrepresented groups who have made a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dance-Barnes is featured, along with 39 other recipients, in the September 2017 issue of the magazine.

Dance-Barnes help to overhaul the curriculum of the Department of Biological Sciences to create a more authentic research experience for students, WSSU said. She also strives to inspire undergraduates by facilitating volunteer opportunities and providing mentorships for WSSU students. Since 2010, about 25 undergraduates and four high school students have rotated in her cancer research lab.

‘Hit the Bricks’ helps cancer research

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